After the release of their debut album last October, Les Lullies are back with a new song. As to be expected from Montpellier’s hottest band of the moment, it’s chock full of riotous energy and proto-punk fuzz, and is one of two songs that the band have contributed to the record, which is released at the end of May.
Alongside Les Lullies, there are also two songs from their fellow countrymen, The Scaners, who are currently riding on a high around Europe on the back of their new album. Japan’s The Fadeaways, New Zealand’s Cavemen, America’s The Black Mambas, and Spain’s Nave Nodriza also all have two songs featured.
Reviewing Les Lullies debut album we said that the band clearly have pure and unadulterated desire bring good time rollicking punk rock to the streets, and that exactly what they have in common with the other five bands on the record. Whether it be razor-sharp stripped back garage rock of The Fadeaways, or the trashpunk of The Cavemen, the twelve songs bring together some of the best underground bands lighting up the circuit.
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 126.96.36.199'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.