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Louisiana Bristol
1% Of One presents… Jordan Mackampa

we. 24TH MAY

Jordan Mackampa

With 2 million Spotify plays behind his sleeper hit ‘Yours To Keep’, Coventry singer-songwriter Jordan Mackampa brings his soulful-jazz-folk back to Bristol for a headline show.

The Crofters Rights

117-119 Stokes Croft

Bristol BS1 3PY

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Daniel Eagle / Home Run / Horizon

24.05.17 | 8pm Doors | 18+

£3 ADV // £5 OTD

This month we’re bringing you an acoustic masterclass!

Headlining we have Southampton based singer/songwriter Daniel Eagle. His recent single Rainbow Blues made #2 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart which you can listen to here:

Supporting we have an acoustic set from one of Cardiff’s most exciting new pop punk bands – Home Run – and singer/songwriter from Bracknell – Horizon

Gwdihw Cardiff
Endeavour / Dakesis / Altitudes

Endeavour presents:

Endeavour + Dakesis + Altitudes

Exchange, Bristol

Wed, May 24, 2017

7:30 PM

Entry Requirements: 14+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)


Endeavour are a collective of nerds with a knack for making epic, skull crushing prog metal. Channeling the aggression of bands like Machine Head and Pantera into the progressive form of bands such as Dream Theater and Porcupine Tree, Endeavour combine dual vocal harmonies, mammoth riffs and versatile songwriting to forge modern metal with old-school ethos.


Prog-Power Metal


Altitudes is a technical metal band based in Bristol. Their sound is characterized by a dual harmonised guitar and bass guitar attack backed up by heavy progressive metal grooves on the drums.

Exchange Bristol

Wed 24th – THE FRANKLYS + PALOMINO PARTY. 14+ 7pm-10pm. £5 adv/£6 doors

The Moon Cardiff
Undergrowth feat. Ben And Clara / Leonie Evans

Get with the May bees

and not with the maybes



Sizzling olde time tunes via Wales and Colorado


Righteous blues inflected country soul

with a bit of mouth trumpet thrown in

as heard on BBC 6 Music Cerys Matthews

Great pizza and ales from downstairs.

Free Entry.

Greenbank Bristol
Foy Vance / Ryan McMullan

Thursday 25/05/17

Clwb Ifor Bach



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
MC Assforest Kaotiq Conszern Orghkestrugh / Isnt’ses / Ne$$ i
Old England Pub Bristol
Jeff Rosenstock / Doe / American Enthusiasm

Jeff Rosenstock + Doe + American Enthusiasm

Exchange, Bristol

Thu, May 25, 2017

7:30 PM

Entry Requirements: 14+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Jeff Rosenstock


American Enthusiasm

Exchange Bristol


Thursday May 25th

Frantic Hardcore Punk from Cardiff. First date of their UK tour promoting new album ‘Along The Dew’. Copies of the new release available at the gig!

Savage crust punk with eerie riffage. Fast. Heavy. Loud.

Obnoxious inyerface skate punx from Caldicot. New album ‘Blowing Chunks’ available at the gig!

Cardiff Doomsters Wyllt bringing the heavy heavy sound.

The bastards couldn’t kill him, and now he’s stoned and plays in a doom band in Newport.


Transport Club Cardiff

On sale information to follow

Exchange Bristol
Swn & All My Friends present… Gallops / The Broken Oak Duet / Esuna i
Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
TOTALITY feat. Bilge Pump / The Jelas i
Old England Pub Bristol
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Boston Manor / Casey

Friday 26/05/17

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers

Boston Manor

7:30pm | £8 | 14+

Boston Manor are bringing their fists-in-the-air emo rock to Wales. Now firmly at home on the highly-revered Pure Noise label, the UK 5-piece dropped their debut album, Be Nothing, last September.

If you love huge choruses and your emo heartfelt, then Boston Manor are a must. Be Nothing put the band on the map in UK emo and beyond, and they’re likely to whip any room into a frenzy.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Outlook 10 Years Party feat. Compa / Finwa / Ransom / Blokeye & Effigy / Concrete Jungalists

Friday 26/05/17

Outlook 10 Years Party


Compa | Finwa | Ransom | Blokeye & Effigy | Concrete Jungalists

11:00pm | £5 / £8 / £10 | 18+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff

Fri 26th – RUM FESTIVAL: CUBAN FRIDAY 3pm free entry

The Moon Cardiff
Destroy The Beast-Save The Baby / Bad Credentials / TFP / Kiss Me Killer

Destroy The Beast-Save The Baby

Bad Credentials


Kiss me Killer

Free admission

Old England Pub Bristol

Sat 27th – RUM FESTIVAL: PIRATE SATURDAY feat. SEAS OF MIRTH 3pm free entry

The Moon Cardiff
Aphelion Editions presents… Ocean Floor / Harmergeddon / Zoom Around Rainbow i
The Crypt, St Paul's Church Bristol
Sarcasm / Neurotic Fiction / Disjoy i
Transport Club Cardiff
Dot To Dot 2017

Winner of Best Festival at last years Live UK Awards, Dot To Dot returns for 2017 to take over Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham yet again!

◙◙◙◙◙ LINE-UP ◙◙◙◙◙

Sundara Karma

Amber Run


Louis Berry



Tom Grennan

The Big Moon

Cherry Glazerr

Picture This

The Slow Readers Club

Josefin Öhrn


Alaskalaska, All We Are, Ardyn, Artificial Pleasure, Atlas Wynd, Avante Black, Bad Sea, Banfi, C.Macleod, Callum Beattie, Confidence Man, Cosmo Pyke, CROOX, CuckooLander, Easy Life, Ellie Rose, Eyre Llew, FREAK, Gothic Tropic, Gurr, Hannah Georgas, Heaters, Holiday Oscar, Husky Loops, Indigo Lo, Island, Jack Ladder, Jakl, Jesse Terry, Jordan Allen, Keir, KOLARS, Kudu Blue, Little Hours, Liv Dawson, Low Island, Matt Maltese, Miya Folick, Mystic Braves, Neon Waltz, Nilüfer Yanya, Otzeki, OUTLYA, Overcoats, Parcels, Parekh & Singh, Pixx, RedFaces, Sondre Lerche, Sonny, Sorry, Stereo Honey, Swimming Tapes, Ten Tonnes, Tender, The Night Café, To Kill A King, Vagabon, Willie J Healey, Yellow Days, Yonaka.

Plus lots more across multiple venues!

Full set times here:

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Friday 26 May – Manchester

Saturday 27 May – Bristol

Sunday 28 May – Nottingham

14+ Festival

(N.B. Some venues will be 18+ only)

◙◙◙◙◙ VENUES ◙◙◙◙◙

MANCHESTER: The Albert Hall, Old Granada Studios, The Ruby Lounge, Band On The Wall, Night & Day, Soup Kitchen, Gullivers, The Castle Hotel, Mint Lounge, AATMA, The Peer Hat, Jimmy’s, Fopp, Dive NQ, The Whiskey Jar, Kosmonaut, Cottonopolis, Cooper Hall, Tiger Lounge, Stage & Radio, Walrus, 57 Thomas Street, Cord, Fred Perry Manchester, Crown and Kettle, No.1 Watson Street, Texture.

Wristband exchange: Old Granada Studios, Atherton St, Manchester M3 3GS (1:30pm-9pm)

BRISTOL: O2 Academy, SWX, Thekla, Beirkeller, The Fleece,The Louisiana, HY Brazil Music-Club, The Island, Mr Wolf’s, The Gryphon, Fopp, BrewDog, The Lanes, The Stag & Hounds, The Mother’s Ruin.

Wristband exchange: Thekla, The Grove East, Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB (11am-9pm)

NOTTINGHAM: Rock City, Nottingham Trent Uni, Rescue Rooms, The Bodega, Stealth, Red Room, Spanky Van Dykes, Black Cherry Lounge, Broadway, Rough trade, The Orange Tree, Junkyard, Pepper Rocks, The Angel, The Lofthouse, Baresca, BregDog, Suede, Jam Cafe, Filthy’s, The Ned Ludd, Six Barrels, Annie’s Burger Shack, Bunkers Hill, The Malt Cross, Wax Bar, Foremans, Lanngtry’s Pub, Wired, Revolucion de Cuba.

Wristband exchange: Outside Rock City, 8 Talbot St, Nottingham NG1 5GG (11am-9pm)

More info at:

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Sign Up:

Facebook: Dot To Dot Festival

Twitter: d2dnottingham, d2dbristol, d2dmanchester

Instagram: d2dfest

2017 Spotify Playlist:


Various Venues Bristol
The Wharves / Robert Sotelo Group / Snails

The Wharves

Sea folk-rock; The Wharves make strong harmonious songs, some ballads, choral singing and storm surges.

Releasing their album Electa last year on Gringo Records

The Wharves are Gemma Fleet (bass, vocals) Dearbhla Minogue (guitar, vocals) & Marion Andrau (drums).

Robert Sotelo Group

Warm beach guitar/drum pop, honest songs

Snails (Bristol)

Yes, Snails play experimental folk pop and they just released a new EP ‘Starting With Mine’

They serenade lonely walks to the shops, bearing the influence of mavericks such as Basil Kirchin, Syd Barrett and Nico.

Suggested donation £5 for bands :)

Old England Pub Bristol
Fith / Water / Burl


an evening of good wytches

Sun 28 May // 20:00

Tickets: £6 advance / £8 on the door

collective action, ecstatic energy swyrling from the source.

mystickal drone and performance from the heart of the divine feminine.

in a space where we grasp at concepts beyond artickulation.

Tickets available from Headfirst and Bristol Ticket Shop (online and in-store)


FITH are a Manchester/Berlin group of musicians and poets. They are driven by the spell of the spoken word, minimal percussive refrains, washed out in oneiric textures & deep melodic synths. Combining cinematic imagery, storytelling & spiritual frenzy. Fascinated by the cinematic image and it’s mystical roots, FITH will bring you an evening of performance and ritual. A gesture towards the Literary Salon, expanded cinema happenings and the ancient traditions of Greek Oratory and Religious Sermons.


Water penetrates rock.

Water is life and kills with ease.

These ‘wild women’ will throw you in at the deep end… Take the plunge and drown in their sacred ritual.

Described as ‘pure sex’ at the Gnod weekender in London, 2016.

Their first release if due out on Tesla Tapes later in the year.


black-cloaked digital witchcraft

Cube Cinema Bristol


The Moon Cardiff
‘SOUND SYSTEM: THE POLITICAL POWER OF MUSIC’ by Dave Randall – book launch

Mon 29th – ‘SOUND SYSTEM: THE POLITICAL POWER OF MUSIC’ by Dave Randall – book launch £tbc 2pm

The Moon Cardiff
Imperial Music presents… Absu / Hate

Tuesday 30/05/17

Imperial Music


Absu | Hate

7:00pm | £12 | 14+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Discount Columbo / Blank Atlas / Idlside

Discount Columbo + Blank Atlas + Idlside

Exchange, Bristol

Tue, May 30, 2017

7:30 PM

Entry Requirements: 14+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Discount Columbo

Blank Atlas


Exchange Bristol

Tues 30th – YOUNG PROMOTERS NETWORK SHOWCASE (acts tba) 7pm-10pm £tbc

The Moon Cardiff
Imperial Music presents… Trophy Eyes / Like Pacific

Wednesday 31/05/17

Imperial Music

Trophy Eyes

Like Pacific

7:00pm | £9 / £11 | 14+

5 piece from Newcastle NSW, bringing together their own combination of aggressive pop punk and melodic hardcore signed to Hopeless Records.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Bedlam Bookings presents… Last Hounds / From Idols To Ashes / No Braver / Mithra / Seapoint

Bedlam Bookings presents:

Last Hounds + From Idols To Ashes + No Braver + Mithra + Seapoint

Exchange, Bristol

Wed, May 31, 2017

7:00 PM

Entry Requirements: 14+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Last Hounds

Last Hounds have toured the UK off the back of their Debut Self-Titled EP. Playing London, Bristol, Leeds etc.. They are becoming increasingly well known for their live performances, with endless amounts of energy and attitude. Their music is raw and provocative, fusing elements of punk, hardcore and hip-hop into one.

From Idols To Ashes

Riff based Post-Hardcore band from Bristol.


No Braver



Exchange Bristol

Wed 31st – WOMANBY’S CLUBBING – 5.30pm-8pm £tbc. Monthly clubbing events for adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health conditions. Run in partnership with Student Volunteering Cardiff. For more details please email

The Moon Cardiff
Go Ape! presents… The Thyme Machine / Gavin Osborn / Vinegar

Thursday 1st June

Go Ape! Promotions proudly present


+ Gavin Osborn + Vinegar

@Cafe Kino 108 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1

8pm-10:30pm £7 advance

Physical tickets available in person at Bristol Ticket Shop or online from:

E-tickets available now from:

See Tickets:

We Got Tickets:


Lancaster Indie-pop four-piece The Thyme Machine are fronted by the enigmatic Kriss Foster, a man who loves Vimto, football, and pencil museums.

Musically the band sound like the ba*stard love children of Half Man Half Biscuit and The Wedding Present, with tiny hints of Frank Sidebottom, John Shuttleworth and Tommy Cooper! Expect songs about zombies, robots, statues, football, taxidermy, falling in love and supermarkets!

Sample song titles include:

‘I’m in Love with the Girl in the Argos Catalogue’

‘Wear Your Favourite Jumper’

‘Second Choice Goalkeeper’

‘Racoon In The Kitchen’

‘My Dad Collects Batteries’

and many more!

Last August Kriss took his one-man show ‘The Very Small Museum’ to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to great reviews. He also played an acoustic set on the steam train at last year’s Indietracks festival in Derbyshire. Meanwhile The Thyme Machine have also previously played at Indietracks, and are now embarking on their 3rd UK tour. Expect songs old and new.

Watch their videos at:

Listen to their back catalogue at:


“Gavin Osborn writes minutely detailed, bittersweet story-songs on an acoustic guitar and sings them with a comic timing usually absent from the works of his anti-folk contemporaries. Funny and touching, Osborn walks a similar tightrope to Loudon Wainwright III” – Comedian Stewart Lee, The Sunday Times

Originally from Bedford but has resided in the Bristol/Bath area for several years, singer-songwriter Gavin Osborn returns to home fresh from his recent string of shows in Melbourne, Australia, with the comedian and storyteller Daniel Kitson.

Listen to Gavin’s last album ‘Share Your Toys’ on the My Little Owl Records label at:


Vinegar are an ace Lo-Fi Surf-Psyche-Pop band from Bristol.

Listen to the ‘Vinegarette EP’ at:

Cafe Kino Bristol

Thursday 1/06/17

Clwb Ifor Bach


7:30pm | £8 | 14+

Glaswegian noisy pop-rockers, Vukovi hit Cardiff on their UK tour in June.

“Vukovi look primed for big things this year” – Kerrang Magazine

“They’re a four piece kicking out some powerful riffs and some equally heartfelt lyrics. They are a phenomenal band live……” – Ally McCrae, BBC Radio 1

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
New Age Events presents… Courage My Love / Halflives / Pretty Little Enemy

New Age Events presents:

Courage My Love + Halflives + Pretty Little Enemy

Exchange, Bristol

Thu, Jun 1, 2017

7:30 PM

Entry Requirements: 14+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Courage My Love


Pretty Little Enemy

Exchange Bristol
1% Of One presents… TOPS



For their third and most ambitious album to date, Montreal’s TOPS reach peak dream-pop with “Sugar At The Gate”. Like nearly everything TOPS does, multiple meanings overlap with the album’s title referring to orgasm, but also to carrot chasing, gatekeeping, and the social contract.

Released to the masses on 2nd June makes Bristol the sort-of-official album release party, so please don the most glittery thing your wardrobe will allow and show some Canucks how it’s shaken.

Tickets £8.00 adv. from

Southbank Club

Dean Lane

Bristol BS3 1DB

Southbank Club Bristol
Holding Absence / Shadows Into Light

Holding Absence + Shadows Into Light

Friday, June 2, 2017

8:00pm – All Ages


1 Caxton Place

Newport, Wales np204bn

Despite being in existence for less than a year, Cardiff’s HOLDING ABSENCE have already achieved more than many do in years, and now their unique blend of emotive post-hardcore has gained the attention of Nuclear Blast’s imprint label SHARPTONE RECORDS (Don Broco, Miss May I, We Came As Romans, Emmure etc.)

Frontman Lucas Woodland introduces the band: ‘We speak about who we are, who we want to be, and what we stand for. We speak about those things in great depth very often, and it’s refreshing to know that there’s not much of a limit to what we can do, and what we WANT to do. As music fans, we love listening to everything from

Radiohead, to Thy Art Is Murder – so there’s a large range of inspiration there. Ultimately, I believe the real goal for us is to always write something sincere and honest, that will hopefully make people feel something. The day we stop writing true music, regardless of genre, is the day Holding Absence dies.’

Commenting on the ‘Dream Of Me’ single Lucas states ‘Musically, we wanted to incorporate some more of our more pop and alternative influences, such as Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine. Lyrically the track is about the loss of love, but also applicable to the loss of life too. “When you sleep forever, Dream Of Me. When all is said and done, we ache in unison. Your absence, bittersweet. It linger, always”.’ The track stormed the Kerrang! charts for two straight months, reaching the Top 10 in that time .

Formed in 2016, the quintet have already played shows with We Are The Ocean, Blood Youth, Being As An Ocean, Casey, Greywind, Burning Down Alaska and more, as well as headlined plenty shows of their own. 2017 sees the band upping the ante with a touring schedule already set to make them the busiest band in the UK. The band, who really sold out Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach, recently announced slots at Download, Camden Rocks, Fat Lip and Amplified Festival, to name but a few, with a long string of headline dates surrounding them.

Le Pub Newport
Colston Hall presents… Low Roar

Colston Hall presents:

Low Roar

Exchange, Bristol

Fri, Jun 2, 2017

7:30 PM

Entry Requirements: 14+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Low Roar

Plus support TBA

Exchange Bristol
Quiet Marauder / Winter Coat / Buzzard

Cardiff MADE is happy to present our annual summertime celebration featuring some of the best bands from the Cardiff live music scene.

We invite you all to join us in enjoying great music alongside good food, good drink and even better people in our little corner of Roath.

Set Times:

Buzzard – 7.45pm

Winter Coat – 8.30pm

Quiet Marauder – 9.30pm

Buzzard are the hard-edged, stylish DIY lo-fi pop band that Cardiff has been begging for. This relatively new group is associated with DIY label and arts collective, Rat Trap, making them the perfect fit to perform at Cardiff MADE.

Winter Coat are a Cardiff-based four-piece creating simmering, dreamlike guitar music who’s ethereal sound evokes thoughts of forgotten nostalgia and lost lovers.

Headlining the evening will be one of Cardiff’s premiere party bands – Quiet Marauder. This band relishes in the erratic and irrational, creating music laden with dark humour and songs that are daft as a doodle of ducks while also maintaining a solid metaphysical consortium of tune-ness. These kind and beautiful chaps/chapettes (and all the other wonderful things in-between) are sure to seize this great opportunity to bring the Cardiff MADE house down to cap of another perfect summertime party.

Doors: 7pm

£5adv / £7otd



Phone: 029 2047 3373

Or just pop into the gallery

Cardiff MADE Cardiff

An MJR Group Presentation by arrangement with Dictionary Pudding


Sunday June 4

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

14+ (Accompanied by an adult)

The Globe Cardiff
Odd Box & Slush Puppy present… Dream Nails / Charmpit / HODAD

Odd Box Records and Slush Puppy Presents join forces for this beauty at the exciting new Transport Club – 5 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Railway Station.

Dream Nails

Riot pop. Punk witches.


Returning to Cardiff are Charmpit. Lo-fi pop punk.


Local heros. Lo-fi slacker pop. Released a tape on Odd Box, natch.

£4 adv / £5 OTD

No one turned away due to lack of funds.

Transport Club Cardiff
The Songs Of Brian Eno

The Songs of Brian Eno is a retrospective of pre-ambient Eno, featuring material from Another Green World and Before And After Science, as well as his collaboration with David Byrne, My Life In the Bush of Ghosts.

Released over forty years ago, Eno’s songs were overshadowed by his groundbreaking ambient works and stellar production career, but as this meticulous recreation demonstrates, his innovative ‘systems’ approach to songwriting, and oblique musical decision making, proved to be hugely influential.

Performed by an eight-piece ‘double’ ensemble with live stereo sound treatments, guest vocalists, film and image projection, theatre and choreography, the experience is both cerebral and moving, reflecting Eno’s own ideas on ‘seductive reasoning’.

Cube Cinema Bristol
Wave Promotions presents… Morgan Delt / Syd Arthur (co-headline)

Wave Promotions presents:

Morgan Delt / Syd Arthur (co-headline)

Exchange, Bristol

Sun, Jun 4, 2017

7:30 PM

Entry Requirements: 14+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Wave Promotions present

Morgan Delt

Syd Arthur

Exchange Bristol
1% Of One presents… Froth

tu. 6TH JUNE


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.

Tickets £7.00 adv from

The Louisiana

Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace

Bristol BS1 6UA

Louisiana Bristol
Pizzatramp / Bad Sam / Grand Collapse

Pizzatramp + Bad Sam + Grand Collapse

Friday, June 9, 2017

8:00pm – All Ages


1 Caxton Place

Newport, Wales np204bn

Punk rock. Five bands for five pounds

Le Pub Newport
GIRL Cardiff feat. Ani Glass / Hollow Mask / Little Rêd / Saccharyn

Mae Otter Wales yn ôl! Otter Wales is back! On the 7th of June we’ll be hosting our third ‘GIRL Cardiff’ event. We have in our opinion some of the best female fronted bands, solo-artists & for the first time our own DJ’s spinning tunes until late!


ANi GLASS – The persona of Cardiff-based electronic pop musician, producer, artist and photographer, Ani Saunders. Fiercely proud of her heritage, Glass sings in her native languages Cymraeg (Welsh) and Kernowek (Cornish). Hyfryd iawn!

Hollow Mask – Lo-fi noise-pop two-piece from Bristol, fuelled by half-broken fuzz pedals, scratchy drum machines and cut-price energy drinks.

Little Rêd – Emotionally charged electro-pop. Originally from Cardiff, Ellie is a skilled guitarist, singer and songwriter. She has been performing her own material since the age of fourteen.

Saccharyn – Electronica musician based in Cardiff. Sickly sweet with a bitter aftertaste. Songs about love, lust, loss and longing.


Tocynnau am £5 ac yn dechrau am 7yh! Tickets are £5 & it starts at 7pm!

Buffalo Bar Cardiff
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
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:

The Globe Cardiff
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
Vena Cava (EP Launch) / Agathe Max

Sooo as you’re most likely aware it’s election day (Don’t forget to vote kids!) & it’s also the day we celebrate the unleashing of our brand spanking new EP ‘Entropy’ dropping on your sorry heads via the burgeoning Bristol label Noctone. We will be joined for the show by v. special guest and former VC member Charlie Romijn on synthesiser.

With support from the unprecedented talent of Agathe Max
+ more TBC.

Featuring stunning liquid light visuals courtesy of Sarah James.

Veering somewhere between evocative shoegaze and a grungey noise fuelled sound, Vena Cava create a wall of noise that’s both beautiful and brutal all at once. Formed in 2012 the Bristol based alt rockers have established themselves as a band that combine ferocious energy with melody and intricacy.

Bristol based (via Lyon) Agathe Max weaves mystifyingly intricate melodies; channeling demons, saints and etheric beings through her violin. Layer upon layer of strings intertwine and collapse in on each other to form sublime and otherworldly crescendos. Her bewitching sets leave you in awe and always wanting more.

Entry is a tidy £5 advance or £7 otd


Exchange Bristol
Bathtime 2 feat. Spang Sisters / Park Motive / Sigmund

Did you know that there are a mere 144,000 seats in God’s kingdom? Thats only twice the size of Scunthorpe, folks. That’s why you should treasure what little time you have before your eternal damnation.
Bathtime is all about facilitating this for you. If you were unfortunate enough to miss the last one, you needn’t fret because this time will be bigger and even better. We will once again be celebrating the fruits of ‘Americana’ culture, both from the motherland itself and all around the world. That means, along with the inimitable live music you will see, there will be the choicest selection of Blue-eyed soul, Highlife, Gospel, Hip-Hop, Footwork, Ska and, of course, folk-drone.

£3 before 10, £4 after



Tangy deliciousness provided by the Lutheran prophets with whom you should by now be familiar.

Emotional synth-driven electronica glory produced live by our dear friends. Not to be missed!

A sister in Spang and spearhead of Be Ripe Records, his day-job consists of making waves with some of the best UK Hip-hop around at the moment.

Acetate disks of the highest quality will also be spun, of course, by Bathtime founders, Reginald Dexter (a.k.a Brother Chid) and Jah Thunder (Reggae Rob) who will be opening the festivities from 6pm

~~~ MORE T.B.C. ~~~

Old England Pub Bristol
Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense

Dir: Jonathan Demme, USA, 1984, 88 mins, Cert: PG

Fri 9 June // 20:00

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

The Cube remembers director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Something Wild) with this one-off screening of his masterful concert film, Stop Making Sense. Shot over the course of three nights in Hollywood, December 1983, the film is an uplifting insight into the singular Talking Heads; their electricity, their charm, their eccentricity, and their music.

Capturing the energy of David Byrne & co.’s performance with a personal, unobtrusive artfulness, Demme’s direction is arguably never better, and his subjects never more engrossing. Come prepared to revel in a euphoric, occasionally transcendent experience – and don’t forget to wear your dad’s best suit.

We are also screening SOMETHING WILD (from 35mm) on June 22nd

Cube Cinema Bristol
TOIL presents… Perro / Witching Waves
____________________TOIL Presents

_______▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Perro ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂
We are excited to bring this Spanish Indie Rock outfit to Bristol on their first ever run of UK shows. Indie Rock bangers how ya want indie rock bangers to sound, pummeling rhythms, thunderous bass, angular guitars, synthy wonderfulness and vocals somewhere between a sing a shout.
Stephen Thompson, NPR Austin 100 – Big, churning, infectious rock ‘n’ roll, fueled by guitars you can feel in your bones.

__▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Witching Waves ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂
Proper chuffed to be bringing these DIY stalwarts back to Bristol again, London Noise-Pop Trio Witching Waves make ruminating post-punk where driving bass lines, revolve around a subtle pop core with a lyrically astute edge.
Vice/Noisey – like a more vocally melodic Ought or a richer-sounding Shopping

▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Spunking Octochoke ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂
Bristol 2 bit Spunk rock band

Suggested Donation £7
Cos petrol costs money so does strings, sticks, practice rooms and vehicle hire
All monies goes to the bands



Old England Pub Cardiff
The Hudson Super 6 / Brockley Forest / Twisted Ankle

The Hudson Super 6

Dark ‘n’ dirty porno blues rock from Derby. Formed out of the ashes of Cable, Iris and Scribble. They released their debut 7″ and mini album for Sumo Construction followed by a full length debut album – produced by Paul Tipler (Cable, StereoLab, IdleWild, 80s Matchbox) – called ‘This Black Heart Beats Faster Than Yours’. Now The Hudson Super Six return with new material out later in the year on our very own Ingue Records!

Brockley Forest

Hard hitting, heavy riffing groove rock duo from Bristol. ‘The Die has been Cast’ EP out on Deaf Endling Records

Twisted Ankle

Cardiffs noise punk jazz trio for the deaf

Old England Pub Bristol
Eight Rounds Rapid / The Charlemagnes

Eight Rounds Rapid + The Charlemagnes

Saturday, June 10, 2017

8:00pm – All Ages


1 Caxton Place

Newport, Wales np204bn

Southend R&B ruffians Eight Rounds Rapid who include in their number the son of Wilko Johnson.

They’re not making a big deal out of guitarist Simon Johnson’s Dad being our Wilko; this is a band that stand on their own shiny brogue soles and there’s no hint of coat-tail clutching on LossLeader whatsoever. Formed in 2013, they certainly channel the sound of Canvey Island but this is no mere revivalism. Dave Alexander’s freewheeling lyrics are planted firmly in the 21st Century with his band-mates’ energetic chopping, growling backing delivered pretty much fat-free.

Opening song (and lead single) Channel Swimmer is indicative of what’s to come; speed-thrill rhythm, finger-blistering guitar riffing and Alexander’s barrow-boy snarl. You can forget the niceties of your typical landfill indie, this is rock and roll as it was meant to be. Think The Who, The Feelgoods (of course), Nine Below Zero and a rather innocuous dollop of Mark Perry’s ATV with a modernist slant and you’re close to the soul of ERR.

Le Pub Newport

Monday 12/06/17

Global Live


7:00pm | £8.50 | 14+

This four piece from the New Forest make the kind of percussive, sample-heavy pop that recalls the bright rush of Passion Pit and Foster The People.

Releasing their debut album Indoor War in 2014, they’re returning this year with a new record. New single Warpaint is an instant snarl of crisp production with a chorus that’ll be in your head for days.

Having spent the last few months relentlessly touring, we know they’re ready to put on a soaring show.

Clwb ifor Bach Cardiff
1% Of One presents… Mannequin Pussy

tu.13TH JUNE


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

The Crofters Rights

117 – 119 Stokes Croft

Bristol, BS1 3PY

Crofter's Rights Bristol
1% Of One presents… Spinning Coin / Double Denim

we. 14TH JUNE

Spinning Coin

Your new favourite band and you don’t even know it yet; Spinning Coin are fresh from their SXSW adventures, and with new single ‘Raining On Hope Street’ out via The Pastels’ recently revived Geographic Music imprint courtesy of Domino Records, this FREE SHOW (yeah it’s a FREE SHOW) will be one you’re going to regret missing out on. Quell that regret by heading out on a warm June evening and catching one of the best Scottish bands to emerge in years.

+ Double Denim

Hailing from Bristol, Double Denim is a dreamy, Lo-fi, solo act with subtle vocal melodies and guitar jams all drenched in reverb and drowning in delay. His bedroom recording rawness will captivate your ear holes and follow you into your dreams. Inspired by the likes of Elvis Depressedly, Beach Fossils and the nu-gaze scene, Double Denim has had cassette and 7″ releases with Art is Hard and other labels. Expect some understated pop songs that will compliment the soundtrack of your summer.


The Old England Pub

43 Bath Buildings

Bristol, BS6 5PT

Old England Pub Bristol
Voice Of The Eagle: The Enigma Of Robbie Basho (film) / C Joynes (live) & Director Q&A

The Cube presents

Voice Of The Eagle: The Enigma Of Robbie Basho + C Joynes

Plus post film chat with Director Liam Barker

Dir: Liam Barker,UK,2015,87 mins

Wed 14 June // 19:00

Tickets: £7 adv

Deluxe music documentary, striking live performance plus talks. Share some sweet airtime and go vagabond for beauty during an evening where we quietly celebrate the American primitive guitarist, New Age troubadour and acoustic spiritual healer Robbie Basho.

Basho was an orphan, diagnosed with synaesthesia and claiming to be the reincarnation of a 17th century poet – his musical output and unique personal story conjures up all kinds of strange radiances and reconciliations. The acclaimed film that explores Basho’s life and influences as well as the live performance from C Joynes all tap into the mystery and dazzling wonder of artists whom wonder wayward on their own plight.

Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho, a film by Liam Barker is a journey into the heart of an artist’s lifelong struggle – designed to illuminate and satiate existing fans while serving as a perfect starting point for the uninitiated (maybe for fans of Alice Coltrane, Bon Iver, Jack Rose or Davy Graham).

Feat interviews with Pete Townshend, Glenn Jones and Country Joe McDonald as well as people behind Takohma, Vanguard and Windham Hill record labels. It also carefully brings in close friends and family and integrates new info with uncovered archive material and photography of the natural phenomena and landscapes that informed his work. Robbie’s psychic(a)delic world views, interest in Native Americans as well his devotion of Indian Spiritual teacher Meher Baba all figure deeply. The film raises questions about his mystic visions, very strange death in ’86 and the fruits of the missing archive! It is a beauty.

“It’s a mystery you’ll enjoy getting lost in” – The Quietus

C Joynes whips up visions with his guitars. His music trips his hat to English traditions and Americana folk like Fahey, Sir Richard Bishop and even Bill Orcutt . His tunes are as light as aire and rooted to boot, technique never overwhelms emotion and melody twists with grit. Chris has gone way out solo and cut in with players like the Dead Rat Orchestra and Stephanie Hladowski. His list of music releases is strong and Rhodri Davies points out that he has explored “alternative melodic traditions: the English folk-tune; North and West African music; elements of classical Indian music; proto-minimalist and impressionist musics from the European classical tradition.” Basho also ghosts into C Joynes proceedings from time to time, so tune in ‘with a different level of feeling’

Tix also available From Bristol Ticket Shop.

Cube Cinema Bristol
15/06/2017 Exchange Bristol
Blood Ceremony / Effigy

Blood Ceremony

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.


Louisiana website:


£10adv | Ages 16+

Also available from:

Louisiana Bristol
15/06/2017 Roll For The Soul Bristol
All We Are

Thursday 15/06/17

Clwb Ifor Bach

All We Are

7:00pm | £10 | 14+

Dreamy melodies, supple psychedelics and gorgeous midnight disco grooves – this is the sublime sound of All We Are.

“All of our tunes are quite fluid” says Guro, the band’s bassist, “we take our inspiration from all the different places we’ve made music but there is a underlying groove and atmosphere that ties it all together”.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
THORNY feat. johnsmith / KosmoSuna

Amidst eternal darkness moonlight reveals all that you are and all that is missing.

THORNY are mincing back through the doors of the Cube Microplex for a summer soiree of glitch, glitz and glameur. Prepare yourself for a programme of dark & delish experimental noise and live performance, and a segue to the dancefloor which you just CAN’T miss. Yes quen.

Full programme coming soon, capacity is limited so don’t miss out. Come ready, we’re excited to see you again. ♥

Tickets available from Headfirst Bristol:


johnsmith >>>

KosmoSuna >>>

THORNY are a family of artists, performers and promoters based in Bristol. Our events are safe spaces for all regardless of age, ethnicity, sexuality, gender or rejection of gender. There will be zero tolerance for any behaviour which doesn’t support this ethos. Please be nice, be open-minded & enjoy your night.

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Cube Cinema Bristol
Sweet Baboo

Friday 16/06/17

Clwb Ifor Bach

Sweet Baboo

7:30pm | £10 | 18+

“Within the honesty [of Wild Imagination] there is no agenda other than the salvation of his sanity, a man coming to terms with his existence and role on planet earth and its’ forever changing wallpaper.” – Cate Le Bon

Moshi Moshi are excited to announce the new album from Sweet Baboo, aka. North Wales’ musician, Stephen Black, on 2nd June. “When you feel the need for space, run away from place to place,” he sings, offering an irresistible invitation: “Here’s two train tickets, let’s go!” After the Harry Nilsson-esque love songs of 2015’s The Boombox Ballads, Black embarks on a new mission on Wild Imagination: to find the perfect pick-me-up antidote to the winter of our discontent.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Aphelion Editions presents… Carrageenan / Beyt Al Tapes / Traumkl + DJ Kerm


Belgian sonic wizards Beyt Al Tapes, Carageenan and DJ Kerm visit us in Bristol at Roll For The Soul as they embark on their UK tour. Local support comes from mysterious new unit Traumkl.

Carrageenan makes hard dystopian technoise and is the moniker for the Brussels based underground star Matthieu Levet. He forms with fellow Brussels undergrounder TG the band Pizza Noise Mafia. Played last year a killer set at the KRAAK festival.


Beyt al Tapes is Arabic of the house of tapes. It started out as label to become a solo project which creates tape-compositions in which ghosts, exotic cultures and straight forward avant-garde appear—although the avant-garde is more about being caught in a poetic loop. It’s about tapes, hi-frequencies, sons trouvés, abstract synths, rudimentary vocal poetry and open concepts, but also about playing chess, obsession with concrete details of reality and chasing spectral phenomenae. Sometimes Beyt al tapes uses worn out bed sheets to make a point. Tagline: conveyer of general confusion.

KERM records, who released also stuff by Köhn, Brecht Ameel, Moniek Darge, Godfried Willem Raes (of logos) and many more, releases the new album.

Some early stuff you can listen here:



Niels Kerm, head honcho of the ever prolific kerm label, keeping the flame of the underground cassette culture in Ghent alive and kicking.

New Bristol-based project live electronics project. A live, completely improvised ambient / electronic / noise project. Conceived to hypnotise, confuse, sooth and sonically assault in equal measure.

Roll For The Soul Bristol
Kraftwerk 3-D

German electro pioneers Kraftwerk are considered one of the most influential quartets within pop music. It’s hard to imagine what present day music would be like without the minimalism, vocoders & live electronics that Kraftwerk introduced to the world back in 1970. They bring their 3-D tour to Colston Hall which combines music and performance art, and has been praised as a true “Gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art.”

Colston Hall

Sat 17 Jun

More info coming soon

Please note:

This is a seated show.

Tickets are limited to 4 per person. The name of the lead booker will be printed on the tickets. Tickets are non-transferable and the purchaser will be required to present photo ID at the event.

This is to ensure tickets are going to fans not touts. We thank our customers for their understanding. Please contact Box Office with any queries.

There is no members presale for this event

Colston Hall Bristol
Stars In Their Eyes

Stars In Their Eyes

Saturday, June 17, 2017

8:00pm – All Ages


1 Caxton Place

Newport, Wales np204bn


Le Pub Newport
CCNB presents… Forced Order / Rancour / Chamber / Target Lock

CCNB Presents California heavyweights in Cardiff City


Scathing metallic hardcore somewhere between Integ and early Hatebreed from Southern California. Revelation Records


Cardiff City via Cleveland, hometown’s hardest. 7″ imminent


Described to me as 90′s new york fat guy riffs from the West Midlands. It’s class. Rage records


Ex-world weary London boys doing Negative Approach/BOD-era Madball. Hard and fast

CATHAYS BINGO HALL (In the community centre)


£10 OTD


Respect the centre so shows can continue there

Cathays Community Centre Cardiff
Joy Collective & Flower Of Phong present… The Space Lady / Snacks + more i
Transport Club Cardiff
1% Of One presents… Pile

tu. 20TH JUNE


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

The Crofters Rights

117 – 119 Stokes Croft

Bristol BS1 3PY

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Ben McManus & Clara Delfina / Ivan Moult

Ben McManus and Clara Delfina are making their way to Cardiff for this leg of their tour.

- After meeting at various festivals last year across Britain, Ben and Clara have teamed up to play and sing American Old-Time and Bluegrass music, mixing the Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar and harmony vocals. Clara hails from Fort Collins in Colorado, USA, while Ben resides in Cardiff, UK. This cross cultural mix bringing together two musicians who have both played and studied Appalachian folk music for a long time, brings out there own style of the sound, with alternative versions of classic tunes and new takes on the Appalachian tradition.

Upon Bens visit to Colorado, the duo have recorded their first album together ‘Homespun’ at the Blue Fox music studios. The album is available now and also to purchase from them on their up and coming UK tour.

- Ivan Moult brings support for the night, and playing with a full band too. Blessed with a voice that could soothe a set of angry ring wraiths into tranquillity, Ivan Moult inhabits a curious, gentle space set between the 1970s folk/blues tradition and modern, confessional lyricism. Ivan is currently working on new material that will be showcased at this event!

June 20th




Gwdihw Cardiff
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Carter Sampson

Wednesday 21/06/17

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers

Carter Sampson

7:30pm | £8 | 14+

Armed with a voice to knock you out, vulnerable song writing skills and bags of charm, Carter Sampson will no doubt woo you on stage.

The Oklahoma native has been crafting songs for some time now, drifting casually from contemporary folk and americana to 70s country sounds.

Sampson is also the founder and director of Oklahoma City’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, which partners with nonprofit organizations that help educate empower women through music education.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Declan McKenna

Thursday 22/06/17

Clwb Ifor Bach

Declan McKenna

7:30pm | £10 | 14+

In the space of a year Declan McKenna released the politically-charged Brazil, went on to win Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition, played sold-out shows across the country, and became a darling of the blogosphere.

Since he’s shared a handful of impressive tracks including Bethlehem, and the standout Paracetamol, a touching spaced-out cut that focuses on transgender experiences from the perspective of the media and what they leave out.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
QU Junktions presents… Richard Dawson (Full Band) / Still House Plants + DJ Fielding Hope

Richard Dawson is back in June with a heart-bursting triumph of a new album called Peasant, and he’s coming to Bristol to perform it – accompanied for the first time by a band of kindred musical wanderer-warriors, including violinist Angharad Davies and assorted members of Newcastle’s fervently creative musical subterranea.

Joining us to celebrate will be Glaswegian deregulated guitar pop group Still House Plants and DJ Fielding Hope (Cafe OTO/Counterflows).

Fiddlers Bristol
Flexible Skulls presents… Falling Stacks / Hidden Kong / Secret Mystery Band

Flexible Skulls presents:


Taut, menacing noise rock from a trio of uptight sods. First gig in six months. FFO Shellac, Fugazi, Mission of Burma


Noisy post-hardcore featuring members of Hey Colossus, Henry Blacker and Pohl. Second gig ever. FFO Scratch Acid, Jesus Lizard, Nirvana.


Free entry.

Old England Pub Bristol
Larkhill / Sibling / Tom Aylott

Larkhill + Sibling + Tom Aylott

Sunday, June 25, 2017

8:00pm – All Ages


1 Caxton Place

Newport, Wales np204bn

Newport favourites Larkhill are back!

Larkhill (formally Grayscale) have been circulating the underground punk scene since 2013. In a time when bands are easily lost due to the sheer number of peers with similar influences, it is exciting when a band like Larkhill can completely win over a crowd and convince of their worth with refreshingly pure and genuine passion.

Le Pub Newport
Imperial Music presents… Madball

Monday 26/06/17

Imperial Music


7:00pm | £15 | 14+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
DIY Cardiff presents… Kamikaze Girls / Nervus / Pipedream / Disjoy

DIY Cardiff presents…


Fuzz-filled emo punk 2 piece from Leeds, using their music as a means to challenge attitudes and taboos surrounding mental health. New record “Seafoam” out soon on Big Scary Monsters.


Wicked poppy emo from Watford on tour with Kamikaze Girls.


Local dream pop heart throbs on Dog Knights Records.


Post Punk / Goth from Cardiff. New LP “Red Sky” out soon!

Buffalo Bar, Cardiff

Thursday 29th June 2017

7pm doors, £5adv tickets from

Buffalo Bar Cardiff
LTO (album launch) / Kayla Painter / Keplr


+ Kayla Painter

+ Keplr


Bristol-based solo electronic producer LTO returns with a musical departure. While praise for previous releases often focussed on his tense and eerie programming, deep sonics and waves of static, with his latest effort LTO gives us access to the beating heart within the machine. This is a record not of pure mechanics, but also of human warmth, formed with a colour palette of equal digital and organic materials. There is expression and articulation, delicateness of performance, voices both natural and treated, piano and brass, all deftly placed about a canvas of electronic fabrics.

Kayla Painter / Twitter: @KaylaPainter

Kayla Painter is a composer, producer and sound design artist. If you caught her set at Simple Things Festival 2016 or her debut at Glastonbury you will no doubt have witnessed her unusual array of audio samples adopting field recordings as an intrinsic part of her live performance and recorded works. As a Masters graduate and a multi disciplinary artist Kayla’s works are part evolutionary, part exploratory with various media such as stop motion animation, installation, and film.


Bristol based writer, singer and producer. Hypnotic and ethereal music coupled with observational lyrics. Drawing on themes from modern science, constructs of power and sociology to compassion, loss and the human condition; Keplr’s music offers an honest and thought provoking commentary for many subjects of modern times.

Tickets £5.00 from Headfirst:

First 10 tickets come with a CD of the new album

Cafe Kino Bristol
Tafwyl 2017


GORFFENNAF 1 + 2 JULY 2017 // 11.00 – 21.00





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

Soundcloud Playlist:


Llandaff Fields Cardiff
Welsh Beatbox Championships 2017

Beatbox Wales presents…


On Saturday July 1st at Cathays Community Centre Beatboxers from all around Wales will compete to battle it out to become The Welsh Beatbox Champion of 2017 with the prize of gaining qualitifcation for life into The official Beatbox World Championships in Berlin, Germany 2018. Competitors will compete in the following categories…



• TAG TEAMS (2 vs 2 simultaneously)


To enter..

• Record a 2 minute video (+ or – 15%) of yourself Beatboxing without any editing or effects.

• Upload the video to and post it on this page with the hash tag #WBC2017

• Send an e-mail to with the following details:

Your Birth name, Beatbox/Stage name, mobile phone number, Age, Town/City you currently reside in plus a link to your entry video

• Payment of entry fee £8

People who have completed all steps of the entry process will be chosen to perform a 2 minute elimination round on the day.

The best 15 of these will be placed into a play-off bracket by the judges. (along with the 2016 Welsh Beatbox Champion GrayCloud)

In the round of the Final 16, Beatboxers will compete face to face. Winner of the coin-toss will decide who goes first. The usual ‘A-B-A-B’ system will be implemented.

Round Times

Elimination round – 1 min 30 secs

Final 16 – (2 x) 1 min 30 secs

Quarter Finals – (2 x) 1 min 30 secs

Semi Finals – (2 x) 1 min 30 secs

The Final – (2 x) 1 min 30 secs

(In the event of a tie/draw, competitors will be ask to do an additional one minute each)


To enter…

• Record a 3 minute Beatbox video (+ or – 15%) on your Loop Station of choice in one single take. Participants are allowed to use the effects on their Loop Station and as many additional pedals as required.

• Upload the video to and post it directly onto this page with the hash tag #WBC2017

• Send an e-mail to with the following details:

Your Birth name, Beatbox/Stage name, mobile phone number, Age, Town/City you currently reside in plus a link to your entry video

• Payment of entry fee £8

The best 4 entries will then compete face to face in a Semi Finals then The Final. Winner of coin-toss will decide who goes first. The usual ‘A-B-A-B’ system will be implemented. We ask for Loop Station competitors to arrive at the venue at 3:30pm to soundcheck seperately.

Round Times

Semi FInals – (2 x) 3 minutes

The Final – (2 x) 3 minutes

(in the event of a tie/draw, competitors will be ask to do an additional two minutes each)


To Enter..

• Record a 2 minute video (+ or – 15%) of yourselves Beatboxing together in one single take.

• Upload the video to and post it directly onto this page with the hash tag #WBC2017

• Send an e-mail to with these following details: Your Birth names, Individual Beatbox/Stage names, Tag Team name, both your ages, Town/Cities you both currently reside in plus a link to your entry video.

• Payment of entry fee £8

The best 4 entries will then compete face to face in a Semi Finals then The Final. Winner of the coin-toss will decide who goes first. The usual ‘A-B-A-B’ system will be implemented.


Semi Finals – (2 x) 1 min 30 secs

The Final – (2 x) 1 min 30 secs

(In the event of a tie/draw, teams will be ask to do an additional one minute each)

Hosted by – Oort Kuiper

Wheels of Steel – DJ Auricom

TIME – 4:30pm – 11pm (Elimination rounds start at 5pm)


16 and over: £8

Under 16’s: £4

[Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times]

**Link to purchase tickets will be added to this page shortly**


D-LOW – UK Beatbox Champion 2017, World Championships Top 16, ‘FlowCase 2′ Tag Team Winner

ABH – UK Beatbox Vice Champion 2016

MINAMUS – Bristol Beatbox veteran, UK Beatbox Championhips Semi Finalist 2013


All Battles will be judged by our panel based on ‘THE TOMB’









BEATBOX HANN (event organiser & founder of ‘Beatbox Wales’)


• Competitors have to be Welsh or resident in Wales for at least 1 year.

• Entries close 8th of June. Late entries may be excepted due to circumstances.

• Only sounds produced from the participants body are allowed.

• Aggressive/ dangerous body contact will lead to automatic disqualification.

• The Judges decision is final.

• Participants will need to be alert and near the stage area at the beginning of the proceedings. If you do not come to the stage within 3 minutes of your name being called, you will be automatically disqualified.

• There wil be no chasing up of entrants who have not completed all steps of the entry process.

• On the day, you will be required to sign a lease form allowing the footage to be put our You Tube Channel Beatbox Wales


Cathays Community Centre

36-38 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff CF24 4HX phone: 02920 373 144

If there are any questions please e-mail and good luck!

Cathays Community Centre Cardiff
Tafwyl 2017


GORFFENNAF 1 + 2 JULY 2017 // 11.00 – 21.00





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

Soundcloud Playlist:


Llandaff Fields Cardiff


Sun 2 July // 19:30

Tickets: £8 adv, £10 door.

WREN are a London based post metal and sludge outfit. Their last EP Host, out on Holy Roar records, found them combining Neurosis, Isis and Cult of Luna style guitar riffs, abrupt and dissonant, with heavy gruff barked vocals.

Tonight Wren are touring with their new album, also out on Holy Roar, which if in the same vain as their EPS will be as bleak as it is heavy.

FVNERALS formed in Brighton 2013, and since then have recorded two eps and two albums of darkly negative, doomy shoegaze. The music they play creates a noir sounding world, with drones, and echoy, smokey vocals full of sorrow. Heaviness is created as much by the sparse arrangements as the sometimes crashing guitars. It is full of moodiness.

CEGVERA hail from Bristol, releasing in 2016 Fractals, an epic album of heavy psychedelic stoner doom. With a member of Vinnum Sabbathi, this trio have already found that groove so many bands in this genre struggle to achieve, the future for these guys is promising to say the least.

Tickets from Bristol Ticket Shop and Here Shop And Gallery

Cube Cinema Bristol
Gogol Bordello

Doors: 7.30pm

14+ (Accompanied by an adult)

Gogol Bordello is a Gypsy punk band from the Lower East Side of New York City, formed in 1999 and known for theatrical stage shows and persistent touring.

Much of the band’s sound is inspired by Gypsy music. The band incorporates minor-key accordion and violin (and on some albums, saxophone) mixed with punk and dub.

Tramshed Cardiff
September Song / Eyebrow

September Song + Eyebrow

Thu 6 July // 19:30

September Song is the latest collaboration between John Douglass and Steve Hogg, alumnis of Bristol favourites Wushcatte, Kid Sinister and Augustine.

‘If you have ever wondered what the inside of my head sounds like then this album is for you!’ says John, whose song writing and arrangements are influenced by the likes of Paul Simon, Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson. “Lyrically the album is in some ways a musical reflection of Shakespeare’s seven stages of man and reflects the big life events that most of us encounter at some stage in our lives; births, deaths and all the stuff that happens in between!’

The album features a stellar list of local musicians who make up the fifteen-piece line up including Pete Judge and Paul Wigens, who will be performing together as Eyebrow to warm the evening up.

Cube Cinema Bristol
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



Captain Süün


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

Ron Gallo


Kill West

The Shivas

Hey Colossus

Dead Rabbits

Sex Swing


Swedish Death Candy


Table Scraps

Dead Coast

Yo No Se

The Evil Usses

The Brackish

Phoenician Drive

and more tbc

Crofter's Rights Bristol
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



Captain Süün


Saturday 8th July (The Trinity Centre)

Ron Gallo


Kill West

The Shivas

Hey Colossus

Dead Rabbits

Sex Swing


Swedish Death Candy


Table Scraps

Dead Coast

Yo No Se

The Evil Usses

The Brackish

Phoenician Drive

and more tbc

Trinity Centre Bristol
Rad Not Sad presents… Football, Etc / Dags! / Thom Weeks / Wine Mums


football, etc. – Texas’ finest slowcore son and daughters. Firm favourites of ours. New album looks to be their best yet.

DAGS! – Italian truemo, in the vein of the best CYLS’s releases. It’s like 2009 all over again.

Thom Weeks – Widely recognised as the nicest punk in the world. Gnarwolves songs you can show yr parents.

Wine Mums – The Bristol punk equivalent of Chumbawumba’s ‘Tubthumping.’ First gig, potentially last, depending on how much Pinot Grigio is left.

£6 Advance

The Milk Thistle is a beautiful venue with limited capacity so this will inevitably sell out. Tickets are limited to 60 online – link up soon. Please respect the space and each other.

Never trust a Tory.

The Milk Thistle Bristol
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Kevin Devine

Monday 10/07/17

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers

Kevin Devine

7:30pm | £9 | 14+

Kevin Devine has been creating music since the late 90’s, and in recent years has gained a huge cult following, especially since starting to collaborate with members of Brand New and Manchester Orchestra.

The song craftsman brings his genre defying sounds to Cardiff on the 10th of July.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Deadpunk presents… Martha / Joyce Manor


MARTHA (Durham, UK)

Had enough of Martha yet? I hope not, cause they rule!


First time back since their lovely show with Great Cynics, come and do a sing!

+ support

Exchange Bristol
Kerry Ann Jangle Band / Tom Conway

Kerry Ann Jangle Band performing new sounds at The Old England. Alongside will be the incredible guitar and voice of Tom Conway who cant be seen or heard on the internet so this will be a rare treat. Dont miss it.

Old England Pub Bristol
Slush Puppy All Dayer feat. Sievehead / Pipedream / Whipping Post / Benjamin Blue / Radical Boy / Cruelty + more TBC


Slush Puppy’s first summer all dayer! We’ve had a great first year putting on shows as this collective, and we thought we’d celebrate with a big summer bash. Bringing together some of our favourite bands from all across the way for all your ears to enjoy.

The event will be hosted in the recently refurbished, previously derelict Bingo Hall near Cathays Comunity Center. Its a really amazing space, so please respect it and don’t be a dick. Bring yer mates, have a skate.

£5 ADV

£8 OTD

4:00 – 11:00 S H A R P



Driving, whirling post punk, fantastic on all fronts. Reverb entwined guitars, solid as a rock bass and fast but steady drums. Good good good.


Cardiff classics. You already know who Pipedream are, ya moron.


Unrelenting sick-to-the-core hardcore from Leeds. Dont mess, don’t miss.


Post hardcore/emo but with math bits. Really nice and pretty sweet until it’s not anymore, then it’s just gnarly and dope. Members of Lenin Death Mask.


Garage/pop/punk/goodies. Something to fuzz out to and av a sing along. Members of Thumbuster.


Gothy post punk/ art punk. Like Ice Age had a baby with The Nation Of Ullyses. Cool cats.

+ More TBA ….. When the time comes, you will know x


Cathays Community Centre Cardiff
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

OMFG it’s BREAKFAST MUFF, chaotic Glaswegian pop / post punk from members of JOANNA GRUESOME, SPINNING COIN, RAPID TAN & more!!!!

Four mugs from all over the south west come together to lament their inadequacies and move their hips, PULP MUSIC, we found eachother!!!!

Excellent surf/garage punk from Cardiff, some of them used to be in WaLL but now they sound more like BUZZCOCKS or something. They shred in all modalities!!!!

£4 OTD

Respect the venue
Tell your pals

Roll for the Soul Bristol
Martin Creed – Talk and Songs

Keep Me in your Heart promotions bring artist, musician and Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed to Chapter. Martin invites you to a delightfully nonconformist evening of words and music, talk and songs…

“I find myself here in this world trapped inside me looking out and I don’t know what to do. I can’t ignore myself, but I can’t go along with everything either, because I don’t trust myself, because I’m in here with my feelings telling me what to do, and I don’t know where they come from and they’re not reasonable, and before I know it I don’t know the difference between my head, my heart and my feet. But I don’t know what I’m saying, and now I’m wondering what I’m doing.”

‘A burst of pure delight….a deceptively serious collection of hooks that snag the imagination long after it’s gone.’

— David Quantick, Q Magazine

‘The tunes are catchy, punk-folk-minimalist amalgams that parody pop music by increasing the simplicity and repetitiveness of much of it, and use and abuse language brilliantly.’

— Roberta Smith, The New York Times, USA

‘His unmistakable voice and deceptively simple lyrics reflect the intensity of subject matter.’

— Karen Wright, The Independent, UK

‘Creed managed to bring to the audience the curious, personal sense of awe that accompanies all of his work.’

— Ross Devlin, The Student Newspaper, UK

Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff
1% Of One presents… White Fang


White Fang

In the 10 years since they’ve formed, White Fang has released 8 albums, has built a cult-following of loyal fans with their brash, unrelenting antics on and off stage, and has toured the United States, Europe, United Kingdom and Australia extensively along-side acts such as The Growlers, TogetherPangea, Cosmonauts, Gap Dream, Colleen Green, YACHT, The Coathangers, The Thermals, and of course their sister-band The Memories, to name a few.

In addition to actively touring and recording as White Fang & The Memories, the boys also manage their own label – Gnar Tapes. Gnar Tapes seeks to release music by freaky-weirdos, outsiders, and otherwise like-minded individuals from around the world, and as of March 2015 – along with Burger Records – has opened a store-front called GnarBurger in Cypress Park, Los Angeles, California, where the band currently resides.

Tickets £7.50 adv. available from

The Crofters Rights

117 – 119 Stokes Croft

Bristol, BS1 3PY

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Skating Polly / Hands Off Gretel / Think Pretty

Skating Polly

Hands Off Gretel

Think Pretty

Thursday 27th July 2017

The Moon Cardiff



£7 adv + bf / £8 doors

+ followed by DJ GARY TWISTED until 3am!

Tickets on sale in Spillers Records, Diverse Music & Vinyl and online from WeGotTickets + SEE Tickets.

We’re VERY excited to be bringing Skating Polly back to Cardiff in between them touring with Kate Nash! Advance tickets recommended for this one as they’re also joined by Hands Off Gretel + Think Pretty!

Skating Polly, the stepsister duo of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, play songs that veer between sweet and catchy and full-throated screams with distorted, chug-a-lug guitar. The band’s sound is deeply indebted to ’90s grunge and alt-rock like THE BREEDERS, L7 and BABES IN TOYLAND, but never comes across as pure imitation, perhaps because the duo viewed that era from the outside; when Skating Polly released its first album in 2011, both Mayo and Bighorse were still teens.

Recently, Skating Polly teamed up with VERUCA SALT’s co-frontwomen Louise Post and Nina Gordon, who helped the band write an EP called New Trick. The EP is out now through El Camino Media.

The Moon Cardiff
Junior Bill




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

Tickets available here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

- EXCLUSIVE Behind The Scenes Documentary – £6

- “Above Your Station” Art Print – £10

- “Above Your Station” DVD – £10

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

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

- Record a cover of your choice: £100

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

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

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

Cathays Community Centre Cardiff
Pretty Hate Records presents… Disjoy / The Violent Hearts / Guilt Police / Salt Bath



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


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


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


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






Le Pub Newport
Imperial Music presents… Junior / The Young Hearts

Wednesday 2/08/17

Imperial Music


The Young Hearts

7:00pm | £5 | 14+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Burning Lantern Fayre

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

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

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

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

Musical Line-Up

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

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

Around The Site

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

St Fagans National History Museum

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

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


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

St Fagans National History Museum Cardiff
The Flaming Lips

Sun 13 Aug 2017

£32.50 to £42.49 incl. booking fee

Colston Hall – 19:30

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

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

Colston Hall Bristol
1% Of One presents… Nadia Reid


Nadia Reid

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

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

Doors: 7:00pm

£9.00 adv. from

Southbank Club

Dean Lane

Bristol BS3 1DB

Southbank Club Bristol
Suffocation / Power Trip / Embodiment


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

Online tickets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bierkeller Bristol
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Tricot / False Hope For The Savage

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers Presents

Augst 29th – Clwb Ifor Bach

tricot (Japan)

False Hope For The Savage

& Support

£10 / 7:30PM / 14+

Tickets on sale now:

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Clwb Ifor Bach presents… Horace Andy

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

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

Tramshed Cardiff
Cock Sparrer / Barstool Preachers / Foreign Legion

The MJR Group Presents…


Friday 1st September 2017

The Globe Cardiff
Crosstown presents… The Districts

Thursday 7/09/17


The Districts

7:00pm | £12.50 | 18+

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

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

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

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
H. Hawkline

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

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Chastity Belt

Chastity Belt

FFO Speedy Ortiz, Palehound, Dilly Dally.

Plus support TBA

Doors: 19.30

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

Exchange Bristol
Bristol Psych Fest presents… L.A. Witch

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

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

Support TBC

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

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

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Swn presents… Aquilo

Monday 25/09/17

Swn presents


7:30pm | £10 | 14+

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

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Gary Numan

Gary Numan comes to Tramshed!

Doors: 19.30

14+ (Accompanied by an Adult)

Tramshed Cardiff
The Icicle Works (2 sets)

Saturday 7/10/17

Clwb Ifor Bach

The Icicle Works

The Icicle Works will perform 2 sets.

7:00pm | £17.50 | 18+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Windhand / Satan’s Satyrs

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

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

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

Satan’s Satyrs

Effigy page:

Exchange website:


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

Also available from:

Exchange Bristol

Friday 13/10/17

Clwb Ifor Bach


7:00pm | £10 | 14+

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

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

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Forest Swords

Mon 16 Oct 2017

£13.44 incl. booking fee

The Lantern – 20:00

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

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

This is a standing show.

Age 16+

The Lantern, Colston Hall Bristol
Dictionary Pudding presents… Acid Mothers Temple

Dictionary Pudding proudly present the return of ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE!

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

Always an unmissable evening – snap up your tickets here:

Or from the venue at:

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

Exchange Bristol
Simple Things Festival

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

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

Various Venues Bristol
Swn presents… Slowcoaches

Swn Presents


plus support

Friday 27th Oct 2017

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

7.30pm | £7 adv | 18+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Marilyn Manson

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

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

Alternatively, tickets are available here:

Newport Centre Newport

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