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Loom, Black Honey, and Prom are X-Posed at The Barfly


By Chris Patmore, London Correspondent

 X-Posure is a monthly music night at the renown London venue The Barfly in Camden. Hosted and curated by XFM Radio presenter John Kennedy, it is a chance for established bands on the cusp of breaking through to get some, well, exposure, with each gig recorded for playing on Kennedy’s radio show. With a reputed 10,000 (yes, ten thousand) unsigned bands playing in the UK capital every week, getting heard is no easy task, which makes this all the more important for the bands appearing.

June’s gig featured three bands that are continuing the growth of driving guitar music with its roots in punk, garage and grunge. Opening the evening was PROM, who describe their music as industrial surf. Singer-guitarist Angela Won-Yin Mak showed that the grrrl movement is still very much alive.

Although not officially the headline act, Black Honey were definitely the big draw of the night. If Tarantino-esque was a genre of music then this would be very much in that category. It has a dark heart of psychedelic surf music that is tempered with Texas desert rock while still managing to retain the anger of urban living.



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