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ACTH: Stricken City, We Were Promised Jepacks, (DJ) Van Damn @ The Tunnels

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So the first Adeen ACTH for 09. Its a good een and we're in The Tunnels for a change.

As per usual we have two fine live acts and quality disk jockeys to kick off our year.

Expect wonkey dance floor indie, twisted guitars, bootlegs, grime, glitch, dubstep,

electronica, basslines n beats.

Previous guests we've 'ad: Justice, Teenagers, Crystal Castles, White Lies, Friendly Fires, Santogold, CSS...

FRIDAY 27TH FEBUARY - 11-3AM - THE TUNNELS

Stricken City

{Stricken City} on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

On everyones list "to do big things in 09" including

The Guardian, Fader, The Fly, MTV, The Times, Zane Lowe...the list goes on.

Brilliant, catchy, post punk pop lead by the enigmatic Rebekah Raa. This NME review sums em up:

"There's not been too much to get excited about of late but beaming through are the immaculate conception known as Stricken City. Full of wonderful - if odd - influences, like Life Without Buildings, The Sugarcubes and Bow Wow Wow, they shuffle timidly onstage and become complete, effortless pop stars. Led by a striking apparition known as Rebekah Raa, they make you feel a little bit sorry for every other band trying to get somewhere".

We Were Promised Jet Packs

we were promised jetpacks. on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

Signed to 13artists along with some other small struggling acts such as...erm Radiohead, Bloc Party and the Arctic Monkeys.

Expect to hear A LOT from this fiercely melodic, avidly literate, awesome and energetic Glasgow 4 piece over the coming months.

(DJ) VAN DAMN

Van Damn on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

One of Scotlands hottest new dj talents. Already racked up supports with Crystal Castles, Mylo and Erol Alkan. And a Radio One session to boot. Resident behind quality Dundonian nights Ctrl alt defeat, CJC presents and GOT GOT NEED. Expect the finest electronica, bootleg mashups, glitch, dub, quality house and mutant bass lines.

Don't Not Dance

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Stricken City has just been announced as support for Maximo Park on their next full UK tour.

As well as supporting the Mystery Jets on some of their tour next month too.

Bonza!

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That's a nicer poster. Thumbs up :up::)

Cheers. Ill past the compliments to the chef... (graf designer). :up:

Sum cool stuff written about SC:

"Loose limbed guitar-pop magic... manna to the ears and a ctrl-alt-delete on the musical torpor that is always so close at hand. Stricken City have a floppy, just-short-of-fully-formed form that is beyond endearing and reaks of tiny record labels, the Festive Fifty and musty record shops down back alleys. Tak O Tak effortlessly unfolds as a gorgeous three minutes of lens-flare pop, made all the more palatable by Raas voice, which achieves the perfect balance of being exemplary without drowning in its own excellence. Restore your faith in indie with this fab, slightly ramshackle four-piece. More please."

The Times

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More nice things written about Stricken City:

"In those innocent days before Pro Tools, click tracks and laptop recordings, the eighties produced a generation of studenty bands with a simple DIY ethic and only rudimentary musical skills who strummed away on effect-free jangly guitars and a simple hi-hat and snare rhythm. Stricken City are a splendid throwback to more innocent times where enthusiasm and the joy of being in a band counted for everything. Thankfully they also have some jolly tunes to back it up. Formed in the Midlands and now based in London, the quartet is fronted by the jittery, just-got-out-of-bed-haired goddess Rebekah Raa. Tak O Tak combines the yearning simplicity of The Sundays and touches of the Sugarcubes with Raas Bjorkish hiccups and the bands C86-friendly indie guitar pop is tickled with vintage synth. Other tracks reveal some slowburn dynamics and Postcard-style pop nuggets."

Q

"We stumbled across London's Stricken City while doing our regular check up on Adventures Close To Home and had a hard time initially deciding whether we were going to get into them or not. Ultimately, lead singer/Korg-er Rebecca Raa's awkward dancing and rad voice led us to do believe that, yes, we will get into it."

The Fader

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This is tonight folks.

Approx stage times:

Jetpacks - 11.40

Stricken City - 12.30

(DJ) Van Dam - 1-3am

Rumor that a certain very popular band who are also in town are, apparently, coming down after their show as they are fans of Stricken City...hmmmm

Should be a greaet night.

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This is tonight folks.

Approx stage times:

Jetpacks - 11.40

Stricken City - 12.30

(DJ) Van Dam - 1-3am

Rumor that a certain very popular band who are also in town are, apparently, coming down after their show as they are fans of Stricken City...hmmmm

Should be a greaet night.

YAAAAAAS

Two hits in one night

1) Drummonds so i can wipe out Calum Underkill

2) Then pop down to Tunnels proud of my earlier achievement so i can take out the Kaiser Cheifs!!

(kidding....gonna be amazing night at Tunnels...canna wait)

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Shame that we are slightly overlapping tonight, although can't think of a better night to be along side! Good luck with your show, hope it goes well, love ACTH. Feel free to pop in to our little show before hand if you like a bit of funnnk!

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Shame that we are slightly overlapping tonight, although can't think of a better night to be along side! Good luck with your show, hope it goes well, love ACTH. Feel free to pop in to our little show before hand if you like a bit of funnnk!

Cheers. Yeah it's gonna be a great night!

Will pop in :up:

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