The Xcerts & Cornershop @ Cargo
April 07 2009

Club Attitude Presents…


+ The Indelicates
+ Al Cool and the Stranger Wines
+ The Good Gods!

Special Guest DJ’s

Ben Ayres (Cornershop)
Dr Kiko

Tuesday 7th April @ Cargo
8pm – 1am


Level access throughout, accessible toilet & sign language interpretation of lyrics
All proceeds to Attitude is Everything, improving Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.

Kingsland Viaduct
83 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3AY
Enquiries: 0207 749 7840
Tickets available from:
Tube: Old Street / Liverpool Street
Buses: 35 / 55

Attitude is Everything –
0207 388 2227 – 54 Chalton Street London NW1 1HS /

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The Xcerts

THE XCERTS are a double edged sword of ferocious guitar and dainty, poetic words - a distorted pop band who fuse the influences of fellow countrymen Idlewild and Biffy Clyro with the thoughtful approach to songwriting of old school ‘emo’ bands like Jimmy Eat World and Bright Eyes.

After a barrage of dates with Future of the left, Bat for Lashes, Biffy Clyro, Make Model, Cage the Elephant, Brakes, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and Fighting with Wire and recent supports with Enter Shikari and Feeder, THE XCERTS are gearing up to release their debut full length album recorded with producer Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers / Idlewild).

With support from Radio 1, XFM, MTV2, Rock Sound and Kerrang, and a work ethic of epic proportions with a live show to match, these are exciting times for the Brighton based trio.

“Nothing short of astonishing” – Kerrang!
“Ludicrously Punchy” – Steve Lamacq
“... they're definitely ones to watch” – Rock Sound

The Indelicates

The Indelicates are a five piece, piano and guitar-led pop/rock act from Sussex, UK. Taking their musical cues from folk and classical sources - as well as the broad spectrum of British indie rock – they write melodic, edgy and intellectually coherent songs that have been consistently well-received in the UK and abroad.

"Neo-Brecht/Weill theatricality? Check. Profane razor strop wit? Check. Irreverent misanthropy? Check. Scathing socio-cultural critiques? Check. Acid sweet indiepop songcraft? Check. Meet the fabulously unfashionable, unfashionably fabulous Indelicates." – ROLLING STONE
"...this is intelligent, poetic indie-rock. In other words, it bears no resemblance to The View, The Fratellis, or any other examples of that kind of nonsense" – ARTROCKER
"Stunning." – NME

Al Cool and the Stranger Wines

Former lead singer of hotly tipped but ultimately short-lived DIRTY HANDS returns from a year abroad to form Al Cool and the Stranger Wines, singing timeless songs in the vein of Sam Cooke, The Walkmen, Credence Clearwater Revival and The Whitest Boy Alive. Written late into the night in boozy living rooms across the continent and expelled on stage in a raucous and violent, yet tender soulful rock 'n' roll mess. Two singers, three guitarists, a drummer, a bass player & a synth player make up the six youths behind the sound of About: Blanck.

In the words of Jehan Harding “About: Blanck are a 6 person band. Everyone likes all kinds of music. This means sometimes they sound a bit strange. We seem to be making something we all agree on now. We smoke on the mic like 'Smokin Joe' Frazier, the hell raiser, raisin' hell with the flavour. Just cos you got the bacon, the lettuce, the tomato... Don't mean we're gonna give you our toast! Watch out for Celine”

"It's sort of Latino-indie-pop meets afro-beat with verve, swagger and bite. And reminds us mainly of Manu Chao. Which is a VERY good thing." – Odd Wednesdays

The Good Gods!

The Good Gods! have six legs, twenty four fingers and three hearts. Direct and indirect descendants of the Angryband, The Good Gods! came into being in the summer of 08’ though remain hidden for some months, only leaving the safety of the rehearsal room to forage for food, record and play the occasional gig. 

Their three hearts now beating in time to the rhythm of the inextricably talented Ed Seed, seem energized and improved. This new energy has acted as a spark of life which is given mass and texture by the nimble fingered David Hardy, on his ever evolving, uplifting yet grounding bass guitar. Leaving the mouth and mind of the beast to be supplied by the bespectacled Tom Hatred, who has been bubbling under the surface of the indie scene for sometime being called both an “anti-folk hero” in Dazed and Confused as well as a “new-folk starlet” in the NME, though it is with The Good Gods! he truly finds his voice, both literally and metaphorically.