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Sissy And The Blisters
It's Pandamonium Time!
posted on 3rd December 2011
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* OH MY BLITHERING BARNACLES! ITS PANDAMONIUM 12! *
* FIERCE PANDA LAUNCHES 18TH BIRTHDAY WITH NEW YEAR REVOLUTION!! *
* UNFEARFUL FOE KICKS OFF PROCEEDINGS ON JANUARY 3rd 2012!!! *

The Thing: fierce panda and friends present PANDAMONIUM 12

The Stardates: TUESDAY JANUARY 3RD 2012 ‚ SUNDAY JANUARY 8TH 2012

The Place: LONDON KENTISH TOWN BULL & GATE (389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ. 0208 826 5000)

The Truth: Home Counties artpop countess FOE is preparing for the release of her debut album Bad Dream Hotline (Vertigo) by headlining the opening night of PANDAMONIUM 12, with the varied and vivacious likes of Kyte, Hey Sholay, Sissy & The Blisters, Purson, The Queens English, The TenFiveSixty, Hawk Eyes, Dingus Khan, Wild Swim, Whales In Cubicles, Rubylux and Spotlight Kid all set to join her in settling some scores in the first week of 2012.
Because PANDAMONIUM is the fierce panda-endorsed annual live event which takes place in their back room, ie the Bull & Gate, in the New Year when the mince pies have lost their spice and the trees are droopier than a sad old dawg. Yknow, the time of year when nobody goes to gigs.
Well, we do, and so do gazillions of other music lovers who are desperate to get out of the house and into the gigging groove. We should know - the first ever Pandamonium event was held in 1999 and featured some bunch of scamps called Coldplay propping up the bill, while the last 2011 Pandamonium event was launched by Tribes, Various Cruelties and various other cool cats playing the first ever night with award-winning blogsters mybandsbetterthanyourband Now PANDAMONIUM 12 is heading towards us at a rapid rate of nuts and the mybandsbetterthanyourband cats are back on board for the New Year curtain raiser, joining a veritable punchbag of panda-friendly bands and promoting friends such as wegottickets / musicosity , Symptomatic and Glasswerk on our strange, slightly empty journey between TUESDAY JANUARY 3RD and SUNDAY JANUARY 8TH. And heeeeere are those line-ups¦

The Gigs:
Tuesday January 3rd:
mybandsbetterthanyourband & fierce panda present:
FOE + WHALES IN CUBICLES + WILDSWIM Hyper-inventive artpop talent FOE hotfoots it up from Fleet to treat us to some lavishly dark tunes and some lurid head gear, with supercool aquatic-themed support.
The Doors: 7.45pm. The Damage: £5.00 from www.wegottickets.com/event/148090

Wednesday January 4th:
fierce panda presents BAMBOOOOOZLED
HEY SHOLAY + THE QUEENS ENGLISH + PURSON
Casually bearded Yorkshiremen Hey Sholay bring their shiny prog-laced tunes to town, with support veering from British Popsters TQE to the heroically cosmic Purson.
The Doors: 7.45pm. The Damage: £5.00 from www.wegottickets.com/event/148204

Thursday January 5th:
fierce panda, wegottickets & Musicosity present:
KYTE + SAFARI + THE TENFIVESIXTY Synth-surfing East Midlanders Kyte head up a smooth-skinned bill of skilful dancepop and broodingly cool electronics.
The Doors: 7.45pm. The Damage: £5.00 from www.wegottickets.com/event/148095

Friday January 6th:
fierce panda & Label Fandango present:
DINGUS KHAN + SISSY & THE BLISTERS + HAWK EYES + KRAKATOA
Wildly eccentric Essex sevenpiece punkprogpranksters Dingus Khan headline a night of searingly mental sonic stormtroopings.
The Doors: 7.45pm. The Damage: £5.00 from www.wegottickets.com/event/145386

Saturday January 7th:
Symptomatic & fierce panda present:
SPOTLIGHT KID + LOLA COLT + SILVERS + CALAIS
Psyched-out Nottingham stargazers Spotlight Kid bring the corrosive melodies of their new Disaster Tourist album (Tri-Tone / PIAS) to the panda party, with heaps of epic alt.rock action in support.
The Doors: 7.45pm. The Damage: £6.00 from www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=480599

Sunday January 8th: Glasswerk & fierce panda present:
RUBYLUX + THE JUDE + DAVID ALEXANDER + ALICE GOLD
Epic Brightoneers Rubylux head up from the coast with the casually epic intentions of their Fake Control album and a maverick selection of supports.
The Doors: 7.30pm. The Damage: £6.00 from www.wegottickets.com/bullandgate/event/148533

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