1. FAILURE BY DESIGN RECORDS

    Stags
    Fox And The Law
    Madd Elizabeth

    Failure By Design Records proudly presents a killer night of fuzzed up rock & roll from Seattle and London. Featuring live performances from..

    STAGS
    Stags – Described as “Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin’s love-child” Stags have rapidly risen up the London live scene circuit. After a brief pause from the stage to focus more on writing the band is BACK to lay waste to Shoreditch’s The Old Blue Last once again.
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    FOX AND THE LAW (US)
    Fox and the Law return to the UK to take another bite!

    Having kicked up a fuss touring the UK with The Greasy Slicks last year, Seattle’s FATL come back with our shores with a new set of tricks. Their live show’s truly one to be seen to be believed.

    “Part fresh-faced punks, part wise songwriters, Fox and the Law seem to always be creating expectations and then immediately defying them, dashing preconceptions as soon as their rich guitar riffs and vocals rife with sonic time bombs hit listeners’ ears.”
    - Jacob Uitti, KEXP
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    MADD ELIZABETH
    Guildford-based young group really starting to turn heads. Recently just put out a crackin’ EP, well worth checking out. ffo: Arctic Monkeys, Blur
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  2. ‘HABANERO’ EP LAUNCH

    Our Man In The Bronze Age
    Circuit Breaker
    The Duke Of Zuke

    OUR MAN IN THE BRONZE AGE
    The UK’s Our Man In The Bronze Age began around 2006 as a faceless, art rock, doom-laden side project with a revolving door of musicians, spewing forth an unrelenting assault of guitar riffs and intricate instrumental melodies. Their current iteration is somewhat more settled, seeing the two drummers, guitar assault and dark stage theatrics give way to a more lush sound of sweeping four-part vocal harmonies and deftly played piano sections – the idea being to create pieces of work full of light and dark movements, story-telling and versatile musicianship.

    A Bronze Age live show is something not to be missed, ranging from one voice and a piano to a full-on two drummer, two guitars and bass heavy battering on the senses, a band of extremes would be a worthy moniker The band’s musical ethos is one of anything goes as long as it’s good, trying to make the most out of the talents of each member rather than back themselves into a genre corner.

    This ideology was fully realised on their debut album, The Gallows Tree, an album that contains both brutal heaviness and subtle melody in equal parts while always managing to flow easily between each extreme.

    Our Man In The Bronze Age have proven themselves overtime to be a band never to be underestimated, they will continue to push themselves and any audiences’ hearing range in the pursuit of well crafted and memorable music. With the next E.P already written and recorded, this is a band worth getting on for the ride with as neither they nor anyone else can be truly sure where you’ll end up!

    2015, New E.P ‘Habanero’ pushing the music towards a more song based groove consisting of four tracks was recorded at Livingston Studios, London with legendary English producer Tony Platt (ac/dc, Bob Marley, Motorhead, Soweto Kinch & more)
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  3. KANADA

    Holy Esque
    Vladimir
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    HOLY ESQUE
    Cutting through the diaphanous haze of shimmering guitar on ‘Fade’ are the rasping tones of vocalist Pat Hynes, who sounds like he’s been singing for hours and is only now beginning to hit a wall. Considering the band once toured with Wu Lyf, the OTT vocals are no real surprise, but the irrepressibly buoyant optimism that the Glasgow four-piece leave you with feels fresh. “Now my fight is done,” sings Hynes, and you can only believe him. – NME
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    VLADIMIR
    Rising out of the annals of Dundee and describing their sound as simply ‘bleak’, Vladimir burst onto the scene late last year and have quickly won themselves a reputation as one of Scotland’s most exciting and acclaimed new acts.

    Emotionally heavy and sonically dense, the four-piece have become masters at crafting tightly-wound layered fuzz and raw Dengler-era Interpol-esque rhythms, that sees them stand out from the legions of raw guitar band imitators currently breaking through the indie-rock scene.
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  4. PSYCHEDELIA & KANADA

    Tigercub
    Last Heir
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    TIGERCUB
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  5. COMMUNION & SADDLE CREEK

    The Mynabirds (‘Lovers Know’ Album Launch)
    Hannah Peel
    I am Harlequin
    Sophie Little (DJ SET)
    The Mynabirds (DJ SET)

    THE MYNABIRDS
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    HANNAH PEEL
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    SOPHIE LITTLE (BBC INTRODUCING)
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  6. TILL DEATH DO US PARTY

    Annabel Allum (Absent EP Release)
    Elephantine
    itoldyouiwouldeatyou

    ANNABEL ALLUM (Absent EP Release)
    To mark the release of the sophomore EP “Absent” from Guildford’s Annabel Allum, we have put together a special release party showcasing these chilling yet beautiful songs from the South West’s finest up and coming singer songwriter.

    Absent will be available on CD and all digital platforms from August 10th via Propriety Records and Till Deaf Do Us Party.
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    ELEPHANTINE
    Fronted by the classically trained enigmatic Anna Palmer, who follows former student Laura Mvula straight out of the world renowned Birmingham Conservatoire. Her unique shrieking vocals and PJ Harvey-esque presence create something of a breath of fresh air in today’s somewhat stagnant music scene that can often be safety over substance.

    Influenced by the likes of Jeff Buckley, Kate Bush,Sonic Youth, Deerhoof and Weezer, Elephantine are a constant exploration which will continue to evolve and entertain.
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    ITOLDYOUIWOULDEATYOU
    London based itoldyouiwouldeatyou five piece play poppy sadpunk music. They’ve played with bands such as The Xcerts, The World Is A Beautiful Place… and Drug Church. They’ll keep playing until someone says they’re bad, at which point they’ll stop entirely, out of self-conscious embarrassment!
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  7. CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH.

    Thunder On The Left
    Death Beams
    Death Pedals

    THUNDER ON THE LEFT
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  8. CLEAN

    Nylo
    GRADES
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    NYLO
    When acclaimed rapper and songwriter, Nas, posted a tweet informing his fans of his new favorite artist, Nylo’s world changed forever. A Los Angeles-based musician by way of Chicago, Nylo has been writing music since before she could even spell. When she posted her first EP on soundcloud in 2012, she had no idea who would be listening, or how 140 characters would eventually change the course of her music career.

    The name Nylo, a whimsical adjective meaning ‘to love the most’, was coined by a stranger whom she met traveling. Her new acquaintance used the word to describe immeasurable amounts of love – the love that you can’t describe but feel infinitely. Indeed, the name sums up her approach to music as well; Nylo spills her heart into every one of her songs with unparalleled honesty, evident in her lyrics and swoonful songwriting. Her smooth blend of r&b and electro rhythms are a dreamy, albeit dark, magical soundscape that you can feel echoing through your soul long afterwards.

    With her natural talent, humble attitude and all of the right people listening, we anticipate a bright future ahead for Nylo. CULT caught up with this rising star in between recording sessions, where she is working on her next album, to get to know some of her greatest influencers, personal goals and the true, genuine spirit behind the alias, Nylo.
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  9. DISORDER

    Field Studies
    Man Made
    Oceania
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    FIELD STUDIES
    Nottingham four piece Field Studies seem to be blessed with a healthy dose of ambition.

    Support shows with Girl Band and a slot at Dot To Dot Festival helped to boost the band’s profile, with their potent live set winning a slew of admirers.

    New single ‘Money Of America’ will be released on June 22nd. An enthralling introduction, it comes packed with drama and no small degree of maturity.

    Clash is able to premiere the single – check it out here.
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  10. KANADA

    Juffage Cousin Olympians KANADA DJs

    JUFFAGE
    Through relentless touring in the U.S., U.K., and Europe, performing over 350 self-booked gigs, Jeff has established a reputation for his sonically powerful and physically captivating live shows.

    His debut album ‘Semicircle’ was renowned for its engaging entanglement of pop and noise music forms, receiving widespread critical acclaim from the likes of the Guardian, NME, Loud & Quiet, and Drowned in Sound.
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  11. MAMA PRESENTS

    Niall James Holohan
    Lois & The Love
    Whitecliff

    NIALL JAMES HOLOHAN
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  12. HURL FRIENDS

    Feverist
    Realms
    Horse Party
    Sophie Little DJ

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  13. QUEEN KWONG DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE

    Queen Kwong
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    QUEEN KWONG
    “Her rawness and charisma remind me of a young Iggy Pop or Patti Smith at the peak of their careers. Queen Kwong’s volatile stage persona, no doubt sits in the lineage of such primal acts as The Stooges, Nirvana, Swans, even Queens of the Stone Age. Her songs and stage show are a blatant protest at the “sanitization” of Rock in recent years. Queen Kwong’s work stands out from the sea of rubbish I keep hearing on the radio. Carré embodies the true and uncompromising spirit of Rock”
    - Roger O’Donnell (The Cure)
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  14. LIVE NATION

    Radkey
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    RADKEY
    Radkey does whatever they want. Whether it’s hard and fast, or slow and groovy as fuck. Radkey does whatever they want, and that’s what rock and roll is all about. You can hear it in the music and it makes you want to fucking party. Radkey doesn’t cater to one sound by calling themselves a “Punk Band”.

    Radkey is: Dee, Isaiah and Solomon. Dee, the lead singer, guitarist and the oldest of the 3, has a powerful baritone voice, badass guitar solos and an equally powerful love for Japan. Isaiah is the bassist with a fucked up dark mind, and a sexy way with words. Solomon is the drummer and youngest brother. He’s a lover of hot sauce and video games, and he takes it seriously.

    Radkey all grew up in a shitty little pink house in St. Joseph, Missouri. Homeschooled. Bored with nothing to do but listen to their Father’s records and start a band. Radkey is a rock band.

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  15. DHP

    Northcote
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    NORTHCOTE
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  16. RACKET 808

    The Caulfield Beats
    GOSPEL
    Sea Bed
    Sol Flare
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    Racket 808 DJs

    THE CAULFIELD BEATS
    The self-designated “DIY garage electronic” group excels in conjuring multisensory textures. Lawrence Northall, the other half of The Caulfield Beats, deals in the musical production aspect of their act, while Molly collects visual stimuli for display during their live shows.
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  17. GIANT SAND

    Brian Lopez
    Gabriel Sullivan
    Maggie Björklund

    BRIAN LOPEZ
    Brian Lopez returns from his eclectic debut record Ultra with a more focused sense of songwriting and a direct, potent rock ‘n’ roll sound.

    Lopez wrote Static Noise over more than two years, producing dozens of songs before choosing the best compositions, narrowing the album’s focus and capitalizing on his guitar and vocal talents.
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    GABRIEL SULLIVAN
    Gabriel Sullivan’s latest solo album, JVPITER, finds Sullivan stripping away the horns and percussion of his last project, Taraf de Tucson, to bring the focus on the songs themselves.

    JVPITER was written over the course of a year in Tucson, Arizona. Through the help of Kickstarter Sullivan was able to fly himself and bassist Thøger T. Lund to the Northwest coast of Denmark to spend one week recording in a secluded farmhouse with the Danish portion of Giant Sand as the backing band. There was no internet and no phone service, the sun was only down for 2 hours a day, animals wandered outside the windows of the studio… this all comes through the musicians performances to provide the foreign sonic landscape of JVPITER.
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    MAGGIE BJÖRKLUND
    Maggie Bjorklund is a pedal steel guitarist/singer/composer from Copenhagen, Denmark. She has made a name for herself as an exceptional and stylistically unique musician, combining the tastes and techniques a wide variety of musics – country, indie rock, film scores, psychedelia, pop – into a seamless blend of roots music. Over the years she has landed coveted touring gigs with Jack White, X’s John Doe and Exene Cervenka, and Howe Gelb and recruited big names for her debut release Coming Home in 2011: Mark Lanegan, Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Convertino, John Auer (the Posies), to name a few.
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  18. PINK MIST

    Creeper
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    CREEPER
    ‘The Callous Heart’ EP Release Show

    “A stunning statement of intent from one of the brightest prospects in UK punk.” – Kerrang!

    “This is perfectly executed punk rock.” – DIY

    “They echo AFI and look like Wednesday Addams’ new favourite band.” – Metal Hammer

    Southampton goth-punks CREEPER have enjoyed a phenomenal rise since their debut sold-out hometown show at The Joiners last August. Steeping things up yet another gear, the quintet will release their first Roadrunner Records EP ‘The Callous Heart’ on September 18th which will be previewed by a special EP release show at The Old Blue Last on September 15th.

    Produced by Neil Kennedy at The Ranch, ‘The Callous Heart’ builds upon the visceral blend of sweeping energy and crushing dynamics that powered their self-released debut EP. ‘The Callous Heart’ still reflects their roots – The Misfits, Alkaline Trio, The Damned – but their wider influences, from the doomed romanticism of Nick Cave to the crunch of Metallica and the flamboyance of Roxy Music and David Bowie, seep into their sound. It’s an antidote to the current trend of no-frills punk and hardcore.

    You can pre-order the band’s debut EP for Roadrunner ‘The Callous Heart’ either on 12” vinyl at the Roadrunner UK store (with an exclusive tee shirt bundle) or on iTunes.
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  19. UPSET! THE RHYTHM

    Dope Body
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    DOPE BODY
    Dope Body is a noise rock band from Baltimore, United States formed in 2008 by vocalist Andrew Laumann, guitarist/bassist Zachary Utz, and drummer David Jacober.
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  20. TEEN CREEPS

    MAGIC CASTLES
    The Statue Thieves

    MAGIC CASTLES
    “Armed with an endorsement from The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe, a Farfisa organ, and enough psychedelic drones to zonk out an entire cast of lava lamp–worshipping retro-delia music fans, Magic Castles tilt toward the windmills of our minds with a style reminiscent of The Massacre, Spacemen 3, and many other hardcore stoner bands. There’s a deliberately primitive approach at work, with atonal guitar leads surfing above the repetitive Velvet Underground-like rhythms and chord patterns, so listeners can enjoy the amateurish qualities without queasiness. There’s a hypnotic noise to “Death Dreams,” a gentle wandering to “Now I’m a Little Cloud,” and a monk-like holiness to the eight-minute “Ballad of the Golden Bird,” where all the group’s aspects come to the fore: drones, chants, and basement psychedelia. This Minneapolis-based quintet has self-released three out-of-print albums since 2006, and this “double album” makes a strong case for Magic Castles’ divine inspiration.”
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  21. KILIMANJARO

    Louis Berry
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    • Thursday
      24 September
    • Entry: £5
    • Doors: 8pm-1am

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  22. GIRLS AND BOYS

    Leyya
    M.I.L.K.
    Theme Park DJ Set

    For the second Girls & Boys event we have the amazing Leyya who have been making waves in Europe with their huge single ‘Superego’.

    Also we have the nordic vibes of M.I.L.K. who’s summer anthem ‘If We Want To’ has already caught the attention of every blog worth mentioning.

    We thought it was about time to bring them both to London for one big free party.

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  23. KILIMANJARO

    Heyrocco
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    HEYROCCO
    Nathan Jake Merli (Guitar and Vocals), Chris Cool (Bass, and yes, that’s his real name) and Tanner “Taco” Cooper first plugged-in in their parents garage five years ago and were soon touring across the United States in their shitty van. They are now gearing up for the release of their debut album “Teenage Movie Soundtrack” through Vital Music Group and a return across the pond for a summer of touring the UK and Europe.

    Their first UK tour brought their explosive live show to a rabid audience, including a sold-out headline show in front of 1400 people for Club NME @ KOKO and their Soundcloud has had over 250k plays in the last 6 months, proving that their brand of 90’s-inspired ‘disney-grunge’ is connecting with a whole new generation of fans.

    Heyrocco will play The Old Blue Last, London and The Castle Hotel, Manchester in October.
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  24. SOUNDCRASH

    Flies+Flies
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    After the spellbinding performance at Union Chapel, supporting GoGo Penguin, Soundcrash is very pleased to present the fantastic London trio Flies + Flies who will be taking to the stage at Old Blue Last on the 8th of October.

    Having received support from Clash for their recent single ‘Bad Crab Hand/Sufi’ Flies+Flies are steadily gaining a reputation as an act that’s definitely worth watching. Their sound is created using an elegant mixture of buzzing synthy electronics, haunting vocals, swirling guitar parts and transcendental cello lines and combines a wide variety of influences to create and innovative and highly original soundscape.

    Flies+Flies have also gained a reputation for putting on unique and inspiring live performances at one point even playing a gig that ended with them inside a plastic projection cube designed by artist and collaborator Nick Roberts. This top level live performance has seen them playing a huge array of venues from a disused dentists surgery to Glastonbury Festival.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to catch one of the UK’s hottest up and coming bands in a incredibly intimate venue and is definitely not an event anyone should be missing.

    “Artful without succumbing to pretence… intelligent but without excluding the directness emotion can offer” – Clash

    “Chamber toned torch hybrids that flicker and weave to a subtle macabre motif that’s cradled and creaking in a haunting 60’s afterglow and pressed upon decidedly unhinged psyche” – God is in the TV

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  25. CLEAN

    Polo + Actor (Co-Headliner)

    POLO
    Polo are Luke and Kat. Luke creates all sorts of electronic wizardry from a set of keyboards and a macbook over which Kat sings. It’s not the most unique set-up and one that’s become increasingly familiar, but between them they create something quite compelling, eerie and haunting that holds the listener’s attention. Kat’s vocals soar and swoop over the soundscapes that Luke generates as they .
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    ACTOR
    ACTOR is the alias of Louisa Osborn, collaborating producer Chris Mulligan and drummer Ste Anderson, who started writing their caustic and atmospheric alt-pop in a murky art space once home to a bomb factory in Leeds.

    The central focus of ACTOR is Louisa’s stunning voice that soars over idiosyncratic guitars and taut yet elegant production, creating a push-and-pull of styles that intimates a raucous spirit in the recordings.
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  26. SUPER FAN 99 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY

    The Madcaps
    Zooz
    Kaviar Special
    Goddam Nobody

    THE MADCAPS
    Unhinged, deranged, completely mad garage savages, The Madcaps, from Rennes, in western France, are pedlars of fast-paced adolescent punk, held together with tight beats and wrapped up in fuzzy guitar. But more than this, they know how to be suave – side-stepping comfortably, these assured groovologists know how to ladle up the smooth mid-tempo, the warm round bass lines having one sole and unique purpose: inducing longitudinal motion in the listeners’ hips.
    Having overjoyed France and the adjacent regions with their 45 last April, they return in March 2015 with a full-blown album, set to unveil a little more of their clear penchant for American garage, and the English beat music of the 60s.
    To fans of Allah Las, Black Lips, Holy Golightly, King Tuff, The Kinks, Shannon and The Clams or Electric Prunes, you would be sorely wrong to abstain.
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    GODDAM NOBODY
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