After an amazing evening with Squid we welcome our second headliner Desperate Journalist to the space for the next fundraiser of the year! Also playing will be Junodef, After London, Lemondaze and Modern Literature with more TBA.
“Powerful guitar pop that hits like the Smiths amped up to Savages’ intensity level.” (Stereogum)
“Desperate Journalist are a band like no other.” (The Skinny)
“Intense and shimmering post-punk” (Time Out)
“What more could anyone possibly want?” (Drowned In Sound)
Junodef’s music travels from melodic and mysterious Portishead-like sounds to darker and heavier materia like Chelsea Wolfe and Emma Ruth Rundle, passing through the raw beauty of PJ Harvey and Warpaint on the way. Lately Junodef has explored a more electronic sound through a triphop-like perspective with influences from Massive Attack and Young Fathers.
Big, gritty, post-punk. Compared to likes of Dream Wife and Wolf Alice, AFTER LONDON have an immense energy that come be heard in their new single You Know What I Mean. Since their formation, they’ve been making waves across London, their hometown in Hampshire and everywhere-in-between. They’ve received support from BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, Louder Than War and Soundsphere Magazine.
“Otherworldly harmonising floats above jangling guitars, which unravel into a jagged, heavy breakdown in the chorus. After London can both bear their teeth and embrace their vulnerabilities.”– Soundsphere Magazine 2019
Formed in 2016, Lemondaze started as a project between founding members Isis and Rosie inspired by the bands of the 90s shoegazing era. Developing their sound meticulously over the next few years overcoming member changes and deepening new musical influences, Lemondaze have cemented their shoegaze sound with nods to trip hop, post-punk and break beat. Originally hailing from Cambridge, but now all living together in North London, Lemondaze translate a dark and intense eruption of swirling guitars underpinned by thundering bass lines and hypnotic drums. They have shared stages with the likes of Gengahr, Hinds, Bloody Knees and Piroshka and have even gained recommendations from Wolf Alice.
Nordic Fiction, the debut EP by Modern Literature encompasses a mixture of carnivalesque garage rock, jagged post punk and epic sweeping sounds. Lyrically; uncertainty, loss, distrust of patriarchal structures, the hypocrisy of religious statute and the replacement of norms with medication and self-reflection are all covered. – The Midlands Rocks
💖 About the venue, DIY Space for London 💖
DIY Space for London is on a single floor level, with access ramps, widened doors, an accessible toilet and plenty of space for manoeuvring and getting away from crowds. There is plenty of seating available and the toilets are gender neutral and accessible.
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