Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: Frank Turner; The Limiñanas; Undercover Festival; Jacob & Drinkwater
07 February, 2019 — By Róisín Gadelrab
FRANK Turner will top the bill on the Saturday of this year’s Camden Rocks festival, it has been announced this week. Turner is one of an additional 90 bands to join the June 1-2 festival line-up, playing alongside the likes of American punk icon Richie Ramone, British alt-rock five piece The Wonder Stuff, punk-rock amalgam The Professionals and a whole lot of new talent such as indie-rock prodigies Eliza And The Bear, alt-classic rock band The Dirty Thrills, noisey punk upstarts Queen Bee, indie rock from Gold Key and all-Japanese girl garage punk band Mutant Monsters.
• Camden Town cult figure Jimothy Lacoste’s Koko show on Feb 14 sold out ages ago – it’s sure to be a Valentine’s night to remember.
• Finsbury Park’s indie-fest Community Festival has also announced additions to its more modest line-up. Joining The Kooks, Blossoms, Kate Nash and more to play the June 30 festival are Don Broco, The Hunna, Blaenavon and SWMRS.
• Reggae Roast has taken on a new monthly residency at Lockside Camden. From Feb 24, Reggae Roast’s popular Sunday Skank returns on the fourth Sunday of the month. Enjoy their signature Reggae Roast Rum Punch – the kitchen will be serving up buckets of jerk chicken, whilst the selectors lay down the best in roots, dub, reggae, rub a dub, dancehall and beyond. Free shot of rum punch for the first 100 people.
• French psych duo The Limiñanas bring their UK tour to The 100 Club next week (Feb 13). The married couple – Marie and Lionel – spent last year working with the likes of Peter Hook, Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe and actress Emmanuelle Seigner on Shadow People.
• BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt will be the focus of Dublin Castle’s latest rock ‘n’ roll book club on Feb 13, where he will discuss his book The First Time: Stories and Songs from Music Icons, featuring 40 compelling music interviews, specially commissioned collage illustrations, and a bespoke playlist for each musician. Matt will join Tony Gleed and Julie Hamill for a Q&A and book signing event with DJ sets from the hosts and Matt, reflecting some of the iconic figures interviewed in the book.
• There have been some changes to the line-up for Undercover Festival at Boston Music Room and Tufnell Park’s The Dome on April 26-28. Camden band Healthy Junkies, Crash Induction and Poland’s Brian’s All Gone join the line-up while there will be no Vulpynes, Dirty Ugly Punk Monkeys, Weekend recovery or buskers’ corner.
• Norwegian alternative lo-fi group Flunk, which started out in 2001 from the ashes of Happy Camper & Antenna, plays 100 Club on Feb 8.
• LA DIY punk trio Cherry Glazerr (above), led by Clementine Creevy, play DM Boot Room on Feb 8.
• Multi award-winning Acadian trio, Vishtèn (above) celebrate 15 years together with an appearance at Kings Place on Feb 8.
• Watch D ‘n B powerhouses DC Breaks (above) weave magic from old gaming consoles and dodgy belt drive turntables when they appear at Camden Assembly on Feb 8.
• Welsh five-piece folk-rock band Rusty Shackle (above) bring their The Raven, The Thief & The Hangman album launch to The Borderline on Feb 9. For the last two years, Rusty Shackle have been researching folk music – trawling through libraries, manuscripts and interviews, gathering together stories from through the ages to inspire their latest works.
• How about a bit of cool music to get you through a Sunday afternoon? On Feb 10, The Chris Ingham Quartet featuring Mark Crooks will present Stan Getz – A Musical Portrait, a celebration of the late saxophonist Stan Getz, at Pizza Express in Dean Street.
• Acclaimed alt-folk duo Jacob & Drinkwater (above) are hosting the London album launch for new release This Old River at Water Rats on February 11.
• Award-winning folk singer and fiddle player Jackie Oates (above) and her band perform at Water Rats, King’s Cross on Feb 12.
• Notable gigs this week: The Vaccines, Roundhouse (Feb 8); WARS The Monarch (Feb 9); De Staat, Borderline; The Amazons, The Black Heart (Feb 12); Island, Islington Assembly Hall (Feb 13); Neneh Cherry, Roundhouse; White Lies, The Forum; Queen Zee, Lexington (Feb 14).