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Two Wounded Birds confirmed as headliners for Man Down gig @Scala Aug 31

On Friday 31st August 2012, The Scala in Kings Cross will host MAN DOWN in support of CALM ( The night will feature live music from Two Wounded Birds, VEINS, The Hosts and special guests before Sonny Wharton brings Ibiza to London alongside Ministry of Sound Resident DJ, Lewi Five 0.

Two Wounded Birds will be headlining ‘Man Down’ at the Scala Friday 31st August 2012. Their self-titled debut album was released in June to good critical response, among them music mag giants NME Magazine AND Q Magazine gave the album 8/10 & 4/5 respectively.

“Timeless, 8/10” – NME

“A striking début album” – UNCUT Magazine

“Two Wounded Birds are an exotic rarity, utterly authentic, 4/5” – Q Magazine

“A collision of claustrophobic lyrics, charm and playful innocence – 4/5 ” – MOJO

“Mighty pleasurable listen – 4/5” – The Fly

“The best album of the year” IDOL Magazine

BBC Radio 1 DJ, Huw Stephens, credited them with ‘album of the month’ claiming he couldn’t get enough of their, “crazy riffs and super sweet hooks”. Nice. 

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 Lots of additional special guests performing on the night including Veins & The Hosts not to mention DJs until 3am . Tickets for ‘Man Down’ are £15 and available now from Ticketweb. A limited number of tickets are available for £10 using the promotional code CALM.


The VEINS have been described as London’s answer to an electronic Strokes. Their songs provide a cynical charm that is reminiscent of a young Morrissey with a nod to the mighty Julian Casablancas.


The Hosts have supported the Cold War Kids and Paul Weller during his UK Arena tour, as well as playing at this year’s Wireless Festival and are starting to see some radio action stateside.


Having remixed the likes of Fatboy Slim, Frankie Knuckles and The Temper Trap, Sonny Wharton has played sell-out shows at Space, Pacha and Ministry Of Sound. He’s held a monthly residency in Barcelona and regularly rocks the likes of Global Gathering, V Festival, Wickerman and Isle Of Wight Festival.

All proceeds from the night will go straight to CALM to support their work and services in London. The event will help push CALM one step closer to expanding its 4 day helpline to 7 days.

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