Press release -
Heatwave Magazine Launch Fourth Issue Party with The Jackets (CH) & The Cavemen (NZ)
HEATWAVE is a collective of friends, music lovers and artists, that have come together to promote the best of rock’n’roll, indie, punk and related musical styles that the planet has to offer. Whilst primarily based in London, they boast contributors from across the globe who leave no stone unturned in finding the coolest new bands. HEATWAVE is now gearing up to put out their fourth edition and will launch it with a fun punk rock’n’roll party in London on Saturday 1 April.
London is becoming a second home to Swiss band THE JACKETS it seems these days, so popular are they with the denizens of this town. Combining sixties garage, mod, '77 punk rock, psychedelia and their devotion to bands like MC5, The Monks, and The Music Machine, The Jackets bring a dynamic recipe to the garage rock'n'roll menu. What is important to note is that the Jackets are a rock’n’roll band - but it's the roll that makes the rock just that little bit better!
Opening the live music for the evening are New Zealand quartet THE CAVEMEN, who made London their home late in 2015 and have so far hit the ground running, with their second album coming out last year on local and international label Dirty Water Records. These Auckland kids really hit town with a bang! Heatwave’s Penelope York wrote: ‘Listening to their debut self-titled album is like being in my own pit, surrounded by savage ghosts from former gigs'.
' I can almost smell the sex, drugs and rock’n’roll infused sweat and the rotten beer on the floor... While their sound has many great influences – The Gun Club, Sonics, Cramps, Stooges, Gories, Flat Duo Jets, and even Dead Moon, it is their own sound. Their sound is brought mainly through their raving attitude... The Cavemen are definitely a live band, so make sure you see them.’
Also on hand to keep the music non stop will be DJs John The Revelator (a Dirty Water Club regular) and Afonso (from The Parkinsons) who will have you dancing until your body is only bones!
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 188.8.131.52'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.