For our launch party we had four amazing bands with punk influences perform for us at legendary venue with a retro character: Fiddler’s Elbow.
First on the bill were queer punk, Buffy enthusiasts THE POTENTIALS. The first time I saw these guys was at DIY space for London supporting Skinny Girl Diet and I knew I wanted to book them. Along with some killer songs about Buffy, Feminism and the awkwardness that occurs when people don’t know the difference between Sabrina The Teenage Witch and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, they draw you in with their sharp wit and warm personalities. Having a shared passion for gender equality that resonates through their songs made them a perfect choice for WCDI.
P.S. Thanks for all the goodies guys! So sweet!
Next on the bill were the loveable punk duo TommyAndMary. You can see the passion that runs through the veins of these two. As a band that is constantly busking just to be able to play all the time this is a band that deserve more than most to be heard and they definitely are that! With the crowd they brought with them you can tell already this is a well loved band and we all can’t wait to see what they have in store for us in the future. With some ridiculously catchy songwriting from Tommy and heavy drum beats to die for from Mary this is a band to look out for. WCDI loves TommyAndMary ❤
TEAM NEW BAND
Team New Band are a band I’ve known for a little while from Brighton. The first time I saw them live I fell in love with their songs and stage banter. If you want a band to put on a show for people to bust out some moves to then Team New Band are your band! With the on stage chemistry between lead vocalists Maddy and Mark and the clear banter going through the band this is a gang everyone wishes they were a part of, and with their invitation for the best dancer to join them for a cameo you might be able to do just that!
Headlining the WCDI’s launch party were Long Teeth, one of my favourite new bands. If there was a definition of cool this band would be it. Sam’s inventive songwriting and striking vocal paired with Jade’s grooving bass and beautifully matched vocal make this band. Along with Alessandro’s subtle marching, rhythmical drum beats these three are the perfect trio. If you don’t want to sing very loudly along to ‘Famous Girls’ then there’s definitely something wrong with you.
Thank you so much to all the amazing bands for playing such great sets and generally being so lovely and of course to Fiddler’s for having me on my first show. Can’t wait to see what’s up next. Watch this space ______.