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Slow Songs For Fast Hearts: Brontez Purnell


Brontez Purnell

Saturday 10th July @ the Dew Drop, London, 8pm £5
The Younger Lovers with support from The Bumblebees and The Ethical Debating Society, with DJs including a set by Woolf + Zines + vegan food & cakes. Queer punk DIY fun!
The Dew Drop, 58 Stewarts Road, London SW8 4DE
Buses: P5 and N87, nearest overland Wandsworth

The Younger Lovers is fronted by Brontez Purnell, formerly of Gravy Train!!!!, and creator of Fag School zine, as well as current columnist for Maximum RocknRoll.

As well as being a musician and a dancer and probably many other things, Brontez is a writer. I love reading his pieces in zines like Shotgun Seamstress and Maximum RocknRoll, partly because he’s just so damn uncompromising in terms of his personality, his politics and his opinions. Plus he’s smart and passionate. I’m totally into passionately written pieces. I hate reading things which, while sound in their politics, are just so wrapped up in “how” they’re written, or what words they’re choosing that it’s just kind of dead on the page, and barely creates a spark in me. Brontez probably wants this issue to be done and dusted now, but I just have to post this link which I found one time while looking stuff up about him. His response to a situation in which a member of the band Black Lips was racist, is amazing. It’s interesting to read the comments that come after it too, the first one implying that the grammer and spelling is wrong. Oh god. Typical come back whenever someone of colour or a queer or feminist or whatever has a completely justified, passionate rant. That kind of “your grammer was wrong” argument is just like a bloodless fish to me, where’s your goddamn pulse, mate?

Anyway, The Younger Lovers is a garage punk band, with a kind of retro sound, like, I want to say 60s girl group, but don’t really know why. The Newest Romantic LP was recently released, which features great songs such as:

The Younger Lovers – Kiss me on the Bus

which just make you feel happy to be queer, and you can hold hands with your friends, sauntering down the summer street listening to it.

The Younger Lovers is gonna be amazing, I can’t wait.
QueerPunxOfColour 4everxxx

Posted Jun 30, 11:24 pm | By Melissa |
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