This event is for 16 and over - No refunds will be issued for under 16s.
A force of the unnatural. A pop-star fed through a Nutribullet. A human bag of speed. The fourth horseman of the queer apocalypse. Lynks is here.
There is nothing quite like Lynks. An unpasteurized shot of electro-punk chaos compressed into the shape of a human man, wrapped up in a gimp mask, creating tiny queer utopias wherever they goes. And what utopias they are; sub-blowing, criminally danceable beats, anthemically witty lyrics about the darkest corners of modern life, and pure, unapologetic, camp excess colliding in a fog of sweat and confetti.
While evoking the electro-clash roots of Peaches, the industrial chant of M.I.A., the sardonic drawl of Courtney Barnett, and the theatrics of Lady GaGa, Lynks' music stands alone as something totally unique. And this uniqueness has earned them acclaim from the best; support tours with Metronomy and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, guest-host spots on Lauren Laverne's BBC 6Music show, and personal praise from Elton John, to name just a few.
Off the back of instant classic 'USE IT OR LOSE IT', which fueled Lynks' ascent to new heights, landing them a Spotify billboard, their own New Music Fix show with BBC6Music who lent the track 15+ spins, and thousands of new fans from viral music video clips, Lynks is doubling down with the anthemic 'NEW BOYFRIEND'.
A twisted, queer lovechild of LCD Soundsystem, Metronomy and Confidence Man, 'NEW BOYFRIEND' struts into your headphones like a Scissor Sister on shrooms. An irresistible four on the floor beat, meets a swaggering nu-disco bassline, while crunching guitars, distorted drum fills and plucked analog synths wrestle for the spotlight. It's over this disrespectfully earworm-y backdrop that Lynks lays out a tale as old as time in a Murphy-esque drawl; codependent exes trying, and failing, to achieve a clean break-up. Night-out ambushes, knee-jerk lashings out and "just stay on my sofa" deceptions collide as Lynks implores their ex to "get a new boyfriend", so they can finally move on with their life. It's brutal and hilarious ("friends DON'T give each other head"), yet still maintains the beating human heart that charges all Lynks' music. Underneath all the bravado, this is a song about two people who love each other deeply, and yet can never be together. Lynks had this to say about the song:
Look, ultimately I think I'm a fairly smart, reasonable, logical young person. I've done therapy. I give excellent dating advice. I know that a healthy breakup is a clean breakup. No footnotes, no P.S., no post-credits sequence shags.
And yet the second I'm in the throes of a breakup, all that logic and intelligence evaporates. And I become what I clearly always was; a dog, cosplaying as a well adjusted human man. Unable to resist the stick when someone says "FETCH". I'm not proud of it. But I also don't think I'm alone.
That's what this song is about; lovely, kind, thoughtful, intelligent, well-adjusted couples turning into chaotic horny monsters the second they break up. It's not based on any one couple - more an amalgamation of all the toxic breakups I've had the privilege of witnessing and/or experiencing. It happens to a lot of us. And the only route out is to move on and genuinely hope your ex does the same. However bitter it makes you feel.
Exclusive KOKO ticket holder offer
Cafe KOKO, the newest extension of our historic music venue, offers day-to-night dining making it the perfect spot for your pre or post show food and drinks. For an exclusive ticket-holder offer, show your valid ticket on the day of the event for 10% off your bill (10% off is not valid with any other offers).
Tucked behind the iconic KOKO music venue, we are a lively tap bar and eatery, reminiscent of laidback Italian trattoria culture. With weekly live music, DJs, Cafe KOKO offers an incredible selection of sharing plates, salads, and mains, alongside wood-fired pizzas topped with winning combinations and decadent desserts.
Sun - Mon: Closed
Tue - Wed: 12pm - 12am
Thu: 12pm - 1am
Fri: 12pm - 2am
Sat: 12pm - 3am
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