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DWC #868: The Callas + Abjects + Cold In Berlin


The Finsbury Pub
336 Green Lanes
N4 1BY London

Artrocker and The Dirty Water Club Present:

The Callas ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY w/ special guests Abjects and Cold in Berlin

The Callas is the tip of an artistic squad producing music, artworks, films, magazines, events, art shows, initiated by the brothers Lakis & Aris Ionas. The group worked with Lee Ranaldo on the their new full-length album, “Trouble and Desire” which is due for release on October, 26th 2018 on Inner Ear Records and Dirty Water Records. Their last two albums, "Am I Vertical?”and “Half Kiss, Half Pain" were produced by Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds , Lydia Lunch, The Cramps). They have performed live in churches, galleries, flats, museums, boats, mountains, toilets and festivals like Liverpool Psych Festival (Liverpool UK), The Great Escape Festival (Brighton, UK),Indigenes Festival (France), Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, DE) and with bands/artists such asThurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ty Segall and Grinderman.


Since their emergence in 2013 Abjects have been a prominent garage punk band in the London live circuit. In the first 6 months of their career they supported The Fresh & Onlys, The Fat White Family, Mikal Cronin and went on a UK Tour with PINS, who also released their debut EP ‘Fast Love’ (Haus of Pins). Recently they supported The Gories, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, La Luz, Shannon and The Clams, The Coathangers, Peach Kelli Pop, Kim & The Created, Froth and toured the UK with The Moonlandingz (side project of Lias and Saul from The Fat White Family), whom after the tour went on to NYC to record their first album with Sean Ono Lennon and Yoko Ono.


Formed in London in 2010, Cold in Berlin write dark post-punk songs underpinned by fuzzy doom guitars. Their self-released debut album ‘Give Me Wall’s was an Artrocker magazine album of the year, while Loud and Quiet Magazine and Q couldn’t decide whether vocalist Maya was the new Patti Smith or Siouxsie Sioux. Eight years of revered live performances have seen Cold in Berlin become stalwarts of the alternative live scene, gracing major festival stages across Europe and recently appearing in the Terror and Wonder exhibition at the British Library. After a reclusive year, the band is preparing to return in 2019 with their fourth album; a haunting, melancholic monster that puts to bed painful pasts and demands new beginnings.

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