Tonight! Muertos, Marine, Bat & Ball, National Service

Friday, 7 April, 2017 - 19:45

Paper Dress Vintage
352A Mare Street, Hackney Central
United Kingdom

Paper Dress Presents an evening of wonderful live music from our unique shop window stage in Hackney Central. On Friday 7 April we welcome...


Muertos take their influences from the darker end of the freakbeat and garage psych genres, delivering pulsating rhythms, swathing guitar drones and haunting harmonies.

"Muertos sound like they'd burst into flames if they set foot in a church" (The Zine)


Marine grew in the gaps between the concrete of the city, with four very different stories they hoped to combine uniquely into just one, where all they had listened to overlapped. Intuitive beats that make you want to move, bass hypnosis in the undercurrent playfully countering melody, and with a deep love of contrast, two vocals which braid together over hooky guitar lines into a complex plait of old and new, understated and operatic, light and dark.

“Submerging ethereal vocals and gentle guitars in an ocean of space.” NME

"A soulful, powerful blend of understated but intricate guitar parts and dexterously interwoven vocals, which will tickle the fancies of Daughter and Warpaint fans.” (Drunken Werewolf)

"Its instantly apparent how beautiful a collaboration Marine are; dreamy, rich, robust vocals... It's the musical equivalent of a creamy post-coital blush." (Line of Best fit)


Anxiety Pop from South East London.

“Something rather special” The Independent

“Midnight noir – a velvet, glamorous sense of the melancholic” Clash

“Brims with confidence, from the natty shared refrain to the roughly scrawled guitar lines.” NME


National Service are a four piece from London who make tense, tersely modern alt.rock which nods at the buoyancy of Wild Beasts and Radiohead and bursts into manic sonic life at the most unexpected moments.

We're running this event on a 'Pay What You Want' / Donations basis on the door - If you want to read more about why we're doing that then have a quick read here:

£5 OTD!

Keep live music alive!

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