We’re back on Saturday 19th January at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.
Our guest DJ is Chris Geddes from Belle and Sebastian. We’re big fans of the band so we’re thrilled to welcome him to the club for the first time. He’ll be DJing from midnight and if you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.
We’ll be playing our mix of indiepop, post-punk, new wave and sixties music.
Allo Darlin’ . Alvvays . The Beatles . Belle and Sebastian . Best Coast . Blondie . David Bowie . Camera Obscura . The Clash . The Concretes . The Cure . Delta 5 . Depeche Mode . Bob Dylan . The Fall . Flowers . Gang of Four . Iggy Pop . Joanna Gruesome . Joy Division . Cate Le Bon . Le Tigre . Manic Street Preachers . McCarthy . New Order . Night Flowers . Orange Juice . The Pains of Being Pure at Heart . The Pastels . Pulp . The Raincoats . Sacred Paws . The Shop Assistants . Shrag . Simon & Garfunkel . Siouxsie and the Banshees . The Slits . Slow Club . Patti Smith . The Smiths . Standard Fare . Talking Heads . Talulah Gosh. Teleman . Tom Tom Club . The Vaselines . The Velvet Underground . Veronica Falls . Wire . X-Ray Spex
Advance tickets have sold out. There will be a limited number available on the door.
Entry is free and support comes from Cat Apostrophe.
Formed back in the early months of 2018, Gold Baby are a collection of old friends who met while playing in various bands and solo guises on the North London DIY scene. Through a string of well received shows, and a handful of impressive singles, they have already caught the ear of burgeoning audience. The band have recently been in the studio working on further material to be shared with the world in the early months of this year.
Gold Baby’s sound is one that fuses slacker-rock and dance floor ready indie; jangling guitar lines and tight rhythms create a base atop which vocalist Siân Alex’s lush vocals can shimmer and shine. Recent single Maggots showcased their lyrical sincerity, recalling the likes of Hop Along or Courtney Barnett as Siân detailed the feeling of never quite living up to your own expectations. With their perfect recollections of the insecurities and instabilities of finding your place in the world, Gold Baby seem to be a band ready to grasp whatever opportunities come their way.
Cat Apostrophe are a four-piece bands from Leeds who deal in radically soft pop. The band have been making music for over a decade now, releasing a series of well received EPs as well as playing shows with DIY favourites including The Spook School, Wolf Girl and Dream Wife. With new material on the horizon expect to hear more slow, sad songs about awkward sex, surviving and finding glimmers of hope in the hardest of places.
We’re back with a Synthpop Special on Friday 1st February at The Victoria.
Our guest DJ is Bob Brown from Shrag. He’s DJed at all of our synthpop nights playing the likes of New Order, LCD Soundsystem, The Human League, Future Islands, Soft Cell, OMD and more. You can listen to one of his past playlists on Spotify. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.
We’ll be playing synthpop, krautrock and electronic inspired music from the past to the present day.
Associates . The Avalanches . Blancmange . Bronski Beat . The Buggles . Can . The Communards . CSS . The Cure . Daft Punk . Depeche Mode . Devo . Django Django . Electronic . Brian Eno . Erasure . Eurythmics . FFS . Fiction Factory . Future Islands . Heaven 17 . The Horrors . Hot Chip . The Human League . Japan . Joy Division . The Knife . Kraftwerk . La Roux . Ladyhawke . LCD Soundsystem . Neu! . New Order . Gary Numan . of Montreal . Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark . Pet Shop Boys . The Postal Service . The Radio Dept . Saint Etienne . Simple Minds . Soft Cell . Sparks . Stereolab . Donna Summer . Tears For Fears . The The . Visage . Wild Nothing . Yazoo
Our new music podcast returns as we pick our favourite tracks from the past month.
Courtney Barnett releases “Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence” from Tell Me How You Really Feel.
We lift “Staying Up Late” from the Cheerbleederz Faceplant EP out now on Alcopop! Records and Austin-based trio Fanclub put out the excellent “Stranger”.
The colloboration between Baxter Dury, Etienne de Crécy and Delilah Holliday continues with “Walk Away” and Charlotte Gainsbourg returns with the superb “Such a Remarkable Day”.
Broken Bells are back for the first time in three years with the standalone “Shelter” alongside the latest from Whitelands, Thom Yorke, Ex:Re, Jeremy Tuplin and Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business.
Also on the podcast there’s Julia Holter, Kurt Vile, Dan Mangan, Juliana Hatfield, Our Girl, Gold Baby, Redford, Hollow Hand and J Fernandez.
You can subscribe to our Mixcloud page for all of our monthly podcasts.
Since 2009 we have invited numerous people to guest DJ at the club. These have included former international footballer Pat Nevin, comedians Josie Long, Robin Ince and Michael Legge, broadcasters Gideon Coe, Jon Hillcock, Colin Murray and Dougie Anderson, writers Jon Ronson, Pete Paphides and Simon Price and the poet Simon Armitage. The club also takes place in Berlin, Glasgow and Brighton and previously in Oslo and Bergen.
Among the bands, record labels and club nights that have DJed are Edwyn Collins, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Pastels, Franz Ferdinand, Allo Darlin’, Darren Hayman, Veronica Falls, Slow Club, Talulah Gosh, Teleman, The Wave Pictures, Summer Camp, Lætitia Sadier, Withered Hand, Standard Fare, Let’s Wrestle, Joanna Gruesome, Tigercats, The Spook School, Night Flowers, Fever Dream, Flowers, Shrag, Evans the Death, Betty and the Werewolves, Ballboy, Acid House Kings, Rotifer, The Just Joans, Average Sex, Cosines, Being There, Red Shoe Diaries, MJ Hibbett, Pocketbooks, Moustache of Insanity, The Rosie Taylor Project, The Understudies, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, Beds in Parks, Northern Portrait, Labrador Records, Moshi Moshi Records, Fortuna POP!, Where It’s At Is Where You Are, Spiral Scratch, Things To Make and Do, Unpop, Big Pink Cake, On The Beach, The Hangover Lounge, Librarian’s Wanted, Stolen Wine Social, Nuisance, Mind Your Own Business, Mixtape, Star Shaped, What Difference Does It Make and STOP, PLAY.
★ Upcoming Dates ★
Saturday 16th February // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets
Friday 1st March // The Velvet Underground Special // The Victoria // Tickets
Saturday 16th March // The Shacklewell Arms // Tickets
Our free entry gig night is on the first Friday of the month at The Victoria where we promote new bands. We also put on events across London with the best new and established artists.
Bands that have played at our shows include Sweet Baboo, Allo Darlin’, Darren Hayman, The Wave Pictures, The Spook School, Lætitia Sadier, Withered Hand, Night Flowers, Rozi Plain, Tigercats, Sea Pinks, Flowers, Peaness, Standard Fare, Shrag, Fever Dream, Stanley Brinks, Evans the Death, The Just Joans, Marine, Firestations, Young Romance, Papernut Cambridge, Freschard, Ralegh Long, Chorusgirl, The Leaf Library, Witching Waves, Seabirds, Mammoth Penguins, Adwaith, Suggested Friends, Just Handshakes, Wolf Girl, Jessica’s Brother, Rotifer, Being There, LUST, Jean K, Winnaretta, Foundlings, The Great Electric, Birdie, Lyys, Red Red Eyes, Jack Hayter, Model Village, David Callahan, Pocketbooks, Deerful, The Understudies, Yukka, Emma Kupa, Cosines, Alan Tyler, Red Shoe Diaries, Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something, Two Tribes, Panic Pocket, Mikey Collins, Violet Woods, Jen Schande, The Catenary Wires, Ski Saigon, David Tattersall, Hanya, Enderby’s Room, The Hayman Kupa Band, Jeremy Tuplin, Clingfilm, Worst Place, Adults and Flirting.
★ Upcoming Dates ★
Friday 1st March // Protection Spells + Whitelands // The Victoria // Free Entry
Saturday 6th April // The Victoria // Free Entry
We start the year with a Pulp Special on Saturday 12th January at The Victoria.
Our guest DJ is Bobby Foster from London’s top Britpop night Star Shaped. We’ll also have ex-footballer Pat Nevin on co-DJing duties. Expect to hear the best from It, Freaks, Separations, His ‘N’ Hers, Different Class, This Is Hardcore and We Love Life and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.
We’ll be playing Pulp alongside our usual mix of indiepop, post-punk and new wave music.
A Little Soul . Acrylic Afternoons . After You . Babies . Bad Cover Version . Bar Italia . Common People . Countdown . Death II . Disco 2000 . Dishes . Do You Remember the First Time? . Don’t You Want Me Anymore? . F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E . Glory Days . Happy Endings . Have You Seen Her Lately? . Help the Aged . I Spy . I Want You . I’m a Man . Joyriders . Last Day of the Miners’ Strike . Lipgloss . Little Girl (With the Blue Eyes) . Looking For Life . Master of the Universe . Mile End . Mis-Shapes . Monday Morning . My Legendary Girlfriend . My Lighthouse . P.T.A. . Party Hard . Pencil Skirt . Pink Glove . Razzmatazz . Seconds . She’s a Lady . Something Changed . Sorted For E’s & Wizz . Sunrise . Sylvia . The Day After the Revolution . The Fear . The Trees . They Suffocate At Night . This Is Hardcore . TV Movie . Underwear
Entry is free and support comes from The Tubs.
Formed back in 2012, Glasgow’s Life Model are in some ways a testament to the art of taking your time. The quartet’s take on dream pop has seen them gradually accrue a sizeable audience with ever more impressive releases. Their 2017 EP, Lucky, released via Durham’s Frux Tapes label, was a fantastic and fascinating collection, while Real Estate, their offering on a recent split single with fellow-Glaswegian’s Home Economics, was to our ears, their finest track to date.
Making textural soundscapes that hark back to the glory days of shoegaze, Life Model revel in a world of reverberating guitars, crashing drum hits and glorious rumbles of bass. In the centre of all the chaotic noise, Sophie Evans’ vocal adds a crystalline shimmer, that is deserving of the frequent comparisons it receives with The Sundays’ Harriet Wheeler and the Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser.
The Tubs are members of Joanna Gruesome, The Snivellers, Garden Centre and Flowers who try to find the Antipodean Sound. They aim for The Clean, Dick Diver and The Stroppies, misfire and land in strange territory. Here they find The Cleaners from Venus wandering around, and offer them a Tubsmans Salute.