Power Lunches Arts Cafe

446 Kingsland Road

Hackney, E8 4AE

Tel: 0207 998 1997

Shows

26.11.2014

Sharp Veins

We are happy to announce our first free party at Power Lunches on November 26th.  

The venue needs no introduction. Power Lunches has for years supported independent music and we have already seen some great acts there.

After years spent djing and producing across America and Europe, three of the most under rated talents in the UK are finally debuting in London.


Sharp Veins, straight from the US, is well known on the Internet and his popularity recently paved the way for his move to London. "New grime wave meets undiscovered territories" 

https://soundcloud.com/sharpveins


Lorenzo BITW, originally from Rome, is not new to the UK scene, having lived and produced music in Leeds for over a year. Expect to hear the best of UK Garage, funky and jungle, all mixed with an unconventional Italian touch. 

https://soundcloud.com/butintheweekend

nICo, another Italian expat, grew up in Milan where he was first exposed to the influence of continental techno. Dark melodies and powerful basses may best define his style. 

https://soundcloud.com/nico_sound


Time to go back to the underground then.  See you there, people. 

28.11.2014

SHIELD PATTERNS

SLEEPSOUND & DISORDER PRESENTS
SHIELD PATTERNS
+ SPECIAL GUESTS

DOORS 8PM
TICKETS £6 ADV FROM  www.seetickets.com/event/shield-patterns/power-lunches-arts-cafe-london/810133

SHIELD PATTERNS
Shield Patterns are Manchester-based duo of Claire Brentnall and Richard Knox, they create intense, infectious and incredibly detailed dark-pop music. Their debut album 'Contour Lines' was released in June via Gizeh Records and has gathered heavy praise from the press including a five star review from The Skinny magazine. 

The project started life in late 2012 with Brentnall working alone on a bunch of home recorded demos. A chance meeting with Knox at her first ever solo show was enough to form an interest in working together in some capacity. Just a few months later and the duo were performing live together whilst also working on the beginnings of new material that would finally form the debut album. After retiring to the wilderness and isolation of the North Wales countryside, that album was finally complete.

There is a resolutely unique sound to the music Shield Patterns make. A lush, fragile and rich soundworld… like falling - slowly, gracefully, and not without hope, but still falling; a white shape in the darkness tumbling downwards.

www.shieldpatterns.com/
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+ SPECIAL GUESTS
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www.facebook.com/DisorderLondon

29.11.2014

FLUFFER presents

Baba Naga

 

Riddles

 

Virgin Kids!

 

more info soon

30.11.2014

MUH HE CON

AND LOST HARBOURS 

6PM

PAY WHAT YOU CAN 

02.12.2014

Bear Nang and friends...

Bear Nang and Friends...
Bear Nang - post-Pitbull maximal pop-punk five piece. Electrifying front woman Lectric Lady backed up by nerve guitarist Dan Furniture-Sale beat maker Stray-Dollars , fx wizard ObludZ and Itinerant Drumsmiths. Expect dance heavy good time live house. "Sean Paul meets ESG."
Special Guests TBC
3 Quid on the door.

03.12.2014

The Satis Factory present

THE REBEL AND LES COX SPORTIFS

The Satis Factory presents
THE REBEL
A man who needs no introduction apart from this one - The Rebel is one the nation's greatest living lyricists,
musical artists and home recordists who, thank the lord MARK E SMITH, is still taping after all these discs! 
See also (the) Country Teasers, The Devil, The Male Nurse, The Company and The Stallion
LES COX SPORTIFS
When woman created god, she had Les Cox in mind. Tyne and Weard free peace Les Cox Sportifs started
life as an art duo, making short films and spool loops for shits 'n' giggles in a darkroom in Byker. This
inevitably developed into writing songs and playing them live. Fast forward to present day and the 
Free Amigos (boasting the other Wallers twin on trapps) set sail on a short but sweet euro tour, 
taking in 4 of Europa's capitals, the first port of call being Power Lunches. 
Mega rare London show for these laddies! 
+ DJs on n Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at Power Lunches from 8pm 'til late. Tickets 6 OTD

04.12.2014

Shoot The Pony

SHOOT THE PONY PRESENTS BREAKOUT  -  FANS + Guests
F A N S made a name for themselves earlier on this year with debut 'All This Time'. The track had overwhelming support from NME, The Line of Best Fit, Clash and DIY. It was added to the evening playlist at XFM, perked the prized ears of Steve Lamacq and Tom Ravenscroft at BBC 6 Music, and had spot plays at Radio 1. F A N S are to release new single'Another Way' this 8th December. The track was recorded with Eagulls and Pulled Apart By Horses producer Matt Peel. 

 

Expect their debut EP for early 2015 alongside more live dates.

 

"They're a cross between Sonic Youth, Joy Division and The Strokes. It's good. Get into it." KILLING MOON
"FANS have some of the most immediate, ready-made fuzzy guitar anthems since The Vaccines." NME

05.12.2014

BEAR VS MANERO

A night of Alt/Math/Noise/Rawk/Etc at a wicked venue.

https://craigelliott.bandcamp.com/ - Fuzzy, Alt/Noise-Rock overjoyed with hyperactivity and paranoia
https://blacklightbrigade.bandcamp.com/ - regressive rock / no-fi
https://punchingswans.bandcamp.com/ - heavy math punk
https://bearvsmanero.bandcamp.com/
Drones 4u - noise drone collaboration from  raxil4  &  Cementimental

'Making The Decision To Go To This Gig' - A pick-a-path adventure: 

It's Friday night. You find yourself watching Two and a Half Men repeats again. Do you...
a) Decide to leave the house?
b) Wiki Charlie Sheen?
c) Laugh hysterically...coz he made a wry comment loaded with sexual innuendo...coz he's a womaniser and shit...get it?...ahahahaha...classic.

You wisely choose to leave the house. Do you...
a) Assemble a group of friends in a car park to engage in a night of scrumpy-hands...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrumpy_hands
...of almost cataclysmic proportions?
b) Assemble a group of friends in a field to engage in a night of scrumpy-hands of almost cataclysmic proportions?
c) Go to Power Lunches to check out some sweet bands, get to that good level of drunkeness where you start talking massive amounts of shit, and launch into a passionate rant about what the best guitar solo ever is or who the best batman was or something?

You choose scrumpy-hands in a field. A fool's gambit indeed! You perish from scrumpy-induced melancholy. You awake in Hades where you spend eternity in a restaurant, seated with Billy Corgan, the singer from Tool and Will Smith circa Wild Wild West, waiting for entrees that never arrive. Do you strike up a conversation with...
a) The Corgster?
b) Whatshisname?
c) The Fresh Prince?

You choose Corgarama...may god have mercy on your soul.

06.12.2014

IN A LONELY PLACE

Session at PL

£3 entry! 

07.12.2014

ANOTHER SUBCULTURE presents

Another Subculture 2 ZINE LAUNCH*
with
SEMI
WITCHING WAVES
EFIALTES
and
*hopefully
copies of the second Another Subculture cassette magazine; another hour of DIY evidence (music from SNOB, MONOTONY, STREET BEEF, WEIRD MENACE, interviews with UV RACE, loads more to be announced)
Sunday 7 December, 7pm start, £4.00

09.12.2014

FUNKTIONSLUST

FUNKTIONSLUST
A product of post-internet and music saturation, Funktionslust have been indexing music together for a long time in an attempt to create a raw, electronic and experimental pop sound.

Having already made fans of radio presenters and numerous magazines, they play their first London launch show to celebrate the release of another blistering and enthralling experimental pop piece bringing their high intensity 3 piece live show to Power Lunches.

LIEF HALL

Lief Hall is a multi-media artist and musician from Vancouver, BC Canada, currently living in Berlin. Through her most recent music collaboration MYTHS Hall released with One Big Silence Records (Austra, Trust, Diamond Rings), played shows alongside artists such as Chelsea Wolf, Mykki Blanco and Health, toured with Grimes in 2012 and created her own electronic opera.

Currently in the works of releasing a new EP this November, Lief Hall's new solo music combines the experimental dance music sensibility of MYTHS with a unique exploration of vocality inspired by everything from Phillip Glass and Meredith Monk to Doom Metal and R&B.

Hall's live music performances combine live projections to create a visual landscape that expands and enhances the sonic experience. Incorporating looped and layered vocal improvisations every performance is a singular experience which pushes pop music into the realm of art.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lief-hall

Website: http://www.liefhall.com

 

RYANN

Burn it down. 

Dance music.  

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ryann-donnelly

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/girlryann

10.12.2014

Phil Julian & John Macedo

3 electronic duo sets:
Phil Julian & John Macedo
Lee Fraser & Erik Nyström
Paul Watson & Duncan Harrison 

11.12.2014

Fierce County presents

Fierce County Presents:
Romeo Stodart (Magic Numbers) rare solo set
The Goat Roper Rodeo Band
Fierce County
more info soon

13.12.2014

LOVE LOVE records pres. ANKLEPANTS

Love Love Records presents Dr. Reecard Farché AKA  Anklepants  plays atPower Lunches in London as part of his extensivé world tour.

With support from:

Mixmaster Morris [Ninja Tune]
Lenkemz  [Mad Decent]
weyheyhey !! [Love Love Records]
Shinra [null+void]
Rory Moronik [Distant Planet]

This show is sold out, but there is a Sunday night show at the same venue. -  https://www.facebook.com/events/369303596556513/


http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?628704

Location of the after party will be revealed on the night.

www.reecardfarche.com
www.loveloverecords.co.uk

14.12.2014

LOVE LOVE records pres. ANKLEPANTS

Due to popular demand, we have organised a 2nd  Anklepants  date in London the following night at  Power Lunches in Hackney. So if you didn't get a chance to get a ticket last time, here is another opportunity to see Dr Reecard Farché in an intimate environment.

Support acts will be announced shortly.

As before, tickets are very limited and ONLY available from Resident Advisor. There will be none on the door.

Buy tickets here -  http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?642674

www.reecardfarche.com
www.loveloverecords.co.uk

15.12.2014

Love Barons

Love Barons

plus support from

Dry Lunch Club

16.12.2014

bark!

It's the Bark Christmas party and we're bang excited to have these 3 bands playing, like super Xmas eve type excited! And it's our first date at the fantastic  Power Lunches.

Brunch.  - These billiant indie noise-pop London heads return to play Bark. We're way lucky! -  http://brunchmatters.bandcamp.com/

Daisy Victoria - Weaving a path of intrigue and mystery Daisy Victoria is colourful in sound and presence. Wonderful!
https://soundcloud.com/daisy-victoria

JUDE BORE - No wave lo-fi artrock awesomeness from this Hemel 4-piece.
https://soundcloud.com/judebore

+ DJ's playing all kinds of good: The Men / LCD / Parquet Courts / LOVE / Parlour / Blur / The Black Lips / Best Coast / Dylan / The So So Glos / Nothing / Courtney Barnett / Cheatahs / Youth Lagoon / Wolf Alice / LIFE / Sharon Van Etten / Television / The Beach Boys / The National / Savages / Merchandise / Longy / The Jesus and Mary Chain / !!! / Big Ups / Rainer / Weezer / Pearl Jam / New Order / Rites of Spring / Cayetana / Wire / St. Vincent / 

£3

17.12.2014

DESIGN-A-WAVE

Design A Wave Launch Party
+ Special Guests
8pm
Free Entry

18.12.2014

WE DREAM ELECTRIC

WE DREAM ELECTRIC @ Power Lunches

Our series of free party at Power Lunches continues with a special christmas event.
House, UK Funky and  Dark Melodic Techno will be the main elements of the night.
The resident duo will be joined by a very special guest.

Residents of the night
BITW (www.soundcloud.com/butintheweekend)
nICo (https://soundcloud.com/nico_sound)
plus special guest

Free Entry

20.12.2014

GÆZ V

more info soon...

03.01.2015

PRAG DIE NO

SATURDAY NITE HARDCORE PUNK


From Perth, Australia:

PRAG 
http://prag1.bandcamp.com/



plus disgruntled Brits:
DIE
http://diecunt.bandcamp.com/
NO
http://staticshockrecords.bandcamp.com/album/great-space-2

£6 entry