On August 8th, Clash Magazine returns to the scintillatingly soft and pulsating underbelly of East London for a night of live music from three of the biggest new acts around. Bipolar Sunshine, Benin City and Tuesday Born will all grace the stage for full live performances, with all dots joined together by the voracious micro-DJ sets of disgraced Glasgow selector Mr Mafro (formerly of chaotic African clubnight; Kinky Afro).
After a loyal and treasured spell at The Shacklewell Arms, August will see us migrate down the road to Birthdays. We’ll never forget The Shacklewell, and it’s fairy-lit smoking garden, but change must be embraced. August 8th will also mark the release of Clash Magazine issue 87, and the first fifty advance ticket buyers will receive a free copy on arrival at the venue. Purchase here: http://www.skiddle.com/events/11906812/
Bipolar Sunshine occupies headline slot. The Manchester lad hasn’t put a foot wrong since going solo, constantly churning out an impressive slew of Afrobeat electro and sunny guitar lines. And his recent A$AP Rocky tribute revealed a delicate set of pipes that nobody quite expected... (check out a Clash Ones To Watch feature HERE)
Supporting, are two acts from forward-thinking indie label Audio Doughnuts. The first, Tuesday Born, is a 21 year old jazz based pianist and producer with a bubbling penchant for soulful r&b. He draws his musical inspiration from two long spells in Columbia and Ghana, and both cultures manifest subtly on recent track ‘Wake’.
The most arresting performance of the night will undoubtedly come from main support Benin City. Led by Joshua Idehen, a bastion of London’s spoken word scene, the group are a frenetic mesh of drums, sax, beats and rhymes. Their album drops on July 1st - check out preview cut 'My Love' in our Track of the Day section.