Ping Pong Disco + The Raven Chords + Feast Of The Half Kings + Daddy Those Men Scare Me


Dublin Castle

94 Parkway NW1 7AN London

Gig Description

Ping Pong Disco – “This masked quartet have some pretty out-there ideas. Take music-making: Write a song in under 10 minutes, play it, and if they can remember how it goes, record it. This works surprisingly well for the mysterious combo – from either Dundee or London – who adopt disguises of duck, baby, rabbit and pig, and may be planning a bank heist later….”…all true…check ‘Fat Aladdin’s ‘meandering Nile Rodger-style guitar lines and hedonistic Happy Mondays vibe’ and ‘I Need A Drink’s pounding teutonic beats that channel Front 242 or Nitzer Ebb, while the 10 tracks also recall early Kasabian and Bowie’s funkier period. Meanwhile, ‘Scratcher’s nifty sounds and samples have a Sleaford Mods-do-hip-hop vibe and ’Super Vegetable’ recalls PiL’s collaboration with Leftfield. And a WORLD OF TWIST fan’s delight to we’ll warrant. The Raven Chords –  magnificently mournful  Grunge/Americana rocking joint Boy/girl vocals with a Mark Lanegan via a grunged up Giant Sand vibe. Feast Of The Half Kings- Hyperactive rock three-piece, ‘Feast of the Half-Kings’, brings energy, romance and chaos to the table, alongside their own brew of hectic noise. Daddy Those Men Scare Me – our very favourite suburban punk pop ironists go way back to the early days of Bugbear- and now they’ve written a few new songs too! Then again why mess with a set list full of quality witty items like ‘Mass Consumption’, ‘Magic Mushroom Man’ and ‘Teenagers’ (Cunts!)…wonderful. For fans of The Stranglers, Squeeze, Half Man Half Biscuit and Ian Dury…

Source: Dublin Castle website

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