• harry violet and the sharks Jungle Cavalcade (7", £4.70)

    label: Dirty Water Club

    Harry Violet & the Sharks are a dark sax-driven rock & roll 4-piece, crawling the streets of London, intent on mixing dive-bar jive and 12-bar rhythms with nightmarish grooves. The band started out playing raw and primitive versions of their favourite sounds of late-50s and early-60s rock & roll, surf and garage in London's dark basement clubs. This sound has been brewed up with the sound of madness and eclectic influences from The Cramps, The Lounge Lizards, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Tom Waits and the eccentricities of Joe Meek productions. This, their debut 7 single, contains two original rock & roll numbers inspired by the wild and wacky adventures of Frank Buck and the dystopian youth madness of A Clockwork Orange. Captivated by the raw sounds of The Sonics, Kip Tyler and Link Wray, the band recorded, produced and pressed the 45 themselves. With DIY urgency they shot their own unnervingly weird and wonderful B-movie music video before creeping back out into London's shadows. Tracks: A) Jungle Cavalcade B) Dance at the Korova

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