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Wednesday 23rd July 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.

7.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Thursday 24th July 2014
The Tricks are brothers Joel Hodge (lead vocal/bass) and Ash Hodge (drums), John Bisset and Eliot Crabtree (both guitars). The four friends grew up together in Hertford and after stings in other bands formed The Tricks. After establishing themselves gigging around London, The Tricks caught the attention of LA label Unison Music Group and were flown to LA to sign to the label and record.
 
In November 2012 The Tricks released their debut 7″ vinyl EP ’49 Mercury’ to co-incide with their debut headline UK tour. The EP featured the four download only singles ‘Part Time Lover’, ‘On Trial’, ‘Not Too Young’, and ’49 Mercury’ which have been released once a month around ‘Bop! Club’ the band’s popular monthly club night in Dalston, East London. The ’49 Mercury’ EP is a collection of upbeat guitar tracks that reference the bands influences from The Strokes to Bruce Springsteen to The Clash and is a perfect introduction to The Tricks.
 
8.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Friday 25th July 2014
Odd Rival is a three-piece rock band based in London. The band consists of brothers Patrick (Bass/vocals) and Chris Smith (Guitar) alongside Alastair Batchelor (Drums). They came together in 2013 and are building a solid following with their ferocious and energetic live show. The band will be gigging extensively throughout 2014.
 
7.30pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Friday 25th July 2014
In April 2013, in the early hours of the morning, what seemed like one of those ‘good idea at the time’ moments, for once, actually turned out to be a brilliant idea. And so, in Louis’ kitchen, after a long night of hazey mindedness; Ben, Liam, a pre written song from a few days before, a snare drum, and a guitar, came the first ever recording Sharks Don’t Swim ever made. However shitty the sound quality of the recording was, it was a kick start in the right direction, and over the next few months that followed, there was more band members, song writing, recordings, shows, and general random antics.

7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 26th July 2014
A three piece alternative, pop rock band from Reading with a raw punk influence. Sam C Harris, the front man and song writer spontaneously leaves the band and audience in suspense, never knowing what will happen next. With their success of their late 2013 debut album Dirthoney (available on Itunes & Spotify) they are due to be recording a new album in late August.

7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Tuesday 29th July 2014
Paul Hawkins And The Awkward Silencesare London’s premier outsider pop mavericks. Pulling new things out of old instruments, the band are doing something truly on their own and making the rules up as they go along. Influences include David Cronenberg’s Wife, Extradition Order, Tim Ten Yen, Momus, Suede, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and David Bowie.
 
8.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Thursday 31st July 2014
We Are Falcon have attracted critical kudos on the London Music scene and an increasingly adulate following on the back of their towering drum beats, confrontational bass lines, veneered guitar parts, and poetic verses. The indie four piece have ravaged audiences with their signature brand of punchy Dickensian rock stomps and emotively crafted balladry, constructing a sound that is clinically unique yet instantly familiar. Known for their dynamic, charismatic, and engaging live performances, We Are Falcon will be prominent on the festival circuit this summer in conjunction with the release of their much anticipated self titled debut album ‘We Are Falcon’ released on March 1st.
 

6.45pm – £10/£8 adv

 

Thursday 31st July 2014
A conceptual, inner dance through lazer beams in a lonely night club is taking place in Rhodri Karim‘s video (directed by Tarek Elshawarby) for the electronic pop delight of Breakdown. With his Uther Moads moniker, this london based producer has conceived a slow dance pop stairway to the vibrated crooner of his voice with all the ingredients of the instant classic choreographing this blissful moment of intimate pop music. This is what pure magic should sound like… Uther Moads’ ‘Spirit Physics EP’ is out now, via the always intriguing Dramatic Records.
 
7.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Friday 1st August 2014
With their layered four-part harmonies, swirling guitars and sweeping melodies, My Grey Horse are not easily slotted into conventional music categories. Many have casually drawn comparisons to The Shins, Grandaddy, and Pavement, yet all agree that they’re hard to place. Hailing from Stratford-Upon-Avon, they are a band of brothers or, more accurately, a band with brothers – three to be exact. Peter, John, and Oobah Butler are joined by friends Tom Mott and Joe Nicklin to complete the band’s line-up.
 
In Spring 2013, My Grey Horse swapped their homes for a log-cabin in the wilderness of the Forest of Dean, and began writing new material. After the long beautiful summer they emerged with their debut record, ‘I Still Don’t Understand’. The record is released on July 28th 2014 through CRC Music Group. It is, according to the band, “In the most direct way possible, about ‘do you ever really learn anything?’, ‘do you ever change as a person’.” You can pre-order the album online.

7.30pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Friday 1st August 2014
Formed in Birmingham 2002 and reforming in London in 2007, Todger have been playing the pubs and clubs of both cities for the past 9 years and have self-produced 3 studio albums and a live album. They take inspiration, and wear it proudly, from stoner rock, classic heavy metal and southern rock combined with deep voiced tall tales, tongue in cheek, pun-laden innuendo and the barks and yelps of raucous but harmonius BVs. Their live shows feature crowd participation, aviator and cowboy boot bedecked nonsense, a good deal of audience harrassment, an even greater deal of “Hell Yeah”, and a spitoon full of good times. Their new album ‘Last Of The Juggernauts’ is out now.
 
7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 2nd August 2014
A mixture of late 80′s, early 90’s electronica sounds and soft feminine vocals are a signature sound of Austeya. Debut EP (Teach Me, For The Place, Superman, Birds) is written by Austeya and produced in Golden Productions Studios with the cooperation of production team ZY-ON. Their work explores humanity, love, success subjects and also reveals the observation of manic peoples behaviour in the current urban society through various sounds and lyrics. Originally the songs were drafted using a simple mobile application as it allowed full immersion whilst writing surrounded by people on the go and interpret her observations as art.
 

6.00pm – £12/£10 adv

 

Wednesday 6th August 2014
Vidal & Curmà is a duo formed in 2013 in Padova (Italy) and now based in London. They play their original material, influenced by the 30′s jazz and the modern indie rock/pop music, and believe that two guitars and a voice are enough to experience the best side of music. Highly inspired by the genius of Django Reinhardt, The Libertines, The Strokes and many more.

7.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Friday 8th August 2014
Nathassia Devine, (pronounced Natassia) being half Dutch & half Indian, emanates a rare mesmerising image that weaves through to her unique sound, forged in the hub of the electronic music scene, the Netherlands. Driven by creative desire in 2013, Nathassia made the decision to set up a production studio in London solely to write & record her debut album. She then persuaded some of the biggest names in EDM to co-produce her songs including Grammy award winner Bruce Elliott-Smith (Kylie etc) and Russia’s biggest EDM music artist Moonbeam.
 
The Result, a truly intoxicating collection of 13 tracks all cutting edge and electronic in nature but laced with eastern influences, fused with real thought provoking lyrics. This creates a cosmic experience like no other and you will be taken on an emotional journey delivered in genre breaking style by Nathassia’s unique song writing and vocal performance.
 
‘Alien Eyes’ – Nathassia’s debut release made the top 20 of the UK club charts and the club mix was given 10 out of 10 by Kiss FM. ‘In My Head’ – her second single flew into the UK breaker club chart at no.1 above the likes of Katy B, Ellie Goulding and Katy Perry. The single has been playlisted for an unprecedented 11 weeks on Jemm One Radio and favoured by hundreds of new music shows on local radio around the UK and beyond.

7.30pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Friday 8th August 2014
Rainmaker are a five piece British alternative rock band from London. The band was founded by Gabriel Sanghera (Lead Vocals) and Michael Constantine (Guitars, Vocals), who met at university back in 2003. With the subsequent recruitment of Christian Asare (Keyboards), Matty Plangar (Bass) and James Regan (Drums), they are fast becoming recognised for their melodic brand of alternative rock. Rainmakers’s debut EP, First Impressions, is available to listen to and download online.

7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Friday 8th August 2014
Q: What do you get if you cross Hawkwind, Kyuss, Pink Floyd, Orange Goblin, and an unhealthy obsession with psychotic space chimps? A: Enos!
 
Having played many shows all over the UK, Enos have gained a reputation as a band to been seen and heard loud and live. A reputation that was cemented by the 2010 release of their first recording, ‘Chapter 1′ and backed up in 2012 with the release of ‘All Too Human’. Enos’ music goes hand in hand with the comic they share their name with. Following the story of the eponymous chimpanzee the music switches from psychedelia, hard and solid riffing and relaxed passages to narrate the tale of Enos’ adventures.
 
‘Chapter 1′ has gained the much critical acclaim within the underground music scene with Enos being Terrorizer Magazine’s featured artist on their site in November of 2011 and Soundshock’s featured artist in December of the same year. Since the release of the band’s critically acclaimed second album ‘All Too Human’ in December 2012 Enos have gone on to tour Europe and the UK, play several festivals, released a Live EP (‘The East Slope’), and have a live DVD on the way.
 
8.00pm – £6/£5 adv

 

Saturday 9th August 2014
Dead Cannons are an indie rock quartet from Colchester and London. They use piano, drums, guitars and harmonising voices to make a soulful pop sound that is fun, uplifting and really packs a punch. Currently playing a string of gigs showcasing tracks from their latest release ‘Gasconade’ music from which has enjoyed airtime on BBC Essex Radio, BBC Radio 6 Music and was featured on Tom Robinson’s Introducing Mixtape pod cast.

7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 9th August 2014
Periscope View formed completely by chance after a party held by mutual friend of Helena and Jack in December 2013. Helena and Simon met, talked about music and decided to start writing. Ian moved to London just as rehearsals started…and the rest is recent history! An alternative indie/electro band, their influences include Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Little Dragon, Dusty Springfield, and Radiohead.
 
7.30pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Thursday 14th August 2014
Standing tall and proud on the shoulders of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, DeadSet‘s brand of refreshingly hearty rock’n’ roll is delivered with a side of crunching riffs, deliciously dark undertones and an overriding bite that sets the London trio leagues apart from their local scene. With their debut album well underway, 2014 looks theirs for the taking.
 

6.45pm – £10/£8 adv

 

Thursday 14th August 2014
After forming in late 2013, Defences found their unique sound combining the melodic flavour of electronic and orchestral styles with the aggressive bite of metal. Having already played several major venues in London, the band got to work creating their best and most hard-hitting music to date, released in the form of their debut EP ‘Stitches In Sanity’, which is available for free download online.

7.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Friday 15th August 2014
Three piece Bella Figura take the darkness of Black Sabbath, the moodiness of Soundgarden and the sex appeal of The Doors and wrap it all up in a gorgeous leather clad bundle. Part Pearl Jam, part The National and part Crash Test Dummies (mainly Justin’s rich baritone voice) but the sum of those parts is darkly beautiful.
 
7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Friday 15th August 2014
Walk Upright are a North London fourpiece who make timeless, tousled pop music. Denis Osborne (vocals and guitar), Dee Mcgrudy (hammond organ and vocals), Richard Easeman (bass) and Ed Phillips (drums) have been kicking around Stoke Newington playing together, drinking together and knocking into shape an eclectic sound that touches on the ire of Mclusky, and the skewed sensibilities of Super Furry Animals or Pavement, but maintains a sense of mischief that’s very much their own.

8.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Wednesday 20th August 2014
Croydon born Singer-Songwriter Katy Shotter supported Beyoncé on her UK, Canadian and US tours at the age of 18 using just her voice and her piano. Katy’s sweet, soulful vocals and inescapable hooks make her one of the best young upcoming singer-songwriters in the U.K. today. May 2011 Shy FX’s official remix of Skream’s ‘Where you should be’ was A-Listed on Radio 1/1extra and featured the multi talented Katy Shotter. Throughout 2013, Katy appeared as a special guest on the BTRAITS (Radio 1) rave digger tour & with Benga on UK dates of the Example tour. Katy Shotter and Chris Holland has just been confirmed to support the incredible Jools Holland at The Greenwich Music Time outdoor concert and – The Black Health Festival. She is promoting her new E.P.

7.00pm – £12/£10 adv

 

Friday 22nd August 2014
Courtly Love are a quintet from East London. Johnny first came across Layla when he saw her sing in an all girl acapella group at the Booglaloo bar in Highgate. He later got in touch with her and asked her if she wanted to sing on some of his songs. Their collaboration worked from day one. After they recorded Mirage and a bunch of others, they decided to form a full band and take it to the stage in winter 2013. Layla comes from more of a bluesy background and Johnny psychedelic. They pooled the myriad of their influences and came up with a sound for Courtly Love, which has kind of West Coast aesthetic about it. They’re influenced by 60′s bands mostly, The Velvet, Nancy & Lee to Serge Gainsbourg, and Howlin’ Wolf.

8.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Tuesday 26th August 2014
Formed in July 2012, Tallaght band Gangs have been on the rise non-stop since their humble beginnings that short time ago. Gigging actively since their inception, the band’s first big step up came via a supporting slot for Palma Violets in Bruxelles. Since then the band have been non-stop with back-to-back appearances on Other Voices in both Dingle and Derry City. Having sold out many of Dublin’s most prestigious venues their latest achievement was their invitation to headline the famous ‘Ones To Watch’ festival in The Village, Dublin. Gangs have been recently nominated as Most Promising Irish Act 2014 by Hot Press Magazine

8.00pm – £7/£5 adv

 

Friday 29th August 2014
Based in Surrey, The Bulletproof Bomb are a five piece alternative project with influences that range from as far as Jamie T to The Beach Boys, from Gorillaz to The Jam, and King Krule to Mystery Jets.

7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 30th August 2014
The anchors of the Turrentine Jones sound are Julian Neville, whose slicing, fuzzed riffs draw a comparison to Steve Cropper, and Thomas Scotson, who provides much of the groove with his floating organ lines. In 2009, Neville moved to England from his native Australia and began searching for musicians, where he met (now former) drummer Chris Carcamo. By late 2010, and with the addition of organist Thomas Scotson, they officially became Turrentine Jones and together performed their first show at North London Tavern in Kilburn, London.
 
In 2013 the band hit their stride, and with the growing radio support of BBC Introducing, elevated them onto the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury festival performing on 28th June to resounding success. Shortly after the band entered the studio to begin recording their fan-funded debut album through the music platform Pledge, entitled “Our Days”. The record is scheduled for release on 11th August 2014.

7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

Saturday 30th August 2014
Mercutio are a four piece Rock band based in London. Influenced by Radiohead and Muse the guys have written, recorded, and toured together (in different bands) for several years before forming Mercutio in Nov 2013. Now signed to Independent label, Mazepa Records, their debut single, ‘Back to Nowhere’, mixed by Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, and The Killers), is out on July 28.
 

6.45pm – £10/£8 adv

 

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
Edgar Jones, also known as Edgar Summertyme, is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Jones was originally the bass player and singer-songwriter for The Stairs and has since formed and fronted The Isrites, The Big Kids, Edgar Jones & the Joneses and Free Peace. He has also played as a session musician for several artists including Ian McCulloch, Paul Weller, Saint Etienne and Ocean Colour Scene.
 
7.00pm – £10/£8 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

 

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

 

Thursday 11th September 2014
Transatlantic Family Band formed in Brooklyn, New York and now reside in London. They take influence from psychedelia, captured sounds of space, the music of India, the East and rock ‘n’ roll. Lyrics explore what we know about life, and what we don’t. Expect relentless rhythms, eastern drones, waves of celestial bass, blankets of swirling guitars & luscious melodies to cut through the haze and transport you to another place.
 
8.00pm – £7/£5 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

 

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
An Gordonach! is a Scottish-Armenian rock project which has been based in Vanadzor, Armenia, since 2010 and is viewed as one of the leading underground bands in the country. The band strives to create a new sound for the Armenian rock landscape, with each song possessing a different flavour, mixing Britpop, rock and Scottish and Armenian folk harmonies with blistering social commentary. “An Gordonach” is the war cry of Clan Gordon, Stuart’s ancient highland clan from Aberdeenshire. It is said that Scots and Armenians share heritage and traits, so the name An Gordonach! represents energy, passion and brotherhood.

7.00pm – £8/£6 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.
 
8.00pm – £8/£6 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

 

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

 

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 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

 

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

 

Saturday 8th November 2014
Formed in Blackpool by brothers Larry and Vin Cassidy in 1978, Section 25 were initially mentored by Joy Division, and went on to record four albums for Factory Records between 1980 and 1986. The first of these, Always Now, combined post-punk textures with spacey psychedelia, produced by Martin ‘Zero’ Hannett. Their third, From The Hip, produced in 1984 by New Order‘s Bernard Sumner, explored electro terrain, and spawned the oft-sampled techno hit Looking From A Hilltop. After a lengthy hiatus in the late 1980s, Section 25 eventually regrouped to release fifth album Part-Primitiv in 2007. This was followed by Best Of collection Dirty Disco in 2008, and a string of powerful live shows across Europe and America.
 
Outstanding sixth album Nature + Degree arrived 2009, on which SXXV were joined by Beth Cassidy on vocals and keyboards. Sadly Larry passed away in February 2010, having completed work on new album Retrofit, released to great acclaim September 2010. Now recognized as a leading genre band, Section 25 continue to play across the UK, Europe and America. The band contributed three tracks to the recent Warners/Rhino box set Factory Records: Communications 1978-1992, while the oft re-issued From The Hip was lauded as one of ’1000 Albums To Hear Before You Die’ by The Guardian newspaper. The group also feature prominently in recent definitive Factory biography “Shadowplayers” while their latest release, the ‘Invicta’ EP on Hacienda Records is out now.
 
7.00pm – £8/£6 adv

 

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