Gigs

July Blang at 12 Bar Club

Sunday, 19 June 2011 17:21

Blang @ The 12 Bar Presents:
12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, WC2
Tuesday July 5

All The Queen’s Ravens
Slate Islands
Bonesetter
and a late set from A.R.S. Hellden

Facebook event

£5
Doors 7.30
Bar ‘till 2 am.

8 30 Bonesetter
"Keep a lock knife in your pocket, a pistol under your pillow". Sound advice from punk-folkist Bonesetter as he rails against man's inhumanity to man and the planet, and eating too many Sweetcakes.
Bonesetter Soundcloud

9 15 Slate Islands
Celtic Noir quartet follow recent “You Are The One” single with songs from upcoming Blang album “The Corner Of Your Eye”.
“the breezy folk traditionalism reveals a dark heart beating below the surface… well executed, witty and more than a little disturbing. You wonder what other dark tales you'll find lurking when the album drops later in the year.” (Sounds XP)
Slate Islands Soundcloud

10 00 All The Queen’s Ravens
New Cross sextet creating a sirocco of English and Spanish folk, banjo-stomp and dress-swirling.
All The Queen's Ravens MySpace

10 45 A.R.S. Hellden
Atmospheric rhythm guitar-driven songs from Swedish songstress.
MySpace

 

June Blang at 12 Bar Club

Tuesday, 07 June 2011 00:00

Blang @ The 12 Bar Presents:
12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, WC2

Paleface
Trees And The Slipway
Ashley Reaks
Sergeant Buzfuz
Facebook event 

£5
Doors 7.30
Bar ‘till 2 am.
8 30 Sergeant Buzfuz
Folkadelic beat combo launch ‘Danny’s Room/Molly’s Bar’ single.  “If a Northern Bowie was in the Super Furry Animals…infectiously catchy…remarkably escaping any immediate comparison, sound-wise, despite having a relatively accessible (though not overly-commercial) sound.” (Subba-Cultcha)
www.sergeantbuzfuz.com

9 15 Ashley Reaks
One of the funniest men at loose in his own clothes, his is a Northern English nightmare of puppets, explosions, mental illness, wigs, music and sausage fat. He is unlike any other performer you have seen. If you enjoy masochistic laughter: weeping, aching ribs, stomach cramps and peeing yourself, hey, come on down!
MySpace

10 00 Trees And The Slipway
Stephen Wood (ex-Ricky Spontane) and Joss Cope (deXter Bentley/United States Of Mind/Something Pretty Beautiful/Biff Bang Pow!) take the breaks off their marshmallow motorcycle, rev up the psych pop fuzz and head for the trees and the slipway.

10 45 Paleface
Paleface started writing when he received songwriting lessons from Daniel Johnston. He shared a flat with Beck in the late 80s when both became performers in the NYC antifolk scene.  He’s released a string of records for various US labels including Shimmy Disc and Sire. His music is rhythmic antifolk and blues and he last played at Blang with his ex-outfit Just About To Burn. He returns with drummer Monica Samalot to promote new LP “One Big Party”.
MySpace

www.12barclub.com

 

May Blang at 12 Bar Club

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 16:17

Blang @ The 12 Bar Presents:
12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, WC2
Tuesday May 3

Steven Adams
Something Beginning With L
Paul Hawkins And Thee Awkward Silences
and a late set from Joe Murphy

Facebook event

£6
Doors 7.30
Bar ‘till 2 am.

 

8 30 Paul Hawkins And Thee Awkward Silences
Paul Hawkins sings anthems about the crushing jackboots of daily existence while seeking redemption through heroically dancing like a geeky uncle at a wedding to the sound of the wheels slowly coming off Thee Silences’ juggernaut wall-of-noise garage racket. Like Iggy Pop in sensible trouserwear.
“It seems to be customary to compare Hawkins to Nick Cave and Tom Waits. This does him a huge disservice: he's a considerably more marginal and interesting figure than these two decidedly mainstream oddballs.” Drunken Werewolf).
Shout for “You Can’t Make Somebody Love You”.
www.silenceisawkward.com

9 15 Something Beginning With L
SBWL mix waves of warm electronics with female harmonies and spiky guitars to make music which is dreamy and shoegazey yet full of hooks. Singers Jen Macro and Lucy Parnell can often be seen performing in Robyn Hitchcock’s band. Jon Clayton runs legendary Brixton recording studio One Cat. New “The Listed Building” EP out now.
“’Say’ harks back to the very mid-90s, but owes more in its slouching attitude to Elastica: the casual sneer, the guitars that are sharp but fuzzy, the ominously rumbling bass, the louche female vocals… an excellent song – angular but not clichéd, disenfranchised but not sloppy, apathetic but still fierce. It’s exactly the kind of song that is tempting, and yet so hard to do -  seemingly effortless, drawling, four-square rock.” (Artrocker)
“the crystalline female vocals offering something melancholy and absorbing over the perfectly structured quiet-loud-quiet sound the band possess... (Subba-Cultcha single of the month)
Shout for “Angel-Sized”.
www.myspace.com/somethingbeginningwithl

10 00 Steven Adams
Steven Adams is as good a songwriter as this country possesses. The Broken Family Band were one of the great lost bands of the noughties, making a string of albums containing immaculate songs which were funny but tear-jerking, homespun but majestic. Now Adams leads The Singing Adams, whose new line-up’s first album “Everybody Friends Now” is getting the critics all moist. Tonight Mr Adams plays a solo set in preparation for a solo jaunt to Canada. "An underrated national treasure" (Q)… “terrific” (Uncut) “arch lovelorn gems”.…(Independent) The very first Singing Adams release (as The Adams) was “I Can Do Nothing” on Blang’s Fruit Machine compilation in 2005, fact fans!
Shout for “I Need Your Mind”.
www.singingadams.com

10 45 Joe Murphy
Sergeant Buzfuz songwriter plays new solo stuff. "Imagine if The Pogues and Kings Of Leon had a very weird child. His name would be Sergeant Buzfuz." (Soccer AM website, honestly)
Shout for “Gregory XII Vs Benedict XIII”
www.sergeantbuzfuz.com

www.12barclub.com

 

April Blang at 12 Bar Club

Monday, 04 April 2011 00:00

Blang @ The 12 Bar Presents:
12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, WC2
Tuesday  April 4

Satan’s Cock
Corporal Machine And The Bombers
The Lucky Face
and a late set from Joe Murphy

£6
Doors 7.30
Bar ‘till 2 am.

8 30 The Lucky Face
Catchy fun timeless sounding songwriting. The Lucky Face’s ‘No Personality’ featured on Billy Bragg’s “Jail Guitar Doors” compilation album along with other ex-guests of our 12 Bar nights David Cronenberg’s Wife and Pete And The Pirates.
www.theluckyface.co.uk

9 15 Corporal Machine And The Bombers
Bombers shows are like watching six people joyriding in a Morris Minor with a tuba sticking out of the boot. Observations on the pathos of modern life delivered by a bouncy sextet playing music hall, skiffle, antifolk, and tuba –driven pop.  21st century descendents of the Blockheads and Squeeze. ‘Please, don’t scatter my ashes in Romford!’
www.myspace.com/euanscorporalmachine

10 00 Satan’s Cock
Raw, wistful and unhinged. Scuzzy pop tunes with a big bell.
www.myspace.com/satanscock

10 45 Joe Murphy
Sgt Buzfuz songwriter plays solo. ‘REM would kill, hopefully each other, for songs like these’ (Unpeeled)
www.sergeantbuzfuz.com

www.blang.co.uk
www.12barclub.com


 

March Blang at 12 Bar Club

Tuesday, 01 March 2011 00:00

Blang @ The 12 Bar Presents:
12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, WC2
Tuesday  March 1

deXter Bentley and the JERMS
Tanya Auclair
Sergeant Buzfuz
and a late set from Paul Hawkins

£6
Doors 7.30
Bar ‘till 2 am.

8 30 Sergeant Buzfuz
Promoting new ‘Knock Knock Knock’ single.  “An intriguing genre-shredding mash-up, showing off the band’s propensity for arcane instrumentation (mandolins and violins at dawn), but also an enviously memorable chorus” (Whisperin and Hollerin)
www.sergeantbuzfuz.com

9 15 Tanya Auclair
A one-woman show incorporating delicate ukuleles, acoustic guitar, playful keyboards, lo-fi beats and loops of soaring vocal harmonies.  Something rather special.
http://tanyaauclair.bandcamp.com/

10 00 deXter Bentley and the JERMS
Now a quintet, Richard deXter Bentley, presenter of Resonance FM’s Hello Goodbye show and possessor of very folk-soul tenor voice and the JERMS, spinners of delicious warm acoustica, sing beguiling songs about everything from taking a girl who hogs the candy floss to the beach to the death of NY Doll Arthur Kane. The latter, a 7 inch white vinyl Blang release prompted The Mag to praise its “great mini-climaxes spread throughout it's four and a bit minutes” (steady on!) and caused the Norman Records reviewer to speculate “I'd like to think he looks like David Essex and has an eye for the ladies!”
http://hellogoodbyeshow.com/

10 50 Paul Hawkins
With his band Thee Awkward Silences Paul Hawkins sings anthems about the crushing jackboots of daily existence while seeking redemption through heroically dancing like a geeky uncle at a wedding  to the sound of the wheels slowly coming off Thee Silences’ juggernaut wall-of-noise garage racket. Like Iggy Pop in sensible trouserwear. Playing solo the sometimes astonishing lyrical observations get more room to be heard.
http://www.silenceisawkward.com/

www.12barclub.com


 

February Blang at 12 Bar

Tuesday, 01 February 2011 00:00

Blang @ The 12 Bar Presents:
12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, WC2
Tuesday  February 1

The Reverse
Sergeant Buzfuz
Kev Hayley

£6
Doors 7.30
Bar ‘till 2 am.

8 30 Kev Hayley
Once known as Kevin 2 Sheds, Brighton antifolk minstrel returns with more kitchen sink ballads and perverse poetry from the garden shed. Song to shout out for:  “Clean Body, Dirty Mind”
www.myspace.com/kevhayley

9 15 Sergeant Buzfuz
Promoting  new single ‘Knock Knock Knock’. Song to shout out for: “Leo X’s Arse”
www.sergeantbuzfuz.com

10 00 The Reverse
Antifolk singer Nat The Hammer and his literate jangle-pop band. Song to shout out for: “Its Not Surprising You Cant See Whats Going On, When Your Head Is Stuck So Far Up Your Own Arse”
www.myspace.com/wearethereverse

www.blang.co.uk
www.12barclub.com


 

January Blang Night

Friday, 24 December 2010 16:08

Blang@ The 12 Bar Presents:
12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, WC2
Tuesday January 4

Tumbledryer Babies
Television Personalities
Sergeant Buzfuz
and a late set from A.R.S.Hellden

£6
Doors 7.30
Bar ‘till 2 am.

8 15 Sergeant Buzfuz
22 stringed folk-groove machine. “One of my favourite songs for some time... I love its spirit, I love the idea behind it, I love the fact that it’s like nothing else I’ve ever heard” (Mark Lamarr, Radio 2)
www.sergeantbuzfuz.com

9 00 Television Personalities (acoustic set)
The TVPs released a string of wonderful lo-fi pop records in the 80s/90s. They sang 60s influenced songs played with a post-punk primitivism. It was monochrome psychedelia. Singer Dan Treacey sang melodic kitchen sink vignettes, like a Thatcher-era Kinks, in a beautifully damaged voice. Once cited by Cort Cobain as his favourite band. A big inspiration behind Creation Records. Now back together and still writing great songs. Tonight playing in stripped back acoustic mode.
http://www.televisionpersonalities.co.uk

10 00 Tumbledryer Babies
Lo-fi experimental pop gems from Southend.
"unabashedly low-key, brilliantly realised and strangely moving all at once" (Artrocker)
www.myspace.com/thetumbledryerbabies

10 45 A.R.S. Hellden
Swedish songwriter Alex Rita Susanna Hellden first made music using software versions of analogue synths to create soundscapes of noise. Moving to London’s East End she’s progressed to making delicate and haunting songs using keyboards and guitar.
http://www.myspace.com/arshellden

www.blang.co.uk
www.12barclub.com

 

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