Archive for Category: "Bands"

16May
2011

The Stow return with a new EP

Walthamstow indie hip hop heroes The Stow are set to return to the fray with a new EP and a host of gigs and festival appearances over Summer 2011. The new ‘Covers EP’ is released on 27 May and, judging by what we’ve heard, it’s going to be a cracker.

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17Apr
2011

Review: Nightfires, ‘Target Practice EP’

Nightfires are a new band from around Waltham Forest. They are, collectively, Tom (vocals and guitar), Alan (guitar), Matt (bass) and Eren (drums). In their short history they have already notched up performances at The Standard, The Zenith Bar and the Camden Monarch. In April they released their first record, the ‘Target Practice EP’.

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27Mar
2011

Interview with Dark Captain Light Captain

Dark Captain Light Captain are a Walthamstow-based band with an impressive track-record. Their second album is set for release in Summer 2011, and they have big plans for festivals and touring throughout 2011. We caught up with Dan and Mike from the band.

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10Feb
2011

Steve White & The Protest Family – “The One Night in Walthamstow EP”

Steve White & The Protest Family have released their latest offering on Prosity Records. The five-track live record is called “The One Night In Walthamstow EP” and was recorded at Ye Olde Rose & Crown on the night after the General Election in May 2010. Oh, and it’s free! Fans of the band will be familiar with their acoustic folk punk styles. Although the band describe this as more of an “official bootleg” than a live album, the sound quality […]

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4Feb
2011

Lethal Bizzle in The Guardian

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Today’s Guardian has got a feature on Walthamstow’s own Lethal Bizzle. The piece is around how the song ‘Pow!’ was used in the recent student protests, and is well worth a read. He’s even rude about the government. Here’s the link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/feb/03/pow-forward-lethal-bizzle-protests The new version of ‘Pow!’ is out in February, but you can check out the video below. Brap brap!

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11Jan
2011

Interview with The Stow

2011 is looking like a big year for The Stow. Walthamstow Scene was lucky enough to catch up with Haydn from the band. Read about their plans for the year and his thoughts on Walthamstow here. The Stow play The Old Queens Head in Islington tomorrow (Wednesday, 12 January). Find details of the gig here.

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6Jan
2011

Shh! It’s Dark Captain Light Captain

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Dark Captain Light Captain are kicking off the festival season early with a performance at the Shh! Festival of Quiet Music on Saturday 22 January 2011. The festival is at Cecil Sharp House in Camden. The Walthamstow-based band play atmospheric indie folk and are well established. Their first album, ‘Miracle Kicker’, was one of the Guardian Top 50 albums of 2008. They have also toured Europe and beyond, with the single ‘Jealous Enemies’ being the iTunes Single of the Week […]

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4Jan
2011

The Stow play Close Up

As mentioned in our look ahead to 2011, The Stow are playing in Islington on Wednesday 12 January. The show is part of Close Up at the Old Queens Head on Essex Road, near Angel. A very fine pub it is too, if we may say so. The line-up for the evening also features G.R.E.Ed.S, The Remedies, The Cardinals and Natalie Fiawoo. Tickets are £5 in advance or £7 on the door. The Stow are a band to watch in […]

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