A quick fact about HowaboutBeth AKA Beth Mburu Bowie’s Rabid Ballad project: it gained twenty thousand listens on myspace in its first month, doubly impressive as it happened
when it seemed absolutely no one on the face of the the known universe’s pimpled forehead was actually using myspace and/or admitting to, even annonymously online in 2010.
A skim through her musical history makes the achievement a little clearer: A former member of The Pippettes, a backing vocalist with The Heavy and has shared the stage with Pink Floyd. So yeah, she can sing a bit. Demo Robot Boy is like a guided tour of Bjork’s garden by a three legged Cockney speaking harpicord. A three legged, three piece suit wearing harpicord. Swear down; that’s exactly what it sounds like. But this is far from gimmicky Bjorkalike-For-Bjorkalike’s-Sake (a condition commonly known as Bat Fur Lashes) this is a playful, magical three minute wonder and exactly what word of mouth was made for.
Beth’s first full band performance features musicians from some of the most exciting bands in London today, Benin City, Laurel Collective, Look, Stranger & The Hackney Colliery Band. It’s happening at the Queen’s Head, this Sunday and it’s free. Do yourselves a favour, and engage in some culturous adventurous behaviour, eh? Go see something new.
SUNDAY JUNE 5 | THE OLD QUEENS HEAD, ISLINGTON
as part of Naughty Philip All Dayer