The Windmill presents:
"Languid Servings Of Pus"
The Rebel + The Hungry Ghosts + Phobophobes + Sweat + Lan Dyons & The Wet Nurse + Daughters of God + Meatraffle + Goat Girl + Bad Parents + Hank Dog + Flame Proof Moth
Entry Requirements: 18+
A DAY & NIGHT TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND WORKS OF GEORGE BEDFORD RUSSELL (1991-2016)
George's friends and favourite bands come together to remember him on what would have been his birthday.
It's also the day that a collection of his poetry and prose - Languid Servings Of Pus - will be published. Illustrated by Elliot Nash and with a foreword by Ben Wallers (aka The Rebel) it will be on sale on the day for £10 with proceeds going to the MIND charity.
With more bands to be announced, we'll be running the event over two stages, with some of the south London's finest bands on indoors and Andy Hank Dog running the Easycome Acoustic stage in the garden.
2pm Goat Girl
4pm Daughters of God
5pm Dan Lyons & the Wet Nurse
7pm "The Josh Finerty Five"
9pm The Hungry Ghosts
10pm The Rebel
The Easycome Acoustic Outdoor Stage from 1pm featuring:
Andy Hank Dog
and many more
The alter ego of Country Teasers’ Ben Wallers, The Rebel dates back to the tail-end of the 80s—having existed side-by-side throughout Country Teasers’ prolific career—often releasing records at a steadier clip than Waller’s main project with songs too madcap to fit into even their William-Burroughs-by-way-of-The-Residents take on country music.
The Hungry Ghosts
‘Dirty, gritty psychedelia, the band match the low-slung growl of The Birthday Party, say, to the organ-wash of The Seeds.’ Clash Magazine
‘…a burbling swamp of acidic organ, bad-trip vocals and lacerating guitars’ - Q MAGAZINE
Lan Dyons & The Wet Nurse
Known on the London circuit for occupying the drum seat in such bands as Fat White Family and Phobophobes, Lan is also a guitarist and songwriter with fresh sounds,.
Daughters of God
"Feminist support band"
Meatraffle are fine perveurs of - Death Ragga - Trapdoor Jazz - Speed Waltz - Erroneous Funk - Avant Pop - Bastard Musik - Pedestrian Bio Mekanicalrik - Gulag Baroque
"When Meatraffle first started, I used to say they were my favourite band as a joke. Now they actually are my favourite band." - Lias Saoudi (Fat White Family)
- Photo courtesy of 'Ravenous'
Goat Girl is a special band.
Songs that use subtlety as their main ingredient while remaining disarmingly fierce at every turn. Lyrics that mean everything despite being written down in the most simplistic and non-aggressive way possible… they are an anomaly in the UK music scene as 2016 draws to a draggy close: four people playing guitars, bass and drums who have the ability to make you feel //alive// again.
Goat Girl currently have upwards of 20 completed songs, each one a caustic commentary on the England they’ve grown up in. This week they finally get around to releasing two of them on Rough Trade: ‘Scum’, is as full-on and dead-eyed as British rock music gets, while ‘Country Sleaze’ is a brooding two-chord time capsule that sounds like it’s been beamed over from a Seattle divebar in 1989. Both tracks were recorded purposefully quickly in a no-nonsense north London studio a few weeks ago with fast-rising producer Margo Broom.
All four members of Goat Girl are under 20, but their relative youth isn’t what makes them stand out. Rather, they feel so compelling because of they way they expertly pick through the holes of so-called millennial culture, not to mention the way the media and government are messing with the minds and future plans of an entire generation. They’re truth-tellers, and this is surely the reason why so many people have been leaving Goat Girl gigs open-mouthed recently.
As rare as they are refreshing, the band’s plan from here is simple: get ‘Country Sleaze’ and ‘Scum’ out into the world ASAP, hit the road, and record a debut album that has, as Naima puts it, “spirit, strength and simplicity” at its heart. Savvy and effortlessly inventive, Goat Girl are London in 2016 - and suddenly London feels real again.
Bad Parents is a two piece from South London working independently. Inspired by collaboration, improvisation and falling in love with music again! We recorded our EP in January with Margo Broom at Hermitage Works Studios in London. Some of our talented and good friends came down and got involved to make it special ! Thanks to Flying Vinyl, we will have 7'' copies of the EP to sell on the night. Along with some CD's too. https://www.facebook.com/wearebadparents/ https://soundcloud.com/wearebadparents/sets/bad-parents-ep
The male voice in The Hank Dogs, one of Britain's best loved acoustic country-folk ensembles, and the founder of The Easycome Club - London's running running alt.folk night - Andy Hank Dog is well known throughout London and beyond for his dark, dusty and twangy songs.
He also played bass briefly for The Sex Pistols.