DRAFTED Magazine reviews The Dolls House Islington




181 Upper Street, Islington, London N1

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181 Upper Street, Islington

Mr & Mrs Dolls House are moving to Islington


Last night Mr & Mrs Dolls House said goodbye to 35 Hoxton Square, their home for the last 18 months.

All is not lost though!  A new bigger version of The Dolls House is popping up in Islington and open from 20th February and also a new home in Peckham (more details to follow soon).  The Dolls House Islington formally The House of Wolf, is oozing with character, original features and will be getting Mr & Mrs Dolls House magic treatment in the forthcoming weeks.  The essence of the past glorious 18 months will still be in tact at the new venue with live jazz & swing, DJs, superb locally sourced delicious dishes from chef, Daryl Wilson and finally those knock out cocktails all served up with The Dead Dolls Club superb hospitality, all smiley and fun with that little hint of mischief – that we have grown to love about the place.

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Los Ladrones De Amor supporting ALABAMA 3

Fronted by Herford Music Festival director Kev Saunders, Hertford’s Los Ladrones de Amor have been going strength to strength over the last year with their melodic, ‘Latin Noir’ style of acoustic rock. Having played the iconic STRUMMER OF LOVE festival commemorating the 10th anniversary of Clash frontman Joe Strummer’s untimely death, the band are about to play another seriously exciting show, supporting kindred spirits and fellow Strummer of Love colleagues ‘country, rock, acid house’ band ALABAMA 3 (who probably best known for their song WOKE UP THIS MORNING, which was the soundtrack to The Sopranos).

Along with Los Ladrones and some more great bands are yet to be announced, Alabama 3 return to their second home at JAMM in Brixton for a night of messy Country Rock Acid House.

They’re not from Alabama and there’s not three of them but they did earn fame after being chosen as the theme tune for “The Sopranos”. They are also Irvine Welsh’s favourite band and The Guardian’s ‘Best Live Band’. Prepare for a night of weird wonderfulness with some of the best emerging acts from around the UK to support including LOS LADRONES

Since The Clash are no more, there’s no other band in the world we’d rather support than Alabama 3. They’re kindred spirits and they’re at once ironic, angry and irresistibly danceable and we can’t wait for this gig!’ says vocalist Kev Saunders. ‘We have to sell 70 tickets or pay for them so we’re imploring everyone we know to come along for what promises to be a brilliant night!

Tickets £16 on the door or £10 if you buy now on





RED MARKET – East London’s Original Night Market

Whilst mooching around Old Street yesterday we stumbled upon Red Market – it advertises itself as a night market but seems to be open in the day too.  A refreshing oasis of food, fun, bar and music.  Great to find something so refreshing in the City – somewhere to stuff, play petanque, table tennis, listen to some beats, or lounge around in the numerous hammocks.

The walls aren’t bad either, complimenting the vibe inside.

Red Market, 288-299 Old Street, London EC1V 9DP

Opening Hours :

Monday – Friday – midday to 11pm

Saturday 5pm – 11pm


For listings for Whats On – check out : Red Market