Fri 3 Apr 19:30pm

Paper Dress Presents: The Future Shape Of Sound, Happy Graveyard Orchestra, Au Fake

Join us at the newly refurbished Paper Dress Vintage on Friday 3 April for an evening of unruly Gospel Blues as The Future Shape Of Sound celebrate the release of their new EP and a new lineup ahead of festival season with a humongous party!

They’ll be joined by very special guests Happy Graveyard Orchestra & Au Fake as well as The Legendary Keb Darge Page on the decks for a set of wild Sixties garage bangers till late!

Advance tickets £6 here, £8 OTD. Free after 11pm.


It’s all gone very wrong again at The Future Shape Of Sound and we’re celebrating it by dismissing any good advice, pouring ourselves a drink, putting on some lipstick and rocking out like hell might freeze over.

To make it right, you are warmly invited to join the congregation on Friday 3rd April at our EP release sermon where you can meet the wrong folk, offend the wrong people and say the wrong thing, only to remember nothing the next day.

“This is a pinnacle of UK blues jump GOSPEL MADNESS”
Chris Tofu MBE

“Intoxicatingly upbeat, vibrant, exciting and truly remarkable!”
Tony Beesley – Vive Le Rock Magazine

“A band that re-evaluates what modern Rock’n’Roll really is!”
Lee Powell – Rock’n’Roll Magazine

Mixed by Captain Future himself at TFSOS HQ Space Eko East, these recordings capture the raw energy from the bands blistering NYE Show at Hootenanny Brixton where they started the decade the way they love it best: On stage, entertaining the crowd!

“Pure unadulterated rock n gospel escapism!” (Twisted & Torn Ltd)

The Future Shape Of Sound are a 9-piece Rock’n’Roll Gospel outfit based in East London, spear-headed by accomplished music producer Alex McGowan aka “Captain Future”.

Visualise a bunch of Rock’n’Roll, blues musicians and gospel singers coming together to rock it out in a disused circus tent, converting believers with shimmering choir harmonies, Hammond organ grooves and Rock’n’Roll guitars.


Experimental steampunk rock from this talented bunch, expect the unexpected!

Ivan Perilli (bass and cryptic vocals)
Saif Ur-Rehman (steampunk guitar!)
Debbie Teo (oboe, pitched percussion and vocals)
Angeline Chen (violin and vocals)
Jake Williams (tenor saxophone)
Pablo Perez Vich (drums)


Electronic pop, tune in here:


Expect Sixties garage punk, raucous rockabilly and wild surf instrumentals.

Advance tickets £6 / £8 OTD