Apr
14
Sun
TRASH Live presents SADPLANET + Orí + More
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Special guests SADPLANET, travelling from London are sure to rise in alternative music fashion, specialising in a meticulous electronic blend of Dreampop, indie and shoe gaze. Their captivating performance will blow you away. Joining them is the beautifully mad Ori, dissociating in the depths of the UK to bring you into their bewitchingly dark genius. Expect to hear originals and covers by: King Krule, The Wyches, Iggy Pop, Soft Play and Show me the body. + More bands for support!

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

Apr
19
Fri
Green Mind presents THE BABY SEALS
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents THE BABY SEALS

The Baby Seals are a punk garage band based in Cambridgeshire, made up of Kerry Devine, Amy Devine and Kate Shore.

Their debut album – “Chaos” – is slated to be released by Trapped Animal in 2024.

“The Baby Seals are a smart, talented group of girls who know how to shout back against oppressive patriarchal values; and have a shit load of fun at the same time” – Gigslutz

“A great lairy sound, I love people who promote the idea of being happy with your body during a time when people see whitened teeth and implant-filled arse cheeks as perfection” – Fresh Off the Net

Apr
22
Mon
Green Mind presents OCTOBER DRIFT +Snake Eyes
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents OCTOBER DRIFT +Snake Eyes

Following the success of their debut album Forever Whatever, released at the start of 2020 and with a solid foundation built over years of touring and writing, October Drift affirmed their place as an important new presence, with their heavy, pop-inflected rock delivering a rejuvenating injection of fresh blood to the genre. The album was met with widespread critical acclaim on release, garnering praise from the likes of CLASH, Kerrang! Louder Than War and many more. 
 Their newly released sophomore album ‘I Don’t Belong Anywhere’ – via Physical Education Recordings – is a taut, visceral record, a step forward for the band into an even more powerful, brutal sound. Far less introspective than their debut, ‘I Don’t Belong Anywhere’ is October Drift’s totem for bringing us all together again. “A feeling of not belonging is something everyone feels or has felt,” explains vocalist and guitarist Kiran Roy

Having already thrilled audiences at festivals including Glastonbury’s John Peel Stage, Reading & Leeds and BST Hyde Park, as well as on a major European tour with Editors, We Are Scientists, Archive & Slow Readers Club, Forever Whatever, The Naked EP and the new album I Don’t Belong Anywhere together condense years of relentless touring and expertly crafted performance into showcases of flawless songwriting; statements of intent from a band more than ready to cement their place as future icons.

Apr
23
Tue
Green Mind presents PET NEEDS
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents PET NEEDS

“Intermittent Fast Living”, the third studio release by PET NEEDS in as many years, is inspired by the relentless, breathless, stop-start lifestyle PET NEEDS have found themselves living in recent times.

Founded originally by brothers Johnny and George Mariott and later joined by Jack (drums) and Ryan (bass) only a matter of years ago, PET NEEDS’ career has been sky-rocketing ever since the release of their acclaimed debut “Fractured Party Music” back in 2021. From getting signed to sold out shows, rave reviews to rabid fans, and embarking on extensive global tours with the likes of Frank Turner, The Lottery Winners, Skinny Lister; demand for these four lads from Essex has been on a trajectory with the stratosphere.

Apr
25
Thu
Dizraeli
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

“Incredible… make sure you catch him live” -Gilles Peterson
“Immense vision… a fascinating artist.” -Earmilk
“It’s an exciting time for Dizraeli… tune in now” -Clash

4 years after the Worldwide Award nominated record The Unmaster, Dizraeli announces the release of his new album JOY MACHINE with a 15-date UK tour.
Recorded almost entirely in a single day at the legendary Total Refreshment Centre in London, JOY MACHINE brings together some of the most exciting musicians in London’s new jazz explosion. With vocals from Dizraeli (Worldwide Music Awards Best Album nominee), drums from Ben Brown (Alfa Mist, Mulatu Astatke), bass from UK jazz scene
favourite Daisy George, synths from Joseph Costi (Yusef Cat Stevens, Bahla) and
saxophone from free jazzer Ronan Perrett.
Ranging from the uplifting summer anthem Greek Summer to the fierce political commentary of Bored of What, JOY MACHINE is a record for our times, bursting with urgency, intensity and life, and one that cements Dizraeli’s position as a boundary-destroying wordsmith and musician.
Having spent 2023 deep in creative mode, Diz is on tour with the band around the UK across April and May 2024. Expect explosive energy, moments of tenderness and virtuoso musicianship.

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
2
Thu
Green Mind presents RODDY WOOMBLE & ALMOST NOTHING
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents RODDY WOOMBLE & ALMOST NOTHING

Almost Nothing is a new band from Scottish musician and writer Roddy Woomble.

The debut album was written and recorded throughout 2021/22 in collaboration with four different producers: Scott Paterson (Protection), Andrew Wasylck, Le Junk, and Luciano Rossi.

Almost Nothing is an exercise in artistic freedom, the album shifts from electronica to moments of shimmering art pop – a genre fluid record – melodic, poetic, catchy and just confusing enough to escape full comprehension.

May
3
Fri
Green Mind presents BARE JAMS
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents BARE JAMS

Bare Jams started out in 2011 with the aim of breaking their serial festival fence-jumping habit. Schoolmates Ollie and Sam hunkered down in Sam’s garden shed, later known as the Bare Jams cave, to jam and write original music, performing as an energetic acoustic duo.

After recruiting D-Slice on bass the band began to evolve into to a flamboyant, high energy ever-changing collective; finally settling on their current 6-piece line up in 2018: a sonically tight tour-de-force of experienced musical alchemists effortlessly cooking up a credible fusion of musical styles with a sound that is uniquely their own. They are a frequent must-see on festival aficionados’ lists with the band’s reputation for tight and exuberant, yet wholesomely candid performances frequently filling tents to their sweaty capacities.

Never ones to keep still, the band continues to delight fans old and new bringing a relentless energy that envelopes a core moral message to both their live performances and recorded music.

May
5
Sun
Green Mind presents VAN HOUTEN + Staycations + Leon O’Leary
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Green Mind presents VAN HOUTEN + Staycations + Leon O'Leary

Van Houten’s core is based on life long friendship, an inability to exist without each other, and an obsession with creating a sonic mixing pot of intimate lo-fi rock and cavernous Shoegaze. Their sound envelops the listener, combining upbeat pop melodies and hooks with downbeat lyrics one minute, before full introspection and aural catharsis the next.

The Leeds based band’s new music sees them find their own, unmistakable sound, something which has been 7 years in the making. It’s been worth the wait, allowing them to explore sounds, textures, and raw emotions. Supporting each other through difficult moments has been key to the band finding their feet and growing into what they are today.

Please note: this is an early show, with doors at 5pm and an expected finish of 9pm.

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
17
Fri
Strawberry Lace +Oscar Corney +Weller
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Alt-rock unit Strawberry Lace perform at The Portland Arms on their second ever UK tour. Following the success of their debut album tour Quadrafeline last year, you can expect more of their signature technical drums, face-melting guitar and heavy riffs.

With support from Oscar Corney.
and Weller

May
21
Tue
Green Mind presents JOSEPHINE FOSTER
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents JOSEPHINE FOSTER

Josephine Foster is a North American singer-songwriter Colorado. She has lent her warbling mezzo-soprano and interpretive wit to nearly two decades of self-produced recordings. Her songs are rooted in early American folk-blues as well as classical art song and Tin Pan Alley.

Jun
5
Wed
Sweet Unrest +The Franks
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sweet Unrest +The Franks

London bands Sweet Unrest in the style of the Libertines/Oasis/Britpop-era and
The Franks, who are influenced by the Velvet Underground, Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Jun
10
Mon
Green Mind presents MEMORIAL
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents MEMORIAL

Memorial is a project rooted in friendship, one fuelled by unflinching honesty. Ollie Spalding and Jack Watts were friends first, and song-writing partners second, and this quality sets them apart. They’re marked by that peculiar alchemy when two voices become one, a special sense of human connection wrought through harmony and emboldened with experience. New album “Redsetter” is their coming-of-age moment: gilded indie-folk with an optimistic sense of maturity, it dares to look towards the light.

“We had literally no idea what was gonna happen!” Ollie gasps when looking back on the pair’s self-titled debut album. Sculpted over the pandemic and released on Real Kind Records – the boutique Communion imprint chaired by Lucy Rose – the record displayed their core values. “The emotion has to be right,” says Oliver. “When we record songs, we want to stay true to the emotion – as though those songs had just been written seconds before they were recorded.”

Jun
17
Mon
Single Parents (TBC)
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm