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The Sound Cupboard feat. Solarference / Chrx / DSC

On Wednesday 26th July, The Sound Cupboard opens his stage to folk music ! What ? Yes, but folk with a pinch of electro and you’ll also have the usual noise, we like to offer you :)

Music starts around 8.30 pm
Free Entry, Donations Only !
Good ales and Great pizzas.

***Solarference is folk+laptop duo Nick Janaway & Sarah Owen, a genre-defying mix of live sampling and traditional folk. Nick and Sarah weave layers of sound and song, performing with an intense live energy and their self-designed, ‘home-made’ sound software. Solarference have recently released their second album Locks & Bolts, recorded live in early 2016.

“Simply genius – arresting, atmospheric and thrilling …” – fRoots
“Radical recompositions… drawing deep from the digital well of endless possibilities” – Songlines
“Visceral and living…” – SpiralEarth

***Chrx performs live, freeform electronica using a Eurorack modular synthesizer. He draws inspiration from electroacoustic music, noise, glitch and free improv, combining these influences to create his always evolving palette of sound.

***DSC + Guests (Domestic Sound Cupboard) House band collective + special guests, playing improvised electronic music based around live sampling, brass, vocals, percussion, shapes and nonshapes.

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Skating Polly / Hands Off Gretel / Think Pretty i
The Moon Cardiff
Junior Bill




27TH JULY – 7PM – £7 (includes entry, film download & updates) – 14+ – BAR OPEN!

Tickets available here:

A unique live experience from Junior Bill, taking place in our creative home Cathays Youth & Community Centre.

Be part of the audience for the “Above Your Station” concert film. It’s a DIY live show that you’ll never have seen in Cardiff before.

Complete with sets, lighting, a narrative, actors, collaborations and much more, we’re so excited to bring you ABOVE YOUR STATION.

Tickets are only available to Pledgers via our PledgeMusic campaign. Only costing you £2, the extra £5 will include the final concert film download, exclusive updates and recordings plus more.

You can also contribute to the Pledge Campaign through the following offers – all come with the “Above Your Station” film download.

- EXCLUSIVE Demos & Rarities 2016-2017 CD – £6

- EXCLUSIVE Behind The Scenes Documentary – £6

- “Above Your Station” Art Print – £10

- “Above Your Station” DVD – £10

- Attend a Rehearsal (in Cardiff or Bristol): £20

- Come to an “away gig” with us [you pay for our travel!] – £65

- Record a cover of your choice: £100

- Rob & L-Hyo Gig in your living room: £100

- Record a personalised song for you (or someone else): £150

- Full band gig in your living room (with PA): £200

Cathays Community Centre Cardiff
All My Friends & Juxtaposed present… CaStLeS / Barbott / Guide Dog

We’re delighted to welcome a sterling psych-rock co-headliner with the wonderful CaStLeS & Barbott (Spain) playing at Gwdihw!

It’s been some time since we welcomed the skilled eclecticism of CaStLeS to Gwdihw. Their hypnotic rhythms and accompanying reverb-soaked gorgeous melodies are glorious puzzles.

Electro outreaches and textural acoustics meld with psych-soaked riffs to make rhythmic, insistent earworms that’ve landed them praise from the likes of Drowned in Sound & The Guardian alike.

With them, we bring the elegant Indie-Psych of Spain’s Barbott. Melding influences from Tame Impala & Arctic Monkeys & the electronic touch of the likes of Caribou, their singles on Spotify have garnered a huge audience their seductive seductive psych of ‘Cream’. It stands beautifully next to more electronic & even jazz influences on debut LP ‘Curves’, they join us after playing Primavera Sound on a UK wide tour.

Support comes from Guide Dog & more TBC

Gwdihw Cardiff
Liquid Library presents… Spunking Octochoke / Harry Furniss / Pink Ice / Dan Johnson

Hey Librarians!

We have four amazing bands playing this and if you come you’ll probably enjoy them all.

2 Piece (S)punk Rock

Harry Furniss
Mystery new project from Iceman Furniss bandleader. Expect Cornet, Improv and all the usuall Jazz goodness

Pink Ice
Post-Rock Improv Noise

Dan Johnson
Solo Drums, Loops and Drones from Honourary Third Liquid Librarian


Old England Pub Bristol
Different Circles x PTS feat. MUMDANCE b2b Logos / DJ Storm (Metalheadz) / Parris

Different Circles x PTS – Bristol.

MUMDANCE b2b Logos

DJ Storm (Metalheadz)


The Crofters Rights – 28.07.17

Adv. tickets from Headfirst Bristol

Crofter's Rights Bristol
That Good Night Part 3 feat. Beauty Parlour / Jessie B / It’s Dando!


We’re back, and we’re ready to do it all over again.

After two raucous parties during the spring, we’re returning to the off-beat setting of the Big Top for another irreverent dollop of cheap-as-chips acid, house and weirdness.

Emotive electronic live duo Beauty Parlour head up proceedings, along with Doppler’s Jessie B and That Good Night resident It’s Dando!

The Big Top Cardiff

Pleasuredome | Fri 28th | 9pm-2am | £4/3 before 10

Cardiff’s only dedicated 80s Electronic night, with Electro, Synth Pop, Italo Disco, New Wave, Funk and more!


Gwdihw Cardiff
Sonic Wisdom #3 feat. Gavin Prior / Saltings / COIMS / Byrons Rat + DJ Strangest Pet


GAVIN PRIOR – Head of Deserted Village records delivers you the music of other worlds and inner vision. Stewed in the cauldron of Irelands rich avant garde elite.

SALTINGS – Drone emporium

COIMS – Endless quest for inaudible perfection

Bryons Rat – comic relief

Farout classic soundtrack spinning crossed with 70s prog pop throughout from DJ Strangest Pet.


Old England Pub Bristol
Lust Pattern

Our next session at The Surrey Vaults, and our first on a Friday.

Playing less ambient, and more:

Minimal Electronics

NO/Cold Waves

Ambient/Dub Techno

Fake Jazz

8 – Close.

Free entry.

Surrey Vaults
Cowtown / Neurotic Fiction | My Name Is Ian + Holy Hell DJs

Clwb Ifor Bach


Neurotic Fiction | My Name Is Ian | Holy Hell Djs

7:30pm | £5 | 18+

Leeds’ DIY legends / indiepopers / post punkers / new wavers COWTOWN return to Clwb on July 28th and we cannot f***ing wait!

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Pretty Hate Records presents… Disjoy / The Violent Hearts / Guilt Police / Salt Bath



Cardiff based punks / mutants. New record ‘Red Sky’ out now.


Birmingham / Newport based melodic darkwave / post- punk. Ex members of SHARKS.


Hardcore punks straight out of Oxford bring the d-beat.


Loud / noisy queer punk from the beautiful suburbs of Newport.






Le Pub Newport
Karl Band / Dubi Dolczek / Will Newsome / Scott Leslie Bryant

After a day of sitting out with the sun on the shoulder and a gentle breeze settles upon your face. Come and maybe listen to my dull tones ring around the room.

Didnt know Karl had a band? Heres a video which proves the fact

Being supported by some proper actual musicans

The enigma that is Dubi Dolczek

The handsome bastad that is will newsome

Lo fi hero Scott Leslie Bryant

Gunna be playing the floor fillers til late with top dogs

Ne$$ / Im So Green / Karl

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Fat Paul presents… Expresso Bongo feat. Karen / The Infinite Blue Trio / Jonny Kinkaid / Deej / Tor / Hawksmoor / Fuck Authority / Mark McDowell & Friends







Exchange Bristol
Summer Cuts: Don’t Tell Your Mother

Summer Cuts: Don’t Tell Your Mother

Saturday 29 July 2017, 22:00 to 02:00

£5 Earlybird / £8 Conc / £10

Join Don’t Tell Your Mother as they curate the first in a series of Summer Cut take-overs at Arnolfini’s harbourside & Auditorium.

Early bird tickets on sale until Monday 10 July.

FREE daytime music and street food on the harbourside 2-10pm

Ticketed night-time gig 10pm-2am

About Summer Cuts

Showcasing some of Bristol’s most loved and celebrated DJs and live acts, each Cut features free daytime live music on the riverside with local street food offerings. Rounding off each night is an electrifying headline gig in Arnolfini’s Auditorium.

Who are Don’t Tell Your Mother?

DTYM is an LGBT+ Friends night in the mild, mild west…Bristol! listed as LGBT+ Friends because EVERYONE is welcome…as long as you like a good boogie and smile lots. Expect glitter, pop bangers, sequins, delicious disco, glitter, rude R’n'B and all-around glamour.

Line up:


Summer Cuts will also include take-overs from:

5 August – Young Echo Sound

12 August – Big Jeff


Arnolfini Bristol
Lone Wolves#3 feat. BURL / Twin / Ofield / Kate Stapley / EMEI

All females, all night long…

☾☽ I am enchanting, a charming creature indeed
I’m a viscious one, I’ll make you bleed
I am claws, I am teeth-i am all that you fear
Beware the she-wolf, take heed my dear. ☾☽

“LONE WOLVES” A night that seeks to celebrate those who carve a solitary path through the musical wildnerness. Those who are doing it for themselves. Those who don’t need nobody else (you get the idea)


Bristol-based producer Burl recalls the sounds of the past to imagine a more enchanting present. Organs, chimes, and disembodied voices are layered to create palpable visions of misty moors, twilit skies, and last rites cast over a bubbling cauldron, and the live show adds even more sorcery. Shrouded in veils and clad in black, Burl lets her vaporous productions diffuse under the sound of live bells, rung as if by an unseen force. Burl’s work is a meditative seance for increasingly dark times. (Crack Magazine)

Twin contains shades of shoegaze, ambient, North African music and gothic pop with vocal arrangements that owe a little to dance music as melodic phrases are doubled, phased and reversed to dazzling effect. Travel, dreams, horror, ecstasy this a heady listen and no mistake ( Bristol 24/7)

New electronic project from AGATHE MAX, Ofield combines field recordings from places steeped in mystery and mythology with stunning live effects to evoke imaginary universes.

Fusing folk orientated sensibilities with a modern grasp on what it means to be a young person in today’s society, her songs cast an optimistic slant on city life. This talented young lady has the capacity to set the world on fire, the only sensible approach is to buy the ticket and enjoy the ride as she weaves her way into the annals of Rock and Roll history.

Solo project of Louise Brady, now called EMEI: layers of synth, voice and field recordings merge like watercolour paints to form slowly evolving sublime sonic landscapes.


☾☽ DJS


Old England Pub Bristol
Delete presents… Sonja Moonear

Delete presents Sonja Moonear | Sun 30th | 1PM | £16/£18/£14ADV

Heading back to Gwdihw Car Park in july with Sonja Moonear…..!!! 🇨🇭

Sonja Moonear

Marc Parsons

Matt Owen

Kofi Tarris

13:00 – 22:00 – Car Park

22:00- Late – Bar…

Tickets: £14/£16/£18 via Crack Tickets

Facebook – Delete Cardiff

We Do House Music :)

R4z 4 lyf

Gwdihw Cardiff
Bloom presents… Cloudshoes / EP/64 / PonPon / Lot Grundy

“Eclectic, crazy, moody, intense, personal, funny, faltering and finally formidable… the music cooperative Bloom was all this in yet another mini triumph for The Wardrobe Theatre, who seem hardwired to find and reveal risk-taking artists in this wonderfully creative city.” Stagetalk Magazine

Bloom is a collective of musicians and friends from an experimental corner of Bristol’s buzzing music scene. Their combined musical projects are varied in genre yet consistently progressive, playful and enchanting. Bloom Presents… brings you otherworldly evenings of their hypnotic sounds in an intimate hand-crafted setting.


The ongoing delusions of Conrad Singh {guitarist with The Evil Usses, Yama Warashi] take flight with a Bristalien rocket folk space dream Music Band,,,bog waltzes, ladybird medicine, brainradio, eyelid movies,,,

For this performance Conrad will be joined by Yoshino Shigihara and Lot Grundy on electric wooden giraffe.


EP/64 is a subtle wild improvisation trio formed by raw vocalist Dali de Saint Paul, with Nick Janaway on live laptop sampling, and Dan Johnson on Drums.

Once Dali dreamt of a trio that played 64 gigs and then stopped, “Ephemeral Project 64″… and so far, that is the only plan they adopt, the rest is spontaneous and free.


New female trio from France and Japan via Bristol/U.K. PonPon are Agathe Max (Kuro), Yoshino Shigihara (Yama Warashi), and saxophonist Helen Papaioannou. Together they create sounds with tribal chanting, wonky rhythms and effected acoustic instruments with a touch of dancy electronic music.

Lot Grundy

Lot Grundy is a beat poet and folk guitarist. He sings songs littered with iconic imagery and tells stories about Springsteen and jazz and mermaids and muffins.

£7 otd
(advance tickets currently unavailable)

Wardrobe Theatre Bristol
Howling Owl & Qu Junktions present… King Ayisoba / Eric Chenaux / Yama Warashi

Howling Owl and Qu Junktions present a summer smorgasbord of spright.


Get your Tuesday night dancing trotters on for this summer Bristol pit-stop by Ghanaian force of nature KING AYISOBA, bringing full band including Arnold from The Ex for a raw-as-hell kologo punk-dance party. Joining the King in the court of The Crofters will be sublime Canadian guitar and voice voyager ERIC CHENAUX (Constellation), with the rich Japan-meets-Bristol pop joy of YAMA WARASHI rounding off a mini-festival of a bill brought to you by Qu Junktions and Howling Owl.

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Imperial Music presents… Junior / The Young Hearts

Wednesday 2/08/17

Imperial Music


The Young Hearts

7:00pm | £5 | 14+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Cacophonous Sarcophagus presents… Pikacyu * Makoto Kawabata / Kuro / Ep/64 / Mummies + DJ Tom Relleen

Cacophonous Sarcophagus welcomes you to a perfect SUPERNORMAL warm-up, at the infamous Crypt of St. John the Baptist.


Pikacyu * Makoto Kawabata


(Riot Season Records)

Full album stream –

Live –

“An alliance between two figureheads of underground Japanese psych/pop, the musically promiscuous Kawabata Makoto (most famous for his leadership of the legendary Acid Mothers Temple Official), and Afrirampo’s Pikacyu.

Pikacyu’s drums pummel, jitter, crash and stumble, but steadfastly refuse to groove. She layers her voice several times, competing with maniacally pitch-shifted versions of herself to bring you what is, in their words, “a story about the cosmic shaman Pikacyu vs the master of the darkness Makoto… including the full love from the universe!!”. Makoto attacks his guitar, cloaking himself in reverb to produce a wall-of-sound, alternating between melody and noise.”

“Theirs is a careening cartoon world, borne out of a restless creativity and a seemingly endless reserve of energy that sweeps in broad strokes across a series of diverse experimental duets.” – RockaRolla



(Rocket Recordings)

“Agathe Max, who hails originally from Lyon, is a classically-trained violinist with a varied back catalogue of studio and live work – running the gamut from spectral ambience to stately soundscapes and adept at summoning dreamstates and drama alike. Gareth Turner, meanwhile, maintains a busy schedule performing and recording with Anthroprophh, Big Naturals and his solo double-bass project.

Kuro’s eponymous first outing is an elegantly sprawling and richly textured work of tumult and transcendence.”



(Pale Master)

“A subtle wild improvisation trio formed by raw vocalist Dali de Saint Paul, with Nick Janaway on live laptop sampling, and either Florent Berthaut or Dan Johnson on Drums.”

“Working as a trio, explore the interchange of feedback loop between human and machine.

The group start with raw improvisation, voice, percussion and, feeding off each other, offer this for processing/mutilation through the use of computer de/coding. The data is then fired back out into the ‘real’ space were the group intercept it and freely incorporate this into the performance.”



Henry Collins and Fureau Keel Vril channeling ancient murmurs and pent up noise through voice and objects, action and reaction


+++ DJ Tom Relleen (Tomaga/The Oscillation)


Advanced tickets £8 from Headfirst Bristol and Bristol Ticket Shop

Crypt Of St John The Baptist Bristol
Gravy Train prsents… The Death Of Pop / Honeymoons

Gravy Train Presents:

The Death Of Pop




The Crofters Rights

Wednesday 2nd August

19:30 – 23:00

£6 Adv


Crofter's Rights Bristol
Hey Mary

We’re back after our summer break running through fields of wheat! Naughty. Dust off yr dancing shoes and gladrags and join us at Cardiff’s best alternative queer party.


Hosted by the infamous, silver-tongued Lucy Fur, while our resident hags Medusa Repulsa, Twm Evans and Cressida Wolf dress to distress and aim to *please* with lip syncs, performances, heartfelt ballads, death drops, satanic rituals, blood sacrifices, exorcisms and whatever else they deem gagworthy. Not for the faint hearted.

We’re also joined by not one, not two, but three very special guests this month – watch this space for more info.

Resident DJs Sissy Boy Tears are on hand to keep you moving till the witching hour with their delectable mix of bathhouse disco, scuzzy electro, camp pop classics and anything unapologetically faggy.

Hey Mary is Cardiff’s only inclusive LGBTQ party and we encourage you to come and be your best self, turn the night out and celebrate your weirdness and beauty.

PS Fuck Theresa May and fuck the DUP.


Doors 10:30

1st act 11:45ish

Party till forever

£5 OTD


Poster credit: our in-house designer extraordinaire, intergalactic goddess Zia Torta!

The Big Top Cardiff
Summer Cuts: Young Echo Sound

Summer Cuts: Young Echo Sound

Saturday 05 August 2017, 22:00 to 02:00

£5 Earlybird / £8 Conc / £10

Join Young Echo Sound as they curate the second in a series of Summer Cut take-overs at Arnolfini’s harbourside & Auditorium.

Early bird tickets on sale until Monday 10 July.

FREE daytime music and street food on the harbourside 2-10pm

Ticketed night-time gig 10pm-2am

About Summer Cuts

Showcasing some of Bristol’s most loved and celebrated DJs and live acts, each Cut features free daytime live music on the riverside with local street food offerings. Rounding off each night is an electrifying headline gig in Arnolfini’s Auditorium.

About Young Echo

Young Echo Sound is an eleven-strong collective of boundary pushing producers, vocalists and sonic provocateurs, whose incursions into dub, bass, drone, grime, noise and techno have sent a fresh charge through the UK musical souterrain resonating deep from their basecamp of Bristol.

As their number has slowly grown since 2010, their output has stayed on the same singular path: shifting between live radio transmissions, collective and solo 12” releases, essential club nights and their legendary festival takeovers, the Young Echo Sound moves with high stealth, eluding the obvious grid points of electronic music.

Line up:

Coming soon…

Summer Cuts will also include take-overs from:

29 July – Don’t Tell Your Mother

12 August – Big Jeff


Arnolfini Bristol
The Wyrd Wonder presents… Fuchsia / Bragod

The Wyrd Wonder Presents…

Sun Aug 6th, 7.30 pm.

Fuchsia / Bragod

We are delighted to welcome back to Cardiff the spellbinding Tony Durant / Fuchsia who will be visiting Chapter as part of a rare, small tour of the UK.

Their 1971 psychedelic folk opus with its classical string sections, poetic lyrics and beautifully woven arrangements is considered an art rock masterpiece.

As well as material from the early days, expect to hear songs from the latest album, ‘Fuchsia II: From psychedelia to a distant place’.

“Returning with dignity and verve, Durant’s created a worthy follow-up to his age-old gem. Did we have to wait quite so long?”

— Jan Zarebski, The Record Collector

The extraordinary Bragod compliment the evening with their exploration of medieval Welsh ceremonial music and poetry. Mary – Anne Robert’s enchanting movement and powerful voice is expertly coupled with the evocative playing of Robert Evans, a maestro of the European Lyre and its descendent, the Crwth.

‘A national treasure-chest unlocked’ Verity Sharpe, BBC Music Magazine

£10 / £8

Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff
Snuff Lane presents… Elder / King Buffalo / Sigiriya / Sergeant Thunderhoof

Snuff Lane loudly brings you:

Elder (US) // King Buffalo (US) // Sigiriya // Sergeant Thunderhoof

The Fleece Bristol – Sunday 6th August

Doors: 19:00

Tickets: £15.00

Elder are back with Snuff Lane for Bristol’s third installment, with added mild-melts in the form of King Buffalo, Sigiriya and Sergeant Thunderhoof…



Elder is the definition of a work in progress, as the group continues to meld the familiar sounds of Sleep‘s colossal riffage with their ever-evolving vision of soaring melodies and sonic soundscapes. Listeners will find themselves locked into the trio’s lengthy epics, which toe the line between the chasms of classic stoner metal and mindblowing psychedelia.

Since the release of 2010′s Dead Roots Stirring, their second full-length record for MeteorCity Records, Elder has continued to push their sound in more dynamic and inspiring directions, while still holding true to their original methodology: all heavy, no filler.


King Buffalo

“King Buffalo is a psychedelic trio in the classic format of bass, drums, and guitar, whose expansive and thunderous music is anything but easily definable.

Formed by three long-standing members of the blooming Rochester, NY rock scene, King Buffalo gathered in September of 2013 to start working on a new musical collaboration in a heavy rock vein. Their efforts spawned a demo release and several splits and one-offs which, coupled with their impressive live show, quickly gained them an international audience.

Nearly exactly three years after their formation, King Buffalo shows the world its first long-player creation – a powerful concoction of heavy psych, blues, and stoner rock in stunning cohesion. Orion’s flow is surprising giving the relative youth of the band, but King Buffalo seems to be a rare breed capable of fusing loose-knit and spacious pieces into a tightly-focused package. Written during and out of jam sessions, Orion’s nine tracks are texturally rich and oozing with psychedelic goodness, yet honed and driving in the next blink of an eye. Lush, shimmering melodies á la Dead Meadow and free-flowing grooves that recall All Them Witches meet with the full force of fuzzed-out stoner rock riffs, all coinciding organically. impressively, King Buffalo’s focus extends beyond composition and into the technical realm; Orion was recorded entirely by the band in the very same rehearsal room that played host to the songs’ creation. After a successful self-release, Stickman Records is proud to present Orion to the world on 180 gram vinyl including CD as well as a standalone CD release.” – via Sludgelord



Beneath the soil of a Welsh valley a heavy metal life-force regained strength: rising from the ashes of psychedelic doom merchants Acrimony – Sigiriya was born.

Sigiriya come from the earthy depths of Wales, bringing hefty, tremor-inducing sonic sounds that pay homage to the riff. Time served in the likes of Iron Monkey, Dukes of Nothing, Black Eye Riot, The Nine, Suns of Thunder and Tabularasa have forged their thick output, giving the foursome a more dynamic, meaner, leaner, earthier approach, which has developed an intense dirty sound.

Their latest release ‘Darkness Died Today’ was released through legendary ‘Candlelight Records’ (Winterfylleth, Orange Goblin, Ihsahn); renowned for building on the sonic foundation of ‘Return To Earth’ and soars to even greater heights with the addition of new vocalist Matt ‘Pipes’ Williams.


Sergeant Thunderhoof

Prime cuts of riffs served with a side of tasty psychedelic mushrooms, garnished with a sprinkle of doom croutons.

Sergeant Thunderhoof were formed in late 2013 initially as just an excuse for old friends to get together once in a while and jam some tasty licks. It soon became apparent that a collective sound was emerging and so it was decided that they would go into the studio and do some recording. The result of which was ‘Zigurat’, a killer 5 track EP, stretching over 40 psychedelic doom drenched minutes. The album met with countless positive reviews and was included in many ‘Album of the Year’ polls on online blogs and sites. This led to shows around the UK playing with bands such as Elder, Mos Generator, Desert Storm, Grifter, Suns of Thunder, Baron Greenback and many more.

2015 saw the release of their first full length album ‘Ride of The Hoof’ which garnered even more attention and led to features in magazines such as Metal Hammer and Terrorizer. The Hoof plan to promote the new album well in to 2016 and are making tentative plans to play some shows and festivals in Europe in the Summer. A vinyl and tape release looks to be happening in the Spring.

“A psychedelic riff laden monster that blends Doom, Stoner Rock Hard Rock and Groove Rock. This album is dripping with class. If you want some new riff kings to follow or worship then Sergeant Thunderhoof is the band for you. Brilliant and highly recommended” – The Sludgelord

Fleece Bristol
Zolle / Downard / Phoxjaw

Only those who know the ease of a cow while defecating can understand the genesis of the songs of Zolle.
Children of a natural path, direct, compact, subject to the force of gravity.
Impact safe with warm soul that does not end in the fall to the ground.
Even the sketches are lost.
In this contemporary, complex and indefinite, spare plates affirm the essential, appearing as furrows of land of the plain from which they come.
Being broken, turned, crushed, chopped
Scents and smells merge into a single mass of sound: Zolle.


Atmospheric two-piece rock combo. Punishing distorto-riffs+math-slam drums+swirly voice confusion


The band have nailed a new wave of grunge that feels prominent and fresh at the same time as holding the melancholic and downtuned raw angst


Pay What You Want Entry

Mothers' Ruin Bristol
Cacophonous Sarcophagus presents… Wolf Eyes / Shitmat / Guttersnipe

Cacophonous Sarcophagus presents possiby the silliest show this city has ever seen…


Wolf Eyes

(Michigan, Detroit)

[Third Man Records, Sub Pop, Hanson Records]

The “U$A’s longest homemade primitive electronic poetry & vibes trio” return to Bristol after a three year absense.

“Born in the dead, dread-filled haunted hills of Michigan, Wolf Eyes are the rabid beasts of Trip Metal & have been plowing thru new tunnels of the underworld since 1997. Pure audio stunn, homemade post-nuclear terror & claustrophobic atmospheres — the most shattered and confusing horrorvision since Bo Diddley dropped the duct taped warhead on all humans in 2024.”




[Planet Mu (OFFICIAL), Ad Noiseam]

Shitmat is dead, long live Shitmat.

File under ‘attention deficit disorder plunderphonic headfuckcore’.

No genre is sacred, no sample is safe.

FFO: DJ Hixxy, Merzbow, Faust, Blackout Crew




The U.K’s finest arbiters of non-sensical phree avant-punk, manic alien noize, bizarro post no-wave and fukk’d skree jazz.

“Wispy goofball duo cranking out the gaudiest cartoon rock hysteria this side of an impending aneurysm, guitar/drums/electronics/dual vocals deployed in parallel asynchronicity to disrupt, disorient and induce a flaming wiggle the likes of which only the birds know.”

Imagine black metal, but it’s all fuckin’ rainbows…


Tickets: £10 adv. M.O.T.D.

Headfirst Bristol & Bristol Ticket Shop

Exchange Bristol
Leisure Records presents… LEECHES / No Violet / The Dolce Vita

Leisure Records present:

LEECHES + No Violet + The Dolce Vita


Our home boys LEECHES will be exhibiting their riffs live and direct inside The Old England.

Supported by the incredible noise math punk rioters No Violet and fresh faced psych punk supergroup The Dolce Vita.



Old England Pub Bristol
TV Crime / Artefact / Hodad


Finally Nottingham’s premier power pop outfit bring their soulful garage punk to Cardiff City. Stomp on your pals!


With a new album out on Adagio830 Cardiff’s own Artefact will be returning from their European tour to drench the Transport club in their signature gothic post punk


Cardiff garage punks you all know and you all love. Crack a can open!

£6 OTD



Transport Club Cardiff
Liquid Library presents… Flesh Barbie (Live Album Recording)/ RS//MG / Worker Vs Parasite

Liquid Library Presents..


Girl Boy Drums Voice

This all improvised performance will be recorded for cassette release via. Liquid Library

RS // MG

Horn and guitar create spontaneous compositions veering from quiet subtlety to energetic outbursts, tiptoeing and crashing through instinctive sonic environments.

Worker VS Parasite

Constructionist Noise Makers


Liquid Library stall full of classic merch and tapes!


Roll for the Soul: Bristol’s community bike cafe

Roll For The Soul Bristol
Burning Lantern Fayre

Burning Lantern is a brand new music event for Wales, a family country fayre in St Fagans, the national focal point for the celebration of Welsh culture, with international performers Tom Odell, Jack and Savoretti.

Burning Lantern will light up St Fagans with a main stage featuring live music through the day, with street food and craft ales, amusements and entertainment creating a family fayre in one of Wales’ leading tourist attractions.

St Fagans is a Welsh national treasure and such a beautiful setting for an event of this kind. We’re working with the team there to bring to life a music event with a country fayre feel – with mainstream, big name acts on stage, and plenty to keep youngsters occupied in the buildings and features around the parkland.

St Fagan’s National History Museum contains over forty original buildings from different historical periods, including farmhouses, a school, a chapel, Workmen’s Institute, row of terraced cottages and a working blacksmiths – all lovingly relocated from across Wales, and recently revamped with the addition of new features.

Musical Line-Up

Renowned for his electrifying, charismatic stage performances, singer songwriter Tom Odell won the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award in 2013 and followed that with an Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year the following year. His debut studio album, Long Way Down went Platinum, along with his best known single, Another Love. His second studio album, Wrong Crowd, was released in June and charted at Number 2. Tom was discovered by Lily Allen, the singer and founder of his record label In The Name Of, who has compared Tom’s on stage energy to that of David Bowie, witnessed this summer at Glastonbury and V Festival and across the UK and Europe.

Singer Jack Savoretti has had two UK Top 10 albums, including Written in Scars in 2015, become a familiar face on TV, and enjoyed a sold-out headline worldwide tour, including UK dates in November.

Around The Site

The main stage will be set up in a field in the heart of the village, and various buildings such as the Cockpit and areas of the parkland will host entertainment and workshops for youngsters such as circus skills, pony rides, arts and crafts, an acoustic stage on the village green, plus plenty of street food and craft ales to keep the party going.

St Fagans National History Museum

St Fagans is one of Europe’s leading open-air museums, a heritage attraction visited by millions that is a rite of passage for Welsh youngsters eager to discover their cultural history down the ages amongst 100 acres of beautiful parkland.

A 16th century manor house, St Fagans Castle and gardens was donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth in 1946, and over the years it has become a centre for education, enlightenment and entertainment. Though there have been numerous events staged there over the years, this is the first large scale music event to be held at the attraction.


Gates will open at 3.30 and tickets are £45, and £22.50 for 5-15 year olds, with under 5s free. Parking is limited so fayre-goers are being encouraged to use public transport, park and ride and car share.

St Fagans National History Museum Cardiff
Pop Or Not presents… CaStLeS

aCaStLeS + Support

Saturday the 12th of August

The Old England Pub, Bristol


Pop Or Not Promotions are delighted to bring CaStLeS to Bristol for a free show! CaStLeS’ music swirls somewhere between Os Mutantes, Ennio Morricone and the misty mountains of Snowdonia, a delightfully hypnotic voodoo groove with reverb soaked melodies.

take a listen to the beautiful singles Foresteering and PartDepart:

For more insight into their world of wonderfully warped indie check out the guardian’s Band of the week article:

“If you like Super Furry Animals and Gorky’s, you’ll love CaStLeS.”- The Guardian

“Do yourself a favour and find a peaceful spot to listen and discover this new band. It won’t be long until the Eryri landscape unravels before you.” – Gigwise

“a kaleidoscopic blend of psych-infused surf-rock and West Coast influenced guitar-pop, filtered through a late 60’s lens” – Dean Hodge

“Although it’s still only early days in the band’s fledgling career, CaStLeS’ potential is enormous. Today North Wales, tomorrow the world!” – Drowned In Sound

Old England Pub Bristol
Summer Cuts: Big Jeff

Summer Cuts: Big Jeff

Saturday 12 August 2017, 22:00 to 02:00

£5 Earlybird / £8 Conc / £10

Join Big Jeff as he curates the final Summer Cuts take-over at Arnolfini’s harbourside & Auditorium.

Early bird tickets on sale until Monday 10 July.

FREE daytime music and street food on the harbourside 2-10pm

Ticketed night-time gig 10pm-2am

Summer Cuts

Showcasing some of Bristol’s most loved and celebrated DJs and live acts, each Cut features free daytime live music on the riverside with local street food offerings. Rounding off each night is an electrifying headline gig in Arnolfini’s Auditorium.

Who is Big Jeff?

Big Jeff is said to be Bristol’s biggest music appreciator. Dedication to the gig scene and an encyclopaedic knowledge of music have made him an undeniable icon. Attending more gigs in a week than most people would in a year, his passion and seemingly unlimited energy leave many in awe. This event is programmed by Jeff and features his favourite bands right now.

Line up:


Other take-over artists include:

29 July – Don’t Tell Your Mother

5 August – Young Echo Sound


Arnolfini Bristol
Rain City Shows #1 feat. Latchstring / Human Heat / Perfect Body / Probably Not

Rain City Shows #1


South Coast emotional hardcore. Their demo came out last year on Circle House Records and was followed up by the recent excellent Solstice EP. FFO Revolution Summer jams.


Cardiff emo sweethearts back from their intermittent slumber. New EP out soon over the summer. Members of Masts & Deadlines. FFO Fugazi/Archers Of Loaf or something?


Dreamy Cardiff post-punk. Members of other bands that have existed. Too obscure for a bandcamp or facebook page.

+ a couple more TBA

At Cathays Community Centre Practice Rooms (Room 1)

£4 door fee. No-one turned away due to lack of funds.

Please respect the space, throw your tinnies in the bins provided and be nice.

Cathays Community Centre Cardiff
Fat Paul presents… The Bloody Code / The Bad Losers

The Bloody Code
A Detroit influenced guitar racket played by Gavin King (Private Dicks). Dom White (Social Security). Jamie Hill (Mouth, Animal Magic, Head) & Graham on bass.

The Bad Losers
The Bad Loser’s formed in 2004 due to a shared love of 60s Garage and Freakbeat.

Their recordings are made in a garden shed which resembles a small Working Men’s Club with carousal competing equally with musical creation.

In the comfort of this environment, the band have settled down to a long period of home recording in search of capturing an appropriate lo-fi sound.

Exchange Bristol
Space Is The Place: Intergalactic Jazz, Afrofuturism + Electronic

Cosmogramma come together with Fat City, ZouZou + more DJs to bring a night celebrating space jazz, afrofuturism & all kinds of jazz-electronic modal moves in between.

Expect the likes of Flying Lotus, Sun-Ra, Art Blakey, Thundercat, Tenderlonious, Daedelus, BadBadNotGood & more!

“The astro nation of the worlds of outer space. We hereby declare ourselves to another order of being. If you’re not a myth, whose reality are you?

Space is the place.”


Sat Aug 12



Gwdihw Cardiff
The Flaming Lips

Sun 13 Aug 2017

£32.50 to £42.49 incl. booking fee

Colston Hall – 19:30

The Flaming Lips perform at the hall following the release of their new studio album — Oczy Mlody —on Warner Bros. Records. Produced by the band and their long-time producer Dave Fridmann, the highly anticipated album is the follow-up to The Lips’ previous full length release, 2013’s The Terror.

Three-time Grammy-Award winners, The Flaming Lips are one of the most enduring, influential, unpredictable, and globally respected bands of their generation. Led by Wayne Coyne, they have been cited as the ultimate live attraction and life-affirming festival band who continue to dazzle audiences with their over-the-top, maximalist, high-energy onslaught on the senses.

Colston Hall Bristol
Damo Suzuki & Special Guests / Dave Perry Trio

Damo Suzuki

Damo Suzuki is best known for singing in a German “krautrock” band Can. These days he is very involved with his project called The Damo Suzuki’s Network, which is an assembly of sound carriers to communicate with each other and the audience.


Hi Damo! I’m really glad we can talk about your latest music projects. Damo Suzuki’s Network is something very interesting and unique. You perform live improvisational music with various local musicians (so-called “Sound Carriers” ) from all around the world, thus building up a ‘network’ of musicians with whom you collaborates. Tell us more about how did you got an idea to make this kind of project?

Before I started today’s form of Network I was travelling with some friends or someone I know to create time and space of the moment.

Since 2003 I’m doing this with local sound carriers. I arrived J.F.K Airport early in the morning change plan go back to Europe on March 19 2003, heard TV news

US bombing Iraq. There were millions of people on the street against bombing. Still US made it as usual in their history, ignorance, and arrogance….

Even they really don’t know what REALLY happened 911. I was shocked….sad, angry, disappoint….

I thought I have to do SOMETHING against violence.

Violence is everywhere as you can see. This is not only military attack, at home, at work, in social……

With power of music we can change something, for this on spot created music will bet he best as this belong not to the system.

And if you create this with ever changing local sound carriers, it will be fresh, organic…and eventually.source of free energy. We share this energy to audience. You don’t have to play loud tam-tams, music it’s self has message, to build up good thing you need more time…so, I thought this is my mission to do, I started to create energy….

You have been performing with Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit of Can, Mani Neumeier of Guru Guru, Acid Mothers Temple, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Quintet and many others. What are some local artists you were very satisfied to jamm with?

This is much more than to perform with well-known artists, I don’t select sound carriers; this is curate by local promoters, who arrange my show. Therefore I perform with musicians from different fields also different technique….

I don’t like to compare and also say this will be best or better however…. This project has started „against any kind of violence“ so, I perform with just anybody who is open and brings something into creative energy.

So how does this actually work? Your show is booked…what happen next? How do you get in contact with local artists?

Actually nothing happens…until we have the performing day. I just don’t like (need) to have information before I go on stage. We make sound check as usual other artists do.

That’s all………there are some days, for traffic reason I came too late 15minutes before the performance…. so then without sound check directly to go….Every time without any concept.

What is the main »philosophy«, »influences« behind your concept?

Told already above…..

You have recorded every show and had released several albums. What are some of the latest ones and what are some of them you would recommend to someone who just got into this kind of improvised bacground?

I don’t recommend any of my CDs specially…’s all my babies. I rather say to people, first come to Network performance to experience. If you like it and like to have something then get one. Anyway you cannot make that much money doing this sort of music.

Future plans?

Keep on going…

Thank you very much for your time, Damo. Do you have a message for It’s Psychedelic Baby readers, perhaps?

Be curious around you.

There are many things you miss understand from this social….

Keep your eyes and find truth.

Dave Perry Trio

Dave Perry’s fluid saxophone playing is an all-too rare feature of the Bristol jazz scene so the chance to catch him in his own trio is a treat. A former member of the near-mythical Sun-Ra inspired Spaceways collective Dave’s compositional style owes more to the later Blue Note sound of free-thinking modern jazz. His well-established trio with Joe Allen (bass) and Paul Wigens (drums) takes his tunes as the beginning of a shared process that relies on the undeniable empathy of their group playing as well as the melodic clarity of Dave’s writing.

Exchange Bristol
Otter Wales presents… itoldyouiwouldeatyou / Orchards / the deadnotes / Death By Shotgun

Otter Wales presents


Indie-punk from London and places nearby. I Am Not Your Fault is now available to stream and buy.

DIY – “Taking the twinkly emo template and adding innumerable bells and whistles, they’re a group that relish the freer side of expression.”


Math pop from Brighton.

Plus support from:

the deadnotes

Death By Shotgun

Doors 7pm

Tickets £4 adv / £5 otd

18 +

Buffalo Bar Cardiff
1% Of One presents… Nadia Reid


Nadia Reid

Following a sell out appearance earlier this year, Nadia Reid returns to Bristol for an intimate Green Man warm-up! With a graceful and fantastically well received sophomore record in tow, expect a glorious breakdown of ‘Preservation’.

“Reid is a remarkably talent, assured, clever and confident singer-songwriter….. a devastating youthful wisdom that gives her songs a feeling of lasting profundity.” The Guardian

Doors: 7:00pm

£9.00 adv. from

Southbank Club

Dean Lane

Bristol BS3 1DB

Southbank Club Bristol
Electric Wizard

Electric Wizard have announced summer UK shows.

The British doom band will call at Bristol’s Bierkeller, Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms and the Riverside in Newcastle on August 17, 18 and 19 respectively.

Tickets are on sale at 10am on May 19, here:

Bierkeller Bristol
Laura Gibson / Karl Blau

Thu 17 Aug 2017
£13.97 incl. booking fee
The Lantern – 20:00

Laura Gibson has a reputation for delivering intriguing lyrics in an unforgettable voice. Writing within the broad church of folk music layered with delicate shades of alt-country, her beautiful songs are framed with deceptive simplicity as she observes and remarks upon the human condition.

Joining Gibson will be the inimitable Karl Blau and the full might of his excellent band. In the two decades or so of his active career, Blau has released dozens of records, driven to cross-genre experimentation by a healthy sense of curiosity and an unrelenting DIY attitude.

This is a standing show. Under 16′s must be accompanied by an adult.

The Lantern, Colston Hall Bristol
SCHWET feat. Housewives / COIMS

SCHWET returns to it’s rightful home at the Vaults, after a period of mandatory Noise Abatement. Join us for an evening of monochromatic post-punk, strict no-wave and experimental noise. SCHWET DJs playing the usual unusual ’til late.


We’re super excited to welcome back Housewives for their first headline show in Bristol, after previously holding their own up against Gnod and confounding a church-full of Parquet Courts fans. Fearless aural explorers COIMS will open up.




(Rocket Recordings, Hands In The Dark Records, Faux Discx records, Negative DAYS)

Speaking on their upcoming second album, The Quietus’s John Doran said; “‘FF 061116′ is as stark, harsh and stubbornly inhospitable as the strobe-haunted, feverishly kinetic live shows that have earned them a fearsome reputation. Split into seven excerpts and built on powerful repetition, it’s a mind-melding travail into abstraction and abjection which draws on post-punk, jazz, drone, electronic and avant-garde tropes to create an unclassifiable assault that feels oddly timeless – innovative, invigorating and bare-boned yet tapping into a uniquely English lineage that extends back to the 1970s and forward, into the unknown.

Nonetheless, whilst some may be able to detect influences like This Heat (whose Charles Hayward approvingly described their sound as redolent of “a barely controlled anger, hypnotic and building from the simplest elements”) or Einsturzende Neubauten, Housewives are carving out their own unique place in the darker quarters of the underground, motivated by a fearsome intensity of conviction and a fearlessly experimental approach.”



Bristol-based freeform duo investigating: metallic textures, secret rhythms, non-noises and primitive sonic sourcery.

Free entry/donations, please.

Surrey Vaults Bristol
Cosmic Carnage, Lesson No.1 & F.Y.B. present… Luminous Bodies / Wyllt / Black Shape

Cosmic Carnage, Lesson No.1 & F.Y.B are proud to present:


London based rock’n roll assault with two drummers who can seemingly make venues rain pints. Expect chaos, comedy falls, climbing, laughing, crying and at the end of the night to ask the venue if any pieces of your skull have been handed in behind the bar.

We simply tried to find the most horrible band in Cardiff and there’s a good chance we did it.

Imagine Bongzilla and Mclusky met each other and didn’t like each other

+DJs until late
Saturday 19th August, 7pm
See you in the pit!

The Moon Cardiff
Da Iawn Fest #3 feat. Great Cynics / Happy Accidents / This Hidden Switch / The Run Up / Deadlines + more

We are very pleased to announce that DA IAWN FEST #3 will be happening on Saturday 19th August at Buffalo Bar in Cardiff! Playing will be…

Fantastic indie punk from London. Recently released their new full length “POSI” on Specialist Subject Records

Brilliant indie pop punk from London on Alcopop Records.

Excellent Melodic Punk from all over Wales back from the dead for a special one-off gig. Members of The Doublecross and The Cut Ups.

Exceptional Melodic Punk from Bristol FFO Iron Chic et al.

Outstanding Melodic Punk from Cardiff FFO J Church, Leatherface and Jawbreaker

& Loads more TBA

Buffalo Bar, Cardiff
Saturday 19th August, 2017
£10 adv, more otd

Like the past two fests all tickets will come with as much free stuff as we can fit in the envelope too! Only a small quantity of tickets are available, so snap one up quick to avoid disappointment!

Tickets available from

Buffalo Bar Cardiff
Timber Timbre

Canadian gothic folk trio Timber Timbre have a style that is constantly evolving and impossible to categorise. Following on from the JUNO-nominated album ‘Hot Dreams’, their latest release ‘Sincerely, Future Pollution’ is inspired by American political turmoil – “an agitated document for surreal times” (NPR).

Dark, dystopian and cinematic, the band’s new sound features ‘80s-inspired synths and brooding lyrics. Delivering pitch-black, moody music that “sounds like it’s made by kindly ghouls” (Paste) the band remain “startlingly original…there is no doubting the cool confidence that oozes out of Timber Timbre” (Drowned in Sound).

Ages 16 +

This is a Standing Event at Thekla

Mon 21 Aug 2017
£12.90 incl. booking fee
Thekla – Doors at 19:00

Thekla Bristol
Bristol Psych Fest and Stolen Body Records present… Kikagaku Moyo

Bristol Psych Fest and Stolen Body Records are happy to bring Japanese psych giants Kikagaku Moyo to Bristol and The Crofters Rights. The last time they came down they sold out the Cube so grab tickets quick. Support act to be announced.

Kikagaku Moyo / 幾何学模様 (Japanese for “geometric patterns”) are a Tokyo-based psychedelic rock band whose sound incorporates elements of Krautrock, Indian ragas, and acid folk. They balance heavy, crushing jams with softer, more contemplative moments, recalling Japanese psych groups like Acid Mothers Temple and Ghost, as well as their predecessors such as Far East Family Band and the Flower Travellin’ Band. The group was founded during the summer of 2012 by drummer/vocalist Go Kurosawa and guitarist/vocalist Tomo Katsurada. Joined by bassist Kotsuguy, guitarist Daoud Popal, sitarist Ryu Kurosawa, and guest vocalist/theremin player Angie Gotopo, the group recorded its self-titled debut in 2013. Initially self-released digitally, the album was given a vinyl release by Greek label Cosmic Eye later in the year, followed by an American release by Captcha Records in 2014. The group released two more albums in 2014 (Mammatus Clouds and Forest of Lost Children), and became darlings of the international psychedelic scene, with appearances at Austin Psych Fest and L.A. Psych Fest, in addition to successful tours of America, the U.K., and Europe. In 2015, the group shared split 7″ singles with Moon Duo as well as Kinski and Acid Mothers Temple leader Makoto Kawabata. In 2016, the group’s fourth album, House in the Tall Grass, was released by Japanese label Guruguru Brain.

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Holy Fuck / Scalping

Tue 22 Aug 2017
£12.90 incl. booking fee
The Lantern – 20:00

Canadian electronica band Holy F*ck have always defied categorisation, although describe themselves as ‘hardcore thrift-store found-object punk’. After a six year hiatus, the band returned in 2016 with a new album and a return to their raw, unapologetic roots – “Holy F*ck have crammed a fistful of heart-racing, adrenaline-pumping club bangers into a blender, and smashed the result through a sieve (with a hammer)” (The Skinny).

With an arsenal of low-budget, hi-tech children’s toys and repurposed machines at their disposal, a night with Holy F*ck can sound “as if you’re stuck in the middle of an over-active, post-apocalyptic pinball machine” (Consequence of Sound). However, as brash and frenzied as their sound can be, Holy F*ck remain beat-driven and “as pummelling as they are danceable” (Pitchfork).

Support comes from Scalping, an enthralling and unpredictable live entity from the centre of Bristol’s exciting noise scene.

This is a standing show.

Age guidance: 16+

The Lantern, Colston Hall Bristol
ICeMan FuRNisS PrESenTs… Action Beat & Gw Sok / Violet Mud / Iceman Furniss Quartet / Olanza + Schwet DJs

ICeMan FuRNisS PrESenTs

(6 quid on the door)

with fine fine soundz during and after from Cacophonous Sarcophagus’s SCHWET DJ’s

Action Beat with G.W. Sok

Action Beat are a perennially touring and intense improvisational noise band from Milton Keynes ussually consisting of at least 3 guitars, baritone, bass, and 3-4 drummers.

G.W. Sok is best known for his 30-year career as the frontman and co founder of The Ex. After leaving The Ex, Sok started to collaborate with several acts among which the French experimental free jazz band Cannibales & Vahinés and the Italian band Zu plus help form King Champion Sounds

“A Remarkable Machine, the new collaboration between British noiserockers Action Beat and G.W. Sok – frontman of legendary Dutch postpunks the Ex – is the rare album that’s so intense that you can only listen to it once all the way through without taking a break. Some people will take one a lot earlier. It’ll clear a room in less than a minute. That’s why it’s so awesome…. To say that this is the best album or most whatever album of the year is beside the point: it’s in a class by itself and will probably someday be regarded as a classic, at least by the people who can stand to listen to it for more than a few minutes at a time.” – New York Music Daily

Violet Mud

“Sludgy grunge meets mind-melting doom outfit, Violet Mud are one of the most exciting new acts from the area and put on one blistering live set” – Strong Island Records

Iceman Furniss Quintet

Playing entirely improvised music with deep rooted grooves and textured walls of sound, they blend influences such as post-punk, the New York no wave scene, electric Miles, avant garde sonics and the spirtual jazz movement into their own uncompromising sound. Featuring Harry Furniss (cornet) Ant Brown (bass) Tom J Bryan (guitar and electronics) Chris Langton (drums) plus special guest Simon Mawson (drums)

“In a time when the joys of jazz and its myriad forms are becoming more and more popular in mainstream music, Iceman Furniss Quintet may be one of the UK’s most shining lights. Based on this recording alone the band demand your attention”
Louder than War Magazine


“Olanza were much more to the point, their bassless twin guitar and drums line-up driven by full-energy downhill metal thrash principles yet able to open things out with the kind of straightforward dirty electric guitar sound that evoked Neil Young turned up to 11. The hyperpercussive drumming was satisfyingly seismic, whether slipping into a relentless Motorik beat or a defiantly Krautrock stomp, and their live sound wrangled the more mannered tones of their debut album into something bigger and badder. Olanza’s music shifts through distinct segments, guitarists Ben and Aron swapping roles and leading tunes away, drummer Shaun integrating and thickening the sound with abandon. It was intelligent stuff” – Bristol 24/7

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Tigers Jaw / Culture Abuse

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers Presents

Tigers Jaw

Culture Abuse

£14 / 7:30PM / 14+

Tickets on sale Friday 26th May

The Globe Cardiff
AIH: Hardly A Party feat. Beach Fossils / Ultimate Painting / Happyness / Girl Ray / Joey Fourr + loads more

To celebrate the 7th birthday of Art Is Hard Records we’re hosting a festival with some of the label’s finest, bands we admire and artists we’ve always dreamed of seeing live.

Hardly a Party will take place on Sunday 27th August across three stages at The Louisiana and Thekla Bristol on Bristol harbourside. 25 artists will be playing in total and advance tickets are available now for just £18:

Our current lineup is as follows:


Here’s a breakdown of the acts playing:

| Beach Fossils |
We’re longtime die hards for BF’s dreamy soundscapes so it’s an host them.

| Ultimate painting |
From the ashes of Veronica Falls / Mazes / that Jack Cooper tape we put out as our fifth release comes this hyper-prolific project, soon to release their fourth album in four years.

| Happyness |
College vs 70′s rock enthusiasts with a wonderful second album under their belts.

| Girl Ray |
Power trio from London signed to Moshi Moshi Records making sweetly sour lo-fi heartache pop.

| Best Friends |
Back in the biz after a year out but don’t worry, there’ll be no gap year stories just rambunctious riff heavy garage pop and new hits.

Holy crap, it’s Joey Fourr!

| Personal Best |
Hometown heroes who have started off the year by touring with Mitski and releasing a split single with Bruising.

Veterans to the AIH community, free pizza to anyone that wears their vintage Birdskulls beanie hat.

| Oro Swimming Hour |
A brand new and suitably exciting signing of ours, stay tuned for more from these two very soon ..

| Penelope Isles |
Astounding live and on record, these Brighton whippersnappers have featured at every event we’ve hosted over the past two years – we couldn’t let this year be any different.

| Two White Cranes |
Previous hometown hero, heading back for more 6pm singalongs.

| Nugget |
Excellent Bristol based songwriter writing excellent Bristol based songwritings

| Heavenly Body |
Mystery project from a mystery person with a mystery supergroup backing band???

We’ve got so many more bands still to come, so if you’re not yet convinced that this will be the best way to spend a sunny bank holiday Sunday, hit that MF interested button.

Harbourside Venues Bristol
Delete presents… Levon Vincent / Steevio & Suzybee

August in the Car Park we have New York’s Levon Vincent & Freerotation’s Steevio & Suzybee finishing off the daytime parties for this summer, with some Live modular synth Techno!

Levon Vincent

Steevio & Suzybee Live

Matt Owen

Marc Parsons

Lee Graves


13:00 – 22:30 – Car Park

22:30- Late – Bar

Tickets: £14/£16/£18 soon via Crack Tickets

Facebook – Delete Cardiff

We Do House Music :)

Gwdihw Cardiff
Suffocation / Power Trip / Embodiment


SUN 27th AUG 2017
14+ show
Tickets £17.50adv
Doors 7.30pm – 11pm
Ticket Line 0117 9299008

Online tickets

Few bands can be credited with creating a legacy, however, legendary New York based extreme metal outfit SUFFOCATION have done just that. For 20 years now SUFFOCATION have been creating music that has become the very standard by which we judge all things extreme.

Their fusion of technicality, groove and sheer unrelenting brutality has been imitated but never quite duplicated. Milestone records such as Effigy of the Forgotten, Pierced from Within, and Despise the Sun have influenced a wealth of today’s best musical talents. With the release of SUFFOCATION’s Nuclear Blast debut Blood Oath, their legacy of unrelenting and unique heaviness continues for perhaps the genres greatest band!

Formed in 1989, SUFFOCATION released their three-song demo, Re-incremation. Within weeks of its release came the interest of many record labels that wanted to claim stake to the first SUFFOCATION full-length album.

The band chose to release their follow-up, an EP entitled Human Waste, through Relapse Records in 1991. Human Waste saw SUFFOCATION bash out the beginnings of extreme metal’s most visible style, the New York combination of blasting grind-cord beats and metallic textures. But this was only the beginning.

In 1991, the now classic Effigy of the Forgotten (inducted into Decibel Magazine’s “Hall of Fame”) was released by Roadrunner Records. Effigy of the Forgotten brought SUFFOCATION and death metal to a new echelon, taking the multiple languages of music and unifying them in an evocative, thundering chorus of extreme metal.

In 1993, the band released their second full-length album, Breeding the Spawn, on Roadrunner Records. Breeding the Spawn surpassed expectations. This highly rhythmic album built on the legacy of their previous releases.

Following the release of 1995’s Pierced From Within on Roadrunner Records, SUFFOCATION embarked on massive tours of Europe, Canada, Mexico and the United States, playing to tens of thousands of fans.

In 1998, they released the EP Despise the Sun on Vulture Records and disbanded soon after. Extreme metal fans wept at the loss of one the genres greatest champions and pioneers. Eventually the EP was re-released in September 2000 and properly distributed by Relapse Records.

In 2003, SUFFOCATION reformed after a much needed break and in April 2004, Relapse Records released Souls to Deny. The group’s return was a truly devastating display of technical extreme metal. Over 400 shows and countless United States and European tours later (including the Wacken Festival in Germany, playing to over 33,000 fans), SUFFOCATION entered the studio to record the most mature and destructive album of their now legendary career. Suffocation, their 2006 self-titled release, again proved why they have solidly held their position as one of the most important and influential bands in the genre.

In 2008, the band signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records and began working on material for their label debut. By 2009, SUFFOCATION had entered Full Force Studios once again with Joe Cincotta (Internal Bleeding, Criminal Element), who the band had worked with to record their two previous efforts. Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth) was enlisted this time around for his mixing and mastering capabilities to capture the band’s ever-elusive live sound and intensity. The collaboration between all the parties involved has resulted in what is without a doubt their finest production to date! Add in the artwork and sick visualization of the Blood Oath concept by cult artist Jon Zig (Gorgasm, Deeds of Flesh) and you have the bands most complete all-around release yet.

In 2012 SUFFOCATION will chosen to be inducted into the Long Island Hall of Fame. They will be celebrated alongside such Long Island Music Legends like Billy Joel, Joan Jett, Twisted Sister and more. This is a huge accomplishment for SUFFOCATION as well as the genre they helped formed.

SUFFOCATION are currently in the finishing stages of their upcoming new album entitled Pinnacle of Bedlam. The record was produced by the band and tracked at Full Force Studios in New York by longtime collaborator Joe Cincotta. The mixing and mastering of the album is set to be handled this time around by world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, ARSIS, SUICIDE SILENCE). Pinnacle of Bedlam will feature 10 genre-defining-bone-crushing tracks and also marks the return of drummer Dave Culross, who played with the band previously on their Despise The Sun EP.

The new release is slated for February 2013 on Nuclear Blast Records. Visit for more information and all the latest news on the release. All hail the reigning kings of brutality!

“Nightmare Logic” CD/LP out now via Southern Lord Records

Technical metal with classical melodies from the South West (UK).

Bierkeller Bristol
1% Of One presents… Alex Cameron


Alex Cameron

Entertainer. Showman. Shaman. Cameron and his business partner / saxophonist, Roy Molloy, hit the road with a live show full of celebration, jubilance and industry know how. Described by Clash magazine as ‘Sydney’s most literate song writer’, Cameron knows what he is doing, and the creative juggernauts of the international music Industry are taking notice. Music Icon Henry Rollins described Cameron as being ‘right out of a David Lynch hell dream.’ Tune in.

£7.50 adv. from

The Louisiana

Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace

Bristol BS1 6UA

Louisiana Bristol
CJ Ramone

Clwb Ifor Bach

CJ Ramone

7:30pm | £15 | 18+

Ex-Ramones bassist, CJ Ramone joins us at Clwb Ifor Bach in August to promote his latest album American Beauty.

In 1989, C.J. Ramone walked into one of the tougher jobs in the history of rock & roll — he took over as bassist with punk rock icons the Ramones after Dee Dee Ramone, the band’s most charismatic member, left the group. C.J. proved he was more than up to the task, and he helped the group survive and thrive in its final years.

Clwb Ifor bach Cardiff
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Tricot / False Hope For The Savage

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers Presents

Augst 29th – Clwb Ifor Bach

tricot (Japan)

False Hope For The Savage

& Support

£10 / 7:30PM / 14+

Tickets on sale now:

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Last Days Of Elvis / Party Fears / Carolines / Charlie Says

Last Days of Elvis & Party Fears are on tour from Berlin.

Cardiff marks one week on the road, please come have a boogie and a beer with us.

Local lovelies Carolines and Charlie Says also playing!

Doors 8pm, tunes from 8.30

£4 entry. That’s £1 per band! Cheap as chips.

Charlie Says


Last Days of Elvis

Party Fears

Gwdihw Cardiff
The Orwells

Clwb Ifor Bach

The Orwells

7:30pm | £12 | 14+

With a front man who looks like a young Robert Plant, wails like a dog on heat, and ploughs through the crowd in a perfect punk nightmare, Chicago’s The Orwells are as chaotic live as they are infectious on record.

Earning huge attention through their rock n roll appetite and with choruses that bury under your skin, this quintet have proved they’re more than just hype.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Clwb Ifor Bach presents… Horace Andy

The well admired and legendary reggae singer, Horace Andy will be coming to Cardiff in August. He has cultivated admirers and preserved his reputation as one of Jamaica’s most influential musicians for over four decades.

Trip hop icons, Massive Attack have invited him to collaborate with them on every one of their studio albums and his voice has been a huge part of the band’s sound.

Tramshed Cardiff
The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir

Thu 31 Aug 2017 – Fri 1 Sep 2017
£24.50 incl. booking fee
Colston Hall – 19:30

The Magnetic Fields present a live showcase of their brand new album ’50 Song Memoir’. Written by illustrious songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stephin Merritt, each of the album’s fifty songs commemorate a year of his life, particularly documenting his relationships with art, music and love over five decades.
With seven musicians each playing seven instruments, the band will perform 25 songs of memoir each night in their typically spectacular style.

Age guidance: 14+

Colston Hall Bristol



7:30pm | £6 | 14+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Bristol Psych Fest presents… J.C.Satàn

J.C.Satàn are back at The Old England. Anyone that managed to squeeze in last time will remember how amazing a show it was when we had them in last time to support Go!zilla. This time we have them back for a headline show and its FREE ENTRY again!

Support TBC

Old England Pub Bristol
Cock Sparrer / Barstool Preachers / Foreign Legion

The MJR Group Presents…


Friday 1st September 2017

The Globe Cardiff
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

plus support

£9 advance

On June 30, Don Giovanni Records will release Youth Detention///(Nail My Feet Down to the South Side of Town), the third full-length album by Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires.

Call it Youth Detention for short.

A double LP spanning 17 songs, it is the band’s most ambitious work to date — a sprawling and visceral record given to both deep introspection and high-volume spiritual uplift.

Where The Glory Fires’ previous LP Dereconstructed (2014) sought to dismantle one-dimensional notions of Southern identity and culture, Youth Detention has a similar, but more personal intent. “It’s about dismantling myself and the narratives that I’ve taken on,” explains Bains. “It’s an examination of youth and the processes through which we begin to consider ourselves, our identities, and what various communities we belong to or are in tension with.” Often, the songs detail moments in which cultural boundaries and biases become apparent — scenes in which systems of privilege and oppression become visible, particularly as they relate to race, class, and gender. Everyday settings — a church, a ballpark, a cafeteria — are revisited again and again, to explore these fleeting moments of revelation from different perspectives and roles. It’s a record defined by accumulation. Stories, images, and thoughts pile up to create confusion and cacophony in the narrative.

Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Battletapes with engineer Jeremy Ferguson and producer Tim Kerr, Youth Detention captures the band in raw form. Each song was cut live to tape, with the four performing in the same room without headphones or baffling. The result is thoroughly human, Lynn Bridges’ mix retaining the band’s live energy and looseness at the expense of a few out of tune strings. The Glory Fires’ music draws deeply from punk, but also soul, power pop, country, and gospel. It’s equal parts careful curation and geographic inheritance. “It’s the sound of my place,” says Bains. “I want to know it. I want to argue with it. I don’t want to be a band from anywhere that could be doing anything. For me, that’s what punk is about — figuring out who I am and how to be the best version of myself. I can’t do that by pretending to be something I’m not.”

The songs are deeply rooted in Bains’ experience of his hometown, Birmingham, AL. Youth Detention depicts a Southern city in the decades surrounding the turn-of-the-millennium: in the throes of white flight, urban disinvestment, racial tension, class struggle, gentrification, gender policing, homophobia, xenophobia, religious fervor, deindustrialization, and economic upheaval.

The lyrics could ring true anywhere, though. The South exists in the world and, like the South, the world is increasingly beholden to many of these same tensions and forces. The songs on Youth Detention are meant as small acts of resistance to those systems. Documenting minor moments — the refusal to sit quietly through a display of bigotry, the act of quieting down and listening to somebody’s struggle, sticking up for friends targeted for their difference — that, hopefully, serve as the beginnings of a more profound awakening.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir

Thu 31 Aug 2017 – Fri 1 Sep 2017
£24.50 incl. booking fee
Colston Hall – 19:30

The Magnetic Fields present a live showcase of their brand new album ’50 Song Memoir’. Written by illustrious songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stephin Merritt, each of the album’s fifty songs commemorate a year of his life, particularly documenting his relationships with art, music and love over five decades.
With seven musicians each playing seven instruments, the band will perform 25 songs of memoir each night in their typically spectacular style.

Age guidance: 14+

Colston Hall Bristol
1% Of One presents… Omni

su. 3RD SEPT


Following the release of 2016′s LP “Deluxe”, the truly fantastic

Trouble In Mind signees Omni make a welcome return to Bristol. The brainchild of three former Deerhunter / Carnivores members, expect the Atlanta natives to ripple the marina with their own brand of jangled post-punk.

Doors 7.30pm

£7.50 adv. available from

The Louisiana

Wapping Rd, Bathurst Terrace

Bristol BS1 6UA

Louisiana Bristol
1% Of One presents… Scott Hirsch / Michael Chapman


Scott Hirsch

+ very special guest

Michael Chapman

Together on a bill for the first time, two artists who share a musical cosmos but who’s orbits hadn’t yet collided: Scott Hirsch, California native who has long travelled the world’s highways with Hiss Golden Messenger, for whom he plays bass guitar and is the sonic ear behind much of the production work for past albums, and Michael Chapman; veteran British songwriter and guitar sage, a peer of legends such as Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Roy Harper.

Tickets £10.00 advance from

Grain Barge

Mardyke Wharf, Hotwell Rd

Bristol BS8 4RU

Grain Barge Bristol
Girlpool / Ian Sweet


Life has been a whirl for Girlpool since the release of their acclaimed 2015 debut Before the World Was Big. Shortly before the record came out, Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker relocated from their hometown of Los Angeles all the way across the country to Philadelphia,where they quickly became embedded in the local D.I.Y. scene. “Before BTWWB, I was just out of high school, living in my old neighborhood,” recalls Cleo Tucker. “Then we started touring in a way we’d never done before. I really started to experience the duality that was beginning to exist in my life: tour/not on tour.” After a chaotic and informative year spent floating around the East Coast, both bandmates moved home to California at the start of 2017. Girlpool have been seemingly everywhere at once, exploring all the world’s offerings with open minds and notebooks. All the lessons they learned, about the earth and about themselves, are gathered together in their sophomore record and ANTI- debut, Powerplant.

Over 10 days in August 2016, Girlpool holed up at Los Angeles’ comp-ny studios to record and mix Powerplant with Drew Fischer. For the first time, Harmony and Cleo were joined by a third performer, drummer Miles Wintner, a friend who easily meshed with the tightknit duo. The decision to add percussion came as a natural decision for Harmony and Cleo; “Cleo and I just were driving down the New Jersey turnpike when she mentioned that it might be exciting to expand our sound for the new songs,” says Harmony. “The songs we were writing had the potential of getting really climactic,” adds Cleo. “I think percussion adds a new part of the musical dynamic that we want to explore.”Girlpool’s eagerness to evolve should come as no surprise; in the same way that there were little traces of their self-titled EP on BTWWB, on Powerplant, the pair shed their old skins with more eagerness than before. “In some ways I feel more courageous and mature and in other ways I feel smaller and softer, sometimes even more fragile than ever,” says Harmony, adding that while the inner self is always changing, ultimately the end is a closer self-truth.

The 12 tracks that compose Powerplant grow and burn with greater fire than the duo have possessed heretofore. Both bandmates were heavily inspired by Elliott Smith, the Cranberries, the Cocteau Twins, Brian Eno, Arthur Russell, and Graham Nash; the influence of each appear in the record’s deliberate and intricate guitar work (“Fast Dust,” “She Goes By”) as well as its embrace of dissonant noise (“Corner Store,” “Soup”). Though they were living apart for most of the writing process, the pair still managed to write all but four songs together, another testament to their dedication to Girlpool and each other. Now 21 and 20, Harmony and Cleo confront projections, despondency, apathy, romanticization, love, and heartbreak with a more devastating emotional pragmatism than before. “Looking pretty at the wall is my mistake in love installed/While the moth doesn’t talk but in the dress the holes you saw,” they sing on opener “123,” perfectly refracting the truth. More humorous (but still heavily symbolic) lines are delivered with equal poignancy, like Harmony’s disclaimer on “It Gets More Blue,” “The nihilist tells you that nothing is true/I said I faked global warming just to get close to you.”

Both bandmates believe that radical vulnerability and honesty are essential to discovering oneself. “I see vulnerable softness as a place where the honest self can come forward,” Cleo explains, saying that on Powerplant Girlpool aimed for sincere expression. “As a society I feel that we perceive softness and vulnerability as traits that are ‘weak,’ and people emotionally disconnect themselves in order to avoid going through everything they feel,” Harmony adds. “I think what is most important right now is empathy, and in order to have empathy we must first feel what we, ourselves, feel.” Perhaps what really makes Powerplant a home run is that Girlpool understand exactly how to use their incisive lyrics, soft textures, hushed harmonies, and soaring hooks for maximum emotional impact. In these moments, when Harmony and Cleo’s voices join together to deliver transcendent transmissions straight from their hearts, Girlpool become a league of their own.

Support from:



The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

Thekla Bristol
H. Hawkline

H. Hawkline

Mercurial Welsh indie rocker Huw Gwynfryn Evans, better known by the nom de plume H. Hawkline, which he appropriated from author Richard Brautigan’s 1974 gothic Western The Hawkline Monster, crafts melodic, slightly surrealist pop confections that fall somewhere between post-punk and psych-pop. Based out of Cardiff, Evans’ first collection of self-described “strange pop” arrived in 2010 with the independently released A Cup of Salt. The Strange Uses of Ox Gall arrived the following year, and in 2012 he issued an EP, Black Domino Box. He inked a deal with Heavenly Records the following year, and in 2014 issued a compilation called Salt Gall Box Ghouls. That same year saw Evans traveling to Los Angeles to record his official debut for the label. The resulting In the Pink of Condition, which was produced by fellow Welsh pop auteur and significant other Cate Le Bon, arrived in early 2015.


117-119 Stokes Croft
Bristol BS1 3RW
Doors 7.00pm
Ages 18+

Advance tickets available from:

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Crosstown presents… The Districts

Thursday 7/09/17


The Districts

7:00pm | £12.50 | 18+

Three years ago they were the toast of all that had ventured out to SXSW. Word came back to the UK of a band from Pennsylvania that possessed the passion, talent, and energy to rival any stadium filler.

But The Districts shirked their hype, instead battling a ceaseless touring schedule to prove their worth on the stage. They crammed London venues, hit every UK festival, and have won hearts across the globe.

This quartet are a well-practiced, formidable force live. Every word and every chord is delivered with intense emotion and enigmatic self-belief. With their last studio release A Flourish and A Spoil sitting comfortably all the way back in 2015, we’re excited about their newness Ordinary Day. We can’t wait to see what else they’ve got in store for us.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
SLONK / Human Bones / Springbreak


SLONK is a musical project headed by Joe Sherrin – sometimes it involves acoustic emo wailing and sometimes it involves playing around with drum loops and thwacking pots, pans and cylindrical objects filled with rice.

Support from:

Human Bones

Fuzzy fun two-piece.


Buckfast and sadness from outerspace.




The best new music – on the ascent

A night of discovery, showcasing great new bands from all across the globe in select intimate venues.


The Crofters Rights

117-119 Stokes Croft

Bristol BS1 3RW

Doors 7.00pm

Ages 18+

Advance tickets available from Alt Tickets.

Crofter's Rights Bristol
One Inch Badge presents… Neil Hilborn

One Inch Badge

Neil Hilborn

7:30pm | £10 | 16+

Neil Hilborn, the bestselling author and most-watched poet of all time makes his UK debut. Famous for the internationally successful poems ‘OCD’, ‘Joey’ and ‘The Future’. His poems have been viewed over 100 million times online.

Neil Hilborn is the author of ‘Our Numbered Days’, published by Button Poetry Press, a book that Liam Neeson once called “Who are you and how did you get in my house.” He is a graduate of Macalester College with a degree in creative writing. Originally from Houston, Texas, he now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
H. Hawkline / Younghusband

H. Hawkline will be bringing his forthcoming album – I Romanticize to life in September. If his new single ‘My Mine’ is anything to go by, expect some playful psychedelia mixed with lovely crafted abstract melodies.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Chastity Belt

Chastity Belt

FFO Speedy Ortiz, Palehound, Dilly Dally.

Plus support TBA

Doors: 19.30

14+ (U18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

Exchange Bristol
Erased Tapes Is Ten feat. Douglas Dare / Kiasmos / Lubomyr Melnyk / Rival Consoles

Shortly after the announcement of their take over at London’s Southbank Centre in honour of their 10th Anniversary in September, Erased Tapes will be continuing the celebrations at Bristol’s renowned Colston Hall for a series of shows with label artists including Kiasmos, Penguin Cafe, Lubomyr Melnyk, Rival Consoles, Allred & Broderick, Douglas Dare, Masayoshi Fujita and Daniel Brandt.

Initially founded by German-born Robert Raths in 2007, the London-based label has grown and extended across the world with satellite offices in Los Angeles and Berlin. Spanning over ten years, Erased Tapes has nurtured avant-garde artists from all around the world whilst remaining genre-defying and truly independent.

Tickets will go on general sale on Friday 16th June.

· book tickets for Bristol’s Colston Hall

Colston Hall Bristol
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Charly Bliss

Charly Bliss

Plus Support

Clwb Ifor Bach

£7.50 advance

Tickets on sale 16th June at 10am

If it’s true that listening to just the right record at just the right moment can psychically transport you to some other time and place, then Charly Bliss—an NYC band responsible for having crafted some of the finest guitar-crunched power pop this side of an old Weezer record with a blue cover—can pretty much turn any space into an adult-friendly version of your old teenage bedroom, a candy-scented safe space for extreme fits of happiness and angsty teen-level explosions of romantic ennui. Though Charly Bliss has been a band for over half a decade, the path that led to their first full-length record, Guppy, has been anything but straightforward.

As the story goes, the band officially started when frontwoman Eva Hendricks and guitarist Spencer Fox, both just 15, crossed paths at a Tokyo Police Club show in New York City, but the ties within the band go much deeper than that. “ It’s kind of insane and hilarious,” says Eva, “ Sam is my older brother, so obviously we’ve known each other our whole lives, but all of us have been connected to each other since we were little kids. Dan Shure and I dated when we were in our early teens and he and Spencer went to summer camp together.

Dan and I broke up years ago, but eventually he’d become our bass player. The reason we all get along so well has to do with the fact we share this ridiculous history. We are all deeply embedded in each other’s lives.”

After spending years playing shows in and around New York City, the band eventually released an EP (2014’s Soft Serve) and scored opening gigs for the likes of Glass Animals, Darwin Deez, Tokyo Police Club, Sleater-Kinney, as well as a touring spot for their own musical forebears, Veruca Salt. Even though the band had amassed a sizable fanbase and a reputation as a truly formidable live act, the goal of making a full-length record proved to be a fraught series of false-starts. Given their propensity for making hooky, ebullient pop songs, the band often felt out of step with what was happening around them in Brooklyn. (“ We weren’t weird in the right ways,” says Sam).

They eventually set about recording an album on their own—and then recording it twice—before figuring out what had been staring them in the face the entire time. “ We basically had to come to terms with the fact that we are, at heart, a pop band,” recalls Spencer. “Before, it was always trying to decide which of the songs would be more ‘rock’ and which would be more poppy, but we eventually realized we needed to meet in the middle, we had to create an ecosystem where our loud, messy rock sounds could co-exist with these super catchy melodies and pop hooks. It was really about realizing what we’re best at as a band.”

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Erased Tapes Is Ten feat. Allred & Broderick / Daniel Brandt / Masayoshi Fujita / Penguin Cafe

Shortly after the announcement of their take over at London’s Southbank Centre in honour of their 10th Anniversary in September, Erased Tapes will be continuing the celebrations at Bristol’s renowned Colston Hall for a series of shows with label artists including Kiasmos, Penguin Cafe, Lubomyr Melnyk, Rival Consoles, Allred & Broderick, Douglas Dare, Masayoshi Fujita and Daniel Brandt.

Initially founded by German-born Robert Raths in 2007, the London-based label has grown and extended across the world with satellite offices in Los Angeles and Berlin. Spanning over ten years, Erased Tapes has nurtured avant-garde artists from all around the world whilst remaining genre-defying and truly independent.

Tickets will go on general sale on Friday 16th June.

· book tickets for Bristol’s Colston Hall

Colston Hall Bristol
1% Of One presents… Jack Cooper

we. 13TH SEPT


With his debut Blackpool inspired LP ‘Sandgrown’ coming soon on Trouble In Mind, prolific Ultimate Painting / Mazes frontman brings a full band to Bristol for this intimate tour.

£7.00 adv. from

Cafe Kino

108 Stokes Croft

Bristol BS1 3RU

Cafe Kino Bristol
Mark Morriss

Clwb Ifor Bach

Mark Morriss (The Bluetones)

7:30pm | £8 | 16+

Mark Morriss is a singer songwriter who famously made his name fronting English indie outfit The Bluetones. Mark fronted the four piece over a successful and fruitful 15 year period, scoring 14 top ten singles and 3 top ten albums, whilst touring the UK, Europe and Japan.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Bristol Psych Fest & Stolen Body Records presents… Wooden Indian Burial Ground

Bristol Psych Fest and Stolen Body Records presents Wooden Indian Burial Ground. Psych freakout all the way from Portland to Bristol – The Old England Pub. Not only is this one going to be one hell of an amazing night its also completely FREE.

“WIBG feed the electric insects that plaster your cracking windshield after a wine soaked road trip. You don’t have enough wiper fluid and your blades are bad, and the guitar strings keep breaking…somehow you can still make out the asphalt and a few notes well enough to get to the nearest gas station and clean the wrong from your exhausted brain…and you almost feel human again. But by the time you get a few more miles down the highway you’re somewhat blind and half deaf from driving through the drum clouds and the bass storm with your head out some weird excuse for a window…and you can only hear one phrase on repeat from the humming of the road – “This song is about surfing on Acid, with your dad. Thanks dudes.”

Since 2012 WIBG has released one LP, two Ep’s. New album “How’s Your Favorite Dreamer?” out now . They’ve played hundreds of shows including some killer national festivals like CMJ, Treefort, Nelsonville Music Fest, and PDX POP NOW.

WIBG have had the honor to provide direct support for some modern greats like such as Ty Segall’s FUZZ, Built to Spill, Pierced Arrows, and many more. In Spring 2015 WIBG with be heading on a national adventure as direct support for Built to Spill and just ended their first EU/UK tour in February.

Jon Parales of The New York Times recently described WIBG as “particularly molten…riding riffs towards euphoric dementia.”

Bob Boilen of NPR’s All Songs Considered chose WIBG as one of his top discoveries of CMJ 2012, stating “WIBG are the rare breed of psychedelic garage music that rises above the mediocrity of most bands making this sort of music these days and gets me remembering why I’ve loved this kind of music for so long.”

“Wooden Indian Burial Ground is a guitar-bass-drums band from Portland, Ore., that’s particularly molten. As the rhythm section bears down splashily on whatever riff drives the song, Mr. Fowler pushes surf-guitar techniques — glissando, string-bending, tremolo strumming — toward their noisy, textural extremes, or he makes swoopy sounds from a low-tech analogue synthesizer that a friend built inside a beat-up bit of luggage from a thrift shop…the point of the songs is the way they ride their rudimentary riffs toward euphoric dementia.” – The New York Times (Jon Parales)

“Wooden Indian Burial Ground have delivered one of the best records of the year—local or otherwise. The Portland four-piece’s new self-titled album, whose vinyl incarnation came out October 30 on Mon Amie Records, is a devastating, earthquaking trip to catatonia by the funnest means possible. The heavy, dirty, garage squalor sounds like it will cast out old evil spirits and attract some new ones along the way.” – The Portland Mercury

“Wooden Indian Burial Ground tore up the Red Room March 23 with its high-energy garage rock. The crowd morphed from a mosh pit into a dance party and back to a mosh pit as the band made commentary like: “That song’s about surfing on acid with your dad.” – Boise Weekly (Top 10 Moments of Treefort Music Fest)”

Old England Pub Bristol
John MOuse (with band) / HMS Morris / Rainbow Maniac

John MOuse (with band) make a rare live appearance at Clwb Ifor Bach They will be playing some material from the Death of John MOuse and some new songs.

Support comes from the awsomeness of HMS Morris & Rainbow Maniac

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Otter Wales & Electric Harmony present… Avec Sans

Otter Wales in association with Electric Harmony presents

Avec Sans

Avec Sans are Alice Fox and Jack St James, from Manchester and Trinidad respectively, now living in London, UK. They make dreamy electronic pop music.

Signed to U.S. label Beverly Martel, Avec Sans’ single releases have achieved national radio play and media acclaim and their debut album ‘Heartbreak Hi’ charted in the top 50 on iTunes.

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 ‘𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘳𝘰-𝘱𝘰𝘱’

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗻 ‘𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘤 𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳.’

Support Tbc

Doors 6pm


Buffalo Bar Cardiff
Bristol Psych Fest presents… L.A. Witch

L.A. WITCH are back for another Bristol Psych Fest night. Last time around they had some gear stolen after a great show. Lets make it up to them and show them Bristol’s not bad!

Album coming out this year on Suicide Squeeze Records. Previous 7″s out on one of our favourite US lables Greenway Records.

Support TBC

It’s easy to forget that just a few decades ago, the only viable means for penetrating the golden glamour of Los Angeles was via the dusty trail of Route 66. And just as the arteries of the interstate latched onto the thumping heart of California, so too came the amplified sounds of a new restless generation. There was acid on the streets and revolution in the air, but there were also Hell’s Angels in the alleys and Manson’s family on the desert periphery. It was an age of innocence, beauty, and opportunity, with an underbelly of lawlessness and depravity. And it had a soundtrack.

It’s impossible to listen to L.A. Witch and not hear echoes of that time. The sound of dusty neon and the first dim-lit bars of Sunset ring out with every reverb-drenched note. The juxtaposition of Hollywood allure and Skid Row desperation throbs in every three-chord riff. And the perilous wager of temptation lies in every sultry vocal melody. Yes, L.A. is the land of sunshine, but it also harbors a certain kind of dangerous magic. And no one seems to understand that more clearly than the three women of L.A. Witch. Whether they’re conjuring the downtrodden cowpunk of The Gun Club, the seedy metropolitan balladry of Velvet Underground, or the beefed-up blues of Black Sabbath, L.A. Witch remind us of that exhilarating revelation that a city can elevate you just as quickly as it can grind you into the dirt.

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Orchard presents… Trash Boat


Trash Boat

7:30pm | £10 | 16+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
No Need To Shout presents… Here Lies Man

No Need To Shout Presents…

£8 + Booking Fee
Available from Bristol ticket Shop, See and Dice

Sounds like marches, demonstrations, prisons, happenings, drones, droughts, drugs, drums, A psychedelic requiem for the living, Time machine trip from the post apocalyptic world back to the trashy pre Internet days of mystery and perfect ignorance, Music made by humans born in the analog era, coming of age under the constant threat of toxic annihilation, seeking grace through love, music, and the force of will.

What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat? In short, that’s the underlying vibe to the self-titled debut by Here Lies Man. The L.A. based quintet is founded and conceptualized by Marcos Garcia of Antibalas, bringing his erudite experience of West African rhythms and music to the more riff-based foundations of heavy rock.

The results are an incredibly catchy and refreshing twist on classic forms, without sounding forced and trite like some sort of mash-up attempt. Here Lies Man merges and expands musical traditions organically, utilizing the talents of drummer Geoff Mann (son of jazz musician Herbie Mann) and a host of skilled musicians to make Garcia’s vision a reality.
“The repetitive guitar figures that happen in Afrobeat music are very close to heavy rock guitar riffs,” Garcia explains. “ This music is based on the clave. It’s the musical algorithm that the rhythms revolve around. It’s what gives it integrity and provides the basis for the musical conversation that’s happening. I knew I wanted it to be psychedelic and heavy, and I wanted to be expanding on a musical tradition rather than pretending to be creating something new.”

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Danny & The Champions of The World / William The Conqueror

We’re happy to welcome Danny & The Champions of The World plus very special guests William The Conqueror, touring in support of their upcoming epic, magnus opus record ‘Brilliant Light’.

Doors: 19.30

14+ (Accompanied by an Adult)

The Globe Cardiff
Imperial Music presents… Andy James / Angel Vivaldi

Imperial Music

Andy James

Angel Vivaldi

7:30pm | £10 | 16+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Otter Wales presents… Lazy Day

Otter Wales presents

Lazy Day

Lazy Day began life in 2014 as the solo bedroom project of Tilly Scantlebury. Self-recording her tracks on Garageband and making them available online, she quickly gained extensive attention and praise from many respected music websites.

Since expanding to a four-piece band, Lazy Day have gone on to do some very cool things, like being longlisted for Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition, appearing at festivals including LeeFest, SWN Festival and Beacons Festival, and playing with bands like Dilly Dally, Genghr and Big Deal. Their music has earned radio play on BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio and BBC R adio Kent, and gained rave reviews from many publications, including Line of Best Fit, NME, DIY, Under The Radar, and GoldFlakePaint, to name a few.




Supports tbc

Tickets: £2 adv / £3 otd

Doors 6pm


Buffalo Bar Cardiff
Bristol Psych Fest & Stolen Body Records present… Skeptics

Bristol Psych Fest and Stolen Body Records presents Skeptics at The Old England Pub – Free Entry.

We all know that French garage rock is some of the best around… so we’ve been waiting a long time to finally get Skeptics over from La Rochelle. Support to be announced.


Old England Pub Bristol
1% Of One presents… lazy Day


Lazy Day

Lazy Day began life in 2014 as the solo bedroom project of Tilly Scantlebury. Now a bombastic full-band outing, recent single ‘Disappear / All The Time’ was released on Lost Map and championed by Lauren Laverne via BBC 6 Music who made it her ‘headphones moment’. Ever prolific, new single ‘With My Mind’ is out now!

Tickets £5.00 advance from

The Crofters Rights

117 – 119 Stokes Croft

Bristol BS1 3PY

Crofters Rights Bristol
Snuff Lane presents… monkey3

Snuff Lane loudly presents:

monkey3 // Special Guests to be announced

Exchange, Bristol

Saturday 23rd September

Tickets: £9.50 Adv. // £12.50 OTD

Undisputed Swiss psychedelic, riff-lords, Monkey3 are finally set to debut in Bristol this September, as part of a 2-day UK tour.

Special Guests to be announced soon.



Welcome to the “cosmic wall of sound”. Psychedelic vibes, stoner-rock grooves with a prog twist, instrumental music that invites to travel through the mind.

Monkey3 started in 2001 in Lausanne (Switzerland) as a jam-band community, influenced by a psychedelic and stoner-rock vibe that reminds Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Kyuss or 35007.

Over a 14-years career, Monkey3 released 6 albums. All along the years, the Swiss quartet toured everywhere in Europe, supporting the greatest acts, and playing the best festivals: Roadburn, Hellfest, Desertfests, Burg-Herzberg, Freak Valley…and the story goes on !

Their new album, “Astra Symmetry”, feeds its inspiration from the mapping of the stars and their symbolic associations, interpreting the constellations stranded over the dark sky.

Taking its roots in the pristine abyss, “Astra Symmetry” is a journey towards sidereal soundscapes making their course over four progressive chapters revolved around the zodiac wheel, unifying astrological signs under their elemental nature. What begins in the deep waters, ascends into thin air and acquires earthly consciousness before burning in the sacred fire.

Astra Symmetry out on September 2nd 2016 via Napalm Records.

Since it’s release, “Astra Symmetry” entered the German charts at #93, Swiss charts at #61 and was #1 most added in CMJ’s loud rock charts.


More bands to be announced soon

Exchange Bristol
1% Of One presents… Trailer Trash Tracys


Trailer Trash Tracys

Re-emerging after a five year gap between records, the Domino signed London based duo finally return with their sophomore effort “Althaea”. With this, the band continue their investigations into the farther flung reaches of pop music, with stunning results. If their debut “Ester” was adventurous and exploratory in nature, “Althaea” is its grown up and sophisticated older sister.

Tickets £8.00 adv

ON SALE 10AM 14/06/17

The Louisiana

Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace

Bristol BS1 6UA

Louisiana Bristol
Rad Not Sad presents… Dauðyflin / Roht / Towel / Never / Bodily Fluids

Rad Not Sad Presents

Dauðyflin (Iceland) – Raw, buzzsaw laden punk from Reykjavík in the vein of Discharge, The Nurse or the Dicks. New LP out on Iron Lung Records so it’s obviously great.

Roht – (Iceland) Noise drenched distorted punk n roll, also from Reykjavík. Put delay on everything then set yrself on fire.

Towel – Local legends rare outing. Back for a big bag of cans and songs about love, life, identity and everything in between.

Never – Crop top bad lads from Brighton. Kiss yr mates then jump on them.

Bodily Fluids – No talent. No hope. No structure. Some Dean.

£7 suggested donation (2 bands from Iceland, 2 bands from Brighton etc)

Don’t be gross. Respect yr pals and the venue. Be nice.

Old England Pub Bristol
Swn presents… Aquilo

Monday 25/09/17

Swn presents


7:30pm | £10 | 14+

Aquilo is an English duet conformed by Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher and based in Silverdale, Lancashire. Tom and Ben were originally the frontmen in rival bands in their hometown. Higham was jumping around on stage making heavy metal while Fletcher was thrashing out melodic grunge rock. Higham then started producing tracks solo – just him and his guitar. Fletcher, too, started putting his solo songs on SoundCloud. Tom and Ben are neighbours. So, after stumbling across Fletcher’s music online Higham suddenly thought he could start making music with “that lad across the road”.

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Glamour of Anal Narration presents… Duds / Yama Warashi / COIMS

Glamour of Anal Narration presents…


Absolute premium post-punk skronk from Manchester. Formed in 2015, they have previously been invited to support Gang of Four, The Pop Group, Omni, The Raincoats and The Rebel, played a couple of sessions on 6music, and have been played near weekly on there for quite sometime now. Bristol is lucky to have them stop by before they make their way onto touring mainland Europe. Just prior to their visit, debut album ‘…OF A DEGREE OR NATURE’ will be out on America’s CASTLE FACE RECORDS, the first release by a British band on Thee Oh Sees John Dwyer’s acclaimed label. If you were lucky enough to have squeezed into the Old E last time they played in February, you’ll know they’re well worth getting organised and sorting yourself a ticket in advance for… They have promised many new songs and a longer set!


Formed by Bristol-based Japanese musician Yoshino Shigihara, her songs are unlike anything you’re likely to typically listen to. It’s highly recommended you sort yourself a brew, settle down and soak up the totally rejuvenating songs found on their debut LP ‘MOON EGG’, released last year on Bristol’s STOLEN BODY RECORDS. Duds saw them when they played in Manchester and were completely in awe. A much loved and utterly unique group.


Severe, enormous, weighty improvisations from the masters of SONIC WISDOM using prepared drums, guitars and machines. They just get better and better and better, and were bloody good their first gig. Could this set be the set that begins their decline? Stars can only burn bright for so long. Come and have a gander, expect a fucking supernova. Their last tape on BUMTAPES was a bona-fide ripper. Fact: Oli COIM used to play in a metal band with Graeme YAMA called ‘Anal Goat’. The circle is complete.

For a change of scenery and a little extra capactiy, this gig will be upstairs, in ‘pool room’.

Advance tickets will go onsale sometime in August. I’ll update the event page before they go onsale. Price TBC. Poster to come.

Old England Pub Bristol
Gary Numan

Gary Numan comes to Tramshed!

Doors: 19.30

14+ (Accompanied by an Adult)

Tramshed Cardiff
Ex-Easter Island Head: Large Electric Ensemble / Chris Cundy

For those who lament the death of guitar music, let Ex Easter Island Head point you in the direction of a beatific future. Featuring waves of mallet-beaten guitar overtone nirvana, pulsating phasing chatters of acousmatic byrdsong, whatever is happening it is always sublime – if you’re not a fan already you most certainly will be after this…

Critically acclaimed Ex-Easter Island Head are a UK collective who incorporate multiple prepared electric guitars, percussion and other instruments to explore interplay, repetition and melodic intervention. The group’s live performances have been praised for their hypnotic energy, compositional flair and unique spectacle.

Salford Large Electric Ensemble comprises performers drawn from all corners of the thriving Manchester and Salford underground to present an ambitiously scaled work for eighteen prepared electric guitars and percussion.

Utilising a self-developed language of extended techniques and mechanical preparations, graphic notation and aleatory procedures the piece sees the groups’ shimmering electrified minimalism expanded to a bold new scale, encompassing members of Gnod, ILL, Action Beat, Mother and tapping into the vast resources of talent at Salford’s Islington Mill and on the Manchester-based Tombed Visions label.

Support will come from bass clarinet voyager Chris Cundy

Cube Cinema Bristol
Wash / The Out Crowd / Lykos / Sly Palms

A host of live alternative rock for your pleasure


Wash are a 4 piece alternative rock/grunge outfit formed in Bristol in 2014. A wide range of influences create an intense sound that offers plenty of groove, melody and noise.

The Out Crowd

From the ashes of a few popular South West bands – Anderson, Marshal Teller and Obsessed By Chance. The Out Crowd, formed in late 2014 by long term friends Stu, Sam and Chris, work to bring their grungy, riffy rock sound to as many people as possible, as loudly as possible.


Gritty psychedelic noise

Sly Palms

The original sound of Sly Palms; bizarre, off-kilter garage and blues rock, as if formed from the love child of the Doors, Tom Waits and the Stooges

Old England Pub Bristol
Orchard presents… Stevie Parker


Stevie Parker

7:30pm | 16+

In the space of just one EP and two singles, 24-year-old singer-songwriter Stevie Parker has established a reputation as a vital new talent with the ability to investigate modern relationships and sexuality in a compelling manner. Now the Bristol-based newcomer presents a striking snapshot of her growing ability on her debut album ‘The Cure’ on Virgin / EMI and will surely astonish at Clwb Ifor Bach on the 2nd of October.

“Solemn, lovely balladry.” – The Times

“We’re earmarking this 24-year-old Brit as one to keep an eye on.” – Noisey

“Few newcomers know how to stand out in a crowd with their first step, but Stevie Parker has already hit lift off.” – DIY

“A Bristol-based 24-year-old writing love songs of the highest order.” – NME

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Orchard presents… The Jesus And Mary Chain / Chain Of Flowers


The Jesus And Mary Chain

+ Special Guests

Y Plas, Cardiff University Students’ Union

Tues 3rd Oct 2017


From £27.50+SBF


On sale Monday 24th April 9am

Y Plas, Students' Union Cardiff
1% Of One presents… Cold Specks


Cold Specks

Toronto based Ladan Hussein aka Cold Specks returns after an extended hiatus with a third record in tow. Having previously toured / collaborated with Massive Attack, PJ Harvey, Swans and many others, this intimate show with the excellent backdrop of The Cube is not to be missed.

£9.50 adv.

ON SALE 10AM, 19/06/17

Cube Microplex

Dove Street South

Bristol BS2 8JD

Cube Cinema Bristol
King No-One

Clwb Ifor Bach

King No-One

7:00pm | £8 | 14+

‘Fizzing hooks, buoyant energy and tonnes of charm’ – Clash Magazine

‘This is only the beginning for KNO, I’m tipping them for big things’ – Jericho Keys (BBC Introducing)

‘a group that will be opening festivals and no doubt headlining a few over the next decade.’ – Soundsphere Magazine

‘They blew us away at the 02 Academy’ – James Brown (Pulled Apart By Horses)

“Ambitious young band. I Heard their track and I played it on my introducing Mixtape and again earlier this year. But then, they just blew our socks off with their strongest single yet ‘Foreign Tongue’. – Tom Robinson (BB6 Music)

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Imperial Music presents… In Hearts Wake / Gideon / Silent Scream

Imperial Music

In Hearts Wake

Gideon / Silent Scream

12:00am | £12 | 16+

Imperial Music in association with UNFD and UTA proudly presents In Hearts Wake to Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff on Thursday October 5th as part of their mammoth UK / EU tour with Gideon and Silent Screams!

– On Sale 9am Friday June 2nd

– Ticketlink

– Tickets £10.00 Adv / £12.00 Otd




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7:30pm | £11 | 18+

A staple in UK post-rock, Leeds quintet Vessels have been creating swathing walls of guitars through to driving electronic crushes for years.

Vessels create a distinct sound that mixes looping electronica and hammering drums with encompassing guitar lines and striking synths, to create a post-rock that’s less about staring at your feet and more about moving them.

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The Icicle Works (2 sets)

Saturday 7/10/17

Clwb Ifor Bach

The Icicle Works

The Icicle Works will perform 2 sets.

7:00pm | £17.50 | 18+

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Shellac / Iona Fortune

Four years after their incredible sold out show at The Fleece, Shellac are back!

Formed in 1992, the post-hardcore/noise trio that is Steve Albini, Todd Trainer and Bob Weston, have forged an uncompromosing 25 year legacy and distinctive, minimalist sound based on asymmetric time signatures, repetitive rhythms, an angular guitar sound, and both Albini’s and Weston’s surreal, bitingly sarcastic lyrics.

They have released five studio albums – most recently 2014′s ‘Dude Incredible’ – and have become a regular at events including Primavera Sound and formerly of the now defunct All Tomorrow’s Parties.

A truly excellent live band and one of our favourites to have ever played the venue, we cannot wait to see them back here this November.


£20adv | All Ages (under 16s must be with an adult)

Fleece Bristol
Bristol Takeover feat. This Is The Kit / The Fantasy Orchestra / Beth Rowley / Susso + more

A mass of Bristol’s bands, DJs, musicians, labels and party makers – along with some good friends from further afield – are set for an ‘all-Hall’ takeover as we line up a one-day mini-festival to raise the roof for our 150th.

This Is The Kit take to the main hall stage for the first time following the release of their brand new album Moonshine Freeze, and are joined by Bristol favourites Fantasy Orchestra, Beth Rowley, No Go Stop, and heaps more, across all spaces of the Hall.

Whole areas will be taken over by the likes of enigmatic sonic adventurers Qu Junktions and urban radio pioneers SWU FM with plenty more line up additions to be announced.

Confirmed line-up includes:

This Is The Kit

The Fantasy Orchestra – Bristol

Beth Rowley


No Go Stop

The Evil Usses

Oro Swimming Hour


Hands of the Heron

Qu Junktions Take Over

SWU FM Take Over

Part of Colston Hall’s 150 Anniversary Programme

Sat 7 Oct 2017

16:00, £13.50 incl. booking fee

Colston Hall


Colston Hall Bristol
Melvins / Redd Kross

Melvins and Redd Kross in Bristol. This will sell out.

Exchange Bristol
1% Of One presents… Ulrika Spacek


Ulrika Spacek

Ulrika Spacek have just returned with the release of their second album, Modern English Decoration. Much like their debut LP released in early 2016, the band chose to record, produce and mix the entirety of the record in their shared house – a former art gallery called ‘KEN’, so named because of a cryptic inscription found above the front door. Among critical acclaim and the word quickly spreading about their tremendous live show, don’t miss their return to Bristol!

£9.00 adv. from

The Louisiana

Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace

Bristol BS1 6UA

Louisiana Bristol
Pity My Brain presents… Stoned Jesus / Beastmaker

Pity My Brain presents…

Stoned Jesus


7:30pm | £10 | 16+

Stoned Jesus will be playing their popular album “SEVEN THUNDERS ROAR” in it’s entirety

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Mr Scruff

Clwb Ifor Bach

Mr Scruff

11:00pm | £15 | 18+

‘The all new, vinyl powered, portable steam engine parp-atron rave machine.’

Well known for his marathon DJ sets, eclectic music taste, and love for a nice cup of tea, Mr Scruff has become a staple on the UK’s club circuit over the last twenty years.

Signed to the Ninja Tune label, the Manchester DJ/producer has released seven albums full of jazz, dub, hip-hop, soul and everything in between. And when he’s not capturing imaginations from behind the decks, he’s quenching thirsts in his hometown tea room.

Playing this set at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach, get ready for a night that spans genres and tempos, that’ll have you dancing as wide as your smile, and might even end with a tidy brew.

Mr Scruff sells out Clwb everytime he plays here!

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Windhand / Satan’s Satyrs

For a band who traffic in measured, unhurried riffage, Richmond’s Windhand have moved awfully quickly over the last few years. Founded in 2009, the VA quintet released their self-titled debut – quickly becoming an underground hit – before signing to Relapse Records, where after a steady touring schedule, the band collaborated with Richmond brethren Cough on a split entitled ‘Reflection of the Negative’. Positive critical reception helped pave the way for WINDHAND to release the highly anticipated album ‘Soma’ in September 2013, landing on many best-of lists with praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Revolver, MetalSucks, Metal Injection Stereogum and more.

After embarking on a series of tours across North America, Europe, and Australia – sharing the stage with the likes of Sleep, High on Fire, Dead Meadow and Kvelertak and at major festivals including Roadburn, SXSW, Scion Rock Fest and Maryland Deathfest – WINDHAND returned in 2015 with their third full-length, ‘Grief’s Infernal Flower’, a multifaceted slab of thundering stoner doom. Produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, Soundgarden, etc), ‘Grief’s Infernal Flower’ is massive, heavy and personal, a modern testament to the power of doom and stoner metal’s legacies.

Though the first two WINDHAND albums were underground classics, ‘Grief’s Infernal Flower’ stands to see WINDHAND cementing themselves as one of the premier metal bands of our time.

Satan’s Satyrs

Effigy page:

Exchange website:


£12adv | Ages 14+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Also available from:

Exchange Bristol

Friday 13/10/17

Clwb Ifor Bach


7:00pm | £10 | 14+

Taking time out from recording their second album (a journey that has already taken them to Tokyo and Perth), London-based trio Yak will be bringing their ferocious live experience back to the UK and Europe this year for an extensive run of shows. Led by Britain’s most exciting young frontmen Oli Burslem, the band will play two nights at London’s Forum in May supporting The Cribs followed by a string of summer festivals and their biggest headline tour to date in October.

The release of their breathtaking 2016 debut album ‘Alas Salvation’, which was produced by Pulp’s Steve Mackey, was met with glowing reviews across the board from the likes of The Guardian, Uncut and DIY – who declared it to be “the kind of record that can inspire the next generation”.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Zervas and Pepper

Zervas and Pepper are songwriters Paul Zervas & Kathryn Pepper from the South Coast of Wales. Hailed by tastemakers for their “Exquisitely harmonised, blissed-out Folk Rock” MOJO.

While locking themselves away from the world in a cabin in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the duo wrote their forthcoming album, Wilderland.

Returning to their acoustic roots to write, surrounded by the dense wilderness and solitude, a return to nature seeps into the songs. The sanctuary of their cabin muse only disturbed by thoughts of the outside world and the unfolding events that would soon also find their way into the fabric of the songs.

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7:00pm | £8 | 16+

From South East London, Inheaven blasted themselves onto the indie-sphere with their blistering single Regeneration.

Getting its first play from Annie Mac, it was an instant classic of grunge guitars, despondency, and dissonance. Since they’ve gone on to share the stage with fellow newcomers The Big Moon and Vant, and now have locked themselves in the studio to finish off their debut LP.

If most recent track Vultures is anything to go by, Inheaven look set to spoil us. Make sure you grab a ticket for this show.

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Forest Swords

Mon 16 Oct 2017

£13.44 incl. booking fee

The Lantern – 20:00

One of the UK’s most significant electronic artists and composers, Forest Swords delves into new aesthetic territory for upcoming second album ‘Compassion’, due for release on 5 May. A follow up to 2013’s ‘Engravings’, the new album is a creative response to the uncertainties and aggressive behaviours common to many in modern life. His ideas are manifested in compelling layers built from buzzing digital textures, field recordings, clattering beats and distorted jazz sax amid fizzing orchestral arrangements.

In his own words:”Like many, with all that’s been going on since I started making the record, I’ve struggled to see any kind of light at the end of the tunnel, so I realised there’s some sort of power in trying to create our own instead”.

This is a standing show.

Age 16+

The Lantern, Colston Hall Bristol
Clean Cut Kid

Swn Festival 2017

Clean Cut Kid

7:30pm | £10 | 16+

Liverpool’s thrilling fuzz-pop quartet Clean Cut Kid have announced details of their much-anticipated debut album. A string of exhilarating singles have given snapshots of their brilliance and now comes a record to match. ‘Felt’ will be released on April 28th through Babe Magnet Records/Polydor and is available for pre-order from today. It will be preceded by a new single, ‘Leaving You Behind’, which has already received a Hottest Record accolade.

Clean Cut Kid are Mike Halls, Evelyn Halls, Saul Godman and Ross Higginson. The four-piece are one of the most exciting breakthrough bands in the UK, their inventive take on anthemic guitar-pop the product of intense writing and rehearsal sessions at the band’s practice space in Liverpool. Their five singles so far – ‘Vitamin C’, ‘Runaway’, ‘Pick Me Up’, ‘Make Believe’ and ‘We Used To Be In Love’ – have introduced a band full of creativity, who mix classic melodicism with a sonic adventurousness. ‘Felt’ was recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios with Blossoms and The Coral producer Rich Turvey, London’s Konk Studios with Arcade Fire collaborator Craig Silvey and London’s Voltaire Studios with Cam Blackwood (George Ezra, Wolf Alice).

What emerges is a contemporary indie-pop record filled with defiant pop hooks and emotionally-charged fragility. The band say that “the concept of ‘Felt’ is the timeline of a break-up from a relationship falling apart as you reach the end of the A side of the record; to flip into the B side where we emerge from the breakup and back into a new relationship.” It’s a record that drags the listener through the rollercoaster of emotions experienced during the end of one relationship and the beginning of another, songs with a voice that is refreshing and honest in a generation of emotional detachment. ‘Felt’ is an album that deals with the hard truths and uplifting highs of modern love.

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The BellRays

Clwb Ifor Bach

The BellRays

7:30pm | £12.50 | 16+

The Bellrays are an American group that combines garage rock and punk with soul vocal styles.

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Baba Naga

Sheffield’s psychedelic gloom outfit, Baba Naga are coming to Cardiff in October.

Making a name for themselves from their other worldly performances and have played with Bo Ningen, The Underground Youth, Night Beats and Sexwitch.

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Howie Payne (The Stands) / Himalayas

Howie Payne (The Stands)


7:00pm | £10 | 16+

“The Stands? A fine band, sadly missed. I’ll never forget the soundcheck at The Royal Court in Liverpool supporting Oasis in 2002… blew us all away.” Noel Gallagher

“I remember going down to London to play piano for The Stands. I lost my shit because Noel Gallagher was there and he told me that Howie said I’d nail my part in three takes. Anyway, one take later I was sauntering back into the control like a dude. Myself aside, they were a great band and made great music. Well deserving of a re-release”

Bill Ryder Jones

Following on from the recent, well-received vinyl re-release of his 2009 debut solo album ‘Bright Light Ballads’, Howie Payne has announced a headline tour – backed by a full band – plus a brand new box set from the still-much-loved band that brought him to the attention of the world: The Stands.

‘The Stands Recordings 2003 – 2005’ set is a box set collection of 3 vinyl LPs, the first two featuring alternate, rare, remixed and unreleased versions of tracks spanning 2003 – 2005, while the third features a whole host of Howie Payne’s unreleased demos. Presented on coloured, heavyweight vinyl with new sleevenotes, written by Howie, which detail the incredible journey of his band.

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Dictionary Pudding presents… Acid Mothers Temple

Dictionary Pudding proudly present the return of ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE!

Formed in 1995 by Makoto Kawabata at the same time as the Acid Mothers Temple Soul Collective. The group released its debut album in 1997 on PSF Records (Japan), and it was selected as one of the year’s best albums in the The Wire magazine (UK). In 1998 the group played their first tours of the US and Europe. Since then the group has released a huge number of albums on labels from many different countries. As of 2017, the group has released around 80 albums. Every year since 1998, they have toured extensively in the US and Europe, and more recently have started performing around Asia and in Japan too.

Always an unmissable evening – snap up your tickets here:

Or from the venue at:

BRISTOL Exchange / THURS 19TH OCT 2017 / 730-11PM / 12£ FROM Bristol Ticket Shop, Headfirst Bristol AND ALL THE USUAL OUTLETS

Exchange Bristol
Simple Things Festival

Simple Things Festival returns on Saturday October 21, taking over some of Bristol’s best-loved venues for a full day and night of musical diversity.

The first wave of artists will be announced very soon. Join this event to be the first to know.

Various Venues Bristol
1% Of One presents… Fake Laugh

Fake Laugh

With trickling EPs and singles throughout the years, London based Kamran Khan wheels out his full length, self-titled debut on 28th July. An accumulation of his best tracks since the band began twinkling, Fake Laugh’s delicate pop sensibilities and rich melodies result in dancing ahoy.

£6.00 adv. from

The Crofters Rights
117 – 119 Stokes Croft
Bristol, BS1 3PY

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Wesley Gonzalez
“I wanted to see if I could take those traditional guitar elements in pop music out and still make a big sounding record”

Wesley Gonzalez made a name for himself at an early age as the enigmatically petulant frontman and founder of guitar-shredding pop-punk band Let’s Wrestle. In 2015, after ten years together, the group disbanded and Gonzalez set his sights on an entirely different approach to songwriting: “as my first album away from Let’s Wrestle, I wanted to completely indulge myself with the experimentation that I had previously kept to my bedroom demos.”

Without letting go of his fascination with Beatlesesque melodies, Gonzalez taught himself to play piano and began writing songs which hark back to mid …70’s singer-songwriters such as Todd Rundgren and Emmitt Rhodes but with added elements of soul and funk – drawing upon influences like Sly And The Family Stone and Donny Hathaway. After spending one summer revisiting early electronic music, Gonzalez invested in some synths and wrote his debut record. Although Gonzalez made a conscious retreat from punk music, he maintains his work is “still defined as angry music; anger is still an energy. All the lyrics are rooted in my disgust with a lot of the modern world, and feeling powerless as a young person in our society”.

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Too Many T’s

Clwb Ifor Bach

Too Many T’s

7:00pm | £8 | 16+

The UK hip-hop duo announces a huge UK tour to coincide with their debut album release this autumn.

Too Many T’s have built up a strong fan base with their electric performances and positive vibes stage shows, touring all over the UK over the last four years. They have supported some of hip-hop’s greats including Snoop Dogg, Big Daddy Kane, De La Soul and Public Enemy. But it’s now time for the T’s to step forward & take center stage.

September 2017 will see Too Many T’s long-awaited debut album released. Produced alongside Flux Pavilion and Odjbox, ‘South City’ is one of the freshest hip-hop albums to come out of the UK, with a high-energy sound that will appeal to music lovers around the globe.

The first exclusive elements of the album campaign to be revealed are the artwork and extensive UK tour dates. With brand new tracks, an even newer show, a ton of incredible videos and huge collaborations, these coming months will see the T’s cement themselves as one of the UK’s most electrifying acts.

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7:30pm | £6.50 | 16+

Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich love them. Hand picked to tour with Dead Kennedys and Guns’n’Roses.

Dublin’s Otherkin are making a name for themselves with their abrasive punk outbursts & gritty new wave sounds.

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Matthew E White (Solo)

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Matthew E White (Solo)

7:30pm | £14 | 16+

Matthew E. White is in the middle of work on his new album and would like to share and try out some of his works in progress and older classics. With the UK and Ireland so close to his heart, a tour of smaller clubs seemed the only logical place to give such an intimate and open performance that shows some of his songwriting process.

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Swn presents… Slowcoaches

Swn Presents


plus support

Friday 27th Oct 2017

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

7.30pm | £7 adv | 18+

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The Sadies

Clwb Ifor Bach

The Sadies

7:30pm | £12.50 | 16+

Toronto’s The Sadies seamlessly meld surf guitar, traditional country, film-score stylings, and bar-band bluster.

One of the most accomplished bands to emerge from the North American indie and roots rock scene, the Sadies are an eclectic group led by brothers Dallas Good and Travis Good, who’ve crafted a distinctive sound, absorbing influences from traditional country, surf music, and garage rock, and bending it into something unique with their estimable instrumental skills.

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Dictionary Pudding presents… Sun Ra Arkestra

Dictionary Pudding are THRILLED to present a rare excursion to the South West for the thrilling, inimitable, Sun Ra Arkestra – led by 93 year old Marshall Allen!

Sun Ra was one of the greatest and least known jazz artists of the last four decades, whose influence on diverse musicians is little known to the general public. A pianist and band leader, his style ranged from retro swing to avant free, often in the same piece. His band could play a swinging Gershwin tune and almost imperceptibly soar into a free cosmic rhapsody as if they possessed a single mind.

Ra was a keyboard improviser of great originality, but his foremost talent was for inspiring and teaching creative musicians to improvise freely but together. This tension between freedom and coherence was something he explored with abundant energy and skill.

Sun Ra died in 1993. The Arkestra performs today, under the direction of 93 year old alto saxophonist Marshall Allen and their recent series of residencies at Café Oto in Dalston have thrilled and inspired a new generation of listeners. For this special Transcender performance, Marshall Allen will direct an expanded Arkestra line-up – a rare opportunity to catch a genuinely unique and mesmerising ensemble of musicians, still playing under the guidance of the titular, currently absent, ‘Ra!


Also from Bristol Ticket Shop (in person) and from all good online retailers!

Presented by Dictionary Pudding Promotions


Fiddlers Bristol
Bristol Psych Fest & Stolen Body Records present… Gateway Drugs

Bristol Psych Fest and Stolen Body Records are happy to announce we have Gateway Drugs coming over to Bristol and The Old England Pub for a FREE ENTRY show. Support to be announced.

Gateway Drugs

They have the sound of a tour bus crash between The Dandy Warhols and My Bloody Valentine. They have the look of midnight on Hollywood Boulevard. They’re loud and urgent, sultry and sensual, and undeniably cool as hell. They’re Gateway Drugs, a powerful foursome that takes the basics of rock-n-roll and cuts it with swirling psychdelia, ferocious punk propulsion, and undeniable pop sensibilities. The result is a sonic authority that feels both lived-in and completely fresh. A wall-of-sound for the next generation.

Hailing from the soft underbelly of Los Angeles, in all its hazy sunshine and pitch-black night, three members of Gateway Drugs were born into an enviable musical pedigree and have been playing together since they were children. Liv, Gabe and Noa Niles are the kids of Prescott Niles, bassist for pop-rock legends The Knack. With Blues Williams rounding out the band, Gateway Drugs are an airtight unit made up of admirably multi-instrumentalist musicians. The basic lineup sees Liv and Noa trading vocal duties. Her voice is somewhere between honey and heroin, his perfectly gliding along the edge of his buzzsaw guitar. Gabe, meanwhile, pounds the drums like he’s some kind of thunder god and music is his ritual, and Blues rides the band’s undulating swells with at times menacing bass and guitar.

The band’s new album, “Magick Spells,” is aptly name, as it casts its own intoxicating spell, seducing listeners with hypnotic grooves and an invitation to peer into a world of iconic lyrical rock-n-roll imagery—a world of lovesick suicides, teenage heartthrobs, black wine and bad thoughts. Produced by Blind Melon’s Christopher Thorn and recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606, “Magick Spells” is a record that tips its hat to the roiling cauldron of rock inspiration that makes up the entire attitude of Gateway Drugs. That attitude—especially live—is raw, ferocious, chaotic. It’s both jaded and eager. It’s rock-n-roll—and it’s the clarion call of a band that sounds like sex and drugs feel.

Old England Pub Bristol
Godspeed You! Black Emperor / Bardo Pond

Support from Bardo Pond!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor began with Efrim, Mauro and Moya in the early 90s, playing a handful of shows and recording a self-released cassette as a trio before deciding to transform the group into a large band. Recruiting numerous Montreal musicians through 1995-1996, GYBE mounted sense-rattling wall-of-sound performances, featuring as many as 14 musicians and several 16mm film projectors, before recording their debut vinyl-only Constellation album in 1997. They transformed a warehouse space into the Hotel2Tango, a DIY hive of activity with band rehearsal rooms, silkscreen and wood shops, and weekend shows that took place under the radar. The group settled into a permanent nine-member line-up by late 1998, with Aidan and Bruce on drums, Thierry and Mauro on basses, Efrim, Dave and Roger on guitars, and Norsola and Sophie on cello and violin respectively. The band toured and recorded incessantly from 1998-2002 and gained a reputation for mesmerising live shows marked by orchestral dynamics, epic rock power and clunky, beautiful film loops. After four records, GYBE announced an indefinite hiatus in 2003.

The hiatus ended in December 2010, when the band returned to curate and perform at All Tomorrow’s Parties in the UK, followed by extensive international touring. October 2012 saw the release of ‘ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND!, their first recorded work in a decade, to widespread critical acclaim including; with thy follow-up, Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress released in March 2015.

Doors: 19.00


Motion Bristol

Constantly shape-shifting and “wildly unpredictable” (Pitchfork), Liars refuse to be categorised. After moving from LA to Berlin via Brooklyn, the art-rockers have continued to experiment with their sound – from stripped-down rock to pulsing electronic – upholding a “dedication to unsettling, disorientating anarchy” (NME). After appearing in many ‘best album’ lists over the years, their latest release Mess demonstrates the band’s “uncanny ability to switch from bizarre to beautiful” (The Quietus).

The Lantern, Colston Hall Bristol
Gravy Train presents… The Proper Ornaments

Gravy Train presents:

The Proper Ornaments

The Crofters Rights
Monday 30th October

The Proper Ornaments formed in London around songwriters James Hoare (Veronica Falls/ Ultimate Painting) and Max Oscarnold (TOY). They in met at a women’s clothing store in Nothing Hill, where Max’s girlfriend was trying to steal boots from. The two bonded over a mutual love of The Velvet Underground and released their first single, “Recalling”, in 2010 through San Francisco label Make a Mess. They followed it up with an eponymous five-song EP for No Pain in Pop in 2011 and in 2013, a single (“Waiting for the Summer”) for Lo Recordings, which then released all their output to date on a collection (also titled Waiting for the Summer) later that year. After signing up with Fortuna Pop in the UK and Slumberland in the US, and revamping the line up with the addition of drummer Robert Syme and Daniel Nellis on bass, the group toured with Metronomy, TOY, The Horrors, Crystal Stilts, Woods and returned with their debut album, Wooden Head, in the summer of 2014, when after a promotional tour of UK and Europe they packed the 100 Club in a memorable night. This year saw them working on their second long player, to be released in January 2016. Their sound gathers elements of classic UK indie pop with shimmering jangling guitars that blend with rich harmonies reminiscent of the west coast 60’s groups, and in their live shows they take these sounds to a more motorik and heavier realms.


Crofter's Rights Bristol
Abstract Orchestra play Madvillainy

Madvillainy is one of the biggest hip hop cult albums ever surfaced and was the result of MF Doom & Madlib joining forces and the project has helped to redefine the hip hop genre and take it to a new direction.

13 years after it’s release, the UK’s number one instrumental hip hop outfits, Abstract Orchestra have decided to celebrate it’s genius and will be playing it live here in Clwb Ifor Bach.

DJ Jaffa

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Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Emily Barker / Pete Roe

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers Presents

Emily Barker

Pete Roe

& Support

£13 / 7:00pm / 18+

Tickets on sale now:

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Fat Paul presents… The Lovely Eggs

“You won’t hear another band like this anywhere between now and the the end of the millenium. The Lovely Eggs are just brilliant!”- Huw Stephens, Radio One

“They have the off the wall look that is perfect pop and the cutting strippd down dynamic of a cool art crew in love with underground rock n roll”- John Robb
“This my friends is fucking brilliant. it’s grunge – but not as you know it”- Everett True
The Lovely Eggs are an underground punk rock duo from northern England.

They have a fierce punk rock ethos that music should have no rules.

For Holly and David being in a band is a way of life. True to this, they live the way they play. Fiercely, constantly in search of the good times.

With observational and often surreal lyrics about life The Lovely Eggs have a powerful stripped down sound: one vintage guitar amp, one Big Muff distortion pedal, a guitar and a drum kit.

With releases in the UK, Europe, USA and Japan, The Lovely Eggs have played hundreds of gigs around the UK, USA and Europe supporting the likes of Half Japanese, Shonen Knife, The Slits, Young Marble Giants, The Television Personalities and Art Brut as well as a two month tour of America and a string of dates at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

The Lovely Eggs have recorded sessions for BBC Radio One, BBC 6 Music and XFM as well as being played by a host of UK DJs including Radio One’s Huw Stephens and Rob da Bank and 6 Music’s Marc Riley, Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson, Gideon Coe, Chris Hawkins, Tom Ravenscroft and XFM’s John Kennedy.

Holly (guitar/vocs) and David (drums/vocs) have also worked with comedian Graham Fellows (aka John Shuttleworth) as well as Jad Fair from the seminal Texas band Half Japanese. Their songs appear in Canadian film Molly Maxwell and have been sampled by Zane Lowe for Scroobius Pip. The pair also feature on a Radio 4 Richard Brautigan documentary, presented and in discussion with Jarvis Cocker contemplating the influence of the American surreal author on their music.

They have produced four albums.

The first ‘If You Were Fruit’ (Cherryade Records, 2009) ranked in the top 40 records of the year by Artrocker Magazine and was nominated for XFM’s ‘Debut Album of the Year’.

The second ‘Cob Dominos’(Cherryade Records, 2011) has gained widespread critical acclaim, with ‘Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like It)’ (featuring a video with guest appearance from John Shuttleworth) fast becoming an internet hit.

Their third album ‘Wildlife’ (Egg Records, 2012) featured the Gruff Rhys-produced single Allergies, originally released on 7″ on the Too Pure Singles Club label. The track (which sold out before release day) won the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist – with 82% of the public vote, was declared winner on Steve Lamacq’s 6 Music Round Table and was Artrocker’s single of the month. The song featured a death-shaped psychedelic spectacular promo vid featuring a special guest appearance from Gruff Rhys.

With a 4 Star review in Record Collector, ‘Wildlife’ also contains the singles ‘Food’ which was remixed by Cornershop’s Tjinder Singh for release on his Singhles Club Label as well as ‘I Just Want Someone to Fall in Love With’. Both songs received much support from BBC 6 Music.

The Lovely Eggs have become well known for their live performances and have played everywhere from Amsterdam squats and Los Angeles scrap yards to steam trains in Ripley and charity shops in Leeds.

In April 2013, the pair had a baby but true to their ‘no rules’ philosophy they bundled their newest member in the van and took him on tour with them, racing round the UK with family and friends like a tripped out version of On The Buses with two fingers up to conventional family life firmly out of the window.

2015 saw The Lovely Eggs return with their fourth self-produced and self-recorded album ‘This is Our Nowhere’: a title which sums up their celebration and love of a scene which doesn’t exist in the eyes of the manufactured mainstream. Ironically the record received 8/10 in the NME.

Lead single ‘Magic Onion’ (made in collaboration with artist and video director Casey Raymond and released as a limited edition 7″ on the Cardiff-based D.I.Y. Flower of Phong label) was accompanied by a handmade book of psychedelic/nightmarish proportions and included a B side version of the song with Sweet Baboo, who joined them in an acoustic and decidedly pickled duet. The single gained much support from BBC 6 Music and a sell out tour of the UK followed.

The second single to be released from ‘This is Our Nowhere’ ‘Goofin’ Around in Lancashire’ was released in November 2016 on ltd edition 7″ “fried egg” vinyl. With an accompanying video by Casey Raymond, again it sold out immediately and gained much support from BBC 6 Music, with 6 Music’s Marc Riley declaring it one of his top tracks of 2015. To promote the release, the Eggs embarked on another tour of the UK, with many sold out dates and in 2015 alone were invited to perform two live sessions for Marc Riley’s BBC 6 Music show.

The Lovely Eggs live in Lancaster, England.

Exchange Bristol
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Mark Eitzel & Band

Mark Eitzel (American Music Club) is to set out this November on a 5 date tour of the UK after his biggest selling record and tour in over 20 years this last February and March featuring three sold out dates. In addition to older classics from American Music Club and previous solo albums Mark will be featuring material from Hey Mr Ferryman, his first studio album recorded in London. It was made at 355 Studios with Mercury Prize winner Bernard Butler (ex-Suede, McAlmont & Butler), who has produced or recorded albums with Ben Watt, Duffy, Edwyn Collins and more. Butler produced Hey Mr Ferryman and played all of the electric guitar, bass, and keyboard parts on the album. UNCUT says “Eitzel at his unflinching best” and Q “Eitzel’s best album in years”

Hey Mr Ferryman features the vivid melodies long associated with Eitzel’s former band American Music Club (a.k.a. AMC), which remains a cult favorite to this day, as well as Butler’s distinctive guitar that serves to complement Eitzel’s expressive vocals. Of that voice, Pitchfork once wrote: “If Leonard Cohen’s voice is a story about the passage of time and Levon Helm’s is a story about losing what is most precious to you, Eitzel’s is about the circuitous roads we take in search of ourselves.”

“The songs on this record are about celebrating musicians and music, about misogyny, the long shadow of history, getting one’s head out of one’s ass,” quips Eitzel on the themes of Ferryman. “Also oceans, blood, skies, hearts, gay pioneers, carpenters, weeping women, and how death waits for you even in the happiest place on earth: Las Vegas.”

Mark Eitzel has released over 17 albums of original material with American Music Club and as a solo artist. The Guardian has called him “America’s greatest living lyricist,” and Rolling Stone once gave him their Songwriter of the Year award. Originally formed in 1983, AMC released seven albums before breaking up in 1995. The band reunited in 2004 for two full-lengths, Love Songs for Patriots and The Golden Age. In April of 2012 while working on his last solo record, Eitzel suffered a heart attack which forced him to slow down and delayed the album’s release. In 2015, he wrote music for Simon Stephens’ Song from Far Away, his second collaboration with the English playwright.

Mark will be touring with his band on all the dates.

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Joy Collective & All My Friends present… Shopping / Gauche i
Gwdihw Cardiff

Following their joyous- comeback show at London’s Koko (which sold out immediately), iconic girl-group TLC have just announced their first ever UK tour for Autumn 2017 .

Having sold over 65 million records worldwide, TLC are not only the best-selling American girl group of all time; with 4 Grammy Awards, 4 multi-platinum albums (two of which went Diamond), ten Top 10 singles and four Number 1s, theirs is an influence – across music, fashion and female friendship – which defined and continues to define generations.

With their first ever UK tour now on the horizon, ‘TLC’ suggests a band that are unquestionably back where they’re supposed to be – and unquestionably still Crazy, Sexy, Cool.

Tickets on sale Friday 14 July, 9am.
Priced £40, £45 plus fees.
Meet and Greet upgrade available.
Box Office 029 2022 4488

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Bristol Psych Fest & Stolen Body Records present… The Pinheads

Bristol Psych Fest and Stolen Body Records are scared to announce one of best and craziest australian live bands around are coming to Bristol and The Old England Pub for a FREE ENTRY show. Support to be announced.

The Pinheads are a six, sometimes seven piece rock n roll outfit who can be found ten-pin bowling and eating slimy pizza in the suburbs of the Illawarra.

They were raised on garage rock and horror films and it’s what has made them the eyeball-melting, skull shrinking group you’ll never forget as they crawl out of the crypt and into your mind.

In less than a year the band has already begun to clearly define themselves by some fuzzy, raucous rock ‘n roll and a wild screaming live show to boot.

The band is a sight to see, putting on some of the highest energy, most unpredictable and noisy shows around and has been known to melt people into puddles and horrify the audience.

Recorded entirely by themselves in their barn amongst the bush, The Pinheads have now completed their debut EP ‘I Wanna Be A Girl’ and it’s to die for. Mixed and mastered by Owen Penglis (Royal Headache, The Grates, Straight Arrows), they have managed to create their own spicy cocktail of psych and rock ‘n roll. It’s a record that will feel and sound familiar in a way yet still stand alone and remain totally unique.

The Pinheads will scare and swoon you, you won’t know whether to run, dance or scream. But either way their spell will have you fall in love and howling for more.

Old England Pub Bristol
Imperial Music presents… Counterparts

Imperial Music


7:00pm | £14 | 16+

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Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… The Burning Hell / Quiet Marauder

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers

The Burning Hell

Quiet Marauder

7:30pm | £9 | 16+

“The Burning Hell are expert musicians, but onstage, more than with other bands, there’s a palpable sense of friendship that comes first. It made for a contagiously enthusiastic set that fired up the crowd, who packed in close to the stage to celebrate with the band…If Lawnya Vawnya is about music, community and love, then the Burning Hell are perfect standard bearers; their performance was a stirring mix of all three.”

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Imperial Music presents… The Temperance Movement

Imperial Music

The Temperance Movement

7:00pm | £15 | 16+

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Morbid Angel


Bristol Bierkeller

Thurs 16th Nov

Tickets £18adv

14+ show

***ON SALE MON 19th JUNE***

Throughout history only a handful of artists have been able to achieve a truly iconic stature within any given artform. Morbid Angel is among those select few. Shattering the boundaries of creativity and imagination while evolving with each groundbreaking release throughout its historic career, the band truly is an icon in extreme music. Continually serving as source of countless inspiration to the multitude of fans and never failing to amaze with each evolving chapter. Formed in 1984 by founding member Trey Azagthoth, the Floridian band went through a number of lineup changes and recorded the demos “Scream forth Blasphemies”, “Bleed for the Devil” and “Abominations Of Desolation”, featuring Trey Azagthoth and Richard Brunelle on guitar, drummer/vocalist Mike Browning and bassist John Ortega. Azagthoth’s interests in the occult, ancient magic, witchcraft and the Necronomicon poured into the band’s lyricism, as the musical context grew darker and attained definitive sophistication. The 7’’ single “Thy Kingdom Come” was released in Europe in 1988 and Morbid Angel was preparing to make a profound universal statement in form of a lineup consisting of guitarist Trey Azagthoth, drummer Pete Sandoval, bassist/vocalist David Vincent, and guitarist Richard Brunelle. Living together in several band houses which also served as places for rehearsals and pulling their funds together to purchase an old school bus which they converted into a tour bus, Morbid Angel hit the road on various underground touring adventures with the company of their mascot/head of security pit bull named “Butch”. On a shoe string budget and supporting only the various demos, the band made its way to places such as New York and performing at the clubs “Streets” in the city and “Sundance” on Long Island. With the help from friends in the band Immolation, they managed to get a side job painting a shopping mall in upstate NY to help offset expenses on the many off days of this particular shake and bake tour. Also the band met with troubles when rolling though New Jersey and were pulled over and arrested, simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The bus was searched and the police found some most interesting and alarming things which lead to them holding the band for a while there in jail, including Butch. So fitting for a group consisting of a bunch of freaks. Morbid Angel continued on their mission of Death Metal and was soon discovered by Mick Harris of Napalm Death which lead to their meeting with Digby Pearson and their recording contract with Earache Records.

Altars Of Madness descended upon the world in May of 1989 as a raging storm, baffling the listeners with the insane amount of energy and adrenaline emanating from each track along with the finely-shaped musical passages and fiercely intense atmosphere. Nothing else sounded like this album at the time and the fans of what was then considered to be ‘extreme’ music were exposed to something truly out of this world. Recorded at Tampa’s Morrisound Studios, the album catapulted to #1 on the UK Independent Chart, solidifying the band’s world-wide fan base. Morbid Angel found itself on the Grindcrusher Tour in the UK alongside the awesome Napalm Death and Carcass, then continuing with

Napalm Death on the Smash Teams tour throughout Europe. The following year Morbid Angel hit the road in the USA using their converted school bus and still sometimes bringing along their pit bull “Butch”, performing at many underground clubs and taking part in the epic Michigan Death Fest event which even the local mainstream news took part in.

Blessed Are The Sick, 1991’s sophomore full length release adorned in J. Delville’s painting ‘Les Tresors De Satan’ as cover art, is considered to be one of the most revered albums in metal history as well as a pure musical masterpiece. The dark ambiance and classical overtones were deeply engraved into the context, as Azagthoth credited Mozart for inspiration. The songs on the album have retained the venomous energy of its predecessor, yet took the sound another step away from this earthly realm, seeing the band expand thematically as well as musically. Morbid Angel was quickly becoming a devastating force to be reckoned with, not just within the metal community, but the entire music field in general. Abominations Of Desolation, the band’s initial pre-Altars unreleased debut, saw its release later that year, providing the fans with an earlier chapter of the band’s work. Morbid Angel, however, were prepared to break another barrier.

Covenant, the third album released in 1993, was a true milestone for the underground metal community and remains so to this day, being the first and only major label release by a death metal band. No compromises were made. In fact, this album is considered to be one of the darkest and most Satanically-inspired releases by the band throughout its collection. The lineup consisted of Trey Azagthoth handling the entire guitar assault and keyboard work along with Sandoval and Vincent in their respective positions, as Brunelle exited the band in 1992. Covenant was produced at the familiar Morrisound Studios, this time with the expertise of Flemming Rasmussen behind the mixing board, as the final mixes were made at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen. The band toured extensively, enlisting live guitarist Erik Rutan for European dates including a run sharing the stage for the first time with Cannibal Corpse. Brunelle would make a brief return for a line of American concerts with Motorhead and Black Sabbath. The video for the single “Rapture” premiered on Headbanger’s Ball, followed by an interview with swat suit-clad David Vincent. The video for “God Of Emptiness” featured yet another then-unseen feature in extreme metal – Trey’s use of the Ibanez 7-String Universe guitar, as he is a true pioneer of its full potential and application in the extreme metal genre. At this point Morbid Angel had become the living proof that creativity did not have to meet the demands of conformity in order to achieve commercial success. The band was ready to conquer and dominate further.

Domination, released in May 1995, was the band’s major label release. Guitarist Erik Rutan creatively contributed to the material featured on the album. This release was a grandiose, slime-ridden departure from its predecessor. Applying a generous use of heavy grooves and power-driven detuned chordal progressions such as in the track “Where the Slime Live”, which inspired yet another quite interesting video from the band. Morbid Angel took on a long touring schedule throughout 1995 and into 1996. Starting in their home state of Florida, the band toured extensively throughout America and Europe.

Entangled In Chaos, the official live album produced by Trey Azagthoth, was recorded during the Domination touring cycle. The band had become an otherworldly organic slime-dripping machine from the swamps of Florida, far evolved musically and thematically from its initial commercial and underground success. Morbid Angel had once again placed itself among the forefront of the extreme metal community with this incredibly powerful live album.

Formulas Fatal To The Flesh was released in 1997 as a strikingly different Morbid Angel effort in comparison to its predecessor. With the departure of David Vincent and now Trey Azagthoth creating all the compositions and lyrics, Morbid Angel extracted from the Abyss this new masterpiece of feeling and imagination, taking things to a whole new level in song writing. The use of the extra sick guitar harmonies and polyrhythms in conjunction with the deep occult lyrical formulations, resulted in this totally mind bending artistic work. This groundbreaking release contained the most deep and beautifully ugly, meanist material, and introduced new bassist/vocalist Steve Tucker into the lineup. According to the diehard followers of Morbid Angel, this album harkens back to the Altars era with its rage-filled atmosphere. Though far evolved technically and conceptually from its eight-year predecessor, Formulas Fatal To The Flesh showcased Morbid Angel for what the band was first and foremost – a brutal, seething creature of sickness, depth and unrelenting ambitions. Delivering this uncompromising material live plus with a fine collection of older classic songs and the return of Erik Rutan as a touring guitarist, Morbid Angel set a clear milestone again as for a band that really delivers in concert. Steve Tucker was greatly received by the fans and performing all the live material, including the older songs, masterfully. Sharing the stage with amazing bands such as Vader and Nile, Morbid Angel showed once again that the repeated worldwide success certainly did not affect the band’s underground drive nor purposes. Azagthoth’s guitar wizardry and spirit of innovation, including his psychedelic Wind Rift and the Anti-Vacuum Culture micing techniques, made this album a remarkable effort in the application of a wide array of tones and textures side by side with some of his most intense riffing. Along with Sandoval’s inhuman drumming and Tucker’s ferocious vocal/bass attack, Formulas Fatal To The Flesh had become yet another milestone in the band’s unending evolution. After the successful touring for Formulas and the amazing vibe and undeniable power of the live performances, Erik Rutan returned to the fold as a contributing member, thus setting the foundation for the next assault.

Gateways To Annihilation was the highly anticipated metal release of 2000. Opening with a chorus of swamp frogs, the album delivered another devastating blow to the ears of metal fans across the world. This record presented, in many of the song stuctures, a new and even more sick level of poly rhythms over cold industrial swing foundations. With the majority of the tracks using the Ibanez 7-String Universe guitar, plus the continued application of the innovative micing techniques with the new addition of the Roland Guitar Synth, Morbid Angel once again displayed the driving and endless ambitions of these outer-worldy artists. This was the first album to feature Tucker as a full contributor to the band’s material and the composing chemistry of the team shined through brilliantly with this unique release. Morbid Angel started its touring cycle for Gateways in the USA as they were invited by Phil Anselmo to participate on the first leg of the Pantera Extreme Steel tour, giving the band an amazing platform to perform it’s material for a wider audience which again was a huge step for the Death Metal scene in general. Steve Tucker departed Morbid Angel shortly after and was replaced by Jared Anderson (1976-2006), a member of Erik Rutan’s project Hate Eternal, as touring vocalist/bassist. Morbid Angel toured extensively throughout the world and once again was invited to join Pantera’s Extreme Steel tour for it’s second run in the United States and with this time also including Slayer. After which the band teamed up for the first time with the legendary death metal band Deicide for another touring run in the United States. After completing this cycle of touring, and the last gig being in Japan with Pantera, Erik Rutan and Jared Anderson left the band in 2002 to fully concentrate on Hate Eternal.

Heretic, out in 2003, saw Morbid Angel as an entity truly out of this Universe. Recorded at D.O.W. Studios in Florida and engineered by the band’s own sound engineer and tour manager Juan “Punchy” Gonzalez, this was the first effort to be created outside of Morrisound Studios. It captured an essence so far removed from the physical realm in form of a multi-structured, fiery whirlwind of sweeping guitar poly rhythms and psychedelic guitar solos with the third time use of the innovative mic’ing techniques. Pete Sandoval once again shined, showing his multi-dimensional drumming abilities and contributing to the writing process with his amazing composition “Striken Arise”. Steve Tucker, who had returned to the band, contributing to the material once again and adding his unique stylistic lyrical arrangements and presence. The Heretic material, having a quite raw overall tone to it on the record, live once again displayed that Morbid Angel creates music like no one other, continuing as an epic and unrelenting band live in concert. With the addition of Tony Norman as a touring guitarist, Morbid Angel toured the world extensively and sharing the stages with bands such as Krisiun, Suffocation, Satyricon and Superjoint Ritual. Steve Tucker exited the band at the final leg of the Heretic touring cycle and David Vincent returned for a series of South American dates leading up to the Masters Of Chaos Tour which followed. Guitarist Erik Rutan returned for a number of European festivals, featuring the legendary Domination lineup together once again in over ten years. In spring of 2008 Morbid Angel announced tryouts for the second guitarist position, which was filled by Norwegian guitarist Destructhor. The band toured heavily across the globe, taking breaks as they worked on material for the next album.

Illud Divinum Insanus, Morbid Angel’s eighth studio album, was released on Season Of Mist Records in June of 2011. The album features Tim Yeung on drums, replacing the longtime drummer Pete Sandoval who was dealing with a serious back injury. After touring Europe, Morbid Angel announced the 2012 Illud Divinum Insanus North American Tour with Dark Funeral, Grave and VadimVon, as well as the 20th Anniversary of Covenant U.S. Tour in fall of 2013 and in Europe during late 2014.

Juvenilia, released exclusively on Record Store Day on April 18, 2015 as a 12″ vinyl limited to 1500 copies, is a live album showcasing the band’s early performance on their first tour to the United Kingdom at Nottingham’s Rock City on November 14, 1989.

In June of 2015 came the announcement that Steve Tucker was once again to return to his role as frontman and bassist of Morbid Angel.

Bierkeller Bristol
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers & CRH Music present… Chuck Prophet

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers & CRH Music Present

Chuck Prophet

& Support

£18.50 / 7:30pm / 14+

Ticktets on sale now:

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The Magic Band play the music of Captain Beefheart: Farewell Tour

Mon 20th Nov | 7.30pm | £20 adv | All Ages*

The Magic Band play the music of Captain Beefheart: Farewell Tour

Former Captain Beefheart musical director and drummer, John “Drumbo” French leads out the latest version of The Magic Band for one final tour of the UK. A faithful rendition of the best of Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band’s music is guaranteed.

John French was nicknamed ‘Drumbo’ by Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart. British Underground commentator and DJ John Peel described Beefheart as “the most important figure to emerge from the Rock era of the 1960s and 1970s.” Rolling Stone magazine included John French in their 100 Best Drummers Ever (at #48) and declared: “(his) toms-heavy, polyrhythmic style would become as integral to the group as Don Van Vliet’s modernist-blues croak.”

Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart was a visionary in the field of music. His group, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band started as a Blues group. Later, drummer John French joined and they recorded an album for Buddah Records entitled Safe as Milk — referring to the strontium-90 content found in lactating mother’s milk.

Guitarist Jeff Cotton joined and a second album, Strictly Personal was recorded shortly before a tour of the United Kingdom — where famed DJ John Peel had been playing Safe as Milk to a very interested audience. Van Vliet hated Strictly Personal’s production, rapt with phase-shifting, calling it “Psychedelic Bromo Seltzer”.

Though for the most part commercially unsuccessful, the groundbreaking album, Trout Mask Replica was hailed by critics who recognised Van Vliet’s unique and totally original approach to music composition and lyric creation. Produced by Frank Zappa, who gave the musicians six hours to record the bulk of a double album in a single evening, was amazed when The Magic Band recorded it in four-and-a-half.

Rumours create legends, and there are many rumours circulating, some exaggeration was thrown in for spice (“I wrote the album in 8 ½ hours” claimed Van Vliet). The truth was even stranger: the band all shared a two-bedroom bungalow with Van Vliet in Woodland Hills for nine months while the album was created bit by bit, transcribed in piano notation by John “Drumbo” French, and taught to the others by the same during gruelling 18-hour days of rehearsal, often interrupted by sessions of Van Vliet’s own form of group therapy, which turned into what some consider “brainwashing sessions”. It was a very intense and creative time as all the players learned to transpose piano parts to guitar, as well as having had their complete identities investigated on an all-too-personal level.

Another rumour started by the Captain was that he taught the guys to play. Bill “Zoot Horn Rollo” Harkleroad, Jeff “Antennae Jimmy Semens” Cotton, and Mark “Rockette Morton” Boston had all played in Rock cover bands and made a part-time living during their high school years before ‘graduating’ to The Magic Band, replacing the original Blues band members one by one.

The music sounded “terrible” to Simpsons creator Matt Groening but, because it was produced by Frank Zappa, Matt decided to give it another try, and then another; finally convinced it was “the best rock ‘n’ roll album ever.” Audiences were confused, however, because of all the rules being broken. Where was the backbeat? Why did it sound “out of tune” and “rhythmically complicated”?

That combined with the obsessive leadership of Van Vliet caused there to be a steady stream of ingoing and outgoing members – which eventually reached about 40 members. In later years musical “fans” of the creations joined the work in progress. Fans such as John Thomas (Keys), Gary “Mantis” Lucas (guitar), Jeff “Moris” Tepper (guitar), Robert Williams (drums), and Cliff Martinez (drums).

Van Vliet retired in 1982, after a career of sixteen years and thirteen original albums plus many bootlegs. He became a painter, withdrawing more and more from the public, eventually succumbing to complications of MS in 2010.

Meanwhile, John French earlier had the idea of re-forming The Magic Band back in 2001, eventually succeeding in 2003, after finding members willing to give it a try. His first attempt was to re-form the Trout Mask Replica band personnel, largely as they were his high-school buddies, but Jeff Cotton was not interested. Denny “Feeler’s Rebo” Walley (1975 -78) took his place. Denny had played on a 1975 tour and also is featured on slide guitar on the album Bat Chain Puller.

Bill Harkleroad initially was interested but then parted ways when the original promoter became a bit flaky. Gary Lucas (1982) stepped in. Gary had managed Don for the last two years of his career and also had been an official member of The Magic Band on the final Beefheart album, Ice Cream for Crow. For a short time, Robert Williams (1977-81) took the drum throne, as drummer John French sang about two-thirds of the set.

After the first promoter started changing the goalposts, the project was put in stasis for a year, until Barry Hogan of ATP came along in 2002 and offered the band good solid guarantees plus created a CD deal wherein the guys could collect themselves in the same studio and rehearse/record. In early February of 2003, they entered Paradoxx Sound studios in the High Desert of Southern California (where the band originated) and recorded Back to the Front, a rehearsal CD. John French played the drums, then overdubbed vocals and harmonica parts, as he had been singing and playing this material for about two years.

Barry Hogan (ATP) had contacted the band about playing two festivals: Camber Sands and The Queen Mary Ship (Long Beach, CA, USA); and also promoted a concert in London @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

By the time the festival in the States came around (November 2003) Williams went his own way and the group contacted drummer Michael Traylor, who played with TMB until 2006. With the economic downturn, interest faded in The Magic Band and they did not pursue the project again until Barry Hogan once more contacted the group for a festival appearance in 2009 – The Ten Year Anniversary of ATP – Barry’s. Gary Lucas, who has a solo career, was already booked, and drummer Michael Traylor had injured his knee in a work-related incident.

John French had, by this time, released his own solo CD, City of Refuge. Although getting rave reviews, it didn’t really sell that well. The bottom came out of the industry, as MP3s became the new medium. He couldn’t get a tour, even though he had a fantastic group of younger players, which included guitarist Eric Klerks, who hails from New Orleans, and drummer Craig Bunch, an LA-based drummer with a great capacity to understand John’s odd drum-style. The only live performance the “Drumbo” group did was for a Jimmy Carl Black (former drummer of the Mothers of Invention) benefit in the High Desert.

With the blessings of Hogan, John invited Eric and Craig to join the Magic Band and play the festival, and the result turned out really well. They were invited again to play at the ATP Festival in 2010, and decided rather than doing a “one-up” that they would book a small tour of the UK and a Dublin show. The tour was well-received and the band clicked as a team. John French’s book, Beefheart: Through the Eyes of Magic was released this same year and the book was rated as “one of the six best music books” in the UK in 2010.

Again, another Festival appearance in early 2011 resulted in another slightly larger tour.

Two CDs were released that year. One is the original Bat Chain Puller (recorded in 1976) that had been in Gail Zappa’s vault since 1975 and was the only album Denny Walley had recorded with Van Vliet. French wrote the liner notes for this set, and a special tribute to Don Van Vliet, who had passed away December 17th, 2010.

The other was a Sundazed release, The Magic Band live in Oxford 2005, which was picked as the best of thirteen performances during the UK tour. This was recorded direct from the board digitally, later uploaded by French and mixed in his studio.

Also, French’s book, Beefheart: Through the Eyes of Magic sold out of the original printing and was reprinted in paperback in both paperback and digital media.

A new album, simply entitled The Magic Band plays the Music of Captain Beefheart Live in London 2013 was released. These are live digital recordings of The Magic Band at Chelsea’s Under the Bridge venue, recorded in March 2013.

In 2013, the lineup of The Magic Band has changed with the inclusion of Andrew Niven on drums, Craig Bunch having decided to pursue other interests. In 2015, Denny Walley left the band, to be replaced by Grandmothers of Invention guitar hero, Max Kutner. John French considers this line-up to be one of the most accomplished versions of The Magic Band ever.

The line-up who will be playing the final tour are:

John “Drumbo” French / Lead Vocals, Harmonica, Sax, Drums

Eric Klerks / Extended Ranch guitar, BKP Vocals

Max Kutner / Guitar and Slide guitar

Jonathan Sindelman / Keyboards

Andy Niven / Drums

The Fleece


*under 16s must be with an adult

Fleece Bristol
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… William The Conqueror

William The Conqueror

plus support

Clwb Ifor Bach


William the Conqueror’s bluesy indie-Americana has already seen them head out to Nashville to perform at AmericanaFest, share a stage with the likes of Richard Thompson and Van Morrison courtesy of a nomination for Song of the Year at the UK Americana Awards, and sign to Loose Music, where they join an immensely impressive roster including Courtney Marie Andrews, Sturgill Simpson, Andrew Combs, The Handsome Family and Danny and the Champions of the World.

Their eagerly awaited debut album is called Proud Disturber of the Peace and will be out on 4th August. Recorded in sessions that took the band from Cornwall right up to the Isle of Lewis and back again, the album features the multi-instrumental talents of Harry Harding, Naomi Holmes, and Ruarri Joseph, a name many folk fans may remember from his acclaimed solo output.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Cacophonous Sarcophagus & Colston Hall present… The Thing / Konstrukt / Calcine Quartet

Cacophonous Sarcophagus and Colston Hall proudly present two of Europe’s fiercest jazz groups: The Thing and KonstruKt. Local support from free-thinkers Calcine Quartet, at the appropriately intimate Exchange in Old Market.


The Thing


(Mats Gustafsson – Paal Nilssen-Love – Ingebrigt Håker Flaten)

“After forming in 1999 as a Don Cherry recording project, Scandinavian garage jazz trio The Thing soon established themselves as one of the most important European jazz groups, playing a variety of compositions, including material by PJ Harvey, Albert Ayler, The White Stripes, Steve Lacy, The Stooges, The Sonics, The Cramps, Lightning Bolt and The Ex. They transformed the music of these artists into a contemporary context, making it their own. As individuals or as a group, they have collaborated with those including: Peter Brötzmann, Sonic Youth, Jim O’Rourke, David Grubbs, Eye, The Ex, Pat Metheny, Arto Lindsay, Steve Reid, Kieran Hebden, Merzbow, Christian Marclay, The Nomads, Guy Picciotto, Neneh Cherry and more, all activities fueling the music of The Thing to become what the group is all about.

With dedicated fans in the rock, noise and jazz communities, The Thing continues to take the music to new, uncompromising levels and continues to solidify their important position in the contemporary independent music world.”




(Korhan Futaci – Umut Çağlar – Erdem Göymen – Berkan Tilavel)

“KONSTRUKT was formed at the beginning of 2008 in Istanbul, Turkey. The major breakthrough for the band was the recording with Peter Brötzmann who was visiting Istanbul for a concert, at the same year.

Recently, the band has been getting attention not only back home in Turkey but also within European improvised music circles. They have done recordings with some significant names like Joe McPhee, William Parker, Akira Sakata, Marshall Allen, Evan Parker, Thurston Moore, Keiji Haino, Michael Zerang, Graham Massey, Alfred Harth, Eugene Chadbourne, Alexander Hawkins, Alan Wilkinson, Okay Temiz, Hüseyin Ertunç, toured all around Europe lately with Italian psyche band Squadra Omega and performed at many prestigious international festivals and clubs.


Calcine Quartet


(Matthew Grigg – Rebecca Sneddon – Mark Langford – Roger Telford)

“Freely Improvised Sonic Heat. Compositions of spontaneous wail and whisper, crashing and floating through synergetic musical expressions.”


Tickets: £14/£16 +

Exchange, Old Market

Thurs 23 Nov – 18+

Exchange Bristol
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Single Mothers

Single Mothers

plus support

Clwb Ifor Bach

£8.50 Advance

Single Mothers broke up in 2009 – and have been playing shows ever since.

One of those shows was for us, back in 2015. They were amazing. There’s been an EP and a single since then as they geared up to release their second album. That album is called Our Pleasure and is out now on Big Scary Monsters. Buy it.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
And So I Watch You From Afar

And So I Watch You From Afar



£15.00 adv

Additional Info

Ages 14+

Sun 26 Nov 2017

And So I Watch You From Afar released fourth full-length album, ‘Heirs’, on Sargent House in May 2015. The album marks the band’s return to recording as a four-piece with their now full- time member Niall Kennedy. They returned to work again with Rocky O’Reilly to record and mix the album in Belfast. It is their boldest statement yet; an album bursting with a positive vigor, that states a renewed case for a magnetizing band at its best.

ASIWYFA has built a legion of fans across the world by playing, thus far, over 700 amazing live shows. With unfalteringly great songs, their last album, 2013’s ‘All Hail Bright Futures’, earned the band its third-in-a-row Choice Music Prize nomination for Irish Album of The Year.

Thekla Bristol
Marilyn Manson

Ahead of his 18th studio album ‘Heaven Upside Down’, Marilyn Manson announces a UK tour in December.

Tickets go on sale Friday 19 May at 10am here:

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