Thursday, 26 May 2011


Hello, hello. what have we got here then... the latest on S.C.U.M
Summon The Sound, the first new material since last years download series SIGNALS, is the slow-burning, epic new track from S.C.U.M and announces their long-awaited return.  It is the first taste of what to expect from their highly anticipated debut album on Mute in September 2011.

Based in London, S.C.U.M exploded onto the music scene two years ago with the release of their debut single ‘Visions Arise’. The single, together with their exciting and intense live shows, quickly grabbed the imagination of fans and critics alike. Since then band have toured extensively across the UK and Europe to a growing fan base and released three exclusive digital download tracks entitled SIGNALS (‘PARIS’,‘BERLIN’ and ‘WARSAW’).

Sunday, 22 May 2011


Up at the Amwell Street Knocking Shop Karlie Shelly and I are looking forward to hair dresser Sami Knight coming by to tease and 'up do' ours and your hair on Friday June the 3rd. Sami has perfected his craft of extraordinary and beautiful hairstyles at Nina's Hair Parlour and is well known in our circles for creating statement hair. Originally graduating as a photographer in 2008, Sami Knight has since extended his talents and branched out into a career in art performance as well as carving a neiche with his amazing hair creations.

Sami Knight

Here are some of his amazing styles, one of his muses the wonderous Felicity Hayward is often seen with an array of bouffant styles. 

Felicity Hayward, glamour pink tips.

Foxy 'up do'.

Titus Groan with a candy pink set.

40's inspired.

To book in on June 3rd contact The Amwell Street Knocking Shop via our FB 'like' page or Sami Knight directly. We are open from 12 midday till 7pm.

Saturday, 14 May 2011


Off I trottered to the Mute Records do up at the Roundhouse yesterday (Friday 13th) and basically saw everything in the Studio Theatre, basically  Komputer, Balanescu Quartet, Carter Tutti With Nik Void, Non and Richard H. Kirk (Cabaret Voltaire). I did catch a bit of Nitzer Ebb on the main stage, missed the end, the lure of Tutti was too much!

Komputer,  Simon Leonard and David Baker, two boffins from Muswell Hill, are quite a pair in matching red boiler suits twiddling about. Originally signed to Mute in '84 as I Start Counting and releases as Fortran 5, they did quite a few old numbers and kept the pace going with a few intermittent chats... one of the true originators of future electronic pop.

Non, that's Boyd Rice is happily controversial, starting out in the mid '70's with a whole lot of concepts his noise pollution his highly entertaining. For this show he got his drill out, attempted to attach some sort of flaying gadget, got there in the end with help from a member of the audience and proceeded to play his electric guitar with it. I heard someone say they liked his film projections, Non, Rice provocative.

Tutti Box v1.0 from Chris Carter on Vimeo.

Chris Carter Tutti With Nik Void from Factory Floor were really the hit of my evening, extended pulses, subtle, mesmerizing, nice bit of reverbed wailing from Cosey... the crowd were with them. We were feeling the love. They worked really well in the intimacy of the Studio room but I can't help feeling they should have been on the main stage... there was a queue of people who couldn't get in!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011


We are proud to announce, that's Karlie Shelly and I that we are opening a pop up shop from the 20th May at 63 Amwell Street, London EC1, until Sunday 26th June. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12 till 8pm and by appointment on weekday's. The Amwell Street Knocking Shop  

Selling contemporary archive, vintage fashion and accessories from labels such as Westwood, Pam Hogg, Judy Blame, A Child Of The Jago, plus specially selected vintage clothing from all eras from our amazing team... 

Karlie Shelly (Clothes)*
Josh Quenton (Clothes)*
Lauren Webb (Clothes)*
Princess Julia (Clothes)*
Yasmina Dexter (Clothes)*
Pinkie Love (Clothes)*
Pam Hogg (Clothes)*
Joe Corre - A Child Of The Jago(Clothes)*
Ben Westwood (Clothes)*
Vivienne Westwood (Clothes)
Judy Blame (Accessories)*
Flora Starkey - Superfine (Clothes)*
Noki (Clothes)*
Mich Dulce (Hats)*
Maiden - Noah Crutchfield (Vintage Books)*

On two levels, with special events...

Today Is Boring (Tree and Adam Carr) Film Screenings 6-9pm
Regular screenings tbc, with explanation of film from either a guest curator or themselves. Refreshments available.* 

Badge Making Working Workshop
Make your own badges, directed by PINS (Karlie Shelly). Three hour workshop to take place in the kitchen area, for a nominal fee pupils make and keep their work. *

Sunday afternoon class to take place in the screening room.* 

Emily Rose England takes 'straight ups' in the downstairs area- kitchen, outside areas and screening room. Customers can either wear purchases from the shop itself or as they come. To be put up on i-D Online.*

Art Installation

Appointment Only Portraits
With photographer and DJ Alpha Deluxe on Saturday 28th May*

Hair Dressing Salon
With Sammy Knight, specializing in vintage hair styles. By appointment.* 

Sue Tilley *

Directions-tube Angel Islington, go up Pentonville Road, turn left opposite The Lexington and down to Amwell street...

Please go to our FB events pages for updates - THE AMWELL STREET KNOCKING SHOP