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Greetings from the second world,

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thezineuk.co.uk @thezineuk (front page) It must be Autumn/Winter 2015 A real surreal movement weaving a tad-fucked-off, Once Upon Another Time tapestry; #Uniqulture. Poets of all generations, genres, genders and other generalisations - but not gentrifications. Mighty spirits with accidental comedy, living in soul free times of wilful tragedy. They have warm hearts in cold reality = skint achievement through supernatural magic, and, recently, a Super Blood Moon harvest. Chapter 007 - things are starting to BOND

CLICK this book’s interactive pages : articles, music, videos ThanX All the Artists/Creators and TheZineUK Team, Adam Foley, Andy Palmer, Bruno Wizard, CIVX, Citinite, GigSlutz, Gillian Porter, Gordon Raphael, Heather Minx Ferguson, Helen Cairns, Pirate Treasures, Jason Joyce, Joe Whitney, Joyzine, Judith Fisher, Karen Emanuel, Kathy Gray, Kelly Munroe, Ned Dylan, Paul Sng, Phoenix Fry, Steven Wells, Tommy Kennedy IV, Zeitgeit Press. Images Andrew Loveridge, Daniela Fleckenstein, Duncan Stafford, Ian Hurd, Jeff Moh, Jeffrey Pitcher, Juliette deMomignyLorna Cort, Maria Vickery, Polly Harvey, Suza Sputnik, Tarquin Clark, Tom Sheehan Diary : Caffy St Luce


Last issue; Amy of Nova Twins and Claudia of Cat Bear Tree grace the front page. TheZineUK being helpful? (at the time, there was concern about the lack of female fronted bands at the major rock music festivals) or were we just reaction provoking? Either way, both bands have gone on to more, well deserved, attention since Polly Harvey of Polstar Photography snapped them a our No3Expo in Spring and we provoked sufficiently to viral across the media like defiant marmite. So then, what else since our June 2015 ArtBeat event completed that Chapter? Read on —>


July

2015 Photography by Andrew Loveridge

—> If this was a computer game, most of us have made it to this, the next level. Last Chapter we went from the #No3Expo in Spring and our Art-a-Space Warehouse, to the seaside in Summer for #TheZineUK Sessions at The Great Escape Festival in May. We rounded things off in June, when we came home to Amersham Arms and the ArtBeat social with Gordon Raphael on the decks. It was the day after one of the band’s he’d produced, The Strokes, played Hyde Park. His review of that event, for us, caused reactions across Xfm Radio, Guardian, NME, various music/culture sites) as July began. That’s one way for us to introduce ourselves to a wider audience! Above, is an image of another artist that Gordon has produced, Ned Dylan (see further on in this chapter, for the lowdown on that new excitement!).

2016 is already properly, punk thanks to new inspirations and aspirations. #TheBritz are sure releasing huge sounds this year. The new soundtracks of our lives. Some of the instigators are in these pages. Without further ado, we begin Chapter 007 with a kiss up in a brewery…


The ArtBeat of Uniqulture calls into Camden Town Brewery on Sunday 19th July 2015. Jean Genie’s Massive Hugs and James Fisher played intimate sets amongst family and friends. We shared a bring your own Sunday Lunch Picnic and drank cold, fresh high quality, bespoke beer right where it was being made. A life affirming afternoon with our friends; photographers Polly Harvey and Rupert Hitchcox, musician, Phil Phamous of Rhiannon The Nightmare, our Fashion Director, Ben Dodd, our roadshow DJ, Disco MarkY, mover shaker Paul Maps of Joyzine and Kosmic Troubadour among many more lovelies.


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Music, family and friends ruled this day. Rupert Hitchcox snapped me with my friend James Fisher (I was his manager when he played in underground rockers, Officer Kicks). I met fab Polly (pictured with Phil and Ben at their shows and it was “Seargent Wilko” of the Kicks Army who introduced me to the band, Trampolene, who not only got under my skin in the best possible way, but also feature further on in this chapter). We have all travelled to July 2015. This day bonded some favourite tunes and people. Ha ha! Michael Skorjanec of Officer Kicks was there too (the band’s family tree is a Sarf East London mad house of love) with the twins (whot were up Jo’s jumper first time I met her), trying to get their dad to get on stage and “play songs with Uncle Jamie!.” Ah, you gotta love Lazy Sunday Afternoons… (Caffy)


#TheBritz - Not quite TV show, “The Brits”, but just as full of contenders. Some crazy idea about celebrating the achievements of the poetic souls in the underground situationism we lived since Chapter 1 with #WildeLifeAwards as a working title. Would love to see Pink Cigar (below) on national telly,. More on them, further on, caught live on 25th September. At time of writing this they are just about to head to USA, Reverend & The Makers have DIY’d a massive album hit with ‘Mirrors’, and as the film ‘Invisible Britain’ is screened nationwide, some people are still in the recovery position after Sleaford Mods were on BBC2’s Later With Jools Holland! (pic opposite by Duncan Stafford). Our so called Prime Minister and his cronies jeered openly at the poor, sick and disabled on TV. Then, pix of the so called Mayor of London tackling a ten year old child to the ground while “playing” rugby are doing the rounds. I think people have got more to worry about than musicians, gateway to our escapisms…


Let TheZineUK Sessions begin! Thank You SO much to freshly formed alt rock band; CIVX. Click the TV and attend their DIY virtual show.

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Uniqulture thrives ON collaboration, and copromotion. Check out

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- an essential media to new music. That’s their logo on our #TGE15 poster (with much appreciation for the help as we find our way). Click the logo for tipped as feck bands, intelligent interviews with them and the kit knowledge that gets into the soul of a music artist.

This is Kat Five of the band, Feral Five at Music Tech Fest. She went to Music Tech Fest Sweden to present, hack and perform. Her recycled 3-string with electronic effects “sounded like ‘Seasick Steve on crack’ said Jon Eades of Abbey Road Studios.For Kitmonsters, Kat gave a talk at MTF on DIY Music Tech Culture, that featured #uniqulture artists You The Living. Since that trip she also filmed the first ever interview with the amazing Nova Twins (who graced No3Expo) Feral Five article continued over the page…


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Feral Five launched their single ‘Neurotrash’ in June (featured in The Zine and on BBC 6 Music Recommends). The Flip X remix of the track has had radio play from Simon Raymonde and Eddy Temple-Morris. The Ferals have also created a ‘dynamite’ new remix of deux furieuses’ ‘Can We Talk About This’ which due, at time of writing for end of October deux furieuses remember; “We actually hatched the plan to have Feral Five remix our first single while drinking together at No3 Expo (after Little Death Machine & more) at Number3London in March. Something was in the air that night!”


TheZineUK after show at Latest Music Bar, The Great Escape

We had our first experience of TGE 2015 ((The Great Escape, Europe’s largest new music fetival) in Brighton just around the time of our third single. We played in the afternoon at Bar Rogue, The Albion Hotel and afterwards Vas was shat on by a Brighton pigeon mid rant. Later we went to The Zine Sessions to see Bad For Lazarus who we had played with recently in London. They were fantastic as usual. We sat on the ground in the lane outside talking to other musicians and knew we were at the centre of the universe because that's how great music makes you feel.

Ros & Vas - deux furieuses


In our last chapter, modern music producer legend, musician (and contributor to The Zine),

Gordon Raphael, met with fellow artist Joe Whitney at the June 2015 Amersham Arms ArtBeat event (a live music social for creative trail blazers) via The Zine’s Arts Editor, Chenaii A. Madhoo. In this chapter, we are graced with some of Joe’s work. This page; “Cruelletta”. Other page; Stills from the short film of the same name.


In Chapter 3 of #TheZineUK, Adam Foley was making a film. Probably the most DIY and punk way ever, by starting without having any equipment. The result of what he has created by doing this, got its first public viewing in London on a very rainy Friday evening in New Cross, London at the July ArtBeat social. A film screening.


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Thank you awesome music photographer to the stars, Tom Sheehan, for the use of this memory; These Animal Men and friends, in Brighton, during the 90s. I feel that ‘Flawed Is Beautiful’ has given both T.A.M. and S*M*A*S*H some deserved credit and closure (and, I still have those skull boots!) - Caffy


A movie, Q+A and stripped down live T.A.M. set. Friends/fans came from all over the country/world and packed Amersham Arms. We ran out of chairs. There was so much high regard in the air that Ed Borrie of S*M*A*S*H and Julian/Boag of These Animal Men looked a little overwhelmed by so much love.

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That unique experience on Friday 24th July was a very special and heart warming taste of what was yet to come on Friday September 11th in Central London‌

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Tramlines Festival, Sheffield, July 2015

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We are not worthy of the magnificent creative talent that have got involved with us. Please click images by the photographers that have contributed to The Zine, for their websites (or, occassionally, a video/music by the artist.


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Artist, Venice Allen, made some of 2015 culture’s most essential accessories. A few months later, this necklace was all over the national press when seen on the BBC TV’s Panorama “documentary” on Jeremy Corbyn.


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So then, rising music media stars, GigSlutz put on a pretty blooming’ marvellous live music night this summer at New Cross Inn. ThanX Paul Sng for sorting out tickets for the show. A snap shot of headliners, The Tapestry, bringing energetic noisy joy that night. Some of the audience had travelled a long way to catch this band play. There was a great energy and experience generated from the power of alternative power pop. New Cross demanded that GigSlutz come back and do it again, a.s.a.p. (they returned in September 2015, with the previously featured John McCullagh And The Escorts headlining the next show). In the mean time, increasingly in demand photographer, Duncan Stafford shot a session with The Tapestry, some of which is over the next pages. . .


The Tapestry are all about the music

Photography; Duncan Stafford


Yet another instantlove band that Heather Minx Ferguson turned ears onto via the Playhard events. Investigate their video for ‘Infatuation’, a short film movie sound tracked superbly. It was a real treat to catch them playing a show within walking distance of home. Liam Gallagher and Gaz Coombes are also among their organically growing legions of fans. One of those bands you can investigate then go and enjoy live, because they tour often. Weave in…


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Magnificent Rockers, The Thirst, Tottenham Court Road underground station, Central London. Snapshot by Caffy St Luce (who was thinking they should have also been at Reading/Leeds Festivals)


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Yeah, caught this newer wave noise blast, live, a few times in #SELondon at New Cross Inn, then with LOOM at Amersham Arms where photographer, Rupert Hitchcox, got these shots of Danny (drums) and Andy (vocals/guitar). The photo on the other page was taken Summer 2015 by Juliette deMomigny at Creekside docks, Deptford (with the Minesweeper boat between them). Raucous and raw, The Connectors are very much part of the widespread new punk feel buzzing the UK underground. http://facebook.com/theconnectors


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Saturday 5th September 2015 - Bruno Wizard (The Homosexuals) and Kat Five (Feral Five) 窶連ccess All Aceness Amersham Arms, New Cross.

Musicians and friends, socialising, exchanging ideas and laughter. Together. Rhiannon The Nightmare, Little Death Machine, Weird Sleeping Kittens, Thru Colours DJs, Straw Dogs, Joyzine, Feral Five, Bruno Wizard, Ola's Kool Kitchen, the Amersham Arms posse, and a melting pot of future making proportions. Live music + a slideshow inspired by TheZineUK story so far.


Jamie and Daniel of

Little Death Machine A dark dynamic audio visual experiment in analogue techno alt rock, that is intense and awe inducing. Animations, sound track wizards and , instigators. Their 2015 release, ‘Pale’, is a lush, haunting ear-worm either from your strangest dreams or your most beautiful nightmares…

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Rhiannon The Nightmare on a Saturday Night in New Cross. Out of the blue Paul of Joyzine played ‘The London Scene’ by Twisted Charm just before, by coincidence, the projections (made on a last minute whim) featured them in New Cross a decade ago. Taken by Paul! This was all just before, by coincidence, Luke (ex Twisted Charm) arrived at the Amersham Arms with Rhiannon just in time not to be freaked out by our sinister supernature syncing. Incidentally, the video for ‘The London Scene’ video was made by Digital Sneakers/The Blaine Brothers. The latter’s horror film, ‘Nina Forever’ is, basically, winning 2015 festivals and media for the genre. Twisted Charm were one of the bands (alongside Bloc Party, Corporation:Blend, Art Brut, Chris T-T and more) in their music documents, ‘Rocklands Live In New Cross’, screened all over the place. There’s definitely a twisted charm to this tapestry that is still making scenes.


6th September 2015

SoccerSixFest It’s a Sunday morning at Mile End Stadium. The Rock and Indie band teams are playing football early on. Probably after many a late night. Can NOT imagine many of them being wide awake yet, but its for good fun and good causes. Just as the bands made their way onto the pitches, we (myself, Caffy, and Ian from the venue, Traitor’s Gate) heard one of them asking his team mates; “have we got a goal keeper?” It was one of those days. LOVED it. This here is Team Joyzine

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(Sam, Bill and Jimmy of Mourning Birds, Josh of The Dredgermen / Lost Film Foundation, Rob of Flash Bang Band, Chris of elephants and castles, Dexy of Sweetheart Contract and Paul Maps of Joyzine).


They met outside the venue just half an hour or so before that pic was taken. Imagine if this is how the back line share was sorted out at grass roots gigs! Today brought people of all ages together, informally mixing celebrity, music, sports, industry, fans, family and friends. Nice one, Heather Minx, for getting TheZineUK involved and to Ian from Golden Cage Media/Traitors Gate venue in Essex, for taking some pix on the day. Loadsa mates were out to play, on and off the pitch, raising awareness and funds for Anti Bullying Pro and Giving Kids A Break charities. London’s rock chicks were out in force at the VIP bar, and there was a really festive feel to the whole day. It had been raining all week and then the sun came out! Some pictures from our day out, follow;

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Fandom & weirdness. Winners This Feeling (musician, Cole Salewicz) and Nambucca (Fresh Meet interview Zachery Stephenson)


It’s football. It’s music. United. It’s a chance to meet well known faces. It’s Live Performance. It’s networking informally. It’s Soccer Six!

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We were already in the East End of London, so Max n Gus didn’t have far to come from Walford. Cue Eastenders theme…

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Good work, Trampolene, who had played a gig in Glasgow the night before, travelled down for Soccer Six and were winners on the day. In the spirit of how our chapters entwine, a shared admiration for this band led to some back and forth tweets between Caffy of The Zine’s Events Department (repping at Soccer Six Rock), and Jane of Pirate Treasures jewellery before the match. So when The Zine’s Fashion Director, Ben, contacted Jane a few weeks later, it was definitely meant to be. Aah, the magic of uniqulture. The

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Music and Football Utd. Bill, Sam, Jimmy, Josh, Dexy, Rob, Paul, Chris. Sunday 6th September 2015. Joyzine FC


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Flare Zero Speakers launched at Olympic Studios, London. Music makers and lovers are reduced to waxing lyrical and becoming emotional. By crystal clear sound.


TheZineUK - Feeling a mixture of privileged (and very excited), to be part of this launch.


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Words can not express the clarity of the deconstructed then reconstructed, state of the art approach to sound that Flare Audio make, so read this; http://flareaudio.co.uk I feel that if a venue, cinema or studio has Flare Audio sound system installed, that information needs to be made public because this (bespoke 3D printed and space technology, audio passioned) system needs to be heard to be believed. Maybe one of the reasons that there was so much emotive reaction to the magnificence at this demo, was the number of poetic souls who were there. I met friends, old and new, that day. We got so excited that the audience didn’t want to leave. We eventually retired from the Olympic Studios cinema to the bar, and didn’t want to leave there either, to let off enthusing steam. Please turn the page, because one of those souls was, indeed a poet. Another legend weaves into our Uniqulture tale;


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When I awaken in the sunlight, and step out to greet the day I will strive to do those things deemed right, this I promise come what may For though my future is uncertain, and whether bound in chains or free Whatever I am, wherever I am, I will be me.

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Thursday 10th September 2015; TheZineUK have an evening out in #SELondon


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A fraction of the interaction action at

Goldsmiths Computer Graduation show which was held in Saint James Hatcham church building, New Cross. The Zine UK were in attendance and gob smacked at the sci fi reality genius art imaginations at work.

Got to chat a bit about the EAVI live music experimentation events that happen at Amersham Arms, too.


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One of the last evenings of Summer; seen from the windows of St James Hatcham Church Hall. It was a short walk along the road from there to New Cross Inn‌


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Thursday 10th September 2015 via those ace rock n roll troubadours of this tale, Mourning Birds, we came across Dead Belles and liked what we heard. Very much. As luck would have it, they were just about to go on as we arrived at New Cross Inn We’re a sucker for massive riffs n tunes. Dead Belles hooked us within a set, and join this chapter of TheZineUK story as #FuturePicks that evening.


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Friday 11th September 2015 started, early evening, at Tileyard Studios. A mini festival to celebrate 25 years of Music Industry big hitter, Key Production. Massive congratulations Karen and Co! Had to then dash across London to Charing Cross next for a one-off moment in musical time‌


An hour later I was in Heaven. In more ways than one. The next few hours would be both unreal and real surreal as first S*M*A*S*H then These Animal Men played live together under the railway arches of Charing Cross Station. Following on from the London event earlier in this issue, It was emotional and a little overwhelming (SO many beloved friends in one place) but above all, it did what a gig was supposed to do and was exciting as fuck‌

Flawed Is Beautiful, film that went from day dream to the gift that keeps on giving. Great work Adam Foley and all concerned. Thank you Jeffrey Pitcher for the following awesome images.


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These Animal Men S*M*A*S*H Friday 11th September 2015 Central London Photographed by

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Everything seemed to come together this evening. Fans and friends came from all over the world, many of them also making marks on the music world in their own right, these days. Reviews know that this was one of the gigs of the year. In front of a packed crowd, bigger than most of their 90s shows, both bands created a landmark with this double bill created by a flawed and beautiful dream which was a documentary, lived, in its own right. Real. Surreal.


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Tonight felt like “closure”.


Wait.What YEAR is this??? A week after the Flawed Is Beautiful event at Heaven, These Animal Men are in the Top 20. Music fans are some of the most amazing people on the planet. Flawed Is Beautiful page https://facebook.com/flawedisbeautiful for latest news on the film that spawned erm, a new wave of new wave of new wave. After Heaven, I found myself on a Boat Party on the Thames, in the early hours, with my friends The Earwax Brothers and The Queen Mom. Aargh, had to get up early the next morning. And talking about “what YEAR is this?”, another aaargh - had to see about a ticket for the Manics, who were playing up the road the next evening. Yes. Every chapter of TheZineUK has some MSP injected. What of it? Hallo 1990s! It’s official, I am a Time Lady / Time Lord! (big hugs/thanks to our Gillian!)


Saturday afternoon, 12th September 2015

“The food-festival line up looks like a hip indie band name generator.” A dear friend of mine made this observation as we sipped chilli beer on the roof bar of the Amersham Arms that afternoon. Clumpy, deep, cloud porn Castles flew over us slowly like space ships. He was talking about On Blackheath Festival. I was going there as soon as I could get my arse in gear to stop chatting and giggling. Between leaving this haven to get the bus up the hill, I bumped into Damo of Antlered Man. We probably first met at this venue years ago. I didn’t tell him that his ace band are part of the #WildeLifeAwards started this year, for next. We just hugged and caught up for a bit, but I know that the stars are aligning… And, oh, that chilli beer!


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That dear friend was musician, and front man of the band, Sweetheart Contract,

Dexy He was doing a photo session in the back room (TARDIS) bar and roof top bar of Amersham Arms with the very talented Hannah Goodwin and Donna Allsop who it was a pleasure to hang out with as the evening’s hangover faded away. Refreshingly, not only was Dexy enjoying getting some new images before he returns to play USA at the end of the year, but saying so.

“Literally just having actual, real life, fun.” That warmed the cockles of my heart (as did drinking the whole chilli in the bottle of beer).


A short number 53 bus ride from Amersham Arms (where the Heavenly DJs / This Feeling DJs and more would be shaking up the festival after-party later, On Blackheath is in full swing for it’s second year. The sun is setting, the bar is calling and The Manics are just about to go on.


“Do you remember when people had their girlfriends on their shoulders at gigs?” remarked a lovely friend, adding, “now it’s their children”. A Manic Street Preachers gig? That’s what I call a good upbringing.


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And talking about Manic Street Preaching. Do NOT try to shut up the youth of today. They are all our future, and now, with added inspiring political power up their sleeves. Meet Punk Poet Musician, Ned Dylan (photography by Andrew Loveridge). From a live video enticing my interest last year, and twitter messages since then, (Ned is personable and just real, intent,intense - a career awaits), I’ve been keeping an eye and ear out. How ACE that our stories weave, again and Gordon Raphael produces his first single, ‘Disco’, this Autumn. It is a sharp slice of bright and in your face articulate adrenaline rush. A punk rap stream of conciousness. Deservedly, it is being well received, with great media support including Jim Gellatly - incidentally one of the Manics’ first supporters - playing it like mad on his Amazing Radio show. It just feels like this is Ned he was born to do.. He is a real go getter. Including his choice of producer.

"I'm so glad Ned Dylan called me to produce his record! The two days we spent together were priceless, his lyrics are seriously challenging and a bit revolutionary and I love working with people who have much to say. The fact that he interviewed Patti Smith when he was 11, and has been playing festival gigs since then too, well that is purely outstanding".

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Saturday 19th September 2015 "The stage was set up like a salvaged antiques shop, the venue was too small to store the band's gear anywhere else other than the stage and the house gear was falling apart. It was a good gig, shows are always slightly better when it feels like it could all disintegrate at any moment." https://facebook.com/deadbelles


The Only Other Way Is Essex - The Musical! Traitors Gate makes a scene. images by Ian Hurd of Golden Cage Media. This page; Eden Royals


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New alt rock bands in 50 Shades Of Grays at Traitors Gate; Above

Figures Right; Queensburys.

The Thames estuary counties; Essex and Kent, are giving the river’s biggest city -, London - a hard run for its live music money and attracting new, exciting (and credible) bands.


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There is a rare passion (and a good scouting instinct) which goes into booking the bills, that magnetise an audience. You can’t manufacture a movement that takes on legs of its own. There has already been an all dayer mini fest at Traitors Gate. ‘The Last Stop’ (i.e. Of the London Oyster Travel Card). In this age of bands hardly being able to afford to exist, let alone anything else, the bill (headline and support) are paid. Entrance is free so that a healthy crowd of music fans can aafford to catch artists, tipped in various quarters, personally on a Proper night out. Win win thinking. Traitors Gate, 40-42 Broadway, Grays, Essex, RM17 6EW. @traitorsgatepub


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September 2015 Helen and Emma and on tour with The Bluetones!

These lovely ladies have shared their touring adventures in a blog

“The Bluetones Jukebox Tour (Because Merch Girls Are Easy)” it’s a fantastic collection of images and words so that you can virtually go on tour with the band too, and dance like a Britpoppette! Over and over again; bluetonesjukeboxtour.wordpress.com


Article; ‘Rise Of The Clitteratti’ in TheZineUK blog, by Dizzy Spell Image; Beki

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A whopping 46 grams of sterling silver Hand crafted in London Marked with

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Thursday 24th September

Mourning Birds, then White Room, Then Lucie Barat and the Au Revoirs then Nova Twins (this page) made one of those landmark moments. The attending crowd (which was heavy in future maker mover shaker underground stars of all kinds) agree, if the great feedback and new fans/friends made, is anything to go by. Great job, all the bands, all the crowd, all the crew, all the venue, all the night.


Not just the Freshers Week Rock Show ArtBeat Special but also the third anniversary of staging credible music composition performed live, with an arts and ideas connecting social. The evening starts with…

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Tonight, modelling rock’n’roll bling and treasure placement, courtesy of previously mentioned, fellow music lover, Jane Pirate (creator of Pirate Treasures), and TheZineUK Fashion Director, Ben Dodd.


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There’s a hint of a raunchy rock n roll Edit Piaf about Lucie, and there is the world connecting potential of The Pretenders about the band’s debut single, ‘Fallen’. Other page; It has been one helluva a great year for White Room. Thank you all for coming from Brighton to New Cross. Pix; Daniela Fleckenstein


Not just some of the best new alternative rock artists (we mixed a variety show of urban punk, power pop, garage blues, psychadelic rock with a newer wave guitars thread) but also some of the coolest

#StageStyle Pirate Treasure Jewellery Nautical, Steampunk and Vintage designs, with rock n roll intricacy. Very kindly, Jane Pirate brought the collection along to the music social for the artists on the bill to select what took their fancy after sound checks. Mutual respect and appreciation. High quality gear and, like the Made By Venice range, and The Blasphemy Ring bespoke, and totally on the wave length of 21st Century counter culture.


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Disco MarkY getting a drink (and a tipping text?) in (by Daniela Fleckenstein)


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Mourning Birds Pirate Treasures Rock n Roll


#punkmobile alert - Hey, I spot the best looking car in Britain (again) outside the venue after the show. Hell yeah, gotta get to The Westway, other side of London, the next evening‌


25th September 2015: WestWay Revolution Soundtracks. Live! There’s a riot going on in Clash-land (Ladbroke Grove). A Wild West (London) punky reggae party with a queue around the block outside The Elgin. Anybody would think Pink

Cigar are playing. Oh, hang on. They ARE.

I catch a beer (thank you Tommy) and some up town top (top!) ranking from

Smiley &

The Underclass - ace, full on, and they put the packed crowd in a festive mood. Their anthem “It’s All England”, sums up the age we try to live in. Their set and mind-set is anything but dull. All hell breaks out for the next band and it’s heavenly. There hasn’t been a stadium potential punk band, but everybody knows we’re seeing one, and freaks. In the best possible way. Beyond bluesy rock chaos and furious energy there is substance; Polished performance, great songs, musicality. The debut album, “We're Gonna Get You out of Here” has done them no end of favours, grabbing reviews spluttering with praise and has also gone Top 20 in Germany. In short, Pink Cigar are already underground stars. If any band deserved to become well known, here are all the (hard earned) ingredients. Now they have a triple album label deal (Madtone Records) and are recording at Mick Jones of The Clash/Rotten Hill Gang’s studio Tonight is a free entry, local Friday night mosh with friends. Such a knees up that it’s almost tits out. The aural equivalent of a glam bullet, Pink Cigar are an antidote to what passes for life in these lunatic ruled times. Culture alienation, boredom and despair fuelled 20th century punk. The current disunited queendom feels like it could explode all over again with fresh influences and inspirations. I feel all this radiating around the room with a massive grin on me chops, as per every Pink Cigar gig so far. Treat yourself. Investigate. Caffy St Luce.


Friday October 9th 2015 - John Lennon would have been 75 today. Imagine. It’s the End Of The Trail Record Label showcase in London and, as ever, sparky and lively. A variety show of genres and styles with guitars, and early interest from fans and media alike, in common. Talent. Potential. Imagination.

Managed to round up (most of ) Flash Fires after their impressive set. The band have had a pretty fantastic year, including various live appearances for BBC Introducing. Having attracted the right attention with their releases and videos so far, they are recording in the States to round 2015 off. Picture by Judith Fisher


Top left; Coquin

Migale

Top right; musicians, Carl& Loui, played here a few days earlier, and were back for a Friday night out, catching the bands. Right; Frankie

Forman


Tonight is also the the London debut of voodoo art punk duo, The Soap Girls The audience are warned; “This show is not for the faint hearted”. They’re not kidding, but they also make some instant new fans with articulate politics in their performance, and, importantly, hooky rock songs.


It would be fair to say that The Soap Girls made a distinct impression, (the night before there was live rock n roll n wrestling in the same venue!) which anybody who was there will not forget.


Over that second weekend of October 2015,

Tarquin Clark enjoys the action and sights of the Play Expo in our photographer, Manchester. The previous weekend, the Tory conference had required a “ring of steel� security to protect the ham fancying Prime-cut Minister of Britain, by now known as Hameron. At the same time, in the same city, a Jeremy Corbyn rally with Super Furry Animals and Charlotte Church was attended by between 7-10,000 every day people. It made sense that during the 10th and 11th of October, many more of the UK (and beyond) every day people came together to PLAY.


Saturday 10th October 2015

Becomes visible. Poster image by Duncan

Stafford

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