London Calling 2006

London Calling: The Future of The Music Business, takes place in London from June 28th ‘til July 2nd with live shows across the city’s top venues and an Industry event at Earls Court on June 29th and 30th.

70 Live acts and DJs across 5 days & nights of Live Music from The worlds music capital, held at the cities key venues and key promoters & club nights. During the day, several stages at Earls Court Industry event, provides a platform for new artists to showcase their talent, from Urban, DJ, Indie and singer/songwriters. Whilst as the evening draws, instead of a Venue/ Club crawl, London Calling focuses Music and Industry delegates to individual key nights across the London Calling weekend.

Each night has a flavour from all dayer of industry buzz acts, to International signed and home grown artists, to singer songwriters, and a co promotion with London’s largest Live/Club night Frog at the Meanfiddler.

The likes of Liam Frost, Mohair, Lazenby, Casey Desmond, Susy Thomas and Dead Disco will all be performing at the prestigious launch party at Neighbourhood Club on Wednesday June 28th.

You can read about Glasswerk band Red Eye Banquet playing the Friday night big’un at Koko here: link While on Sunday July 2nd, London Calling and Stylish Riots present Sunglasses and Crowd-Surfing – an all-day event at Cargo.

This all dayer represents numerous industry buzz acts in rock n roll carnival atmosphere, two stages, a DJ room, and BBQ. Live acts include Vincent Vincent & The Villains, The Research, The Holloways, The On Offs, Les Incompetents, Mistys Big Adventure, Chineapples, Fear of Flying, Hey Gravity!,Cajun Dance Party, Paris Motel, Kid Harpoon, Dega Brakes, + many more TBC and special guest DJS

One of the most popular nights will however be !!! (chk chk chk) Plus Mando Diao, Metro Riots, Red Organ Serpent Sound and Drowned in Sound DJs at koko on Thursday June 29th. There will also be a VIP bar with Special Guest DJs hosted by WARONWANT.ORG, including Steve Lamacq, Cooper Temple Clause, Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins/Bella Union), Adventures Close to Home, Transgressive Records, and many more to be announced…

“The BK via Northern Cali dancerawk weirdos don’t disappoint” Fader
“Makes you want to throw your hands in the air and make ironic post rave boxes.” NME – Single of the Week

!!! are in the UK supporting Red Hot Chill Peppers at their huge stadium shows and they’ve added this special headline show.

!!! is pronounced by repeating any three repetitive, monosyllabic sounds. Though the possibilities are endless, the most common pronunciations are Chk Chk Chk, Pow Pow Pow, Uh Uh Uh, Etc Etc Etc. The name was inspired by the subtitles from the film The Gods Must Be Crazy, where three clicking sounds of the mouth were represented as !!!. The seven members of !!! were raised on a steady diet of free form D.I.Y. music, dispensed within the small, yet flourishing, scene in Sacramento, CA. !!! formed with no other agenda than to make live dance music. gave their debut album ‘Louden Up Now’ (released in 2004 on Warp) 10/10 and said it’s “one of the most assured, unashamedly danceable albums that we’ve heard for quite a while.” Spin Magazine called it “pinball-bumper disco havoc.” link!!!/

Plus a supporting cast of fantastic new music:

Mando Diao
They've been called “the best band in the world”. They've been called “the most good looking band in the world”. They've been called “the coolest band in the world”. And it's not just themselves who says it. They're Mando Diao from Sweden. Since “Bring 'Em In” put Mando Diao high on the list “Swedish bands with international potential”, the band has been preaching the Mando gospel on a global crusade, where their eccentric combination of manic energy and persistent melodies has helped building a growing cult of faithful disciples in Europe, USA and especially Japan. With one foot in the 60's efficient pop songwriting tradition and the other just as comfortably placed in the sounds of today, Mando Diao is ready to surf in on the second wave.

Metro Riots
Currently supporting Dirty Pretty Things
Metro Riots are placed very much within the burgeoning garage punk scene, however the band have matured and developed to sit comfortably somewhere between Motorhead and Leonard Cohen. They've played with The Starspangles, The Libertines, The Fades, Ludes, My Red Cell, White Man Kamikaze & Future Kings Of Spain and have a gig diary bursting at the seams, being continually asked by London promoters to return to their increasingly packed venues.
''I have seen the future of music, last night in London’s East End. Metro Riots. Heavy retro life enhancing maximum energy rock that is blacker than the Sabbath, flashier than the Clash, out-swims the Strokes, out-shouts a Primal Scream, may yet depose the Kings of Leon. You heard it here 1st.'' NME

Red Organ Serpent Sound
While scene-ster bands chase their tails in the Metropolis a surreal new sound has been brewing across the Irish Sea without any ancestors or contemporaries to feed off. An outpouring of primal rock'n'roll that comes from so far out there, over here wont know what’s bit it.

Red Organ Serpent Sound come from Derry – home of Irelands biggest pagan carnival, a rural city and birth place of Seamus Heaney. A city that has had its share of troubles. A band that have the outlaw attitude of an early Stooges – they developed their own electric circus of sleaze style groove and intergalactic country punk at raucous bacchanals held amongst the hay stacks of a barn outside Derry. Sporting a top hat with his face wrapped in a red stocking frontman.

“ The sound of 80s Matchbox doing it ‘doggy doggy with The Coral” NME “ This is more like it… big rock chanting, a treacherous patch of white noise and three minutes of daft hooks. Smart” Time Out “ Straight outta Marvel Comic books bound the colourful, sexy R.O.S.S, thrillerish, sleazy – an order to get hold of the ultimate high and fuck it senseless” The Fly “ This music will go down well anywhere, pubs. clubs, orgies or simply driving very fast on your local autobahn” Clash

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