1. VICE HOUSE PARTY

    Meat Wave
    Theo Verney
    Rockfeedback DJs
    Downbound DJs
    @edlilo DJs

    Downstairs Hosted By: Annie Oh

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  2. CLEAN

    The Black Tambourines
    Fake Laugh
    King TV
    Sulky Boy

    Downstairs Hosted By: Off Modern

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  3. SUPER SUNDAY

    Sir Spyro (Rinse FM)
    Faze Miyake (Rinse FM)
    Treble Clef Jetsss (NTS Live)
    Tiatsim (Mode FM)
    General Courts DJ
    Argue Jammz

    SIR SPYRO
    As a grime DJ, selector and digger for new sounds, Spyro’s reputation is unrivaled. Mention his name to any grime head, and you’ll be met with a nod of respect. His shows and DJ sets are instrumental in bringing newer producers to wider attention, as well as showcasing new music from established names within the scene.

    He’s impressively modest about his role and influence, however, explaining that if he hadn’t been invited to join the Rinse FM roster in 2005, “I’d probably be walking home from my 9 to 5 now! It wouldn’t have worked if I didn’t get on Rinse. It’s that simple. I’m so grateful to still be here.”

    Rinse was a huge influence on Spyro when he was younger, and he was a regular listener to early shows by the likes of Terror Danjah and Slimzee. So when his name was beginning to become known, he says, “I took every opportunity I could, just to get known and heard, because Rinse was a big thing, everyone used to listen to Rinse – you had Ruff Sqwad, Roll Deep, Nasty Crew… To get out there, this was the king.”

    In terms of his approach to finding new music for his show, he says, “I’m a hunter, I hunt down tunes, anything I hear that’s sick, I need it. I’ve got at least 3 tunes in my bag right now where I’ve heard them [in a club], I’ve walked up to the DJ – I don’t know who they are but they somehow know who I am – and I’ve said ‘This tune is sick, who made it?’ And they’re like ‘Me.’ I’m like ‘I’m Spyro’, and they’re like ‘I know,’” he grins. “And I’ll go ‘You need to give me your email, I need this tune!’”
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  4. KARMA COMA

    Demons Of Ruby Mae
    Island
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  5. CLEAN

    Seyr
    Dolce
    Moonbow

    SEYR
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  6. COMMUNION

    Jo Rose
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    JO ROSE
    The Manchester-based musician Jo Rose has been playing under various names and in different genres of music for sometime. His first band, Fear of Music, formed when the singer, songwriter and multi-intrumentalist was only thirteen, led him to sign his first record deal and record and tour with the band until his late teens. The project that followed under his own name is strikingly different to the self-confessed angst, melodrama and bravado of Fear of Music. The songs written and recorded for the album Spurs, self-released digitally in September 2014, point to his long-standing interest in the more subtle execution of artists like Townes Van Zandt, the Grateful Dead, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young and Ryan Adams, as well as the debt they have for more contemporary acts like Neutral Milk Hotel, Silver Jews, Smog and Wilco.

    The arrangements on Spurs are the product of Jo’s collaboration with many hugely inventive and talented artists and musicians, among them Canadian songwriter, Gabriel Minnikin, Jo Dudderidge of the Travelling band, and Klara Söderberg of First Aid Kit. The songs are adorned with Pedal Steel, Electric Guitars, Hammond Organ, Strings and Brass, Piano and Drums.

    Jo’s live performances, though, tend to consist of him presenting the songs in their rawest form, with just his vocals and an acoustic guitar. For those who are interested in the music on the album, his live show are an excellent opportunity to hear it stripped down and presented from an entirely different perspective.

    He has played alongside several excellent acts, among them Willy Mason, Jesca Hoop and Neal Casal. Most recently, Jo supported with First Aid Kit for their 2014 European tour, which included a set at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and is set to play with them for their tour of Sweden in February.
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  7. VETA RECORDS

    HAWK
    Last of the Barstools
    The Old Silent

    HAWK
    HAWK release their forthcoming Clock Hands EP on 23rd February 2015 via Veta Records.

    The EP continues to explore the limits of light and shade. Title track Clock Hands combines soaring and ethereal vocals with a guitar and rhythm section that defy traditional melodic forms but retain an air of their folk heritage. Like a post-rock Daughter, HAWK’s talent for minimalist storytelling is evident on tracks such as ‘Fire In A Classroom’ and ‘Footsteps, but their ability to convey emotion through music and Julie’s amazing vocal range is just as strong. The intro to last year’s single and EP track Hush is wordless, yet is all the more powerful for it, and a spine tingling example of the band’s dark beauty.

    Hush gained support from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit, Music Week (who tipped them as ones to watch in 2015), as well as Amazing Radio, BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson, and XFM DJ and Blur drummer Dave Rowntree.

    HAWK have been described as everything from noir-rock to alternative-folk. Based in London, Julie, Matt, Chris, and Sam hail from various corners of the UK and Ireland. Irish-born lead singer Julie Hawk (vocals and guitar) initially embarked on a solo folk career, and began collaborating with Matthew Harris (guitar) in 2012. After a year on the acoustic circuit, the fledgling duo joined Sam Campbell (drums) and Chris Handsley (bass) to form the band you hear now, adding a new abrasive edge to their sound while retaining the delicacy of their acoustic roots.
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    LAST OF THE BARSTOOLS
    Last of the Barstools are a London based indie/folk band. They write character based songs, rich with harmonies and delicate instrumentation. Their lyrics, both poignant and cinematic have vocal lines shared by chief songwriter Mark Kavanagh and partner Laura Davies, allowing the characters and each story to unfold.
    The band’s live arrangements are diverse and imaginative, drawing influences from Leanard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen to Bright Eyes, The National, and Arcade Fire. Their live shows have received some wonderful reviews in recent months and they have amassed a passionate and growing fan base in a remarkably short period of time.
    Their debut single ‘Don’t Let the Bad Guys Win’ was released on 11th November and is available to purchase on all major digital outlets. The song tells is a poignant story of a couple struggling to keep their dreams alive in the midst of mounting financial pressure. It has recently received glowing reviews in the UK and has been featured on regional and national radio in recent weeks.
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    THE OLD SILENT
    The Old Silent are an alt rock four piece based in Liverpool and London, The Old Silent combine driving Bruce Springsteen blue collar rock and Sigur Ros like soundscapes which belie the fact this band has only been together since february 2013. Rousing chorus’s, thumping drums and an uncomplicated approach set The Old Silent up as a band not to be missed.
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  8. LONDON ON THE INSIDE: INSIDE OUT

    Secret Company
    Miracle Blow
    London on The Inside DJs

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  9. RACKET 808

    C.A.R
    Sinah
    Dream Wife
    QE
    Jengan Skies (DJ Set)
    Racket 808 DJs

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  10. CLEAN

    Misty Miller
    St. Tropez
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  11. LAST HARBOUR ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY

    Last Harbour
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    LAST HARBOUR
    Last Harbour launch their new album ‘CAUL’, released via Gizeh Records on 9th February.

    Based in the northern English city of Manchester, Last Harbour play music with a dark, gothic heart yet their songs are always beautiful and transcendent. After working with producer Richard Formby (Wild Beasts, Spacemen 3, Ghostpoet) on two previous albums, the band took time out after touring to build their own studio in 2013. This new album was recorded in that self-created space over a year between 2013-4 and bears testament to a patient and detailed recording process that allowed time for experimentation and careful arrangement. Caul contains all of the band’s trademark bruised laments and doom-filled rock, but there is also an added layer of raw, bleak experimentation that marries ideally and simultaneously with brighter, almost joyous moments.
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  12. KANADA

    Devlin
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    DEVLIN
    Leaving behind the material ramblings of an archetypal MC, listening to Devlin, you’re more likely to hear tales of conspiracy theories, politics and Pavarotti. A lover of Bob Marley, The Supremes and Bruce Springsteen, Devlin isn’t your average grime artist. The enigmatic, Dagenham born Devlin set the bar for a new generation of Grime music in 2006 with his underground classic, Tales from the Crypt.
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  13. DISORDER

    Special Guests
    Dalaro
    Tilapia
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    DALARO
    Dalaro are an indie/alternative rock band from Newcastle who have performed with the likes of The Little Comets, Young Kato, Frankie Cocozza and Vinyl Jacket.
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    TILAPIA
    Tilapia are an exciting new South London four-piece writing their own brand of alternative gritty pop infused with catchy oohs, boos and baas. The Band’s influences range from Of Montreal, Ariel Pink and The Cribs. Tilapia are currently preparing to release a new EP in the coming months full of Imagination and vigour a plenty.
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  14. KANADA

    Queen Kwong
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    Queen Kwong
    “However weirdly I came to hear of Queen Kwong is overshadowed by the fact that she’s managed to hold my attention for so long. Queen Kwong is the brainchild of LA based musician Carré Callaway. 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 and visceral 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. Carre embodies the true and uncompromising spirit of Rock. This LA based musician’s unwillingness to play it safe is rare and admirable. Someone very wise once taught me the importance of metaphorically, “passing on the torch”. I say with utmost sincerity that Queen Kwong deserves that torch more than any performer I’ve come across in the last decade.”

    -Roger O’Donnell (The Cure)
    2015
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  15. TEEN CREEPS

    The Drink
    Kid Gloves
    Songs For Walter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  17. DIY

    Weyes Blood
    Wyldest
    DIY vs Feliciano DJs

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

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  18. DISORDER

    Nite Fields
    Albert Gold
    Disorder DJs

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

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

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

    Krill
    Brunch
    Chalk

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

    Yung
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  21. EAT YOUR OWN EARS

    Gala Drop
    Apiento (DJ Set)
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    GALA DROP
    Gala Drop began life as as a dirty-kneed, delay-pedal drone duo in the Bairro Alto district of Lisbon, opening for the likes of Gang Gang Dance and Excepter.

    New album II (Golf Recordings, Nov, 2014) is the result of a year’s solid rehearsal – a mixture of composition and collective improvisation – and a decade of organic evolution and dogged determinism. The addition of Jerry the Cat’s vocals has changed the band’s musical dynamic yet again. All the elements that made this band so unique and interesting are still there, but their jams are now more tightly structured and focused, more radio- and club-friendly, shorter and more song-orientated. Jerry’s work as a percussionist made him a sympathetic musical collaborator, but his voice is a delightful surprise, adding an unexpectedly soulful dimension to their latest work. He has brought a bittersweet Detroit vibe to some of the tracks on II – not a bangin’ Techno sensibility, but a subtle after-echo of Detroits Past, Present and Future, a lineage that stretches back from the Bellville Three to The Parliaments and beyond. Its not an obvious fit until you plug in and listen, but the Lisbon and Detroit vibes complement one another beautifully; it’s like the two cities were always spiritually twinned, but only Gala Drop ever noticed. They are a restless, constantly-evolving musical adventure – a labour of love – that passionately soaks up sounds from different times and places, and tries to imagine some future-past something that might point us towards a better world.
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  22. EXER EVENTS

    Princip
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  23. CLEAN

    The Slow Revolt
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    THE SLOW REVOLT
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  24. PINK MIST

    Amplifier
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    AMPLIFIER
    With a career that spans almost 1000 gigs of every conceivable size over 14 years and 8 records – including the behemoth double album The Octopus, regarded by many as a modern classic – Amplifier have progressed past being simply a band and have become a zen-like state of being.

    This special one-off show at The Old Blue Last will see them bring their towering space rock to an altogether more intimate setting. Expect them to tear the roof clean off.
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  25. 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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  26. CLUB PSYCHEDELIA

    The Electric Ride
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    Kassassin Street
    Spynes

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  27. BIRD ON THE WIRE

    Dune Rats
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    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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  28. 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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  29. SJM CONCERTS

    July Talk
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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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. LIVE NATION

    Arkells
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    ARKELLS
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