7pm, Friday 28 March 2014
SURYA, KING’S CROSS, LONDON
156 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JL
Tickets: £6 in advance, £8 on the door
Two Essex boys, a Brummie and a Londoner, with individual musical influences including genres such as Punk, Drum & Bass, Funk, Hardcore & Reggae
and no preconceived nonsense, it didn’t take long before those influences began to merge into a thick broth of filth and nastiness.
Their Debut EP, ‘The Fractured EP’ has been released via The Jon Kennedy Federation and digital distribution by Sony Worlwide and Hardcopy distribution via Rucktion Records.
The music they create represents the city in its realest sense. An uncontrolable beast with a hunger that consumes anything in its wake.
Broken Chakra represents the battle of life and decay. Amorality wrestles with conscience. One state changes to another.
Forever on Edge (F.O.E) are a four piece heavy rock band based in London. Dan James (Vocalist) formed the band in 2011 and moved to London to mould a band together. Three weeks after achieving a complete line up, F.O.E received their first gig at The Water Rats (Skunk Anansie, Oasis, Ra Ra Riot) in London, playing alongside Norwegian female seven string guitarist The Commander In Chief, who then requested F.O.E to share the stage again for the bands second gig at Camden Barfly. From there the band was booked a series of shows across London, returning to headline The Water Rats in January 2013.
Performing live is where Forever on Edge put all their work into action. Since exploding on the scene in May 2012, F.O.E have captured their audiences with a primitive and naturally heavy show, but providing the all important melodies for any crowd to chant along to. The band have now performed several headlining shows across London and are planning a UK tour and to take their music abroad…
Flowers of Evil are a heavy rock four-piece originally from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, now based in London.
Led by frontman Lee Haley and guitarist Dave Burdis, they gathered a dedicated following in their hometown for their intricate yet bludgeoning brand of muscular alt-jazz-rock. Fledgling line-ups and songs were shed in the name of progress and having relocated to London this year, they stood firm with a solid five-piece and the fully realised “What Little I Had Left” EP.
Taut drums and snarled but hooky vocals descended into mangled atonal guitars and increasingly frenetic free-jazz meltdowns whilst crushing riffs made way for languid lounge chords and keening falsetto.
Soon after they lost long-serving drummer Dean Pearson (Young Legionnaire, Ginger Wildheart, Losers) to a myriad of other projects, but with original bassist Dave Dorward moved behind the kit and Andrew Cleaver on bass they found a new freedom and lease of life.
Flowers of Evil are a band ready to come out of the shadows, or at least to invite you in… The “Sexual” EP is available now through Bandcamp.
“It’s the equal servings of power and genius in the musicianship that their fanbase has come to expect as well as their most confident output to date.” – Abacus Post (What Little I Had Left EP Review)
Started early in 2012, Spitehouse are a raw rock trio from North London. They recorded a demo EP in summer of 2012 and just recently released the single for the track Strictly Platonic with the addition of their new bassist. Soon to be recording their debut EP they like to keep things as dynamic and punchy as possible.
Dig For Victory pride themselves on continuously improving their blistering live shows. Merging classic 70’s rock with futuristic swathes of synth – you really owe it to yourself to experience this spectacle first-hand. It’s both dark and joyous so come, fill your head with light.