Thursday 5th April
BLOW UP EASTER SPECIAL at Ginglik, London W12 (Map)
SULK + FRACTURES + DAVID WOODCOCK + THEE ATTACKS (DK) + POWERSOLO (DK) LIVE
PAUL TUNKIN + IAN JACKSON RESIDENT DJs
Blow Up's new monthly West London residency at Ginglik in Shepherd’s Bush, continues with live guests this month SULK, FRACTURES, DAVID WOODCOCK, THEE ATTACKS & POWERSOLO. Plus Blow Up DJs Paul Tunkin & Ian Jackson (and the occasional guest) spinning their trademark mix of Pop Stylism, 60's Soul, Beat, Garage, Funk, Ska, Soundtracks, Electronica, Library Music colliding with British Pop, Glam, Indie-Pop and New-Wave.
A celebration from the other side of Pop where the Kinks, Bowie, Blur share the dancefloor with current newcomers Pete & The Pirates, British Sea Power and Metronomy, all alongside Swinging Soundtracks & TV Themes (The Italian Job to Barbarella), 60s Exotica & Electronica (Jean-Jacques Perry), 60s Club Soul (Motown, Stax etc.), Northern Soul, Beat, Mod Jazz, French Pop (Jacques Dutronc, Bridget Bardot) and New Wave (XTC, Wire).
Blow Up is every first Friday of the month at Ginglik (except for this month).
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Under the rainy skies of London, the shining sounds of Britpop, Shoegaze and Psychedelia are back in bloom. Locked up in the back room of an east end gallery stirring up 90s inspired sonic harmonies, this five-piece’s influences are less worn on their sleeves, than branded on their hearts. Bands such as The Stone Roses, Suede, Ride and The Verve are wholly evident, but this isn't nostalgia for old time’s sake. It’s a whitewash of powerful prettiness; with sun-drenched vocals, ethereal guitars and pounding drums, rooted in 90s vibes but with its eyes to the future...
Epic, stadium-indie guitars, baggy beats and trippy lyrics, this Suede-meets-Oasis number sets Sulk far above other 1990s revivalists The Independent, November 2011
Reminiscent of Supergrass circa 'I Should Coco', Britpoppy [and] drenched in London NME, 2011
The kind of indie band that has become all but extinct in recent years NME ones to watch 2012
David Woodcock returns to Blow Up. David is a singer song writer based in his hometown of Southend-on Sea, who recently signed to Blow Up Records in 2012 and he has just finished recording his debut album, due for release in early 2014.
His debut single 'Same Things' has won support from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, Jon Kennedy on Xfm and Gary Crowley on BBC London amongst others:
"A great little pop record" STEVE LAMACQ, BBC 6MUSIC
"Essex has a bit of form when it comes to delivering maverick pop geniuses with a gift for mixing a smidgeon of music hall with a dash of 60s pop and creating inspired, but intelligent tunes" BRANDISH.TV
THEE ATTACKS (DK)
Fresh from their stint at SXSW and signed to hip Danish label Crunchy Frog are Thee Attacks...
Also signed to Crunchy Frog and first on tonight are Powersolo...
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Map • Tube/Rail: Shepherd's Bush / Shepherd's Bush Market
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