07/02/14 – SURYA

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7pm, Friday 7 February 2014

Feral Five + Papa Shango + Vaude Villains + The Horse Heads + Hoatzin

SURYA, KING’S CROSS, LONDON

156 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JL

18+

Tickets: £6 in advance, £8 on the door

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FERAL FIVE

Feral Five

Raised by wolves on a diet of punk rock, disco and roots, Kat and Drew Five make feral indie electro. They meld punk attitude and biting lyrics with a dark lived-in pulsing heart. Feral Five’s debut EP Skin had a 9/10 review from Louder Than War who said they “might just have released the best single of 2013”. New single Strung Out’s been dubbed “infectious disco punk”, with “shades of The Slits if they’d wrestled with some synthesisers”. They’ve had the nod from Creation Records founder Alan McGee, and Nirvana biographer Everett True – “Brooding and deviant. I like this a whole bunch.” The Ferals are obsessed with science, and write songs about the dark human side of tech, as well as love, lust and madness.

PAPA SHANGO

Papa Shango

A popular beat combo with three Michelin stars (two removed in 2010 for poor service and a dirty kitchen).

Papa Shango were formed November 2003 by Papa Rob, who wanted to re-define the boundaries of performance music, wanting to entertain and seduce audiences as well as win them over with hard rockin’. In order to do so, the right musicians had to be found. After a few trial and error sessions the right musicians were indeed discovered, each individual musician possessing a wealth of creativity, talent and experience.

But what does the future hold?

With the deviant mind of Papa Rob, who knows!

VAUDE VILLAINS

Vaude Villains 1

They bonded over hip hop and groovy beats.

THE HORSE HEADS

The Horse Heads

The Horse Heads are a three-piece post punk band based in Chelmsford, Essex. The band consists of Ronnie (guitar + vocals), George (drums) and Paul (bass). The Horse Heads have been together since December 2012. The Horse Heads have played The Garage, O2 Academy Islington and other great venues.
Songwriting wise, The band is influenced by Bob Dylan, Brandon Flowers, Polly Styrene, Morrisey and Noel Gallagher. Instrumental wise, the band is very influenced by The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, Oasis, X Ray Spex, Joy Division.

HOATZIN

Hoatzin

Formed in Brixton in early 2013, HOATZIN (Jim Willis – vocals, guitar – Colin Somervell – bass – and Kit Jolliffe – drums) play brooding, twisting and melodious songs of confusion, disappointment, reason and hope. Combining folk and hymnal melodies, math riffs, afro beats and flat-out rock heart, HOATZIN are redefining the guitar trio format with their dense yet direct tunes and deft delivery. Their first track was selected for Tom Robinson’s Fresh Faves and BBC Introducing Mixtape, and they’re currently winning over the London circuit. With an album in progress, HOATZIN are looking to make waves in 2014.

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