Japanese Fighting Fish Set For Live Performance

Japanese Fighting Fish will be performing at The Barfly, Camden to celebrate new single release ‘U Ain’t Gonna Win This’!

Japanese Fighting Fish + The Rusty Suns + Heir of the Dog + The Totems

London’s best indie rock’n’roll club night – with live bands upstairs, as well as resident and guest DJs downstairs!

11th December

 www.jubileeclub.com  www.twitter.com/jubileeclub
– Camden Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AN
– £5 Entry on the guest list

Event Information:

Jubilee Club 
Dedwardians + Nishe + Japanese Fighting Fish + The Paperboats 

Doors 10pm 
Curfew 3am 

Strictly Over 18s (Photographic ID may be required to gain entry) 

Indie rock ‘n’ roll club Jubilee takes place every Friday 10pm-3am at the Barfly 
Join the Facebook page for more info at http://www.facebook.com/jubileeclubnight 
Founded by Chris McCormack (ex 3 Colours Red/Gary Numan guitarist) and Carl Barat (Libertines/Dirty Pretty Things) 

Jubilee is mix of upcoming and established bands, DJ’s and other offerings of spectacular variety every Friday night earning both a reputation as the most up and coming indie rock ‘n’ roll nights in the country 

Doors open promptly at 10pm and close firmly at 3am, taking both floors of Barfly you can expect and crazy and unpredictable night with live acts playing upstairs and DJ”s downstairs with ALOT of surprises along the way 

On the decks expect to hear: Kasabian – Arctic Monkeys – QOTSA – Foofighters – AC/DC – The Clash – Sex Pistols – The Libertines – Elvis – The Specials – Oasis – The Who – Muse – Biffy Clyro – The Kinks – Small Faces – White Stripes – Kings of Leon – Stone Roses – Weezer – RATM – MGMT – Pixies – Dirty Pretty Things – The Cure – Florence And The Machine and much more! 
*Please note: Tickets guarantee entry to the club but do not guarantee entry to the live room upstairs if it is full to capacity, if there is a specific act you want to see early entry is advised 

Drinks deals: 
Corky’s shot – £1.80 
House vodka/whisky/gin & mixer – £2.80 
Can of Stella (4%) – £2.80 
3 J-Bombs for £10 

Japanese Fighting Fish – “U Ain’t Gonna Win This”


Japanese Fighting Fish, the Leeds born, London based outfit are returning with their hard hitting single ‘U Ain’t Gonna Win This’. The band are described as ‘an eclectic semi-genius, semi-ludicrous mix of metal, dance, pop, Latin/Cuban beats and more stuff that probably shouldn’t ever go together.’ The band have evolved from the South American rhythms of their debut album to their punk rock sophomore and now their latest offering draws on funk, fuzz and infectious hooks.

“U Ain’t Gonna Win This” is an evolving beast with psychedelic undertones and a distinct rocky edge. This is the first song the Fish have written collectively and it is evident that a little piece from every member is encapsulated in the song. The track explores the themes of split personalities and is also homage to boxing greats like Ali and Rocky. What began as guttural hum quickly became a fully fledged song and thus “U Ain’t Gonna Win This” was born. It is an angsty, aggressive, brooding and punchy funky space rock tune with post punk elements and nods to the likes of Q.O.T.S.A., and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.

Listen here:

Japanese Fighting Fish have an equally impressive live catalogue as well as fantastic releases. The outfit have supported Space Hog on their UK tour and played alongside Wild Beasts, The Stranglers, De La Soul and UB40 across their many festival appearances.  They have also headlined legendary venues such as The 100 Club and The Barfly in London. With radio support from XFM, Planet Rock, Absolute, Amazing and Kerrang! and throngs of loyal fans, the group are on track for another huge release.

Japanese Fighting Fish are dedicated to the purveyance of fine music. In the process of recording their upcoming album which “U Ain’t Gonna Win This” features on, the Fish spent 12 hours a day for two weeks playing music. Music is in the very fabric of their beings and this magical time resulted in large quantities of laughter, tears, conflict, and light bulb moments.

“U Ain’t Gonna Win This” is out on 13th November 2015






Spotlight: Lola


Lola and her band the Lamours are a dynamic and interesting group influenced by the music of the 40s and the 50s such as Peggy Lee, Al Bowley and Sarah Vaughan. The glamorous big band era of the early 20th Century is very prevalent in all of Lola’s music and it is a true breath of fresh air for those tired of the conventional pop music of modern times.

It is clear that every element of the band work together in cohesive harmony.  Lola, David Lowe, and Andy Dawson emulate the technical live sound of the era and add their own bespoke touches. Lola can easily be defined as the driving force behind the success of the outfit and under her leadership the good ship Lamour has been featured on the likes of The Daily Mail, The Telegraph and Radio 4.

‘Double Agent’ is the latest single off the fantastic EP ‘Looking for Love’ out now.

Lola is playing the following dates this November

November 14th – Northfield Center, Sheffield

November 21st – Checkley, Staffordshire

November 29th – Pinchbeck, Nr Spalding, Lincolnshire

‘Level 1’ Brand New EP By Lucan Mills

A London based artist who is already making waves in the capital’s independent scene, Lucan Mills is a rapper who offers a unique style of hip-hop designed to thrive with a live band. His burgeoning career has already seen him rap with Ed Sheeran as well as supporting huge names in the genre such as Tinie Tempah, G Unit, Skepta and JME. He’s even shared Ibiza stages with Chipmunk and N Dubz.

His upward momentum makes this the perfect time to release his debut EP, titled ‘Level 1’. The title, chosen to reflect that Lucan is starting at ‘Level 1’ before working his way up, reflects on the fact that this hard working artist has his feet on the ground while harbouring big ambitions. And with his well-produced, accessible brand of urban song writing, those ambitions could be fulfilled sooner than later.

Lucan final cover 400

For a taste of his sound, here’s EP track ‘It’s Just Rap’:









Spotlight: Bassman – Jamaican Grind


Swiss native Bassman has returned with an electric new single entitled ‘Jamaican Grind’. This hard hitting urban pop song brings together a variety of different genres to create something bespoke and personal to Bassman. Bassman is a dynamic performer with an impressive back catalog. He is also an aspiring jeweler, fashion designer and graphics designer.

Watch the video for ‘Jamaican Grind’ Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCx32MIoECA

Check him out here:







A look in to Echo Factory


This week new music education center Echo Factory launched. Formerly BCME, Echo Factory has gone under some re branding and has emerged as a fully fledged 360 company offering quality teaching in areas such as music industry and performance. Echo Factory is unique because it is solely focused on getting it’s students into the music industry whether that be from a management position, technical or live angle.

Echo Factory are currently taking applications for 2016.

Check out the website for more information:  http://www.echofactory.co.uk/

Tours and Times Feature: The Great Voices of Soul Tour


Patti LaBelle, Soul II Soul, The Whispers, The S.O.S Band, Loose Ends, Gwen Dickey and Meli’sa Morgan join together for a show of a life time. Playing Manchester Birmingham and London, the merry troupe will entertain revelers young and old and party like its 1984. Go grab tickets below!!!

Tour Dates:

O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester – Fri 13 Nov 2015

SSE Arena, Wembley – 15th November 2015

02 Academy  Birmingham  – Mon 16 November 2015





Film Spotlight: British indie film heads State side

“A Dozen Summers”, an independently-produced low-budget children’s comedy, has been selected to screen at the 38th edition of the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival in Mill Valley, California.

The festival, which opens with a screening of Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne and closes with a screening of “Suffragette” directed by Sarah Gavron, is considered an important date in the film festival calendar, and has an enviable track record for selecting Academy Award-winning films.

“A Dozen Summers” is a British children’s comedy, written and directed by Kenton Hall and produced by Alexzandra Jackson, has been selected to screen as part of its “Children’s Filmfest”. It is also part of the festival’s “Mind the Gap” stream which celebrates films written, directed or produced by women, and which tell strong female-led stories.

The film stars, amongst others, former Doctor Who star Colin Baker and British comedy actor Ewen MacIntosh (The Office) alongside a cast of up-and-coming young actors, led by Scarlet and Hero Hall.

It tells the story of 12-year-old twin sisters Maisie and Daisy who hijack a traditional children’s film to tell their own story, using all of the film and TV references at their disposal.

Director Kenton Hall:  “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been selected for Mill Valley Film Festival. For a small film like ours to be screening amongst some of the greatest films from around the world is just mind-blowingly. I could not be more proud of the entire cast & crew who worked tirelessly on an incredibly low budget to deliver what we hope is something which speaks to children and adults alike.”

A Dozen Summers screens at Mill Valley on October 10th and October 18th.



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