BRISTOL GIG GUIDE

A selection of some of the best live shows is Bristol and the surrounding area.

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    NME NEW BREED TOUR PRESENTS:SUPERFOODwww.facebook.com/superfoodjunkSuperfood are one of the finest examples yet that British guitar music is moving beyond the mere glimpses of a resurgence for 2014. Hailing from the Midlands, the young quartet take an artfully crafted, classic college-rock blueprint and present it with sharp, blistering force.Fronted by Dom Ganderton (a man who spends his dwindling down-time in music production), the band’s formation to becoming one of the buzz names on blogs and in venues across the UK and beyond has been swift based solely on an early self-titled demo and their fevered live show. These ruthlessly sharp performances have become diary events, and mirror the party atmosphere that Superfood tumbled out of in the warehouses spaces of their native homeland before the band had a name.HONEYBLOODwww.facebook.com/honeybloodeatitupHoneyblood are the Glasgow-based two-piece of Shona McVicar on drums and Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale vocals / guitar. Despite their fledgling status and minimal set-up, the duo’s song writing is fully formed, perfectly assured and far from spartan. With nothing extraneous, their music is driven through neatly filled and balanced instrumental structures and the sheer strength of Stina’s vocal. The songs resonate with deep hooks and the kind of effortless charm that’s been praised among recent releases from Best Coast, Haim and Frankie Rose while also tapping into the swooning, strident delivery of more established artists like Jenny Lewis. And while those are all great touchstones for their breezy debut single, the band also claim the darker currents of PJ Harvey and The Breeders / The Throwing Muses as influences, citing their strong riffs as inspirations for beginning Honeyblood.MONDAY 10 NOVEMBERTHE LOUISIANAWapping Road, Bristol BS1 6UADoors 7.30pmAges 16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 8819

    NME NEW BREED TOUR PRESENTS:

    SUPERFOOD
    www.facebook.com/superfoodjunk

    Superfood are one of the finest examples yet that British guitar music is moving beyond the mere glimpses of a resurgence for 2014. Hailing from the Midlands, the young quartet take an artfully crafted, classic college-rock blueprint and present it with sharp, blistering force.

    Fronted by Dom Ganderton (a man who spends his dwindling down-time in music production), the band’s formation to becoming one of the buzz names on blogs and in venues across the UK and beyond has been swift based solely on an early self-titled demo and their fevered live show. These ruthlessly sharp performances have become diary events, and mirror the party atmosphere that Superfood tumbled out of in the warehouses spaces of their native homeland before the band had a name.

    HONEYBLOOD
    www.facebook.com/honeybloodeatitup
    Honeyblood are the Glasgow-based two-piece of Shona McVicar on drums and Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale vocals / guitar. Despite their fledgling status and minimal set-up, the duo’s song writing is fully formed, perfectly assured and far from spartan. With nothing extraneous, their music is driven through neatly filled and balanced instrumental structures and the sheer strength of Stina’s vocal. The songs resonate with deep hooks and the kind of effortless charm that’s been praised among recent releases from Best Coast, Haim and Frankie Rose while also tapping into the swooning, strident delivery of more established artists like Jenny Lewis. And while those are all great touchstones for their breezy debut single, the band also claim the darker currents of PJ Harvey and The Breeders / The Throwing Muses as influences, citing their strong riffs as inspirations for beginning Honeyblood.

    MONDAY 10 NOVEMBER

    THE LOUISIANA
    Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 6UA
    Doors 7.30pm
    Ages 16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

    Advance tickets available from:
    www.alt-tickets.co.uk
    www.gigantic.com
    Bristol Ticket Shop
    0844 871 8819

    — 6 hours ago
    CHRISTOPHER OWENSwww.christopherowensonline.comChristopher Owens, the rawboned San Francisco singer/songwriter with a far-out backstory and a modeling contract, has announced the release of his debut solo album, completed just months after leaving his band Girls.Called Lysandre, the LP comes out January 15th, 2013, via Fat Possum. It was mostly written all at once, shortly after the release of Girls’ debut, Album, and derives its name and inspiration from a real-life Lysandre whom Owens met and fell in love with on tour. “I decided to let the theme dictate the chords and form of the entire record,” he says, “Letting its chords be the colors on a palette to paint many pictures, allowing the theme to recur and tie the story together conceptually, making every song on the album akin to the other, never leaving the key of A.TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBERTHE LANTERN, COLSTON HALLColston St, Bristol BS1 5ARDoors 7:00pmAges 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 8819

    CHRISTOPHER OWENS
    www.christopherowensonline.com

    Christopher Owens, the rawboned San Francisco singer/songwriter with a far-out backstory and a modeling contract, has announced the release of his debut solo album, completed just months after leaving his band Girls.

    Called Lysandre, the LP comes out January 15th, 2013, via Fat Possum. It was mostly written all at once, shortly after the release of Girls’ debut, Album, and derives its name and inspiration from a real-life Lysandre whom Owens met and fell in love with on tour. “I decided to let the theme dictate the chords and form of the entire record,” he says, “Letting its chords be the colors on a palette to paint many pictures, allowing the theme to recur and tie the story together conceptually, making every song on the album akin to the other, never leaving the key of A.

    TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER

    THE LANTERN, COLSTON HALL
    Colston St, Bristol BS1 5AR
    Doors 7:00pm
    Ages 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

    Advance tickets available from:
    www.alt-tickets.co.uk
    www.gigantic.com
    Bristol Ticket Shop
    0844 871 8819

    — 7 hours ago
    REDRACERwww.facebook.com/redracermusicThe Californian desert is vast, wild and untamed. Even on its distant edges, where its barren sprawl meets the outposts of civilisation, there still crackles a certain unhinged, primal power.Listen close to the debut album by RedRacer – recorded at Rancho De La Luna studio, located in Joshua Tree, on the very frontier of that desert – and you’ll hear that energy crackling beneath the muscular riffage, coursing through their anthemic tunes.But while RedRacer share the desert rock vibe and admirable hunger of other notable desert spirits, they don’t hail from the west coast. They’re not even from America. No, this group’s roots can be traced back to the altogether less romantic environs of Tooting – but theirs is a tale that sweeps us from the lowly back rooms of South London pubs, to the stomping grounds of rock ’n’ roll millionaires, to the desert vistas of California – and back again. It’s also a tale of deep bonds of true friendship by, and between, founding members John Hogg and Sean Genockey, and recent addition, but long-time friend, Jesse Wood. All 3 have a rich musical history together of writing, recording, playing live gigs, touring across the US and hitting Britain’s radiowaves, at one point or another. Now, they are RedRacer, a band reborn in the Summer of 2012 at Rockfield Recording Studios in Monmouth where Jesse Hughes – the wildcard firebrand who leads Eagles Of Death Metal – was filming an episode for Marshall Headphones: On The Road. “Jesse and I had been discussing plans, for years, for him to record his next album in the UK,” says Michelle Sadova-Harris, honcho of Dissention Records, and Hughes’ long-time friend. “We introduced Jesse to Rockfield, so when finally able to all meet up there during the Marshall shoot, we did, and Sean happened to be finishing a production job. It was Jesse who made it clear to me that he wanted to work with Sean at some point.” After official introductions by Rockfield’s leader, Lisa Ward, and many discussions around the influence of surroundings on the recording process, Michelle agreed to send Sean and John out West to explore their desert demons. While at Rancho, they were joined by other luminaries of this particularly vibrant west coast underground rock community who stopped by to party, but then found themselves joining the sessions. The likes of QOTSA’s Joey Castillo, Masters of Reality’s Chris Goss and Abby Travis and Hayden Scott of Spinnerette also lent their talents to this electrifying debut.In 7 days, Sean and John managed to write and record an entire new album of songs – songs like the decadent, party-damaged drone of How Does It Feel, the laser-guided, glam-edged sleaze-pop of Shotgun Suzie, and the motorik rush of Define, which draws into sharp focus the group’s serrated punk edge. But RedRacer is no mere celebrity jamboree, and by the time John and Sean had cleared customs back in the UK, they sought out Jesse – whose CV includes stints with Reef, Mick Jones’ Carbon/Silicon and his dad’s Ronnie Wood Band – to play bass. The RedRacer sound is unique – it has a gift for honing classic rock muscle for a post-punk, futurist era, while having vulnerability among the riffage, which is compelling. To top it all off, for their gigs, John is planning to both sing and play the drums, delivering a live assault that will be unforgettable.MONDAY 03 NOVERMBERTHE LOUISIANAWapping Road, Bristol BS1 6UADoors 7.30pmAges 16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 8819

    REDRACER
    www.facebook.com/redracermusic

    The Californian desert is vast, wild and untamed. Even on its distant edges, where its barren sprawl meets the outposts of civilisation, there still crackles a certain unhinged, primal power.

    Listen close to the debut album by RedRacer – recorded at Rancho De La Luna studio, located in Joshua Tree, on the very frontier of that desert – and you’ll hear that energy crackling beneath the muscular riffage, coursing through their anthemic tunes.

    But while RedRacer share the desert rock vibe and admirable hunger of other notable desert spirits, they don’t hail from the west coast. They’re not even from America. No, this group’s roots can be traced back to the altogether less romantic environs of Tooting – but theirs is a tale that sweeps us from the lowly back rooms of South London pubs, to the stomping grounds of rock ’n’ roll millionaires, to the desert vistas of California – and back again. 
    It’s also a tale of deep bonds of true friendship by, and between, founding members John Hogg and Sean Genockey, and recent addition, but long-time friend, Jesse Wood. All 3 have a rich musical history together of writing, recording, playing live gigs, touring across the US and hitting Britain’s radiowaves, at one point or another. 

    Now, they are RedRacer, a band reborn in the Summer of 2012 at Rockfield Recording Studios in Monmouth where Jesse Hughes – the wildcard firebrand who leads Eagles Of Death Metal – was filming an episode for Marshall Headphones: On The Road. “Jesse and I had been discussing plans, for years, for him to record his next album in the UK,” says Michelle Sadova-Harris, honcho of Dissention Records, and Hughes’ long-time friend. “We introduced Jesse to Rockfield, so when finally able to all meet up there during the Marshall shoot, we did, and Sean happened to be finishing a production job. It was Jesse who made it clear to me that he wanted to work with Sean at some point.” 

    After official introductions by Rockfield’s leader, Lisa Ward, and many discussions around the influence of surroundings on the recording process, Michelle agreed to send Sean and John out West to explore their desert demons. While at Rancho, they were joined by other luminaries of this particularly vibrant west coast underground rock community who stopped by to party, but then found themselves joining the sessions. The likes of QOTSA’s Joey Castillo, Masters of Reality’s Chris Goss and Abby Travis and Hayden Scott of Spinnerette also lent their talents to this electrifying debut.

    In 7 days, Sean and John managed to write and record an entire new album of songs – songs like the decadent, party-damaged drone of How Does It Feel, the laser-guided, glam-edged sleaze-pop of Shotgun Suzie, and the motorik rush of Define, which draws into sharp focus the group’s serrated punk edge. 

    But RedRacer is no mere celebrity jamboree, and by the time John and Sean had cleared customs back in the UK, they sought out Jesse – whose CV includes stints with Reef, Mick Jones’ Carbon/Silicon and his dad’s Ronnie Wood Band – to play bass. 

    The RedRacer sound is unique – it has a gift for honing classic rock muscle for a post-punk, futurist era, while having vulnerability among the riffage, which is compelling. To top it all off, for their gigs, John is planning to both sing and play the drums, delivering a live assault that will be unforgettable.

    MONDAY 03 NOVERMBER

    THE LOUISIANA
    Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 6UA
    Doors 7.30pm
    Ages 16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

    Advance tickets available from:
    www.alt-tickets.co.uk
    www.gigantic.com
    Bristol Ticket Shop
    0844 871 8819

    — 9 hours ago

    JENNY LEWIS
    www.facebook.com/JennyLewis

    SATURDAY 06 SEPTMBER 

    THE LANTERN, COLSTON HALL
    Colston St, Bristol BS1 5AR
    Doors 7:00pm
    Ages 14+ (under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult)

    Advance tickets available from:
    www.alt-tickets.co.uk
    www.gigantic.com
    Bristol Ticket Shop
    0844 871 8819

    — 1 week ago
    JOSH PYKEwww.joshpyke.com/joshpykeJosh Pyke is one of Australia’s premier singer/songwriters.Known for his ability to weave intelligent lyrics with warm melodies and quirky song structures, Pyke is a modern-day storyteller whose unique and evocative use of both words and music places him in a league of his own.Josh’s breakthrough single was Middle of the Hill, which made it to #19 on triple j’s 2005 Hottest 100 countdown and appeared on his debut release, a mini album entitled Feeding The Wolves.Josh followed up Feeding The Wolves with the 2007 release of his debut album Memories & Dust , which hit the ARIA chart at #4. The Gold record, hailed a “classic” by The Daily Telegraph and “world-class” by The Age, was acclaimed by critics and fans alike. It took out three ARIA Awards, was nominated for a J Award.His second album Chimney’s Afire debuted at #3 on the ARIA chart, won an ARIA Award and achieved Gold sales, which was followed by the 2011 release of Josh’s third album, Only Sparrows.Last July saw the release of Josh’s fourth studio album The Beginning And The End Of Everything; a record that explores ideas of desire, death and legacy. For Josh these are the beginning and the end of all decisions made in his life and, as with previous albums, a record of a period of time in his life. Recorded with John Castle (The Bamboos, Washington and The Drones), Josh regards The Beginning And The End Of Everything as his most personal release to date.Featuring singles “Leeward Side” and “Warm in Winter”, the album debuted at #7 on the ARIA albums chart, making it the singer’s fourth top-10 ARIA album in a row.Its release was followed by a national tour, which was extremely well received by audiences around Australia, selling-out venues across every major city.Support from:PYLOwww.facebook.com/pylomusicWEDNESDAY 05 NOVEMBER THE LOUISIANAWapping Road, Bristol BS1 6UADoors 7.30pmAges 16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by and adult)Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 8819

    JOSH PYKE
    www.joshpyke.com/joshpyke

    Josh Pyke is one of Australia’s premier singer/songwriters.
    Known for his ability to weave intelligent lyrics with warm melodies and quirky song structures, Pyke is a modern-day storyteller whose unique and evocative use of both words and music places him in a league of his own.
    Josh’s breakthrough single was Middle of the Hill, which made it to #19 on triple j’s 2005 Hottest 100 countdown and appeared on his debut release, a mini album entitled Feeding The Wolves.

    Josh followed up Feeding The Wolves with the 2007 release of his debut album Memories & Dust , which hit the ARIA chart at #4. The Gold record, hailed a “classic” by The Daily Telegraph and “world-class” by The Age, was acclaimed by critics and fans alike. It took out three ARIA Awards, was nominated for a J Award.

    His second album Chimney’s Afire debuted at #3 on the ARIA chart, won an ARIA Award and achieved Gold sales, which was followed by the 2011 release of Josh’s third album, Only Sparrows.

    Last July saw the release of Josh’s fourth studio album The Beginning And The End Of Everything; a record that explores ideas of desire, death and legacy. For Josh these are the beginning and the end of all decisions made in his life and, as with previous albums, a record of a period of time in his life. Recorded with John Castle (The Bamboos, Washington and The Drones), Josh regards The Beginning And The End Of Everything as his most personal release to date.

    Featuring singles “Leeward Side” and “Warm in Winter”, the album debuted at #7 on the ARIA albums chart, making it the singer’s fourth top-10 ARIA album in a row.
    Its release was followed by a national tour, which was extremely well received by audiences around Australia, selling-out venues across every major city.

    Support from:

    PYLO
    www.facebook.com/pylomusic

    WEDNESDAY 05 NOVEMBER 

    THE LOUISIANA
    Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 6UA
    Doors 7.30pm
    Ages 16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by and adult)

    Advance tickets available from:
    www.alt-tickets.co.uk
    www.gigantic.com
    Bristol Ticket Shop
    0844 871 8819

    — 3 weeks ago
    THE UNTHANKSwww.the-unthanks.comKnown for their timeless, unsentimental and quietly subversive tales of loss, fear, booze, brawls, abuse and sorrow, siblings Rachel and Becky Unthank are honest, young storytellers outside of time, forging links between folk worlds old, new and other.It’s hard to imagine a British folk band with fans like Radiohead, Portishead, Robert Wyatt, Ben Folds, Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Ewan McGregor and Nick Hornby, but The Unthanks occupy a unique place in music. Influenced as much by the minimalist eccentricity of Steve Reich, Antony & The Johnsons, Robert Wyatt and Miles Davis, as they are by their Geordie native North East England, back home The Unthanks have established themselves as the most innovative and critically acclaimed folk band in modern history.Using a kaleidoscope of unlikely instruments, their unique approach to storytelling straddles the complex relationship between modernism and learning from the past. Staunch traditionalism and sonic adventure ought to be polar opposites, yet they are easy bedfellows in the gentle hands of The Unthanks; the British counterpart to the leftfield folk leanings of Sufjan Stevens, Bonnie Prince Billy and Tom Waits. The Unthanks don’t sound like any of these acts butbelong to a growing number of artists definable only by their restless, peerless eccentricity. Formerly known as Rachel Unthank & The Winterset, their second album The Bairns (2007) was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and appeared in The Best Albums of the Decade in both Uncut and The Guardian. Here’s The Tender Coming (2009) was both BBC and Mojo Magazine Folk Album of the Year and featured in almost every UK music mag and broadsheet Albums of the Year poll.’WEDNESDAY 25 FEBRUARY COLSTON HALLColston St, Bristol BS1 5ARDoors 7:00pmAges 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 8819

    THE UNTHANKS
    www.the-unthanks.com

    Known for their timeless, unsentimental and quietly subversive tales of loss, fear, booze, brawls, abuse and sorrow, siblings Rachel and Becky Unthank are honest, young storytellers outside of time, forging links between folk worlds old, new and other.

    It’s hard to imagine a British folk band with fans like Radiohead, Portishead, Robert Wyatt, Ben Folds, Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Ewan McGregor and Nick Hornby, but The Unthanks occupy a unique place in music. Influenced as much by the minimalist eccentricity of Steve Reich, Antony & The Johnsons, Robert Wyatt and Miles Davis, as they are by their Geordie native North East England, back home The Unthanks have established themselves as the most innovative and critically acclaimed folk band in modern history.

    Using a kaleidoscope of unlikely instruments, their unique approach to storytelling straddles the complex relationship between modernism and learning from the past. Staunch traditionalism and sonic adventure ought to be polar opposites, yet they are easy bedfellows in the gentle hands of The Unthanks; the British counterpart to the leftfield folk leanings of Sufjan Stevens, Bonnie Prince Billy and Tom Waits. The Unthanks don’t sound like any of these acts but
    belong to a growing number of artists definable only by their restless, peerless eccentricity. Formerly known as Rachel Unthank & The Winterset, their second album The Bairns (2007) was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and appeared in The Best Albums of the Decade in both Uncut and The Guardian. Here’s The Tender Coming (2009) was both BBC and Mojo Magazine Folk Album of the Year and featured in almost every UK music mag and broadsheet Albums of the Year poll.’

    WEDNESDAY 25 FEBRUARY 

    COLSTON HALL
    Colston St, Bristol BS1 5AR
    Doors 7:00pm
    Ages 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

    Advance tickets available from:
    www.alt-tickets.co.uk
    www.gigantic.com
    Bristol Ticket Shop
    0844 871 8819

    — 4 weeks ago
    SAINT SAVIOURwww.facebook.com/saintsaviourmusicSaint Saviour is from Teeside and sings, writes and produces music. Formerly of Groove Armada, most notably collaborating on the Grammy Nominated ‘Black Light’ she moved on to a solo career in 2012, self releasing 2x EP’s and a debut album ‘Union’. Album #2 ‘In The Seams’ will be released some time in Autumn 2014, having been produced by Bill Ryder Jones and recorded at Parr St studios with Manchester Camerata. It is an album Saint Saviour is very, very proud of.BILL RYDER JONESwww.facebook.com/pages/Bill-Ryder-Jones-OfficialWilliam Edward “Bill” Ryder-Jones (born 1983 in Warrington) is an English musician and film score composer from West Kirby, Merseyside. He was originally the lead guitarist with The Coral from 1996 until 2008 before leaving the band to pursue a solo career. Ryder-Jones’ debut album If… was released in 2011.TUESDAY 09 DECEMBERTHE LANTERN, COLSTON HALLColston St, Bristol BS1 5ARDoors 7:30pmAges 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult) Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 8819

    SAINT SAVIOUR
    www.facebook.com/saintsaviourmusic

    Saint Saviour is from Teeside and sings, writes and produces music. Formerly of Groove Armada, most notably collaborating on the Grammy Nominated ‘Black Light’ she moved on to a solo career in 2012, self releasing 2x EP’s and a debut album ‘Union’. 

    Album #2 ‘In The Seams’ will be released some time in Autumn 2014, having been produced by Bill Ryder Jones and recorded at Parr St studios with Manchester Camerata. It is an album Saint Saviour is very, very proud of.

    BILL RYDER JONES
    www.facebook.com/pages/Bill-Ryder-Jones-Official

    William Edward “Bill” Ryder-Jones (born 1983 in Warrington) is an English musician and film score composer from West Kirby, Merseyside. He was originally the lead guitarist with The Coral from 1996 until 2008 before leaving the band to pursue a solo career. Ryder-Jones’ debut album If… was released in 2011.

    TUESDAY 09 DECEMBER

    THE LANTERN, COLSTON HALL
    Colston St, Bristol BS1 5AR
    Doors 7:30pm
    Ages 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult) 

    Advance tickets available from:
    www.alt-tickets.co.uk
    www.gigantic.com
    Bristol Ticket Shop
    0844 871 8819

    — 1 month ago
    ASGEIR www.facebook.com/asgeirmusicÁsgeir is a singer-songwriter from Iceland. With the release last September of ‘Dyrd i daudathogn’, at just 20 years of age Icelandic singer- songwriter Ásgeir has become something of an overnight sensation in his country’s music scene - breaking all records to become Iceland’s fastest selling debut album by a domestic artist.That was reinstated at the Iceland Music Awards that took place on February 20th, Asgeir making an impressive sweep of the board, picking up Best Pop/Rock Album, Best Newcomer, Icelandicmusic.com Award for online achievement and the Public Choice Award.Produced by Gudmundur Kristinn Jonsson, Dyrd í dauðathogn (‘In the Silence’) immediately recalls the heavenly vocals of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and light electronic touch of British glitch pop sensation James Blake. In Iceland, the unusual poetry of lyrics have attracted almost as much attention as the music itself, in part because they are mostly written by Ásgeir’s 72 year old father. The songs themselves, however, are all Ásgeir: light and airy, inset with his distinctive melancholic voice their vibrancy elevates their appeal way beyond the folktronica tag.One such fan of Dyrd i daudathogn was John Grant (‘Queen Of Denmark’) – currently resident of Iceland himself – who has collaborated with Ásgeir to create an English language version, ‘In The Silence’, which is out now. TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBERTHE FLEECE12 St Thomas St, Bristol BS1 6JJDoors 7:30pmAges 14+ (under 16s accompanied) Tickets available fromwww.alt-tickets.co.uk www.gigantic.com Bristol Ticket Shop0844 871 8819

    ASGEIR 
    www.facebook.com/asgeirmusic

    Ásgeir is a singer-songwriter from Iceland. With the release last September of ‘Dyrd i daudathogn’, at just 20 years of age Icelandic singer- songwriter Ásgeir has become something of an overnight sensation in his country’s music scene - breaking all records to become Iceland’s fastest selling debut album by a domestic artist.

    That was reinstated at the Iceland Music Awards that took place on February 20th, Asgeir making an impressive sweep of the board, picking up Best Pop/Rock Album, Best Newcomer, Icelandicmusic.com Award for online achievement and the Public Choice Award.
    Produced by Gudmundur Kristinn Jonsson, Dyrd í dauðathogn (‘In the Silence’) immediately recalls the heavenly vocals of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and light electronic touch of British glitch pop sensation James Blake. In Iceland, the unusual poetry of lyrics have attracted almost as much attention as the music itself, in part because they are mostly written by Ásgeir’s 72 year old father. The songs themselves, however, are all Ásgeir: light and airy, inset with his distinctive melancholic voice their vibrancy elevates their appeal way beyond the folktronica tag.

    One such fan of Dyrd i daudathogn was John Grant (‘Queen Of Denmark’) – currently resident of Iceland himself – who has collaborated with Ásgeir to create an English language version, ‘In The Silence’, which is out now. 

    TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER

    THE FLEECE
    12 St Thomas St, Bristol BS1 6JJ
    Doors 7:30pm
    Ages 14+ (under 16s accompanied) 

    Tickets available from
    www.alt-tickets.co.uk 
    www.gigantic.com 
    Bristol Ticket Shop
    0844 871 8819

    — 1 month ago
    NOTHING BUT THIEVESwww.facebook.com/NothingButThievesNothing 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.  FRIDAY 19 SEPTEMBER THE BIRDCAGE28 Clare St, Bristol, BS1 1YEDoors 7:30pmAges: 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult) Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 8819

    NOTHING BUT THIEVES
    www.facebook.com/NothingButThieves

    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.  

    FRIDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 

    THE BIRDCAGE
    28 Clare St, Bristol, BS1 1YE
    Doors 7:30pm
    Ages: 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult) 

    Advance tickets available from:
    www.alt-tickets.co.uk
    www.gigantic.com
    Bristol Ticket Shop
    0844 871 8819

    — 1 month ago
    THE HISTORY OF APPLE PIEwww.thehistoryofapplepie.co.ukThe History of Apple Pie formed when singer Stephanie and guitarist Jerome played songs together and put them on the internet and began to get e-mails by labels and managers.The two put an advert on Gumtree advertising to form a band, which drummer James responded too. They auditioned him and accepted, and also got guitarist Aslam and bass player Kelly. When asked if their name was an American reference, Steph replied with"No! Jerome and I didn’t think the music would come to anything and we were in our room just googling random things trying to come up with a list, the one that we were both attracted to was the History of Apple Pie, which had a ring to it and didn’t mean anything. We’re criticised a lot for the name but it’s something we never think about it – to us it’s not what should be at the forefront of a band’s worries!They released their debut single “You’re So Cool” on 19 June 2011, on 7” vinyl and as a digital download. The next single was “Mallory” released on 27 November 2011, on vinyl and download. They began recording their first album in 2012, but scrapped the whole thing because they weren’t happy with it. They re-recorded the album, and then released their third single “See You” in January 2013. Their debut album Out of View was released in the UK on 28 January 2013 and 29 January 2013 in the US. On 3 March, they released their fourth single “Do It Wrong”. On 11 October, they released the non-album single “Don’t You Wanna Be Mine”. They are currently working on their second album.SATURDAY 11 OCTOBER THE LOUISIANAWapping Road, Bristol BS1 6UADoors 7.30pmAges 16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 8819

    THE HISTORY OF APPLE PIE
    www.thehistoryofapplepie.co.uk

    The History of Apple Pie formed when singer Stephanie and guitarist Jerome played songs together and put them on the internet and began to get e-mails by labels and managers.

    The two put an advert on Gumtree advertising to form a band, which drummer James responded too. They auditioned him and accepted, and also got guitarist Aslam and bass player Kelly. When asked if their name was an American reference, Steph replied with
    "No! Jerome and I didn’t think the music would come to anything and we were in our room just googling random things trying to come up with a list, the one that we were both attracted to was the History of Apple Pie, which had a ring to it and didn’t mean anything. We’re criticised a lot for the name but it’s something we never think about it – to us it’s not what should be at the forefront of a band’s worries!

    They released their debut single “You’re So Cool” on 19 June 2011, on 7” vinyl and as a digital download. The next single was “Mallory” released on 27 November 2011, on vinyl and download. They began recording their first album in 2012, but scrapped the whole thing because they weren’t happy with it. They re-recorded the album, and then released their third single “See You” in January 2013. Their debut album Out of View was released in the UK on 28 January 2013 and 29 January 2013 in the US. On 3 March, they released their fourth single “Do It Wrong”. On 11 October, they released the non-album single “Don’t You Wanna Be Mine”. They are currently working on their second album.

    SATURDAY 11 OCTOBER 

    THE LOUISIANA
    Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 6UA
    Doors 7.30pm
    Ages 16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

    Advance tickets available from:
    www.alt-tickets.co.uk
    www.gigantic.com
    Bristol Ticket Shop
    0844 871 8819

    — 1 month ago
    SOUTHERNwww.facebook.com/thisissouthernIf 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.Thom and Lucy Southern were born, respectively, in 1991 and 1993, in Manchester. The family moved around a lot, ending up in Belfast when they were six and eight. Lucy describes the family as “arty - on my dad’s side they’re all graphic designers, and my mum’s side are really musical”. The record that made Thom want to play guitar was Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes. “Then for three years I wanted to be Angus Young of AC/DC - I even bought a Gibson SG guitar,” he recalls. “After that I was definitely influenced by Radiohead and Smashing Pumpkins.”In 2013, Southern decamped to Liverpool, for reasons both economic (“London is too expensive”) and musical - they wanted to work with “cool northern musicians”. So now they have a band - although technically they’re still a duo - and they’re signed to Marathon, home of excellent up-and-coming artists such as Jagwar Ma, Courtney Barnett, and Childhood. And they’re issuing their debut EP proper. Recorded at Parr Street studios in Liverpool, the self-titled Southern EP features material that represents a fiery departure from their more folky, harmony-based early songs. It’s more Black Keys than Bon Iver. The music is accompanied by self-made videos that are suitably dark and intense.SATURDAY 04 OCTOBERTHE BIRDCAGE28 Clare St, Bristol, BS1 1YEDoors 7:30pmAges: 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 8819

    SOUTHERN
    www.facebook.com/thisissouthern

    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.

    Thom and Lucy Southern were born, respectively, in 1991 and 1993, in Manchester. The family moved around a lot, ending up in Belfast when they were six and eight. Lucy describes the family as “arty - on my dad’s side they’re all graphic designers, and my mum’s side are really musical”. The record that made Thom want to play guitar was Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes. “Then for three years I wanted to be Angus Young of AC/DC - I even bought a Gibson SG guitar,” he recalls. “After that I was definitely influenced by Radiohead and Smashing Pumpkins.”

    In 2013, Southern decamped to Liverpool, for reasons both economic (“London is too expensive”) and musical - they wanted to work with “cool northern musicians”. So now they have a band - although technically they’re still a duo - and they’re signed to Marathon, home of excellent up-and-coming artists such as Jagwar Ma, Courtney Barnett, and Childhood. And they’re issuing their debut EP proper. Recorded at Parr Street studios in Liverpool, the self-titled Southern EP features material that represents a fiery departure from their more folky, harmony-based early songs. It’s more Black Keys than Bon Iver. The music is accompanied by self-made videos that are suitably dark and intense.

    SATURDAY 04 OCTOBER

    THE BIRDCAGE
    28 Clare St, Bristol, BS1 1YE
    Doors 7:30pm
    Ages: 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

    Advance tickets available from:
    www.alt-tickets.co.uk
    www.gigantic.com
    Bristol Ticket Shop
    0844 871 8819

    — 1 month ago
    THE ORWELLSwww.theorwells.comFor The Orwells, Remember When will be an introduction of sorts—the 12-track rat-race shows the band’s repertoire of pranging riffs and sneering, snot-nosed vocals.The tracks are a walloping war-cry from a generation that up until this point has only offered bubblegum pop—the animus of The Orwells. It’s quite clear early on the in listening to the LP that the band is well aware of the past, the homage rings through the record, using the ghost of punk’s past as their musical sprit guide. However, the band straddles the thin line between their influences and their originality, ripping riffs and smashing drums in a fashion that their age into being just another fact mentioned in their bio.The Orwells are made up of five dudes from Chicago, Illinois. They play rock n roll music. Their names are Mario, Grant, Henry, Dominick and Matt. They write songs — scratch that, primitive teenage battle cries — about girls and America and being suspended from high school. Although one might categorize The Orwells’ distinct brand of the blues as garage or punk, they would be wrong. The Orwells sound comes from a deeper, different place–a place both long forgotten and also timeless.FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBERTHE FLEECE12 St Thomas St, Bristol BS1 6JJDoors 7:30pmAges 14+ (under 16s accompanied)Tickets available fromwww.alt-tickets.co.uk www.gigantic.com Bristol Ticket Shop0844 871 8819

    THE ORWELLS
    www.theorwells.com

    For The Orwells, Remember When will be an introduction of sorts—the 12-track rat-race shows the band’s repertoire of pranging riffs and sneering, snot-nosed vocals.

    The tracks are a walloping war-cry from a generation that up until this point has only offered bubblegum pop—the animus of The Orwells. It’s quite clear early on the in listening to the LP that the band is well aware of the past, the homage rings through the record, using the ghost of punk’s past as their musical sprit guide. However, the band straddles the thin line between their influences and their originality, ripping riffs and smashing drums in a fashion that their age into being just another fact mentioned in their bio.

    The Orwells are made up of five dudes from Chicago, Illinois. They play rock n roll music. Their names are Mario, Grant, Henry, Dominick and Matt. They write songs — scratch that, primitive teenage battle cries — about girls and America and being suspended from high school. Although one might categorize The Orwells’ distinct brand of the blues as garage or punk, they would be wrong. The Orwells sound comes from a deeper, different place–a place both long forgotten and also timeless.

    FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER

    THE FLEECE
    12 St Thomas St, Bristol BS1 6JJ
    Doors 7:30pm
    Ages 14+ (under 16s accompanied)

    Tickets available from
    www.alt-tickets.co.uk 
    www.gigantic.com 
    Bristol Ticket Shop
    0844 871 8819

    — 1 month ago
    BLACKLIST ROYALSwww.blacklistroyals.comComing out of Nashville with heartfelt punk ‘n’ roll anthems big in sing-alongs and spiced with a country tinge.Blacklist Royals have played hundreds of shows over the last three years including the entire 2006 and the 2007 Vans Warped Tour, appearances at both The Fest 6 and The Fest 7, the 2008 Heavy Rebel Weekender, and stints on the road with legendary acts like Pennywise, Circle Jerks, and The Queers. Hailed by critics and fans alike, Blacklist Royals are standing proof that the great American rock and roll band isn’t a thing of the past.Their unique blend of styles and a strong DIY ethic has generated praise from cornerstones in the punk community such as Maximum Rock And Roll and Razorcake, as well as garnering the attention and acclaim of media-giants like the LA Times, Fuse TV, and even Nashville’s biggest rock radio station (naming BLR “Top Underground Act” of 2009 at their annual awards).Blacklist Royals are one of the hardest working bands you will ever find. Overcoming everything from member changes to terminal illness within the band, their musical roots and die hard spirit have helped them create a sound and live show all their own. With a recent signing to Paper And Plastick Records (Vinnie from Fueled By Ramen/Less Than Jake’s new label) and their new album “Semper Liberi” (recorded and produced by Matt Drastic) coming out soon, expect to see the guys on the road and playing their fucking hearts out.THURSDAY 21 AUGUSTTHE LOUISIANAWapping Road, Bristol BS1 6UADoors 7.30pmAges 16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 8819

    BLACKLIST ROYALS
    www.blacklistroyals.com

    Coming out of Nashville with heartfelt punk ‘n’ roll anthems big in sing-alongs and spiced with a country tinge.

    Blacklist Royals have played hundreds of shows over the last three years including the entire 2006 and the 2007 Vans Warped Tour, appearances at both The Fest 6 and The Fest 7, the 2008 Heavy Rebel Weekender, and stints on the road with legendary acts like Pennywise, Circle Jerks, and The Queers. Hailed by critics and fans alike, Blacklist Royals are standing proof that the great American rock and roll band isn’t a thing of the past.
    Their unique blend of styles and a strong DIY ethic has generated praise from cornerstones in the punk community such as Maximum Rock And Roll and Razorcake, as well as garnering the attention and acclaim of media-giants like the LA Times, Fuse TV, and even Nashville’s biggest rock radio station (naming BLR “Top Underground Act” of 2009 at their annual awards).

    Blacklist Royals are one of the hardest working bands you will ever find. Overcoming everything from member changes to terminal illness within the band, their musical roots and die hard spirit have helped them create a sound and live show all their own. With a recent signing to Paper And Plastick Records (Vinnie from Fueled By Ramen/Less Than Jake’s new label) and their new album “Semper Liberi” (recorded and produced by Matt Drastic) coming out soon, expect to see the guys on the road and playing their fucking hearts out.

    THURSDAY 21 AUGUST

    THE LOUISIANA
    Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 6UA
    Doors 7.30pm
    Ages 16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

    Advance tickets available from:
    www.alt-tickets.co.uk
    www.gigantic.com
    Bristol Ticket Shop
    0844 871 8819

    — 1 month ago
    2:54www.twofiftyfour.tumblr.com2:54 is a rock band which formed in 2010 in London, England. The band consists of Colette Thurlow (vocals, guitar), Hannah Thurlow (guitar), Joel Porter (bass) and Alex Robins (drums). The band is named for the timecode of a specific drumroll on the Melvins song “A History Of Bad Men”.The band’s first EP, “Scarlet”, was released in November 2011. The band’s self-titled album was released by Fat Possum Records in May 2012.TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBERTHE LOUISIANAWapping Road, Bristol BS1 6UADoors 7.30pmAges 16+ Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 8819

    2:54
    www.twofiftyfour.tumblr.com

    2:54 is a rock band which formed in 2010 in London, England. The band consists of Colette Thurlow (vocals, guitar), Hannah Thurlow (guitar), Joel Porter (bass) and Alex Robins (drums). The band is named for the timecode of a specific drumroll on the Melvins song “A History Of Bad Men”.

    The band’s first EP, “Scarlet”, was released in November 2011. The band’s self-titled album was released by Fat Possum Records in May 2012.

    TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER

    THE LOUISIANA
    Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 6UA
    Doors 7.30pm
    Ages 16+ 

    Advance tickets available from:
    www.alt-tickets.co.uk
    www.gigantic.com
    Bristol Ticket Shop
    0844 871 8819

    — 1 month ago
    SON OF DAVEwww.sonofdave.comSon of Dave hits the UK streets again this November, stomping his way around twelve cities with a suitcase full of brand new records and endless supply of rowdy gags.November will also see the launch of a new series of “Filthy 45’s” where Son of Dave will take on some classic (and not so classic) tunes, giving them his own unmistakable mistreatment. Already known for his renditions of ‘Bonkers’ - Dizzie Rascal, ‘Black Betty’ - Ram Jam, ‘Bom Bom’ - Sam and the Womp, and many more, he’s decided to bow to public demand and crank out more crowd pleasers on limited edition seven inch vinyl.This one-man Bluesman of Canadian origin is unique in every way: his style, his showmanship, and his musicianship. It takes some kind of genius to get tunes made with harmonica, beatbox, percussion and a loopstation onto the soundtrack of Breaking Bad or Later With Jools Holland; both of which he has done.His legendary live show has already toured five continents and earned him a cult status amongst a diverse audience. With a CV as long as your arm and a briefcase full of naughty tricks, the master is on tour again and this time it is not to be missed.FRIDAY 28 NOVEMBERTHE LOUISIANAWapping Road, Bristol BS1 6UADoors 7.30pmAges 16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 8819

    SON OF DAVE
    www.sonofdave.com

    Son of Dave hits the UK streets again this November, stomping his way around twelve cities with a suitcase full of brand new records and endless supply of rowdy gags.

    November will also see the launch of a new series of “Filthy 45’s” where Son of Dave will take on some classic (and not so classic) tunes, giving them his own unmistakable mistreatment. Already known for his renditions of ‘Bonkers’ - Dizzie Rascal, ‘Black Betty’ - Ram Jam, ‘Bom Bom’ - Sam and the Womp, and many more, he’s decided to bow to public demand and crank out more crowd pleasers on limited edition seven inch vinyl.
    This one-man Bluesman of Canadian origin is unique in every way: his style, his showmanship, and his musicianship. It takes some kind of genius to get tunes made with harmonica, beatbox, percussion and a loopstation onto the soundtrack of Breaking Bad or Later With Jools Holland; both of which he has done.

    His legendary live show has already toured five continents and earned him a cult status amongst a diverse audience. With a CV as long as your arm and a briefcase full of naughty tricks, the master is on tour again and this time it is not to be missed.

    FRIDAY 28 NOVEMBER

    THE LOUISIANA
    Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 6UA
    Doors 7.30pm
    Ages 16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

    Advance tickets available from:
    www.alt-tickets.co.uk
    www.gigantic.com
    Bristol Ticket Shop
    0844 871 8819

    — 1 month ago