Monday 21st February 2004
…in aid of Oxfam / Make Trade Fair.
@ The Marquee, 1 Leicester Square
Entry: £5 / Free with Plum / DiS Membership
The John Kennedy curates Iceland! night.
John Kennedy, of XFM Xposure fame, oversees a fine fettle of Icelandic bands who have traversed the seas to pitch up in London and show their beautiful wares.
+ Jan Mayen
+ DJ and Compere John Kennedy
Skátar are a wonderful noise-skronk-rock assault, similar to an acid crazed Super Furry Animals in white surgical boiler suits. The 5 piece band throws Captain Beefheart, Trumans Water, Polvo and various glimpses of eighties post- punk into the blender with astonishing results. Skátar was formed in 2001 and current lineup is a year old, it's members coming from various underground bands. The band will be making their debut release on Moshi Moshi Records shortly.
>Download Skátar's Halldór Ásgríms' here:On Stage at 10.15
Reykjavik!; Our most favourite band from DiS' visit to the Iceland Airwaves Festival last October. At the time we said 'The five piece may present obvious hardcore stylings in their armoury, but they have a heck of a lot more. Furious grinding guitars and a propulsive rythmn section are complemented by a front man who looks not unlike a young Zach de la Rocha throwing himself about the stage and beyond with great aplomb. Really rather fabulous.'
>Download Reykjavik!'s 'I Am God To My Friends' here:On Stage at 9.30
Jan Mayen; Melding the fierce, exciting fun of early Ash and Weezer with the experimental sides of Pixies and the noise and enthusiasm of all the above put together, Jan Mayen release their debut record 'Home of the Free Indeed' on March 7th, via Smekkleysa/Bad Taste Records. Good, good stuff.
>Download Jan Mayen's Shut Up Shut Down' here:On Stage at 8.45
Skakkamanage Husband, Wife and acquaintance three piece, the group make the most beguiling of sounds and compare to... not a great deal. On stage, they're lively, funny, beautiful, special and a little bit nuts...
On Stage at 8.15
Entry: FREE to members (get free membership here) / £5
1, Leicester Square, London
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Doors: 7.30pm – arrive early to avoid disappointment.