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In all ages, asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music on September 21, 2009 at 16:02

We’re very excited about the All Ages show at Live Lounge this Friday. All musicians remember the bands they were in when they were teens with great fondness. In many cases the experiments undertaken, styles absorbed, and alliances forged when young remain lasting influences throughout the rest of a musician’s career. We promote the importance of music among the youth of Jersey as a means of unmediated expression and social organisation. There is something about music culture that thrives in situations where young people are in other ways marginalised. Asylum is celebrating the remarkable creative achievements of some of the best bands on the scene with this unmissable show.

The line up for the evening, with set times, is published below.

5.00 Doors open
5.30 Demise of Sanity
6.10 Clockwork Sodomy
6.50 Patrick Star
7.30 Ashley Aziz
8.10 Whitechapel Murders
8.50 Wasted Youth
9.30 to 10.00 Too Many Humans

Demise of Sanity are Sam, Yannick, Dan and James. They describe their music as being like the sound of a baby being crammed into a duck! With razor-sharp riffs, powerhouse drumming and lyrics of bombastic fury, they’ll be opening the show with a big metal bang.

Clockwork Sodomy are Jordan Delap (vocals and guitar), Harry Gilbo (guitar), Ben McCarthy (bass), and Mikey Phillips (drums). They were booked for this show after Asylum saw them incredulously report on Junior Battle of the Bands 2009. Competition judges commented upon ‘inaudibility on an extreme level’, which is promising, but their name alone would have sealed the deal.

Patrick Star

Patrick Star

Patrick Star are Adam Bouteloup (vocals), Joe Hutchinson (guitar and backing vocals), Piers Le Moignan (bass and backing vocals), and Josh Renouf (drums). Their song Molotov is an impressive punk epic with exhilarating shifts of dynamics, febrile pop energy, and terrific, impassioned vocals.

Ashley Aziz

Ashley Aziz

Ashley Aziz are a ska/punk band with Ollie Crafter (vocals), Matthew Donoghue (guitar), Simon Sergeant (bass) and Robin Greatbatch (drums). They also feature Joe Hutchinson who plays some sweet saxophone on some of their ska songs. They all love each other dearly and Simon’s cupboards are always left open and empty after every garage practice. They take great inspiration from young Jimmy who is the band’s biggest fan along with Charlie Burgis.

Whitechapel Murders are a two basses and drums trio. This is their first ever show since forming in late 2008. With membership comprising players from Falenizza Horsepower and We Bury Our Own, they are no less than a Jersey supergroup. Themes tackled in their literate compositions are serial murder and state-directed thought control, and their sound is dense, dark and very heavy.

Wasted Youth

Wasted Youth

Wasted Youth is a four piece punk band with ‘Sexy’ Joe Richardson (guitar and vocals), Chris ‘Dave Fitzgerald’ Daniells (guitar and vocals) Max ‘Mickey Rockenstein’ Burgenson (drums), and ‘Captain’ Eddie le Miere (guitar). There is a charming lo-fi aesthetic at work in their recordings with titles like Fuck Salt and When You Fucked Grandpa exhibiting plunderphonic impulses and queasy wit. They are clearly a band who work to their own rules and that is to be applauded.

Too Many Humans

Too Many Humans

Too Many Humans, a hardcore punk band sounding like ‘an old school slap in the face’, are Justin (guitar), Ben (bass), Seb (drums), Josh (vocals), and Jelly Man (media direction). They were banned from Live Lounge at one time but all is forgiven now. Seb Gilmore’s commitment to the youth music scene and his insistence are what inspired the Asylum All Ages concept in the first place. They are worthy headliners of this historic show.

The show starts at five, so leave work early, skip tea, do whatever you have to do, just be there for all the bands. Please remember no alcohol allowed in the middle floor (stage area) and over-18s only allowed in the downstairs bar.

Thanks to Sam Mézec, Jo Walker and James of Foogie Brothers for their help with this promotion.

  1. Haha! We’re nothing like on our myspace, so don’t take that seriously. We’re punk-ass.

  2. like the sound of a baby being crammed into a duck

    hmm… i may need to re-write the myspace info

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