KING SALAMI & THE CUMBERLAND THREE+ THE GOOD WATER + IDEAL CLUB
This is London’s greatest and most sensational Rhythm’n’Blues-Punk band. And this is a band that truly represents London, being a mongrel mix of Caribbean, France, Japan and Spain.
With a repertoire influenced by many of the great songs of the ’50s and ’60s made to sound fresh and new to modern ears, you won’t be able to help but move your feet when the Cumberland Three are blasting out of your speakers.
The Cumberland Three (former members of punk rock bands, including The Parkinsons) rock up a storm with their own branded mix of vintage rockabilly, desperate rock’n’roll and stomping soul, with fire, energy, gusto and, above all, fun!
Their numerous vinyl singles and their two albums have sold like the proverbial hot cakes and they keep releasing new records all the time. This is an old fashioned singles band, one that puts out one seven inch after another, all designed, and guaranteed, to get you dancing like a madman.
Listen to ‘Tiger In My Tank’ below:
Plus support from THE GOOD WATER
The Good Water unleash waves of gritty rhythm & blues. Drenched with obscure lyrical narratives, their unique psychedelic-soaked style of contemporary rock ‘n’ roll is an infectious collage of sounds.
Rob Clements is adept in combining phased analogue delay, fuzz fuelled guitar riffs and vocal phrasing simplicity to create melodic indie stompers.
Tom Fisher’s pounding drums are complex, punchy and infinitely reverberate, accompanied by diverse falsetto accents and tight vocal harmonies.
Listen to ‘Mansaid’ below:
Plus support from IDEAL CLUB
After a year of captivating live audiences, UK punk band Ideal Club have recorded a 5 track EP, inspired by life in the second city.
Poking fun at press and politics, the band have an acerbic wit, matched by a colossal punk sound. Dan’s vocals blast through the speakers and Patrick supplies big bluesy riffs and enthralling melodies. Think Slaves (UK) with a second city twang from a group of lads who have honed their craft in front of live crowds, week after week.
With support from BBC Introducing and local music press, the band are set to take off in a big way in 2017, with dates around the UK, and more new music towards an album at the end of the year.
Listen to ‘Playing Dead’ below: