Armed with experimental guitar feedback juxtaposed with Joy Division-esque chugging bass lines plus high-energy drum rolls and high-octane vocals, Dexters are coming to town – Uxbridge Town to be precise.
Their tour of the UK in May took in Leeds, London, Stockton, Southampton and Birmingham among others, prompting NME to express that Dexters possess ‘brash guitar anthemia of the very highest quality’.
Dexters themselves cite everything from Captain Beefheart to Robert Johnson, and The Specials to The Who as their heroes and influences. Nice!
A beautiful demo entitled Oceans was released in November last year and can be heard at www.soundcloud.com/dextersband.
Catch the lads from east London on Friday at 9pm at The Crown and Treaty. Tickets are available at the door on the night, but if I were you I would get down there ASAP, as they are selling like hot cakes.
One of my particular favourite local-ish (Watford) bands, The Involved, are providing support for Dexters on Friday.
I can only describe them as a group of psychedelic, atmospheric, indie mods who can turn on the power when necessary and blow you off your feet.
Guaranteed to make you move to their groove, The Involved make you feel, well, involved.
Robin Brookes and his band of merry men are now quite a regular feature at The Crown and Treaty and have more than once appeared on my radio show. www.soundcloud.com/theinvolved
More trancey psychedelia comes in the form of Boys, who are first on the bill on Friday – albeit a slower, spaced-out psychedelia if their demo is anything to go by. www.boysuk.bandcamp.com
Boys are debuting this Friday, and I’ve given 9pm as a roundabout time. The show is most likely to start around 10pm but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
? I WOULD like to acknowledge that this column does actually work. More and more new faces are appearing at the open mic/jam session at The British Legion in West Drayton on Wednesdays, and they tell me they ‘read about it in the Gazette’, so I am hoping that all the other open mic/jams around the borough are also benefiting.