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The New Untouchables started in November 1997; Britpop was at its apex and people who had become interested in our music and culture through this new genre because of the undeniable influences. The time was just right for a new surge of Mods and Sixties fans and The New Untouchables were there to encourage them with newsletters, club nights, festivals and weekenders, scooter runs, record fairs, markets and the relatively new phenomenon the internet. New Untouchables have never been afraid to try new ventures. Locations have changed most notably from Isle of Wight to Brighton August bank holiday. In recent years some of the biggest underground acts of the last 5 decades like The Sonics first ever show outside the native USA in 2008, Arthur Lee & Love in 2005, Stax Revue with Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and Eddie Floyd in 2011 have performed for us. However NUTS have encouraged and supported many new bands and DJs for over the last decade including hot new acts like The Strypes who played four live shows throughout 2012/13 including their London debut at Crossfire.
In 2009 a bestselling book entitled ‘I’m One-21st Century Mod’s was released by Prestel. The award winning photographer Horst R Friedrichs spent a decade attending NUTS events all over the UK and his patience paid of with exhibitions and recognition from all round the world. As a thanks to all those who have been involved down the years including the current team Pip! Pip!, Ellie, Kolorz, Dave and the Lighthouse Projections Crew, Graham Lentz, Carlo Sesto, Iber Ortiz and the DJ team. Every November we have a birthday party and we do hope you can join us, here are the details:
Sat 19 Nov 2016
NEW UNTOUCHABLES 19TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Explosive Sixties Club Sounds with NUTS DJ’s & Special Guests
9pm-4am @ The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PP
A few mins walk from Oxford Circus tube.