Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: Josh Homme; #Torycore; UK Beatbox Championships
24 November, 2017 — By Róisín Gadelrab
PHOTO: Takahiro Kyono
• JOSH Homme (above) is the latest name to be added to the line-up for A Peaceful Noise, at ULU on Nov 25, playing alongside Band of Skulls, Frank Turner and False Heads, followed by a stand-alone after-party with The Libertines’ Carl Barat and Gary Powell on the decks. The event is in aid of the Nick Alexander Memorial Trust (NAMT) and Joshua’s Sweet Stuff Foundation. Nick was killed at The Bataclan while working with Josh’s band The Eagles of Death metal, who were performing on the terrible night.
• #Torycore at the Roundhouse on Nov 27 sounds like one of the most intriguing items on this week’s music calendar. Billed as “a fiercely political convergence of death metal and theatre, vocalising a response to Conservative Party policies through music, speeches, PowerPoint and rage” – this could be fierce.
• The Gunners pub has been working hard to build up its music programme and next week, December 1, they have scored two former members of Belfast punk band Stiff Little Fingers – Henry Cluney (vocals and guitar) and Jim Reilly (drums) – who bring their band XSLF with support from The Reverends.
BURD take part in the UK Beatbox tournament
• Witness some serious vocal dexterity at the UK Beatbox Championships at The Garage on Nov 26 where the UK’s finest beatbox artists go head-to-head in a nail-biting battle tournament for the prestigious titles with showcases from Wawad, BURD (pictured), MB14, Fredy Beats, Berywam, Skiller, Kaila, and Saro, hosted by Too Many T’s and DJ Matman.
• Under The Influence returns but this time at King’s Cross pub The Harrison on Nov 25. The night promises to be the first of many, with this event marking the launch the launch of The Reverse’s new single, Nobody Likes You, Everybody Hates You, with support on the night from Tall Poppies and K Anderson.
• Ready for Blazin Squad –The Reunion? The former boyband crew may be a little older but that hasn’t stopped their Koko show on Nov 26 selling out.
• Hold on to that indie nostalgia with arguably one of the better female-fronted bands of the 90s when Echobelly play Scala on Nov 27.
• Baxter Dury, the son of Ian Dury, has very much carved his own path. He plays Koko on Nov 29.
• Estonian folk trio Trad Attack play Surya on Nov 26.
• Notable gigs this week: Samantha Fish, Borderline (Nov 24); DJ Format and Abdominal, The Garage; Reverted, Proud Camden (Nov 25); Spencer and Percy Wiggins, 100 Club (Nov 25 + 26); Betsy, Scala; Cara Dillon, Union Chapel; Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons, The Dublin Castle; Nova Twins Camden Assembly; The Fall, KOKO (Nov 30).