Monday, March 24, 2008

NME article: New Cross is Reborn


It's been a little while since the last wave of New Cross hype, but NME returned to the area on February 8th with an article by Jamie Fullerton saying 'it's been a long time since it bore Bloc Party, Klaxons and Art Brut... but now New Cross is Reborn'.
Of course we know it never actually died but the familiar tales of crazed squat parties and student nights at The Amersham Arms certainly won't do the area any harm, or the bands featured which included The Pepys, Talk Taxis, The Metros, Ratty Rat Rat and Rum Shebeen. OK so some of them are really from Peckham or even as far away as Camberwell but lets face it it's New Cross where bands play so they'll just have to put up with being labelled as New Cross bands - rather like Bloc Party who didn't come from here either but did enter the earthly plane through the Paradise Bar/Angular Records portal.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Just noticed this after writing a similar piece on my blog!

Seems like New Cross fades in and out of style every few years, and has done for decades now.