For those who thought National Poetry Day was alright (if a little woolly) , but prefer their rhymes washed atop a SP-1200 drum machine then good news. Hang on until next Tuesday, and get ye to Hoxtown where Adam ‘Doseone’ Drucker returns in the guise of reformed Anticon-originating duo Themselves, back, after a six-year hiatus with two albums and, tonight, their inimitable spasms of magical-realist electric-punk-precision-poetry. The tour is just a taste of what smells like a world-conquering 6 months for Dose, with two more mouth-watering (and intriguingly Londonistic) projects on the horizon. He’s working on a multimedia accompaniment to an Alan Moore book set in Shooters Hill; and he’s formed a spoken-word supergroup made up of Tunde Adebimpe, Mike Patton and the, er, Chapman Brothers. Throw in the much anticipated follow up to the 2005’s Notwist-collaborating indie-ambient cult-crossover delight 13 & God and you can see why Drucker gets the prize for hardest working rapper in alt hip-hop.
For more info hit up promoters-doin’-it-for-themselves Bird On The Wire. Tickets are £7.50 in advance.
By Tom Perdu