• WYE OAK

    The Green Door Store, 7:30pm, CANCELLED

    Monday, September 1st, 2014

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    PLEASE NOTE THE UPCOMING WYE OAK TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE BAND. REFUNDS FROM POINT OF PURCHASE. A REAL SHAME!! Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak have spent most of their lives in Baltimore, Maryland. But after two years of constant touring with Civilian, their highly lauded 2011 album, they landed on opposite sides of the country with an unforeseeable future ahead. Despite this newfound uncertainty, the two bandmates embraced their physical distance, passing ideas back and forth, allowing new work to evolve in their respective solitudes. Shriek is Wye Oak’s fourth full-length and the culmination of their intent to express the emotional and intuitive self by acting out animalistic exclamations through cathartic release. It is their most personal and confident declaration yet. Newly inspired by playing bass, Jenn took up songwriting in a setting where the guitar did not dictate harmonic boundaries or require a call-and-response relationship with her voice, a hallmark of previous Wye Oak records. With her phrasing freed, now it is often Andy who interacts with Jenn’s vocals, playing syncopated and meditative keyboard parts, and the duo’s collaborative arrangements provide a backdrop in which both the arcs of melodies and the new rhythmic elements flourish. To engineer, mix, and co-produce, they brought in Nicolas Vernhes of the Rare Book Room in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, whose inventive and forward-thinking approaches to production complemented their new direction. The result is a record of indisputable humanity. Shriek is a complete narrative of disorientation, loss, renewal, and empowerment. Over 18's only. Support from Troves.

  • ROBERT ELLIS

    The Latest Music Bar, 7:30pm, £7 adv

    Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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    Robert Ellis is the kind of songwriter who only comes along once in a great while. With his first two albums, a promise was made. With his new record, The Lights from the Chemical Plant, that promise has been delivered and fully realized. The music, like the artist, refuses to accept the confines of a box, and burns white-hot from the inside out. But what seems even more striking about this record, this musician, even at a first glance, is that feeling of unyielding authenticity. All ages welcome. Support from Bella Spinks.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

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

    Friday, September 5th, 2014

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring BLEED AGAIN, SHIP OF GOLD, SMOKIN' ACES, HELL PUPPETS and AIM LOW. 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!

  • RAE MORRIS

    The Green Door Store, 7pm, £9 adv

    Friday, September 12th, 2014

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    Following its first radio play last night on Zane Lowe’s show, Rae Morris has announced that her second single from her hugely anticipated forthcoming debut album will be “Cold” feat. Fryars and is for release on 7 July. Rae said of the single and collaboration with Fryars - 'Ben (Fryars) and I originally got together to write something as a bit of fun for something like Record Store Day or a Deluxe, extra track. We were at Ben's home studio listening to Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood's classic duets. There's something so uncomplicated and refreshingly simple about the form of a duet and the way two musicians come together to tell a tale. Cold is a distant conversation between two feuding, fading lovers.' Having released two other tracks this year (‘Skin’ as a free download and ‘Do You Even Know?’) to a glowing response from press and fans alike, Rae’s debut album is definitely one of the most anticipated of the year. The album (produced by Ariel Rechtshaid) is set for release on 22 September. ‘Skin’, ‘Do You Even Know?’ and ‘Cold’ all showcase how truly stunning this record is set to be. Earlier this month, Rae played what can only be described as a sensational and mesmerising sold-out show at Wilton Music Hall, with the crowd hanging on her every move Rae seamlessly delivered one of her most breath-taking shows to date, proving that she is set to be one of this year’s biggest breakthrough acts. Over 18's only. In association with Kilimanjaro.

  • BRIGHTON ROCKS

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

    Friday, September 12th, 2014

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    BRIGHTON ROCKS

    Featuring Hellwinners, Gloo, Illinoisia and Callista. 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!

  • HAR MAR SUPERSTAR

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7.30pm, £12 adv

    Saturday, September 13th, 2014

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    "I like to inspire confidence. I feel people are too self-aware and worried about their looks or their gut or whatever and I feel if I go onstage and go 'who gives a fuck?' it really inspires people and helps them throw those inhibitions out the door." 'Bye Bye 17' by Har Mar Superstar was written in New York City and recorded in Austin, TX. The ten songs, a departure from his previous work, are soulful glimpses into a world of hedonism and heartache, magically embedded in a 3rd generation VHS tape. Poised to break free from the claustrophobic confines of the underground club scene, and after many years of wild shows and after-hours adventures with strangers, Har Mar Superstar will soon be touring extensively to support his strongest record yet. Sean Tillmann named his flamboyant alter-ego after the Har Mar mall in suburban St. Paul, MN where he spent his youth watching movies and writing songs about passers-by in the food court. "Har Mar Superstar used to be a different person, it used to be my excuse to get away with the more fantastic things in life... it was easier to get onstage as this other guy and be outrageous and have it be glorified. I guess the confidence I got from being Har Mar Superstar translated into my real life so now we're one and the same." For this new LP, Tillmann was inspired by the excitement and the isolation of New York City, and crafted the songs for 'Bye Bye 17' there, occasionally collaborating with writers like Fab Moretti ('Prisoner'), Kelly Gately ('Rhythm Bruises'), and Ryan Olson ('We Don't Sleep'), before deciding to permanently relocate to the East Coast from Los Angeles. "Just walking around NY and seeing people constantly being together alone is, I think, a huge influence on the whole record. I was influenced by the city in general because I wrote most of the songs here before I even lived here. And I just didn't want to leave, that's why I moved. It's a very New York record." Tillmann co-produced the tracks with Jim Eno (Spoon) at his Austin studio with a full live band, before finishing work and remixing the album at Cult Records' New York studios. Focusing this time more on his voice, Tillmann says, "I was listening to a lot of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke at the time, and I've always been obsessed with those guys... 'Restless Leg', 'We Don't Sleep', 'Prisoner' and 'Rhythm Bruises' came out of people playing together. But the rest were just like me in a room, gettin' weird, by myself." Over 18's only. Support from M O T H E R.

  • MAX JURY

    The Prince Albert, 8pm, £8 adv

    Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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    MAX JURY

    Just 21 but undeniably an old soul, Max Jury comes on like the missing link between Gram Parsons and George Harrison, shot through with the grace of James Blake. An impeccable song-crafter, he’s got one foot in the cornfields and the other in the nearest dive bar whilst his fingers skip across the keys of his Fender Rhodes. An Iowa native, he binds together timeless themes of the struggles of being young, drinking the bottle dry and love lost and found with a small town perspective, topped off an airy croon that’s bound to break as many hearts as it heals. Over 18's only.

  • COASTS

    Komedia, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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    June 2nd saw the release of Coasts underground anthem ‘Oceans’. Now mixed by the legendary Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys/Foals), this single sees their first release in partnership with Christian Tattersfield's Good Soldier Songs (Biffy Clyro, 1975) through ADA distribution. On the back of a series of sold out UK and European shows, Coasts will later this month announce a September UK tour which will include Komedia, in Brighton, before commencing a month-long US tour in October. In association with Kilimanjaro. Support from Meadowlark and The New Union.

  • GLASS CITY VICE

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £4 adv

    Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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    GLASS CITY VICE

    Glass City Vice are a Brighton based four piece alternative rock band who set out to write honest music to the mass public. Having toured the UK extensively playing over 200 shows and supporting credible artists such as Rival School they are now ready to release their new e.p in September. Produced by Max Hayes (Ocean Colour Scene, Paul Weller, Jamiroquai) the four piece have moulded their sound by taking influences from Kevin Devine, Death Cab For Cutie and Manchester Orchestra. This September they play a long awaited hometown show at The Green Door Store, Brighton. Support from Clay Cats, Big Society and Sam Jordan. Over 18's only.

  • THROWING MUSES WITH TANYA DONELLY

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £20 adv

    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

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    THROWING MUSES WITH TANYA DONELLY

    "Purgatory/Paradise," Throwing Muses' first release in a decade, is both a book and an album. It is uniquely Throwing Muses and yet like nothing they've done before. A lush collection of new songs, essays, artwork and lyrics, it weaves images and music together to create a full-on sensory impression of the Muses' distinctive world. Live, it is an amalgam of musical moments, interspersed with material from years past. Over 14's welcome.

  • THE MOONS

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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    THE MOONS

    ‘Mindwaves’, released 2nd June on Schniztel Records, is the new long player from The Moons. A rich sounding, 21st century, psychedelic space odyssey, it’s full of well-crafted songs and infectious rhythms, steeped in love and destruction, peace and paranoia. Classic pop melodies brim with tight harmonies and layered guitars resulting in a rich and varied collection of songs. Formed in Northampton 2008, The Moons is the ideas of singer/guitarist/songwriter, Andy Crofts. With two critically acclaimed albums to date, ‘Life On Earth’ (2010) and ‘Fables of History’ 2012 (produced by The Moons and Stay Kybert), The Moons are purveyors of the great British pop song. Over 18's only. Support from The Fuses and White Room.

  • NOTHING BUT THIEVES

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £5 adv

    Friday, September 26th, 2014

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    NOTHING BUT THIEVES

    Nothing But Thieves are a band you will be hearing quite a bit about over the coming months. Newly signed to RCA Victor, this Southend based 5 piece are already causing ripples of excitement across the UK. They are set to release their debut EP, Graveyard Whistling on July 21st. Zane Lowe has already shown his support by giving the track ‘Emergency’, from the new EP, an early spin. The band are currently working on their debut album out later this year. Over 18's only.

  • RORY INDIANA

    The Haunt, 7pm, £4 adv

    Friday, September 26th, 2014

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    RORY INDIANA

    Support from Aniseed Treats, King The Native and Martha Gunn. Over 14's welcome.

  • VANCE JOY *SOLD OUT!*

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £10 adv

    Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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    VANCE JOY *SOLD OUT!*

    Following the amazing surge of his Top 10 breakthrough hit Riptide, Vance Joy is very proud to announce a brand new UK headline tour, playing a string of dates across the country. A permanent fixture on the Radio 1 A List this year, along with regular plays on Radio 2, XFM & Absolute, Riptide has climbed to #10 in the UK chart this week. Having previously been Fearne Cotton’s ‘Song Of 2013’, it is now the breakthrough hit of 2014! Not just a hit in the UK, Riptide has also just been voted #1 Triple J’s Hottest 100 for 2013 in his native Australia, beating Lorde’s ‘Royals’ & Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ to the number 1 spot, proving this really is a worldwide smash. Over 14's welcome. Support from Ezra Vine.

  • DRAGONFORCE

    The Haunt, 7pm, £16 adv

    Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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    DRAGONFORCE

    UK Metal titans DRAGONFORCE are nearing completion of their sixth studio album entitled 'Maximum Overload'. Produced by Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios in Örebro and Varberg, Sweden, the new opus will be the band’s first ever album involving an outside producer, having historically opted to record themselves in association with Karl Groom. Maximum Overload will be the band’s debut album for new label Ear Music, part of the German Edel music group, who will release the album in the UK on August 18th. Over 14's welcome. Support from Neonfly.

  • THE MAINE

    The Haunt, 7pm, £13.50 adv

    Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

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    THE MAINE

    Earlier this year, Arizona’s The Maine took to the UK to support Deaf Havana on their headlining run. The Maine filled their off days with a couple of intimate headlining shows as well as festival appearances. Now, the band looks forward to their return on a full UK headline run; the first since the release of their 2013 full length album, Forever Halloween. The tour will mark the fourth leg of the 8123 Tour which kicked off last summer in North America. Since then, The Maine has taken it to both the Philippines and most recently Brazil with their headlining set. This time around, they’ll be bringing out fellow American 8123 artists Lydia and Nick Santino. The tour promises career highlights for both support acts - it will be Lydia’s first time in the UK as a band and Nick Santino’s in his solo career. The Maine’s return to the UK will follow their upcoming summer long stint on the Vans Warped Tour across North America. It will also come on the heels of their upcoming release - Forever Halloween Deluxe Edition, which is slated to drop worldwide on June 17th (in the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia & New Zealand via Rude Records). The album will include additional bonus tracks not seen on the original release. Fans in the UK will see the band play a fresh set made up of songs from their previous releases in the usual high energy performance people have come to expect of The Maine. As their reputation precedes, The Maine plans to continue as a band accessible to their fans and will be hanging out at the venue each night to meet and greet. This fan engagement plays a large role in bringing the band back to the UK so frequently, and it’s not something they ever overlook. Currently signed with Rude Records and working independently at home in the US, The Maine are enjoying the freedom that comes without a major label contract; specifically the freedom to tour when they want and release music at their preferred pace. Over 14's only.

  • SOUTHERN

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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    SOUTHERN

    If Haim were the sibling outfit who dominated 2013, then expect new brother-sister act Southern to have the same effect in 2014. They’ve been described as “the most promising singer/songwriters in Ireland today” and soon their furious mash-up of blues, alternative rock, pop and hip hop will win them even wider acclaim. Southern are Belfast-born, Liverpool-based brother and sister band Thom and Lucy Southern. They follow the acclaim for the ‘Southern’ EP, with another instinctive collection of songs that veer from juggernaut-sized blues-kissed rock’n’roll to gorgeously opaque pop-noir. Over 18's only.

  • OFF!

    The Haunt, 7pm, £12 adv

    Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

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    OFF!

    Over the past four years, OFF! have proven to be more than just a band. They also raise a series of challenging questions. After four decades of heavy use, does punk rock still have any life left in it? Do Keith Morris and his gang of grown-ass punk heroes still have the goods? They’ve answered their own questions with a resounding yes through a packed itinerary of shows and a handful of recordings that are among the rawest musical experiences of the new decade. Combining reckless improvisational energy with the combined skills of four deadly sharp musicians, OFF! have dug down through a decades’ worth of accumulated stylistic garbage, and rediscovered the stripped down core of noise, speed, and rock & roll that punk seemed to have lost forever. Their third full-length studio recording, Wasted Years, is the most direct and unprocessed embodiment of OFF!’s mission yet. Recorded in their practice space, live to 8-track 1/2" tape--with the barest minimum of rehearsal beforehand and enough mic bleed to make punching in over rough spots afterward an impossibility--the album captures the group (Morris, guitarist Dimitri Coats, bassist Steven McDonald, and drummer Mario Rubalcaba) in the spontaneous act of bringing its 16 songs to frenzied life. Listening to it is like jumping into the middle of one of the most chaotic and electrifying creative musical environments on Earth, where Cuban rhythms and Sabbath riffs collide with the energy of a California circle pit. Searingly loud, frantically paced, and best taken in a single 23-minute dose, Wasted Years is a sonic cinder block, a clenched fist raised in the face of rock & roll refinement. If you had any questions about the state of punk in 2014, this is your answer. Over 14's welcome. Support from Cerebral Ballzy.

  • CHILDHOOD

    Audio, 7pm, £8 adv

    Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

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    CHILDHOOD

    Perhaps the most commendable thing about 'Lacuna' is how as an album it twists and turns, showing off many different sides to a band who, lest we forget, are still in their infancy. One minute they're evoking Motown if re-imagined for the post-noughties generation ('You Could Be Different') before taking in krautrock ('Pay For Cool'), baggy ('Solemn Skies') and even veering deep into Todd Rundgren territory ('When You Rise'). It all makes for a thrilling listen, but Ben's unphased when it comes to trying to pin down what it is that makes the songs work so well together. "A lot of bands have a certain sound they're defined by," he says. "But in Childhood we do it all on a vibe. When I feel like I’m listening to us then I know we're onto something good." Make no mistake, on 'Lacuna' Childhood have come up with something very good indeed. And as they've been telling all and sundry since even before they got going - you really should check them out, they're pretty sweet... Over 14's welcome. Support from Kid Wave & The Harbour.

  • PATENT PENDING

    Audio, 7pm, £9.50 adv

    Friday, October 10th, 2014

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    PATENT PENDING

    New Yorkers Patent Pending return to the UK in October for their most extensive UK headline tour yet and the release of single; ‘Hey Mario’ on Monday 6th October. The band were here in April for a tour which included a slot at Hit The Deck Festival, Kerrang Magazine said;"Patent Pending simply detonate around this stage - you'd think it was their last ever gig. Hey Mario and a cover of Andrew WK's Party Hard get the place jumping, and a and prompt a 'crowd surfing contest' between band members" KKKK. In 2013 they made their debut UK appearance at the Download Festival and returned in October as special guests on the sold out Bowling For Soup farewell tour which culminated in an emotional night at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. Those visits straddled the release of latest album Brighter (September 2013, Second Family Records). Over 14's welcome.

  • BILLY LOCKETT

    Komedia, 7.30pm, £9 adv

    Saturday, October 11th, 2014

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    BILLY LOCKETT

    Northampton-based singer-songwriter Billy Lockett’s star continues to rise at a dizzying rate. Having been championed by Radio 1 for his most recent song ‘Pathways’ – which was played across all the daytime shows including Greg James, for whom he re-recorded ‘Pathways’ as a show jingle – Billy’s debut UK headline tour in March then completely sold out! Not bad for an artist still to sign a deal… Billy has recently been out supporting Brit Award-nominated songstress Birdy in Europe. He spent three weeks on tour with her showcasing his stunning live set to audiences and winning fans across the continent, and on the back of that has recorded a batch of new tracks that will feature on his forthcoming third EP, which is being produced by Andy Green (Keane, The Feeling, Paolo Nutini). Scheduled for release in the summer, the new EP further develops Billy’s sound and demonstrates an artist growing with every release. A stunning collection of songs, that will be supported by 21 live headline dates in the autumn and festival appearances, it’s sure to catapult Billy Lockett even further into public consciousness as one of the brightest stars of 2014. Over 14's only.

  • THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £5 adv

    Saturday, October 11th, 2014

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    THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS

    For Brisbane’s The John Steel Singers, the past couple of years are tinged in endless toil; listening to records, hoarding wild and wonderful new instruments, writing endlessly and playing music together tirelessly. Emerging victorious, the fruits of their labour are now yours to revel in, with second album Everything’s A Thread. Although a work that’s clearly been laboured over, Everything’s A Thread holds thrilling sparks of creative spontaneity - a record that embraces both their growth and the giddying joy of becoming an entirely new band. The album aunts a band with enviable condence in the ability to let their songs take them where they need to go; to just play rather than meticulous contrast. The result is an accomplished piece of work that instantly grabs, yet rewards repeated listens through its robust grooves, eccentric melodies and those trademark harmonies. Support from Peluche. Over 18's only.

  • THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £13.50 adv

    Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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    THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND

    A clean slate. That's where Leeds band The Sunshine Underground found themselves after parting ways with their management and then their bass player, Daley. Any walls of expectation or stereotype built over the course of two albums had dissolved and the optimistic trio of Craig, Stu and Matt saw that the space for creativity was actually bigger than ever. "Musically, there were no limits, and it forced us to write songs in a different way" explains Craig (the band's lead singer), "We were excited by the idea of moving things around." It’s been eight years since their explosive 2006 debut Raise The Alarm - a dance-punk record described by The Guardian as “every bit as jerkily compulsive as The Rapture’s House of Jealous Lovers” - surfed the new rave wave into the UK’s wider consciousness. The cultural permeation spread even further when Sony released the album in Japan. Two sold out tours resulted in a cult following of which the quite bizarre stories include boxes of Yorkshire tea being regularly waved in the air at gigs. Four years of touring, writing and recording passed before the band released their 2010 sophomore Nobody Is Coming To Save You. Their trademark explosiveness was still evident, but this was a more rhythmic and patient affair, with tracks like ‘Here It Comes’ and ‘We’ve Always Been Your Friends’ showcasing a distinct artistry in the band’s songwriting. Another four years have passed since then, and now they return. And it’s like nothing you’ve ever heard from TSU. Over 18's only.

  • AGNES OBEL

    All Saints Church, Hove, 7pm, £22.50 adv

    Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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    AGNES OBEL

    Has it really been almost three years since Philharmonics? Agnes Obel’s debut album still sounds as fresh as a daisy. A delicate flower which became a quiet phenomenom, selling almost half a million copies to date. Philharmonics received a gold award in Holland, platinum awards in Belgium and France, and went quintuple platinum in her native state of Denmark, where Agnes won five Danish Music Awards (the Danish Brits) in 2011. They say the sophomore album is the most difficult of all. You spend your whole life preparing the debut LP, but as soon as its out there, the clock starts ticking for the follow-up. So how did Agnes Obel, European Border Breakers prizewinner in 2012, succeed in avoiding the traditional pitfalls of album 2? Aventine is Agnes Obel putting things into perspective. A second album adds depth to the picture, otherwise the first record stands alone as a snapshot of brilliance without any real indication of where the journey is heading. Now we know. Aventine is a beautiful record, intriguingly unhurried. If the first record was a wander through the forest, this one takes the time to see the beauty and feel the texture in a single leaf. It is at once microcosmic and universal. All of the songs on Aventine were written (music and lyrics), recorded, produced and arranged by Agnes Obel roughly from the beginning of 2012 until late spring 2013, at home in Berlin and in a rented drum studio in the Kreuzberg district. Tickets on pre sale exclusively at Resident Music from Wednesday 30th July and on general sale from Friday 1st August. All ages welcome. Support from French For Rabbits.

  • HYDE & BEAST

    The Prince Albert, 8pm, £7 adv

    Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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    HYDE & BEAST

    Hyde and Beast return with their most emotionally heavyweight recordings to date in the shape of second studio album ‘Keep Moving’, released on Tail Feather Records via Caroline International on 4th August. Heartbreak: we've all been there, and none more so than the soul-bruised, psychedelic duo, Hyde And Beast. The pairing previously referenced as The Futureheads' Dave Hyde and Neil Bassett of The Golden Virgins have been through the mill in the past 12 months. But somehow, a bracing episode of bereavement, personal loss and despair has seen the band at their most productive: the drummer-turned-songwriting duo have delivered their most emotionally heavyweight recordings to date in the shape of second studio album, ‘Keep Moving’, which is set for release on Tail Feather Records via Caroline International on 4th August. Over 18s only.

  • THE ANTLERS

    The Old Market, 7.30pm, £13 adv

    Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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    THE ANTLERS

    In seven years together, Brooklyn’s The Antlers have created a quiet revolution in thought and sound with their harrowing and often haunted tales of love unmoored, human frailty and emotional evisceration. On Familiars, their fifth album, The Antlers — vocalist / guitarist Peter Silberman, multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci, and drummer Michael Lerner — have resumed the journey they began with 2009’s Hospice and continued over the next two albums Burst Apart and Undersea, which found the trio picking their way through a labyrinth of fear, doubt, love and loss against a backdrop of layered textural songs that were as deeply atmospheric as they were anthemic. More hopeful in mood than its predecessors, the new album emanates a palpable release of despair and an almost operatic verve on nine songs that took shape over the past year and a half. Familiars moves the Antlers’ emotional and spiritual odyssey further, alongside a palette of sounds that soar and retreat under a canopy of electronic trappings and the steady arrhythmic heartbeat of Lerner’s unnerving drumming. A choir of funereal horns function as a second voice across the songs. Over 14's welcome. In association with Festival Republic.

  • THE POP GROUP

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7pm, £17.50 adv

    Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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    THE POP GROUP

    The Pop Group, the most wildly innovative and barrier-shattering band to emerge from the late 70s post-punk era, have announced their first ever UK tour in October to coincide with the first run of re-issues on the new Freaks Are Us label. Since their reunion in 2010 the band have played a handful of key festivals around the world including a rapturously received show in Glasgow earlier this year. The Guardian exclaimed in their 5 star review that “the years have divested this band's music of none of its urgent potency” while The Times stated “Cited as a key influence by Nick Cave and Primal Scream these wilfully discordant Bristolians unleash an exhilarating mash up of polemical lyrics, funk rhythms, free jazz and dub reggae with a tightness and ferocity that would challenge bands half their age” in their 4 star review. Spearheading the first wave of reissues the band will release two albums, their 1980 post-punk classic 'We Are Time' remastered from original tapes and 'Cabinet of Curiosities’, a nine-track compilation of rarities and previously unreleased and unheard material. Both albums are set for release on 20th October. The Pop Group will be performing ‘We Are Time’ in its entirety plus more. Over 18's only.

  • LITTLE COMETS

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £11 adv

    Friday, October 31st, 2014

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    LITTLE COMETS

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  • RALEIGH RITCHIE

    The Haunt, 7pm, £8 adv

    Saturday, November 1st, 2014

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    RALEIGH RITCHIE

    Raleigh Ritchie will embark on his debut headline tour of the UK this October. Known for his passionate and incredibly energetic live shows, Raleigh will visit The Haunt on Saturday 1st November. Over 14's welcome. Tickets on sale Friday 29th August.

  • RHODES

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

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    RHODES

    A year ago Rhodes had played just a handful of live shows. Now, 12 months later, he is something of a veteran, having supported Sam Smith, London Grammar, Laura Marling, Nick Mulvey and Rufus Wainwright. He has toured the UK, sold out three nights at London’s Sebright Arms, as well festival performances at Glastonbury, Wilderness and Latitude to name a few. Now signed to Ministry of Sound through his own Rhodes Music imprint, Rhodes releases a stunning new EP ‘Home’ October 19th. He is a singular talent. His voice is striking and the stark simplicity of his songs is initially deceptive. Whether he plays electric guitar or keyboards, solo or with a band, the sound totally belongs to him. Using producers Ian Grimble (Daughter), Tim Bran/Roy Kerr (London Grammar) and Iain Archer (Jake Bugg), ‘Home’ showcases Rhodes impressive songwriting talent. Lead track ‘Breathe’ is beautiful, held together by a stripped back verse and a glimmering chorus. The endearing anthemic title track leads into bittersweet piano ballad ‘What If Love’. The EP picks up the tempo and closes with the warming and catchy ‘Crash’. Over 18's only.

  • GROUNDATION

    Komedia, 7:30pm, £20 adv

    Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

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    GROUNDATION

    Since the dawn of recorded sound, music can be seen as a giant tapestry to which all musicians lend their creative influence. One band focused on the explosive evolution of this musical ecosystem is Groundation. Rooted in the reggae one-drop sound of Jamaica, Groundation seamlessly incorporates the harmonic, polyrhythmic, and improvisational elements of jazz, breathing new life into both genres. As one critic described it, Groundation begins at the crossroads where Burning Spear meets John Coltrane. Groundation’s unique reggae fusion can be heard from villages in Thailand, to the favelas of Brazil, from the mountains of New Zealand, to Moroccan cafes and college dorm rooms in the United States. Since 1998 they’ve performed in more than thirty countries on six continents, sharing the stage with such diverse artists as Jimmy Cliff, Sly and the Family Stone, The Roots, Kanye West, and Sonic Youth. Over 14's welcome.

  • FRAMING HANLEY

    Audio, 7pm, £12 adv

    Thursday, November 6th, 2014

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    FRAMING HANLEY

    Nashville, TN based four piece Framing Hanley release their album The Sum Of Who We Are in the UK today. The band can now also announce they will be back for a headline tour of the UK this October. As Nixon (vocals) says: ‘The reception for our band in the UK is second to none...and I think for rock n roll in general. Anytime we leave there to go back home, we are already talking about the next chance to go back. With last fall's tour being cut short because of an illness in The Blackout, this trip back to the UK is long overdue. We've been in the studio for 2 1/2 years working on The Sum of Who We Are and the reward for us is being able to play these songs live. It's been too long, and if you come to any shows on this tour you can expect an energy in the room to be unlike any of a previous Framing Hanley show. We're ready...are you?’ A collection of modern alternative rock infused with undeniable pop hooks, heartfelt lyrics and huge choruses, The Sum Of Who We Are is the band’s third album, and their boldest artistic statement to date. ‘Every band says they feel like they’re getting better with age’ states frontman Nixon. ‘So while I feel that is a trite statement, I can’t deny it. We’ve never written as much material for an album as we did for this one. We had to cut so many songs we felt were strong. We also recorded songs for the album we felt weren’t quite there yet, only to go back to the drawing board and get it right’. First single Criminal is a full on anthem, cleverly illustrating the trappings of circumstance in an exhausted relationship. Other songs like Twisted Halos, Crooked Smiles, Rollercoaster, and Crash & Burn have an honesty and underlying theme of finding beauty in the tragedy of loss, finding light in the total darkness and finding hope when there is nothing left. Over 14's welcome. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE FROM BERMUDA TRIANGLE. ORIGINAL TICKETS VALID.

  • PASSENGER *SOLD OUT!*

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £20 adv

    Saturday, November 8th, 2014

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    EXTRA DATE ADDED TO MEET PHENOMENAL DEMAND. By the start of last year, Mike Rosenberg knew his life was about to change. To what extent, he had no idea, which was probably just as well. Had someone told the Brighton-born singer/songwriter, familiar to millions as Passenger that he would top the charts in 20 countries during 2013, he might have gone out of his mind. That his bewitching, break-up ballad Let Her Go took its time to win over the world – it became a hit in mainland Europe in the autumn of 2012 and reached the Top 5 of the Billboard chart in February 2014 – allowed Passenger to process his success, get used to the size of crowds coming to see him and, crucially, continue to write and record heartbreakingly beautiful music. Whispers is Passenger’s sixth studio album. Its oldest songs date back to before the mayhem began. Although he didn’t know it when he wrote it, the title track captures the chaos in his head when Let Her Go started to snowball. Even the songs most recently written have evolved by being played live dozens of times, at shows and on streets everywhere from Amsterdam to Australia.

  • PASSENGER *SOLD OUT!*

    Brighton Dome, 7pm, £20 adv

    Sunday, November 9th, 2014

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    PASSENGER *SOLD OUT!*

    By the start of last year, Mike Rosenberg knew his life was about to change. To what extent, he had no idea, which was probably just as well. Had someone told the Brighton-born singer/songwriter, familiar to millions as Passenger that he would top the charts in 20 countries during 2013, he might have gone out of his mind. That his bewitching, break-up ballad Let Her Go took its time to win over the world – it became a hit in mainland Europe in the autumn of 2012 and reached the Top 5 of the Billboard chart in February 2014 – allowed Passenger to process his success, get used to the size of crowds coming to see him and, crucially, continue to write and record heartbreakingly beautiful music. Whispers is Passenger’s sixth studio album. Its oldest songs date back to before the mayhem began. Although he didn’t know it when he wrote it, the title track captures the chaos in his head when Let Her Go started to snowball. Even the songs most recently written have evolved by being played live dozens of times, at shows and on streets everywhere from Amsterdam to Australia.

  • BAND OF SKULLS

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £17.50 adv

    Monday, November 10th, 2014

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    BAND OF SKULLS

    Hot on the heels of the release of their critically lauded third album ‘Himalayan’, Band Of Skulls today announce their largest UK tour to date, including a headline show at the Eventim Apollo in London. Having cut their teeth touring the world with the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age, The Black Keys, The Dead Weather and Muse, the band are building a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts currently in the UK today. That burgeoning reputation is set to be further cemented as they play Glastonbury and the main stage at Sonisphere. Current album ‘Himalayan’ (out now on Ignition Records) sees the rock heavyweights perfecting their craft and delivering a future classic of epic proportions. Encompassing their trademark mountainous riffs, soaring vocals and thunderous drums, Himalayan truly is an album that lives up to its title. Produced by Nick Launay (Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Arcade Fire, Grinderman), Band Of Skulls latest album sees them cementing their place at rock’s top table. Over 14's only. In association with Kilimanjaro. Support from Bo Ningen.

  • SIKTH

    Concorde 2, 7:30pm, £14 adv

    Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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    Support from Heart Of A Coward and Idiom.

  • PHOX

    The Green Door Store, 7.30pm, £8 adv

    Friday, November 14th, 2014

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    PHOX

    Hailing from Baraboo, WI, the six best friends who make up PHOX happen to be blessed with madness, illusions of grandeur, and the inability to do the same thing twice. They also play music. Describing themselves as every variation of “indie pop” under the sun, PHOX represents the result of six creative individuals coming together to fulfill a musical niche. Fueled by lead singer Monica Martin’s rich voice, the band’s sound reflects their nature as an ensemble: pulling in different directions, emulating varying emotions, but coming together for one refined result. It’s music that manages to hit both ends of the spectrum skillfully: quirky yet graceful, poppy yet expertly- crafted, catchy yet grand and elaborate, and overall just plain contagious. With two EPs, slots at major festivals (iTunes Festival in London, Lollapalooza), and a national tour under their belt, PHOX are currently in the studio working on a full-length release, out early summer 2014. Over 18's only.

  • DOLOMITE MINOR

    Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 7.30pm, £5 adv

    Friday, November 14th, 2014

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  • THE BLOCKHEADS

    Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, 7.30pm, £22.50 adv

    Saturday, November 15th, 2014

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    THE BLOCKHEADS

    Starting out as the band behind Ian Dury, the Blockheads are a legendary outfit that has grown in stature from the early days of the Stiff tour in 1977, right up to the present day. Backing up Ian Dury’s poetic lyrics, this is the band that brought you ‘Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick’, ‘What A Waste’, ‘Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3)’, and ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’, among many others. Rarely off the road since the demise of Ian Dury in 2000, but now with Derek Hussey fronting the band, the Blockheads are still one of the most underrated British bands of all time, with a legion of fans of all ages. Their new album, ‘Same Horse Different Jockey’, was released on 23rd November 2013, which was also the 35th anniversary of the release of ‘Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick’, and continues to show both their diversity and supreme quality, as well as showcasing their uniqueness. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.

  • CROSSFAITH

    Concorde 2, 7pm, £11 adv

    Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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    CROSSFAITH

    Much like The Prodigy and Slipknot for the generations before them, it is genuinely not an exaggeration to say that Crossfaith have already began garnering a reputation as the world’s must see live act. Got your attention? Good. This is not a drill and this is not hyperbole. This is the real thing; a once in a generation experience that has already got all continents of the globe picking their jaws up from the floors, no matter what their musical genre of preference might be. The energy is infectious, the excitement is undeniable and the visual power the band bring to the stage night in, night out doesn’t require fancy lights or dragons jumping out of the PA to get your blood pumping like a porn star on heat. Over 14's welcome. Tickets on sale Wednesday 27th August.

  • LIT

    The Haunt, 7pm, £17.50 adv

    Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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    Due to public demand, California's LIT have announced a second round of UK shows in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of their global hit album "A Place In The Sun". The tour follows a string of sold-out gigs in May which earned the band rave reviews across the board. "A Place In The Sun" was the album that catapulted the band from Fullerton, CA to global stardom with the megahit "My Own Worst Enemy". Further hit singles, including "Ziplock" and "Miserable" followed, pushing the band to the forefront of MTV and radio airplay. Following a lengthy hiatus, Lit made a triumphant return in 2012 with the release of the critically acclaimed "View From The Bottom" album. A storming set at Download Festival the following year cemented the band's return and by the time the first round of Anniversary shows wrapped in May 2014 UK audiences were left in no doubt that Lit are well and truly back and better than ever. The video for "My Own Worst Enemy" is one of the most iconic in recent rock history, instantly memorable and still in heavy rotation on music channels across the world today. Over 14's welcome. Support from Army of Freshmen and Hey Vanity.

  • PULLED APART BY HORSES

    The Haunt, 7pm, £12 adv

    Monday, November 24th, 2014

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    PULLED APART BY HORSES

    Pulled Apart By Horses are less a gang and more one big fucked-up dysfunctional family. The Leeds quartet are a tightly-knit rock band who make music that thrills and menaces, their songs armed with suckerpunch riffs and zinging choruses. They formed in 2008 out of the ashes of various bands in Leeds. Since then they have existed in their own chaotic ecosystem, embarking on relentless tours around the world and stopping only to make 2010's punkily infectious self-titled debut and its snarling 2012 follow-up ‘Tough Love’ (produced by Gill Norton - Pixies/Foo Fighters etc.) . Everything they've done has been drenched in a sense of youthful recklessness, of all or nothing ardour. With third album ‘Blood’ they have taken things a step forward with wider musical and lyrical themes, embracing their love of psychedelic cinema and developing as a band whilst retaining the thrilling ‘Horses’ sound. Over 14's welcome.

  • ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £26.50 adv

    Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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    ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN

    Famed for hit singles The Cutter and The Killing Moon, along with three Gold certified albums, Echo & The Bunnymen return with a long awaited UK headline tour following the release of their first studio album in over four years, Meteorites. Tickets on sale Friday 29th August at 10am.

  • MIGHTY OAKS

    Coalition, 7pm, £8 adv

    Friday, November 28th, 2014

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    MIGHTY OAKS

    Mighty Oaks: three young men, from three countries, combining three part harmonies, resulting in one unique sound. The Berlin based indie-folk band comprised of Ian Hooper (US), Claudio Donzelli (Italy), and Craig Saunders (UK) writes honest, authentic and emotionally driven songs acoustic guitars and mandolins at the centre of their sound, layers of electric guitars creating space and depth, rounded off through solid bass lines and the heartbeat of a simple drum. The music sets the perfect scene for the lyrics, which often draw their inspiration from the Pacific Northwest, the birthplace of Hooper. Set amidst these wonderful landscapes come tales of love, loss and the beauty of all that surrounds. In 2010 the band released a self-produced self-titled EP, recorded in Donzelli's apartment, which has since gone on to earn them over 63,000 fans and 370,000 plays on SoundCloud. In the middle of 2012 they shifted their focus fully to the band, and spent the summer recording their first studio production. In a short space of time they've gathered support from both fans and the music industry alike. They've shared the stage with Dry The River, First Aid Kid, toured with Shout Out Louds in Europe, hit the road with Chvrches as part of the INTRODUCING! Tour in Germany, and opened for Kings of Leon at the Waldbahne in Berlin. Their debut studio EP "Just One Day" was released on July 5th. Over 14's only. In association with Festival Republic.

  • AUGUSTINES

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £12 adv

    Sunday, December 7th, 2014

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    Live band of the moment, Augustines, return with their sparkling new single ‘Weary Eyes’ released September 8th on Caroline. ‘Weary Eyes’, the third single to be taken from their second album ‘Augustines’, is an atmospheric live staple which sees the band at the top of their game combining heartfelt lyrics, crashing drums and explosive guitar hooks. The new album has received plaudits from all quarters, with the Evening Standard saying that the band have “Exhilarating anthems in waiting”, and Classic Rock that “Augustines are quietly becoming the best live band around. Band of the people? No contest”. Over 14's welcome.

  • CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN

    Concorde 2, 7.30pm, £9.50 adv

    Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

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    CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN

    Catfish And The Bottlemen are the hotly-tipped English kids hailing from Wales, who signed to Communion Records (Deap Valley, Michael Kiwanuka) in Spring of last year. Their deal followed a (characteristically) frenetic period which saw them play in excess of 150 gigs during 18 months to hone their live set, which invariably sees frontman Van McCann climbing the walls and playing guitar as though his life depended on it, whilst fans crowd surf and sing every word. An enviably super-charged start out of the blocks saw their debut single release for Communion, ‘Homesick’ emerge as Zane Lowe’s Next Hype pick on Radio 1, with Lowe’s support then developing to a Hottest Record in The World for summer’s follow up single ‘Rango’ (plus the #36 spot in Lowe’s Hottest Records of The Year), and an In New Music We Trust Playlist for their third release ‘Pacifier’ by the end of the year. 2013’s burgeoning sense of witnessing a new band fast on the rise resonated across Press, gathering pace in tandem with Catfish’s compulsive touring schedule and reputation for thrilling live performances. A sold out London headline show prompted the NME to cite Catfish as “like The Walkmen’s The Rat realised as a full band”, whilst a slot this year at the top of Club NME’s bill moved The Independent to note their ability to “look back to early 2000’s indie and embrace it- jolting it into a tight, passionate sound which is fast winning them fans”. Q Magazine assured readers that “anything but anonymity beckons” for Catfish, and elsewhere Press praise soon extended far beyond music titles, with Style tips for Catfish filtering in from the likes of Esquire and IDOL Magazine, with The Sun, Sunday Times Culture & Evening Standard laterally spearheading the support from national daily titles. Highly-contested slots on this January’s Radio 1 Future Festival bill (alongside the likes of Sampha, Royal Blood and Sam Smith) and the Reading/Leeds Festival BBC Introducing Stage (with Thumpers and JAWS) last summer have taken Catfish far from their unremarkable beginnings, though frontman Van McCann’s own story begins far removed from the small-town ennui which originally drove Catfish to leave their hometown of Llandudo, North Wales. As the only child of free-minded Liverpudlian parents, Van spent most of his early years travelling around Australia by car, in between fleeting visits back to the UK; “My parents are the people who would just pack up their things at the drop of a hat, plonk me in the back of the car and take me with them.” A test tube baby (his mother having been injured in a car crash when she was young) who struggles to easily recall his birthplace - “Where was I born? Cheshire? Cheshire.”- McCann’s itinerant background is aptly reflected in the widespread and fiercely loyal UK fanbase that Catfish and The Bottlemen have acquired through tireless touring. Over 14's welcome.

  • GODFLESH

    The Haunt, 7pm, £15 adv

    Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

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    GODFLESH

    Emerging from the tightly knit underground metal/grindcore scene of Birmingham, England in 1988, Godflesh quickly blazed their own trail with genre-detonating early albums like Streetcleaner and Pure, which proved immeasurably influential and canonical to an emerging wave of bands that sought to combine the ferocious sonics of metal with programmed beats that emulating the booming drum patterns of early hip hop. The duo initially split in 2002, at which time Broadrick formed the highly acclaimed shoegaze-metal band Jesu. Godflesh reformed in 2009 for a run of glorious received festival appearances and sold out headlining shows, while gradually working on the material that would comprise the forthcoming new releases. Over 14's welcome.