Beautiful Strange Presents - Past Events:


SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER at The Buffalo Bar, Islington

BIG WAVE ‘ONLY YOU’ SINGLE LAUNCH FT:

BIG WAVE + HELLA BETTER DANCER + THE TUTS + YOUNG ROMANCE

Doors: 19.30. Advance Tickets £5 via wegottickets

Beautiful Strange is delighted to host the single launch party for the debut vinyl release by Torquay five piece Big Wave, ‘Only You’. With all fingers crossed they’ll be advanced copies of the single on sale on the night (official release date is November 5th) and they’ll be give-aways throughout. The first 20 people through the doors on the night will receive a goody bag with a selection of nice things, vinyl, tapes, badges and more.

BIG WAVE - https://www.facebook.com/wearebigwaveband / http://wearebigwave.com/

“I stumbled across Big Wave at the Buffalo Bar. They were on a bill with Tender Trap and their jangle surf tinged pop was a like a blast of a fresh sea breeze… Big Wave have a sound that crosses a hinterland that has indiepop flirting with the poppy moments of dreampop. Their sound is reminiscent of the finest Swede pop (think Sambassadeur or The Radio Dept. at their most pop). You’re all gonna love this band”. Trev at Oddbox Records

HELLA BETTER DANCER - https://www.facebook.com/hellabetterdancer 

”..the HBD kids are getting ready to take London, Great Britain and the Universe by storm. With some serene and affecting melodies entwined with crisp riffs & beats and all taking place in a sparse, echo filled expanse..”- Matt Simmonds, SGTMT

THE TUTS - https://www.facebook.com/thetuts

“Part of an ongoing girl-band renaissance that takes in everything from the dark post-punk of Savages and Zoëtrøpe to the lo-fi sounds of Woolf and Skinny Girl Diet, The Tuts instead take a refreshingly punked-up pop approach, citing their inspirations as everyone from The Beatles to Bikini Kill, and wielding enough classic-indie influences to make them serious contenders for mainstream appeal should word continue to spread. The icing on the cake? They deliver a guitar-girl-gang pop sass the country hasn’t seen since Kenickie or Shop Assistants.” The Girls Are

YOUNG ROMANCE - https://www.facebook.com/YoungRomanceMusic

“A wonderful noisy pop duo - Paolo and Claire are Young Romance. They write about love and doubt and dislocation, wrapping up their words in a layer of fuzz and distortion. They are inseparable. They live together, write together, finish each other’s sentences and second-guess what the other’s going to say next. Sweet, charming, funny, and entirely self contained, they can bicker and joke with each other for hours on end, splendidly isolated as the world rushes on all about them”

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Venue: The Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 (just outside Highbury & Islington tube station). Map.


SATURDAY 28TH JULY at The Gallery Cafe, Bethnal Green

YOUNG ROMANCE + BEC SANDRIDGE + ISOBEL ANDERSON + ANNA LENA

17.00 - 22.00. Free Entry. Cafe open all day for food / drinks.

Full line-up schedule:

YOUNG ROMANCE (acoustic set) (21.30)
BEC SANDRIDGE (20.45)
ISOBEL ANDERSON + RUBY COLLEY (20.00)
ANNA LENA (19.15)

Beautiful Strange hosts a free event held in the lovely, tranquil gardens of The Gallery Cafe (weather dependent - if wet we’ll move to the Cafe / St Margaret’s Chapel). Laid back with wonderful music and great drinks (whitstable ale highly recommended) the sun has promised to make its yearly showing. Starting around 5.00pm and running until approx 10.00pm.

If you know me personally, this event will also double up as a little birthday soiree! 

YOUNG ROMANCE: https://www.facebook.com/YoungRomanceMusic

BEC SANDRIDGE: https://www.facebook.com/becsandridgemusic

ISOBEL ANDERSON: https://www.facebook.com/isobelandersonmusic

ANNA LENA: https://www.facebook.com/annalenaandtheorchids

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/319906601432122/

Beautiful Strange on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeautifulStrangePresents
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Venue: The Gallery Cafe, 21 Old Ford Road London, Greater London E2 9PL (less than five minute walk from Bethnal Green tube station)


TUESDAY 24TH JULY at The Waiting Room (Formerly The Drop), Stoke Newington, London

FOUNTAINS ‘EASILY LED’ 7” SINGLE LAUNCH FT:

FEVER DREAM + LOST LEFT + FOUNTAINS

Doors 20:00 FREE ENTRY

Beautiful Strange is delighted to host the single launch for its latest release, the debut vinyl release from London five-piece Fountains ‘Easily Led’. Available to stream below and pre-order now via bandcamp  http://beautifulstrange.bandcamp.com/ (and also on the night). 

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FEVER DREAM - facebook.com/FeverDreamBand // https://soundcloud.com/fever-dream

This east London trio create a lo-fi post-punk which Husserlianly transcends Sonic Youth’s visceral energy into raw teetering repetitiveness which is hypnotic and empowering. They have the jangly pop sensibilities of Ride with the gnarly urbanism of The Fall yet reinvigorate a nu-gaze sound which often seems to border on psy-trance played live. There’s an noir art-house edge which trumps more fashion conscious contemporaries. The Londonist Ones to Watch 2012

LOST LEFT - https://www.facebook.com/lostleft/ // http://alostleft.blogspot.co.uk/

Lost Left have a vast sound with shifting movements, resounding guitars and an other wordly sense in the lyrics, that hints towards, if anyone, Lift To Experience or perhaps British Sea Power. Live, the band has grown a reputation for a heavy driven sound and unexpected turns.

FOUNTAINS - facebook.com/Fountains/ // fountainstheband.bandcamp.com/

“If you’re into your early New Wave influenced post-punk leanings this’ll be right up your late 70′s blacked-out alley. The lovely ‘You’re Not Welcome’ in particular borrowing from Joy Division in terms of Jon’s vocal presence, close-atmosphere and sumptuous bass-riffs; though greeted with a warm handshake by The National maybe?” Hello Empty Room

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Venue: The Waiting Room (Formerly The Drop), 75 Stoke Newington High Street; London, N16 0LH


TUESDAY 10TH JULY at The Old Queen’s Head, Islington, London

JUST HANDSHAKES (WE’RE BRITISH) + ALLOY ARK + CURXES + FOUNTAINS

Doors 19:30. Tickets £5.00 in advance and available via wegottickets

JUST HANDSHAKES (WE’RE BRITISH) - facebook.com/justhandshakes //http://justhandshakeswerebritish.tumblr.com/

Just Handshakes (We’re British) are an indie pop band from Leeds. Clara, Michael, Edward and Jim met in 2008, bonded over their shared love of gin and Swedish pop, and then proceeded to spend a lot of time cooking and procrastinating. “Just Handshakes (We’re British) play guitar-based indie pop fronted by a dulcet-toned lady with a wonderfully innocent inflection to her voice.” - I Like Music 

“Their dynamic blend of bright vocals, jangly guitars and casio adoration, could add colour to the gloomiest of lyrics.” – Drowned In Sound

ALLOY ARK - facebook.com/pages/Alloy-Ark/ // alloyark.bandcamp.com

“Fronted by the tiny, celestial voiced Dani Appadoo Norwich quartet Alloy Ark are heading for the big time. Their early tracks were thin and weedy folkish indie, cute but no cigar. If you’d heard them in their early days you’d be shocked by the muscular, powerful Blue. With Dani’s bouncy, little girl lost vocals surfing murky, dirty guitars it sounds like Altered Images relaunching themselves as a grunge band”. The Devil Wears The Best Tuna

CURXES - facebook.com/CURXES // curxes.com/

A decorative set of bones, channelling the ghosts of discotheques past. Dramatic, chilling and emotional is the electronic noir sound from newcomers Curxes (pronounced ‘Curses’). Minor keys and chromatic chord structures dominate as Roberta Fidora’s haunting, powerful vocals melt over stabbing synths and a stark percussive framework, laced with Macaulay Hopwood’s nouvelle vague bass and six string sensibilities. This unique, twilight sound is dramatic doom pop at its best. “The sound of two robots f*cking.” Breaking More Waves

FOUNTAINS - facebook.com/Fountains/ // fountainstheband.bandcamp.com/

“If you’re into your early New Wave influenced post-punk leanings this’ll be right up your late 70′s blacked-out alley. The lovely ‘You’re Not Welcome’ in particular borrowing from Joy Division in terms of Jon’s vocal presence, close-atmosphere and sumptuous bass-riffs; though greeted with a warm handshake by The National maybe?” Hello Empty Room

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Venue: The Old Queen’s Head, 44 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 8LN - details / map can be found here. Press requests / further information email.


WEDNESDAY 4TH JULY at The George Tavern, 373 Commercial Road, London

TENDER TRAP + SEPTEMBER GIRLS + COSINES

Doors 19.30. Tickets £4.00 in advance and available via WeGotTickets

Beautiful Strange is delighted to host an Indietracks warm-up show for three bands who’ll be heading off to play the finest indie-pop festival in the UK, held at The Midland Railway Centre in Derbyshire, the following weekend. This show will held at the legendary George Tavern on Commercial Road and entry will be £4 in advance. Full details below.

Poster by Jess Marshall: http://jessmarshall.co.uk/

TENDER TRAP - https://www.facebook.com/groups/290716895548/ // http://www.listen.to/tendertrap

Tender Trap is Katrina Dixon, Rob Pursey, Emily Bennett, Amelia Fletcher, and John Stanley. Between them they have played in Heavenly, Betty and the Werewolves, Policecat, Talulah Gosh, Sportique, Dweeb, Marine Research, Sally Skull, and probably some more we have forgotten.

They play indie pop-punk songs, with a feminist edge, fuzzy guitars, and bucketfuls of glorious girl harmonies

SEPTEMBER GIRLS - https://www.facebook.com/septembergirls // http://septembergirls.tumblr.com/

September Girls are a five piece girl group, playing fuzzy and reverb-soaked garage pop with heaps of harmonies. September Girls have been described as “radiant noise pop of the finest order, guitars distorted, verses simple and catchy, drums energetic, it sure is sweet on the ears”.

COSINES - https://www.facebook.com/Cosinesmusic // http://cosines.bandcamp.com/

Simon Nelson and Alice Hubley met on the London Underground after a Stereo Totale gig in 2009. Two days later Simon was round Alice’s house unblocking her kitchen drain. Since then Simon has been round and put up two curtain rails, a blind and a shelf in exchange for badly cooked pasta and pear cider. When they are not doing DIY they like to talk Beach Boys, analogue synths and procrastination techniques and occasionally play music together abley assisted by Dan Chapman and The Late Jonny Tansey.

You may recognise Cosines from such other bands as Arthur and Martha, Vermont, The Loves, Brother Francisco, The Duloks and One Fathom Down, maybe.

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Venue: The George Tavern, 373 Commercial Road, London, E1 0LA. Map.


WEDNESDAY 13TH JUNE at St Margaret’s Chapel, The Gallery Cafe, Bethnal Green, London

SHURA + WORRY DOLLS

Doors 19:15. Music starts at 19:45. Curfew 22:00 Advanced tickets £4.00 (limited to 40 in advance) available via WeGotTickets

After the huge success of the debut night hosted in St Margaret’s Chapel in early May Beautiful Strange is delighted to announce the next gig in the beautiful, intimate surroundings of the chapel room which will be headlined by the a solo acoustic show by the incredible Shura on Wednesday June 13th.

As ever, The Gallery Cafe will be open and serving coffee/dinner/cake/wine/beer throughout. The Cafe has a great promotion at the minute too, a free glass of wine with any meal after 6pm (headhere for more on that) and drinks can be brought through to the chapel.

The last chapel show sold out so if you want to come, advance tickets are advised.

(Poster illustrated by Jess Marshall: http://www.jessmarshall.co.uk/)

SHURA - facebook.com/shuramusic // weareshura.com/

“Shura’s from London and I first heard her when I came across the Fortunes Fool EP she did with Hiatus. This is NGHT FLK (Night Folk), 4 beautiful tracks compiled of nothing but a breathtaking voice and mesmerising guitar. This isn’t staying on Soundcloud for long, so enjoy whilst you can!” In Love Not Limbo

WORRY DOLLS - facebook.com/worrydollsmusic

London-based duo Worry Dolls are at war, not that you’d ever know. Think of the Worry Dolls as Tom And Jerry, but in one of those episodes where the titular two-some are forced to team up against a great evil. In this case, the evil is meaningless music filled with tired clichés. Two solo singers by nature, Rosie and Zoe first teamed up while studying together at Paul McCartney’s old school in L…iverpool. They bonded over being the only two redheads in their class…

Worry Dolls won’t sing about love. Not directly, at least. In all of their songs the ‘l’ word is mentioned only once, and hardly in a positive context. It’s their small statement against a worn down lyrical standard that is too often relied on when a writer has nothing new to say. It doesn’t need to be groundbreaking, and it doesn’t need to be important (on ‘Oliver’ Rosie and Zoe sing about an infatuation with a West End drag queen), but it needs to be original, and it needs to have meaning. At least, that’s how the Worry Dolls both see it. And if they agree on that, it must be true.

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Venue: The Gallery Cafe, 21 Old Ford Road London, Greater London E2 9PL 020 8983 3624 (less than five minute walk from Bethnal Green tube station - map)


TUESDAY 12TH JUNE at The Old Queen’s Head, Islington, London

SHRAG + EVANS THE DEATH + CHIPS FOR THE POOR

Doors 19:30. Tickets £5.00 and are available in advance here:  http://www.wegottickets.com/BeautifulStrange

Shrag’s new single ‘Show Us Your Canines’ is released June 4th on 7”/digital and to celebrate Beautiful Strange is delighted to jump in and host the (belated) launch party at the wonderful Old Queen’s Head, supported by label mates Evans The Death it promises to be a fun-filled riot of an evening, bring your dancing shoes…

SHRAG - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shrag/19167559456 //http://shrag.co.uk/

“The Brighton band Shrag’s third album, released on Fortuna POP! on the 9th of July, could very easily have fallen under my radar. Canines is an album which makes me count myself lucky I am sent music which I have to listen to, an album bursting with imagination and immediacy, simultaneously abrasively destructive and intelligently creative. Vocalist Helen King, guitarist Bob Brown and co. have channelled scuzzy guitar-driven riot grrl energy and their lyrical wit and mischief into a set of excellent pop songs full of hooks and memorable choruses. Not only is the Shrag sound so invigoratingly different to that of any of their contemporaries, but this album is one of real diversity in a music scene where, in the band’s own words, ‘too many albums start the same, end the same and have the same sounding stuff in between’.” Middle Boop Mag

EVANS THE DEATH - https://www.facebook.com/evansthedeath //http://evansthedeath.tumblr.com/

Evans the Death, who have just released their critically acclaimed debut album on Fortuna POP! and Slumberland records, make frenetic and infectious punk pop which exudes the kind of unbridled charisma, intelligence, and runaway energy that promises a singularly exciting future for the band. Comprising Dan Moss (guitar, vocals), Olly Moss (guitar), Katherine Whitaker (vocals, keys), Rob Mitson (drums), and Lan McArdle (bass), and named after the undertaker in Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood, Evans the Death are poised to fulfill their potential as one of the most refreshing and exhilarating new groups around.

“You can imagine Jarvis Cocker and Kate Jackson smiling beatifically at the thought of their music birthing Evans The Death… smart and gutsy, they manage to make the humdrum everyday existence sound quite magical.” **** (Q Magazine)

CHIPS FOR THE POOR - https://www.facebook.com/ChipsForThePoor //http://www.chipsforthepoor.com/

“This is ace! Chips for the Poor appear to be going up in the world, recording this new seven with none other than Bobby Conn. ‘Fistula’ has got a drum machine beat, an afrobeat guitar line, and then a wall of fuzzy jangle and Mark E Smith-esque chanted vocals over the top of it. The intro’s a bit Paul Simon but then it turns totally fucking smart, like Sauna Youth playing an Ian Dury song or something - infectious, intuitive melodies and dirty tones” Norman Records single of the week 25th May 2012)

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Venue: The Old Queen’s Head, 44 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 8LN - details / map can be found here.

Poster illustrated, as ever, by the incredible Jess Marshall: http://jessmarshall.co.uk/


SATURDAY 19TH MAY at The Gallery Cafe, Bethnal Green, London

Maud in Cahoots + Camille Delean + Ellie Rumbold

Cafe open all day for food and drinks.

Music Starts at 20:00 // Curfew strictly 22:30. FREE ENTRY

Maud in Cahoots - facebook.com/maudincahoots // maudincahoots.com/

“Maud Reardon, front woman of alternative pop group Maud in Cahoots, had the audience in the palm of her hands as her sultry, modern soul vocals blended with unique and idiosynchratic melodies played by the fantastic band, which included a tuba, cello, violin and glockenspiel. The exquisite score was imbued with whimsical touches, like Reardon using a siren-emitting loudspeaker as a microphone. This band could end up giving florence’s machine a run for their money.” Roe McDermott, Hotpress

Camille Delean - facebook.com/camilledelean // soundcloud.com/camilledelean

“Camille Delean very quickly led me to believe that she could settle herself snugly into any point you care to pick from the past thirty or forty years of our folk-musical heritage, which must mean her easy, breezy notes of relaxed country-folk share both at once a timeless element and a quality of contemporary suitability. Once established, surely she’s to be cherished as a new gem of our global folk scene? From even just the initial couple of bars of each song does Camille’s voice give an instant assurance that it holds the calibre and confidence to stand easily on its own in a solo setting. Yet with the added quality of tasteful backing arrangement the sound of Camille Delean is given the polish it deserves. As timeless as Camille is I’m just glad she’s being timeless in our time”Ben Sunderland, For Folk’s Sake

Ellie Rumbold - facebook.com/ellierumboldmusic // soundcloud.com/ellierumbold

Ellie Rumbold is serious teenage musician from London who has been playing music for almost her entire life. She says she ‘dabbles’ at some guitar here and there… and ‘sings occasionally too’, along with excessive tea drinking. I think she’s quite incredible and can’t wait to have her down to play.

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Venue: The Gallery Cafe, 21 Old Ford Road London, Greater London E2 9PL 020 8983 3624 (less than five minute walk from Bethnal Green tube station - map)


TUESDAY 8TH MAY at The Old Queen’s Head, Islington, London

Delta/Alaska + Dark Bells + Fountains

Doors 19:30. Tickets £3.00 in advance.

Facebook Event Page:

Delta/Alaska: facebook.com/deltaalaska / deltaalaska.bandcamp.com/

“Their beautifully crafted sound, fluctuating from song to song, from the addictive drums of ‘D.L.O.I.’ to the Foals-esque tranquility of ‘Vancouver’, sets them apart from the marauding hordes of indie-pop landfill and into, dare we say, one of the bands of 2012?”  Musical Mathematics

Dark Bells: facebook.com/dark.bells / darkbells.bandcamp.com/

“Wildflower floats throughout the course of the track with the dreamy guitar riff being held down by chanting vocals and a melodic bassline… Thundering drums and dark chorusy guitar and bass sounds. Fallen Time tells a sinister tale right up to it’s epic end” triplejunearthed.com

Fountains: facebook.com/pages/Fountains/ / fountainstheband.bandcamp.com/

“If you’re into your early New Wave influenced post-punk leanings this’ll be right up your late 70′s blacked-out alley. The lovely ‘You’re Not Welcome’ in particular borrowing from Joy Division in terms of Jon’s vocal presence, close-atmosphere and sumptuous bass-riffs; though greeted with a warm handshake by The National maybe?” Hello Empty Room

Poster designed by Jessica Marshall: http://www.jessmarshall.co.uk


FRIDAY 4TH MAY at St Margaret’s Chapel, The Gallery Cafe, Bethnal Green, London

This Is The Kit + Eliza Shaddad + De’Borah 

Doors 19:30. Music starts at 20:00. Curfew strictly 22:30

Advanced tickets £5.00 (limited to 40 in advance) available here: SOLD OUT

Beautiful Strange is delighted to announce it is to host a series of special, intimate gigs in the stunning chapel room of The Gallery Cafe (a vegan/vegetarian cafe on Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green which will be open and serving coffee/dinner/cake/wine/beer throughout.) These evening will be completely unplugged and acoustic, the chapel (pictured below) at the back of St Margaret’s House (entry through the gallery cafe) will hopefully provide the platform for the sort of experience that makes live music so fulfilling.

It is with great pleasure to announce This is the Kit will headline the first of these nights on Friday 4th May.

Poster, as ever, illustrated by the amazing Jess Marshall: http://www.jessmarshall.co.uk/

This Is The Kit

www.facebook.com/thisisthekit // http://thisisthekit.co.uk/

This Is The Kit is the musical project of Kate Stables and friends. You thought you didn’t like the banjo but you were wrong pal. Listen as Kate rips forward with her hypnotic twang pattern and a voice of rare, unaffected beauty.

“absolutely georgeous, like an aural bath with the warm water lapping over you” Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music

Eliza Shaddad

https://www.facebook.com/ElizaShaddad // http://www.elizashaddad.com/

Eliza Shaddad is a Scottish and Sudanese singer-songwriter with a musical background as diverse as her heritage. An eclectic array of influences – from childhood days spent at English folk festivals to the underground Hip Hop scene during her teens to more recent postgraduate jazz studies at the Guildhall – have worked to create both a composer and performer of remarkable and moving ability; blending intricate guitar patters with a stunningly forthright voice.

“Unpretentious and unabashed January ~ March’s 4 tracks offer a kind of shimmering portrait, opening with the sleepy and frank declarations of Seven, a breezy first impression displaying a disarmingly honest personal profile that underlies the sound and paves the way for Shaddad’s lyrical style throughout” Rhythm Circus

De’Borah

https://www.facebook.com/deborahsmusic // http://www.de-borah.com/

“De’Borah… delivers beautifully written songs with a gorgeous clear voice in a completely unaffected way.” Daz Gueri, The Event Umbrella 

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/384935491540349/

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Venue: St Margaret’s Chapel, The Gallery Cafe, 21 Old Ford Road London, Greater London E2 9PL 020 8983 3624 (less than five minute walk from Bethnal Green tube station - map)


TUESDAY 10TH APRIL at The Old Queen’s Head, Islington, London

Emily and The Woods + Like Spinning + Anna Lena & The Orchids +Alice Jemima

Doors 19:30. Tickets £4.00 ADV / £5.00 OTD. Available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/156028

Emily and the Woods – facebook.com/emilyandthewoods. Set Time 22:10

“During our recent coverage of the 2011 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition we mentioned one particular act that during the live final in Pilton mesmerised us with her hypnotically beautiful folk music. And although we use the term ‘folk’ there are greater depths to what Emily of Emily and the Woods does. There’s a smouldering seductive jazz tinge to some of her songs, a hint of the blues and in her performance there’s a bucket load of confidence mixed up with just a touch of endearing quirkiness. We pretty much fell in love with her music that night, correction, we did fall in love with her music that night” Breaking More Waves

Like Spinning - facebook.com/likespinning. Set Time 21:30

“…sound is woozy dreamy alternative pop music with lots of female harmonies and floating guitar lines. Think Warpaint, Lanterns on the Lake and CocoRosie” Flying With Anna

Anna Lena & The Orchids – facebook.com/annalenaandtheorchids. Set Time 20:50

Anna Lena and the Orchids draw influences from Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, Bat for Lashes, Bjork and Ane Brun. Whilst similarities can be observed between The Orchids and the above acts, the bands mixture of Scandinavian folk, alternative rock and ambient musical styles, create a uniquely dark and beautiful sound

Alice Jemima - facebook.com/alicejemimamusic. Set Time 20:10

Alice Jemima is a 18 year old singer songwriter from Newton Abbot, Devon. Her songs are carefully crafted slices of pop. She plays a vintage Hofner guitar and sings with a voice that is both fragile and rich… 

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Venue: The Old Queen’s Head, 44 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 8LN - details / map can be found here.

Poster by Jess Marshall: http://www.jessmarshall.co.uk/


TUESDAY 13TH MARCH at The Old Queen’s Head, Islington, London

Tripwires Sheen + Neuliebe

Doors 19:30. Tickets £4.00 in advance / £5.00 on the door, tickets available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/154703

Tripwires - http://www.tripwires.co.uk
“Tripwires are informed by that initial sugar rush of violent guitars and dream-like melodies but the Reading group have a distinctly modern take on the sound. ‘Cinnamon’ is a wonderful slice of indie pop, the sort of thing you could be forgiven for thinking that Britain had forgotten how to make.” Clash Magazine

Sheen  - www.facebook.com/sheenband
“The sound they produce is profoundly beautiful, wonderfully atmospheric and like their collective name shimmers with a glittering mournful elegance.” The VPME

Neuliebe
I can’t tell you who this secret support act are but they’ve been an NME Radar Band of the Day and rest assured, they are incredible. Make sure you get down early to see them

Facebook event page here

Venue: The Old Queen’s Head, 44 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 8LN - details / map can be found here. Press requests / further information email.

Poster by Jess Marshall: http://www.jessmarshall.co.uk/


TUESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY at The Old Queen’s Head, Islington, London

Hold Kiss Kill + Blindness + We Walk On Ice

Doors 20:00. Tickets £3.00 adv / £5.00 on the door, available here:http://www.wegottickets.com/event/147100

Hold Kiss Kill facebook.com/holdkisskill
“the illegitimate offspring of Toni Halliday and Kevin Shields with Jim and William Reid as proud uncles nodding with approval.” - Rough Trade

Blindness - facebook.com/weareblindness
Their sound takes a walk on the darker side of chillwave with an electro-pop sheen… with a beat so big it could cause an earthquake” - The Devil Has The Best Tuna

We Walk on Ice - facebook.com/wewalkonice
“Dark, anthemic, cinematic soundscapes with a healthy dose of raw surf guitar scorched through it” - Lee Gorton of Alfie

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Venue: The Old Queen’s Head, 44 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 8LN - details / map can be found here.


Tuesday 10th January:

Hella Better Dancer + Model Railway Exhibition (Single Launch) + Anna Lena

FREE ENTRY. Doors 19.30

Hella Better Dancer

”..the HBD kids are getting ready to take London, Great Britain and the Universe by storm. With some serene and affecting melodies entwined with crisp riffs & beats and all taking place in a sparse, echo filled expanse..”- Matt Simmonds, SGTMT

https://www.facebook.com/ hellabetterdancer // http://soundcloud.com/ hella-better-dancer

Model Railway Exhibition

London-based three piece playing scuzzy/swirly pop over programmed beats. Model Railway Exhibition release their debut single ‘Jennifer’s Brother’ on January 9th via Verulamium Records and is available pre-order on bandcamp now - http://modelrailwayexhibition.bandcamp.com/ - and also on the night

http://modelrailwayexhibition.co.uk/ // http://soundcloud.com/modelrailwayexhibition

Anna Lena (Solo Set)

Anna Lena and the Orchids are a five piece band drawing influences from Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, Bat for Lashes, Bjork and Ane Brun. Whilst similarities can be observed between The Orchids and the above acts, the bands mixture of Scandinavian folk, alternative rock and ambient musical styles, create a uniquely dark and beautiful sound

http://www.annalenaandtheorchids.com/ // https://www.facebook.com/annalenaandtheorchids