1. AMY STUDT AND THE SLEEPWALKERS

    Toy vs Telegram

    Amy Studt And The Sleepwalkers are set to play a special London headline show at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch on Monday the 28th of July 2014.

    Effortlessly combining the dramaticfeel of Bowie era ‘Aladdin Sane’ and the vocal innovations of the Shangri-Las and Mazzy Star, Studt and her eight-piece band will be joined by TOY and Telegram who will be DJing throughout the night.

    Singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Amy Studt has spent the last year in her own Sleepwalker Studios with Hatcham Social’s Toby Kidd working on her forthcoming new album,

    She recently performed an exclusive version of ‘Sleepwalker’ for a short film made for the Isle Of Wight Festival website to coincide with her appearance there in June.
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  2. THE OLD BLUE LAST

    Loaded
    Dead Coast
    Tess Parks
    Blackadder DJs

    LOADED
    Loaded are a four piece psychedelic band from London that comprise of a glimmering, rhythm-based, haze of sound.
    Having previously been involved in various other bands, the quartet have taken a different approach this time around. Raissa (drums), Louis (bass) and Henry (guitar & vocals) played keys in their previous bands while Jack (lead guitar) played drums in his past projects. Louis, Henry and Jack are brothers.
    “The two demo tracks the band have put online so far feature lustrous resonant susurrations of jarring guitar, whilst crooning luminously – all sprinkled with ’60s magic dust. ‘Little Girl’ and ‘Wash Over Me’ glimmer with lucid light from another era, thoughtfully and lightly reworked into gorgeous, lucent sound connecting past to present.” (Frock & Roll)
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    Dead Coast
    “Unearthing the delights of surf rock and rolling it up in a laid-back, blues- ridden psych beat, Dead Coast are something of a British counterpart to smooth San Fran rockers Allah-Las. Their EP ‘Seven Deadly Children’ is a four- track nostalgia trip, and they’ve been building on its success since the summer.” – NME
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    Tess Parks
    Tess Parks was born and raised in Toronto but moved to London at seventeen to pursue music and to study photography. She has played solo for the past four years.
    Having moved back to Toronto in 2012, she put together her amazing psychedelic backing band of “sexy and talented musicians”, The Good People.
    Tess recorded her album of scuzzy, downbeat psychedelia (think Mazzy Star crossed with The Brian Jonestown Massacre) across the summer. It’s been pre-empted by the release of her debut single proper ‘Somedays’.
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  3. FOOLS PARADISE 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY

    WZR
    Shapes (Playing Idlewild)
    Drop It like It’s Pop DJs

    Fools Paradise are turning 3! So, in our usual style we’re releasing a free compilation to celebrate, featuring some of our favourite bands who have played for us over the last year. As well as this we are having a party! We will be joined by WZR, a Weezer covers band who will be playing the Blue album in full! Alongside the Drop It Like It’s Pop DJS this is guaranteed to be a really great party!! There’ll definitely be cake, and probably some balloons + more TBA

  4. VICE ISSUE LAUNCH

    Superfood
    Night Engine
    DIY DJs
    Noisey DJs

    Downstairs Hosted By: Jack Mazes

    Superfood are one of the finest examples yet that British guitar music is moving beyond the mere glimpses of a resurgence for 2014. Hailing from the Midlands, the young quartet take an artfully crafted, classic college-rock blueprint and present it with sharp, blistering force.
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  5. TEEN CREEPS PRESENTS: NO BRAINER

    Brown Brogues
    Those Foreign Kids
    Hunck
    Teen Creeps DJs
    No Brainer DJs

    Downstairs Hosted By: Mr Mafro

    Brown Brogues
    “Little more than primal percussion, deranged guitar riffs and screaming vocals, the duo – Mark Vernon and Ben Mather to their mums – have taken their raucous noise across the nation.” – Clash

    “Their woozy feedback driven, off kilter, garage rock is like a clanking adrenalised version of the early Cramps and the very early Pussy Galore” – Louder than War
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  6. DISORDER

    Felt Tip
    Hush!
    The Starkins
    Disorder DJs

    Downstairs Hosted By: Subject

    Felt Tip
    Felt Tip are three boys and one girl from East London who play guitar-(sp)angled music. Their new EP ‘Simple Things’ is released via Fierce Panda on 9th June. The EP follows six months of quietly ferocious action which has seen Felt Tip play with the likes of Hatcham Social, The Crookes, Desperate Journalist and Broken Records in virtually every cool venue across town as well as throwing their own EP Launch Party at White Heat. Tidy of thread and proud of tune, their spiky, intelligent British pop has hauled forth comparisons with Franz Ferdinand, Pulp, Orange Juice and XTC.
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    HUSH!
    H U S H ! are a British indie dream pop trio from Bridport, Dorset formed in 2011. The band’s sound is Indie Pop not far from the likes of New Order, The Durutti Column, Human League, The Cocteau Twins, Echo and the Bunnymen, Twin Shadow & Beach House offering a grand & atmospheric ShoeGaze texture to a pumping rhythm section of analog drum machines and synthesisers. H U S H ! have an undeniable 80′s influence running through the root of their material but incorporate an ethereal, contemporary and melancholic approach to their song writing which unravels into this majestic compilation of rhythm and melody. Not to be mistaken for self indulgence, H U S H ! have a very deep pop mentality and simmering brightness, coloured by vocalist Arran Taylor’s dark and brooding lyrics.
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    The Starkins
    The Starkins are a teenage four piece from Sheffield with infectious foot tapping tunes and a spirited and refreshingly spikey pop guitar sound.
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  7. PINK MIST

    Kids Insane
    Black Shapes
    Let’s Talk Daggers

    KIDS INSANE
    Tel Aviv’s KIDS INSANE are a very angry band. Drawing on events from not so ordinary everyday life in Israel, their songs deliver a state of the nation address, a warning, from a generation of kids that see no future. They recently completed a month long European tour, culminating in a storming set at Belgium’s Groezrock Festival, and have just released six-track EP ‘Frustrated’ – a bitter snapshot of a life spent watching missiles fly over their home whilst a generation of child soldiers are sent away to protect the interests of a wealthy, powerful political elite.
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    LET’S TALK DAGGERS
    “More ideas in that time than some bands manage in an entire career. The three piece are a wildly exciting blur of blastbeats, odd time signatures and caustic screeching. If you can imagine The Locust covering At The Drive In then you are in the right ball park. It’s a mouth-foaming set of insane and original noisiness and, like the very best bands, LTD would stand out on pretty much any bill like a sore thumb.”
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  8. KANADA

    United Ghosts
    Jolta

    United Ghosts
    Following the critical success of their self titled debut album last year which brought support from Steve Lamacq (6 Music), John Kennedy (XFM), Simon Raymonde (Amazing Radio, Bella Union)and Frank Skinner (Absolute Radio), LA based United Ghosts are back… back to the future.

    The band have jettisoned the traditional guitar-band set up and stripped back to just the two founding members Sha Sabi and Axel Ray Steuerwald who have fully embraced the world of synths and studio based writing on this new five track EP.

    There is still the underlying, dizzying collection of influences on show from their debut including shoegaze, psychedelia and krautrock but with it you get a new side to United Ghosts, an underlying light-grid of beats, synths and vintage drum machines.

    This is particularly evident on lead track ‘Out of Love’ built around a swirling, pulsing synth loop, which makes you want to sprint to the nearest dance floor. Add the effortlessly cool boy/girl vocal melody and you are left falling in love rather than out of it.

    ‘Mind Flies Blind’’s heavy-warm synth bass kicks you where it hurts before the spiralling, baggy guitar lines and vocals in the chorus leave you yearning for a festival field to loose yourself in.

    ‘All My Sisters’ is a glittering rainbow of synth-shimmer and motorik drum/guitar patterns transmitting a surge of positive energy which can’t help but put a smile on your face.‘Shine And Let Shine’ then turns a new corner on the record as it eases on the breaks to produce a more tribal and mantra-like United Ghosts.
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    Jolta
    Formed merely months ago, Jolta draw on 60s and 70s alternative rock influences to weave prominent hooks and stompy rhythms with golden riffs.
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  9. KARMA COMA

    Charles Howl
    Tangerines
    Abjects
    Max Maguire
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    Charles Howl
    With roots in garage punk and a strong, sometimes naive, sense of self, British artist Charles Howl pulls together an ever-changing live line-up to create his own brand of cosmic punk.
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    Tangerines
    Hottly tipped last week by NME, London four piece, Tangerines hit the Old Blue Last for their KarmaComa debut.
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    Abjects
    The London all girl garage psych trio have been raising eyebrows in the capital and Brighton just recently. With an ep release under their belts via Haus Of Pins.
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    Max Maguire
    London Singer Songwriter Max opens August bill so make sure you get down early.
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  10. THE OLD BLUE LAST

    Solemn Sun
    Champion
    Andy Oliveri

    SOLEMN SUN
    Feeling a little lost and unsure of the path you’re walking is one thing, having the vision and strength to do something about it, is another entirely.

    Earlier this year, folk-punks Jim Lockey and The Solemn Sun found themselves at that very junction, having released two full length albums under the moniker, the band opted to lay their previous works to rest and regroup to make plans for the next step.

    “We’d reached the juncture where most would wander the beaten path and churn out a carbon copy of the last effort,” says Jim. “Having little time for bands that stagnate and even less for being consumed by the scene we found ourselves in, we decided we would take our band back from what it became. We would re-establish ourselves as people, reinvent the band we are and restart our journey again on our own terms.“

    The result is SOLEMN SUN, an ambitious rock outfit, with only a dissected name from their previous output remaining. Debut single, ‘Josef’, is not only a clear statement of intent from the re-energised and re-focused quartet, but a perfect appetiser of what’s the come.
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    ANDY OLIVERI
    Growing up reading the lyrics and liner notes of dusty old records have left Andy Oliveri nothing but a storyteller. Echoing the spirit of Neil Young and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, he writes simple folk songs with his heart on his sleeve and words from a bared soul. Evident in the stripped back arrangements of tracks such as ‘My Fathers Son’ and ‘What I’m Told’, the fragility in his voice and guitar allow the songs to breathe, with no overblown arrangements to mask the sentiment.
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  11. CLUB. THE. MAMMOTH.

    Death Cats
    Halifrican
    Peluché
    Heavy Petting Zoo
    CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH. DJs

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  12. YESTERDAY’S BRAINS #4

    Octopuses – Single Launch
    These Ghosts
    Gym Music
    Shotgun Otto

    Downstairs Hosted By: Fredric Fernandaz

    Octopuses
    With the imminent release of their ‘Cool Story Bro’ single on the coastal horizon, expect this five-piece 90s inspired, keyboard laden orienteering, Brightonian goliaths to be on top form! Returning to the Old Blue Last after a scintillating performance back in the bleak mid-winter. Bring your sunglasses to reflect the heat, for this unstoppable Octopus is on fire! Their album, ‘Yes Please’ is tentatively scheduled for release in the not too distant.
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    These Ghosts
    Yesterday’s Brains are excited to present an excellent new band on the roster. Discovered this South London trio via New Cross Records, and fresh from their mellifluous set at Latitude festival expecting sound to fill the room, expand every atom in it, and explode high above the London sky, ala new years eve 1999. The trio say of themselves, adroitly, “Apparently we make a lot of noise for three people.”
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    Gym Music
    The brain child of a couple of downright masterminds, Aaron King and Oscar Reynolds, these Brightonian ex-pats (now residing north and south of the Thames, respectively – in order to balance and restore order in each realm) play only their second show together (the first just a few weeks before). Uptempo, glowing, poignant and wondrous, expecting great things from these ghetto superstars! like falling down a mountain, backwards, on holiday, with your girlfriends mother telling you to “turn it down” – turn it up.

    Shotgun Otto
    Proud to welcome back Bella George, after an unbelievably brilliant set at the very first Yesterday’s Brains – Island in the Sun. Female vocals, loop pedal, guitar and heavenly harmony. Will light up the stage.
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  13. QUIET AS A MOUSE EP LAUNCH

    Quiet As a Mouse
    Molly Wagger
    White Heath

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  14. FOOLS PARADISE

    Kutosis
    Mind of a Lion
    Chewing Gum
    1p Album Club DJs

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  15. ANTIDOTES

    The Magic Gang
    Tangerines
    Plus Special Guests

    Downstairs Hosted By: Hannah Marion

    THE MAGIC GANG
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  16. THE OLD BLUE LAST

    Dios Mio
    Hawk
    Baby Gold

    DIOS MIO
    Last summer four friends from London put their weekend hangovers to good use and started jamming in a sweaty Soho basement. The results brought the ecstatic cry of a Spanish language televnovela hunk to their lips, and gave them the name of their band.

    Playing sugary dream-pop with a salty, grunge aftertaste, their early demos received positive reviews from NME and airplay from XFM and Amazing Radio. Debut single, ‘Stories’, premiered on This Is Fake DIY, is their most accomplished track yet. The track has been championed by The 405, The Line Of Best Fit and Gold Flake Paint and was recorded despite the protestations of the producer’s puppy over three days in February.
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    HAWK
    HAWK are an alternative indie band based in London. Julie, Matt, Chris, and Sam hail from various corners of the UK and Ireland. Their sound has been described by Subba Culture as a “fusion of ambience and power”; fronted by a soaring, crackling vocal”.
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  17. KANADA

    Modo Stare
    Our Mother
    Bernholz

    MODO STARE
    Modo Stare is the brainchild of Jon Headley, a songwriter and producer living in the North of England. It all began after a 3 month extended break in his homeland of Wales ­returning from the green hills with an albums worth of material for a new project.

    The result is a beautiful juxtaposition of old and new, electronic and acoustic, synthetic and organic: Mixing 100­year old harmoniums with sparkling synthesizers, out­of­ tune pianos with growling bass synths, and antique cuckoo clocks with distorted drum loops.

    He soon gathered six of his musical friends to help bring the recordings into a live band environment ­ with glockenspiels, saxophones, drum pads and a lot of keyboards ­ and in their first year of playing together they have appeared at Leeds and Reading Festivals.

    Influenced by a variety of bands, from M83 to Arcade Fire, Modo Stare’s sound has been described as “perfectly restrained, and plugs the gap so beautifully between Alt­J and London Grammar”. They are currently preparing an album release, and have an EP ‘We Dream OF Mountains’ available for free on their website ­
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    Our Mother
    Our Mother comprises John, Joe, Liam and Paul and formed in 2012 just off the Holloway Road in London. The band since moved to Manor House, north London, and its members are currently hard at work writing and recording songs. The influences they cite are admirably eclectic, drawing inspiration from Harrison Ford, Sting, Jean-Luc Picard, JavaScript, Kate Bush, H.O.S.H., electronic clap sounds, Usher, and the video game Braid.
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    BERNHOLZ
    Bernholz is musician, sculptor and filmmaker Jez Bernholz, who composes, performs and produces experimental pop using a combination of 4 track, casio synths, digital samplers and
    sequencers. He is co-founder of emerging label Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, alongside Gazelle Twin, Acquaintance, and Great Pagans.
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  18. ALTERNATIVE NATION LIVE

    Colours (EP Launch)
    Stu Rawle
    Plus Special Guests

    Downstairs Hosted By: Jack Mazes

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  19. ALPAGE RECORDS & STARGAZE PRESENT

    Marklion
    You Man
    Galaxians

    Alpage Records
    Alpage Records is an independent label, founded in October 2012 by Vincent Thierion (Marklion, Dat Politics) and Olivier Durteste (DDDXIE, Rocky, Cercueil). Building on a base of respective experience, and motivated by the talent of their peers, they are dedicated to establishing a label with a human core, actively participating in the evolution and development of the career of musicians who share their values.

    Alpage Records currently has a dozen artists on its roster, each one attracted to the collective, human spirit at the heart of the team. Friends or allies, as part of this small enterprise they can celebrate their differences, search for authenticity, and strive for quality.

    For the label, it’s a matter of principle to have the artists involved in the whole process of creation and production, and to give them the freedom to be contribute to the manufacture and distribution of their work.

    Alpage Records’ ambition is to redefine the material production of music; to draw on talent and experience in a truly co-operative framework.
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  20. PINK MIST

    BATS
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    • Wednesday
      27 August
    • Entry: FREE
    • Doors: 8pm-12am

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    BATS
    BATS are a group of mammals comprised of various molecules based mainly on carbon. They began their musical quest in 2006, releasing an EP ‘Cruel Sea Scientist’ in 2007 and their debut LP ‘Red In Tooth & Claw’, produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, in 2009. Sporting their own brand of science inspired post-hardcore and danceable post-punk, they’ve played support to such big-name acts as The Locust, These Arms Are Snakes, Gang Gang Dance, Sebadoh and Chrome Hoof. With the forthcoming release of their sophmore album ‘The Sleep of Reason’ , produced by These Arms Are Snakes’ Chris Common, BATS seek to continue their ongoing quest of promoting science and reason while combating superstition and pseudoscience with blastable riffage and erudite hookage. Watch this space-time.
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  21. HOWL

    Idles
    St Pierre Snake Invasion
    Plus Special Guest
    Howl DJs

    IDLES
    A five piece that post punk, punk and rock and roll with explosive live results. They’re ready with a mass of new material, lead by their first double A side ‘QUEENS / IMAGINED COMMUNITIES’ coming very soon.

    “Band of 2012″ – BBC Introducing in The West

    “Idles have all the vital ingredients that go into being a great rock band” – Crack Magazine
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    ST PIERRE SNAKE INVASION
    5 Piece Band from Bristol combining strut, energy, sarcasm & filth to create a unique blend of Punk/Garage/Alt/Rock.

    With live shows infamous for colourful language, bodily fluids and the ritual humiliation of audience members, BBC Introducing in Bristol have declared their set as “The most spectacularly committed performance I’ve seen in a long time”.
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    THE PLAINVIEWS
    The Plainviews. are new band on the Bristol scene. They swipe, growl and screech their way through a handful of Mclusky-tinted sludge and Shellac indebted post-hardcore tunes” Crack Magazine

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  22. SQUARE GLASS

    Semi Precious (EP Launch)
    Ballerino
    Bunki DJ

    • Wednesday
      3 September
    • Entry: FREE
    • Doors: 8pm-12am

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    SEMI PRECIOUS
    “Gloomy intimacy in the midst of a big experimentation binge” (DIY)

    “Semi Precious’s unique mixture of techniques and stunning vocals creates mesmerizing, unforgettable pop” (Line Of Best Fit)

    Semi Precious is a sample-driven musical act created by the singer-producer Guy Baron. It consists of sketch-like mini-tracks – each made out of two fragmentized samples that have been layered with new vocals/lyrics/melodies. Semi Precious also deals with the translation of this sample-based composition practice to a performance setup and explores the ways and the extent to which it informs “live” playing.

    Semi Precious debut EP – a collection of 6 reflective miniatures, each providing a glimpse into a different shimmering-odd world – will be released and launched on September 3rd at The Old Blue Last.

    The EP will be released on squareglass – a newly founded collective of Southeast London artists, seeking to explore distinctive and unconventional production approaches.

    “A lo-fi piece of magic, casting an eery warped spell… Semi Precious squeezes, squishes and crushes two songs together on each of his tracks at a time, nicely weirding it all up. He adds his vocals on top, making for a trip of a listen, at times very beautiful, emotional, and, well – sad, and asking for a repeat listen time and time again” (Pop Lock)
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  23. PINK MIST

    Superheaven
    Nai Harvest
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    Superheaven
    Jarringly heavy and delicately emotional, Doylestown, Pennsylvania’s Superheaven has spent the past few years honing their brooding, grooving sound across several EPs. In 2008, friends Taylor Madison (vocals/guitar), Joe Kane (bass) and Jake Clarke(vocals/guitar) began writing songs calling on 90s grunge and punk influences all while adding their own dark vibe.

    After the departure of their founding drummer, the band added Zack Robbins in January of 2012 and Superheaven‘s lineup was complete. After releasing two EPs on Pennsylvania record labels,Superheaven joined with Run For Cover Records who released The Difference In Good And Bad Dreams in January 2012. The EP definitively distinguished the band’s grungy, buzzing, desperately sad sound and placed them firmly alongside their post-hardcore contemporaries. With anticipation for their debut LP now at a near fever pitch, the Pennsylvania four-piece is prepared to delivers Jar, which arrives on April 30, 2013 via Run For Cover Records.

    Intensely sad and cut-to-the-bone personal, the Cobain-esque vocals on Jar are delivered with such haunting sincerity, each word feels as if vocalists Taylor Madison and Jake Clarke have trouble bringing themselves to deliver it. Says Madison on the new songs, “I’ve always been a fan of alternative bands like Smashing Pumpkins and Bush because my father was always listening to those bands, and we all grew up hearing those bands on the radio. Later in life, I got really into bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth. I think we all really wanted to write a record that drew heavy influence from those bands that we love, but had our own feel.”

    Engineer/Producer Will Yip‘s (Circa Survive, Title Fight) massive production on Jarknocks you back from the very first tom hit and snarling guitar riff. The stadium drums, rubbery, pulsing bass and walls of buzzsaw guitars are reminiscent of the size and clarity of major label grunge breakthrough records like Nevermind andSiamese Dream. From hard, heavy rock grooves to soft guitar and vocal verses all the way to pop sensible choruses, Superheaven have delivered a towering rock record that feels instantly timeless and blows away any and all expectations.
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    Nai Harvest
    Noodly Emo Punk From Sheffield.
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  24. KANADA

    Tweens
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    Bridget Battle’s last band might have been a high school choir, but the 21-year- old singer for Cincinnati’s Tweens is no goody two shoes. Look no further for proof than their forthcoming Self-Titled LP, the punk-tinged debut from the trash- pop trio—Battle on vocals and guitar, Peyton Copes on bass and Jerri Queen on drums—that showcases a melodic, driven and exceedingly catchy sound that’s anything but well behaved.

    Tweens only formed in 2012, but has already made a name for themselves among fans—including The Breeders, who invited the band to open for them on a recent U.S. tour. The story goes that Kim Deal booked the band for one gig on the recommendation of Jim Blaze, owner of Cincinnati record shop Shake It Records, and was so impressed she brought on band to play select East Coast gigs and a full West Coast tour. Additionally, the band toured with the Black Lips, their partners in a party-centric attitude.

    Despite the established friends, Tweens are very much their own band, bratty and precocious, sincere and genuine. The band’s name conjuresjust the right image: screaming hordes afflicted with Beatlemania, teenyboppers out for a good time, the underage, over-the-top punks in Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains. Think of cheery kids at their most excited, but juxtaposed with lyrics about bad boyfriends and unrelenting independency. Tweens are not a riot grrrl revisionist band, but they are a ferociously honest one.

    The trio has come a long way from their early demos and previously released Live at the Mohawk EP. Tweens, is a collection of new, garage-influenced tracks—produced by Eli Janney—sprinkled with some of the band’s older, doo- wop influenced favorites. The first single, “Be Mean,” is a biting anthem, with Battle crooning, “I want you to be mean to me,” while “Forever” harkens back to a girl-gang sound, this time with driving bass. The band sites Bay Area punks The Donnas, The Trashwomen and the Bobbyteens as influences—and that bubblegum badass vibe is apparent throughout the full-length—but the sound Tweens are creating is truly their own. So rat your hair, slip on your leather jacket and hold on tight because Tweens may be young but they’re certainly not naïve, and with the release of this freshman LP, they’re breaking curfew and nobody’s safe.

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  25. CULT CULTURE

    Totem Skin
    Let It Die
    Charlotte Light and Dark

    • Tuesday
      9 September
    • Entry: FREE
    • Doors: 8pm-12am

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    TOTEM SKIN
    Totem Skin are a sludge-influenced dark hardcore band from the Falun/Borlänge region of Sweden.
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    LET IT DIE
    Let It Die formed in 2010 and feature former members of UK hardcore bands Sworn In, Jealous and You suck. Playing dirty, thrash/grind influenced hardcore. In the vein of Full Of Hell, Nails, All Pigs Must Die, Black Breath.
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    CHARLOTTE LIGHT AND DARK
    Charlotte Light and Dark are a noisy four-piece that combine jagged honesty with spasming violence.
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  26. ROCKFEEDBACK

    Juan Wauters
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    JUAN WAUTERS
    In 2000, Alberto Wauters left Uruguay to live in a basement in Queens. Two years later he called his son, Juan, to join him. Juan Wauters crossed the threshold into manhood when he arrived in New York. Working at a factory, the father and son pooled their money to bring their family to the borough of opportunity. With no friends to speak of, Juan turned to music to take control of the loneliness of his isolation. Juan was inspired by his new neighborhood of Jackson Heights and delighted to find that his library card gave him access to an abundance of new music.

    Live, Juan shares the stage with a revolving cast of international musicians of the highest caliber: vocalist Carmelle Safdie (Israel), multi-instrumentalist Tall Juan Zaballa (Argentina), percussionist Chie Mori (Japan), and flutist Amanda Rodi (Mexico). Matthew Volz heightens this lively and mood-altering experience with his painted banners, personal objects and manually manipulated light show. The ensemble is not to be missed.
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  27. PINK MIST

    Corrupt Moral Alter
    Teething

    • Monday
      15 September
    • Entry: FREE
    • Doors: 8pm - 12am

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    CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR
    Hailing from Liverpool, England, Corrupt Moral Altar is fucking the system since early 2012. Comprising former members of Malevolent Creation and current members of Venomous Concept as well as Tom Dring, the production mind behind Dragged Into Sunlight and UK grind outfit Magpyes, CMA delivers systems overload on every channel. With charged riffs, vocals akin to gargling broken glass, slumped over slabs of bass heavy filth – every snare hit is another crack of the whip and CMA is set to self-destruct. The sold-out debut e.p. ‘Luciferian Deathcult’ surfaced as a limited press produced by Vagrant and released on Baitin’ the Trap Records in Summer 2012 to a receptive welcome. It is the clutching hand of desperation and the sickness of alcohol-fuelled regret, saturated with fist-fucking hate, blow after punishing blow.
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    TEETHING
    Hailing from Madrid Teething started out in 2011 and quickly gained populairity in all of Spain touring the country and playing the big festivals alongside bands like Napalm Death, Coke Bust and Brutal Truth. After releasing a couple of (split) 7″ records they are now ready to take on the rest of Europe.
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  28. DISORDER

    Immigrants (Daddy’s EP Launch)
    Plus Special Guest
    Disorder DJs

    IMMIGRANTS
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  29. PINK MIST

    Hexis
    RAINMAKER
    Let It Die
    Employed To Serve
    Oblivionized

    Hexis
    Hexis is a band from Copenhagen, Denmark, playing a mix of Hardcore and doomy black metal. The band has existed since 2010, but has already played 200 shows in Cuba, Island, Russia, the UK and all-over Europe. Following their recent release of a full-length album, the band will be touring heavily all over the world in 2014.
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    RAINMAKER
    Swedish Screamo band with French, Chilean and Stehagean blood from a shithole town called Eslöv, dealing with life writing music and getting away from home for short periods of time.
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    Let it Die
    Loud. fast. Riffs.
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  30. COMMUNION

    Lowlakes
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    Lowlakes
    Intimate, haunting, and swirling with atmospherics, Lowlakes’ music has a sense of the cinematic. Their marriage of shoegaze, alternative and dream-pop is dark with imagery of midnight, wintry landscapes- punctuated by bone-chilling waves of frontman Tom Snowdon’s voice.

    Originally hailing from Alice Springs in the central Australian desert, childhood friends Snowdon, Bill Guerin and Jack Talbot formed Lowlakes with Brent Monaghan in 2011 after relocating to Melbourne.

    Lowlakes made waves with the release of their 2012 eponymous EP, performing at the prestigious CMJ Music Festival in New York in October 2012, and tours of Europe in May and October 2013.

    Lowlakes’ debut album was released in February 2014. They are currently touring in support of it.
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  31. PUNKTASTIC

    Masked Intruder
    Throwing Stuff
    Sam Russo

    Masked Intruder
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  32. PINK MIST

    Moose Blood (Album Launch)
    Milk Teeth
    Headroom

    • Monday
      6 October
    • Entry: FREE
    • Doors: 8pm - 12am

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    Moose Blood
    From late Summer 2012, Moose Blood have been four dudes writing songs about relationships, friends, family and coffee drinking. A distinctly British twist on a sound that harks back to the glory days of Deep Elm Records and mid 90′s emo.

    Having already played a bunch of shows with the likes of Hawthorne Heights, Broadway Calls and Gnarwolves, and a UK/European release through FITA records and Day By Day records, things are definitely moving quickly.

    Join them on the 6th October to celebrate the release of their new album.
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    Tall Ships
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    TALL SHIPS
    Tall Ships are an experimental band from Brighton, UK, originally from Falmouth, Cornwall. The band have released two EPs and their debut album Everything Touching was released through Big Scary Monster Records in October 2012.
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  34. KO MUSIC

    The Thirst
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    The Thirst

    Hailing from Brixton, London, brothers Mensah & Kwame Hart, along with childhood friends Mark Lenihan and Marcus Harris, are ‘The Thirst’.

    Deeply influenced by their Afro-Caribbean upbringing, they are especially inspired by Prince and Jimi Hendrix, embodying the fiery tones of those who refuse to be labelled.

    Debut album ‘On The Brink’ received much acclaim and saw the band tour Europe, Chile, Japan & America, and support ‘The Rolling Stones’, ‘The Sex Pistols’ & ‘The Libertines’.

    With a string of explosive live shows across the globe including SXSW Austin Texas, Glastonbury, Hyde Park Calling, Isle of Wight Festival, & the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, ‘The Thirst’ are consistently rated as one of the UK’s most exciting live guitar bands.

    2014 sees the long awaited return of ‘The Thirst’ and the release of the band’s 2nd album…

    ‘The Thirst’ venture to East London on Weds 5th November, for a special headline show at ‘The Old Blue Last’ in Shoreditch (+full supporting line up TBC)

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