Folkestone's own Bufftings are trekking up to London, doing a gig only a few yards from my desk! If you fancy coming to London on a Saturday, and seeing them play with Rieser (from Edinburgh) and The Yam Yams at The Betsey Trotwood, get in touch with Todd via The Bufftings myspace and book yourselves onto their coach.
Here's what The Betsey Trotwood themselves have to say about the band... "they draw from a wide range of musical influences including Bjork, The Cure, intense electronica, guitar noise and post-rock ambience. Live, the bufftings seamlessly blend sequenced beats and bleeps with layered guitar melodies and searing vocals. After moaning for a couple of years about no bands producing the kind of noise they wanted to listen to, Todd and Si decided to stop the talking and form a band themselves. After a couple of brief (and aborted) line-ups, Tim soon joined to complete the band. The Bufftings have a large catalogue of original material - from epic, drawn-out soundscapes to intense bursts of noise and urgent beats drenched with feedback. They have a self-financed 3 track ep which is available to buy for a couple of quid at their live shows"
This is part of my site The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone in approximately '04. I'd been a regular visitor for a few years before that so I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get now. The site used to be a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for best venues and things, and I know it was a handy resource for others who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. I am not Gerald BTW, this comes from a pretend newspaper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.