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Wednesday 3rd September 2014
Bright Light Bright Light is the moniker of Welsh born, London based Rod Thomas who released his debut album ‘Make Me Believe In Hope’ last year to rave reviews. Hailed by Sunday Times Culture as “a songwriter of extraordinary dexterity”, by Elton John as the hottest new thing in music, ending up at no.4 in the Guardian Reader’s Albums of 2012 poll, and touring with Ellie Goulding, Erasure and Scissor Sisters, it’s clear that hid late 80s/early 90s tinged electro-pop has found quite a few fans in the last few months.
 
Rod, “the boy Robyn in all but name” according to the NME, is performer, songwriter, producer and DJ. His debut record was put together with Boom Bip (Neon Neon), Andy Chatterley (Kylie, Nerina Pallot), The Invisible Men (Jessie J, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea) and won the heart of journalists and fans alike since its release. Single ‘Waiting For The Feeling’ even brought key 90s production team Trouser Enthusiasts out of retirement for their first remix in 10 years, much to Rod’s joy. A remixer himself, his Kelis and Ellie Goulding mixes, and bootlegs peppered blogs throughout 2012. He made DJ mixes for Ministry Of Sound, fashion brands, and magazines, DJd at Glastonbury, Bestival, Standon Calling, numerous Pride events, and runs successful London 90s clubnight ‘Another Night’ in Dalston’s Vogue Fabrics.
 
Spending some time in New York to promote the record in Spring 2013, he’s played a string of sold-out Bright Light Bright Light shows, appeared in New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix, been Time Out NY’s critic’s pick and been highlighted by Billboard Magazine as a “bubbling under” artist to watch.
 
Alongside making his own music, he’s also part of Slow Knights, a musical collective formed by Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters, whose debut album ‘Cosmos’ came out 25th March 2013 to very strong reviews and a lot of love from Billboard Magazine.
 
7.30pm – £10/£8 adv

 

Wednesday 3rd September 2014
The Flies formed sometime around 2003 in a very loose and incremental way when production team, The Insects (Bob Locke and Tim Norfolk) joined forces with vocalist/musician Sean Cook. Cook had been a key player in Spiritualized (notably on their seminal record, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating in Space’) as well as Lupine Howl and currently plays with Elizabeth Fraser and Massive Attack. The Insects are highly regarded as Emmy award winning soundtrack writers for BBC natural history documentaries, films such as “Creep” and “Owning Mahoney”, and TV series such as ‘Wire In The Blood”.
 
In 2007 The Flies released the critically acclaimed LP, “All Too Human”. Songs from the ‘All Too Human’ LP went on to be used on several films, TV shows and adverts including Roland Joffe’s ‘You and I’, ‘Wire in the Blood’, and ads for L’Oreal. Around 2008, Sean and The Insects began working with Andy Spaceland on The Flies second LP, ‘Pleasure Yourself’. Andy is a producer and musical collaborator, who had worked with both Sean and the Insects in his previous band, ‘Alpha’. Andy is also currently working on projects with Butch Vig, and Mark Stewart (The Pop Group).
 
As the LP developed, Andy took on an increasingly pivotal role in the writing and production of The Flies songs. After many late night sessions spanning several years, and in-between many other projects, Cook, Spaceland, Locke and Norfolk (together with contributions from long time collaborator and drummer, Damon Reece – Massive Attack, Spiritualized, Elizabeth Fraser) completed ‘Pleasure Yourself’ at the end of 2013.
 
‘Pleasure Yourself’ is due for release in Summer 2014. It is preceded by the single, ‘One Day My Baby Will Leave You’ which will be released in March 2014 through Library Music Recordings.

7.00pm – £9/£7 adv

 

Thursday 4th September 2014
Bursting onto the music scene with vivid color and flare that resembles a tropical bird caught in a power line, is Ny Oh. An international kiwi singer songwriter, Ny Oh blends funky melodies with interesting rhythms to create her sound. But she’s not just here to entertain you. She’s here to bring you a new sound. The sound of life, love and reason, from a quirky, slightly insane, point of view. Her (yet to be released) self titled E.P is bound to make waves.
 
7.30pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Thursday 4th September 2014
Pistol Kings are a three-piece rock band from London. Their infectious melodies and progressive rhythms have seen them headline some of the most prestigious venues in London. As they continue storming the circuit, they make plans to release their upcoming self-titled demo CD which will be available free at all of their shows.
 
7.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Friday 5th September 2014
It’s not every band that can boast they played their first ever gig in Japan. But then Strangefruit are quite a long way from being like every band. Strangefruit have taken their favourite, most affecting parts from plangent folk and vintage jazz, fuzzed-out psychedelia and crunchy indie-rock and created something that sounds quite startling, quite unlike anything you have ever heard. This is a young band, but they sound fully formed, like they know precisely what they want and they know precisely how to go about getting it.
 
Peter and Jamie are the sons of Peter Perrett from The Only Ones. The brothers first played together with Polar Bear’s Seb Roachford, Patrick Walden and another Peter, Doherty, in the original line-up of the infamous Babyshambles. Doherty invited Peter and Jamie to record with him in Bethnal Green – that was where the first version of Killamangiro was realised. Doherty even moved in with the brothers for a while, but a trip to Thailand, via The Priory, put an end to all that. Since then, Strangefruit have played with both Dizzee Rascal and Florence + The Machine.
 
Strangefruit’s debut EP ‘Between the Earth and Sea’ is available on iTunes.

7.30pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Friday 5th September 2014
The New Citizen Kane is the new dance music project from Kane Luke. He moved to London in 2009 after leaving Milan’s Fuorifase Records with the intention of starting a creative project that would encompass music, fashion and visual arts. Although the main driving force of the project, having conceptualised the idea and written a bulk of the material himself, it is through collaborating with writers, designers, directors and photographers from around the world that he breaths continuously fresh life into the project, merging his ideas with the creative input of his collaborators. With comparisons to George Michael, Depeche Mode and Pet Shop Boys in recent reviews, 2014 looks set to be a big year for Kane. His latest album ‘It’s Not Science… It’s A Feeling’ is available now.
 
7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 6th September 2014
Empathy Test are a new London based electronic pop duo consisting of lifelong friends Isaac Howlett and Adam Relf. Self-releasing their debut EP, ‘Losing Touch’, at the end of February, the band signed to Stars & Letters Records in Brooklyn just three months later. Empathy Test draw on contemporary influences such as Purity Ring, Grimes and Churches, as well as classic 80s synth pop such as Depeche Mode, New Order, and The Cure, to create a dynamic synth-pop sound that’s equal parts light and shade. The ‘Losing Touch’ EP is out now in all major digital stores and the follow-up, ‘Throwing Stones’, will be out in September.

8.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 6th September 2014
Departure From Normal are a 4-piece Brit-pop influenced band from Brighton. The current line up of the band have all been close friends all through Secondary School, where they all attended Blatchington Mill School, Brighton. Ironically it wasn’t until they all left and gone to college doing completely different subjects that the final line up changes were made and formed Departure From Normal in its current form.
 
With 4 very different backgrounds and musical influences pulling together, Departure From Normal have created a unique sound, combining clean tones and catchy melodies with the raw energy and passion that made British music such a driving force in the international scene. There unique take on the Modern Brit Pop scene and original material is making them one of todays best young unsigned bands. It’s this passion and desire to succeed that have seen Departure From Normal gain multiple radio plays, including being Radio 1′s unsigned tip of the week courtesy of Huw Stephens, and support worldwide superstars such as Tinchy Stryder.
 

6.00pm – £12/£10 adv

 

Saturday 6th September 2014
Looking For Liam are Tom Harper Ward (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Sam House (Bass) and Charlie Townsend (Drums). Taking their name from a lifelong friend who lost his sight when he was six, the boys have never forgotten where they come from and importantly are strongly focused on where they want to go. Their debut EP ‘No Good For Me’ propelled them into the limelight in late 2013 and 2014 is already equally shaping up to be a monumental year for the band. Featuring recently on the BBC Introducing radio shows for both Essex and London, they were highlighted as ‘One of the UK’s new breed of band to watch out for’. With their new three track EP set for release later on this year, catch these boys locally while you can.
 
7.30pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Wednesday 10th September 2014
Caves are an Artpop quartet hailing from London who, having recently gone through a line up change, are now back with all new material. Expect powerful, honest vocals and simple, hypnotic guitar work paired with colossal, brooding drums and bass to make for a deep, intense sound a la ‘The National’ and ‘Grizzly Bear’.
 

6.45pm – £10/£8 adv

 

Thursday 11th September 2014
Katalina Kicks powerful sound developed rapidly and they recorded their debut album ’The Return of Montague Rotter’ in London’s Air Edel studios, with debut single ’145′ released to critical acclaim, featuring as Track of the Day in Clash Magazine, playlisted across the UK and receiving numerous 5 star ratings, as well as a feature in the prestigious FT ’How to Spend It’ magazine. Their 2nd single ’Me’ was released to similar amazing reception, playlisted across the UK and also played on Absolute Radio. The debut album followed as a US release in July 2011. Their song ’Me’ was recently featured in US feature film ’51’ and their songs ’Helicopter’ and C Bomb have been featured in episodes 2 and 13 of the new hit ABC / Global TV Series ’Combat Hospital’.
 
On the live front Katalina Kicks are more than creating a name for themselves across the UK with an insanely energetic show, driving crowds crazy and occasionally ending in stage destruction antics with their wild drummer and frenetic frontman leading the charge. This live reputation led to them headlining a sell out CLUB NME show at the famous London venue KOKO and April saw the band complete a 15 date UK tour, culminating with a slot at the prestigious City Showcase: Spotlight London Festival. After recently hitting # 1 in New York based ZTV’s Indie Music Video Charts with their video for 145, the band spent spring 2012 in the States touring, bringing their insane live antics across the pond to eager American audiences.
 
2013 saw a few band member changes and the band burst back onto the scene in 2014 with promotion for their 2nd album ‘Dirt’, which is due for release on 7th September 2014.
 
8.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Friday 12th September 2014
Elizabethan are a four piece indie/alternative rock band consisting of Andrew Future (Vox), Howard James Martin (Guitar), Lloyd Green (Bass), and Mike Roberts (Drums). Drawing influences from bands such as Muse, Suede, Pulp, Mansun, The Strokes, You Me At Six, Placebo, The Smiths, and The Wombats, Elizabethan will blow your balls off with a musket.

7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 13th September 2014
The Others formed in 2002 and quickly became renowned for their riotous live shows. By 2004, they had started to perform so-called “guerilla gigs”, which saw them play on a Hammersmith and City Line tube train, on the dodgems at the Leeds festival, and on the famous Abbey Road crossing in London. The band, particularly lead singer  Dominic Masters, maintain a close relationship with their fanbase, affectionately known as the 853 Kamikaze Stage-Diving Division.
 
Their self-titled debut album divided critics and public alike on its release in 2005. Whilst NME gave it 8/10, Q Magazine rated it one of the worst albums of the year, mocking Masters’ boastful attitude towards drug abuse. However, the album did spawn three Top 40 singles for the band; while debut single ‘This Is For The Poor’, narrowly missed the top 40 on its release in April 2004, ‘Stan Bowles’ reached No. 36 in November 2004. In January 2005 3rd single ‘Lackey’ reached No. 21 in January 2005 and in April of that year the NME awarded The Others the John Peel Innovation Award at the Brat Awards.
 
On Christmas Eve 2012, the band gave away the demos for the 3rd Album; ‘Songs For The Disillusioned’ for free online. The response was tremendous, surpassing the band’s expectations, going viral and picking up coverage from in the UK, as well as Spain, France, Germany, Argentina and Italy amongst others. In January 2013, the band announced their decision to offer fans a free download package for every month of 2013, and as part of the bands comeback they also returned to Glastonbury to play on the William’s Green Stage.
 
7.00pm – £12 adv

 

Saturday 13th September 2014
Jagged Little Thrills was born from the ashes of two Northampton based bands The Dave Vegas Project and The TWB who between them toured and have supported the likes of Babyshambles, Tribes, The Coral, and Carl Barat. Merging the two eclectic styles of writing, along with the soundclash of guitar styles to create a wall of sound for well crafted songs to perch on… This is Jagged Little Thrills!
 

6.00pm – £12/£10 adv

 

Saturday 13th September 2014
Lost Trends are a four piece Indie/Rock band from York. They began in 2011 and have worked their way up from bedroom band to headline act, mixing fast indie/rock with dance sounds and funky beats. With driving punk bass lines mixed with heavy rhythm guitar chords and funky offbeat lead and drums Lost Trends have just released their second EP ‘Dark Disco’.
 
7.30pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 13th September 2014
Wildebeats are Graham Neil Gillespie (guitar, sprechgesang), Joshua Manning (bass, sprechstimme) and Lol Ollier (drums, the high notes). They were formed in London in 2013 their music is a combination of power-monger pop and cannon-fodder rock.

8.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Wednesday 17th September 2014
A Symptomatic Presents/Maniac Squat Records Production:
SOLD OUT
Legendary Bowie bandmates, producer/bass player Tony Visconti and drummer Woody Woodmansey, are performing together for the first time since 1971. Fronting the band is Glenn Gregory of Heaven 17 and on saxophone and guitars is Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman.
 
On 22 February 1970 David Bowie took to the stage with The Hype to perform what is widely accepted to be the first Glam Rock performance. The Hype, comprising John Cambridge on drums, Tony Visconti on bass and Mick Ronson on guitar was the progenitor of The Spiders from Mars; the band that made David Bowie and helped to define popular culture in the 1970s. David Bowie’s seminal album The Man Who Sold the World, masterfully produced by Tony Visconti, was recorded in 1970 after The Hype’s performance at the Roundhouse, with the powerful drumming of Woody Woodmansey replacing John Cambridge.
 
Tony Visconti on bass, and Woody Woodmansey on drums, will be joined by Woody’s stellar supergroup Holy Holy, at this gig, including:
Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), vocals
Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet), sax, guitar, percussion and vocals
Erdal Kizilcay (David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Freddie Mercury), keyboards and vocals
James Stevenson (Generation X, Scott Walker, Gene Loves Jezebel), guitar
Paul Cuddeford (Ian Hunter, Bob Geldof), guitar
Rod Melvin (Ian Dury, Brian Eno), piano
Malcolm Doherty (Rumer), 12 string guitar and vocals
Lisa Ronson (A Secret History), vocals
Maggi Ronson, backing vocals and recorder
Hannah Berridge Ronson, backing vocals, recorder and keyboards
 

7.00pm – £25 adv

 

Thursday 18th September 2014
A Symptomatic Presents/Maniac Squat Records Production:
Legendary Bowie bandmates, producer/bass player Tony Visconti and drummer Woody Woodmansey, are performing together for the first time since 1971. Fronting the band is Glenn Gregory of Heaven 17 and on saxophone and guitars is Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman.
 
On 22 February 1970 David Bowie took to the stage with The Hype to perform what is widely accepted to be the first Glam Rock performance. The Hype, comprising John Cambridge on drums, Tony Visconti on bass and Mick Ronson on guitar was the progenitor of The Spiders from Mars; the band that made David Bowie and helped to define popular culture in the 1970s. David Bowie’s seminal album The Man Who Sold the World, masterfully produced by Tony Visconti, was recorded in 1970 after The Hype’s performance at the Roundhouse, with the powerful drumming of Woody Woodmansey replacing John Cambridge.
 
Tony Visconti on bass, and Woody Woodmansey on drums, will be joined by Woody’s stellar supergroup Holy Holy, at this gig, including:
Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), vocals
Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet), sax, guitar, percussion and vocals
Erdal Kizilcay (David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Freddie Mercury), keyboards and vocals
James Stevenson (Generation X, Scott Walker, Gene Loves Jezebel), guitar
Paul Cuddeford (Ian Hunter, Bob Geldof), guitar
Rod Melvin (Ian Dury, Brian Eno), piano
Malcolm Doherty (Rumer), 12 string guitar and vocals
Lisa Ronson (A Secret History), vocals
Maggi Ronson, backing vocals and recorder
Hannah Berridge Ronson, backing vocals, recorder and keyboards
 

7.00pm – £18 adv

 

Friday 19th September 2014
First Sign Of Light are a four piece alternative rock act hailing from Kent, United Kingdom. Influenced by Post-Hardcore, progressive rock and blues, the band bring together the frantic, the brooding and the groove to create a truly unique sound. Fresh from their acoustic performances at the 2014 British Grand Prix, the band are spending the remainder of 2014 touring the UK and beginning pre-production on their debut album, whilst promoting their BBC radio-aired debut single ‘Molehills’ which can be picked up on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, Rhapsody and Spotify today!
 

6.00pm – £12/£10 adv

 

Saturday 20th September 2014
Young and multi-talented seven piece from North London, ManneQuins play a high energy blend of drums, bass, two guitars, trumpet and a saxophone to add punchy lines and a soul vocalist to great, melodic pop songs. It’s a big, rich sound with influences from Dexys Midnight Runners, Alabama Shakes, Steely Dan, and Amy Winehouse.
 

6.45pm – £10/£8 adv

 

Saturday 20th September 2014
The Raven Age are a melodic metal band from London, UK, consisting of five individuals who very quickly became friends through sharing a love for heavy music and a passion for songwriting. In 2009, guitarists Dan Wright and George Harris began establishing their vision of a band that combines contemporary heavy music with powerful melodic vocals to create an epic and unique sound. After writing their first album, they began searching for likeminded musicians to join the band and make their vision a reality. Taking on bass player Matt Cox in 2012, with vocalist Michael Burrough and drummer Jai Patel joining in early 2013, the line up was complete and ready to take their music to the stage. The Raven Age are currently working towards their debut release and will be touring the UK in 2014.

7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Wednesday 24th September 2014
Hvman will charm you with with cinematic ballads before seamlessly unsettling you with highly crafted up-tempo noise. Influences are wide and varied; encompassing the likes of Hurts, Roxy Music, Depeche Mode, Talking Heads, Prince, Yeah Yeah Yeahs & the winding bridleways of south-coastal England. Hvman delivers big brash pop tunes with a sharp-edged alternative rock aftertaste.
 
Described by BBC Introducing as “an electro pop group who’s upbeat and entertaining tracks put movement into any static toes… a must see.”
 
7.30pm – £6/£5 adv

 

Friday 26th September 2014
‘Freak Scene’
Once hailing from London, the four members that make up The Battles Of Winter are now scattered far and wide as they set out to deliver music held together by surging noise and velocity. It has been suggested by some that they are equal parts Interpol, The National, Echo and The Bunnymen, and The Doors. Though they find it difficult to know what or who they really sound like, they embrace those comparisons. Heart racing post punk and rich sonic landscapes with a quintessentially English feel.
 
‘Freak Scene’ is our regular night in celebration of everything shoegaze, noise pop and psyche.
 
8.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Friday 26th September 2014
London based rock/pop original band White-Rhino! are hoping for world dominance on a musical base. Consisting of Sean Brennan (Lead Vox/Lead Guitar), Rumbidzayi Mjojo (BV’s/Keyboard), Jack Halpin (BV’s/Bass), Amin “The Genie” Dehnavi (Guitar), and Ben Franklin (Drums) they are a five piece multicultural group sharing the love to the people.

7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 27th September 2014
Logical Drama formed in Stoke-On-Trent in 2013, put together with musicians from local bands in the past that now want to take their music into the local scene and make a name for themselves! With muliply layers of sound their brand of atmospheric rock creates a deep, curious atmosphere.

7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 27th September 2014
Born in 2010 and hailing from Liverpool, Essex and Reading, Hero And Leander share their origins with the Beatles, Blur, and, more significantly, Little Chef. Gary Cansell (vocals, guitar), Marc Sephton (guitar), James Halls (bass) and Scot Lewis (drums) knew each other from previous bands. They met Andy Jones (piano, vocals) and Emily Sills (vocals) online. When Emily first met Gary and Andy, she thought they might be internet killers or something, and she made sure her friends knew where she was. Happily, it turned out well. They sang songs, ate crisps, and told the rest of the band that “it sounds quite good, actually”. In 2014, James went off to find his fortune selling jumpers and Chris Jones, formerly of Essex… now of East London (so East London The Dolphin is his neighbour) stepped in to take the Bass like a good lad.
 
7.30pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Tuesday 30th September 2014
Year Abroad are a low-fi experimental two piece from London who use homemade electronics, guitar and drums to create something urgent, dark and original.

8.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Wednesday 1st October 2014
Symptomatic with Counter Culture Presents:
Erdal Kizilcay is one of most proficient pop and rock musicians of his generation. He recorded, toured and co-wrote with David Bowie for 13 years, and has worked with many great artists including Iggy Pop, Queen, Tina Turner and Jacques Dutronc. After a series of successful gigs in London over the last year, Erdal returns from his Swiss home to play a set of Bowie and Iggy songs with his band.
 
Legendary writer Hanif Kureishi will do a reading from his seminal novel ‘The Buddha of Suburbia’ at the gig, and Erdal will perform a selection of songs from the album of the same name, inspired by the book, that he recorded with David Bowie.
 
The Erdal Kizilcay Band comprises Erdal on keyboards and vocals, Lisa Ronson on vocals, Luis Correia on guitar, David Donley on bass, Mike Connolly on drums and Simon Westbrook on guest vocals. Lisa Ronson is the singer in New York based band ‘The Secret History’ and is the daughter of legendary guitarist, producer and Spider from Mars, Mick Ronson. At Woody Woodmansey’s invitation Erdal will also join Holy Holy on bass for their September and December gigs in the UK.

7.00pm - £15 adv

 

Thursday 2nd October 2014
NONTA are a London-based indie folk-rock band formed in April 2014 by George Taylor and Nonta Libbrecht-Carey. They blend an ethereal and intricate sound with confessional lyrics, reflecting different facets of main influences like Daughter, Lykke Li, Tallest Man on Earth and Bon Iver.

7.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Friday 3rd October 2014
Goodbye Stranger are a bunch of talented teenagers from London who bash out an interesting blend of indie riffs and synthetic dance beats, with swirling synth pads and melodic vocals – blending up the genres and heading for the top.
 

6.00pm – £12/£10 adv

 

Friday 3rd October 2014
Isak’s Island is a music project led by Aksel Barsnes Undset. The idea behind Isak’s Island was to make “cinematic pop music” based on inspiration from different types of atmospheric movies. Aksel started the project in 2013 when he recorded the EP ‘Peculiar Calls From Outer Space’, based on various Science Fiction movies. The itention was to make a sci-fi movie in the format of music. Isak’s Island is now also a live band that is performing around London and other places. A new relase from Isak’s Island is now being put together so stay tuned!

7.30pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Friday 3rd October 2014
Whiskey Rebellion is the result of what happens when three musical appreciators utter the famous four words said by every bedroom musician at least once in their lives, “Lets start a band!” After a brief bout of seeing who had the tightest trousers, the highest squeal and messiest hair, they put it all aside and started playing some old fashioned Rock ‘n’ Roll!

7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Tuesday 7th October 2014
Jonah Matranga (aka onelinedrawing) is essentially unique. He’s somewhere in between Nick Drake, The Clash, Prince and Bjork – and nothing like any of them. Over the last 20 years, he’s been appreciated by listeners and critics alike for his diverse music — and his overall approach to making and sharing it. He’s fronted rock bands (Far, Gratitude, New End Original), along with making many solo albums as onelinedrawing and simply under his name.
 
Jonah has worked with, toured with and influenced artists ranging from The Weakerthans to Frank Turner to Sepultura. He’s been featured on hip-hop records from Fort Minor (Where’d You Go?) and Lupe Fiasco (The Instrumental), as well as being featured on releases by Thursday, Deftones and many more bands from all corners of the music world. Jonah has played as many house shows as he has huge festivals, and he brings the same thing regardless of where he’s playing – honesty, ambitious songwriting, weird wit and an interest in making something new and different every time.
 
7.30pm – £10/£8 adv

 

Wednesday 8th October 2014
Seated Event
The Punky Reggae Party Show with Vivien Goldman ’Bringing Conscious Back’ + special guest support & DJ
A one-woman multimedia soiree with writer, educator and post-punk musician Vivien Goldman, aka The Punk Professor, who presents a multimedia exploration with previously unseen footage of those mid-1970s years that Bob Marley described as the Punky Reggae Party. Evoking a time when music was fired with mission and meaning, Goldman, who now teaches Punk, Reggae and Afrobeat at New York University, re-visits artists she wrote about and hung out with, like The Clash, the Sex Pistols, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Lee Perry, The Slits, The Specials, Aswad and Steel Pulse. In those dub days, music was a cultural challenge to a stagnant, racist system. Come and discuss what role it plays now, in our post-show ‘reasoning’.
 
7.30pm – £12 adv

 

Thursday 9th October 2014
Gulp are Guto Pryce (Super Furry Animals) and Lindsey Leven, with Gid Goundrey providing guitar and Gwion Llewelyn (Race Horses) on drums. Fuzzed-up bass, dream-folk vocals, acoustic and electronic drums and synths… their cinematic and ethereal sound is a musical manifestation of the road trip; the landscape and events along the way, filmic scenes and melodies – from the sun-squinting, flickering saturation and lens flare of the Californian desert to the gloamin of rural Scottish and Welsh homescapes.
 
June 2012 saw the release of their debut single, ‘Game Love’, which received a 5* review from Artrocker magazine and pick of the week in The Guardian Guide. In late 2012 Gulp toured the UK and Ireland supporting Django Django and also contributed to the Django’s Hi Djinx! remix LP with a cover version of ‘Hand of Man’. Gulp’s second single ‘Play’ was released in June 2013. They enjoyed appearances at many of the UK’s summer festivals, including Green Man, Kendal Calling and Festival No.6.
 
In March 2014 the band embarked on their inaugural visit to North America with shows at SXSW in Austin, Texas and Los Angeles. The debut LP ‘Season Sun’ is released July 8th on Everloving Records in the U.S. and on Sonic Cathedral in Europe on July 14th. There will be a handful of gigs over the summer, including a second trip to the Isle of Eigg for the Howlin’ Fling Festival before a UK tour in October 2014.
 
7.30pm – £9/£7 adv

 

Friday 10th October 2014
Hvman will charm you with with cinematic ballads before seamlessly unsettling you with highly crafted up-tempo noise. Influences are wide and varied; encompassing the likes of Hurts, Roxy Music, Depeche Mode, Talking Heads, Prince, Yeah Yeah Yeahs & the winding bridleways of south-coastal England. Hvman delivers big brash pop tunes with a sharp-edged alternative rock aftertaste.
 
Described by BBC Introducing as “an electro pop group who’s upbeat and entertaining tracks put movement into any static toes… a must see.”
 
7.30pm – £7/£6 adv

 

Saturday 11th October 2014
Black River Wild are a folk, rock ‘n’ blues band delivering a stormy melting pot of foot-stomping floor fillers, plaintive ballads and captivating acoustica. It’s a whisky-soaked, twanging guitar, dusty display of heart felt story telling of joy & sorrow. It’s an emotionally charged sound that should not be missed!

7.30pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Friday 17th October 2014
Ian Prowse, often called the “Scouse Springsteen”, is best known for his work as main man with the groups, Pele (1990s) and the 7-piece group, Amsterdam (2000s). One of his most famous songs, Amsterdam’s Does This Train Stop On Merseyside, was a huge favourite of the late DJ John Peel – he featured the song on his last ever Festive Fifty and it has been well documented that it often reduced him to tears on air. The song has gone on to be covered by many others, including Christy Moore, Miles Hunt and Ian McNabb.
 
Ian Prowse releases his brand new single ‘Lest We Forget’. The single is released on October 19th to both commemorate and mourn the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Ypres. A battle which saw the British Army suffer losses that resulted in the decision of mass conscription for the young men of Britain. The single is taken from Who Loves Ya Baby, the first ever solo album by one of the UK’s finest singer/songwriters. Who Loves Ya Baby follows on from the success of The Best of Ian Prowse, a compilation of his work with the band’s Pele and Amsterdam, which was released to critical acclaim in 2012.
 
7.00pm – £10 adv

 

Friday 17th October 2014
Musically Isurus is an organically evolving, rhythmically complex juxtaposition of light and shade which encompasses a myriad of moods and atmospheres, always suffused with a deep presence and purpose. They create a sophisticated form of metal with many elements and a musicality that is far removed from the core genre, whilst they are still pushing the envelope of technical groove based metal that is the backbone of their sound. A progressive, experimental and open minded approach is the main trait and solidifying force within the band, which fuels their originality. This unrestrained, forward thinking ethos infiltrates every aspect of the project and is not solely reserved for the music alone.
 
7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 18th October 2014
Night Screamer is a London based hard rock & metal band formed of musicians hailing from around the globe. Conceived in the underground scene of dark London town in the fall of 2013. Their music is a mix of classic metal, hook laden hard rock riffs and 80′s nostalgia from which you can expect a powerhouse of rhythm, soaring vocals and screaming guitars.
 

6.00pm – £12/£10 adv

 

Saturday 18th October 2014
Headlight deliver a rocking headline set jam packed full of massive sing-long tunes that will no doubt stay with the appreciative audience a long time after the band had departed the stage. If you haven’t seem them yet then make it a priority to catch one of their storming sets! This up and coming four piece have much to offer with Matt Wells on lead guitar, James Rayward on vocals/rhythm guitar, Mike Dillon on Bass, and Matt Littlewood on Drums coming together to produce great music.

7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Wednesday 22nd October 2014
New Zealand alt-rock quintet Rival State will release their second single Sleep Talker and EP Youth Tax on October 27 through their label, Four Leaf Records.
 
It’s been a long journey for the band. Quite literally – their hometown of New Plymouth is over 11,000 miles away from their current base in London. But let’s not get bogged down in geography. Formed at school, the band’s studies quickly dropped down on their list of priorities as they made it to the finals of the nationally-televised Rock Quest competition, an annual battle of the bands open to high schools across New Zealand. Exams? Get lost. They had tours to book. 
 
Then, during the dying moments of their appearance at Killer Fest 2007 – headlined by Australia’s Parkway Drive – frontman Luke took it upon himself to announce the band were splitting up. It was after a four-year break that the band decided to reform over a moderate Skype connection. 
 
With their debut album Apollo Me reaching Number One in New Zealand, and achieving three top five singles in the radio charts, this gave the five the confidence to make that 11,000-mile flight to the UK and attempt to conquer another island. Here’s where we find the five in shared house in South West London, complete with a custom-built drum room.
 
Next month, the quintet gearing up to release their new EP, Youth Tax, and the single Sleep Talker and there are already plans for a second EP next year, with their second album shortly after.
 
7.30pm – £6 adv

 

Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Jake Gordon is an exciting new face on the East London music scene. He brings energy, originality, and a whole host of quality songs to the table, and anyone who is a fan of the power and simplicity of artists such as The White Stripes, Elliott Smith, Laura Marling, and Bob Dylan will not want to miss one of his performances. Playing solo, or accompanied by a variety of different musicians, Jake has been teasing the London music scene for several years now, and has recently released his first collection of recordings, entitled ‘The East End EP’.
 
7.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Thursday 23rd October 2014
Matt Henry is a finalist of the second series of BBC’s ‘The Voice’. Hailing from Birmingham, the current London resident has enjoyed a career in the arts, with spells in both music and acting. His principle fervour has always been for singing however, with influences stemming from artists including Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, as well as iconic lyricists such as Bob Dylan and soul legends Amos Lee and Ray La Montagne. His soulful tone, emotive voice and residual showmanship led him to register for the hit BBC TV show ‘The Voice’, and subsequently make it to the blind auditions in front of the four superstar judges.
 
Singing a rendition of Ray La Montagne’s ‘Trouble’, which has since racked up over a million hits on YouTube, Matt won the confidence of Jessie J, Will.i.am, Danny O’Donoghue, and Tom Jones, who all swivelled their chairs to fight it out for the right to coach him. The original of ‘Trouble’ re-entered the top 30 of UK charts that week, in testament to Matt’s performance. With chosen-coach will.i.am, Matt went on to make it to the battle stage of the show, when Jessie J decided to “steal” him. He then made it to the live shows, all the way to the finals, following huge public support.
 
7.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Friday 24th October 2014
Feet First are a pop-punk band from the south of England. Formed in 2013 they have been writing and performing since and have their debut EP ‘Tempus Fugit’ coming out in September. Hard hitting riffs coupled with catchy vocal lines makes Feet First’s set full of excitement and energy.
 

6.00pm – £12/£10 adv

 

Friday 24th October 2014
Jessica Sweetman, Singer Songwriter was born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. In 2013, Jessica supported Keane in concert and also played Benicassim Festival in Spain where headliners were The Killers and Arctic Monkeys. She was the featured vocalist and co-writer on the track, ‘In Your Arms’ with DJ Andy Moor and Armin Van Buuren. This well known dance track was featured on Armin Van Buuren’s compilation, ‘A State of Trance’.
 
2014 is set for Jessica performing at Groove Festival in Ireland on the same bill as Paloma Faith and David Gray. Sweetman will also be returning back to Benicassim Festival in Valencia with her band to play for a second year running where headliners are Ellie Goulding and Paolo Nutini. Jessica has confirmed a slot at this year’s Day Tripper Festival in Waterford, Ireland where headliners are The Kaiser Chiefs and also will be playing a set at Greenwich Music Time Festival where headliners are Jools Holland and Goldfrapp.
 
Jessica and her band recently played a show for Jools Holland in November 2013 at The Boisdale Club, playing a set of her originals including her most popular songs, ‘Empty Room’ and ‘Tom’s Gone’. Jessica’s most recent works have been ‘Empty Room’, ‘Tom’s Gone’ and ‘His Love’ which will all be released Autumn 2014. Sweetman wrote ‘Empty Room’ about her days of singing in empty bars to sometimes no one. She wrote it one night in a cigar room she was performing in when there wasn’t one person there but yet she still had to continue singing for three hours. The words are heartfelt and emotional and a song that most artists would be able to relate to at some point in their lives.

7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 25th October 2014
Mother Of Billions is a new electronic duo from London, who write cinematic, hook driven pop songs – that mix beats, epic synths and lyrics that tell a tale. Quirky, emotive melodies, with pop induced undertones they make for fun fantastic tuneage!
 
8.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 25th October 2014
Sunstone is a four-piece stoner and doom metal band from London. Formed last year, the quartet blends thick grooves and pounding riffs, pulling influences from Kyuss to Electric Wizard and Sleep. Its members include Tom on the bass, Patrick on the guitar, Tomas on drums and Will on vocals. Their first demo was released on March 12th 2014 featuring the songs ‘Black Sea Blues’ and ‘Static Denial’.
 
7.30pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Friday 31st October 2014
After a successful release of their 2010 Dead Edition EP, and a successful, European tour in 2011, multi-cultural rockers Living Deäd Lights announce the worldwide release of their debut full album, Black Letters (GB Sound Label) came out to critical acclaim around the world. According to Andrea Carraro in his Rolling Stone Magazine feature of Living Deäd Lights, “…the coolest thing to hit a stage in the past ten years…a guaranteed mega-hit.”
 
Black Letters was recorded at The Hobby Shop Recording Studios in Los Angeles, in a collaborative effort by Fred Archambault (Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones), David Spreng (Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper) and Tom Baker (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie). Living Deäd Lights have an unbending faith in rock ‘n’ roll, and Black Letters is hypnotic in its indulgence. While introducing a newfound sophistication and depth, producer Fred Archambault describes Black Letters as, “a stroke of genius and a spellbinding new vision for music”.
 
The new record signals that in rock music, any musical idea can now be achieved. The bands attention to detail has produced a timeless record about the labors and glories of aspiring to greatness.
 

6.00pm – £12/£10 adv

 

Friday 31st October 2014
Morning Hair are a three piece alternative rock band from London that can only be described as a lump of cake in mustard spread all over the wall of a childs basement at midnight on valentines day. Drawing from influences such as The Shaggs, The Strokes, Oasis, and blink-182 there’s no dribble, they’re just writing the music they love and having fun.
 
8.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 1st November 2014
From the Westway to the West Midlands and further beyond to Tyneside, the jungle drums have been beating for some time of late. But the suspense is finally over and speculation can stop. Yes, it’s true – for the first time in nearly 25 years, those legendary Pink Fairies of Ladbroke Grove are reforming for one last-throw-of-the dice and embarking on what has been referred to, with tongue perhaps not so firmly in cheek, as ‘The Pension Credit Tour’. Who was it that said ‘Pigs might fly?’
 
With much regret Paul Rudolph had to decline due to logistical reasons, but he’s wished the others well. Larry Wallis has been ruled out of the equation due to health reasons, whilst the ever Marmite-like Twink (you either love him or hate him), is firmly ensconced in Morocco.
 
So, that leaves originals Russell Hunter and Duncan ‘Sandy’ Sanderson, along with guitarist supremo Andy Colquhoun from the ‘Kill ‘Em And Eat ‘Em’ line-up to spearhead the outing, lavishly assisted by Jaki Miles-Windmill, their co-member in the most recent incarnation of the late Mick Farren’s Deviants, along with ‘Previously Unreleased’ George Butler, a stalwart of the Ladbroke Grove music scene and currently drummer with the Keith Richards-endorsed West London rhythm & blues combo, The Dirty Strangers – yes, the two-drummer format returns! They all unite in barely cohesive glorious chaos for The Pink Fairies’ final hurrah! The best of luck to them – they deserve it.
 
Although leaning towards a Rudolph-orientated catalogue of delights there will be appreciative acknowledgements to Larry Wallis, as well as Andy Colquhoun’s own input on a couple of numbers. So, there will be enough variation to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Hell, they might even throw in a couple of Deviants’ numbers too if you’re lucky! This may well be your last chance to see the legendary British underground rock institution in action, so don’t waste this golden opportunity to catch them live – Do It! Oh, and don’t forget to boogie!
 

7.00pm – £15 adv

 

Wednesday 5th November 2014
The Lost Children were formed in 2007 and come from the small market towns of Kettering and Corby in Northamptonshire. Their views and sound, however, are not quite so small. From what can only be described as a “fucking onslaught”, they exploded onto the underground local scene. Supporting the likes of Raging Speedhorn, Devil Sold His Soul, Sonic Boom Six, Mirimar Disaster, Fei Comodo and recently Bam Margera’s Fuckface Unstoppable they have prospered engaging with many of these headline crowds. This is honest hardcore/punk straight from the working mans heart. The Lost Children’s debut album ‘Land Of Do As You Please’ is available to download from all major online stores now.
 
7.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Thursday 6th November 2014
The Boys were born in September 1975 when singer/guitarist Matt Dangerfield left Mick Jones and Tony James’s fledgling punk band London SS to form a new band with ex-Hollywood Brats songwriter/keyboard player Casino Steel. Dangerfield’s art college friend, guitarist Honest John Plain, was soon recruited. The following year they held auditions for the bass and drum roles with Duncan Reid and Jack Black completing the line-up. The Boys quickly built up a reputation as a white-hot live band and in January 1977 became the first punk band to sign an album deal when they signed away their recording lives to NEMS. They quickly became known as ‘The Beatles of Punk’ but unfortunately through a series of poor marketing, bad decisions and appalling luck they never converted their potential to chart success.
 
After a brief spell in The Lurkers, Plain joined the Dirty Strangers and recorded an album with Keith Richards and Ronnie Woods before replacing Brady (Hollywood Brats) as lead guitarist in The Mannish Boys. He went on to play with Brady in Brat Boy. In 1996 Plain’s first solo album “Honest John Plain and Friends” was released. “Honest John Plain and Amigos” followed in 2003 and he formed a new band with Robbie Rushton (Crybabys) and Mat Sargent (Sham 69, Splodge). Honest John Plain & The Amigos’ debut album “One More And We’re Staying” came out in 2006 with a French tour lined up to promote it.
 
At the beginning of 2007 Plain and his old friend Casino Steel agreed to form a new punk supergroup to play Ramones-influenced rock ‘n’ roll with a hint of Dolly Parton. The result was The Last Rock ‘n’ Roll Band featuring Plain’s Amigos Mat Sargent & Robbie Rushton alongside Petter Baarli (Backstreet Girls) and of course Steel & Plain. Their self titled debut album was released in October 2007. Plain released his first acoustic album “Honest John Plain Untuned” on Still Unbeatable Records in Germany in 2009 and this was followed in 2010 by “The Mattless Boys”, featuring Casino Steel, Petter Baarli, Duncan Reid, and Vom Ritchie.

7.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Friday 7th November 2014
From the Westway to the West Midlands and further beyond to Tyneside, the jungle drums have been beating for some time of late. But the suspense is finally over and speculation can stop. Yes, it’s true – for the first time in nearly 25 years, those legendary Pink Fairies of Ladbroke Grove are reforming for one last-throw-of-the dice and embarking on what has been referred to, with tongue perhaps not so firmly in cheek, as ‘The Pension Credit Tour’. Who was it that said ‘Pigs might fly?’
 
With much regret Paul Rudolph had to decline due to logistical reasons, but he’s wished the others well. Larry Wallis has been ruled out of the equation due to health reasons, whilst the ever Marmite-like Twink (you either love him or hate him), is firmly ensconced in Morocco.
 
So, that leaves originals Russell Hunter and Duncan ‘Sandy’ Sanderson, along with guitarist supremo Andy Colquhoun from the ‘Kill ‘Em And Eat ‘Em’ line-up to spearhead the outing, lavishly assisted by Jaki Miles-Windmill, their co-member in the most recent incarnation of the late Mick Farren’s Deviants, along with ‘Previously Unreleased’ George Butler, a stalwart of the Ladbroke Grove music scene and currently drummer with the Keith Richards-endorsed West London rhythm & blues combo, The Dirty Strangers – yes, the two-drummer format returns! They all unite in barely cohesive glorious chaos for The Pink Fairies’ final hurrah! The best of luck to them – they deserve it.
 
Although leaning towards a Rudolph-orientated catalogue of delights there will be appreciative acknowledgements to Larry Wallis, as well as Andy Colquhoun’s own input on a couple of numbers. So, there will be enough variation to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Hell, they might even throw in a couple of Deviants’ numbers too if you’re lucky! This may well be your last chance to see the legendary British underground rock institution in action, so don’t waste this golden opportunity to catch them live – Do It! Oh, and don’t forget to boogie!
 

7.00pm – £20 adv

 

Friday 7th November 2014
Jessica Sweetman + Liza-Marie + The Wesley Beeches
Jessica Sweetman, Singer Songwriter was born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. In 2013, Jessica supported Keane in concert and also played Benicassim Festival in Spain where headliners were The Killers and Arctic Monkeys. She was the featured vocalist and co-writer on the track, ‘In Your Arms’ with DJ Andy Moor and Armin Van Buuren. This well known dance track was featured on Armin Van Buuren’s compilation, ‘A State of Trance’.
 
2014 is set for Jessica performing at Groove Festival in Ireland on the same bill as Paloma Faith and David Gray. Sweetman will also be returning back to Benicassim Festival in Valencia with her band to play for a second year running where headliners are Ellie Goulding and Paolo Nutini. Jessica has confirmed a slot at this year’s Day Tripper Festival in Waterford, Ireland where headliners are The Kaiser Chiefs and also will be playing a set at Greenwich Music Time Festival where headliners are Jools Holland and Goldfrapp.
 
Jessica and her band recently played a show for Jools Holland in November 2013 at The Boisdale Club, playing a set of her originals including her most popular songs, ‘Empty Room’ and ‘Tom’s Gone’. Jessica’s most recent works have been ‘Empty Room’, ‘Tom’s Gone’ and ‘His Love’ which will all be released Autumn 2014. Sweetman wrote ‘Empty Room’ about her days of singing in empty bars to sometimes no one. She wrote it one night in a cigar room she was performing in when there wasn’t one person there but yet she still had to continue singing for three hours. The words are heartfelt and emotional and a song that most artists would be able to relate to at some point in their lives.

7.30pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 8th November 2014
Bamboo Vipers are a newly-created, Hampshire-based glam/punk rock ‘n’ roll band, currently going down a storm in venues across the south coast and beyond. The band’s lead singer is ex-Cropdusters frontman Shaun Morris, and the music is a raucous melodical mixture of belting tunes, anthemic choruses and traditional quirky, irony-tinged lyrics. Bamboo Vipers recognise no borders, boundaries or final frontiers!
 

6.30pm – £10/£8 adv

 

Saturday 8th November 2014
February have just finished recording their first EP and full length LP with Jay Reynolds (Bipolar Sunshine, Paloma Faith, Pixie Lott). The band drove from St Petersburg in Russia to London, cash in hand, to record the record. Influences such as Muse, Radiohead and Bloc Party reign large over these recordings of a band who have already enjoyed massive success in their native country. The band use a collection of dusty analogue synths, fuzzy guitars and Maria’s raspy vocal to great a large and unique sound.
 
7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Friday 28th November 2014
‘Freak Scene’
Spotlight Kid‘s music draws influences from the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Spacemen 3, Lush and Swervedriver. It features mixtures of shoegazing, krautrock, and 90s psychedelic rock. The band released their second album ‘Disaster Tourist’ in September 2011 to much critical acclaim. Alongside three UK tours, Spotlight Kid have also supported The Joy Formidable, Esben & The Witch, and Amusement Parks on Fire.
 
‘Freak Scene’ is our regular night in celebration of everything shoegaze, noise pop and psyche.

8.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Friday 28th November 2014
Formed in September 2012 Black Sundown are a young melodic thrash metal band from Stevenage, Hertfordshire. They made their live debut in February 2013 and have a E.P. due out later this year. For fans of Stone Sour, Lamb of God, and Disturbed.
 

6.00pm – £12/£10 adv

 

Saturday 29th November 2014
The Blue Aeroplanes are one of Bristol’s most celebrated bands having released over a dozen albums plus multiple singles, EP’s and compilations over the last 30 years. Much of the appeal of The Blue Aeroplanes lies in their excellence as a live act. Happy headlining gigs in small indie venues or supporting big acts such as REM and Siouxsie & the Banshees on major international tours, The Blue Aeroplanes have a reputation for keeping their set list as fresh as the line-up of guitarists. Frontman Gerard Langley has a huge stage presence, always wearing his trademark shades even at night in dark venues, and will move from casually introducing songs and making cryptic comments to answering questions from the audience back to his half-sung, half spoken snarling delivery of his lyrics. Memorable performances include the band’s 1992 appearance at Glastonbury which was broadcast on BBC Radio 1, the finale at the Hammersmith Apollo when 12 guitarists were seen on stage performing “Breaking in My Heart” and their annual appearance at Fiddlers in Bristol which has now been relocated to the band’s own venue, The Fleece.
 
‘Beatsongs’, released in 1991, was the band’s most successful record in America with ‘Yr Own World’ garnering rotation play on all major alternative radio stations. Recorded at Oceanway in Los Angeles, the album was a broader-based affair than Swagger, featuring many songs that were to become staples of the Aeroplanes’ live set for many years. The album was partly remixed and overdubbed in Bristol but all the tracks from the original playback in LA are included on CD2. The booklet for ‘Beatsongs’ remastered contains many fascinating archive photos.
 
In June 2013 The Blue Aeroplanes toured the UK for the first time in seven years to mark the Cherry Red reissue of their most commercially successful release, ‘Beatsongs’.
 
7.00pm – £12 adv

 

Saturday 29th November 2014
Cavalier are a five piece pop/rock band from Guildford that have a very diverse sound, mixing modern rock with late 90′s pop punk to create a truly unique approach to modern rock music. Having met in Guildford while studying, the members of Cavalier quickly found a huge shared enjoyment for every aspect of music from recording and performing to meeting fans and enjoying the freedom of travel. The group formed back in January this year and with their youngest member being only 19, they have already played some well-known venues and continue to garner support and interest with every show due to their mature and developed approach to song writing. Fun and involvement has always been central to the band’s ethos and this comes through in their live shows and interviews as they have a bright and refreshing outlook on not only life but also the rigors of the modern music industry.
 
Their first release ‘The Lake’ has received nothing but positive feedback from fans and industry professionals alike, earning the band everything from headline shows in London to support slots all over the south. Still continuing to progress Cavalier. move forward with their sights set high and feet grounded low.
 

6.00pm – £12/£10 adv

 

Thursday 4th December 2014
‘Anthemic and infectious stadium ready tunes’ are the blueprint for one of the UK’s most promising acts, Delamere. Having broken into the forefront of the Manchester music scene with a sell out show at the infamous Deaf Institute, Stoke based Delamere have proven their ability to conquer new cities with consummate ease in order to build upon their already cult following from their home town. After signing to Manchester independent Scruff of the Neck Records in 2014, and having the backing of BBC Introducing DJ Rob Adcock, Delamere now have the support to help take them to the next level on both the regional and national scene. Expected to play some notable support slots and festivals over the next 18 months to coincide with their releases, the band are certainly dubbed as ‘ones to watch’.
 
7.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Friday 23rd January 2015
Canadian born folk star Bonnie Dobson has lived in the UK since the late ‘60s and had effectively retired from the music scene (despite an appearance at Jarvis Cocker‘s Meltdown back in 2007) until she began recording a new album for Hornbeam Recordings in the summer of 2013. The album features her boys: top, young UK folk rock musicians and a mix of old and new songs, all newly recorded at the analogue east London studios of producer Sean Read.
 
Bonnie was a key figure in the ‘60s folk revival and was involved with the very Greenwich Village scene depicted in the recent Coen Bros film, Inside Llewyn Davis – playing at the Lamplight coffee house and with many of the major figures on the scene. Time magazine bracketed her together with Joan Baez and Judy Collins as the three top female folk singers in America. A new generation of fans including Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker and Microdisney’s Sean O’Hagan, influenced by her late 1960s & 1970s albums, helped raise Bonnie’s profile in the new millennium.

7.00pm – £12/£10 adv

 

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