THE PLAYGROUND AT PROUD GALLERIES:
FRIDAY 15TH AUGUST, 7.30pm-2.30am
LIVE: IMPERIAL LEISURE, THE RGBS, MINUS IQ, NIXA, MISS ODD KIDD
DJS: BIOUX, GOLDIELOCKS, FUTURECOP, BLONDE AMBITION
Address: Proud Galleries/ The Horse Hospital, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London, NW1 8AH
Phone: 0207 482 3867
Tickets: £6 adv
Or £8 on door before 10pm / £10 after 10pm
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The Playground at Proud presents one of the most exciting UK bands of recent
times. IMPERIAL LEISURE are currently XFM Album of the week and are on the
cusp on breaking big so don't you dare miss this incendiary performance.
As if that's not all, expect astonishing performances from THE RGB'S, MINUS
IQ AND NIXA. The fun doesn't end there – DJ sets from GOLDIELOCKS, FUTURE
And what about ZELDA SAINT WILD AND THE GLITTER KITTENS?
>>>>Burlesque dancing is the new rock'n'roll.
The Playground: “Slipping enough pills into dance music's pint until it
finds itself curled up in the corner of the room with rock's dangly bits in
“…If you thought UK rap had to be as clumsy as The Streets, if you thought the British ska revival ended when the Ordinary Boys sold out, if no-one else can help, then go and see Imperial Leisure, because they are the A-Team. People of the UK, your champions have arrived.” mysongbird.com
“…all you can do is pity the fools that came in late.” London Metro
“…Like the Beasties and De La Soul, playing Less Than Jake at a cult-rock party with the best cover I've heard in ages. Amazing live band.”(SA) drownedinsound.com
Electronic outfit RGBs are just three hot British girls and a nice French guy
but we're a tiny bit worried they might blast the roof of the Horse Hospital
with their power pop hurricane ! Their unique mix of beautiful soaring vocals,
catchy electronic tunes, uplifiting performance and refreshing sense of fun
makes for a party vibe at every gig they play. Which got them to support none
less than Groove Armada, thanks to Tom Findlay's enthusiasm who begged :
“Mesmerising – like Kate Bush at an Ibizan rave – please can they support
us?!”. Selected by Rob Da Bank and Colin Murray for Radio 1, this summer will
see them all over the place, playing festivals such as Lovebox, Creamfields or
Their sound is an enthralling mix of Rock and Electro, Dance and Indie. Their look is 80s with thin ties and glittery stuff and their songs explore the eternal appeal of sex, girls, partying and drama. Their single Ultraviolet amply illustrates all of the above and is out as a free download single at the start of July. You would have to be in possession of a very low IQ indeed not to like it!
Nixa songs combine addictive melodies, intertwining
vocals, riotous screaming, ferocious guitars, pulsing drums, and dirty bass to
create an energetic morass that just makes sense. Nixa was born in the summer
of 2006 after a massive gangbang involving Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Soulwax
and Death Cab for Cutie: the custody battle still rages…
MISS ODD KIDD
Now indigenous to London and fully integrated in the capital’s ‘image is everything’ electro scene, Odd One insists she once again stands out from the crowd. “I’m into fashion obviously, and I like my garms like the next person, but I just wear what I wear. There are no rules man… I just do what I fancy.” Her music also adheres to the same code. “I’m influenced by American hip hop, but since I found MySpace you can just listen to so many different genres. I don’t really have any rules, if I’m feeling it, I’m feeling it.” With comments and messages from all over this here globe, it’s clear her so growing fanbase are feeling her too.
DJ Bioux provides the perfect musical accompaniment to the evenings performances, spinning a potent mix of 50s Garage, Sleaze and Exotica. A regular name at Proud with his own following, that increases week on week.
I'm a producer and 'rapper'. I'm not very techy, I don't like wires or being a computer boff, it takes me a while to work things out but when I work it out it sounds amazing. To me anyway.
People always ask me what style my music is. I don't know really, a bit of electro, a bit of grime, a bit of garage, a bit of pop and a bit of hip hop
Futurecop! was found by manzur iqbal from Manchester about one year ago, when he started with absolutely no knowledge about music production and wanted to create a sound inspired by 80s teen flicks, especially the movies of john hughes and sci-fi cartoons like transformers or thundercats, not caring about being different or trying to be commercial, even though his music might as well be called pop music. later on peter carrol from london teamed up with him and together they are now recreating the atmosphere and vibe of the soundtracks to the best 80s movies that never existed. Crystal Castles, The Whip and Van She Tech have already shown Futurecop! some love and we'll show you why…
BLONDE AMBITIONS DJ'S…
whoever let these 2 crazy blondes on the wheels of steel?!
playing only the biggest of sounds to get those juices flowing, toes a tapping & pulses well & truly raised!!!
This duo are a sure fire party-popper personified, with their excitable gyrations and funky fresh mixes they rocked the party last time we did a Birdwatching and we had to have them back. The duo consists of Deanne Oliver-Evans, who can be spotted at most musical events in the city wielding a funny long poky microphone and probing bands in more ways than one, for their particulars. She presents on Shoreditch Radio and records refreshing pod casts for Itunes which you can subscribe to from the link on our profile link. Gabby Sanderson swooped into London from Ibiza, early this year, having spent most of her adult life there promoting, presenting and pretty much permanently partying. She is a superstar TV presenter, currently fronting the 'Gaymers Grass Roots Gigs' show which is on channel 4 on Thursday nights.”