It's free, so get there early and stake your place at the bar ahead of all those sweaty A&R suits do. Doors are from 7-12am, drinks are cheap and did we mention it's free? Booking enquiries should go to firstname.lastname@example.org and all that information propaganda stuff is at clubhedonistic.com. The Archway is here.
F*CKS, from London, are the White Stripes on casio keyboards, really cheap guitars with even more pained, Queen-like karaoke wailing. And if that wasn't enough, they've even nabbed The Strokes drum machine sounding like Kid A if you killed Radiohead and left Thom Yorke smoking weed like 50 Cent. Magically surreal. thef*cks.co.uk
AFTER THE SILENCE from Sheffield, play heaving, driving rock full of beautifully emotive melodies. Cloudy, all consuming atmospherics, combined with translucent, shimmering effects - all deep, progressive riffs and raw, sleazy vocals.
100 BULLETS BACK from Oxford, make a tempered racket somewhere between the electro-pop wizardry of Pet Shop Boys and the restless post-punk anglings of Franz Ferdinand. Chucking in an impressive array of apposite time-changes, the taut melodies and lovely, drawn vocals they slot nicely into the top pocket of 2004’s buzzing zeitgeist. 100bulletsback.co.uk
Essex five piece, HEDON, fall somewhere around a more beat-driven early-Verve, combining intense soundscapes with beautific melodies and tragically spine-tingling moments. Catchy choruses meet crashing, sycopated rhythmics, dreaming piano arpeggios and some downright sleazy, Interpol tainted guitars Despite being only six months old they're developing nicely.