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Hadouken!…. in Wrexham!!

by Ben Davis on 23 April, 2007 | 0 comments

“They sound angry, they sound smart, and they sound like something you’ll be hearing a lot more of in the coming months.” – NME

Hadouken! Are a four piece grime/indie hybrid band loosely linked to the young and vibrant new London scene some have labelled ‘New Rave’. The band consists of James, Alice, Dan and Nick, two lovers and two brothers who met through a mutual love of music and the indie scene at Leeds University and are all in their teens and early twenties. Their visual style is a riotous clash of fluorescent DIY modifications, indie kid fashion and subverted urban wear.

The demo was recorded in a bedroom on not more than a laptop and soundcard and the band have begun remixes for their fellow scenesters and peers including a Klaxons remix that the band themselves have authorised.

Their debut track ‘That Boy That Girl’ has also been championed by Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 1, and has been described as a ‘Snarling work of genius’ by the NME.

James began his career in music as a fairly successful teenage grime producer starting before the days of Dizzee Rascal, however he has since abandoned the scene to take on the Hadouken! Project, but honours the scene in the underground digital sounds he employs in production and grime-esque vocals. The rest comes from the girl and boys adoration for indie rock, electric guitars and the thrill of the live gig, to give a unique and edgy sound unlike anything before.

Hadouken have remixed Plan B, Klaxons and recently done a remix of the forthcoming single from Bloc Party.

They have also been asked to support Metric and LCD Soundsystem on their forthcoming tours as well as play at the NME Breaking Bands Showcase at In The City this year.

‘It’s danceable grime with a wit most of Britpop would sell their Union Jacks for. ‘That Boy That Girl’ is nigh-on genius: lyrics that’ll make you laugh, and a beat that’ll make you move. Voluntarily.’ THIS IS FAKE DIY

‘Having won the genre lottery, they pulled the lever set to bask in their audiences adoration – it becomes apparent that all of the music industry and all their myspace friends have turned up to bounce and bob their heads to them. Very upstarted and abrasive, spouting terms like indy cindy, talking about scenesters dressed in their neon paint splattered gear.’ www.burnburn.com

Hadouken! are appearing at Central Station, Wrexham for a show co-promoted by Chaos Theory Promotions and wrexhammusic.co.uk on Wednesday 25th April. Support comes from A Great Idea and The Django’s. Tickets are £7 in advance and are available from Yales Café Bar and Central Station, Hill Street, Wrexham, Ticketline on 0870 444 5556 / www.ticketline.co.uk or See Tickets on 0115 912 9000 / www.seetickets.com. It will be £8.50 on the door and the doors will open at 7.30pm. This show is open to over 14’s, I.D may be required to purchase alcohol.


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