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Kick The Plug August 5th 2009 w/ 6 Day Riot + Mariners Children + Rowan Coupland


And so we’re back, from outer space… not really, just N16 but they’re both full of stars. Just the other day, I saw Tjinder Singh chatting with John Power on Church Street. Stellar.

Anyway, this month we have a headline set from Six Day Riot, which is incidentally what happened when we decided to take a month off. We have support from Mariners Children and Rowan Coupland.

myspace links: (Which is Mariners Children)

6 Day Riot are aces:

“a great big, bouncy, cynic-defying barrel of fun” Word

“sunny harmonies, calypso beats, buoyant melodies and quirky lyrics. Unashamedly poppy and irrepressibly charming” NME

“Stealing beats and licks from all over the folk-pop globe, ukulele led acoustica bursting with a joyous Afro-Latin energy… recalling the post punk clatter of Bow Wow Wow with a side order of Vampire Weekend” Uncut

“Lush” Independent on Sunday

“Fin de siècle folk-pop.. splendid” The Times

“Woozy Folk-Pop, a glorious jamboree of sound and sentiment. Come join the parade.” Clash

“rich both lyrically and musically, an enchanting album” The Fly

“Think Los Campesinos crossed with Emmy the Great at an evangelical church meeting with a revolutionary political agenda” Artrocker

“Unashamedly poppy and unashamedly fun while touching on serious, almost cathartic issues makes for a fine, fine record.” 8/10, 405

“Fuzzy, expressive, eccentric earthy pop songs” The List

Wilmington Arms, 69 Roseberry Avenue, EC1R 4RL
020 7837 1384
nearest tube Angel/Farringdon

£5 on the door
£4 advance from wegottickets

the neednowater label + kick the plug myspace

The Wilmington Arms

Kick The Plug 3rd September 2008 – Sons of Noel & Adrian + Blacklands + Stanton Delaplane

Hello, we’ve had a bit of facelift both blog-wise and flyer-wise now that Kick The Plug has now moved to the Wilmington Arms.

Hope you like it.

Here’s our first line-up in the new place:

Sons of Noel and Adrian
Closely resembling a giant centipede in motion Sons of Noel and Adrian grew up in the midlands with many like-minded musical folk. A couple of years ago they moved to Brighton to gather more legs and are now a fully formed outfit with sometimes as many as ten members or as few as five.

The music is acoustic and falls loosely into the progressive folk niche. At the core are Jacob and Toms tumbling guitars, joined by a colourful host of other instruments to create music that ranges from Shanty to Schoenburg, from deep underground to just above the surface and muses on whether excess can make you a better person and what’s to do when your credit’s all used up and there’s nowhere to go.

Renowned illustrator Al Murphy’s latest musical project is a favourite of ours and he returns to check out the new venue with a slightly smaller band for a more intimate show. Expect songs about baying wolves, sinking ships, moons and death, with a few chuckles thrown in for good measure.

Stanton Delaplane
Stanton has been playing solo developing his own live sound based around vocal loops and finger picked acoustic guitar. He now also incorporates a looped euphonium and music box as well as the odd bit of banjo and when I saw him in Bristol had a marvelous use of a french horn (although it may have been a Tuba, I’m not so hot on brass instruments).

As ever, Tom and I will be playing music between sets to keep your minds from wandering too far and this time we’ll be being joined by Dale Grundle of The Sleeping Years who’ll be bringing a choice selection of songs for your entertainment.

Should be an excellent night, hopefully see you all there.

here’s a flyer and Map should you want either of them;
Kick the plug 3/9/08