GIG – Sulk at Lennons – Saturday 20th August 2016

sulkSULK are an English psychedelic rock/shoegaze band from London.

The group was formed in 2011 in London by Jon Sutcliffe (vocals), Tomas Kubowicz (lead guitar) and Andrew Needle (rhythm guitar). The line-up was later completed by Jakub Starzyński (bass guitar) and Lewis Jones (drums).

The band’s debut single, “Wishes”, was recorded and produced by Suede, Pulp and White Lies collaborator Ed Buller at ICP Studios in Belgium. Released in August 2011 on Perfect Sound Forever, the single was mentioned in NMEs “Radar Tip Of The Day” by Matt Wilkinson,This Is Fake DIYs single review by Chelsea Cochrane and Killing Moon Limited’s “Track Of The Day”. The track was also played by Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6, Clint Boon on XFM and John Richards on KEXP.

The band released new song in anticipation to their upcoming sophomore album via Stereogum.  “Black Infinity (Upside Down)” had its premiere on 18 September 2015.

In December 2015 it was announced that the band’s second album would be called “No Illusions” and would be released on the 15th April 2016 – exactly three years after the release of their debut album, Graceless.

Another song was released on 3 February 2016 following up the news of band’s first European Tour in May 2016. Fred Perry Subculture premiered “The Tape Of You”, saying “SULK have the songs and substance where it counts, and their second LP “No Illusions“, will reportedly push their British indie-pop sound forward to win new ground.”

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GIG – Dexters at Lennons Nightclub – Friday 21st November 2014

dextersA band you will be hearing a lot of in 2013 are indie scamps Dexters. The boys formed in 2011 in east London after having grown up together, and they haven’t really stopped since.

Tom Rowlett (vocals), Chris Heggie (guitar, backing vocals), Ben Debo (lead guitar, backing vocals), Vincent Dignan (bass, backing vocals) and Chris Mardon (drums) have made little ripples on the indie rock/pop scene in 2012. Thus far, the group have toured with The Enemy, and they have also supported The View and Glasvegas, and they even hosted their own Club NME night at Koko in Camden.

Their debut single ‘Recover’ was first released as a free download in November, and is reminiscent of early Strokes, a band which Dexters are clearly heavily influenced by. Other influences include The Jam, The Clash, The Specials and The La’s, all of which merge together to create the impossible-to-ignore Dexters sound. Critics and audiences clearly agree – ‘Recover’ has also been playlisted on XFM.

December saw the band sell out their own headline show at London’s Queen of Hoxton, and open for the Happy Mondays at their London Roundhouse shows. Appearing on various “ones to watch” lists for 2013, we can expect much more from Dexters in the next 12 months, including their debut album which the boys are currently working on.

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GIG – The Merrylees at Lennons Nightclub – Friday 20th June 2014

merryleesWith a potent mixture of psychedelic and wild west influences, The Merrylees wouldn’t sound out of place on a cool Quentin Tarantino soundtrack.

The band’s debut single – ‘For You’ – which features The Coral’s Bill Ryder Jones on guitar and production duties, swings along like the clappers; a folk explosion full of pleasing harmonies and galloping guitars.

Clever songwriting comes easily to these Scots, too, it would appear. There are moments of close to pop perfection in the early demos which you can hear online. Should be a big year for these boys…