here’s the latest Damnably Radio Podcast and it has a session & interview from new Damnably act Capt.Lovelace plus some live recordings from the Walpurgis Nacht festival, including the premiere of a new song from us we are calling ‘Hand bastard’ but check out those ‘These Estates’ songs-such an amazing band.
PIKA vs The Werewolves Of London
Thursday, July 16, 2015
22 Blenhein Gardens
London, UK SW2 5BZ
At The Brixton Windmill
Adv. Tickets £6 Wegottickets or Songkick
PIKA vs The Werewolves Of London (2 drum kit set)
Pika improvises on drums and guitar with a pack of musicians from London’s alternative scene including Rama (Drums) Former Utopia, Simon (Bass) smallgang, Toshi (keys) smallgang, Alex (guitar) Splintered Man, George (guitar/bass) Former Utopia.
Moon Mama – Pika plays songs from her new album and previous releases
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Pika from Osaka, Japan is the drummer from legendary Japanese duo ‘Afrirampo’ (2002-2010)
who were described by All Tomorrow’s Parties main-man Barry Hogan as having one of the two greatest live shows ever to appear at ATP.
Pika just released her second solo album ‘Ryu No Sumika’, that picked up 7.0 score in Pitchfork
Very much part of Japan’s experimental Rock/improv scene and has played as part of Acid Mothers Temple, The Yoko Ono Band,
toured with Sonic Youth, Lightening Bolt and killed it at 3 ATP’s.
Live Pika plays both drums and guitar but you’ll never know what she’ll do. Simply one of the most arresting performers in the world today
playing her second London solo show since we put her on back in December 2010.
“The Japanese noise-rock duo’s enchantments and incantations cast such a spell over audiences it’s as though they are practicing sonic witchcraft” Everett true The Guardian
It’s never long,…before Afrirampo are again off and running, joyfully veering to the cusp of feral, white-hot noise, as they drag their songs kicking and screaming towards distant untold possibilities.”7.9 Pitchfork
SHONEN KNIFE 985
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Cafe OTO (map)
22 Ashwin Street
London , UK E8 3DL
After so many of their UK gigs SOLD OUT, Damnably is pleased to announce we'll have a special 'Damnably at 8' SHONEN KNIFE gig as an end of their 'Overdrive' Tour party and in lieu
of us narrowly missing their 1000th gig. Sooo, we celebrate SHONEN KNIFE's 985th gig at Cafe Oto in Dalston with London's smallgang who
also launch their new album 'san (三)' at this event too and Former Utopia.
SHONEN KNIFE 985
At Cafe Oto,
Over 18's only
Advance Tickets £10 @
or via SEE http://www.seetickets.com/artist/shonen-knife/664599
All female Japanese cult trio Shonen Knife finish their 29 date European ‘Overdrive’ tour with one final London gig which is their 985th gig.
Formed in Osaka almost 33 years ago, the trio rose from humble DIY beginnings to touring with Nirvana on their ‘Nevermind’ tour, trailblazing a path for women in music and inspiring legions of bands. Championed by Nirvana, Sonic Youth and hailed as a favourite by the crème-de-la-crème of Alternative Rock, Shonen Knife remain one of the most influential and beloved of Japanese rock exports.
Live, they are a tight with machine-precision, punching out fast, highly exciting sets of Punk, Pop, Rock & Metal hits, all coated with their own distinctively quirky and life-affirming charm. As they fast approach their 1,000th gig, Shonen Knife's joy and invention shows no sign of fading. As Naoko says, “Let's Rock!”
Bad Luck Song >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gifQpJmnlY&feature=kp
Like A Cat >>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4d1Nup38Do&feature=kp
When You Sleep (MBV Cover) >>https://soundcloud.com/damnably/shonen-knife-when-you-sleep
Shonen Knife Home site: http://www.shonenknife.net/
Shonen Knife Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShonenKnifeOfficial
Shonen Knife Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShonenKnife
Half-japanese London based trio fronted by two baritone voiced brothers that have been making a name for themselves with volcanic live shows exploding tight poppy post-punk with effortless complexity and crazed solo's. Last year the band toured the UK with Bored Spies (members of-Seam/Bitch Magnet/OWC) and just toured the UK with Shonen Knife and release their 3rd album ‘San’ on Damnably June 2nd. See a great review of this in Collective Zine @ http://www.collective-zine.co.uk/reviews/?id=9479
“Stylish art rockers “ - Time Out
“Great record” - The Line Of Best Fit
NEW Video>>'Dust' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qRQ8u8g2wE
East London's post punk trio who've toured throughout the UK, Italy and Europe with Shonen Knife & Julie Doiron. Released their self-recorded Collapsar EP in 2013 that saw mostly 8/10 reviews on press aggregate and garnered radio love from Gideon Coe & Tom Ravenscroft on BBC 6 Music.
John Kennedy XFM Radio “FANTASTIC!”
Pocket Jury “The overall highlight is the fantastic ‘Blue Fugue’, which sounds like a collision between Frigid Stars era Codeine and Zuma era Crazy Horse"
Slowthrills “…subtle melodies delivered in an understated baritone vocal coupled with edgy, occasionally heavy guitars. The way the songs creep up on you and develop is reminiscent of that great, often overlooked band Silkworm.”
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