To celebrate their fourth birthday Under The Influence returns with a Pulp special on August the 18th at the Boogaloo in Highgate(full details below). Under The Influence is a London night that showcases new songwriters/bands with each act performing two of their own songs and one cover version by the featured artist of the month.
Under The Influence has grown over the last four years. Last year they took the concept to two festivals: The End Festival In Crouch End and the Great Escape Festival In Brighton. At The Great Escape Festival in Brighton we dedicated the night to Billy Bragg (as he was headlining the friday night) and he turned up and joined the acts onstage.
They’re also planning a full band night at the end of August and other events at larger venues. In addition to this they’re about to launch a blog and a podcast too and have started a small record label.
Under The Influence: PULP Special
Monday 18th August 2014
The Boogaloo, Highgate, 312 Archway Road, N6 5AT, 020 8340 2928
£3 (on the door)plugin
Rotifer, Lotte Mullan, David & Rob (Ex- Luxembourg), Tall Poppies, Sergeant Buzfuz, James Saunders, Nat The Hammer and more.
Hosted by Nat The Hammer
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1490639561173753/
Here’s a bit more detail about the acts performing:
Singer-songwriter whose latest album “The Cavalry Never Showed Up” was the first release on the Gare du Nord label. Tracks received airplay on Gideon Coe’s 6music show.
“crammed with witty, sardonic lyrics” Uncut magazine
British take on Americana. Her astute and witty blog posts caused a stir and landed her a book and movie deal. New EP recorded with Band Of Horses, “Claw Marks” out now.
David & Rob (Ex- Luxembourg)
Luxembourg were a British five-piece indie band. For most of their life, the lineup consisted of David Shah & Rob Britton. David now sings with The Melting Ice Caps & The Soft Close-Ups and Rob performs solo as well as making appearances with acts including The New Royal Family.
East London alternative indie folk act fronted by Aussie twin sisters. Album “Thursday” available now.
South London-based Sergeant Buzfuz are based around the songwriting talents of Joe Murphy. Joe Murphy’s songs are a mixture of the pop, post-punk and folk he grew up listening to in Sheffield and the Irish story-telling tradition. Joe runs Blang records.
James makes the trip down from Sheffield for another legendary Under The Influence. His take on Prince’s “You Sexy MF” and Morrissey’s “Everyday Is Like Sunday” are two of the most talked about performances ever at UTI.
Nat The Hammer
Your host for the night and lead singer with indie band The Reverse whose debut album “Kind Words For Cruel Times” is out now. As a solo act expect witty, heartfelt narrative songs that are strong on melody and refuse to take themselves too seriously.