Power Lunches Arts Cafe

446 Kingsland Road

Hackney, E8 4AE

Tel: 0207 998 1997

Shows

18.09.2014

DRESSMAKER EP launch

The Glass EP is finally available on vinyl and we are organising a night to celebrate it! Bands downstairs, DJs upstairs.

dressmaker

"one of the loudest, noisiest and most intense live bands around" - VICE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08-L_LNvWtQ
https://soundcloud.com/dressmaker

M!R!M (Tribal Post Wave | UK/IT)

"Loud / Chaos / Paranoia"

wearemrm.bandcamp.com

Cassels

A fucking loud two piece of brothers making sounds of equal parts stripped back punk rock, dark and heavy distortion and sometimes a stadium-sized rock riffage thrown in for good measure. 

The Sly Persuaders

Garage-noise wranglers with surfed up swagger and industrial strength fuzz.

DJs from Heavy Leather / A New Dusk ( "London's leading minimal/cold wave night." - Clash Magazine

19.09.2014

dance rituals

GRAHAM DUNNING

 

SDF

 

STEPH HORAK

 

DJS 

debonair

ily palone

city crime

 

£5

21.09.2014

MOVIE NIGHT

One classic desert movie, two cinematic bands and as much pizza as you care to order from Base (next door). Note the early start time - strictly late-September Sunday evening low-key. £4 on the door, with all proceeds going to CALM, the campaign that works to prevent male suicide. 

As Ondas
hair-on-the-back-of-the-neck pretty minimalism from the spanish/portuguese/english 'no-wave surf' trio ... soooo good live, their bandcamp in no way does them justice 
http://asondas.bandcamp.com/

Strange Friends 
about as close as you can get to hardcore without actually being hardcore at all ... pared-down Lynchian blues rock with the volume turned up
http://www.soundcloud.com/strange_friends 

Film to be announced shortly.

23.09.2014

MEADHBH BOYD ep launch

Meadhbh Boyd (feat Mick Frangou)
Gloss Rejection
Nouria Bah
(+ DJ, Chris Hendrie)

Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/1sUOZN3 

G L O S S R E J E C T I O N _____
Gloss Rejection have been actively gigging for over a year - they are regulars at the Power Lunches basement - and continue to garner a lot of attention for their own brand of "faux-goth gloom". Influences include Breeders and Sonic Youth. Gloss Rejection comprises of members from the bands Weird Menace, No and Seeds of Doubt. They recently released a mini album on cassette with Crumb Cabin called Male Multiple, in addition to the tracks Loose Ties, and Circles; produced by Joey Fourr at Power Lunches. 
https://glossrejection.bandcamp.com/

N O U R I A B A H _________
From Bethesda, Maryland, Nouria Bah creates homemade groove and vocal-driven music. It has been described as "acoustic jazzy folk hop". She worked at the legendary label Smithsonian Folkways and, as an ethnomusicologist, studied (amongst other topics) the hip hop scene in Senegal, Africa. No doubt her travels around the world have crept into her bricolage-like recordings. 
https://soundcloud.com/nouria-bah 


M E A D H B H B O Y D _____________
Composer and arranger Meadhbh (pronounced like Dave but with an M) is an ethnomusicology graduate of University College Cork hailing from County Clare by the North Atlantic on Ireland's wild coast. Having relocated to London in 2011, Meadhbh secured a role as orchestral coordinator for legendary Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry and continues to perform this function for members of Ferry's band as well as contributing to other groups. 

She writes, performs and records "high-grade experimental pop" featuring driven rhythmic piano, unnerving strings and rich, layered vocal parts. Quoted influences include Orkest de Volharding, Kate Bush, XTC, Steely Dan. Joining her at Power Lunches for the first time is drummer Mick Frangou, who is the co-founder of the veteran live score performance group, MINIMA. 

The duo will perform music from Meadhbh's EP Shortened Suite, which has received several plays on BBC 6 Music, is featured on the BBC Introducing Mixtape and championed by none other than Grammy winning producer Chilly Gonzales (Feist, Boys Noize, Daft Punk) and the renowned king of lo-fi recording, R Stevie Moore. Boyd and Frangou will also debut brand new unreleased material. 
http://shortenedsuite.tumblr.com/

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£4 Entry. The first 20 in the door will receive a free copy of Shortened Suite.

Power Lunches

24.09.2014

AUCLAIR ep launch

"Semaphore" is the third EP from synth pop explorer  Tanya Auclair, released via Kit Records. You are cordially invited to wave a flag at the launch party on September 24 at  Power Lunches, where you can get your mitts on a copy of the CD and accompanying picture book, designed by Sarah Tanat-Jones. Auclair will be performing live, with support from kora master Kadialy Kouyate. Kit Recs folk and Toby Gale (Tape Club Records) will spin discs, plus there's a distinct chance of cake. Entry a mere fiver!

"a delirious reconnaissance mission into the deeper spaces of synth pop music" - Q Magazine

"wonderfully odd yet contagious pop music ... a true nugget of joy" - Clash Mag

Photo by Sophia Schorr-Kon.

25.09.2014

BROKANOVSKY + MORE

Vested Interest presentz:

BOKANOVSKY (FR)
Epic screamo done the French way! Daitro, Amanda Woodward fans you've found your match.
http://bokanovsky.bandcamp.com/

BLACK LOVE (CAN)
Another twist on the French sound, Montreal's Black Love combine post-hardcore grooves with moody instrumental sections.
http://blacklovemtl.bandcamp.com/track/the-appalachian-motorboats-waterfalls

+ 2 MORE BANDZ

26.09.2014

CUUSHE

Me, You and Everyone We Know Presents...
Cuushe
Cuushe composes pop-infused electronic music that is lovable and yet uniquely different from any other song-based pop sounds out there. Together with the delicate lyrics penned by her, the multi-talented cuushe beautifully projects a subtle musical world that is carefully wrapped with sensitive emotion and fragile memories.
Grimm Grimm
Packed with hooks, the Grimm Grimm sound mixes the melancholic beauty and noise of Nico, the soundscapes of Eno and the melodies of The Beatles with baroque flourishes and a passing nod the otherworldly pop sensibility of Joe Meek.
+ MY&EWK DJs
+AUS DJset
aus is the solo project of Yasuhiko Fukuzono of Tokyo, Japan. Fukuzono started making music for experimental films when he was still a teenager. As aus, he has performed live since 2004, including sets at SonarSound Tokyo, Summer Sonic Festival, De La Fantasia Festival along with many international artists such as François K, Haruomi Hosono (YMO/Sketch Show), Matmos, Fennesz, Chaterhouse, Ulrich Schnauss, AGF, Daedelus, Luke Abbott, Towa Tei, Helios etc.
Fukuzono has gained attention worldwide through his skillful and delicate sound production, exquisitely combining electronics with sounds from daily life. As DJ, aus made the mixtape for i-D Magazine, The FADER, The 405, Fluid Radio and International Tapes.
Doors: 7:30 - 2am
£8 (£3 entry after 11)

30.09.2014

TOP SECRET SPECIAL GUESTS

TOP SECRET SPECIAL GUESTS!! more info soon advance tickets are recommended 


Shopping
MILK records
"...catchy melodic interplay within a driving post punk funk sound."

https://www.facebook.com/weareshopping

NOT SORRY
New italo movie soundtrack denizens feat. memebers of Ravioli Me Away, Joey Fourr and Halo Halo

https://soundcloud.com/not-sorry-1



Tuesday night, music finished by 11pm, official after party at the Joiners Arms KARAOKE night.

 

 

tickets = http://www.wegottickets.com/powerlunches

05.10.2014

STATIC SHOCK //MATINEE

STATIC SHOCK GIG VOL #62

VIOLENT REACTION
The UK's finest, back in London for the first time in a little bit. Originally conceived and executed as a one-man project by Tom Pimlott on the banks of the Mersey River in Liverpool, England, Violent Reaction recorded a demo in 2011, an EP in 2012 and an LP for Painkiller Records in 2013 which made the year-end top 10 lists of multiple Rev staffers. Recently Tom relocated to Leeds and assembled a full band are the world's premier band that brings straight edge hardcore played with plenty of punk enthusiasm with Oi! and street punk influences mixed in. 2014 finds the band touring stateside with their brother band The Flex as well as recording a debut LP for Revelation Records, the first ever for a non-North American band for the label.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Violent-Reaction/177017079042937?fref=ts

CARDIAC ARREST
Lifers from St Louis, USA. Cardiac Arrest have been playing fast and pissed hardcore, reminiscent of early Boston bands like NEGATIVE FX or the F.U's. for over a decade now, Releases on Grave Mistake, Way Back When and No Way Records. First ever UK show!
https://cardiacarreststl.bandcamp.com/

+ 1 TBC

Sunday October 5th
Power Lunches
446 Kingland Road
Dalston, London 
E8 4AE

£6
MATINEE SHOW! 2:00 - 4:30 PM

Thanks to Power Lunches for opening up in the daytime especially to allow this show to go ahead, please support them to make sure we can continue to make more of these happen!

05.10.2014

NMR #39 - SLUM OF LEGS

//SLUM OF LEGS
Brighton. As part of their whirlwind tour making a rare appearance in the big smoke
http://riotsnotdiets.bandcamp.com/album/slum-of-legs-demo

//AS ONDAS
tri-lingual no-wave-surf n turf.
http://asondas.bandcamp.com/


///MAJORETTES
Garage punk, melodic maelstrom
http://majorettes.bandcamp.com/


£5 - £3unwaged
all money made goes to bands

17.10.2014

MOON MIRROR

Aural Sects and  Miserable Man presents:

MOON MIRROR (US) - 
www.facebook.com/pages/Moon-Mirror

OMN - 
https://www.facebook.com/olliemckendricknessmusic

Give Blood - 
www.facebook.com/gogiveblood

Plus Aural Sects DJs till late - www.facebook.com/auralsectsOG

Tickets are £6 adv, £8 on the door.
Buy advance tickets at: 
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/280138

7:30pm

23.10.2014

Lower Punches -- Ste McCabe

Ste McCabe is a prolific one-person queer punk political pop powerhouse
Tour in support of new album !
plus

 

Bona HC tbc are a new queercore outfit based in London

plus


The Ethical Debating Society are an outsider-pop-art-punk riot!

plus



Bloody Ice Cream will be DJing!

much more info soon
£5/ £3 unwaged

24.10.2014

ODDBOX

Four exciting new bands for your listening pleasure.
Advance tickets £5.
On The Door £6

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Trust Fund
One of the many bands making noise out of Bristol. Describing their music as "mopey pop-punk", the band have released records/tapes/music on the ever reliable Reeks Of Effort and their latest is a cracking split 12" with Joanna Gruesome.

Older pop fans (with impeccable taste) may recognise a couple of the band from The Bumblebees.
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Wolf Girl
A new band from London. Wolf Girl deliver powerful indiepop. Having been lucky enough to catch the band a few times in the last 6 months I have been itching to get the band on an Odd Box line up. So here they are in all their glory. Come cherish them.
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Actual Crimes
Yet another new band. Also from London. Actual Crimes self describe as 'Working class feminist racket'. Kicking out brutal guitar pop that demands that you shut the fuck up and actually listen. 
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Cat Smell
Carys, Russ, Jess and Mads. Three former Give It Ups and one current Sock Puppet (amongst many others). Cat Smell are something special. Their demos on bandcamp showcase a band treading beautifully in the footsteps of what has gone before whilst promising exciting things for the future. This is is their first ever show. Be gentle, now.

08.11.2014

STATIC SHOCK

STATIC SHOCK WEEKEND
Matinee show as part of the Static Shock Weekend:
THE NUMBER ONES (Ireland)
Even though they are based in Dublin, they sound like a classic Good Vibrations band from 1979. The Number Ones have energy, passion and tunes so good, it makes you think you've heard them already. Each track is a golden nugget of power pop fun that never outlasts it's welcome as every track is under three minutes. Although this sort of music seems to have been done a million times before, it sounds fresh in the hands of The Number Ones. This is pure summer fun for fans of Rudi, Protex, Exploding Hearts, Buzzcocks and The Tranzmitors

PRIMETIME
Self-proclaimed 'chaotic neurotics', Primetime deal in note perfect post punk which harks back to the glory years of 1979 to 1982. 'Tied Down' is the calling card and is a scratchy mix of Kleenex and Delta 5 with an instant hook. The sound is raw and minimal yet inventive. You can't help but fall in love with this band after just one listen.

THE SPLITS
The Love Triangle invited this teenage, Finnish four-piece over for a tour after thinking they were by far the best band they played with on a recent jaunt over to Northern Europe. We're expecting dark, downer garage punk of a high calibre from these songstresses whose songs possess totally demonic vocals and the odd tuneful bit. Debut LP on P. Trash fully sold out its first run and has just been repressed. New LP out very soon on Dirtnap.

PERSONNEL
Personnel's music chronicles the drab minutiae of modern britain both at home and in public - of shared habitats simultaneously filling and emptying with unwanted gadgets, of dreary shopping centres populated by peoploids jacked up on red-top hysteria. set to stark, distortion-less grooves, the music is brittle but not joyless, simple but not stupid.
Doors 1:00pm
£6 entry. Please note we can only let 100 people into this show, so please be prompt if you want to get in. Thanks!

13.11.2014

The Lowest Form

13/11/2014

THE LOWEST FORM - NEGATIVE ECSTASY
(UK, Iron Lung Records)

MARSHSTEPPER - NAKED RITUAL
(USA, Ascetic House / Downwards)

DIÄT - FLAT WHITE
(GER, Iron Lung Records)

ACOLYTES - DENESH MUSIC
(UK, Alter / Savoury Days)

@ Power Lunches, London 
8pm, £7

Links:

http://ironlungpv.bandcamp.com/album/negative-ecstasy-lp
http://www.ascetism.com/
http://chondriticsound.bandcamp.com/album/marshstepper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xk63O7qbs8
https://soundcloud.com/youthofneukoelln