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The Summer that wasn’t…

Well, ‘Summer’ went by fast didn’t it. So fast no one even noticed. Not one football-in-the-park day. Not one London Fields Lido trip. Not a sniff of a tan. Alas, we can’t say it’s been a bad summer. At the start it was very good, but that was more like spring. Then it just became Autumn. Also, we’ve had fun: Bon Bon started up, LED Festival, 1-2-3-4 Festival, Hackney Regatta. Fun times. And so summer ends and the season starts again. Football is back and so is your weekend drinking.

Well, Bon Bon has been our highlight. We’ve had some great times. Not that it’s anywhere near over. Last Bon Bon on the August bank holiday was great fun. Thanks to Nwando and the hula team who came and brought a lot of fun. That ritual of ‘Who’s Got The Crack’ as the final song of the night as decreed by me seems to have stuck. If you don’t stay until the end when we play it then you just aren’t trying hard enough.

Lots to look forward to then. Including this Saturday 10th, and Saturday 24th when the wonderful Messy Fingers are taking over the upstairs rock ‘n’ roll room and generally causing trouble. Leon Hatcher from Messy Finger is responsible for our amazing visuals that are blasted onto the wall in the Ballroom at our nights and he will do a sterling job of keeping you dancing so come on down, it might be the best one yet!

As always, we will be free entry and open until 4am. We have a lot of fun. It stays busy until late so come down at any time. There is a guest list so make sure you attend the facebook event to get on it. We play indie, electro, some new rock and garage and some 80s classics downstairs. Upstairs we play rock n roll of the good old days with a good helping of surf and some original garage rock. Drinks are amazing and if you get there before 10pm it’s 2-for-1 on the cocktails (and they are strong!). There isn’t a cooler night on Upper St. See you there!!

YOWICS x

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Posted by on September 6, 2011 in News, Uncategorized

 

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Bon Bon Launch Party

Well that was a pretty f**king good start wasn’t it. To those of you who came to our launch night, thank you, we love you all! To those that didn’t, you seriously missed out! But don’t worry, Bon Bon will of course be back on Saturday 30 July. Plans are already taking shape and Bon Bon II may or may not include: free polaroids, free booze, free surf lessons and a free trained live panda. More details will follow soon, but until then you can (reminisce/see what you missed) by taking a look at a few of the photos from Saturday’s shenanigans.

Photos courtesy of our lovely friends at LionsTigersRahhh.

Bon Bon loves you!!!

xoxo

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Bon Bon Launch Party – Saturday 16th July

Well mes copains, the time has finally come. The very first Bon Bon party launches Islington off into the nethersphere to return anon. The Muses have been singing about us and the streets call out our name; the future is a double-ended dildo. The dichotomy of life is thus: Great new indie, electro, disco, surf-rock and some persistent classics will exist in a space of exquisite lasciviousness perpetrated by some terrible perpetrators in the Ballroom (that’s the downstairs bar and dancefloor). Whilstwhile, ascending the staircase will pertain to an otherworldly sound echoing back from the early 20th century: proper rock n roll, swing, surf, rockabilly in two beautiful vintage lounges cherrydecorated with chandalier and candelabra.

We are free, but if there is a queue then you can say you know us.  Dressing up is encouraged, we love vintage fashion, but not necessary. Looking good is. Of course, that comes naturally.

We begin at 9pm and finish around 4am. That’s the latest party on Upper Street.
It’s nearest to Highbury and Islington, but you can get from Angel in about five minutes too.
Drinks are very reasonable and the bar staff know how to make a helluva cocktail.

We even have a lovely mention on Le Cool, Le Coolest listings site in London: http://london.lecool.com/london/en/search?q=bon+bon

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2011 in News, Uncategorized

 

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Beach Fossils – What a Pleasure E.P. Review

The clocks will soon be going forward, the sun has just popped out to purchase a new fedora and ice cream vans across the nation rev their engines.  Yes, it can only mean one thing, we will soon be basking in the warmth of summer.  And here at crumble towers we’re busy looking for what will be dominating our retro 90s ghetto-blaster for the next six months.

One band that held the accolade last year but we didn’t get round to reviewing (what can I say, we need to keeping something back for ourselves every so often) was Beach Fossils’ self titled debut album.  Signed to one of favourite American independent record labels, Captured Tracks, along with another of our favourites bands from across the pond, The Soft Moon, we were quite enamoured with their initial offering.

Where as that was more surfy and much lighter in tone, ‘What a Pleasure’ is a slightly cooler affair. As though written after the chill has returned to the coastal air, the anxious tones of a forbearing winter can be heard throughout the record but particularly on ‘Calyer’ and the two stand out tracks ‘Face It’ and ‘Adversity’.

Beach Fossils – Calyer

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Beach Fossils – Face It

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There are slightly more whimsical numbers on the E.P. including the title track ‘What a Pleasure’ and ‘Distance’ which add a bit more light to proceedings, but even with this the band still manage to find a sense of malaise in the tracks.   Even the introduction of fellow label mates Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum can’t help to lighten the mood on ‘Out in the Way’.

Beach Fossils – Out in the Way (feat. Wild Nothing)

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Despite being a bit more melancholy in temperament than we’re either used to or expected from our American surf artists, ‘What a Pleasure’ is still a delightful listen on a nice sunny afternoon, and even better on damp and rainy one (which is almost an inevitability as far as British summer weather goes). The band have specifically designed the last and first songs to complement each other, so that like a snake biting it’s own tail, the record can continue around again on loop.  With so many reasons to have it playing in the background at your next roof  terrace party, why have you not bought it already? Go on, the sun is about to come out!

Beach Fossils – Adversity

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4 crumbles (the pleasure was all mine)

Joe

xoxo

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Free Julian Assange! crumble christmas special 18th December til 4am+

Continuing the current trend of going to extraordinary lengths to try and prevent X Factor winner ‘Fat’ Matt Cardle from helping stuff more cocaine covered fifty pound notes into Simon Cowell’s pockets, crumble has helped organise a charity single just in time for Christmas.

Following the disgraceful and totally obvious international conspiracy the CIA has launched to keep a completely helpless white haired Australian quiet, we couldn’t think of a better cause than helping raise funds to bribe a Swedish jury not to convict Julian Assange.

We’ve managed to bring together a world famous collection of artistés, who at the drop of a hat were happy to come into the studio for us.  International stars such as, Jim’ll Mix It, Jim Westwood, DJ MC Cance and the infamous DJ 1Z!

The single ‘Free Julian Assange’ (set to Jerry Dammers ‘Free Nelson Mandela’) will be released this weekend just in time to romp home to the Christmas number one spot.  To celebrate we’ll be throwing a party down at Apples and Pears this Saturday, and we won’t be stopping till at least 4am.

Mount Kimbie – Maybes (James Blake remix)

DJ 1Z has promised to put in a very special performance, so come down and get merry before Wiki Leaks reveals where Obama likes to leave his nukes and the whole world implodes.

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Tonight

Blackbird Blackbird – Fade to White feat. Emily Reo

Another great night of new music, quiescent and vibrant, planned for all you lovely, lovely people. We will be collecting donations for our Movember team on the night so bring your pocket money for people with horrible prostate cancer.

http://uk.movember.com/mospace/1057590/

WordPress seems to be messing about with it’s application, so you might have to copy the above URL into your browser. If you can’t make it on the night then you can donate online. It’s all to a very good cuase 😀
Remember, we love you all!
YOWICS xoxoxox

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Last Crumble…

I gave you my heart….

No thanks George, I didn’t really want it, so I threw it away. Thought you weren’t that bothered and it was just a holiday thing while we were skiing. Sorry you misunderstood me and that but I’m an ice queen didn’t you know?

Firstly, thanks to all those who came to crumble last week for my birthday! It was a reet larf and a damn good show! Lots of people came and the bar were struggling to keep people away as things were coming to a close so next month is a special treat! We will be open much later than usual, until 4am! So we are going to turn the tempo up after 12 and some guest DJs and stuff going on. Sorry for being so lazy that we hadn’t got these photos up until now. We love you all very much!

Here is Duncan’s set (or some of it) for you to have a little listen to while you take a look at some of the pictures from the night. See you all next time!

Crumble 16 October 2010 by crumblelondon

YOWICS xoxoxox

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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