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CURRENT AFFAIRS + THE PLAN + GROSS MISCONDUCT
July 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Upset The Rhythm presents…
Wednesday 26 July
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, London, N1 9JB
7.30pm | £8.00 | Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/O2543ad5f210
CURRENT AFFAIRS are a band from Glasgow marrying 80s pop sensibilities with ferocious post-punk, neatly navigating the line between new wave and goth. Though Joan Sweeney (ex-Rose McDowall’s Band, Aggi Doom, The Royal We) is a lifer, Sebastian Ymai (Comidillo Tapes, Pissy, Anxiety) came from Chile via York, recently relocating to Berlin in 2021, and new member Gemma Fleet (The Wharves, Order of the Toad, Dancer) alongside Andrew Milk (Shopping, Pink Pound) were persuaded to leave London for the ‘second city’ after touring through with previous bands. However, Glasgow is the heart and hub of the band’s music, and musical life and the place where the forthcoming album Off the Tongue (Tough Love) was solidified and produced.
Written from within the world of crumbling services, broken bonds and wounded spirits, Off the Tongue rolls off an ecstatic rage, filled with hope for you, them and everyone else. It’s a rallying cry away from hopelessness, forgiving your fears and laying them to waste. Their album holds a place for you to be angry and to be focused. In lieu of having anything else, we’ve always got each other, and an uncertain future is an open game for us too.
THE PLAN is a continually evolving outfit which includes members who have previously appeared in bands like Wetdog, Vic Godard and The Subway Sect, Hot Silk Pockets, Mathew Sawyer and The Ghosts, Reverend Pike, and Private Trousers. Sometimes described as post-punk, they also pull from more diverse influences such as no wave, garage, and psych, as well as hints of prog. Their songs often move in unexpected directions and are always pinned together by Rebecca Gillieron’s sometimes defiant/sometimes soft vocal melodies. After fine-tuning new songs to completion this year, here’s a chance to hear material from their second album, recently recorded by Toby Borrough from Pozi, and being mixed as we write.
GROSS MISCONDUCT are a conceptually foggy, bureaucratically sound landfill punk from South London. Featuring members of Killjoys, MILKY, Strong Arm and Surplus. FFO Exit Order, The Cribs, Be Your Own Pet and corporate telephone hold music. Fresh off probation, mandatory training completed and ready for synergy. EP is upcoming, check out their demo now!