In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and recent UK government advice we have decided to cancel all of our upcoming events until further notice.
This hasn’t been an easy decision but the safety and well-being of the public and staff must be a priority at this time. All ticket holders will be refunded at the point of purchase.
We will be speaking to our venues on a regular basis to see when we can safely return to promoting events.
As independent promoters this is going to have huge financial implications for us so please bare with us over the coming months as we work this out.
We hope to reschedule all club nights and gigs later in the year when things are a little clearer. Stay safe.
Our podcast is back with our favourite songs from the past month.
We kick off with The Tubs and the brilliant “I Don’t Know How It Works”.
Adwaith continue their superb run of singles with “Lan Y Môr” and Baxter Dury puts out “I’m Not Your Dog” from his forthcoming The Night Chancers album.
Wesley Gonzalez is back with “Change” and so too are The Magnetic Fields with “The Day the Politicians Died” from their newly announced Quickies LP.
Cate Le Bon & Group Listening reimagine “The Light” from Reward and Sufjan Stevens collaborates with Lowell Brams on “The Runaround”.
Duncan Barrett releases his second solo album Raise the Effra! and we lift “North Wood” from that alongside the latest from Strawberry Generation and Massage.
“Rip the Price Off” is the lead single from Store Front’s imminent Task EP plus theres’s Papur Wal, Es and Porridge Radio.
Also on the podcast there’s Flyying Colours, Seablite, Hanya, Ezra Furman, Ralegh Long and The Little Hands of Asphalt.
You can support the podcast and the bands featured by subscribing to our Mixcloud Select page.
Since 2009 we have invited numerous people to guest DJ at the club. These have included former international footballers Gaizka Mendieta and 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 poet laureate 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 Belle and Sebastian, 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, Keel Her, Night Flowers, Fever Dream, Flowers, Shrag, GHUM, 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, Mammoth Penguins, 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.
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Our free entry gig night is on the first Saturday 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 Allo Darlin’, Sweet Baboo, Darren Hayman, The Spook School, The Wave Pictures, Lætitia Sadier, Withered Hand, Rozi Plain, Tigercats, Sea Pinks, Flowers, GHUM, Standard Fare, Night Flowers, Shrag, Peaness, Stanley Brinks, bdrmm, Evans the Death, The Just Joans, Average Sex, Marine, Witching Waves, Young Romance, Papernut Cambridge, Freschard, Ralegh Long, Chorusgirl, The Leaf Library, Seabirds, Fever Dream, Mammoth Penguins, Adwaith, Suggested Friends, Just Handshakes, Wolf Girl, Jessica’s Brother, Rotifer, Being There, LUST, Jean K, Winnaretta, Foundlings, The Great Electric, Firestations, Birdie, Lyys, Red Red Eyes, Jack Hayter, Model Village, David Callahan, Savage Mansion, Pocketbooks, Melby, Deerful, CIEL, The Understudies, Yukka, Rosehip Teahouse, Emma Kupa, Cosines, Alan Tyler, Red Shoe Diaries, L I P S, Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something, Two Tribes, SUDS, Panic Pocket, Mikey Collins, Violet Woods, Schande, The Catenary Wires, Ski Saigon, David Tattersall, Nice Church, Sprinters, Hanya, Enderby’s Room, Alex Chilltown, The Hayman Kupa Band, Jeremy Tuplin, Clingfilm, Secret Power, Worst Place, th’sheridans, Adults, Gold Baby, Cat Apostrophe, Protection Spells, Whitelands, The Tubs and Flirting.
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We’re back at The Victoria on Saturday 7th March and we’re having a Talking Heads Special.
Our guest DJ is Jessica Gladstone from Hot Gossip. Expect to hear the best from Talking Heads: 77, More Songs About Buildings and Food, Fear of Music, Remain in Light, Speaking in Tongues and more. If you have any song requests you can post them in the Facebook event.
We’ll be playing Talking Heads alongside our mix of indiepop, post-punk and new wave music.
And She Was . Artists Only . The Big Country . The Book I Read . Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) . Burning Down the House . Cities . Crosseyed and Painless . Don’t Worry About the Government . Found a Job . Girlfriend Is Better . The Girls Want to Be With the Girls . Heaven . I Zimbra . I’m Not in Love . Life During Wartime . Love For Sale . Making Flippy Floppy . New Feeling . (Nothing But) Flowers . Once in a Lifetime . Psycho Killer . Pull Up the Roots . Pulled Up . Puzzlin’ Evidence . Radio Head . Road to Nowhere . Sax and Violins . Slippery People . Stay Hungry . Stay Up Late . Swamp . Take Me to the River . Television Man . Tentative Decisions . Thank You For Sending Me An Angel . This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) . Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town . What a Day That Was . Wild Wild Life
Formed back at the start of 2018, SUDS are three gals, one lad and a variety of instruments based out of Peterborough. In March last year they caught the ear of many with their debut EP, It Suits Me Well, which showcased just how far their friendship, and their music had come. They closed out a break-out 2019 with the Bill Ryder-Jones produced single You’ll Feel Better.
SUDS’ sound is one of atmospheric guitar sketches, soft soaring vocals and creative rhythms, the sound of creative people casting off the shackles of the daily grind and letting their musical imaginations run wild. The band have recently completed work on a brand new EP, so expect new material from a band who’s musical journey is just getting started.
Beginning life as the solo project of frontman Neil Jarvis, Sprinters first emerged back in 2017 with their self-titled debut album on Icecapades. Two years later, and now a four-piece band, the band have recently released their second album, Struck Gold, on the Madrid-based Meritorio Records.
Struck Gold is something of a re-invention for the band, the indiepop that emerged from Neil’s solo songwriting largely removed and replaced with songs that are noisier, sharper and more focused than ever before. The result of taking a year out to focus entirely on this new record, the tracks on Struck Gold seem to push Sprinters’ sound; the gentle janglers are lusher and more swoonsome, the angular numbers are crisper, the noisier sections, terrifically loud and thrilling, which bodes very nicely for a live set that might just blow you away.