THE SAVAGE NOMADS
SLOWGUN (O Genesis)
Live at The Amersham Arms
Friday 1st November 2013. 8pm-11pm. FREE ENTRY
The Amersham Arms is spearheading a renaissance of live music in south London, proving that not everything needs to happen out East. The venue have had their grubby fingers pressed hard on the pulse for years, having been the setting for Childhood and Tigercub’s early gigs.
To continue this vital role the venue plays in forwarding careers of new bands, they are setting the stage for three of the most vital acts today. It’s this Friday. It starts at 8pm. It’s free.
It’s occasions like this that allow people to get the most out of this fair city without the need to spunk money everywhere – so without further ado – allow us to introduce the bands:
THE SAVAGE NOMADS are intense post-post-new wave South London indiepups who are back from creative hibernation with 25 new songs. Keep an eye out for the cheeky London sightseeing video for ‘Jaded Edges’ which has been receiving praise (and airplay) on 6music and regionally too. The Clash’s Mick Jones says ‘I can’t think of a better band than The Savage Nomads to rock the whole world’ whilst Artrocker magazine call their new material ‘the year’s strongest indie’. They’re turning heads and are bound for greatness. You’ll tell your idiot children about them.
SLOWGUN formed in 2005 and have been playing their catchy indie-rock-pop tunes on and off ever since. Slowgun have played gigs with Tim Burgess of the Charlatans, Shonen Knife, Yuck, Bellini, The Primitives, Pete and the Pirates, Versus, Wussy and many more.
Tim Burgess couldn’t get two songs into their demo without texting the band asking if he could record them. Tim signed them to his record label O Genesis and together they released their double A side single “Next Time” and “Sidekick Me”.
Not much is known about this two piece other than their impeccable ability to pen a sound reminiscent of The White Stripes and Bass Drum Of Death. Mixing pop catchiness with a debauched guitar and percussion, they stand out as one of the brightest prospects of the year. Their performance comes within days of supporting Blaenavon at the Trinity centre in Dalston. Are you going to let Johnny Dalston have all the fun? Are you?
IT’S FREE ENTRY, SHUT UP AND PUT YOUR SHOES ON