Mar
1
Fri
The New Fools and Karalinga
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The New Fools and Karalinga back at the Portland Arms … it’s been a long, long time and it’s FREE!!!!! A mix of new and old and of course some firm favourites!

The New Fools: at last, getting a chance to promote their 2023 album ‘Seashells:’ “their best yet”; “seek them out, you won’t be disappointed”; “sparkling indie pop gold”; “a hornucopia of sound!”

Karalinga: likened to the Stone Rose, their songs are actually a mix of influences from avant-funk to country to ska and a little inbetween!

Mar
8
Fri
Green Mind and Half Ton Studios present CAPTAIN + AV Sunset
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind and Half Ton Studios present CAPTAIN + AV Sunset

Captain are a British alternative rock band from London, England, who formed in 2004. Influenced by groups such as The Smashing Pumpkins, The Beach Boys, My Bloody Valentine and The Cure, their music has also been compared by critics to Prefab Sprout, The Beautiful South and Deacon Blue. The group signed to EMI Records and achieved success in 2006 with their singles “Broke” and “Glorious”, which reached numbers 34 and 30 on the UK Singles Chart respectively. Their Trevor Horn produced debut album, This Is Hazelville, was released on 14 August 2006 and reached number 23 on the UK Albums Chart.

Captain recorded their second album with EMI but due to the company being acquired, were dropped (with many other artists) before it was released. It remains unreleased to this day.

‘For Irini’ was Captain’s 3rd studio album which was self-released and crowdfunded via PledgeMusic.

Now Captain are back once again with their 4th studio album and also some live shows now being booked for 2024!

Apr
3
Wed
Green Mind presents UGLY
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents UGLY

The group have become renowned amongst peers for their shape shifting sound that blends experimental post-rock with swelling choral textures. Today’s track was produced at Church Studios by Balázs Altsach, assistant to Paul Epworth who has worked on music for The Last Dinner Party, Wet Leg & Blur.

Hailing from Cambridge and its surrounding areas, UGLY originally evolved through the band’s choral background. Glimmers of its influence can be heard throughout their catalogue – instantly gripping infectious melodies, explosive dynamic changes and rich, intricate harmonies.

Apr
14
Sun
SADPLANET +Ori
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Step into a world of enchantment as this captivating night unfolds, filled with the exquisite melodies of Shoegaze, the timeless allure of Dream Pop, Indie and the soothing strains of acoustic.
The magical journey will culminate with a captivating performance by Sadplanet. Accompanying them on this musical odyssey is the darkly beautiful Ori who will perform originals and covers from King Krule and The Wytches.

The night will be reminiscent of the soulful vibes of Beabadoobee, King Krule, Cocteau Twins and the ethereal echoes of Wolf Alice. Immerse yourself in the celestial ambiance created by space-like reverb guitar tones, Dreamy Shoe and angelic vocals, their rhythmic swing filling the venue with an irresistible charm.

Join us for an evening of joy, excitement and wholesome entertainment, promising to leave you suspended in a nostalgic trance. Let the music weave its spell, and relish in the loveliness of an event that promises to be etched in your memory forever.

SadPlanet
https://www.instagram.com/sadplanetdream
Ori
https://www.instagram.com/oriandtheshrikes

Apr
29
Mon
Green Mind presents EEVAH
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents EEVAH

Leeds based band EEVAH began 2019 in the form of a classic 80’s electro pop duo, weaving etherial guitars and catchy pop hooks around epic synths and pre-programmed beats.

May
7
Tue
Green Mind presents BLUE BENDY
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents BLUE BENDY

Building on the momentum of their 2022 EP “Motorbike” Blue Bendy are stretching out into vast new sonic terrain. Their following two singles “Mr Bubblegum” – a joyously intricate piece of experimental guitar pop – and the frenetic, propulsive yet incredibly deft sprawl of “Cloudy”, saw the band reach new heights creatively. Of the former, The Guardian enthused: “indie is riddled with addled, verbose frontmen right now, but none so rapturous as Blue Bendy’s Arthur Nolan: here he dances all over splayed post-rock and micro-cataclysms”.

Having toured as main support for Squid and Cola as well as playing packed out tents at festivals like End Of The Road and Green Man, Blue Bendy have struck a balance between being obviously skilled musicians, writing complex, layered, overlapping and ambitious compositions, while also utilising space, breadth, and restraint. Their music is bursting with dynamism, exploring push-pull dynamics that results in something ceaselessly unpredictable.

It results in a sound that is rare for a new band: as experimental as it is confident and assured, as tender as it is visceral, as quiet as it is loud, as bloody as it is teary.

May
10
Fri
Local Hotels + supports
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Local Hotels + supports

Indie post-punk rockers return after their show last year.

Jun
16
Sun
THE REDS, PINKS & PURPLES
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Crushing Death & Grief present:

THE REDS, PINKS & PURPLES

The Reds, Pinks & Purples is the post-indie project of Glenn Donaldson, a man with a lengthy Discogs credits page. After many years on the fringe of acceptability, he decided to make some honest-to-god pop music, and since 2019 he has written over 100 songs and released 6 vinyl LPs on Slumberland [USA] and Tough Love [UK]. Live he appears with a five-piece band made up of musicians from the fertile San Francisco underground.

https://theredspinksandpurples.bandcamp.com/

Jun
17
Mon
Single Parents (TBC)
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Jul
12
Fri
Provisional: ODDSOCK +support
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Jul
21
Sun
Through The Floorboards – Charity fundraiser
Jul 21 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Through The Floorboards - Charity fundraiser

Connected to Hills Road project studying the effect of the loss of music venues on the communities they serve, and raising money for Ms Society, MVT and Strawberry fair, (Flying Pig stage)

Line up:
-Kim and Lee
-Oli Harris
-29th Funktion
Sep
6
Fri
Green Mind presents ROBYN HITCHCOCK (acoustic)
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents ROBYN HITCHCOCK (acoustic)

With a career now spanning six decades, Robyn Hitchcock remains a truly one-of-a-kind artist –surrealist rock ’n’ roller, iconic troubadour, guitarist, poet, painter, performer. An unparalleled, deeply individualistic songwriter and stylist, Hitchcock has traversed myriad genres with humor, intelligence, and originality over more than thirty albums and seemingly infinite live performances. From The Soft Boys’ proto-psych-punk and The Egyptians’ Dadaist pop to solo masterpieces like 1984’s milestone I Often Dream of Trains and 1990’s Eye, Hitchcock has crafted a strikingly original oeuvre rife with sagacious observation, astringent wit, recurring marine life, mechanized rail services, cheese, Clint Eastwood, and innumerable finely drawn characters real and imagined.

Sep
7
Sat
Green Mind presents ROBYN HITCHCOCK (electric)
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents ROBYN HITCHCOCK (electric)

With a career now spanning six decades, Robyn Hitchcock remains a truly one-of-a-kind artist –surrealist rock ’n’ roller, iconic troubadour, guitarist, poet, painter, performer. An unparalleled, deeply individualistic songwriter and stylist, Hitchcock has traversed myriad genres with humor, intelligence, and originality over more than thirty albums and seemingly infinite live performances. From The Soft Boys’ proto-psych-punk and The Egyptians’ Dadaist pop to solo masterpieces like 1984’s milestone I Often Dream of Trains and 1990’s Eye, Hitchcock has crafted a strikingly original oeuvre rife with sagacious observation, astringent wit, recurring marine life, mechanized rail services, cheese, Clint Eastwood, and innumerable finely drawn characters real and imagined.

Oct
7
Mon
Form Presents Provisional
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Form Presents Provisional

TBC

Oct
8
Tue
Form Presents Provisional
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Form Presents Provisional

TBC