Hotel Lux have become one of the most talked about bands on the scene. Emerging from the same South London circuit that has birthed faves like Shame and Goat Girl, the Portsmouth-raised quintet have been championed for their “pub rock” sound, gritty realness and deliciously dark lyrics.
Hotel Lux have shared a brand new taste of their upcoming EP, Barstool Preaching, with the ‘morning after’ reflection, ‘Eddie’s Gaff’. Last year saw Hotel Lux share the first cut of their EP, the brilliant ‘Tabloid Newspaper’, which took a swing at British media. The new song, ‘Eddie’s Gaff’ is a little more reflective.
London-based Sorry has spent 2017 slowly building its profile in the city, gigging constantly before heading home to work on their twisted rock songs. Unafraid to introduce abrasive electronic elements or riot grrl choruses to their early singles, the band sits alongside fellow new groups Goat Girl and Shame as an exciting raft of groups giving British indie kids something to get excited about.
The shouty south Londoners write songs about politics, perverts, and their insecurities, and reject the laddism of the indie scene. Shame formed when the five members were in their mid-teens and bumped along anonymously for a while, part of a nascent south London scene of bands drawn together through mutual friends that also included HMLTD, Goat Girl and Dead Pretties. Tonight they will present their debut album at Sidecar.
Shame, five 19-year-old’s building their reputation as one of the best new live bands in London, are already cemented following tours with The Garden and Fat White Family.. Britain’s hot new bunch of mods, Shame debuted with a double A-Side called ‘The Lick/ Gold Hole’ bursting at the seams with punk energy, but with the patter of The Streets, Shame have shared these days new single ‘Tasteless’, throwing up a defiant two fingers to social inertia and apathy in these troubled times.