1. VENICE TRIP

    Venice Trip
    Lupo
    Orange Vision

    Venice Trip
    ‘This four piece have a psychedelic edge to their sound reminiscent of The Doors or Pink Floyd although every composition tends to evolve into something quite their own and unexpected.’ Hughie Dixon.
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    Lupo
    ‘A softly lush, lyrical and melodic Psych landscape where Syd Barrett would likely have felt at home.’ – Artrocker
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    Orange Vision
    Orange Vision, a four-piece band from Oxford, influenced by post punk, glam and shoegaze sounds such as, The Horrors and T-Rex producing melodic pop pieces with a new wave element. Their reverb drenched guitar anthems are ‘bowling over’ (NME) and are showing the promise of a very successful band.
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  2. POULTRY #4

    Youth
    Rivrs
    Sample Answers

    YOUTH
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  3. THE FACEMELTER

    Polymath
    Lost In The Riots
    Pocket Apocalypse

    POLYMATH
    Growing stronger with every single release and gig, the Brighton-based trio have blown audiences away at every respectable prog, post-rock and math rock festival and gig in the UK and, after teasing fans with a few online single releases, smashed their crowdfunding campaign to record and release their debut EP on Lonely Voyage Records, who also organised their joint UK/European tour with Lost In The Riots.

    Nobody who’s ever seen them perform live is in any doubt.
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    LOST IN THE RIOTS
    One of the most fun live bands in the math rock scene today. Gradually swaying all of our loyalties with a few single releases, both of their albums ‘Stranger In The Alps’ and ‘Move On, Make Trails’ were widely acclaimed and resulted in an immensely succesful European tour.
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    POCKET APOCALYPSE
    Energetic band from Liverpool, fusing delicate melodic post-rock with the playfulness of math rock and occasional hard-biting riffs of stoner rock. After playing numerous gigs including at Newpath and Liverpool Fringe Festivals, it’s time to head down south.
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  4. CLUB PSYCHEDELIA

    The Electric Ride
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    Kassassin Street
    Spynes

    THE ELECTRIC RIDE
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    KASSASSIN STREET
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  5. RACKET 808

    Krista Papista
    Fable
    Desert Sound Colony
    Apidae
    Racket 808 DJs
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    KRISTA PAPISTA
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    DESERT SOUND COLONY
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  6. BIRD ON THE WIRE

    Dune Rats
    The MVPs

    DUNE RATS
    At a time when true rock tales are rare, Dune Rats are traveling the globe as punk rock pied pipers, attracting an army of ferocious life enthusiasts who are as willing to throw the dice, turn reality sideways and roll with whatever goes.
    Their first full-length record began life after reading a letter Steve Albini wrote to Nirvana before recording In Utero. If Dune Rats couldn’t record their album in little over a week, they had no right to be in a rock band. So they did.
    ‘Funny Guy’, the first single from the brand new album is an anthem calling out to all those that feel the need to look like something they ain’t.
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  7. THIS IS NOT JEBOLUTION ROCK

    Samoans
    QUIET LIONS
    Dragons That Make Love to Pandas

    SAMOANS
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    DRAGONS THAT MAKE LOVE TO PANDAS
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  8. P-ROCK

    Versus You & The Gospel Youth (Co-headlining)
    Boy Jumps Ship

    VERSUS YOU
    Versus You is a four-piece punk rock, pop-punk band from Luxembourg, founded in 2005 by Eric Rosenfeld and Giordano Bruno.
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    THE GOSPEL YOUTH
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  9. PINK MIST

    Modern Life Is War
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    • 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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  10. ANTIDOTES

    Tigercub
    Take Turns
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    Antidotes DJs

    TIGERCUB
    “Like mates The Wytches, [Tigercub] have that Nirvana/QOTSA stench etched into their sound which results in hard, abrasive pop. And all fronted by an angry 7 foot tall and not an inch shorter, 22 year old. Their debut release ‘Little Rope’ came out in Jan this year and the new material ‘Centerfold’ sounds just as sexy and sleazy.” – London On The Inside
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    TAKE TURNS
    “There’s no denying the influence of such ’90s slackers as Weezer or Pavement; the woozy, erratic shifts in dynamic of ‘Once A Saltwater Lagoon’ for example. There’s also genuine moments of poignancy, ‘Rare Earths’ being a perfect illustration coming at the halfway point, and closing track ‘Super Sunday’ which, whilst harbouring similar softness, still offers fans of the band’s raucous side a smattering of that too. They might only just be taking the first tentative steps of their career, but Take Turns have managed to create a sound that coincides perfectly with the current emergence of a ’90s ‘revival’, and as such seem all the more certain to flourish. All that we need now is the promise of a debut LP.” – Shout4Music
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    ANTIDOTES DJs
    Playing… Uptown Funk, Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Tambourines, Splashh, Wolf Alice, Fat White Family, Telegram, Pond, Iggy & The Stooges, Warpaint, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Peace, Ramones, Blondie, Yak, Cherry Glazerr, Foals, QOTSA, Supergrass, Superfood, The Cure, The Orwells, The Smiths, Blur and more
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  11. PINK MIST

    Steady Hands
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    STEADY HANDS (Sean from Modern Baseball)
    With their show at The Dome at the end of the March selling out months in advance, Modern Baseball drummer Sean Huber is taking a few days off from his (sorta) day-job to take his folk-punk solo project out on the road in the UK for the first time.

    Inspired by Billy Bragg, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Turner, and other classic punk influenced songwriters, Huber began thrashing his way through Philadelphia bars and basements in 2012. Fuelled by his endless love of life on the road, Huber took advantage of his vacation time, winning over crowds and accruing a name for himself through his live show. With the simplicity and rawness of a sole honest voice and acoustic guitar Huber wears his heart on his sleeve and the gruff in his voice like a trophy.
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  12. KISSABILITY LONDON MARATHON FUNDRAISER

    Bat And Ball
    Thumpers (Acoustic)
    Summer Ghost
    Lauren Aquilina (Acoustic)
    Island Cassetts

    Hello, this is Jen Long who runs Kissability. I’m also running the London Marathon this April (26th to be precise) and am raising money for the charity Whizz-Kidz who do great things to help disabled children in the UK.

    All the rest of the info is here – www.justgiving.com/jenlong

    On April 13th some really lovely Kissability bands are giving their time to help me out. Come join us. There will be a raffle.

    +RAFFLE
    with prizes from:
    Transgressive Records
    Kissability
    Dirty Hit
    CHVRCHES
    and more tba

    BAT AND BALL
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  13. SJM

    Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
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    Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
    “Jessica Hernandez is from Detroit, and by Detroit I mean Detroit, not its leafy suburbs. Detroit, the famously gritty city where musical magic happens, where soul music rocks, and rock music has an R&B foundation. The city where both “Going to A Go-Go” and “Kick Out the Jams” were written and recorded. And Jessica Hernandez is a proud carrier of that rich musical tradition. She’s a rock’n’soul powerhouse blessed with an unmistakable voice and charisma to burn.” When You Motor Away

    “Jessica Hernandez and her Deltas had this interesting twist as the music they played was simply unclassifiable, and could sometimes take some bohemian-cabaret, or gypsy-jazz or even funky-bluesy-soul turn. It was always festive, with a dark side, and everything sounded authentic.” Rock NYC Live and Recorded

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  14. SJM CONCERTS

    July Talk
    Hidden Charms

    • Wednesday
      15 April
    • Entry: SOLD OUT
    • Doors: 8pm-12am

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    JULY TALK
    Despite their relatively young union, the primary pair behind July Talk has already established its own sonancy: a sound rooted in roots and Americana with the dual-voice charm of Johnny and June, the creepy quirkiness of Tom Waits, and the hooks of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. It’s a very unique blend that borrows from different decades and domains, though where those influences begin and end is cleverly disguised.
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  15. ELECTRONE RECORDS & SPINNING BIRDS BOOKINGS

    The Wicked Whispers
    The Hanging Stars
    Sonny Morris

    THE WICKED WHISPERS
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  16. FAILURE BY DESIGN

    Homebound
    Atiptoe
    Faux
    The Yacht Club

    HOMEBOUND
    UK Pop-Punk rising stars playing a heap of lively new material in their first headline set/ ffo: Boston Manor, Trashboat and Oversized T-Shirts
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    ATIPTOE
    Our BOYS! ‘The God-Fathers of Math-Soul’, as we like to call them. Will be playing their blend of twiddly guitars, groovy rhythms and smooth, smooth melodies/ ffo: Minus The Bear, Colour and Lenny Kravitz
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    FAUX
    Dirty-Pop from the south. Put out an outrageously catchy debut thru Close To Home Records at the beginning of this year/ ffo: Canterbury, Foals and well kept hair
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    THE YACHT CLUB
    Marcus Gooda’s labour of love. Twinkly, well thought out math-rock coming from the bedroom studio to the stage for the first time in a while/ ffo: American Football, TTNG and long division
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  17. TIME FOR T

    Time For T
    Normanton Street
    Island Cassetts

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    ISLAND CASSETTES
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. BIG ECHO

    PROM
    Our Girl
    Maui
    Oscar B2B Fake Laugh DJs

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    OUR GIRL
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    MAUI
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  21. DISORDER

    Lucidalabrador
    Himalayan Dalai Lama
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    Disorder DJs

    LUCIDALABRADOR
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  22. MONOTREME RECORDS

    STEARICA
    Niagra
    Violet Skies

    STEARICA
    Experimental / Psychedelic / Prog / Post Rock. Over the past decade, instrumental trio STEARICA (Torino, Italy) have gained a cult following in the independent music underground, touring and performing live with the likes of Girls Against Boys, NoMeansNo, Dälek, Tarentel, Damo Suzuki, Coliseum, and forming the Acid Mothers Temple and Stearica Orchestra, which recorded a full-length album during the last day of a one-month European tour together.

    The key to STEARICA’s success is their powerful and adventurous sound, which is geometrical yet visceral: so intense that there is no need for words – much like “The Scream” by Edvard Munch.

    Their new album, ‘Fertile’, inspired by the Arab Spring and Barcelona Indignants uprisings, features special guests Scott McCloud (Girls Against Boys), Colin Stetson and Ryan Patterson (Coliseum).

    RIYL: Battles, Russian Circles, 65daysofstatic
    “as inscrutably dark as anything Battles have put out while always keeping one eye on the (industrial-loving) dance floor.” – Q Magazine

    “…gigantic, physically crushing sonic assault.” – Clash
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    NIAGRA
    Psychedlic Electronic Pop. Niagara is the collaborative project of artists/producers David Tomat and Gabriele Ottino, whose off-kilter take on pop incorporates elements of electronic, psychedelic, Eastern and dance music to create their own brand of ‘avant-psych-tronica’.
    RIYL: Animal Collective, Liars, The Notwist, Gonjasufi, Battles

    ‘An impressive balance between Avant garde experimentalism and sheer infectious grooves’ -Consequence of Sound‘
    ‘Thoughtful, liberal and overflowing with moody tones’ –THUMP!

    ‘Don’t Take It Personally is a thrilling effort, one whose staggering mixture of sounds and culture is only slightly less impressive than the overwhelming emotion and spirituality that permeates each track’ – Consequence of Sound

    ‘A stunning Sophomore album’ -NPR
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    VIOLET SKIES
    Soulful songwriter with dark electronic sounscapes. Welsh singer/songwriter Violet Skies has only released one EP and a couple of singles so far but has already performed on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury and has had her music played on both Radio 1 and Radio 2. Her diverse influences include James Blake, Joni Mitchell and classic soul / RnB.

    ‘Not many artists can cite both Etta James and The Weeknd as their inspirations but surprisingly enough, they are both evident in Violet’s soulful and controlled vocal and dark, scattered electronic soundscapes… This Welsh singing starlet has certainly grabbed the attention of the media, with her debut single appearing in a list of the top 50 Welsh pop records of 2013. It’s really no wonder that BBC Introducing in Wales have been a strong supporter of this local girl from the beginning, with Jamie Cullum also showing his support for Violet on his Radio 2 show’ -BBC
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  23. VACATION

    Weddings
    Stealing Songs
    Cats on the Beach

    Weddings
    Playing their debut show for us, scatty indie 5 piece Weddings take to the stage, an act we’re really excited to work with.
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    Stealing Signs
    Headline support comes in the form of Stealings Signs. With multiple releases on Sony + frequently featured on MTV hit shows worldwide, here’s a band to keep an eye on.
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    Cats On The Beach
    No strangers to the London circuit. COTB headline the night. Expect songs about love, drinking, irony and anxiety. Expect other songs about religion, racism & rented rooms.
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  24. RACKET 808

    Dream Wife
    Capac (album launch)
    Boy With Wings
    Marcus Harris DJ(White Heat / Snap Crackle & Pop)
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    DREAM WIFE
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  25. PALM READER

    Secret Headliner
    Let’s Talk Daggers
    Palm Reader

    Are You Proud? Promotions in association with Pivotal Management, The Old Blue Last & GU1 PUNX Proudly Present: PALM READER 5 Shows / 1 Day / 0 Fucks

    LET’S TALK DAGGERS
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  26. POULTRY

    Dan Owen
    Louis Dunford

    DAN OWEN
    Formerly known as Blue Boy Dan, Dan Owen is a singer-songwriter from Shrewsbury.

    Word in the local Blues community began to spread, and from 2011 Dan found himself gigging twice a week, leading
    to a video posting on YouTube of his performance of the “Ballad of Hollis Brown”. The video attracted the attention of Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac who tracked Dan down and became a mentor.
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    LOUIS DUNFORD
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  27. DISORDER

    Claws
    Piano Wire
    Victories At Sea
    Adam Stafford
    Disorder DJs

    CLAWS
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    VICTORIES AT SEA
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    ADAM STAFFORD
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  28. LIVE NATION

    Arkells
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    ARKELLS
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  29. COMMUNION

    HAUS
    Plus Special Guests

    HAUS
    HAUS are a 5 piece heralding from North London with Math-Rock and Electronic influences. HAUS are Sam Kelly, Daniel Hylton Nuamah, Lyle Simpson, Ellis Mortimer and Ashley Mulimba.
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  30. VOLKOVA SISTERS

    Volkova Sisters
    Dogfeet
    City Boys Band

    VOLKOVA SISTERS
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    DOGFEET
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    CITY BOY BAND
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  31. PINK MIST

    Single Mothers
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    SINGLE MOTHERS
    Single Mothers shouldn’t exist and neither should their debut album, Negative Qualities. Led by mercurial troubadour Drew Thomson, the band was shakily hatched in London (the other London, the one in Ontario) where it ran through a dozen members before finally recording its debut album last year.

    At 10 songs, Negative Qualities serves as the perfect introduction to one of Canada’s most ferocious young bands – an explosive mix of raw energy, high-end punk and intellectual rendering of small town frustration.

    With that in mind it’s pretty impressive the made it to this, there first ever London (the UK London) headline show.
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  32. GOLDENVOICE

    Wand
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    WAND
    Ever since Wand’s track ‘Flying Golem’ pretty much knocked me over last year I’ve been keeping an eye on the Los Angeles four piece. That song sounded to my ears like the best bits of Pond and their pre-Tame Impala incarnation Mink Muscle Creek (a band whose track ‘Cat Love Power’ trailed all our NME Awards With Austin, Texas videos this year, incidentally).

    Now, they’re back with a new album ‘Golem’ (out on April 6) and a European tour that hits the UK in May.

    Here we’ve got the premiere of new track ‘Reaper Invert’, of which frontman Cory Hanson says:

    “We wanted to make a song like if ‘Fat Of The Land’ was slowed down to 33 rpm. I can remember recording it…a little bit. Adding a synth that mimicked the sound of rustling leaves in the left ear. Chris [Woodhouse, producer] said, “That’s some artsy shit”. We were destroying his perfectly balanced mix, which was pretty exciting. Daniel [Martens, guitar] laid down some nasty spaghetti-western style guitar which I was stoked on. For this song we tuned the low E string to C because it makes the guitars sound trashy, like KoRn or something. Maybe we should get 7 strings? Someday (sigh).” – NME
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  33. KILIMANJARO

    Holy Holy
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    HOLY HOLY
    H O L Y H O L Y is a musical project born of award-winning singer songwriter Timothy Carroll from Brisbane and guitarist/composer Oscar Dawson (Ali Barter, Dukes of Windsor) from Melbourne.
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  34. P-ROCK

    River Jumpers
    Midday Committee
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    What Ever Happened To P-Rock? are excited to announce a free show from River Jumpers and Midday Committee, full line-up TBC

    River Jumpers
    One of the UK’s most exciting Pop Punk bands coming straight out of Brighton.
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    Midday Committee
    Off of the back of their “Girls In Open C” EP, Portsmouth’s very own Midday Committee will be playing alongside RJ on this tour.
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  35. TEEN CREEPS

    Evans The Death
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    EVANS THE DEATH
    Evans the Death return with their anxiously-awaited second album Expect Delays. Recorded again with producer Rory Atwell, the album bristles with an underlying tension and veers from rip-roaring noise to quiet contemplation, underpinned by Katherine Whitaker’s extraordinary voice.
    Still barely out of their teens, there’s a tremendous sense across Expect Delays of a band coming into their own, honing a plethora of influences to make a sound that is uniquely them. Each song on the album has a different feel to it: some of them are melodic and pretty; some of them heavy and dissonant; and some of them are, to quote guitarist Dan Moss, “a bit strange”.
    While retaining the post-punk and 90s alt-rock inspired elements that peppered their debut, the music is more expressive, heavier and more experimental, and the lyrics more nuanced, the sense of despair leavened by sharp wordplay and humour.
    The unsettling undercurrent of melancholy and hopelessness that pervades the record has its roots in the last three years, spent eking out an existence on the poverty line in Cameron’s Britain, leaving them with a succession of minimum-wage jobs and unemployment benefits interviews. As guitarist Dan Moss relates, the album is about “being in London and feeling hopeless and a bit lost. Not having any money, relationships falling apart, things just not connecting or going anywhere and getting absolutely wasted all the time.”
    More ambitious and focused than their previous record, whilst sacrificing none of their spontaneity and vitality, Expect Delays is a supremely inventive and intelligently crafted album from a band who have suffered for their art, and used that experience to inform and nourish their work. Expect no more delays, Evans the Death have arrived.
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