First bands announced for the Pure Rawk Awards 2013
Electric River and The Great Malarkey are the first two bands announced to play the Pure Rawk Awards.
The show will be held on Friday 8th March 2013 at the Boston Music Room in Tufnell Park, North London.
After great feedback, the Pure Rawk Awards returns to the Boston for a night of Awards giving, live music and special guests from the world of the ‘alternative’ independent, new and unsigned.
Electric River – Honest, solid punked up pop rock n’ roll. Pure Rawk’s Andy Close has said it best; “Having listened to ‘In Your Name’ through once so far, but when the tracks from it are played live, such is their strength that even from that one listen, they’re instantly recognisable, which is the hallmark of some seriously good songwriting. Believe the hype – this lot are good.”
The likes of Big Cheese / Rocksound Magazine also sing praise for the four-piece; “The result of youthful energy and a healthy list of influences that culminate in all round catchy as hell numbers, fused with heavy handed melodies and social commentary. Bags of passion and heaps of power”. For more info
The Great Malarkey – Hackney’s irrepressible folk-punks The Great Malarkey, will bring you their unbreakable kitchen-sink fusion of riot-torn r’n’b, urban skank and swaggering street ska and anything else that takes your fancy – just so long as it makes your feet move. They were winners of the 2012 Pure Rawk “EP/Single of the Year” Award have had a fabulous year releasing their thumping debut album, “Badly Stuffed Animals”. For more info, visit www.thegreatmalarkey.com
100% of the door money from the night will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust where the money will be distributed to the specialist 16-24 year olds TCT unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey.
Nicola Crichton, Pure Rawk zine editor and organiser of the 2013 Awards comments; “Cancer is something that has touched my family life and has taken away much loved friends of Pure Rawk over the years. We are very pleased to be able to support the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital in the wonderful work that they do.”
Tickets for the event are on sale now for just £5.00 at www.purerawkawards.com. Voting for the shortlist closes on Saturday 29th December 2012 and the shortlist is announced and open for voting on Monday 31st December 2012.
Pure Rawk Awards 2013 sponsors are Big Green Coach, BandApp, MetalBuddy and Badness Tango Custom Jewellery.