Friday 2nd March
BLOW UP at Ginglik, London W12 (Map)
THE WOLFMEN + THE BERMONDSEY JOYRIDERS + RKC 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 THE WOLFMEN, BERMONDSEY JOYRIDERS & RKC. 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).
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Marco Pirroni and Chris Constantinou formed The Wolfmen in 2005. Marco (guitars) enjoyed extraordinary success with ADAM & THE ANTS and later worked with Sinead O’Connor. Chris (bass, lead vocals) previously led JACKIEONASSID and has worked with Adam Ant, Annabella Lwin(Bow-Wow-Wow) and Sinead O’Connor also. Zelig Preston Heyman (Massive Attack, Kate Bush) also features in the Wolfmen on percussion. Alongside their own work, the band is known for some surprising collaborations with artists ranging from LOU REED to DALER MEHNDI, the biggest selling artist Indian in music history. They’ve also covered Screaming Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell On You” with PRIMAL SCREAM for an ALEXANDER MCQUEEN catwalk show and co-written a few tracks on Sinead O’Connor’s new album.
Debut album Modernity Killed Every Night was mixed by Alan Moulder (The Killers, U2, Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins) was described by Uncut as “Dense stuff… Extraordinarily overstated… an unholy mix…” and by MOJO as “Steeped in the space-age glam boogie of Bowie and T Rex with a bit of Iggy-in-Berlin thrown in… infernally catchy…” Lead track “Cecilie” was A-listed on NME Radio for seven weeks in a row. The Wolfmen’s 2011 second album – Married To The Eiffel Tower – was produced by Courtney-Taylor-Taylor (frontman/songwriter with The Dandy Warhols) and Jacob Portrait (Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters)., winning massive radio support with spins from the likes of Dermot O’Leary (BBC Radio 2), Chris Hawkins (BBC 6Music), Don Letts, Sarah Kerr (BBC 6Music), Lauren Laverne, Gary Crowley and David Quantick.
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THE BERMONDSEY JOYRIDERS
'Claiming all the credentials of a bonafide 77 super group, The Bermondsey Joyriders is a band pooling all the hard won experience and history of three veteran Punks...Gary Lammin,Martin Stacey,and Chris Musto..
Founder members Gary Lammin(Vocals/Guitar) and Martin Stacey(Bass) cut their teeth in the Joe Strummer produced 'Little Roosters' and Chelsea respectively..Whilst recent recruit Chris Musto (Drums) is a sticksman of some credenials..Having previously played with Johnny Thunders,Joe Strummer and Nico to name a few!
At Blow up they will be playing their classic 1st album set and showcasing selected songs from their eagerly awaited forthcoming 2nd album 'Noise & Revolution',featuring ex MC5 manager / White panther party leader John Sinclair! Voted one of the Bands to watch in 2012 in 'Vivi le Rock' magazine!
RKC formerly known as Roses Kings Castles was first conceived in 2007, originally intended as an underground platform for Adam Ficek to air the songs that were too 'odd pop' for his band Babyshambles. The initial eponymously titled album was released in 2008 on Adam’s own label ‘The Sycamore club’ receiving cult critical acclaim. The Debut was followed a year later by the 'Apples & engines' ep and then in 2010 by the second long player 'Suburban Timebomb' at which point RKC had evolved into a six piece touring band, creating a much bigger noise.
neat, Lovelorn lo-fi pop NME
Adventurous, well crafted pop from ex-Babyshambler. Classic songwriting UNCUT
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Map • Tube/Rail: Shepherd's Bush / Shepherd's Bush Market
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