Jerrer and Laura attempt to put on a night out in London. talk to us: thenightofthetriffids at gmail dot com
OK so contrary to usual behaviour we’ve got our next night all ready to go! It’s the London leg of the Middle Ones / Ace Bushy tour, plus two other awesomes. Here’s what’s happening:
Saturday 14th April
The George Tavern, Whitechapel, E1 0LA
Dancing til late with Trev Odd Box, DJ Inland Revenue & DJ Nipple High Trousers
Chris used to be the brilliant Winston Echo. In a nearly unrelated thread, one of us used to stalk his writing on the internets and read his chapbooks and blogs. Then we saw Anguish Sandwich on the last Ace Bushy / Middle Ones tour in an undocumented but excellent gig at the Chameleon in Nottingham. Chris had turned to 3 and they blew us away. Since then they have stormed Indietracks and Reading Festival and by the time of this show will hopefully have a 7” EP out too on Odd Box Records.
“You’ll get the primordial ooze of punk here: terse lyrics that are brutally honest and frankly unsatisfied, backed by simple rhythms and a bedeviling sense of humour.” The Girls Are
“a very good band with a very good name and very good songs in the tradition of like the Pixies and Nirvana” We Who Are About To Die
The Middle Ones
The Middle Ones one of the best bands in the world. There, we said it. The Fly says it better:
“Sure, there’s sugar in here, but it’s addictive rather than overpowering. They deal in rough acoustic sketches that teeter on the brink of total collapse, like all the best songs should. Maybe you disagree with that last statement, but whatever – it’s their wholly adorable charm that holds everything together. The sheer glee that goes into every ramshackle arrangement keeps everything afloat, and they’re steered clear of saccharine by dint of their sneakily brilliant tunesmithery. It would be quite convenient to tag them as indiepop, antifolk or perhaps even folk-punk (just about) – but The Middles Ones are too special to be sullied with such boring genre taggery. The live arena’s where they’re going to sparkle – let yourself be charmed.”
Ace Bushy Striptease
“This generation’s Beatles” The Line Of Best Fit
“It’s like an odd mix of the Wedding Present and the Lovely Eggs, by parts classic indie, and by parts the hyperactive theme tune to a children’s television programme gone horribly wrong.” Song By Toad
“like the musical equivalent of a macaroni collage that’s been smeared with glitter.” Kill The Outlaws
Fulhäst is Nik from Moustache of Insanity. This will be his first solo gig perhaps and he promises us he’ll write some songs soon. He may or may not have some people thrashing with him but expect extra Gameboy and extra awesome: http://fulhast.tumblr.com/ There’s one song on there thus far. It’s ace. And a cassette EP coming soon.
So our fourth and final artiste for Friday night is A Bug Collapse - which is Bas from Ace Bushy Striptease on his own with his guitar and overdrive pedal. We’re not really sure what is going to happen but if it’s anything like his usual songwriting it’ll defo be completely brill!
So we’ve booked Night of the Triffids II! At the lovely George Tavern again in Whitechapel on Friday 13th January (sharp intake of breath at how flippin soon that is) - and we’re delighted to be able to confirm that indie-pop heroes The Give It Ups will be playing! Yeah!
They’ve got new material, an album out this year maybe and already have a host of excellent EPs out with Odd Box Records, AS WELL as having played Indietracks 2010, so will basically be excellent.
“With a collection of fuzzy, loud, short pop songs with hooks so big they could reel in a whole shoal of duffel coated indie pop lovers it can’t be long before they’re a part of the staple diet of music lovers the world over. ” The Devil Has The Best Tuna
We’ll hopefully have some more bands confirmed soon! But we DO have Fall Out Make Up DJing again, which is great, ‘cause they’re really great, and kept everyone truly on their toes allll night last time!
OK so we had our first ever show at The George Tavern in Whitechapel back on Saturday 22nd October. The line-up was hearts!attack, Falling & Laughing, Ace Bushy Striptease and No Plato. It went better than we could have imagined, all the bands were awesome and really lovely, the DJs in between bands (DJ Inland Revenue & DJ Stone Cold Steve Martin) were ace and Fall Out Make Up kept the George full and on its toes until 3am with constant killer tunes. And loads of people turned up. Thank you so much to anyone who came!
So, we’ll more than likely be doing another one early in the new year and have already been busy plotting the line-up. Hopefully we can do it at the George again, ‘cause there’s nothing better than an all up in yr grill punk-pop show, right?