Earlier this year we (Slutty Fringe) decided that not content with being the most important repository of information on the interweb would start our own record label, Hot Pockets.
Naturally this has been a great success, and since we like the idea of being music moguls as much as we enjoy being world famous writers, we have decided to raise our game with some new releases.
So next up is The Olympic Village EP from Shock Defeat!, 5 tracks of wonderfully frenetic Talking Heads meets !!! disco-punk pop, and to celebrate we're throwing a launch party at the Queen of Hoxton.
Shock Defeat! will of course be playing live, and joining them will be our other new signings the creamily erotic Kinema. If that wasn't enough we've roped in a few of our friends, such as the wonderful Plugs, My Tiger, My Timing and the mighty mighty Greco-Roman Soundsystem DJs, to spin records and generally get the party started.
Some praise for Shock Defeat! from people other than us...
“Eccentric and ever-so-slightly mad - essential artrock”
“I only like 1 Band in the whole of London and it is you”
Felix, Hot Chip
“The singer looks like Buddy Holly and the rest look like a bunch of hooligans They tear into their set like spastic super robots, all angles and strange time signatures... what is this genius? Take a listen for yourself. And then find out that this band have got it right”
“Like the Bastard son of David Byrne singing about the apocalypse, awkward white boy funk at its very best... refreshingly unusual and catchier than a dose of the flu”
Lobster Quadrille Magazine
“Impossible to define, and that’s where the magic lies. At one point I’m thinking Mark E Smith, then Joy Division closely followed by the Cure, all trapped together within some infectious angular guitar work. Shock Defeat! are the musical interpretation of a multiple personality disorder”
El Diablo fanzine
“Infusing everything that is fabulous, it is ridiculous Shock Defeat! are not huge” Neonbuzz
“It didn't take me long to come to the decision that this band were nuts but it took even shorter to realise that they were also genius. Perfect dancey riffs that will get any foot stomping. Mixing the new-rave madness of Klaxons to the unique vocals that could only suggest a male version of Karen O of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs”
The Brain Forum
“Combines the best bits of the past decade of indie rock and gives it a makeover. This is Franz Ferdinand or Talking Heads being covered by Sebadoh”
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