Headline: SEAN PERCIVAL
“Sean’s comedy is the comedy of honesty. His act is the working man’s revenge on the safe, middle-class, politically correct humour that has dominated comedy. Sean’s humour is not surreal, it’s not wacky, it’s just bloody funny. This is not smile humour, this is bust your gut rubber underpants stuff” (Joan Serone Bungalow, What’s On)
LAST GANG IN TOWN present DAWN RAY’D + ROTTEN FOXES + PINTS + TERRA
DAWN RAY’D – Anarcho black metal band from the north of England, whose full length LP “The Unlawful Assembly” was declared one of the strongest black metal albums of last year. Pitching a more spiteful and malevolent anger against a new found triumph of melody and blasts, Dawn Ray’d have produced a call to arms….battle hymns for the coming class war.
“With their unique, evocative take on the genre’s tropes and outspoken anti-fascist stance, Dawn Ray’d are arguably the most refreshing and important black metal band around today.” – Terrorizer.
ROTTEN FOXES – Super small denim shorts & Turbonegro…..Brighton hardcore/death punk. Arrive, raise hell, leave.
PINTS – Hardcore punks from Essex. “Pints are ridiculous” – Punktastic
TERRA – Atmospheric black metal band from Cambridge who create a unique and intense form of obscure music, with dark, brooding bass lines and elemental drumming incorporating elements of drone and post-rock.
Live Nation presents Naomi Scott plus special guests.
The “infuriatingly talented” (Noisey) Naomi Scott has just released her new track ‘Irrelevant’, ahead of a string of live dates across the UK this spring and a performance at this year’s Great Escape Festival in Brighton. Featuring the MOBO-nominated rapper Nick Brewer, ‘Irrelevant’ is a slow-burning, soulful cut, and a declaration of independence from this rising artist.
Her acting credentials speak for themselves. From landing a lead role in Steven Spielberg’s US TV series ‘Terra Nova’, appearing alongside Antonio Banderes in ‘The 33’, saving the world as Kimberly Hart in the Lionsgate reboot of Haim Saban’s ‘Power Rangers’ movie and to most recently being casted as Princess Jasmine in Disney’s live action adaption of ‘Aladdin’, directed by Guy Ritchie and due for release in May 2019.
Music has always been a driving passion of Naomi’s from writing songs on her piano since she can remember to now balancing the process of writing and recording whilst also being on movie sets. Naomi released her debut EP ‘Invisible Division’ in 2014. From this the song ’Hear The Bells’ was used for DeLeón Tequila’s North American digital advertising campaign, which premiered and was frequently showcased during AMC’s Mad Men. Earlier that year, Naomi revealed the songs ‘Fool’ (premiered by Noisey) and ‘Lover’s Lies’ (featured on The 405) from her second EP, ‘Promises’. 2017 saw her release ‘Vows’ which was premiered via the popular lifestyle platforms HYPEBEAST and HYPEBAE.
With two EPs and a groundswell of critical support already under her belt and whether it’s telling a story on screen or through music, Naomi Scott steps into the spotlight as a bright star who is definitely one to keep an eye and an ear on in 2018.
“One of the country’s most beloved underground bands- NME
You won’t hear another band like this anywhere between now and the the end of the millenium. The Lovely Eggs are just brilliant!- Huw Stephens, Radio One
The Lovely Eggs are an underground surreal-psych punk rock duo from northern England.
They have a fierce ethos that music should have no rules.
For Holly and David being in a band is a way of life. True to this, they live the way they play. Fiercely, constantly in search of the good times.
With 8/10 thumbs up from the NME and much support from BBC 6 Music and Radio One the band continues to sell out gigs across the UK without the help of management, booking agent or record label support.
SICK N’ BEAUTIFUL is the marooned space crew of alien musicians who rock out for the inhabitants of Planet Earth.
We are what you’d call an intergalactic circus, a freakshow of low-lives performing for the good colonists, and for the other races we meet in our travels.
We fly the BFS 9000, a ship that admittedly has seen better days. We knew we were in big trouble the moment all communication with our home planet abruptly interrupted. Even so, the massive engine failure came totally unexpected. With nowhere else left to go, we crash-landed on this blue mess you call Earth.
Our former pilot was lost in the crash, and we replaced her with a surgically-enhanced half-human hybrid, whose mental stability has yet to be proven.
SNB offers a very elaborate show, with costumes, props and special effects, along with sexy bombshell singer Herma to the sound of heavy music that keeps the audience engaged and dancing. The sound evokes the impossible offspring of Alice Cooper, Halestorm and Rob Zombie.
The “We C*m In Peace Tour” will be Sick N’ Beautiful’s first headlining tour in the UK, to support their new release “Element Of Sex” which hit stores worldwide June 29, 2018. The Album will be available exclusively on tour and at www.sicknbeautiful.com on May 18, 2018
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
Sub Pop signings Avi Buffalo are essentially the work of guitarist Avi Zahner-Isenberg. They blend slacker Indie-Rock with elements of psychedelia, with a sound that falls somewhere between the likes of Modest Mouse and MGMT.
Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 31 May 2018
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
‘Selling out some of the best small venues in Britain thanks to a flourishing reputation for live shows’ The Independent
‘Sugar coated power-rock’ Q Magazine
‘Bellowing bluster of guitars and thumping instrumentation that should act as a vehement and fully-charged bridge in to wherever they might head next’ Gold Flake Paint
When October Drift appeared at the start of 2015 with their beefy yet melodic sound, they had the confidence to win over audiences.
Ever since then, from multiple sold out tours up and down the UK, to growing online hype around their sparse but eloquent releases, they’ve done just that, becoming a major success story on the independent circuit.
Despite the early success of their incendiary debut singles receiving support from Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy and Q magazine to name but a few – and string of sold-out gigs, this band still remain something of an enigma.
October Drift’s music is similarly ambiguous, characterised by their signature wall of sound guitars, soaring, ponderous vocals and driving, urgent drums.
Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 4 Jun 2018 at 7:00pm
Andy Cutting is a stunning melodeon player, composer, and fine exponent of his craft. His exceptional talent, coupled with a warm and easy-going personality, endear him to audiences and fellow musicians alike. His outstanding playing and extensive repertoire always impress.
“Andy is a top drawer player, who speaks with his hands” – Chris Wood
You can sum up the journey of Seán McGowan, the son of the smith, with the title of his first EP on Xtra Mile: Graft & Grief. Work and stress. Life at the anvil and hammer, bearing the brunt of life’s weight. Since 2009 he’s been at that grindstone, gathering stories and carving melodies while working late nights in bars between shows armed with just an acoustic guitar. Somehow the perpetual new artist, even as others adorned with that title come and go, and Seán is still at it allowing the songs to pour forth like the finest lager.
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Matchbox Promotion and Local Distortion present you a night of unforgettable live music. We present headlining rising Cambridgeshire Indie band “The Rose Affair.” who have had a string of success within the music scene, recently supporting Fickle Friends and itch from the King Blues.
The Rose Affair.
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