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28/03/2017
Francois and the Atlas Mountains

Colston Hall Presents: Francois and the Atlas Mountains

Tuesday 28th March 2017

Doors open: at 7:30pm

FRANCOIS AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS

www.francoisandtheatlasmountains.com

In 2003 the prodigiously talented Fránçois Marry, hailing from Saintes, turned up in Bristol with a trumpet in hand. Three weeks later after putting an ad in a shop window he was in the weird and magical band Crescent. Since then Fránçois has busied himself recording albums and EPs, released through Too Pure and Fence Records and has performed around the globe with Camera Obscura, Electrelane, Anna Calvi and King Creosote & Jon Hopkins.

Originally an open collective, Fránçois and The Atlas Mountains has become a four-piece band. Following a return to France and the release of their ‘Plain Indonable’ album cocked the ears of Domino Records. Matching French lyrics to African rhythms, the band’s distinctive songwriting is whimsically surreal with a real joyous side. ‘E Volo Love’ is a beautiful collection of Gallic chamber-pop and chanson with rich piano chords, shimmering electric guitars and an all-female polyphonic vocal group. Live, Fránçois has become a unique showman, propelling himself and band into spectacular swirls of electronically-endowed indie colour.

TUESDAY 28 MARCH

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:30pm

Ages 14+

Thekla Bristol
28/03/2017
Alba / Matthew Frederick

Gwdihw Presents Alba & Matthew Frederick + support

We’re are delighted to bring the stunning, ethereal blend of post-rock, spine-tingling vocals and subtle piano & folk riffs of Bristol’s Alba to the Gwdihw stage. Alba’s soaring vocals echo across soundscapes of intricate guitar riffs, running piano and epic drums. If London Grammar and Kate Bush collaborated, this would be the beautiful outcome.

Joining them will be Matthew Frederick. As a co-founder of BBC Introducing favourites Climbing Trees, Matthew has supported jazz supremo Jamie Cullum, performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and recorded at London’s legendary Maida Vale Studios in between two critically-acclaimed albums; 2013 debut ‘Hebron’ and follow-up ‘Borders’, shortlisted for the 2016 Welsh Music Prize.

Support TBA.

Gwdihw Cardiff
29/03/2017
Instructions / Lilygreen’s Sky Machine

Wed 29th Mar – INSTRUCTIONS + LILYGREEN’S SKY MACHINE & more tba 8pm £4 adv/£5 doors

Spencer Segelov and friends form local pop band INSTRUCTIONS, influenced by Field Music, Sparks, early Elton John and ELO.

http://www.soundcloud.com/instructions-band http://www.facebook.com/instructionstheband

Full Moon Cardiff
29/03/2017
Pulled Apart By Horses / Tigercub / Thee MVPs

MJR Grouppresents: Pulled Apart By Horses

Wednesday 29th March 2017

Supported by: Tigercub, Thee MVPs

Doors open: at 7:00pm

PULLED APART BY HORSES

www.pulledapartbyhorses.com

Pulled Apart By Horses are less a gang and more one big fucked-up dysfunctional family. The Leeds quartet are a tightly-knit rock band who make music that thrills and menaces, their songs armed with suckerpunch riffs and zinging choruses. They formed in 2008 out of the ashes of various bands in Leeds. Since then they have existed in their own chaotic ecosystem, embarking on relentless tours around the world and stopping only to make 2010′s punkily infectious self-titled debut and its snarling 2012 follow-up ‘Tough Love’ (produced by Gill Norton – Pixies/Foo Fighters etc.). Everything they’ve done has been drenched in a sense of youthful recklessness, of all or… nothing ardour. With third album ‘Blood’ they took things a step forward with wider musical and lyrical themes, embracing their love of psychedelic cinema and developing as a band whilst retaining the thrilling ‘Horses’ sound.

WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alt-tickets.co.uk

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
30/03/2017
DHP presents… Dirty Hit Tour feat. Superfood / King Nun / Pale Waves

DHP Presents : Dirty Hit Tour

Thursday 30th March 2017

Supported by: Superfood / King Nun / Pale Waves

Doors open: at 7:00pm

DIRTY HIT TOUR 2017

www.dirtyhit.co.uk

After spending the last few years cultivating a roster that features the best in upcoming, forward-thinking music from both sides of the Atlantic, Dirty Hit Records today announce news of the first Dirty Hit Tour. In the last few years the label’s name has become synonymous with the innovative and anthemic, serving as a home for two of the biggest bands in the country, The 1975 and Wolf Alice.

Headlining the inaugural tour will be Superfood, who, after a couple of years spent re-calibrating find themselves armed with a collection of new songs ready for their debut airing on these upcoming dates.

Joining Superfood on the run will be raucous London newcomers King Nun, a youthful quartet who burst into view at the tail end of last year with ferocious debut double A-side ‘Tulip’ and ‘Speakerface’. Rounding off the bill will be Pale Waves, one of the most exciting new bands coming out of Manchester, and one we can expect to see a lot more of in 2017.

THURSDAY 30 MARCH

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alttickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
30/03/2017
Cardiff Music Awards Gig feat. Astroid Boys / Bodhi / Chroma / Johnny Cage & The Voodoogroove / Ransom

Join us for a night of celebration across the Cardiff music scene! A spectacular line up curated to showcase a selected few of the finest featured acts to come out of our capital city over recent years.

Available on the evening will be a selection of premium cocktails from our event sponsor Old J Spiced Rum and delicious local street food available.

This event will follow the Cardiff Music Awards Show 2017 that will begin at 6.30PM in Tramshed Cardiff.

Event Link www.facebook.com/events/476102782779958/

Thursday 30th March | Tramshed Cardiff | 18+ Event

Earlybird Tickets £7.50

Standard Tickets £10.00

Visit http://cardiffmusicawards.co.uk/tickets

ASTROID BOYS

BODHI

CHROMA

JOHNNY CAGE & THE VOODOO GROOVE

RANSOM

Astroid Boys – Rising out of Cardiff’s unlikely CF10 area code, Astroid Boys have cultivated a movement that transcends multiple sub-cultures – a growth that defines them less as a band, and more as voice for the youth.

Bodhi – Local DJ duo Luke Welsby & Olly Howells (Bodhi) have continued to grow from strength to strength amongst a thriving electronic scene in their hometown. This has led to them curating their own stage at Bestival last year, and the launch of a Bodhi fronted club night called ‘Roots’ featuring close friends and collaborators as well as more established guests.

CHROMA – Hailing from up just up the A470 this Pontypridd Alt Rock Trio o’r Cymoedd/from the Valleys are a staple on the Cardiff gig scene. Composed of Katie Hall (Vocals), Liam Bevan (Guitar/Bass), Zac Mather (Drums) they have been nominated for Best Breakthrough Act.

Johnny Cage & The Voodoogroove – This gargantuan Rock & Roll Juggernaught – The Voodoogroove live & die on the note of the moment in the almighty bid to make an audience lose it’s mind completely, forgetting past, forsaking future & erupting in the all-consuming now. Now for one. Now for all. Now forever.

Ransom – Starting out on UK Garage, going on to Drum and Bass where he found his niche, this would be the genre that would go on to catapult him into Cardiffs nightlife and he has embedded into the Cardiff scene quickly and still is to this day after nearly 10 years of performing shows. If you have managed to catch a set from Ransom then you know he doesn’t mess about, and if you haven’t, then we strongly suggest you do!

Tramshed Cardiff
30/03/2017
Heads Above the Waves: Gemma and The Owls (EP Launch) / Moc Isaac / Gen & Hywel

Gemma and The Owls EP Launch x Heads Above the Waves

Gemma and The Owls are eager to release their first EP and have decided to host a Launch night in Gwdihw where they will perform the EP in full as well as some covers and original songs.

We have some exciting support acts lined up for the night including Moc Isaac and Gen + Hywel.

We are also collaborating with Heads Above the Waves to raise awareness about mental health and self harm in young people. They will be around on the night to buy their merchandise and give people more information about the great work that they’re doing.

Gwdihw Cardiff
31/03/2017
*POSTPONED* Dictionary Pudding & Fiddlers present… The Fall

A sad message from The Fall, we wish Mark a very speedy recovery and look forward to rescheduling this gig ASAP (all tickets will remain valid)

“The Fall regrets to cancel the show in Bristol on Friday 31st March at Fiddlers, this is due to lead singer Mark E. Smith contracting a serious case of influenza flu coupled with a chest infection of which both are highly contagious. The Fall promise to fulfil this engagement just as soon as Mark E. Smith is well enough too, between 4/5 weeks. The Fall wish to apologise to all our devoted Bristol followers.”

Dictionary Pudding + Fiddlers Bristol are delighted to announce…

THE FALL

tickets: http://bit.ly/2hltGZg

celebrating what will be their 41st year of incesscent activity, The Fall play Bristol’s intimate Fiddlers Club on Friday 31st March 2017.

Supporting their new album, due out January on Cherry Red Records, Mark E Smith and his band whom John Peel famously described as “always different, always the same” promise another unforgettable evening

+ support TBC

Fiddlers Bristol / FRI 31ST MARCH 2017 / £22.50 adv from http://bit.ly/2hltGZg and Bristol Ticket Shop, Songkick, SEE Tickets, WeGotTickets

DICTIONARY PUDDING MAILING LIST SIGNUP:

http://bit.ly/29tg1Hj

Fiddlers Bristol
31/03/2017
Fizzi Events presents… Manu Delgado

Fizzi Events presents

Manu Delago (Handmade)

(Björk, The Cinematic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra)

plus support

Friday 31st March 2017

St John the Evangelist Church, Canton

14+ / Doors 7:30pm / £10adv

Tickets available from

SeeTickets / WeGotTickets / Ticketweb / Spillers Records

Manu Delago

Celebrated Hang player, percussionist, producer and composer Manu Delago releases his third solo album on 27th January. ‘Metromonk’ finds this boundary-testing artist distilling and delicately exploring extremes of dynamics and mood; manipulating the Hang in experimental and inventive ways, the many voices and tones of this rare instrument are given top billing among a minimalistic palette of beats and acoustic sources.

“I wanted to create fresh, electronic soundscapes that are generated through live performance and therefore feel organic and human”, Delago explains. Almost all of the effects on the Hang are applied live during one-take performances. “It may initially sound like programming or production, but it’s all happening there in the moment”. Additional touches come from vocalists Douglas Dare (Erased Tapes), Pete Josef (a 2016 Gilles Peterson Worldwide Award nominee) and Isa Kurz, and legendary trumpeter Erik Truffaz (Blue Note), while Matt Robertson (Björk, The Streets, Bat For Lashes) reprises his regular role as co-producer.

This new music builds on an illustrious spell for Delago, whose ambitious 2015 LP ‘Silver Kobalt’ won over tastemakers from BBC 6Music’s Tom Ravenscroft and Don Letts to Radio 2’s Alex Lester, Nitin Sawhney and Jamie Cullum (who snapped him up for a Maida Vale session), and was also loved by i-D, Clash, DJ Mag and more; the Silver Kobalt Tour boasted 80+ thrilling live shows with his band, Manu Delago Handmade. Meanwhile, the Austrian prodigy maintained his busy schedule of engagements as a go-to musician for some of the world’s leading artists. Recording and playing live with Björk, and drumming for The Cinematic Orchestra, he also co-wrote Anoushka Shankar’s ‘Land Of Gold’ LP and is a key band member on her world tour, rocking iconic concert halls, festivals and even Spain’s spectacular Alhambra Palace.

The world’s leading Hang player, Manu Delago has had over five million YouTube views and featured heavily in BBC Radio 4’s recent documentary on the instrument. While his last album saw him diversifying with multiple layers of synths, electronic production and a wide range of instruments, ‘Metromonk’ restores his virtuosic Hang playing to centre stage.

A serene atmosphere is set by a compelling vocal and Hang combination on lead single “A Step feat. Pete Josef”, before the unusual slide Hang sound on “Between Oil And Water”, ingeniously generated using a rubber mallet, is garnished with the story-telling trumpet of Truffaz. Beyond the focused, one-take immediacy of “Freeze” lies the minimalistic “Pointillism”, made up of thousands of small dots played on a muffled Hang, each triggering a chain reaction of echoes.

In its deft treatment of temperaments and dynamics, the album diverges into two sections, which Delago thinks of as the inner world of head, heart and soul versus the lively hips and feet – or, alternatively, mountains versus metropolitan city (the two main geographical backdrops to his life). This meeting of worlds is reflected in the album title, which he hit upon when he saw a Buddhist monk gliding through the busy streets of Bangkok.

We transition from the calm mountain to the hectic club down “Zebra Stairs”, the steps becoming more urgent until they blend with the bass-laced wordplay of “Abrupt feat. Douglas Dare”. Acclaimed singer Dare departs from his slower signature style to take on this uptempo track with relish, while Delago inventively uses slight shifts of his legs to form the intense Hang bassline. Luminous vocals from long-time collaborator and band-member Isa Kurz grace “Mesmer Mesmerising”, which was inspired by 18th Century physician Franz Anton Mesmer, a controversial pioneer of magnetic powers who used a glass harmonica to heal and hypnotise. “My music was often described as mesmeric, so one day I wanted to know where that word came from”, explains Delago, whose last LP was coincidentally influenced by magnets. “I was quite amazed to read about Mesmer”.

The last four tracks boast the sound of a timpani in various guises: conjuring space for the mind to wander among driving electronic beats on “Spaceful”; clashing with ugly-beautiful Hang manipulations on “Snow Screen”, a track inspired by working with Arca on tour with Björk; fulfilling its full orchestral power in “Chimp Rave”, which veers into techno territory via off-the-wall beats and Brazil-flavoured piano; and twirling with Hang and violin in the peaceful album closer.

St John The Evangelist Church Cardiff
31/03/2017
The Leylines / Whitehall Parade / Nick Parker

Fri 31st Mar – THE LEYLINES + WHITEHALL PARADE + NICK PARKER 7.30pm free entry

Upbeat foot-stomping folk

http://www.facebook.com/theleylinesmusic http://www.theleylinesmusic.co.uk

Full Moon Cardiff
31/03/2017
DHP presents… Rusty Shackle / The Rumble

DHP Presents: Rusty Shackle

Friday 31st March 2017

Supported by: The Rumble

Doors open: at 7:00pm

RUSTY SHACKLE

www.rustyshackle.com

Rusty Shackle are an indie folk band from Wales that have been captivating audiences with their incredible live performances since the early months of 2010. Their shows blend well crafted catchy tunes with stunning high-energy level performances which will make sure you’ll leave exhausted with their tunes swimming around your head for days afterwards.

The six-piece group are made up of band members Liam Collins, Baz Barwick, Owen Emmanuel, Ryan Williams and brothers Scott and James McKeon. They combine guitars, fiddle, banjo, bass, mandola, trumpet, tenor guitar and tight vocal harmonies to create a sound that is unique to them and one that instantly fills you with emotion a…nd energy. Rusty Shackle draw influences from folk, roots, rock and mix it all up with a Celtic slant.

FRIDAY 31 MARCH

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alttickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
01/04/2017
Snuff Lane presents… Impending Doom Alldayer feat. Alunah + more

Snuff Lane loudly presents:

“Impending Doom” – Sludge/Doom All-Dayer

Alunah – Headliner – Welsh/Southern Exclusive

More To Be Announced

The Moon Club, Cardiff – Saturday 1st April 2017

Doors: TBC

Tickets: TBC

“Impending Doom” – United Kingdom’s freshest Doom and Sludge all-dayer, celebrating and championing the finest harmonious filth our Kingdom’s contain.

Boasting a Welsh/Southern Exclusive for Birmingham based psychedelic, melodic-doom merchants ALUNAH, who will be headlining in support of their forthcoming 4th album “Solennial”, released in the New Year via Svart Records.

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Alunah

https://alunah.bandcamp.com/

For 10 years, since first coming together in the English Midlands in 2006, Alunah have trafficked in a blend of the earthly and the unearthly.

Over the course of their three albums – 2010’s Call of Avernus, 2012’s White Hoarhound and 2014’s Awakening The Forest – the four-piece have been a constant force of progression into an individualized take on psychedelic and organic heft. Their material has never lacked structure or groove, but with the melodic vocals of guitarist Sophie Day ever at the fore, they keep an eye toward the ethereal as well.

That was never more true than on Awakening the Forest, which was released by Napalm Records and followed by 2015 CD reissues of the first two albums via PRC Music and a vinyl release for Call of Avernus through UK imprint HeviSike Records, with one for White Hoarhound still to come in 2016. But even that ending was only a beginning.

As they always do, Alunah are moving forward. Sophie, guitarist David Day, bassist Daniel Burchmore and drummer Jake Mason have signed to Svart Records for the 2017 release of their fourth album, “Solennial”, and are set to record in September with Chris Fielding (Conan) at Skyhammer Studio, also owned by Conan’s Jon Davis.

Following in the footsteps of Svart alums Hexvessel and Jess and the Ancient Ones, Alunah arrive at the label preceded by a reputation for blending nature worship and heavy vibes with a grace that few can match, basking in a sun-soaked spirit of beauty and decay, folklore and deeply personal expression. Look for them to expand their sonic palette with the new material and build on what they’ve accomplished before in their rich, engaging sound that seems to be always wandering and never, ever lost.

Moon Club Cardiff
01/04/2017
UKAEA / Sam Edwards / Harpoon / Microdeform

Harpoon are proud to be hosting a night at the Old E introducing our mate Dan’s fucked up dark techno project, UKAEA. The man is going to bring it. Making the line up even more bad ass we have Sam Edwards performing her haunting, singular ambient work. Simply put, its beautiful. Liam McConaghy’s Microdeform will push us closer to the edge of insanity with a collage of cursed scratch records, synth and fx.

This will be a guaranteed banger and there’s more acts to follow!

Sam Edwards

Sound – https://samedwards.bandcamp.com/album/graceland-3

UKAEA

Sound – https://ukaea.bandcamp.com/album/decline-of-the-nuclear-family

Harpoon

Sound -https://harpoonsound.bandcamp.com/track/performance-at-the-firefly

https://amicablerecords.bandcamp.com/album/scuffler

Microdeform

https://microdeform.bandcamp.com/

Hx

Old England Pub Bristol
01/04/2017
Pinkgrip / Blood Medals / Fallow i
Cathays Community Centre Cardiff
01/04/2017
Pi and Hash presents… Byron Hare / Thee Manatees / Charlie Says / Violent Hearts / James Bower / Holy Dog / The Devil In Virginia / Eve May Rowlands

Seeing as it my 39th B’Day we thought we would team up with NosDa Hostel & Bar to bring another unbeatable line up to our favorite venue

we will have 8 amazing acts doing what they do best,

-Main Stage -

Byron Hare

Byron Hare are a band with three years of creative evolution behind them. Starting as an electro pop trio they saw early success with multiple national radio plays and festival appearances. Having had various line up changes since, including a year under a different name, they have become a Soul, Blues and Psychedelia drenched version of their former selves, and are set to make sense of the whole shabang in 2017.

Thee Manatees

Thee Manatees have surfaced from beneath the railway arches of Cardiff to play their dynamic mix of bluesy, rootsy, garagey goodness. A unique trio with cactus juice running through their veins. Float through the night and join them for a shot of spaghetti western, a hint of Lynch and a fistful of Tarantino

Charlie Says

Female-fronted indie/alternative rock band with big riffs and melodic choruses.

These guys always put on a great show. One to watch.

Violent Hearts

Violent Hearts are a Cardiff based acoustic trio. Sometimes Macabre, always melodic. Influences include Townes Van Zandt, Nick Cave and Gram Parsons

- Acoustic stage -

James Bower

acoustic singer songwriter from Bangor, Northern Ireland. Influenced by the likes of Glen Hansard, Van Morrison, Paul Simon and Nick Drake. Folk rhythms with blues-y, soulful melodies.

Holy Dog

City inspired, country tinged, blues soaked music. An attempt at the alternative side of roots music from bessie smith to blind willie mctell inspired blues through the ears of tom waits.

The Devil In Virginia

The Devil In Virginia is the solo project of singer-songwriter Rhys Evans from Pontypridd

Eve May Rowlands

Folk/pop, Singer-songwriter from Cardiff. With some of the catchiest tunes you will hear, Eve Is full of life which shines through in her music.

Plus all the normal shenanigans, Good times and Beer

Nos Da Cardiff
01/04/2017
Blue Honey’s Last Dance

Blue Honey’s last dance at Gwdihw

After a strong 4 years we reluctantly wave goodbye to our Gwdihw residency. It’s been a lot of fun, but with The Blue Honey Night Cafe on the horizon – we’re moving on.

Come and join us for one last dance in our favourite intimate surroundings. We’ll provide the soundtrack.

Gwdihw Cardiff
02/04/2017
DHP presents… The Moonlandingz / Goat Girl

DHP Presents: The Moonlandingz

Sunday 2nd April 2017

Supported by: Goat Girl

Doors open: at 7:30pm

THE MOONLANDINGZ

www.facebook.com/themoonlandingz

They began as a fictional band from a fictional town featured on the Eccentronic Research Council’s 2015 concept album Johnny Rocket, Narcissist And Music Machine… I’m Your Biggest Fan. Now, The Moonlandingz have lurched, sticky and bleeding, into the real world and are releasing the first great album of 2017.

Interplanetary Class Classics, released on Transgressive Records, is a feast of swirling juddering synths, wailing guitars, motorik stomp and extraordinary songwriting. The Moonlandingz have proven themselves to be one of the best live bands in the UK (“Magnificent, cosmic and batshit!” said The Quietus. “Feral antics and louche anarchy!” said The Guardian) and now they’ve produced an album of proper weird catchy glorious filthy pop.

The Moonlandingz is Eccentronic Research Council’s Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer in cahoots with Fat White Family’s Lias Saoudi (aka frontman Johnny Rocket) and Saul Adamczewski. They recorded the album with Sean Lennon at his studio in upstate New York. Also on the record: Randy Jones the Cowboy from The Village People, Rebecca Taylor from Slow Club, drummer Ross Orton, bassist Mairead O’Connor, Phil Oakey and YOKO fucking ONO, who sings and yowls on epic closer This Cities Undone.

Lead single Black Hanz gives a taster of the pomp, the camp, the sci-fi spookiness and the beautiful, dreamy hopelessness contained in this album. Elsewhere there is throbbing rage, jerking disco, swoonsome idiocy and giddy heights; you might think of the moron-savantism of Devo and The Monks, you might think of Nick Cave’s strange crooning, you might think of The Eagles doing the music from Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, you might think of Daphne Oram and the music on a fairground ride, you might dig deep down into our new reality.

Says Adrian; “It’s a celebration of the outsider, the depressed, the sexually inept, the disenfranchised, the politically unengaged or undecided, the bullied, the lonely, those people at point break. And we really do seem to be reaching those very people who are looking for that voice in the dark, for that wonky discotheque that will relight the fire in their soul.”

Talking about making the album Adrian Flanagan added; “Dean and I come up with a large proportion of the music, then Lias and I work on vocals. We’d either write together or we’d dig around in Lias’s sports bag full of ideas for lyrics and then build on that. A couple of songs he had full verses already written, or we’d come up with a song concept and turn it into a narrative. Lias moved up to Sheffield for the summer last year to work with us and got into quite a disciplined work ethic, yer’ know in the studio everyday for 11am, then in the pub by 5pm till 11pm (laughs). Once we got a bunch of songs down we’d get Saul up for a day or two here and there to lay down some bits of guitar, some Peckham damage. We then took it to Sean’s studio in upstate NYC where we amped everything up and added live drums with Ross Orton and bass from Mairead O’Connor, and all kinds of cool instruments. It was great to have the freedom to try stuff without some engineer watching the clock.”

“Having Yoko Ono on our closing track was for me, the real honour. She’s a little ball of awesomeness, the original outsider, activist, the queen of the avant-garde. There’s just no one like her and the vocal she laid down for us was totally incredible. She’s 82 years young and with more fire and spirit in her little finger than someone a third her age. I’m really proud of that song,” said Adrian about her guest appearance on the album. “And Phil Oakey from the Human League sings as part of the group chorus with Lias & Rebecca & I – it’s like five generations of art school legends on one track.”

“I loved having all my favourite people and friends in the middle of nowhere, in upstate New York, working in a giant barn, having a fucking heartfelt giggle, making the best album for these times,” said Flanagan. “And I’m proud that I managed to pull together such a disparate, lunatic bunch of total one-offs and make a really ace album with them, and that no one died! The way the world is going I do have recurring nightmares that the album won’t even see the light of day. Is it selfish to hope the world exists until at least April 2017?”

And finally, a missive from Johnny Rocket (Lias Saoudi), who is on his holidays:

“It is with a great lack of humility that I would like to announce the release of the album of the epoch, a derogatory slap in the face of good taste and decency, an album synthesised out of pure irresponsibility and sheer self-adoration. Consider this album two great monoliths, one of misanthropy the other self-love, it is unyielding in its perfect duality. There shall be no such thing as pop music henceforth, for in the wake of this cultural Big Bang all other efforts in the medium will appear to be what they always truly have been: puddles of tepid consciousness.”

J. Rocket

Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

November 21st, 2016

SUNDAY 02 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:30pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alttickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
02/04/2017
Revolution Solution

Revolution Solution

As always we’ll be bringing you a wide range of acts and artists all centered around conscious content and creative expression.

As always there will be plenty of open mic time for anyone to use as they please/need.

As always there will be a suggested donation on the door.

Line Up to be confirmed

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“Revolution Solution is an active movement relating to the international struggle by being a hub for underground resistance music and poetry.

Revolution Solution will host as an informative communication centre for people wishing to connect within the struggle, as well as being a lively music/poetry event!

Liberation is the motive and freedom of expression is welcomed completely, so come and express yourself on the microphone and on the dance floor.”

Please feel free to contact us at – RevolutionSolution@Outlook.com

Gwdihw Cardiff
03/04/2017
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… LVL UP / Colour Me Wednesday / Doe

Monday 3/04/17

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers

LVL UP / Colour Me Wednesday / Doe

7:30pm | £7.50 | 14+

Releasing their third album Return To Love via Sub Pop this year, Brooklyn’s LVL UP come to the UK for the first time.

The album is a swirling mix of late ’90s indie rock and more contemporary emo sounds, heavily influences by the likes of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Microphones, with DIY saying that “LVL UP can provide a whole lot more than first meets the eye”.

Don’t miss out on their first time on these shores.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
04/04/2017
Golden Oriole / Swir / The Death Of Money / COIMS

Yep Golden Oriole are back in Bristol! Hailing from Norway and bringing a completly cathartic racket. Ensuring that this normal quiet little Tuesday will be ripped a new one we’ll also have Death of Money, SWIR and COIMS. SOLID.

Golden Oriole

Sound

https://soundcloud.com/thegoldenoriole/the-approaching-of-the-disco-void

https://soundcloud.com/thegoldenoriole/the-pyrite-wink

Swir

Sound

https://soundcloud.com/son-ayaCOIMS

The Death Of Money

Sound

https://thedeathofmoney.bandcamp.com/album/white-light

COIMS

Sound

https://soundcloud.com/grolf-self/coims-the-anericam

Free Entry / Heavily Suggested Donations

Old England Pub Bristol
04/04/2017
Multi Track presents… Trim

Multi Track Presents: Trim

Tuesday 4th April 2017

Doors open: at 6:45pm

TRIM

www.sithtrim.com

Trim is a genuine one-off. An immediately discernable presence and personality, his distinctive, lopsided flow stands out in 3D from any backing track it’s wrapped around. Since cutting his teeth in the early days of grime, he has honed an inimitable and witty lyrical approach, seamlessly blending everyday observation with surreal humour. Witty insults cut abruptly into strange and imaginative asides; tales of growing up are paired with musings on video games, family, friendship and London life.

“I think in grime a lot of people thought you had to be a certain persona or say certain things to be a grime MC,” reflects Trim of the unique worldview and darkly humorous streak that mark out his lyrics. “Whereas I didn’t think you had to be – you just have to be yourself. I’m just in my own cloud, my own bubble – and I never want to come out, either, because if you try to adjust to everyone else, you’re not yourself. So I’d just stay away from everyone else, hide in my house and write the first thing that comes to my head.”

Within his self-defined world, Trim’s lyrics and flow are able to cut across genres, a rare versatility which has made him a uniquely adaptable presence as an MC, from his origins in the grime scene and a stint in seminal grime collective Roll Deep, to a prolific string of acclaimed solo mixtapes and collaborations with a host of varied names within the electronic music world, including James Blake, Mark Pritchard, Becoming Real and Dusk & Blackdown.

Growing up near Limehouse in East London, Trim first became involved with music during grime’s early days. He’d already spent several years writing poetry and hip-hop lyrics, and was inspired by the fiercely energetic and location-specific nature of the music that was being channeled from the pirate stations based just on his doorstep. He started sneaking into pirate radio studios during broadcasts, turning up uninvited and awaiting a turn on the mic to deliver his unique, already distinctively off-kilter bars.

“I was going on all these radio stations, and all the station mangers would always come and see me and be like ‘You’re not allowed on’ or whatever,” he remembers with a laugh. But Rinse FM founder Geeneus was one of the first to recognise his talent, and the young Trim soon became a regular fixture on Rinse. “He was like, ‘Just keep coming man, I just want to to hear you’.”

It wasn’t long before others started to take notice. Wiley, one of grime’s earliest architects and pioneers, asked Trim to join his crew Roll Deep in 2003, not long after former member Dizzee Rascal had departed on his road to solo success. He remained with the crew – alongside fellow scene luminaries such as Scratchy and Flow Dan – for several years. During that time he developed an infamous reputation for his barbed wit and skill during lyrical clashes against other MCs, and was a key presence on Roll Deep’s debut album In At The Deep End.

In 2007, feeling disillusioned with a shift among many grime contemporaries towards the pop charts, he departed Roll Deep to pursue his own personal musical vision. Over the subsequent years he’s been dazzlingly prolific. “I’m a bit of a weirdo, I don’t stop,” grins Trim of his non-stop approach to lyric writing. “I don’t think there’s anything else outside that for me – everybody has their hobbies and gets their thrills from certain drugs or other stuff, but for me, my biggest thrill is sitting behind a piece of paper and having music thumping in my ears.”

Since 2008 Trim has released a string of acclaimed mixtapes – including the raw and raucous Soul Food volumes and Monkey Features– that have further explored the many facets of his musical personality and his numerous lyrical alter egos on the mic. Remaining independent and developing his own approach has marked him out as something of a maverick in the scene that first nurtured him, but it has also enabled him to be unusually fluid and flexible in his approach. “Grime has changed in a lot of ways and it’s not really grime anymore now, compared to what we were doing,” he reflects. “But I think I’m the closest thing you’ll get to grime, because I haven’t changed to fit into this whole pop world. Still, my music’s not depressing or anything – it’s just reality.”

So with new studio music and his debut full-length artist album on the horizon, the future will offer listeners still further insights into Trim’s reality, while broadening outwards to encompass different styles of music and lyrical perspectives. Expect to hear far more soon from this most idiosyncratic and charismatic of musical personalities.

TUESDAY 04 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alttickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
05/04/2017
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… IDLES / Lice / People And Other Diseases

Wednesday 5/04/17

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers

IDLES / Lice / People And Other Diseases

7:30pm | £7 | 14+

IDLES met as a quintet at the death of the indie scene in Bristol and began making visceral and sometimes unlistenable post-punk to a growing crowd.

They began with their own club night Batcave and practicing religiously until they felt they had found their sound and their live show; with that in check they have now completed their first album and are savaged in hunger to play their music.

They want to give themselves and their art to the audience in a concise and violent way unrivalled by their peers. They have no qualms in terrifying and entertaining in the same breath. They celebrate their influences in a vitriolic and belligerent sound that is both familiar and new. They are a nose-bleed on the ears and they’re here to show you they care.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
05/04/2017
DHP presents… Haley Bonar

DHP Presents: Haley Bonar

Wednesday 5th April 2017

Doors open: at 7:00pm

HALEY BONAR

www.haleybonar.com

Everybody wants a story. Something to sell. I’m here to tell you that there isn’t one with this album, at least in the traditional sense, but ten. Perhaps each of them contain more stories, sitting inside each other like nesting dolls. I could sit here and tell you that some of the songs are about growing up in the Black Hills. Some of the songs are about my parents. Some of the songs are about sexuality. Some of the songs are about loss of youth, teenage parenthood, the lines of social disorder for women, or the terror of jealousy and suspicion. But what I write is borne of my own set of memories and ideas, and once they are released into the world, they do not belong to me anym…ore. The interpretation is all yours, therefore these stories are yours. What I can tell you is this: My name is Haley Bonar (rhymes with “honor”). I’m 33 years old, a Taurus, and I live in Saint Paul, MN with my daughter Clementine. Impossible Dream is my 7th full length studio album. I also sing in a band called Gramma’s Boyfriend.

WEDNESDAY 05 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alt-tickets.co.uk

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
05/04/2017
Haley Bonar (Instore)

Thrilled to announce that we are going to have HALEY in the shop for an acoustic in store – and It’s FREE!!

April 5th 2017 – 6pm

Friendly Records Bristol
05/04/2017
Lesson No.1 & F.Y.B. present… Golden Oriole / The Death Of Money / Heil Zilla i
Undertone Cardiff
05/04/2017
Folk In The Owl’s Nest presents… The Gentle Good / Rhys Williams / Dai C. Thomas

Folk In The Owl’s Nest Presents The Gentle Good + support

We’re so excited to be welcoming back The Gentle Good into the Owl’s Nest on April 5th!

The Gentle Good is also known as cardiff born Gareth Bonello, a Welsh Folk singer and songwriter. His honest and tender vocals are well matched to an intricate guitar style that owes much to the great guitarists of the 60s Folk revival. A dedicated multi-instrumentalist his recordings are layered with subtle string arrangements as well as banjos, mandolins and glockenspiels.

A captivating live performer, The Gentle Good can enchant an audience with just a guitar, weaving dark stories amongst tragic Folk songs as he performs. Recent developments have seen Gareth perform with a string section – delivering a more complete sound closer to those heard on his records.

Support comes from Rhys Williams & Dai C. Thomas.

Gwdihw Cardiff
06/04/2017
Old Empire & Tidal Concerts present… Taake

Old Empire & Tidal Concerts proudly present:

Taake (Official)

http://taake.svartekunst.no

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAIIbnrYC7Q

plus special guests TBC

Tickets: £18 (adv)

http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/?%2F170406EXCTAAK1

http://www.seetickets.com/event/taake/exchange/1060788

Venue:

Exchange

72-73 Old Market St

Bristol BS2 0EJ

Exchange Bristol
06/04/2017
Swn presents… Yorkston/Thorne/Khan

Swn Presents

YORKSTON / THORNE / KHAN

plus guests

Thursday 6th April 2017

The Big Top

7.30pm

£13.50 adv

The Big Top Cardiff
06/04/2017
Xpress Radio & Juxtaposed presents… Whiskey Lies / Spencer Nickson

Xpress Radio & Juxtaposed Presents Whiskey Lies + support

Formed in late 2012, Whiskey Lies have been gigging around the UK in pubs, clubs and venues such as the 02 Academy, delivering hard Rock riffs and melodic vocals to the masses.

Their debut EP ‘Don’t Think’ and our second EP ‘Nothing in Our Way’ is out now.

Support from Spencer Nickson, with more TBA.

Gwdihw Cardiff
07/04/2017
Sotones Records presents… Etao Shin (album launch) / Anja McCloskey

Sotones Records presents

Etao Shin debut album launch + Anja McCloskey

at Roll For The Soul Bristol

Etao Shin is a weird rock / queerwave band from Bristol via Southampton. They play unconventional songs with improvised jams, raw delivery and a balance of harmoniousness and noise in live performances. Their songs range from afrobeat-inspired odes to immortal light bulbs to free-jazz monologues by invented gods, and many of their songs are very queer (in both senses of the word).

Their song ‘A Solitude Sheer’ was declared one of legendary music journo Everett True’s 100 Favourite Songs of 2013 on collapseboard.com and they have garnered favourable comparisons to Cardiacs, The Fall and Tune-Yards in praise of their recordings, but they are best experienced live in unusual venues. With this show, the band are celebrating the release of their debut album ‘Fool’ on Sotones Records.

www.etaoshin.co.uk

http://sotones.co.uk/artist/etaoshin

Anja McCloskey is a half-German, half-American singer and accordionist. Ever since her grandpa started playing his accordion to her as a little child, she wanted to play it too.

Having worked with various bands (The Irrepressibles, Moulettes, Haunted Stereo) and solo artists (Katy Carr, Helen McCookerybook, Ana Silvera, Dan Whitehouse), she decided to start her own project in 2010. Two albums later, she has toured the work in the USA, Canada, UK and Europe and has been awared the prestigious Musicians Benevolent Fund Emerging Artists award.

“Sultry folk, like a Romany gypsy cabaret show.” (Q Music)

“Smart songwriting from an emerging talent.” (R2 Rock’n’Reel Magazine)

www.anjamccloskey.co.uk

http://sotones.co.uk/artist/anjamccloskey

Roll For The Soul Bristol
07/04/2017
DHP presents… Gavin James / James TW / Freya Ridings

DHP Presents: Gavin James

Friday 7th April 2017

Supported by: James TW, Freya Ridings

Doors open: at 7:00pm

GAVIN JAMES

www.facebook.com/gavinjamesmusic

Gavin James released his eagerly-anticipated debut album, ‘Bitter Pill’ on March 11th 2016 – having already gone Top 5, been certified Platinum and winner of Choice Music Prize’s ‘Song of the Year’ in his native Ireland in 2013 and 2016. Following a sold-out London show at Koko, support across Spotify (Spotlight Artists for 2016), Radio 1, Beats 1 and Radio X, Gavin has also confirmed details of an extensive UK, European tour, US tour and Australian dates, featuring Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 7th 2016. With over 90 million total streams on Spotify already, Gavin James is building a strong following.

Life is always a bit of a blur for Gavin James. He’s lost c…ount of how many gigs he played, couldn’t say how many countries he visited and hasn’t a clue how few days off he got. The highlights, however, he will never forget. Seeing the live album he’d recorded at his local pub Whelan’s for next to nothing take off across the world was one. Supporting friend and fan Ed Sheeran for two nights at his hometown’s huge Croke Park (75,000), spending the summer supporting Sam Smith in the States and opening for Taylor Swift in Hyde Park were others. There was, too, the extraordinary success of ‘The Book of Love’, James’ haunting version of the Magnetic Fields classic which saw him invited on Dancing With The Stars, The Late Show…with James Corden (twice) and most recently Jimmy Kimmel Live, BBC One Show, The National Lottery and C’est A Vous.

FRIDAY 07 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alttickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
07/04/2017
False Hope for the Savage / Breichiau Hir / A Bit Like Nicolas Cage

£5 ADVANCE TICKETS via:

SPILLERS RECORDS

SEE TICKETS (http://www.seetickets.com/event/false-hope-for-the-savage/clwb-ifor-bach/1073908)

DICE (http://dice.fm/event/false-hope-for-the-savage-7th-apr-clwb-ifor-bach-cardiff-tickets)

False Hope for the Savage are a Welsh instrumental Post Rock collaboration between members of Samoans, Cut Ribbons and The Echo and the Always. Drawing inspiration from the triumphs of Sigur Ros, And So I Watch You From Afar and Mogwai, the five-piece have built a reputation for live shows that are both beautiful and bludgeoning in equal measure.

They return to their spiritual home, Clwb Ifor Bach, on April 7th to launch their second self-titled EP.

The new release further showcases their ambition to create a sense of depth and atmosphere and they look forward to sharing this new material with fans of the genre and newcomers alike.

Support from

Breichiau Hir -

Cardiff 6-piece, Breichiau Hir blend epic emphatic waves with intensely patient and softer moments with precision to create songs that sit comfortably between impelling post-hardcore and momentous post-rock.

A Bit Like Nicolas Cage -

Debut show from the Cardiff born 4-piece. Heavily influenced by the current political climate and consistently make reference to their strong left wing opinions. The bands music is grungy, and hard hitting, but it is also laced with undertones of Jazz, Soul and Punk.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
07/04/2017
TOTALITY feat. Giulia and Garry Powder

We’ll be DJing with the strong intention that who ever walks into the bar will be compelled to shift their bodies in a dance like way.

Back to back bangers full on.

Garry Powder is Charle Tothill (Satsumi, Noods). We look forward to his mayhem. This will be Giulia Danielis Surrey Vaults DJ debut. Her selections will be primo guaranteed.

Tx

Surrey Vaults Bristol
07/04/2017
Camo Clave

Gwdihw Presents Camo Clave + Gwdihw DJs

Gwdihw are delighted to bring you the Electro-Tropical tunes of Camo Clave on April 7th!

Camo Clave were formed in January 2016 by Joe Longridge. By Listening to DJ’s playing remixes of his favorite Cumbia and Salsa tunes, Joe was inspired to form a band that could potentially replicate these remixes live.

This is a fresh tropical newborn from key members of Bristol’s thriving Afro Latin scene. Transporting traditional Latin rhythms into the 21st century with synthesizers, effects and processors. Expect Cumbia, Rumba and Reggae with strong hints of Dub and Electro. However, make no mistakes, this is a live band, you will see, feel and hear every beat. The happy horns and playful percussion are the salad for which Spanish singer Marta Zubieta sits. Expect a tropical riot!

Support from Gwdihw DJs.

Gwdihw Cardiff
07/04/2017
Aphelion Editions presents… Mary Ocher / Burl / Halftone

APHELION XVIII

Mary Ocher / Burl / Halftone

Friday 7th April 2017 | Cafe Kino

MARY OCHER (Klangbad)

Mary Ocher has been persistently creating passionate, uncompromising work, raw, thought provoking, socially and creatively pushing against the current, dealing with subjects of authority, identity and conflict.

Her work is as enchanting as it is polarizing, ranging from traditional folk to raw 60s garage, ambient with ethereal vocals and abstract synths, to experimental pop with African and South American rhythms. She has released 4 studio albums on 5 labels in the past 6 years, as well as a double anthology of home recordings, 2 EPs and 2 collections of remixes. Her previous solo release was produced by Canadian Psych Rock&Roll guru King Khan.

The upcoming show is part of Mary’s new album release tour. “The West Against The People” was just released on Klangbad this March. It was produced with Hans Joachim Irmler of Faust and features solo tracks, as well as tracks with her two drummers Your Government, and elusive legends Die Tödliche Doris and Felix Kubin. It also features an essay elaborating on the themes of the album and analyzing the current sociopolitical climate*. A further collaboration with Julia Kent shall be revealed soon.

“Prediction: one of the best albums of 2017″

- FACT Magazine (January 2017)

“Mary Ocher gives me the chills, she frightens me with her feral soul. Her sound is of a true outsider artist, immaculately self-possessed… Time to set her loose on the world. I’m so happy she exists. Set me free Mary!”

- Karen O, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

“I never thought that an alien could combine the magic powers of Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Buffy Sainte-Marie and tie it all together in Kate’s bush. She is the Wolf Messiah in sheep’s clothing.”

- King Khan

https://maryocher.bandcamp.com/

http://www.maryocher.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MaryOcherMusic/

https://twitter.com/MaryOcher

BURL (Simula Recs)

Shrouded, ancient mysteries unfurl and half-reveal themselves as Burl concocts a potent brew that will leave your head spinning and your memory cells scrambled through sonic witchcraft.

“Burl’s work is a meditative seance for increasingly dark times.”

- Crack Magazine (August 2016)

http://crackmagazine.net/article/music/four-acts-need-know/

https://simularecords.bandcamp.com/album/mona

https://www.facebook.com/ingaBURL/

https://soundcloud.com/inga-orsa_burl

HALFTONE

Halftone’s immersive, kaleidescopic group-improv explorations, operate outside of stanard instrumental conventions, with each performer pushing their instrument to create some truly interesting tones.

As a group in full motion, they are a force to be reckoned with. Veering from calm serenity to sheer terror at a moment’s notice, they are able to access a full gamut of emotions.

Previous performances have included a live film score at last year’s Supernormal festival.

Normally a quartet, for this show, Halftone operate as a paired down trio of Tina Hitchens – flute , Yvonna Magda – violin and Hannah Marshall – Cello.

“interested in the conscious or unconscious improvisatory responses generated by musical, and extra-musical, prompts and restraints.”

- Supernormal Festival Programme 2016

https://halftoneimprov.bandcamp.com/releases

https://www.facebook.com/halftoneimprov/

ENTRY: £6 ADV / £7 OTD

Cafe Kino Bristol
08/04/2017
DHP Presents… Pallbearer / Pinkish Black

DHP Presents: Pallbearer

Saturday 8th April 2017

Supported by: Pinkish Black

Doors open: at 7:00pm

PALLBEARER

www.pallbearerdoom.com

Pallbearer’s third album, Heartless, is an inspired collection of monumental rock music. The band offers a complex sonic architecture that weaves together the spacious exploratory elements of classic prog, the raw anthemics of 90’s alt-rock, and stretches of black-lit proto-metal. Lyrics about mortality, life, and love are set to sharp melodies and pristine three-part harmonies. Vocalist and guitarist Brett Campbell has always been a strong, assured singer, and on Heartless, his work’s especially stunning. This may in part be due to the immediacy of the lyrics. Written by Campbell and bassist/secondary vocalist Joseph D Rowland, the words have moved from the metaphysical to so…mething more grounded. As the group explains: “Instead of staring into to the void—both above and within—Heartless concentrates its power on a grim reality. Our lives, our homes and our world are all plumbing the depths of utter darkness, as we seek to find any shred of hope we can.”

Pallbearer emerged from Little Rock, Arkansas in 2012 with a stunning debut full-length, Sorrow and Extinction. The record, which played like a seamless 49-minute doom movement, melded pitch-perfect vintage sounds with a triumphant modern sensibility that made songs about death and loss feel joyfully ecstatic. Pallbearer possessed what many other newer metal groups didn’t: perfect guitar tone, classic hooks, and a singer who could actually sing.

For their 2014 followup, Foundations of Burden, the band worked with legendary Bay Area producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Swans, Neurosis) for an expansive album that was musically tighter and especially adventurous. Armed with a more technical drummer, Mark Lierly, Foundations feels like it was built for larger shared spaces—you could imagine these songs ringing off the walls of a stadium. It was a hint of things to come. While the debut earned the band a Best New Music nod from Pitchfork and rightly landed the band on year-end lists at places like SPIN and NPR, along with the usual metal publications, Foundations of Burden charted on the Billboard Top 100 and earned the band album of the year from Decibel and spots on year-end lists for NPR and Rolling Stone.

Returning to where it all began, the quartet recorded their third full-length, Heartless on their own in Arkansas, and it’s grander in scope, showcasing a natural progression that melds higher technicality and more ambitious structures with their most immediate hooks to date. The collection, which follows the 3-song Fear & Fury EP from earlier this year, was captured entirely on analog tape at Fellowship Hall Sound in Little Rock this past summer and then mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins, Soundgarden).

From the gloriously complex, sky-lit opener “I Saw the End” to the earth-shaking (and heartbreaking) 13-minute closer “A Plea for Understanding,” the entire group puts forth the full realization of their vision: More than a doom band, Pallbearer is a rock group with a singular songwriting talent and emotional capacity. Heartless finds the group putting forth their strongest individual efforts to date: Campbell and Rowland, along with guitarist/vocalist Devin Holt and drummer Mark Lierly, turn in peak marathon performances. Both Campbell and Rowland also handle synthesizers alongside their normal duties, and there are plenty of gently strummed acoustic guitars amid the crunchy electric ones, adding a moody, ethereal spareness to the towering metal. The almost 12-minute “Dancing in Madness” opens with dark post-rock ambience and moves toward emotional blues before exploding into a sludgy psychedelic anthem. A number of the seven songs feature a humid rock swagger.

By fusing their widest musical palette to date, Pallbearer make the kind of heavy rock (the heavy moments are *heavy*) that will appeal to diehards, but could also find the group crossing over into newer territories and fanbases. After having helped revitalize doom metal, it almost feels like they’ve gone and set their sights on rock and roll itself. Which doesn’t seem at all impossible on the back of a record like Heartless.

SATURDAY 08 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alttickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
08/04/2017
Gwyl CAM ’17 Festival

Wales Millennium Centre and CAM present:

Gŵyl CAM ’17 Festival

08 Apr 2017

Tickets: £8

Age restriction: 18+

Following a successful festival in 2015, giving platform to experimental sounds and ideas from Wales and beyond and culminating in a magnificent sold-out performance by Welsh language post-punk pioneers Datblygu, Gŵyl CAM’17 Festival returns on Saturday 8th of April, taking the event out of Wales Millennium Centre and venturing into Cardiff’s historical Central Business District, Mount Stuart Square.

The area is best known as being the home of the Coal Exchange where the first million pound cheque was written, but it has also been a home to many independent creative businesses and venues over the years. Gŵyl CAM’17 Festival, curated by Cardiff musician Gwenno Saunders, in partnership with Wales Millennium Centre, looks to celebrate this rich cultural history by presenting a day of discussions, art performances and a host of sound artists performing new works as well as DJs spinning sounds into the early hours of Sunday morning.

The festival will be held across three independent venues around Mount Stuart Square – Octavo’s Bookshop, Sunflower & I and Mischief’s. Gŵyl CAM Festival is an opportunity to venture off the beaten path, to the heart of Cardiff Bay – and for one day to imagine, through sound and song, the ideal city we want to live in.

PROGRAMME:

OCTAVO’S (West Bute Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5LJ)

A discussion about the architecture of Butetown and its impact on the community, with Dr Juliet Davis & Neil Sinclair

Screening of the film ‘After Many a Summer’ about the demolishing of Butetown

The National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales takeover

SUNFLOWER & I (1 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5EE)

Jobina Tinnemans

Cymru Beats

Kayla Painter

Kemper Norton

Georgia Ruth (DJ)

Pat Morgan (DJ)

MISCHIEF’S (James St, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5EY)

Gareth Potter to present his lecture, ‘Leaving the 20th Century’ looking at the history of Welsh language pop music in the late 20th Century

Elin Meredydd

Machynlleth Sound Machine

Bob Gelsthorpe – Crit-a-Öke

Recordiau NEB (DJ)

Llwybr Llaethog

Kris Jenkins (DJ)

The programme is subject to change without advance notice. Please check the website for the up-to-date schedule.

An £8 ticket is exchanged for a wristband at any of the venues on the day. The wristband grants access to all venues. Please be advised that some of the venues have small capacities, and therefore wristband holders will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. If a venue is full, you can check out what’s on at another festival venue.

A ticket gaining entry to a single venue can be purchased on the door for £4, subject to availability.

Please be aware that limited tickets are available and that early booking is advised to avoid dissapointment.

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Dewch i ymuno â ni am 12 awr o greu, arbrofi, a mynegu gan rhai o artistiaid mwyaf blaengar Cymru a thu hwnt.

Eleni mi fydd digwyddiadau yn cael eu cynnal yn Mischief’s, Octavo’s, a Sunflower & I yn ardal Mount Stuart Square, Caerdydd.

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Join us for 12 hours of discussions, film and performances by some of the most adventurous artists and thinkers from Wales and beyond.

This year’s festival will be held at Mischief’s, Octavo’s, and Sunflower & I in Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff.

 

Various Cardiff Bay Venues Cardiff
08/04/2017
Cosmogramma presents… Anchorsong / Run Logan Run + DJ Veto

Cosmogramma presents Anchorsong with Run Logan Run & DJ Veto

Cosmogramma once again plunge into experimental, electronic, jazz-laden depths as the amazing sampler-keyboard driven work of Masaaki Yoshida aka Anchorsong join us at Gwdihw.

Creating electronic music completely live using a sampler (mpc2500) and a keyboard, right in front of the audience, he carves addictive electronic pulses and cadences that transcend technology and manage to do what the best electronic music can – create offkilter worlds that are somehow soulful.

Live, his music manages to “carry the impression of an atomic collision of jazz-infused energy with an electronic severity you just can’t quite locate” and following last year’s stunning ‘Ceremonial’ being listed on many Top 10s, including #5 on BBC 6Music’s Album of the Year.

Support comes from the beautiful, brutal jazz of Run Logan Run. With a host of influences including Pharaoh Sanders, Can, Sons of Kemet and Lightning Bolt, Run Logan Run’s sound can be difficult to pin down; though one bold spectator offered the statement – “it’s like medium jazz, but also gnarly!”. They are currently working on their debut album, which is being produced by members of The Comet Is Coming.

+ DJ Veto

£5/3adv

Gwdihw Cardiff
09/04/2017
Lætitia Sadier Source Ensemble + Joy Collective DJs

Lætitia Sadier Source Ensemble

& support

The Joy Collective DJs

Sunday 9th April 2017

The Full Moon, Cardiff (downstairs)

7pm-10pm

Ages 14+

£10 adv

Tickets on sale from Spillers Records, Diverse Music & Vinyl, Bristol Ticket Shop and online from WeGotTickets + SEE Tickets or pay on the door.

http://www.thefullmooncardiff.com/ http://www.facebook.com/thefullmooncardiff

http://www.twitter.com/fullmooncardiff http://www.instagram.com/fullmooncardiff

“Find Me Finding You – the new album from the new organisation called the LAETITIA SADIER SOURCE ENSEMBLE – manages to strike new chords while touching familiar keys in the song of life.

From its percolating opening beat, ‘Find Me Finding You’ locates new systems within the sound-universe of Laetitia Sadier. When we hear synth lines diving, lifting and drifting, unusual guitar textures, the plucked sound of flat wound bass strings or the bottomless pulsing of bass pedals stepping out of the mix with an exquisite vibrancy, this is the sound of the Source Ensemble!

The first single ‘Undying Love For Humanity’ announces its immediacy with protracted rhythms and pronounced vocal expressions. Laetitia proclaims power to the people–now! It’s a call to arms for the public to recognise and exercise their strength for good, which is just what the world needs now at this moment in time. ‘Find Me Finding You’ is set for release on March 24th 2017!”

Full Moon Cardiff
09/04/2017
Acid Reign

Acid Reign

Exchange

7:30PM

£14.00 adv

Ages 14+ (under 18s must be with an adult)

Sun 09 Apr 2017

British thrash metallers Acid Reign are back and play Exchange Bristol as part of their upcoming UK tour.

Formed in 1985, the group was active until 1991. They released their first demo in 1987 and quickly cut their teeth on the UK live circuit supporting the likes of Nuclear Assault, Exodus, Flotsam and Jetsam and Death Angel. After the release of their debut album, ‘The Fear’, they set about hitting Europe with Dark Angel and Candlemass.

After the release of their second album, ‘Obnoxious’, the band broke up, parting ways with their record label Music For Nations and signing off with a show at The Marquee Club in London.

Acid Reign reformed in 2015, releasing ‘Plan of the Damned’ – their first new song in 25 years (see below) and headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock 2016.

Exchange Bristol
09/04/2017
A-Grrrls & Dancing Queer: Fundraiser for Bedayaa (LGBT+ Egypt)

**Belly Dance // Henna // Music // Hummus // Cakes // Face Painting**

AND MORE! ♥

“My name is Shrouk El-Attar (aka Dancing Queer) and I’m an LGBT+ Rights activist and Refugee from Egypt.

Life is not easy for Queer people in Egypt, it’s often seen as the duty of the government, community, and our own families to punish us – simply for who we are, for who we love.

We are forced into marriages and bearing children, we are thrown into mental health hospitals and left there to rot, we are imprisoned, tortured, and even murdered by our own families in the name of honour.

But young Egyptians are rising up! In the past 6 years activist groups have formed and started standing up for our rights! Groups like Bedayaa (2010), Rainbow Egypt (2012), and Mesahat (2015) are paving the way to supporting LGBT+ Egyptians and letting us know that, against everything we are taught growing up in school, we are still human and we deserve to exist in dignity.

Each person volunteering in these groups has to keep their identities safe because for each case, for each workshop, for each Facebook post they are risking their lives.

This is an A-Grrrls fundraiser for Bedayaa (means “A Beginning” in Arabic) to support the work they do in Egypt, ranging from campaigns to change public attitudes, to legal fees needed for lawyers representing imprisoned Egyptians whose only crime was to fall in love with someone who happened to be of the “wrong” gender.

Please help us raise money and awareness towards making Egypt a safer place for Queer folk!”

Gwdihw Cardiff
10/04/2017
DHP presents… Chainska Brassika

DHP Presents: Chainska Brassika

Monday 10th April 2017

Doors open: at 7:30pm

CHAINSKA BRASSIKA

www.chainskabrassika.com

This mischievous rabble from Lewisham have been causing mischief since school, spreading their contagious horn driven ska anthems across the UK, mainland Europe and beyond.

Over the last year the band has reached new heights by winning the ‘World Reggae Contest’, supporting UK legends Madness on their Grandslam UK Stadium tour, playing at a host of festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown, Outlook, Ostroda Reggae, Nottinghill Carnival, Secret Garden Party & Shambala to name a few. The band also flew to the reggae heartland, Jamaica, to record at the world famous Harry J Studios in Kingston where they worked with Grammy Award Winning producer Stephen Stewart on their upcoming LP due out in the spring of 2017.

Following a full headline tour of the UK and Ireland in October 2016, the band are releasing the first single ‘Don’t You Try’ from their eagerly anticipated LP which features the very special guest Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals!

‘The Rising Stars of the London Ska Scene’ (Richie Cadence, efestivals)

“Love music like that, makes you feel so so happy”

Simon Raymonde, Amazing radio.

“ChainSka is one of the most impressive and promising upcoming acts in the reggae/ska genre that I have seen or heard in while” The Skatalites

“Growing artistically, stylistically & musically by the day” Gaz Mayall

MONDAY 10 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:30pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alttickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
12/04/2017
Club Tropicana

Club Tropicana

Sprinkling some much needed tropical vibes on your Spring, join Club Tropicana for their carefully curated mix of tropical house, afro-boogie & more!

Gwdihw Cardiff
13/04/2017
Dance Yourself Ceilidh – Fundraiser For Raleigh International

Hi everyone! So this is our lovely friend Laura Bryon’s (aka Tender Prey) event – she isn’t on facebook so we’re sharing/inviting people to help spread the word!! Great cause and will be loads of fun…share and share!! More details below…

Jenn and Naomi

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Dance Yourself Ceilidh!

A Barnstormin’ Fundraiser for Raleigh International!

Featuring live Ceilidh band ‘Pluck & Squeeze’, awesome raffle prizes and lots of fun!

Come dance yourself clean!

What’s it all about?

In June this year I’m going to be leaving Cardiff for a bit to go volunteer as a Project Manager in Borneo. I’ll be part of a team leading young volunteers from around the world over 3 months to work in some of Borneo’s poorest communities. Its going to be tough, damp and remote (Serious Jungle apparently), but I hope super rewarding (see below as to why I think Raleigh are great). Before I leave, I am trying to raise more than £2000 to support Raleigh’s work. None of my fundraising is to cover personal costs (flights/visas/travel/vaccinations/equipment etc).

I’m passionate about Raleigh International because it is a sustainable development charity that challenges and inspires young volunteers from around the world to work with communities living in poverty. They work in remote, rural areas to improve access to safe water and sanitation, build community resilience, to sustainably manage natural resources and to protect vulnerable environments.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bryon-In-Borneo

People can buy tickets + raffle tickets on line…

Prizes so far include: Climbing lesson, Tickets to Hot 8 Brass Band, Turnstile Records bundle, Grazing Shed voucher, Signed Rhod Gilbert DVD box set, Life Drawing class for 6 and much more!

Ex-Servicemen's Club Penarth
13/04/2017
DHP presents… Real Friends / Can’t Swim / Microwave

DHP Presents: Real Friends

Thursday 13th April 2017

Supported by: Can’t Swim, Microwave

Doors open: at 6:30pm

*Sorry, this event is sold out

REAL FRIENDS

www.facebook.com/realfriendsband

Real Friends is an emo/pop punk band from Chicago, IL. With their “do it yourself” attitude, they have rapidly become one of the biggest unsigned bands in the genre, gaining the respect of bands and fans all over the map. Real Friends continues to grow in popularity daily with their hard work, relatable lyrics, energetic music, and dedicated fan base.

Support from:

CAN’T SWIM

www.facebook.com/cantswim

MICROWAVE

www.facebook.com/microwavetheband

THURSDAY 13 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 6:30pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alttickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
13/04/2017
Transport Club Launch feat. Pink Grapefruit / Young Black Americans / two day coma

This show is to launch the wonderful venue Cardiff Bus Transport Club to the rest of Cardiff as a new place for bands, artists, theatre groups etc to come and perform. This will be an arts focused venue with very few costs to those wanting to put on shows. Stay up to date on upcoming shows at the Transport club here: https://www.facebook.com/transportclubgignights/

For this first show we have hand-picked 3 fantastic bands

Pink Grapefruit

Young Black Americans

two day coma

No entry fee, just donations on the door to be split between the bands, minimum £1.

All ages welcome.

Doors 7:30pm

Pink Grapefruit

“Grungegaze with added sprinkles. We are trash.”

https://pinkgrapefruit.bandcamp.com/releases

Young Black Americans

Young Black Americans have the singular aim of making a lot of noise. Inspired by Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Trail of Dead

https://youngblackamericans.bandcamp.com/releases

two day coma

Playing their first Cardiff show, this new Bristol band is part Postal Service, part Bon Iver… and it works. Beautifully.

https://twodaycoma.bandcamp.com/releases

Transport Club Cardiff
13/04/2017
Balkan Boogie feat. Inc.A

Gwdihw kick off the bank holiday with a footstompin’ mesh of international Boogie as the awesome Inc.A headline Bank holiday Balkan Boogie!

If you’ve not seen them, Inc.A are a maximalist mix of disparate influences, with Eastern European folk meeting bouncing brass and jazz & hip hop beats to make an aurally and visually captivating, limb-moving riot!

With no school the next day, there’s all night to bounce to off-kilter world rhythms and boogie ’til late!

Plus support & Gwdihw DJs, 50% off at the bar with a ticket 8-9pm

Gwdihw Cardiff
14/04/2017
Wales Goes Pop! 2017

WALES GOES POP! – An all-ages pop weekender over the long Easter bank holiday, Friday 14th – Sunday 16th April 2017 at The Gate, a 400-capacity converted church/arts centre in Cardiff.

LINE UP:

Honeyblood

Joanna Gruesome

BC Camplight (band)

Fear of Men

Hooton Tennis Club

the boy least likely to

SLUG

Girl Ray

Spinning Coin

Chris T-T

Martha Ffion

The Just Joans (band)

Linda Guilala

The School

The Orielles

SACRED PAWS

False Advertising

LornaUK

HMS Morris

VAN-illa

Winter Coat

Rogue Jones

Neurotic Fiction

Artefact

Deerful

& more tba

+ DJs will be announced shortly.

TICKETS: 3-day tickets are now on sale at £42 for adults, FREE for under 12s (limited so please book a free space) – available from Spillers Records, Diverse Music & Vinyl, Bristol Ticket Shop and online: WeGotTickets, SEE Tickets and DICE – Best Gigs, No Booking Fees.

Individual 1-day tickets will be on sale at the end of January, when we’ll also announce our last few acts and who will be playing on each day.

Food & drink is served at The Gate throughout the day.

Live acts finish approx 10pm, followed by DJs until 1am.

http://www.facebook.com/walesgoespop http://www.twitter.com/walesgoespop http://www.instagram.com/walesgoespop http://www.soundcloud.com/wales-goes-pop

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FOR INFORMATION on the festival and facilities, travel, suggested accommodation etc please visit http://www.facebook.com/walesgoespop/info – we always suggest booking your accomm/travel first so it’s cheaper!

Nearest airports are Cardiff, Bristol, London, Birmingham.

Coach / Train – Megabus.com + Nationalexpress.com + TheTrainLine.com

National Express have a coach from Bristol Airport to Cardiff.

PLEASE NOTE Cardiff Central bus station has moved to Sophia Gardens, a few mins walk from town.

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GETTING A SLOT AT WALES GOES POP!

Sorry we’re full this year, maybe next time x

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QUESTIONS? walesgoespop@gmail.com x

The Gate Cardiff
14/04/2017
DHP presents… HELLYEAH

DHP Presents: HELLYEAH

Friday 14th April 2017

Doors open: at 7:00pm

HELLYEAH

www.hellyeahband.com

Heavy metal “supergroup” Hellyeah formed in 2006 in Dallas, Texas around the talents of Mudvayne’s Chad Gray (vocals) and Greg Tribbett (guitar), Nothingface’s Tom Maxwell (guitar) and Jerry Montano — the latter also played with Danzig — and Pantera/Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. The group’s self-titled debut was released in April 2007 on Epic Records. Shortly after the album was released, Montano left the band and was replaced by Damageplan bassist Bob Zilla. With a new bassist in place, Hellyeah began to work on new material, and in 2010 released their sophomore album, Stampede. Released in 2012, the Eleven Seven Music-issued Band of Brothers found success on the stren…gth of the singles “War in Me” and the propulsive title cut, and 2014′s Blood for Blood saw the band part ways with Tribett and Zilla, the latter of whom was replaced by Bloodsimple bass player Kyle Sanders. In 2016 the band issued its fifth studio long-player, the brooding and savage Unden!able, which included a blistering cover of Phil Collins’ “I Don’t Care Anymore” that featured guitar parts from late Pantera shredder Dimebag Darrell.

FRIDAY 14 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alt-tickets.co.uk

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
14/04/2017
1% Of One presents… Tony Njoku

fr. 14TH APRIL

Tony Njoku

Tony Njoku is a British electronic music producer and singer-songwriter from London. His self-penned and produced songs have been described as ‘strikingly evocative soundscapes, managing to make even the shortest pop songs sound like epic adventures.’

This spring Tony will be embarking on his first UK headline tour this April. This comes after the momentous year Tony had in 2016; from self-releasing his acclaimed debut album ‘In Greyscale’ last June, to performing numerous shows around the country including his acclaimed set on the main stage at last years Green Man Festival, a concert considered a highlight by many viewers including festival director Fiona Stewart and Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1).

Tickets £5.00 adv + bf from http://www.seetickets.com/event/tony-njoku/cafe-kino/1076349

Cafe Kino

108 Stokes Croft

Bristol, BS1 3RU

Cafe Kino Bristol
14/04/2017
Gwdihw Brass Takeover: Wonderbrass presents… Easter Ska feat. Tattsyrup / DJ Ben-Jah / Diffian

Gwdihw Brass Takeover: Wonderbrass present Easter Ska with Tattsyrup, DJ Ben-Jah & Diffian

Wonderbrass host Tattsyrup, who bring their ska brass infused riot to bring East-ska (geddit?) to Gwdihw Brass Takeover!

Mixing ska, reggae & brass influences, they light up the Wonderbrass takeover this easter!

+ DJ Ben-Jah & Diffian

Turning offbeat themes into funked-up, brassy brilliance, every 2nd Fri of the month, Bass 12 and Wonderbrass curate their own nights of bad-ass brass!

Gwdihw Cardiff
15/04/2017
Wales Goes Pop! 2017

WALES GOES POP! – An all-ages pop weekender over the long Easter bank holiday, Friday 14th – Sunday 16th April 2017 at The Gate, a 400-capacity converted church/arts centre in Cardiff.

LINE UP:

Honeyblood

Joanna Gruesome

BC Camplight (band)

Fear of Men

Hooton Tennis Club

the boy least likely to

SLUG

Girl Ray

Spinning Coin

Chris T-T

Martha Ffion

The Just Joans (band)

Linda Guilala

The School

The Orielles

SACRED PAWS

False Advertising

LornaUK

HMS Morris

VAN-illa

Winter Coat

Rogue Jones

Neurotic Fiction

Artefact

Deerful

& more tba

+ DJs will be announced shortly.

TICKETS: 3-day tickets are now on sale at £42 for adults, FREE for under 12s (limited so please book a free space) – available from Spillers Records, Diverse Music & Vinyl, Bristol Ticket Shop and online: WeGotTickets, SEE Tickets and DICE – Best Gigs, No Booking Fees.

Individual 1-day tickets will be on sale at the end of January, when we’ll also announce our last few acts and who will be playing on each day.

Food & drink is served at The Gate throughout the day.

Live acts finish approx 10pm, followed by DJs until 1am.

http://www.facebook.com/walesgoespop http://www.twitter.com/walesgoespop http://www.instagram.com/walesgoespop http://www.soundcloud.com/wales-goes-pop

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FOR INFORMATION on the festival and facilities, travel, suggested accommodation etc please visit http://www.facebook.com/walesgoespop/info – we always suggest booking your accomm/travel first so it’s cheaper!

Nearest airports are Cardiff, Bristol, London, Birmingham.

Coach / Train – Megabus.com + Nationalexpress.com + TheTrainLine.com

National Express have a coach from Bristol Airport to Cardiff.

PLEASE NOTE Cardiff Central bus station has moved to Sophia Gardens, a few mins walk from town.

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////

GETTING A SLOT AT WALES GOES POP!

Sorry we’re full this year, maybe next time x

////////////////////////////////////////////////////

QUESTIONS? walesgoespop@gmail.com x

The Gate Cardiff
15/04/2017
Bristol Psych Fest presents… Dusty Mush

Bristol Psych Fest Presents Dusty Mush.

Parisian 3 piece bring their psyched out garage rock to The Old England Pub on April 15th as part of theyre UK tour.

Free entry

Old England Pub Bristol
15/04/2017
Otter Wales presents… Rozelle

R O Z E L L E

https://www.facebook.com/RozelleUK

https://soundcloud.com/rozelleofficial/crystalised

Rozelle bridge the gap between experimental electronic music and chart pop.

The group was brought together by songwriter and front woman Hayley Smith, who began writing short stories and poetry throughout her childhood. Fascinated by evolution, art and social complexity, her writing style speaks about life’s curiosities and what she sees.

Their live shows take you on a memorable journey, leading you through dreamy soundscapes with punchy upbeat dance rhythms. Rozelle create a sound that you can’t quite put your finger on.

They bring back a 90’s nostalgia, with a mix of electro sound bites and gritty guitars, but deliver an air of Wolf Alice with hints of Florence and the Machine, bringing a current yet entrancing vibe, which sits perfectly on festival stages.

Something is Coming is the first single due for release in April 2017. The track is dark and anthemic, it’s a taster of what is to come.

SUPPORT ACTS TBC

Tickets – £4 Adv / £5 Otd

Doors: 6pm

Age: 18+

Buffalo Bar Cardiff
15/04/2017
Bristol Psych Fest 3.5 feat. Dusty Mush / The Hungry Ghosts / Captain Suun + more

Bristol Psych Fest Presents

Bristol Psych Fest 3.5. 2 day mini festival at the Old England. Were impatient for the festival and we’ve had so many bands contacting us to play that we were getting tiered of saying no. So here’s psych fest 3.5 in the build up to Bristol Psych Fest IV 2017

Tickets £6 per day or £10 for the weekend. Going on sale soon.

 

Saturday 15th April

Dusty Mush

The Hungry Ghosts

Captain Suun

and more TBC

 

Sunday April 16th

Blondi’s Salvation

Is Bliss

The Confederate Dead

Umi

Iceman Furniss Quintet

and more TBC

Old England Pub Bristol
15/04/2017
Totally Righteous House Party!

Totally Righteous House Party!

TOTALLY RIGHTEOUS HOUSE PARTY!

Anthems & guilty pleasures!

Saturday 15th April!

Gwdihŵ Café Bar

…ASPHINCTERSAYSWHAT?

Have you ever thought you had mono for an entire year? But it turned out you were just really bored? Well, NO MORE! We’re cracking the volume up to 11.

Asphinctersays…what?

DRESSCODE

Perms & mullets. Good luck.

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The Yes Cartel.

Shit branding. Sick parties.

Gwdihw Cardiff
16/04/2017
The Wurzels

The Wurzels – Easter Sunday Show

The Fleece

7:30PM

£18.50 adv

All Ages (under 16s must be with an adult)

Sun 16 Apr 2017

Having recently celebrated 40 years of carrying forward the songs of Adge Cutler, The Wurzels return to The Fleece this Easter Sunday. Get a couple o’ pints down ‘ee then.

A Brief History of The Wurzels- The story starts in the summer of 1966 when Adge Cutler visited John Miles office with little more than a number of songs he had written. The name Adge Cutler and The Wurzels was conceived, a recording contract was negotiated with EMI and in the autumn of 1966 a single ‘Drink up Thy Zider’ was released. This record sold over 100,000 copies and appearances followed on a number of TV shows including David Frost Show, Simon Dee, etc. Further records were released with cabaret and concert appearances all over the country.

The name of Adge Cutler and The Wurzels was slowly spreading until a fateful morning in May 1974 when Adge Cutler was killed in a road accident. The Wurzels decided to continue on their own and in April 1976 they finally hit jackpot with their hit ‘Combine Harvester’ which was a parody of Melanies ‘Brand New Key’. ‘Combine Harvester’ is about a country fella trying to get his hands on a wenchs (wait for it) bit of land. Well at least thats what the record implies. The familiarity of the tune and the jolly sound captured many folks imaginations and sent the record up the charts. It made No 1 and sold nearly 400,000 copies in the U.K. alone. The B-side ‘Blackbird’ was No 1 in Canada.

Fleece Bristol
16/04/2017
Wales Goes Pop! 2017

WALES GOES POP! – An all-ages pop weekender over the long Easter bank holiday, Friday 14th – Sunday 16th April 2017 at The Gate, a 400-capacity converted church/arts centre in Cardiff.

LINE UP:

Honeyblood

Joanna Gruesome

BC Camplight (band)

Fear of Men

Hooton Tennis Club

the boy least likely to

SLUG

Girl Ray

Spinning Coin

Chris T-T

Martha Ffion

The Just Joans (band)

Linda Guilala

The School

The Orielles

SACRED PAWS

False Advertising

LornaUK

HMS Morris

VAN-illa

Winter Coat

Rogue Jones

Neurotic Fiction

Artefact

Deerful

& more tba

+ DJs will be announced shortly.

TICKETS: 3-day tickets are now on sale at £42 for adults, FREE for under 12s (limited so please book a free space) – available from Spillers Records, Diverse Music & Vinyl, Bristol Ticket Shop and online: WeGotTickets, SEE Tickets and DICE – Best Gigs, No Booking Fees.

Individual 1-day tickets will be on sale at the end of January, when we’ll also announce our last few acts and who will be playing on each day.

Food & drink is served at The Gate throughout the day.

Live acts finish approx 10pm, followed by DJs until 1am.

http://www.facebook.com/walesgoespop http://www.twitter.com/walesgoespop http://www.instagram.com/walesgoespop http://www.soundcloud.com/wales-goes-pop

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FOR INFORMATION on the festival and facilities, travel, suggested accommodation etc please visit http://www.facebook.com/walesgoespop/info – we always suggest booking your accomm/travel first so it’s cheaper!

Nearest airports are Cardiff, Bristol, London, Birmingham.

Coach / Train – Megabus.com + Nationalexpress.com + TheTrainLine.com

National Express have a coach from Bristol Airport to Cardiff.

PLEASE NOTE Cardiff Central bus station has moved to Sophia Gardens, a few mins walk from town.

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////

GETTING A SLOT AT WALES GOES POP!

Sorry we’re full this year, maybe next time x

////////////////////////////////////////////////////

QUESTIONS? walesgoespop@gmail.com x

The Gate Cardiff
16/04/2017
Bristol Psych Fest 3.5 feat. Blondi’s Salvation / Is Bliss / The Confederate Dead / Umi / Iceman Furniss Quintet + more

Bristol Psych Fest Presents

Bristol Psych Fest 3.5. 2 day mini festival at the Old England. Were impatient for the festival and we’ve had so many bands contacting us to play that we were getting tiered of saying no. So here’s psych fest 3.5 in the build up to Bristol Psych Fest IV 2017

Tickets £6 per day or £10 for the weekend. Going on sale soon.

 

Saturday 15th April

Dusty Mush

The Hungry Ghosts

Captain Suun

and more TBC

 

Sunday April 16th

Blondi’s Salvation

Is Bliss

The Confederate Dead

Umi

Iceman Furniss Quintet

and more TBC

Old England Pub Bristol
16/04/2017
Junior Bill / The Brwmys / Barracwda / Beatbox Hann / Cardiff Morris – Y Morys Caerdydd + DJ Liam Curtin

JUNIOR BILL

16/04/17 – 8PM

THE BIG TOP (10 FEET TALL)

£4adv/£6 on the door – 18+

“Everybody’s talking about Junior Bill… a genuine grassroots feel, instantly” – Tom Robinson (BBC 6Music)

Junior Bill’s educated, street-sussed sounds cite a melting pot of global influences from sleek Ska to deadly Dub, Latin to raucous rock n roll and even Portuguese rap. You may leave a gig of theirs feeling as though the world is a smaller place than it once was.

Fronted by Costello-esque songwriter Rob Nichols and lightning fast Portuguese MC ‘L-hyo’, the band carry a unique cross cultural collaboration with a stage presence and vitality that is reminiscent of The Beat in their prime, whilst backed by deep dub grooves awash with delays and sirens.

www.juniorbill.co.uk

With support from:

The Brwmys – Foot-stomping, jig-tastic future folk from Cardiff, playing an eclectic mix of Bluegrass to Bhangra, Irish to Arabic…and everything in between…

www.facebook.com/pg/thebrwmys

Barracwda – Huge Afro-Brazilian percussion band, who fuse their love of samba with funk, soul, reggae and jungle

https://www.facebook.com/barracwda

Beatbox Hann – Founder of Beatbox Wales and one of the best in the business

www.facebook.com/beatboxhann

Cardiff Morris – Y Morys Caerdydd – Cardiff’s finest Morris folk dancing group

http://www.cardiffmorris.org/

Liam Curtin – The DJ who brought you Penarth Soul Club will be spinning the finest Reggae and Ska on vinyl til the early hours

The Big Top Cardiff
17/04/2017
DHP presents… Patent Pending

DHP Presents: Patent Pending

Monday 17th April 2017

Doors open: at 7:30pm

PATENT PENDING

www.patentpendingmusic.com

Patent Pending is an acrobatic gang of musical misfits from Long Island, New York. With a never-say-die attitude and enough live energy to power Times Square, they’ve set their sites on taking over the music industry from the ground up. Growing in size from basements to amphitheaters, from VFW Halls to sold out headlining shows in the United Kingdom, they’ve never let go of the genuine DIY code of ethics the band was founded on over a decade ago. The live show, which has been described as “psychotically fun and dramatically moving,” is an inspiring testament to the passion the band pours into every aspect of their lives. With an ever growing army of “lifers” behind them (better known as – “The Second Family”) Patent Pending returns to battle with their album, “Brighter.” Pulling from all corners of the musical spectrum, the collection of tunes is a fearless and eclectic blend of genre-bending, arena ready anthems.

Hard work and dedication have yielded some incredible results for Patent Pending. They’ve enjoyed the success of three music videos reaching the coveted #1 spot on MTV.com, with state side rotation on MTV, MTV2, MTVu, Fuse on Demand and Scuzz TV in the United Kingdom. In 2012 PP’s warrior like determination won them the Billboard Music Awards “Dream Seeker Of The Year” trophy and afforded them the honor of delivering a ground-shaking performance of their song “Dance Til We Die” in front of a National Television audience of over 8 MILLION home viewers. Later that year, opportunity came knocking again in a big way when pop-rock legends “Bowling For Soup” gave the band an opening spot on their massive UK Tour. That first trip to Europe proved to be a life changer for the New York natives. It leads the band to return for multiple headlining tours and earned them a spot on Donnington Park’s historic DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL with the likes of Slipknot and Iron Maiden.

Equipped with an innovative and hilarious new single/mockumentary film for the their song “Hey Mario” and their ever-expanding tour schedule including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Australia in the coming months, this looks to be another landmark year for these Long Island misfits. Patent Pending shows no signs of slowing down and even less of forgetting where they came from. A quote from a recent interview with front man, Joe Ragosta can best explain – “The music makes us a band, the connection with the people who listen to that music makes us a family, and family is stronger than anything.”

MONDAY 17 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.al-tickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
18/04/2017
*CANCELLED* Cacophonous Sarcophagus presents… Zs / MXLX / COIMS

Cacophonous Sarcophagus are ecstatic to host a bumper showcase of incendiary experimental bands from OUT THERE. Over two nights, you’ll be treated three exceptional American acts at the top of their game, backed up by some of Bristol’s most fearless sonic troopers.

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ZS

[Brooklyn, NY]

(Northern Spy)

https://zstheband.bandcamp.com/

Sam Hillmer (tenor sax)

Greg Fox (percussion) [Liturgy, Guardian Alien]

Patrick Higgins (guitar, electronics)

“Since 2000, Zs has existed as a trio, sextet, and quartet, now solidifying into the trio formation. While our music has been variously categorized as no-wave, brutal-prog, and post-minimalist, Zs is primarily concerned with making music that challenges the physical and mental limitations of both performer and listener.”

“One of NYC’s weirdest and most well-respected bands.” – Time Out

“One of the strongest avant-garde bands in NYC” – NY Times

“Think Black Dice meets Autechre” – Boomkat

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MXLX

https://kindarad.bandcamp.com/

ONE HEAD OF CROATA MOVEMENT FOR EVENTUAL ULTIMATES / IDIOT SCRIBE / TROUBADORK / TROUBLED

OMNIPHONICS – NOISE – DRONE – SONGCRAFT- DEVOTION

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COIMS

https://soundcloud.com/grolf-self

PRIMITIVE SONIC FREEDOM

“The duo’s live set has been opening a few heads recently with its free form experimental clatter and minimal driftings” – Bumtapes

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Tickets;

£8.50 advance / £10 on the door

£15 combo-ticket (+ Horse Lords, Cloud Becomes Your Hand & The Evil Usses the following night)

Available from: www.cacosarco.bigcartel.com

Headfirst Bristol / Crack Magazine / Bristol Ticket Shop / Idle Hands

Exchange Bristol
19/04/2017
Cacophonous Sarcophagus presents… Horse Lords / Cloud Becomes Your Hand / The Evil Usses

Cacophonous Sarcophagus are ecstatic to host a bumper showcase of incendiary experimental bands from OUT THERE. Over two nights, you’ll be treated three exceptional American acts at the top of their game, backed up by some of Bristol’s most fearless sonic troopers.

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Horse Lords

[Baltimore, MD]

(Northern Spy, NNA Tapes)

https://horselords.bandcamp.com/

“West African rhythms collide with just intonation guitars, art-fire saxophone, minimalist grooves, and collaged zapdowns.

Playing custom electric guitars and basses refretted themselves, the band’s rolling polyrhythms chime with strange and distinct harmonies, inspired by the master La Monte Young. Floating at the boundaries of composition and improvisation, electronics and performance, the underground and the vast improbable 21st century indie mainstream, Horse Lords exist in none of these places and all of them.”

” Following in the steps of krautrock, jazz rock and post-punk greats, Horse Lords have found their own expressive musical language based on minimalistic structures and dense, whirling textures of instruments and electronics blurring together in fascinating ways.” – Unsound

“Vital, thrilling and utterly transcends its many influences to arrive at a new place on the map for forward-thinking American rock”

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Cloud Becomes Your Hand

[Brooklyn, NYC)

(Northern Spy)

https://cloudbecomesyourhand.bandcamp.com/

“Their kaleidoscopic music can go from tribal to medieval to cacophonous in a single piece. With brilliant melodies, blippy video-game sounds, and Syd Barrett-esque lyrics, CBYH feels like a joyful journey through a strange land." - The New Yorker

"Theatrical Canterbury psych and the angular agitation of Oingo Boingo and early Devo" - The Wire

"One of the most technically dazzling experimental rock bands on the rise...A well-kept secret for too long" - Fact

"Avant-prog bumping insect rock & roll"

"Purveyors of googley­-eyed psych-­pop of the highest order"

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The Evil Usses

[Bristol]

(Stolen Body Records)

“Bristol-based four piece playing rocky notjazz, jazzy notrock, post-op pop, notmuch and a lot else.”

“No Wave jazz rock quartet gaining one hell of a reputation for their fierce and uncompromising live performances.”

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Tickets;

£8.50 advance / £10 on the door

£15 combo-ticket (+ ZS, MXLX + COIMS the night before)

Available from: www.cacosarco.bigcartel.com

Headfirst Bristol / Crack Magazine / Bristol Ticket Shop / Idle Hands

Exchange Bristol
19/04/2017
Palace

Global and Communion Presents Palace

Wednesday 19th April 2017

Doors open: at 6:30pm

PALACE

www.wearepalace.com

London based four-piece Palace were a self-described alternative blues-rock group with an extremely laid-back style. The band formed on September 15, 2012 and comprised Leo Wyndham, Rupert Turner, Will Dorey, and Matt Hodges. Their debut EP caught the attention of notable DJs and fellow London-based artist Jamie T. The Chase the Light EP was released in 2015, and led to the band being championed by Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe and BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens. The release also caught the attention of Jamie T, who reportedly hand-picked the band to support him at his London comeback shows in 2015. Palace set about recording their debut album in 2016 at the North London space the Arch. So LongForever was produced by Adam Jaffery (Mount Kimbie, Django Django) and received favorable comparisons to Jeff Buckley, Wu Lyf, and the Maccabees upon its release in November of the same year.

WEDNESDAY 19 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 6:30pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alttickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
19/04/2017
Roni Perry / Blue Genes / Devon Mayson

Roni Perry UK Tour

Roni is an Americana/ Country – Rock singer/songwriter and is on a UK Tour with a full band to promote her new album ‘Place Your Bets’ which releases 3rd March. She recently climbed to number ten in the Hotdisc British and Irish country charts with a song from her May 2016 EP, titled ‘Nothing Less Than This’…. without pausing to rest she has been straight into the studio to record this new album with it’s distinct country rock fusion sound; expect to see a lot of her this year on the festival circuit!! Joining her on this date will be Blue Genes, a Welsh country family trio and the lovely Devon Mayson.

Tickets – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390834

Gwdihw Cardiff
20/04/2017
Swn presents… Palace

Thursday 20/04/17

Swn

PALACE

7:30pm | £10 | 14+

Building on a huge 2016, Palace are bringing their wash of subtle rock to Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach in April.

Hypnotising with two EPs of shoegaze blues, they’ve won fans at 405 and Jamie T has been singing their praises. Considering stand out track Head Above The Water glimmers with muted strings and tranquil croons and has half a million plays on Soundcloud, we’re not surprised.

Returning with shiny new cut Break The Silence, get those lyrics learnt and bathe yourself in their hazy soundscapes.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
20/04/2017
Jake Isaac

MJR Group presents: Jake Isaac

Thursday 20th April 2017

Doors open: at 7:00pm

JAKE ISAAC

www.iamjakeisaac.com

“A little folk, a little soul. A little pop, but more than a little serious” – Clash.

South London singer songwriter, Jake Isaac released his latest EP ‘Where We Belong’ on Elton John’s Rocket Records last year, going straight into the Top 10 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart. The EP features 4 new tracks. The infectious ‘Home’, the soulful ‘I’m A Man’ (written with Ed Sheeran collaborators Jake Gosling and Chris Leonard), the foot stomping ‘Fool For You’, and the vibrant multilayered ‘Till The Sunrise’. This EP places Jake Isaac firmly alongside the likes of George Ezra and James Bay as an innovative and exciting new British talent.

2015 was an eventful year for Jake, who spent the performing at a wide variety of approximately 40 festivals both in the UK and Europe including the coveted Other Stage at Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Secret Garden Party, Barn On The Farm, Les Nuits Botanique and London Calling. Jake has supported Paloma Faith on her last European tour and Ella Eyre at her sold out shows in London (Roundhouse) and Dublin (Academy) as well as Angus & Julia Stone in Europe. In March this year Jake sold out London’s Bush Hall and headlined shows around the UK and Europe. Jake is currently working his debut album, due out April 2016 on Virgin Records.

THURSDAY 20 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alttickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
21/04/2017
Swn presents… The Big Moon

Friday 21/04/17

Swn

THE BIG MOON

7:00pm | £10 | 18+

Starting off as wide-eyed Londoner’s channelling indie’s finest, The Big Moon spent the latter parts of 2015 establishing themselves as possibly the UK’s most exciting new band.

Kicking off 2016 signing to Fiction, supporting The Maccabees and smashing their Great Escape set — all while mixing tight harmonies, exuberant energy and ingenious guitar interplay — it’s been an incredible 12 months for the fuzzy foursome.

Announcing their debut album Love In The 4th Dimension for 2017 with aptly-titled single Formidable, they’re a band at the top of their game. They headline Clwb Ifor Bach on April 21st.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
21/04/2017
Laetitia Sadier

Fri 21 April 2017

£12.90 incl. booking fee

The Lantern

Doors – 19:30

Start – 20:00

Laetitia Sadier showcases her brand new offering ‘Find Me Finding You’, locating new systems within her sound-universe. She’s joined by brand new organisation Source Ensemble, delivering synth lines diving, lifting and drifting, unusual guitar textures, the plucked sound of flat wound bass strings and the bottomless pulsing of bass pedals stepping out of the mix with an exquisite vibrancy.

Expressing great compassion and expectation, as well as an abiding belief in a unity that permeates and intimately binds all things and beings, ‘Find Me Finding You’ is set for release on March 24th.

This is a seated show.

The Lantern, Colston Hall Bristol
21/04/2017
Starving Artists presents… Strange U / Joe Dirt / O Femi / Mansfield Green

Starving Artists are hyped to present:

Uk Hiphop Heavyweights Strange U

Support from Joe Dirt – Squid Ninjaz & O Femi

Djs: Mansfield Green (AV Set)

Doors 9pm | Tickets on sale very soon…

♫ STRANGE U ♫

Strange U’s enthusiasm for the off key and weird reigns supreme. Stream of consciousness lyrics coupled with hefty left of centre soundscapes are the perfect antidote to today’s bland cough mixture speech impediment rap. Strange U is a collaborative project centred around two Hip Hop veterans- King Kashmere and producer Doctor Zygote (aka The Maghreban).

A firm favourite amongst fans of UK Hip Hop, King Kashmere sprung to prominence with the joint LP with Verb T “Backhand Slap Talk/Technical Illness” which was released on the iconic Low Life Records in 2004. This was followed up by a few more critically acclaimed LPs on YNR, Receptor Records and Boot Records.

Prior to reaching mastermind status in the Hip Hop production game, Zygote started off releasing Jungle records in 1994. More recently, he’s making dusty sample based House music as “The Maghreban”. Zygote’s rich musical palette is a mix of all the above and proves to be one of the most versatile producers currently on the circuit.

Kashmere, an already established name & highly respected veteran, took a step back from the rap game in 2010, only to return stronger than ever with a brand new style and writing technique 2 years later. Zygote, had undergone a similar metamorphosis expanding his creative palette to undiscovered territory.

The pair had worked together in the past and re connected over their shared appreciation of Company Flow, Kool Keith and other 90s outfits as well as their distaste for today’s bland cough mixture speech impediment rap. during this pinnacle moment in time the Strange Universe was born!

Live, Strange U love and respect the traditional two turntables and a microphone set up but augment it with triggered samples and crazy effects. The sonics are bathed in a wash of dub echo and spring reverb. It’s an audio visual assault on the senses that makes for a truly psychedelic experience.

Gwdihw Cardiff
21/04/2017
DHP presents… Devil Sold His Soul

DHP Presents : Devil Sold His Soul

Friday 21st April 2017

Doors open: at 7:00pm

DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL

www.devilsoldhissoul.com

A band rising from the ashes of Mahumodo. ‘High expectations have not been disappointed. The Mahumodo power and feeling remain, but now broader ideas, a wider spectrum, more experimentation, have been introduced. This band takes as starting points the cerebral structures of Tool, the fearsome musical musculature of Will Haven and the sweeping emotion of Deftones.

FRIDAY 21 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alttickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
22/04/2017
Spillers Record Store Day After Party

Record Store Day is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, come and join us celebrating the ‘diffs oldest and best independent record store Spillers, at one of the ‘diffs best independent watering holes The Andrew Buchan. We continue the fun of Record Store Day with a night of fun and dance with all vinyl DJs.

Free entry and the cheapest drinks in town!!

Selectas:

Ashli

Ben-Jah

Diffian

DJ Rascal

More TBA

The Andrew Buchan Cardiff
22/04/2017
DHP presents… William McCarthy of Augustines

DHP Presents : William McCarthy of Augustines

Saturday 22nd April 2017

Doors open: at 7:00pm

WILLIAM MCCARTHY OF AUGUSTINES

www.facebook.com/thewilliammccarthy

William is a songwriter, musician, artist and writer, now based in Berlin, Germany. Having fronted US bands Pela and Augustines, William is now exploring his career as a solo performer as well as working on his first book.

SATURDAY 22 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alt-tickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
22/04/2017
Deadlines / Masts / Hodad

DEADLINES – http://deadlines.bandcamp.com/

Pop-punk weirdos, playing their first show since their singer cycled over the horizon to Iberia last July. Maybe a cheeky cover thrown in the set too. FFO Jawbreaker/Leatherface/ephermal ghouls

MASTS – http://masts.bandcamp.com/

The capital’s finest post-hardcore band brandishing a new set list, their first show in a long time. FFO Fugazi/Drive Like Jehu/Tom Watkins

HODAD – http://hodadsounds.bandcamp.com/

Hectic, sunny surfy garage punk from the rainiest city in the UK. Their last EP Surface is a rager. FFO The Love Triangle/the Dickins brothers

+ 1 MORE TBA

Saturday 22nd of April at Cathays Community Centre practice rooms.

Donation entry. BYOB, don’t be a dick. Early start, finish before 11.

Cathays Community Centre Cardiff
23/04/2017
DHP presents… Eclipse / One Desire

DHP Presents: Eclipse

Sunday 23rd April 2017

Supported by: One Desire

Doors open: at 7:30pm

ECLIPSE

www.eclipsemania.com

Formed in Stockholm 1999 by Erik Mårtensson, Magnus Henriksson & Anders Berlin. As the youngest band in their genre back then, they released ´The truth and a little more´ in 2001. Worth noticing is guest appearances by Kee Marcello. Pandora & Mats Olausson.

After a 3 year hiatus ´Second to none´ was released by Frontiers records in April 5:th 2004. This time with a new line up. Magnus Ulfstedt on drums and Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed)on bass. Keyboards was once again handled by Mats Olausson as a hired keyboardist.

The band took a 4 year break until it was time for the next release ´Are you ready to rock´ Oct 10 2008.

Meanwhile, 2 members had quit. Ulfstedt was replaced by Robban Bäck (Sabaton, Prey, Balls) And Folkares duties was replaced by Erik Mårtensson who handled all the bass on the album. Anders Berlins brother Johan Berlin was added to the line up.

It would take another 4 years until the band released the critically acclaimed album “Bleed & Scream” from 2012. By then, the band had gained a solid reputation and a steady following with this album that took their melodic Hard Rock roots in a more contemporary direction.

Besides this, producer and main songwriters Erik Mårtensson and Magnus Henriksson strongly improved their skills by writing and producing a vast amount of bands and projects, from the successful W.E.T. albums (together with singer Jeff Scott Soto and Robert Sall from Work of Art) to Toby Hitchcock, Giant, Jimi Jamison, Dalton, Adrenaline Rush just to name a few. This has gained Mårtensson a reputation as one of the top producers/song-writers in this genre today.

In the second half of 2014, Eclipse teamed up again to write their new studio album. The bar was set high and the initial goal was to top their latest album and the result was achieved brilliantly with the aptly titled “Armageddonize,” an album where the band rocks from start to finish like there is no tomorrow!

With “Armageddonize,” Eclipse show that they are not anymore the brightest hope for Melodic Hard Rock music, but a very solid and strong reality. They are young, ambitious and full of energy. Eclipse music is not a revival, and it’s not nostalgic. Still… it’s by far the best you can have today if you love rock music with energy, great songs, and want to hear a band that has the ambition to be on top of the world!

Support from:

ONE DESIRE

www.onedesire.net

SUNDAY 23 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alttickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
24/04/2017
Rat King Records & Rad Not Sad present… Ash Borer / Vanum / Dawn Ray’d / ÚIR

Rat King Records and Rad Not Sad present the Bristol date of the first ever Ash Borer UK tour.

ASH BORER (USA)

https://ashborer.bandcamp.com/

VANUM (USA)

https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/realm-of-sacrifice

DAWN RAY’D (UK)

https://dawnrayd.bandcamp.com/

ÚIR (UK)

https://www.facebook.com/Uirfraech/

Monday 24th April 2017

Exchange, Bristol

Doors 7pm

Tickets – £12 advance. £15 on the door

Exchange Bristol
24/04/2017
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Meat Waves / Deathtraps

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers Presents

MEAT WAVE

Deathtraps

& Support

£8.50 / 7:30pm / 14+

Tickets on sale NOW!

http://www.gigantic.com/meat-wave-clwb-ifor-bach-2017-04-24-19-30

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
25/04/2017
Koyaanisqatsi Live Score by Gogo Penguin

Originally scored by Philip Glass, Godfrey Reggio’s ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ is a remarkable cinematic masterpiece. Its powerful conjunction of music and image resonated so much with GoGo Penguin that in 2015 they composed a new score, generating a contemporary dialogue with Reggio’s profound images. Their rich, textured music illuminates the film’s original poignancy anew, to create a live audio-visual experience that will appeal to fans of GoGo Penguin and cult cinema in equal measure.

Presented in partnership with St George’s Bristol

Colston Hall Bristol
25/04/2017
Swn presents… Plastic Mermaids

PLASTIC MERMAIDS

plus support

Buffalo

Tues 25th April 2017

7.30pm-11.00pm

£8 adv

16 plus

Buffalo Bar Cardiff
26/04/2017
DHP presents… Barry Adamson

DHP Presents: Barry Adamson

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Doors open: at 7:00pm

BARRY ADAMSON

www.barryadamson.com

Barry Adamson

Multi-disciplined and self taught musician, Barry Adamson is set to release his new solo studio album, Know Where To Run, on February 19, 2016. The album will be available as a download, on CD and vinyl on the aforementioned dates with a special edition photo book to follow later on in 2016.

Barry Adamson has been creating all of his life. He rose to prominence as the bass player in Magazine and toured extensively. His establishment as a solo artist came after a three year stint with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and heralded the release of his seminal first solo album, ‘Moss Side Story’.

Critically acclaimed, it raised Adamson’s name as a composer of diverse complexity; ab…le to tell a story with music, where the images were those supplanted in the minds of the listeners. Offers quickly followed and saw Adamson work with some of the film industry’s most intriguing mavericks including Derek Jarman, David Lynch, Oliver Stone and Danny Boyle.

Having released nine studio albums, including the 1992 Mercury Music Prize nominated ‘Soul Murder’, Adamson has continued to tour globally with his talents being in as much demand by new generations of artists, as he was after his first solo release.

Earlier this year Barry returned to the studio to begin recording the aforementioned soon to be released new solo album, Know Where To Run, which shows him embracing all of his diverse influences into a more commercial undertaking.

Produced by Barry and recorded at Church Road Recording Company, Brighton with old cohort Paul Pascoe, while additional production and mix was handled by WTNSS at Dean Street Studios. The idea behind the album and accompanying photo book came when Barry began taking photos during a tour of the U.S. and Canada with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Constantly sought across all art forms for commentary and contribution, Barry’s music has been used for documentaries, TV series, adverts, computer games and even an Olivier Award winning ballet performance by Sylvie Guillem and the Ballet Boyz.

It was always a logical progression for Adamson to move behind the camera and once again his brooding film noir style and dark comedy has seen him write, direct and score a number of short films. His latest offering, ‘The Swing The Hole and The Lie’, being shown at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

Rising phoenix like from the flames of his previous work, Adamson continues to push himself and blur the lines of film, music and art.

WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alttickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
27/04/2017
Tinariwen

TINARIWEN + GUESTS

THURSDAY 27TH APRIL 2017

TICKETS: http://bit.ly/tinariwencardiff

Tramshed Cardiff
27/04/2017
Part Chimp / Grey Hairs

Part Chimp’s live shows are LOUD. In the bracket of Swans and My Bloody Valentine’s level of ear-bleeding sound, this one is worth bringing your earplugs for.

Crafting bludgeoning rock’n'roll backed up by screeching noise, their shows are a chance to lose every inhibition and melt into the music.

Support comes from Grey Hairs.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
27/04/2017
dbh / Ell Sol / SWIR

dbh is Daniel Bridgwood-Hill, a composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist based in Manchester, England. For a long time, he has had a hand in an inordinate amount of the great music emerging from Manchester’s music scene, his guitar playing driving the exhilarating racket of NASDAQ and the FTSE 100, and his contributions on all manner of instruments illuminating the music of Charles Hayward (This Heat), Kiran Leonard and Irma Vep, to name but a few. https://dbhmusic.bandcamp.com/

Ell Sol (Joan Mena) is a Catalan performer whose intense, groundbreaking performances push the boundaries of contemporary music with the soul and sensibility of an artist looking to connect in deeper ways with his audiences. With songs sung primarily in his native Catalan, his lyrics transcend language with penetrating melodies and a familiar but unconventional delivery. https://ellsol.bandcamp.com/

SWIR An awesomely strange sublime singular noise with Sonia’s voice weaving gorgeously through it…. https://soundcloud.com/son-aya

Suggested donation £5

Roll For The Soul Bristol
27/04/2017
DHP presents… The Quireboys / Last Great Dreamers / Souls Of Tide

DHP Presents: The Quireboys

Thursday 27th April 2017

Supported by: Last Great Dreamers, Souls Of Tide

Doors open: at 6:30pm

THE QUIREBOYS

www.quireboys.com

The Quireboys

Reborn rock and roll reprobates The Quireboys will be plugging in and partying hard after revealing plans to roll out the critically acclaimed Twisted Love tour beyond 2016.

A 10-date run of UK acoustic shows this December brings down the curtain on another landmark year for the supercharged six-piece.

But there’s no rest for the wicked where Spike and co. are concerned and the boys are back in town from March.

Lauded as their loudest and proudest album for 25 years, Twisted Love screams heartache, passion, tears and tension. And it’s time for the record’s most powerful themes to be unleashed.

“We made this record with a full-on rock and roll show in mind,” said guitarist… Guy Griffin. “The songs are some of the strongest we’ve ever written and that comes across best when all six of us are on stage and the volume is turned up.”

Not since the band’s early 90s heyday have The Quireboys sounded so compelling and so relevant. The bittersweet title track, bullish Breaking Rocks and terrific Ghost Train reveal a band going back to the future and back to what they always did best.

And if The Quireboys have proved themselves masters of an intimate and intriguing unplugged experience, then rocking out remains their traditional calling card.

“We played a handful of fully plugged shows in the UK earlier this year and the response to the new songs was tremendous,” added Griffin. “Those gigs gave us the confidence to dig deep into Twisted Love on the next tour and we can’t wait.”

Twisted Love is The Quireboys’ 10th studio album and the sound of a band enjoying a creative rebirth and a rich vein of songwriting form. More than 30 years after bursting onto the UK’s rock and roll scene their incendiary live shows continue to set the standard for the next generation of homegrown heroes.

Support from:

LAST GREAT DREAMERS

www.thelastgreatdreamers.com

SOULS OF TIDE

www.soulsoftide.com

THURSDAY 27 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

www.alttickets.com

www.gigantic.com

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Thekla Bristol
27/04/2017
Flowers Must Die / Deep Hum

Flowers Must Die

Deep Hum

& more tba / DJs

Thursday 27th April 2017

The Full Moon, Cardiff

Ages 18+

7.30pm *acts start early*

£5 adv / £6 doors

Tickets from Spillers Records, Diverse Music & Vinyl, Bristol Ticket Shop and online from WeGotTickets + SEE Tickets (+booking fee) or pay on the door.

FLOWERS MUST DIE are a 6-piece Swedish outfit whose debut full-length album ‘Kompost’ on Rocket Recordings (home to GOAT) is a landmark moment for the outfit. Pursuing an improvisation-based approach, it is removed from the codified realm of contemporary psych and explores uncanny and unhinged territory, fuelled by diverse record collections yet unique to their own collective headspace.

The band took their name from an ASH RA TEMPEL song, while both the strains of AMON DÜÜL II and the repetition of CAN lurk within these sonic pathways.

Yet ‘Kompost’ shows them honing their improv excursions into coherent songcraft, amidst spectral techno and cosmic disco shapes, as the angular post-punk pop of THE SUGARCUBES sits alongside the narcotic clangour of prime ROYAL TRUX.

“An impressively hectic sound of thick and gloopy astro-prog-freak-folk-psych-jazz”- The Quietus

DEEP HUM are a Bridgend-based act playing undulating sitar / synth soundscapes with drones, tape-delay, rattling percussion and pulsing techno-beats. http://www.deephum.bandcamp.com/

Full Moon Cardiff
27/04/2017
All My Friends & Juxtaposed present… Port Erin

All My Friends & Juxtaposed present Port Erin + support | Thu April 27th | 7.30pm | £5/4adv

All My Friends & Juxtaposed bring the cult math-rock of the brilliant Port Erin ahead of their new LP ‘Ocean Grey’

With magnetic musicality & tightly wound dives and grooves, Port Erin mix a milieu of sonic textures, with echoes of jazz, coupled with mechanical Krautrock undertones. They are as punk as they are prog and as political as they are personal.

Port Erin draw inspiration from the likes of XTC, David Bowie, Miles Davis, Syd Arthur, Talking Heads, Morphine and Tortoise

David Sinclair (The Times, The Guardian, Kerrang!)

”Very smart and fleet-footed – a modern math-rock vibe… very evolved but still rocking out as well”

David Sinclair (The Times, The Guardian, Kerrang!)

Gwdihw Cardiff
28/04/2017
TOIL presents… Big Joanie / Teenage Caveman

TOIL presents…

▁ ▂ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █ BIG JOANIE █ ▇ ▆ ▅ ▄ ▂ ▁

black feminist punk band from London. really good.

“We’re like The Ronettes filtered through 80s DIY and Riot Grrrl with a sprinkling of dashikis.”

https://bigjoanie.bandcamp.com/

▁ ▂ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █ TEENAGE CAVEMAN █ ▇ ▆ ▅ ▄ ▂ ▁

really good music. sorry i’m not a writer so i’ve no idea what to say. just that it sounds great and you wouldn’t wanna miss it. see:

https://teenage-caveman.bandcamp.com/

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

due to neighbours this show will be relatively early curfew so please arrive early on.

accessibility notes: ground floor level is where the bands play. there is also a gender neutral wheelchair accessible bathroom. there are a couple of steps up to the bar – if you’re unable to get there, let the person on door know and we can make arrangements.

toil operates a safe space policy – zero tolerance on harassment based on age/gender/sexuality/race/ability etc. if anybody makes you feel uncomfortable you are welcome to alert us.

donations entry. suggestion £5 for the travelling bands

Roll For The Soul Bristol
28/04/2017
Chain Of Flowers

The MJR Group By Arrangement With X-Ray Touring Presents…

CHAIN OF FLOWERS + special guests

Doors 7.30pm

14+

LISTEN:

Spotify – http://spoti.fi/2mTOcin

Soundcloud – http://bit.ly/2nGfqNP

WATCH:

Youtube – http://bit.ly/2nM8xeb

TICKETS:

DICE – http://bit.ly/2nGawAw

See – http://bit.ly/2lHiKof

Louisiana Bristol
29/04/2017
Swn presents… Rusty Shackle

Saturday 29/04/17

Swn

RUSTY SHACKLE

7:30pm | £9 | 18+

South Wales based indie folk roots band Rusty Shackle have been captivating audiences with their incredible live performances since early 2010. Their shows blend well crafted catchy tunes with stunning high-energy level performances which will make sure you’ll leave exhausted with their tunes swimming around your head for days afterwards.

They amalgamate guitars , vocal harmonies, fiddle, banjo, mandola, trumpet and percussion to create a sound that is unique to them and one that instantly fills you with emotion and energy. Rusty Shackle draw influences from Folk, Roots, Rock, Celtic and Old time Blues.

As well as playing masses of live shows the band have managed to release an EP and two albums over the past few years, with songs from all three gaining local and national airplay.

“… a wonderful album that would be very much appreciated by the legendary Robert Plant.” (Bob Harris, Radio 2)

“They really have understood what contemporary folk music is about and aimed it for the big stage.” (Fatea Showcase sessions)

“They mine a vein of grubby, ball-waggling folk that Mumford & Sons would baulk at whilst supping champers” (live music scene)

“Rusty Shackle come on like a punk Bellowhead or a poppier Pogues.” (A soundreaction)

“In making folk exciting and energetic, Rusty Shackle are certainly making a big impression in the world of live music. They truly are the perfect festival act. “ (skiddle.com)

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
29/04/2017
Olanza Alldayer feat. Another Neville / Bruxa Maria / Casual Sect / Downard / Grand Collapse / Hokkett / Marcy / MoE / Ocean Floor / Olanza / Slonk / Yo No Se

Hey look we’re putting on a massive all dayer!

The line up is insane and nearly complete.

Another Neville

Sound – https://anotherneville.bandcamp.com/releases

Bruxa Maria

Aggressive and unpredictable, with an acerbic bite and giving more than a passing nod to 80s and 90s noise rock, and post hardcore.

Sound – https://bruxamaria.bandcamp.com/

Interview with Quietus – http://thequietus.com/articles/21405-bruxa-maria-interview

CASUAL SECT

Four piece non-prophet organisation formed in London in 2015 and comprising of Thom D Bleasdale, Kevin Morpurgo , Robbie Judkins and Maggie Muldoon. Influenced by the Discordian philosophy of Chaos and adherents to The Church of the SubGenius’ principle of Slack, they write short blasts of fuzzy punk exploring topics as diverse as David Icke, the Hadron Collider and narcotic induced abdominal distension.

Sound – https://casualsect.bandcamp.com/releases

DOWNARD

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

Sound – https://downard.bandcamp.com/

GRAND COLLAPSE

Frantic hardcore thrash from Cardiff/Bristol. They tour loads and are tight as hell. They’re in the middle of working on their next album to be released this Spring.

Review – http://www.maximumrocknroll.com/record-of-the-week-grand-collapse-far-from-the-callous-crowd-lp/

Sound – https://grand-collapse.bandcamp.com/

Hokkett

Trio of flute, violin and baritone sax. Skronky / wonky riffs, snippets of melodies and hints of harmonies, woven together through improvisation. New project from Tina Hitchens, Yvonna Magda & Helen Papaioannou.

Marcy

Performing ‘Till We Have Faces’. A musical response to Marina Abramovic’ ‘Artist is Present’ (2010). MARCY are Dan Johnson, Cliff Jones and Annie Gardiner.

MoE (Norway)

The Norwegian band MoE is known for mixing their minimalistic compositions with alternative and experimental approaches that fails to fit in the rock genre. With countless collaborations exceeding the borders of rock and noise, MoE seeks the absolute presence in the execution of the music. Loud and violently, they molest their instruments and bring the listener closer to a healthy insanity.

MoE’s palette is still composed of a multitude of expressions which catalyses into a highly charged and viscid sound. Executed with a profound presence, spontaneous energy and dedication. Many influences have been pointed out, and descriptions are sometimes close to contradictory; “MoE is like Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid meets Napalm Death dressed up like very early Swans.”

Sound – https://moepages.bandcamp.com/album/examination-of-the-eye-of-a-horse

Interview – http://echoesanddust.com/2016/12/cosmic-roundup-2016-pt10-guro-from-moe/

Ocean Floor

Ambient music for synth, guitar, piano, harmonium. Originally from Ireland, living in Bristol now. Last year the self released album “Jupiter” received 4 stars from Norman Records.

Sound – https://oceanfloor.bandcamp.com/album/jupiter

Olanza

Sound – https://olanza.bandcamp.com/

SLONK

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.

Sound – https://soundcloud.com/slonk , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-LbMJvUXWY&feature=youtu.be

YO NO SE

Grungy banging riffage from Stolen Body label boss Alex Studer, Surrey Vaults boss Sam Rowswell and just straight up boss, Jason Strickland. They are the rowdy bastards we know as Yo No Se.

Sound – https://yonoseband.bandcamp.com/releases

Mega. Ox

Old England Pub Bristol
30/04/2017
Delete 7th Birthday feat. Derrick May / Matt Owen / Marc Parsons / Lee Graves

Spring is coming & we are turning 7…!! Heading back into the dome @ Jacobs Car Park for April/May bank holiday with Derrick May…!!! :)

Derrick May (3 hour set)

Matt Owen

Marc Parsons

Lee Graves

13:00-22:00

Tickets: £21/£23/£25 via Crack Tickets

Facebook – Delete Cardiff

We Do House Music :)

Jacobs Market Cardiff
02/05/2017
Sam Brookes

SAM BROOKES + GUESTS

TUESDAY 2ND MAY 2017

14+

TICKETS: http://bit.ly/sambrookescardiff

Gwdihw Cardiff
03/05/2017
William Basinski

Wed 3 May 2017

£16.50 incl. booking fee

The Lantern

Doors – 19:30

Start – 20:00

Drone master William Basinski has produced ‘A Shadow in Time (for David Robert Jones)’, a double-sided elegy for the lives of two recently lost creative souls: young Chinese artist Deng Tai and the globally-influential David Bowie.

Woven together from pieces of analogue tape looped and warped by homemade synthesisers, the music is haunting and enigmatic as it mourns the curtailed lives of its dedicatees and celebrates their substantial legacies.

This is a seated show.

The Lantern, Colston Hall Bristol
04/05/2017
Jai Michelle with Jonny O’Donnell

Come relax and deepen into the heart with the gentle poetic and inspiring music of Jai Michelle.

Known also as Jai Kartar, Jai will share songs from her previous albums and new songs from to be released album Black Light.

Accompanied by Jonny O’Donnell on guitar and loops, who is also a talented singer songwriter, and her own ukelele, you will be transported into a timeless space of beauty and love.

To get a taster of Jai’s music, watch a video of her concert in March in Russia: https://www.facebook.com/iktaar/videos/714997815339977

Salt Cafe Bristol
04/05/2017
Well Hung Game / Johnny Broke / Giulia / Agathe Max / Harpoon

Harpoon are proud to present this killer line up.

More info coming soon. For now check these links!

Ax

Well Hung Game

SOUND – https://soundcloud.com/rawtonkrecords/well-hung-game-nostalgia

FB – https://www.facebook.com/wellhunggame/

Johnny Broke

SOUND – https://extremeultimate.bandcamp.com/album/heavy-sleeper

FB – https://www.facebook.com/johnnybrokemusic

Giulia

SOUND – https://soundcloud.com/giulia-danielis

Agathe Max – sounds coming soon!

Harpoon -

SOUND – https://harpoonsound.bandcamp.com/

Tina and I will be DJing with our volcas in between artists!

Old England Pub Bristol
05/05/2017
Vicky Speedboat / Special Guests / Clarity

Vicky Speedboat were literally formed in Le Pub. Now they finally get to play!

It was 2am in Newport, Wales when the grim phone call finally got through. Will was behind the bar pulling pints of Spanish lager as Sean got word from a stateside relative. Evidence of tragedy was palpable in the air, contrasting starkly with the inebriated jubilance that filled the dimly lit basement pub. It was in that moment that Vicky Speedboat was born.

Vicky Speedboat, the two-piece punk rock outfit from Philadelphia, is the drunken creative brainchild of Sean Huber (Modern Baseball, Steady Hands) and Will Lindsay (W. C. Lindsay, Steady Hands). Their songs are allegories of the road, tales of restlessness and staying on the run. Bathed in feedback, contrasts of intoxicating glee and gut wrenching loss span their debut EP Two Years No Basement. The EP was written across the map and recorded in 2015 at Kennedy Studios in Burlington, MA by Steve Aliperta and Chris LaRoque (The Color and Sound).

The band’s sound, reminiscent of a bygone era, is defined by their high-energy aggressive punk instrumentation mixed seamlessly with their character driven lyricism. Lindsay provides loud, harshly distorted but melodic guitars, fitting seamlessly with the bombastic and aggressive drumming of Huber. Both members act as vocalists and story-tellers.

Le Pub Newport
06/05/2017
TOTALITY feat. DJs Colin Clements and Halftone

Very happy to have Halftone back to Totality but this time in a DJ capacity. Can’t wait to see what they play! Colin , 31 of Bath Road (Jelas, Another Neville) will no doubt play a completely perfect DJ set of music he has chosen.

Tx

Surrey Vaults Bristol
08/05/2017
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… AJJ / My Name Is Ian / Campfire Social

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers Presents

AJJ

MY NAME IS IAN

CAMPFIRE SOCIAL

£8 / 7:30pm / 14+

Tickets on-sale now from Gigantic Tickets.

http://www.gigantic.com/ajj-formally-andrew-jackson-jihad-clwb-ifor-bach-2017-05-08-19-30

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
09/05/2017
Swn presents… C Duncan

Swn Presents

C DUNCAN

+ guests

9th May 2017

Clwb Ifor Bach

Remeber that we booked C DUNCAN and then he was nominated for the Mercury Prize so had to postpone! Well he honoured the show and sold out downstairs at Clwb Ifor Bach. Now he’s a new album coming and is returning to Cardiff as part of an extended UK tour. Ace.

Tickets are available here

http://www.seetickets.com/event/c-duncan/clwb-ifor-bach/1060746

see the rest or our shows at soundnationmusic.com x

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
09/05/2017
1% Of One presents… The Parrots / Yowl

TU. 9TH MAY

The Parrots

YOWL

If you’re in the market for Madrid’s finest scuzz rock export then, oh boy, are you in luck. HEAVENLY RECORDINGS signings The Parrots return to Bristol to charm off the back of last year’s full length ‘Los Ninos Sin Miedo’.

https://theparrots.bandcamp.com/

Doors 7:30pm

£7 adv. available from http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-parrots/crofters-rights/1065878

The Crofters Rights

117-119 Stokes Croft

Bristol, BS1 3PY

Crofter's Rights Bristol
10/05/2017
Luckyman Records presents… Judas

LUCKYMAN RECORDS is proud to present:

JUDAS

+

Support

TICKETS £5 online//on the door

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
10/05/2017
DIY Cardiff presents…Caves / No Weather Talks / Deadlines / Fallow

DIY Cardiff presents…

CAVES – https://www.facebook.com/wearecaves

A warm as heck welcome back for the now transatlantic leaders of pop punk. Loud, erratic, feedback drenched, fuzzy, energetic, and catchy as hell. Our lives have felt so empty without their presence, so we’re over the moon to have them back in Cardiff.

NO WEATHER TALKS (Germany) – https://www.facebook.com/noweathertalks

If you saw them at Da Iawn Fest #1, you’ll know the score. If not, expect perfectly catchy melodic punk rock tunes FFO Fifth Hour Hero. With an absolute belter of a full length on the legendary No Idea Records, we’re so so happy to have this good ol’ bunch from Germany back in the ‘diff.

DEADLINES – https://www.facebook.com/deadlinescc

Holy fuck, Charlie’s back in the UK after cycling around Europe for a year to “find himself” (or something). To celebrate they’re playing this cool gig. Deadlines are a melodic punk band from Cardiff FFO J Church and Jawbreaker.

FALLOW – (too punk for fb)

Opening up the proceedings we have Fallow, who are a new emo band from Cardiff featuring members of White Lilac, WaLL, and Goodwill.

Gwdihw, Cardiff

Wednesday 10th May, 2017

£5 adv, 7.30pm doors

Tickets available from DIYCardiff.bigcartel.com

Gwdihw Cardiff
13/05/2017
Swn presents… Cattle & Cane

Swn Presents

Cattle & Cane

plus guests

Sat 13th May 2017

Clwb Ifor Bach

7.00pm-10.00pm

Tickets £8 adv on sale now from http://www.seetickets.com/event/cattle-cane/clwb-ifor-bach/1060482/

After a wonderful evening in Buffalo Bar last year, Cattle & Cane return to Cardiff to play Clwb Ifor Bach. We’ve two wonderful supports joining the bill too, to make this a joyous evening.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
13/05/2017
Exit_International / Deathtraps

Exit_International are back!

Le Pub Newport
13/05/2017
Nick Jonah Davis / Tekla

NICK JONAH DAVIS

Nick Jonah Davis – Guitarist

Nick Jonah Davis is a solo instrumental guitarist based in rural Derbyshire. He has released four albums – Split Electric with C Joynes on Thread Recordings (2016), House of Dragons on Lancashire and Somerset (2015), Of Time and Tides on the seminal American label Tompkins Square (2011) and Guitar Recordings Vol. 1..

‘Nottingham-based Nick Jonah Davis is a formidable guitarist in the tradition of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, etc. Though there’s a clear comparison to be made with the monolithic John Fahey, perhaps there’s a more British sensibility to his playing. Making use of modal tunings to create a resonating whole, Davis’s spindly melodies sometimes hither and thither on top, whilst at other times forthright lines are prominent.The effect is always a thoroughly rich and nourishing, highly spirited series of wordless tales.’ – Crushing Death and Grief

http://www.nickjonahdavis.com/

TEKLA

https://supersmashhitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tekla-playacting

https://soundcloud.com/tekla-szerszynska

https://www.facebook.com/Tekla-140135269499998/

+ another band tbc

£7 adv

Cafe Kino Bristol
15/05/2017
1% Of One presents… The Coathangers

mo.15TH MAY

The Coathangers

Following several visits on support tours, The Coathangers finally hit Bristol for their first headline date! Though the Atlanta three-piece released full-length Nosebleed Weekend last year, they’ll return with new material via the Parasite EP, out soon on Suicide Squeeze.

Tickets £8.00 adv. from http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-coathangers/the-exchange/1076618

Exchange

72-73 Old Market St

BS2 0EJ

Exchange Bristol
16/05/2017
Vulgarians / Ffug / Strange Cages / Mellt

Vulgarians

FFUG

STRANGE CAGES

Mellt

Tuesday 16th May 2017

The Full Moon, Cardiff

Ages 18+

7.30pm *acts start early*

£4.50 adv/ £6 doors

Tickets available from Spillers Records + Diverse Music & Vinyl, or online: WeGotTickets + SEE Tickets or pay on the door.

/// VULGARIANS /// Post-punkers touring their new EP ‘Almost-Instinct, Almost True’, produced by MJ from HOOKWORMS, also behind TRAAMS, Pulled Apart By Horses, Eagulls and a million other awesome bands. FFO Metz, Hookworms, Bad Breeding.

WATCH the video for ‘Hands Around The Waste’ https://youtu.be/yTC_ydZ_dh0

“Raw garage punk with a sparse, atmospheric approach” – Clash

/// FFUG /// are a rock/punk/psych band from Pembrokeshire on Strangetown Records – crunching punk with melodic, lyrical interludes and pointed lyrics in English and Welsh, produced by Dafydd Ieuan (SUPER FURRY ANIMALS). Their self-titled debut full-length album came out last year. http://www.facebook.com/yffug

/// STRANGE CAGES /// Scuzzy psych garage post-punk band from Brighton who are touring the UK with Vulgarians http://www.soundcloud.com/strange-cages

“deliciously evil ounds reminiscent of the dark side of the ’67 dream.. an epic live act” – Clash

“wonky-legged riffs and thirsty vocals.” – Q Magazine

“a diet of psych garage fuzz: from The Stooges to The Seeds, these guys metabolise their influences with a bold panache, creatin a fevered serge of sweaty hedonist rock” – Hero Magazine

“easily filed between The Cramps and The Black Angels with their sleazy, gritty vocals and snaking guitar lines”- Fred Perry Subculture

/// MELLT /// Exciting punk rock band from Aberystwyth/Cardiff – “a set filled with urgent, incendiary bolts of high voltage tunage” – BBC Horizons

Watch ‘Cysgod Cyfarwydd’ – https://youtu.be/nj263ogZWrI http://www.soundcloud.com/melltcerdd

Full Moon Cardiff
17/05/2017
The Body / Uniform

Old Empire & Tidal Concerts proudly present:

the body

www.atalossrecordings.com

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxakphbhub0

Uniform

www.unifuckingform.com

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsU51ZNUdC8

Doors: 7pm

Tickets: £12 (adv)

http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-body/exchange/1073082

Venue:

Exchange

72-73 Old Market St

Bristol BS2 0EJ

Exchange Bristol
17/05/2017
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Gnarwolves

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers Presents

May 17th – Clwb Ifor Bach

Gnarwolves

& Support

£10 / 7:30 / 14+

Tickets on-sale now from Gigantic Tickets here:

http://bit.ly/GnarwolvesCDF

Or in person from Spillers Records & Diverse Music & Vinyl.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
19/05/2017
GNOD Weekender feat. GNOD / Giant Swan / Organchrist + Gesamtkunstwerk & SCHWET DJs

Cacophonous Sarcophagus welcomes you to join us in celebrating 10 years of the Salford collective Gnod, with a monumental three day blow-out across three of Bristol’s most unique venues.

 

Fri 19 – The Island

GNOD

Giant Swan

Organchrist

Gesamtkunstwerk & SCHWET DJs

 

Sat 20 – Crypt Of St John the Baptist (On The Wall) Church

ZOH/astre

Futuro de Hierro

Stomack

Raikes Parade

Dwellings

AHRKH

Best Before ’84

 

Sun 21 – Church of St John the Baptist, Bristol

GNOD vs. Anthony Child (aka Surgeon)

GNOD vs. KURO黒

Halftone Quartet

Pipe organ performances by Miguel Prado and Ocean Floor.

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*TICKETS*

Very limited weekend (£20) and Saturday (£10) tickets available only through Headfirst Bristol, on sale Wed 22nd Feb at 7pm.

Friday (£5) and Sunday (£6) tickets available on the door, and through all the usual outlets: www.cacosarco.bigcartel.com / Bristol Ticket Shop / Idle Hands / Crack Magazine.

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GNOD

[Salford, Manchester]

(Rocket Recordings)

https://gnod.bandcamp.com/

“Fiercely independent, never comfortable in one place artistically for any duration of time, always with their co-ordinates set on uncharted territory and the next challenge ahead, and delivering a monument of ire and iconoclasm.”

“Gnod have no outer edges: new moons, planets and black holes are formed in the deep space around their central solar system all the time.” – The Guardian

“Quite possibly the best band in the Universe” – The Quietus

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Friday night will commence in the notorious city-centre venue The Island. The former police station and prison cells is now home to an acclaimed arts-complex, whilst the basement houses Bristol’s best dancefloor: a dark tunnel with no sound limit…

GNOD will headline proceedings, with a now-rare set of intense improv electronics. You might’ve caught one of these sets in the crypt with Shit and Shine, or at the Church of St. Thomas with Roly Porter and Killing Sound. Anyone who bore witness, can attest to the mind-altering effects of these shows.

Local support comes from Giant Swan and Organchrist, two of Bristol’s fiercest and most energetic live electronic acts. Both originating in the DIY noise underground, they now spend their time subverting the constrictions of techno and dance music.

Warming things up are SCHWET, resident DJs on Noods Radio and at The Surrey Vaults. Expect the usual unusual.

Also glad to welcome Gesamtkunstwerk to Bristol for the first time, closing up shop propa. The experimental club-night ran at the Islington Mill in Salford (home of GNOD). These nights revelled in post-industrial sonic brutalism, disorientation and expanding the ideas of what a club can be. Over a couple of years they managed to host shows for the likes of; Kevin Drumm, Basic House, Helm, Damien Dubrovnik, Vatican Shadow, Dead Fader, Machine Woman and Bunker Records’ Guy Tavares. Some of the GNODbods would usually perform live, either collectively or in one of their numerous solo aliases, which leads us on nicely to Saturday…

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Day two will take place across the road, in the medieval Crypt of St. John the Baptist. GNOD played an unforgettable set here, almost four years ago. This time they will perform under their respective solo guises. Not sure exactly what you’ll hear, but usual touch-stones include meditational drones, dubbed-out riddims and industrial technot. If that weren’t enough, we’ve also got three sets from good friends of the band and ourselves.

Zamzamrec bosses’ Heloise & Olmo return to Bristol from their rural French idyll to perform as ZOH/astre. From Barcelona’s Màgia Roja, we welcome back Futuro de Hierro (Ordre Etern/Qa’a). Finally, from Cardiff comes STOMACK, AKA Lerango & Kaskie of The Death of Money.

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By the time Sunday comes around, we’re expecting to all be a tad tender…So what better way to spend the Sabbath than absorbing an evening of subdued and sombre ambient sets, upstairs in the Church of St. John the Baptist!

The main event will be a debut live collaboration between Anthony Child and GNOD. As Surgeon (and as British Murder Boys with Regis), Child has spent the last 25 years at the forefront of UK techno. For this evenings show however, they will expand on their recent release ‘Under the Lids’ for Telsa Tapes.

GNOD will also perform an improvised set alongside Bristol duo KURO黒, featuring violinist Agathe Max and double-bass from Gareth Turner.

Earlier in the day you’ll be able to catch two of Bristol’s most exciting composers, Miguel Prado (Nzumbe) and Ocean Floor, both making good use of the pipe organ at the rear of the church. To complete the bill we have the Halftone quartet performing an acoustic set. Collectively the four women “explore the conventions and boundaries of their traditional instruments through unconventional techniques.”

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*Tickets*

3-day pass: £20 [very limited]

Saturday: £10 – [very limited]

Available exclusively through www.headfirstbristol.co.uk

Tickets on sale Wed 22nd Feb at 7pm.

Friday and Sunday passes available on the door, plus from all the usual outlets, plus some left for the door.

www.cacosarco.bigcartel.com

Bristol Ticket Shop / Idle Hands / Crack Magazine

The Island Bristol
19/05/2017
Buzz Rodeo / This Wreckage

Buzz Rodeo is a trio from Stuttgart Germany that indulges in a very angular, noise rock/post punk way that is heavy as it is dissonant.

Aggressive, powerful, frantic, scratching and clawing rock.

Pure energy thwacking you in the skull and kicking you in the stumps! You’ll find some buzzsaw sounds on this tasty treat similar to Shellac, Gang of Four, Sonic Youth, Drive Like Jehu, Big Black, Fugazi, Brainiac, Hammerhead, ……………. To name a few

Le Pub Newport
19/05/2017
Slush Puppy presents… Brunch / Modern Rituals / Disjoy

***SLUSH PUPPY PRESENTS***

Brunch

Modern Rituals

+ 1 tba

Friday 19th May

The Full Moon

Free Entry

7:00PM

BRUNCH

Noisy garage pop from London. Recently aced it over seas in the US, come see them do what they do before they make it big and never come to cardiff again. FFO Built To Spill, Pavement

https://brunchmatters.bandcamp.com/

MODERN RITUALS

Wirring sludge rock (still pop tho, serious), might have seen them about, they’re bloody aces. FFO Russian Circles, Earth

https://modernrituals.bandcamp.com/

DISJOY

Pumping punk/goth punk locals, really dark, gravelly bass tones and emotive throaty yells. FFO Eaguls, Bauhaus

https://disjoy.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Full Moon Cardiff
19/05/2017
Iceman Furniss presents… nunofyrbeeswax / Aqua TV / Block / We Are Strangers Minds / Dogeyed

Iceman Furniss Presents

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nunofyrbeeswax (Berlin)

https://nunofyrbeeswax.bandcamp.com/

http://nunofyrbeeswax.tumblr.com/

A bunch of pop songs as raw as their hearts in a minimal set up

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Aqua TV

https://soundcloud.com/aquatv/what-lies-beneath

When the whales come to shore, they make noises of which even the mermaids are unsure

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BLOCK

A ever-morphing evocative electronic project with self made visuals that feeds off the concept of brooding filmic scores with building euphoric climaxes.

https://soundcloud.com/block_music

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We Are Strangers Minds

https://soundcloud.com/we-are-strangers-minds

WASM combine analogue synths/drum machines with MIDI looped guitars to deliver compelling, alternative sounds and performances.

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Dogeyed

Sad bangers and bedroom pop

https://dogeyed.bandcamp.com/

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Old England Pub Bristol
19/05/2017
From Now On 2017

Two nights of left field music, sound and performance, curated by Welsh band Islet.

Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff
20/05/2017
GNOD Weekender feat. ZOH/astre / Futuro de Hierro / Stomack / Raikes Parade / Dwellings / AHRKH / Best Before ’84

Cacophonous Sarcophagus welcomes you to join us in celebrating 10 years of the Salford collective Gnod, with a monumental three day blow-out across three of Bristol’s most unique venues.

 

Fri 19 – The Island

GNOD

Giant Swan

Organchrist

Gesamtkunstwerk & SCHWET DJs

 

Sat 20 – Crypt Of St John the Baptist (On The Wall) Church

ZOH/astre

Futuro de Hierro

Stomack

Raikes Parade

Dwellings

AHRKH

Best Before ’84

 

Sun 21 – Church of St John the Baptist, Bristol

GNOD vs. Anthony Child (aka Surgeon)

GNOD vs. KURO黒

Halftone Quartet

Pipe organ performances by Miguel Prado and Ocean Floor.

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*TICKETS*

Very limited weekend (£20) and Saturday (£10) tickets available only through Headfirst Bristol, on sale Wed 22nd Feb at 7pm.

Friday (£5) and Sunday (£6) tickets available on the door, and through all the usual outlets: www.cacosarco.bigcartel.com / Bristol Ticket Shop / Idle Hands / Crack Magazine.

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GNOD

[Salford, Manchester]

(Rocket Recordings)

https://gnod.bandcamp.com/

“Fiercely independent, never comfortable in one place artistically for any duration of time, always with their co-ordinates set on uncharted territory and the next challenge ahead, and delivering a monument of ire and iconoclasm.”

“Gnod have no outer edges: new moons, planets and black holes are formed in the deep space around their central solar system all the time.” – The Guardian

“Quite possibly the best band in the Universe” – The Quietus

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Friday night will commence in the notorious city-centre venue The Island. The former police station and prison cells is now home to an acclaimed arts-complex, whilst the basement houses Bristol’s best dancefloor: a dark tunnel with no sound limit…

GNOD will headline proceedings, with a now-rare set of intense improv electronics. You might’ve caught one of these sets in the crypt with Shit and Shine, or at the Church of St. Thomas with Roly Porter and Killing Sound. Anyone who bore witness, can attest to the mind-altering effects of these shows.

Local support comes from Giant Swan and Organchrist, two of Bristol’s fiercest and most energetic live electronic acts. Both originating in the DIY noise underground, they now spend their time subverting the constrictions of techno and dance music.

Warming things up are SCHWET, resident DJs on Noods Radio and at The Surrey Vaults. Expect the usual unusual.

Also glad to welcome Gesamtkunstwerk to Bristol for the first time, closing up shop propa. The experimental club-night ran at the Islington Mill in Salford (home of GNOD). These nights revelled in post-industrial sonic brutalism, disorientation and expanding the ideas of what a club can be. Over a couple of years they managed to host shows for the likes of; Kevin Drumm, Basic House, Helm, Damien Dubrovnik, Vatican Shadow, Dead Fader, Machine Woman and Bunker Records’ Guy Tavares. Some of the GNODbods would usually perform live, either collectively or in one of their numerous solo aliases, which leads us on nicely to Saturday…

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Day two will take place across the road, in the medieval Crypt of St. John the Baptist. GNOD played an unforgettable set here, almost four years ago. This time they will perform under their respective solo guises. Not sure exactly what you’ll hear, but usual touch-stones include meditational drones, dubbed-out riddims and industrial technot. If that weren’t enough, we’ve also got three sets from good friends of the band and ourselves.

Zamzamrec bosses’ Heloise & Olmo return to Bristol from their rural French idyll to perform as ZOH/astre. From Barcelona’s Màgia Roja, we welcome back Futuro de Hierro (Ordre Etern/Qa’a). Finally, from Cardiff comes STOMACK, AKA Lerango & Kaskie of The Death of Money.

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By the time Sunday comes around, we’re expecting to all be a tad tender…So what better way to spend the Sabbath than absorbing an evening of subdued and sombre ambient sets, upstairs in the Church of St. John the Baptist!

The main event will be a debut live collaboration between Anthony Child and GNOD. As Surgeon (and as British Murder Boys with Regis), Child has spent the last 25 years at the forefront of UK techno. For this evenings show however, they will expand on their recent release ‘Under the Lids’ for Telsa Tapes.

GNOD will also perform an improvised set alongside Bristol duo KURO黒, featuring violinist Agathe Max and double-bass from Gareth Turner.

Earlier in the day you’ll be able to catch two of Bristol’s most exciting composers, Miguel Prado (Nzumbe) and Ocean Floor, both making good use of the pipe organ at the rear of the church. To complete the bill we have the Halftone quartet performing an acoustic set. Collectively the four women “explore the conventions and boundaries of their traditional instruments through unconventional techniques.”

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*Tickets*

3-day pass: £20 [very limited]

Saturday: £10 – [very limited]

Available exclusively through www.headfirstbristol.co.uk

Tickets on sale Wed 22nd Feb at 7pm.

Friday and Sunday passes available on the door, plus from all the usual outlets, plus some left for the door.

www.cacosarco.bigcartel.com

Bristol Ticket Shop / Idle Hands / Crack Magazine

Crypt Of St John the Baptist (On The Wall) Church Bristol
20/05/2017
From Now On 2017

Two nights of left field music, sound and performance, curated by Welsh band Islet.

Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff
20/05/2017
Beetles / Lucy Leave

BEETLES

Female/male duo playing intricate skeletal pop songs influenced by Regina Spektor, Kurt Cobain and Lennon and McCartney.

Tom began making music as a solo act working under the name Freeze Puppy. In his Tom OC Wilson guise he supported the likes of Devendra Banhart, Micachu and the Shapes and Field Music, and released two albums on Pickled Egg Records, both of which gained airplay on BBC Radio 3 and BBC 6 Music.

https://soundcloud.com/beetlesmusic

LUCY LEAVE

Fuzzy psychedelic drone-pop and post-punk noise from Oxford, with a hint of early Pink Floyd.

https://www.facebook.com/lucyleaveband/

https://lucyleave.bandcamp.com/

+ another band tbc

£5

Roll For The Soul Bristol
21/05/2017
GNOD Weekender feat. GNOD vs. Anthony Child (aka Surgeon) / GNOD vs. KURO黒 / Halftone Quartet / Pipe organ performances by Miguel Prado and Ocean Floor

Cacophonous Sarcophagus welcomes you to join us in celebrating 10 years of the Salford collective Gnod, with a monumental three day blow-out across three of Bristol’s most unique venues.

 

Fri 19 – The Island

GNOD

Giant Swan

Organchrist

Gesamtkunstwerk & SCHWET DJs

 

Sat 20 – Crypt Of St John the Baptist (On The Wall) Church

ZOH/astre

Futuro de Hierro

Stomack

Raikes Parade

Dwellings

AHRKH

Best Before ’84

 

Sun 21 – Church of St John the Baptist, Bristol

GNOD vs. Anthony Child (aka Surgeon)

GNOD vs. KURO黒

Halftone Quartet

Pipe organ performances by Miguel Prado and Ocean Floor.

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*TICKETS*

Very limited weekend (£20) and Saturday (£10) tickets available only through Headfirst Bristol, on sale Wed 22nd Feb at 7pm.

Friday (£5) and Sunday (£6) tickets available on the door, and through all the usual outlets: www.cacosarco.bigcartel.com / Bristol Ticket Shop / Idle Hands / Crack Magazine.

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GNOD

[Salford, Manchester]

(Rocket Recordings)

https://gnod.bandcamp.com/

“Fiercely independent, never comfortable in one place artistically for any duration of time, always with their co-ordinates set on uncharted territory and the next challenge ahead, and delivering a monument of ire and iconoclasm.”

“Gnod have no outer edges: new moons, planets and black holes are formed in the deep space around their central solar system all the time.” – The Guardian

“Quite possibly the best band in the Universe” – The Quietus

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Friday night will commence in the notorious city-centre venue The Island. The former police station and prison cells is now home to an acclaimed arts-complex, whilst the basement houses Bristol’s best dancefloor: a dark tunnel with no sound limit…

GNOD will headline proceedings, with a now-rare set of intense improv electronics. You might’ve caught one of these sets in the crypt with Shit and Shine, or at the Church of St. Thomas with Roly Porter and Killing Sound. Anyone who bore witness, can attest to the mind-altering effects of these shows.

Local support comes from Giant Swan and Organchrist, two of Bristol’s fiercest and most energetic live electronic acts. Both originating in the DIY noise underground, they now spend their time subverting the constrictions of techno and dance music.

Warming things up are SCHWET, resident DJs on Noods Radio and at The Surrey Vaults. Expect the usual unusual.

Also glad to welcome Gesamtkunstwerk to Bristol for the first time, closing up shop propa. The experimental club-night ran at the Islington Mill in Salford (home of GNOD). These nights revelled in post-industrial sonic brutalism, disorientation and expanding the ideas of what a club can be. Over a couple of years they managed to host shows for the likes of; Kevin Drumm, Basic House, Helm, Damien Dubrovnik, Vatican Shadow, Dead Fader, Machine Woman and Bunker Records’ Guy Tavares. Some of the GNODbods would usually perform live, either collectively or in one of their numerous solo aliases, which leads us on nicely to Saturday…

*****************************************************

Day two will take place across the road, in the medieval Crypt of St. John the Baptist. GNOD played an unforgettable set here, almost four years ago. This time they will perform under their respective solo guises. Not sure exactly what you’ll hear, but usual touch-stones include meditational drones, dubbed-out riddims and industrial technot. If that weren’t enough, we’ve also got three sets from good friends of the band and ourselves.

Zamzamrec bosses’ Heloise & Olmo return to Bristol from their rural French idyll to perform as ZOH/astre. From Barcelona’s Màgia Roja, we welcome back Futuro de Hierro (Ordre Etern/Qa’a). Finally, from Cardiff comes STOMACK, AKA Lerango & Kaskie of The Death of Money.

*****************************************************

By the time Sunday comes around, we’re expecting to all be a tad tender…So what better way to spend the Sabbath than absorbing an evening of subdued and sombre ambient sets, upstairs in the Church of St. John the Baptist!

The main event will be a debut live collaboration between Anthony Child and GNOD. As Surgeon (and as British Murder Boys with Regis), Child has spent the last 25 years at the forefront of UK techno. For this evenings show however, they will expand on their recent release ‘Under the Lids’ for Telsa Tapes.

GNOD will also perform an improvised set alongside Bristol duo KURO黒, featuring violinist Agathe Max and double-bass from Gareth Turner.

Earlier in the day you’ll be able to catch two of Bristol’s most exciting composers, Miguel Prado (Nzumbe) and Ocean Floor, both making good use of the pipe organ at the rear of the church. To complete the bill we have the Halftone quartet performing an acoustic set. Collectively the four women “explore the conventions and boundaries of their traditional instruments through unconventional techniques.”

*****************************************************

*Tickets*

3-day pass: £20 [very limited]

Saturday: £10 – [very limited]

Available exclusively through www.headfirstbristol.co.uk

Tickets on sale Wed 22nd Feb at 7pm.

Friday and Sunday passes available on the door, plus from all the usual outlets, plus some left for the door.

www.cacosarco.bigcartel.com

Bristol Ticket Shop / Idle Hands / Crack Magazine

Church of St John the Baptist Bristol
21/05/2017
The Tuts / Shit Present (solo) / VAN-illa

The Tuts

Shit Present (solo)

VAN-illa

Sunday 21st May 2017

The Full Moon, Cardiff

All ages

7pm-10pm *early show*

£7 adv / £10 doors

£5 for under 12s

Tickets from Spillers Records, Diverse Music & Vinyl, Bristol Ticket Shop and online from WeGotTickets + SEE Tickets

Full Moon Cardiff
21/05/2017
1% Of One presents… Julie Byrne

SU. 21ST MAY

JULIE BYRNE

American wanderer Julie Byrne’s second record ‘Not Even Happiness’ vividly archives what would have otherwise been lost to the road – bustling roadside diners, the aching weariness of change, the wildflowers of the California coast, as well as the irresolvable mysteries of love.

https://juliembyrne.bandcamp.com/

Doors 19:00

Tickets £9.00 adv. from http://www.seetickets.com/event/julie-byrne/southbank-club/1069217

Southbank Club

Dean Lane

Bristol, BS3 1DB

Southbank Club Bristol
22/05/2017
Equalizing Distort presents… High Functioning Flesh / BURL / Beauty Parlour

EQUALIZING DISTORT PRESENTS:

HIGH FUNCTIONING FLESH

LA duo comprised of Susan Subtract and Greg Vand, High Functioning Flesh play “mutant body music for mutant body punks”. FFO: Nitzer Ebb/Cabaret Voltaire/DAF. New record “Culture Cut” coming soon on Dais Records.

https://highfunctioningflesh.bandcamp.com/

BURL

Ritual drone from Bristol.

https://simularecords.bandcamp.com/album/mona

BEAUTY PARLOUR

Solemn techno-derived sounds from members of Bad Vibes.

https://nouserrec.bandcamp.com/album/offshore-garden-collapse-ep

+1 TBC

£7 OTD

Undertone Cardiff
24/05/2017
1% Of One presents… Priests

WE. 24TH MAY

Priests

Recorded in the fall of 2016, the Washington DC punks’ debut is the culmination of two years’ writing, touring, tweaking, and refining. Throughout that time the band has carved out an existence on its own terms, performing mostly all-ages shows booked via a network of like-minded artists both within and outside punk communities.

Not only is it Priests’ debut, ‘Nothing Feels Natural’ will infact be the first full-length LP released on Sister Polygon Records, the label that the band founded and operate.

https://www.666priests666.com/

Doors: 7:30pm

£7.50 adv. available from

http://www.seetickets.com/event/priests/the-louisiana/1066854

The Louisiana

Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace

Bristol, BS1 6UA

Louisiana Bristol
25/05/2017
Foy Vance / Ryan McMullan

Thursday 25/05/17

Clwb Ifor Bach

FOY VANCE

RYAN MCMULLAN

8:00pm | £15 | 18+

“Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution is a kinetic ball of rockabilly energy that will instantly silence any doubters” Sunday Times Culture Magazine

“Equal parts Van Morrison and Ray Lamontagne, Vance is in possession of one of music’s most remarkable voices” Evening Standard

On The Wild Swan, Foy Vance’s effortlessly soulful tones showcase everything we’ve come to expect from the passionate singer songwriter.

He uses his unique, whispy baritone to tell vivid stories of love, lost hope and broken down relationships. Entwined with building strings and swooning synths, it was a stunning record that will speak to Ben Howard lovers just as much as it will connect with David Bowie fans.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
26/05/2017
Loop

On sale information to follow

Exchange Bristol
26/05/2017
Swn & All My Friends present… Gallops

Gallops

plus guests

Friday 26th May 2017

Clwb Ifor Bach

7pm-10pm

£9

This is an 18+ event.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
04/06/2017
Melt-Banana

An MJR Group Presentation by arrangement with Dictionary Pudding

Melt-Banana

Sunday June 4

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

14+ (Accompanied by an adult)

The Globe Cardiff
06/06/2017
1% Of One presents… Froth

tu. 6TH JUNE

Froth

Froth are unstoppable. Formed in Los Angeles in 2013, the now Wichita signed quartet will be bringing their third record in four years ‘Outside (briefly)’ to town this June. This time around, the band has dialed back the noise, revealing delicately beautiful melodies, intricately arranged instrumentals and some of their most experimental songwriting to date.

https://froth.bandcamp.com/

Tickets £7.00 adv from http://www.seetickets.com/event/froth/the-louisiana/1072085

The Louisiana

Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace

Bristol BS1 6UA

Louisiana Bristol
08/06/2017
Otis Gibbs / Nicotine Pretty

Otis Gibbs is a Songwriter, storyteller, painter, photographer and planter of 7,176 trees. He once wrestled a bear, and lost. He has been described as “The best unknown songwriter in music today.” If you ask him, he’ll simply say he’s a Folk Singer.

He also hosts a podcast called Thanks For Giving Damn which features your favorite musicians, journalists and historians sharing memories, backstage stories and history lessons. His podcast quickly became a cult favorite and lead to him hosting Country Built on Pandora (USA) where Otis tells stories about the history of country music to his 2 million+ subscribers. He grew up in Wanamaker, Indiana, but now lives in East Nashville with his long time partner, Amy Lashley.

Le Pub Newport
08/06/2017
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Minus The Bear / Joan Of Arc

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers Presents

Minus the Bear

Joan of Arc

£16 / 7:30PM / 14+

Tickets on sale from Gigantic Tickets here: http://www.gigantic.com/minus-the-bear-the-globe-2017-06-08-19-30

The Globe Cardiff
08/06/2017
Gnod / Mai Mai Mai

Gnod have now been pushing sonic boundaries to their limits for 10 years. To celebrate, and on the back of their residency at this year’s Roadburn Festival and the release of an incendiary new album on Rocket Recordings, they embark on a monster tour culminating at Cardiff’s Full Moon Club on 8th June. Terrascope and AcemanSpaceman Promotions promise you a night you won’t forget.

Full Moon Cardiff
13/06/2017
1% Of One presents… Mannequin Pussy

tu.13TH JUNE

MANNEQUIN PUSSY

Initially formed as a duo, the now-expanded Philadelphian thrash rock four piece is an essential accompaniment; Mannequin Pussy play fast and oh boy do Mannequin Pussy play loud. Last year’s Romantic LP clocks in at 17 minutes, so quickly polish a coca cola from the bar and expect your quick fire sugar dance to last the length of their set.

Tickets £8.00 adv from http://www.seetickets.com/event/mannequin-pussy/crofters-rights/1068692

The Crofters Rights

117 – 119 Stokes Croft

Bristol, BS1 3PY

Crofter's Rights Bristol
15/06/2017 Exchange Bristol
15/06/2017
Blood Ceremony / Effigy

Blood Ceremony

www.facebook.com/bloodceremonyrock

Canada’s prog/psych/folk rockers BLOOD CEREMONY’s distinct sound fuses progressive rock elements with folk and an early ’70s downer vibe.

A celebration of Euro-horror, ’60s saturnalia and occult miscellanea, they released their 2008 self-titled debut album before touring Europe in 2009 with Brit doom legends Electric Wizard, including a show at Bristol Trinity Centre.

‘Living With The Ancients’, Blood Ceremony’s 2011 sophomore album – recorded in Chicago by Sanford Parker (Minsk, Corrections House) -, expanded on the group’s dark and regal sound. They hit the road in support of this, performing at the prestigious Roadburn Festival and opening for GHOST on a 13-date North American tour amongst others.

2013’s third album, ‘The Elderitch Dark’ (mastered by Nick Blagona; Deep Purple, Rainbow) is a full-length paean to the darker corners of folklore and legend. In the wake of its release, the band joined KYLESA on a six-week North American tour and co-headlining Rise Above Records 25th anniversary show in London, UK.

March 2016 saw the release of fourth album, ‘Lord of Misrule’, before a return to Roadburn Festival and now, a 2017 return to the UK including their first visit to Bristol since their fantastic 2014 Temples Festival set, where they played right before headliners Electric Wizard and Brutal Turth.

Don’t miss this rare chance to catch Blood Ceremony’s first full Bristol headline in the very intimate confines of The Louisiana.

Effigy:

www.facebook.com/effigypromotions

Louisiana website:

www.thelouisiana.net

TICKETS:

£10adv | Ages 16+

www.seetickets.com/see/price.asp?code=1079325

Also available from:

www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/?%2F170615LOUBLOO1

Louisiana Bristol
20/06/2017
1% Of One presents… Pile

tu. 20TH JUNE

Pile

The astonishingly brilliant Boston basement heroes Pile return to Bristol to showcase new LP ‘A Hairshirt of Purpose’. Two cuts have already made it into the open and if recent single “Dogs” is anything to base assumptions upon, expect a fusion of their signature riffing with an exploration into wider instrumental depths. I think I can hear strings – heckin’ strings!?

Crofters is TINY for Pile, so come catch them in this exciting intimate setting!

£8.00 adv from http://www.seetickets.com/event/pile/crofters-rights/1071930

The Crofters Rights

117 – 119 Stokes Croft

Bristol BS1 3PY

Crofter's Rights Bristol
01/07/2017
Tafwyl 2017

CAEAU LLANDAF • CAERDYDD // LLANDAFF FIELDS • CARDIFF

GORFFENNAF 1 + 2 JULY 2017 // 11.00 – 21.00

AM DDIM // FREE ENTRY

CERDDORIAETH, BWYD A DIOD, LLENYDDIAETH, CHWARAEON, CELF, ARDAL BLANT…A LLAWER MWY!

LIVE MUSIC, FOOD & DRINK, LITERATURE, ARTS, SPORTS, KIDS ZONE…& MUCH MORE!

LINE UP:

Yws Gwynedd • Geraint Jarman • Bryn Fôn • Y Niwl • Candelas • HMS Morris • Alys Williams • Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog • Meic Stevens • The Gentle Good • Omaloma • Brython Shag • Aled Rheon • Geraint Lovgreen A’r Enw Da • Cadno • REU25! • Ani Glass • Plu • Kizzy Crawford • Heather Jones • Iwan Huws • ARGRPH • Welsh Whisperer • Alun Tan Lan • Danielle Lewis • Patrobas • Hyll • Cpt Smith • Beth Celyn • Eady Crawford • Mellt • Mabli Tudur • Cwpwrdd Nansi • Brigyn • Big Fish Little Fish • Y Gerddorfa Ukulele • DJ Elan Evans • DJ Gareth Potter • Syr Carl Morris • Ian Cottrell • Dilys

www.tafwyl.cymru

https://twitter.com/Tafwyl

https://www.instagram.com/tafwyl/

Soundcloud Playlist: https://soundcloud.com/tafwyl-901063462/sets/tafwyl-2017

#Tafwyl17

Llandaff Fields Cardiff
02/07/2017
Tafwyl 2017

CAEAU LLANDAF • CAERDYDD // LLANDAFF FIELDS • CARDIFF

GORFFENNAF 1 + 2 JULY 2017 // 11.00 – 21.00

AM DDIM // FREE ENTRY

CERDDORIAETH, BWYD A DIOD, LLENYDDIAETH, CHWARAEON, CELF, ARDAL BLANT…A LLAWER MWY!

LIVE MUSIC, FOOD & DRINK, LITERATURE, ARTS, SPORTS, KIDS ZONE…& MUCH MORE!

LINE UP:

Yws Gwynedd • Geraint Jarman • Bryn Fôn • Y Niwl • Candelas • HMS Morris • Alys Williams • Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog • Meic Stevens • The Gentle Good • Omaloma • Brython Shag • Aled Rheon • Geraint Lovgreen A’r Enw Da • Cadno • REU25! • Ani Glass • Plu • Kizzy Crawford • Heather Jones • Iwan Huws • ARGRPH • Welsh Whisperer • Alun Tan Lan • Danielle Lewis • Patrobas • Hyll • Cpt Smith • Beth Celyn • Eady Crawford • Mellt • Mabli Tudur • Cwpwrdd Nansi • Brigyn • Big Fish Little Fish • Y Gerddorfa Ukulele • DJ Elan Evans • DJ Gareth Potter • Syr Carl Morris • Ian Cottrell • Dilys

www.tafwyl.cymru

https://twitter.com/Tafwyl

https://www.instagram.com/tafwyl/

Soundcloud Playlist: https://soundcloud.com/tafwyl-901063462/sets/tafwyl-2017

#Tafwyl17

Llandaff Fields Cardiff
07/07/2017
Bristol Psych Fest

Were taking over the Trinity for a day… two stages, dj’s outside, food and of course a bar. Doors will open at 1pm and close at 1am. We’ll have visuals by the amazing Gonzo Visuals. Merch from all the bands and lot of surprises. Grab your tickets now!

 

Friday 7th July (FREE ENTRY at The Crofters Rights)

Vinnum Sabbathi

Dr Chan

Ghost Car

Umi

Agarimo

Captain Süün

 

Saturday 8th July (The Trinity Centre – TICKETS HERE)

Ron Gallo

Spectres

Kill West

The Shivas

Hey Colossus

Dead Rabbits

Sex Swing

Abjects

Swedish Death Candy

Lice

Table Scraps

Dead Coast

Yo No Se

The Evil Usses

The Brackish

Phoenician Drive

and more tbc

Crofter's Rights Bristol
08/07/2017
Bristol Psych Fest

Were taking over the Trinity for a day… two stages, dj’s outside, food and of course a bar. Doors will open at 1pm and close at 1am. We’ll have visuals by the amazing Gonzo Visuals. Merch from all the bands and lot of surprises. Grab your tickets now!

 

Friday 7th July (FREE ENTRY at The Crofters Rights)

Vinnum Sabbathi

Dr Chan

Ghost Car

Umi

Agarimo

Captain Süün

 

Saturday 8th July (The Trinity Centre)

Ron Gallo

Spectres

Kill West

The Shivas

Hey Colossus

Dead Rabbits

Sex Swing

Abjects

Swedish Death Candy

Lice

Table Scraps

Dead Coast

Yo No Se

The Evil Usses

The Brackish

Phoenician Drive

and more tbc

Trinity Centre Bristol
16/07/2017
Healthy Mind: Radio Glamorgan/Cardiff Mind Fundraiser feat. Nicotine Pretty / Falling Stacks / Mike Dennis / Little Rêd + more

Healthy Mind is a lip-smackin thirst-quenchin’ one-off all-dayer to raise money for Radio Glamorgan and Cardiff Mind Ltd. Both charities keep the residents of Cardiff and beyond chugging along in their own special ways so we’ve invited some ace musical acts to help us.

The event is being organised by Ben Gallivan and Bill Cummings who present Citizen’s Band on Radio Glamorgan, part of the team who also brought you the hugely successful Cardiff Mind Fest in 2013.

There’ll be PLENTY of music. Some of the acts confirmed so far are;

Nicotine Pretty (ex-Sick Livers frontman Ginge with brand new tunes)

Falling Stacks (spiky, post-punk from Bristol)

Mike Dennis (excellent rapper & MC, excellent violinist)

Little Rêd (the new electro-pop project from Ellie Makes Music)

There’ll be lots more announced so keep your eyes peeled on this page.

There will also be some open mic slots throughout the day (MCd by the amazing Mike Dennis) so if you want to bring your guitar, voice (or both) or whatever else you choose, then roll on up. We will also have a raffle taking place with some excellent prizes provided by local businesses.

If there’s any time for music in between the live music then we’ll be taking requests in the DJ booth!

Tickets priced £10adv are on sale now (ignore the poster, it’s an idiot).. Any open mic performers will have to buy tickets but will be rewarded with drinks tokens – ALL profits will be split equally between Cardiff Mind and Radio Glamorgan.

Gwdihw Cardiff
12/08/2017
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.

Logistics

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
13/10/2017
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

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TICKETS:

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29/04/2018
DHP presents… Jamie Lenman

DHP Presents: Jamie Lenman

Saturday 29th April 2017

Doors open: at 7:00pm

JAMIE LENMAN

www.jamielenman.com

Jamie Lenman is best known as the singer, guitarist and songwriter for underground heroes Reuben, who toured and released relentlessly for most of the noughties. Their combination of brutal riffs, heartfelt melodies and frank, intelligent lyrics, together with their explosive live shows and innovative promo videos won them a hard core of dedicated fans and respect amongst peers and critics alike.

After a string of independent singles, regularly voted top of the MTV2 charts, the band released two albums with Xtra Mile (Frank Turner, Future Of The Left, Against Me!) and joined bands like Biffy Clyro, Fightstar and Billy Talent on tours around the UK and Europe. Upon their return, they founded thei…r own label, Hideous Records, through which they released a live DVD documentary and their third, critically acclaimed album, ‘In Nothing We Trust’.

Eventually, the pressure of being in the band as well as running their own label and working full time jobs became too much, and they called it a day in 2008, releasing a posthumous rarities collection through Xtra Mile in 2009.

Now, after an absence of five years, Jamie Lenman returns to the UK music scene with his colossal double album ‘Muscle Memory’, a twenty three-track behemoth ready to bend the mind of the willing listener. Recorded over two years with INWT producer Sean Genockey, ‘Muscle Memory’ splits the trademark Reuben sound in two, with one disc focussing on melody and other focussing on riffery.

Lenman, who has spent his time since the end of the band working as a professional illustrator, has brought all his skills to bear on the lavish artwork accompanying the record, released through Xtra Mile – the week Lenman turned 31.

SATURDAY 29 APRIL

THEKLA BRISTOL

The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB

Doors 7:00pm

Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

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Thekla Bristol

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