WINTER SPRINTER 2020: MAMMOTH PENGUINS
Fika Recordings proudly presents the return of annual Winter Sprinter!
Four nights, twelve bands, DJs… the perfect antidote to the post-Christmas blues in the intimate surroundings of The Lexington.
Mammoth Penguins For the uninitiated, Mammoth Penguins are a 3-piece indie pop powerhouse, showcasing the songwriting and vocal talents of Emma Kupa (Standard Fare, The Hayman Kupa Band) backed up by the noisiest rhythm section in indie pop. ”one of the finest examples of simple and true indie rock around” All Music [8/10]
Broken Chanter Broken Chanter is the adopted name of David MacGregor. MacGregor spent the past decade as the principal songwriter of Scottish Alt-Pop darlings Kid Canaveral - a band that could get you to dance, laugh, and weep all in the space of a set. The first Broken Chanter album is a record which paints an emotional and expansive soundscape with a distinct sense of place, that showcases MacGregor's ear for melody and dexterity at tugging heart-strings. ”MacGregor’s writing bares the mark of maturity that comes with age whilst possessing the same vitality as his earlier work with Kid Canaveral” The Skinny
Adults Adults started out in 1996 as runners up on the short-lived channel 4 talent show Voices Of A Generation. Despite securing a record £6 million contract with Simon Fuller, their debut single failed to chart and their UK tour was brought to an abrupt halt when Alycia didn't turn up to the opening night in Preston. Amid rumours of internal fighting, drug problems and accusations of bullying, one-by-one the founding members quit and were replaced first by Mutya and Heidi, then Tom and finally, former-child actor Joely. Relaunched in 2003 the new-look band saw a surge in popularity, no doubt helped by a certain high-profile relationship with a first division footballer, and their cover of Smash Hits remains the best selling edition of the 00s. But it wasn't until Tom came out of his stint in rehab and Joe, Dan and Marcelo were recruited that the band really found its niche. Having wiped all evidence of their past from the Internet (although a grainy video of their 1996 audition tape is still up on vimeo) the group are now most often found in back rooms of pubs in the southeast London area, proving themselves to be, without a doubt, the hardest working popstars in the business.
DJ between the bands: Gare du Nord's Ian Button.
Presented by Fika Recordings.
This is an 18+ event.