29th March 2012 Artist Profile » THE BANDS: Allo Darlin'/Dingus Khan/ The Rumour Said Fire
THE DATE: Thursday, 29th March
VENUE: London, Kentish Town, Bull & Gate (389 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2TJ. 020 7485 5358)
Advanced tickets: here
ALLO DARLIN- 10:15pm
Allo Darlin' are many things. They can turn a room in a famous punk venue into a joyous, jumping, sweaty, pop-mosh pit. Or bring a room of 500 to hushed silence with the few strums of a ukulele and a love song about cooking. They‚Äôve wowed the crowds at the Indietracks, Swn and SXSW festivals and been played on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music and XFM. The single ‚ÄúHenry Rollins Don‚Äôt Dance‚Äù was described by The Guardian as "the best indiepop song for years" while follow-up ‚ÄúThe Polaroid Song‚Äù made Drowned In Sound‚Äôs Top Fifty of 2009. Their latest single ‚ÄúDreaming‚Äù was voted Single Of The Week on Steve Lamacq‚Äôs Round Table by no less than Jarvis, Peter Hook and Huw Stephens, seeing off MGMT and Kate Nash in the process!
DINGUS KHAN- 9:30pm
Dingus Khan are eight characters from Manningtree in Essex. They feature three drummers, three bass players and sometimes one baseball bat hitting a beer keg. With whistling. And choreography. Sounds fun enough already, but when they throw out a bucket-load of dementedly catchy tunes wrapped up in a turbocharged blast of prog-punk guitars you‚Äôll find yourself offering them a single deal on the spot. Which is exactly what Label Fandango did, and that single is called ‚ÄòKnifey Spoony‚Äô and came out on March 5th 2012.
THE RUMOUR SAID FIRE -8:30pm
The Rumour Said Fire were conceived by singer, songwriter Jesper Lidang in 2008. The band soon became one of Denmark‚Äôs biggest bands. Now they will release their critically acclaimed album, 'The Arrogant', in the UK on 2nd April 2012 and look set to become one of Denmark‚Äôs finest exports.