August 23rd 2011 – MOUTHWASH + Gecko + Skets + Wonk Unit + Chapter Eleven
aaamusic | On 14, Jun 2011
Originally formed in West Norwood in the late 90’s when they were just 13, Mouthwash have played with many of the world’s prominent punk, ska and hardcore bands when they were still in their punk-addled teens, pressed EPs independently and released their debut album ‘1000 Dreams’ on Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong’s own ‘Hellcat Records’ in 2001 to critical acclaim.
Yet, despite having been together for over a decade, Mouthwash know it’s still early days for them. They’re moving from the ground upwards, regularly touring with the likes of The King Blues and The Skints and gaining an ever growing dedicated following everywhere they go. They released their second album ‘True Stories’ in 2009 and have been receiving national radio airplay on BBC Radio One and XFM.
Mouthwash are about to begin work on their third album with producer Charlie Hugall (Florence and the Machine, Crystal Fighters, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly) which is expected to be released in late 2011 – early 2012. Tipped for big things by King Blues singer Itch, this record will definitely be one to watch out for.
Pop music with a punk rock ethic, dance music with a singer songwriter’s eye for narrative, acoustic music brimming with electricity, from this fast-rising Bristol outfit.
“Gecko fearlessly crosses folk, reggae and hip hop, beautifully detailing life, love and friendship. Raw, talented and in my opinion, one of the best songwriters in the UK.” – Jamie Jazz, The King Blues
“I like it, I’ll be playing it a lot more.” – Mike Davies, BBC Radio 1
“Vampire Weekend had a big orgy with the Arctic Monkeys and this came out. African-ska-indie-folk-tweepop. And you know what? It’s one of the best things I’ve heard this month” – Subba-culture
Brixton dubpunk sextet.
South London poetry and punk treasures. New album out now!
“(Wonk Unit) have managed the almost impossible task of having found their own sound. It’s punk son, but not as we know it“.Eugene Butcher (Big Cheese)
Chilled, acoutic-folk-punk trio.
DATE: Tuesday 23rd August 2011
AGE LIMIT: Over 18s only
Event: Mouthwash presents: Reading/Leeds Festival Warm-Up Party
Live acts: Mouthwash + Gecko + Skets + Wonk Unit + Chapter Eleven