Sgt Buzfuz/DCW @ Ivy House, London
Sunday, 15 January 2017 14:21
Friday February 3rd
The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE
Doors 7 30 PM
£5 entrance (NUS and JSA/DLA/PIP/ESA/any other benefits they're trying to get you off £3 with proof)
9 45 Sergeant Buzfuz
South London's Sergeant Buzfuz follow last year's critically lauded "Balloons For Thin Linda" with new 4 track “Humble Pie EP”. The septet have recorded three 6Music live sessions.
" a clear influence of late 60s folk psychedelia " (R2) "imagine if Billy Bragg and the Beatles collaborated " (Fatea) "the album Ray Davies has been trying to make for the last forty years" (Russ Chandler, Walthamstow Folk Club) "one of the freshest and most original records out now, reminds me a bit of the Kinks" (Radio Free Americana) “Absolutely hooked on it" (Ian Rankin, novelist) “now that I do believe is what they call a pop tune” (Marc Riley, 6Music)
Sergeant Buzfuz site
Tom Mayne sings stories of losers and creeps in a nasal Stockport whine over minimalist drone-pop, angular post-punk guitars and pulsating motorik drumming. Echoes of VU, The Fall, Tom Waits, Link Wray. DCW have recorded two 6Music live sessions for Marc Riley.
"Where genius meets idiocy" (Mark Lamarr) "peppering their albums with undesirable characters, who Mayne inhabits with unnerving realism." (The Independent) "Mayne goes further than them [Nick Cave & Mark E Smith] in the fearlessness of his lyrics. ... This is proper independent music – in production, distribution and vision." (Sounds XP)
8 15 The Big Faux Fibbers
Pitched somewhere between John Otway, The Bonzos and Brian Cant. The Big Faux Fibbers are led by Monster Raving Loony cabinet member Nigel Knapp (Minister for Lies). Supported by guitarists Michael McDonough-Jones (various 80s acts on El and Cherry Red labels) and Jerry Wigens (London Improvisers Orchestra).
"Not bad" (Attila The Stockbroker)
Thee White Dove will be spinning 60s garage and freakbeat vinyl nuggets.
The Ivy House (as The Newlands) was a key venue on the pub rock circuit of the 70s, witnessing shows from Dr Feelgood, Kilburn And The High Roads, The 101ers, Elvis Costello, etc. An attempted buy-out by a property developer in 2012 was thwarted by the local community. It became the UK's first pub to be recognised as an Asset Of Community Value and London's first co-operatively-owned pub.
Nearest tubes: Peckham Rye and Brockley (both Overground Line).
Buses: 484 goes from both above to Ivy House. 343 goes from Ivy House to Peckham Rye station, Elephant & Castle and London Bridge.