January 2018 @ The Lexington

New year, new you? Well the new year is certainly rammed full of new ideas at the Lexington including an extensive new vegan menu from GoneBurger. Read on for all the great shows we have filling the month and grab an advance ticket to enjoy 10% off your food order!

Fika RecordingsWiaiwya and Gare du Nord proudly present the return of the annual Winter Sprinter! Four nights, three labels, twelve bands, DJs… the perfect antidote to the post-Christmas blues in the intimate surroundings of The Lexington.

Thanks to Track & Field and Fortuna POP; without their previous stewardships of the Winter Sprinter, we’d all be sat at home feeling glum the first week of January.

Tuesday 2nd January
The Surfing Magazines, Pete Astor, Jessica’s Brother
DJ: Paul Richards (Scared To Dance)

Wednesday 3rd January
Steven Adams & The French Drops, Fever Dream, Charmpit
DJs: Upstairs Ian Button (Gare du Nord) / Downstairs: Niklas Vestberg (Fulhäst/Moustache of Insanity)

Thursday 4th January
Lætitia Sadier, The Leaf Library, Enderby’s Room
DJs: Upstairs: Paul Wright (Track & Field) / Downstairs: Daniel Novakovic (So Tough So Cute/Too Cute To Puke)

Friday 5th January
Darren Hayman, Ralegh Long, Picturebox
DJs: Upstairs: David Woolf (Thee White Dove) / Downstairs: Simon Nelson (Studio KlankCosines)

The Line of Best Fit returns with the fourth edition of its annual festival showcasing the very best in new music.

Curated by the biggest independent music website in the UK, the events have consistently sold out for three consecutive years – previously featuring the likes of IDER, Dagny, Pumarosa and Nilüfer Yanya, Five Day Forecast 2018 includes some of the most innovative and exciting talents around, including vibrant Manchester troupe Pale Waves, the debut UK performance from recent Matador signing Snail Mail, the Nashville based Soccer Mommy, much-hyped South London teenager Joy Crookes and future star in the making Liv Dawson.

Monday 8 January
Fanny Andersen
Joy Crookes

Tickets: http://bestf.it/forecastday1

Tuesday 9 January
The Rhythm Method
Suzi Wu
Art School Girlfriend
Tickets: http://bestf.it/forecastday2

Wednesday 10 January
Liv Dawson
Grace Carter
Tickets: http://bestf.it/forecastday3

Thursday 11 January – SOLD OUT
Pale Waves
JW Ridley
Swimming Girls

Friday 12 January – SOLD OUT
Soccer Mommy
Snail Mail (solo)
Honey Harper

Gum Takes Tooth

+ Lower Slaughter + Mighty Lord Deathman

Saturday 13th January

As part of tQ’s 10th birthday celebrations, and to help raise some much-needed funds for the site, we’re teaming up with one of London’s finest small venues The Lexington for a special run of exclusive live performances.

We’ve already announced two shows from the mighty Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and Wrangler ft. Lonelady and Serafina Steer respectively – find out about those here – and now it’s our pleasure to reveal the third.

On Saturday January 13, we’ll be hosting the blitzkrieg of inertia-inducing electronic dissonance and twitchy, narcotic-withdrawal percussion that is Gum Takes Tooth, one of the greatest live bands around.

Joining them will be the quite preposterously loud Brighton outfit Lower Slaughter, whose debut album was described by tQ as “full of pomp, spit and bile careening about with uptempo stomping and heavy sludge”. Finishing the bill will be Mighty Lord Deathman, who offers twisting, thumping, evil electronic spikes.

Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/425906

An Evening with Wrangler

+ Lonelady + Serafina Steer

Wednesday 17th January

As part of tQ’s 10th birthday celebrations, and to help raise some much-needed funds for the site, we’re teaming up with one of London’s finest small venues The Lexington for a special run of exclusive live performances.

Wrangler, the project of Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder plus electronic outliers Benge and Phil Winter. They’ll be joined by guests Lonelady and Serafina Steer, with support from the magnificent Lone Taxidermist.

Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/425670

Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs (Pigs x 7)

+ Richard Dawson

Friday 19th January

The feral, ferocious Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs will be playing on Friday January 19, and will be bringing an extremely special guest along with them in the form of Richard Dawson. The titans of crushing, doom-ridden psychedelic rock last played The Lexington early this year, and their return is to be equally unmissable.

Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/425669

Hypnotic Kingdom

Tuesday 23rd January

Hypnotic Kingdom is the new project from Nathan Hewitt, founding member of Cheatahs. He began writing and recording at home in 2016, after deciding to take a break from the music industry, when relentless touring finally took its toll.

In an attempt at a rediscovery of sound and self, “Would You Be There For Me?” is a 9 song album, which aims to reaffirm the therapeutic and restorative power that creating music can bring.

The album was mixed by Dean Reid in Los Angeles and the drums were played and recorded by Marc Raue in London, both former Cheatahs members. Everything else was recorded by Hewitt in London.

For the live show Nathan is joined by Marc Raue on drums and has recruited John Webb (Male Bonding) and Conan Roberts (Mazes) on guitar and bass.

“Would You Be There For Me?” is self released January 12th, 2018.

Tickets: https://www.seetickets.com/event/hypnotic-kingdom/the-lexington/1174894


Thursday 25th January

“When I was first told about Duds, it came with the considered opinion that the guys were far from what you’d call ‘careerists’.
“They don’t take themselves too seriously” was another comment. I could have taken this as a warning that they weren’t in to for the right reasons – but that couldn’t be further from the truth. From my perspective Duds simply won’t bend over backwards to ‘get on’. They do what they do and you can take it or leave it. I took it – with both hands… with a vice-like grip. They have the invention and urgency of Edinburgh Legends The Fire Engine’s. The Post-Punk ethic. Short songs, short sets = short album.
They’re one of the most thrilling bands I’ve seen in years – and the fact that they’re releasing this brilliant piece of work on the Castleface label adds the last piece of a perfect ‘outsider’ jigsaw puzzle. Duds sitting alongside Oh Sees, Ty Segall, White Fence, Useless Eaters et al. THERE IS A GOD!”

– Marc Riley JUNE 2017

‘You kind of know where you are (in a good way) with a band name like Duds, self-effacing in the the way only the British can be. Lacking even the qualification of the definite article! Musically they don’t disappoint either. Lead-off track ‘No Remark’ from their latest EP Wet Reduction has an element to it that doesn’t quite qualify as music (in all the right ways) a bit atonal, in some rhythm that’s not 4/4 but is somehow some kind of pop from another dimension.’

– Colin Newman (Wire)

Tickets: https://www.seetickets.com/event/duds-presented-by-dictionary-pudding/the-lexington/1159596

Trudy and the Romance

Friday 26th January

Somewhere among the daydreamers and heartbreakers, beauty queens and jock teens, Trudy and the Romance are looking to lure you into their suitably skewed, cinematic world. On new single ‘Is There A Place I Can Go’, the trio’s dubbed ‘Mutant 50s Pop’ takes a more contemplative turn. The single is part of their Junkyard Jazz EP, which will be released through B3SCI on November the 17th.

From character creation to alter-ego exploration, Trudy’s overtly-romanticised, technicolour realm runs deep. Like David Lynch dicing and splicing Walt Disney film reels, Junkyard Jazz EP is a larger-than-life introduction to their saccharine sound, right through to the Grease-style illustrations by LA-based artist Hello Thunderpuss.

Tickets: https://rockfeedback.seetickets.com/event/trudy-and-the-romance/the-lexington/1168440