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iTunes chart topper comes to the South West
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'Let them eat cake' by Philip Harris “'Let them eat cake' was a kind of reinterpretation of a Marie Antoinette type character. I wanted to produce a piece which was a slightly modern take on the opulence and style of the rococo era and get the chance to draw a monkey with a hat on in it!,” says Philip Harris, who’s been working as a illustrator for four years now, since finishing his Illustration degree at Plymouth University. Find out more at www.philipharrisillustration.co.uk
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News Feed Boardmasters, the mighty music and action sports festival being held at Newquay’s Fistral Bay on 7 – 11 August has added some all-new exciting surf comps to it’s impressive line-up. Since 1981 Boardmasters has been an integral part of the British surf scene. From humble beginnings as a small surf competition, the festival is now home to one of the most exciting surf events on the British surfing calendar, embracing homegrown surf talent more than ever before. Existing surf comps at Boardmasters include the legendary Men’s Open, with 2002 champion and twice UK Pro Tour champion Russell Winter and 2012 UK Pro Tour champion Jayce Robinson already confirmed to take to the waves, is the return of the Women’s open, featuring English women’s champion, Keisha Eyre and 2012 UK Pro Champion Evie Johnson. The exciting new 2013 additions will include the Pro Junior (under 20’s) and Grom Masters (Under 16’s mixed competition) where Boardmasters will be showcasing the very best of the up and coming talent that the UK has to offer. Look out for under-18 2012 Champion Job Harriss and British Nationals Pro Junior champion, Luke Dillon. Also looking exciting is the Boardmasters Air Show featuring one of the best Aerialist in Europe, Ruebyn Ash.Music lovers will be spoilt with The 1975, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, The Lake Poets and Steve Smyth at the sell out Marley Beach Sessions gigs. Get tickets now before they are all snatched up. See www.boardmasters.co.uk
Leopallooza to host Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour Leopallooza festival, known, quite rightly, as ‘The Greatest House Party in a field’, held in Bude on August 2 – 4, has announced it will be the venue for the only UK event in the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour. A spokesperson said: “We will be hosting the inaugural ‘Jack Gear Invitational’ FBM contest over the festival weekend, on a custom built track set within the wooded grounds of Leopallooza.” The competition will showcase 40 of the best riders in the world and is set to the most exciting freestyle event in the UK, with £5000 prize fund. The tour visits several countries including Sweden, Croatia, America and Canada and now Cornwall has been added to the list. Headlining this year’s festival is the mighty Bastille, this month’s cover star. For further details see www.leopallooza.com
Local Charities Benefit from Porthleven Masked Ball Porthleven Town Council, Surfers Against Sewage, Porthleven Community School and Pants Matters have all benefited from a recent £2,600 donation from Masked Ball Productions. Masked Ball Productions, the organisers of the annual Porthleven Masked Ball, have said they donated the money as a way of giving something back to local people. Kelvin Batt, of The Masked Ball said: “Although we use local businesses wherever possible in putting on our events, we felt that it would be good to give something to people who do not benefit directly from the ball.” For info on the next Masked Ball, see www.maskedball.net.
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Half Price Beach Break Live Tickets for 247 Readers *** Exclusive Reader Offer *** Celebrate the start of the summer (and the end of your exams if you’re a student) in style with 20,000 other revelers on the 20 – 24 of this month at Beach Break Live in Newquay, when the town is taken over by the festival. This year marks the seventh annual festival and sees it move to take over Newquay and Fistral Bay, abandoning its previous single site set up. It’s one of our favourite festies, not only because it always boast a great line up – this year’s includes David Rodigan, Delvin, Jake Bugg and Dub Pistols, but because there’s a whole host of other stuff on offer too. The extreme sports offering including kitesurfing, surfing, wakeboarding and windsurfing with competitions, taster sessions, pro demos, and tuition. There’s plenty of frivolous fun too – think circus, comedy, cider n ale festivals, after parties, theatre, boats and more. With the special 247 promotion, a silver ticket gets you 3 days all venue access and cost £20 or a gold ticket gets you venue access and 4 nights accommodation and costs £65. Book your tickets from www.beachbreaklive. com/247
News Feed Brisfest Line Up Announced Primal Scream, The Toddla T Sound and Dr Meaker all confirmed Brisfest is a not-for-profit celebration of the Best of the South West, which prides itself on showcasing rising stars and future talent from the region alongside international headliners. It’s being held on 21 – 22 September, at Ashton Court Estate in Bristol and the line up, which has just been announced, is looking great. There’ll be around a dozen stages to choose from with music from acts including Primal Scream, The Toddla T Sound, Dr Meaker, Yes Sir Boss, The Boxettes, Land Of The Giants, The John E Vistic Experience, Forestears, Fabio & Grooverider, Kurtis Blow, DJ Ez, Chester P, DJ Dazee ft Carasel, Ramson Badbones & Twizzy, Daisy Chapman, Bucucrasu, South Divide, The Trish Brown Band, Lund Quartet, Young Kato,Typesun, Cheeba, Lumen, Cars On Fire, Hello Lazarus, Oxygen Thief, Isola Dusk, RSVP, Mankala, Amadou Diagne, Batch Gueye & The Band, Aji Pa Ti, Baila La Cumbia, Clayton Blizzard, Saskia Maxwell, Becky Elder, Louise Latham, Technical Itch, The DJ Producer, Ghost, M.D.S, Amen-Tal, and Bashout Allstars.Tickets cost £31 for both days, see www.brisfest.co.uk for more info, tickets and full line up.
race will attract over 2500 participants and spectators. The after party looks good too with Wille and the Bandits, Joe Biddle and Plymouth University DJ’s all performing. Fancy it? Sign up at www.rocksolidrace.com
Get Ready for NASS NASS, the epic three-day lifestyle festival for 15,000 lovers of music, skate and bmx, is back next month, July 11 – 13 at the Bath and West Showground, Somerset. There’s loads going on at NASS and it just gets better every year - the atmosphere is amazing! Watch pro BMX and skate stars pull amazing tricks and compete for gold and even have a go yourself on the purpose built skate and bike parks. There are five music stages catering for loves of dubstep, DnB, punk and rock, with a sick line up including Nas, Katy B, Hadouken!, Zane Lowe, Andy C, Benga, Shy FX, Mistajam, Jakwob and loads more. Fancy pitching your tent and getting in on the action? See www. nassfestival.com for more info and tickets which cost £89/£99.
Gravity Rally returns to Exmoor Last year saw Gravity Enduro really established itself in the UK. Mondraker Gravity was probably the least serious Gravity Enduro that the UK has seen but the riders had a riot; the riding was good, the atmosphere relaxed and it even managed to get some sunshine – we are stoked it’s returning to Exmoor next month, on July 6-7, into the small village of Porlock, taking over the National Trust's Holnicote Estate. Expect two days of riding action, plenty of opportunity to explore Exmoor, the Exmoor Ales bar, mega prize raffle, stands and tech support from some of the best names in mountain biking. There's a completely new route, more timed stages and more entertainment to make the event even bigger and better than 2012. Entry is open now at www.ridegravity. co.uk, it's £40 for the first 300 riders with a free pair of RWD brake pads for all entrants, free pint of Exmoor ale and some basic free camping for the weekend too.
Extreme Obstacle Race comes to Plymouth RockSolidRace, a mass participation obstacle race event is to be held at Newnham Park, Plymouth, on August 31. It’s a full on cocktail of mud, sweat and teamwork that will push your mettle to the max…Entrants will take on the brutal 5km or 10km assault course, both of which will involve racers crawling under barbed wire ‘The Wire’, scaling 8ft walls ‘Wall to Wall’, jumping fire ‘Inferno’ and having a dip in some ice skips ‘Shiver me Trainers’, along with many other treats - there are over 30 obstacles. The www.247magazine.co.uk
SOUL II SOUL ANNOUNCED TO HEADLINE ELECTRIC BEACH Electric Beach festival returns to Newquay’s Watergate Bay this summer on August 31. The impressive line up of world class acts and local artists playing the one day music event has just got better with iconic R’n’B and dance act SOUL II SOUL announced as this year’s headliner! More acts will be announced in the coming weeks so keep your eyes on www.electricbeachfestival.co.uk, where you can also buy tickets.
Electronic Music Weekender comes to Devon August 24 – 26 will see Fragments come to the Devon countryside, bringing you the first installment of their love filled festival. The mammoth line up includes some of the UK's finest artists, on an intimate scale and includes Joker & Buggsy, Alix Perez FT Jehst live PA, Jehst & Micall Parknsun W/ DJ Jazz T, DJ Crises, Buggsy Live PA, Rollz and Panda. A third announcement of acts is still to be announced too! Early bird tickets are £30, second release £40 and third release £50. Over 18’s only and ID may be required. A postcode to the site will be emailed to you once you purchase a ticket, get yours from www. undergroundtickets.net
Inner Circle Festival Digital Minds brings us this three-day party in the form of Inner Circle festival on the 12 – 14 of July. Music will be a mixture of psytrance, progressive, techno and alternative, house, dub and breaks. Tickets cost £20 for the weekend and parking is £5 or free if you travel with more than two people in your car. Location to be confirmed, see www.facebook.com/events/162466963922402
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7-23 June Bianco Creative Common, Bristol Internationally renowned for its dramatic live contemporary circus performance, blending jaw-dropping skills with untamed elegance and subversive edge, NoFit State returns with Bianco, co-produced with The Eden Project. The show is an immersive promenade experience that takes place above, behind and all around a standing audience. With a constantly evolving narrative set to a pounding soundtrack performed by a live band, this is an all-consuming theatrical experience that is not to be missed. www.creativecommon.co.uk
20-24 June Beachbreak Live Newquay Taking over 30 venues in Newquay with 300 acts providing 100hrs of music and non-stop party action over the four days, expect beach parties, secret gigs in greasy spoons, big club events, harbourside cinema, hidden rooftop raves, pool and beach parties, circus acts and the main stage on Fistral Beach – the UK’s most famous surfing location! With a range of accommodation options including camping, surf lodges, tipi’s, caravan’s glamping and boutique hotels – there is no excuse for missing out. Acts playing amongst the mayhem include Jake Bugg, Devlin, Foreign Beggars, Skream, Shy FX, Eats Everything, The Cuban Brothers, Jackmaster and many more. And, you can get HALF PRICE tickets with us, just go to www.beachbreaklive.com/247
8 June Just Jack Motion, Bristol Fresh from smashing it at Love Saves the Day festival over the May bank holiday, DJ Mag’s Best British Club Night 2012 winners return to their faithful warehouse for a special party in association with Eastern Electrics Festival (taking place on 2-4 August in Knebworth). Tonight’s headliner is A Guy Called Gerald (aka Ricky Rouge and other aliases) and is one of the most influential UK acts of all time. Support comes from Dan Ghenacia, Delano Smith, Tiger & Woods, Mark E, resident Tom Rio and many more, with Shapes and Club Tropicana hosting the other rooms. www.justjack.org
21-23 June GoldCoast Oceanfest Croyde, North Devon Hugely respected and deeply ensconced on the music and beach sports calendar, the ‘Oceanfest’ hosts a unique format of beach and sea focused events. Top international surf and skate professionals enjoy a chilled ambience amongst the fiercest competition next to an oceanside arena hosting the music stage with Bastille headlining Saturday, supported by Gabrielle Aplin. Iconic Australian Xavier Rudd headlines Friday night and is supported by the brilliant Willy Mason with another 20 live acts over the weekend. There is also a trade village incorporating licensed bars & international cuisine alongside an adrenalin zone, complete with demos, exhibitions, sampling booths, simulators and the beach! Only a few tickets left at www.goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk
21-23 June Maker Festival
15 June The Orb
Rame Peninsular, Cornwall Featuring live music, cabaret, DJs, workshops and antics on a breathtakingly beautiful location in South East Cornwall. Acts playing include Subgiant, Mankala, Chainska Brassika, Breaks Collective, Joe Driscoll, Land of the Giants and many more across the four stages covering everything from funk to punk and reggae to jazz with plenty of crazy cabaret and comedy in between! The Open Mic stage is always popular alongside the shabby chic Random Arms whilst the Energy Room becomes the dance zone for the weekend. www.makerfestival.co.uk
St Ives Taking over 30 venues in Newquay with 300 acts providing 100hrs of music and non-stop party action over the four days, expect beach parties, secret gigs in greasy spoons, big club events, harbourside cinema, hidden rooftop raves, poolt beach parties, circus acts and the main stage on Fistral Beach – the UK’s most famous surfing location! With a range of accommodation options including camping, surf lodges, tipi’s, caravan’s glamping and boutique hotels – there is no excuse for missing out. Acts playing amongst the mayhem include Jake Bugg, Devlin, Foreign Beggars, Skream, Shy FX, Eats Everything, The Cuban Brothers, Jackmaster and many more. And, you can get HALF PRICE tickets with us, just go to www.beachbreaklive.com/247
Recommended 26-30 June Glastonbury Festival
21–23 June Rock Osyter Festival Rock, Cornwall A mid summer celebration of food, music and art at Dinham House, on the banks of the River Camel. Bands playing including Slamboree, Smerins Anti Social Club, 3 Daft Monkeys, Martha Tilston, Extra Curricular, Seas of Mirth and many more. Alongside the music, food and chefs share the top billing and you’re in for a seafood and artisan produce gastronomic treat. Local chefs and visiting chefs will share their secrets and demonstrate what makes them special, guests include Paul Ainsworth (No. 6), James Nathan (The Green Room), Jack Stein, Thom Hunt (Hunter gatherer star of Channel 4′s ’3 Hungry Boys), Stephane Delourme and many more. Camp onsite over the solstice weekend or just drop in for the day, with good food, oysters and good music, it’s highly recommended! www.rockoysterfestival.co.uk
22 June WOMAD, Bristol Zoo Bristol Two stages of world music with performers from around the world will come alive in the heart of the zoo. Acts appearing include The Dhol Foundation from India, Sarah Savoy & The Francadians (USA/France), The Barons of Tang (Australia), Diabel Cissokho (Senegal) and Katy Carr & The Aviators. You can also explore the zoo, see the animals and find out about the conservation work the zoo is involved with, truly a unique music location. Tickets from www.bristolzoo.org.uk
Glastonbury The biggest and best festival of the summer and it’s right on our doorstep. The Rolling Stones, Artic Monkeys and Mumford and Sons headline the Pyramid stage, if your one of the 175,000 people lucky enough to have a ticket, go and enjoy over thousand acts across 53 stages. No ticket? Then check out the BBC who will be live-streaming the Pyramid, Other, John Peel, West Holt, Park and BBC Introducing music stages all weekend online, as well as selected sets on TV and radio. www. glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
29–30 June & 2 July Eden Sessions St Austell Series of one-day festivals held amongst the world famous biomes. This years sessions include the Kaiser Chiefs on 29 June, Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros supported by Daughter Willy Mason and Mwahah on 30 June, Mercury music prize winners The XX supported by Chic, featuring Nile Rogers on 2 July and Jessie J on 13 & 14 July. www.edensessions.com
22-30 June Golowan Festival Penzance Week long celebration of midsummer and the old traditions of the Feast of St. John, culminates with a spectacular Mazey Day parade full of giant sculptures on 29 June. Tens of thousands of people attend each year to see the colourful and loud processions involving hundreds of local people. The night before, on Mazey Eve sees the election of the Mock Mayor of the Quay and after a spectacular fireworks display, the appearance of Penglaz, Penzance's 'Obby 'Oss, accompanied by the Golowan Band. Quay Fair Day, the day after Mazey Day, is a more relaxed affair, still with plenty of entertainment and a bustling market, this time based around Penzance Harbour. www.golowan.org
6 July St. Paul’s Carnival Bristol Running since 1968, over 100,000 people descend on this area of Bristol for the biggest one-day party of the year in the city. Alongside the famous street parade there are over 15 sound systems playing different styles of music, live stages featuring local and international artists, spoken word corner co-ordinated by local poets, stalls offering a taste of foods from different continents (more BBQ chicken than you could ever wish for!) and a creative environment for families located in St. Agnes Park. Carnival starts at 1pm, sound systems run until 11pm, then they’re numerous after parties, get your 2gether As One Wristband and get into nine club venues including Lakota, Blue mountain, Basement 45, Malcolm X, Exchange and more to see over 60 DJ’s. www.stpaulscarnival.co.uk magazine | 11
â€œI still write songs on my own, they obviously have an element of me in them, I have a strong idea of what I want a song to be and just get on with it and then the rest of the band will input into it further down the line, but Iâ€™m the main driving force behind them.â€? 12 |
We catch up with Bastille’s frontman, Dan Smith, ahead of their headlining slots at GoldCoast Oceanfest and Leopallooza Alternative rock band, Bastille, whose name derives from Bastille Day, an event celebrated on 14 July, which happens to be the same date lead vocalist, Dan Smith, was born, formed back in 2010. Initially Bastille was singer-songwriter Dan’s solo project, but he later decided to form a band instead. We kicked off by asking Dan if he prefers working alone or with a band: “I still write songs on my own, they obviously have an element of me in them, I have a strong idea of what I want a song to be and just get on with it and then the rest of the band will input into it further down the line, but I’m the main driving force behind them.” Success has come quickly for Bastille - only a year after forming EMI Music announced that they had offered Bastille a record contract with Virgin Records and their debut single, "Overjoyed" was released in April 2012. A second single, "Bad Blood" in August 2012, getting to number ninety in the charts. It was their third track, “Flaws” that was to be their first track to enter the charts inside the Top 40, debuting at twenty-one. February this year saw them release a fourth single, "Pompeii” this time to huge demand and charting at number two in the UK and numberone in Scotland. Their first studio album, Bad Blood, was released a month later, in March this year, and debuted at the top the UK Albums Chart, as well as having firmly rooted themselves in the Radio 1 playlist - quite the achievement for a new band. We asked Dan how it feels to have come such a long way in a very short space of time: “It’s
been an interesting few years, lots of unexpected things have happened and it feels a bit unreal at times. I’ve been working with the band for two years now, everything settled down and we have tight thing going on, we spend so much time together, they are like an extended family!” The band has ben successful with their live shows too, selling out two UK tours. Bastille are set to rock the South West this month – on June 22nd they are set to headline the always awesome GoldCoast Oceanfest in Croyde, North Devon, Glastonbury on June 28th and Leopallooza on August 3rd. We asked Dan, how he felt about headlining Oceanfest and Leopallooza and if he was planning to fit in a surf: “I can’t surf as we live in land locked London, but our drummer, Woody who is from Plymouth, is properly up for it. We’re never headlined anything before, so are quite nervous, but the crowd can expect a reflection of our recent mix tape and a good upbeat show – we want them to have a good time and hopefully that will come across.” The band have also been confirmed as a support act to perhaps one of the greatest South West bands ever, Muse, alongside previously announced special guest Dizzie Rascal. They’ll be playing Ricoh Stadium in Coventry, Emirates Stadium in London and Etihad Stadium in Manchester. “We’re nervous, we’ve never played at such big arenas before and it’s quite worrying knowing that there all the people out there haven’t come to see you!,” says Dan honestly. We think you’ll do just fine.
See Bastille live this month at Oceanfest in Croyde North Devon on June 22, at Glastonbury on June 28 and at Leopallooza on August 3.
Bastille are: Dan Smith, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Will Farquarson and Kyle Simmons.
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From YouTube sensation to iTunes chart-topper – Oxford-based solo artist Lewis Watson tells As a singer-songwriter in 2013, how do you know when you’ve really made it? Is it when you’ve topped the singer-songwriter chart on iTunes? When your videos have been watched over three-million times on YouTube? Or when you’ve signed your first recording contract with one of the Big Three record labels? In the case of 20-year-old Lewis Watson, it’s all of the above – and then some. But for the young acoustic guitarist, who released his third EP ‘The Wild’ earlier this year on Warner Music, a big clue came when people began uploading their own versions of his songs to YouTube, exactly as he’d done when he was first starting out. “To see and hear people starting the way I did, by playing songs that they love, makes me really happy. And they’re my songs.” He continues, “Even the ones that might not be as musically amazing as some of the others, they still fill me with the same feeling because they’ve taken the time to learn the songs and play them. I’m completely over the moon about it.” Just three years after playing Bombay Bicycle Club songs in front of his webcam, Lewis has already left the confines of his bedroom behind for the joys of recording studios and life on the road. Looking back, he admits that it can be overwhelming to think about how quickly things have changed. “I didn’t even think I’d ever do a gig. I just wanted to play music because it was new to me and I really enjoyed it. I wanted an audience, but without having to play in front of people.”
It’s difficult to imagine that someone who recently played three consecutive nights at the world-famous Sydney Opera House - alongside fellow UK soloist Birdy – is the same young man that, just a few years earlier, suffered with pre-gig jitters. “The nerves are still there,” he admits. “But I’ve kind of learnt to thrive off them and use them to psych myself up and think, this is going to be the best gig I’ve played.” One of the things that makes Lewis’s speedy rise towards stardom particularly incredible is the modest musical background he had before taking his first few strides into the music scene.
“To see and hear people starting the way I did, by playing songs that they love, makes me really happy. And they’re my songs.” 14 |
s 247’s Rob Sleigh why he’s looking forward to his first-ever South West dates this month… Far from being a college-trained guitar player and vocalist like many of his peers, his first encounter with an instrument came just a few months before his first home recording, when he was given a guitar for his 16th birthday. “As soon as I picked it up, I was writing songs. They were all awful, of course. I don’t think any of them have seen the light of day [laughs].” Following in the footsteps of Radiohead and Foals, Lewis is the latest in a long line of young artists to hail from the musical rabbit’s foot that is Oxford. But while he modestly admits that the city provided a starting block for aspiring musicians like himself, it’s
clear that his subsequent success has been down to more than just luck and growing up in the right place. “Oxford’s full of pubs and there was an open mike night every night of the week. When I started doing gigs, I think I did an open mike every night for a couple of months.” As the good old days of webcams and open mikes continue to fade into the distant past for Lewis, he prepares to head out on his second UK tour of the year. This time around, he’ll be making his live debut here in the South West, with dates lined up in Exeter and Yeovil. “I love being on the road and, if the last tour is anything to go by, this one’s going to be very fun. I’m going to places that I haven’t been to in my life. I don’t think I’ve been down to the South West before, even for pleasure, so it will be very cool to go there and put on a gig and meet the people that are listening to my music. I’m very, very excited. I can’t wait.” See Lewis Watson at Yeovil Westland on June 16 and Exeter Cavern on June 17. See lewiswatsonmusic.com and www.youtube.com/holyloowis
Watch his latest single, Calling here
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Patrick James Pearson Band We talk to Patrick James Pearson about why his powerful and gritty three piece keyboard driven outfit are releasing their debut album, And So It Goes, on limited edition double vinyl Interview: Ellie Hudson-Hopton The Patrick James Pearson band are geared up to launch their debut album, And So It Goes, on limited edition double vinyl, available from the city's record store, Last Shop Standing, in Bretonside Bus Station, prior to its release this month on various other digital formats - giving local fans the chance to snap it up. But in an era of CDs and more commonly downloads, we wondered what lay behind the decision to revert to a format that could be considered pretty last century… "Younger readers out there that may not understand vinyl, I don't blame you. High price tag, won't fit in a bag, need an old machine to work. It doesn't exactly sell itself in this Internet generation, and immediate consumer society. Making art is hard and sustaining it is even harder, so I'm happy for people to digest mine in any given format,” says Patrick. Vinyl is for the understanding and the passionate, or the obsessed. All I can say to the young is if you like music, give it a go. It will last longer I promise, especially when your hard drive fails...” he continues. Patrick believes that as an artist it is fundamental that you educate yourself in diverse tastes and make the effort to part with what doesn't excite and stimulate and buy what does and advises to “walk some galleries, see some shows.” He tells us he spends what little recreational money he has not on games gadgets or phone bills, but on records. “I mark every occasion in my life with one. It's buying art, affordable art, something that looks feels and smells inherently good. So when we came to release our own material voices of opinion and sonic nostalgia, under the words of Vonnegut...'And So It Goes' it wasn't really a decision to release on vinyl. It was a given. With so much weight of story and time we have dedicated to these songs as a band, it would be an injustice to treat them in any other way.” Patrick likens the band’s vinyl release to being like the oil and canvas of the music business – the costs are more, but the result is unpricable.
“To know your words and music exists tangibly is something that doesn't really compute in this modern age. To know your album hangs around in someone's collection is humbling to say the least. Sometimes putting a price on your work means you give a toss about it right?” says Patrick. Grated, it can mean you listen harder, try to relate to the music more and
"I maxed my credit card out on 250 copies - that's enough to show you're serious about what you're doing and small enough to make a limited release" ultimately are a little more bothered. The PJP Band only actually produced 250 copies and I wondered if this was to stir up a bit of rush for what could one day be a collector's item? "We're under no grand impressions that this will ever be a collector's item, although that would be rad, eh! We've put the record out ourselves. I maxed my credit card out on 250 copies - that's enough to show you're serious about what you're doing and small enough to make a limited release. It works out nicely I guess, we've nullified it by hand numbering each one l guess, so it makes it even more 'collectable'. It's nothing new, releasing a small personal number on vinyl, and who knows, a label may print up another load in time to come. But I know how great that feeling was to sit around with friends, drinking a beer and hand packing each record. That is what really makes a limited release. Not just for the collector, but for us as well. It wouldn't be the same knowing someone else shrink wrapped the bugger!” For more info about the band visit www.thepjpband.com
We catch up with Cornish solo sensation Josh Curnow ahead of his set at Rock Oyster Festival and talk tough times, lucky breaks and performing live Interview: Rachael D'Cruze There’s nothing better than lyrics written straight from the heart, something Josh Curnow cotton on to at a very early age. “It’s a mixture of my life as I was going through school. They were tough times – my school not helping me through my dyslexia and stuff like that. There was also a really bad break-up and 80% of the songs are written about that,” says gravel-voiced acoustic troubadour Josh, now 24, talking about the release of his EP ‘Me V You’. “Music is my ultimate way of getting things off my chest without confronting them – there are lots of hidden messages in my songs,” he adds earnestly. “I picked up a guitar when I was about 13 and started playing. My first instrument was the drums though, which I played since I was 11, but my older brothers had guitars, so it was inevitable that would come later,” says Josh who grew up on the North Cornish coast. He didn’t start out playing his now distinctive impassioned pop, rock and folk blend though – as a teenager he played first with a punk rock band and later with a fast temp rap-metal band. “It only takes one person to turn around and say they don’t want to do it anymore and you’re stuck,” says Josh talking about his experience with his last band who were travelling further a field and had a chance to make it before a member left. “I was heartbroken, gutted.” It was after his band has split, that he picked up a guitar and started working and re-writing all of those songs he’d channeled his energy into during school. He was 18 at this point and landed a job at a local point and things started to pick up for him – the landlord, Gary, was supportive of his music and gave him first solo gig. He also turned a blind eye to his lateness when the surf was good. His lucky break though really came years earlier when his father, the local pastor, allowed Gospel singer, Philippa Hanna and he manager producer to stay with them while she played Creation Fest. They had a jam together and the producer said he’d keep an eye on him… “I’d never heard
of her at the time,” explains Josh, “but looked her up later on and couldn’t believe it! I loved her music and bought all her albums.” Then, only after his band had split and he was down in dumps but picking himself up and working on his solo material again did producer Andy Baker get in touch about making an EP – he’d seen Josh’s solo work online. They recorded ‘Me V You’ last summer – a debut six track collection of deeply personal acoustic rock songs.
“Music is my ultimate way of getting things off my chest without confronting them – there are lots of hidden messages in my songs” “Playing live is all I want to do. Playing in front of more people I’m actually less nervous than with a small crowd. I love everything about playing live. I love entertaining – there is no better feeling,” says Josh when we asking him about his set at Rock Oyster Festival later this month. Find josh online at www.myspace.com/joshcurnow and www.facebook.com/JoshCurnowMusic. See Josh Live at Rock Oyster Festival, 21st – 23rd June at Dinham House, Nr Wadebridge, Cornwall, along with a host of other great acts including Slamboree, Smerin’s Anti-Social Club and Martha Tilston – see www.rockoysterfestival.co.uk. Josh’s EP, Me V You, is out now.
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Maaji Oceanica Dreams Bikini
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Urban Outfitters Shorts
£40, Urbanoutfitters.co.uk A summer must have is the denim short, this pair will look great when you’re playing a spot of volleyball on the beach.
Vans Era 59 in Tawny Port/Gaute
£57, Flatspot.com No summer wardrobe would be complete without a pair of Vans… we think these are particularly handsome.
Ellie wears Deep Blue Bikini by Roxy, £40, at Surfdome and Sunglasses, £2.30; from a selection at Trago Mills. Timur wears Pelly Boardies by Billabong, £50; from Sessions and Sunglasses, £5.50; from a selection at Trago Mills.
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Timur wears Chroma Boardies by Analog, £52 and Ellie wears Northshore Tropical Bikini by Billabong, £45; both from Sessions Surf Shop, Falmouth. Sunglasses; £2.30 from a selection at Trago Mills.
Ellie wears Deep Blue Tie Sides Bikini in True Black by Roxy- £39.99; from Surfdome and Sunglasses, £2.30; from a selection at Trago Mills.
Timur wears Dion Cheat Life Pool Shorts by Globe, £42; from Sessions Surf Shop, Falmouth and Classic Crew Neck T-shirt, £7; from Topman.
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Style Hunter Looking cool in Cornwall this month Photos: Eleanor Edwards
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We’re feeling fishy this month… Falmouth
The Shack Seafood Restaurant
Le Bistrot Pierre
The Shack is probably one of Falmouth’s best and least known seafood restaurants, with its quirky interior, lively atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff and divine food. The restaurant offers nibbles, starters, mains and desserts with a wide selection of wines, soft drinks, lager, cider and ale. The prices are mid range with nibbles around the £3, starters from £6.50-£9.95, mains between £9.95-£18.95 and desserts around £6. Most of the mains are daily specials rather than menu basics as all the food is caught or produced locally. The main menu consists of the classics; crab and lobster from St Ives, mussels and oysters from Fowey and scallops from Falmouth bay. Steak and vegetarian options are also available. To start we had ‘Hand Dived Jumbo Scallops’ and ‘Crispy Squid with Sweet Chilli sauce’. Both were delicious, the sauce complemented the scallops beautifully and the squid’s batter was crispy without being greasy. For the main courses we had ‘Cuttlefish Risotto Arrabbiata’ and ‘Whole St Ives Crab’ (which comes with a choice of dips). Having never had cuttlefish before, I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was really tasty with a meaty texture and fairly salty flavour, balanced by the sauce and chorizo. The crab, although delectable, isn’t recommended for the squeamish, those who don’t like getting messy or those on a first date! For dessert we had the Chocolate truffle slice served with either clotted cream or ice cream. It was heavenly, with a silky texture that I will need to reacquaint myself with very soon. Highly recommended I will definitely be returning to this splendid seafoodery. Eleanor Edwards
Brazz’s cool contemporary interior with lush seating, inventive use of colour and enormous wall mounted fish tank is a quite a welcome from the Taunton’s many rustic eateries. My friend and I were made to feel very welcome by the waiting staff, who were attentive for the duration of our meal. The menu at Brazz is extensive with choices for veggies, meat eaters and fish lovers. I liked the sound of ‘The Butcher’s Board’ – confit duck leg, chicken liver parfait, breaded chicken, cauliflower piccalilli, pickled onions and bread but we’re here to sample the fish! All of Brazz’s fish comes from the small fishing town of Brixham in Devon. I was torn between the Pan Fried Fillet of Salmon with Spinach, Braised Leek and Chive Butter Sauce and Steamed Cornish Mussels with Coconut Milk Coriander and Lime, but at the last minute played it safe with good old fish ‘n’ chips… I lucked out though as it wasn’t just ant fish and chips – the beer battered Brixham haddock came on a wooden serving board – the fish in a paper cone and the chips in a mini-frying basket – a kitsch lovers dream! Portion size was on the small size for £12.50 in my opinion but the fish was divine and the batter spot in – a perfect thin, crispy coating. It came served with minted peas & tartar sauce, which were both extremely tasty. The desert menu was too tempting to pass up, so I treated myself to lime, banana and white Chocolate with meringue, £6.50. It was possibly the most interesting and delicious desert I’ve had all year – I’m intrigued to check out some of the more interesting dishes on the menu next time. Rebecca Joynson
Le Bistrot Pierre had opened it’s doors in Plymouth’s Royal William Yard just days before we visited yet was already incredibly busy. The historic New Cooperage building was the perfect setting for authentic Provençal style food with lots of wood, foliage, interesting vintage street style lamps and tons of natural light flooding in – impressive. If you’ve a foodie, pouring over the impressive menu is a treat in itself, so you may as well make it count with an appetizer – I recommend the juicy and flavoursome mixed marinated Provençal olives. To start, I went for the ‘Fritôts de calamars’ crispy fried squid with roasted garlic mayonnaise and wasn’t disappointed. The squid tasted exceptionally fresh and wasn’t tough as it sometimes can be and the batter was perfect – light and crispy, without the grease factor. £5.75 well spent. For my main, I decided to live a little a give the whole crab a go…All the seafood at Le Bistrot Pierre is locally sourced and the crab is caught off the outskirts of Berry Head near Brixham. Although I eat crab fairly regularly, I’ve never de-shelled one myself before – luckily my friendly waiter was on hand to give me some advice and I semi-successfully managed to crack the shell and pull the meat out. It was a messy, messy job but the crab was the freshest I’ve tasted in the UK and absolutely moreish, so I was compelled to keep going with it. It came served alone with a few dips but it was so tasty I found I didn’t need it. A platter of wonderful cheeses, including nutty flavoured St. Marcellin cheese from Isere and the traditional escargot from Burgundy, and an espresso served as the perfect end to an amazing French meal. Highly recommended. Rachael D'Cruze
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Opportunities End of year degree shows:
It’s that time of year where students showcase their best work from the past year and is a chance to see the new emerging talent, the shows in fashion, art, photography and music so get along and see the next big thing for yourself! 15-26 June Plymouth University www.plmyouth.ac.uk The art degree show showcase is spread across two locations in the city – Roland Lekinsky Building / Peninsula Arts Gallery & Scott Building on the main university campus and in the Mills Bakery and Slaugherhouse in the Royal William Yard. The show will include work from courses including Architecture, Digital Art and Technology, Digital Media and Animation, Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Illustration, Media Arts, Photography, 3D Design and TV Arts so their a wide range of work on display.
24 May – 14 July Falmouth Summer Festival www.falmouth.ac.uk/events The Falmouth Summer Festival degree shows are a celebration of the outstanding creative work produced by the graduating students. Now that the former college has university status, it is especially significant as this years students are the first to graduate from Falmouth University. The festival is full of various events, including the Fashion Show at the Fish Factory on 29 May, Art & Illustration shows from 15-19 June and the Design show from 15-21 June. The Pixelate film festival takes place on 20-21 June and an extensive programme of choreography, music and theatre performance at the world-class Performance Centre between 19-23 June. See www.falmouth.ac.uk for the full list of events and locations. Some of the graduating students are also exhibiting at D&AD, New Designers and Free Range in London too.
8 - 13 June University of West of England (UWE) www1.uwe.ac.uk/cahe/creativeindustries UWE’s annual Degree Show is a real highlight of the University year, showcasing the outstanding work of more than 500 new graduates from UWE’s BA (Hons) and MA art, design and media courses. The Creative Industries Degree Show takes place at Bower Ashton Campus near Ashton Court Bower which hosts a spectacular range of work from courses including Animation, Drawing and Applied Arts, Design, Fashion, MA Fine Art, Film-making and Creative Media, Graphic Design, Illustration, Journalism, Media, Photography and Print-making and Spike Island in south Bristol were work by undergraduate Fine Art students will be exhibited.
7-14 June Somerset College www.somerset.ac.uk Students from across Somerset College’s School of Art & Design will be displaying their work as part of the annual end of year Exhibition, showcasing work from all subject areas including Fine Art, Graphic Design, Fashion Design and Textiles, Interior Design and Fashion Textiles, Media Make-up, Art & Design and Performing Arts. www.247magazine.co.uk
24 – 27 June Plymouth College of Art www.plymouthart.ac.uk Both looking back at the students’ progress across their degrees and looking forward to the future of visual arts, the Plymouth College of Art Summer Show presents work in contemporary craft, fine art, film, fashion, photography, games design, critical and curatorial practices, animation, graphic design and illustration. Across three buildings, four floors and 20 exhibition spaces, the presentation is the grande finale of Plymouth’s creative thinking and making. Everything on show is also for sale. The BA Hons Fashion students are hosting their own fashion show on campus on 12-13 June at 3pm & 7pm – always popular and a chance to see fresh designs and ideas – the talented Alice Vandy graduated from here three years ago and now her catsuit style designs are worn by pop and film stars worldwide, inc Jessie J! For these fashion shows, tickets are essential, £5 for evening shows or £2.50 for afternoon shows. Get your tickets from 01752 203434 or firstname.lastname@example.org
19 June – 14 July PETROCTiverton Campus www.petroc.ac.uk The ‘Awesome Artwork’ show will feature a wide range of students’ work, including fashion and textiles, graphics, illustration, photography and fine art. Student Sophie Meer, has a giant tree installation that will form the centre piece of one of the galleries. Art and design lecturer Sam Bray has been coordinating the exhibition alongside her students. She said: “I’ve been so impressed with the standard this year. We have such a diverse range of talent here at Petroc and I’m excited to share our students’ work with the wider community.”
13 June Exeter College Music Show at Exeter Phoenix This is The Big, Final, Major Performance of 2nd year BTEC Extended Diploma Music students from Exeter College. Their aim is to get you dancing to and enjoying a wealth of grooves and sounds, some familiar and some new and original. Always a sell out so book early. www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/the-gig-of-destiny/ magazine | 27
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THEATRE 27 June Plymouth OXYGEN NATION, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, 01752 276131, barbicantheatre.co.uk , 6pm
The Barbican Theatre celebrates the centenary of the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage from Land’s End to Hyde Park, with questions and debates asking if anything has changed since 1913… Welcome to OXYGEN-NATION! 100 young people aged between 16-25 will gather at the Barbican Theatre to ask Plymouth city’s leaders questions about the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage and the very real social issues in Plymouth today. They will consider whether the issues of child poverty, sweated labour and white slave traffic, first raised by those walking women in 1913 have been met and what exactly they mean right now – in the city, in the country, in the world one hundred years later? The idea is a topical debate with a difference as young people will be given a voice to speak with a panel, which includes Carole Burgeyne, Chris Penberthy, Kate Taylor and Phil Gibby. Singer and song writer, Frank Turner has shown his support for the event saying that “Getting young people involved in discussions about history and politics is both excellent and important; it’s great to see the Barbican Theatre bringing youngsters in for this event.” The evening will continue with extracts from the Dreadnought South West’s play ‘Oxygen’ by Natalie McGrath which champions women’s voices and stories with full performances of the show taking place at TR2 on the 28 & 29 June. EVENT
mountain climbing to Doctor Who, via the Swedish chef from The Muppets, this inimitable comedian sorts out once and for all what’s truly inspiring. Expect absurd logic, death defying stunts and unusual varieties of THEATRE crisps. If you’re sceptical when told to climb 24 – 30 June every mountain, reach for the skies and Truro follow your dreams, then this is definitely the TRISTAN & YSEULT, Hall for show for you! Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, With regular TV and radio appearances, 01872 262466, hallforcornwall. and solo shows which have taken him co.uk 7.30pm, £12.50 - £22.50 from the Netherlands to Philadelphia and Adelaide, Laurence has been awarded Cornish King Mark is at war and he rules Britain’s Funniest New Comedian (Shortlist with his head not his heart. But he hasn’t Magazine) and runner up in the Amused counted on falling head over heels for his Moose Laughter Awards at the Edinburgh enemy’s sister, or expected the arrival of the Fringe. enigmatic Tristan. ART This critically acclaimed production Until 15 July catapulted Kneehigh onto the national St Germans stage. This is the original tale of forbidden MARKING THE LINE: CERAMICS desires, broken hearts and the agony of AND ARCHITECTURE, Port Eliot, choosing one human being over another. St Germans, Cornwall, 01503 Seen through the eyes of the 'Unloved', Tristan & Yseult blends comedy, live music, 230211, porteliot.co.uk, 2pm – 6pm, £8 admission grand passion and tender truths, in an A group of leading contemporary ceramic irresistible night of love. Flushed with success, Britain’s biggest artists will fill some of Sir John Soane’s finest Tristan & Yseult is one of Kneehigh’s burlesque extravaganza arrives direct rooms with brand new works inspired by most loved shows which critics have from London’s West End, unveiling a the architect, his creations and collections, called “a triumph”, “deliriously joyful” and fresh cast of burlesque all-stars for 2013. “breathtaking in every respect”. as a new exhibition tours Soane designed Join this all-new riotous romp into the buildings, such as Port Eliot, in 2013. The COMEDY bizarre world of burlesque and cuttingexhibition presents abstract porcelain 26 June edge variety. shapes, a 1000 piece installation, ceramic Exeter Sashaying Royal Academy-trained vessels and Soane inspired sculpture in LAURENCE CLARK: INSPIRED, burlesque bombshells slip into exotic one of the country’s most distinctive ancient character as smoothly as they slip out of Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch houses Place, Exeter, 01392 667080, the most exotic couture costumes ever Curated by international ceramics authority exeterphoenix.org.uk 8pm, £8 - £10 Joanna Bird, the exhibition aims to inspire to grace the stage. Evocative Arabian Nights, fabulous fan dancing fantasies, lovers of art and architecture, presenting Find out why Laurence – star of BBC1′s foxy 40s WAF sirens, bubblegum innovative and site-specific new works, blowing baseball babes, cheesecake pin- documentary We Won’t Drop The Baby which take advantage of Soane’s dramatic – hates being called ‘inspirational’. From ups... the themes come thick and fast. and idiosyncratic setting.
from one of the UK’s most exciting new writers, Luke Barnes, first presented as part of the Old Vic New Voices Edinburgh Season 2012. Bitch Boxer - London, 2012. Women will step into the Olympic boxing ring for the very first time. As Chloe trains for the fight of her life, she is left winded by two life-changing events. In a man’s world, See a real store recreated in the museum’s can she prove she’s still worth the title? gallery as they carry out the largest review of First presented as part of the Old Vic New their social history collection yet attempted. Voices Edinburgh Season 2012, Snuff Box Theatre invites you ringside, for an The collection includes a wide variety of adrenaline fuelled, no-holds-barred oneitems relating to peoples’ daily lives and woman show unafraid to document the features over 5,000 objects, ranging from blood, the sweat and all the tears. fragments of buildings, televisions, radios, gas cookers to marbles and make up. On certain days you’ll be able to see the COMEDY curators and conservators at work in the 14 June exhibition space and there will also be a Bristol number of opportunities for visitors to get A EVENING OF BURLESQUE, involved. Come in and look at the objects the museum care for, write your own labels Bristol Hippodrome, 10 St Augustines Parade, 0844 8713012, for them and give them your opinions on bristolhippodrome.org.uk, 8pm, what you think they should be collecting. £22 8 June – 24 August Plymouth STORIES FROM THE STORES, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, 01752 304774, Plymouth.gov.uk/ museumpcmag, Admission Free
11 – 15 June Plymouth CHAPEL STREET/BITCH BOXER, TR2 via Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222, theatreroyal.com, 7.45pm, £9 - £13 Chapel Street - Sweaty, fuzzy-tongued and drenched in booze, Chapel Street brings you a night of carnage in the lives of Kirsty and Joe. Hilarious, heart breaking, and compelling throughout, it provides a crackling mix of poetry and profanity that takes on a deep resonance in light of David Cameron addressing Broken Britain. Scrawl presents this debut play
It’s the slickest, wickedly wittiest, most delightfully choreographed cabaret spectacular of the year. Dress up and come to the cabaret.
Compiled by our resident film buff, John Barker
MAN OF STEEL 3D (12A) Released: 14 June
Dir: Zack Snyder Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Russell Crowe 2012/US/ 148min This reboot of the Superman franchise sees Henry Cavill don the cape and red boots as the mild mannered Clark Kent. Retelling the origin story of Superman, Kent grows up in the idealistic rural paradise of Arkansas, saving the odd school bus from certain destruction along the way, before moving to the big city to start his career as a journalist. But he is forced to confront his secret extra-terrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race hell-bent on destroying the planet. Great looking effects, seamless casting and a director in Zac Snyder who knows how to adapt comic books (300) should all add up to a super experience.
Dir: Paul Weitz Starring: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Wallace Shawn, Lily Tomlin 2013/US/117 min Straitlaced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman (Paul Rudd). Pressman believes that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. This unconventional comedy with the ever reliable Rudd should raise a smile or two.
AFTER EARTH (12A)
Released 7 June Dir: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Will Smith and Jaden Smith 2012/US/100 min Nepotistic acting duo Will and Jaden Smith play father and son, Cyper and Kitai, who are stranded on earth 1000 years after mysterious events forced humanity to migrate to a distant planet called Nova Prime. They crash land onto the planet after an asteroid storm damages their space-craft and leaves Cyper fighting for his life. Earth is now overrun with extra-terrestrial beasties and it is down to Kitai to find the rescue beacon that will save their lives.
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (TBC)
Released:7 June Director: Chris Wedge Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Beyoncé Knowles 2013/US/118 min This glitzy effort from soon to be retiring Steven Soderbergh charts the unconventional five-year relationship between Liberace (Douglas) and Thorson (Damon), who was 16 when he met the self-made millionaire. Thorson actually reshaped his face with plastic surgery to look more like the famously flamboyant pianist, and later filed a multimilliondollar law suit against him. Looks like great fun and should be worth a trip down the local multiplex.
DESPICABLE ME 2 (3D) Released 28 June Dir: Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin Starring: Steve Carell, Kristin Wiig and Steve Coogan 2013/US/TBC Animated serial to the surprising good Despicable Me sees the grouchy Gru (voiced by Steve Carrell) recruited by Silas Ramsbottom (Steve Coogan), head of the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Expect plenty of those weird little yellow things to be jumping around and acting like suicidal lemmings, with Gru providing most of the dark comedy.
THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE (U)
Released: 5 June Dir: Shane Meadows Starring: Ian Brown, John Squire, Gary Mounfield and Alan Wren 2012/UK/96 min The director of This is England, Shane Meadows turns his documentarian eye to the life of the English alternative rock band, The Stone Roses. The band had split 15 years ago, but last year decided to reunite for a series of gigs in Manchester. The film successfully explores the tensions and personalities of this group and is rock solid entertainment.
WORLD WAR Z (TBC)
Released 21 June Dir: Marc Forster Starring: Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, Mireille Enos and Eric West 2012/US/TBC This is one of the summer’s biggest releases with the zombie genre showing no chance of dying a quick death! In this comic book adaptation, United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt) travels the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to decimate humanity itself. It looks great, but will it scare you? We’ll find out in June.
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New Music Arash Torabi
Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs
Clarietta (Heavenly Recordings)
Stomping debut from the London 5-piece who are most certainly worthy of the recent praise and hype. Last year’s single, I Watch You, produced by Edwyn Collins (who also produced the rest of the album) is included here. Well, what can we say? They’ve got the looks, they’ve got the post-punk swagger in their sound, and the singer sounds more than a little like Tom Verlaine. But that doesn’t matter, even if it’s completely intentional. The title song kicks some major arse, same as the opener, Things We Be. The keyboards compliment the harshness of the guitars and the pounding drumming, and the overall vibe is drenched in rock & roll. They play with passion and feeling, and it shows. Stunningly good.
The Fall Re-Mit (Cherry Red)
It’s safe to say that Mark E Smith is not interested in mellowing with age, and so here is The Fall‘s 30th studio album, packed with all the elements we love about them. Tick the checklist: repetition, edgy guitars, garage riffs, charging drums, simplistic but effective guitar melodies, and of course, Smith’s snarling vocals and witty wordplay. Check out the Record Store Day single Sir William Wray (included here), which stampedes all over the speakers, and to contrast, the spacey and trippy Hittite Man. Mark E Smith has been the only constant member of The Fall, but this is the fourth album by the current lineup. What they bring is a fresh take on the classic Fall tradition.
Cogno Natty Jungle Revolution (Big Dada)
The album is exactly what the title promises: the undisputed King of the Jungle, Mr Congo Natty (previously Rebel MC) is here again, with a progression on the jungle themes he established in the ‘90s, this time also aided by dubstep, and typically drenched in reggae and peppered with Rastafari philosophies. His usual crew and guests shine across the 10 tracks here: Tenor Fly, Top Cat, General Levi and Daddy Freddie. Rapid-fire bass, hard-edged ragga MC vocals, sweet singing (Nanci & Phoebe), the slickest drums...it’s all there. And it’s mixed by the Lord of the Desk, Mr Adrian Sherwood. The sample of the Jamaicans’ Ba Ba Boom works well on Get Ready, one of this album’s many highlights.
James Skelly & The Intenders
Love Undercover (Cooking Vinyl)
This is practically The Coral in all but name, featuring the lead singer James Skelly and 3 other members. Skelly is on the album cover playing his Rickenbacker guitar, and it’s business as usual: strong melodies sung in his trademark powerful vocal style, reminiscent of ‘60s soul and pop, including the brilliant single You’ve Got it All, cowritten with Paul Weller. Also included is the blues stomp, Do It Again, which was a free give away download from their website. Production is also very tight and crystal clear across the whole album. Check out the gloriously uplifting What A Day, with its joyous chorus, piano chords and slide guitar. Elsewhere there’s melancholy on Turn Away. Nice.
Myron & E Broadway Stones Throw
I've been collecting music heavily since I was 17 and have always had a soft spot for late 60s and 70s soul music, mainly due to my heroes sampling that era. When I find some dusty old artist I've not heard of before and play it I often wonder, how come no one makes music like this anymore, well they do and this album is a perfect example of that. Built around a love for silky smooth soul music and the ability to make it these guys have linked up with the Soul Investigators out of Finland and delivered one of the best retro sounding albums for a long time. If you liked anything from Amy Winehouse to Mayer Hawthorne then you should definitely check this.
The Skints Part and Parcel Bomber music
At the time of writing, it has been raining solidly for two days, so is this album of summer inspired modern reggae going to touch me or not? Luckily for the Skints I've always had a soft spot for the last two tone revival and these guys are directly inspired by them, in my mind anyway. Produced by the brilliant Prince Fatty these guys create on point reggae that could easily have been put amongst jerry dammers etc and stand up. It isn't going to make the sun shine any more but with their massive amounts of tour dates and this killer combo of authentic sounds and quality melodies I can see these guys quickly rising to headline festivals and crack the charts.
Long Live the Jazz Deep Medi records The contrary side of me goes against albums that everyone universally loves. I also won't read books that suddenly everyone is reading. Not sure what that says but anyways this is one of those albums that every music critic bangs on about how it changes the game etc. For those unaware Swindle is primarily a grime producer who has a knack of adding jazz and soul elements, left of field productions and who djs and reps Rinse Fm. The question is whether this album would appeal to people who aren't already in his target audience and I hate to make all those other music critics correct but this totally does. The elements are based in grime and uk dance productions but the way Swindle works them gives them totally mass appeal.
Telemachus in the Evening YNR productions
When I was young the only limit to the new music I could hear was how much I would spend in shops, nowadays I get sent a lot of music and the limit is time I have to indulge myself in it. Nowadays music is so much easier to discover and for me getting sent music I would would have never heard of otherwise is one of the nice things in life. This would not have been on my radar, a mainly instrumental album of hip hop inspired beats with occasional guest vocalists, usually it's the vocal tracks that stand out to me, on this album though the deep soudtracky otherworldly beats have me hooked. Tight punchy production, left of centre sample choices and an amazing ability to bring it all together, if you are looking for an album for a long drive or to come down to, you should discover this for yourself.
Mr Nice & Maxxi P
Sub Zero The Remix Ep (Playaz)
This has a few huge remixes on that have been long awaited. I have been playing the Maji Remix of War Flex for about a year and it still goes off every time. Other favourites on the EP for me are Dodge City Remix and Motion Remix. Out now. Mr Nice
Take What You Got/Sludge (G13) Another one that’s been going off on the dance floor, both sides are fat, Rowney doing jump up G13 style. It`s rare you get two tunes on a release that are this hype. Mr Nice
Mefjus & Inside Mythos (Virus Records)
Probably the most wanted track by all dnb DJs and a must play in the clubs at the moment with serious support from Andy C, Noisia, Hype, Friction. If you haven't heard this track yet it would be like you didn't hear Pendulum's anthem "Vault". Maxxi P
DJ Marky & S.P.Y.
Yellow Shoes / Calibre RMX (Innerground Records) Whenever this man remix's a tune he always does it justice, but this has calibre in his element re editing Marky & S.P.Y. original piano sample and confidently removing the vocal hook. This is a must listen to get us in the mood for summer. Maxxi P
New Music Backbone
THE PJP BAND And So It Goes (Ouf)
Holy f**k, was this worth the wait. The keyboarddriven art-pop trio have set their sights way beyond the rolling hills of their native Devon but there's a homegrown charm here that betrays their vision. Frontman, Patrick James Pearson's understanding of emotive drama and elegant songcraft is evident throughout, with echoes of Bowie and Lennon at every turn. And when you can produce something with the elegiac reach of 'Sweet Tokyo', the stark honesty of 'Stone Cold Cinema' and the inspirational gallop of 'I Am A Racer' on a debut album, the future is, indubitably, yours. Backed by a savagely nuanced rhythm section, there's no reason why this band, and this début, shouldn't create an international buzz.
Blood Drive (Relapse) North Carolina's ASG have spotted a gap in the desert-metal market somewhere between the Southern sluice of Baroness and the melodic heaviosity of Torche. Their forth album goes some way to filling that gap. Granted, they've pitted themselves amongst some of the greatest modern rock'n'roll bands in the world but the likes of 'Scrappy's Trip', 'Castlestorm' and 'Children's Music' deliver on many levels, reaching harmonic, psychedelic heights and plumbing overdriven depths to forge an album that stands on its own two feet. Jason Shi's ethereal croon certainly helps to cement the band's holistic modus operandi, while the band's sonic nod to the distant and not-so-distant past – Sabbath, Kyuss, Mastodon, Zeke – won't do them any harm.
LARRY & HIS FLASK By The Lamplight (Xtra Mile)
If your only experience of folk-punk, that much misappropriated of fusions, is The Levellers and Frank Turner, then you need to get out more. And, while you're out there, go listen to Oregon's Larry & His Flask. Our Larry and his merry posse of glorified buskers utilise banjo, accordion, fiddlesome hooks but these songs are rooted in eras of old time country oft ignored by self-styled post-punk 'troubadours'. 'Pandemonium' is gypsy-jazz with steel balls, ‘Out Of Print’ proffers a bittersweet bluegrass bop while ‘The Battle For Clear Sight’ exposes the naked pathos at the heart of the band's multi-layered bluster. 'By The Lamplight' is devoid of cliché and rich in experience. And not a manky dreadlock in sight. Result.
RETOX YPLL (Epitaph)
When you've been at the helm of one of the most pioneering avant-hardcore ensembles of the past twenty years it might feel that the shadow cast is a long one to side-step. But Justin Pearson's time served in The Locust has never diluted his uncompromising artistic vision, as this sophomore Retox album proves. Sure, it's a predictable and over-played premise – tight, fast, short, dystopian noisescapes with lots of screaming – but you sense that Pearson's reputation as subcultural iconoclast and Situationist spoof-meister instils a greater sense of topical relevance in songs like 'Mature Science' (check the accompanying cop/Klan-killer video). It's a fine line between art terrorism and childlike tantrum but Retox seem to come out on the credible side. www.247magazine.co.uk
ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF Ceremony (City Slang)
My First Tooth are back with their second album and they sound bigger and better than ever. Following on from the folky-vibes of debut ‘Territories’, the Northampton group have spent many a night on the road perfecting their craft. Here we have an eclectic mix of compelling songs, from the catchy radio-friendly opener ‘Claw To Club’ to the familiarsounding single, ‘Past Broadcasts’ (this one would be a perfect sporting anthem). The winner here is the brilliant sing-a-long ‘Heartbeat Retreat’. They leave you with an epic, 50s sounding number, ‘The Palace’, which leaves you dreaming of whiling away an afternoon in an American diner. With genre-defying hints of Nirvana, Longpigs, Grouplove and Snow Patrol, it’s clear MFT are attempting to carve their own musical path with great aplomb.
Return To Annihilatio (Bridge Nine) We stay in the crippling dark with Chicago noise-drone skylarks, Locrian. If that title doesn't get you burying yourself in a shallow grave, the elongated post-rock miserablism of 'Exiting The Hall Of Vapor And Light' surely will. It's the kind of noise that you'd imagine would be playing in the elevator on the way down to hell. The title track is more engaging but still leaves you looking over your shoulder for signs of the grim reaper. Thankfully, in my case, it was just a hungry black cat. If your skin has been toughened by years of listening to the likes of Swans and Sunn0))) then this will pose no danger. Everyone else, down to the air-raid shelter.
The Distance Is So Big (Bridge Nine) If you could align a single band to the UK’s best festival, End of the Road, Woodpigeon would be it. Their poignant lyrics and beautifully Canadian sounds make for some spellbinding songs. The opening line to the fantastically titled ‘The Saddest Music in the World’ is lush: ‘I slipped a tape under your door...’; ‘Red Rover’ employs a Teenage Fanclub style swoon; and ‘Little Wings’ showcases some fine, Kathryn Williams-esque vocals which wouldn’t be out of place in an English folk club. ‘Sufferin Suckatash’, has a Drive By Truckers energy, rich varied strings weaving their way through a curvy path. The only thing which really lets this album down is when you sit it next to their previous offerings, where they were great, this is merely good.
I IS ANOTHER I Is Another (Siren)
The rubbishly monikered I Is Another is the brainchild of Jonah Matranga and Ian Love. For those who don't know, their respective towering achievements have been with Far and Rival Schools which, once you recognise this, is blindingly obvious throughout this debut collaboration. Matranga's proto-emo croon is painted on in thick strokes while Love's reverbed guitar swirls and considered powerchords barely stray from the template. Opening gambit, ‘Queen Of Swords’, swirls and grumbles with that familiar post-punk earnestness that both helped pioneer but it's still epic and brooding stuff. Especially when the twin peaks of ‘Kerry Jane’ and ‘Shake’ loom into view; Love's quasi-psychedelic arrangements forming the perfect platform for Matranga's vocal leaps and curve-balls.
Ray Kajioka + Diego Hostettler (Early Bird)
This little beauty from Sweden has been tearing the place up at recent gigs, and to be fair there is a strong diversity within all five mixes on offer with some very playable material. Man of the hour Joel Mull's Late Night mix is the one though, it lulls you into a false sense of security thinking that it's just going to progressively build. However, the fun doesn't stop there as it drops into a riff of huge deep, Detroit-esque synth chords that really have a wicked effect on the dancefloor. I have heard this one in a few late night sets as well as during the day at festivals and both times the response has been huge.
North Wind (Torque) There is just something mystical about Q-Hey's techno that means it stays in your record box for quite some time. He manages to do something slightly different from the norm and yet not too abstract that it clears a dancefloor. This is something he has maintained for quite some time ever since releases on his Moon Age imprint a decade or so ago. Anyway, here on Japan's Torque label, 'North Wind' is an absolute smasher of a track, relentless from the word go and a simple groove builds before letting all hell rip with a monster of a kick and some chopped up vocal stabs. Here's hoping he comes to the UK in the future as his style would work.
Jean Bruce Rave Gener8tor (Nocturbulous)
Although not strictly techno, I have been starting quite a few sets with this blatant old skool ditty. Coming from France on the wicked Nocturbulous imprint, this EP boasts a selection of tracks that sound like they have come straight from 1991, and produced entirely on hardware. This is a refreshing change from many a soulless digital production of late, anyway no beating around the bush with their intention, Minimum Syndicat's '1991' is a rather sinister number with twisted stabs a plenty, but it's the Rave Gener8tor track by Jean Bruce that smashes it for me for just being so cheeky and playable. Hoovers and breaks treat us before oldskool piano fun and familiar vocals kick in! Check the remix by Altern-8's Mark Archer too.
Linus Quick Aida (Naked Lunch)
This was a rather nice surprise on Portugal's Naked Lunch imprint from Linus Quick and has been a feature of both my techno sets and my hard trance ones just for the sheer crossover appeal. The way the Klaudia Gawlas mix is both frenetic and quirky and has so much drive works exceptionally well. Admittedly first impressions leave you thinking that this is all that this track is going to do but then a monster of a horn comes out of nowhere, repeatedly at various surprising intervals and then full chaos ensues. The other tracks on this EP are well suited to the more stripped down floors as well especially 'Galaxy Action', which is more than worthy of a spin.
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Gig Guide Bristol Thu 06 June EZIO The Fleece 7.30pm £13 in adv. Supported by Jazz Morley - two mad men playing Rock'n'Roll on acoustic guitars. EXAMPLE O2 Academy 7pm £tbc. Supported by DJ Woz. SAY WHAT Exchange, 7.30pm, £5. Supported by Hustle Up & The Cassims.
Fri 07 June DRENGE Louisiana 7.30pm, £7 in adv. Supported by The Wythches & Dolomite ISLET Exchange, 7pm, £5. STACHURSKY The Fleece 7.30pm £18 in adv. Stachursky is the biggest pop star of his native Polish dance scene. He has officially sold nearly 700,000 albums on the Polish market, with each of his albums being a huge commercial success and his events attracting tens of thousands of spectators. FEAR OF FICTION PRESENTS Start the Bus 10pm-3am, £6.50 Guests New Palace Talkies. JOHN COOPER CLARKE Colston Hall 7.30pm, £18.50 The undisputed poet laureate of punk, performs his trademark satirical verse and sharp observation.
Sat 08 June BEN MARWOOD Louisiana 7.30pm, £8 in adv Supported by Oxygen Thief, Chris Webb & Ieuan Williams. DOREEN DOREEN Fiddlers 7.30pm £10/£8. YES SIR BOSS Exchange, 7pm, £10. Supported by Will & The People, Honey Feet, KB & Airayd. LOOSE LIP PRESENTS Start the Bus 10pm3am £4/£3. Young Fathers, Ragans & support WHOLE LOTTA LED The Fleece 7.30pm £11.50. Whole Lotta Led - Houses Of The Holy - 40 Years Gone On 28th March 1973 Led Zeppelin released their long awaited fifth album - Houses Of The Holy. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its release, Whole Lotta Led will be performing the album in its entirety as the second half of this show. THE EGG Thekla 7pm £9. dance technicians - playing live massive electronic, rock, funk and house inspired dance music, with video triggers, samples and live and vocoder vocals.
Sun 09 June BLOOD COMMAND Exchange, 7pm, £6. Supported by Flood of Red & Verses MUDOHNEY O2 Academy 7pm, £16. In support of their album Vanishing Point, their 9th full length album in 25 years. 12 BAND ROCK/METAL ALL DAYER The Fleece 1.30pm £5. Local Talent with Animal, Broken Jaw, The Plot Thickens, Valis Ablaze, Soh Cah Toa. Alive & Remain, Your Protected, Welcome Back Delta, Hellbound, Made To Waste, Milo Planes & Little Victories. JOE GIDEON Louisiana 7.30pm, £tbc. Supported by The Shark and guests.
Mon 10 June THE WEEKS Louisiana 7.30pm, £tbc.
Tues 11 June GOLDHEART ASSEMBLY Louisiana 7.30pm, £8. Supported by Bronze Medal. MARK OWEN O2 Academy 7pm, £25. British singer/songwriter Mark Owen's fourth solo album The Art Of Doing Nothing is his most collaborative to date, and his first since Take That reunited in 2006.
Wed 12 June ACCESS TO MUSIC - THE UNSIGNED TAKEOVER Louisiana 7.30pm, £5. Six bands from Access To Music performing a range from acoustic, rock and alternative. ARMCHAIR COMMITTEE Stag and Hounds 8.30pm, £tbc. Support from Whitemoor, Hitchcock Blonde and Drunken Butterfly. JOE SATRIANI Colston Hall 7.30pm, £37.50 One of rock music’s most respected and celebrated electric guitar players, returns to the live stage for the first time since the Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards Tour 2010. CRACK MAGAZINE PRESENTS Start the Bus 8pm-11pm £5. Trophy Wife, Motherhood & New Carnival. With a debut album dropping soon, Oxford’s Trophy Wife
bring their brand of atmospheric pentatonic pop back to Bristol. As former members of Jonquil and good friends of Foals they are well versed in providing energetic and captivating performances that will make this intimate show a rare treat.
Thurs 13 June JOHNNY BORRELL & ZAZOU Louisiana 8pm, £10. Support from Pat Dam Smyth. DANNY BROWN The Fleece 7.30pm £15 in adv. American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan. Brown is known for his individuality, being described by MTV as "one of rap's most unique figures in recent memory." His 2011 album XXX, released for free online, received critical acclaim. THE VOID Exchange, 7.30pm, £5. Supported by Revenant & Dagger and Waves. HUGH LAURIE Colston Hall 7.30pm, £Sold Out The highest-paid TV actor in America (but still Bertie Wooster to you and me) showcases his “amazingly authentic” (The Guardian) homage to New Orleans blues. SANDI THOM Colston Hall 2 8pm, £14.50 The Scottish singer-songwriter and multiinstrumentalist performs her new album, Flesh and Blood. TODD RUNDGRENS OFFICIAL STATE VISIT O2 Academy 7pm, £18.50. Prolific musical experimenter, premier league pop craftsman, tireless producer, runt, wizard and true star.
Fri 14 June JAMES SKELLY AND THE INTENDERS Thekla, 7pm, £10.50. Following the release of the last Coral album, 2010’s Butterfly House, Skelly retreated to their Wirral rehearsal studios with a revolving cast of characters including fellow Coral cohorts and members of the Sundowners and Tramp Attack to begin work on the record that would become Love Undercover. Recorded quickly, often in one or two live takes, the 11 short, sharp and instant pop songs of Love Undercover show a more direct and immediate approach. CAUTIONERS Louisiana 7.30pm, £5. Support from Hello Lazarus & ForgetMeKnot. MARK MORRISS The Fleece 7.30pm £10 in adv. Mark Morriss is a singer songwriter who famously made hisname fronting English indie outfit The Bluetones. Support from Sam Evans, Tom Mitchell & Wolfhound. FEAR OF FICTON PRESENTS Start the Bus 10pm-3am £3/£2. Phoria, Seafire & Low Sea.
Sat 15 June DEATH OR GLORY PRESENTS Louisiana 7.30pm, £8 in adv. Koffin Kats & Radio Nasties. MID SUMMER ALL-DAY SKA/REGGAE FESTIVAL The Fleece 12.30pm £5 adv. Shoot The Moon, Ghouls, The Sneak Eazies, One Shot Reggae , Crinkle Cuts, Clarky Cats, Inner Jungle, The Convicts, The Clunks, SN DubStation and more TBC. PUNX PICNIC Exchange, 7pm, £15. LOOSE LIP PRESENTS Start the Bus 10pm3am £4/£3. Fair Oh's playing live.
Sun 16 June BO BRUCE The Fleece 7.30pm £10 in adv. The Voice may have introduced Bo Bruce to the British public, but it was leaving the show on which she came second that set her on the path to the career she craved. Within a week of The Voice ending, Bo had signed a record deal with major label Mercury and begun writing songs on a daily basis. There were sessions with Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, Joel Pott from Athlete, Henry Binns of Zero 7, Sia Furler and Greg Kurstin, The Alisha’s Attic Sisters Karen and Shelley Poole and with Tom Marsh, producer of Bo’s 2010 EP ‘Search The Night’. Supported by Boxes. BIG DEAL Louisiana 7.30pm, £tbc. THE CROFT - END OF AND ERA Exchange, 7pm, £free. Documentary Premiere & Clayton Blizzard
Mon 17 June CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING The Fleece 7.30pm £15 in adv. The current group led by Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore. He is the songwriter and plays over-amped hyper electric guitar and sings with raw-glamdestructo vocals. Support from Thought Forms. POLTERGEIST Louisiana 7pm, £10. Poltergeist are an instrumental dynamic power trio featuring original Echo & the Bunymen members Will Sergeant on guitar,
Les Pattinson on bass, and also featuring Nick Kilroe on drums.
Tues 18 June ELECTRIC SOFT PARADE Louisiana 8pm, £8 in adv. Following a 6-year hiatus, The Electric Soft Parade return with Brother, You Must Walk Your Path Alone; the first single from their forthcoming album Idiots. MATT CORBY The Fleece 7.30pm £8 in adv. Still only in his early 20s, Matt Corby’s songs and vocals elicit a sensation that is nothing short of captivating. PETER MURPHY CELEBRATES 35yrs OF BAUHAUS O2 Academy 7pm, £tbc START THE BUS LIVE Start the Bus 8pm11pm £5. Mt Wolf - Sigur Rós-like ethereal soundscapes and sensual vocals spread over four-minute-plus opuses make for one big intoxicating aural bliss-out from this Londonbased quartet.
Weds 19 June RED FANG The Fleece 7.30pm £12 in adv. Only England headline show of 2013, supported by Desert Storm & Black Elephant. MELVINS ENDLESS RESIDENCY - DAY AWMR The Exchange 7.30pm, £5 Supported by Sleeping Through Diasater, Highlives & Shotgun. NO NEED TO SHOUT PRESENTS Start the Bus 8pm-11pm £free. The Babies, Fawn Spots & The Portillo Moment. THE HARTLETTS Louisiana 7.30pm, £6.50 in adv. Supported by Remedy & Forget the Sunrise.
Thurs 20 June THE STRYPES The Fleece, 7.30pm, £8 in adv. Four-piece rhythm and blues band hailing from Cavan, Ireland. BIM The Exchange 7.30pm, £5 Supported by Lifecycle, With These Machines & Little Intentions. NO NEED TO SHOUT PRESENTS Start the Bus 8pm-11pm £free. Le1f plus support tbc. GLASS ANIMALS Louisiana 7.30pm, £6.50 in adv.
Fri 21 June THE BLUE AEROPLANES The Fleece, 7.30pm, £10 in adv. Supported by Patrick Duff & These Colours. EVACEES EP LAUNCH Louisiana 7.30pm, £5 in adv. Support from A Life in Orange, Block & Roll onTwo. AZYMUTH Fiddlers 7.30pm £12. MELT YOURSELF DOWN The Exchange 7.30pm, £5 Supported by Comdodo. PLAYOUT Start the Bus 10pm-3am £4/£3. Kashii, Umami, Phileas Thug & Artbeats.
Sat 22 June KAONASHI Louisiana 7.30pm, £5 in adv. Support from Holding Tides, Marabou Stalk & Red Exit Girl. PARLOUR FLAMES The Fleece, 7.30pm, £10 in adv. Musical collaboration between former OASIS rhythm guitarist Bonehead [aka Paul Arthurs] and the Manchester based singer songwriter Vinny Peculiar, support from Zephyr Reign, Open to Offers & Ben Cooling. STEVE WINWOOD Colston Hall, 7pm, £29.50. One of the most important and influential artists in all of popular music performs his solo material at Colston Hall. THE MONGOLOIDS The Exchange 7pm, £8 Supported by Wrong Answer & Broken Teeth. LOOSE LIPS PRESENTS Start the Bus 8pm11pm £3/£2. Giraffe Boogie, Awon, Bedmo Disco and more.
Sun 23 June RUCKUS COLLECTIVE Stag and Hounds 8.30pm, £free. Support from Boys in the Wood & Sneak Eazies. PRINCESS CHELSEA Louisiana 7.30pm, £7 adv. Princess Chelsea is the recording project of New Zealand based composer, Chelsea Nikkel. Nikkel has spent the better part of her twenties developing her production and engineering skills and the result is her debut ‘Lil’ Golden Book’ – a home experiment that has been called “a triumph of high concept production”. REBELUTION Louisiana 7.30pm, £tbc. Support from Kate McGill, Sarah R-K & Alice Berry. DEERHOOF The Fleece, 7.30pm, £10 in adv. ELLY McCABE The Exchange 7.30pm, £8 Supported by Connor Knapp, Ryan Curtis, Ed Cesar, Michael Foxall-Smith, Hayley Chillcott,
Micheal McNeill, Joe Probert & Sam Velmans. THE WILDHEARTS O2 Academy 7pm, £20 The Wildhearts, Baby Godzilla & Eureka Machines
Mon 24 June BOBBY CONN The Fleece, 7.30pm, £10 in adv. JANE THOMASON Louisiana 7.30pm, £5 in adv. Support from Sarah R-K, Rebecca Cullen & James Slater. VINTAGE TROUBLE Trinty Centre 7.30pm, £tbc in adv. Rock & soul troubadours.
Tues 25 June TOM TOM CLUB Thekla, 7.30pm, £20. Formed by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth in 1981. Graduates from the Rhode Island School of Design, they moved to New York City where they founded Talking Heads as a trio with David Byrne in 1975. When Talking Heads took a hiatus in early 1981, Chris and Tina began Tom Tom Club. Their first single, 'Wordy Rappinghood', was an unusual and original mix of schoolyard rap over a funky groove that charted high in 17 countries and was instrumental in bringing mainstream attention to the new spirit of hip-hop. SLOPPY JOE The Fleece, 7.30pm, £5 in adv. Local band showcase night with Dive, A Holiday Rumour, The Ashton Tucker Band Thieves. FJOKRA Louisiana 7.30pm, £5 adv. Supported by Goodnight Harvey & The Bewildered. SPARROW AND THE WORKSHOP The Exchange 7.30pm, £7 Supported by Mustard Allegro & Parrotgenius.
Wed 26 June SALLY BRINKWORTH The Fleece, 7.30pm, £5 in adv. Supported by Makala Cheung, Painted Silence, With Neil & I & Beta Civilian. KATCHAFIRE The Exchange 7.30pm, £12.50 Supported by Ben Russell & The Charmers.
Thu 27 June RED JASPER The Fleece, 7.30pm, £6 in adv. Supported by Crimson Sky ALL CRAMPED UP Louisiana 7.30pm, £tbc Supported by Sheena Live. NO NEED TO SHOUT PRESENTS Start the Bus 10pm-3am £3/£2. Ssion - Having already toured in the US with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars, CSS and Gossip, SSION has been a causing quite a stir across the other side of the Atlantic.
Fri 28 June THE ORB LIVE The Fleece, 7.30pm, £15 in adv. WE LIKE TO PARTY Start the Bus 10pm3am £3/£2. Suzuki RUMOUR MILL Thekla, 7.30pm, £5. True punks straight out of St. Albans. With their debut album 'Thunder + Enlightening' on its way, these guys are set for big things. Supported by Jesse Ventura & EXM. COASTS Louisiana 7.30pm, £5 adv. Conceived almost a year ago, this Bristol-born five-piece has a wealth of musical knowledge, which becomes glaringly apparent through their concise, catchy song structures and animated and dynamic live performances. Supported by Auction for the Promise Club & Ayre Point. THE TRANSPERSONALS The Exchange 7.30pm, £5 Supported by The Veneer, These Colours, McDowell & The Dead Beats
Sat 29 June DUB COLOSSUS DUB BAND Louisiana 7.30pm, £8 in adv.
Sun 30 June BONEMUD The Exchange 7pm, £4 Supported by Mordrake & Throne of Demise. SIMONE FELICE Louisiana 7.30pm, £12.50 in adv. Songwriter, author, and poet.
Thu 04 July SNARKY PUPPY Colston Hall 2, 7pm, £12/£10 in adv. Like the bands motto, Snarky Puppy make music “for your brain and booty
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Gig Guide Devon Wed 05 June Plymouth
CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 8.30pm, £free. Fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen.
Thu 06 June Exeter
LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. INDIE CLUB PRESENTS THOMAS TRUAX Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-3am, £5. Thomas Truax (pronounced troo-aks) travels the world singing into a contraption he invented called 'The Hornicator'. Constructed on the shell of a junk gramophone horn it resembles something that might have been dreamt up by Dr. Seuss. DJ's play after the band from 10pm onwards. ROADSIDE Mama Stones 9pm, £tbc.
LADYKILLAZ - JOSIE GHOST B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 9pm, £2. Josie Ghost is the project of songwriter, pianist and film maker Jo Horsey. After 18 months playing keys and singing with The King Blues, she's back with her distinctive 'lovesick alt-pop'. Armed with her piano, Josie explores themes of hidden longing, betrayal and what it is to be human.
Fri 07 June Bideford
RUARRI JOSEPH Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £8 in adv. Supported by Kezia Newquay based singer/songwriter, released his debut album ‘Tales Of Grime and Grit’ through Atlantic Records, shortly after he quit Atlantic in favour of independence and so in 2008, he formed his own label ‘Pip Productions’ through which all his subsequent LPs have been released. Inspired by Bob Dylan, the singer song-writer’s work has also earned him favourable comparisons to the chart-topping pop savvy sounds of Damian Rice and David Gray, artists which through no coincidence Joseph now shares management with.
JAMES ROBINSON Mama Stones 10pm, £tbc. Two spot Gobi’s Front man with his new band support from Sakia Maxwell. SOUTH WEST LIVE, Angel Bar, 32 Queen Street, 9pm, £free. Boasting some of the best up-&-coming & already well established bands in the South West.
THIRST 4 LIVE Thirst, Vauxhall St, 9pm, £2 from 11pm. RABBIT FOOT B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 9pm, £3. Blues, rock and West Africaninfluenced trio - with a heap of rockabilly and much much more.
Sat 08 June Bideford
DODGEY Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £16 in adv Supported by Scott Linn - 90's stars back on tour again.
HOUSE BAND Feat KEIGH COLEMAN Mama Stones 10pm, £tbc. A Busy night of Funk and Soul with the main man himself Soulman Coleman with support from Charlie Pinfold. OPM Cavern, 8pm-2.30am, £5. Support from Idiom & Sanguine, Indie after the show from 11pm onwards.
Sun 09 June EXETER
TRIGGER EFFECT Cavern, 8pm, £5. From Canada, proper lively hardcore punk rock. Other bands playing include Thirty Six Strategies (late 80's influenced punk rock), Foot Joy (for fans of Blink) and Yuor Last Day (Gruff punks).
SCHOLARS White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station 7.30pm, £5. Having spent their formative years listening to bands like Braid, Hundred Reasons, The Dismemberment Plan, The Faint and Tears for Fears, Scholars certainly have influences. However, the band have honed a sound that is unmistakably
Scholars. Fiercely perfectionist, possessed of a dogged work ethic and determined to avoid the mediocre, for Scholars nothing is more important than the songs.
Tue 11 June EXETER
NIGHT ENGINE Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £5. Last seen in Exeter Phoenix supporting Joy Formidable, Night Engine have been likened to Bowie and Talking Heads with their tunes describes as ‘irresistable’ by The Guardian. Support from Seafire & Aidan. PATENT PENDING Cavern, Queen St, 8pm3am, £8. A pop punk or punk rock band from New York with hip-hop and R&B influences. The band has cited Green Day, Blink-182, NOFX, Goldfinger, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, New Found Glory, and even the Beastie Boys and MC Hammer as influences. Support from Bottom Line.
Wed 12 June Bideford
WE THE ISLES Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3 Local band.
GINGER BAKERS JAZZ CONFUSION Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £17. Once voted as ‘the musician least likely to survive the 60s’, ex-Cream drummer Ginger Baker has proved them all wrong. He returns with a formidable quartet of funk and jazz giant Pee Wee Ellis (tenor sax), Alec Dankworth (bass) and Ghanaian percussionist Abass Dodoo.
Thu 13 June Bideford
MAD DOG MCREA Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £12 in adv. a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and 'shake your ass' music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies - Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Their recent acclaimed album “The Whirling Dervish”, as championed by Mike Harding on Radio 2 has become an underground classic winning the best album of the year 2012 at The South West Music Awards.
LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. DELAY Cavern, Queen St, 8pm, £5 Freakscene presents this night - Delay are from Columbus, Ohio and play tight harmonies, raucous energy and intense passion. Other bands appearing include High Dive, Spoonboy, Martha and Amercian You.
Fri 14 June Bideford
ROUGHNECKS Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3. Classic & prog covers.
past and present, and the result is one of the most electrifying new combos around.
Mon 17 June LEWIS WATSON Cavern, Queen St, 8pm10pm, £7 After gradually building his own fan-base, his debut EP ‘It’s Got Four Sad Songs On It BTW’ topped the iTunes singer-songwriter chart on the first day of release, outselling the likes of Adele, Madonna and Ed Sheeran in the process - see our interview with him in the front of the mag!
Wed 19 June
GHOST MICE Cavern, Queen St, 8pm, £5 US band, suported tonight by Perkie - singer/songer writer from the Midlands - Think Kate Nash and Crass. She used to play in Resolution 242 and The King Blues. Also supporting is Some Sort of Threat - this is a release show for thier new 7" EP 'Not the End of the World'. PERSIAN RABBIT Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £tbc. They like to call themselves a ‘modern, dark, hippy quintet’, a designation which is indeed quite accurate. Diving into the deep and twisted waters of their intimate world, this Lille-based band creates breathtaking post rock, right in between Godspeed You’s experimentation and Shannon Wright’s delicate folk rock. Support from The Big V.
PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN Gallery at Plough Arts Centre 8.15pm, £tbc.
Thu 20 June EXETER
GWYNETH HERBERT Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £12/£10. Acclaimed singer songwriter recently release her new album, Sea Cabinet - a beautiful, intricate exploration of the sea in all its magic, majesty and mystery, a unique multi-sensory, multi-layered song-cycle written and ripened on the Aldeburgh coast, drawing from the area’s rich history and traditions alongside stormy morning walks, midnight dips and rum-soaked lock-ins. LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. MAD DOG MCREA Mama Stones 10pm, £tbc. Support from Slipdown Dog. TIM BARRY Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £7/£6 in adv. The former frontman of hardcore punk band Avail, Barry hails from Richmond, Virginia, and is touring his brand new LP "40 Miler", released on Bouncing Souls label "Chunksaah". You may have seen Tim Barry before, supporting Frank Turner, or as part of Chuck Ragan's Revival Tour, but this is his first time in Exeter Supported by Sam Russo and Jon from The Cut Ups.
HAT FITZ & CARA B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 9pm, £10/£8. Husband-and-wife folk-blues duo.
Fri 21 June
SESSION ONE Mama Stones 10pm, £tbc. Support from Dan Crisp.
TANGO SONORO B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 9pm, £3. An evening of tango music and dance.
Sat 15 June Bideford
SPACED INVADERS Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3. 80's covers band
EVENTINE Mama Stones 10pm, £tbc. Funk/ soul & soft rock with support from Nemo. MATTHEW & ME Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £8/£6. Their blend of atmospheric and haunting arrangements with big, unabashed choruses have been described as ‘like an ethereal Prefab Sprout‘. The group have started promoting their own bespoke events in an eclectic range of venues around the country including a performance in a huge Elizabethan glass greenhouse, a Devon Vinyard then recently a string of sell out London performances including the Hoxton Hall and Tamesis Dock, a 1930's Dutch barge. BIG DEAL Cavern, Queen St, 7.30pm-10pm, £7 With The White Stripes’ mystique, The Kills’ chemistry and the nonchalant cool of Cat’s Eyes, Big Deal have combined the best of boy/girl duos
UK SUBS Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £10. Punk legends. HOUSE BAND Feat PHOEBE IONS Mama Stones 10pm, £tbc. Funk, soul and soft rock.
OUT TO GRASS B-Bar 9pm, £3. bluegrass boys mean bad-ass business as they apply their amazing ability to well-known tunes. Like Plymouth's Hayseed Dixie. But better!
Sat 22 June Bideford
DEAD BETAS Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3. Support from Oh Captive punk and indie band.
HOUSE BAND Feat PCHRIS OSTLER Mama Stones 10pm, £tbc. Funk, soul and pop, supported by Emma Lauran. SUNFISH & SEMBALANCE Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £5. Phonic FM fund raiser, Sunfish have played great club sets supporting great artists like System 7, Transglobal Underground. With an exciting fresh sound of ‘Psy Trance with a twist’, Sunfish continue to grow from strength to strength attracting lots of interest whilst receiving outstanding reviews for their live
performance. Supoort from Sembalance.
Sun 23 June EXETER
NANCY ELIZABETH Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £8. Folk singer-songwriter and multiinstrumentalist from Manchester.
Tue 25 June Plymouth
FRANK FAIRFIELD B-Bar 9pm, £10/£8. US old time folk musician who plays fiddle, guitar and banjo while singing and hollering. An unbelievable word-of-mouth sensation who channels the spirit of another era in his spellbinding live shows.
Wed 26 June EXETER
TRIBES Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £13. Tribes showcase their second album, Wish To Scream in this Glastonbury warm up show.
Thu 27 June Exeter
LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. NOMEANSNO Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £11 in adv. a progressive punk band from Vancouver, Canada. Originators of math-rock, thrash-punk and post-hardcore. One of the greatest punk rock bands of all time and first time playing at The Cavern! THE SHERPAS Mama Stones 10pm, £tbc. The Sherpas new EP Soiree is launching just as Exeter’s progessive indie rock band begins a summer of UK and European gigs and festivals. The Sherpas are gifted young musicians and stunning live performers, they flip from memorable indie rock in the vein of The Maccabees to passionate songs that recall Jeff Buckley.
Fri 28 June Bideford
JEAN GENIE Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £13 Bowie tribute band
FRESHLY SQUEEZED Mama Stones 10pm, £tbc. Taking run of the mill funk and messing with it’s head like a cheap psychologist, they cram pop, hip-hop, soul, ska and dub in there too, giving you the most ultimate live mix tape you ever treated your ears to. Support from Saskia Maxwell. SENSES FAIL Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £10 in adv. An American screamo band from Ridgewood, New Jersey. They are about to release their 4th studio album The Fire, a release that captures Senses Fail at the absolute top of their game. JOHNNY MARR Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £18 A rare chance to see the co-songwriter and guitarist of The Smiths who was recently awarded NME’s Godlike Genius award.
RICHARD EARLS B-Bar 9pm, £3. With the force of a freight train, Brian O’Donnell’s driving guitar and Richard Earls’ wailing harmonica rock, roll and tumble through a full program of rockabilly, rhythm and blues.
Sat 29 June Bideford
AUCTION OF THE PROMISE CLUB Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3 Indie
SUNDAY SKYCLUB Exeter Phoenix (Voodoo Lounge), 8pm, £18 With Moor Reason & Maz Totterdell - a fundraising event for Exeter’s community radio and sound alternative, Phonic FM.
Sat 06 July Exeter
THE COMPUTERS Exeter Phoenix, 8pm, £8/£6 This Exeter quintet’s sound lies somewhere inbetween Elvis Costello and The Attractions and Black Flag, with some Rocket From The Crypt thrown in for good measure!
Gig Guide Cornwall
BEN THORPE Gaslights Bar, 9pm, £free.
EVEN NINE Watering Hole, 9pm
Sun 16 June Sat 01 June rEDRUTH
HANTERHIR Gaslights Bar, 9pm, £free
AUCTION FOR A PROMISE CLUB Driftwood Spas, 9pm
Fri 07 June FALMOUTH
EDISON LIGHTHOUSE Prince of Wales, 9.30pm
B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 7pm, £5 in adv Live bands, supported by resident DJ.
Sat 08 June BODMIN
STONE HEARTED MAMA Shiners, 9pm, £free. A covers band from the Lizard playing an eclectic mixture of well known classics with a few surprises.
DNA Prince of Wales, 8pm
Thu 20 June Liskeard
BOOGIE KNIGHTS Barley Sheaf, Church St 9pm, £free Time to get out the Afro wigs, flares & platform boots.
BEACHBREAK LIVE Various venues throughout Newquay, £halfprice tickets with 247 - go to www.beachbreaklive. com/247 Covering 4 days and three nights, its a total festival takeover of Newquay. Live acts playing include Jake Bugg, Dub Pistols, Devlin, Foreign Beggars, Gentleman Dub Club, Submotion Orchestra, Lazy Habits and many more, see the website for full details.
LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians.
Fri 21 June
JONAHS LIFT Prince of Wales, 9.30pm
VIBRATION SESSION Treyarnon YHA, 7pm, £free. A seven piece dub reggae band, blending together classic reggae rythms with unique rock licks!! Born and raised in the depths of deepest Kernow, these talented individuals have come together to produce one of the most original and energetic acts seen in the county for a long time!. All original material, influences from reggae, folk, dub and rock all mashed up throughout and energy filled set.
NORDIC GIANTS Miss Peapods, 8pm12.30am £7/£6 Supported by Saskia Maxwell - a young singer songwriter from Cornwall who's haunting vocals and beautifully constructed original material has seen her draw rave reviews from all corners of the south west.
JEFFERY NUTHIN Studio Bar, 9pm, £2 / £free B4 10pm Playing his Spin the Wheel" EP launch night - Don't miss it, this band is going places! Support from Sweet Baboo.
THE TAGS Gaslights Bar, 9pm, £free
EVEN NINE Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown
Thurs 13 June Liskeard
SKIN TIGHT FUNK Barley Sheaf, Church St 9pm, £free Tight & funky!
LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians.
Fri 14 June FALMOUTH
B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 7pm, £5 in adv Live bands, supported by resident DJ. Guests Goodbye Joel, Thomas J Speight & Ben Jordan.
Sat 22 June SHEELANAGIG Miss Peapods, 8pm12.30am £8 Described as “fresh and distinctive”, with “rhythmic variety and great imagination”, the band has gained a considerable local following and quickly earned a reputation for their exhilarating and intense live performances.
GUEST TBC Gaslights Bar, 9pm, £free.
Thurs 27 June Liskeard
THE NORMALS Barley Sheaf, Church St 9pm, £free. From the depths of Dartmoor comes a beast of a band.
LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians.
Fri 28 June FALMOUTH
PUNKADELIC PRESENT ZOUNDS Falmouth Rugby Club, 7.30pm-12am, £10. Support from The Sporadics, These Creeps, Jaks Caravan and Alex Smith
B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 7pm, £5 in adv Live bands, supported by resident DJ. Guests Kaideka, Dishonour the Crown, Transhuman & Rash Decision.
Sat 29 June
THE PICTURES Prince of Wales, 8pm, £free.
FURNEAUX Gaslights Bar, 9pm, £free
B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 7pm, £5 in adv Live bands, supported by resident DJ. Guests Young Kato, Shade of Red & Lilium.
Sat 15 June
THE LENGHTS Bar 35, 8pm MWAHAHA Miss Peapods, 8pm-12.30am £5 Californian psychedelic electronica outfit have just released their first self-titled album on Plug Research, featuring Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards.
KASIER CHIEFS Eden Project 7pm, £35. Support from Tom Tom Club & Deap Valley.
THE ARTFUL CODGER Shiners, 9pm, £free. Charity night. SIN PUSHERS Prince of Wales, 8pm, £free.
DUELING KAZOOS PRESENT JACK WALLEN Miss Peapods, 8pm-12.30am £3 Supported by Gareth Lee & Rosie Caldecott.
Sun 30 June SIGUR ROS Eden Project 7pm, £30. Support from Daughter, Willy Mason and many more.
Tue 09 July FALMOUTH
THE WEDDING PRESENT Princess Pavilion magazine | 35
I'm getting old. I know this because lots of nasty noise does my head in these days. So here we were listening to hardcore of varying nuance and getting older by the minute (White Rabbit, Plymouth, 23rd April). First up, local newbies, UPSURGE, went for the oldschool Agnostic Front approach: angry, shouty and riff-heavy. Not bad. Unfortunately, CAVALCADES' progressive blast was upended by a vocal death-howl that seemed wholly incongruous. GRAPPLER ran a far tighter, and meaner, ship – austerity running through their doomy riffola like a stick of rock. And nestled in amongst all the pain were BRUNEL with their sinewy, percussive post-punk. Phew! On record, Brighton's THE PHYSICS HOUSE BAND have a fine line in post-prog widdlesome fun but in the flesh, their pompous bass lines and uncommunicative synth shapes were a chore (White Rabbit, Plymouth, 26th April). By contrast, Kent quartet, UP-C DOWN-C's post-rock-via-vintage-stoner beast of a sound was something that you rarely hear – like being trapped in an argument between Mogwai and Truckfighters – and thenceforth vowed to hear more often. We didn't stay long at the annual workers' May-Day shindig (Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth, 4th May) but long enough to catch DMITRY and his brooding Soviet songs of revolution, replete with Nepalese singing bowl and children's chorus; and Chris Wheelchair in his HARIKIRI KARAOKE guise, spinning surreal keyboard yarns with a nod to Frank Sidebottom and a wink to your demented grandad. And the reason we didn't stay was to head into town for Imperfect Cinema's multimedia extravaganza of film and music, entitled The Takeover (Plymouth University, 4th May). The final piece, 'Home', featured a gliding visual snapshot of Plymouth and surrounding area accompanied by music from the hastily assembled IMPERFECT ORCHESTRA (featuring faces from Brunel, Damerels, Drexl and Head Of Programmes among others). The result of which was akin to looking out of a window on a pensive drive home from Dartmoor while listening to Lungfish (ask some post-punky street scruff). Pretty smart. Bar-B-Gedd'on was a veggie-burger sizzling success (Tiki Bar, Plymouth, 5th May). Joyous duo, THE JERKS, sometimes sounded like Fugazi after a year jamming with Torche; while supreme garage-noise trio, DAMERELS, sometimes sounded like Fugazi after a year pumping iron. Un-Fugazi-like but equally competent were WOAHNOWS and their melody-rich moodswing punk rock; while openers, YOUNG ATTENBOROUGH and THE APOSTATES' endearing pop-punk set the tone. Exeter Cavern hosted a disparate dish of international delights, although only catching the last song of Austria's splendid politicopunks, ASTPAI, was a tad frustrating (6th May). Next up, Ohio's THE SIDEKICKS proffered some rootsy rock'n'roll with a lovely demeanour, while Philadelphia's angular pop-punks, HOP ALONG, have a female singer with a wondrous, idiosyncratic voice that evokes feelings of love and desperation like no other. Here came trouble. Of the best kind of course. Indeed, THE CUT UPS' venerable, heart-on-sleeve punk rock wouldn't be the same without a few wellaimed social(ist) barbs from vocalist, Jon Curtis. Bluegrass rock with ADHD? Los Angeles' OLD MAN MARKLEY were on hand to deliver: washboard, banjo, auto-harp, fiddle and whoops'n'hollers colliding like demented atoms. SMOKE OR FIRE's melodic punk seemed a little pedestrian after a soiree of inventive and atypical rock'n'roll but the Bostonians' track record guided them to safety. It was patently obvious that Indiana's MURDER BY DEATH would slay all contenders this month with their new wave-imbued Americana (Dingwalls, London, 17th May). Releasing the spectre of Johnny Cash into Arcade Fire's living room, the band's versatility, intelligence and passion were as close to an epiphany as this weathered heart will experience. They deserve your attention. Go! We played too. Copious sweating, errant banjo strings and gremlins galore. Christ! See-ya bye. Backbone (email@example.com)
Clubbing of Stokes Croft 10pm-4am, £free B4 10pm. Slipmatt playing a classic house set, supported by Wonka, T-Sex, KB & Airatd.
Bristol // Somerset MONDAYS
BED Bunker, The Triangle, 10pm-3am. £see flyers/reps The only monday for Bristol Uni. Music policy ranges from credible commercial to upbeat electro party beats and underground dance. This combined with their unique style of club decoration creates Bristol’s finest weekly Monday student night. DISCORD The Thekla, The Grove, 10pm3am. £Free before 10.30pm / £3 with NUS / £4 after midnight The residents spew out a full tilt, wall to wall, pit ramming mix of the rock, metal, punk & alternative anthems. Info www.theklabristol.co.uk
24th June ARTFUL DODGER
UK TOUR Motion 10pm - late, £8/£6. Artful rose to fame as one half of the Artful Dodger and co-writer/producer of Craig David's multi platinum album, Born To Do It. Since he began releasing music in 1997, Mark has achieved four Ivor Novello awards, a number one album, two number one singles and over 10 million records sales worldwide. Support from Rude Kid, Thieves, Bromley, Keyed Up & Jaylaxx.
YOLO The Thekla, The Grove, 10pm3am. £Free before 11pm / £3 with NUS / £4. A night with a stupid name for serious partying. Covering a load of great genres including hip hop, dubstep, garage, drum and bass, funk, grime, house, bashment and anything else you can throwdown to, plus regular special guest DJs.
SMIRNOFF SLUMBERFEST - BRISTOL UNI END OF YEAR PARTY Motion 10pm - late, £25. Bristol Uni's biggest promoters are coming together for one huge collaboration and end of year blowout. Let off some steam and put this date in your diary because the most popular nights will be playing a huge variety of music across 3 rooms. Smirnoff will be providing some awesome content including a massive four poster bed, arcade games, midnight snacks, pillow drop, and much more! Everyone will be provided with an alarm clock on entry which will go off at certain intervals where some added surprises will take place!
KILLA DISCO Syndicate, 10pm-3am. £4/£3 Killa Disko has well and truly put it's stamp on the mid-week scene. Expect more drinks, beats and bass than your body can handle, with a music policy of playing the freshest tunes from indie to house, drum'n 'bass, hip-hop and dubstep. More info and guestlist from www. killadisko.com PROPAGANDA Bunker, The Triangle, 10pm-3.30am. £4/£3 The UK's biggest indie night started right here in Bristol and is still going strong! Expect Propaganda in the main room playing Indie, alternative, pop-punk, dubstep & drum 'n bass with DJ Dan and The Postman. Room Two: is Pop'aganda playing credible pop, party and cheese. Students and non-students are welcome and there is NO dress code and drinks deals galore. WANTED RECORDS Big Chill Bar, 10pm-3am. £free Killa
PRESSURE The Thekla, The Grove, 9.30pm-3am. £4/Free entry before 10pm. Pressure is Bristol's best credible indie and alternative club night, Mr SteveBob playing cutting-edge indie and classic alternative anthems, plus regular live guest appearances on the top deck. All that AND 2 for 1 drinks all night long, it's a sure fire winner.
NO SCRUBS Lakota 10pm - 4am, £7/£5. The very best of the ninities and noughties playing R&B, garage, D'n'B, old skool, house and hip hop.
BLISS THURSDAYS. 43/45 East St.
21st June SPACE INVADER 10pm-3am. £5. DJs will be playing all the floor-filling tunes!
EDEN Syndicate, 10pm-4am. £6/£5/£4 Bristols biggest commerical Friday club session, with over 2,000 people every week! Drinks deals from £1.70 and a music policy of commerical, chart, dubstep, D'n'B and hip hop. FIFTYONE27 The Thekla, The Grove, 10pm-4am. £5 before midnight / more after. Showcasing some of the biggest names in house, garage, techno & bass music in an intimate Bristol city centre location every week. FREE guestlists always available - see Facebook - www facebook.com/fiftyone27 RAMSHACKLE O2 Academy, Frogmore St, 10.30pm-3.30am. £4. Bristols busiest weeekdn indie and alternative night, with residents The Postman, Nick Baber, Chezney and special guests each month. WARREN The Croft, 10pm-late. £free B4 12am. Weekly session playing hip hop, reggae, dub, ghetto disco, jungle and more.
7th June THE BLAST PRESENTS
STB Motion 10pm - 6am, £16.50. Andy C (2hr set), Loadstar (DJ Set), P Money, Joker, Rockwell, Daffy & 12th Planet. Room 2 hosted by Trap Magazine with Shdow Child, Foundation (aka Sticky & Scott), Garcia, Ossie, Friend Within, Sly One, Trap DJ's. Room 3 with Nicky Blackmarket, Daddy Nature and more.
BASS KITCHEN Timbuk 2 11pm - 5am, £6 in adv Headliner Pyramid are West London production duo and DJ/MC combo outfit Nicky D'Silva and Scott Maclean currently signed with the award-winning Funkatech Records.
FLUCTUATE SUMMER SHOWDOWN Dojo 11pm - 6am, £5 in adv. Bristol Love resident and general Dojo dogsbody Sly Logic will be celebrating the turn of his quarter century with an epic DJ battle between the cream of the Bristol DJ crop. With 17 DJs confirmed, and everyone out for a party, we can guarantee that this will get messy. Expect a night of deep house, tech, garage & D'n'B with Sly Logic, Greg Shaw, Gus Young, Sean Williams and many more.
BRISTOL SOUNDS Basement 45 10pm - 4am, £6 in adv. D'n'B night with Range & Kable, DJ Dazee, Josimar, Colin Dean and friends.
ECHOBOX Exchange 11pm - 4am, £4. Alfresco Disco Djs otorious for throwing some of the most unique and exciting outdoor parties in the South West supported by George Oscar, Monet, Motif, PXM & Guro.
14th June RHYME AND
RADIO Bank of Stokes Croft 10pm-4am, £free B4 11pm. Special night with DJ Krust and support from Benjamin One, Sam Krats, Guinness & Asine.
21st June HAZE Motion 9pm
- late, £12.50/£15. House and garage night presented by Troupe, Eton Messy & Madluv with Breach, Boddika, Matt 'Jam' Lamont, Detroit Swindle, Locked Groove, Sticky, Bareskin, Cameo, Toyboy & Robin, The Golden Boy, Sly-One, Real Connoissuer, Bromley, Aaron Lipsett and many more.
21st June FIVE DOLLAR SHAKE
Timbuk 2 11pm - 5am, £5. Ghetto funk/ Glitch Hop/ Garage/ Cold ass Hip Hop Classics/ Breakbeat/ Jungle/ 80's Bangers/ Disco/ House/ Trap/ Drum & Bass with Mr.50, Rezaloot, Leo, Ragga-Mortis and the Five Dollar shake crew.
NASS LAUNCH PARTY Motion 10pm - 4am, £8. The official NASS Festival launch party with Mistajam, Crissy Criss, Nicky Blackmarket, Devolution, Jus Now (Live, Jello, My Nu Leng, Forget me Not and more. Tickets from www.motionbristol.com
ENCORE Bunker, The Triangle, 10pm3.30am. £4/£3 Big weekend party GET SEXY Syndicate, 10pm-3am. £free B4 11pm/£2 B4 12am, more after. Get Sexy and be one of 2000 sexy people at this superclub with two rooms of fun to choose from, whatever ever your music taste, they've got it covered! Add to that, a awesome atmosphere, great drink prices and there's only one thing to do - get sexy! POP CONFESSIONAL The Thekla, The Grove, 9.30pm-4am. £5 before midnight / more after. Come and be blessed, your host for the evening is Father Valentine Spinoza who will be spinning all your favourite guilty pop pleasures until the wee small hours of Sunday morning, leaving you ready for Mass in the morning. Expect shameless dancing to tunes you know you shouldn’t, pop-priests and naughty-nuns, dressing up of all kinds, outrageous dance moves and pure party vibes the Lord himself would be proud of.
1st June NOISY NEIGHBOURS
The Hand arena, Clevedon, Nr Bristol 12pm - late, £35 in adv. New one-day dance festival, following on from their debut sell out event in the heart of Bristol last summer. Three areans' and over 100 artists playing including Devlin, Mimosa, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Skism, BBC Radio 1's Tim Westwood, Dillinja, K-AZE, Hathcha, DJ Die, Cyantific, Sean Hughes, Will Clarke and many more. Full details and tickets from www.noisyneighbours.com
4OURS TB2 11pm 5am, £5/£4in adv. House and techno night with guests.
- 5am, £6. House / Techno with Colin Dale supported by Rektchordz, Clair Napierski, Renny C, Phil Paske, Craig Brown and many more.
8th June 8th June
KISSTORY O2 ACADEMY 10pm - 3am, £tbc. Old skool and anthems night presented by Kiss 101FM with Kiss DJ's Neev and Steve Smart. Live PA's from Dennis G performing 'Sambuca' and Sweet Female Attitude performing 'Flowers'. Get your tickets from www.aloud.com
LIAM LOVES LIFE 2 Blue Mountain 9pm - 6am, £10/£7/£5 in adv. Hardcore, old skool, D'n'B, jungle & techno fundraiser, guests playing include Miss Special K, Demize, Chris Fear, Marcus Allen, Alton X and many more.
14th June WONKAVISION Bank
PRSPCT UK: SECTION 18 & ARGO Lakota 10pm - 6am,
TRAP MAG V'S THE BLAST Pt 1 Old Crown Court, Bridwell St10pm - 4am, £12/£10 The first of two special parties with DBridge, Phaeleh, Paleman, Kevin Mcphee, Kelly Twins & Chris Farrell.
BANJAX TB2 11pm 5am, £7/£5 B4 12.30am. House night with Detsy, Gievex, Shauny P, Leon Henry, Jack Cook, Criag Brown and many more.
HOSPITALITY Motion 10pm - 6am, £20.50/£18.50. Another raod block of a night as Hospitality nights always are! Guests tonight include High Contrast, Danny Bryd, S.P.Y, Hazard, Fred V & Grsfix, Culture Shock, metrik, Artwork, Preditah and many more.
Timbuk 2 10pm - 4am, £5 Another night of beats, bass and the Biggest party vibes, where we are joined by Booty-Bass supremo Mafia Kiss playing a 2hr set. Support from residents KB & Airayd, Jacky P, CRL, Saxon, Jay P & Laurent.
RUFFNECK DISCO Cosies 10pm - late, £3. Dancehall, reggae, bashment, soca & booty with Dub Boy, Tenja, Strictly Steppas, Atki2 & Brotehr Wetlands.
Stokes Croft 10pm-4am, £tbc. DJ Rogue, Henry Heatwave & Dappa Don.
1st June WERK Timbuk 2 11pm
TEACHING IN DUB Trinty Centre 10pm - 4am, £10 In association with the United Nations of Dub, this weekender reunion features none other than Aba Shanti-I to run selection on his own sound for the whole night, a much rarer event now than it was in the 90s!
PIED PIPER Basement 45 10pm - 4am, £6 in adv. Old skool garage night presented by Basement 45 and Dity Note with Pied Piper, supported Kevin Real, Paperchase, Gilly, Emmission, C Strike and more.
SKREWFACE PRESENTS BIOLOGICAL BEATS Blue Mountain 10pm - 4am, £10/£8 D'n'B with Tyke, Fatman D, Annix, Jayline, Dominator, Macky Gee and many more.
28th June WUK UP! Bank of
REASON Motion 10pm - late, £25. One of the biggest hip hop line-ups to hit Bristol in years, with KRS-One, Pete Rock, Immortal Tech, Mystro, Leafdog, BVA, Split Prophets, Pete Cannon and many more.
14th June BOOMSHANKA
£20/£15 in adv. Hard drum and bass, crossbred and industrial hardcore with Goldberg Variations, The Outside Agency, Producer, I:gor, Thrasher, DJ Hidden, Eye-D, Limewax, The Criminal, Hektek, 2Dark2Cornish, Blaze and many more across three rooms.
JUST JACK AGENCY LAUNCH The Basketball Court, Riverside Youth Centre 1pm - 9pm, £15/£13/£10 in adv. LDay party with Mano Le Tough, James Welsh, Typesun, Rowlanz & Seka.
22nd June SHAPES DO EXIT
Lakota 10pm - 7am, £15/£10 in adv. This party is the precursor to the amazing Exit Festival that takes place on 10th-14th July in Novi Sad, Serbia. Main room has Carl Criag, Side A, Oddity, Ollywood Disco, Fuzz Buzz & Cojack. Rm2 with Pardon My French and Crack Magazine DJ's.
22nd June WHOMP - SUMMER GARDEN PARTY Basement 45 11pm 5am, £5. Chunky house and techno with Tom Special Interest, Stuart Wilkinson, Drumsoul & Whomp DJ's. Room 2 with Hatchett, Focks, Si Macc and friends.
22nd June HEADRUSH Timbuk 2 11pm-5am, £5 B4 12am. House and techno night with Rhythmic Theory. Room 2 features Peng Sound favourites brothers dubwise going up against Idle Hands bossman Chris Farrell under his dub moniker Jah Farrell. Expect only the strictest selections in dub, grime and other bottom heavy formats.
22nd June FANTAZIA Motion
2pm - 6am, £25/£33.50 for VIP's. Following on the sell out event last year, legendaary rave promoters, Fantazia team up with Bristol Exposure for Superheros Pt 2 - The South West Shakedown. Five arena's of old skool, jungle, D'n'B, techno and hardcore with guests including Ratpack, Jilted Generation, Slipmatt, Billy 'Daniel' Bunter, Easygroove, Brockie, Nicky Blackmarket, Scott Brown, Producer, Scorpio, Dolphin and many more. Tickets and info from www.fantazia.org.uk
SATURDAYS. Bliss. 43/45 East St. 9pm3am. £free B4 10.30pm with guestlist/£5 after 10pm. It’s the original big night out, with the biggest mix of Party, Dance and R & B.
23rd June OSTR & HADES
WITH BRISTOL Lakota 7pm - 12am, £20/£15 in adv. Polish hip hop night with OSTR, Hades, DJ Haem, DJ Kebs, Sensi, DJ Lem & Maestro.
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Clubbing Cornwall MONDAYS
STUDENT NIGHT. Toast. 18 Church St. until 1am. £free. Monday night is student night at toast with lots of £2 drink deals! STUDENT NIGHT. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-late. £free. Monkey T of Simian Sound playing guilty pleasures on the decks.
BOMB MONDAY. Belushi’s. 9.30pmlate. £free The finest in House music with DJ Justin Harris and all Bombs only £2 all night long makes this the place to be on a Monday night MISBEHAVIOR Salt. 10pm-late, £5/£4. Newquays naughtiest night with Wet T-Shirt comps, jelly wrestling, stage games and cash prizes. SUPER CHY MONDAYS. The Chy & Koola. 12 Beach Road. 10pm-4am, £4/£2. DJ’s Robin Parris & Proof playing hip hop, funk, party, breaks, indie, rock, dance, grime, R’n’B, reggae, D’n’B, gypsy swing kinda thing & cheap booze for locals!
BIG STUDENT NIGHT. The Club. 14 High Cross St. 10pm-2am. £4/£2 NUS. DJ Dean playing the party classics. All drinks £1.50.
STUDENT NIGHT. L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £free B4 11pm/£3 after. DJ Matt Wing + Guests playing Chart, Commerical, Dance ,HipHop, Dubstep and more.
TUESDAYS Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street 11pm-3am. £free before midnight if you collect a wristband from Bar One and £4 after DJs Boris & DS playing chart and commercial bangers!
U18's UV FOAM PARTY Salt. 10pm-late, £5/£4. Under 18 clubbing.
RENAISSANCE. Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10pm-2.30am, £3. Chart hits & club classics.
OPEN DECKS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 9pm-late. £free. Hosted by Selecta Demo. All aspiring DJs welcome. SOUL FUNK & JUNK. Five Degrees West, 7 Grove Place. 9pm-late. £free. As it says on the tin!
STOCK XCHANGE Salt. 10pm-late, £5/£4. Discounted drinks all night and dance tunes.
THURSDAYS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-late. £free. The best local DJ’s & Live Bands. MANGLED THURSDAYS. Upstairs at Mango Tango. 15a Killigrew St. 9pm-2am. £1. Hip Hop, Drum ‘n’ Bass, House, Techno, Electro & Breaks with DJ T3chnical, DJ Jezza and Green Renegade.
HOT TUB BEACH PARTY Salt. 10pmlate, £5/£4. Bring your swimwear and jump in the hot tubs! 2-4-1 cocktails
BEACHBREAK LIVE. Over 30 different venues in Newquay, £half price tickets with 247, see www.beachbreaklive. com/247. Huge urban weekend long festival, complete with big beach stage at Fistral Beach. Over 100 acts platying, including headliners Jake Bugg, Alunageorge & B-Triats, Cuban Brothers and the Freestylers amongst others, see the website for the full lowdown.
WEEKEND WARM-UP. L2 Nightclub, Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £free. Start the weekend early, special drink deals and resident DJ.
FEEL GOOD FRIDAY. The Office. 10pmlate. £3. Start the weekend as you mean to go on with DJ Simon James. Inc Truro Festival after party on 12th April.
21st June HARD HOUSE NIGHT The Office, 9pm-4am £5 in adv.
to shameless hands in the air anthems. with Robin Parris and guests. SALT SUMMER SESSIONS Salt. 10pmlate, £5/£4. Headline dance acts every week throuhgout the summer, see flyers on the street each week or Facebook.
SOUND SATURDAYS. Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street. 11pm-4am. £5 (non special guest nights only). DJs Boris & DS playing chart and commercial bangers!
BACK TO THE CLASSICS Eclipse Nightclub. Victoria Square 10pm-3am. £5/£3 B4 11pm. 80’s & 90’s night, over 25’s but mature over 18’s welcome.
FRIDAYS Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10.30pm-3.30am. £5. Resident JelyBean.
KRIS NEBROSO, The Clipper, 9pm – 1am, £free. A night of Chart, Dance (inc. House, Dubstep, D’n’B), Cheese, Party, R’n’B, Oldies & Motown.
LOVE RIOT MAZEY DAY SPECIAL. The Ritz, 9pm-3am, £8 A night of house music and wrongness to celebrate Mazey Day in the unique Love Riot way. Guests TBc but you know this will be a sick night.
SATURDAY. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Always a massive night with the DJs spinning the best music for you to dance and drink to. See weekly invites for line-ups!
PROGRESSION. The Atlantic Bar, 9pm-1.30am, £free. A night of old skool and house with Carl Lewis & DJ Zion.
FRIDAY NIGHTS. Toast. 18 Church St. 6.30pm-2am. £free. Something different every week FRIDAYS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Only the best DJs from the area playing for your aural pleasure.
21st June NOISE POLLUTION
Inc Falmouth, Falmouth Wharves 9pmlate £5. The Noise crew will be hitting it hard celebrating the end of term, Summer solstice and the start to the festival season. Special Junglist guest Aries alongside Dephicit and Summer Bright who are a combo of bass heavy glitch hop and saxophone. Supported by Fal town bad men Skank'N'Stomp.
AUDIO Salt. 10pm-late, £5/£4. Old skool hip hop, R'n'B mashup and house with DJ Proof & Tim Nice. |DIRTY BUSINESS. Berties 9.30pm-late, £4 B4 12am. Adam Harris plays the best house music all night. I CANDY. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm4am, £free entry with a handbag! Newquays busiest Friday night with the best in Chart, RnB, Dance and Party. ITS A FRIDAY THING. Belushi’s 9.30pmlate, £free. For up front House music and things connected with DJ Justin Harris. SUPER CHY LIVE. The Chy Bar. 9pm3am, £free. A selection of the best rock, roots and reggae bands from 10pm.
LUM Library Bar, 10pmlate, £tbc. Residents night with Piers Kirwan, Jack Keo & Kyle Edwards.
LUM PRESENT TOM DEMAC Library Bar, 10pm-late, £tbc. Extra special night with special guest, Tom Demac playing live, supported by Peter Glasspool, Piers Kirwan, The Discoguns, Jack Keo & Kyle Edwards.
Eclipse Nightclub. Victoria Square 10pm-late. £7/£5 B4 11pm. Chart and party tunes with guest DJ’s every week.
29th June DROP. Sandsifter, 1
Godrevy Towans. 9pm-2am. New night aimed at providing Cornwall with a much needed injection of the highest quality underground house music with residents Lee Ellis & Ryan R.
6th July SIR VINYL. Sandsifter, 1
Godrevy Towans. 9pm-2am. Dub plates and uplifting party music with residents Dave Spenceley, Catriona D'Olive and Will will be sure to crank up the bass.
DJ EDGE. Belushi’s. Fore St. 10pm till late. £free. A live DJ night with a selection of Hip Hop (mainly old school) , Funk, Electro, Soul, 80’s/90’s Pop. GORGEOUS. Berties. East St. 11pm4am, £6/£4. Cornwall’s largest nightclub with resident Video DJ Will.B playing your favourite music up together from a wide variety of genres including dance , R&B ♫, chart, party & floorfillers. CIRQUE DU SAILORS. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm-4am. £tbc. A night of extraordinary entertainment with DJ John London playing all the best Chart, Dance, RnB, Indie and Party tunes until 4am whilst our performers dazzle. Great drinks offers too with 2 cocktails at £4.50, bombs at £2.25 plus go large for £1 - double and mixer specials. PARRIS NIGHTS. Chy Bar, 12 Beach Rd 10pm-4am. £free. The best house music all night, from deep, bassline laden grooves
8th June St Austell
THE BIG ONE. The Club. 14 High Cross St. 10pm-2am. £6. Massive party night with DJ Stevie G playing RnB, Dance, Hip Hop and DnB.
THE ORB. St Ives Guildhall.8pm-1am. £15 / £18.50. The Orb bring their inimitable brand of inter-galactic dub and astral house music to St Ives. Alex Patterson will also be DJing with long-time collaborator Kris Needs, while local electronic act Night Motor will support.
SATURDAY SOCIAL. L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £5/free B4 11pm. DJ Matt Wing in Room 1 playing Chart & Commerical. DJ Jason M & Snatch the Wax in Room 2 playing House, Electro, Party Breaks. CORNWALLS BEST SATURDAY. The Office. 1 River Walk. 10pm-2.30am. £5. Weekend party for over 21’s.
OPEN JAM. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 6pm-late. £free. Hosted by Perry followed at 10pm with Titan Sound finishing off your weekend with PRESSURE DROP RootsRockReggae/Digital Dancehall.
NEWQUAY BIGGEST FOAM PARTY Salt. 10pm-late, £5/£4. As it says on the tin, foam and clubbing collide head on!
SUMMER FRIDAYS. Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm-4am. £5 all night. 80's, 90's & 00's music from resident DJ's, al drinks £2 and selected special events in room two - see below!
21st June BRANDON BLOCK
Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm5am. £5 B4 1am. House legend headlines this summer solstice summer party. Support from Tim Lyall, Snatch the Wax DJ's, Ash & Greg, KBS and Potter.
DYNAMITE PRESENTS CHESTER P Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm-5am. £5 B4 1am. Hip hop night.
DELUXX. Blue Bar, Beach Rd, Eastcliff, 9pm-12am, £free. Funk and soul DJ's
ROLLER DISCO. St Ives Guilhall. 8.30pm-10.30pm. £6/£4 Back to the 80’s theme, over 18’s session, Dj’s playing the Best 70s ,80s, soul, funk, disco and club classic’s. Tickets and info at http://80sneonfancydress.com/RollerDiscos-in-Cornwall-2011-W10569.aspx
FUNKY FRIDAYS. L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £free all night. DJ Tom Wills playing all the best tunes. Lots of drink promotions inc. all shots £1.50.
Clubbing Devon MONDAYS
MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-2.30am. £4.50/£2adv available from reps and the student guild. Exeters biggest and best student night. MONDAYS Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1am. £free. Cheesy pop mash up!
3rd June & 1st July
RAINBOW MONDAYS Mama Stones, 9pm-1am. £3. Pop, dance and disco with Ollie B & Iain McKenzie. LGBT friendly night too.
FUZZY LOGIC. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £tbc. Student night, big tunes, cheap drinks and loads of fellow students - what’s not to like about this?!
CAFE SABROSO/WONKEY LEGS & T.O.T.T.Y. Timepiece, Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1.30am, £free. Salsa, Samba and Merengue with DJ Ricardo in the bar, Wonkey Legs in the main room with dubstep and D’n’B from Aldo Vanucci. CHEESY TUESDAYS. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-2.30am. £4.50 A huge slice of cheese from the 80’s, 90’s & 00’s sandwiched in between all the biggest student anthems.
MASH HITS Voodoo Lounge 8pm2am. £free Night of mashed up musical mayhem.
VENUE. The Venue. The Strand. 10pm3am. £5. Commerical night
FUNKY FRIDAYS. Caesar’s Palace. King St. 11pm. £4. All the classics, a DJ and no rules whatsoever.
COLLISION. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-2am. £3. Expect everything from Indie anthems, alt Rock, Punk to Electro.... FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-3am. £free entry with sticker/wristband. Feel good party atmosphere, with the very best dance, chart, party and R'n'B. ANGEL PRESENTS... Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 10pm-2am. £free. Different guests playing each week, check with bar for details.
7th June & 5th July
MAGIC HAT STAND Cavern Club, 9pm3am £5 in adv. The Magic Hatstand is a unique night full of fun and mischief with a fabulous Psychedelic Hatstand at its heart.
14th June DEEP END
PRESENTS PRODUCERS ON THE DECKS The Cellar Door, 9pm - 3am, £5/£3.50 B4 10am. 100% homegrown talent with Ollie 303, Pulsar, Corticyte, Salt UH, El Bomba, Bridge, If/Then, Crypticz, Marvin Vital, Glot, Endlines and many more.
FUNK YOU! The Cellar Door, 9pm - 3am, £5/£4. Soul spirited event playing funk, soul, disco, electro swing, ghetto funk and glitch hop with Subindex, Sidiculous VIP, Extra Medium, Juicy Pocket and more.
7th June THICK AS THEIVES &
STUDENT NIGHT. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1.30am. £free. Student disco classics and current cheesey faves. This is a night run by students for students. GET ME The Cellar Door 9pm-late £tbc. End of term D'n'B party with Wilkinson, supported by Fred V & Grafix (Hospital Records) and Mi Casa Su Casa & Modu.
DIRTYBIRD Exeter Phoenix, 7.30pm 2am, £15.50/£18.50. Representing the European sector of San Fran’s dirtybird family, tonight welcomes Shadow Child, Kill Frenzy, Friend Within & Kry Wolf to show us what they do best...To celebrate the huge growth of the scene in Exeter in the last year, fellow party people 'Exit', 'Beats & Bass' and 'Our House' are also supportin this night with thier residents playing.
COWPOW. The Dairy, 25 Bretonside. 6pm-late. Student night, chart popping classics. DESIRE Thirst. Vauxhall St. 9pm-2.30am. £2 from 11pm. DJ Jonezy and guests. SHENANIGANS. Varsity, Derrys Cross, 7pm-3am, £free. Midweek party with drinks deals. VIBE. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £free with flyer B4 11pm/£3. All your urban favourites from old-skool to new-skool, with DJ Jonezy.
BIG LIKE HOUSE The Cellar Door, 9pm - 3am, £4 in adv. House night with Alex Coulton, Network, The Magnet & Big Like Night resident DJ's.
12th June Plymouth
MOST WANTED. The Green Ginger, Winter Garden, Fleet Walk. 9pm-2am. £free. DJ Max, £1.50 drinks deals.
HELLZAPOPPIN! Cellar Door, 4 The Quay. 9pm-2am, £2/free B4 11pm. Funk, jazz and electro swing with DJ Dodgy Style. FUZZY LOGIC. Arena Nightclub, Summerland St. 9.30pm-2.30am. £5.Student night playing the biggest and best tunes, with some great drink deals. WONKEY LEGS. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 10.30pm-2am, £3. Plymouth's ten year old club night comes to Exeter resident Aldo Vanucci drops the biggest and best drum n bass and dub step all night long. Occasional theme nights and guest djs check Facebook for more details.
ROCK SHOW. H20, The Barbican. 10pmlate. £2. New weekly rock night from Chris Wheelie and guests. Expect unk, rock, ska, reggae and more. YOLO. Oceana, Barbican Leisure Park, The Barbican. 9pm-4am. £tbc. Official student night, special guests each week, supported by residents from the Upbeat DJ Soc and Urban Knights.
CRISIS. White Rabbit. Bretonside Bus Station. £2. 11pm-5am. An eclectic hot mix of Indie/Punk/Rock/Hip-Hop/ Funk/80’s. Served to you by JC & OZ. FUNKY FRIDAYS. The Treasury. Royal Parade. 9pm-3am, £tbc. Funky grooves. FUNKY FRIDAYS. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque, Vauxhall St. 8.30pm3pm. £tbc. Funky grooves all night. GLITTERATI Revolution, Derrys Cross. 9pm-3am. £tbc House night with killer vodka drink deals. INDIE NIGHT Mint, Union St, 9pm-3am. £free Indie night with DJ Tony.
FULL TILT FRIDAYS. Bohemia Nightclub.
41 Torwood St. 11pm-3am. £4 B4 12pm/£5 after. DJs on rotation. THE GREEN GINGER. The Green ginger, Winter Garden, Fleet Walk. 9pm-3am. £1. DJ Jake with all the latest chart and dance. 2 4 £10 cocktail pitchers. LADIES NIGHT. The Venue. 13 Torwood St. 9pm-1am. £3/ladies £free all night. The biggest night in the bay.
RINSE-IT BOAT PARTY Meet outside Living Coasts 6.30pm, boat leaves at 7pm, £12 boat only / £15 boat and lcub after party. D'n'B on the water with Mr Nice, Maxxi P, Ginge, Skanknasty, Potential Method & Ranimal. Tickets from www.rinseouttickets. com
RINSE-IT The Attic, 9.30pm - 3am, £5. D'n'B with Stanza supported by locals Mr Nice, Persist, Freshold, Stonka & Komplex. MC's Kaydan, Johnny G, Crisis, Westman, Jolla & Hacker.
ANGEL PRESENTS... Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 10pm-2am. £free. Different guests playing each week, check with bar for details. ESSENTIAL SATURDAY. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-3.30am. £6.50otd. Best in Dance, Chart, Party and RnB. INDIE CLUB. Cavern Club, 83-84 Queen St. 8pm-2.30am. £free B4 9pm. The best in Indie/Alternative & Electro Sounds from DJS Jake and Paddy. With live guests. SATURDAYS. The Monkey Suit. 161 Sidwell St. 9pm-3am. £free. Guest DJs dropping all things funky. WOBBLE. Timepiece. 7.30pm-2am, £3 B4 11pm with flyer. Mr. Onions lets rip, dropping everything anything from R’n’B to Indie, Jazz to Pop, Funk to Rock, Drum & Bass to House. BLOW YOUR WIG The Bikeshed Theatre, Fore St, 9pm-2am £1 With DJ Louie Louie. Playing 50's R&B, Jump Jive, Rockabilly, 60's Garage, Surf rock, Northern Soul and other cool vintage sounds. Vintage and retro attire welcomed for this Tarrantino and Bettie Page inspired, cocktail fueled night. HOUSE WARMING, Cellar Door, 9pm-3am, £5/£3 B4 10pm. Bimonthly House music night at The Cellar Door, with our trusty residents Deep Cartel, Potential Soul, Swayee, Vikki Jessop and special guest Groove Federation. ONE LION, Cellar Door, 10pm-3am, £7.50/£6. Hip hop with Fliptrix, DJ Madnice and support from Index and Onelion residents. JAM THE CHANNEL, Cellar Door, 10pm-3am, £tbc. Straight up local House & Techno coming this month courtesy of some very talented DJ / Producer / Promoter talent found on our very own doorstep. DJ's playing include Krafty Sounds, Lee Waller, Subz & JamTheChannel DJ's.
22nd June 29th June
FRESH CITY. Crash Manor. Union St. 10pm-4am. £4 B4 midnight with flyer. R&B, Hip Hop, Bashment and UK Funky with residents DJ Jonezy, DJ Snake and DJ Badness. FREE CUBA PARTY. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle St. 8pm. £free. Cocktails, Latin music, a steamy atmosphere and dancing until late. GLITTERATI. The Vauxhall Quay, Little Vauxhall St. 10pm-4am. £5 B4 11pm. Fine tunes for fine people, locaiton overlooking the marina. PARTY NIGHT. Walkabout. Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, £free. Latest chart & dance hits with DJ Darren Watts. SATURDAYS. Revolution. Derrys Cross. 8pm-2am, £free B4 11pm. A collection of party grooves, funky tunes, soul & old skool beats, RnB, Funky house, house & classics. SATURDAYS. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque. 8pm-3am. £tbc. 2 floors of entertainment with live cabaret and discotheque. SHAKE Thirst. Vauxhall St. 9pm-2.30am. £3/£2 B4 11pm. Resident Djs Aldo Vanucci and Kenny Hectyc. WILDLIFE Varsity. Derrys Cross. 9pm2.30am. £2 B4 12am. Party night, drinks deals galour! PREMONITION SUMMER PARTY, dBs Live (formerly The Hub), 9 Bath St, 10pm-5am, £10/£8 B4 10.30pm. Returning to this venue with an epic hard trance and hard style line up including Mark EG, Chuck-E, Iain Cross, Loki, Lik, Hakka, Tommie Quick & Tranzam.
THE GREEN GINGER. The Green Ginger, Winter Garden, Fleet Walk. 9pm3am. £1. DJ playing chart, dance and funky tunes across the bay. KINDA FUNKY. Bohemia. 41 Torwood St. 10.30pm-4am, £free. Room 1 plays R&B, Hip Hop and smooth Grooves. Room 2 for uplifting House, Trance and Dance anthems. SATURDAYS. The Venue. 13 Torwood St. 10pm-3am. £free B4 12am for members/£2 B4 12am/£3. SOULOUD The Attic, 9pm-3am, £tbc. House night with special guests THE MONASTERY, Bohemia, 11pm-5am, £11. The Monastery was an all night dance club in a church in Torquay which sadly closed in 2001. The team behind it are back doing some special one off parties, the first one was rammed and now it's time to do it all again! Guests tonight include Mark EG and M-zone back to back for the last time ever, supported by residents Chris Blade, Deny, Kai Saunders & Carl Cosby. Expect hard house/ & hard trance and a unique atmosphere that their nights used to be famous for. www. themonasterytorquay.co.uk TWISTED DESTINY, Bohemia, 11pm-5am, £10/£8 B4 12am. Hardcore night with Dougal, Gammer (Essential platinum live ) with MC storm
1st June TOTNES
WORLD BEATS. Timepiece. Little Castle St, 8pm-1.30am, £free. Latin, Salsa, Afro Beat, Reggae, Arabic & Spanish. BLOODSTOCK CLUBNIGHT The Cavern 7.30pm-late, £4 in adv. The Official Bloodstock Festival club night, Club Serpent featuring live music, special guest DJ set from Mike James, Bloodstock Festival ticket give aways and much more! Live bands Dishonour the Crown, Kaideka & Condemned, with DJ's too.
LEGENDAIRY. The Dairy. 25 Bretonside. 6pm-late. 80’s & 90’s music. SUNDAY SESSIONS. Revolution, Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am. £free. In the Club, DJ Jonezy (a premier south west Urban and RnB DJ) brings you his legendary ‘Sunday Session.’
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Last year’s sell out festival will again be gracing the sands of the North Cornish coast at Watergate Bay near Newquay with iconic R’n’B and dance act SOUL II SOUL headlining, bringing their effortlessly fresh beats to the beach on 31st August. Soul II Soul are a household name with their notorious hits “Keep On Moving” and “Back to Life” toping the UK and US charts. Released in the summer of 1989 “Back To Life” has sold over 1 million copies worldwide and featured in the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. One of the founding members Jazzie B, has had international success winning two Grammy’s and an Ivor Novello award. He has also remixed and produced songs for James Brown, Nas and Destiny’s Child to name a few. Tickets and more info at www.facebook. com/electricbeachfestival WIN! We have three pairs of tickets to give away, enter online at www.247magazine.co.uk
The UK’s only action sports and music festival return to the Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet on 11-13 July with more music and more sport than ever before. Expect world cup skate action in the huge purpose built indoor skate park with some of the biggest names in the scene attending, BMX, Inline and FMX comps and displays, the Animal WD-40 Action Sports tour, silent Disco, freerunning workshops and public skate areas. Hip hop star, Nas headlines, supported by Katy B, whose single, ‘What Love is Made of’ is out now. Also on the line up are Hadouken, BBC Radio One’s Zane Lowe, Loadstar and Monsta. Elsewhere, Ram, Digital Soundboy, Benga, BB Records, Crissy Criss and Motion all host arenas with guests including Andy C, Benga, DJ Marky, Gorgan City and many more over the weekend. Tickets and info at www.nassfestival.com WIN We have three pairs of tickets to give away, enter online at www.247magazine.co.uk
LAST UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT Rising DJ and Producer, Tom Demac headlines Newquay based underground house night, LUM at the Library Bar on 6th July. Demac is one of the most talked about talents in the game right now, getting a great response for his recent Warehouse Project and Boiler Room sets. He’s by no means a new talent – the man has been in the game a decade now – but is someone very much shaping the modern scene and deserves your attention. Support comes from Peter Glasspool and local talent Piers Kirwan (Defected, Freeze Dried), The Discoguns (Pop Clique), Kyle Edwards & Jack Keo (LUM). Info and tickets from www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?485459 WIN! We have a pair of VIP tickets to give away, which include a bottle of champagne and a meet an great with all the artists! Just enter online at www.247magazine.co.uk
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