The Stylish Riots nights continue at Koko on Thursday July 14th with The Cribs, Battle, Louie and Twisted Charm, Chineapples, and DJs till 2am. Just two weeks later, there are more riots on Aug 4th with Art Brut and Yeti, and some very special guests.
Who is the singer for The Cribs? A free pair of tickets for the first person to email me the answer!
Thurs, July 14th, Stylish Riots Club Night @ KOKO:, 8pm, £6 / £4 NUS
The Cribs, Battle, Louie and Twisted Charm, Chineapples, and DJs till 2am.
Stylish Riots: No boring nights. No three-bands-then-in-bed-by-eleven. No sterile industry showcases. That’s all.
As Christmas descended upon 2003, a cocksure triumvirate emerge blinking out the mist that engulfed their native homeland…The Cribs armed with nothing less than 100% confidence and an armful of songs partnered with a more than healthy disdain of most of the music being made by their contemporaries, hit the road running.
Small-town tours and guerilla gigs were aplenty. An ever-increasing fervent fanbase – those who loved ‘em did so with reverence bordering on infatuation. Pundits and punters alike clasped the band to their heart and hi-fi's and were rewarded with the release of the band's debut album – the rather niftily titled 'The Cribs' – which saw the Wakefield trio impart their own take on Britain's early noughties fascination with all things noo wave, post punk, The Cribs encapsulated both sides of the coin.
But bring on 2005 and a new chapter in the brothers Jarman family album. Already we have seen the release of their recent Top 30 single 'Hey Scenesters' – loosely based ontheir own experiences of people blagging their way to COOL – and the new album 'The New Fellas' . Witnessed recently on fellow Tykes Kaiser Chiefs UK tour, a new musically streamlined band, laden with pop nous and ‘have a good time' written all over 'em, The Cribs are a perfect antidote to the mundane pop of recent years.
Battle are a London based indie four-piece with bleak, post-punk tendencies. Edgy, cyclical guitar hooks combine with angular rhythmic patterns for finely sculpted pop delight. Coming on strong in 2005, the band are set to release their debut single on Fierce Panda with another single release in the summer.
LOUIE Named after the greatest song ever – that would be 'Louie Louie' – these sixteens from Essex were drawing two hundred screaming kids and kicking up aright old punk rock stink by their second gig earlier this year. We know -we were there. Louie have played with numerous bigger bands you've read about – including opening for The Prodigy in front of 40,000 in Portugal and London's Wireless festival – and in May were invited by Mojo magazine to tour the UK with Mick Jones' new band Carbon:Silicon. With the same fizzy swagger of The Heartbreakers and Buzzcocks, Supergrass and The Libertines, Louie's debut single 'Trees' is a three minute ramalamafizzbang of a debut already touted by NME, Kerrang!, Zane Lowe and Steve Lamacq.