POPULAR CULTURE is a new monthly clubnight from Rockfeedback
TRUDY & THE ROMANCE
"An electrifying new voice for rock's near future" - Pigeons and Planes
"Impossible to pin down, they deliver a drunken, stumbling, shambolic rock ’ n roll that somehow keeps its shit together when the going gets tough. Truly, Trudy are something very special indeed" - DIY
“The off-kilter genre is a fusion of grungy garage rock and doo-wop-inspired instrumentals, combined with the metamorphic nature of frontman Oliver Taylor, whose voice seamlessly transitions between a fragile falsetto and guttural growls” - Consequence of Sound
“If anyone’s gonna do anything from Liverpool in the next 12 months, it’ ll be this lot” - NME
WILLIE J HEALEY
"Willie J Healy’s self described “rock n stroll” sound left a strong impression following the release of his two 2015 EPs, HD Malibu and Saturday Night Feeling. Now, the Oxford native is back with his latest single, “Pipedreams”, which marks his first release on National Anthem/Columbia Records.
While Healy cites a range of artistic influences from Odd Future to Bruce Springsteen, his music is most comparable to the likes of Kurt Vile or Mac DeMarco for its lo-fi rock and DIY aesthetic. However, “Pipedreams” sees Healy offer an electric edge previously unheard, making this “anthem for the lackadaisical” still hit like “his hardest, most immediate punch to date,” as a press release puts it." - Consequence of Sound
Memphis Industries are delighted to announce 'Waiting', the debut single from South London by way of Rome duo, Malihini.
Giampaolo Speziale and Federica Caiozzo met in early 2015 in Rome and, in what Federica describes as a "moment of surrender", decided to start making music together on a road trip through Austria, Germany and Poland. The duo gathered thirty improvised musical ideas and spent eight days recording with their friend and drummer Alberto Paone in a Roman studio.
In June of this year, Giampaolo and Federica decided to break from their previous musical incarnations and moved from Rome to London, taking with them a hard drive of songs, a battered suitcase and vinyl copies of Nick Drake's Five Leaves Left and Stevie Wonder's Hotter Than July. Settling in Camberwell, initially the house of an Egyptologist, they set about mixing the songs, the first fruits of which is the single 'Waiting'.
Built around a simple Korg MS2000 synth refrain and featuring both Federica and Giampaolo on shared lead vocals, 'Waiting' takes us through the minds of a wrongly accused death row inmate and his lover who's become delusional, lost in a dreamworld.
Advance tickets are priced at £5 and are available NOW.
Listen to new track 'My Baby's Gone Away' below.