Special Xmas Gig – Plus Festivus Xmas Album Stream


The festive season is about to get into full swing and this year the Von Pip Musical Express is hoping to get things off with a bang by virtue of helping launch a new club night in London with a festive theme.  The After School Music club kicks off with a special Christmas themed show to celebrate the release of “Festivus 2” the second seasonal compilation of Highline Records, at Brixton’s Jamm.  The line up features, Dodgy’s Nigel Clarke, The Priscillas, Ulysses, Darling Boy, with a DJ set from XFM’s Hattie Pearson and you can get your tickets HERE, when the ASMC show finishes there’s also a DJ set from The Vaccines.

“Festivus 2” features holiday tracks from Washington indie rock legends Lilys, Britpop veterans Dodgy, glitter-rockers Glam Chops (featuring Eddie Argos from Art Brut), garage power punk legends The Priscillas Francis McDonald of Teenage Fanclub, LA dream rockers Western Lows, indie starlet Piney Gir, and rising punk troubadour Darling BOY.

Album stream

Of course, Christmas they say, is a time of giving and one of the artists on the bill The Priscillas, know all about that (just ask bassist Heidi Heelz) Indeed they are a band who are guaranteed to serve up a Christmas cracker with their incendiary live performances becoming the stuff of legend.  Mixing girls group harmonies, speed ball punk and the dissolute gutter glam of the New York Dolls, The Priscillas, like Santa never fail to deliver and often take to the stage wearing outfits that have included donning Superhero outfits, Doctors and nurses and Pirates.  In the past, they’ve supported the likes of The Cramps, The Damned, Art Brut, The Subways, The Rezillos, and bizarrely were once supported by James Blunt.

They’ve also recently scored the theme song for a new sci-fi comedy film called The Search For Simon, by Martin Gooch, which also features a cameo from singer Jenny Drag.  The film has garnered acclaim from the likes of Michael Palin and Paul Greengrass, and has been screened at festivals worldwide.  The girls plan to record and release a new album in 2014.  In the meantime check out “All The Way To Holloway” which certainly has an air of Joan Jett meets The Long Blondes and therefore by definition is ACE!

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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