Archive for August, 2006

PEACHES and band
plus special guests and djs

Friday 13 October
Doors 7pm

Kentish Town Forum
9-17 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 1JY Tel: 020 7284 1001

Tickets ?14 from 0870 060 3777 and

PEACHES is a phenomena; the self-made, self-produced,
do-it-yourself leader of the electro punk movement and master of the
original dirty lyrical classic (check ?Fuck The Pain Away? and ?Shake
Yer Dix? for confirmation). Unique with her minimal pumping beats and
loved by true innovators as diverse as Deborah Harry, Iggy Pop, Bjork,
Josh Homme, Lil Kim, Kelis, 2 Many DJs, M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem not
to mention the entire fashion and art world. Her live shows are
legendary – a one-woman Kiss concert that has left the pop world in awe!

Tonight Peaches promotes her recent release on XL ‘Impeach my Bush’, a
massive record, with a live set featuring for the first time in London
a full live all-girl onslaught featuring Samantha Maloney (Hole,
Courtney Love band, Motley Crue, Eagles of Death Metal) ex-Courtney
Love guitarist Radio Sloan and JD Samson from Le Tigre on keytar and

Peaches has sharpened her raw, minimal sound; subsonic bass, snappy
beats, electronic hiccups, 10 Marshall-stacked AC/DC riffs into a
devastating hunting weapon… a near perfect distillation of Peaches
“thing” which is as vital as ever, motherfucker.

HERMS support

PLUS special guests and djs

Eat Your Own Ears and Mystery Jets present

‘What Colour Is Sound’ a tribute to Syd Barrett






plus VERY special guests

Monday 18th September

Doors 7pm

The Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN 020 7226 1686

Tickets ?10.50 from: Tel: 08700 600 100 0870 060 3777 and

Syd Barrett, undeniable genius and founder of rock legends Pink Floyd,
passed away on Friday July 7th of complications related to diabetes. It
is with great sadness as he was an inspiration to many people.

‘What Colour Is Sound’ is a tribute to Syd by some of those who have
found him a great inspiration on their music and life with all profit
going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Perhaps the ultimate Mystery Jets hero is Syd Barrett, whose Mick Rock
portrait hangs in their boat yard rehearsal studio, ringed by a
lifebelt… ‘He embodies an attitude that we feel kinship with… that
kind of innocence…” Tonight they play an acoustic set of their
favourite Syd Barrett songs as well as some of their own that have been
influenced by Syd.

“Hearing “piper at the gates…” for the first time wasnt like a
drug trip (i was 9) or even necessarily a mind expanding experience. It
was like a warm hand being laid on your shoulder while the other one
pointed to a whole new world, one which was as imaginative as it was
non-sensical. Almost like peter pan taking wendy by the hand and
showing her a crow’s eye view over london. I feel like Syd could have
turned his hand to almost anything, i am just immensely gratefull that
he chose music. Watching him playing the guitar is much like quietly
observing a child building a castle made from sand. Sliding his fingers
up the neck almost as if discovering the placement of the notes for the
first time. His lyrics were like those of someone looking through a
kaleidoscope, reciting what he saw before him with quiet amazement.”
Blain of Mystery Jets.

One of the most influential british pop bands of the postpunk era TELEVISION PERSONALITIES’S DANIEL TREACY delivers a strong collection of crisp tracks with withering observations, laced with humour and cut with flair.

Hotly tipped singer songwriter

KID HARPOON delivers a set of catchy youthful
storytelling taking Leonard Cohen, Billy Bragg and of course Syd
Barrett as an influence on his songs.

LUPEN CROOK plays a live set of mangled music hall and
acid-folk thats playful and melodic, think a mix of an addled Syd
Barrett, the original punk-poet, Patrik Fitzgerald and Beck. It’s
earthy, fresh and honest.
Photographer and friend of Syd,

MICK ROCK will compare the evening and tell some memories and stories.

Plus VERY special guests 

plus special guests

Tuesday 12 September

The Spitz
109 Commercial st, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6BG 020 7392 9032

Tickets ?7.50 from: Tel: 08700 600 100 0870 060 3777 and Rough Trade, Covent Garden, London Tel: 0207 240 0105l  

?like Bjork stranded on a stormy moor, the debut single from Brighton?s Natasha Khan is both beautiful and haunting? NME

BAT FOR LASHES create an intimate, cinematic world,
reminiscent of the nocturnal wanderings of Kate Bush and the heartfelt
prayers of Cat Power. Natasha composes songs that rise out of a dark,
heartbreak wilderness and take you on a journey in to the light. Taking
influence from 70′s film soundtracks, weather phenomena, childhood
Halloween parties and a David Lynchian vision of suburbia, they occupy
the tenebrous space between innocence and a loss of innocence and come
straight from the storyteller’s heart.

Tonight she launches her debut album Fur and Gold with a live set as
she delivers majestic vocal howls, whispers and hiccups to a backdrop
of soaring strings, esoteric folk instruments, distorted guitar, bass
rumbles and thunder-clap drums. There are also interludes of exquisite
heartbreak ? the piano ballad ?Sad Eyes? has on more than one occasion
left audience members in tears.

?the imagery is uncompromisingly disturbing and anti-arcadian ? one of
the most stupendous, haunting debuts in ages? Sunday Times

?It?s wild swans calling and emerald slippers pattering, mystery and
mysticism and bad weather. It?s storytelling, fantasy and the desire
for discovery, creation and procreation. It?s the thunderstorm when
Heathcliff returns to Wuthering Heights, or the tornado that whisks off
Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz? and her voice, like rain on your heart?
Plan B Magazine

?Khan has a mystical magic that?s distinctly her own? The Observer

 ?promisingly original ? conveys every bit of the spine-tingling sinister uniqueness of Never For Ever-period Kate Bush?
delicately malevolent? a burgeoning talent? Metro

?Khan manages to put this indescribable feeling of dreams and
nightmares, and of her religious upbringing in suburbia, into a context
which can relate a genuine depth of emotion ? impressive? The Fly

?wizards and wolves, whispers and thunder ? Natasha Khan traverses
magical realms, peeking around dark corners and leading us into
beautifully spooky territory ? this enchanting songstress is perfectly
poised to step into the light? Flux

?simply oozes star quality … Khan creates her own world and sucks you
in. Bat For Lashes walk that line between commercial and ethereal.
Their music is monumental?

?levitating beautifully at the exact fulcrum of the Bjork-Talk
Talk-Antony & the Johnsons triangle? utterly enchanting? playlouder

?unquestionably unique? Make no mistake: Bat For Lashes will take you somewhere else? Dummy



Eat Your Own Ears djs

Kid Harpoon

Findlay Brown



The Veils


Archie Bronson Outfit
Jamie T

Larrikin Love
The Mystery Jets

Simian Mobile Disco

Mount Ephraim
Mount Ephraim Gardens near Canterbury Kent

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