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26/02/2017
1% Of One presents… Novella / Umi i
Crofters Rights Bristol
26/02/2017
NEON WALTZ

An MJR Group Presentation by arrangement with Primary Talent

NEON WALTZ

Sunday 26th February 2017

Bristol Louisiana

16+ / 7.30pm

£6adv

Louisiana Bristol
26/02/2017
A Tribute To Nujabes

Following his death in 2010 Nujabes has had a night based in Tokyo, Japan as a yearly tribute to him and his Music.

So we thought we’d bring them vibes to Cardiff!

Nujabes makes very deep and medolic Hiphop Music, heavily influence by Jazz.

Some of his most recognizable works is that of the background music for Shinichirō Watanabe’s series Samurai Champloo in 2004.

Expect a night of beautiful melodies, awesome people and a relaxed atmosphere.

8-9 Megan Batin (Jazz/Soul)

9-11 Brew (Nujabes tribute)

11-12 Krimson (Jazzy Dubstep)

£4 Entry.

Gwdihw Cardiff
26/02/2017
With Confidence / Broadside / Safe To Say / Milestones

MJR Group presents:

With Confidence + Broadside + Safe To Say + Milestones

Exchange, Bristol

Sunday, February 26, 2017

7:00 PM

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

General Admission (e-ticket)

£10.00+ £1.25 s/c

With Confidence [Sydney, AUS]

www.facebook.com/withconfidence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=retINhAO-3g

Broadside [Richmond, VA]

www.facebook.com/broadsideva

Safe To Say [Markham, Ontario]

www.facebook.com/safetosay

Milestones

www.facebook.com/MilestonesUK

Exchange Bristol
28/02/2017
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Courtney Marie Andrews / Aled Rheon / Eve Goodman

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers Presents

Feb 28th – Clwb Ifor Bach

Courtney Marie Andrews

Aled Rheon

Eve Goodman

£8 / 7:30 / 14+

Tickets ON SALE now:

http://www.gigantic.com/courtney-marie-andrews-clwb-ifor-bach-2017-02-28-19-30

Courtney Marie Andrews https://courtneymarieandrews.bandcamp.com/

At just 16 years old, Courtney Marie Andrews left home in Arizona for her first tour. She traveled up and down the West Coast, busking and playing any bars or cafés that would have her. Soon after, she took a Greyhound bus four nights straight from Phoenix to New York to do the same on the East Coast. For a decade or so since, Courtney’s been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists, from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado. She never stopped writing her own material, though. Picking up admirers like Jurado and Ryan Adams along the way, she has quietly earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter.

With plans to settle down for a bit and focus on her own songs, Courtney moved to the Northwest in 2011 to record her last full-length record On My Page. However, the record had hardly been released before she was on the road again performing other artists’ songs, eventually leading her overseas to play guitar and sing with Belgian star Milow. At the tour’s end, though, the other session players joined her to record her 2014 EP Leuven Letters in one take.

It was during this time that Courtney also wrote many of the songs on Honest Life. She found herself realising the impact of growing up on the road and this constant reconciling between her and other’s art and identity. Courtney will take it from there:

While in Belgium for four months, I was going through a major heartbreak. I started growing homesick for America and the comfort of family and friends, and life in the states. That’s where I wrote the first songs for Honest Life. It was a giant hurdle in my life. My first true growing pains as a woman. That’s why in a sense, I feel this record is a coming of age album. A common thread that runs through the songs, is a great desire to fit somewhere, when nowhere fits. And wanting to get back home to the people I know and love. Once I got back to the states, I started to bartend at a small town tavern. I was home for awhile, and needed to post up while rehearsing with the band for the record. At the tavern, I felt I could truly empathise with the stories and lives of the people there. I wrote the other half of the songs about coming home and feeling a sense of belonging again. A lot of the stories at that tavern definitely ran parallel with my own, even though our lives were so different. I was the “musician girl.” They were farmers, construction workers, plumbers, waitresses, and cashiers. But, no matter how different, I felt we were all trying to live our most honest life.

Courtney produced the entire record herself at Litho Studios in Seattle with recording engineer Floyd Reitsma.

Honest Life will be available on 180g LP, CD and digitally in January 2017.

Aled Rheon

https://aledrheon.bandcamp.com/

Aled Rheon is a Singer-Songwriter from Cardiff, Wales. “A Gorgeous Charge” is Aled’s sophomore EP: the long-awaited follow- up to his acclaimed Welsh-language debut; “Ser yn Disgyn”.

Eve Goodman

http://www.evegoodman.co.uk/music/

Eve Goodman is a talented singer-songwriter from Caernarfon who, along with frequent solo shows, also performs with the band Life in Cold Climates.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
28/02/2017
Aphelion presents… Star Turbine / Ollie Owen / SWIR

APHELION XVI:

Star Turbine / Ollie Owen / SWIR

@ THE OLD E

Tuesday 28th February 2017

STAR TURBINE (Norway/Denmark)

The ace Scandanavian space-age improvisatory duo of Sindre (NOR) and Claus (DNK) return to Aphelion for a second visit and we are supremely happy to welcome them back again!

These guys create stunningly beautiful live ambient soundscapes to get completely lost in with elements of noise and musique concrète sonics thrown in to the mix for good measure. Two compelling performers who utilise an array of intriguing instrumentation and found objects to achieve their mission.

https://starturbine.bandcamp.com/

OLLIE OWEN

Ollie’s subtle and dynamic improvised sonics are generated from PURE DATA software. Tones are manipulated to a variety of effects, able to create meditative calm states or hauntingly oppressive high-pitched cluster barrages. A masterfully minimalist approach that rewards patience and close attention.

https://soundcloud.com/oliverjowen

SWIR

Tense, bewitching noised-up loops set adrift in the droneiverse, and Sonia’s voice weaving and darting through the mix, resulting in highly individual compositions. Not to be missed.

https://soundcloud.com/son-aya

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Old England Pub Bristol
01/03/2017
Sickening Events presents… Raven and Jujubee Disco Divas

Sickening Events

Raven and Jujubee Disco Divas

7:00pm | £25 | 14+

Having starred on the smash hit show RuPaul’s Drag Race and as finalists of RuPaul’s Drag Race AllStars, these drag queens are internet senstations, Raven and Jujubee are coming over on their first ever tour to the UK with over 6 dates spanning the United Kingdom we are proud to welcome the fiercest queens from the show!

RAVEN aka David Petruschin is a worldwide drag senstation from California, USA, competing in the hit show Rupaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul’s Drag U and also RuPaul’s Drag Race AllStars, and with his partner in crime Jujubee, Raven has made an impression that will be a legacy to go down in HerStory!

Jujuebee aka Airline Inthyrath has been down the same path as her fierce counterpart RAVEN, with an amazing career, sharp wit and talent, Jujubee has gone on to become known for being one of the wittiest queens from the show. She too has appeared on Rupaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul’s Drag U and AllStars, but now she is seen perofrming all over the world and performing to sell out crowds internationally.

We are extremely proud to be the hosts for this tour in Wales, with their only date in the country – we are sure you are going to gag when you see them live.

This will be an hour long show with a mixture of comedy, lip syncs and a show that’s going to leave you feeling SICKENING!

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
02/03/2017
Carnival Cardiff – Sean Paul Special

Carnival Cardiff – Sean Paul Special – Buffalo

This time we are celebrating one of our favourite Dancehall artists SEAN PAUL and will be playing all of his best riddims as well as all of our other favourite Bashment artists!

If you’ve never been to one our parties then you can expect to see the duttiest Whining, Skanking & Twerking!

Carnival is a Bashment party where we Drink, Dance, Dagger & we want to see you on your worst behaviour!

► TICKETS ◄

https://www.fatsoma.com/carnival/4vbosxy8/carnival-cardiff-sean-paul-special

1st Release – £3 – Sold out.

2nd Release – £4 – Sold out.

3rd Release – £5 – On sale now!

► MUSIC ◄

▼ Carnival Soundsystem (Oli. P & K1R3Y) ▼

DANCEHALL BASHMENT REGGAE

Check out our latest mixtapes here: https://soundcloud.com/djoli_p

Vybz Kartel // Busy Signal // Capleton // Sizzla // Mr Vegas // Popcaan // Konshens // Rupee // Mavado // Sean Paul // Alkaline // Kevin Lyttle // Fuse ODG // Beenie Man // Stylo G // Mr Vegas // Gyptian // Spice // Protoje // Chronixx // Barington Levy // Gage // Charly Black // I-Octane // Timaya // Atumpan // Kranium // RDX // J Capri // Olatunji… to name a few

Buffalo Bar Cardiff
03/03/2017
Sound Nation & Clwb Ifor Bach present… Meilyr Jones

A staple in Welsh music, he was the front man of Race Horses and part of the same scene that brought us the likes of Cate Le Bon and Sweet Baboo.

Following the break up of his former band, Meilyr Jones travelled to Italy to write, create, and explore. After returning with Refugees, a beautiful piano led lament that skirts an unchartered line between Euros Childs and Perfume Genius, Jones proved that he’s in the peak of his career.

Fall in love with his brilliant record ’2013′, and grab a ticket for this show at The Gate Arts Centre – Cardiff.

“A grand songwriting tour… Lush and lyrical, Jones makes 2013 a year to remember.” Q – 4 Stars ****

“A big, bold, entertaining debut that defies easy pigeonholing… A joy from start to finish.” The Observer – 4 Stars ****

“There are traces of Welsh peers Cate Le Bon and Euros Childs, but Jones has a broader palette: 30-piece orchestra, accordion, choir, field recordings et al… This is Meilyr’s time.”

MOJO – 4 Stars ****

“What a lovely record this is… 2013 fits snugly into the line of cosmic Welsh music alongside the work of Gruff Rhys and Euros Childs.” The Guardian – 4 Stars ****

“A musically sophisticated album with plenty of bold brass stabs and rich string arrangements, and one great melody after another.” The Times – 4 Stars ****

“An extraordinary, magical solo debut… Jones sings about loss, culture, humility, false trails and unearthed riches in a tremulous choirboy voice, over soundscapes lush with strings, brass, woodwind, harp and harpsichord, one minute glam rock, the next almost Elizabethan in their courtliness… Its sensational.” Sunday Times

“Featured Artist, Return To Life and Don Juan are dizzyingly good… And who can resist an album that begins with the grand, spoken introduction ‘How to recognise a work of Art’?” Sunday Express – 5 Stars ***** (Album of the Week)

“Taking cues from Lord Byron and Rome, 2013 is a dramatic affair, from the terrific glam stomp and swing of opening track ‘How To Recognise A Work Of Art’ to the arch melodrama of the gorgeous ‘Passionate Friend’… Meilyr brings together aspects of Super Furry Animals, John Grant, Luke Haines and even a splash of Pulp.” Uncut – 7/10

“Bold and original… Jones possesses that great artistic ability of making the quotidian and mundane profound and theatrical.” Loud & Quiet – 7/10

“His audio odyssey is drawn by diverse musical reference points… Expansive and eclectic, 2013 makes a fine travel companion.” Shindig – 4 Stars ****

“2013 lives up to its hype with its exquisite orchestrations and excellent songwriting… One of the finest records this year.” Louder Than War – 9.5/10

“Each time of listening to 2013, there’s a new element you never saw in it before.” DIY

“2013 documents a voyage of self-discovery via twelve inventively-arranged and witty vignettes… What’s most impressive is the way Jones effortlessly straddles entire centuries, from the buoyant, Belle & Sebastian-esque ‘How To Recognise A Work Of Art’ to the baroque-pop of ‘Return To Life.” London In Stereo

The Gate Cardiff
03/03/2017
Swn presents… The Amazons / Cupids

Friday 3/03/17

Swn

THE AMAZONS

7:30pm | £8 | 18+

The Amazons bring their indie rock anthems to Clwb Ifor Bach in March for a show that’s likely to be as raw as their riffs.

Premiered on Radio 1, recent single Nightdriving is perfect for exactly that; cruising late with the windows down, blaring their melodic and raucous stadium sound. Following their life affirming debut EP Don’t You Wanna that swaggered with pure energy and a vibrant optimism, the Reading band are brimming with promise.

If you’re a fan of Circa Waves, Peace, or Palma Violets and want to get sweaty in the pit or yell your lungs out from the back of the room then grab a ticket and catch them before they blow up.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
03/03/2017
Snuff Lane presents… Nick Oliveri / Groundhogs / Hark

Snuff Lane presents:

Nick Oliveri + Groundhogs + Hark

Exchange, Bristol

Friday, March 3, 2017

7:00 PM

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

General Admission (e-ticket)

£10.00+ £1.25 s/c

Weekend Ticket (e-ticket)

£16.00+ £1.85 s/c

As part of Snuff’s new weekend spectacular, Friday at The Exchange will be headlined by former QOTSA, Kyuss, Vista Chino bassist extraordinaire Nick Oliveri.

Single day or weekend tickets (Saturday at The Stag & Hounds, next door to The Exchange) are available right now.

Nick Oliveri

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZbKKMmLjq4

Nick Oliveri is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter from Palm Desert, California. He is best known as the former bass guitarist of the hard rock band Queens of the Stone Age, with whom he recorded two studio albums. Oliveri has also been a member of Kyuss, The Dwarves and Vista Chino.

He’ll be performing a career-spanning set, all with a special Nick Oliveri acoustic twist.

Groundhogs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZakMJnLHgW4

Following their Oliveri collaboration for “Eccentric Man”, Ken Pustelnik’s Groundhogs will be performing a special set in celebration.

Hark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFa3KnTy1iw

With their second full-length ‘Machinations’, HARK deliver a perfectly crafted vision of sludge-infused hard rock, while further expanding on their simultaneously progressive and muscular sonic palette. ‘Machinations’ is an intelligent, forward-thinking rock record, in an age where cult nostalgia trips and retrogressive throwbacks are all too common. Taking cues from Jimbob Isaac’s sludge metal legacy in Welsh underground heroes TAINT.

Exchange Bristol
03/03/2017
SCHWET feat. AJA / Phantom Chips / Burl i
Surrey Vaults Bristol
04/03/2017
Wave Promotions presents… Electric Swing Circus

Wave Promotions presents:

Electric Swing Circus

Exchange, Bristol

Saturday 4 March 2017 19:30 Room: Main Room

£12 Adv Entry Requirements: 18+

Electric Swing Circus

www.facebook.com/electricswingcircus

The ESC’s sound is a powerful combination of vintage samples, electro beats, gypsy-jazz guitar, electric double bass, keys, live drums and dirty synths. Fronted by an engaging female double-act, who perform an extensive variety of vocal styles, the ESC delivers a consistently dazzling show.

The last event sold out well in advance so don’t hang around!

Support TBA!

Exchange Bristol
04/03/2017
Bizarro Promotions presents… The Monochrome Set / The Hepburns

Doors – 7.30pm
The Hepburns – 8.00pm
The Monochrome Set – 9.00pm
End – 10.30pm

The Monochrome Set feature original members Bid (Guitar/Vocals) and Andy Warren (bass) with John Paul Moran (keyboards) and Mike Urban (aka Slocombe) who was previously in the band in the early 90s, on drums, The Monochrome Set formed in 1978 and were heavily influential in the ‘post-punk’ scene that evolved after the initial scorched earth of punk. The band’s early releases were on the legendary Rough Trade Label before signing with Virgin offshoot Din Disc. They also released several albums on the Cherry Red label, making a notable appearance on that labels’ well known ‘Pillows and Prayers’ compilation. Though The Monochrome Set split in 1985 the next decade saw several reunions for both live gigs and further studio recordings, their album release count now being well into double figures.After a hiatus of over a decade the band reformed full time in 2010 and have since toured all over the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA, whilst also releasing four new, critically acclaimed, studio albums, the most recent, ‘Cosmonaut’, on the German ‘Tapete’ label in September 2016

The Hepburns . A capricious guitar pop act from Wales that appeared briefly with Cherry Red at the tail end of the 80s to the bafflement of the UK press of the day (who weren’t ready for a band that claimed Bacharach, Barry and Morricone as influences). The Magic of the Hepburns was not lost overseas, however, where the band left a lasting impression on younger fans from Grimsby Fishmarket in Sweden to the Siesta crew in Spain, as well as on the future boss of Radio Khartoum. But there was a hitch (not to mention a lost album), and no one—including John Peel (who reportedly wondered aloud on air)—knew what had become of the band in the decade that followed. By some miracle, a neighbor of band leader Matt Jones was referred to Radio Khartoum in 1999 and a pact was quickly struck. Jones and co. quickly found their stride, producing a series of albums each better than the last, and much faster than the slow RK machinery can release them.

Tickets – £ 10.00 plus booking fee http://www.wegottickets.com/event/383264 also online and in person at http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/?%2F170304MOOMONO1

£12.00 on the door.

The Globe Cardiff
04/03/2017
Bristol Psych Fest presents… Steal Shit Do Drugs / Melt Dunes

Bristol Psych Fest presents; Steal Shit Do Drugs w/ support from Melt Dunes and more TBC. Saturday March 4th at The Crofters Rights. Tickets £6 from Headfirst Bristol

Steal Shit Do Drugs

The members of Steal Shit Do Drugs have been in other people’s bands and done other people’s drugs, now they are in their own band and do their own drugs. Hailing from Seattle, WA, the raucous five piece combines the energy of rock groups such as The Stooges and marries it with elements of Pere Ubu and The Fall. Jermaine Blair and Ricky Cloudon’s dual guitars blend nauseating psych and catchy garage. Bassist Erika Mayfeild and drummer Pete Capponi’s rhythm sections powers through with a proto punk stomp. All the while front man Kennedy Carda narrates the chaotic affair with scenes of boredom, confusion and nihilistic urges.

Since the formation of the band in 2014 they have shared the stage with bands such as Chrome, Pere Ubu, Parquet Courts, Thee Oh Sees and Ice Age. In November Steal Shit Do Drugs released their debut self titled LP on Annibale Records.

Melt Dunes

Having first invitred these guys to play Bristol Psych Fest 2 were super happy to finally have them back on one of our nights. Signed to the amazing Strong Island Records and hailing from Southampton.

Melt Dunes are a journey into the darkest netherworld of the psychedelic realm. Brooding guitars and synths, distorted fuzz, and tortured wailing vocals, the quartet are the soundtrack to your worst nightmares. The sonic journey of Melt Dunes is like wandering alone in a desolate circus at night with the impending doom of being hunted by psychopathic clowns, it’s eerily marvellous.

-Strong Island Recordings

More TBC

Crofters Rights Bristol
04/03/2017
De La Soul

DE LA SOUL + GUESTS

SATURDAY 4TH MARCH 2017

14+

TICKETS: http://bit.ly/delasoulCF

Tramshed Cardiff
04/03/2017
Wave Promotions presents… Electric Swing Circus

Wave Promotions presents:

Electric Swing Circus

Exchange, Bristol

Saturday, March 4, 2017

7:30 PM

Entry Requirements: 18+

General Admission (e-ticket)

£12.00+ £1.45 s/c

Electric Swing Circus

www.facebook.com/electricswingcircus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEQL77fTRRc

The ESC’s sound is a powerful combination of vintage samples, electro beats, gypsy-jazz guitar, electric double bass, keys, live drums and dirty synths. Fronted by an engaging female double-act, who perform an extensive variety of vocal styles, the ESC delivers a consistently dazzling show.

The last event sold out well in advance so don’t hang around!

Support TBA!

Exchange Bristol
04/03/2017
Harpoon / TBC / Hokkett / Pink Ice

#HARPOON

Harpoon are Bristol based duo Tina Hitchens (Halftone, Whitebelt) and Aron Ward (Olanza, Y CVn). They make rad swirly techno-like analogue electronic goodness

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

#TBC

Charlie Miles & Dan Johnson – TBC !

#HOKKETT

Trio of Flute, Violin & Baritone Sax…Skronky/wonky riffs, snippets of melodies & hints of harmonies, woven together through improvisation – new project from Tina, Yvonna & Helen!

#PINK #ICE

No-Wave, Improv Trash Rock

Roll For The Soul Bristol
05/03/2017
Trash Talk / Youth Man

MJR Group presents:

Trash Talk + Youth Man

Exchange, Bristol

Sunday, March 5, 2017

7:30 PM

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

General Admission (e-ticket)

£12.00+ £1.45 s/c

Trash Talk

www.facebook.com/Trash-Talk-64704193922

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG5YJvcbEl4

Trash Talk are back in Bristol for what is sure to be an incredible show!

Youth Man

www.facebook.com/youthmanband

One of our favourite new bands, we’re delighted that Youth Man will be opening the show!

Exchange Bristol
07/03/2017
MJR presents… Man & The Echo

Tuesday 7/03/17

MJR

MAN & THE ECHO

7:30pm | £8 | 14+

WHO: A smart, observational glam pop outfit from Warrington.

FOR FANS OF: The Shimmer Band, The Big Moon, The Vryll Society.

MUST LISTEN TRACK: Care Routine.

WHY YOU NEED TO SEE THEM: BBC DJ Steve Lamacq call frontman and songwriter Gaz Roberts “a great northern storyteller” and the band were invited to play Billy Bragg’s Leftfield stage at Glastonbury.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
07/03/2017
SAM COOMES (QUASI) / WAR AGAINST SLEEP / THE TWELVE HOUR FOUNDATION

GO APE! Promotions present
SAM COOMES http://www.samcoomes.com

Sam is best known as one half of Portland Indie duo QUASI (the other half being Janet Weiss of SLEATER-KINNEY). Sam was also the bass player for 90′s Portland grunge band Heatmiser, fronted by the late great ELLIOTT SMITH, along with having guest musician stints for Indie legends Built To Spill and Go-Betweens. His solo output has been described as “Suicide meets The Beach Boys”, and “Plastic Ono era John Lennon” fusing classic organ and raw synthesiser sounds with distortion and fuzz, yet still maintaining his knack for pop hooks

Exchange Bristol
07/03/2017
Cruise Or Lose 2nd Birthday Party feat… Drawstring / Redwood / Eyre Llew / Last Hyena

Party bags, balloons and hats at the ready!

Cruise Or Lose are having a party! We’ve been putting on shows all over Bristol for 2 years now and we thought we’d have a little shindig to celebrate.

We’ve got some of our favourite bands of the last 2 years and a few new ones too.

DRAWSTRING // www.facebook.com/drawstringemo/

http://drawstring.bandcamp.com/

The terrible twosome return back to Bristol after releasing ‘Cool’, their debut LP. Expect punchy pop tinged belters about this, that and everything. If 3′s a crowd, 2 is a whole shitload of punk noise. [Bonus: they ain't called 'Cutestring' for no reason..]

Redwood // www.facebook.com/Redwooooood/

http://redwooooood.bandcamp.com/album/blood-moon

We loved them so much we had to get them straight back for another show. Another band fresh off a release, with the beautiful ‘Blood Moon’ providing an atmospheric soundtrack to end 2016. Flawlessly structured songs, massive guitars and some proper lush harmonies. Just a little bit nice then.

Erye Llew // www.facebook.com/eyrellew/

http://eyrellew.bandcamp.com/

“Blossoming into something truly remarkable, Nottingham trio Eyre Llew create ambient rock that could soundtrack the ice thawing over the Pennines. Beautiful atmospheric vocals intertwine with evoking rhythms to make stunning soundscapes of sensory magnificence. With tracks like the haunting Vorfreude, they can leave you breathless in an instant.”

basically they’re well nice.

Last Hyena // www.facebook.com/lasthyena/

http://soundcloud.com/lasthyena

Only 1 month after their release show, the nicest noodlers in all of Bristol return to the Cruise Or Lose camp for another set of instrumental wizarding. Air guitar along, if you dare.

As always, we’ll be printing some exclusive zines for this show, with a few extra birthday goodies thrown in!

TICKET PRICE TBC.

Old England Pub Bristol
07/03/2017
All My Friends & Joy Collective present… Taupe i
Gwdihw Cardiff
09/03/2017
Taupe / Michelson Morley / The Brackish

Three fearless experimental combos dancing on the knife edge between jazz, punk, rhythm and chaos. Taupe are a Newcastle 3-piece that riff and groove their way into post-bop ecstacies, described as ‘a power-jazz commando team’. Michelson Morley whirl and swirl their sax-led electronically enhanced freakouts in the direction of infinity. The Brackish make anarcho-new-wave devotional music for a post-Brexit cosmology.

Tickets available from Bristol Ticket Shop (in-store and online) and Headfirst:
http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/eventdetails.aspx?e=14459
http://hdfst.uk/E36572

Cube Cinema Bristol
10/03/2017
DUNE SERIES: #10 TEAM

DUNE SERIES: #10 TEAM

Friday 10 March 2017, 19:00 to 00:00

Free → Donations welcome

The TEAM show take over the Cafe Bar for the 10th Dune Series events

TEAM

In early 2016, the Team show launched on Noods, Bristol’s then newly-founded and now unstoppable online radio station. Their bi-weekly slot carries forward the momentum of Birkhouse Recordings, a live electronic music collective, tape label and club night formed in the North in 2012 and migrated to Bristol in 2015. Broadcasting from their Stokes Croft studio, residents Patrick (Birkhouse & Team founder), Duswunder, Strayer and Luke G feature on rotation bolstered by local and visiting guests. Expect to hear all things electronic, with one eye on the dancefloor.

Listen to the Team radio show every other Tuesday, 1900-2100GMT on Noods.

Dune Series is a collection of music events and online mixes showcasing a selection of Bristol’s underground electronic music communities.

This is part of the DUNE series

#DUNEseries

Arnolfini Bristol
10/03/2017
Carter / Ollie Owen / Duswunder/Pearly Gates / Chrx

Carter presents an evening of experimental ambient electronics at the Old England…

Carters first live solo outing since the Bristol Hum, this time performing an improvised modular performance based around a randomly generating and looping patch. Expect, something…

https://soundcloud.com/neil-carter-6

Oliver Owen performs improvised electronic soundscapes using bespoke software tools.

He works freely with sound, building arrangements that morph from fizzing, buzzing static, to thick clouds of harmonic texture.

https://soundcloud.com/oliverjowen

Duswunder/Pearly Gates, a meeting of two musicians from different ends of the spectrum. Expect dark, cavernous electronics and thick slabs of looped guitar noise.

Chrx: A first live outing of analog, digital and DIY electronics from Chris Menes. Expect soundscape experimentation and glitchy synth abstractions. https://soundcloud.com/chrx

8.30pm

Free Entry/Donations

Old England Pub Bristol
10/03/2017
Roughion present… Rough And Tumble 01

The first in a new series of music showcases. / Y noson gyntaf mewn cyfres newydd o nosweithiau cerddoriaeth.

Live electronic music artists / artistiaid elecronic byw

New emerging bands / bandiau newydd

lots of other cool stuff / lot o bethau cwl eraill

Line up TBA

£5 OTD.

The Big Top Cardiff
11/03/2017
Swn presents… Ten Fé

Saturday 11/03/17

Swn

TEN FE

7:00pm | £6.50 | 18+

The Line Of Best Fit said that Ten Fé’s debut single Make Me Better “carries that intangible sense of purpose in every beat,” and a year on, the band are still running headfirst into an exciting future.

Latest track Turn feels like an instant classic – a track to make a night.

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
11/03/2017
Twrw presents… Candelas / Chroma / Cpt. Smith

Saturday 11/03/17

Twrw

CANDELAS

Chroma / Cpt. Smith

One of the Welsh rock scene’s most prominent bands – Candelas – will be gracing Clwb’s stage once again in March!

8:00pm | £7 | 18+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
11/03/2017
Cut Capers / Mad Apple Circus / Imprints

Cut Capers + Mad Apple Circus + Imprints

The Fleece

7:00PM

£7 earlybird / £10 general admission

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

Sat 11 Mar 2017

Having released their debut album in 2016, and playing debut shows at Latitude, Bestival and WOMAD, as well as returning to Glastonbury and Europe, Bristol’s own Cut Capers are back in Bristol on March 11th 2017 to promote the release of a ***brand new single*** from their forthcoming second album!

With their fully live explosion of hiphop, swing and ska CUT CAPERS are headlining the Fleece for the first time!

Mad Apple Circus is an original blend of horn-fuelled styles, built on Ska/Hip-Hop/Jazz and Latin grooves – nothing but the good stuff. Owing to their unique sound and energetic performances, this hard-hitting humble Bristolian nine-piece have fast become festival favourites and a popular choice among promoters in the UK and Europe.

Imprints are a folk, shanty, rock band based in Bristol, UK.

They bring a high-octane, frantic yet focused spin on the current folk-rock genre and ensure every performance is a memorable knees-up foot-stomping jigging occasion!

Founded in 2011 in Falmouth by Andy Truckle (lead vocals & guitar) and Vince Martin (violin & vocals), Imprints moved to Bristol in 2014 and have been gigging as a duo and as a five piece with band members and long-time friends Annie Wright (vocals), Tom Cornwall (drums & vocals) and Tom Bangham (bass).

Fleece Bristol
12/03/2017
International Women’s Day

Date: Sunday 12th March

Time: 3.00 – 10.00pm

Venue: Glanfa stage & Western Studio, Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff

3.00–6.00pm: Workshops

6.00–7.00pm: The Glanfa Stage

Music and debate

7:30-10.00pm: International Women’s Day

Celebration: The Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre

Tickets (Weston Studio only)

Pop up theatre performances

Cost – Suggested £10 tickets. Pay What You Can* in

person and over the phone from 27th February 2017. Tel 02920 636464 / www.wmc.org.uk

Full programme: http://www.wenwales.org.uk/what-we-do/international-womens-day/

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Dyddiad: Dydd Sul Mawrth 12

Amswer: 11.00am – 15.00pm

Lleoliad: Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Y Glannau, Abertawe

Cerddoriaeth fyw, siaradwyr, gweithdai, arddangosfeydd a masnachwyr stondinau marchnad gyda Marchnadoedd y Marina a Phythefnos Masnach Deg Oxfam.

Cyhoeddir y rhestr lawn o ddigwyddiadau drwy gydol mis Chwefror.

The Bucket List, Stryd y Gwynt, Abertawe

Nos Sul 12 Mawrth, 7pm-9pm.

Cerddoriaeth fyw a siaradwyr. Caiff y rhestr lawn ei chadarnhau drwy gydol mis Chwefror.

Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff
15/03/2017
Repo-Man / The Brackish / Bovidae

Repo-Man

Noise rock-free sax splatter.

The Brackish

Post psych-punk progression.

Bovidae

Metal meets jazz.

Tickets: www.exchangebristol.com/events/2017-03-15-the-brackish-exchange

Exchange Bristol
17/03/2017
Trojan Records Night feat. Pama International + DJ Mistah Brown

w/ PAMA INTERNATIONAL – LIVE!

& Trojan Records Djs – DJ Mistah Brown (Tighten up) & more..

Since its launch in the summer of 1968, Trojan Records has continually led the way in presenting the very best in classic Jamaican music to fans the world over. During its early days, the company was instrumental introducing reggae into the mainstream, enjoying no less than 36 major UK hits between 1969 and 1975 and in so doing introducing the likes of Ken Boothe, Bob & Marcia, John Holt, Jimmy Cliff, and The Maytals to a global audience.

Today, as Trojan approaches its 50th anniversary, and in conjunction with the world-famous London Intl Ska Festival, it continues its long-standing undertaking of presenting only the very best in ska, rock steady and reggae sounds with a UK tour, starring live guests, the all-new Pama International (who in 2006 were the first new act in 30 years to sign to the label) and DJ Mistah Brown (Tighten Up crew).

Doors 8pm

18+

The Globe Cardiff
18/03/2017
Cacophonous Sarcophagus presents… Blown Out / Gonga

Cacophonous Sarcophagus brings you two instrumental psyche-rock trios of the highest calibre, at our favourite pub, for free!

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BLOWN OUT

[Newcastle]

(Riot Season Records, Box Records)

https://blownout.bandcamp.com/

“Powerdrive Power Trio. Heavy rolling basslines, waster infused guitar freakouts held together with steady freeform rhythms.

Made up from members of BONG DOOM, DRUNK IN HELLl, HAIKAI NO KU, 11PARANOIAS and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs.”

“‘This is what ‘psychedelic’ music is all about….not flowers and sugarcubes and paeans to long lost pastoral idylls, but music that can transport you”

FFO: early Skullflower, Hendrix, Cosmic Dead, Les Rallizes Denudes & the Japanese psyche/noise underground

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Gonga (official)

(Tee Pee Records, Tonehenge Records)

https://gonga.bandcamp.com/

Bristol’s foremost psych/stoner/trip metal trio are back!

After an extended break, don’t miss this rare chance to catch these grizzly reprobates in action.

FFO: Earthless, Melvins, Kyuss

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+++ SCHWET and Syndicate of Psych DJs throughout.

Free entry/donations encouraged.

Surrey Vaults Bristol
21/03/2017
Blood Incantation / Cruciamentum / Nihility / Underdark

Rat King Records and Rad Not Sad present the debut UK appearance and one of only 2 UK dates for Blood Incantation

BLOOD INCANTATION (USA)

https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/starspawn

CRUCIAMENTUM (UK)

https://cruciamentum.bandcamp.com/album/charnel-passages

NIHILITY (UK)

https://nihilityuk.bandcamp.com/

UNDERDARK (UK)

https://underdark.bandcamp.com/

Tuesday 21st March 2017

Exchange, Bristol

Doors 7pm

Tickets – £12 advance. £15 on the door

Exchange Bristol
21/03/2017
Torrey Pines – Live Score by Your Heart Breaks

Seattle-based lo-fi collective Your Heart Breaks provide a live score for the film Torrey Pines.

Torrey Pines is a queer-punk stop-motion coming-of-age tale based on director Clyde Peterson’s youth, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990s. Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, Petersen’s life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. With a mother fueled by hallucinations of political conspiracy and family dysfunction, twelve-year-old Petersen is taken on a cross-country adventure that will forever alter the family as they know it.

Cube Cinema Bristol
23/03/2017
Rad Not Sad presents… Anxiety / Artefact / Revenue / Cruelty / Permission

RAD NOT SAD PRESENT

ANXIETY – The best band of 2016. Weirdo queer hardcore via The Butthole Surfers and New York’s No Wave movement.

https://lavidaesunmus.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-mlp

ARTEFACT – Macabre post-punk from Wales. New record out soon on Adagio.

https://youtu.be/mfoZfF5qlkE

REVENUE – Spaced out agit punk. Featuring members of the Fat White Family.

https://whippingboyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/revenue-cs

CRUELTY – Bristol gothic punk

PERMISSION – Crusty fastcore with mongrel bits.

One more band to be announced.

£6 on the door

Doors from 7pm

Don’t be a jerk.

Crofters Rights Bristol
24/03/2017
DUNE SERIES: #11 EARLY DOORS

DUNE SERIES: #11 EARLY DOORS

Friday 24 March 2017, 19:00 to 00:00

Free → Donations welcome

Early Doors take over the Cafe Bar for our final Dune Series events

Early Doors

Founded by Dan Thorman in 2012, Early Doors is an irregular party that invites friends and guests to play their favourite records throughout the day and into the night. This takes place at various locations across Bristol, though Early Doors is particularly known for its all-day summer parties at the Volunteer Tavern. Hosting a variety of deejays from Bristol and beyond who are given the opportunity to adopt the balearic approach of playing anything from the musical spectrum of pop, folk, disco, soul, house, techno (etc., etc.,)… Early Doors is open to everyone with a focus on bringing people and music together.

Dune Series is a collection of music events and online mixes showcasing a selection of Bristol’s underground electronic music communities.

This is part of the DUNE series

#DUNEseries

Arnolfini Bristol
24/03/2017
COIL: David Hoyle / Yves Tumor

COIL TOGETHER. A night of necessary release from Howling Owl Records and THORNY. Avant-guardian icon David Hoyle meets cathartic enigma Yves Tumor for a descendant party at a brand new space in the oozing heart of Bristol. ♥

More soon. Act now.

Limited early bird tickets available now at Headfirst Bristol:

http://hdfst.uk/E36651

Brunswick Club Bristol
25/03/2017
Thw Wyrd Wonder presents… Alasdair Roberts (Live Gig plus Masterclass)

Considered one of Britain’s most singular and original musical talents, Alasdair Roberts will be bringing his innovative finger style guitar playing and evocative voice to Chapter for an intimate performance and exclusive pre show masterclass.

Also well known for his collaborations, for example, as part of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated ‘The Furrow Collective’, Alasdair draws upon the rich folk tradition of his native Scotland and beyond to create work of beauty, charm and wonder.

Alasdair has a new album album ‘Pangs’ out on Drag City Records.

‘A master of scordatura techniques on the guitar…and exceptional lyricist…the sound of new music and new myths being hewn from folk’s stone.’ Wire’ magazine.

www.alasdairroberts.com

£15 both masterclass and performance.

£10 / £8 performance only.

6pm masterclass 8pm performance.

Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff
25/03/2017
Intrinsic presents… Jane Fitz / Kerbo / JV

JANE FITZ (All Night Long)

Kerbo

JV

Tickets

£5/£8/£12 (On Sale Soon)

Times

10pm-4am

For those in the know, Jane Fitz is a revered selector. A DJ for over 20 years, Jane is resident in London at the Pickle Factory as well as her own party, Night Moves, and at legendary and truly boutique UK festival Freerotation, for which she received a Best Resident award-nomination at the DJMag Best of British Awards 2016.

At home in the UK she has played at places such as secretsundaze, Krankbrother, Percolate, Louche, Zutekh, Butter Side Up, DiY and Fabric and never fails to impress with her deep selections and great sense of narrative. She is also a regular at some of the world’s most respected clubs, such as Concrete in Paris, Panoramabar in Berlin, Closer in Kiev and 20/44 in Belgrade.

She is happiest though, outside the confines of a club, preferring to lay it down in all settings from festivals and fields to boats, mountains, deserts, warehouses, beaches and basements, always bringing a hard-to-categorise selection that blends early UK acid house with deep, psychedelic house and techno. Her career was built on her DJing alone – not on productions, or associations with record labels or FM radio, and for that reason she is one of the most talented in the game. However, in 2014 a debut release as one half of production duo Invisible Menders was released on cult UK label Porn Wax and proved that Jane is just as able in the studio.

EPs followed for Boe Recordings and Animals in Psychedelics with more to follow from this ever fascinating soundsmith.

Undertone Cardiff
31/03/2017
Dictionary Pudding & Fiddlers present… The Fall

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
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
03/04/2017
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… LVL UP

Monday 3/04/17

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers

LVL UP

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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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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
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
18/04/2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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

*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

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

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
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
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
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
15/06/2017 Exchange Bristol
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

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