Club nights these days are ten to the penny and tend to be two bob. There is one however which is defiantly worth the cash and stands heads and shoulders above the rest. That is Playhard. Their monthly extravaganzas have recently moved to the legendary Dingwalls and continue to go from strength to strength. In all our visits we’re yet to see a bad band or leave without wanting more. Gigslutz approved! Here’s what’s in store for April’s offering…
11th April; Playhard presents Caan & The Ghosts, Little Night Terrors, Cold Committee, The Broxton Hundred (live) with Jon Brookes (The Charlatans DJ set) from Camden Dingwalls. Music mixer social from 7pm, world wide broadcast from 8pm. £6 advances and more infohttp://wegottickets.com/event/
Not so much a hot ticket, as totally on fire. A veritable feast of five must see up and comers on one bill with Jon Brookes of The Charlatans on the deck to complete the party. He helped The Ghosts, (a band whose debut album, ‘The End’, is receiving huge acclaim across the press) come together and also drums on their latest single ‘Everything Will Do’. For the band, who were selected for SXSW 2013 this will be an extra special show for fans of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, from which they partly formed, as their co-headliner and fellow ex-member, Caan, is also on the bill. Both have albums in the pipeline with an electro beats twist on on indie rocking power pop.
They are joined with heavily tipped, fan base swelling guitar stars, Little Night Terrors and The Broxton Hundred. Down from North Wales are Cold Committee, who can not only count Liam Gallagher and Miles Kane among their (already dedicated) fans and being invited to some of the coolest supports going (watch their space) but they are also the posters boys for fashion store, Pretty Green. As with the rest of this bill, stardom beckons.
The whole show is being broadcast globally as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for iconic Camden venue, Dingwalls, by Playhard. The event is one year old but has already established itself as the musicians, media and industry music social. There are so many taste makers at every show that a slot on the bill has become a step to higher profile as well as international exposure. With it’s own audience of over 14,000+ viewers via http://playhardgigs.com and http://gotseen.com before the addition of the artists own fans, it is one of the UK rock n roll clubs on the rise, itself. London, you know where to be.