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The Red Rum Club
+ Tom Lumley & The Brave Liaison
Wednesday 2nd October
Tarantino inspired wild western vibes! Expect a unique experience like no other that bridged the gap between colloquial indie rock and cinematic soundscape from one of the most acclaimed live bands in the country right now.
Mae Muller + Bellah + Nick Wilson
Thursday 3rd October
Three new grassroots artist perform under the legendary BBC Introducing banner.
Friday 4th October
Talk Show, the South London new wave punks, recently signed to Felix White of The Maccabees’ new Yala! Records play live.
The Modern Times
+ Hoo Has + Randy Savages
Sunday 6th October
he Modern Times (NO) releases their second album “Algorhythmic Dance Music” this fall on Black Pop Records / Prescription PR, and come to London for their first UK show on October 6th.
Jaded Eyes + Dealing With Damage
Wednesday 9th October
Soulside was the 1st independent band to tour the East Block in Europe while the Berlin Wall was still standing. “A formidable punk band of its time, Soul Side was an important band in the 1980s Washington D.C. punk scene because it was the missing link between the lyrically advanced, but musically straightforward emo-core of bands like Rites of Spring and the sonic complexities of Fugazi. Comprised of Alexis Fleisig on drums, Bobby Sullivan on vocals, Scott McCloud on guitar, and Johnny Temple on bass, the band mixed politically conscious lyrics with a brand of punk that featured tempo changes, Sonic Youth-inspired guitar dissonance, and some very hushed moments. When Soul Side broke up, Janney, Fleisig, McCloud, and Temple turned their side project, Girls Against Boys, into a full-time band and packed up and moved to New York. Bobby Sullivan went on to join a number of bands, including Seven League Boots, Rain Like the Sound of Trains, and the Sevens.” ~ Kembrew McLeod, Rovi
Thursday 10th October
Miss June is what happens when angst matures. Raised in the embers of punk rock, Miss June harness jagged, noisy guitars filtered through the unrivalled stage presence of frontperson Annabel Liddell, unafraid, unapologetic and ready to wake up the music scene. Described as “some unholy union between Sonic Youth and Le Tigre” the NZ four piece, completed by the music school alumni recruited by Liddell –guitarist Jun Park, bass player Chris Marshall and drummer Tom Leggett– has built a reputation for fierce, formidable and head-spinning live shows. Miss June have caught the attention of acts like The Foo Fighters, Shellac, Wolf Alice, Idles and Die!Die!Die!, who have all eagerly harnessed their support on stage. Combining elements of post-punk, no-wave and rock, Miss June hold close their DIY roots while creatinga blistering, reckless sound full of melodic hooks and overdriven riffs that are at once immediately recognizable and yet entirely their own. Miss June are fast growing into a force to be reckoned with. Miss June demand attention. There has never been a better time for Miss June to make noise. Get in now. Or miss out.
Friday 11th October
Gurr return with a new 7 track EP She Says released in April 2019 and recorded with New York producer Matthew Molnar (Sunflower Bean, Friends) and Berlin based producer Tobi Kuhn at the UFO studios in Berlin. After playing Eurosonic, SXSW, going on their first ever US tour with Priests and playing another good amount of summer festivals, Gurr are heading back to London this October.
Fraternizing with the likes of Dave Grohl, Arcade Fire, Eddie Argos and Boy George outing himself as a fan, a lot has happened in Gurrworld since they released their 2016 award winning debut album “In My Head“. Aside from beating off stiff opposition (The XX, Laura Marling & King Krule) to win the much coveted IMPALA European Album of the Year Award, the German duo have toured relentlessly and still found time to pen In My Head’s highly anticipated follow-up. With their new EP “She Says”, Gurr drawsinspiration across genres, from contemporary dream pop wonders Beach Fossils to psychedelic classics such as The Velvet Underground.
International Teachers of Pop
Saturday 12th October
Made up of founders / co-songwriters of The Moonlandingz, Adrian Flanagan & Dean Honer and vocalist Leonore Wheatley of The Soundcarriers, the group have found resounding critical acclaim for their dazzling debut album and tour. They combine analogue synthesisers and drum machines with a shiny, contemporary vision and a brilliant, enthusiastic live show.
Flanagan states that in the current ‘political carnage, people need music & live shows like ours… ITOP is a bona fide 125bpm cuddle for the masses!’
She Makes War
+ Skating Polly
Friday 18th October
She Makes War is the solo project of Bristol based multi-instrumentalist producer and visual artist Laura Kidd. Blending urgent indie rock with melancholy torch songs,
Skating Polly is the high-kicking, cheeky power pop punk trio formed in 2009 by step siblings Peyton Bighorse and Kelli Mayo. Their 70’s punk and 90’s alt-rock inspired sound is loud, distorted and endlessly energetic.
The DSM IV
+ Emily Breeze + Micky C & All The Sad, Sad People
Saturday 19th October
The DSM IV are Jade Ormesher, Guy McKnight (The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster) and Pav Cummins. Primitive acid house beats, an anarchic nature akin to The Fall, the unapologetic freedom of Suicide, the astute observational lyricism of Arthur Lee… This is a group that will take you on a journey. Drawing audiences, like summoning spirits, The DSM IV are a revelation!
Cult heroine of Bristol’s underground music scene, Emily Breeze has been described as “Nancy Sinatra on Ketamine” (Louder than War) and “a 21st Century Patti Smith” (Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6). She has scaled new heights with her remarkable new band and album Rituals. The first two singles “Limousines” and “Ego Death” received airplay from XFM, BBC Introducing in the West and multiple plays from Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6).
+ Wednesday 23rd October
Following their sold out and very oversubscribed show at The Shacklewell Arms in August, Bad Vibrations is delighted to welcome the brilliant post-punk four piece Dry Cleaning back for another headline show, this time at The Lexington.
The band formed when bassist Lewis Maynard, drummer Nick Buxton, and guitarist Tom Dowse recruited artist Florence Shaw as the group’s singer. Though never a performer, she’d always kept lists—neuroses, daily annoyances, advertising copy—with the idea to one day use them in her drawings, and these became the satirical patchwork of the band’s lyrical content. Their recent EP, Sweet Princess, is a combination of energetic, guitar-driven music with deadpan but emotive vocals that paint a vivid pastiche of contemporary British life.
Thursday 24th October
With Mexican and Salvadoran roots in the San Gabriel Valley, east of Los Angeles, Angelica Garcia has spent the last few years creating a new, second family for herself within the welcoming community of Richmond, VA. This multicultural dichotomy shapes her new album Cha Cha Palace—her Spacebomb Records debut and follow up to 2016’s Medicine for Birds.
Pulling inspiration from her experience growing up in the predominantly immigrant Latinx communities, Garcia’s roots are woven all throughout Cha Cha Palace. And like Lorde and Billie Eilish, she isn’t afraid to tear pages out of her diary and share candid emotions that might be difficult, and oftentimes daunting.
Sunday 27th October
One of the quirkiest and therefore most talented artists from the Stiff Label gurning, pouting, trailing waif with a penchant for wearing curtains.
Lene’s impact on pop music can hardly be overstated. The influence of her arty, flamboyant new wave persona, assertive, banshee-howl-inflected vocals, and idiosyncratic songwriting style can be seen clearly in countless female artists, from peers like Siouxsie Sioux and Grace Jones, to those who have followed in her footsteps: Björk, PJ Harvey, Gwen Stefani, and Karen O. In her absence, it would be hard to conceive of the modern landscape of alternative female pop artists. Lene has carved out a unique niche in the world, always while doggedly pursuing her own muse, her own passions.
Ja Ja Ja Nordic Presents…
Janice + Birgitta Alida + The Entrepreneurs
Thursday 31st October
Janice (SWE) – In just a few years, Janice Kamya Kavander (known to her fans simply as Janice) has established herself as a natural part of the Swedish music scene with her powerful and distinct voice. With a musicality rooted in RnB and Soul, her personal stories of grief and hope have resonated well with the public, and although only at the cusp of her career, Janice has already received plenty of accolades from the audience, critics and fellow artists.
Birgitta Alida (NO) – Like lifting the words from a diary or opening a memory box and unearthing the trinkets inside, Birgitta Alida’s music is a whipsmart pop treasure steeped in nostalgia. Its inspiration comes from the Norwegian songwriter’s classical training whilst capturing the innocence of youth and love’s young dream. Breezy with the smarts of fellow Scandinavian Sigrid and bathed in the sweet dreams of Camera Obscura (Birgitta’s vocals could easily be those of Traceyanne Campbell in disguise), her music draws upon influences as broad as the Bergen city views from her overlooking woodland apartment.
The Entrepreneurs (DK) - “…excessively explosive as it is dynamic and experimental“ – The Line Of Best Fit
After touring extensively with their debut EP, the trio gained a reputation as one of the fiercest live bands in Denmark bringing their aesthetically rich and experimental variations on some rock’s most significant sub-genres like punk, grunge and post-rock to both Denmark’s main venues and the stages of such festivals as Roskilde Festival, Spot Festival, EuroSonic, Bylarm etc. Since their 2016 debut-EP, “Noise & Romance” on adventurous indie label Tambourhinoceros, Jonas Wetterslev, Anders Hvass and Mathias Bertelsen have grown into an intriguing alternative rock-band ready to take on the world.