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PUBLISHED: 16:54 20 November 2008 | UPDATED: 17:24 16 August 2010

It is not often that Lewisham is host to the best new music London has to offer, but this month the borough bit back, writes Zak Khan.

It is not often that Lewisham is host to the best new music London has to offer, but this month the borough bit back, writes Zak Khan.

The Fox and Firkin pub has invested in a professional set-up and lighting to give unsigned acts a platform. Mozzy Green's Ben Sommers kicked off the gig on November 8 with an acoustic set that incorporated an interesting chord style involving playing bass notes between chord sequences. His set was earnest, mournful and had much feeling to his heavily strummed ballads.

As the crowd from the Blackheath fireworks display poured in to escape a torrential downpour, Space Heroes of the People stepped out to kick-start the night properly.

Spurred on by experimental samples incorporating video game-style synth loops with symphonies reminiscent of old-skool dance music, this was a great live act, consisting of frantic synth-pop combining with an innovative use of a double bass rhythm.

Finally, the much-awaited headline act took to the stage and 23Frames made their intent clear by breaking straight into the first track from their forthcoming debut album, The Mystery Calculator.

From the moody and somewhat menacing Vinegar Tom to the soothing melodies of Stookie Bill this gentle, powerful guitar music unexpectedly whipped itself into a storm of violent rock that shook this venue.

23Frames launch The Mystery Calculator at the Fox and Firkin on January 31 when they will be joined by Mozzy Green.

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