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HELEN MCCOOKERYBOOK was a John Peel favourite through the '80s and '90s, singing and playing bass in Brighton outsider indiepop/punk bands Jody and the Hooligans, The Smartees and The Chefs before forming her own sumptuous, country-inflected Helen and the Horns. She has more recently helped write women back into the official history of punk with her book 'The Lost Women Of Rock: Female Musicians Of The Punk Era', which has interviews with The Mo-dettes, The Slits and Dolly Mixture amongst others. Helen's songs are beacons of outside of everything lyricism, and her set shall consist of songs from her new LP 'The Sea' and classics of yore.
Karen play a dreamy atmospheric pop. The sound of melancholia that builds and eventually bursts with ringing guitars. Fronted by Davey Woodward, lost lyricist, jester, a maverick indie something, who never stood still. Founder of The Brilliant Corners, playing a crooning jangling pop that was infectious and splendid in a tarnished star kind of way. To the experimental pop band, northern soul vs glam vs electronica . Pop songs for adults who had grown up wrong! Somewhere in between Spaceways Jazz cacophony! D.J. outsider, Freedom fighter. The Karen cast are completed by a who’s who of Bristol beatdom. Tom Adams : Beatnik Filmstars and The Fauns. Surf fan, one time stand up comedian, traveller and polemicist. Hugo Morgan: The Heads and Loop. Drinker and reveller, rock wizard with an encyclopaedic knowledge of every album released on Harvest records Phil Elvins: The Brilliant Corners. Francophile, entrepreneur, raconteur, and cyclist.
The Charlie Tipper Conspiracy are a sweet-shuffling indiepop band with a roaring jangle and skewering keys and horns, creating their own cuttingly romantic, melancholy sound in the vein of The June Brides. They formed in 2013 as The Charlie Tipper Experiment, releasing an album and accompanying singles, including the ace ‘Ride Out’, via Breaking Down Recordings. A further two EPs full of the sweet stuff and a single with Helen McCookerybook, 'Femme Fatale', followed as part of the new Conspiracy. All proceeds from the sale of ‘Femme Fatale’ (linked to above) go to Refugee Aid. The band's latest 'Network' EP was released in May this year.
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