Okay, we’re back a little sooner than expected…
STATIC SHOCK GIG VOL #151: A ST. PATRICK’S DAY SPECIAL WITH…
THE NUMBER ONES
Dublin’s finest are back in London for the first time in two years to celebrate the release of their new EP on Static Shock!
“They are a Dublin based four-piece featuring members of Cian Nugent and The Cosmos, Strong Boys and The Pacifics. Even though they are based in Dublin, they sound like a classic Good Vibrations band from 1979. The Number Ones have energy, passion and tunes so good, it makes you think you’ve heard them already. Each track is a golden nugget of power pop fun that never outlasts it’s welcome as every track is under three minutes. Although this sort of music seems to have been done a million times before, it sounds fresh in the hands of The Number Ones. This is pure summer fun for fans of Rudi, Protex, Exploding Hearts, Buzzcocks and The Tranzmitors.”
SAUNA YOUTH are an evolving band of young future humans making truly irregular punk. Not seen live in London since last summer, the band have been locked away writing and recording their third full length, so expect a wealth of new material of their instantly recognisable catchy pogo-punk. Always keen to embrace contradictions, Sauna Youth meld primal, chugging, barely contained urgency with reflective and complex concepts and themes; jabbing guitars giving way to locked grooves, siren-like samples, and unified polyphonous vocals. Forever loud, forever youth.
THE LOWEST FORM
A swirling, nasty hardcore punk record by one of Britain’s finest ensembles. Negative Ecstasy takes the listener (that would be you, duh) through an aural obstacle course of thuggish pounding and piercing feedback wash. Get dirty. Where would we all be without a couple fuzz pedals? Probably listening to Vivaldi or something refined. No thanks. “I want to bash my brains out, bleed all over your drugs and watch you smoke ’em up as I drift off to the inevitable. THE LOWEST FORM is it, bruv.” -Martin Ken
Es are four women based between London and Glasgow making ‘mutant synth-punk for our dystopian present’. Tense, bass driven and synth heavy with frantic drumming and cold, direct vocals, the 12″ delivers 4 tracks of gelid guitar-less post punk that is equal parts sparse and cosmic. Think of a mix of KUKL with NO DEFENCES jamming with X-MAL DEUTSCHLAND and you may be getting there.
Saturday March 17th
Boston Music Room
178 Junction Road