LISTEN: Hari Debi – ‘Air’

Riotous and intoxicating: excellently named newcomers Hari Debi have shared their single ‘Air’, which is all about the maddening but marvelous first stages of a relationship.

Riffs and deceptively sweet vocals collide on their new track to communicate the feeling that “you physically need your lover in order to stay sane” in the early days of new romance. Recorded and produced by Hari Debi themselves, ‘Air’ is a refreshing blast of garage rock.

The band will be playing at We Can Do It Records all-dayer on 28th July, alongside our favourites Witch Fever, Something Leather & After London (RSVP here). Listen to ‘Air’ below and follow Hari Debi on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Track Of The Day: Something Leather – ‘Disappear On Me’

After catching them live at We Can Do It’s single launch for Big & The Fat a few weeks ago, we’ve had the sounds of Brighton-based Something Leather swirling round our skulls. Their “Dark Trippy Alternative Rock” tunes have kept us in a sultry haze, fuelled by jagged keys and brooding bass lines.

The band recently released their single ‘Disappear On Me’ and have shared and accompanying video, which shows them having a good(?) time at a party, cut with shots of them performing the track. It’s an anti-party anthem that ricochets between loud and quiet, up and down, mad and melancholy – just like us on a hangover…

Something Leather return to London on 10th June to play the Leech All-Dayer at Sebright Arms, featuring A Void, Guru, Gaygirl, Hexmaze and more acts to be announced (RSVP here). We recommend you catch this promising band live, and that you check out the video for ‘Disappear On Me’ below.

Follow Something Leather on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

LIVE: DOLLS – The Shacklewell Arms, London 06.10.17

London duo DOLLS brought the house down at Shacklewell Arms at their single launch show on Friday night, and our cassette copy of ‘Armchair Psychiatrist’ hasn’t left our tape decks since. Presented by Roadkill Records & We Can Do It Promotions, the night was a showcase of impressively raw talent, culminating in a knockout headline set from the pair

Balloons and Barbie dolls littered the stage throughout the sets of supporting bands Gaygirl, Krush Puppies & Projector, and the room stayed packed with supportive spectators for the duration of their performances. Projector in particular were something to behold; their alternative “GOO era Sonic Youth” sound was delivered with impressive precision and energy.

Both naturally charismatic performers, headliners DOLLS (aka Jade & Bel) were a joy to watch on stage. Combining grunge & blues sensibilities with garage rock attitude; songs like ‘Kid Kannibal’ and ‘Killing Time’ were impossible not to sway too, and the same can be said for the pair’s latest single ‘Armchair Psychiatrist’. Played mid-way through their set, guitarist Jade switched seamlessly between sweet and snarling vocals, whilst drummer Bel smashed away on her kit, singing the seminal chorus line “feeling good, just worried about everyone else”.

At the close of the set, Jade broke the fourth wall and entered the crowd to deliver the last few minutes of DOLLS’ grunge laced anthems. Their time spent relentlessly gigging across the capital over the last year has clearly paid off, and thy were rewarded with waves of appreciative applause as they left the stage.

Order your copy of ‘Armchair Psychiatrist’ on cassette here, and follow DOLLS on Facebook for more updates.

Photo Credit: Keira Cullinane

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Video Interview: DOLLS

(Originally posted on Gigslutz)

London-based duo Dolls have been on my radar for a while, and they should be on yours too. Jade (guitar/vocals) and Bel (drums/vocals) have been performing their raucous mix of bluesy garage rock together across London for three years, and have built up a loyal following and excellent live reputation in the process.

They’re set to release their latest single ‘Armchair Psychiatrist’ on October 6th via Roadkill Records, and they’ll be playing a free launch show at The Shacklewell Arms (presented by Roadkill & We Can Do It Promotions) on the same date. I sat down with Jade & Bel to talk about their upcoming single, what they’re anticipating for their launch party, and Jade’s inability to ride a bike during The Nyx’s ‘Firebreathing Lady’ video shoot…

Huge thanks to Jade & Bel for their time. Follow DOLLS on Facebook for more updates, and subscribe to Clark Kents Rock and Roll Revue on Youtube for more cool band interviews.

Photo Credit: Keira Cullinane

(Video shot by John Clay (Clark Kents Rock and Roll Revue) & sound by Margo Broom of Heritage Works Studios)

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut