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
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
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
30
Thu
Noise Solution: Party at the Portland
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Come and celebrate one of the UK’s premier music social enterprises Noise Solution turning 15!

Join us at the Portland Arms in Cambridge for a night of entertainment showcasing some of Noise Solutions’ very own talent alongside some UK legends. Be in with a chance of winning a pair of Secret Garden Party tickets on the night.

 

Omega Nebula
Omega Nebula are a husband and wife, electronic duo, taking influence from Jamaican and UK sound system culture. Their music is a blend of hard hitting dub, high spirited reggae and powerful bass, all brought together by their own joyfully uplifting and recognisable sound.

Angie Brown
Angie Brown, and her powerhouse voice, has left an indelible mark, on the music industry over decades. The iconic ‘I’m Gonna Get You’ in 1992, catapulted her to stardom, solidifying her status as a sought-after UK singer in house music and beyond. On top of her collaborations with house icons, and DJ producers, like Bizarre Inc, and Motiv-8, Angie’s vocals extends across many genres. Her voice overall, has reached millions of music lovers, through ‘doing’ backing and lead vocals, and ad libs, for pop and rock icons, like Mark Morrison, Happy Mondays, Fatboy Slim, Massive Attack, Heaven 17, Culture Club, Grace Jones, Midge Ure, Nenah Cherry, Kate Bush, OwnBoss and Sevck.

Jaded Teeth
Jaded Teeth are a melodically pleasing four piece, performing the written works of Indigo Spooner, orchestrated by Jack Stanton. This duo create beautifully heartbreaking songs with abstract yet moving lyrics by Indigo and juxtaposing, colourful hooks by Jack. With the help of drummer Rozie Faith and bassist Leo Wilson this band creates a holy and floral stage dynamic, whether through witty lyrical bodies or emotional melodies. After winning Bury Sound 2024, Jaded Teeth are gearing up for their next run of gigs and releases.

Sophie The Great
Sophie The Great is an Ipswich singer-songwriter who is passionate about sharing her music with others, with influences including Lizzy Mcalpine, Bruno Major, Eloise and Phoebe Bridgers.

Host for the evening is the fantastic Su Mi
Su Mi is a British Malaysian Alternative Stand up Comedienne & Musician sharing her cultivating tales of her own cultural identity.

‘Su Mi is one to watch’ Josie Long

‘A hugely entertaining force’ Chortle

https://youtu.be/h8aoNy8fyzY

https://youtu.be/jbtn3sp7Gn0

https://youtu.be/LxdzBIIlUkI

Sep
5
Thu
The Pad Presents: GAYE BYKERS ON ACID +Daemonik Force
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

GBOA , the psychedelic electro punk pop ‘grebo’ combo from LA & the Leicester Area are coming to The Portland Arms Cambridge for the very first time on Thursday 5th September.

Gaye Bykers on Acid were formed in late 1984 by Ian Reynolds (Robber) and Ian Hoxley (Mary). They were later joined by guitarist and art student Tony Horsfall and drummer Kevin Hyde. Their first gig was at The Princess Charlotte in Leicester in mid-1985.

Their first releases – the single Everythang’s Groovy and the Nosedive Karma EP – were both recorded in Leeds with Jon Langford of The Mekons, and released on the InTape label. They then signed to Virgin Records releasing the albums Drill Your Own Hole and Stewed to the Gills. Initial quantities of the vinyl version of Drill Your Own Hole were pressed without a hole in the centre, so it was necessary to drill your own hole to play it. The album spent one week at number 95 in the UK Albums Chart in November 1987.

They also played gigs (dressed in women’s clothing) under the name ‘Lesbian Dopeheads on Mopeds’, supporting themselves, and thus getting paid twice. They also performed as a fictitious East German thrash punk band “Rektüm” (they claimed to have jumped over the Berlin Wall), recording an LP Sakredanus and an EP Real Horror Show under the name.

However management problems and poor sales meant that they were dropped by Virgin in 1989. They subsequently released the album Cancer Planet Mission on their own record label, Naked Brain. They also recycled and used the band name ‘The Purple Fluid Exchange’ (PFX) to release their dance cross-over material. It was at this time that Rocket Ronnie joined the band as DJ, sample player and dance advisor.

In 1990 they released Pernicious Nonsense, their last studio album, recorded with Jon Langford at the Stone Room Studios and at Alaska St. Studios with house engineer Chelo Zambelli. After difficult tours in the US and UK the band broke up, the final blow being when the label Rough Trade, who distributed their Naked Brain recordings, went bankrupt owing them and many other bands considerable amounts of cash.

Two compilation albums were subsequently released on the Receiver record label, From the Tomb of the Near Legendary… (1992) and Gaye Bykers on Acid (1993). A further bootleg compilation of Virgin records studio demo’s was sold by their ex-manager (Tracy Lamott) to Cherry Red Records – Everything’s Groovy (2001).

Tony and Kev collaborated in 1993 to form ‘Steroid’, releasing a CD album entitled “Jism Harvester” on Clay Records, a crazy industrial mish mash of samples and guitar riffs. 25 years later they followed it up with “Scrotox Ulcer” in May 2018 and “Baptising The Alien” in September 2018.

On 22 February 2016, it was announced that Gaye Bykers on Acid would be reforming for a final performance at Indie Daze in October 2016 however the band have continued to tour with Mary Byker spending time between big GBOA and Pop Will Eat Itself, 2 bands, 1 great frontman.

 

Guest support comes from Daemonik Fonce.

Sep
18
Wed
Green Mind presents MELT-BANANA
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents MELT-BANANA

Japanese noise legends Melt-Banana make a very welcome return to Cambridge in September! Over the last 30 or so years they’ve ploughed their own distinct furrow and played with bands such as Wire, Mr.Bungle, Fantomas, Tool, MGMT, Napalm Death etc.