London's legendary ATOMIC SUPLEX to tour Japan!
Atomic Suplex are one of the best live bands you could ever see, or even imagine. Screaming guitars, brutal, primal drumming and a twisted, wailing saxophone cutting through it all. Half the band look like they’re being electrocuted on stage, and Atomic Suplex himself – resplendent in his fringed leather jacket, flying V guitar in hand and face covered by a miked motorcycle helmet through which he sings – is one of the most mesmerising characters on stage today.
Atomic Suplex have toured Europe and Asia sharing the stage with such luminaries as The Hives, Guitar Wolf, The Gories, The Adolescents, No Bunny, The Kids, Jet Boys, Armitage Shanks, Richard Herring, Eddie Legend, The Spits, The Fat White Family, The Buzzcocks, Theee Bat, and many more.
28 August - Osaka (Namba Mele)
29 August - Kobe (Helluva Lounge)
30 August - Hatagaiya (Heavy Sick)
2 September - Tokyo (UFO Club)
The Dirty Water Club started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston. The club's name is derived from The Standells' 1966 hit 'Dirty Water' which glorifies the US city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Past performers have included The White Stripes (voted by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 gigs of all time, Mojo one of the top 30 and Kerrang one of the top 100!), The Gories, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers (from the Cramps), The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The 18.104.22.168's, The Horrors and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name just a few. The club has also seen some original '60s performers, such as The Monks, ? and the Mysterians, Kim Fowley, Sky Saxon, GONN, Michael Davis of the MC5 and more grace its stage.
Their in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, is one of the leading garage/beat/(real) R&B labels in the world.