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THE CARESS CUT A DASH ON CLASH WITH NEW SINGLE!  http://www.icontact-archive.com/  

THE CARESS CUT A DASH ON CLASH WITH NEW SINGLE! 

http://www.icontact-archive.com/

 

So last time out we told you about brotherly British pop trio THE CARESS. Their first panda release is a digisingle called ‘You’re Always Miles Away’ and fans of gently buoyant alt.pop will swoon over their Go Betweens slink and gorgeous go-for-it Rialto-esque retro charm. Clash certainly don’t disagree – they’ve premiered the track right here.

'a coy blast of melodic wordsmithery' Clash

‘You’re Always Miles Away’ is out on August 25th, and is the first track to be culled from The Caress’s’s’s’s ‘You Say I Kiss Like A Girl’ EP, which is released on the panda on September 15th. To celebrate this soon-to-be seminal event THE CARESS headline a special local launch party at The Amersham Arms in sunny New Cross on Wednesday September 13th with admirable support including panda labelmates 485C + Hussy + Hazey as per the poster lurking around here.

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THE CARESS - EP LAUNCH Club Fandango x Fierce Panda x The Zine Present: The Caress An alternative three piece based in New Cross, South East London, comprising of brothers Tom Easton (guitar and vocals), Ben Easton (bass and vocals) & Sam Easton (drums and vocals). Plus support from 485C , HUSSY and Hazey .  Amersham Arms / £3 on the door / 8 til late + The Caress Northern Soul DJ Set afterparty Spotify | Apple Music | iTunes | Amazon Music

THE CARESS - EP LAUNCH
Club Fandango x Fierce Panda x The Zine Present:

The Caress
An alternative three piece based in New Cross, South East London, comprising of brothers Tom Easton (guitar and vocals), Ben Easton (bass and vocals) & Sam Easton (drums and vocals). Plus support from 485C , HUSSY and Hazey . 

Amersham Arms / £3 on the door / 8 til late
+ The Caress Northern Soul DJ Set afterparty

Spotify | Apple Music | iTunes | Amazon Music


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Meet the wrestling promotion who hired Big Keith from The Office to be their ring announcer

 

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Get the scotch eggs ready and the Ali G costumes freshly laundered, because Anarchy Pro Wrestling are bringing Big Keith from The Office to the wrestling ring this week. The London based company have hired actor Ewen MacIntosh to reprise his iconic role from The Office on Thursday in New Cross, and MacIntosh will be ring announcing Anarchy Pro’s …And Out Come The Tools

While the lure of Big Keith may tempt some comedy fans to the Amersham Arms, there will also be plenty of exciting action to appeal to wrestling fans too. British wrestling is currently experiencing one of its most successful years ever, and less than a week after featuring at PROGRESS Wrestling’s historic Alexandra Palace show, Jimmy Havoc will be competing in the main event for Anarchy Pro in an Office Death Match against Strangler Davis.

Music also represents an important aspect of the promotion, with a punk ethos emphasised by an innovative entrance theme method.

Read the full article here: http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/11/meet-the-wrestling-promotion-who-hired-big-keith-from-the-office-to-be-their-ring-announcer-6918165/#ixzz4sfJpbJyn


The best comedy clubs in London..

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THE AMERSHAM ARMS MAKES TOP TEN AS TIMEOUT round up the best comedy clubs and nights in the capital

Happy Mondays What The Amersham Arms, decorated with an ever-changing mural, hides a 300-seat music venue out the back, which plays host to Happy Mondays comedy club every fortnight. Holly Walsh – Foster’s Best Newcomer nominee and panel show regular – is the resident host, introducing invariably top quality line-ups of comics. Plus it’s super cheap. Plus plus the pub does great burgers. Win win win. Where Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Rd, SE14 6TY. Nearest tube New Cross rail, really. When Fortnightly Mondays. How much £5-£6. https://www.timeout.com/london/comedy/the-best-comedy-clubs-in-london-1#tab_panel_2  

Happy Mondays

What The Amersham Arms, decorated with an ever-changing mural, hides a 300-seat music venue out the back, which plays host to Happy Mondays comedy club every fortnight. Holly Walsh – Foster’s Best Newcomer nominee and panel show regular – is the resident host, introducing invariably top quality line-ups of comics. Plus it’s super cheap. Plus plus the pub does great burgers. Win win win.

Where Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Rd, SE14 6TY.
Nearest tube New Cross rail, really.
When Fortnightly Mondays.
How much £5-£6.

https://www.timeout.com/london/comedy/the-best-comedy-clubs-in-london-1#tab_panel_2

 


   

 

 

LAURIE VINCENT ISN’T JUST THE GUITARIST IN SLAVES, THE FEARSOME TWO-MAN PUNK BAND FROM KENT. HE’S ALSO A VISUAL ARTIST AND EXHIBITED HIS WORK AT THE AMERSHAM ARMS, A SOUTH-EAST LONDON BOOZER. IT WAS A COLOURFUL, LIGHTHEARTED COLLECTION, THE PAINTINGS POKE FUN AT RELIGION, EXPLORE CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND OFTEN FEATURE PLASTIC BAGS. WE HEADED TO HIS TINY STUDIO, TUCKED AWAY IN AN UNPROMISING INDUSTRIAL ESTATE IN LEWISHAM, SOUTH-EAST LONDON, TO GET THE STORIES BEHIND SOME OF PIECES.

Slaves guitar player Laurie Vincent shares his teeny studio with his artist friend Daisy. They draw an invisible line between their sides, meaning they’re pretty pushed for space, and you can barely move for all of their art and the artworks aren’t the only things in the studio that are inked up. 

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE 

http://www.nme.com/photos/slaves-laurie-vincent-unveils-his-new-art-exhibition-1413763#/photo/4#OJ6wcwUD5tId5fgz.99


Jeremy Corbyn spoke at the Amersham Arms..

in Lewisham to lambast Government inaction on violence against women. Pic: Garry Knight

Momentum Jam For Jez

Sisteray SISTERAY- Queens English - Amersham Arms


TOY

LIVE AT THE AMERSHAM ARMS


CARL BARAT & THE JACKALS

Carl Barât commented “I’ve always had a thoroughly enjoyable night DJing at The Macbeth and Amersham Arms so I’m chuffed that the fellows at Jack Daniel’s and This Feeling are letting me and the Jackals play at both venues on New Year’s Eve. It will be a great way start to 2015.”


Surge

A brief clip of Surge performing at The Amersham Arms during the 'This Feeling' club night.


I’VE WALKED PAST THE AMERSHAM ARMS IN NEW CROSS DOZENS OF TIMES. I’VE ALWAYS FOUND IT A LITTLE INTIMIDATING. NOT BECAUSE IT LOOKS PARTICULARLY SCARY, BUT BECAUSE THE POSTERS FOR DJ SETS FROM THE GUITARIST OF SOME NOUGHTIES BAND SCREAM ‘STUDENTS!’ BUT SINCE I PLUCKED UP THE COURAGE TO ACTUALLY STEP INSIDE, I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THE PLACE. THE AMERSHAM ARMS IS LIKE A TWO-STAGE TARDIS. WHAT LOOKS LIKE A SMALL, COSY PUB FROM THE STREET ALSO LOOKS THAT WAY INSIDE: THERE ARE WOOD-PANELLED WALLS, CHESTERFIELD SOFAS AND FAIRY LIGHTS DRAPED AROUND PICTURE FRAMES. BUT IT’S ALL A FRONT FOR A HUGE CLUB AND MUSIC VENUE OUT THE BACK. DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE ONE OLD MAN NURSING AN ALE AT THE BAR: THROUGH THE PLAIN BLACK DOOR ARE 300 GOLDSMITHS STUDENTS DRINKING OUT OF PLASTIC PINT GLASSES AND PISSING THEMSELVES WITH LAUGHTER. 

Comedy night Happy Mondays takes place here every fortnight. Entry’s only a fiver, and some of the best names in the business regularly navigate the Overground to New Cross. Stewart Lee, Mark Watson and Milton Jones have all stormed it recently. Heck, even David Cross – yes, Tobias from ‘Arrested Development’ – performed a rare London set here a few weeks ago. It was his first gig in five months. Why do comics like playing it? It’s fun! The crowds are lively and the promoters are nice people. The students might come for the cheap ticket price, but it’s the comedy-savvy Londoners who make it special.

Amersham Arms – The pub that makes us laugh. A lot

By Ben Williams, Time Out Comedy editor and recent convert to the Amersham Arms.

Andy Palmer

21st September 2016


John McCullagh chats ahead of his Amersham Arms gig


BUZZFEED FEATURE..

22 PICTURES THAT PROVE SOUTH LONDON ISN’T AN ACTUAL SHITHOLE...

BUZZFEED


FROM PECKHAM TO PLUMSTEAD

 

SOMETIMES, WHEN YOU TAKE THE TUBE IN LONDON, THE STREET YOU FIND YOURSELF ON WHEN YOU GET OFF CAN LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME AS WHEREVER YOU GOT ON. IT HAS TO BE SAID, THOUGH, THAT THERE IS SOMETHING DISTINCT ABOUT LONDON SOUTH OF THE RIVER – PERHAPS IT’S THE BRAND OF FRIED CHICKEN BOXES IN THE GUTTER, THE BRICKWORK OF THE BUILDINGS, OR THE FACT THAT THE SKY IS FAR AWAY ENOUGH FROM CENTRAL LONDON TO SEEM JUST THAT BIT BLUER. 

 

 

 

 


This Victorian watering hole has adopted a trendily ramshackle yet comfortable character. Visitors are made to feel as if enjoying a night out in their own living room. A stone’s throw from Goldsmiths University, it effortlessly blends old-school pints with uber cool music and comedy nights: Alt-J, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Vaccines, Carl Barat, Bloc Party, Dave Rowntree (Blur/Xfm), Primal Scream, Mystery Jets, Maximo Park, The Cribs, The Coral, and Terry Hall (The Specials) have all been down to spin their favourite tunes.

Happy Mondays are a long-established fortnightly comedy event, where the well-known comics honing their material have included Stewart Lee, Cardinal Burns, Russell Howard, Shappi Khorsandi, Andy Parsons, Andi Osho, Arthur Smith, Sarah Millican, Greg Davies, Milton Jones, Dane J Baptiste, Robin Ince, Sean Walsh, Al Murray.

The Amersham Arms also hosts film and poetry evenings, and offers space for exhibitions.


THE ZINE UK

The Next Alt Rock Music Industry

A&R man (The Libertines among his spots), band manager and rock’n’roll raconteur James Endeacott set up his own record label, 1965 Records, in 2006 in conjunction with SonyBMG. After several years – and a lot of records – the enterprise came to an end… but despite, or indeed because of that experience he’s at it again. Reviving 1965 for the new year, the label kicks back into life with a night at the Amersham Arms in London on 20 December featuring Holy, Man & The Echo and Lusts live, while Palma Violets are on the decks. Explaing why it’s 1965 again, he’s written a guest column for Q on the joys and pitfuls of having your own label...http://www.qthemusic.com/7601/guest-column-i-wish-it-could-be-1965-again/

The Next Alt Rock Music Industry

The Next Alt Rock Music Industry


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Premiere: NX Records Mixtape 2016

Fresh talent from South East London...

NX Records seems to grow from strength to strength.

Kicked off as a collaboration between Accidental Records and Goldsmiths college in London, the project has taken on a character of its own.

The label's annual mixtape contains new artists from South East London, and it's always incredibly eclectic.

This year is no exception. The content was over seen by the Accidental team - including Matthew Herbert - while songwriters James Ewers and VV Brown acted as guest judges.

VV Brown comments: "The submissions this year were all so different and eclectic. It was difficult to decide and I enjoyed going through them all. At times easy on the ear, at times challenging, but in all very exciting."

Semi Precious stepped in to craft the mixtape, presenting an exquisite collage of some 43 tracks. It makes for fascinating listening - tune in via the link below.

NX Records and On Blackheath will present a special showcase featuring artists from this mixtape on May 12th at the Amersham Arms in New Cross, London.

 

http://www.clashmusic.com/news/premiere-nx-records-mixtape-2016