Blow Up at Ginglik 2012
Blow Up's new monthly West London residency at Ginglik in
Shepherd's Bush, continues with live guests this month THE
WOLFMEN, BERMONDSEY JOYRIDERS and
RKC. Plus of course Blow Up DJs Paul Tunkin &
Ian Jackson (and the occasional guest) spinning their trademark mix
of Pop Stylism, 60's Soul, Beat, Garage, Funk, Ska, Soundtracks,
Electronica, Library Music colliding with British Pop, Glam,
Indie-Pop and New-Wave. ....
A celebration from the other side of Pop where the Kinks, Bowie,
Blur share the dancefloor with current newcomers Pete & The
Pirates, British Sea Power and Metronomy, all alongside Swinging
Soundtracks & TV Themes (The Italian Job to Barbarella), 60s
Exotica & Electronica (Jean-Jacques Perry), 60s Club Soul
(Motown, Stax etc.), Northern Soul, Beat, Mod Jazz, French Pop
(Jacques Dutronc, Bridget Bardot) and New Wave (XTC, Wire).
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Marco Pirroni and Chris Constantinou formed The Wolfmen in 2005.
Marco (guitars) enjoyed extraordinary success with ADAM & THE
ANTS and later worked with Sinead O'Connor. Chris (bass, lead
vocals) previously led JACKIEONASSID and has worked with Adam Ant,
Annabella Lwin(Bow-Wow-Wow) and Sinead O'Connor also. Zelig Preston
Heyman (Massive Attack, Kate Bush) also features in the Wolfmen on
percussion. Alongside their own work, the band is known for some
surprising collaborations with artists ranging from LOU REED to
DALER MEHNDI, the biggest selling artist Indian in music history.
They've also covered Screaming Jay Hawkins' "I Put A Spell On You"
with PRIMAL SCREAM for an ALEXANDER MCQUEEN catwalk show and
co-written a few tracks on Sinead O'Connor's new album. Debut album
Modernity Killed Every Night was mixed by Alan Moulder (The
Killers, U2, Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins), lead track
"Cecilie" being A-listed on NME Radio for seven weeks in a
The Wolfmen's 2011 second album - Married To The Eiffel Tower -
was produced by Courtney-Taylor-Taylor (frontman/songwriter with
The Dandy Warhols) and Jacob Portrait (Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo
Fighters)., winning massive radio support with spins from the likes
of Dermot O'Leary (BBC Radio 2), Chris Hawkins (BBC 6Music), Don
Letts, Sarah Kerr (BBC 6Music), Lauren Laverne, Gary Crowley and
"Dense stuff… Extraordinarily overstated… an unholy
"Steeped in the space-age glam boogie of Bowie and
T Rex with a bit of Iggy-in-Berlin thrown in… infernally
- The Bermondsey Joyriders
Claiming all the credentials of a bonafide 77 super group, The
Bermondsey Joyriders is a band pooling all the hard won experience
and history of three veteran Punks...Gary Lammin,Martin Stacey,and
Chris Musto.. Founder members Gary Lammin(Vocals/Guitar) and Martin
Stacey(Bass) cut their teeth in the Joe Strummer produced 'Little
Roosters' and Chelsea respectively..Whilst recent recruit Chris
Musto (Drums) is a sticksman of some credenials..Having previously
played with Johnny Thunders,Joe Strummer and Nico to name a few! At
Blow up they will be playing their classic 1st album set and
showcasing selected songs from their eagerly awaited forthcoming
2nd album 'Noise & Revolution',featuring ex MC5 manager / White
panther party leader John Sinclair! Voted one of the Bands to watch
in 2012 in 'Viva le Rock' magazine!
- Adam Ficek RKC
RKC formerly known as Roses Kings Castles was first conceived in
2007, originally intended as an underground platform for Adam Ficek
to air the songs that were too 'odd pop' for his band
The initial eponymously titled album was released in 2008 on
Adam's own label 'The Sycamore club' receiving cult critical
acclaim. The Debut was followed a year later by the 'Apples &
engines' ep and then in 2010 by the second long player 'Suburban
Timebomb' at which point RKC had evolved into a six piece touring
band, creating a much bigger noise...
"neat, Lovelorn lo-fi pop"
"'Adventurous, well crafted pop from
ex-Babyshambler. Classic songwriting"