1. SJM

    Findlay
    The Kenneths

    Downstairs Hosted By: Jack Mazes

    FINDLAY
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  2. PUNKTASTIC HOLIDAY PARTY

    Apologies I Have None
    Petrol Girls
    Giles Bidder
    Faux
    Punktastic DJs

    Downstairs Hosted By: Glitterball

    Having performed some knock-out sets at festivals this summer, including but not limited to Groezrock, Camden Rocks and Hevy Fest, London’s Apologies, I Have None will take to the stage at the intimate Old Blue Last in Shoreditch. Their first hometown appearance in some time sees them riding on the wave created by this year’s stunning ‘Black Everything’ EP. The band won’t be playing venues this size come the follow up full-length to 2012’s album of the year, ‘London’.

    Apologies, I Have None will be joined by activist punks Petrol Girls, whose ferocious and energetic social commentary driven live shows are a whirlwind to behold. Great Cynics vocalist Giles Bidder joins the bill with a promise of his off-kilter material intertwined with some festive renditions, with the line-up completed by surf infused Southampton alt-rockers, Faux. All of it free of charge.

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  3. ANTIDOTES

    Kagoule
    YAK
    Gang
    FEHM
    CLEAN DJs
    DJ Red Deer
    Antidotes DJs

    Downstairs Hosted By: Baby Love

    KAGOULE
    “Kagoule are a three piece from Nottingham. The music is world weary and seriously cool. Cai’s guitar and bass sound goes from huge slabs of noise over everything to delicate gentleness and washes of sound. Lucy’s bass is a fuzzed out master of keeping the sound grounded by grooving along underneath the guitar, it moves the music on and give a frantic edge. Lawrence keeps the whole thing together with a cool, masterful drum sound.” – Louder Than War
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    YAK
    “Oli Burslem from London-based trio Yak might just be the best interviewee in new music right now. Aside from packing out the few shows they’ve done in the capital over the past few months and being the subject of various rumours flying around the net (namely that one of Yak moonlighted in Peace, and that Oli used to be in an amazing psych band who stuck one song online and then promptly disappeared from the face of the earth), there’s been next to no concrete information about the buzz-worthy band.” – NME
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    GANG
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    FEHM
    Leeds four piece FEHM are fronted by a pacing madman and are the best thing I’ve seen in so long. Sickly sharp lyrics sting like a slap and are paired with 1950s sic-fi style synth, a soothing compliment to the pounding baselines that string together this kaleidoscopic masterpiece. ‘Macrocosm’ is a menacing three minutes of prickly post punk, an un-ignorable offering to the ever flourishing local music scene and one of many more to come I’m sure. Towards the end of their set a girl faints, the reason is unknown, but for the sake of keeping things interesting we’ll say it is because the band were just that good.
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    CLEAN DJs
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    ANTIDOTES
    Playing… Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Tambourines, Splashh, Wolf Alice, Fat White Family, Telegram, Pond, Iggy & The Stooges, Warpaint, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Peace, Blondie, Swim Deep, Superfood, The Cure, The Orwells, The Smiths, Blur and more
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  4. THE OLD BLUE LAST

    Tomorrow Honey
    Bare Pale
    Voodoo Prayer

    TOMORROW HONEY
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    BARE PALE
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    VOODOO PRAYER
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  5. WE ARE CLOSED

    Merry Christmas

    • Wednesday
      24 December
    • Entry: closed
    • Doors: closed

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    We are closed for the Christmas holidays. But don’t worry we will be back on the 27th getting ready for the Vice NYE House Party.

    Tickets available here.

    Have a Merry Christmas.

    Love From
    The Old Blue Last Team

  6. WE ARE CLOSED

    Merry Christmas

    • Thursday
      25 December
    • Entry: Closed
    • Doors: Closed

    • More Details

    We are closed for the Christmas holidays. But don’t worry we will be back on the 27th getting ready for the Vice NYE House Party.

    Tickets available here.

    Have a Merry Christmas.

    Love From
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  7. WE ARE CLOSED

    Merry Christmas

    • Friday
      26 December
    • Entry: Closed
    • Doors: Closed

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    We are closed for the Christmas holidays. But don’t worry we will be back on the 27th getting ready for the Vice NYE House Party.

    Tickets available here.

    Have a Merry Christmas.

    Love From
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  8. OCTOPUSES PRESENT

    Octopuses
    Eat The Evidence
    Shotgun Otto

    Downstairs Hosted By: Annie Oh

    OCTOPUSES
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  9. VICE NYE HOUSE PARTY

    TBA

  10. RACKET 808: Post New Year’s Party

    Danny & Katie (Racket 808 residents)
    Marcus Harris (White Heat/ Snap Crackle & Pop)
    Nick & Patrick (Swizzle Knicks)
    Andrew Lewis (No Fiction)
    Plus Special Guest

    RACKET 808
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    SNAP CRACKLE & POP
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    NO FICTION
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  11. DIY PRESENTS: HELLO 2015

    The Magic Gang
    Corey Bowen
    Felt Tip
    Realm

    Hello 2015
    Every January, London’s The Old Blue Last opens its doors to chilly post-Christmas punters, spent on seasonal feasts but hungry for more new music.
    DIY’s ‘Hello’ showcases have previously witnessed Superfood’s debut London show, one of Wolf Alice’s first ever gigs, and early sights of JAWS and Honeyblood.

    The Magic Gang
    Brighton’s The Magic Gang have spiralled in the past twelve months. Following on from the ‘She Won’t Ghost’/‘Shallow’ single, various projects have stranded off from the band’s seaside house-turned-studio onwards. 2015 is the year where everything links together for these DIY favourites, regardless of the countless acts they’re putting their name to.
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    Corey Bowen
    Corey Bowen is a Middlesbrough-based bedroom artist who recently picked up a likely but unexpected fan in Christopher Owens. His disjointed but ultra-inventive, hazy output met its match on a recent run of UK shows support Owens this month. File next to Mac DeMarco in being a creative on the loose, capable of turning in any direction.
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    FELT TIP
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  12. THE OLD BLUE LAST

    ElleKaye
    Kanzi
    Tubries

    ELLEKAYE
    Ellekaye are an alternative quartet from Brighton. Their mood-laden vocals and frenetic guitars hit like an audible punch to the chest.

    The four members: Messrs Kane, Hazel, Bullinger and Gibbs all met whilst studying at Sussex University; a mutual love of heartfelt angst driven alternative music bound the four students together and Ellekaye was formed, the result was raw emotion and heavy energy
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    KANZI
    Brighton’s Kanzi introduce their spacious and emotive self-titled
    debut EP. Following a trickle of warmly received demo teasers throughout 2014, eventually winning the affection of Paris’ Animal Records, the “Kanzi” EP is the result of a year’s careful work and rework from the four-piece. The four tracks combine warm synthesizers and organic drum sounds and samples with heartfelt vocal melodies blending a spectrum of musical influences from Radiohead to Burial. The resulting recordings, shaped in Kanzi’s home studio, use spaces, warm textures and subtle rhythmic inflections to carry the fragile falsetto.
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    TUBRIES
    Since forming in 2008, Tubries have gradually developed their sound from each member’s vastly different musical preferences. An impressive back catalogue of songs shows a varied musical style with a great deal of consideration given to each individual instrument’s role, allowing harmonic consonance and rhythmical cohesion. With considerable creative freedom for each member of the band, one can never be completely sure about which styles their next composition will borrow from. But it is exactly this freedom that makes Tubries an exciting, refreshing group and one to be followed closely as they march towards an undoubtedly bright future…
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  13. DEER BRAINS

    Claw Marks
    Witching Waves
    Van Stonholdt
    Plus Special Guests

    CLAW MARKS
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    VAN STONHOLDT
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  14. DISORDER

    Flags
    Special Guest TBA
    The Art Of Amputation
    Zulu Pearls
    Disorder DJs

    FLAGS
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    ZULU PEARLS
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  15. DIY PRESENTS: HELLO 2015

    Bloody Knees
    Prom
    Our Girl
    Crows

    Hello 2015
    Every January, London’s The Old Blue Last opens its doors to chilly post-Christmas punters, spent on seasonal feasts but hungry for more new music.
    DIY’s ‘Hello’ showcases have previously witnessed Superfood’s debut London show, one of Wolf Alice’s first ever gigs, and early sights of JAWS and Honeyblood.
    We’re excited to announce the initial bill for ‘Hello 2015’, headed up by Irish terrors Girl Band.

    Bloody Knees
    Hot on the heels of dates with Public Access TV and Circa Waves, Bloody Knees’ attention is firmly set on a 2015 to remember. A debut album is tabled for late in the year, swiftly moving on from the riotous thrills of this year’s ‘Stitches’ EP.
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    Prom
    Sleazy, grunge-inspired rock with a fully-charged lack of restraint, PROM are one track to the good, but already the fizzing four-piece have shown enough promise to set an entire venue to waste. Led by Ed Kirwan and Angela Won-Yin Mak, the group bring a noir-ish charm, Savages comparisons to match.
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  16. KANADA

    The Wombats
    Plus Special Guests

    THE WOMBATS
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  17. DIY PRESENTS: HELLO 2015

    Oscar
    Chloe Black
    Fossa
    Black Honey

    Hello 2015
    Every January, London’s The Old Blue Last opens its doors to chilly post-Christmas punters, spent on seasonal feasts but hungry for more new music.
    DIY’s ‘Hello’ showcases have previously witnessed Superfood’s debut London show, one of Wolf Alice’s first ever gigs, and early sights of JAWS and Honeyblood.
    We’re excited to announce the initial bill for ‘Hello 2015’, headed up by Irish terrors Girl Band.

    Oscar
    Oscar’s sweet baritone pop keeps getting better. He’s been plugging out bedroom-based kicks for the past couple of years, but now attention’s finally swarming his way thanks to melodically sharp, blissfully earnest cuts like ‘Sometimes’. Oscar Sheller’s a perfectly-trained vocalist, so the story goes, but he prefers to go down the smart, off-kilter route.
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    Chloe Black
    Extracted from the Hollywood hills and a hundred red carpets torn up, Chloe Black’s honest-to-the-bone pop takes some topping. Debut single ’27 Club’ is a chiming, hard-as-nails introduction.
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    FOSSA
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  18. KANADA

    STUFF.
    Plus Special Guests

    STUFF.
    A 5 piece live band that brings a crossgenre groove, spanning from broken hiphop to more electronic and jazz influenced future funk.
    They will release their debut album spring 2015.

    “STUFF. is what you would get when Hudmo and FlyLo would give Alt J their MDMA before going on stage, telling them to sound like instrumental Beastie Boy’s Check Your Head, with Nicolas Jaar at the mixing console.” (Fan quote)

    As one of the first European live band they were invited for a Boiler Room session which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuYBdg-wda4
    On STUFF.’s bandcamp their latest EP (name your own price) can be heard and downloaded including the jam D.O.G.G.: http://stuffmusic.bandcamp.com/.
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  19. PINK MIST

    Hierophant
    Bastions
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    HIEROPHANT
    Italy’s Hierophant have been making waves since their formation back in 2010, releasing ‘Great Mother : Holy Monster’ on acclaimed indie label Bridge Nine in 2013 and subsequently touring with the likes of Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Tombs, Pelican and Cancer Bats.
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    BASTIONS
    Following on from 2011′s monumental album ‘Hospital Corners’, even a casual fan should credit Bastions for the path they have taken over the last 18 months. Having completed the ‘Bedfellows’ concept – the two thematically linked EPs rich in scope and sonic ambition – Bastions are now left at a tantalising, fascinating crossroads. Having continued to eschew genre confines at every turn, there is no way to sum them up, other than to call them simply one of the most consistently exciting heavy bands we have.
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  20. DIY PRESENT: HELLO 2015

    Girl Band
    Demob Happy
    Ex’s
    Bruising

    GIRL BAND
    Last time Girl Band played the OBL, 2014 witnessed one of its most unforgettable gigs. But that’s how things work for this Irish group. Every show lives long in the memory, a chugged, chaotic but perfectly controller charge that’s up to its knees in calculation. Every fit of energy comes from perfect planning, leading to one of the most brilliantly-detailed and smartly executed shows around. We’re delighted to bring them back for Hello 2015.
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    DEMOB HAPPY
    Demob Happy’s run of form has been a wonder to witness. Recent single ‘Succubus’ sees them forging their own distinct, deadly path, after a run of early songs picked up comparisons to Royal Blood, Queens of the Stone Age and anyone else capable of blending harsh thuds with an eye for a massive tune. 2015 belongs to Demob Happy.
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  21. PINK MIST

    Save Your Breath
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    SAVE YOUR BREATH
    Welsh pop-punks, Save Your Breath, have today announced their plans to disband following a final UK headline tour in January 2015.
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  22. KARMA COMA

    Demons Of Ruby Mae
    Island
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    V E N N
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  23. RACKET 808

    C.A.R
    Sinah
    Plus Special Guests
    Racket 808 DJs

    • Saturday
      7 February
    • Entry: FREE
    • Doors: 8pm-2am

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    SINAH
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  24. TEEN CREEPS

    The Drink
    Plus Special Guests

    THE DRINK
    “One of the best debuts of the year” – NME

    “A fascinating first shot, packed with potential” – UNCUT

    “Gloriously weird indie folk pop” – The Line Of Best Fit

    “Up there with the best indie-pop songs of 2014″ – Drowned In Sound
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  25. WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO P-ROCK?

    Koji & Bob Nanna (Co- Headlining)
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    P-Rock DJs

    We are so excited to welcome back the amazing Koji to What Ever Happened to P-rock? Club. Last time he supported A Loss For Words, this time he’ll be doing a co-headline show with Bob Nanna.

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  26. DISORDER

    Nite Fields
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    Disorder DJs

    NITE FIELDS
    Home is a difficult place to pinpoint for Nite Fields. While their coming together took place in Melbourne, all four members originally hail from Brisbane. A humid and notoriously conservative city, Nite Fields is currently split between that city and Sydney.

    The results are rich with characterful sounds. Deftly crafted and sonically diverse, within the nine tracks you’ll find noisy percussion, jangly guitars, potent bass and hypnotic synthesisers, all polished with Lee-Yang’s signature electronic sheen.

    Poetic and personal, you need only to listen to the record’s lyrics and atmosphere to understand where the title ‘Depersonalisation’ comes from. Recurring themes include disassociation of reality and dissipation of love, with Venzin’s understated and at times unsettling vocal delivery almost as hard to forget as the album’s unique mood.
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  27. PINK MIST

    Krill
    Plus Special Guests

    Krill
    “Krill’s songs will reach anyone living in a state of hopelessness and make them feel like conquering the world. Here’s hoping these guys do” – Stereogum
    “Furman yanks on every line’s final word with a manic drawl that suggests a man sprinting between walls to bash his head against them” – Pitchfork
    “Stuffed with the kind of yelpy, jangly, nasal rawk anthems that keep college radio stations permanently turnt” – Noisey
    “Krill’s rankled jangle recalls Modest Mouse or Built to Spill, but with Doug Martsch being treated for rabies: excitable and spastic, but with half a mind still able to focus” – Consequence Of Sound
    Krill are Jonah Furman (bass, vocals), Aaron Ratoff (guitar), Ian Becker (drums). They’re from from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
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  28. PINK MIST

    Modern Life Is War
    Plus Special Guests

    • Thursday
      9 April
    • Entry: SOLD OUT
    • Doors: 8pm-12am

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    MODERN LIFE IS WAR
    Modern Life Is War, have today announced an extra London show after The Underworld sold out immediately. The band will play an intimate show on 9th April at London’s Old Blue Last. Tickets go on sale Friday 7th November.

    Not only one of the most beloved bands in the punk rock/hardcore world, but one of the most important of the last decade, are set to return to the UK and Europe for a string of dates since they announced they had reformed in April 2013.

    “It’s been too long since we’ve been to the UK and Europe” says singer Jeff Eaton. “A big thank you to all of you who have continually supported this band and awaited our return. April can’t come soon enough!”

    The band released three highly influential albums before announcing a temporary hiatus in 2007. “Fever Hunting” is Modern Life is War’s triumphant 2013 return to form with the original lineup of Chris Honeck, Matt Hoffman, Jeffrey Eaton, Tyler Oleson and John Eich in place. A true story of their collective coming of age, “Fever Hunting” plays and reads as an open diary of their last five years. Exposing every frayed nerve and internal struggle that it’s creators carried deep within their hearts. Impassioned, embattled, and forever resilient to the world outside.
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  29. SJM Concerts

    Dessa
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    DESSA
    From this moment on Dessa — oft­­described as “Mos Def plus Dorothy Parker” for the wit and flow shown off on previous solo albums A Badly Broken Code and Castor, The Twin — proves she has truly coalesced as an artist, transcending the restrictions of genre to reveal an astonishing multi-platform voice.
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  30. SJM CONCERTS

    Dessa Plus special Guests

    DESSA
    From its first track, Dessa’s new full­length Parts of Speech (6.25.13, Doomtree Records) announces itself as something different. The Doomtree veteran and inveterate wordsmith — having proved her mettle in the fields of creative non­fiction, spoken­word and hip­hop — jettisons all genre expectations on “The Man I Knew” and croons a heartbreaking lament to a disintegrating relationship at an explosively­building clip.

    From this moment on Dessa — oft­­described as “Mos Def plus Dorothy Parker” for the wit and flow shown off on previous solo albums A Badly Broken Code and Castor, The Twin — proves she has truly coalesced as an artist, transcending the restrictions of genre to reveal an astonishing multi- platform voice.
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