Woodburner Presents The Destroyers Album Launch at Styx Bar

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Originally conceived as the rogue offspring of legendary Birmingham basement jam sessions, The Destroyers have grown to become the exemplar of Megafolk, with a truly unique sound that is "absolutely the finest 'take' on the whole mix of Eastern music and Western culture" (Continental Drifts). During a period spent busily biding their time with writing, touring, recording EPs and making videos, The Destroyers have been honing their craft to distil the fervour of a live performance into an album bursting with creative energy. Complete with original songs and instrumentals plus inventive arrangements of traditional songs and dance tunes, the Massive Gong will take you from the banks of Spey, to the theatres of Saratov via the streets of Sofia with a tongue in the cheek of Broadway. There is music of the most tender sentiment, through to dance anthems and on to pummelling thrash metal annihilation. The Destroyers' live show inspires awe with music of explosive vitality; virtuosic but wildly chaotic, effortlessly eclectic, often dark, sometimes outright silly. Much like a massive gong. Lemez Lovas | Songlines "And so, out of the inane cavalcade of Balkan Gypsy sound-alikes comes a blow-your-mind original... Minimum pretence and maximum style" Steve Lamacq | BBC 6Music "The sort of rogues who would take you out for a night, fill you full of mead, strip you to your underwear and then tie you to a lamp-post." Stereokill "You owe it to the primal, uninhibited part of yourself to experience the frenetic glory of their live show" Drawing their inspiration and energy from the golden age of 1970s' Nigerian, Ghanaian and Ethiopian dancefloors, AGBEKO command a wealth of powerful sing-along originals and unique arrangements of afrobeat and ethiojazz rarities. Expect punchy horns, choppy guitars and wailing organs, all underpinned by a powerful groove, infectious enthusiasm and a healthy dose of sub-standard dancing. http://www.woodburnermusic.co.uk/events/2017/9/8/the-destroyers-album-launch-agbeko-dj-conrad-olende http://www.woodburnermusic.co.uk/ http://www.folkandhoney.co.uk/woodburner-e734

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Styx Bar

Address
Ashley Road
London
N17 9LJ
Telephone:
07539866 945

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