February 2019 @ The Lexington


Thanks to everyone who came to a gig in January and celebrated our tenth birthday with us! Come and join us on our 11th trip around the sun with some incredible shows this month… 

Plus we have an incredible new kitchen pop up for you to try in the form of the award winning Cut & Grind burger company. These guys were crowned National Burger Award winners in 2018, find out more here…

Part Chimp

+ John

Friday 1st February

There is something about London’s bruised cultists Part Chimp that has always harboured both jaw-shattering awe and tightrope-teetering ridiculousness. The unapologetic, from-the-bowels-of Hell sludge they have dredged up over the last seventeen years comes at you in a myriad of ways: it’s archaic, like pre-dawn pagan guttural mantras; it’s Herculean, David vs Goliath iconography etched in sledgehammer noise and funereal riffs; it’s anarchic, making the walls sweat blood before imploding in a Poltergeist twist of pinprick white light; yet it is also at times simplistic, base, even (dare I say it) silly.

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Future of the Left

+ Frauds

Saturday 2nd February

A band who need no introduction for Lexington fans celebrate our tenth birthday with two completely sold out shows.

Tickets: SOLD OUT


Tuesday 5th February

“Me and Jasper,” from Luluc’s third album Sculptor, is a confident challenge to small-town insularity, lilting yet vigilant, and championed by a defiant guitar solo from the band’s friend J Mascis. It’s a reflection on a common pitfall of adolescence; limitless possibility battling constant obstruction. “My own experiences as a teen were often fraught” says songwriter and vocalist Zoe Randell. “The small town I grew up in provided a great study in gossip, scandal, character assignation and the willingness of people to go along with it.” It’s a song about fighting for agency on an album that is in many ways about volition and potential; how people can navigate difficulties and opportunities to create different paths.

Tickets: https://rockfeedback.seetickets.com/event/luluc/the-lexington/1287513

BBC Introducing with Rachel Chinouriri, Naomi Banks, Celeste

Thursday 7th February

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Futre of the Left

+ Left Hand, Right Hand

A band who need no introduction for Lexington fans celebrate our tenth birthday with two completely sold out shows.

Friday 8th February

Tickets: SOLD OUT


The Lost Cavalry

+ Stables + Salt Moon

Satuday 9th February

We are pleased to announce our second album “Storms” will be released on 9th Feb 2019 – and to launch the album we will be playing a very special show at our favourite London venue, The Lexington, Kings Cross. We will be playing our new album through live from start to finish, along with some old favourites and some special guests, plus support from our wonderful friends Stables and Salt Moon – featuring Lost Cavalry members past and present!

All ticket holders will receive a complimentary copy of the new album on CD and as a digital download, as well as a special preview stream of the album ahead of it’s release (note: please ensure you provide your email address on the ‘mailing list’ option at the time of purchasing tickets in order to be sent the preview link).

Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/457202


Ferris & Sylvester

Monday 11th February

“A rich and fully realised sound that leaves you pining for a full length.” Rolling Stone

“An overlooked masterpiece of Brit Folk that should already have made them household names.” MOJO

“Alt Simon & Garfunkel… dreamy pop with spikey sentiments.” The Guardian

“Their contagious blend of country and rambunctious rockabilly is beautifully delivered” The Independent

“Ferris & Sylvester’s harmonies and grounded tones seem like they were born together.” BBC Introducing

Tickets: http://www.myticket.co.uk/artists/ferris-and-sylvester


Hey Charlie

Tuesday 12th February

British grunge pop band. Girls only. Hey Charlie play by their own rules. Three musicians in London, the band’s carefree approach veers from crunching grunge riffs to sugar sweet pop, somehow blending the two into one potent mixture. Live, the trio are a blaze of hair, sweat, and riffs, kicking out the jams across London without ever once looking back.

New EP ‘Young & Lonesome’ was produced by Tarek from Spring King, and it’s a potent, concise statement of intent from the group.

Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/456925



Wednesday 13th February

Brighton quartet THYLA prove adept at creating glistening dream pop that rushes forward with rhythms owing their propulsion and muscularity to post-punk.

“Considering Thyla is a new band without a full-length release to their name yet, these are the sort of songs that come out of nowhere and hit you upside the head: They are gigantic, assured, and memorable, partially thanks to their instrumentation skill-fully toeing the line between melancholy and endorphin rush and partially thanks to the soaring vocals of frontwoman Millie Duthie” Stereogum.

Tickets: https://www.alttickets.com/thyla-tickets?fbclid=IwAR09uAQcK6-7-C-SsYL_0ATOYPf_mqh0ST2SPHNori-o9Y02JM7kCnYFkLQ

Queen Zee

+ I Told You I Would Eat You

Thursday 14th February

Queen Zee aka Zena “Obscene” Davine on lead vocals, piano and guitar, JTB on lead guitar and occasional keys, Frankie Wortho on the bass guitar, ‘Furious’ Dave Bloom on drum kit and percussion, Smash Molly aka Ash Summers on vocals, synthesizer and tambourine

“They’re strange people from Liverpool. I don’t wanna say they’re dirty, they look a little weird, but they rock like crazy” – Iggy Pop, 2018.

Deemed an ‘unavoidably loud force for good’ by Clash, Queen Zee burst forth from Merseyside in 2016. Releasing their debut single “Sissy Fists” in May 2017, the band gained popularity for their dangerous and explosive live show, tounge-in-cheek humor and DIY approach. Queen Zee’s blend of garage punk chaos and queer glam has lead the band to be called “The Rocky Horror Picture Show on steroids” by BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart. In 2018 the band shared a live session from the famous BBC Maida Vale studios on Huw Stephens Radio One new music show. The session made BBC history as the first ever all female crew on a Maida Vale recording. Queen Zee have appeared alongside Peaches, The Kills, Beth Ditto, Dream Wife, HMLTD & more.

Tickets: http://www.dice.fm/event/queen-zee-14th-feb-the-lexington-london-tickets

Ja Ja Ja with Alexander Oscar, Cell7, Linn Koch-Emmery

Wednesday 20th February

After a swift festive break, we can’t wait to get back to business – so join us on Wednesday 20th February as we invite 3 unmissable Nordic artists to perform at our monthly showcase! Emerging pop sensation Alexander Oscar will be joining us all the way from Denmark, alongside Icelandic rapper Cell7 who’s on the cusp of releasing her brand new LP, Is Anybody Listening. And our third artist of the evening is hotly tipped Swedish indie promise Linn Koch-Emmery, whose latest EP Waves has seen her tour the US, Mexico and Europe.

Tickets: https://billetto.co.uk/e/ja-ja-ja-nordic-presents-alexander-oscar-dk-cell7-is-linn-koch-emmery-se-tickets-331151


Kel Assouf

Saturday 23rd February

Kel Assouf means both « nostalgia » and « son of eternity » in Tamashek, the language of the Sahara nomads. In 2006 the group gathered around exiled Nigerian musician Anana Harouna.

With one foot in the desert and the other in Europe, Anana Harouna sings about Sahara, Niger and Brussels. His short phrases similar to Japanese haiku spread a message of peace and respect.

After the album Tin Hinane (Igloomondo 2010), he started working with Tunisian producer Sofyann Ben Youssef (Bargou 08 and AMMAR 808) creating a distinctive tradi-modern sound that is both heavy and hypnotic. With their album Tikounen (Igloomondo 2016) they turned into a heavy rock sound : bites of Led Zeppelin and Queens of the Stone Age mixed with African trance rhythms and Tuareg scales.

During summer 2017 Kel Assouf centered their efforts into an unconventional power trio. Drummer Olivier Penu and keyboard player Sofyann Ben Youssef – performing simultaneously moog bass lines and organ – support Anana Harouna’s vocals and guitar. Right to the point : joy and authenticity. They work on a new album to be released in 2019.

Tickets: https://rockfeedback.seetickets.com/event/kel-assouf/the-lexington/1304419


Du Blonde

Tuesday 26th February

Du Blonde may sound like a band, but in fact it is, and always has been, the work of just one person. Beth Jeans Houghton.

Her new album Lung Bread For Daddy delves even deeper into self sufficiency, seeing Beth take the reigns on production, instrumentation, album artwork and direction of music videos. This project is entirely her own. “I know exactly what I want my record to sound like and apart from drums, I have the ability to play all the instruments, so I did” Houghton states.

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Park Hotel

+ Yehan + Stats DJ

Thursday 28th February

Astute pop with a funky streak, their disco-fied songwriting matches joyous abandon to just the slightest touch of ennui.

The title song is a glittering mirror ball of a track, a dazzling, infectious piece of music that feels remarkably assured for such a young project.(Clash Music)

Tickets: https://www.seetickets.com/event/park-hotel/the-lexington/1288173