7.30pm, Saturday 11th January 2014
Dead on TV + dds + Decoy Jet
THE SEBRIGHT ARMS, BETHNAL GREEN, LONDON
31-35 Coate Street, London E2 9AG
Tickets: £5 in advance, £6 on the door
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.
DEAD ON T.V.
Here you have five men, either young-ish or young-once-ish. Each of them has chased the dream, got a glimpse and in one way or another fallen short. Towards the end of 2011 Dead on T.V. decided that being a good band wasn’t good enough. They left behind their one-paced in-and-out pogo-rock and have at least attempted to pen songs that spoke for who they are and what they were: a poorly dressed bunch of men with a penchant for harmony, terrible intentions, strident melodies and guitars, making music that will help you wake up feeling ever so slightly used!
dds is a band fronted by former Apartment guitarist. After a string of solo gigs, he has transformed his new project into a full band. Honest, vital and wanted for the murder of a Pat Benatar song.
New London based band Decoy Jet just formed at the dawn of the new year. They’re already equipped with a full catalogue of strong original songs, written in just a couple of weeks. A distinctive British sound, Indie tinged Rock & Roll with a groove that gives you no choice but to move with.