Indigo are a young 4 piece band originally from Leigh On Sea in Essex. Coming together with a host of influences ranging fromU2, The Clash, Catfish and The Bottlemen, to The Strokes, Elvis Costello and Muse they quickly discovered a shared passion for crafting intelligent, rocking indie tunes evolving into a fierce but melodic indie rock beast with a reputation for high-energy live shows Kingdom Of Reptiles Hooky alt-rock that whilst referencing the likes of Smashing Pumpkins and Q.O.T.S.A has a snappy funk rock undertow, works well Swagga- excellent cheeky chappy street pop/hiphop informed approach to all things ska and 2 Tone. Lots of Madness in here but also bits and pieces of The Streets, The Prodigy, The Clash and The Members. Ace stuff with hooks agogo and dance craze enabling riddims to die for. Vivid Vague- Female fronted indie-noire sinewey guitar lines over hypnotic pulsing rhythms, intense but they’ve some nice melodies bubbling away too. Remind of Duke Spirit or possibly The XX in places.
Billy Brown- Launching his album tonight, Been A Long Time Coming, Mr Brown proffers forth some mercurial, deft originals and some highly original takes on choice covers- Yer Billy B is an Acoustic Singer/Songwriter with a fantastic collection of songs about love and life from his own experiences. The Zunkels- Twisty turny indie rock with Tropicalia guitars and some West Coast meets New Wave grooviness.
Matinee- All the Good Fella’s, remixed by acclaimed Glasgow producer Miaoux Miaoux (Julian Corrie) sees the London based Anglo-Italian four piece raise the bar even higher. As part of the radio promotion for the new single, the band will appear on three new music shows in the space of 24 hours.
Carl Barat is already a fan of the band, saying about them “A accomplished Italian answer to the indie music of the Naughties, focussing on all the best bits, Ferdinand, Cribs, Coral et al… Boss.” They have also been described by Chris Geddes from Belle and Sebastian as “Anthemic indie rock with electronic flourishes. Hints of Franz Ferdinand and the Britpop era abound”.
Skavengers- is a new Delhi based band who blend ‘ska’ rhythms with elements of dub, punk, jazz and rap to come up with a form of music that is refreshingly different, energetic and highly danceable.
‘They are one of the most exciting musical aggregations to have emerged out of the Indian underground in a long, long time. Ska Vengers are definitely one of the select few who hold the keys to the future of Indian rock & roll.’ – NME India
With Delhi Sultanate- Skavengers singer in MC/DJ mode playing Jamaican dubplates and blending in vocal incantations from Industan and generally spreading righteousness and good vibes…
Methi Blonde- Greek chick on the Ones and Twos…. Methi Blonde is a performance aware mega DJ. She plays hazy cosmic jive. She can make you dance. Noisemate- Emo tinged indie, with a 30 Seconds To Mars hyperspacial pop appeal.
Blaney- Former Fall member/manager Ed Blaney unveils his new solo project and album ‘Urban Nature’ (MES is all over it but wont be appearing tonight) …edgy quirky pop with a surprising love and peace type undertow…nice MES moments…quite Fall-ish but chirpily poptabulous too. ‘Energy, passion, suss and thrust, it’s not just music, at times it’s pop mayhem.’- Terry Christian… ‘This a Salford album through and through, Ed is part and parcel of the city’s fabric and framework and the grit and the humour bleed through the songs that are the kind of warped genius that John Peel would have loved’- John Robb (Louder Than War) Organised Scum-Off-kilter artpop nodding to X.T.C in their later more psychedelic period with a touch of Jarvis Cocker vocal wise, interesting stuff hooky tunes too… BKK- Combining second album Roses and other baggy touches with a more blissed out Doors/Floyd feel. Lots of accomplished playing, nice feel. Also go for a bit of frantic punkiness with a raw blues undertow too. Prisms-experimental post rock from Brighton a half sung, half spoken narrative over a cinematic backdrop pretty compelling and doesn’t really sound like anyone else at the mo so a pretty neat trick.
Treasure Of Woe- raw rocking duo unafraod yo take a Neubautten like turn onto wold, weird noise. Excellent entertainment. Puppets to the Supreme Commander-A Brand spanking new band dealing pop-noire with an undertow of hooky alt rock, featuring ex members of The Darkness and Camden noise-gods Goid. Steve Winch….has been described as ‘the bastard son of Dylan and Bragg’…and has been again!
UFO Baby Promotions & Bugbear Promotions present The Jackobins live at Dublin Castle! The Liverpool Rockers bring their vibrant alternative sounds to the legendary Camden venue with support from Outer space Alt-Rockers Little Green Men + more TBA!
Reece Purcadini Group- David Reece (ex Accept/Bangalore Choir vocalist and current frontman for Bonfire) and his new band RPG set out on their September 2016 UK Tour and hit the DC for their London show tonight. Top drawer support from London’s fastest rising hard rock/metal act – EVYLTYDE and special guest TBA.
Overdog-Highly polished alt rock with some deft harmonizing and a guitar sound more rooted in 70’s rock than anything of the now, a nod to the Foo Fighters possibly, but also references the Americana influenced Indie of bands like Teenage Fanclub Eryx London-Moody Female fronted electro psych rock nods to the Kills and the edgier side of P.j harvey also Nobleses Oblige, dark broody and intense atmos soaked tunes. Jordan Herbert- bright n breezy acoustic soul- pop, snappy tunes with a standout vocal
Tenth Electric – Big boombastic 80s sounding power ballad rock .Killers, or Ultravox…they do a bit of funk too and mix it up with some techy dance music touches..Warhorns- grungy 3 piece outta Devon with plenty of altero venom amidst the neo metal and punk rock rush. Chloe Chadwick- Roots tinged female solo artiste, full kick ass band, upbeat tunes with a bit of a Brit folk feel in places, but ultimately rooted in soulfully informed Americana … Angie- Angie Porter has been on the music scene since the early age of eight years old where she started in a cabaret act with her family. She attended the Corona Academy Stage School and at the tender age of nine sang on her first record with Lynsey De Paul and Barry Blue. At eleven she cut a record with Pete Townsend of The Who on the Stiff label (Peppermint Lump) which made Radio One’s record of the week with Andy Peebles. The record also did very well in America and a favourite of Rodney Bingenheimer’s radio show KROQ on Capital Radio (Rodney on the Roq). A year later she recorded backing vocals on Video Killed the Radio Star working with Trevor Horn. For her 2016 oevre expect a kind of Kim Wild and Hazel Oconner edgy pop melange.
Hercules II- Radiowave Recordings artiste who are indeed very loud and very heavy on account of being a noisecore orchestra of amassed mesmeric superpunk psych guitar overload…an all star band too with doyennes of grunge, Camden lurch and garage punk giving it their all to kill the beast. Not to be fecking missed. Ear plugs advised, or fuggit, put yer head in the speaker stack. Our P.A is mint. Cauldronated- Talking of stars… Drum supernova Dave Barbarossa has played of course with Adam and the Ants, Bow Wow Wow, Republica and Chicane….and his current band are buoyed up beautifully by the bubbling bass of Andy Duke, the searing electronics of shadowy member off stage David Harman and the dark and devious punk cabaret cool of Eva Menon upfront at the mic. Brilliant band. Tribal, dubwiser, techno hypnotic. Kamikaze Test Pilots- A raging mash up of Punk, funk n metal with an unhinged vocal, quite a unique sound and executed with panache, pretty outre but also compelling.
Blood Tub Orchestra- A fabulous London Dirtholespin off also featuring Tim WhelanfromTransglobal Underground. 2 drums in a stand-up stylee just like Dirthole and some righteously rancid re-rubs of Vaudevillian curios originally by the likes ofHarry Champion (‘The End Of Me Old Cigar…Fnar Fnar Fnar’…) andMarie Lloyd….’A discombobulation and disintegration of music hall, parlour music and related Victorian and Edwardian filth and obscurity. Performed by a fine upstanding rabble’. Kape Kanaveral-Edgy Post punk with nicely raw jagged guitar and a garage punk feel to the drums n bass, rocking an interesting vocal which has a David Byrne vibe without really sounding too much like him, simplistic but effective hooks, good kit.
Class of 76 are a punk/ new wave super group, unique in the fact that all four members have enjoyed huge success in Eddie and the Hotrods, Johnny Thunders, The Members and Wilko Johnson band. Between them they have sold millions of records . Barrie Masters ex Hot Rods and other punk era luminaries,what’s not to love? Middle age depression? Never!
Headline Maniac is the brand new side project from current Eddie and the Hotrods members Simon, Dipster and Chris. Their debut album has been receiving outstanding reviews and huge amounts of airplay in both UK and USA. Fat Prezident- up and at em sensational, severe and savage Croatian hardcore poooonkers…admirable stuff full of U.S ’80s punk vim and ’70s ramalama rocknroll.
Chambers- Female grunge/sludge rock punk duo with certain Nirvana nuances, especially the vocal, despite being a female..see also Royal Blood.. they certainly have the hooks, hence the label interest..dangerous, dazzling, dirty, dynamic garage-grunge Breaking Waves- 2 piece with a hard, gnarly sound- bass/drums/vocals- some Nirvana in there and of course Royal Blood will come up as a comparison but the vocal is less rawk based, more of a post grunge dynamic, a bit of Muse mabye… the vocal is exciting, the sound is raw but inviting, a winner. ‘Bass and drum music’ Dirty Orange-fired up post grunge indie, Nirvana via Artic monkeys, played at a fair old clip with loads of conviction, but with the tunes to back it up
Laura Zocca-Laura is an acoustic singer-songwriter playing covers and originals in her unique blend of country pop that has proven incredibly successful on social media. With upwards of 7 million YouTube views and 10 million Soundcloud plays Christopher Matthewson- Americana and blues infused folk rock, musically a bit like The Band, quite a unique voice elements of Tim Buckley and at times Neil Young but with loadsa soul, nice Ben Roberts-Impressively voiced acoustic troubadour and his guitar playing is pretty neat too, in the vein of Ed Sheeran without really sounding like him. Hooky up-beat tunes
The Nightingales- The legendary post punk Country n Midlands combo fronted by Robert Lloyd, like contemporaries in all things cerebral and agitated and post punk The Fall and Pere Ubu, only move forward, don’t look back….new material always stretches the envelope as well as pushing the little fooker, hence last year’s superb long player ‘Mind Over Matter’ released via John Robb’s Louder Than War (clearly a marriage made somewhere North of the ozone layer), the latest in a quick succession of blinding albums since The ‘Gales reformed 10 years back or so….no throwback retro wallowing here….from the scratchy iconaclastic schtick of their Pigs On Purpose era thru Rockin’ With Rita (Ted Chippington may well be in the house ce soir) to their Noughties twisty nouveau rocknroll there is so much to enjoy with Lloyds Of Birmingham… and the 2015 model excels all that. The Nightingales in The Dublin Castle? Thoroughly in the ‘Not to be missed’ dpt- especially as we lost em late doors once due to a freak amplifier/finger slicing episode…then some Clash cum George Formby inspired types called The Libertines came along and swiped the date last year…so third time lucky then?We are certainly casting the runes against fook ups this time round…cos John Peel would be cock a hoop with this pairing, your main support being none other than Flaming Stars, another huge Peel fave of course. Their slinky garage punk tweaked louche rocknroll hits a beautiful sweet spot somewhere between The Seeds and perhaps a Joe Meek wrangled Gallon Drunk, with tunes to die for and tood aplenty via the beautifully trashy keys of frontman, bon viveur and wordsmith Max Decharne….Special Guest To Open TBA….Plus Taped Off Peel faves all night long, music direct from soiled C90 and C90 sourced in the teenage hinterland, finger hovering over the pause button between 10pm and midnight back there in another land….Thank you John Peel.
HALLOWEEN HORROR PUNK ALL DAYER- with Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons- The finest feline punk rock garage rocknroll anywhere on the planet, with Dirty Jake’s overdriven furious guitar,the vocal prowess and super sassy stage craft and added twang and kerrang of Puss upfront and the solidest backbeat imaginable from the Ant Monster at the drums. Why this band aren’t megabig confounds all great rocknroll thinkers from here to Memphis…in case yu didn’t know yet, for fans of The Cramps/Pistols/Stooges/Black Flag etc… Atomic Suplex- London centric approach to all thing weird, wild and wonderfully Guitar Wolf like…fenzied garage, supercharged rocknroll, guitars check, tood check, helmet…check. Blistering is right. Jonny Halifax And The Howling Truth- The Howling Truth- psych fuzz rocknroll with beautifully bent guitar parts and a Jon Spencer meets Bob Log wonky weirded out wonder at all times with a fantastic Spacemen 3/Suicide on Stooges super vitamins vibe on board…one one man band turned two man band- now with a third in the shape of a jazz honed drummist-that fills the auditorium with beatific bastard blues, yowsah. “Slitherin’ electro-programmed slide guitar driven mung worship sounds like the Bayou by way of Vladivostock.” Sez Julian Cope in Head Heritage no less. Ace. London Dirthole Company- Need no introduction by now surely- all star, super far out ultra tub thumping garage cum Fallist cum punk primal outfit with the percussion set to fuck yeah. Always top entertainment. White Ape- Raw and roustabout post punk quirkiness meets garage nouveau kickass with penty of wry lyrical content to keep ya bubbling…Tom Robinson at BBC 6Music is all over em right now, if he can find a track sans sweariness to hit up the sensitive listeners with…..aces…new EP with lead track ‘Courtney Love Will Tear Us Apart’ ripe for your grateful ears NOW…Emily C Smith- The amazing Ms Smith also has ace new product out for your delectation…the very wonderful pop easy but uneasily experimental at the same time (brilliant trick) … PJ Harvey meets Elastica via something country and tumbleweed strewn and timelessly folk and Celtic somehow…. Daughters Of God- #Your dad’s worst nightmare….’90% of our songs are about sex’… 2 girls and a bloke at the drums make a punky, at times post punky but always lascivious and righteously raucous pop racket. Ye Shall Know Them…. Jay Vee And The Cardinal Sins- Cranked up punked up rnb of frantic hue..Feelgoods, Godfathers, Milkshakes….spirited n spunky with rippin guitar soloing and plenty of punky guts.
Doors from 7.15
£8 on the door £5 in advance
Sat 10 Dec
Reggae Riot IV
+ King Hammond And The Rudeboy Mafia + Roddy Radiation (The Specials) + Millie Manders + The Skapones
‘Reggae Riot 4′ will hit Camden on 10/12/2016 when King Hammond & The Rude Boy Mafia, Roddy Radiation, Millie Manders & The Skapones come to London Town to blow The Dublin Castle apart with a cocktail of Skinhead Reggae, Ska, Bluebeat & Punk Rock.