Following our first December gig, just last week hosting Currls’ EP launch, we were back at the Shacklewell Arms on Friday for a night filled with the best music, best people and best vibes. Massive thanks to Bad Sidekick, Alien Chicks and Cosmic Ninja, and to everyone who came down to support the bands and help us raise money for completely vital organisation, The Outside Project.
Kicking off the night Cosmic Ninja blast into our eyes and ears with their immense, empowering spirit, treating us to their riotous hip-hop infused queer punk.
Second band of the night is South London’s Alien Chicks. Delivering an utterly impressive (especially considering the guitarist has a broken hand!) set, they showcase their unique funk-fuelled punk rock with an incredible frenzied energy.
Headliners Bad Sidekick treat us to a set filled with fierce offerings, new and old. From the raging energy of tracks such as ‘I Ain’t Sick’ to the brooding allure of cat-inspired ‘Lemon Eyes’, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Cooper and co.’s reverb-strewn alt-rock.
Massive thanks to the three amazing bands who played for us on Friday and to anyone who braved the cold to come out to support them and us! Sadly we have to take a break from gigs in January, but we’ll be back at The Shacklewell Arms on 10th February with total faves Me Rex, with support from Dream Phone and Jen Denitto. Tickets already going fast – nab yours here!
Words: Mari Lane / @marimindles
Photos: Jon Mo / @jonmophoto