Band of Holy Joy and The New Southern Electrikk will be playing the 12 Bar Club, Holloway Road, London on March 20th 2015. Support comes from Subterraneans DJs and Trees and the Slipway.

[contact_info Phone=”020-­7­-240­-2120″ Address=”12 Bar Club, 203 Holloway Road London N7 8DL”][/contact_info]

Entry is £7.

Advance tickets are available and there will be a limited number of tickets on the door.

A night of dirty transgressive beat music…
This promises to be a very special event, with two of the UK”s most exciting and compelling live acts sharing the same bill.

The New Southern Electrikk cannot be easily categorised. Drawing inspiration from Psychedelia, Krautrock and Post-Punk, the band craft dark, mesmerisingly beautiful melodies driven by grinding, sexy undertones. Monica’s vocals can be as ethereal as they are deep and soulful; capturing her audience in the palm of her hand, her voice is sinister yet alluring.

Zach’s flowing guitar shimmers over Tajti’s gritty, throbbing basslines with Rikki’s keys and backing vocals providing a darker edge. Jim’s drumming is brooding and purposeful giving The New Southern Electrikk a solid base on which to build soundscapes that are visceral yet sultry.

This is the new era, this is the new breed, dig the new breed, this is The New Southern Electrikk.

“A f**king great band” – Alan Mcgee, Creation Management and 359 Music
“Manchester’s finest” – Gary Crowley, Amazing Radio & BBC London
“I love this!– Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
“I’m diggin’ this and I want to hear more” – Evan Dando, The Lemonheads
“The best band in Manchester right now” – John Robb, Louder Than War

‘Brown Eyes’ EP available on iTunes here:

Forever changing, consistently unique yet, always somehow the same, the Band Of Holy Joy began life as gutter chansoniers using junk shop instruments to propagate a brute romantic madly literate form of dispossessed urban folk music.

Since then the band have scaled a few heights fallen down in one or two gutters, broken up, glued themselves together, toured the world, released a fair few albums for the likes of Rough Trade and fully explored other media by presenting two audio visual song plays: Troubled Sleep at the Shunt Theatre in London 2008 and an Invocation for William Burroughs at the Sorbonne Paris in 2009. They have set up their own label and Internet radio station Radio Joy.

These days the junk shop instruments of old are long gone, and guitars, violins and visuals very much to the fore. But the band continues to write about the same outsider concerns with the same measure of spirit and care and man, they still put on a show.
The Band of Holy Joy – forever changing, consistently unique, always the same. Join the adventure as they pass through your town.

“Band Of Holy Joy are an unsung British institution that understands the human heart” – Mojo, rating 4/5
“..this band still revels in their own potency” – The Daily Mirror, rating 4/5
“..enough to make your heart soar” – Louder Than War, rating 9/10
“..unmistakably a work of vision, and therefore precious” – The Wire
“..a solid powerful collection of songs, reasserting that some things do get better with age” – The Big Takeover

‘Easy Listening’ available on iTunes here:

The 12 Bar Club