July

Indigo Girls At The Bristol Bierkeller

INDIGO GIRLS Tues 25th July Tickets on sale Fri 17th March 25adv from Bristol Ticket Shop or call 0117 9299008 doors 7.30pm 18+ show www.indigogirls.com The Indigo Girls (Emily Saliers and Amy Ray) released their fourteenth studio album, One Lost Day, on June 2nd.Vast in its reach, but unified by the traveler\'s sense of wonder, gratitude, and empathy, One Lost Day moves like a centrifuge, pulling the listener close to linger in the small moment, then casting out onto sonic currents. This is music of the past, present, and future a boundlessness earned and not bestowed. One Lost Day has a feeling of music composed across time, not just in time. These songs are rooted in tradition and inventive, too: nourished in dark soils, leafing and luminous. Memories here are more than specters; they are evolutions. The album maps the dim corridors of the heart and mind, lifting and landing the listener across state lines and continents. Place is a character rich in the universal specific: "Boots on a board in a barn" in "Texas Was Clean," boys "under the bridge on the river shoals off GA 9" in "Fishtails," the New Orleans\' 1788 fire and the fence around the St. Louis cemetery in "Elizabeth," the "sunny twist of Venice Chez Jay" in "Southern California is Your Girlfriend," and the devil-spawned Angola prison in Louisiana where three black men sat wrongly convicted for decades, confined in solitary. The dirge-like ballad "Findlay, Ohio 1968" opens with a searing string and piano arrangement that feels like slipping through a tear in the space-time continuum. After we reach the violin\'s held high-C and the heartbeat drums, and before Saliers kicks in with her chilling vocals, we hover, suspended in time, before landing gently on the hot asphalt of Grammy\'s driveway in 1968, "poking hot tar bubbles with a stickthe smell of the trash and leaves burning in the can." What unfolds is pure narrative intuition, wherein the stuff of life, life\'s inventory the pall of the impending Kent State massacre, Sexton\'s poetry, Cathy\'s grief-stricken, beer-drinking mom, the dad who never returned from Vietnam, the fence-scaling girl ripping jeans, the boy with wandering heart and hands, the smell of Trenton\'s refineries and the slapping of the station wagon\'s wheels are the metaphoric legs that carry the story and this song across time and distance. "Fishtails" tackles similar themes loss of innocence, coming of age but through a much different lens. Here, the narrator is the observer reflecting on the tender recklessness of neighborhood kids, killing time in an abandoned copper mine, waiting to flee the confines of their small world, raging and hoping and "fishtailing in the dark from the time that they are born." But the song is infused with new meaning in the juxtaposition of the boys\' lives with Ray\'s father\'s long-ago Florida boyhood so similar in its restlessness, its sweet violence. Circularity rings like a keening bell, dazzling and devastating. A multi-layered instrumentalism allows the long notes of the past to cradle the mid-tempo of the present, a lush but understated orchestration. Regarding the aching ballad, "If I Don\'t Leave Here Now," Saliers says, "The song explores the terrible affliction of addiction and was partly inspired right after Philip Seymour Hoffman died. I was deeply affected by his death, but also know that addiction seldom spares the user. It is a song about the desperate attempt to leave a bad situation where no amount of anything is ever enough." The elegiac, stripped-down sound pairs beautifully with tender lyrics that recognize addiction not as a denial of life, but as a dangerous insatiability for life ("Killing yourself to keep from running out of life") turning the conventional addiction narrative on its head. "Id rather have the strength to see through the lens of reality than rose-colored glasses," Ray says in reference to the raucous, rollicking "Happy in the Sorrow Key." "Musically, I was inspired by the feel of Paul Weller and The Jam, but then I also wanted this big orchestral bridge to mirror the feeling of lying in my bunk at night on the tour bus and drifting off to sleep scared but in awe of the process of life." The dissonance between the plaintive lyrics and the quick-tempoed, lush instrumentalism nails the ambiguity of the emotion, while also managing to create a rock song that is both fun and dirty. A majority of the songs in this collection explore a time and place endemic to the narrator\'s sense of self. "Texas Was Clean" is a plucky, whispery elegy to lands loved and left behind. "It became about how a place gets reinvented and defined by your experiences over time," says Ray. "When I was young, Texas seemed so far away and remote, but now it feels like it is part of me for the lives it\'s claimed and for the life its given to me." "Elizabeth," the album\'s joyful opener, takes place in New Orleans, "with its ghosts and underbelly," explains Saliers. "Its the story of kinship and music and whiskey, Lil Queenie and the Big Easy whose bloody print is indelible. Its denying Facebook and simply allowing someone from your past to remain in all her splendid glory." In fact, much of this album seems to argue against our culture\'s obsession with immediate gratification, both a musical and lyrical affinity for the journey and not the journey\'s memento. Venturing further north, "Alberta" is about the indelible impressions of a place and its history, those that we keep close and those that we leave behind. "Olympia Inn" pays homage to a bus driver named Johnny who called everyone "darling" and shared his lost loves, triumphs, and failures late at night as the band toured the UK and Ireland. It\'s a wild, rocking ride of a song. "Its meant to be romp with some swagger and self-deprecation thrown in for good measure," says Ray. "Emily experimented with different guitar sounds and vocal approaches to bring her parts to life, and then Jordan [producer and contributing musician] put the organ down at the end and used The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion as an inspiration." Like a good book, One Lost Day builds to the climactic "The Rise of The Black Messiah" about two-thirds of the way through the album, imbuing the whole with a structural integrity inherent to the best storytelling. This hard-hitting rock song is chilling, a battle-cry for victims of institutional racism. "My friend I heard you tell of slaverys end but have you heard of mass incarceration/That ol Jim Crow he just keeps getting born with a new hanging rope for the black mans scourge," bellows Ray. The song was inspired by a letter Ray received about seven years ago from Herman Wallace, one of the so-called "Angola 3": a trio of young black men framed for the murder of a prison guard as punishment for speaking out about the horrifying conditions in the Angola prison in Louisiana. Wallace spent decades in solitary confinement before finally receiving "compassionate release" just days before his death from cancer. In his letter, he asked Ray to share his story, and "The Rise of The Black Messiah" is Ray\'s anthemic response; a slowbuilding, thunderous rock song anchored by Brady Blade\'s spirited, soulful drums. On One Lost Day, the Girl\'s signature harmonies are in full display: rolling, recursive, hot and capacious as prayer. Through dynamic soundscapes created in tandem with producer Jordan Brooke Hamlin, the album reveals structural innovations that enhance meaning. A classicallytrained horn player, Hamlin contributed "layered ethereal horn parts and a strong vision and ear," says Saliers. With Hamlin, the Girls took new risks that paid huge dividends. The collaborative spirit is loud here, utilizing a host of musicians both familiar and new to the duo. One Lost Day was recorded in studios in Nashville, TN and mixed by Brian Joseph at Justin Vernons (of Bon Iver) April Base Studios in Fall Creek, WI and at the Parhelion Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA. Amy and Emily brought in Lex Price (k.d. lang, Mindy Smith), Butterfly Boucher (Ingrid Michaelson, Katie Herzig, Mat Kearney), Fred Eltringham (Sheryl Crow, The Wallflowers, Gigolo Aunts) and Chris Donohue (Dave Matthews, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Robert Plant) to bring a good dose of infectious energy and creativity to the scene. Additionally, musicians Brady Blade and Carol Isaacs longstanding studio collaborators and live-show band members with the Girls returned, along with the current Indigo Girls touring band. Isaacs contributes haunting piano parts on songs such as "Come a Long Way," "If I Don\'t Leave Here Now," and "Fishtails," and sonorous accordion parts to "Spread the Pain Around" and "Findlay, Ohio 1968." Blade offers his free-wheelin\', Louisiana drumming style to "Fishtails," "Elizabeth," "Texas Was Clean," and the "The Rise of The Black Messiah." The inputs of many of the contributing musicians are captured in a series of videos by the talented Kathlyn Horan, who filmed the crew during the recording of the album. The videos are available on the Indigo Girls\' website and in them we glimpse the ferocity and attention to detail that has helped the Indigo Girls thrive through the various capitulations of a changing music industry. Starting with 2009\'s Poseidon and the Bitter Bug, their eleventh studio album, the Girls formed their own label, IG Recordings, which is now distributed by Vanguard/Concord Music Group. The move aligns with their long held commitment to creative freedom, energy they\'ve also devoted to various social and environmental causes. The Indigo Girls have spent thirty-five years performing together, produced fifteen albums (seven gold, four platinum, and one double platinum), earned a Grammy and seven Grammy nominations, and have toured arenas, festivals, and clubs the world over. It is rare to find musicians together so long, rarer still with such profound successes. Their music lives in the hearts of generations of dedicated fans and continues to inspire young musicians. This loyalty is not accidental. Perhaps their relevance over three decades can be credited to the mighty collisions of distinct aesthetics forging new paths over time. The Girls\' refinement not only of style and skill, but of their own creative processes allows access to ever new and liminal spaces. A long creative marriage fosters its own scrappy beauty, though, and theirs grows more nuanced, weatherworn, and lovely in each successive album. Saliers and Ray live separate lives, take on independent projects, but share "the same set of values," says Saliers. "We both embrace the struggle, share the same energy. We are sisters in our embrace of life. Observers." That sort of artistic kinship is rare and cosmic. Here, then, are the stars of that labor, the next chapte

Bierkeller, Bristol, United Kingdom

Indigo Girls At The Bri...

Bierkeller
Bristol

Tuesday

25 Jul

OTHER STATES Headline Show

OUR FIRST HEADLINE SHOW! Featuring 2 FANTASTIC Brighton bands soon to be announced... and a 40 minute LIGHT SYNCED set from us SINGLE RELEASE 16.6.17 : MAKE AMENDS https://soundcloud.com/otherstates "Psych-indie 6 piece led by the inimitable Mark S. Aaron. Other States take their notes from 60s surf, garage, and Ennio Morricone soundtracks to weave a dark and rich musical tapestry. Their first headline show will 2 Brighton bands in support and a headline set from Other States featuring a completely synced light show."

The Hope and Ruin, Brighton, United Kingdom

Other States Headline S...

The Hope and Ruin
Brighton

Tuesday

25 Jul

Acid King [USA] // Alunah // Monolithian - Bristol

Snuff Lane loudly presents: Acid King w/ Alunah & Monolithian The Louisiana, Bristol Tuesday 25th July Tickets: Only 12.50 Adv. // Running Low!! Headfirst Bristol - https://goo.gl/bGjQaj Bristol Ticket Shop - https://goo.gl/w2L9NV Music Glue - https://goo.gl/rH2Phh Legendary San Francisco doom trio ACID KING return to Bristol to headline The Louisiana for one of their most intimate performances to-date. Special guest support from Birmingham-based enchanted doomsters ALUNAH, and 2-piece Cornish doom-bringers MONOLITHIAN. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Acid King www.acidking.com Bathed in distortion, baptized in a plume of smoke, and born again in 2015, Bay Area trio Acid KingLori S. [vocals, guitars], Joey Osborne [drums], and Mark Lamb [bass]re-emerged with their first offering in a decade, Middle of Nowhere Center of Everywhere. Tastemakers such as Noisey, Blabbermouth, Invisible Oranges, Ultimate Guitar, and New Noise lauded the album. They embarked on tours of the States and Australia, appearing on festivals including Psycho Las Vegas, Erosion Fest, Desert Generator, and more as well as sharing the stage with everyone from Sleep and Down to Blue yster Cult and Red Fang. It extended a celebrated discography that encompasses three EPs and three full-lengths, namely Zoroaster [1995], Busse Woods [1999], and Acid King III [2005]. Its no surprise strains of their style infect luminaries such as The Sword and Kylesa, and theyve earned a place in tomes like The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal and the A to Z of Doom, Gothic & Stoner Metal. Forever etched in the Acid King Necronomicon, Joey and Mark announced an amicable split during late 2016. Kicking off the new year, Lori invited an old friend Black Cobras Rafa Martinez [bass] and avowed Acid King fan Bil Bowman of Hornss behind the kit for a string of shows in 2017. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alunah www.alunah.co.uk Since first coming together in the English Midlands in 2006, Alunah have trafficked in a blend of the earthly and the unearthly. Over the course of their four albums 2010s Call of Avernus, 2012s White Hoarhound, 2014s Awakening The Forest and 2017\'s Solennial the four-piece have been a constant force of progression into an individualized take on psychedelic and organic heft. Their material has never lacked structure or groove, but with the melodic vocals of guitarist Sophie Day ever at the fore, they keep an eye toward the ethereal as well. That was never more true than on Awakening the Forest, which was released by Napalm Records and followed by 2015 CD reissues of the first two albums via PRC Music and a vinyl release for Call of Avernus through UK imprint HeviSike Records. As they always do, Alunah are moving forward. Sophie, guitarist David Day, bassist Daniel Burchmore and drummer Jake Mason signed to Svart Records for the March 2017 release of their fourth album, Solennial, and recorded with Chris Fielding (Conan) at Skyhammer Studio, also owned by Conans Jon Davis. Following in the footsteps of Svart alums Hexvessel and Jess and the Ancient Ones, Alunah arrive at the label preceded by a reputation for blending nature worship and heavy vibes with a grace that few can match, basking in a sun-soaked spirit of beauty and decay, folklore and deeply personal expression. Look for them to expand their sonic palette with the new material and build on what theyve accomplished before in their rich, engaging sound that seems to be always wandering and never, ever lost. "They play heavy music rooted in the tradition of Saint Vitus, but the focus isnt so much on brute force but grace" (Decibal Magazine) - JJ (The Obelisk) "A sure-fire sign that Alunah have the potential to exist amongst the greats" - Rock-A-Rolla Magazine "Signing to a major label has obviously given the four-piece clarity and this is their most mature release to date" - Terrorizer Magazine "Day\'s vocals lead the band\'s charge with a regal charisma, while the songwriting is refreshingly old-school" - Zero Tolerance Magazine --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Monolithian www.monolithiandoom.bandcamp.com 2-piece doom/black metal band from Falmouth. Formed in 2010, Simon Walker and Shannon Green have spent the last few years tirelessly pounding the miles, travelling to all corners of the UK to smash their way through gargantuan sets of ravenous death-sludge attack. Filth spews from this hound like an unstoppable demonic force, but that\'s not to say that it\'s not dynamically astute on the contrary, the ebbs and flows of the mid-paced minimalist doomy sections tie together with arching build ups and fiendishly heavy metallic destruction. With a fistful of splits and EPs under their belt, Monolithian gave us their debut full length in 2015, the self-destructively titled The Finest Day I Ever Lived, Was When Tomorrow Never Came, and it manifested itself as a rounded progression to cement the band as one to pay attention to even further on the UK underground circuit. A more fully realised version of its predecessors, the album is still raw and bitter, but with a maturity of experimentation within the sound and song structure to match the subjective nihilism. Live, Monolithian are a band that simply take your head clean off and leave you wondering how the sound from just 2 souls can be so destructively heavy. - Some words by Tom (Desertscene)

The Louisiana, Bristol, United Kingdom

Acid King [usa] // Alun...

The Louisiana
Bristol

Tuesday

25 Jul

Wayward Sons At The Louisiana

WAYWARD SONS TOBY JEPSONS NEW BAND BRISTOL LOUISIANA Wed 26th July 2017 Tickets 10adv 8pm 11pm Ticket Line 0117 9299008 Artists Website www.facebook.com/waywardsonsbanduk Reset the counters! Toby Jepson is back with WAYWARD SONS his brand new band and Ghosts Of Yet To Come, his first new album in over 20 years. After the incredible success of Little Angels, a number one album, millions of records sold, massive sell out shows and numerous hit singles, Toby has been busy these past years in movie work, performing with Fastway, Gun and Dios Disciples and producing albums for numerous bands (Saxon, Fastway, Virginmarys). His heart however, is always in writing and performing and so the concept of WAYWARD SONS was born a new band, built for playing live, a new direction with Tobys songs centre stage and a new album, signed to Frontiers Music SRL, with all the hallmarks of a great debut. Wayward Sons, handpicked by Toby are Nic Wastell (bass, Chrome Molly) Phil Martini (drums, Spear Of Destiny, ex Quireboys, Joe Elliots Down and Outs) Sam Wood (guitar, a real new gunslinger from Treason Kings) and Dave Kemp (keys, ex Little Angels touring band and long time sideman to Toby). GOYTC was written in a live band situation, a first for Toby I decided to get out of my comfort zone, new players, no been there done that and it totally worked says Toby. 26 songs were written in a series of rehearsals at Peter Gabriels Real World Studios and 14 were then taken into Vale Studios in Worcestershire and recorded in a live band situation with Toby co producing with Chris Dadda. Passionate, honest music made by passionate honest musicians who have come together to create rock music that reflects their heroes from the 70s and 80s modernity through homage..Wayward Sons

The Louisiana, Bristol, United Kingdom

Wayward Sons At The Lou...

The Louisiana
Bristol

Wednesday

26 Jul

Jake Mitchell And Lee Hinchcliffe At Tramshed | Cardiff

Doors: 19.00 14+ (All ages - Under 14\'s accompanied by an Adult) Support added: Lee Hinchcliffe  

Tramshed, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Jake Mitchell And Lee H...

Tramshed
Cardiff

Wednesday

26 Jul

Childhood - Live At Rise Bristol

Childhood will be Live in-store at Rise Bristol to perform tracks from new album \'Universal High\', released 21st July on Marathon Artists. 5.30pm Doors // 6.00pm On-stage // 6.45pm Signing // 7.30pm close. Pre-order the album here > http://www.rise-music.co.uk/browse/search/childhood/item/279989/Childhood-Universal-High.html No one sets out to make the same record twice, of course, but play the new Childhood album side-by-side with their debut and they could almost have been made by different bands such is the monumental leap forward the South Londoners have made. Released just three years ago, Lacuna was a miasma of shimmering guitars and dazed dream pop. A deep dive into swirling pools of shoegazing-like sound that surfaced into hazy sunbursts of choruses. While it still maintains the same alluring character and swooping, sleepy-eyed melodies that made its predecessor so alluring, Universal High is another beast altogether. From the low-riding shuffle and jet stream falsettos of opener A.M.D., Cameos elastic slow jam and the sparkling, four-to-the-floor stomp of Too Old For My Tears To Lie, its a record that gently traces its finger across classic sounds from the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Shuggie Otis and Prince, slips into rare grooves slick sensuousness and shares the magpie eye of MF Doom. Lacuna announced Childhood as one of the new voices worth listening to. Few would have anticipated this is where they would go to next. We wrote most of the first album when we were at Uni, we graduated in 2012, we recorded it in 2014 so by the time we were touring Lacuna I was listening to so much different music, notes frontman Ben Romans-Hopcraft over a pint en route to discuss video ideas in Soho. I was listening to a lot of 80s stuff, left-field soul and making connections with that to psychedelic bands and stuff like The Blackbyrds. I got heavily into MF Doom, Q Tip that were gateways into loads of old soul artists from finding the samples, discovering stuff like Black Ivory. I properly went into it. While much of Lacuna was co-written by Romans-Hopcraft and guitarist/vocalist Leo Dobsen way back at Nottingham University, this time around he returned home to his soul nut mother\'s flat in South London and shut himself away on his own to formulate a plan for the band\'s next move. As the vision for what Universal High would be started to come together, he noticed his Mum\'s record collection bleeding into the process. Literally. My mums a massive soul fanatic and I think it eventually started seeping into my room. Her radios actually right next to my door. By the end she was noticing it. She would listen to The Jones Girls then ten minutes later, itd be blazing out of my speakers. Theres definitely been a little exchange which is cool. Looking out over Camberwell\'s high-rise flats, the walls of Romans-Hopcraft\'s bedroom were plastered with an ever changing collage-cum-diagram dissecting and analysing just how songs by Smokie Robinson or David Bowie or Todd Rundgren actually work. Id never really confronted song-writing as a discipline. Ive always just been, I like that tune, or, I like this thing and Im going to try and replicate something, he reflects. But I got really into trying to work out what exactly was the thing that made them work. Studying them, as it were. Ive completely changed the whole way I approach a song. Ive forced myself through a university of song-writing. Having been friends with Fat White Familys Saul Adamczeski over the years, the pair worked together both in Warmduscher and more recently as part of Insecure Men. Something that also led to him gaining a pop master class while co-producing with Sean Lennon in New York. Ive been working with Sean quite a bit recently, he was teaching me about all this stuff like, Thats a coda. I was like, Oh, really So Ive been really geeking out on song-writing. It\'s an education Romans - Hopcraft has passed with flying colours. Whereas on Lacuna melodies worked as brush strokes in a wider painting, here every verse, middle eight, coda, chorus, slap-bass thunk or freewheeling sax break is a precision-tooled, pop knock out. Take the chorus on Nothing Ever Seems Right\'s Talking Heads-like tessellations its such unashamedly, fist-in-the-air, radio-friendly stuff, its a shame there isn\'t a John Hughes film soundtrack for it to go on. Or Don\'t Have Me Back, the sort joyously tumbling piano-led tune that could have come out of Brian Wilson\'s sandpit. Only here, the outwardly sunny disposition is undercut by a sly lyrical subversion. A similar thing happens across Universal High\'s ten tracks. A song like California Light might glisten with all the sun-kissed optimism of its titular locale, yet the whole album - despite being recorded in Atlanta, Georgia - is deeply rooted in London and informed by a sharp sense of melancholy and disillusionment. People are like, Oh, youre writing about being in California, then? No, not at all. Its actually about being in London. Its about me thinking something is one thing when thats completely not the case. The titles a joke to me about a time when me and my friends were taking a lot of \'shrooms in San Francisco and we thought, Oh the lights are so amaaaazing here, look at the trees, its sick, when actually it was just the police shining their lights in our face," notes the singer with a chuckle. "Theres a soured tinge to a lot of it, even on the more joyous moments on the record. Theres a lot of disillusionment. A lot of it is about how a lot of young people are getting eaten up by London. Whether its drugs, whether its social clichs and expectations, just depending on who you are in the world. Youre in a kind of vacuum, I feel like people lose their sense of who they are in London. Having started sessions in Normandy before decamping to America, the whole group - Romans-Hopcraft, Dobsen, Thomas Fiquet, Max Fantin and drummer Jonny Williams - have considerably upped their game as musicians to deliver these songs, and in Ben\'s case perfect a particularly agile falsetto vocal. One of the main challenges though was to hang on to their own identity as a band while pushing themselves in new directions while working with producer Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Deerhunter & Animal Collective). I first tried singing like that as a joke then thought, Oh actually I might be able to get away with this... he recalls with a laugh. Recording the album we were very aware of our roots as an indie band. We wanted to make sure we could have all these influences but still make sure we werent trying to be a soul band. You can never really forget your D.N.A. as a band. Well see what will happen with the next one. Maybe someones going to come in with a mini drum machine and we will have gone gabba. Until they break out the Day-Glo and dust masks we can simply enjoy this unexpected chapter in Childhood\'s story.

Rise Records, Bristol, United Kingdom

Childhood - Live At Ris...

Rise Records
Bristol

Wednesday

26 Jul

TeenCanteen In Brighton

Super excited to be welcoming TeenCanteen to town as they tour in support of new EP \'Sirens\' (due for release this April via Last Night From Glasgow). Championed by Marc Riley BBC 6 music, TeenCanteen are an all girl-band from Glasgow. Sticky cherry-cola kissed three part harmonies backed by talking toms and stomping beats in a new Wall of Sound. Sparkling synth sounds, driving drums, classic three-part harmonies and pure pop songwriting, TeenCanteen released their debut album \'Say It All With A Kiss\' in 2016, selling out the vinyl run entirely in pre-order(!) and receiving widespread critical acclaim. - "They sound like a Scottish Shangri-La\'s who have overdosed on E numbers. In a good way. They are pure pop music and if you haven\'t heard them you need to immediately. They will make your heart sing......" - When Skies Are Grey Fanzine - "...vibrant and irrepressibly enjoyable....a mixture of delicate dream pop and garage rock topped off with subtle synth work...." - Tenement TV - "...a delightful riot of massive beats, swooning harmonies and the gutsy-sweet wonder of front woman Carla Easton and co...." - The National - "Say It All With A Kiss is packed full of infectiously catchy, sing-into-your-hairbrush indie pop anthems that\'ll make you feel 14 again." - The Skinny Tickets available in-store at Resident Brighton or online via SeeTickets, Dice.fm (no booking fees!) or WeGotTickets.

Green Door Store , Brighton, United Kingdom

Teencanteen In Brighton...

Green Door Store
Brighton

Thursday

27 Jul

Melting Vinyl Presents: The Fiction Aisle + Crayola Lectern

Melting Vinyl presents: The Fiction Aisle + Crayola Lectern Thursday 27 July 2017 Komedia Brighton (Studio) Doors 7.30pm 6 + booking fee / 8 Standing Over 14s welcome, under 16s to be accompanied Ticketing outlets: Venue - https://www.komedia.co.uk/brighton/music/melting-vinyl-presents-fiction-aisle-crayola-lectern/ Ticketweb - http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/283465 See Tickets - http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-fiction-aisle-crayola-lectern/komedia-studio/1121390/ Resident Brighton Songkick - https://www.songkick.com/store/events/30531059 Union Music Store Music\'s Not Dead Pebble Records Wow And Flutter The latest in a long-line of projects from the mind of Mercury Prize nominated Electric Soft Parade frontman Thomas White, The Fiction Aisle bring together a fine assortment of Brighton\'s best musicians to create a truly glorious sound. It\'s epic, progressive pop of the highest level. The Fiction Aisle released their debut album, Heart Map Rubric, late in 2015 on Thomas\'s own label imprint (Chord Orchard), garnering 6Music\'s attention alongside a slew of glowing reviews for both the album and their live shows. Combining a love of classic song-writing, with hints of jazz and lounge, alongside schizophrenic nose-dives into the heavier territory explored by 70s prog rock, this unique group are not to be missed. Thomas\' band Electric Soft Parade were also Mercury Music Prize nominated on their debut album Holes In The Wall, produced by Chris Hughes and Mark Frith. "With lyrical pith, a brass section exploding when required, and adventurous polyrhythmic time signatures occasionally driving things along, this is big, cinematic, but personal music thats hewn in the shadow of John Barry, John Grant, Lloyd Cole and the Last Shadow Puppets, yet is very much its own creature." - The Arts Desk. Support comes from: Crayola Lectern 2013 and Crayola Lectern finally hatched out of his eggy shell to bring the world the debut double album The Fall And Rise Of after years of musical adventures with all sorts of legends and leg ends throughout the music world. 2017 and the follow up is completed. Crayola Lectern himself is Worthing\'s Chris Anderson, and his debut, is a melodic, warm cohesive piece of work. Presented with a frayed, understated grandeur and sophisticated, near-classical arrangements that hint at prog rock, but navigate that genre\'s notoriously murky waters with unerring good taste. Led by piano rather than guitars, the compositions in fact err more, in their plentiful instrumental sections, towards the soft-jazz film scores of Henry Mancini or Neal Hefti. "An exquisitely eccentric debut album." - 8/10, Uncut Magazine "A warm, reflective and deeply human record. From Worthing, with love." - The Quietus

Komedia Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom

Melting Vinyl Presents:...

Komedia Brighton
Brighton

Thursday

27 Jul

Porter's Presents: Tobias Robertson's Jam Night

A Jam Night hosted by our lovely friend Tobias! All skill sets welcome, all instruments welcome! Come along and join in.

Porters, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Porter's Presents: Tobi...

Porters
Cardiff

Thursday

27 Jul

The Tuesday Syndicate + Ye Olde Avalon / Wolfs DJ

The Tuesday Syndicate The Tuesday Syndicate have already garnered big stage experience in their three year existence, joining Bastille and Xavier Rudd in the line up at Gold Coast Ocean Fest, and performing at the Isle of Wight Festival on the same bill as Biffy Clyro, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Kings of Leon. There is a fervent urgency and determination in the band\'s music that not only reflects the emotional potency of their lyrical output, but is also an indication of their desire to be heard by a far wider audience in larger venues. BBC 6 Music\'s Steve Lamacq Show described the band as \'like Jake Bugg but with a full band and a lot more attitude.\' https://www.facebook.com/thetuesdaysyndicateofficial/ Ye Olde Avalon Indie country rock

Mr. Wolfs, Bristol, United Kingdom

The Tuesday Syndicate +...

Mr. Wolfs
Bristol

Thursday

27 Jul

Frankie Cosmos The Haunt 28 Jul

BE NOTHING pres Frankie Cosmos Sign up for the mailing list: eepurl.com/swSLX Fake Laugh / Dama Scout Shacklewell Arms 18 Apr Elvis Depressedly + TV Girl The Joker 23 Apr Hand Habits Sticky Mike\'s Frog Bar 28 Apr Hoops Green Door Store 9 May Thyla / Penelope Isles Shacklewell Arms 10 May Ryley Walker Komedia 29 May Lydia Ainsworth The Joker 30 May TOPS The Joker 5 Jun Sean Nicholas Savage / Spinning Coin The Joker 15 Jun Show Me The Body The Joker 26 Jun Julie Byrne / Nadia Reid St Mary\'s Church 28 Aug Our Girl The Lexington 13 Sep Forest Swords The Haunt 19 Oct

The Haunt, Brighton, United Kingdom

Frankie Cosmos The Hau...

The Haunt
Brighton

Friday

28 Jul

Kate Bush- A Celebration

Brighton\'s best musical acts come together to pay tribute to the amazing music of Kate Bush in an multi media evening of Kate filled entertainment. Featuring performances by- Paul Diello- Award winning singer/songwriter Paul Diello has released two solo albums, toured across the UK, Europe and America and has supported artists such as Texas, Jarvis Cocker and Nick Harper. He won best solo artist at Brighton Music Awards 2010 and has just completed a run of three sold out, 5 star reviewed shows for Brighton Fringe Festival as well as receiving a nomination for the LGBT Fringe Award. Paul has performed at many festivals across the UK and America in 2015 he opened the show on the main stage at Brighton Pride Festival. www.pauldiello.com www.facebook.com/pauldiellomusic https://youtu.be/Fqxz942kUTA Mishkin Fitzgerald- Mishkin Fitzgerald is best known for her role as lead singer and pianist in the British \'orchestral punk-rock\' band, Birdeatsbaby. However, as a solo performer she plays darkly tinged pianos ballads and melancholic alt-pop tunes. Daughter of a church minister and a maths teacher, the young singer was influenced heavily by classical piano music and opera, and then later alternative artists such as Nick Cave, Patti Smith and Kate Bush. She has created a sound that is distinctive, fragile and unapologetic. https://mishkinfitzgerald.bandcamp.com http://www.birdeatsbaby.co.uk https://youtu.be/Ejb3sITMIoM? Oli Spleen- Oli\'s former band The Flesh Happening were banned from several Brighton venues for their aberrent behaviour (you\'ll have to ask him yourself!) but his current band, Pink Narcissus, have swapped the confrontational stance and bare-bones garage rock for a diverse form of punk metal, albeit with agonisingly confessional lyrics. Tonight sees Oli singing solo with piano accompaniment from Mishkin Fitzgerald. https://www.facebook.com/PinkNarcissus https://www.facebook.com/olispleen https://youtu.be/wqOGXzi8lZk Iris and The Wolves- Classically trained chanteuse Fiona Wallace started out as an opera singer before putting together indie/alternative/melodic pop act Iris and the Wolves in the early 2000\'s. The band became a prominent feature in the Brighton music scene and began work on a debut album but disbanded in 2011. Since then Fiona has been focusing on motherhood and fronting the successful five-piece covers act The Double Zeros. Tonight sees the return of Iris and the Wolves on stage for the first time since 2011. https://soundcloud.com/fionawallacecarville https://www.facebook.com/thedoublezeros https://youtu.be/h00_MfRavYo Anna Searight- With a distinctive voice and an emotive guitar style, Anna Searight approaches singer-songwriting in a fresh and unique way. Combining classic songwriting with a haunting voice, her hypnotic melodies reflect influences of artists such as Tracy Chapman, Elliott Smith and Thom Yorke. http://www.annasearight.com www.facebook.com/annasearightmusic https://youtu.be/ZDQZwOULK5M Birte Paulsen- Inspired by Folk, Chanson, Americana and Scandinavian eccentricity, Birte Paulsen delivers dark Indie Folk with a sigh of Nordic melancholy. Her debut album Borrowed Time, has brought together some of the UKs finest musicians and has been praised as A rare sort of success, and superbly intriguing if Portishead took a foray into folk music. http://birtepaulsen.com www.facebook.com/birtepaulsenmusic https://youtu.be/wXUoa4XDBbk Nick Hudson- Nick Hudson is a composer/musician/artist based in the UK and founder member of The Academy Of Sun, a democratic unit sinuously augmenting Nick\'s compositions in the form of a queer, gnostic, post-punk orchestral militia. The Academy Of Sun are currently manifesting a colossal piece of work in the form of an album called Codex Novena. https://nickhudsonindustries.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TheAcademyOfSun https://youtu.be/tfsd1TRLOIs Emma Madden- It\'s a rarity to find Emma without bleeding fingers after a show, as she sings until her neck tendons are raw and her fretboard bloody. Though this sounds like the bio for a death-metal band, Emma is anything but. She demonstrates the brutality behind gentleness and honesty. https://soundcloud.com/emmamaddenmusic https://youtu.be/ZgrqBNys-JM Doors 7.30pm Tickets 5adv/7 otd Tickets available from- http://www.wegottickets.com/event/407157

The Brunswick, Brighton, United Kingdom

Kate Bush- A Celebratio...

The Brunswick
Brighton

Friday

28 Jul

Different Circles X PTS

Different Circles x PTS Bristol. MUMDANCE b2b Logos DJ Storm (Metalheadz) Parris The Crofters Rights 28.07.17 Adv. tickets from Headfirst Bristol http://hdfst.uk/E39446

The Crofters Rights, Bristol, United Kingdom

Different Circles X Pts...

The Crofters Rights
Bristol

Friday

28 Jul

Springbreak + Guests At Crofters Right - Bristol

Following their incredible performance at Dot To Dot Festival in Bristol we are proud to announce Springbreak will be headlining The Crofters Rights in Bristol with some very Special Guests. Tickets: http://bit.ly/2rMe0Rt Springbreak SPRINGBREAK are a four humans from Bristol. Lacking the minerals to access "real life" in any tangible manner, they resolved to make music that sounds somewhere between menstrual cramps, a child\'s whisper, and that noise you hear when someone tries to match on tinder with the sun. (Try and digest that whilst eating some food) https://www.facebook.com/springbreakfast/ Beverly Shrills We are pleased to welcome back these guys after a stunning performance stealing the show at our previous TripToTori gig at The Crofters. They have had great pr from BBC Introducing and currently their new single "Sophie" is on our playlist! https://www.facebook.com/beverlyshrills/ Felina Our first time having these local lads on and we can\'t wait! We managed to catch them at The Old England earlier this year and were taken back by the talent somewhat undiscovered in Bristol. These are not to be missed! https://www.facebook.com/Felina-781530211942142/ Loralie Proud to welcome back after a stunning performance at "Where\'ve You BIMM\'. These nearly grads bring real music to life with powerful heart ripping riffs and beautifully floated vocals with still a harsh tone when needed. Opening the night the fantastic Loralie. https://www.facebook.com/loraliemusic/ - BRING ID PLEASE - DOOR PRICE 6 - 1 OFF WITH VALID STUDENT ID - CROFTERS RIGHTS - MAKE FRIENDS NOT ENEMIES For more details contact Squeezebox Events.

The Crofters Rights, Bristol, United Kingdom

Springbreak + Guests At...

The Crofters Rights
Bristol

Friday

28 Jul

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