Archive for July, 2012

Ship of Fools: Rude Mechanicals / The Cesarians

Posted in Uncategorized on July 6, 2012 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions presents:

Sunday 8 July at 20.00pm


Tickets £6 in advance or £8 on the door

“One of the most exciting bands in outsider music. …a delicous cacophony of trumpets, drums and guitars, led by a screeching singer who looks like Patsy from Absolutely Fabulous as styled by Elizabeth McGrath and sent out to steal childrens souls.Sublime”. Bizarre Magazine – FEB ’09 “…the strangely disturbed world of the Rude Mechanicals who sound a little bit like The Flying Lizards, a little bit like The Native Hipsters and a great deal like nothing you ever heard before… ” Tom Robinson BBC6, June ’11

Featuring ex members of Penthouse, Monkey Island and Baadar Meinhoff, it’s not since The Birthday Party crashed and burned in Berlin, that the twisted sounds of old style decadence has been pumped so intensely through distorted amplifiers. London scenesters looking for a scene free of recycled rock, have found expression in The Cesarians cabaret world.
Had rock and roll been born in 1930’s urban Europe, and not 1930’s rural America, it would have been like this; part Kurt Weil, part Jacques Brel, part Ernst Kirchner, part klezma. Looking like a band formed in the mind of George Grosz, The Cesarians capture the urban zeitgeist via the junk shop instruments of old Europe . In their hands, a clarinet, trombone, piano, and drums beaten in waltz time, make raw and raucous rock and roll. Over this beautiful chaos Charlie Finke preaches his own intense message.

“As far as alt.rock oompah bands go, this lot are in a class of their own.” – David Sinclair, The Times Online
” It is classic, dirty rock and roll at it’s best, a sound missing for at least twenty-five years we’re damn happy it’s back.” – Bearded Magazine

*Ship of Fools promotes and supports the best of contemporary folk, electronica, neo-classical and avant-garde presenting a bi-monthly a selection of both established and up and coming acts.*

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