THE SOUNDING ALLEY TAPES@ The Underdog Gallery
Arch 6, Crucifix Lane, LONDON SE1 3JWTHE SOUNDING ALLEY TAPES
limited edition black vinyl, green vinyl and red vinyl LP on Squoodge Records (Berlin)
CD LP on PHONO EROTIC (London)
with two live sets by THE LONDON DIRTHOLE COMPANY
and DJ sets by band members:
Debbie Smith (The Nitty Gritty, Get Hot Or Go Home at The Tiki Bar, Archway, Original Dance Music DJ collective, The Lexington), Professor Blinding (Dirty Water Club, Big Club), Kirsten Reynolds (Silent Disco @ Yoko Ono’s Meltdown, and Silent Disco Goes to the Moon, Royal Festival Hall), Ashley Davies (Upper Holloway Gentlemen’s Hospitality Committee), G.G. Baron (Mr Jailbait, Ashtray Heart), Lewis Richardson, (DJ Lew)
The full line up will be the regular machine room of:
Stand up drums – Ms Reynolds, Mr Lewis, Mr Richardson, Mr Carne
Bass – Mr Davies
Guitars – Ms Smith, Prof Blinding, Mr Jailbait
1st Set 9pm
vocals – Ms Lolo Wood, (The Advanced Plastics Group, Ye Nuns, Joanne Joanne) Mr Dick Scum, (Armitage Shanks), Ms Bongo Debbie (Headcoatees)
2nd set 10pm
vocals – Mr Wajid Yaseen (2nd Gen, Scrap Club), Ms Ludella Black, (Delmonas), Ms Kim-Leigh Pontin (Mentalists)
entrance £5 (includes £4 money off token for records!)
black vinyl £10
THE LONDON DIRTHOLE COMPANY – MODERN IST EP
4 STARS (out of 5)
The London Dirthole Company’s latest offering the ‘Modern Ist EP’ is as raucous and punk as anything that they have done previously. Opening track ‘Professor The Confessor’ could be a White Stripes song, and powered by a pounding drumbeat and a fuzzy bass line the track has an immediate appeal. Next up is ‘Crying Onions’, a fast paced affair with it’s spiky guitar parts and female led vocals taking centre stage.
Both these tracks are almost over before they have begun as neither clocks in at more than a minute and a half, yet it is this immediacy that makes them so appealing. There’s not time for any nonsense with The London Dirthole Company and the band sound fantastic for it.
Closing track ‘Tomorrow, Today’ sounds like ‘Strange House’ era Horrors with it’s driving bass line and howling vocals giving the song a huge amount of power. There is something slightly sinister about this track and the band appears to revel in it. The gear is turned up loud and the parts played at break neck speed. If you get the chance to catch these lot live don’t miss it.
previous live show:
Saturday 6 April 2013
CLUB HELL: THE ATROCITY EXHIBITION
The Others, 6-8 Manor Rd, LONDON N16 5SA
7pm-Late Free B4 8pm, otherwise £7/£5 if dressed as The Apocalypse
CLUB HELL RETURNS WITH: THE ATROCITY EXHIBITION
Visual aberrations in the Apocalypse Lounge:
Decaying collages of the end of civilisation by SEXTON MING
Sex, death, beastly chimeras courtesy of JONI BELARUSKI
The Tarot according to ELLA GURU & THE STUCKIST ART MOVEMENT: Dictators, drunks, rock n’ roll popes & transvestite soothsayers stumbling through cities in decay.
Darkness, pain & perversion brought to you by CHRIS YATES
The influence of life, death, and sex rituals on society rendered in avant-garde photomontage by ANI LANG
Musical accompaniment from:
THE LONDON DIRTHOLE COMPANY
Around 5 drummers, 5 guitarist/bass/etc players. With all kinds of special guests.
Whatever they think they’re doing at the time. I can’t keep up, frankly.
They’ve been compared to The Fall & The Velvet Underground, perhaps because they were mavericks, as well. But this lot are a different kettle of fish entirely.
Marvellously controlled, dynamic chaos. If you like things, you’d like this.
” Euphoric, gleeful sonic violence. Go there.” –
A moronic inferno. The new stuff, after half a bottle of whiskey, sounds like you’ve been touched by the hand of God. Sounds damn fine when sober, to boot. He went to live in Morocco, and something must have happened out there. Something savage and deranged. Now he sounds like Reverend Beat Man having a particularly psychotic episode.
If you like that sort of thing.
DDR MAN (SEXTON MING)
By night, Sexton Ming becomes DDR Man. He sings you songs, garbed solely in a thong & a WW1 German gas mask. DDR Man lives in the murky netherzone between comedy and terror. In a crazed, post-apocalyptic future, he could be your dad. Or something even worse. Think about that.Go on.
Here he is coming to grips with Love Is The Drug by Roxy Music:
“The Thinking Man’s GG Allin…”
‘The most abominable thing I’ve ever seen’ – Germaine Greer
‘I peed myself a little’ – Antonin Artaud
CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED
…Are literally children. 5-10 years of age. They first congealed in 2009 to play a filthy, deranged version of We’re All Going To Hell by The Bastard Fairies, and promptly went away somewhere.Now they’ve reformed. Only not in that way. And they are legion. They’ll be backed by very special guests; saying what they’re going
to do would spoil the surprise. Think Kinder Neubabuten proto-punk on PCP, with children, and you’d be halfway there.
FRAGMENTS OF FILTH
Mindboggling, psychotronic morsels from cinema’s back passage.
DJ: BEN HELL
Spinning aimlessly in psychedelic biker surf garage bubblegum porn garage trash, and other things, too.
Saturday April 6th,
Free B4 8pm, otherwise £7/£5 if dressed as The Apocalypse.
The Others, 6-8 Manor Rd, N16 5SA