The Anti-Anti-Antifolk Festival 2022 - Antifolk

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Published on November 3rd, 2022 | by Filthy Pedro


The Anti-Anti-Antifolk Festival 2022

The Anti-Anti-Antifolk Festival takes place at the Brixton Windmill on Sun 20th Nov.

The legendary Antifolk UK Fest ran four times a year at the 12 Bar from 2005 to 2014.
When Jack Medley got banned from the 12 Bar, he started the Anti-Antifolk Fest at the Windmill.
Now after several years hiatus, and in memory of Jack, we return with the Anti-Anti-Antifolk Fest All Dayer!

Ten weird and wonderful acts over the space of 9 hours.

Line up

David Cronenber’s Wife
Described as “where genius meets idiocy” by Mark Lamarr, DCW return to the Windmill with the fourth album ‘The Ship (Necrologies)’ under their belt, along with several 6Music sessions on Marc Riley and Cerys Matthews, and a support slot for The Fall back in 2012. With subject matter ranging from the president of Kazakhstan to erotic encounters with mermaids, DCW’s dark tales continue to amuse and disturb.

Black Kes – four skiffle troubadours from Hull, famed for the joyous theatrical exuberance of their live shows. Singer JT – part Frank Sinatra, part Les Dawson – will take on a whirlwind tour of songs about Oliver Reed, pro wrestling, and how the Hull Daily Mail will print (almost) anything. If you fancy running around the venue to the Benny Hill theme tune, then Black Kes may just be your band.

En Heat – Avant garde rock & roll meets antifolk in this newly formed super group from Antifolk UK’s progenitor Filthy Pedro. Conceived inside a bad dream, on a passenger seat of a Ford Capri illegally parked in a disabled bay in Brighton – with Filthy Pedro, Jay Canapé and Oliver Fist! First video “There’s A Colonel In My Kitchen” was released last year.

Lerryn – featured in past live shows at the Windmill in DeadArm, The Rebel and Mellah – returns for her first live show in 5 years with a preview of her forthcoming EP ‘As a mother’. Not to be missed.

Eugene Ripper
After cutting his rock and roll teeth as a founding guitarist in first wave Canadian surf punkabilly rockers, Stark Naked & The Fleshtones, Ripper launched into a solo career that continues to this day featuring a synthesis of punk, folk, roots and rock. From barbed fast ‘n’ furious acoustic punk folk, rock n roll, sonic atmospherics, lyrical dark ballads and beat driven spoken word, Ripper wraps it all up in post modern stance and punk rock ethos.

Extradition Order – Their “American Prometheus” album was released in 2020, a Northern Soul album about the atomic bomb, following the life and career of J Robert Oppenheimer around the Manhattan Project. This was the second of their American Century trilogy after an album about John F. Kennedy and family. They are currently recording the final part of the trilogy about food writer M.F.K. Fisher.

Misha Chylkova – Czech-born but a Londoner at heart Misha Chylkova makes pulsating, hypnotic, beautiful, dark music built with songs built on simple repetition that create subtle spells which creep up and wrap around your heart. Second release on Gare Du Nord Records came out in early 2022 and featured backing from Darren Hayman (Hefner), Ian Button (Death in Vegas, Thrashing Doves, Papernut Cambridge) and Jon Clayton (Hurtling).

Gary Paradiso & His Peccadilloes – South London’s premier chanteur extraordinaire. Purveyor of doom-wop, shlockabilly, shed rock and plastic soul. Light entertainment which goes beyond the pail. Paradiso has been described as everything from “a pound-shop songsmith from Chip Pan Alley” to “the Pearly King of royalty-free music.”

Marilyn Joy – Marilyn Joy is a London-based artist/singer-songwriter, writing and playing melody-driven songs sometimes inspired by personal experience and is apparently an ‘unpredictable’ and ‘exciting’ live act. Simplicity of sound belies 20 years experience of her instrument. Her fave radio station is Radio X
Plus more TBC!

About the Author

is an Antifolk musician and founder of the British Antifolk movement. Some say he is over 10,000 years old and sees Antifolk as the evolution of folk music. Others say he is actually originally from Anglesey and first got into Antifolk when he realised the type of music he liked and made had a name.

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