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Citadel Festival Takes Over London

Citadel Festival Takes Over London

Citadel Festival is one of London’s newest Festivals launching in 2015, though it follows the exciting trend that each London Day Festival does: excitement, a great line-up, day drinking. Citadel proves to be very different and spectacularly unique… Attending the festival in it’s first year […]

Glass Caves Live At Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen

Glass Caves Live At Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen

Northern band Glass Caves embark on their Headline UK ‘Swim’ tour with an exciting date in London, headlining Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen. Surprisingly not sold out, though an eager and filling crowd, Glass Caves take to the stage with the charm and confidence they always […]

Little Brother Eli Live At Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Little Brother Eli Live At Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Upcoming band Little Brother Eli from Oxford grabbed the main support slot on Wednesday night at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen to headliners Sam & The Black Seeds, but forget the headliners our main attention is on Little Brother Eli and they killed it!

First hearing their latest single ‘Oceans’ I immediately knew this band had something great about them, noticeable vocalist Alex Grew’s talent is astonishing and it surprises me the band haven’t got the reception they deserve yet. But the band as a whole create awesome Blues Rock and the climax in ‘Oceans’ is just wow. Opening with ‘Oceans” they got the crowd warmed up and ready for the exciting night ahead of them. Musically and performance wise Little Brother Eli were on point, playing as if they were the headliners they kept the crowd intrigued and motivated. Other material such as ‘This Girl’ is heavier and guitarist Adam Stowe rocked it, witnessing the band with their impeccable chemistry is impossible not to feel the beat and have as much fun as Little Brother Eli are.

With reminiscence of Maroon 5 and guitar inspiration from The White Stripes and The Black Keys, Little Brother Eli have already gained the likeable factor, throw in some talent and some good looking guys; I keep questioning “Why are they only supporting?”. Ultimately Little Brother Eli rocked Hoxton and with a dedicated fan base already, with chants of “One more song”, I suggest catching them live now before they finally get the recognition they deserve.

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Interview: Brooklyn Funk Essentials

Interview: Brooklyn Funk Essentials

Brooklyn Funk Essentials is a music collective founded in 1993 by producer Arthur Baker and bassist and musical director Lati Kronlund. By the mid-1990s, their exciting mix of jazz, funk and hip hop became a solid part of the New York City club scene and they […]

Thieves By The Code – UK Tour

Thieves By The Code – UK Tour

These guys are busy bees indeed – busy busy busy making their sweet, tasty, honeyed rock ‘n’ roll for us all to feast upon. Seriously, this band have toured every month since early 2013 (maybe even before that) and boy, does it show. We’re not saying […]

NEXT CHURCH OF DREAMS GUEST IS ANNOUNCED

NEXT CHURCH OF DREAMS GUEST IS ANNOUNCED

As you might know, Church of Dreams is a big event in the Hoxton Amp calendar – a music night hosted by the gorgeous Samantha Togni. Focusing on underground beats and an aesthetic attitude, it’s aiming to shake the heart of Hoxton Square in a holy and profuse ceremony of the freest creative minds.

We were had an incredible time at the Zigfrid Von Underbelly launch party on 25th April, and now we’re set to get our shake on again now that the next guest has been announced.

Hoxton Amp is stoked and more than a bit excited to say that, joining Samantha on the decks on June 20th, will be none other than Feral Is Kinky.

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This multifaceted and multi talented musician has had more reinventions than Starburst, Snickers and Miley Cyrus all put together – she’s been known in the past as MC Kinky, aka Cantankerous, aka Feral, aka The Infidel. But one thing has remained the same – she has one of the most distinctive voices in electronic music, which can often result in a crowd going ballistic for her almost hypnotic magnetism. Could this result in the perfect set for Church of Dreams? We think it could.

Watch this space as we get ready to interview the artist herself ahead of her Church of Dreams appearance on 20th June – directly after which she’ll be whizzing off to Glast to perform for excited crowds on The Farm!

Benbo launches EP1

Benbo launches EP1

Something special is happening on Friday 29th May 2015. That’s right ladies and gentleboys, Benbo is launching his first ever EP, the aptly named ‘EP1’. The three tracks are the fruits of a twelve-year labour of love and they welcome you into Benbo’s wonky world […]

Hoxton Amp chats to… KAYVS

Hoxton Amp chats to… KAYVS

So, tell us a bit about yourselves – who are you, how long have you been playing together, and can we expect when we go visit a Kayvs gig? What kind of sound are you guys going to be mesmerising us with? Christopher: Well Kayvs […]

BullyBones

BullyBones

BullyBones: a high octane, blood pumping, crotch thrusting, screamer of a band. Irresisssssstible pummeling drum beats, infectious lyrics and a powerful lead vocal make for an awesome aural experience. With distortion a’ plenty matched with quavering notes – which I imagine match a shaking pair of knees – this is good ol’ fashioned Rock N’ Roll.

Laden with attitude whilst simultaneously pumping a cruisey surfer vibe, things go from SHOUTY!!!…surfy…SHOUTY!!!…to surfy – a pant-wetting roller-coaster of emotion! When lead singer, Charlie Pullinger screams about making love upstairs I feel mixed emotions – but one thing is sure, it’d be one hell of a ride!

BullyBones, we love you.

Check em out: bullybones.bandcamp.com

They’re playing their first headline show this Saturday, at Zigfrid von Underbelly of Hoxton

Cara Sebastian

Cara Sebastian

A collector of her own bones and things that puzzle or spin new thoughts, Cara Sebastian was always a little awkward and uninterested in talking about the weather. Born in France and shuffled through various cul-de sacs in the Midlands, she was often facing something […]