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/Gig /London /Rough Trade East – Rock’n’Roll Gospel with The Future Shape Of Sound! Support: LOCKS, Captain Future

December 16, 2022 @ 19:00 - 22:30 GMT


Join us at Rough Trade East, London for a “Krampus Recommends” special with The Future Shape Of Sound and their Rock’n’Roll Gospel madness fronted by powerhouse soul diva Debbralee Wells. Support comes from eerie junkyard folksters LOCKS and raw, stompy, slide blues act Captain Future.

Here is what others say about The Future Shape Of Sound:
“A powerful musical stew of rock’n’roll, gospel and blues” David West (Vintage Rock Mag)
“Can’t wait to hear their next album” Craig Charles (BBC6 Music)
“A ray of light and a phenomenally inspiring sound” Lee Powell (Rock’nRoll mag)
“A High Energy Rock’n’Soul show’” Dom Daley (RPM On-line)
“Rock’n’Roll Gospel Phenomenon” (RPM Online)
“This is the pinnacle of UK Blues Jump Gospel Madness” Chris Tofu (Continental Drifts)
“Intoxicatingly upbeat, vibrant and truly remarkable” Tom Beesley (Vive Le Rock Mag)
Visualise a bunch of Rock’n’Roll, blues musicians and gospel singers coming
together to rock it out in a disused circus tent!

“Dark angels of graveyard blues” – Chris Hawkins, 6 MUSIC
‘Mesmerising quality’ – Steve Lamacq 6Music
‘[Wishbone is] another complete banger’
-Tom Robinson, BBC6 Introducing.

Captain Future: album Review Vive Le Rock:
Haunting solo album from Future
Shape Of Sound leader.
Having made his name as the leader of funk ‘n’ soul troupe the Future Shape Of Sound, London record producer Alex McGowan found himself at a loose end during lockdown, and armed with a bunch of songs that didn’t fit his day job, proceeded to lay down his first solo album as Captain Future. And I’m glad he did, because ‘Ghostman’ is a lockdown gem. Opening with the trippy, smokey blues of ‘Holy Waters’ it sets the tone for ten tracks of late night, jazz and soulful grooves. ‘Space Age Gangster’ could soundtrack the latest series of ‘Fargo’ and ‘As Soon As I CU could almost be a Massive Attack tune.

Playing most of the instruments himself Mr McGowan guides us through a record that sounds like RL Burnside and Screaming Jay
•Hawkins having a cook up with a gospel choir while Tricky serves up the moon-shine. Ghostlike!
Eugene Butcher


/Rough Trade East / London E1
Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane
London, E1 6QL United Kingdom
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