The pair have been friends since high school, and there is a bouncy and youthful ease that runs throughout ‘Beyond the Drone’. On ‘Young Vultures’ a fuzzy guitar is reminiscent of early Strokes, but leaves behind their underwhelmed insouciance, favouring a more gusto-filled vocal. ‘Sorry/Sadly’ offers up rollicking drums and a irresistible slide guitar. ‘Coming Home’ belongs on an indie film soundtrack, with sweet, layered vocals and gentle drums.
Enjoyed in the overall context of Peslak and Marion’s robust musical CVs, ‘Beyond the Drone’ is clearly the work of some talented musicians breaking out and having fun. But even without the back-story, there’s a clever intricacy to these guys’ nostalgic dog sketches which allows you to recognise that they have a ‘Guernica’ in them too.
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The Blues Kitchen Brixton
This Brixton branch - on Acre Lane - is one of three Blues Kitchens in London. The others are in Camden and Shoreditch. Each follows the same theme - food of a southern American bent served to a soundtrack of live music. And while the music of the moniker does play more than a small part on the music programme, it's not all about the blues. Expect, too, swing, soul, bluegrass, Motown and themed nights - including a popular Halloween gig. There's usually something on every night of the week. The food menu takes in classic Deep South dishes, with New Orleans gumbo, catfish jambalaya, Texan brisket, St Louis pork rib and a creole bean burger and jerk chicken salads also feature.
Venue says: “Quench your midweek thirst with our new two-for-one offer on cocktails every Wednesday!”
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