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  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, March 6th, 2015

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Picturehaus, Island Cassettes, Tsuki, Lewis McKale and Jack Watts. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND

    Chinnerys Southend, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Saturday, March 7th, 2015

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    FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND

    Funeral For A Friend is one of the last remaining bastions of the British hardcore scene that exploded into the mainstream at the turn of the century. Bursting out of Bridgend, South Wales, in 2001, Funeral For A Friend were hailed as the saviours of rock music from a young age and given the task of re-energising a scene in desperate need of fresh blood. They are veterans, in many ways, but fourteen years after their formation and the band still packs as much punch and purpose as they started with, if not more. Recorded in two weeks with Lewis Johns (Gnarwolves, Goodtime Boys), Chapter & Verse is a classic Funeral For A Friend effort in the spectacular way it melds gruff attitude with melodic choruses, but it also happens to be one of the most sonically diverse records the band has ever made. Over 14's welcome.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, March 7th, 2015

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Dull Knife, Dred Delicious, House On Fire and Glen Foye. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • THE PREATURES

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

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    THE PREATURES

    It’s been a swelling twelve months for Australian rock’n’rollers The Preatures. What with touring alongside the iconic The Rolling Stones, their own wildly successful tours of US and Oz, winning a GQ Band Of The Year award, as well as playing to packed-out crowds at some of this year’s biggest festivals – including Glastonbury, SXSW, Coachella, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits– The Preatures now announce UK and European tour dates for 2015, as well as a video for new track Ordinary. Taken from their highly anticipated debut album Blue Planet Eyes – which shot to number one in their native Australia – Ordinary is a rocking dance-ready track bursting with infectious riff-speckled hooks. The video offers a fly-on-the-wall glimpse into the band’s more ‘ordinary’ moments on tour – sleeping, eating, driving, washing clothes and lady bullfighting. Now signed to Virgin in the UK, the Sydney five piece, led by front woman Isabella Manfredi, have earned early support from the likes of Pitchfork, NME, Rolling Stone, DIY and Radio 1 since they emerged onto the international music scene with their underground hit This Is How You Feel. Their debut album is set for release in the UK in early 2015. Support from Animal House.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, March 13th, 2015

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Who's Harrison?, Long Distance Running, Shabby and Tiith. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Saturday, March 14th, 2015

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Ed Prosek, Swamptown, Paul Murray and Bess Atwell. Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • LUCY ROSE

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £13 adv

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

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    LUCY ROSE

    Lucy Rose is set to play her first headline UK tour in 18 months this spring. The acclaimed singer takes her five piece band out on the road throughout March to play some new material from her second album, due later in the year. Lucy Rose worked on the follow up to her 2012 debut 'Like I Used To' across 2013, stepping out of the studio for rare live shows including supporting Neil Young in Hyde Park and playing the second stage at Glastonbury Festival. The Independent review of her Glastonbury show singled her out as one of the festival's rising stars, labelling her "the stand out female vocalist of the weekend." Her forthcoming album is likely to confirm her upward trajectory. Over 14's only. Support from The Half Earth.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, March 20th, 2015

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Gloo, Chalk, Facing Up and Deltorers! Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • LONELY THE BRAVE *SOLD OUT!*

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £8 adv

    Saturday, March 21st, 2015

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    LONELY THE BRAVE *SOLD OUT!*

    Lonely The Brave hit the ground running in 2013. Having been a genuine phenomenon in Cambridge, but little known elsewhere before that point, the band didn't want to deliver anything other than the finished article when they entered further consciousness. They knew the value of being ready and so after a well received demo (so strong that Dan P Carter gave them a live session on Radio 1 as a result of hearing it) sold out locally, they holed themselves away immediately to work on perfecting a debut album, "The Day's War", and introducing a fifth member, Joel Mason, to the fray on second guitar. This finished record began to reach influential ears, leading to an immediate wave of interest, and signing with rock tastemakers' Hassle Records. Here they joined a diverse roster that included Cancer Bats, Alkaline Trio, Juliette Lewis & The Licks and Fall Out Boy. Their debut single with the label, "Black Saucers", received Zane Lowe's "Hottest Record In The World Ever" and Radio 1 support was abundant - with the initial response to the single so strong that the band were added to the Introducing playlist and received daytime support from Fearne Cotton, Greg James and more. Writing anthemic, epic songs devoid of scene or outside influence from their peers, the band saw press attention span across genre, sex and age groups, with the likes of Classic Rock, Kerrang!, The Telegraph, Marie Claire, Huffington Post, Rock Sound, NME, The Fly and DIY all climbing on board to sing the band's praises. Resolutely level-headed throughout it all, the band also played Download Festival, supported Bruce Springsteen at Hard Rock Calling, were broadcast on BBC3 as part of Reading and Leeds' BBC Introducing stages and toured with the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Deftones and, at the end of the year, Don Broco. Lonely The Brave also released their follow up EP, "Backroads" to further acclaim including a full 5 K's from Kerrang! and Zane Lowe inviting them back to Maida Vale, this time to session for his show. This year has started with the band playing European shows in France and Holland, follows with the band's first headline tour and then sees a series of dates alongside seminal alt-rockers Therapy?. With The Great Escape, further festival dates and "The Day's War" release looking set for release just ahead of summer, 2014 will continue the ascent for a band that Rock Sound say they "wholeheartedly believe could become the biggest band on the planet". Lonely The Brave don't want to be, and shouldn't be considered, just another British rock band - if they continue the trajectory they're currently on, they have everything they need to soon be many people's favourite. Over 18's only. Support from Hannah Lou Clark.

  • BLACK ROOSTER BLACK SHAG

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £5 entry

    Saturday, March 21st, 2015

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    BLACK ROOSTER BLACK SHAG

    Brighton’s Black Rooster Black Shag reate sexually-charged soundtracks featuring boy/girl vocals drenched in layers of searing guitars, underpinned by melodic bass lines and heavy rhythms. With an aggressive mash-up of 50’s style harmonies, garage rock and post-punk, Black Rooster Black Shag’s raucous live shows further explore the noir terrain that is quickly becoming synonymous with this emerging 3-piece. Black Rooster Black Shag’s debut album, ‘As Far As My Lead Will Take Me’ was released May 2014 via EOI Productions. Support from The Midnight Barbers, STRANGE CAGES and Dull Knife! Over 18's only.

  • CHARLI XCX

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £14 adv

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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    CHARLI XCX

    Pop phenomenon, Charli XCX, has today revealed the official tracklisting for her highly-anticipated new album Sucker which will be released in the UK on January 26 through Asylum Records. The album is available to pre-order now (Charli will be giving away seven tracks as instant grats over the coming months as a very special thank you to the UK fans - three tracks available upon pre-order). The Sesac Songwriter of the Year 2014 is also delighted to announce a UK headline tour, which will take place in March/April 2015. The run of dates kick off at Brighton’s Concorde 2 on March 24. Over 14's welcome. Support from Cuckoolander.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £4 entry

    Friday, March 27th, 2015

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring The Propolis, DarkTrain, Fable and 1914's! Brighton Rocks is all about showcasing the best bands in Brighton. If you'd like to submit your band to play please email info@loutpromotions.co.uk!

  • FOUR YEAR STRONG

    Concorde 2, 6pm, £14 adv

    Saturday, March 28th, 2015

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    FOUR YEAR STRONG

    California’s new favourite label, Pure Noise Records is proud to announce their first ever UK tour. The tour, which will take in every corner of the UK from 20th March to 29th March 2015. Label owner Jacob Round says "We're very excited to bring the Pure Noise Tour to the UK. We had such a good time with the US run in October and we hope for the same overseas in March." Four Year Strong will be back to the UK as the tour headliner. The band which helped define a blend of melodic-hardcore and pop-punk over the last decade, returns in support of their latest EP ‘Go Down In History’ out now on Pure Noise Records. Ohio’s Hit The Lights will have a brand new record next Spring and are always firm favourites on the UK shores. Having toured with all the best bands in pop-punk, they are sure to get heros welcome when they take the stage. Forever Came Calling recently put out their new album ‘What Matters Most’ engineered and produced by Kyle Black (New Found Glory, Comeback Kid) will be making their UK debut. Opening the tour will be Light You Up from Birmingham, UK- whilst not signed to the label, they are a welcomed addition to the bill.

  • THE CORONAS

    Komedia, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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    THE CORONAS

    Boasting 3 double platinum albums in their homeland of Ireland, The Coronas have sold out everywhere from Dublin’s 13,000 capacity o2 Arena to The Olympia Theatre, where they played a record-breaking six night run. They have supported Sir Paul McCartney, The Script, Justin Timberlake and Pink. In October they played 3 sold out headline dates in Manchester, Glasgow and London. In March 2015 they will embark on a full headline UK tour. Last year, The Coronas moved to London. Which matters because, as anyone in Ireland will tell you, The Coronas are a Dublin band. This summer they played to 9,500 arms-aloft fans at Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham Park – but their sights are now focused further afield. Within months of their move, the band who battled the big boys in Ireland on their own indie label had signed a publishing deal with Big Life and been snapped up by Island Records, not on the strength of their previous achievements, but for their epic new album ‘The Long Way’, which is released on 9th March 2015 on Island Records. Most of ‘The Long Way’ was written and recorded before Island came on board with producer Eliott James (Kaiser Chiefs, Two Door Cinema Club, Noah and the Whale). Punchy first single ‘Just Like That’, a song awash with catchy guitar hooks and due for release on 19th January, introduces the theme of an album dominated by a relationship break-up. “I’m not saying I want you back/Unless you say it first,” sings Danny on a chorus destined to cause chaos on indie dancefloors. The Coronas may call ‘The Long Way’ a new start, but really it’s a reboot. The eight years the four members, all still in their twenties, spent conquering their homeland is the cornerstone of the band they are now. Their journey began when childhood best friends Danny (the son of Irish folk legend Mary Black) and bassist Graham Knox formed a band at school with Conor. They played their first gig aged 15. By the time they reached uni, they had recruited Dave and had called themselves The Coronas. The last eight years has seen The Coronas establish themselves as one of Ireland’s best-loved bands and sell out Ireland’s biggest venues. Over 14's welcome. Support from Of Empires and Sam Jordan.

  • OSCAR

    Bleach, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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    OSCAR

    Oscar Scheller, a product of the 90s, started making sense of the world through off- kilter pop musings in the early hours of NYE 2013. This naturally lead to making music under the moniker ‘Oscar’ Classically trained, but unable read music, he learnt everything by ear and started writing from the age of 13 and it never stopped. As an avid record collector and art school graduate, Oscar’s influences are wide ranging, and playful. He draws influence from Buddy Holly to Big L, Lionel Bart to Nirvana. Whilst studying a Fine Art degree at Central Saint Martins, he self-released ‘Never Told You’ in April 2013, unexpectedly whipping up a frenzy on the internet. This garnered the attention of NME, got best new music on Pitchfork and was featured in Guardian’s New Band Of The Day. Straight after graduating in May 2014, he began to hone in on writing ‘unabashed personal pop’ and released his 146b EP (recorded in his home studio) on Brown Rice/Smalltown Supersound. It was a scratchy, lo-fi bedroom guitar pop affair, a mix of 50s love songs and Britpop attitude featuring one hell of a synthesiser! The EP got support from critically acclaimed blogs like Impose, Dummy and Stereogum, as well as extensive radio play from BBC 6 Music’, ‘Absolute Radio’ and ‘Resonance Fm’. Most of his material is romantic, and some have described it as ‘criminally catchy’ but most of all it’s feel good. There is an old fashioned sense to the songs, putting the art of songwriting first, and addressing style later. The music ranges from hip-hop to punk, grunge, to lovelorn melancholic pop. Genre is a playing field to Oscar, certainly not a limitation. Texturally it is the mixture of rough and smooth that he works in, but mainly the love of good simple melody and pop structure. Over 18's only.

  • THERAPY?

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £15 adv

    Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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    THERAPY?

    Therapy?’s first recording for new label Amazing Record Co., Disquiet is 11 tracks of charged, in-your-face, bruisingly melodic punk/metal. A sequel of sorts to the band’s million-selling 1994 album ‘Troublegum’, it’s by turns confrontational, challenging, vengeful and venomous, a visceral and utterly compelling document of a confident band operating at the peak of their powers. Produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood/Band of Skulls/Turbowolf) at Blast studios in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and featuring cover art by long time collaborator Nigel Rolfe (‘Troublegum’, ‘Suicide Pact You First’, ‘A Brief Crack Of Light’), it’s both the most accessible record Therapy? have made in two decades, and a reaffirmation of their healthy respect for noise, chaos and unsettling psychodrama. Tickets on sale Wednesday 4th February at 10am!

  • KILL IT KID

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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    KILL IT KID

    Kill It Kid release new track Blood Stop & Run on March 2nd. Produced by Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg, The 1975) and recorded at his ‘Motor Museum’ studio in Liverpool, Blood Stop & Run sees Kill It Kid’s Chris Turpin step back from the mic to allow band mate Steph Ward take lead vocals. Blood Stop & Run follows debut single ‘I’ll Be The First’, and follow up ‘Caroline’ taken from new studio album ‘You Owe Nothing’ (out now via Sire/Warner Records) and continues to showcase their unique alt blues-rock assault on the music scene. Kill it Kid are Chris Turpin (guitars & vocals), Stephanie Ward (Keys & vocals), Marc Jones (drums) and Dom Kozubik (bass guitar) and will be touring extensively throughout Europe over the next few months. Over 18's only. Support from John J. Presley.

  • YOUNG GUNS

    The Haunt, 7pm, £12.50 adv

    Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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    YOUNG GUNS

    Over the course of the past few years, the London-based YOUNG GUNS have emerged as one of the UK's most electrifying new bands, garnering heavy radio play and UK chart success, while playing to packed-house crowds all across Europe, including a main stage performance at the Reading Festival, where they tore up the stage as part of a lineup that included Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Guns N' Roses and Modest Mouse. New album BONES has already achieved critical acclaim overseas, with Q Magazine and Kerrang! each giving it four stars and the latter writing that the album sees the band "giving themselves the best shot possible of taking on all comers and winning." BONES and its title track were also nominated for "Best Album" and "Best Single" as part of this year's 2012 Kerrang! Awards. Over 14's only.

  • STEEL PULSE

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £22.50 adv

    Sunday, April 5th, 2015

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    STEEL PULSE

    STEEL PULSE may have explored various styles of music since they started out in 1975, but when it comes to the message, the UK’s Grammy – Winning reggae band has remained close to their roots. The Group have continued their commitment to fighting injustice, educating the masses, and promoting positive messages through spiritually uplifting music. “We just can’t ignore the politics, because every life and soul that’s born on this earth is a political manoeuvre for someone, at some stage”, Hinds explains. “From a spiritual aspect, it’s really an upliftment through facing reality – what’s out there. We deal with positive spirits. It means putting aside the guns, the drugs and all of the things that are ailments of society – especially the black communities right now”. STEEL PULSE have always taken their causes to heart, filing a $1 million class action lawsuit against New York City’s Taxi & Limousine Commission. The group charged that cabbies refused to pick up blacks and Rastafarians throughout the streets of New York. STEEL PULSE is the only UK reggae group to win a Grammy. In 1985 Babylon The Bandit Album won the Best Reggae Album category. Their international success earned them further Grammy Nominations for their albums, Victims, Rastafari Centennial, Rage & Fury, Living Legacy and African Holocaust. Over 14's welcome. Performing their classic album 'Handsworth Revolution'!

  • GHOSTPOET

    Komedia, 7.30pm, £13 adv

    Monday, April 6th, 2015

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    GHOSTPOET

    Ghostpoet is pleased to announce news of his forthcoming album ‘Shedding Skin’which will be released on 2nd March 2015 through Play It Again Sam. The first fruits of the album, the track ‘Off Peak Dreams’ has already been premiered on Zane Lowe’s Radio One show and sees Ghostpoet, London-based Obaro Ejimiwe moving on from the cathartic musings of 2013’s ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’ album. ‘Shedding Skin’ is the manifestation of a new challenge, of fresh thinking, and a brave confident stride into previously uncharted waters. Ten songs that embrace, unite and narrate observations that are designed to sit beside each other through bright peaks and dark shallows. Unlike his previous albums, ‘Shedding Skin’ was recorded with a traditional live set up with what has become his touring band; Joe Newman on guitar, bass player, John Calvert and John Blease on drums. The self-produced album also features guest vocals from Nadine Shah, Etta Bond, Melanie De Biasio, Lucy Rose and Maxïmo Park’s Paul Smith, a collection that sets a new precedent as his very best work yet. Over 14's welcome.

  • BALTHAZAR

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7.30pm, £7 adv

    Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

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    BALTHAZAR

    On the eve of their third album, Balthazar are pleased to announce news of a European tour in the Spring of 2015. The band, having notched up in excess of 220 shows whilst criss-crossing three continents alongside some truly memorable festival moments in support of their second album ‘Rats’ – would appear to continue where they left off…. Having been holed up in the studio working on the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Rats’, Balthazar emerge bearing new tracks, whetting appetites and their first live shows of 2015. Over 18's only.

  • VILLAGERS

    The Old Market, 7.30pm, £14 adv

    Friday, April 17th, 2015

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    VILLAGERS

    Darling Arithmetic is the third album from Villagers, released on 13th April 2015. The follow-up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and Mercury-nominated - is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships. Darling Arithmetic was written, recorded, produced and mixed by O’Brien at home - the loft of a converted farmhouse that he shares in the coastal town of Malahide to the north of Dublin - revealing a single-minded artist at the peak of his already considerable songwriting powers. It encompasses the various shades of feeling – desire, obsession, lust, loneliness and confusion, and deeper into philosophical and existential territory, across a cast of lovers, friends, family and even strangers. Backing up his supple and emoting vocal and guitar is the subtlest palate of instrumentation – piano, Mellotron (which accounts for the album’s occasional horn and cello tones) and brushes. O’Brien plays every instrument on these exquisite, melodic songs in a sparse, spacious, acoustic-leaning fashion. Over 14's welcome. Tickets on sale Friday 13th February!

  • BURY TOMORROW

    The Haunt, 7pm, £12 adv

    Saturday, April 25th, 2015

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    BURY TOMORROW

    Bury Tomorrow have quickly become one of the most exciting bands on the world circuit. Debut album ‘Portraits’ was a prime example of how Metalcore SHOULD be done, showing flashes of brilliance usually expected from bands far older and more experienced. With equal emphasis on Heaviness and Melody, BT have forged a sound that is as crushing as it is catchy. In a genre full of sugar coated, cookie cutter bands mixing singing and screaming to identical effect, BT are a breath of fresh air… Their melodies are rich and soaring, guitarist Jason Cameron’s husky singing tones invoking the classic 80’s stadium rock vibe, whilst frontman Dani’s monstrous roars and energy coupled with the water-tight riffs of the band make for a salivating prospect. After numerous tours around the world with the likes of Attack Attack!, While She Sleeps, Otep, Alesana, Of Mice & Men, Asking Alexandria and many many more, BT are set to make a devastating return to the fold with their follow up offering, ‘The Union Of Crowns’, released Worldwide this Summer through Nuclear Blast. Taking the foundation laid down by ‘Portraits’ and building on every aspect of that sound, ‘The Union Of Crowns’ is packed to the brim with infectious hooks and city levelling breakdowns. A strong theme of Monarchy runs throughout the album playing on various metaphorical and literal scenarios. This is a darker, heavier, more focused record from BT but one that still retains an enormous sense of melody. Bury Tomorrow have now engrained their name into the upper echelons of Metal, and have created an unquestionably strong record through ‘TUOC’. Are you ready?? Support from Creeper. Over 14's welcome.

  • GIRL FRIEND

    The Prince Albert, 8pm, £5 adv

    Sunday, April 26th, 2015

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    GIRL FRIEND

    Started in 2014 and inspired by the classic 80’s electronic pop of Roxy Music, Soft Cell and Japan Manchester’s GIRL FRIEND found a sound all of their own. A band unknowingly fizzing with modern feel and described recently as 'honing in on the particulars of passion and desire.' The band’s songs channel the muse of lead singer Amory, an individual painting himself in lyrics as a character in internal conflict; consumed by his own vanity and either maladjusted or hopelessly hedonistic. All these complex themes are delivered in palatable thrusts of pop decadence and light-hearted reflections. On the song themes Amory states "I found it interesting to juxtapose the dour moods and fatal flaws, with almost clichéd views on style and glamour. To dress the misery in something beautiful. The experiences of sexual frustration and amorous longing are portrayed with a graceful exterior." Plus guests.

  • ARCANE ROOTS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

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    ARCANE ROOTS

    The band have spent the last 2 years touring their hugely acclaimed debut album 'Blood & Chemistry', playing festivals like Reading/Leeds, Download, Sonisphere, Pukkelpop, BBK, Hit The Deck, Hevy, The Great Escape, and tours with Biffy Clyro, MUSE, Coheed and Cambria, Awol Nation, Bad Religion, on top of sell out UK and European headline tours. The band are currently on tour across Europe with Enter Shikari (as main support), and will be next playing Takedown Festival in the UK on March 7th and then after these dates, at 2000 Trees on July 9th. Support from Gallery Circus. Over 18's only.

  • THE POP GROUP

    The Haunt, 7pm, £17.50 adv

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

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    THE POP GROUP

    The Pop Group have announced details of a UK tour in May. The dates follow the February 23rd release of their first album in 35-years, Citizen Zombie. Produced by the much-acclaimed Paul Epworth, a long-time fan of The Pop Group, the new album features original members Mark Stewart (lyrics / vocals), Dan Catsis (bass), Gareth Sager (guitar) and Bruce Smith (drums). The Pop Group formed in Bristol in 1977 out of a sense of disenchantment with the increasing conservatism of punk and released their Dennis Bovell debut album, Y, in 1979. Their second album, For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? arrived in 1980 before the band imploded in the same year. Reforming in 2010, the band have played festivals across the globe including Summer Sonic, Primavera and OFF, and recently completed a 7-date UK tour in support of the reissued We Are Time and new archival compilation Cabinet Of Curiosities in 2014. Over 14's only.

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL 2015: THURSDAY

    Various Brighton venues, Various Times, £49.50 weekend ticket

    Thursday, May 14th, 2015

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL 2015: THURSDAY

    The Great Escape, Europe’s biggest festival for new music, returns to Brighton, 14th-16th May to celebrate its impressive tenth year. For the past decade, The Great Escape has produced international and diverse line-ups flecked with the stars and sounds of the future, establishing this 3-day festival as the ultimate destination of discovery for music-lovers. The Great Escape announced the first 150 artists to join the 10th anniversary festival line-up including southern soul-rock quartet ALABAMA SHAKES, the first Brighton Dome show artist to be announced. As one of the most anticipated artists in 2012, they played to just 400 people, the same year that they delivered their hit debut album Boys & Girls. The band will triumphantly return in 2015 to bring their powerful live show to The Great Escape’s biggest stage.

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL 2015: FRIDAY

    Various Brighton venues, Various Times, £49.50 weekend ticket

    Friday, May 15th, 2015

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL 2015: FRIDAY

    The Great Escape, Europe’s biggest festival for new music, returns to Brighton, 14th-16th May to celebrate its impressive tenth year. For the past decade, The Great Escape has produced international and diverse line-ups flecked with the stars and sounds of the future, establishing this 3-day festival as the ultimate destination of discovery for music-lovers. The Great Escape announced the first 150 artists to join the 10th anniversary festival line-up including southern soul-rock quartet ALABAMA SHAKES, the first Brighton Dome show artist to be announced. As one of the most anticipated artists in 2012, they played to just 400 people, the same year that they delivered their hit debut album Boys & Girls. The band will triumphantly return in 2015 to bring their powerful live show to The Great Escape’s biggest stage.

  • THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL 2015: SATURDAY

    Various Brighton venues, Various Times, £49.50 weekend ticket

    Saturday, May 16th, 2015

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL 2015: SATURDAY

    The Great Escape, Europe’s biggest festival for new music, returns to Brighton, 14th-16th May to celebrate its impressive tenth year. For the past decade, The Great Escape has produced international and diverse line-ups flecked with the stars and sounds of the future, establishing this 3-day festival as the ultimate destination of discovery for music-lovers. The Great Escape announced the first 150 artists to join the 10th anniversary festival line-up including southern soul-rock quartet ALABAMA SHAKES, the first Brighton Dome show artist to be announced. As one of the most anticipated artists in 2012, they played to just 400 people, the same year that they delivered their hit debut album Boys & Girls. The band will triumphantly return in 2015 to bring their powerful live show to The Great Escape’s biggest stage.

  • RX BANDITS + CIRCA SURVIVE

    The Haunt, 7pm, £13.50 adv

    Monday, May 18th, 2015

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    RX BANDITS + CIRCA SURVIVE

    Tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 6th February! From Indian Lakes will be the opening support. Over 14's welcome.

  • TINARIWEN

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £22.50 adv

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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    TINARIWEN

    THE DESERT IS A PLACE OF HARDSHIP AND SUBTLE BEAUTY, A STARK WORLD THAT REVEALS ITS SECRETS SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY. LIFE IN THE DESERT IS RESILIENT AND STRONG, AND THE PEOPLE ARE GENTLE GIANTS AMONG THE SAND, STORMS, AND SUN. FOR SAHARAN BLUES BAND TINARIWEN, THE DESERT IS THEIR HOME, AND THEIR HYPNOTIC AND ELECTRIFYING GUITAR ROCK REFLECTS COMPLEX REALITIES OF THEIR HOMEBASE IN NORTH WEST AFRICA. THEY ARE TUAREG, DESCENDED FROM NOMADIC PEOPLE WHO HAVE WANDERED THE DUNES FOR MILLENNIA, BUT THE MUSIC OF TINARIWEN TRAVELS TOO, REVERBERATING FAR FROM DUSTY PLAINS OF MALI. THEIR 2011 ALBUM TASSILI, RECORDED IN THE ALGERIAN DESERT — IN A TENT AND UNDER THE STARS WITH A ESTEEMED CADRE OF MUSICIANS INCLUDING NELS CLINE AND TV ON THE RADIO’S TUNDE ADEBIMPE AND KYP MALONE — WON A GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST WORLD MUSIC. NOW THEIR NEW RECORD EMMAAR RETURNS TO THEIR ROOTS, DELIVERING STRIPPED-DOWN DIRGES, EFFERVESCENT ANTHEMS, AND ABOVE ALL, A RETURN TO SIMPLICITY AND HONESTY. Over 14's welcome.

  • BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £10 adv

    Friday, May 29th, 2015

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    BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE

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    Concorde 2, 3pm, £17.50 day / £30 weekend

    Saturday, August 29th, 2015

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    Concorde 2, 3pm, £17.50 day / £30 weekend

    Sunday, August 30th, 2015

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    Sunday 30th August 2015 - The Wedding Present play Saturnalia Side B plus 40 minutes of music from other albums with many guests TBA including The Nightingales & Cinerama who play Disco Volante side B.

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    Concorde 2, 7pm, £13 adv

    Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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