| In terms of New Year happenings it's as traditional as turkey risotto and picking the pine needles out of the shagpile. Yep, fierce panda's annual resolution-bustin' musical hoedown Pandamonium í16 returns to give you, the leftfield alt.pop lover, a taste of a magical musical tomorrow today.
Pandamonium '16 kicked off last week with a four night stand at the Sebright Arms in the company of a slew of finely fresh-faced acts, and the chaotic fun continues with three terrific shows this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, as per these details here...
FIERCE PANDA & CLUB FANDANGO & DISORDER PRESENT: PANDAMONIUM '16 WEEK 2
TUESDAY JANUARY 12TH: DALSTON SHACKLEWELL ARMS
HAZEY JANE + EASYKILL + CAVALRY
In which three gently epic acts bring the excellent noise to fierce panda & disorder's regular monthly soiree in in the Shackattack Arms, with none-more-local (they actually live above the venue) Hazey Jane proffering sweet folkpop with a proud nod to Nick Drake. Not-quite-so-local support from catchily melancholic Mancunians Easykill and bouyantly disturbed Liverpudlians Cavalry.
£4.00 tickets from www.wegottickets.com/event/341246
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13TH: TUFNELL PARK BOSTON MUSIC ROOMS
DESPERATE JOURNALIST + PIANO WIRE + WHITE GIANT
In which tersely gothic indie kittens Desperate Journalist bring the mightily moody sounds of their new 'Good Luck' EP to the fore. Expect passion, power and punchy melodies, as evinced by the 'Leave Home'-video-premiere HERE. Suitably aggravated support from '80s Matchbox refugees Piano Wire and wired alt.rock trio White Giant.
£6 tickets from www.wegottickets.com/event/338427
THURSDAY JANUARY 14TH: DALSTON THE VICTORIA
HELSINKI + KINGSLEY CHAPMAN & THE MURDER
In which Babyshambler and general muso-around-town Drew McConnell brings his wholesome Helsinki gang to East London for a special lowkey full band show, armed with the shabbily endearing 'A Guide For The Perplexed' album. Expect his 'Choices' duet with Pete Doherty as a single release sooner than even we think. Support from noirish Stockton-On-Tees combo defined as a "Northern songster singing cabaret death songs with a band called The Murder". Simple as.