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BABY SHAKES: NYC's power pop sensations headline Dirty Water Club with Abjects and Das Clamps | Moth Club Hackney

Press Release   •   Apr 06, 2018 09:33 BST

Baby Shakes

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Baby Shakes are a rock n’ roll-punk band from New York City. Mary on lead vocals and guitar, Judy on lead guitar and vocals, Claudia on bass and vocals, and Ryan on drums. With catchy melodic vocals over dirty guitars and a killer rhythm section, their influences range from The Ramones and Slade to Chuck Berry and 60’s Motown girl groups. 

Formed in 2005, they’ve released 5 singles, a 10” heart-shaped EP, a singles collection, and 3 full-length albums. They have toured the US, Japan, China, Ireland, UK and Europe. Baby Shakes have shared the stage with The Romantics, The Boys, Shadows of Knight, The Undertones, Barracudas, Protex, Black Lips, Paul Collin’s Beat, among others.

Baby Shakes released their third album, titled "Turn It Up", in the Spring of 2017 and continue touring Internationally.

Abjects are Noemi (guitar/vox), Yuki (bass/vox) and Alice (drums/vox), an international London based trio playing quick, loud and bold edgy garage tunes.

Since their emergence in 2013 Abjects have been a prominent garage punk band in the London live circuit. In the first 6 months of their career they supported The Fresh & Onlys, The Fat White Family, Mikal Cronin and went on a UK Tour with PINS, who also released their debut EP ‘Fast Love’ (Haus of Pins). Recently they supported The Gories, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, La Luz, Shannon and The Clams, The Coathangers, Peach Kelli Pop, Kim & The Created, Froth and toured the UK with The Moonlandingz (side project of Lias and Saul from The Fat White Family), whom after the tour went on to NYC to record their first album with Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono.

In 2016 Abjects played SXSW and toured the US to support their first ever US release - ‘Double Bind’ 7" single on NYC Greenway Records, whose video was premiered on the SXSW website.

Fresh from their second Japan tour in May 2017 (with dates in Tokyo, Kyoto, Yokosuka, Yokohama, Nagoya and Kobe) in which they promoted the Japanese Special Edition of ‘Double Bind’ and supported Yoshiko from The’s, Abjects are back in London to work on a forthcoming release and US tour in 2018.

New London two piece - and Dirty Water favourite - DAS CLAMPS play Cramps covers, songs the Cramps taught us, and their own crampy songs.

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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, Country Teasers, Black Lips, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers, The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The'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.

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