Oh hello there. Here is what's coming up courtesy of DiS in London this week!
Tue 24 June @ Dublin Castle...
DiS and Club Fandango present...
An evening of mid-summer marvellousnessnessness.
** CLOSER are a popcore trio not unlike Weezer with a bit of Trail Of Dead
thrown in. An appearance on Scottish compilation 'Rock Mess Monsters' upped
their profile which has been growing since slots at Glasgow Gig on The Green
festival 2 years running, and supports with Sparta, Nada Surf and the
CLOSER ARE ONSTAGE AT 10.45PM
** 50 HERTZ return to Club Fandango to launch their new single, 'In The Town'.
Expect searing guitars and soaring melodies. "Genius," says The Fly. "A
singer who invokes the spirit of Brett Anderson in '96, this four piece
appear to have all the tunes and all the moves," says drownedinsound.
50 HERTZ ARE ONSTAGE AT 10:00PM
** THE BOXER REBELLION are a geographically eclectic four-piece from the
western world who make giant, epic rock. Think Verve, think Coldplay, think
swirling guitar rock, lush piano laments and a band fronted by one heck of
a... well, frontman. It's A&R frothage time.
THE BOXER REBELLION ARE ONSTAGE AT 9:15PM
**THE GREAT SHARK HUNT are four 20-year-old Hunter S. Thompson fans from
London and cite influences such as Six By Seven, Sigur Ros and Muse.
Amazingly, they actually manage to sound like a cross between all three.
"The bizarrely titled 'An Argument Breaks Out In Furniture Village'
flourishes with understated brilliance," reckon OneMusic.
THE GREAT SHARK HUNT ARE ONSTAGE AT 8.30PM
The Damage: £5/4 (with flyer)
The Doors: 8.00pm - 1am
Wed 25 June @ Brixton Windmill...
Ammanford, Wales is their home and Kerrang celebrated their arrival as being "all your prayers answered". Since releasing debut album 'Breakdance Euphoria Kids' last July, and appearing on Fierce Panda's 'Squirrel EP', the band have signed to Gut Records. They've been touring with Mclusky and Span and there's little else to say here other than they rock, as you'll be hearing plenty about them in the future...
ON AT 10.30pm
Irish trio, whose excellent debut album 'Hope Prayers & Bubblegum' was produced by none other than Steve Albini (The Pixies, Nirvana, The Breeders) and was released in March to glowing reviews. "Near perfect debut... is both a contorted, complex reworking of post-hardcore rock and a raw, bloodied, ear busting slab of emotion." - Kerrang (4/5)
ON AT 9.45pm
** ALYSSA'S WISH
After gigging round Scotland supporting the likes of thisGIRL, Capdown, Tribute To Nothing and Reuben, this Aberdeen trio thought it time to make their first trip to London village. Under their previous name, they even played to thousands of people in Belarus in the Former Soviet Union, which saw them having to be escorted by the army for their own protection... They cite Glassjaw, Thursday and At The Drive-In as influences.
ON AT 9pm
The Damage: £3
The Doors: 8.30pm