CRUNCHY CLUB #8 Season Finale

Ladies and gents, get ready. The Crunchy Club #8 Season Finale is just ahead of us. Again we will throw a party at The Old Blue Last in London with some of our finest acts. This Tuesday evening we give to you Shiny Darkly and Lars and The Hands of Light. And this is the season finale of Crunchy Club parties in London, so it will be a show to remember! Be there on May 28th and enjoy!

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Epic The Tremolo Beer Gut concert

 
(Photo credit: Jessica Tolf Vulpius)

If you don’t know what to do this weekend, grab your party mood and head to Helsingborg. You may wonder why but stop wondering and listen! This Friday the Danish instro band The Tremolo Beer Gut are playing an exclusive concert at Thomas Öberg’s (Bob Hund) mini festival “Folkets Hamn” which will be held at Helsingborg’s harbour.

And this won’t be a night as all other nights. On stage The Tremolo Beer Gut will be joined by a ranch of legendary Swedish artist such as Jonas Jonasson (Bob Hund, Scifi Skane), Joachim Leksell (Dipper, Erwing and The Family Stone) , Cecilia Norlund (Souls) and Jenny Wilson (First Floor Power) who will perform songs by Kraftwerk, The Cramps, Iggy Pop, Johnny and the Pirates etc.

If you don’t think this is epic enough TBG have announced that the concert will end with a black, sombre, sexy and extremely dangerous vampire version of “We Are the World” where all the guests and some from the audience will be sacrificed on an altar made of surf board. Or maybe it all just ends with a cover version of “Death Valley 69”. No one knows!

Can’t wait to see what’s going to happen on stage? Check out the event for more information about the concert and tickets.

It’s going to be legendary!

Shiny Darkly @ Roskilde – pix ‘n’ footage

We have collected a bit of documentation from the fabulous concert(s) at Roskilde Festival by Shiny Darkly. Indeed the spirit was high among the boys in the band as well as the audience. Let these fine links speak for itself!

Hot new photographer and video director, Jonas Bang was on the spot with his camera and here’s the concert seen through his lens.

Roskilde Festival TV – Catch two songs from the explosive set; Into the Shade + He’s Suicidal. Press the link below and scroll to find Shiny Darkly.

Impro pop up show on top of a tank in the middle of the Pavilion stage area – wednesday night!

 

Crunchy Club @ The Wheelbarrow in Camden by Kristoffer 20. January 2012

Crunchy Frog will bring Powersolo, Lars & The Hands Of Light, Thee Attacks and loads more to London for a three months night club residency

Over the coming months we will be presenting af new wave of signings to the UK. We will be doing so at a little something called Crunchy Club at The Wheelbarrow in Camden.

We will bring over two bands from our roster on each date along with a choice selection of DJs spinning brilliant tunes all night. Over the course of the three months residency, theacts performing will make our crunchy presence felt.

Crunchy Club has been put together in collaboration with esteemed London promoter 5000. Entry is free and the lineups are as follows:

Snake & Jet's Amazing Bullit Band

Buzz Human

Crunchy Frog has a whole new wave of bands coming to the UK and they are all grade A high caliber touring acts, as previous Crunchy Frog bands such as Junior Senior, The Raveonettes, 18th Dye and Heavy Trash.

We are a home brew kind of label where the people working at Crunchy HQ are deeply involved with the artists and their albums and actually there is also a lot of connections between previous Crunchy acts and the ones we will be presenting over the next couple of months. For instance, members of Powersolo and The Tremolo Beer Gut – another brilliant Crunchy act – have been part of Heavy Trash’s touring band for years and have played on UK tours several times.

Lars Vognstrup from Lars & The Hands Of Light was also in Junior Senior – he actually grew up with those guys and in Lars & The Hands Of Light they channel similar influences, however, in a slightly less mainstream but equally addictive way.

Thee Attacks are no strangers to London as their debut album was produced in the Toe Rag Studios by the very crunchy Liam Watson (White Stripes’ Elephant). Thee Attacks have also repeatedly been praised by Mojo Magazine and found themselves on Mojo’s “7 best bands at SXSW 2011”-list, and the boys will be going back to wreak more havoc in Austin. Keeping it familiar, Ritchie Attack often plays the live drums for Powersolo by the way.

Snake and Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band are very crunchy. They are an edgy and groovy duo from Copenhagen and they feed  the fire of their sparsely vocaled funky cocktail with screeching guitars and vintage synths creating a very unique retroish modern style. It will please your educated ears as well as move your feet slightly beyond a gentle tapping.

Label boss Jesper ‘Yebo’ Reginal, co-founder along with Sune Wagner from The Raveonettes of The Tremolo Beer Gut, reminisce some of the crunchiest memories of previous London gigs: “I was a drummer with Junior Senior back in their heyday and have a lot of great memories from smaller venues, TV-shows and bigger venues. The five star treatment is certainly nice – especially when your’re not used to it – however, I’m a rock ‘n’ roll kind of guy so i guess the best stuff comes from just being in town a lot and making new friends and discovering crunchy record stores and after hours clubs like a fine ‘snooker club’ with an open bar. Someone took us there after a Powersolo gig a few years ago. I felt like we saw a side of London tourists never get to see, and that’s what it’s all about innit? Getting your kicks and enjoying the stranger, crunchier fruits.”

“Business wise of course, the success of Junior Senior and The Raveonettes tops everything, but going out and playing shows with Heavy Trash in rock clubs was just as much fun and a real eye opener in many ways.”

“London goers at the Crunchy Club shows can expect a top notch, crunchy performance from brilliant bands. In fact, if they weren’t awesome and rocked on stage they wouldn’t be Crunchy Frog material. So it’s satisfaction guaranteed or you get your money back! Did I mention admission is free?”

“Also, be on the lookout for The Malpractice, a new addition to our crunchy family. All the members also play in Beta Satan, a cruncy band for years (checkout their album “Girls”, it is truly amazing). The Malpractice however, is a friendlier but still fairly evil incarnation of that band: bad ass, depressing, angst driven indie rock you can get your groove on to…if your family is the fucking Manson family…to quote James Ellroy”

The Malpractice

From the Archives: Lars and The Hands of Light supporting Belle & Sebastian (by Steffen 21. March 2011)

On the 1st of april, 2011, Lars and The Hands of Light will support Belle & Sebastian in concert. This wonderful event will take place in Falconer Salen, Copenhagen!

Belle & Sebastian say about why they’ve chosen Lars and The Hands of Light as support; “In Lars and The Hands of Light, Lars takes the lead role in full for the first time and truly shows his skills as a singer and songwriter of international class.”,

We’ve made an event on Facebook and if you’re one of the many who can’t wait then go and purchase your own ticket now!

From the Archives: Lars and The Hands of Lights – Live on Taratata (by Steffen 28. January 2011)

Tonight at 00:45am Lars and The Hands of Lights will appear on the Taratata music show on the France 2-channel! The group performed live with their hit song “Me, Me, Me” and was interviewed as well.

Taratata is the French version of the popular English show “Later.. with Jools Holland” and numerous world famous artists have been performing on the show. For example; Lady Gaga, Pete Yorn, Oasis, Muse, Black Eyed Peas, Metallica, Paramore, Jamiroquai and now Lars and the Hands of Lights as well. You gotta see this. Hit the pix below and choose the Videos-tab to see both videos.

Live performance of “Me, Me, Me”:

– So tune in tonight at 00.45am! 🙂

From the Archives: Snake & Jet’s go to China! (by Jessi-Q 5. August 2009)

The word is out around the globe about the astonishing Snake and Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band. Not only is the renowned LA based radio show “Morning Becomes Electric” on KCRW playing tracks from the group’s second album, PEACE BOAT on a daily basis, but the album has also been well received on music blogs all over the world – which was also the case with the first album. In Denmark the band has toured with Beta Satan, Swedish band bob hund as well as on its own. At the CPH Distortion Festival the band got to play at an unconventional venue, namely a submarine in the harbour of Copenhagen. PEACE BOAT will be released is Germany in early September, but first up is an invitation to play in Beijing. Today Snake and Jet are digging through to the other side of the globe to play two Chinese shows at the end of the week. The main event is the InMusic Festival but the band will also do a warm up club gig at Mao Livehouse. Not many Danish bands have toured China and it’s due to a massive effort and hard work by especially the Danish China expert, Martin Røen that we can make this happen. In fact it has worked out so well that the band is returning to China in October to play more concerts. What can we say? Lucky bastards…

See dates, hear music and more at myspace.com/snakeandjet

Snake & Jet's Amazing Bullit Band

Photo Credit: Jonas Bang