Officer Kicks (newer wave rock) + Kiara Scuro (electro punk) + Forms Forms Forms (power pop) on stage + DJs Earwax Radio + Dirty Sounds + VJ Warren Garland - 8pm-2am,£3/£1, @ New Cross Inn - South P.O.L.E. Club . A limited number of the (amazingly beautiful art collector’s items) 13:53 Magazines http://www.1353mag.com will be available, so come early!
OFFICER KICKS :“Infuriatingly catchy songs” (Independent On Sunday),"One of the best live bands I have ever seen" (Dave Berry, MTV) Home-turf knees up for debut single Dog Day Rush already getting radio play (including Xfm Single Of The Week, playlist etc)... and UK tour kick off. Fiercely independent/addictive, the Kicks ROCK live (+ ltd CD by The Blue Light District - artful style) http://myspace.com/officerkicks
Kiara Scuro: Cracking electro-punk trio of dynamo upstarts.Back at The Inn by insistent demand since storming the gaff in August. "The perfectly preened trio slam out tunes that make you listen and absorb you into the music in an almost catatonic way." (Maps Magazine). Another band that biz folks in the know are sniffing - not surprising really. http://myspace.com/kiarascuro
Forms Forms Forms : young local trio with crunchy triangular Powerpop and aggresive energy. Hear the Ratta-Tatta EP live on stage (ask for one this evening, while stocks last) - an Inn-n-P.O.L.E. fave, don't miss them. http://www.myspace.com/formsformforms
Earwax Radio DJs : "Rocklands even has its own semi-official podcasting radio station, Earwax, which performs all the rabble-rousing, word-spreading, tune-disseminating duties you’d have wanted from pirate radio once upon a time". (Time Out Magazine)http://www.wax-music.com / http://myspace.com/earwaxradio
Dirty Sounds Born on the New Cross Road then staging The Horrors, Bloc Party, Art Brut Vincent Vincent & The Villains, The Bronx, Razorlight, Good Shoes etc @ their glamorous garage disco punk death pop club. Request filthy riffed classics from Lenny Love via http://www.myspace.com/dirtysounds
Artful Picture Show by Warren Garland - eyes party
P.ublicly O.ozing L.uscious E.xuberance Club: E&A&R tips of the more individual / challenging /entertaining / addictive kind. “Put on to showcase a selection of the best unsigned bands around” (Artrocker) .
be there before 8pm for free entry... http://www.myspace.com/artfulmtb
OFFICER KICKS debut single DOG DAY RUSH / SHOOTERS HILL
download/ltd cd Redemption Records 15th October + UK Tour from 2nd October.
Brit rock anthem, Dog Day Rush, is a fitting introduction to Officer Kicks who are currently building a fine reputation amongst audiences and the hot acts of the moment, as well as rock n roll’s old guard. Writing “Infuriatingly catchy songs” (Independent On Sunday) and being hailed "One of the best live bands I have ever seen" (Dave Berry, MTV) , they are becoming addictive as word gets around...
2007 has already seen Officer Kicks tour with Jack Penate, adding to their previous shows with Nine Black Alps, The Holloways, and Lethal Bizzle as well as Club NME dates and a request to return to The Secret Garden Party Festival (which they stormed). Mani (Primal Scream/Stone Roses) had them in to record a live session for his Manchester radio show and XFM Scotland and London are among radio stations already spinning (including playlists / Single Of The Week / interviews etc... ) to favourable public response to this addictive band.
Dog Day Rush tells the all too familiar tale of everyman’s struggle with commuting, bad jobs and shitty wages, complete with big chanty sing-along choruses and sparky humour. Such cheeky tomfoolery dominates the lyrics, stage performance, life and general demeanour of Officer Kicks; Keith Wickham (drums), Jamie Scallion (vocals), Mike Skill (bass) and Fisher (guitar).
Having played music together as mates since school, this South London gang are tight as brothers. With high aspirations and an effervescent collective spirit, they live the rock n roll dream they envisaged together when they formed the band. They write hooky as hell, good time new wave rock and play every show as if it were a bawdy house party going down whilst your parents are out of town.
Fisher and Skill lead the vanguard of excess within the band, Jamie was a frontrunner until his liver packed up. Fisher’s lung collapsed during a sound check, but believing it was a touch of asthma, his fellow members prescribed him a triple Jack Daniels and a cigarette. Two serious operations and a fortnight in hospital later one of his testicles exploded during a gig on a boat...
Somehow still in one piece, Officer Kicks are bringing their chipper songs to your radio waves and theatre near you;
a DOG DAY RUSH AROUND THE UK...
2nd October - LONDON New Cross Inn (Artful Festival)
tour kicks off with a show on home turf with Kiara Scuro + Forms Forms Forms
3rd October - LONDON WATER RATS - 8pm support slot, contact the band officerkicks @ gmail.com (no spaces) for cheap entry guest list
4th October - DUNDEE Doghouse
5th October - GLASGOW Firewater (Horror Show)
6th October - FIFE The Greenside, Leslie
13th October - LONDON Nambucca, Holloway N7
16th October - CAMBRIDGE Barfly with Soho Dolls
17th October - LINCOLN The Cell
20th October - MANCHESTER Blue Cat
1st November - LONDON Water Rats Theatre (& End Of Tour Party).
Great live! (visual proof? 30 seconds of pre-release kicks-n-crowd @ monto water rats this summer)
“In 2005 we, Officer Kicks, made a band. Fanatical about making a record on our own terms we decided to raise the money ourselves. After hundreds of bring and buy sales, street theatre appearances and car washing marathons we saved enough sheckles to go to the best residential studio in the land. We spent three weeks perfecting The Six Grand Plot, an album that can only be described as unsafe, muscular and whip like. We then decided to brush up on the live performance. We played Over fifty times in 2006 (UK and Europe), mixed the album at the famous Olympic studio and mastered it with the legend that is Ray Staff (Led Zep, Bowie, Libertines etc). Then we signed a deal with Redemption records. We are not really ones for studio trickery and prefer to take a more classic approach. We not afraid to indulge in a ballad or accidentally write a tune that will touch a wider audience. We steer well clear of pretentious twattery and that, in my book, makes us O.K.”
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Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/nxpromotions
Added by artfulmtb on September 26, 2007