BRISTOL GIG GUIDE

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

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    CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMENwww.catfishandthebottlemen.comThe band consists of Van McCann (lead vocals), Billy Bibby (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass guitar) and Bob Hall (drums). The band members all moved to Llandudno from different areas including Sheffield and Accrington. Van moved from Australia at a young age where he met a busker named ‘Catfish the Bottleman’, who he credits as The band signed to Communion Records in 2013 and throughout 2013 released their first three singles: “Homesick”, “Rango”, and “Pacifier”. In 2014 the band signed to Island Records and on March 17, released their first single of the year, “Kathleen”, produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Adele) and are set to release their debut album later this year. All of the singles released were premiered as Zane Lowe’s hottest record in the world and were playlisted on Radio 1. “Kathleen” ranked at number one on MTV’s hottest tracks in April 2014.FRIDAY 03 APRILO2 ACADEMYFrogmore Street, Bristol BS1 5NADoors 6.30pmAges 14+ (under 14s accompanied by an adult) Tickets available fromwww.alt-tickets.co.uk www.gigantic.com Bristol Ticket Shop0844 871 8819

    CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN
    www.catfishandthebottlemen.com

    The band consists of Van McCann (lead vocals), Billy Bibby (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass guitar) and Bob Hall (drums). The band members all moved to Llandudno from different areas including Sheffield and Accrington. Van moved from Australia at a young age where he met a busker named ‘Catfish the Bottleman’, who he credits as 
    The band signed to Communion Records in 2013 and throughout 2013 released their first three singles: “Homesick”, “Rango”, and “Pacifier”. In 2014 the band signed to Island Records and on March 17, released their first single of the year, “Kathleen”, produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Adele) and are set to release their debut album later this year. All of the singles released were premiered as Zane Lowe’s hottest record in the world and were playlisted on Radio 1. “Kathleen” ranked at number one on MTV’s hottest tracks in April 2014.

    FRIDAY 03 APRIL

    O2 ACADEMY
    Frogmore Street, Bristol BS1 5NA
    Doors 6.30pm
    Ages 14+ (under 14s accompanied by an adult) 

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

    — 22 hours ago
    DENAI MOOREwww.denaimoore.comBorn in Spanish Town in Jamaica in 1993, and currently based in London, Denai Moore has been involved in music since a very young age. Influenced by the likes of Bon Iver and Feist she began to carve out her own musical identity - a sound she refers to as “Foul” (Folk and Soul). Her debut EP, currently being recorded at Urchin Studios with Matt Ingram (who has previously worked with Laura Marling) was released in Jan 2013. THURSDAY 04 DECEMBERTHE LANTERN (SEATED), 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

    DENAI MOORE
    www.denaimoore.com

    Born in Spanish Town in Jamaica in 1993, and currently based in London, Denai Moore has been involved in music since a very young age. Influenced by the likes of Bon Iver and Feist she began to carve out her own musical identity - a sound she refers to as “Foul” (Folk and Soul). Her debut EP, currently being recorded at Urchin Studios with Matt Ingram (who has previously worked with Laura Marling) was released in Jan 2013. 

    THURSDAY 04 DECEMBER

    THE LANTERN (SEATED), 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

    — 23 hours ago
    NORTHCOTEwww.northcotemusic.comMatt Goud (aka Northcote) may take you by surprise when he steps up to the mic. Though the soft-spoken Goud is known by friends and family as a gentle giant, he infuses his original songs with a uniquely powerful and confident voice.Born and raised in small-town Saskatchewan, his early exposure to music was a mix of traditional country on AM radio and the hymns he learned at his childhood church. However, it wasn’t until he discovered punk and hardcore music that he realized music’s healing and therapeutic power.Over the past 8 years, few young musicians in Canada have put on as many miles as Goud who toured for years as a member of a post-hardcore band and has more recently transitioned into life on the road as a singer/songwriter with accompaniment by an ever-rotating slew of guests and friend musicians.Northcote returned to centre stage in 2013 with a new self-titled album released via Black Box Recordings (Canada), Xtra Mile Recordings (Europe) and The Black Numbers (US). Produced by Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Cave Singers, Dan Mangan) at The Hive in Vancouver, the album is Northcote’s most forthcoming and confident album to date, reflecting this young songwriter’s increasing maturity and experience. Breaking the stereotype of the reserved and solemn cafe singer/songwriter, the album entices both the performers and the listeners to come out of their shell.On NORTHCOTE, Goud further strengthens his voice as an emerging Canadian artist. Confident, full chords replace contemplative ballads, and the influence of his eclectic background of punk, soul and blues create a unique sound.On the track How Can You Turn Around, the crew vocal soars behind the chorus of the song, replicating the sound and emotion of singing along with friends in the front row of a rock show. Songs including Counting Down the Days and I Hope the Good Things Never Die are more fully realized and richer than Northcote’s previous efforts, replete with grooving soul drums, horns, bouncy bass-lines, atmospheric guitar and sing-along group vocals. These songs signal that there is no need to sit passively by to experience the fast-paced, exuberant music of Northcote. The hope and positivity of the material is apparent in the song Find Our Own Way, which challenges: “…whatever you got, you have to let it fly. Whatever you got you, have to give it one try” This song reflects the anxiety of coming of age in a media-saturated culture, where one can be so connected and yet be left feeling inexplicably lonely and at times with little direction or meaning. This album sees Goud joined by Blake Enemark (We are the City, Forestry) on Guitar, Marek Tyler (Kathryn Calder, Dan Mangan) on Drums, Olivier Clement (Aidan Knight) on Horn, and Calgary artist Francis Gerrard on vocals throughout the album. Victoria-based musician Kathryn Calder, known both as a solo artist and as a member of The New Pornographers, appears on lead vocals on the late-night kitchen party track Only One Who Knows My Name, which closes the album.In NORTHCOTE, Goud turns a new page with a strong, self-titled record penned primarily in the passenger seat of a Dodge Van parked along a seaside road in Victoria, B.C. Many pensive nights spent walking home from writing sessions and gigs throughout sleepy Victoria streets have helped shape a newfound confidence and connection to life as a musician for Goud, and you can hear this transformation in his voice.SATURDAY 22 NOVEMBERTHE 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

    NORTHCOTE
    www.northcotemusic.com

    Matt Goud (aka Northcote) may take you by surprise when he steps up to the mic. Though the soft-spoken Goud is known by friends and family as a gentle giant, he infuses his original songs with a uniquely powerful and confident voice.

    Born and raised in small-town Saskatchewan, his early exposure to music was a mix of traditional country on AM radio and the hymns he learned at his childhood church. However, it wasn’t until he discovered punk and hardcore music that he realized music’s healing and therapeutic power.

    Over the past 8 years, few young musicians in Canada have put on as many miles as Goud who toured for years as a member of a post-hardcore band and has more recently transitioned into life on the road as a singer/songwriter with accompaniment by an ever-rotating slew of guests and friend musicians.

    Northcote returned to centre stage in 2013 with a new self-titled album released via Black Box Recordings (Canada), Xtra Mile Recordings (Europe) and The Black Numbers (US). Produced by Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Cave Singers, Dan Mangan) at The Hive in Vancouver, the album is Northcote’s most forthcoming and confident album to date, reflecting this young songwriter’s increasing maturity and experience. Breaking the stereotype of the reserved and solemn cafe singer/songwriter, the album entices both the performers and the listeners to come out of their shell.

    On NORTHCOTE, Goud further strengthens his voice as an emerging Canadian artist. Confident, full chords replace contemplative ballads, and the influence of his eclectic background of punk, soul and blues create a unique sound.
    On the track How Can You Turn Around, the crew vocal soars behind the chorus of the song, replicating the sound and emotion of singing along with friends in the front row of a rock show. Songs including Counting Down the Days and I Hope the Good Things Never Die are more fully realized and richer than Northcote’s previous efforts, replete with grooving soul drums, horns, bouncy bass-lines, atmospheric guitar and sing-along group vocals. These songs signal that there is no need to sit passively by to experience the fast-paced, exuberant music of Northcote. 

    The hope and positivity of the material is apparent in the song Find Our Own Way, which challenges: “…whatever you got, you have to let it fly. Whatever you got you, have to give it one try” This song reflects the anxiety of coming of age in a media-saturated culture, where one can be so connected and yet be left feeling inexplicably lonely and at times with little direction or meaning. 

    This album sees Goud joined by Blake Enemark (We are the City, Forestry) on Guitar, Marek Tyler (Kathryn Calder, Dan Mangan) on Drums, Olivier Clement (Aidan Knight) on Horn, and Calgary artist Francis Gerrard on vocals throughout the album. Victoria-based musician Kathryn Calder, known both as a solo artist and as a member of The New Pornographers, appears on lead vocals on the late-night kitchen party track Only One Who Knows My Name, which closes the album.

    In NORTHCOTE, Goud turns a new page with a strong, self-titled record penned primarily in the passenger seat of a Dodge Van parked along a seaside road in Victoria, B.C. Many pensive nights spent walking home from writing sessions and gigs throughout sleepy Victoria streets have helped shape a newfound confidence and connection to life as a musician for Goud, and you can hear this transformation in his voice.

    SATURDAY 22 NOVEMBER

    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

    — 2 weeks ago
    SIMONE FELICEwww.simonefelice.comSimone Felice is a celebrated songwriter, author, and poet. He was born on 4 October 1976 in Palenville, New York, a small working-class hamlet in the Catskill Mountains.At the age of twelve Simone suffered a brain aneurysm and was pronounced clinically dead for several minutes. Recovering from emergency brain surgery in a local hospital, he spent two months in intensive care, relearning basic motor skills, including reading and writing.When he was fifteen he formed a punk band with friends, making weird noise-rock in his grandpa’s barn. Their emphasis was on head-banging and freaky storytelling. By eighteen, he had quit school to panhandle and play bars and low down clubs, including New York City’s fabled CBGB.April 2012 saw the release of his self-titled debut solo album, featuring songs such as New York Times, You & I Belong, and Charade which have become staple highlights in his live appearances. Among other accolades, Nick Hasted of The Independent called the record: ‘A taut masterpiece of terrifying, exhilarating American tales.’TUESDAY 02 DECEMBERTHE 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

    SIMONE FELICE
    www.simonefelice.com

    Simone Felice is a celebrated songwriter, author, and poet. He was born on 4 October 1976 in Palenville, New York, a small working-class hamlet in the Catskill Mountains.

    At the age of twelve Simone suffered a brain aneurysm and was pronounced clinically dead for several minutes. Recovering from emergency brain surgery in a local hospital, he spent two months in intensive care, relearning basic motor skills, including reading and writing.
    When he was fifteen he formed a punk band with friends, making weird noise-rock in his grandpa’s barn. Their emphasis was on head-banging and freaky storytelling. By eighteen, he had quit school to panhandle and play bars and low down clubs, including New York City’s fabled CBGB.

    April 2012 saw the release of his self-titled debut solo album, featuring songs such as New York Times, You & I Belong, and Charade which have become staple highlights in his live appearances. Among other accolades, Nick Hasted of The Independent called the record: ‘A taut masterpiece of terrifying, exhilarating American tales.’

    TUESDAY 02 DECEMBER

    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

    — 3 weeks ago
    LEDDRA CHAPMANwww.leddrachapman.comLeddra picked up a guitar and wrote her first song before she became a teenager; what followed has been the growth, development and evolution of a young singer-songwriter building to a point in December 2009 where she released her first album ‘Telling Tales’.After working alongside some of the best music collaborators the UK music scene has to offer, the collection of tracks was acclaimed as ‘pitch-perfect acoustic pop’ (The Independent). Debut single ‘Story’, a track championed by Sir Terry Wogan throughout his final months presenting the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, was playlisted by BBC Radio 2 (the UK’s biggest radio station). This period of time culminated a televised live performance of the single on ITV’s This Morning. Follow up singles Summer Song and Edie achieved similar radio success, also playlisted by BBC Radio 2. Refusing to rest on her laurels, Leddra and her live band followed that media activity by heading out around the UK for two extremely successful nationwide tours as well as selling out renowned venues across the capital.Summer 2011 saw Leddra personally invited to perform as main support to Tom Jones at three sold out concerts in London, Essex & Manchester. Playing to 35,000 people over the three nights, Leddra performed to a rapturous reception. In between these dates Leddra also, for the second year running, played at Signal FM’s live event in Stoke-on-Trent – performing ‘Summer Song’ and also new EP track ‘Where You Want Me’ (written with and produced by Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran)) to an audience of 15,000 people. Outside of the UK, Leddra embarked on a series of dates in Holland and Belgium, performing to a sold out Paradiso crowd in Amsterdam before appearing on live TV in Belgium.Leddra followed this success with a headline EP launch show at the London Bull & Gate in November 2012. The sold out show sparked plans for another full headline tour of the UK in March 2012 and Leddra played 8 sold out dates across the country including a packed out show at the London Borderline. This was swiftly followed by a one week tour in Los Angeles, performing at some of the cities highly regarded music venues and recording at some world renowned LA studios.The beginning of 2013 heralded two new Leddra Chapman releases. First was a unique collaboration with The Body Shop and Teenage Cancer Trust: ‘Beauty With Heart’. A single penned by Leddra at the request of the partnership, the single was a charity release that garnered much acclaim. Hot on the heels of this release was a new EP entitled ‘The Crowds and Cocktails’. Lead-track ‘All About You’ was to become a live favourite and a staple on BBC Radio 2 who B-listed the song for an extended period of time and also made the track ‘Single of the Week’ at the station. Leddra performed to a string of audiences in sold-out venues in 2013 as she continued to road-test new material for her upcoming second album. Leddra then embarked on a Spring tour of Germany in support of Sarah Blasko to help promote her successful album release through record label Dramatico in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. To bring all this activity to a close Leddra played her biggest sold out London headline show to date at the prestigious Dingwalls venue in Camden Lock. 2013 came to a close for Leddra with a couple of hand-selected festival appearances and then the young singer songwriter decamped to the studio to record ‘My Mother’s Mind’.Whilst recording the album, Leddra teamed up exclusively with Pledge Music to raise funds for the album’s production whilst also offering keen fans exclusive opportunities and access. Completing the goal needed for the album’s production in no time, Leddra soon completed the album, with Peter-John Vettese again taking on Executive Production duties. In between album sessions, Leddra also found the time to duet with Alistair Griffin on the BBC Radio 2 B-listed ‘The One’. The track was the fifth single in a row with Leddra’s name on it to be playlisted by Radio 2 and continued to showcase her development as an artist. The track is set to close out ‘My Mother’s Mind’, with previous single ‘All About You’.SATURDAY 01 NOVEMBERTHE 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

    LEDDRA CHAPMAN
    www.leddrachapman.com

    Leddra picked up a guitar and wrote her first song before she became a teenager; what followed has been the growth, development and evolution of a young singer-songwriter building to a point in December 2009 where she released her first album ‘Telling Tales’.

    After working alongside some of the best music collaborators the UK music scene has to offer, the collection of tracks was acclaimed as ‘pitch-perfect acoustic pop’ (The Independent). Debut single ‘Story’, a track championed by Sir Terry Wogan throughout his final months presenting the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, was playlisted by BBC Radio 2 (the UK’s biggest radio station). This period of time culminated a televised live performance of the single on ITV’s This Morning. Follow up singles Summer Song and Edie achieved similar radio success, also playlisted by BBC Radio 2. Refusing to rest on her laurels, Leddra and her live band followed that media activity by heading out around the UK for two extremely successful nationwide tours as well as selling out renowned venues across the capital.

    Summer 2011 saw Leddra personally invited to perform as main support to Tom Jones at three sold out concerts in London, Essex & Manchester. Playing to 35,000 people over the three nights, Leddra performed to a rapturous reception. In between these dates Leddra also, for the second year running, played at Signal FM’s live event in Stoke-on-Trent – performing ‘Summer Song’ and also new EP track ‘Where You Want Me’ (written with and produced by Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran)) to an audience of 15,000 people. Outside of the UK, Leddra embarked on a series of dates in Holland and Belgium, performing to a sold out Paradiso crowd in Amsterdam before appearing on live TV in Belgium.

    Leddra followed this success with a headline EP launch show at the London Bull & Gate in November 2012. The sold out show sparked plans for another full headline tour of the UK in March 2012 and Leddra played 8 sold out dates across the country including a packed out show at the London Borderline. This was swiftly followed by a one week tour in Los Angeles, performing at some of the cities highly regarded music venues and recording at some world renowned LA studios.

    The beginning of 2013 heralded two new Leddra Chapman releases. First was a unique collaboration with The Body Shop and Teenage Cancer Trust: ‘Beauty With Heart’. A single penned by Leddra at the request of the partnership, the single was a charity release that garnered much acclaim. Hot on the heels of this release was a new EP entitled ‘The Crowds and Cocktails’. Lead-track ‘All About You’ was to become a live favourite and a staple on BBC Radio 2 who B-listed the song for an extended period of time and also made the track ‘Single of the Week’ at the station. Leddra performed to a string of audiences in sold-out venues in 2013 as she continued to road-test new material for her upcoming second album. Leddra then embarked on a Spring tour of Germany in support of Sarah Blasko to help promote her successful album release through record label Dramatico in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. To bring all this activity to a close Leddra played her biggest sold out London headline show to date at the prestigious Dingwalls venue in Camden Lock. 
    2013 came to a close for Leddra with a couple of hand-selected festival appearances and then the young singer songwriter decamped to the studio to record ‘My Mother’s Mind’.

    Whilst recording the album, Leddra teamed up exclusively with Pledge Music to raise funds for the album’s production whilst also offering keen fans exclusive opportunities and access. Completing the goal needed for the album’s production in no time, Leddra soon completed the album, with Peter-John Vettese again taking on Executive Production duties. In between album sessions, Leddra also found the time to duet with Alistair Griffin on the BBC Radio 2 B-listed ‘The One’. The track was the fifth single in a row with Leddra’s name on it to be playlisted by Radio 2 and continued to showcase her development as an artist. The track is set to close out ‘My Mother’s Mind’, with previous single ‘All About You’.

    SATURDAY 01 NOVEMBER

    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

    — 3 weeks ago
    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

    — 4 weeks 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

    — 4 weeks 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

    — 4 weeks 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 month 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

    — 1 month 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

    — 1 month 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

    — 2 months 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

    — 2 months 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

    — 2 months 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

    — 2 months ago