PowerHausTwo long-term Louder Than War favourites have joined forces for a very special concert at PowerHaus (formerly Dingwalls) in Camden tomorrow, Thursday, 7th October 2021.

The much-cherished Brechtian indie pioneers Band of Holy Joy make a long-overdue return to the London stage with an astonishing line-up of special guests, headed by the quintessential proto-punk glam mavericks Doctors of Madness, fronted as always by the indefatigable Richard Strange.

Also on the bill are the compelling electronic psychedelia/poetry duo Vagrant Lovers, AKA Kirsty Alyson and Gil De Ray, and the latest brilliant act to emerge from the vibrant North Shields music scene, I See Islands.

Band of Holy Joy have released a short promotional video for this unmissable event – you can watch the video below and buy tickets for the PowerHaus gig here.

Reviewing the latest Band of Holy Joy album, Dreams Take Flight here, we said:

It’s 2021 and Johny Brown has never sounded more alive. The eternally youthful leader of Band of Holy Joy has somehow managed to reverse the traditional artistic arc of most songwriters and performers by producing his most vital work almost four decades after the formation of the group in South London.

Dreams Take Flight finds Brown exploring the strange, dream-like mind-state of the pandemic lockdown of the last year, perfectly articulating the existential dilemmas and frustrations that united us all during the strangest year many of us have experienced in our lifetimes. Arguably the most lushly melodic Band of Holy Joy album to date

Making this gig an unmissable event…

Band of Holy Joy are on Facebook, Twitter and the web.

Doctors of Madness are on Facebook, Twitter and the web.

Vagrant Lovers are on the web.

I See Islands are on Facebook.

All words by Gus Ironside.

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Gus Ironside is a contributor to Louder Than War, Vive le Rock magazine, PennyBlackMusic and Is This Music? Gus lives on the North Tyneside coast.


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