GIG – Black Foxxes at The Joiners -Wednesday 26th October 2016

black-foxxesWith an aim to play what comes naturally, as loud as possible and with absolutely no gimmicks involved, South west three-piece Black Foxxes have pricked the ears of Kerrang!, Rock Sound, MusicWeek, The Independent and Punktastic, among many others, in their short career to date.

Their debut EP ‘Pines’ (which was released at the tail end of 2014) received praise across the board and Black Foxxes’ unique and unflinching brand of heart-wrenching rock has found continuous support from BBC Introducing in Devon, with high praise coming from BBC Devon presenter James Santer. More recently, the band’s tracks have been gaining ground at BBC Radio 1 with plays from Jen & Ally, Daniel P Carter, and Phil Taggart.

Wielding their dynamic mix of raw noise, pure melody and utterly immersive vocal breaks, Black Foxxes thrive on playing live and always ensure that everyone present will remember them, no matter what.

From bands website

PLAYLIST – ‘ Laid Low ‘ by The Naked and Famous

GIG – Gavin James at The Wedgwood Rooms -Tuesday 4th October 2016

gavin jamesGavin James is an Irish singer-songwriter. In March 2013 and March 2016, he won the Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year award. In July 2015, it was announced he would be a supporting act for Kodaline, Tori Kelly, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran on their tours.

James released his debut album Bitter Pill on 20 November 2015 through Warner Ireland. It was awarded Platinum certificate for sales in Ireland. Subsequently Bitter Pill has won the Choice Music Prize for Best Single released in 2015.

In May and November 2015, James appeared on James Cordon’s Late Late Show  and Jimmy Kimmel in December 2015. In January 2016 James appeared on the BBC One Show, C’est A Vous and RTE and was included in Buzzfeed’s  and The Sun’s ‘Ones to Watch 2016’ lists.

In 2016 James performed at RTÉ’s Centenary Concert to mark the 100 year anniversary of Ireland’s Easter Rising.

Spotify have announced Gavin James to be a ‘Spotify Spotlight Artist of 2016′. On January 21 James set off on his debut European headline tour, starting with three sold out back-to-back dates at the Olympia Theatre in Ireland. James travelled back to America to support Ben Rector on his US tour in March 2016. James’ cover of David Bowie’s “Changes” relaunched the new Virgin Radio UK at 11am GMT on 30 March 2016, he later performed live and was interviewed for the show.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

GIG – The Spitfires at The Joiners – Saturday 1st October 2016

spitfiresThe Spitfires are a four piece band from Watford.

Their work ethic and powerful song-writing mixed with their acute social commentary and lack of mainstream industry industry support has made this fiercely independent band one of the most popular and vital underground bands in the UK today.

This attitude has earnt them a dedicated following and sold out shows across the UK and abroad. Following up the critically acclaimed debut ‘Response’ which saw the band enter high in the UK Album Charts and reach Number 6 in both the independent and vinyl charts – The Spitfires return with their much anticipated second album ‘A Thousand Times’ out August 26th on Catch 22 Records.

From band website

GIG – The Lottery Winners at The Joiners – Sunday 25th September 2016

lottery winnersLottery Winners is a four member indie pop band from Leigh, Greater Manchester.

The band was formed by Thom Rylance (Vocals/Guitar), Robert Lally (Guitar/Vocals), Katie Lloyd (Bass/Vocals), and Joe Singleton (Drums).

In 2016, they were signed by music mogul Seymour Stein, the man responsible for Madonna, The Ramones, Talking Heads, The Smiths and many others.

Lottery Winners started based on Thom and Robert’s friendship as they both shared a passion for music, could play guitar and sing. But neither knew anyone with a bass, until a few seconds after their ‘Bassist Wanted’ poster was placed on the notice board of Heybrook Music, Leigh’s only guitar shop.

The 15 year old Katie Lloyd just happened to be in there at that time on that day. The band was completed when Joe Singleton received a phone call from Katie, high-school best friend, insisting that he to should join the band. After many declinations, he agreed.

“Somewhere on the musical spectrum between the blithe of the Beach Boys and the suffering of the Smiths”. – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music

“The most infectious few minutes of indie-pop you’ve heard in a long while”. – NME

“Some of the most gloriously British guitar-pop we’ve heard in years”. – Q Magazine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

GIG – The Tuts at The Joiners – Wednesday 14th September 2016

tutsThe Tuts are a pop-punk trio from West London. Live they seriously pack a punch and are noted for their impassioned songs about sexism, feminism and everyday life-isms. The Selecter’s Pauline Black describes The Tuts sound best: ‘infectious guitar led pop wrapped around fiery drums, sharp tongues and splendid harmonies’.

Founding members, Nadia Javed (guitar/lead vox) and Beverley Ishmael (drums) recruited Harriet Doveton (bass/vox) in 2011. The following year they were spotted by Kate Nash and supported her UK and European tours, building up their fan base of ‘Tutters’ wherever they went. Kate Nash raved ‘they are currently the best UK band I’ve seen live in a really long time’. These tours were notably an all-female rock experience that celebrated feminism in the unapologetic 1990s ‘Riot Grrrl’ tradition.

In 2014 Billy Bragg invited The Tuts to play his LeftField stage at Glastonbury. The effervescent appeal of Nadia’s irreverent stage persona and, as Billy himself called it, the ‘fabulous cacophony’ these three women conjure up every time they play makes for an unforgettable live experience. Pauline Black was in the crowd and soon after The Tuts joined The Selecter on their 2015 UK tour.

The Tuts’ music owes something to the Libertine’s brash, devil-may-care aesthetic but they are not fashionable, and hopefully never will be. This is not beautifully crafted gloss for the latest hipster market – the tunes are too good for that. Their timeless three and four chord rants sung out in authentic working class accents carry the X-Ray Spex and 70s New Wave mantle onwards. The Tuts are ‘indie’ indeed, but not in some generic introspective sense: here is a band that possess that irrepressible spirit unique to independent DIY bands. There is no escaping it, ready or not, The Tuts are coming

From The Joiners website

GIG – Sulk at Lennons – Saturday 20th August 2016

sulkSULK are an English psychedelic rock/shoegaze band from London.

The group was formed in 2011 in London by Jon Sutcliffe (vocals), Tomas Kubowicz (lead guitar) and Andrew Needle (rhythm guitar). The line-up was later completed by Jakub Starzyński (bass guitar) and Lewis Jones (drums).

The band’s debut single, “Wishes”, was recorded and produced by Suede, Pulp and White Lies collaborator Ed Buller at ICP Studios in Belgium. Released in August 2011 on Perfect Sound Forever, the single was mentioned in NMEs “Radar Tip Of The Day” by Matt Wilkinson,This Is Fake DIYs single review by Chelsea Cochrane and Killing Moon Limited’s “Track Of The Day”. The track was also played by Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6, Clint Boon on XFM and John Richards on KEXP.

The band released new song in anticipation to their upcoming sophomore album via Stereogum.  “Black Infinity (Upside Down)” had its premiere on 18 September 2015.

In December 2015 it was announced that the band’s second album would be called “No Illusions” and would be released on the 15th April 2016 – exactly three years after the release of their debut album, Graceless.

Another song was released on 3 February 2016 following up the news of band’s first European Tour in May 2016. Fred Perry Subculture premiered “The Tape Of You”, saying “SULK have the songs and substance where it counts, and their second LP “No Illusions“, will reportedly push their British indie-pop sound forward to win new ground.”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia