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DIYPOP Fest 2017 - 28-30th April - LONDON

Post by Trev » Mon Oct 17, 2016 15:19

Playing DIYPOP FEST in 2017:

Helen Love
Hodad
Mammoth Penguins
PO!
VAN-illa
Pega Monstro
Kamikaze Girls
Deerful
Molar
Pale Kids
Worm Hears
Crumbs
Garden Centre
Young Romance
Herbert Powell
The Pooches
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Re: DIYPOP Fest 2017 - 28-30th April - LONDON

Post by Trev » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:12

Poster alert!

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The early bird tickets have nearly all gone too.
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Re: DIYPOP Fest 2017 - 28-30th April - LONDON

Post by Trev » Wed Jan 11, 2017 21:27

Added some bands to the line-up today:

Crumbs are a post-punk-indie-pop group formed a couple of years ago, in Leeds. They have released a split tape with Dirtygirl and an EP on Swirly and Tuff Enuff Records and recorded a live session for Marc Riley on 6 Music, they played gigs all over the shop during their time together. and will shortly be recording an album. Crumbs make hypnotic pop music. Fans of Elastica, The Slits and Pavement might find something to love here.

Garden Centre like to think about garden centres. Originally formed by members of King of Cats, Joanna Gruesome, Towel and Keel her, they make relatively erratic pop music. Some of that music is based on the experiences and memories of a group of people who used to hang out in an abandoned plant nursery. Garden Centre released two full length recordings in 2016.

Young Romance have just released their debut LP ‘Another’s Blood’. The band (Claire – stand-up drums, singing and Paolo – guitar) in their 5 (or is it 6 years together?) have gained praise from the likes of Huw Stephens, John Kennedy, NME and The Line Of Best Fit. In 2015 they played the legendary New York Pop Fest.

“A towering blaze of weighty drums and smouldering grunge-tinged guitar” – LINE OF BEST FIT
“Rarely has heartbreak sounded so sweet…” – CLASH
“Mary Chain guitars collide beneath Claire’s vocals recalling Kate Bush in her heyday. This is a band that don’t just have the sound, they have the songs to match too.” – NME

Herbert Powell are Kay, Kieran, Billy and Taylor. Herbert Powell were on the edge of something special in 2015. A clutch of shows that gained rave reviews and talk of up-coming LP. Then they stopped. Now they have started again. The LP is still being talked about. From Glasgow. A very special band. No music online, so you’ll have to take our word for it.

The Pooches make delicious guitar pop. From Glasgow and it really does show. With indiepop hearts and power pop chops. Their self-titled LP on LAME-O Records (home to Modern Baseball) is a blast of melodic indiepop of the highest order. Fans of Belle and Sebastian, Denim and Teenage Fanclub might just ‘get’ The Pooches.

Suggested Friends formed in November 2015 out of a mutual love for jangly, noisy pop music. With all members straddling involvement in different bands (Wolf Girl, Chorusgirl, and Cat Apostrophe), they quickly became a fixture of the London DIY and indie pop scenes, playing with everyone from Petrol Girls and Trust Fund to Just Joans and Kid Canaveral.

“the four-piece sound brilliantly distinct, wrapping their varying influences in to one rabid burst of lo-fi indie-rock. Spiky basslines, thick wedges of guitar, and a restless energy that drags you right in to the heart of their spirited concoction, “Chicken” makes for a somewhat breathless couple of minutes, but an exceedinly endearing one at that” – Gold Flake Paint
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Re: DIYPOP Fest 2017 - 28-30th April - LONDON

Post by Trev » Wed Jan 11, 2017 21:30

and the early announcement was:

Helen Love - bubble-gum pop superhero punx awesome Swansea solid gold disco jump suit space-girl vs. atomic beat boy LEGEND is back and their recent LP ‘SMASH HITS’ on Alcopop Records was one of the best of 2016 adding to their stellar back catalogue. Live performances from Helen Love don’t come around all that frequently (although the return to live action following a Legendary appearance at Indietracks in 2013 are to be encouraged) and we’re stoked that they’ve agreed to play DIYPOP Fest.

PO!
Ruth PO! started PO! as well as being the founder of indie record label Rutland Records in the 1990s. PO! date from a time of zines and pre-internet mix tapes. They returned and played Indietracks in 2016. With a John Peel session to their name and a single of the week in the NME (when that meant something) and there are due to be some re-releases in the coming months and which should find this legendary indiepop band gaining a new army of fans.

Mammoth Penguins
When the much-loved Standard Fare called it a day after nine years and two albums, Emma Kupa upped sticks and moved from Sheffield to Cambridge, where she recruited Mark Boxall (bass) and Tom Barden (drums) and Mammoth Penguins was born. Their critically acclaimed and much loved debut album ‘Hide and Seek’ was released on the ever awesome Fortuna Pop.

VAN-illa have released one ‘demo’ on bandcamp to date. These Cardiff based scamps are now recording a debut single due to be released on Odd Box Records in 2017. They’ve been described (by those who tend to know these things) as the best ‘new’ band in Cardiff. They’ve played a host of shows in their home city and they are now ready to play more shows across the United Kingdom. With big brash guitars and tunes to match – VAN-illa could well be onto something exciting.

HODAD - Another band from Cardiff. HODAD are a four piece that deliver raw and frenetic live performances. Amongst all the punk noise and surf guitars and slacker charm HODAD have an intelligent pop nous that belies their rough exterior. Their debut release was a tape on Odd Box Records.
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Post by Trev » Wed Feb 15, 2017 13:41

All the early bird tickets have now gone.

We'll be announcing the day splits very soon, too.

And we still have a few more bands to announce too.
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Post by Trev » Wed Feb 15, 2017 13:47

oh yeah, we announced these bands a while back:

Pega Monstro are sisters Julia Reis (drums) and Maria Reis (guitar, keyboard), both sing! The duo’s name translates as ‘catch the monster’, perfectly countering the band’s striving dream-punk sound. Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Maria and Julia have been playing music together since they were 15 and 17 respectively, in other groups first before resolving on becoming a duo.

Back in 2010, both sisters started a record label, along with some of their musician friends, called Cafetra Records to document Portugal’s garage punk scene. Cafetra represents a community of like-minded musicians who all help each other, making music that they’d want to hear, powered by enthusiasm. In the UK their LP ‘Alfarroba’ was released in 2015 on always awesome Upset The Rhythm.

Kamikaze Girls want you to know that it’s okay to be sad. Since 2014 the Riot Grrrl duo, consisting of vocalist and guitarist Lucinda Livingstone and drummer Conor Dawson, have used music as a means to challenge attitudes and taboos surrounding mental health. Kamikaze Girls aren’t afraid to speak what’s on their mind, and are emblazoned with passion at every turn. Their aim has always been to show their strength and solidarity to other young people in the same position, through their vitriolic fuzz-rock and to work alongside other bands in the scene to help stamp out gender stereotypes in music for good.

Deerful is the creative moniker of Emma Winston. Emma is a London-based multi-instrumentalist, singer, maker and academic who, after several years spent as a session keyboard player and vocalist for artists and bands including Darren Hayman, Owl & Mouse and Enderby’s Room, decided to embrace her love for DIY pop and peculiar synthesisers, and begin making music of her own. She writes and performs story-led, melodic synth-pop about running away, staying in place, brokenness, recovery, and taking up space in the world.

Molar are a band from London. With a demo tape long since sold out and a split single with Pale Kids (on Everything Sucks Music) under their belts Molar are fast becoming one of the standard bearers of the up surge in DIY pop punk. With a sound that flits between the anthemic power pop and more in your face shouty punk.

Pale Kids burst onto the DIYPOP scene with a sold out cassette (Frux Tapes) /CD EP and a split single with Molar (Everything Sucks Music) in 2016. These Queer punks from Durham City are set for a terrific 2017 – they blend dirty rock’n’roll and DIYPOP to create a beautiful racket.

Worm Hears are a three piece queer punk / noise pop band that hail from London/Belfast & Barnsley. They’re based in London and that’s where they have played most of their shows to date. The band have only been making tunes for about a year. They cite their influences as Weezer, Sonic Youth, Beat Happening & Joanna Gruesome. We’re excited to welcome to our DIYPOP Fest.
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Re: DIYPOP Fest 2017 - 28-30th April - LONDON

Post by leonardo » Wed Mar 22, 2017 19:23

Not to distract you too much from what's really important this week but look at this line-up!!
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Also, have a read below at the new announcements, if you feel like it:

Big Joanie – 3.5 years and 5 releases into their bands’ life, Big Joanie carry on throwing plenty of fresh air into the UK’s DIY music scene. Luckily, this includes some of the best Riot Grrrl, Afro-Punk and Pop tunes around. If you can’t picture what a band influenced by The Jesus and Mary Chain, Tina Turner and The Shop Assistants might sound like, come down to support them on the London leg of their first UK Tour.

Skinny Girl Diet – Wanna be blown away by equal parts loud, brash and creative musicians? You can’t do much better than Skinny Girl Diet. The world beyond ‘our’ little corner is starting to notice something important going on here. Don't be a sucker and come see them on Saturday at the George Tavern.

Fresh – Coming of age in a world where a UK pop punk bands could be happy with little more than a proverbial wink to their (worthy) Durham peers, Fresh have loads more to offer. Plenty happening musically in every song, infectious energy, hints of Billy Brag, Lemuria and “post-teenage angst” keep this fine band very close to our hearts.

Teenage Caveman - South London’s new(ish) export for those who like a pounding beat, a cutting voice, and guitar noise delivered with attitude and energy aplenty. 3 EPs strong and gathering followers in town. Playing on Sunday as part of a joint tour with Big Joanie.
**Now, close your computer and head down to FP's show to marvel at the mighty Roxy, will you?**

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Re: DIYPOP Fest 2017 - 28-30th April - LONDON

Post by agooner » Tue Apr 04, 2017 02:31

I want to come for Helen love

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Post by Trev » Tue Apr 04, 2017 15:36

Helen Love is playing the Sunday!
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Post by NightoftheTriffids » Sat Apr 08, 2017 17:39

Dead excited that this is in 3 WEEKS :D

Tickets at https://www.wegottickets.com/f/10582

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Post by Trev » Sun Apr 16, 2017 14:04

Not long to go now!

Still time to get a ticket!
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Re: DIYPOP Fest 2017 - 28-30th April - LONDON

Post by NightoftheTriffids » Thu Apr 27, 2017 20:04

This is tomorrow now!!!! Last chance to get tickets from http://www.wegottickets.com/f/10582 - will go offsale around midday tomorrow (Friday). Then will be available on the door each day.

Hope to see some of you there :)

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