Summer is drawing to a close and we’re seeing the nights fill up with gigs again as September rolls around. Check out the best of what we have coming up below and grab a ticket to something. You can enjoy 10% off food when you show your advance ticket at the bar when ordering courtesy of our kitchen pop-up GoneBurger.
David Cronenberg’s Wife
+ Rude Mechanicals + Venetian Blonde + Scrappy Hood
Sunday 2nd September
Cult UK antifolk band David Cronenberg’s Wife celebrate 10 years since the release of their debut album. With dark cabaret post-punk Rude Mechanicals, art rock Venetian Blonde and ex-Milk Kan frontman Scrappy Hood in support!
Sunday 9th September
Qujaku (formerly called The Piqnic) ranks amongst the most interesting acts to come from Japan the last couple of years and their heavy, noisy, yet trippy mixture of shoegaze, psychedelic rock and krautrock is quickly gaining international recognition.
Thursday 13th September
There are voices that make sense to us, and then there’s Fatai. Soaring vocals that are powerful and yet delicate, hosting great depth and sincerity, Australian-born artist Fatai knows how to take us on a journey through story and melody.
Joanne Joanne: Ka-Rio-Ke and Medium Wave
Saturday 15th Septmber
GlamRacket is delighted to present a DOUBLE-HEADLINER SHOW! Ka-Rio-Ke with Joanne Joanne, and the insanely great Medium Wave
Ka-Rio-Ke is a very special show one-off show from all-female Duran Duran tribute band JOANNE JOANNE, where you – yes YOU – get to be the singer!
All you need to do to sing is buy a ticket and then make your request (first, second and third choices) on the band’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/joannejoanneuk).
There will be 10 songs up for grabs in advance, and the rest will be available on the night. Requests open on Wednesday 1st August at midday (any request made before then will be invalid).
Here are the songs you can choose from:
Girls On Film
Anyone Out There
Sound Of Thunder
Friends Of Mine
Faster Than Light
My Own Way
Hold Back The Rain
Last Chance On The Stairway
New Moon On Monday
Union Of The Snake
Shadows On Your Side
Is There Something I Should Know?
+ Indigo Lo
Monday 17th September
A band full of power, electricity, punk attitude – and a great future. High intensity, hypnotic vocal melodies, great guitar riffs, amazing bass lines, powerful and epic drums – every show goes from darkness to light, from the 1980s to the 21st century, from sweet singing to rough screams, from relaxation to sweat. Post-punk, electronic, grunge, indie rock, everything is possible when Belako is on the stage. They take no prisoners. Be careful!
Wednesday 19th September
“Let it not be said that The Oscillation do little to live up to their name. The first thing that hits the ears is a wavering and undulating chord that snakes its way out of the speakers with all the hypnotic grace of smoke curling and snaking away from a smouldering hookah pipe. It’s a nice touch and one of many that sets The Oscillation apart from many of the bands that are now breaking through on the back of psychedelic wave that’s threatening to turn into a mind-melting tsunami.” – The Quietus
Thursday/Friday/Saturday 20th/21st/22nd September
Ben Caplan is a genre bending songwriter and a performer with a captivating presence. From the moment he walks onto the stage, you are filled with his infectious spirit. You can feel Caplan’s comfort and ease as he strides in front of the crowd and begins the controlled collective descent into chaos.
In his latest project, Ben Caplan explores themes of immigration, loss, darkness, love, sex, and God. Caplan is touring with a fresh batch of songs which were originally composed for a new musical play called Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story. The award winning play, which had it’s international debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, has been a smash hit and it’s next stop is a whopping 7-week residency Off Broadway in early 2018.
The Pearl Hearts
Tuesday 25th September
“These girls have a serious ear for dynamic riffs and gigantic tunes…. Their track ‘Black Blood’ adds some call-and response blues to a metallic Rage Against The Machine style funk riff…” – NME magazine
“The Pearl Harts – London warrior princesses glowering beneath spirit-level fringes – their seismic brand of heavy blues channels Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and trailblazing use of loops and samples…. Early interviews have evoked…. The unguarded lip of Courtney love” – TeamRock
“Shrouded in darkness, the pearl harts have a visceral quality which is difficult to deny.” – Clash Music
Wednesday 26th September
Gently Tender – the band featuring ex-Palma Violets Sam Fryer, Pete Mayhew and Will Doyle alongside The Big Moon’s Celia Archer and guitarist Adam Brown – have unveiled their debut single.
‘2 Chords Good’ is, according to Sam, about a conversation he had with a friend in a pub. “The song is essentially me replaying that moment in my mind, and almost kicking myself about my average and weak response [‘Probably yeah’] to her question, ‘Are you going to put some more chords on your new album?’” He continues, “The song is me talking to myself … and making excuses like I was feeling ‘kinda stressed that day’. I had been suffering with anxiety at the time of the meeting, but as I gradually formulate what the answer should have been, I cultivate pictures in my mind of visions and scenes that move me; memories of ‘golden evenings’ and ‘sunlit canals’ and songs that I have loved.” – DIY Mag
Ja Ja Ja Presents
Christopher (DK) + Hugar (IS) + Hanne Mjøen (NO)
hristopher is a Danish pop artist with sophisticated and danceable pop
Hugar is an Icelandic duo Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson. Gorgeous ambient, multi-layered instrumentals interweaving Þórisson’s forlorn brass with Jónsson’s ethereal guitars, with scatterings of gentle piano and an elegant string quartet.
Hanne Mjøen is an emerging Norwegian pop artist who’s been earmarked as a future queen of Scandinavian pop music.
Friday 28th September
After releasing their debut EP earlier in the year which included singles ‘Cherry’ and ‘Last I Heard’, Vinyl Staircase have gained praise from DIY, So Young, BBC 6 Music, Clash and supported bands like Sunflower Bean, Wolf Alice, L.A. Witch. With a summer of festivals behind them, they’re gearing up to release a brand new single in September.
Saturday 29th September
WARGIRL hail from the creative community based in Long Beach, a kind of anything-goes area of Los Angeles.
Able to meld together differing viewpoints without anyone in their community batting an eyelid, the band’s feral take on indie rock surprises at every turn.
New EP ‘Arbolita’ is out now, with WARGIRL aiming to take their sound across the Atlantic for a series of live shows this Autumn.