Bangers & Mash is a heavily music influenced event company born out of the Shoreditch and Camden music, art & fashion scenes. Since its launch in 2008 by Val Ndabai , Bangers & Mash has been positioned at the forefront of London's creative music scene, with over 500,000 people attending bangers events. The company has hosted some of the UK's biggest acts including: The Noisettes a week before they went to No.1 with 'Don't Upset The Rhythm' & Mr. Hudson 4 days before the release of his smash hit Single 'Supernova' with Kanye West as well as having residents such as Eliza Doolittle.
Bangers & Mash events mix a perfect mash-up from the 1950's with the upfront music of 'now'. The music policy is anything Rock N Roll to & Hip-hop through to Nu Wave, Funk, Ska & Motown, with weekly guest DJs & acts from the music world spinning tracks together with live performances by hotly tipped bands for the future & established artists. The crowd is encouraged to dress up with Props and other random attire. And can expect to see anything from Live Caricature & Face Art, Games, and a whole host of interactive elements
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Ask anyone of a certain age about guitar music from the nineties, and chances are you'll be treated to a sermon on the merits of Britpop. But before cool Britannia, before Oasis V Blur and 100 sound-a-likes came along, guitar music was quite different. It was much less replete with cockiness and 'look at me' sensibilities and much more focused on soft, fuzzy, lo-fi riffs, ground out and awash with reverb.
It is this kind of DIY fuzziness that Leicester based trio, Sisterland have recreated on their Dirty White EP. To imply it is nothing more than an affectionate jaunt down memory lane is unfair howeve. The incessant pounding drums and swirling, shoe-gazey vocals inspire more than just nostalgia and a yearning for Doc Martin boots and tie-dyed shirts.
It's a pacy little thing, the four tracks clocking in at little more than 12 minutes in total and title track, "Dirty White" (which ironically is the most sedate of all) blends in a very modern pop influence and great hook. "Bunny Ears" is the Road Runner track, whipping past at breakneck speed in a thunderclash of drums and bass while closer, "Milk & Honey" swoops down and scoops you up onto a cloud of reverb.
Link to tumblr: http://sisterland.tumblr.com/
Link to soundcloud to listen free: http://soundcloud.com/sisterland
Link to youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qupHwtICgZk