Saturday 17th May 2014: CELEBRATE NORWAY DAY WITH ALL-GIRL ROCK FROM OSLO!
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418 Coldharbour Lane
Brixton London SW9 8LF [map]
Tel: 020 7274 3771
Band onstage: 11.30pm
DJs 10pm - 2am
FREE ALL NIGHT!
Described by Rolling Stone as 'Norwegian Devil Dolls' with a 'mule kick in their high heels,' the Oslo-based Cocktail Slippers made a truly marvellous rock and roll racket.
Mixing up high-energy Blondie and the Shangri-Las with the foot stomping pop of Joan Jett, Foo Fighters and The Ramones, the band have picked up rave reviews from their concerts around the world.
They have impeccable connections to rock royalty too, with Springsteen guitarist Steven Van Zandt producing and co-writing songs on their 2009 third album, Saint Valentine's Day Massacre.
The band headlined the Hyde Park Hard Rock Calling festival in 2012, and played a great show at Offline - we loved them!
Also keeping the floor moving was an eclectic, party-sized mix of tunes from DJ Editor, King Maggot Keg, Baron Bobby Bauhaus and more.
PHOTOS FROM THE DANCEFLOOR:
The Norwegian flags were out in force for Norway Day.
We had a lively crowd all night!
The band onstage.
There was a brief pause in the set as two broken guitar strings were replaced.
And the band were back!
LIVE ON STAGE:
Cocktail Slippers are an all girl rock band from Oslo, Norway. The band was formed in 2001 and the debut album "Rock It" was released the same year by the Norwegian record label MTG Records. The second album "Mastermind" was released by MTG Records in 2004.
Cocktail Slippers was signed by Steven Van Zandts record label Wicked Cool Records in 2007, and Wicked Cool Records have released all Cocktail Slippers albums worldwide, including 'St Valentines Day Massacre' in 2009, which is produced by Steven Van Zandt and Cocktail Slippers.
In 2013 the band was signed by Universal Norway for the Norwegian market. The band's fourth album is released January 2014.
'In full hosanna, in songs such as 'In The City' and 'Gotta Crush' the Slippers sound a lot like the Go-Go's but with gats in stead of L.A. cheer, and a mule kick in their high heels. It's all retro action but written and detonated with the study and delight of modern rock & roll women in constant touch with their inner filly.' David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine.
An ale-fuelled onslaught of ska, punk, rock'n'roll, big band, rockabilly, Mrs Mills and Liberace in a floor stomping package.
DJ SUBVERT (Card shuffle Sound System)
A feast of dancehall, reggae and banging tunes from Brixton's bikeless man of mystery.
BARON BOBBY BAUHAUS (charcoal soul)
More mysterious than Robert Smith's eyeliner bag, Bobby gets dancefloors rocking with quirky, darkside indie-pop and kohl-smudging breakbeats.
Videos and photo slideshows of street photography, random amusements and weird shizzle from the internet.
The Albert is less than two minutes walk from Brixton station and a few minutes from the Brixton Academy.
Turn left out of the tube station, take the second left down Coldharbour Lane (by the KFC), go past the Prince of Wales and it's the next pub on your left.
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