GIG – We Are Scientists at The Engine Rooms – Wednesday 2nd December 2015

We Are ScientistsWe Are Scientists is a New York-based indie rock band that formed in Berkeley, California, USA in 2000. It consists of guitarist and vocalist Keith Murray, bass guitarist Chris Cain and since 2009 drummer and keyboardist Andy Burrows, who replaced Michael Tapper after he left the band in 2007.

The band’s breakthrough success came with their second album With Love and Squalor which sold 100,000 copies in the first 6 months. Their second success was with Brain Thrust Mastery which charted at 11 in the UK album chart, with two top 40 singles “After Hours” and “Chick Lit”. Their fourth album, Barbara, was released in the UK on June 14, 2010. Their latest album TV en Français was released on March 3, 2014. They have also starred in their own television short Steve Wants His Money.

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PLAYLIST – Party by Girls Generation

girls generationGirls’ Generation (Hangul: 소녀시대So Nyeo Si Dae), also known as SNSD, is a South Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment. The group is composed of eight members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun.

In July 2015, Girls’ Generation released a single titled “Party”.The single debuted atop the Gaon Digital Chart with first week sales of 256,390 units. It also peaked at number 10 on the Japan Hot 100 and number 4 on the World Digital Songs chart by Billboard. The physical edition of “Party” and its B-side “Check” peaked at number 2 on the Gaon Album Chart. On the week of August 1, 2015, Girls’ Generation appeared on the Billboard Social 50 at number 44. The following week, the group climbed to number 22 on the chart.

On August 12, 2015, it was confirmed that the group’s fifth studio album Lion Heart would be released throughout two days. Six new songs, including “Party” and the title track “Lion Heart” would be released on August 18, while another six new songs, including the single “You Think”, would be released the following day.

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GIG – Pretty Vicious at The Joiners – Wednesday 25th November 2015

PRETTYViciousIt can take some bands years of posting music online to find a fanbase. Not so with Merthyr Tydfil-based rockers Pretty Vicious, who popped a single track, Cave Song, on Soundcloud and the BBC Introducing Uploader last year then sat back with a bag of popcorn and watched everything go bananas. They followed it this year with It’s Always There – released digitally and also on a limited-edition Record Store Day 7″ – and already find themselves on the cusp of a major breakthrough.

You can hear the influence of Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Royal Blood and even Jake Bugg in those astonishingly confident two songs, which have been picked up BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru and Radio 1, who playlisted Cave Song and made It’s Always There a Hottest Track In The World. Pretty Vicious – comprised of Brad (lead vocals/guitar), Tom (guitar), Jarvis (bass) and Elliot (drums) – make it all seem so easy, and they’re all still teenagers.

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GIG – F.O.X. at The Railway Inn – Friday 20th November 2015


F.O.X are a female fronted synth pop act based in Essex and formed inJanuary 2013.

They released their debut album ‘Chimera’ in February and spent March touring across the USA with The Deer Tracks from Sweden including 5 independent shows at SXSW.

Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode is a champion of the band and as a result personally invited them to support DM on their 2013 Delta Machine stadium tour resulting in the band playing to over 200,000 people across Europe.

Since returning to the UK the band have been working on their 2nd album ‘Hypoxia’ with part 1 released 6th October 2014 on 25 Hour Convenience Store Records and Part 2 due for release in October 2015.

F.O.X continually tour the UK including shows with Tom O’Dell, Pro Green, Devlin and Young Knives.

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GIG – Saint Raymond at The Wedgwood Rooms – Wednesday 18th November 2015

saint raymondCallum Burrows (born 30 March 1995), better known by his stage name Saint Raymond, is a singer-songwriter from Nottingham.

Burrows grew up in Bramcote, Nottingham. He took the ‘Saint Raymond’ moniker from the street that he grew up on and his Grandad’s name. He began his career playing small gigs and open mic nights around Nottingham before gaining popularity in 2013 when he released his self penned, debut extended play “Escapade” on Gabrielle Aplin’s Never Fade Records. Escapade featured heavily in the iTunes album chart upon its release and the lead track Fall At Your Feet promoted as iTunes Single of the Week.

Burrows debut album Young Blood, produced with Irish music producer Jacknife Lee (U2, Bloc Party, Kasabian) was released on 29 June 2015.

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GIG – Against The Current at The Joiners – Sunday 11th October 2015

Against The CurrentAgainst the Current (ATC) started out as a cover band, producing covers of contemporary pop songs from artists such as Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson.

[The band consists of] Chrissy Costanza (lead vocals), Dan Gow (guitars), Will Ferri (drums).

“We started off three years ago as your local garage band,” Costanza says. “We did a cover with Alex Goot and released that on the same day as our album came out. Although people found out about us through our covers, we started writing original music first.”

The first concept video was for the original “Closer, Faster.” September saw the release of the second original video for “Another You, (Another Way).” The storyline has Costanza falling for a bad boy. Costanza keeps in close contact with her fans through vlogs and a lively presence on Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets. The “Ask Chrissy” vlog can lean toward the bizarre (she reveals her aversion to mustard).

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GIG – Surfer Blood at The Joiners – Saturday 3rd October 2015

surfer bloodSurfer Blood is an American alternative rock band from West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, formerly signed to Warner Bros. Records.

Founding members John Paul Pitts and Tyler Schwarz started playing music together in Orlando, Florida. They met Thomas Fekete at an Ultra Music Festival after party in Miami and the group was formed with the immediate goal of releasing a record and touring nonstop.

The band was originally called Jabroni Sandwich. Schwarz randomly came up with the name Surfer Blood during a conversation with Pitts about his surfer backpack from High School.

The band’s 2009 debut single “Swim” gained much critical acclaim and was named as the 37th best track on Pitchfork’s 100 Best Songs of 2009. They released their debut album Astro Coast in January 2010.

Original guitarist Thomas Fekete left the band in 2015 shortly after the announcement of their third album, “1000 Palms,” due to a medical diagnosis for a rare form of cancer (Sarcoma) that had spread to his lungs and spine. The band announced a fundraising effort to help alleviate Thomas’ medical bills through the site GoFundMe on April 20, 2015.

In April 2015, the song “Swim” was featured in an episode of the Netflix series “Daredevil.”

Surfer Blood shared the video for album track “Island” in June 2015, in support of “1000 Palms”.

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