Monday, 26 November 2012


Good morning!
As we edge into the festive whiteout we return this week with three shows! Our first two, Wild Nothing on Wednesday and White Fence on Thursday are now both sold out, thank you for buying tickets, apologies to anyone who missed out. We still however have some tickets for Friday night's CHAIN & THE GANG show which sees Ian Svenonius grace our stage (well The Lexington's) once again in the good company of THE NUNS and MICKEY GLOSS, total party gauranteed! Full details trail away below, along with newly listed shows for DAN DEACON, MATMOS, PEOPLE LIKE US, TROPA MACACA, HELM and WILD NOTHING.

Today also sees our final release of 2012 bubble out of the forge. Available on weighty 180g LP, CD and MP3, PEEPHOLES' debut album 'The Overspill' is released today worldwide. You can pick up a copy from all good record shoppes or from our webstore.
It's a really brilliant album, forever playing in our heads, enjoy the blurbs and/or stream now at Dazed.

The Overspill
Formats:  CD /LP /MP3

Track listing:

1. Ah Ah Ah
2. Conversation
3. Pinnacles
4. Lion
5. Keychain
6. Marimba
7. We Don’t Like Anyone
8. The Overspill
9. Living In Qatar

PEEPHOLES are Katia Barrett and Nick Carlisle; a synth/drums duo defining their unique sound with both discipline and disorder. Barrett and Carlisle originally from Bahrain and Northern Ireland respectively met in Brighton in 2006 after bonding over a Chinese violin and the quietest of music. They quickly turned the volume up and hit on their winning strategy of soaring, stammering synth lines, primal drumming and low-slung vocals. Treading a tightrope between underground punk and dance music, Peepholes write cloaked anthems as likely to open celestial gates with keys of repetition as to soundtrack a Dark Age future. Their music is otherworldly, aching with wild beats, echoing with cavernous atmospheres.

After a series of well-received mini-albums, EPs and some earth-shaking live performances, Peepholes have finally finished their debut album proper for Upset The Rhythm entitled “The Overspill”. “The Overspill” continues on from last record “Caligula” with its rejection of traditional song form, allowing each track to follow it’s own fluid course, to hunt down its essential cadence. With this new album, Peepholes have realised a long ambition of theirs; trusting many first take vocals, following hunches, concentrating on the flow. You can hear that on opener ‘Ah Ah Ah’ with its insistent motorik feel and pleading vocal of masked sounds. Carlisle’s synth stalks Barrett’s blurred voice into a formless coda of tumbling toms whilst some nihilistic Fairlight pipes join the pursuit, only to resurface later on Fourth World melodic rush ‘Keychain’. ‘Living In Qatar’ exceeds in leaking out from the edges of the “we go out every night, we try out every car” pop realm into a vast somber void of tracing synthesizers, exclamations and hallucinations. The last ten minutes of the song forego gods, deny the human and escape storytelling and this is what Peepholes have done with this album. With “The Overspill”, Peepholes have not only escaped the story, they’ve escaped the narrator, leaving something beautiful yet profoundly ambiguous in its absence.

\\\\\\ FRIDAY /////


Friday 30 November
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Angel, N1 9JB
8pm | £9.00 |

CHAIN AND THE GANG is current musical project from Ian Svenonius, a man who needs little introduction. Chain And The Gang is packed with conceptual sass, slinky rhythms, gospel punk and as much call-and-response fun as you'd expect from the man. For this tour Ian has lined up a five piece band to help him to slap the groove and power up the soul. They are tired of liberty… tired of being free… they say "if this is 'freedom' then lock me up and throw away the key." Chain are concerned that the spread of liberty has been detrimental to the world. Everywhere liberty goes, it leaves a path of destruction. Fast food, bad architecture, militarism, rampant greed, environmental destruction, imperial conquest, class struggle; these phenomena, when combined, seem to be synonymous with "Liberty." So just as they call it "liberty" or "freedom" when war and greed stalk the land, Svenonius calls his band Chain And The Gang. For Svenonius, this is another step in a life spent trying to do as little as possible. He's been seen on stage as a lecturer promoting his book "The Psychic Soviet", as a singer in the groups Make-Up, Scene Creamers, Weird War, and Nation of Ulysses, and also as interviewer of interesting people on the internet chat show Soft Focus. Chain's most recent album 'In Cool Blood' was released through K Records earlier this year.

THE NUNS are an all-lady six-piece who love The Monks. They love The Monks so much, in fact, that they play the songs of the Amercian GIs turned garage rock pioneers, replete with full habit get up.

MICKEY GLOSS is a psychedelic punk group that started in Australia and ended up in London. They play static lullabies full of absurd rants and transient tales. There first album, the independently released ‘Indelible Ballad of the Tainted Fur’, is a cartoon rock mindwarp. Look out for the band's recent 7" flexi on X-Ray Recordings, let your freak flag fly!

Thanks for reading, listening, being!

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NAYTRONIX (Nate from Tune-Yards)
Monday 3 December
Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston,  N16 8BJ
8pm | £6.00 |

Wednesday 5 December
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Angel, N1 9JB
8pm | £7.00 |

CHRIS COHEN (Deerhoof / Cryptacize / The Curtains / Captured Tracks)
Friday 14 December
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, Angel, N1 9JB
8pm | £7.00 |

TROPA MACACA (Siltbreeze / Software)
Wednesday 23 January
The Sebright Arms, 31-35 Coate Street, Bethnal Green, E2 9AG
8pm | £6.00 |

Wednesday 13 February
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PQ
8pm | £11.00 |

Tuesday 19 March
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, Old Street, EC2A 4AW
8pm | £10.00 |

Thursday 21 March
The Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, N1 9NL
7.30pm | £11.00 |

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