GARAGELAND 94 ~ 70’s PUNK ROCK + GARAGEPUNK + ROCK’N’ROLL CLUB ~ FREE ENTRY !!
FRIDAY the 8th of MARCH
Lucy and the Rats
The Shacklewell Arms
71 Shacklewell Ln,
London E8 2EB
Please come early. Bands from 8:30pm then DJs spin ’77+ punk rock, snarling ’60s garage and raw rock ‘n’ roll!!
Lucy and the Rats
The Rats are Aussie punk rock legend Lucy Spazzy’s new London backing outfit. According to a (sadly now deceased) witness, their sound comes across like a lab experiment gone wrong, the most delicate of hamsters being ravaged by the filthiest sewer rat whilst humming the sweetest of sweet melodies… Science gone, indeed, too far!! With Manu (Thee Tumbitas) on the drums, Joe (Johnny Throttle) and Mike (Animal Cannibal) on the twin guitar assault, you know these rodents are here to bite you. Here come the Rats!
CUT are rock and roll/Punk/Noise trio from Italy.
Their sound has been described in many ways but the band’s favourite is still: “John Lee Hooker stuck in a post-punk straitjacket” (http://www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk).
Since their first inception in 1996, they have released five studio albums and have been constantly touring all over Italy and Europe thus earning their reputation as one of the wildest and most intense live bands on the scene.
During the years they’ve been sharing the stage with the likes of: Iggy & The Stooges, Violent Femmes, Heavy Trash, The Jim Jones Revue, The Make Up, Unwound, Royal Trux, International Noise Conspiracy, Eels, Delta ’72, Man Or Astroman, The Hives, Guitar Wolf, Mudhoney and many other Italian and international acts.
Their first album “Operation Manitoba” (released in 1998) has been described as “best Italian rock debut of the year” by Rumore, Italy’s main rock monthly.
The band have 16 UK tours under their belt. Other international experiences include repeated tours of Germany, France, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia,
Slovenia, Croatia, Switzerland and shows in the New York (USA) area.
Their 2010 Annihilation Road album has been recorded and mixed by Matt Verta-Ray of Speedball Baby/Heavy Trash fame in his New York studio, NY HED. The album has been mastered by Ivan Julian, from legendary punk/new wave outfit Richard Hell and The Voidoids!
In October 2011 the band released a live album, recorded during CUT’s UK tour of the same year. The album – The Battle of Britain – portraits the band in their favourite milieu: a fiery,
intense and wild live show.
CUT have also released a 7” split with Rocket Recording artists Julie’s Haircut, featuring a mash-up of Hot Chocolate’s Emma and Suicide’s Dream Baby Dream: weird but true.
From September 2013 the band’s catalogue is distributed by Antipop Records (UK). In February 2017 CUT have release the sixth studio album of their 22-years long history. The new record,
titled Second Skin, features many guests among the band’s friends and cooperators, like Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Iggy & The Stooges) and Stefano Pilia (guitar player in Rokia Traoré’s band and Mike Watt’s Il Sogno Del Marinaio). Since the album’s release he band has been touring non-stop all over Italy, Europe and the UK.