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Imperial Music presents… Madball

Monday 26/06/17

Imperial Music


7:00pm | £15 | 14+

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Spinning Coin / Double Denim i
OId England Pub Bristol
All My Friends presents… Safari Gold / EMiRAE / Jaffro

All My Friends are delighted to welcome the return of the electrifying, electronic Indie and gloriously ‘Curious Pop’ of Safari Gold!

“Their sound, while still brimming with a mighty electro sensibility, has found its inner groove with one eye fixed firmly on the dance floor and the other on producing killer pop tunes.”

Support from EMiRAE & Jaffro.

Gwdihw Cardiff
Pull the Strings presents… Sloth Racket / Robin Wright (Giant Swan) / Fame Is The Spur + DJ George Mackenzie i
Old England Pub Bristol

Wed 28th June – WOMANBY’S CLUBBING 5.30pm-8pm £tbc

Monthly clubbing events for adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and/or mental health conditions. Run in partnership with Student Volunteering Cardiff. For more details please email

The Moon Cardiff
DIY Cardiff presents… Kamikaze Girls / Nervus / Pipedream / Disjoy

DIY Cardiff presents…


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


Wicked poppy emo from Watford on tour with Kamikaze Girls.


Local dream pop heart throbs on Dog Knights Records.


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

Buffalo Bar, Cardiff

Thursday 29th June 2017

7pm doors, £5adv tickets from

Buffalo Bar Cardiff
Saltings / Stereocilia / Drop To Destruction / Chrx

So the nice boys at Liquid Library are releasing a tape of my solo doodlings… it’s called ‘Lightkeeper’ and totally worth getting a cassette player for. I guess this is a launch of sorts then, but only a modest one, and all the other acts are awesome so let’s have a jolly old time.

Free entry, donations welcome! Music from 8 or so…



Currently in a single-human incarnation, SALTINGS creates pastoral-horror-soundscapes, tentatively addressing the unknown areas of existence that lie just around the next turn, or beyond the corner of your eye. Controlled spaces of darkness, preying on their audience, luring them into a world full of endless black horizons and whispering, half-dreamed creatures.

// Stereocilia //

Stereocilia is Bristol based guitarist and composer, John Scott. John uses his guitar, analog synths and live looping techniques to create dense, rich layers of sound. John has warned that on this occasion he will do ‘something crayzer’ than his usual sets, that may involve ‘sh***ing myself’.

// Drop To Destruction //

Rebecca Sneddon: Saxophones

Matthew Grigg: Guitar & Amplifier

Robin Foster: Percussion

Free noise trio dealing in barbed scree, algorithmic splinters and immolating skronk

// Chrx //

A second live outing of analog, digital and DIY electronics from Chris Menes, one half of Satnav. Expect soundscape experimentation and glitchy synth abstractions.

Old England Pub Bristol
LTO (album launch) / Kayla Painter / Keplr i
Cafe Kino Bristol
Hollow Mask (EP Launch) / Spring Break / The Ornsteins



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

Debut EP Survive in Disguise released 30 June 2017.


Breakfast Records’ Buckfast recovery team. Sounds like punked-up Joni Mitchell trying to build flat-pack furniture in space. Crunchy, fuzz and absolutely not shoegaze.


Lo-fi/hi-fi repetitive bedroom pop music for dwellers and stowaways.

Old England Pub Bristol
Goodbye Caxton Place i
Le Pub Newport
Tafwyl 2017


GORFFENNAF 1 + 2 JULY 2017 // 11.00 – 21.00





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

Soundcloud Playlist:


Llandaff Fields Cardiff
Welsh Beatbox Championships 2017

Beatbox Wales presents…


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



• TAG TEAMS (2 vs 2 simultaneously)


To enter..

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

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

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

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

• Payment of entry fee £8

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

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

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

Round Times

Elimination round – 1 min 30 secs

Final 16 – (2 x) 1 min 30 secs

Quarter Finals – (2 x) 1 min 30 secs

Semi Finals – (2 x) 1 min 30 secs

The Final – (2 x) 1 min 30 secs

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


To enter…

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

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

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

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

• Payment of entry fee £8

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

Round Times

Semi FInals – (2 x) 3 minutes

The Final – (2 x) 3 minutes

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


To Enter..

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

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

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

• Payment of entry fee £8

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


Semi Finals – (2 x) 1 min 30 secs

The Final – (2 x) 1 min 30 secs

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

Hosted by – Oort Kuiper

Wheels of Steel – DJ Auricom

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


16 and over: £8

Under 16’s: £4

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

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


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

ABH – UK Beatbox Vice Champion 2016

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


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









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


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

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

• Only sounds produced from the participants body are allowed.

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

• The Judges decision is final.

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

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

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


Cathays Community Centre

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

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

Cathays Community Centre Cardiff
DHP presents… Goldray


Goldray are Leah Rasmussen, Kenwyn House and Geoff Laurens.

Goldray is Kenwyn House from Reef’s new band with vocalist Leah Rasmussen and Geoff Laurens on bass guitar. They have enjoyed a successful 2014/15, first teaming up with Pledge Music they smashed their target and funded their debut self titled Mini LP, which was public released in January 2014 via Akashic / Cargo Records. The LP was met with critical acclaim from major rock titles such as Classic Rock Magazine and PROG Magazine, among others. The release was preceded by the band’s first single, ‘Outloud’ which has received radio support from Planet Rock Radio on Phil Alexander’s Mojo Rocks Show, BBC Introducing, as well as regional rock radio across the country.

On October 28th 2016 the band released their latest single ‘Soulchild’ which was voted ‘single of the week’ by viewers of Classic Rock magazine and has received regular airplay on planet Rock Radio.
The band are now preparing for a full UK tour and album release on May 5th 2017. The album launch party will be at The Borderline, London on May 10th.


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

Advance tickets available from:

Thekla Bristol
Snuff Lane presents… Geezer / Stubb / XII Boar

Snuff Lane loudly presents:

Geezer (USA) // Stubb // XII Boar

The Old England Pub, Bristol

Saturday 1st July

Tickets: £6.50 Adv. // £8.50 OTD

Cosmic Stoner Blues Geezer finally come to the UK, with a long awaited stop in Bristol; all in support of their new album ‘Psychoriffadelia’.

Tour support from London’s fuzzed-up, heavy blues rock power-trio Stubb, and Aldershot’s southern-fried, booty shakin’ bandits of metal, XII Boar.


Geezer (USA)

2015 was a year of milestones for Geezer. It all started with the worldwide release the highly acclaimed EP “Gage” on Ripple Music, followed by the release of “The Second Coming Of Heavy: Chapter One”. The first in a series of splits from Ripple Music, it combined Geezer’s heavy blues with the massive riffs of Borracho to create an instant classic.

Geezer also spent much of the year playing live, including a tour of the the American rust belt with Bison Machine. To date, Geezer has shared the stage with bands like Gozu, Wo Fat, Mos Generator, The Golden Grass, The Midnight Ghost Train and High On Fire, among others.

Geezer spreads their brand of heavy-psych-blues across the seas to an ever-expanding international audience.

Geezer lay down thick heavy grooves rooted in the tradition of pre-war slide guitar blues, while simultaneously breaking boundaries through sonic experimentation and improvisation.

Geezer has also released a digital 4 song EP, entitled Gage, which will be available as a limited vinyl release through STB Records in August of 2014.



Built on the foundations laid down by the pioneers of the 60s and 70s and continue the journey of the power trio …


The power trios of the late ’60s and early ’70s are the blueprint for Stubb’s loud, hard-driving, fuzzed-up heavy blues rock. The band recorded their first full length album for UK label Superhot Records, and hit the road, gigging with such heavy rock luminaries as the Gentlemans Pistols, Firebird, Cherry Choke, Steak, Sungrazer and The Machine as well as appearing at Desertfest to a packed house. Making the trip over to Europe twice with Stone Axe from the USA further cemented Stubb’s reputation as a solid live act with some serious chops. Quickly, their debut album sold out and fans of heavy rock have been waiting eagerly for their sophomore effort. Now, Ripple Music is proud to deliver Cry of the Ocean, a blissed-out new album that will cement Stubb’s reputation amongst the higher hierarchy of heavy rock bands.

“For the dedicated music fan, hearing a great new album is rather akin to the feeling that a gourmet gets when introduced to a particularly tasty meal. The pulse quickens, the heart pulses and a sense of excitement. It is just this feeling that strikes when you are introduced to the flaming guitars and psychedelic visions of London’s mighty Stubb.”

-Sonic Abuse


XII Boar

Hailing from the depths of Aldershot, Hampshire; XII BOAR blast their way into your skull with ear-shredding leads, pummelling riffs, dirty bass lines and an irresistibly catchy groove. Combining Motorhead’s swagger, Black Sabbath’s downtrodden doom and the ferocity of High On Fire – this power trio lay down a colossal slab of rock’n'roll-infused, southern-fried metal that fuels even the greatest of parties.

Known for having a wildly entertaining and adrenaline driven live show, XII BOAR have brushed shoulders with the likes of Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, Brant Bjork and Blues Pills across the UK and Europe and earned themselves a reputation for being a serious forced to be reckoned with.

Having achieved huge critical acclaim with 2015’s debut album Pitworthy, XII BOAR are already back and hailed as one of 2016′s strongest artists. Recorded at Skyhammer Studio with renowned producer Chris Fielding (Conan, Electric Wizard, Winterfylleth) at the end of last year, their latest album Beyond The Valley of The Triclops sees the band hitting new heights with a stronger, focused, no limits approach to song writing. Wrapped up in some stunning, booty-tastic artwork done by quasi-legendary artist James Hayball this album creates a total sonic experience, the sort of thing that you can get utterly and beautifully lost in, as you travel beyond the valley. After all…

This is pure rock and roll for the heavier generation.

Old England Pub Bristol
Stars In Their Eyes – The Final Night i
Le Pub Newport
Tafwyl 2017


GORFFENNAF 1 + 2 JULY 2017 // 11.00 – 21.00





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

Soundcloud Playlist:


Llandaff Fields Cardiff


Sun 2 July // 19:30

Tickets: £8 adv, £10 door.

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

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

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

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

Tickets from Bristol Ticket Shop and Here Shop And Gallery

Cube Cinema Bristol
Gogol Bordello

Doors: 7.30pm

14+ (Accompanied by an adult)

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

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

Tramshed Cardiff
Gravy Train presents… Porridge Radio / Karl Band

Gravy Train Presents:

Porridge Radio


Karl Band


Gravy Train DJs


The Old England Pub

Monday 3rd July


Free Entry


Porridge Radio

Porridge Radio are a Brighton 5 piece who make and play ‘a perfect blend between cool lo-fi rock and strange, morbid sadcore’ (Wake The Deaf). Inelegantly knotting together beautiful melodic pop songs with vicious and furious emotional outpour, they have accidentally become a tight rock band (but not really). In 2016 they released their first full band LP on cassette through Memorials of Distinction records, re-released in early 2017 on vinyl. This July they’ll hit the road with a load of new material on their second full band UK tour.


Karl Band

Old England Pub Bristol
September Song / Eyebrow

September Song + Eyebrow

Thu 6 July // 19:30

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

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

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

Cube Cinema Bristol
Bristol Psych Fest

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


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

Vinnum Sabbathi

Dr Chan

Ghost Car



Captain Süün


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

Ron Gallo


Kill West

The Shivas

Hey Colossus

Dead Rabbits

Sex Swing


Swedish Death Candy


Table Scraps

Dead Coast

Yo No Se

The Evil Usses

The Brackish

Phoenician Drive

and more tbc

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Mavis Staples

Doors 7.30pm
14+ show

Tramshed Cardiff
Bristol Psych Fest

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


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

Vinnum Sabbathi

Dr Chan

Ghost Car



Captain Süün


Saturday 8th July (The Trinity Centre)

Ron Gallo


Kill West

The Shivas

Hey Colossus

Dead Rabbits

Sex Swing


Swedish Death Candy


Table Scraps

Dead Coast

Yo No Se

The Evil Usses

The Brackish

Phoenician Drive

and more tbc

Trinity Centre Bristol
Cistem Failure (Album Launch) / Jenn Hart / Revello

Fishlock Promotions / Cistem failure present..


Our good pals Cistem Failure will be returning to Bristol to celebrate the launch of their new album ‘Resilience’ due out end of June/start of July on Riotska Records.

Cistem Failure play doomy banjo-driven anarchist-feminist folk-punk and since their first release have proven themselves to be one of the most exciting and important bands on the scene.

Watch the video for first single ‘Mountains’ here:

And contribute to their album crowdfundraiser here:–2#/

Support from…

Jenn Hart Poetry



DONATIONS ENTRY – all money will go towards bands/venue.

NO DICKHEADS – Hydra has a safe space policy, anyone acting in any discrimatory way will be asked to leave/booted out/have a stern talking to. This includes but is not limited to sexist, homophobic, transphobic, racist, ableist behaviour.

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


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

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

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

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

£6 Advance

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

Never trust a Tory.

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

Monday 10/07/17

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers

Kevin Devine

7:30pm | £9 | 14+

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

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

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Pierce Brothers


Pierce Brothers have taken their music from busking on the streets of Melbourne to the world. Their irresistible energy and world-class live show has generated a word of mouth buzz not seen for sometime. The acclaimed live act has been shaking dance floors and selling out rooms across UK, Europe, Canada, USA & their native Australia.

Comprising of twin brothers Jack and Pat Pierce, the multi instrumentalists have sold over 50,000 EP’s independently.

“Pierce Brothers have exploded as one of Australia’s must-see up-and-coming live acts. Their DIY approach sees them functioning entirely independently, free from major labels, the duo have now sold over a staggering 40,000 CDs, featured in NME and blown audiences away at sell-out shows from Melbourne and Sydney to London and Liverpool”
Tone Deaf

“Flooded with warmth and vitality, this EP is a tribute to the Pierce Brothers’ grass roots approach…
…Its diverse musicality allows listeners to sink into wistful ballads, only to resurface amidst a whirlwind of knee slapping and foot tapping festivity.”
The AU Review. 8.3 / 10

“‘Into The Dirt’ is likely to catapult these twins into the big time…
…Throughout, the brutal honesty and heartfelt song writing will captivate long-time fans and first time listeners.”
Beat Magazine. 4 Stars.


The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:30pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:

Thekla Bristol
DHP presents… Will Hoge


“Took a whole lot of miles to know what I know now,” sings Will Hoge on “Growing Up Around Here,” the opening track off of his tenth studio album, Small Town Dreams. “I’m kinda proud of growing up around here.”

It’s been a whole lot of miles, indeed: miles on the road, driving the bus himself from venue to venue since the nineties; miles to and from Nashville writing rooms, where he’s spent hours penning songs – some for him, some for others; miles exploring lands outside of his native Franklin, Tennessee, chasing the spirits of his musical heroes. Roads meet, roads split, roads led to home.

Hoge has spent countless years and miles on the road, but he’s just recently recorded the magic fans love, on “Solo & Live – December 2015” released in March 2016. Known for his connection with audiences as well as his impressive vocal ability, he recorded the album in December of last year. The collection captures the full experience of Hoge’s show – an event that’s never predictable. Hoge’s unique connection with his fans lies in his ability to stir up somber, acoustic moments in one turn and then spring a hard-rocking, plugged-in number the next. “The magic happens in the unsafe moments,” he says. The album showcases songs from Small Town Dreams as well as older entries from his catalog, including crowd favorites “Through Missing You,” “Jesus Came to Tennessee” and “When I get My Wings,” among others.

An extremely prolific songwriter with ten albums under his belt and countless songs written for others (including a Grammy nomination), Never fitting particularly neatly into a genre box, he’s always just made the music that moved him.

Keeping with the recurring theme of days and nights spent on the road, Hoge recently crossed the pond and took his live show to Europe, touring through Scotland and England in the fall of 2015 and again in early 2016, traveling to Spain, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands. The tour was in support of Small Town Dreams, which Hoge teamed up with Marshall Altman on. The collection of songs paints a vivid snapshot of the American experience.

Throughout everything he does, whether in his live shows or while creating a new album – one thing remains central: the stories. Hoge’s ability to tell stories is part of what has made him a vital force in fan’s lives who have followed him across the country and seen countless shows – his songs speak to the reality of all our experiences, delivered in a way that is honest, true and ever changing.

Whatever the tale may be, both old and new fans alike know one thing for certain – Hoge’s next release will be a chapter filled with an intriguing story. Stay tuned.


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

Advance tickets available from:

Thekla Bristol
Deadpunk presents… Martha / Joyce Manor


MARTHA (Durham, UK)

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


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

+ support

Exchange Bristol
Kerry Ann Jangle Band / Tom Conway

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

Old England Pub Bristol
Sunn O)))

Sunn O)))

Trinity Centre Bristol


£22.50 adv

Additional Info

Ages 14+

Thu 13 Jul 2017

For eighteen years, Sunn O))) have been challenging the way we think about music. From 1999’s ‘The Grimmrobe Demos’ to 2009’s ‘Monoliths And Dimensions’, core members Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson have forged connections between the worlds of Metal, Drone, Contemporary Composition, Jazz and Minimalism with startling results while remaining true to the eternal principles of volume, density and weight. Recently, Sunn O))) have established a Bandcamp page which serves as an exhaustive archive of their entire back catalogue, including rarities and essential live material. 2015 saw the long-awaited release of their seventh studio album ‘Kannon’ and Sunn O))) is poised and ready to resume live activities in support of this. All hail.

Trinity Centre Bristol
Odd Box Records presents… Passion Pusher / Jealous Girlfriend / Pink Grapefruit

Odd Box Records is delighted to bring this killer line up to 🌙🌙The Moon 🌙🌙.

💚 Passion Pusher 💚

💚 Jealous Girlfriend 💚

💚 Pink Grapefruit 💚

Show will be finished by 10:30pm.

Twisted Thursday follows the show with dancing until the wee hours.

💚💚💚 Passion Pusher 💚💚💚

Social isolation, friendship politics, mental health and pizza are the subjects Edinburgh’s sludge pop eccentric James Gage, aka Passion Pusher, cites in relation to his latest collection of tracks. This may sound like a pretty heady concoction but James is not a man to do things by halves. His obsession with music started at the tender age of 15, with recordings on various four or eight tracks. By 19, he uploaded over 220 EPs, albums and demo tapes on Bandcamp. At around the same time Gage adopted the moniker of Passion Pusher. Pretty soon what started as a bedroom project evolved into a network of collaborations bringing together a cast of characters like Cal Donnelly, Sean Armstrong and Jack Mellin from Spinning Coin and Eilidh from Breakfast MUFF.

Song, By Toad are releasing ‘Aquarium’ (on 16th June) a collection of everyday stories stories and impressions of rare integrity and captivating vulnerability. Musically, James Gage’s songs are reminiscent of both American indie and more local Scottish sounds. Beat Happening’s Washington lo fi aesthetic, wonky guitar melodies of Glaswegian cult heroes The Pastels, Jonathan Richman’s wide-eyed proto punk and early indie pop of Orange Juice are all recognisable elements that make up a fractured, fragmented authenticity of Aquarium.

💚💚💚 Jealous Girlfriend 💚💚💚

Jealous Girlfriend is the solo project of Eilidh McMillan from the wonderful bands Breakfast Muff and Rapid Tan. Eilidh produces beautiful lo fi pop rock songs.

💚💚💚Pink Grapefruit💚💚💚

Lo-fi noise pop from Cardiff – blending distorted guitars and barely there voices. With clashing elements of shoegaze and punk, Pink Grapefruit are not to be missed.

It will be £3 to get in on the door.

The Moon Cardiff
Sunn O)))

IMPORTANT: This show has been upgraded to the excellent SWX Bristol due to popular demand. ALL original tickets remain valid.

For eighteen years, Sunn O))) have been challenging the way we think about music. From 1999’s ‘The Grimmrobe Demos’ to 2009’s ‘Monoliths And Dimensions’, core members Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson have forged connections between the worlds of Metal, Drone, Contemporary Composition, Jazz and Minimalism with startling results while remaining true to the eternal principles of volume, density and weight. Recently, Sunn O))) have established a Bandcamp page which serves as an exhaustive archive of their entire back catalogue, including rarities and essential live material. 2015 saw the long-awaited release of their seventh studio album ‘Kannon’ and Sunn O))) is poised and ready to resume live activities in support of this. All hail.

Renowned for their extreme and immersive live shows, attendees can expect an absolute encounter with sonics, with the entire membrane of the body as the receptacle of energy and vibration. Frequencies that you can feel vibrating the environment, air and your body; a total immersive experience.

Trinity website:


£22.50adv | Ages 14+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Also available from:

SWX Bristol
Mercury Rev & Royal Northern Sinfonia

Thu 13 Jul 2017

£26.88 to £32.25 incl. booking fee

Colston Hall – 19:30

Nearly thirty years after their formation, Mercury Rev continue their shape-shifting explorations along the boundaries of indie, psychedelia, rock ’n roll and electronica. With nine studio albums (and a few live releases and soundtracks), they have defied categorisation throughout their career – yet their music remains distinctively their own, as evocative and unpredictable as it has always been.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bella Union, who released their most recent album ‘The Light In You’ (2015), they will collaborate with the Royal Northern Sinfonia for just three very special UK dates.

Colston Hall Bristol
jackofthearts presents… Eyre Llew / Mellt / Boris a Bono / s^^k^^g

jackofthearts Presents:

Eyre Llew

A three-piece ambient rock band from Nottingham, UK. They have been together since August 2014 and released an impressive nine singles in this short time. One of which, ‘Fero’ has been streamed over 90,000+ times on Spotify being added to various playlists. They have been featured on BBC Introducing, Kerrang! Radio, Drowned In Sound and The 405 among many other web and magazines with well placed music writers labelling them as the “ones to watch”.

“They have rendered me absolutely breathless. This is a beautiful band…” – Alex Baker, Kerrang!

“…a leftfield extravaganza of the highest quality…” – Drowned In Sound

“Just brilliant” – Dean Jackson, BBC Introducing.


Sometimes there isn’t a lot to say. Especially when a really exciting band appear, seemingly overnight, and apparently from nowhere, but now based in Cardiff.


Boris a Bono

A producer, recording and performing artist from south Wales. Boris a Bono’s songs are the soundtrack to a dream that you never want to wake up from, this is music for hibernating. Aarchetypal notes from the underground; an audio-wonderland where electronic pulses, delicate rhythms, hushed vocals and hazy acoustics stream together in Boris a Bono’s free-associative, chimerical consciousness. This is magic realism for the ears, where music and dreaming are folded into a new sonic imaginary.


A dysfunctional abstraction. Weakend punk and electromondaynity. London / Rio de Janeiro / Stoke-on-Trent.

Gwdihw Cardiff
Adrena Adrena / Chris Cundy / Iceman Furniss Quintet / Mark Noctone



++++ with LIVE Projected DRAWING from local artists (to be confirmed) …..

Advance tickets £5 through Headfirst here >

£7 on the door



Adrena Adrena is a collaboration between award-winning visual artist Daisy Dickinson and drummer E-Da Kazuhisa, previously the drummer of the Japanese noise band Boredoms and currently British electronic/post-rock band Seefeel

The duo cut a raw blend of drums, noise and organic visual work, featuring in their performances an eight foot white sphere that hangs above Kazuhisa’s drum kit and which Dickinson maps videos on to; her work has been described as ‘cosmological and transcendental, drawing attention to the wonder of the earth and our sensuality on it’.

As a duo, their debut was at the International Festival of Projections in early 2016 and have since performed at End of The Road Festival, Supernormal Festival, Fort Process Festival, Zorofest in Leipzig and other shows across the UK and Europe, with Acid Mothers Temple and members of Wire and Bo Ningen.

The pair completed a short film in 2016. ‘Man on the Hill’, which features E-da playing drums on fire in the mountains. The film has since been featured on the British Council Film website and in 2016 was nominated for The BFI London Film Festival, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival plus several more

“The centre of the stage was taken up by projections which, always simple and often semi-abstract, never stole the limelight from the music. It was more like watching a trio, just one at work on different senses to the others. Pretty soon you weren’t taking in the sights and sounds as separate elements at all, but hand been induced into a kind of synaesthesia. And if that seems like we’re reverting to Sixties terminology like ‘trip’ we might as well go with it…. it felt like a trip (man), like being taken through some other reality then dumped back in ours at the end.” – Gavin Burrows (Lucid Frenzy)



“Swirling around the songs was bass clarinet player Chris Cundy,

like a birdsong interrupting an argument”

Los Angeles Times

Playing bass clarinet, various saxophones, and other unusual woodwind instruments Chris splits his time between the UK where he lives, and Canada. He has toured internationally with Cold Specks, Timber Timbre, Guillemots, and Fyfe Dangerfield. He also accompanies songwriters including Little Annie, Baby Dee, Devon Sproule, and Edd Donovan. Recently Chris has started to release a series of albums under his own name.

Becoming friends with Billy Childish – artist, musician, and founder of Hangman Records & Books at an early age instilled and inspired in him a strong DIY approach, one in which quickly led to establishing experimental projects including Grace & Delete – a duo with fellow painter and electronics musician James Dunn. He also started to explore self-developed playing techniques such as multi-phonics, circular breathing, micro tonality and generally speaking a more tactile approach to the instrument. This led to work with composers including Thanos Chrysakis, and Pete M Wyer. Another main collaboraion has been with songwriter Fyfe Dangerfield as an additional saxophonist for the Mercury Prize nominated indie-pop group Guillemots.

Other projects include several albums with electronica group Longstone and performing music for Nofit State Circus. One off sessions have seen Chris performing with Moby, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Vieux Farka Touré, Fatoumata Diawara, Alexander Hawkins, and Lisa Hannigan. He has also written theatre music and recently worked with composer Jon Nicholls on an original soundtrack for Florian Zellar’s The Mother starring Gina McKee.



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

” .. blend of free blowing jazz and post-punk dynamics makes them easily one of Bristol’s most exciting live bands”

Bristol 24/7

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

Louder than War Magazine



One third of new Bristol record label Noctone and one half of It Blinked Mark debuts his new sounds

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


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

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

£5 ADV

£8 OTD

4:00 – 11:00 S H A R P



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


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


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


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


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


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

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


Cathays Community Centre Cardiff
Healthy Mind: Radio Glamorgan/Cardiff Mind Fundraiser feat. Nicotine Pretty / Falling Stacks / Mike Dennis / Little Rêd + more

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

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

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

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

Falling Stacks (spiky, post-punk from Bristol)

Mike Dennis (excellent rapper & MC, excellent violinist)

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

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

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

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

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

Gwdihw Cardiff
Cacophonous Sarcophagus presents… Phurpa

Cacophonous Sarcophagus proudly welcomes the return of the legendary Russian group Phurpa, to perform a throat singing ritual at the magnificent Church of St. Thomas the Martyr (next to The Fleece).


“Before Buddhism reached Tibet, practices involving shamanic rites derived from various ancestral cults became known as Bon. Phurpa, led by contemporary artist Alexei Tegin, is a Moscow based group in this tradition.

A typical ensemble usually includes a pair of nga drums, several rolmo cymbals and a pair of gyaling oboes, as well as telescopic dunchen horns, dunkar shells and short wandun horns. One of the unique features of the Tibetan monastic choir is a specific kind of overtone chanting, called “rgyud-skad”, or the Tantric voice, which is based on the principle of the singer’s transmogrification during the so-called “chanting meditation”.

*Tickets* & Bristol Ticket Shop

This is a seated event. There is pew space for all, but feel free to bring your own beanbag and cushions.

Church of St. Thomas the Martyr Bristol
Full of Hell / Unyielding Love / Nihility / Weeping / NO PULSE

Old Empire & Tidal Concerts in association with MAD TOURBOOKING proudly present:

Full of Hell

plus special guests:

Unyielding Love




Doors: 7pm

Tix: £12 (adv)



72-73 Old Market St

Bristol BS2 0EJ

Exchange Bristol
Hollow Earth Promotions & The Cube present… Ommadon / Bismuth / Striga

Hollow Earth Promotions and The Cube are thrilled to present an unique aural and oracular experience:


Hailing from the Scottish highlands, Ommadon have released several splits and EPs, and six full-lengths. On them you’ll find some of the bleakest, most crushing sonic experiences known to doomkind.

“If you like the feeling of chord after chord being lowered onto your prostate body like the “peine forte et dure”, the late medieval method of torture and execution where weights are lowered onto the victim’s chest (having, ironically, the effect of making it harder for them to confess, easier for the torturer to pile on the weights), then this is for you. If you want to feel like the grim, green-black depths are choking the life from your lungs, then this is for you. If you want to offer yourself fully to the void, then this is for you.”

-The Sleeping Shaman


You want riffs? You got riffs. You like prog? You got prog. You like your music heavy? Oh my, you’re in for a treat. Slow like molten glass, and utterly hypnotic, Nottingham’s Bismuth make the kind of music you feel, rather than hear.

“For me Bismuth is definitely the exception to the rule of this genre, Tanya’s has a great voice and together these two are both talented musicians as a whole, coming across like a slowed down Jucifer filled with heavier than hell distortion permeating your senses, fulfilling the devil’s needs and in the process creating a slab of pure doom at its finest.”

-The Sludgelord


Local act Striga present the fastest offering on the bill, reaching up to 60bpm on some tracks! Striga blend sludge and drone with a distinct nihilistic flavour. Don’t take acid when you listen to them, and beware of burning speaker cabs…

“What they present us is an obscure, raw, bass-oriented Sludge/ Doom Metal with Drone elements. It is slow-paced, asphyxiating and crude, powerful and absolutely menacing, resulting in a sinister, but, at the same time, pleasing sound to those that enjoy torturing music. We have brutal parts, which gradually grows building up a landscape of desolation and despair. Magnificent effort.”

-Metal Maniac

Tickets £6

Cube Cinema Bristol
Artefact / Breakfast Muff / Neurotic Fiction


Yearning goths from Cardiff playing excellent SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES inspired pop, fresh from their Spain tour and with a recent LP release on Adagio 830!!!

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

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

£4 OTD

Respect the venue
Tell your pals

Roll for the Soul Bristol
Martin Creed – Talk and Songs

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

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

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

— David Quantick, Q Magazine

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

— Roberta Smith, The New York Times, USA

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

— Karen Wright, The Independent, UK

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

— Ross Devlin, The Student Newspaper, UK

Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff
1st Birthday Party feat. Snails

On the 22nd of July we will be celebrating our first birthday! We’ll have DJs and bands playing live in the shop – Including the extremely ace SNAILS Please come and help us celebrate being one year old… We couldn’t have done it without you!

Friendly Records Bristol
Down For Life Fest #2


PROWLER // London Hardcore Heavyweights

COLD HARD TRUTH // Boston Beatdown, IWOC LBU

50 CALIBER // LBU Metal/Beatdown From The Big Smoke

SPLITKNUCKLE // Essex Badmans – FFO: CB6

ROUGH JUSTICE // MLVLTD – Steel City Riff’s

MURDER CIRCUIT // Dark Hardcore From Chepz

RANCOUR // New York Hardiff – B.O.D Era

REALM OF TORMENT // 90′s Metalcore – Rage Records

CHAMBER // West Midlands HC For Fat Blokes

STRANDED // New-School Hardcore

XSERVITUDEX // UK Vegan Straight Edge



Cathays Community Centre Cardiff
Mark Morriss All Dayer

Mark Morriss All Dayer

The Fleece


£10 adv

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

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Mark Morriss is a singer songwriter who famously made his name fronting English indie outfit The Bluetones. Mark fronted the four piece over a successful and fruitful 15 year period, scoring 14 top ten singles and 3 top ten albums, whilst touring the UK, Europe and Japan, before temporarily disbanding in 2011.

Mark Morriss heads to the fleece with 17 of the best acoustic acts in Bristol and beyond! (Note – this sounds worse than purgatory – Ed) Full line up to be announced soon.

Fleece Bristol
State Funeral / Gutterknife

State Funeral & Gutterknife in Kino basement.

Supports tba soon.

Cafe Kino Bristol
1% Of One presents… White Fang


White Fang

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

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

Tickets £7.50 adv. available from

The Crofters Rights

117 – 119 Stokes Croft

Bristol, BS1 3PY

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam / Yr Poetry / Esuna

Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam

x Yr Poetry (joint headline tour)


& support

Tuesday 25th July 2017

The Moon Cardiff

Ages 18+


£5 adv+bf / £6 doors

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

Birmingham psych punks Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam are releasing the follow up to third album ‘Part Deux’ later this year, and touring with Yr Poetry(Alexei & Junior from JOHNNY FOREIGNER) who just released a mini-album ‘One Night Alive’.

SUNSHINE FRISBEE LASERBEAM – “..weighty, inventive centrepiece riffs, considered guitar effects and utilitarian rhythms. Scratchy, overdriven vocals, dank scuzz.. recalling WAVVES and NO AGE..” – The State Of The Arts

YR POETRY – “easily the best DIY UK release this year..inescapable, noisy and powerful emotion.. FFO COLLEGE, TOUCHE AMORE, SONIC YOUTH and JOHNNY FOREIGNER(obviously)” – SeeingYourScene

Joined by the excellent Cardiff post-punk-math-rockers ESUNA!

The Moon Cardiff
Snuff Lane presents… Acid King / Alunah / Monolithian

Snuff Lane loudly presents:

Acid King

w/ Alunah & Monolithian

The Louisiana, Bristol

Tuesday 25th July

Tickets: Only £12.50 Adv. // Running Low!!

Headfirst Bristol –

Bristol Ticket Shop –

Music Glue –

Legendary San Francisco doom trio ACID KING return to Bristol to headline The Louisiana for one of their most intimate performances to-date.

Special guest support from Birmingham-based enchanted doomsters ALUNAH, and 2-piece Cornish doom-bringers MONOLITHIAN.


Acid King

Bathed in distortion, baptized in a plume of smoke, and born again in 2015, Bay Area trio Acid King—Lori S. [vocals, guitars], Joey Osborne [drums], and Mark Lamb [bass]—re-emerged with their first offering in a decade, Middle of Nowhere Center of Everywhere. Tastemakers such as Noisey, Blabbermouth, Invisible Oranges, Ultimate Guitar, and New Noise lauded the album. They embarked on tours of the States and Australia, appearing on festivals including Psycho Las Vegas, Erosion Fest, Desert Generator, and more as well as sharing the stage with everyone from Sleep and Down to Blue Öyster Cult and Red Fang. It extended a celebrated discography that encompasses three EPs and three full-lengths, namely Zoroaster [1995], Busse Woods [1999], and Acid King III [2005]. It’s no surprise strains of their style infect luminaries such as The Sword and Kylesa, and they’ve earned a place in tomes like The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal and the A to Z of Doom, Gothic & Stoner Metal.

Forever etched in the Acid King Necronomicon, Joey and Mark announced an amicable split during late 2016. Kicking off the new year, Lori invited an old friend Black Cobra’s Rafa Martinez [bass] and avowed Acid King fan Bil Bowman of Hornss behind the kit for a string of shows in 2017.



Since first coming together in the English Midlands in 2006, Alunah have trafficked in a blend of the earthly and the unearthly.

Over the course of their four albums – 2010’s Call of Avernus, 2012’s White Hoarhound, 2014’s Awakening The Forest and 2017′s Solennial – the four-piece have been a constant force of progression into an individualized take on psychedelic and organic heft. Their material has never lacked structure or groove, but with the melodic vocals of guitarist Sophie Day ever at the fore, they keep an eye toward the ethereal as well. That was never more true than on Awakening the Forest, which was released by Napalm Records and followed by 2015 CD reissues of the first two albums via PRC Music and a vinyl release for Call of Avernus through UK imprint HeviSike Records.

As they always do, Alunah are moving forward. Sophie, guitarist David Day, bassist Daniel Burchmore and drummer Jake Mason signed to Svart Records for the March 2017 release of their fourth album, Solennial, and recorded with Chris Fielding (Conan) at Skyhammer Studio, also owned by 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.

“They play heavy music rooted in the tradition of Saint Vitus, but the focus isn’t so much on brute force but grace” (Decibal Magazine)

​- JJ (The Obelisk)

“A sure-fire sign that Alunah have the potential to exist amongst the greats”

- Rock-A-Rolla Magazine

“Signing to a major label has obviously given the four-piece clarity and this is their most mature release to date”

- Terrorizer Magazine

“Day’s vocals lead the band’s charge with a regal charisma, while the songwriting is refreshingly old-school”

- Zero Tolerance Magazine



2-piece doom/black metal band from Falmouth.

Formed in 2010, Simon Walker and Shannon Green have spent the last few years tirelessly pounding the miles, travelling to all corners of the UK to smash their way through gargantuan sets of ravenous death-sludge attack. Filth spews from this hound like an unstoppable demonic force, but that’s not to say that it’s not dynamically astute… on the contrary, the ebbs and flows of the mid-paced minimalist doomy sections tie together with arching build ups and fiendishly heavy metallic destruction.

With a fistful of splits and EPs under their belt, Monolithian gave us their debut full length in 2015, the self-destructively titled “The Finest Day I Ever Lived, Was When Tomorrow Never Came”, and it manifested itself as a rounded progression to cement the band as one to pay attention to even further on the UK underground circuit. A more fully realised version of its predecessors, the album is still raw and bitter, but with a maturity of experimentation within the sound and song structure to match the subjective nihilism.

Live, Monolithian are a band that simply take your head clean off and leave you wondering how the sound from just 2 souls can be so destructively heavy.

- Some words by Tom (Desertscene)

Louisiana Bristol
Skating Polly / Hands Off Gretel / Think Pretty

Skating Polly

Hands Off Gretel

Think Pretty

Thursday 27th July 2017

The Moon Cardiff



£7 adv + bf / £8 doors

+ followed by DJ GARY TWISTED until 3am!

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

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

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

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

The Moon Cardiff
Junior Bill




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

Tickets available here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

- EXCLUSIVE Behind The Scenes Documentary – £6

- “Above Your Station” Art Print – £10

- “Above Your Station” DVD – £10

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

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

- Record a cover of your choice: £100

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

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

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

Cathays Community Centre Cardiff
Different Circles x PTS feat. MUMDANCE b2b Logos / DJ Storm (Metalheadz) / Parris

Different Circles x PTS – Bristol.

MUMDANCE b2b Logos

DJ Storm (Metalheadz)


The Crofters Rights – 28.07.17

Adv. tickets from Headfirst Bristol

Crofter's Rights Bristol
Pretty Hate Records presents… Disjoy / The Violent Hearts / Guilt Police / Salt Bath



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


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


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


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






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

Wednesday 2/08/17

Imperial Music


The Young Hearts

7:00pm | £5 | 14+

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

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


Pikacyu * Makoto Kawabata


(Riot Season Records)

Full album stream –

Live –

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

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

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



(Rocket Recordings)

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

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



(Pale Master)

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

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

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



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


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


Advanced tickets £8 from Headfirst Bristol and Bristol Ticket Shop

Crypt Of St John The Baptist Bristol
The Wyrd Wonder presents… Fuchsia / Bragod

The Wyrd Wonder Presents…

Sun Aug 6th, 7.30 pm.

Fuchsia / Bragod

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

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

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

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

— Jan Zarebski, The Record Collector

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

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

£10 / £8

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

Snuff Lane loudly brings you:

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

The Fleece Bristol – Sunday 6th August

Doors: 19:00

Tickets: £15.00

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



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

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


King Buffalo

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

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

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



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

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

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


Sergeant Thunderhoof

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

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

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

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

Fleece Bristol
Cacophonous Sarcophagus presents… Wolf Eyes / Shitmat / Guttersnipe

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


Wolf Eyes

(Michigan, Detroit)

[Third Man Records, Sub Pop, Hanson Records]

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

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




[Planet Mu (OFFICIAL), Ad Noiseam]

Shitmat is dead, long live Shitmat.

File under ‘attention deficit disorder plunderphonic headfuckcore’.

No genre is sacred, no sample is safe.

FFO: DJ Hixxy, Merzbow, Faust, Blackout Crew




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

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

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


Tickets: £10 adv. M.O.T.D.

Headfirst Bristol & Bristol Ticket Shop

Exchange Bristol
Burning Lantern Fayre

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

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

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

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

Musical Line-Up

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

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

Around The Site

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

St Fagans National History Museum

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

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


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

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

aCaStLeS + Support

Saturday the 12th of August

The Old England Pub, Bristol


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

take a listen to the beautiful singles Foresteering and PartDepart:

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

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

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

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

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

Old England Pub Bristol
The Flaming Lips

Sun 13 Aug 2017

£32.50 to £42.49 incl. booking fee

Colston Hall – 19:30

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

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

Colston Hall Bristol
1% Of One presents… Nadia Reid


Nadia Reid

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

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

Doors: 7:00pm

£9.00 adv. from

Southbank Club

Dean Lane

Bristol BS3 1DB

Southbank Club Bristol
Electric Wizard

Electric Wizard have announced summer UK shows.

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

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

Bierkeller Bristol
SCHWET feat. Housewives / COIMS

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


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




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

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

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



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

Free entry/donations, please.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brilliant indie pop punk from London on Alcopop Records.

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

Exceptional Melodic Punk from Bristol FFO Iron Chic et al.

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

& Loads more TBA

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

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

Tickets available from

Buffalo Bar Cardiff
Fuelled By Jealous Lovers presents… Tigers Jaw / Culture Abuse

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers Presents

Tigers Jaw

Culture Abuse

£14 / 7:30PM / 14+

Tickets on sale Friday 26th May

The Globe Cardiff
Suffocation / Power Trip / Embodiment


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

Online tickets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers Presents

Augst 29th – Clwb Ifor Bach

tricot (Japan)

False Hope For The Savage

& Support

£10 / 7:30PM / 14+

Tickets on sale now:

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Clwb Ifor Bach presents… Horace Andy

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

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

Tramshed Cardiff
Cock Sparrer / Barstool Preachers / Foreign Legion

The MJR Group Presents…


Friday 1st September 2017

The Globe Cardiff
Crosstown presents… The Districts

Thursday 7/09/17


The Districts

7:00pm | £12.50 | 18+

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

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

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

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
SLONK / Human Bones / Springbreak


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

Support from:

Human Bones

Fuzzy fun two-piece.


Buckfast and sadness from outerspace.




The best new music – on the ascent

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


The Crofters Rights

117-119 Stokes Croft

Bristol BS1 3RW

Doors 7.00pm

Ages 18+

Advance tickets available from Alt Tickets.

Crofter's Rights Bristol
H. Hawkline

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

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Chastity Belt

Chastity Belt

FFO Speedy Ortiz, Palehound, Dilly Dally.

Plus support TBA

Doors: 19.30

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

Exchange Bristol
Fueled By Jealous Lovers presents… Charly Bliss

Charly Bliss

Plus Support

Clwb Ifor Bach

£7.50 advance

Tickets on sale 16th June at 10am

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

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

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

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

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

Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Erased Tapes Is Ten feat. Douglas Dare / Kiasmos / Lubomyr Melnyk / Rival Consoles

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

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

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

· book tickets for Bristol’s Colston Hall

Colston Hall Bristol
Erased Tapes Is Ten feat. Allred & Broderick / Daniel Brandt / Masayoshi Fujita / Penguin Cafe

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

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

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

· book tickets for Bristol’s Colston Hall

Colston Hall Bristol
Bristol Psych Fest & Stolen Body Records presents… Wooden Indian Burial Ground

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Old England Pub Bristol
Bristol Psych Fest presents… L.A. Witch

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

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

Support TBC

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

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

Crofter's Rights Bristol
1% Of One presents… lazy Day


Lazy Day

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

Tickets £5.00 advance from

The Crofters Rights

117 – 119 Stokes Croft

Bristol BS1 3PY

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Snuff Lane presents… monkey3

Snuff Lane loudly presents:

monkey3 // Special Guests to be announced

Exchange, Bristol

Saturday 23rd September

Tickets: £9.50 Adv. // £12.50 OTD

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

Special Guests to be announced soon.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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


More bands to be announced soon

Exchange Bristol
Swn presents… Aquilo

Monday 25/09/17

Swn presents


7:30pm | £10 | 14+

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

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Gary Numan

Gary Numan comes to Tramshed!

Doors: 19.30

14+ (Accompanied by an Adult)

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

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

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

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

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

Support will come from bass clarinet voyager Chris Cundy

Cube Cinema Bristol
The Icicle Works (2 sets)

Saturday 7/10/17

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The Icicle Works

The Icicle Works will perform 2 sets.

7:00pm | £17.50 | 18+

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Windhand / Satan’s Satyrs

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

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

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

Satan’s Satyrs

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

Also available from:

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Friday 13/10/17

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7:00pm | £10 | 14+

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

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

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Zervas and Pepper

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

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

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

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Forest Swords

Mon 16 Oct 2017

£13.44 incl. booking fee

The Lantern – 20:00

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

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

This is a standing show.

Age 16+

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

Dictionary Pudding proudly present the return of ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE!

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

Always an unmissable evening – snap up your tickets here:

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

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Simple Things Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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Swn presents… Slowcoaches

Swn Presents


plus support

Friday 27th Oct 2017

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

7.30pm | £7 adv | 18+

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Dictionary Pudding presents… Sun Ra Arkestra

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

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

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

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


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Presented by Dictionary Pudding Promotions


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Godspeed You! Black Emperor / Bardo Pond

Support from Bardo Pond!

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

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

Doors: 19.00


Motion Bristol
Morbid Angel


Bristol Bierkeller

Thurs 16th Nov

Tickets £18adv

14+ show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fuelled By Jealous Lovers & CRH Music present… Chuck Prophet

Fuelled By Jealous Lovers & CRH Music Present

Chuck Prophet

& Support

£18.50 / 7:30pm / 14+

Ticktets on sale now:

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Cacophonous Sarcophagus & Colston Hall present… The Thing / Konstrukt / Calcine Quartet

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


The Thing


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

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

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




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

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

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


Calcine Quartet


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

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


Tickets: £14/£16 +

Exchange, Old Market

Thurs 23 Nov – 18+

Exchange Bristol
And So I Watch You From Afar

And So I Watch You From Afar



£15.00 adv

Additional Info

Ages 14+

Sun 26 Nov 2017

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

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

Thekla Bristol
Marilyn Manson

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

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Newport Centre Newport

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