Lamacq's Going Deaf With Driver Drive Faster, Sissy And The Blisters, The Chevin & O'messy Life
14th October 2011
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Going Deaf For A Living, Steve Lamacq's monthly night at the Bull & Gate returns on 20th October. Driver Drive Faster, Sissy & The Blisters. The Chevin and O'Messy Life are this month's handpicked bands...

The night: Going Deaf For A Living (
The place: The Bull & Gate, Kentish Town
The time: 07.45PM
Tickets: £6 available here
Gig listing: here
FB event: here


Think The Strokes on a budget of thruppence and a diet of manic pop dreams. Vintage Vox organ-tastic rock 'n' rollers, Sissy & The Blisters new video for 'Let Her Go' (which comes out 3 October on fierce panda), is up and running, and gaining lots of online attention. Check it out here

Four young men from Otley, West Yorkshire. They consist of Coyle Girelli (vocals), Mat Steel (guitar), Jon Langford (bass) and Mal Taylor (drums). THE CHEVIN is pronounced é─˛The Shev-In'. Fans of the West Yorkshire tourist board are already sure to know that The Chevin is also name of the hill which surrounds the bandé─˘s hometown.

O'MESSY LIFE - 08.00PM This band have gained a reputation as one of Newcastleé─˘s most exhilarating and unquantifiable bands, following three self-released EPs over the last two years which have received widesprad critical acclaim. Drowned In Sound called them a "loose-limbed, meandering, wonderful example of what happens when a band truly doesné─˘t give a fuck about genres." New single 'Escape Velocity' - out on 17th October - is an enormously infectious slice of rock bounce which harnesses the riotous spirit of Titus Andronicus (a band with whom Oé─˘Messy Life have shared a bill) and is one of the catchiest songs you'll hear all year.