This little blog was supposed to be written the first week of November, but then I left for my writing residency in Dorset a day later and my computer promptly went bust once there... It's taken me all that time to get it repaired and catch up with things...
So this is going to be short on words, but I can say that it was a truly fantastic evening; all the bands were excellent and had their very unique, distinctive identity.
I have added some videos so you can see and hear for yourself!
How many times have I seen bands play at The Electrowerkz? I am not sure I know... True, it has changed quite a lot since I first started going there in the late 90s and is now more... shall we say, salubrious, but it still houses the legendary Slimelight club and has kept its industrial feel (it is also known nowadays as the Islington Metal Works).
Anyway... It has become one of the latest music venues under threat in a London that seems to have acquired a death wish and that wants to tear its very soul apart... Or has it? Things are not exactly clear, but I would keep an eye out on things...
It was nice to be back there to see three acts we had never seen live before (The Vultures unfortunately didn't make it on the day due to illness).
First on were the superb Ultra Grand Supreme. It was wonderful to see Crispin Gray again (I mean, I think I've seen Queenadreena on stage up to at least a dozen times, and The Dogbones were very, very good too!).
Here's a video from the performance, complete with stage invasion (the same young lady later did the same during Deadcuts' set wearing less clothes than this (and no, I don't have any footage of it).
Next were Cauldronated, fronted by the extremely charismatic Eva Menon, who is also the drummer of The Underrunners (who were supporting Devilish Presley in London back in early October, you can read my blog about the gig HERE.) Also featuring Dave Barbarossa on drums and Andy Duke on bass, Cauldronated are a very interesting proposition: a mixture of punk attitude, techno, dance beats and socially engaged lyrics. Captivating!
Deadcuts are intense, esoteric and are absolutely 100% dedicated to their art. Their world is dark, dangerous and sexy, and this explosive mixture made indeed quite an impact on one particular audience member who ended up writhing topless on stage.
That's rock'n'roll, darling.
Klub Wicked's organisers are putting together a festival called Alice's Wicked Tea Party in my favourite county, Dorset, and the line-up is varied and really exciting. 2016 will be the second edition of the festival, and it promises to be quite something...
I'll see you in the field in June, then!
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