Published on May 25th, 2016 | by LTWF0
Louder at Kings Cross PunKX festival
Louder Than Words were delighted to join the Mutoid Waste Company for the Kings Cross PunKX Festival recently.
Louder pleased the ears of the crowd throughout the afternoon with a fine collection of poets, performance and punk-folk rock, each appearing on the Festival’s main stage.
Driven by a determination to do something different, STATIC KILL started out in 2011. They went without drums reflecting their D.I.Y. style and ambitions to turn up, plug in and play. After 18 months of performing covers the band were desperate to play their own songs and a decision was made to go with 100% originals – they’ve never looked back.
STATIC KILL have now played well over 100 shows, including gigs with Cockney Rejects, TV Smith, Street Dogs, UK Subs, XSLF, Goldblade, 999, Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life and many more. Festivals include Nottingham Riverside, Rebellion and Punks Against Cancer.
STATIC KILL have recorded a 6 track mini album “We All Bleed The Same” (available through Foremans Bar, Nottingham: 0115 837 2029) and will be pleasing our ears during the afternoon at PunKX Fest on Saturday 4th June, Kings Cross, London.
JOHN OSBORNE – John Peel’s Shed
John Osborne is a writer and performer based in Norwich. He has written six half hour shows for Radio 4 and has had poetry broadcast on Radio 1, BBC 6Music and Radio 3. His first TV show After Hours, which he co-wrote with Molly Naylor was broadcast on Sky 1 in 2015. He has written three non-fiction books and is working on his fourth.
In 2002, John Osborne won a competition on John Peel’s Radio 1 show. His prize was a box of records. This is an ode to radio, those records and anyone who’s ever sought solace in wireless. This show features a selection of records previously owned by the late John Peel. Many are very rare recordings by obscure and now defunct bands, and this is a unique opportunity for any Peel fan. A version of the show was recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre and broadcast on Radio 4 in December 2011. ‘If you ever need to explain radio’s sustained popularity to someone, suggest they listen to John Peel’s Shed’ – The Guardian.
Ever since an all-night walk around Glastonbury Festival in 2013, A Firm Of Poets co-founders Ralph Dartford and Matt Abbott have been on a two-man mission: to make poetry and spoken word accessible and entertaining for everyone. A Firm Of Poets have since performed at major arts, music and literature festivals around the country as well as embarking on a 22-date national headline tour entitled ‘Ossett Observer Presents: The People’s Republic of Poetry’ last autumn.
With a blend of kitchen sink realism, punk poetry and tales inspired by the beat generation, this is an engaging and visceral spoken word experience from two of the North’s strongest voices.