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  • Des Was a Bowie Fan ft. Milky Wimphake + Witching Waves + Pale Kids

    Fri 29 Sep

    7:45 pm


    Here’s the late September Des Was A Bowie Fan at Paper Dress Vintage, the dancefloor oiled by a blast of glorious indiepop from the legends chest and whirlwind post-punk from Milky Wimpshake and Witching Waves.

    Milky Wimpshake are a lo-fi Pop institution, a bristling blast of lyricism from the outside of everything since the early 90s. The band have released a stream of EPs, LPs and 7″s that shake and shimmer with bittersweet romance and self-depracation. Their last LP, Encore, Un Effort!, was released via Fortuna Pop! in 2015, with their two song blast Velvet Pants & Interior / Exterior following on Tuff Enough last year.


    Witching Waves are a Pop twister that blow through your door and sweep your heart a hundred foot in the air, a perpetual thrill-giver of a band in the finest go-faster spirit of post-punk. Their last LP, ‘Crystal Cafe’, was released via Soft Power Records in 2016.


    Pale Kids are four queer punks making lyrical Durham soul that punches through your heart and bounces it off the ceiling. Their latest EP, ‘Holy Mess’, was released in January of this year via Frux Tapes and Drunken Sailor records, with a double A-side single ‘St Bernadette/Haunted’ following last month on Art is Hard.


    Then at 11, Keroauc’s handkerchief lands on the lampshade with the touch of a Crystals chorus, dimming the lights for the ghosts of 60s girl groups, Northern Soul and rock’n’roll to join the most shimmering indiepop, new wave and post-punk till 3am.

    “A post-Peel, post indie market-place discotheque in the spirit of the pirates, fags and runaways” – Llewelyn Bowen


    Expect to hear: ♥ Dexys Midnight Runners * Pulp * Belle and Sebastian * Brigitte Bardot * The Smiths * Serge Gainsbourg * The Ramones * The Ronettes * The Raincoats * Veronica Falls * The Shangri-Las * Aretha Franklin * The Temptations * Blondie * The Supremes * Le Tigre * Bowie * Beach House * Little Richard * The Fall * The Cure * The Field Mice * Camera Obscura * The Pastels * Johnny Cash * Jackie Wilson * Talking Heads * Joy Division * Martha and the Vandellas * Magnetic Fields * Milky Wimpshake * The Beach Boys * Pet Shop Boys * Art Brut * Dusty Springfield * Depeche Mode * Broder Daniel * Rita Pavone * New Order * Jens Lekman * Jonathan Richman * Jesus and Mary Chain * Candi Staton * Kim Weston * Sonic Youth * Slowdive * Flowers * The Four Tops * The Flirtations * TV Girl * Ritchie Valens * Meilyr Jones * Velvet Underground ♥

    Gig + Club: £5 advance / £7 door
    Advance tickets – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/415727

    Club-only: £4 / £6

    Cheaplist and free membership via [email protected]
    Club only advance tickets (valid after 10.30): http://www.wegottickets.com/event/415728