This is the last article you can read this month
You can read more article this month
You can read more articles this month
Sorry your limit is up for this month
A FOUR-BAND bill makes for a sold-out Village Underground and a heady room sees a tasty cross-section of the current south London scene at its most scintillating.
Before headliners Warmduscher, peripheral movers Meatraffle and Nuha Ruby Ra share the love with the fast-rising Squid and the latter have the room jumping. A persistent stage invader makes for all the moves yet the young and unnerved band plays on.
It's clear that the brunt of the audience is here to see the seven-piece Warmduscher and, as they take to the stage, the atmosphere slips into fevered turbo-charge.
US-born singer Clams Baker Jr is like a gonzo cross-stitch of late-period Elvis and Hunter S Thompson. It’s a big ole night and his joy and sense of celebration are palpable.
The Stetson-wearing singer notes the many familiar faces present and thanks them for the ongoing support before unleashing the lion’s share of freshly released third LP Tainted Lunch, earlier declared Album of the Day on BBC 6 Music.
Big favourites Midnight Dipper, Burner and Disco Peanuts are turned with aplomb and cement Warmduscher’s sleazy demeanour live and on record.
As a rock'n'roll show, Warmduscher are up there with the best. They deliver the white heat akin to Primal Scream in their prime and the effortless humour of Brixton kingpins Alabama 3.
Tonight the hard work is complete. Another band of outlaws have taken what is theirs and a foothold on the higher peaks of popular music is now assured.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.