TIPPING POINT - TIPPER OF THE WEEK
I was asked to pick out a bunch of acts I think are mint, this is they...
DEAD NAKED HIPPIES One of the best bands in the country right now & hopefully on the cusp of something huge. They can swing from raw power to more sombre affairs with ease & they’re making important points above mental health, self-worth & supporting those around you. Can’t speak highly enough of them. Worthy of anyone’s attention.
For Fans Of: Savages, IDLES, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dream Wife, Peaches, The Duke Spirit, Estrons
N A L A Some weirdo in Hartlepool got hold of the DNA of Madonna, Lady Gaga and Grimes (don’t ask how), stuck it in a pot & waited. It formed into a precious baby egg, somehow hatched & formed the wonder that is NALA. Live shows are a must see, like a one-human carnival. If NALA is human.
For Fans Of: Her parents (Madonna, Grimes, Lady Gaga), Grace Jones, Aphex Twin
YOWL Intricate, enigmatic & an unrivalled experience live, YOWL are not to be dismissed. Lyrically they’re well unique, talking about Alfred Hitchcock’s past as a skin flick director in one line of a recent song, only to remember Hitch “never filmed a porno in his life and now I hate him for it” in the next. Just a taste of what they have.
For Fans Of: Fat White Family, Nick Cave, Franz Kafka
GAWJUSS Gawjuss is the solo project of Forever Cult frontman Kieran Clarke. It started out as a garage punk type thing but the new EP which is coming out later this year is much broader & exciting. To me it’s really cinematic, takes you into the mind of a late night driver cruising through vast expanses of desert in South America (I’ve never even been but I could describe every bit of it listening to this) wanting to work out the thoughts tangled in their head.
For Fans Of: Tame Impala, Deerhunter, Arctic Monkeys, Mac DeMarco, King Krule
VULGARIANS Hull is staking it’s claim as the most exciting place in the UK for new music, there’s a real buzz about the city & whenever a band I work with or know goes through to play there, they have an ace time. The jewel in the Humber crown is Vulgarians. Threatening, insightful, tender, intrusive & challenging, they’ve stepped up in a massive way recently & feel like they’ve fully grown into their skin on the live stage.
For fans of: The Birthday Party, The Gun Club, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, The Fall, Drahla
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