We have Fever Dream guest DJing the club on Saturday 31st August!
We had the pleasure of putting the band on in 2011 along with Shrag and Pocketbooks and they DJed for us in 2012 so we’re keeping the ball rolling into 2013. We’re staying in East London for this one at the Moustache Bar and doors open at 10pm to 3am.
You can join the Facebook event for it now and invite your friends along. Go out and spread the good word! That’s the place to send in your song requests too.
If you’d like to save a couple of quid, you can become a member for free and get in for £4 rather than the standard £6. Simply email us in advance and we’ll make you a membership card.
We’ve just picked up the final copy of their debut EP after seeing them tear it up at the Buffalo Bar the other week. You can listen to that EP digitally here.
Stanley Brinks is the current identity of André Herman Düne, formerly of the French folk rock band Herman Düne. He has recorded and played shows in Europe, the UK and the US under various other names such Ben Dope, Ben Haschish, Klaus Bong, John Trawling, Lord Stanislas.
Since leaving Herman Düne in December 2006 he has been championed by the likes of Jeffrey Lewis (who wrote a song about how Herman Düne were better when André was still in them) and in 2012 he collaborated with The Wave Pictures for their debut joint release. The follow up album is due to come out on Fika Recordings next year.
Stanley Brinks will be joined by The Wave Pictures as his backing band for this show. The Wave Pictures are David Tattersall, Franic Rozycki and Jonny “Huddersfield” Helm. Formed in 1998 when Franic and David lived in a village called Wymeswold, the band played with several drummers until Jonny became a permanent member in 2003 replacing Hugh J Noble. In the beginning the band learned to play together by covering Jonathan Richman songs.
They have released a twelve studio albums to critical acclaim and played numerous sessions on BBC 6 Music, Radio 1 and Xfm. Their new album, City Forgiveness, will be out in October on the Moshi Moshi label.
Freschard is the musical vehicle for the solo artist Clemence Freschard. She writes songs deftly combining folk music, urban daydreams, acoustic sounds and electronic programming.
Growing up in a farm in French Burgundy, she moved to Paris at the age of 18 where she baked pies and cakes in a café. There, a local musician and regular customer called André Herman Düne wrote a few songs for her to sing.
In 2004 she moved to Berlin, where she recorded her first LP Alien Duck with a mix of electronic and acoustic sounds. Her second album Click Click, recorded in 2006, features a drummer (Leo Bear Creek) and electric guitars by Stanley Brinks. On her third album, Moonstone she plays the drums herself. She works as a sound engineer and records her friends’ music. She also has a calypso cover band with Stanley Brinks, called Kreuzberg Museum.
We have a brand new podcast for you today and it’s been compiled by the fantastic Fever Dream!
On the back of their storming gig at Indietracks, Adey Fleet, Sarah Lippett and Cat Loye will be returning to DJ at the club at the end of the month and they’ve put this together as a taster for their set.
Over the 17 songs there’s everything from No Age to David Bowie, New Order to Times New Viking and Sonic Youth to Paul Simon. Here’s what the band had to say about the mix –
“These are the songs that make our limbs flail and our hearts flutter, that transport us back to our salad days; to memories that make you at once wince and blush. And Paul fucking Simon. We become friends over our shared love of 90s indie rock, but our tastes are pretty idiosyncratic these days so we’ll attempt to gel our favourite songs new and old when we DJ. Most that know us will agree that we’re very serious people, so expect some very serious dancing on August 31st”
As with our previous 22 podcasts, you can stream it over on Mixcloud for free.
Some sad news today.
Unfortunately The Lion, our home for the past 3 and a half years in King’s Cross, was purchased on the 1st July. At the moment we don’t know if it will remain a bar and venue or if the new owners will be turning it into flats. Consequently we won’t be doing anymore club nights there.
We’ve had some great nights, from Pat Nevin turning up and telling us stories about John Peel the month before he was supposed to DJ, Josie Long singing throughout her set and having a whale of a time, Dougie Anderson on New Year’s Eve, Dan Willson from Withered Hand learning how to DJ on the job, Standard Fare and Tigercats debut sets, to Simon Armitage bringing half of Huddersfield down with him after their playoff victory in 2012.
It was a big jump from the Slaughtered Lamb to The Lion but we had a a lot of happy memories there. Thank you to Josh and Amina for being great hosts and being excellent to work with. We’ll miss our film screenings and the lethal cocktails.
The remaining club nights for 2013 will be at the Moustache Bar in Hackney. You can join us this Saturday from 10pm where we have Veronica Falls as our guest DJs. We hope you can make it.
We’re back at the Moustache Bar on Saturday 10th August. Make sure you come down early to guarantee getting in as we tend to fill up quickly before midnight!
We’re pleased to welcome back James Hoare and Patrick Doyle from Veronica Falls to the club! After their triumphant DJ set in February we just had to ask them back. Last time round their set featured Television, Brian Eno, Stereolab, The Rolling Stones, Sonic Youth and The Byrds. They’ll be DJing from around 11pm.
To get in on the cheaplist all you need to do is email us. You’ll get in for the discounted price of £4 and you’ll get a free membership card that you can use everytime you come to club! You can get cards for your friends too. The regular entry price is £6.