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, following the launch of debut album this August on Blow Up Records. David is a singer songwriter based in his hometown of Southend-on Sea, and his debut album follows the singles 'Same Things' and 'Beggars Can't Be Choosers' which won him support from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music (New Favourite Band), Jon Kennedy on Xfm and Gary Crowley on BBC London amongst others, and he recently recorded a session for Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music too:
David Woodcock is a talent. Every observation is honed to perfection. Brilliant 4 STARS Ian McCann, Record Collector
4 STARS Shindig!
Part Stiff Records, part Brit Pop. A reckless Stephen Duffy or an Essex Jarvis Cocker Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 MUSIC
Fabulous stuff. A very talented fellow Marc Riley, BBC 6 MUSIC
An English Pop masterpiece. Essential Pop Junkie
A debut brimming over with promise Scootering
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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