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Thursday 8 November, 2018 | 229 London, Venue 2
14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
On The Hunt and 229 The Venue are proud to announce a FIGHTBACK fundraiser show in support of Music Venue Trust on Thursday 8th November 2018 at 7 p.m. Headliners Jukebox Monkey will be joined by Jackknife Seizure and Orphan Gears, with all profits raised from the event going towards supporting grassroots music venues throughout the country.
A four-piece southern stoner rock juggernaut formed in 2010 Kent, UK. Jukebox Monkey have been ripping their way through the UK’s underground heavy music scene, building a reputation for pounding sonic-assault live shows and infectious party attitude.
Defined by their monolithic foot-stomping sound that has evolved to combine the expansive low-end power of desert rock, with the heavy groove of southern sludgy metal.
Their debut EP, ‘Southern Tried’ released in September 2011 introduced the world to the huge sound that is “Jukebox Monkey”, after extensive touring of this EP it was followed by ‘Vs. Time’ in January 2015 which firmly placed them on the map and garnered rave reviews from the likes of DCR FM and Rock on the Ridge Radio. The band went back into the studio to work with Ian Sadler on their first full length album, ‘Grey Skies, Red Planet’ released to rave reviews in April 2018.
North London’s Jackknife Seizure has been steadily honing their musical craft over the years, fusing power and melody into their self-styled progressive grunge metal – with some listeners describing the music as “the love-child of Mastodon and The Doors.” After being crowned winners of the London Metal 2 the Masses competition in 2014, the band went on to play Bloodstock Open Air and subsequently released their debut EP, ‘Time of the Trilobites’. 2017 saw the release of ‘Starfisher’: an epic 5-track mini-album which places the everyday struggles for humanity of our world in the context of a vast, supernatural universe – through the usual quirky Jackknife Seizure lens. This year, Jackknife Seizure enters a new chapter as a three-piece and has already started work on their first full-length album.
Too fast and angry for stoner rock and with too much groove for punk, Orphan Gears are difficult to pigeonhole. Live, their high-octane mix of garage punk, blues and Sabbathesque heavy rock is blended effortlessly into a non-stop barrage of riffs, with frontman Mick C. Stevens taking the audience on a cathartic journey through the traditional blues landscape of booze, breakups and bloody-minded misanthropy.
Originally formed in 2009 in the depths of South East London suburbia, the band went through several changes in the intervening years with a traditional run of drummers leaving the band due to freak accidents or sudden babies. With a consolidated line-up and well-honed live show Orphan Gears are making waves in the underground music scene. The band released an EP in 2017 titled “Rat Race” to great reviews.