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2017.10.31 Halloween Havoc
October 31, 2017 @ 19:30 UTC+0
THE GHOST OF LEMORA: 10.45 – 11.15
Formed in London in 2001 with a heady mix of glam, post-punk and psych rock. Their 2002 debut The Silhouette Scene sold out in a few weeks and is now a collectors item. The band have built a sizeable following releasing their debut album Reach For The Ground in 2004 receiving rave reviews both home and abroad.
2008 saw the release of their eagerly awaited second album. Produced by Reza Udhin of the legendary Killing Joke, Lemora surpassed their outstanding debut with “Happy End of the World”.
Whilst still playing live Lemora took a long break from recording until 2015 with the release of the “Hello Mr” EP. The blues inspired title track about a surreal meeting with the Devil.
After the success of Hello Mr the band went through a considerable line up change which transformed their sound and live shows.
With new members Jeff Simon on drums, bass player Colin Ness and the legendary Peter Jennings, ex of Cressida on keyboards the band recorded Sweet Satan EP. The title track being an ambitious 7 minute opus, described by Power Play Magazine as lyrically intense, raunchy and raw. I Dream of You was included in Plastic Head Media’s tracks of 2016.
An album and European dates are being planned for 2017.
BOYFROMTHECROWD: 10.00 – 10.30
In an East London gutter, something deep, primal and most definitely weird is stirring.
Boy From The Crowd Cocktail: take a pinch of Delta blues, mix with some edgy surf rock, shake (don’t stir) with a hefty dose of punk attitude and some good old-fashioned rock n roll swagger. Infuse with tension, blend with menace and you’re starting to get a flavour of the rich and potent firewater served up by Boy From The Crowd.
When singer/songwriter/guitarist Vinny Piana met drummer Vegas Ivy at the crossroads of rock, noise and badass, there was no way things weren’t going to get ugly. Here were two brothers from another mother, separated at birth it seemed, so closely were their musical inclinations aligned. Determined to be guided by their primal instincts and play music with guts, spirit and uncompromising integrity, the pair embarked on a fearless mission to discover tough new ways to rock the blues.
Vinny’s songs often reflect about choices we make and how they lead us to bliss or sheer disaster, how we so often make the disastrous choice despite every fibre of our being screaming at us not to. Born in the south of France, Vinny toured Europe and the UK as a guitarist with various bands and wrote soundtracks for independent movies including Sundance favourite LoveSexy before setting his sights on a new, but long-cherished project. He had the ideas, he had the nerve – all he needed was a beat.
Vegas’ pounding voodoo drums proved to be the perfect base for Vinny’s twisted songs and dirty blues dream. The big man was ready for a new challenge, and with Vinny’s mercurial, deeply unstable guitar carnage, he’s found it..
Between them the pair have forged a fractured new direction in alternative music, that finds a weirdly winding path that leads from Robert Johnson and Howlin’ Wolf through Captain Beefheart and Jon Spencer… all the way to The Boy From The Crowd.
FORTRESS: 9.15 – 9.45
West London power-rock trio influenced by Scorpions, Queen, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Van Halen, Ratt, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Cult and many others.
BLACK HELIUM: 8.30 – 9.00
‘Dragged like monoliths from the four corners of the universe, heavy friends, Davey Mulka, Beck Harvey, Ben Davis and Stuart Gray form the sonic circle that is Black Helium. Based in London, this heavy psychedelic four-piece are looking to travel far and wide to spread their darkly monstrous, yet joyously psychedelic vibrations to like-minded heads. A spiral galaxy of stun guitar riffing and primitive space rock freak-outs forms the basis of their sound. Think Motor City heroism meets Sabbathian Space Ritual ego death. In a time where every other band claims to be psychedelic, Black Helium do it for real! The living embodiment of fuzzed out, Neanderthal rock idiocy, and lysergic, Kosmische, dronerism.
Surrender to the void… open the portal… let Black Helium into your life now!’