The concept of an ‘indie’ clubnight, like British indie itself, has deteriorated massively over the past few years. We blame Pete Doherty. (For everything). Nowadays, the setlist at any night is the same: Kings Of Leon for the LADS, The Smiths for the sensitive – ie drunk – souls, and The Strokes’ ‘Last Nite’ to finish off before trudging for a taxi. It’s as predictable and depressing as a Stone Roses reunion.
Andrew Ellis, local promoter and DJ, is seeking to change all that with his new Gold Soundz venture, a night that plays the best music of the 80s and 90s. The first, last month, was a raucous success – the only place in the city where you could hear L7, Weezer, The Divine Comedy, Guided By Voices, The Human League (and, er, Coolio) back to back, free of irony. It’s like your favourite Spotify playlist come to life: an indie disco that’s actually decent. And we haven’t had one of those for years. Embrace it.
Gold Soundz II
Friday 13th April, 10pm – 3am
The Kazimier, Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool