Everyone’s gone on holiday (probably for the last time without a VISA), gone festivaling and the Euro’s have been dominating the airwaves. But we’ve still got some killer shows in July that we’re really excited about. So grab a ticket, come and try one of our alcoholic slushies!
“the pair mix Portuguese lyrics with a taut, rocky guitar-line and an underlying squelchy house beat” – Mixmag
+ Klub Kuru + Swimming Girls
Perth gets hot. Scorching hot. The sort of heat that melts your brain like butter. They say cold places are ideal for making music – London, New York, Paris – all the usual suspects. But heat makes artists do weird things too, and that’s the space where Methyl Ethel live and thrive.
WHITE are taking over the Lexington for four nights across summer, bringing their “neon-streaked electro-funk”, as dubbed by NME, to White Heat and the Lexington
“Their sound was rough and urgent, though not unfinished – far from it – the sparse vox-sax-guitar-drums instrumentation showed off the taut lines of Blurt’s schizo-disco-scapes, able to crowd them with claustrophobia while still keeping a clear, fresh sound. Ted Milton’s total lack of interest in smoothing out belied a stronger mind than most. During gigs they found their audiences flabbergasted at first, awestruck at second and hooked in the end. Rumour spread about this crazy three-piece outfit with a madman going out of his mind on bourbon and blowing his sax to shreds.”
+ Dolomite Minor + Hello Operator
Fronted by the enigmatic Sophie Hopes, Tired Lion’s infectious melodies are brought forth with raw honesty and intensity, calling back to the rich tradition of strong Australian front women. Their fresh take on 90’s nostalgia will ring both true and loudly to the ears.
+ Casual Nun
Formed by a bunch of record collectors and label employees, for 15 years New York’s Endless Boogie have been cranking out unabashedly old-timey, long-winded electric blues in a manner that’s part Canned Heat, part Can: classic rock boiled down to its fundamentals and looped into sublime, hypnotic infinity. On record it is a pleasure – beautifully played and recorded, but live it is quite another thrill. It is hard to imagine many bands capable of making a more glorious noise.
October Drift are a rising indie four-piece who have been selling out some of the best small venues in Britain thanks to a flourishing reputation for live shows.
+ Man & The Echo + Deux Furieuses
‘They are a DIY band, but not as you know it. Somewhere between a forceful wave of 90’s pop punk and Britpop, they’re entirely eccentric and entertaining’ Line Of Best Fit
‘Remember the last time we heard of a great band from Southend-on- Sea – The Horrors? Well Asylums are just as good, but a whole load more colourful.’ BBC