| OH MY SLAVERING WOLVES OF OBLIVION...IT'S DAY ONE OF PANDAMONIUM 13!!!
Hold onto your bats, kids - fierce panda's haplessly misspelt annual New Year-bustin' Pandamonium event is back for 2013. The plot remains as face-caressingly simple as ever: to kick away the Christmas cobwebs by retoxing down the Bull & Gate between Tuesday January 8th and Friday January 11th in the company of Alcopop!, Two Tap, Disorder and, of course, a dozen or so fresh-faced alternative combos.
Advance tickets for all four shows are available right now for a chestnut roasting £4.00. Day One out of four sees our excellent powerpunkpop friends from Alcopop! Records turn the volume up to eleven and the va-va-voom button to twelve and beyond with this pudding-punching bill here...
Pandamonium '13 Day One
Tuesday January 8th: ALCOPOP! presents
FREEZE THE ATLANTIC + HOLD YOUR HORSE IS + RADIO ALCATRAZ
London Kentish Town Bull & Gate,
389 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2TJ (020 8826 5000)
doors: 8.00pm tickets £4.00 advance from
FREEZE THE ATLANTIC
(onstage 10.00pm) are five finely rocking funbags from Farnborough, down south. Formed by troopers from onetime panda pups Hundred Reasons and Reuben in 2008 they have since ploughed a fervently DIY furrow with a tunefully riffed-up edge - as you may or may not expect from a band who name check Weezer and Cable and Fireside and Jimmy Eat World in the same frantic breath. A train wreck of line-up changes has hopefully crashed to a halt with the appointment of ex-Laruso singer Liv Puente in the vocal booth November just gone, not least because their acclaimed debut album 'Speakeasy' is out now and awaiting your ears.
HOLD YOUR HORSE IS
(onstage 9.15pm) consist of three chaps from Frimley and Fleet who breezily profess to being influenced by Riddle Of Steel, Reuben, Refused and other reckless playboys beginning with the letter 'R'. Their huge and pounding sonic palaver has been compared to Shellac and McLusky, neither of whom begin with the letter 'R', but both sure as heck give you an indication of how Hold Your Horse Is pull apart the alt.rock carcass with their bare knuckled plectrums.
(onstage 8.30pm) qualify themselves as a post-hardcore band from London and Brighton who combine melodic and discordant riffs with political lyrics. Not for nothing did they end 2012 supporting onetime panda cheeksters Capdown in Norwich, this itself coming in the wake of passionately intense live stints beside Anti-Flag and Godsized. Expect to be damaged by hearty chunkages of their 'Populous: In The Belly Of The Beast' album tonight.