ULTIMATE PLAYLIST: Chupa Cabra
A band who describe themselves gloriously as ‘one generation or another’s alienation, derangement and dirty washing’ projected back at you through their ‘nauseating, salivating, hypnotizing, no good sucker-punch-piss-yourself polystyrene agitator-blues’ should never go amiss. We’ve been big fans of the lads from North-Wales for some years now, and can tell you that Chupa Cabra are exactly the description set-out above.
What’s more, ahead of supporting the formidable Cabbage for a few dates, the hotly rising 3-piece will be joining the bill for our final Free Vibes event at Band on The Wall, alongside Leeds’ Elephant Trees, Mancunian acid-punks Springfield Elementary and quirky art-pop, ex-MCR Live residents The Vanity Project.
Sending us out in style, we want you to be there to party with us and celebrate the past two years. Entry for Free Vibes is totally free, but make sure you don’t delay… Our last event sold out the 600 capacity venue! As our closing party – and with one day to go reaching similar figures – we’re almost certain it’ll happen again.
Find out a little more as to what you can expect from Chupa Cabra on the night by listening to their ultimate playlist, below.
Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
Everything about this tune gives me goosebumps. One of my all time favourites. I always think to myself how much acid I’d need to take to get me to a level where I could write a song anything like it.
The Model – Kraftwerk
My favourite kraftwerk song, electronic at its finest. I could’ve picked any song from the man machine but this always stood out for me. Probably something to do with rammsteins cover, my favourite band when I was 13.
Since I’ve Been Loving You – Led Zeppelin
No one will ever top John Bonham in my eyes. Big, heavy drums in a tune about heartbreak just gives it a completely different edge. Just a dramatic song that needs to be felt, not heard. One to piss your mum off with.
Bournemouth Runner – The Fall
A man who needs no introduction, deffo my favourite one from a very long list. Everything you could want from a fall tune.
Jazz (We’ve Got) – A Tribe Called Quest
Tribe are the arguably the biggest legends of the East Coast. Seem to just top everything that came out era for me, and
Q-tip is just the coolest guy I’ve ever seen in my life.
Hayden (Vox / Guitar)
I’m Not a Sicko Theres a Plate in My Head- Oblivians
If an alien were to ask me what garage punk was, I’d show them this- provided they don’t probe me first.
Elastic Seal- Duds
A sure-fire combination of deadpan lyricism and delivery set to mechanical-clockwork no wave.
Mr Eliminator- Dick Dale and his Del-Tones
RIP king of the surf guitar! This dude invented shredding. Fuck Yngwie.
If It Takes All Night- Roxy Music
I just want to be Bryan Ferry.
Diversion- Ty Segall
Sabbath worship at the altar of Marc Bolan.
I Think I’m Going To Kill Myself – Elton John
I have a lot of love for Elton, less love for skagging yourself but can appreciate the sentiment.
Nice One Eckhart – Chris Young and the Ever diminishing ego
Who the fuck is Eckhart Twolle? Chris is absolutely great and ‘Nice One Eckhart’ is a phrase for the ages
Poptones – Public Image Limited.
Poptones is the best song ever written turn off your mind relax and float downstream
It’s the End – Mr Ben & the Bens
These are gonna be massive and this is a beautiful song. Nice chap is Mr Ben.
Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts – Bob Dylan
One of those great mythic Dylan songs that do nothing and are epochal in equal measure