Music magazine hosts night of Croydon talent
A music magazine dedicated to the South London independent music scene is set to stage a night showcasing some of the area’s talent.
Joyzine, who have previously unearthed bands such as Bloc Party and the Rakes, run regular sell-out shows at Brixton Windmill, 93 Feet East and the 100 Club, and will be at the Scream Lounge for their first independent promotion.
Artists chosen to be on show cover a huge range of musical genres.
The headlining act, Thomas Truax, uses his own inventive instruments, with names like the Hornicator and Mother Superior, to create music and eccentric stories in a Tim Burton-like style.
He has been noticed by the NME, the Guardian and the Independent. She Makes War is Laura Kidd’s solo gloom-pop project.
Her second album, Little Battles, was released in the April. Kidd combines grungy guitar sounds with processed beats and pop melodies to her enchanting pastoral vocals.
She has been compared to artists like Eels, Blood Red Shoes, Bat For Lashes and Tom Yorke.
Dexy is the leader of South London rebels Dexy and the Hand Me Downs. He is a country punk artist who, along with his band, creates poetic alternative pop music.
They produce ballads as well as popular summer anthems.
A Night of Joy; Scream Lounge, 20a South End, Croydon; August 25, 8pm; £5; visit screamlounge. com.