The Sharks present Dodgy Gold Teeth #1 – Pink Cigar
Brixtonites The Sharks opened their chillingly cosy cavern The Dentist – a perfectly fitting name for their flat, located just above a disused and apparently haunted dental practice, for the first of a monthly live music night which will see the very best of London’s underground bands sharing their stage … or should I say bedroom floor.
Ladbroke Grove foursome Pink Cigar were the openers of this series of liberal house parties/guerrilla gigs, performing tracks off their soon-to-be released first album, We’re Gonna Get You Out Of Here. Songs included Skin Of Your Teeth, Pork Pie and London Town Blues among some of their previous hits, such as fans’ favourite Blues To Bed. They took the stage immediately to set The Sharks bassist’s bedroom on fire. High energy tunes, topped with whiskey-stained scratching vocals, the buzz around Camden Town pubs is all about them and it only takes one heart-thumping song to know why that is. These guys are genuine. Somewhere between leather pants, long hair and a seemingly self-imposed 70s punk rock attitude, it is apparent that they are gripped by a profound love for rock’n’roll in all its shapes. If The Stooges and The Ramones had a love child, Pink Cigar would probably be it.
They left their audience in bewildered amazement, all geared up to rock the night away. And the night continued to rock when homeowners The Sharks started their set with an infuriatingly tantalising, raw performance of some of their most famous tracks, including Bad Boy and Wasters – the latter whose video was shot in that very same room.
The party was now hallucinating and it didn’t stop, not even when the police turned up alarmed by the number of people queuing outside the Dentist precincts close to midnight and served a notice forbidding any more loud music.
Whatever the destiny of these rock’n’roll nights will be, one thing is for certain: there will still be pure underground rock played at the Dentist every first of the month, regardless of what the authorities say.
“It’s all about genuineness,” says lead singer and guitarist Paul Harvey. “We’re trying to get together all these awesome bands that are rocking around the Camden Town scene. Pink Cigar are genuine and that’s why we love them.”
The Sharks are currently looking for the next band for their second Dodgy Gold Teeth night, which will be held on 1st March.
Watch the video for Pink Cigar – Blues To Bed here:
Watch the video for The Sharks – Wasters here: