Friday 1st March
BLOW UP at St. Moritz Club, London W1 (Map)
GRAND VEYMONT + CLÉMENTINE MARCH LIVE
PAUL TUNKIN RESIDENT DJ
Blow Up continues its Friday residency in Soho at the legendary St Moritz Club with live guest Grand Veymont. DJ Paul Tunkin
The basement club is one of the last 'original' venues in the West End, virtually unchanged since the 60s, and Blow Up kicked off it's new Friday night residency here in 2015.
Expect to hear classic tracks from both Blow Up's past and present: from Brit Pop era favourites (the scene which the club helped kick-start way back in 1993 in Camden Town) to the current new Pop & indie stylists putting the art back into pop colliding with 60's Soul, Beat, Garage, Funk, Ska, Swinging Soundtracks, Hammond Heavy Jazz, Easy Listening & Ye-Ye! Brit Pop, Glam & Post Punk / New Wave will all be present and correct.
Grand Veymont is the highest peak of the Vercors Massif from which Béatrice Morel Journel and Josselin Varengo take both their inspiration and name. The mountain’s fertile terrain and imposing mass has impressed itself upon the imagination through what they describe as “krautrock de salon”, a hypnotic medieval soundscape born of restless musical spirits. They are very much a product of their environment.
The duo are also one-third of Gloria (Ample Play, UK & Howling Banana, Fr), having played together in Tara King Th whilst still performing separately with Slow Joe & The Ginger Accident and Baby B. They have also recorded with Deborah Kant and Aquaserge. This is their first London date as part of a short tour to celebrate the UK release of their debut album on Outre Records.
Born in France, and musically trained in Brazil, Londoner Clémentine March writes songs and instrumentals that cross language and genre borders, mashing raw rock sounds, pastoral pop compositions and Brazilian influences with her experience of playing with, to name a few excellent co-conspirators, Snapped Ankles, Julien Gasc, Mega Bog, Pollyanna Valentine, and her own previous band, Water Babies. Clémentine brings a sense of energy and unsettling chordal experimentation to her classical and Latin sensibility, inherited from immersion in the more discordant sounds of alt-rock (Pavement, the Raincoats, Galaxie 500, the Beatles' White Album) and avant-garde jazz (Sun Ra). Her debut EP, 'Les Etoiles à Ma Porte', is released on the 2nd of June, produced by none other than the adroit talent of Syd Kemp, an EP that sings exquisite songs of time travel, imaginary landscapes and real relationships.
Map • Tube: Tottenham Ct Rd, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Sq. Night Buses: 6, 10, 12, 14, 23, 24, 25, 88, 94, 134, 139, 159, 176, 189, 242, 390, 453, C2, N1, N3, N5, N7, N8, N13, N18, N19, N20, N22, N29, N35, N38, N41, N55, N73, N97, N98, N109, N113, N136, N137, N171, N207, N253, N279
Join our mailinglist or find us on Facebook & Twitter for the latest news and entry specials.
STRICTLY 18+ • R.O.A.R.