Kneecap are two MCs, Móglaí Bap and Mo Chara, along with DJ Provaí, who have become an underground hit, earning praise from fellow rappers within the exhilarating Irish hip-hop scene. The west Belfast group began when Móglaí Bap was out spray-painting with a friend on the eve of an Irish Language Act march in Belfast.
This event has been rescheduled from Wednesday 14th October 2020. All tickets remain valid.
King Charles is an extraordinary man. He doesn’t look like anyone you know, he doesn’t think like anyone you know and he doesn’t make music like anyone you know. How often, in these days of near fatal over saturation, days where you feel that, perhaps, there’s just nothing new out there to spark your imagination, can you say that? Glorious psychedelic folk from this highly rated indie-folk solo act.
This event has been rescheduled to Tuesday 18th January 2022. All tickets remain valid.
I’m drawing on the urgency of the moment, reflects Grant-Lee Phillips. The things that eat away in the late hours That urgency inspired the headlong rush of Widdershins, in which Phillips invests the insight, nuance, and wit that has distinguished his songcraft over the past three decades in a riveting dissection of today’s fraught social landscape. With more than two decades’ experience first as frontman of the acclaimed Grant Lee Buffalo then and accomplished solo artist, Phillips awakens comfort and hope by shining light into darker corners. I hope to express my faith in people, my faith in the good ideas we’re capable of, and that regardless of what opposition we face, the fact that we can surmount these things, he concludes.
This event has been rescheduled from Wednesday 23rd September 2021. All tickets remain valid.
“…a record of soulful depths and heady, emotional highs. From the haunting, melancholic gospel of ‘Come Back Around’ to the campfire simplicity of ‘How Heavy The Quiet That Grew Between Your Mouth And Mind,’ the band’s pace and drive never let up. The sultry doo-wop of ‘Longest Day Of The Year Blues’, meanwhile, may well be the catchiest tune you hear this winter.” NME
This event has been rescheduled from Monday 18th May 2020. All tickets remain valid.
One thing you won’t be able to avoid on Bambara’s Stray is death. It’s everywhere and inescapable, abstract and personified perhaps the key to the whole record. Death, however, won’t be the first thing that strikes you about the group’s fourth and greatest album to date. That instead will be its pulverising soundscape; by turns, vast, atmospheric, cool, broiling and at times on stand out tracks like Sing Me To The Street and Serafina simply overwhelming.
This event has been rescheduled from Thursday 8th October 2020. All tickets remain valid.
The ever evolving HAPPYNESS return. Founded in 2013, the group – consisting of core members Jonny Allan and Ash Kenazi – have acquired consistency in the ways they express their creativity; be it the standard album release formula (their two LPs ‘Weird Little Birthday’ and ‘Write In’ have each accrued critical acclaim) or through Kenazi’s recurring South London based drag clubnight ‘BDE’. Their now signature alt-rock stylis are laden with vulnerable vocals and charmingly laid-back guitar riffs, treading similar paths to that of predecessors Yo La Tengo and Grandaddy.
This has been rescheduled to Saturday 2nd October 2021. All tickets remain valid.
Over the course of two albums (2016’s ‘I’m Not Well’ and 2018’s ‘Reidi’), Black Foxxes main-man Mark Holley established his band as a potent creative force, carving out a signature spot on the emotive rock ‘n’ roll map backed by strong, growing support from fans and media alike.
With singles / videos such as ‘Husk’, ‘I’m Not Well’, ‘JOY’ and ‘Manic In Me’, the clip for which was filmed in Iceland, a key source of influence for Album 2, it became increasingly clear that Holley is an artist prepared to shed protective layers – an artist with plenty to say and a particular way of tapping into thoughts, feelings and fears.
And now, with Album Number 3, the Bristol-based singer / songwriter / guitarist has done even more to bind music and personal message into a cohesive body of work – nine compelling tracks recorded quickly with a brand new rhythm section (drummer Finn McClean and bassist Jack Henley, a longstanding friend), plus a trusted team member in producer / mixer Ade Bushby, who helmed the desk on both previous outings.
From the very start, the intention was to keep instinct, musical integrity and the chemistry between the players right at the fore, with no second-guessing of the market and no attempt to stem or to edit the musical flow – a flow that takes in synths, distorted vocals plus a battery of left-field sounds (inspired by Bristol’s alternative DIY culture), along with a broader range of lyrical subject matter.
This event has been rescheduled from Wednesday 30th September 2020. All tickets remain valid.
Egyptian Blue make music that is uncompromising yet uplifting. They channel modern anxieties and nervous energy into razor sharp guitar lines and post-punk grooves. Crafted originally above a jeweller’s shop in Colchester, the band then decamped to Brighton (UK) to develop their sound. Egyptian Blue are signed to Yala! Records.
“Accessibly sumptuous…between easy-listening seductress and torch-song belter, her voice is soulful and dreamy with just a tang of something muskier in its sweetness.” – The Daily Telegraph
“Hers is an arresting voice, soft and sweet, but dark in hue and sharp with melancholy, like a vinegar smoothie.” – NME
This event has been rescheduled from Monday 12th October 2020. All tickets remain valid.
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An immersive wall of distortion envelopes the powerful fragility of frontman Kiran Roy’s vocals, while he paints a verbal landscape of introspection, despair and hope amid a sonic palette that evokes both the driving, spacious absorptivity of My Bloody Valentine and the poetic, visceral honesty of Nick Cave’s lyricism.
This event has been rescheduled from Wednesday 2nd December 2020. All tickets remain valid.
Hailing from the Isle of Man via Brighton, Penelope Isles is the collaboration of brother and sister Jack and Lily Wolter.
The band mix waves of ambient delays and fuzz guitar noise, sonic dynamics and melodic pop hooks entwined with girl-boy harmonies. Their self-produced home recordings portray an honest lo-fi approach when capturing their own music. Their live set is hypnotic, captivating and moving, smeared with glistening psych, dreamlike chimes, and potency that will transfix and satisfy.