| * OH MY BLATHERING BARNACLES ITS PANDAMONIUM 12! *
* FIERCE PANDA LAUNCHES 18TH BIRTHDAY WITH NEW YEAR REVOLUTION!! *
* FIRST GIG ANNOUNCED FOR JANUARY 6TH 2012!!! *
The Thing: fierce panda & Club Fandango present PANDAMONIUM 12 (day four)
The Bands: DINGUS KHAN + SISSY & THE BLISTERS + HAWK EYES + KRAKATOA
The Stardate: FRIDAY JANUARY 6TH 2012
The Place: LONDON KENTISH TOWN BULL & GATE
(389 Kentish Town Road NW5 020
The Doors: 7.45pm. The Damage: £5.00 from
DINGUS KHAN (onstage 10.15pm) are seven characters from Manningtree in Essex. They feature two drummers, three bass players and sometimes one baseball bat hitting a beer keg. With whistling. And choreography. Sounds fun enough already, but when they throw out a bucketload of dementedly catchy tunes wrapped up in a turbocharged blast of progpunk guitars youll find yourself offering them a single deal on the spot. Which is exactly what Label Fandango did, and that single is called Knifey Spoony and will be out on March 5th 2012.
SISSY & THE BLISTERS (onstage 9.30pm) are four skinny-hipped roustabouts from Guildford who have been sizzling the pointy shoes of People In The Know with their distortopop palaver (as evinced by current fierce panda Let Her Go EP) which aims for the same melodic vein as The Vaccines while (high)kicking up a storm supporting the likes of the Jim Jones Revue.
HAWK EYES (onstage 8.45pm) are four metal-licking riff tigers from Leeds who served their time in the heroically punishing Chickenhawk. Now they have altered their name, nurtured their more extreme noise terrors and discovered their inner powerchord to sound not unlike a punch-up between Therapy? and Faith No More. Their current Mindhammers EP (Brew Records) is fighting its way onto a radio station near you and early 2012 will see a debut album release on fierce panda.
KRAKATOA (onstage 8.00pm) are four leather jacketed jumpstarts who somehow contrive to swerve between Hamburg-flavoured wig-outs and terrifically rowdy guitar-gripping Clash-esque stomps. See if you can choose a favourite between the two and live the punkoid dream by catching Invictus over at
www.myspace.com/krakatoauk right now.