1. THE OLD BLUE LAST 
    AKDK
    Hypnotized
    Napolean IIIrd

    Downstairs Hosted by: Jack Mazes

    AKDK
    AK/DK’s maiden LP, entitled SYNTH + DRUMS + NOISE + SPACE, follows a trio of cult releases on Little Miss Echo Recordings, including last year’s ridiculously infectious cassette single Battersea. This new offering represents a slight departure from the more bit-crushed pop-joy of their previous recordings: recorded live and largely improvised, its fizzing layers of arpeggios and raging double drums will appeal to fans of Factory Floor, Dan Deacon, Raymond Scott, Can, Boredoms and Battles. Studio edits were kept to a minimum in favour of a more honest and raw recording, going some way to recreate the raucous spontaneity of their live shows.
    Live, AK/DK are an in-demand, high-energy spectacle. As well as opening for a dizzying range of artists like Dan Deacon, Damo Suzuki, Tricky, Fujiya & Miyagi, Anamanaguchi and Civil Civic, they have played art-oriented events such as the ICA’s Psychedelica Gala, the Cage-inspired “A Nod To John Cage” event at the De La Warr Pavillion, and a Tate/Shunt curated art and music event at Latitude Festival. They were also hand picked to open for The Dandy Warhols on their entire European tour (as seen in the Battersea video), including a London show at the HMV Forum. Facebook

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  2. PLASTIC CUPS PARTY
    Jesse Gold
    OllyWood
    Murder He Wrote
    El-Train
    Beau Blaise
    Hush
    EVM128

    PlasticCups is kicking off the Easter weekend at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch. We party with big drinks and bigger tunes, and both will be flowing liberally this Thursday.

    A 'Funktion One' sound system along with booze, heavy music and the infamous party cups is always a winner. We will bring our usual no-nonsense partying, come and see what you can add to the mix.
    The music is well covered.

    Jackin' // Garage // House // Hip-Hop

    As an Easter treat, we're bringing along some of our friends...

    Jesse Gold, OllyWood, Murder He Wrote, El-Train, Beau Blaise, Hush and EVM128 will be showering the dancefloor with the freshest music from across the spectrum.

    Duane White will be over from Amsterdam as host for the night – maximum levels are guaranteed for this one.


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  3. PUNKTASTIC 
    Save Your Breath
    Roam
    Calls Landing
     


    DOWNSTAIRS HOSTED BY: OFF MODERN

    Save Your Breath
    Save Your Breath are a band from Newport, South Wales, playing honest straight up pop punk. Facbook

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  4. DIY
    Luke Sital-Singh
    The Lion and The Wolf
    Uncle Luc
    DIY & Feliciano DJs


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    Luke Sital-Singh
    After a succession of plaudits for his two independently released EPs as well as a string of triumphant festival performances including The Great Escape, Latitude, Cambridge Folk Festival, Secret Garden Party and Wilderness, Luke Sital-Singh is poised to introduce himself to his widest audience yet with his first release for Parlophone, the ‘Tornados’ EP, out now.
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    The Lion and The Wolf
    The Lion and the Wolf is a solo act formed from the death of a former band. The songs i play are self written, with a pure heart and an honest tongue. I am currently finishing my debut LP which will be available soon.
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    Uncle Luc
    Luc is a real life Uncle so the name is really no gimmick. Known to his family by this name it was a natural choice. The spelling of Luc however is the French one as there was already an artist in the Hip-Hop world by the name Uncle Luke.

    Luc was once in a noisy pop band who over a 10 year period got to do some pretty cool things like play Reading Festival, sessions for Radio 1, countless tours and have their music used in TV and movies. Now he settles for a quieter life as an Uncle.
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  5. ANTIDOTES BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL
    Loom
    Demob Happy
    The Magic Gang
    Kill Moon
    Thee MVPS
    The Eskimo Chain

    LOOM
    "Did you know there are over 3,000 species of louse? Depending on type, the wingless insects either suck or chew on blood, skin and pus to get their fill. Obstinate, gross and direct, you've got to admire them. Loom's blistering new EP is called 'Lice' and it'll suck the blood from your brain and command your total attention. The five tracks include new single 'Lice', versions of 'I Get A Taste', 'Acid King City', 'Salt' and a cover of early 90s noise band The Jesus Lizard's pleasingly disorientating 'Seasick'. It's a furious riot elevated by gorgeous key changes and cadences that soothe its sonic thwack." - NME
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    Demob Happy
    "One of Brightons’ most forward thinking bands, Demob Happy release ‘Sad Disco.’ A fresh, sunkissed take on their distinctive sound that will be a surprise to both new and old fans alike." - Boon
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    The Magic Gang
    "The Brighton newcomers take the drunken guitars of Mac DeMarco and mash them with a bitchy and aggressive howl. ‘Shallow’ thrives on account of its eeriness – the bits where it all goes quiet before they sing about “breaking the sun” and a girl who “looks insane”. It’s as rough, raw and fresh as anything else on this list." - NME
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    Kill Moon
    Fronted by Izzy Bee Phillips, Brighton's Kill Moon are a force to be reckoned with. NME called their tracks 'Jupiter' and 'Shine' are like the heaviest bits of Wolf Alice with added balls and a hint of a psych leaning" after catching the band at last year's Great Escape festival whilst Neu say they're going "for the jugular". Come find out what all the fuss is about.
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    THEE MVPS
    "Fact: There are long stretches of the new Thee MVP's song "Funeral" that sound a ton like Ty Segall's "Oh Mary", though there's certainly more than enough to differentiate the two. That's how these London dudes open their new EP, which should go a long way to indicate the chutzpuh and fury on display here. But perhaps their most impressive trait comes forward when they lock into a lengthier groove while still bashing out a fast-and-loud rock'n'roll song with guitar solos and impressive percussion work." - Pitchfork
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    THE ESKIMO CHAIN
    "Equally able to indulge in elongated blissful psych-and-riff 60s pop tunes, whilst also never afraid of the effect-laden wall of sound, The Eskimo Chain ensnares the audience with their considerable sonic feast. Drawing the crowd first into a false sense of security, guitarist Patrick Smith then opens a Pandora’s Box of noise, unleashing swirling effects which circle through the room and through the mind of all who listen in. Their set is both a bold new statement and contains a familiar sound. It at once drives at you, and then invites you into the melody. The palpable inflections of a Mark E. Smith-inspired sensibility lend their very psychedelic musical structures a punchy avant-garde quality. This creates compositions both pleasingly kaleidoscopic and yet captivatingly cantankerous." - Shindig
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  6. BIRD ON THE WIRE
    Painted Palms
    Plant Plants

    Painted Palms
    Whether living four states away or four blocks away, Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme have always used the internet to collaborate on thier songwriting. After Donohue left their home city of New Orleans for San Francisco, the pair were forced to start sending song ideas back and forth via e-mail, a virtual exchange that quickly spawned their first release Canopy, discovered by of Montreal's Kevin Barnes. The songs that would eventually form their debut full-length Forever came together through completing individual ideas and piecing them together through the computer, showing influences in 60s psych pop and modern electronic production.


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  7. PINK MIST 
    Restorations
    The Smith Street Band
    Astpai

     

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  8. Vice Issue Launch
    Pearls Negras
    Acrobat
    Noisey DJs
    @EDLILO feat. Super Rich Kidz
     

    Downstairs hosted by: Where to Now?

    Pearls Negras
    Pearls Negras is made up of 15- and 16-year-olds Alice Coelho, Jeni Loyola, and Mariana Alves, who met in an after-school theater company called Nós do Morro in the Vidigal favela in Rio where they grew up.
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    Acrobat
    London based four-piece Acrobat make direct and optimistic pop music that is undeniably infectious. Their debut single Invincible delivers strong disco rhythms, lithe bass grooves and powerful harmonies that call to mind New Wave acts such as Duran Duran and The Blockheads. Acrobat’s music is agile and lean, engaging the body, whilst their sharp, assertive lyrics - central to their sound - arrest the mind.
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  9. LONDON ON THE INSIDE PRESENTS
    INSIDE OUT
    Night Flowers
    Young Romance
    Big Sister
    Marcus Harris DJ
    London On The Inside DJs

    Wild Flowers
    The five-piece London-based band formed only a year ago, but are connected by their Humberside origins. They encompass the wistful sound of jangly eighties guitar pop and early nineties shoegaze, completed by the intertwining male/female vocals of siblings Greg and Hester Ullyart – you can almost imagine them soundtracking your favourite John Hughes movie. Since putting debut tracks ‘Single Beds’ and ‘North’ online they have been bubbling on the mouths of tastemaker blogs and their debut EP sets to prove them right.
    Recorded with Adam Jaffrey at Unwound Studios this four track EP sees the band retaining the same nostalgia soaked melodic pop sensibilities they have been noted for, whilst simultaneously evolving their sound and delving into slightly more sombre, dream-like territories. Summer turns to autumn, turns to winter.
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    Young Romance
    They've supported Mystery Jets, Summer Camp and Slow Club in Kingston - now Young Romance play at The Old Blue Last.
    'Pale' is a coming of age for Kingston-based Young Romance. Having played together in bands for many years, it looks like 2014 is set to be the year where Paolo and Claire make their mark. Their musical evolution wraps joyous vocals depicting a sorrowful narrative in a blanket of distorted guitars - Young Romance draw on influences from Mystery Jets, Velvet Underground and The Kills to create an infectious take on alt/indie-pop. Fans of everything from The Vaccines to Summer Camp and The History Of Apple Pie will find something special here.
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  10. SEVENTY TIMES 7
    Hold Your Horse Is (Farewell Show)
    New Desert Blues
    Island Cassettes
    Jen Long (BBC Radio 1)
    Polly Mackey
    Fredric Fernandez (Dead Air Music)

    Downstairs Hosted By:
    Annie Oh

    Hold Your Horse Is
    This band are rapidly approaching the throne of one of the best alternative bands around. - ARTROCKER.

    They exude confidence and power - pounding drums, huge riffs, heavy basslines and rough, British vocals amount to a big presence. - ROCKSOUND.

    Very Brilliant. - FRONT MAGAZINE.

    Take their name from a Hella album title, but sound more like an assault from Shellac and McLusky round the back of a bus stop. - DAZED & CONFUSED.

    They're brash, they're loud, they're bloody amazing. - KERRANG! RADIO.

    A rampant, unrelenting attack of pure audible joy. - THE 405.
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    New Desert Blues
    “Zachary is a wide screen taste of what to expect” – The Fly

    “Raw and ebbed with potential” – There Goes The Fear

    “A chilling mix of indie rock, folk and red-blooded country.” – All Things Go
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    Island Cassettes
    Island Cassettes are an English Indie Band, who take influence from Indie rock, folk & South African Sokous The band is comprised of James Lloyd Smith on Vocals & Guitar, Toby Hinks on Guitar/Bass & Emily Chantler on Drums.
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  11. THE OLD BLUE LAST 
    Little Matador
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    Little Matador
    Their self-titled debut album, set for release by Fiction Records in early 2014, is an aggressive, sassy, incendiary collection dissecting love, loss, rejection, redemption, death and re-birth... all the important stuff.
    Fronted by Snow Patrol guitarist Nathan Connolly, the quintet marry melody and muscle with a healthy respect for noise. Recorded with producer Sam Bell in Metropolis Studios in London in 2013, Little Matador, the quintet’s 11 track debut album is an urgent, impassioned and undeniably thrilling snapshot of a band getting high on volume, fuzz, adrenaline and a shared passion for heart-stopping, breath-robbing rock ‘n’ roll. By turns vengeful, desperate, venomous and exhilarating, it’s both a raw and open-hearted documentation of a traumatic period in Connolly’s personal life and a rousing, empowering call-to-arms for dreamers and schemers endlessly questing for new horizons. From the opening stomp of Stitch Yourself Up to the tear-stained kiss-off of Leaving Anyway via the cathartic snarl of Liar Liar and the hit-me-with-your-best-shot defiance of Gimme All You Got, it’s an eclectic, vital and utterly compelling collection, which manages to sound timeless and modern all at once.
    Ahead of the release of Little Matador, the quintet are taking their music to the people. Having racked up club shows in London and Dublin and performed with Nine Inch Nails at Belfast’s Belsonic Festival in August, the road beckons. And Connolly is excited about what lies ahead. “I never really thought about fronting a band ever,” he admits, “but if you’ve got something to say, which I felt I did on this record, then you want to say it yourself. It’s different being the focal point for the band, but I’m enjoying it. We achieved everything we set out to do with the record, so now it’s about getting out there and having fun with it as much as possible. This record is important to me, now it’s time to show the world exactly why...”

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  12. Fools Paradise 
    Bad Grammar
    Mutes
    Worlds Best Dad
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  13. PINK MIST 
    The Menzingers
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    • Wednesday
      30 April
    • Entry: SOLD OUT
    • Doors: 8pm-12am

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    The Menzingers
    Returning to the site of their first ever London show, The Menzingers have also announced a special one-off date at the Old Blue Last in London on 30th April to celebrate the release of Rented World.
    To record Rented World, the Philadelphia-based band entered Miner Street Studio in Fishtown, Philly for the first time in autumn 2013. Jonathan Low, whose rich Americana influences can be heard on his work with The National, Sharon Van Etten, and Kurt Vile was enlisted to engineer the album. When writing the new material, the band recognized the shifts in their craft, shifts they knew would best be handled by Low. “We wanted to go to somebody who wasn't used to recording punk records, though it wasn't in a pretentious way, like we wanted to become an indie rock band," stated Tom May (guitar / vocals).
    The end result is an album that fearlessly collides the snarl of emo with grungy, 90s grit whilst also exploring the celestial expanse of post-rock. Lyrically, it focuses on matters that any red blooded human also contending with their mid-20s can relate to.
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  14. SLEEP SOUND 
    From The Kites of San Quentin
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    From The Kites Of San Quentin
    From the Kites of San Quentin is an experiment in sonic adventure. Mixing analogue and digital, human and machine, to explore without the constraints of being associated with a genre, and producing a musical hybrid with an emotional, human element that is seemingly devoid in what is currently being labelled EDM.
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  15. DISORDER 
    Habitats
    Forest
    BEACH BEACH
    ANIMIC
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  16. WOT YOU CALL IT
    Rossi B & Luca (Ministry of Sound)
    Nomis (L2S Recordings)
    Al Chewy
    DJ Brite
    Mr Fame

    All Hosted by: Mr Fame & Defect

    Rossi B & Luca (Ministry of Sound)
    These guys literally re-wrote the book on the art of garage DJing. From their Sidewinder Award, to their legendary More2daFloor mix series, to their Ministry of Sound radio show and still killing sets nationwide, we're happy to be able to let you witness an hour of fresh garage for free, mixed by two legends of the game. This will blow your mind.
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    Nomis (L2S Recordings)
    Upcoming producer with releases on L2S and on Nasty FM every Monday, chopping and cutting his way through firing new dark UKG.
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    Al Chewy
    Founder of Wot you call it
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    DJ Brite
    Nasty FM resident, at the forefront of the new UKG scene
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    Mr Fame
    Bossman of groundbreaking Surrey radio station Kane FM

  17. PINK MIST 
    Drug Church
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    Drug Church
    Borrowing heavily from bands like Seaweed and Quicksand, Drug Church released their debut, self-titled EP two years ago. When 2013 rolled around the guys took a break from delivering pizzas and entered the studio to record their first full-length, Paul Walker; surely named for their secret obsession with ‘Varsity Blues’ and ‘Eight Below.’ And the thought of letting these dudes wild again in the studio scared the shit out of No Sleep President Chris Hansen.
    "No Sleep offered us a bunch of money and suggested producers to record this LP with and we said, 'Bro. You forgot the struggle, you forgot the streets,” Kindlon says. “We're recording this as the coregods intended: Quick and nasty.' So what's what we did. Pushpit."
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  18. CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH.
    BRNS
    Erotic Market
    ETCHES

    BRNS
    From the medieval and postmodern corners of Brussels come BRNS, a mesmerizing experiment in dusk, dance, and the fullness of sound. Like the dark-yet-vibrant images of Brussels artist Yardz or Carl Roosens, this quartet of talented multi-instrumentalists weaves together tunes that are mystical, moody and insatiably catchy. From the visceral and danceable 'Mexico', to the choir echoes turned pulsating anthem of 'Here Dead He Lies', BRNS is ceaseless in their ability to unfold haunting ambience into chest-pounding beats, and then back again. If you are a fan of anything from Animal Collective to Fugazi, allow BRNS access into your inner sanctum (and party playlist).
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    Erotic Market
    A magic mix free from taboos and stereotypes, where the carnal essence of a voice competes with the rough attitudes of drums and keyboards and where sweetness collides with a terrifying bass. In here, no borrowing from anything or anyone.
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  19. PINK MIST 
    Real Friends
    You Blew It!
    Modern Baseball
     

    Real Friends
    Chicago pop punk noisemakers Real Friends have announced details of an upcoming headline European and UK tour in May. With their "do it yourself" attitude, the band rapidly became one of the biggest unsigned bands in the genre, gaining the respect of bands and fans all over the map and signing to Fearless Records in December 2013. Real Friends continues to grow in popularity daily with their hard work, relatable lyrics, energetic music, and dedicated fan base. Hailed as one of Alternative Press' 'Most Anticipated Bands' of 2014, the band's debut record will be released this Summer.
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    You Blew It!
    Trends change and gimmicks pass but heartfelt music never goes out of style. Thankfully that’s where Orlando, Florida’s You Blew It! enter the conversation with their second full-length Keep Doing What You’re Doing, a timeless collection of songs that reference independent rock’s storied past while still sounding incredibly relevant and focused toward the future. Put this album on and you’ll agree, things are looking better already. Produced by Into It. Over It. mastermind Evan Weiss and engineer Matt Jordan, Keep Doing What You’re Doing sees the band—frontman Tanner Jones as well as drummer Timothy Flynn, guitarists Andy Anaya and Trevor O’Hare—moving on from their dorm room roots and recognizing their true potential as an act at the forefront of a like-minded musical community. “Everything we’ve ever done is a reflection of all of our interests,” Jones explains. “They all converge to form something totally different which is the beauty of this collaboration and the band in general.” However even the members of You Blew It! had doubts about the outcome of Keep Doing What You’re Doing when their previous bassist quit a month before they entered the studio. “Evan really came to the rescue and made the record by agreeing to play bass at the last minute,” Jones says, adding that Weiss instantly started rewriting the bass parts to give added depth to these songs. “He took the ideas that we had for these collaborations and tied them together,” he elaborates. “There is no chance this album would have come out this way without his involvement.” Although the time signatures, unique tunings and idiosyncratic guitar interplay evoke the genre’s forefathers like American Football and The Get Up Kids, driving yet melodic songs like “Award Of The Year Award” seamlessly blend into cathartic rockers like “House Address” to form an album that’s remarkably cohesive without relying on the same sonic tricks. “One song I’m especially proud of is ‘Better To Best’ because it’s sort of a new direction for us musically but it’s still-rooted in all the bands we love,” Jones explains. “It’s definitely our most anthemic song and I think it’s something that might surprise a lot of our fans in a good way.” Lyrically, Keep Doing What You’re Doing is also a huge progression for the band and sees Jones getting more personal and introspective than he ever has in the past. “I was driving with my girlfriend talking out loud about the fact that I was finally happy for the first time in my life and that was hindering the lyrics for “Better To Best” and she basically called me a moron and told me to try writing a happy song,” he recalls with a laugh. This type of perspective is dripping all over lines like, “Maybe things aren’t quite as bad as I let myself believe,” which, come to think of it, also serve as a summary of the album as a whole. “I’m learning to roll with the punches even though I’m the one throwing the punches if that makes any sense,” he adds. While it’s helpful that the band’s peers and influences are in the spotlight, You Blew It! have always been conscious to never box themselves in as evidenced by the fact they’ve toured with everyone from Motion City Soundtrack to Less Than Jake, cultivating relationships with acts far outside their genre. “We’ve sometimes been pigeonholed by other people in the past but I feel like regardless of what’s happening culturally that’s going to be impossible to do if people listen to this album because we really stepped out of our comfort zone to do something different,” Jones explains. “It’s great to see people excited about the music we’re making but we want to make sure that they stick around regardless of whatever trends are in vogue because we plan on being here for a long time.” Ultimately what you see is what you get with Keep Doing What You’re Doing in the sense that the album is the antithesis of AutoTune. Instead it’s an honest and raw representation of a group of musicians entering the next phase of their lives and embarking on adulthood with their heads held high and instruments cradled close. “This band has always been more about friendship than business,” Jones explains, adding that this rule is as true for the relationship between the members as it is their label, Topshelf Records. “We are just so proud of this collection of songs and can’t wait to share it with everyone on the road. It really feels like this is something special and we don’t want to keep it to ourselves anymore.”
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    Modern Baseball
    Modern Baseball was formed in 2011 by friends and guitarists Jacob Ewald and Brendan Lukens, who were soon joined by Ian Farmer on bass and Sean Huber on drums. The band self-released their first EP The Nameless Ranger in 2011 while still in high school. Shortly after the members relocated to Philadelphia to attend college and quickly gained a strong following in the Philadelphia music community, teaming up with locals Marietta to release the Couples Therapy split in the spring of 2012. Modern Baseball released their debut full-length Sports later that year on Lame-O Records, which they self-recorded and produced. After spending the summer of 2013 touring heavily across the US, the band headed into Studio A in Philadelphia to self-record You're Going to Miss It All. Mixed by Jonathan Low at Minor Street Recordings and mastered by Will Yip, You're Going to Miss It All features 12 tracks that showcase the band's signature witty indie-pop.
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  20. CLASH
    33 & a 1/3rd
     

    The underground phenomenon that is 33 & a 1/3rd is breaking cover.

    On Saturday May 10th we invite you to dress up as your favourite album and represent its anthems live on our dance floor.

    Our immersive environment will whisk you into a reverie of sound and colour.

    Using the latest Serato DJ technology we’ll be mixing live visuals, classic videos and YOUR ART WORK as you turn the dancefloor into a blur of memories and moves.

    Our DJs are ready for your suggestions.

    Simply paste your album cover onto our Facebook wall and get busy on your outfit.

  21. CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH
    Baby In Vain
    Skinny Girl Diet
    Club.The.Mammoth. DJs
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    Baby In Vain
    Baby In Vain play a 2014 version of 90s stoner rock and grunge, with heavy guitar riffs and screeching vocals, but still draws in references from sludge and heavy metal.
    It is filthy rock with dirty guitar riffs, complex and detailrich compositions, earcatching hooks, and screetching callback vocals. Being but 17-20 years of age, the three girls have impressively fast found their own place in a genre most often dominated by middleaged men.
    The Danish and international reviewers are already convinced with 5 and 6 star reviews and recommendations from Mojo Magazine’s Kieron Tyler, Vice and Intro Magazine. Having supported San Francisco cool Ty Segall and guitar icon Thurston Moore and his band Chelsea Light Moving, as well as having toured Europe extensively they are now headed for the US, to win new fans and impress with their raw, cool calmness and eagerness to prove themselves.

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  22. KANADA 
    ADOLESCENT
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    KANADA DJs

    Adolescent
    Adolescent is the moniker of 23-year-old Alex Parish, paying homage in name to the early teenage years responsible for inspiring his unique sound and vision. Much of his initial thought process in production owes to a love of late 90s Trip-Hop and Hip-Hop, in particular Portishead's seminal record 'Dummy'. However it was Parish’s travelled adolescence, coupled with a photographic obsession that inspires the true essence of these carefully sculpted, ethereal and often euphoric masterpieces. 'Golden Halls' - the debut 4-track instrumental E.P - was conceived following a trip across China, recalling a story of adventure, young love and how one’s feelings toward another may affect the romanticised memory. This theme is represented in both it’s sonic qualities, as well as the moods created tells Parish;
    “We can all recall those certain times, places, sights or sounds forever etched in our mind, the ones only reignited by a second coming. Golden Halls was sculpted long after a time I’d spent in China. Lying dormant at home was an old roll of 35mm film from the trip I’d forgotten, which I then developed. I found myself recalling these sensations from the photographs that led me to exploring this as a concept. Each track from Golden Halls directly correlates to a specific photograph I have. A specific memory”
    With visual influence in mind, local Brighton psych/electronic label KLDSCP who have strong orientation in visual art has become the perfect home for Adolescent.

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  23. KANADA
    Purple
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    Purple
    Purple play pop music. Messy, dirty, raucous, grit-spitting, tequila-glugging pop music. They do not apologise for this. They have a big streak of it running skunk-like up their backs and through urgent tunes full of indie-punk snarl and piss and vinegar, but driven by grooves deep enough to rival any hop-hop classics. They are wrestling pop away from the world of vocoders, slick dance routines and coquettish airheads and bringing back to where it belongs: to the beach, to the house party, dancing on the table in that bar you need a fake ID to get into. They like to bare flesh and play until they bleed. Good things followed: a huge local following, two managers, a publishing deal, endless touring.
    "Think Be Your Own Pet. Think Nirvana and Japandroids and real-early No Doubt. Also, comes in at well-over the 6 minute mark, leaving us inclined to think this is the band’s own personal ode to The Decline by NOFX. Just way shorter. " - KILLING MOON
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  24. BRAINWAVE 
    William
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  25. Late Night Lingerie London
    Spit Shake Sisters
    Abjects
    Strange Cages
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    Spit Shake Sisters
    Spit Shake Sisters are influenced by the likes of Ty Segall, The Stooges, White Denim and late 60s Psych and Trash. These guys see rock ’n ’roll with a strange gaze, fusing heavy fuzz and 60s trash with peculiar rhythms that have been leaving audiences both amazed and bewildered. This has certainly been the case with their recent live shows, in their spiritual home of Brighton, which have proved to be sweaty but well attended affairs. With a painfully accurate social commentary that floats over the backdrop of noise, this could be the sound that stirs our generation into guitar-band frenzy.
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    Abjects
    Abjects, an all-girl London trio who have been recording for Pins' own Haus of Pins label and they appear to be in their element as they run through an impressive set of edgy garage tunes, perky basslines washed over with lashings of blurry guitar. There doesn't appear to be too many nerves here; indeed, it looks as though the girls have just walked out of the office straight on to the stage and at the conclusion of their set they join the front of the audience to take in the headline act. (Adam-Isolation Records)
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    Strange Cages
    "Noises drenched with garage punk are familiar sounds, but there is something fresh and exciting about the way Strange Cages go about throwing their musical blood over your eardrums."
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    Skirts
    Skirts! There's alot of anger in the world right now and all the kids have got are 'Fuckin' Mumford & Sons to soundtrack it. We're takin our live show back to the filthy sweatboxes of Ramones and Sex Pistols gigs! It's 20-25 minutes of non-stop raw energy from both us and the crowd. There might only be 2 of us up there but we've had people leave our gigs with ringing ears for a week because we play so loud. We also make our own videos with sexy prowess... Join up, spread the word... you know that word... THE WORD IS SKIRTS!!!
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  26. KNEE DEEP BOOKINGS 
    I LIKE THE GO GO
    Weak Nerves
     

    I LIKE THE GO GO
    Fuzz/Garage punk duo from the seaside town of Brighton
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    Weak Nerves
    The Weak Nerves is a London-based band comprised of Sean Keane (guitar/vox), Oliver Jeffs (bass/vox), and Lee Munday (drums). Together, they have worked to produce a sound fueled by a 90′s infusion that has resulted in a 6-track EP that is due out at the end of March.

    Last year, the band released a double A-side single Cheapskates/Bedroom Rot. The track ‘Bedroom Rot’ can be heard below. For those of you that consistently reminisce on the good old grunge days of the 90s, this is the song for you!
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  27. CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH
    Amatorski
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    Amatorski
    Amatorski are constantly growing as a band. On the edge of knowing and not knowing, a story unfolds, abstract thoughts become concrete and a new musical landscape takes shape. The new songs sound less secretive, more open and more hopeful. Amatorski naturally keep their eyes on the future, without trying too hard to be futuristic. As artists, they not only meticulously elaborate their songs, but are also continually remodelling their own musical identity.
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  28. SJM 
    Benjamin Booker
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    SJM PRESENT
    Benjamin Booker is a young New Orleans based singer-songwriter influenced by The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex. More to come in 2014. Described as “a well-mixed musical cocktail of punk, folk, and New Orleans blues”, Booker cites his influences as The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex. Benjamin’s self-titled debut album, produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff) will be released Fall 2014 on ATO (USA) / Rough Trade (Europe)
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  29. CLUB. THE. MAMMOTH.
    Towns (Album Release Party)
    Moksha Medicine
    The Eskimo Chain

    Towns
    Debut album 'Get By' on Howling Owl Records sees Towns create a spaced out suburban escapism that combines the experimental guitar sounds and DIY aesthetics of psych and shoegaze with the melodies and attitude of 60s and 90s guitar pop. Seeing the excitement of rock’n’roll as a way to escape the everyday humdrum of growing up in Weston-super-Mare, they believe in the beauty, glamour and power of ‘proper’ pop music.Tonight they launch 'Get By' at the Old Blue Last.
    The band have already made waves with previous single releases, scooping up single of the month from ARTROCKER for ‘Sleepwalking’, crashing THE GUARDIAN and XFM playlists with ‘Just Everything’, exciting Zane Lowe to declare his love for ‘Gone Are The Days’ live on air, while NME predicted that their 'new band of the year' are 'about to cover themselves in glory’ after a typically exciting live show.
    'Get By' was recorded and mastered with the help of fellow Howling Owl Records label mates Dom Mitchison (Velcro Hooks) and Hugo Bishop (Oliver Wilde) and Oliver Wilde at their recently opened Malthouse Studios. TOWNS have nurtured their sound amongst like-minded people in Bristol, to create an underground of DIY guitar noise, warehouse parties and good times where there are no rules and anything goes as every show finishes in a flurry of chaotic scenes and stage invasions.

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  30. KANADA 
    Together PANGEA
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    Together PANGEA
    Together PANGEA do rock ‘n’ roll as it was meant to be – raw, unpredictable, and probably dangerous, but also blazing with intelligence, emotion, and edgy experimentation. The Los Angeles-based trio made their bones as purveyors of post-millennial punk, but with their third full-length release – and Harvest Records debut – BADILLAC, they pay their debt to the supersonic 90s rock that first inspired them. The band has not sacrificed a spurt of precious energy, instead integrating nuance and dynamic momentum to songs like “No Way Out” and the undeniably badass title track. The volcanic riffs and massive melodies are matched by an equally provocative lyrical stance, with songs like “Sick Shit” and the album-closing “Where The Night Ends” casting an acerbic eye over the wreckage of the party they helped start – it’s 3am and the drunken fun has given way to sexual panic, anxiety and self-doubt. Slightly stoned but by no means slack, BADILLAC reveals together PANGEA to be both confident and surprisingly committed, their audacious ambition already impossible to contain.
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  31. Teen Creeps
    Vision Fortune
    Polterghost
    Teen Creeps Djs

    Downstairs Hosted by: Annie Oh

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  32. ALCOPOP! 
    Freeze The Atlantic
    Layers

    Freeze The Atlantic
    If there’s one word that could be used to describe Freeze the Atlantic, it’s surely ‘resilient’. Having seen a multitude of line-up changes that would have normally stopped a band in its tracks, it has only seemed to strengthen the bands resolve – both as a unit and musically. Looking forward with a new line-up, a stunning debut album with rave reviews, a pounding and impressive live show and new material on the way, 2014 can only bring bigger and better things for the band.
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    Layers
    Seamlessly combining elements of soul and pop with an oftentimes gritty and hardcore edge, Layers manage to be progressive and abrasive, yet dripping with infectious pop sensibilities. Throw in a live show that is emotional, energetic and primal and this gets you somewhere close to the cathartic experience that is Layers.

    In the past twelve months the band have shared the stage with the likes of Jamie Lenman, RX Bandits, Sonic Boom Six, Freeze The Atlantic and Everclear.
    As this band grow from strength to strength make sure you see what all the fuss is about, check out their music and go see their energetic live show.
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  33. KANADA
    TAMU MASSIF
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    Tamu Massif
    “Dave Dixon’s hoarse vocal left to resonate in acres of space” NME
    “Sparse but insistent percussion rides beautifully alongside pretty piano lines but it’s the gruff melancholy of Dave Dixon that fascinates the most.” - Gold Flake Paint
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  34. DISORDER & BIRMINGHAM PROMOTERS PRESENT
    Victories At Sea
    Death Rattle
    Special Guests
    THIS IS TMRW DJS

    Victories at Sea
    Victories at Sea joined Static Caravan Recordings in January and this, their debut EP is the first fruits of that partnership. After the free download ‘Future Gold’, it marks the trio’s first official release, and it’s one which they’ve been building towards since forming in 2010; working, honing and developing, while gaining an impressive reputation thanks to their euphoric live shows.
    The three-piece from Birmingham swap instruments - often mid-song - as freely as they rotate their sound, fusing electrifying post-punk with electronics and vintage analogue keys, and drawing comparisons with Echo & the Bunnymen, Factory Floor, Foals and New Order, while their melodic nous recalls the Chameleons. With several admirers already, including NME – who featured the band in their Radar Buzz section earlier this year – the EP is hotly anticipated.
    Thrillingly taut and danceable, Victories at Sea polish endorphin-pumping aural jewels which bring to mind the Longcut and sometimes even the muscular, motorik sound of Maserati, with guitar, drum loops and synths coalescing to form an intense, rampaging whole which could perhaps best be described as disco noir.
    Their live performances have been in the spotlight with support slots for bands such as Savages, Errors, Tall Ships, Neon Indian and Editors, among others, as well as sets at Sounds From the Other City Festival, Beacons and Off the Cuff Festival. On stage, self-produced visuals, smoke machines and other accoutrements combine to create a suitably dark, cinematic effect which makes their shows such an exciting, must-see experience.

    "Birmingham has another band to be proud of"- NME
    “Soon enough they’ll be sweeping the rest of the UK up in a tidal wave” - Clash
     

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    Death Rattle
    "Death Rattle are one of the most intriguing electro duos to emerge from London in a long time. Not for the faint hearted, they are proper musicians with heart and soul, creating soundscapes that will leave you curious and begging for more" - The Vinyl District

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  35. DISORDER 
    SWERVE
    GRAFHAM WATER SAILING CLUB
    NO MIDDLE NAME
    DISORDER DJs

    Swerve
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    Grafham Water Sailing Club
    “In a saturated market it’s difficult to find demos better than your average Joe’s bedroom lo-fi crackle. ‘The Butcher of Barcelona’ is an ode to late 1970s post-punk gothic rock, but not a carbon copy – that would be offensive to The Grafham Water Sailing Club. While bearing elements of a style similar to that of Ian Curtis and co. is only a compliment of the highest order, this demo is a dark adventure into the mind of four lads from Coventry with a unique touch. Keep your eyes wide open for this lot.” – Counteract Magazine
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    No Middle Name
    Lo-fi dream pop solo project from David Bailey of The Title Sequence.
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  36. DISORDER & BIRMINGHAM PROMOTERS PRESENT
    DEATH PEDALS
    THEM WOLVES
    VICTOR
    FRAUDS
    DISORDER DJs

    DEATH PEDALS
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  37. LIVE NATION 
    New Politics
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    New Politics
    New Politics, the Brooklyn based (via Copenhagen) 3 piece rock band will release their sophomore album A Bad Girl In Harlem on May 21st through RCA Records. The album will be available for pre-order beginning April 23. New Politics released their new single “Harlem” which just broke into the Top 20 at Alternative radio.
    In 2010 New Politics released their self titled debut album through RCA Records. The album contained the singles “Yeah Yeah Yeah”, which was featured in a Dell Campaign in addition to being the Alli Theme Song for both the Dew Tour 2010 and the Lucas Oil Pro Motorcross tour, as well as “Dignity”. MTV deemed them “Buzzworthy” and named New Politics as one of their “2011 Artists To Watch” and they had their own MTV PUSH and Posted campaigns. New Politics have toured with 30 Seconds to Mars, Neon Trees and Dirty Heads amongst others. In 2011 they made their late night network television debut on ABC's “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and they have also performed on Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit. New Politics are looking forward to hitting the road once again where they will continue to perform their riveting high energy sets which had Spin.com declaring their performance was “…the night’s most lasting take-away” during their performance at SXSW.

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  38. DHP
    Ellen And The Escapades
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    Ellen And The Escapades
    Ellen and the Escapades are a British folk-pop band from Leeds, UK. In 2009, the band were chosen by BBC Introducing to perform at Reading Festival and Leeds Festival. The following year, 2010, they won the Q Magazine/Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition and performed on one of the festival’s main stages

    Blending elements of folk, pop and rock, the band’s distinctive and unabashedly appealing sound seems to have everyone talking. Ellen’s dusky, enchanting vocals and strikingly well-crafted songs have already captured the attention of BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and Amazing Radio. Fans include Lauren Laverne and Steve Lamacq, and the band were recently playlisted for ten weeks on Amazing Radio. Supporting the likes of Josh T. Pearson, First Aid Kit and Paolo Nutini has brought the band’s music to even bigger audiences all over the country.
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  39. KANADA 
    Together PANGEA
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    • Thursday
      19 June
    • Entry: FREE
    • Doors: 8pm - 12am

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    Together PANGEA
    Together PANGEA do rock ‘n’ roll as it was meant to be – raw, unpredictable, and probably dangerous, but also blazing with intelligence, emotion, and edgy experimentation. The Los Angeles-based trio made their bones as purveyors of post-millennial punk, but with their third full-length release – and Harvest Records debut – BADILLAC, they pay their debt to the supersonic 90s rock that first inspired them. The band has not sacrificed a spurt of precious energy, instead integrating nuance and dynamic momentum to songs like “No Way Out” and the undeniably badass title track. The volcanic riffs and massive melodies are matched by an equally provocative lyrical stance, with songs like “Sick Shit” and the album-closing “Where The Night Ends” casting an acerbic eye over the wreckage of the party they helped start – it’s 3am and the drunken fun has given way to sexual panic, anxiety and self-doubt. Slightly stoned but by no means slack, BADILLAC reveals together PANGEA to be both confident and surprisingly committed, their audacious ambition already impossible to contain.
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  40. DISORDER
    CURB
    HUSKIES
    BRUNCH
    DISORDER DJ'S
     

    CURB
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    HUSKIES
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    BRUNCH
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  41. PUNKTASTIC
    Masked Intruder
    Throwing Stuff
    Sam Russo
     

    Masked Intruder
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    Throwing Stuff
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    Sam Russo
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