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( ok no more caps ) alot of lovely guitar work and instantly catchy

100% pure bliss pop   a little bit Wild Beasts as well with the falsetto / wavery voice


maybe a bit jorge socarras ? that rich voice is giving me chills


best thing ive heard in ages !!! they should be supported depeche mode in a just world !

go buy here 


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Man U vs Barca battle of the cash …. expect filth on the pitch, tears hand bags at dawn and a bunch of knobs descending the capital of England – man u and their fans and those surly stylish catalans who arent so bad but we are just jealous as they have a great city and a beach and great food , beautiful women , primavera … blah blah bah im not there!

if you want to escape all that and watch some god damned amazing bands in a proper venue then get thee to barfly this saturday – shout us up for guestlist / cheaplist

Everyone can stay after the live bands for the Smoke and Mirrors clubnight ’til 3am, club featuring those heavy heads Marner Brown Live / DJ Trenchfoot (Fortress) / DJ John Downfall (Cheap$kates) / 2 floors of music & DJs ’til 3am

Doors are at 7.30 with bands until 11 and the club night continuing until 3am

£5 before 8pm / £6 after – with your listing / NUS / flyer
or in advance from <a href=" “>
£8 on door


Storming triumphantly into our headline slot this month comes Napoleon in Rags. Their swirling blend of indie rock has been capturing the capital recently and is sure to bring the crowd into a frenzy by the end of the night. Think Interpol on prozac, The Futureheads with style and a heavy dose of The Cure to finish, however you see it this is damn good music from one of the most exciting bands we’ve had at Corrupt and one for the future.


Sweden is famed for its ability to produce perfect synth pop acts time after time and Pippa Marias are no exception to the rule. Setting up shop in Dalston in January 2010, the four piece haven’t looked back and continue to churn out beautiful, melodic tunes inspired by the beat of the streets of London and pure unashamed Swedish pop. Influences include Zdar, Cassius and Phoenix while giving their own touches to the genre.


With influences from 70’s New York and 80’s Manchester, Jukebox Collective have crafted a sound that has an appreciation of the past, whilst remaining vibrantly current. The band will be playing fresh off the back of their latest single release ‘Lost &Found’ which has sent taste makers, dj’s and bloggers crazy around the country. An early demo of Lost & Found, currently spinning in Topshop NYC and which has been a regular feature on 6 Music, rocketed to number 15 in the Hype Machine charts in the latter half of 2010 without being officially released. They were introduced by Tom Robinson on 6 Music and performed a live show on the 4th February 2011. Steve Lamacq did an interview with them on 20th April as his “new favourite band.” Nick Hawkins (6 Music) and Dave Gorman (Absolute Radio) are currently spinning the record too.


Brighton based alco-folk group Wolf Larsen have been destroying venues across the south coast over the last year. Corrupt is giving them their long overdue London debut this month. Expect wild tales of love and loss in the night fighting over a wall of beats and banjos. The perfect band to get the party started for what will be an event to tell the grandchildren about in years to come.

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Pippa Marias Live at One Party State Barfly – fan video

…..this goes someway to show you how much fun you can be having down the front at one of The Pippa Marias gigs

Boing, Boing, Boing! – they rammed One Party State with their fans and played a blinder – one of the most engaging acts we’ve had and we have had some great ones from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool , My Tiger My Timing , Life In Film , Futurecop and many more amazing acts but this is one of the best yet

Pippa Maria’s craft fun exciting pop with engaging lyrics – another top Swedish pop export in development with English indie pop expertise – Andy Ross is looking out for them and of course that’s Andy Ross Of Blur MGMT fame …

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