UK "trash-bop-freak-a-billy" provocateurs Oh! Gunquit - on the heels of their excellent "Hot Cross Fun" cassette only E.P. - have unleashed more new material, this time in the shape of a lime green vinyl 7" single and features two tracks "Nomads of The Lost" and "Walking The Street" which was recorded with Producer Jim Diamond.
Tina (Vocals/Trumpet) & Simon (Guitar/Vocals) formed the band around the idea of creating a new and vibrant blend of Primitive Surf, Garage-Punk, Exotica & Rock'n'Roll. Oh! Gunquit are named in part to a town in Maine US which was an artists colony in the 1800's originally coined by the Abenaki Indians and also in part to the idea of all guns quitting
The North London quintet have released two sold-out limited 7" singles through Rough Trade on their own label, the second of which was ‘Single of the Week’ in Artrocker Magazine. In 2013 their track ‘Bad Bad Milk’ was released in Japan on garage-rock compilation featuring the band ‘5,6,7,8’s’ and in December 2014 the single ‘Sinkhole’ was released on One Little Indian Imprint -WINWIN Records. In March 2015 the band released their debut Album 'Eat Yuppies & Dance' on Dirty Water Records.
The singles have all been played on BBC6 on shows such as Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe, & Tom Ravenscroft with also plays on Huey Morgan’s BBC Radio 2 show. Live shows they have played include many events/festivals all over UK such as Field Day, Offset, Hop Farm, Hipsville, Franklin Fest and FarmFestival.
They have also performed shows for festivals & events in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Portugal & Spain. The band have supported other acts such as Fat White Family, Public Service Broadcasting, Black Lips Producer King Khan & the Shrines (US), Andrew Weatherall, The Pandoras (US), Kinoco Hotel (Japan) & shows at the Danny Boyle curated Shuffle Film Festivals.
There is much more to this beat combo than just being a mash up of the Cramps and the B-52s although there are certainly parts of those bands sewn into Oh Gunquit's DNA. They're a refreshingly non-stop party of sound; a melting pot of rock n roll voodoo madness and pure unadulterated aural expression, perhaps the perfect soundtrack to a hedonistic roadtrip yet to be made.
Oh! Gunquit Single Release Party Novemeber 17th, @ Flashback Records
131 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG
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.