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Features Delilah

Genre shifting singer/songwriter tells all


Surf rockers headline Festival of Sport


Penzance producer tells all

Surfing España

Roadtrip from Cornwall to Spain


News 7 Fashion 20 Style Hunter 22 Retail Therapy 23 Food 25 Music Reviews 26 Racket from the pit 33 Snapped 38

Listings Culture 28 Film 29 Live 31 Clubs 35

Editors Letter Ah, September. Freshers month. It always makes me think of starting my degree at Falmouth College of Arts and all the drinking that lay ahead of me…If you’re kicking off your studies this month and are new to the region be sure to check out our student guide online at – you’ll be the cool kid who knows where to go. Bound to help you score. In other news…we have a fab issue for you this month, packed full of the usual music reviews, gig and club listings, fashion, food and fun you’ve come to expect. Highlights this month are our interview with super hot cover star, Delilah, page 10, and our catch-up with South West heroes and festival veterans, REEF, on page 12. Enjoy!


CONTENTS Leaving Myself by Jessica Augarde The image on this page is part of Jessica Augarde’s Levitation series, of which there are five photographs, each with their own colour scheme. “These images combine elements of fashion photography, with which I am very comfortable and fantastical conceptual imagery. I was greatly inspired by the photography of Miss Aniela and Brooke Shaden, who are amazing conceptual artists. I wanted to create a series which was visually interesting and fantastical, but realistic enough for the viewer to wonder how the poses and surroundings were captured such a flurry of movement,” explains Jess. Jessica, who studied Graphic Design at University College Falmouth, has been completing freelance design and photography projects while working part-time as a retail assistant, since graduating in 2010. Jess tells us: “I’m current planning a string of mini photo shoots, which will include ballet dancing, gothic fashion, and a glamorous fashion shoot and I’m very excited about an upcoming Mermaid themed photo shoot in Bristol, which will definitely be a fun project to work on!” See more of Jessica’s work at www.

News Get involved: The Ecover Blue Mile

The Ecover Blue Mile is a mass-participation event, run through a partnership with WWF, designed to get the nation actively caring for our blue environment.

Issue 137 SEPT 2012

The event asks people to complete a mile on or near water in return for sponsorship from family and friends, to help protect our waters. Swim, surf, kayak, stand up paddle, walk or run - everyone can get involved.

Editor: Rachael D’Cruze

From protecting the habitats of endangered species like whales and turtles to making clean drinking water accessible to everyone on the planet, all donations will go towards WWF’s work to protect our blue environment.

Publishing Director: Nigel Muntz

Design: Neil Hendy. Mike Lisowski, Liam Mchaully Advertising: Grant Harrison & Josh Raynor at Zara Media & Design / 01392 201227 Nigel Muntz at 247 Magazine Front cover illustration: Skillmatik.

In the South West we are lucky as the Ecover Blue Mile flagship event will take place in Plymouth on the 8&9 September, with lots of organised events you can sign-up to. See www.thebluemile, to find out more and register.

Emily Portman is one of the established alt-folk and American artists performing

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Chapel Porth Beach in St Agnes, Cornwall is set to host the tenth annual World Bellyboard Championships, on Sunday September 2. The event is shaping up to be bigger and bolder than ever, drawing together people from around the globe who share a fascination in the delightfully quirky art of riding traditional wooden boards. Organised and hosted by the National Trust, the event draws keen competitors and spectators of all ages from across the UK and beyond. There’s a ban on wetsuits so those taking part will brave the Atlantic in everything from vintage bathing suits to more modern attire, with prizes for the best swimwear and swimming hats.

Contributing writers: Laura Williams, Arash Torabi, John Barker, Backbone, Alan Butler, UK Rocka, Louk, Aldo Vanucci, Hannah Giles, Sophie Prescott, Steve Bennett, Polly Rowe, Emma Mould, Nicolas Emerson Contributing Photographers: A D Vaughn, Emily Whelan, Eleanor Edwards, Hannah Giles, Adam Pearce, Steve Bennett, Polly Rowe Stockists: Want to stock 247 Magazine in your shop or venue? Call 01752 294130

World Belly Boarding Championships

The hotly-contested categories include the ever-popular Expressions Sessions, as well as categories for seniors, youngsters and juniors. Judges look for the length of ride, wave selection, change of direction, style and the most radical manoeuvres in the critical part of the wave.

Alt-folk and Americana festival in Exeter

On 14 &15 September, Exeter Phoenix is hosting a whole weekend of alt-folk and American, with over fifty bands performing across eight stages, including gigs at the Bike Shed Theatre, The Old Firehouse and Oddfellows. The line up includes the legendary Tom Paley with Tom Paley’s Old Time Moonshine Revue. A member of the New Lost City Ramblers, Tom played with Woodie Guthrie and was an icon to younger players like Bob Dylan and Jerry Garcia. Other more established artists include The Smoke Fairies, Jake Morley, Skinny Lister, Alasdair Roberts and Emily Portman. South West musicians will perform alongside artists from across the world. Artists hailing from Devon include Ryan Keen who has just returned from a sold-out tour with Ed Sheeran; Count to Fire, whose alt-country sound has won them rave reviews in the national press; and festival favourites Philip Henry and Hannah Martin who have played everywhere from Maida Vale Studios to Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets are £16 for the weekend or £10 per day. See full line up and details at

There’ll be plenty to spectators entertained, with the Cornishware Bake Off, a film show and a cafe and bar area. See

We Love Bass festival

Get ready for the first ever We Love Bass event on September 21 - a unique event hitting the Cornish countryside, at Polson, Launceston, which is set to go off with a bang, bringing you the hottest electronic dance music, including dubstep, house, electro, drum & bass, hard dance, techno & trance, over three areas. The Red Area is being hosted by K405 Records features international DJs including Hard Dance Award and Radio 1 essential mix winner Kidd Kaos, K405 heavy weights & production masters Mike Steventon & Side E-Fect, Eyecon legends Tom Costelloe & Tommie Quick, Westfest newcomers Ed E-T & DT-R vs Toxic, Welsh Legends LG Project, Run To The Sun comp winners Twisted Logic and Local Legends Da Funk & Redman. In the green area, hosted by 2 Loud & Destination is an exclusive performance from Ryeland featuring Unuzual Suspex following recent support from the likes of Tiesto and Martivn Solvieg, An

Web Watch Are you a local vintage lover? The wonderfully kitsch ‘Crikey! It’s Vintage’ fair returns to Exeter on the 15th of September complete with live music and dancing. Don’t miss it! ...And for the rest of you fashionistas, try out Boutine - a great site where you can put together and share looks, and if you’re an upcoming designer you can also register to put your products on the site! weekender In Newquay from the 14th-16th of September? Great. Like to party? Even better. The Bangface Weekender is back with more top music - and this time with a beach party! For all you pro surfers, the European Longboard Tour comes to the UK - and where better than our very own Watergate Bay? Come along and watch, or get involved if you think you have what it takes to be a champion! magazine | 7

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exlusive showcase from bass music titans Ambush Family with DJ Phantom representing the Ambush crew featuring support from MCs Kayden, Gravety, Jman & SP, 2 Loud head honcho Dan Baker, Pukka Up Ibiza and Wonderlust’s Aaron Cook, Loco Motus’s A1XD and more.

With Sophie Prescott Surfing is Therapy @surfingnewquay

The pink area is being hosted by Loco Motus & La Terrazza featuring label manager Carleto fresh back from Space Ibiza with releases on Ministry Of Sound & support from Markus Schulz, Trav & Volta who have graced the decks at the likes of Global Gathering & Escape in the park, Plymouth Legend Rich Wright, La Terrezza main man Ash Abernthie and other local heros. The event is a charitable event supporting the following charities: Launceston Food Bank, Launceston Memory Cafe, Help The Hero’s and Gaff. It is aimed at supporting the community and local area by bringing people together for a unique and special party, whilst helping worthy causes. It is also geared towards giving local DJs the chance to perform alongside bigger more established DJs. See www.facebook. com/WeLoveBassEvents. 

Ramble on!

Following the success of the first Fal River Autumn Walking Festival last year, the festival is back this year, between October 19 and November 4. Throughout the 17-day festival, over 60 guided and self-guided walks will feature around the beautiful Fal River, from the Roseland peninsula in the east, to Helford in the west and as far inland as Truro. Walk leaders from a range of local organisations – from professional walking companies such as walkitcornwall and the National Trust through to walk sponsors – will be hosting a walk in their grounds. Organisers are looking for people who would like to share their love and knowledge of the area through submitting a walk, or leading a walk – with training on leading walks to be provided through a free training day this month. Email: Rachael@eventy. See

Cornwall Food & Drink Festival

The Cornwall Food & Drink Festival returns to Truro on 28-30 September with a jam-packed timetable, celebrating the cream of Cornish produce. The event, now in its ninth year, is firmly established as one of the nation’s favourite food festivals, attracting in excess of 43,000 visitors in 2011. With around 60 exhibitors, a packed timetable of chef demos, foodie talks, fun for kids in the Funky Food Zone and lots more, there is something for everyone over the three action-filled days. See for info.


if you like sport and music, you’ll love the three day long Human Race Festival of Sport, which is being held in Marazion, in front of St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall on 14 & 15 September. Reef have are headling alongside a stellar line-up of music acts including Dry the River, Ruarri Joseph, Kezia, Moonlet & The Love Monks, Patrick James Pearson Band, Brother & Bones, The Struts, Karima Francis & Steve Smyth. Sport-wize, the event will feature a combination of triathlon, sportive cycling (long distance cycling road race), Open Water Swimming and a Beach Run. There’ll also be locally sourced food by Jamie Oliver Fabulous Feasts, a beer tent and bar by St Austell Brewery, and a Sporting Expo. See for details.

Gravity Mountain Bike Rally

Date: 15th/16th September 2012 Venue: Holnicote Estate, Exmoor

Mountain bikers can finish off a summer a riding in style this month with the Mondraker Gravity Mountain Bike Rally at Holnicote Estate, Exmoor on September 15 & 16.



Watching the guys doing some crazy stuff here at Fistral for Boardmasters, they make small waves look a lot of fun! Forget top acts such as Ed Sheeran and DJ Fresh - some festival-goers at Boardmasters just wanted to catch some waves!

Plymouth Punx Picnic

The annual Plymouth Punx Picnic moves into it’s 17th year and will be held over September 7 – 9 this year. Headliners to this free event, Which sees Punk fans old and new, young and old descend from all over the South West region and further afield, are Eastfield, S Punk and The Eyelids. There are a total of twenty bands playing wide genres of classic and modern punk and punk related genres – something for everyone! The underground event is known for its fun, laid back, no attitude atmosphere combined with great bands. Punx Picnics happen every year all over the UK and the world and Plymouth is one of the most successfull and longest running – get involved. In case you were wondering…safety pins, bondage trousers, mohawks and ripped T-shirts are welcome but not mandatory - a positive attitude is however required! Here’s the low-down: Friday 7th – Evening: Porters Pub, 21 Looe Street, Plymouth PL4 0EA Saturday 8th – Day: Picnic meet-up on Plymouth Hoe at 3pm Evening: Porters Pub, 21 Looe Street, Plymouth PL4 0EA Sunday 9th – Afternoon/Evening: Nowhere Inn, 21 Gilwell Street, PL4 8BU Full details of the whole event, band biographies and venue details can be found at

The event promises something for every type of mountain bike rider with some amazing, timed downhill sections, as well as spectacular views. They’ll be camping, a bar and some great music too – 247 Magazine are sending down our favourite DJ and music contributor Aldo Vanucci. Tickets cost £45. For details of timings, routes and event details see


Like to party? The bangface Weekender will literally make your face bang. Set aside the 14-16 September for brilliant acts including Aphex Twin, Venetian Snares, Die Antwood and DJ Yoda at Trevelgue, Newquay.

Rodda’s Cream @Roddas_Cream Who’s seen the new gold post box in Penzance? What great tribute to our brilliant Cornish gold medalist, Helen... Well done to local olympic champion Helen, winning gold at rowing last month! Farmfestival @Farmfestival Holy cow! Another amazing year for Farmfestival, made so special by the best crowd we’ve ever witnessed. This year’s Farmfestival was cream of the crop... no pun intended. Tom Daley @TomDaley1994 On the phone to my mum...mum: “do u want to say good luck to your brother?” My brother: “you’re sh*t”... thanks @Benjdaley (Y) Ahh, nothing like brotherly love, is there Tom? Roskillys @Roskillys Roskillys farm is now open 9am till 9pm come along and enjoy a working Cornish Dairy farm, Free admission and lots to see and taste! See how delicious Cornish ice cream is made... then taste it, of course! thisiscornwall @thisiscornwall It’s official: Happiness is living in #Cornwall! -Vote in our poll, where do you think’s the best place to live? We would definitely agree with that - happy days! Exeter Northcott @ExeterNorthcott

Bagface will feature three music areas along with the pub having a great outdoor terrace overlooking the valley. There’s also an onsite, outdoor heated pool and the Bangface secret Beach Party – will is set to be immense.

Tickets for Chris Addison (The Thick of It, Mock The Week) have literally just gone on sale! Get em while they’re hot.

Tickets are £150 including camping. More info and tickets at

Funnyman Chris Addison comes to Exeter Northcott theatre this February - get your tickets before they go!


Plymouth Music Zone @PMZOfficial

The Marijuana smuggling mastermind will perform the critically acclaimed Howard Marks: An Audience with Mr Nice at Falmouth’s Princess Pavilions on Friday 28th, and St Ives Guildhall on Saturday 29th. Tickets, priced £15, are available from and venue Box Offices: Princess Pavilions 01326 211222; St Ives Guildhall 01736 797840.

The Queen, Bond and the NHS within minutes of each other and music joins them seamlessly, well nearly. #2012OlympicOpeningCeremony The Olympics opening ceremony got a big thumbs up from us - proud to be British!


Pop mistress Delilah talks moving from featured artist to solo artist, relationships, being young and this month’s tour

You’ve probably heard of Delilah as the featured artist on ‘Time’ by Chase & Status. She’s also toured with the likes of Maverick Sabre and written with Emeli Sandé and Wretch 32. She’s only 21 and, now, with a string of singles and a top-charting album under her belt, Delilah really is her own artist. Her debut album, ‘From The Roots Up’ is made up of her signature style - a unique down-tempo electronic twist on pop - and was released to positive reviews and a peak position of no.5 in the charts. With twelve tracks, including singles ‘Go’ and ‘Inside My Love’, it’s evident upon listening that each song has been written from the heart. “It’s like a diary of the last 10 years of my life, it really is. It’s everything I’ve gone through, from relationships, make-ups, break-ups, death, family, friends...” she explains, “This album has been the making of me as a person, so it’s really nice to come out and give something that’s really meaningful.” As well as being the making of her as a person, her debut has defined her as an artist. After being signed to Atlantic Records at the tender age of 17,  it was only until a year ago Delilah - real name Paloma Stoecker - made her breakthrough with a little help from Chase & Status; touring as a support artist with them for two years, and providing vocals for their single ‘Time’, which she also co-wrote. “I guess I came up with them at a time where they were propelling themselves into the limelight - when I started with them, they were newbies. In this period of the year, over that album course, they became hugely successful and I got to see that rise.”

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Now, after finding her own place in the industry, Delilah is collaborating with others - however, not as the ‘featured artist’, this time. “I’m doing so many different collaborations between now and next year... I’m excited about it. I didn’t want to do it beforehand, I didn’t want to be sort of known as a ‘featured artist’, I wanted people to get to know my own music; but now the album’s out, it’s a good time to start collaborating with some amazing people.”

“The coincidence with the ‘Shades of Grey’ thing was a... complete coincidence!” There’s no doubt she’s found her own identityand with a unique, soulful voice and a talent in songwriting, Delilah has the potential to go for. Talking about her latest single, ‘Shades of Grey’, which was released at the end of July, she describes it as more energetic than her previous releases. “It’s just a fun song! The song is about love - being hurt from a breakup but still seeing a silver lining to things.” she explains, “We did a fun video to it, [with a] sort of end of summer vibe...  we’ve got a lot of people in it, a lot of energy!” With regards to the title, does the track have anything to do with a certain best-selling erotic novel? “The coincidence with the ‘Shades of Grey’ thing was a... complete coincidence!” she laughs, “I wrote the song in 2009, we always knew it was gonna be the single after the album. Hopefully it’ll have a similar phenomenon, that’d be amazing!”

After her performance at Newquay’s Boardmasters festival and a number of other gigs around the festival circuit, Delilah heads out on tour this month. The tour consists of twelve dates around the country, finishing at Bristol’s O2 Academy at the end of the month - but what can you expect from her? “We haven’t performed all of the album there’s the deluxe album and we haven’t performed any of those tracks live, so we’ll be doing those live for the

first time. There’s fifteen tracks on the album and I’ve done mixtapes, I’ve done various drum & bass mixtapes, I’ve done features... so there’s a lot of material to fit in!” And with talent like hers, we expect a lot more material in years to come - it looks like Delilah’s here to stay. Tickets for her tour are still available at and her debut, ‘From the Roots Up’, is available to download now.

Interview: Nigel Muntz / Sophie Prescott Photo: Adam Pearce

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REEF’s Jack Bessant talks playing festivals and their fifth album with 247’s Rachael D’Cruze, ahead of their gig at the Human Race Festival of Sport this month We’re really excited to see you play at the Human Race Festival of Sport this month - seems like a really good fit, for you guys, are you looking forward to it? Yes, we are really looking forward to this - it’s quit a different mix having sporting activities with music but it looks like it will be great. I love swimming and cycling and to be able to watch these events will no doubt inspire our performance. REEF are full-on festival veterans, what do you like most about playing festivals as opposed to solo gigs and how do you prepare yourselves for going on stage? I love playing festivals. It’s the mix of being outside (with the unpredictable weather) along with the excitement of people gathering for a common cause - art, music or just relaxing and socializing - it’s brilliant. To prepare is sometimes difficult - to get some space to compose oneself away from noise - but to remember that everyone is there not to be too serious is often a way to relax before performing.

There’ll a brilliant line-up of bands playing alongside you at the festival - who are you looking forward to seeing most? It will be good to see some new acts that we have not heard yet along with watching Dry the River who have an interesting sound.

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You’ve made a fair few festival appearances this summer, most of which have been in the South West - do you favour playing at home? We are happy to play anywhere as long as the festival has something good going on. If REEF organised a festival, like the Levellers and their Beautiful Days festival, where would it be and who would the headline acts be? Probably no need at the moment with the Festival of Sport being such a great event! Your epic career spanning boxset ‘93/03’ was released earlier this year what’s the reaction been like?

Completely amazing! The box set is so well put together, it should go on being collected for many years to come. The boxset features a CD of your unreleased 5th album ‘Lucky #5’, collected together for the first time - why did you not release it? It was right to release it this year, the timing was perfect after having hooked up with metropolis music. With you and Gary in StringerBessant, Kenwyn busy with Goldray and Dom having presumably been busy with Black Swan Effect before they split, do REEF just come together for the occasional rock out (we’re not complaining), or is their any chance of some new music? Just a great rock out at the moment. See Reef headlining the Festival of Sport at Marazion, Penzance on 14-16 Sept, see for info and tickets.

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Steve Cantrill, AKA Moss, earned his musical stripes DJ’ing eclectic selections with his brother-in-law, David Lanni, for over a decade, under the name ‘Disfunc’. Having previously dabbled with several Disfunc releases, Moss switched focus from playing other people’s records into making his own, devoting his time to generating sunshine sounds within the humble setting of a Penzance studio shed. 247’s Aldo Vanucci catches up with Moss, who is now producing as Daytoner… You have an album coming out with a heavy Cornish tilt to it, was that a conscious decision or was the internet down? Yeah, the Wifi in the shed does dropout frequently! To be honest it just happened like that really, it wasn’t planned. Mates often pop in for a jam and some of those recommended certain musician friends to just ‘have a go’. In most cases I’d build a tune, which would lead us down a particular path, and then we’d ask someone to do a specific job from singing to slide guitar and thankfully, more often than not they came up trumps. Oh and I didn’t have a recording budget so it was a case of asking for favours from talented local friends.

Is sampling art or theft? It can be both. In it’s more positive forms, it can transform a tiny part of a record into something amazing and recycle something old into something completely different, fresh and creative. Also if the use of all samples were completely outlawed, the archives of the last 40 years would have to be binned. To be honest, I don’t think even the current craze of creating edits, of which I’m guilty your honour, is a bad thing either, as it can connect artists to new audiences and dance floors and a lot of people who love songs containing samples often investigate the original artist. You never stop learning about music.

When I was young I wanted to be a Butlin’s redcoat, what made you want to be involved in the music industry and do you wish you’d made a different choice? Ever since the days of taping the Top 40 as a kid, desperately trying cut out the DJ’s voices with the pause button, I’ve always loved playing with music and whether it was trying band ideas, DJ’ing, promoting or producing I’ve always felt compelled. In a way, I don’t really feel like I have a choice, it’s just what I do and have always done in one way or another.

Personally I try to ensure I include links to original artists I’ve edited or use the original vinyl label for the artwork. At the other extreme, I did recently hear of the brazen antics of an online label that re-named loads of 90s dance hits and sold them as their own songs, needless to say they got shutdown.

In the year 2015 the Chinese will drop a massive emp, you have a week’s notice to put one album on a lead shielded zip drive, which one do you choose? (For legal reasons we have to point out this might not actually happen, well not in 2015 anyway…) Well if it was a vinyl it’d probably be fine, but I ‘spose the Technics might need a rewire? It’s tempting to pick an obscure one but I’ll resist that and go obvious for sentimental reasons, The Stone Roses first LP. I’m showing my age, but I saw an early gig at uni and it kinda changed everything as suddenly it seemed a bunch of ordinary lads like us could rule the world (for a bit anyway ‘til Reni left). In a way that led to certain Daytoner tracks too. I once read Mani used to use Northern Soul bass lines for ideas and our bass player, Paddy admires James Jamerson of the Funk Brothers so I just kept making beats for him to play bass over. Name a record that influenced you a lot and tell us why? The ‘Flexistentialism’ compilation on Ninja Tunes from 1996. It just made me wish I could make music like that and kinda led me into DJ’ing with breaks. 14 |


What do you think of the current state of the music industry and what would you do to help it? Help it? Does that suggests you think not all’s well? I suppose Paris Hilton faking a DJ performance was a recent low point on the musical timeline but there’s always a lot more to enjoy than moan about. It seems that new bands aren’t getting much attention at the moment and more facilities for young people to practice can only help so I believe the work of organisations like CYMAZ and Livewire in Cornwall are essential to provide access. I’m working for dBs Music at Cornwall College soon and I think that’s an amazing facility for young people interested in music tech. What one piece of advice would you give to any upcoming producers out there? Create your own label. It used to be a big gamble to pay for the manufacture of vinyl and CDs and promotion through agencies but everyone now has the tools to do every aspect of releasing a record from designing the sleeve, making the video, writing the press release and selling it online without it costing much, apart from buying a laptop. I’m planning on taking my own advice at some point in the future!

Describe your production style with a famous film title. ‘Back to the Future’ / ‘Das Boot’ (leg) / ‘Once Upon A Time In The West’ As a promotional idea you gate crash the olympics, just as security throw you out of the way of the television cameras you have time for three parting words, what are they? Check the LP (please)

Sunburst Radio, released by Wass Records is out now on limited edition vinyl from Kudos Records ( and digital download formats in all major online stores. See

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247’s Polly Rowe takes a road trip from Cornwall to Spain, to see what surfing España has to offer and to check out the ASP European Pro Junior Tour

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Controversial as it may be, coming from Cornwall, I really don’t enjoy surfing. The wetsuits, the hand-numbingly, brainfreezingly cold waters, the huge effort to get ‘out back’, only to attempt to catch a wave and (if you’re lucky) stand up. For a matter of seconds. I’ve never quite Got It. My sister (Roxy sponsored Gabi Rowe), however, loves it. So, when asked if I wanted to join her on a road trip through Spain (read: drive the car), to do a couple of competitions, my mind filled with sunshine, sand, sea and beautiful people. And surfing, obviously…

“We don’t need a cooker, we have a tin opener” After 52 days of excitedly counting down, the car was packed -food, clothes, tent, 2 duvets, sleeping bags and pillows, toiletries and THREE surfboards. Armed with a Spanglish dictionary, some surf spot guides and two rather tattered old maps, off we set for Spanish shores. The first competition we drove to was the Billabong Pro Junior in Sopelana on 26-29th July. This was to be my first time attempting to drive on the wrong/other side of the road and I was quite happy with the fact I only got beeped at twice the whole way. Bonus. To ease in to this whole road tripping malarkey, we stayed in a campsite the first few days. Ten minutes from the beach, free Wifi, swimming pool and warm showers - all the mod cons. It was all fun and games. And then the competition started. From what I can gather from all the surf lingo, the conditions at Sopelana were pretty pants. But the sun was still shining and I was given the job of taking photos. I was happy to find out that an expensive looking camera seems to earn immediate, yet totally unjustifiable, respect from strangers. Just try to look like you know what you’re doing. Congratulations to both Luke Dillon and Luis Eyre for getting to the Men’s Quarter Finals and to Lucy Campbell for getting to the Women’s Quarter Finals! We then had a week until the next competition so decided to make the most of it and go to as many places as possible on the way. Now was the time to go leave the comforts of the campsite and go feral. When planning to go feral and sleep in the back of the car for days on end amongst surfboards and luggage, baby wipes become a god send. As do tin-openers. For the whole trip we lived off tinned stuff and cheddars. The phrase ‘we don’t need a cooker, we have a tin opener’ soon wore thin, and next time a mini cooker will be on the to-pack list.

Driving from place to place in our inconspicuous pink Honda Jazz was usually stress free. However, I do feel that all my years of rallying around little Cornish lanes stood me in good stead for certain roads that Google maps thought were quick and straightforward. Google maps lies. They were some of the most windy and dizzying roads I’ve ever come across. BUT at the end of each drive was, more often than not, a beautiful surf spot. Most of these spots were post-card perfect and surprisingly quiet. We soon found out why the Spanish sometimes refer to their north-coast as Spain’s best kept secret- there were barely any tourists anywhere we went! When we weren’t sunbathing or surfing, we moseyed around the local area. A smile goes a long way abroad and got us many a bargain, freebie and hand drawn map. A few places that stood out: Ribadesella, Rodiles, Tapia de Casariego, Salinas, Santillana del Mar, Poo (grow up), Suances and Gijon. Any other free times was spent reading, playing scrabble and just generally being rock n roll like that. Also, a little tip - if you should so stumble upon a crazy Spanish festival, do NOT do the sensible thing and retire to bed at a decent time so as to wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed. Stay out, dance and practice Spanglish till the early hours. The Spanish know how to fiesta. Go to bed at some ungodly hour, safe in the knowledge that you can sleep when you’re dead. Vans Salinas 11th Longboard Festival was a highlight of the holiday. Anyway, back to surfing. The second competition was the WAHRLD Pro Junior on 2-5th August at Playa De Razo. The weather was perfect and the waves weren’t too shabby either as far as I remember. Again, congratulations to Luis for beating off tough competition and making it to the Quarters. After Razo, it was time to make our way back to Santander over the course of a few days. It was crazy how time had flown, yet Sopelana felt like years ago. We visited a total of 25 places, got through umpteen tins of tomatoes and drove 1,180 miles. Epic. I have now returned to the bright lights of Plymouth with a smile on my face, a bad back (due to sleeping in the car), a nice tan and a lot of happy grin-inducing memories. Am I any more interested in surfing? I think I’ll have to leave it to the pros. If you’re interested in getting into surfing in the UK, log on to
There are surf schools all across Spain, but our favourite place was Rodiles – Brittany ferries run from frequently from UK to Spain, see Camping is legal off campsites in Spain, but to find one go to For all other helpful info there is For more information on the surf competitions in this article and others, head to

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Summer’s Lloyd wears Bang Out Slub Polo, £37 by Volcom (just seen) and Swisher Jacket, £70 by Volcom.

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Livvy Lower, 16 Top: Topshop, Shorts: Topshop

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Nathan Dewen, 23 Top: Dope Chef, Jeans: Topman, Shoes: Vans Dewen Ltd Edition Check out his fashion blog at -

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Sarah Duckworth, 23 Top: Topshop, Skirt: H&M

Miriam Selley, 24 Top: Illustrated people at Topshop, Hat: RK, Jeggins: Topshop


Lookin’ bang tidy at Boardmasters festival Photos: Emily Whelan

Retail Therapy “A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend” How to be a Woman, Caitlin Moran, Ebury Press, £3.86 from Amazon (RRP £7.99) Part memoir, part feminist tract, ‘How to be a Woman’ will, in fact, appeal to both genders for being laugh out loud funny and fearlessly honest in Moran’s descriptions of her working-class childhood. Forget ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ – this is the popular conversation-starting book of the year (and it’s actually well written too). Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead (and other things I learned from famous people), Neil Strauss, Canongate books, £5.12 from Amazon (RRP: £8.99) Popular music journalist (and pickup artist) collects his most interesting interviews into one entertaining, welledited collection. Never afraid to play devil’s advocate or amateur psychologist, Strauss’s bitesize portraits of icons like Johnny Cash, Lady Gaga and Courtney Love strips away the celebrity veneer to reveal the human underneath. Brad Pitt’s Dog, Johan Kugelberg, Zero books, £10.79 from (RRP £11.99) In a series of short incisive and academically rigorous essays, Kugelberg focuses on the ‘micro-history’ of pop culture, the individual moments that exemplify our rampant consumerism and nostalgia for the past. It’s not exactly a light read but is well worth the effort for Kugelberg’s cynical humour and his extraordinary cultural analysis. The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis, and the Olympic 100m final, Richard Moore, Wisden, £13.29 from Amazon (RRP £18.99) If you’re missing the excitement of this year’s Olympics, why not remind yourself of the most dramatic moment in recent Olympic history: Ben’s Johnson’s record-beating time at the 1988 Seoul and his subsequent positive drug testing. Moore painstakingly reconstructs those events, exclusive interviews woven into the narrative with the pace and depth of a gripping novel. Pulphead: Notes from the Other Side of America, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Vintage, £6.99 from Amazon (RRP £9.99) The title tells you everything about the intentions of this book. Whether exploring the origins of famous musicians, talking to reality TV victims or hanging out with young Christian rock enthusiasts, Sullivan draws out an alternative and disparate vision of the real America with a Gonzo journalist sensibility. How Soon is Now: The Madmen and Mavericks who made independent music 1975-2005 (Ebook), Richard King, Faber and Faber, £8.48 from Amazon (RRP £12.86) King’s epic and detailed musical history of independent music reveals both an insider’s knowledge (he worked at Domino records for fifteen years) and the passion of a lifelong fan. With a knack for capturing the spirits of all the freaks and eccentrics who populated the scene, ‘How Soon is Now’ is one of those books you’ll use for reference time and time again.

Banksy: The Bristol Legacy, Paul Gough (editor), Redcliffe Press, £12.50 from (RRP £14.99) There are so many books on Banksy but this one offers a fresh perspective, looking at Banksy within the context of Bristol, focusing in particularly on the ‘Banksy versus Bristol Museum’. Although it is more text than pictures, it is worth getting if you’re interested in the social context of street art. A Life Without Limits, Chrissie Wellington, Constable, £10.39 from Amazon (RRP £18.99) The autobiography of Chrissie Wellington, who is a four times Ironman champion and was awarded an MBE in 2011. Unlike some autobiographies, Wellington is willing to let us into both her professional and personal life and happily bucks the trend of the ‘born athlete’ as she showed no signs of excelling athletically until her early twenties. Street Knowledge, King Adz, Collins, £14.99 from Amazon (RRP £20) Widely considered to be the encyclopedia of street, ‘Street Knowledge’ covers street art around the world, from the 80’s all the way to the present day. A great collection of images and has the added bonus of a foreword by Irvine Welsh.

Push Hip Hop History: The Brooklyn Scene, Mabusha Cooper, S&S, £11.51 from Amazon (RRP £12.79) Focusing solely on Brooklyn’s hip hop scene, Push (Mabusha Cooper) brings B-Culture to life in this concise and heartfelt book. He allows the people involved to speak for themselves in extended interviews and he doesn’t shy away from including the grittier and darker social context. Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970, David Browne, Da Capo Press, £6.04 from Amazon (RRP £10.99) The author of one of the best music biographies I’ve ever read (‘Dream Brother: The Music and Lives of Jeff and Tim Buckley’), Browne’s reprinted book looks at the music and culture of one pivotal year. If you haven’t already heard them, this book will make you want to pick up all four classic records that had their genesis in the death of 60’s optimism. Cyclebabble, James Randerson & Peter Walker, Guardian Books, £5.99 from (RRP £7.99) Taken from The Guardian Bike Blog, ‘Cyclebabble’ collects together helpful biking tips and biking tales ranging from the absurd to the profound. A lovely reminder of how diverse (and sometimes weird) the biking community is. This will inspire you to get the most out of your own cycling adventures.

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Dishes were packed with flavour, ranging in colour and texture and topped with home grown nasturtiums at Falmouth’s Pea Souk Vegetarian Café.




Pea Souk Vegetarian Café

Mint & Mustard

Rock Salt Café

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Church Street you’ll find this little gem. Pea Souk has a cosy, intimate interior, with a colourful décor, and personal service. A vegetarian café, that caters to vegans, coeliacs and children alike, with an inventive menu focusing on fresh, wholesome, homemade food. I enjoyed the day’s special of char grilled rosemary polenta wedges, haricot bean and pepper chilli, with salad. Flavoursome and comforting, the polenta was a delicious alternative to pasta or rice, and the chilli had a nice kick to it without being so hot as to detract from tasting the rest of the meal.

On entering the Mint and Mustard, it’s instantly apparent this isn’t your average Indian restaurant. The interior evokes the unique style of India’s Kerla, with a sleek modern twist – fresh green colours, dark wood and high pitched roofs adorned with woven mat of reeds and grasses – it certainly has the wow factor.

Since opening up 9 months ago the Rock Salt Café has swiftly established itself as one of Plymouth’s most exciting places to eat. Head chef Dave Jenkins is renowned for experimental cooking, therefore we decided to put him through his paces and sample the 7 course tasting menu – good work if you can get it!

Luckily, the menu is more impressive that the interior designers’ work. The range of food on offer is extensive, with vegetarians as well as meat eaters being well catered for. For my starter I ordered the Seekh Kebab - ground lamb crusted with bell peppers and grilled in tandoor – beautifully rich, deeply spiced and incredibly satisfying.

First dish out was cauliflower soup, accompanied by a tiny, yet very tasty tandoori bhaji. Despite minimalist portioning this dish possessed the perfect balance of sweet and spice leaving my taste buds zinging in appreciation.

19c Well Lane, Church Street Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3EG // 01326 317583

My guest enjoyed beetroot tart, with couscous tabbouleh, homemade coleslaw, haricot bean and puy lentil salad with lime and coriander, Cusghrne potato salad with sage and mint, and home-grown green beans. The beetroot tart was sweet and savoury at the same time, and was incredibly moreish. All the accompanying salads were packed with flavour and ranging in colour and texture. Both dishes were beautifully presented, topped with home grown nasturtiums. We then enjoyed a vegan carrot cake, spicy and moist with a creamy icing and topped with walnuts. A white chocolate, cherry and cardamom cake, and an Italian prune and almond cake also graced the counter, both looking mouth-wateringly tempting. A relaxed dining experience with food so good you forget there’s no meat in it. Breakfast prices start from £1.60 and bigger bites start from £3.95. Open 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday. Evening meals available by reservation only. Hannah Giles

10 Station Road, Taunton, TA1 1NH // 01823 330770

After much deliberation and some help from the friendly and attentive waiting staff, I ordered the chef‘s signature dish for my main: Panseared Sea Bass. This was perfectly presented and like nothing I had tasted before - fresh Sea Bass, pan seared, served on a bed of curry leaf infused mashed potato, served in a zingy raw mango, ginger and coconut sauce. Certainly the most inventive Indian dish I’ve ever eaten: absolutely delicious and incredibly fresh tasting too. The food at the Mint and Mustard is filling but not heavy, so you might be able to squeeze desert in. I can whole-heartedly recommend the ‘chocomosa’ – yes, chocolate samosas. These were divine chocolate ganache and almond flakes filled mini samosas, served with caramelized banana and vanilla ice cream. Brilliantly indulgent and the perfect finish to this eye-opening meal. The Mint and Mustard comes highly recommended if you think your taste buds deserve a treat! Rachael D’Cruze

31 Stonehouse Street, Plymouth, PL1 3PE // 01752 225522

Next up was an intriguing combination of pork, skate and peanuts, served in a rich Southeast Asian style sauce. The fish was cooked perfectly, melting on the palate, whilst the pork was offset beautifully by sweet apple matchsticks. So much going on, but somehow it all worked wonderfully. Dish after delicious dish poured out of the kitchen, the best of which the misleadingly simple sounding “coffee and doughnuts”. In this Heston-esque piece of culinary conjury what appears to be an ordinary cup of coffee turns out to be a beautiful vanilla panna cotta, disguised underneath a thin layer of espresso jelly. Very clever indeed. Situated in far from chic Stonehouse Rock Salt is a real hidden gem. It’s a family operation, with Dave’s wife, Chantel, heading up an extremely friendly front-of-house team. The simple décor and relaxed atmosphere give the place an unpretentious bistro feel, but with food that’s well on the way towards Michelin star standards. Nicolas Emerson magazine | 25

Music Arash Torabi

Aldo Vanucci

The Specials

Dylan Le Blanc

A Tribe Called Red

More Or Less Live (EMI)

Cast The Same Old Shadow (Rough Trade)

A Tribe Called Red

The Specials’ 2009 reunion was THE most relevant in music history, bar The Sex Pistols, and this live set captures last year‘s tour. Although they’ve spawned countless copycats, their genius blend of ska/reggae, fused with the energy of punk and laced with political and social commentary has never been equalled. And six out of seven original band members ain’t bad. Terry Hall’s voice may have mellowed, but the energy with which they play the songs has not. Disc one is the first album in its entirety, and disc two is the singles, b-sides and highlights of More Specials. Obviously they can’t improve on the original records, but this is a good souvenir, if you saw them recently.

A regular at the End of the Road Festival and a Jeff Buckley meets Neil Young type character, Dylan LeBlanc has been on our radar for a while now. Here we have a dreamy album of soaring, emotional ballads. Opening track, the curiously titled ‘Part One: The End’, would not be out of place on a Bond film, tho maybe that’s cos it sounds a bit like ‘The World Is Not Enough’. It has dark, brooding verses with epic choruses. With the country twang, heartfelt lyrics and tender vocals the comparison to Ryan Adams almost makes itself. It’s a contemplative grower, much like Adams’ last album, ‘Ashes & Fire’. This album would be best listened to alone in your room in the early hours of the morning.

(Electricpowwow Records) Here’s a few tips for people who want their music reviewed by me, if you switch up a classic name in a clever way then I’m in - so these guys have got me from the off - if, however, in the first few lines of your press release you talk about inventing your own genre then not only am I out the door, I’m down the fracking road, on a bus and into town drinking coffee. Unless of course what you deliver is so darn good that you make an old cynic take off his hat to you. This album is made by a DJ/ producer who has stuck ethnic sounds to electronic dance music, and while no fire was started by that alone, what grabbed me was the overall feel - beats tighter than a hipster’s jeans, catchy vocals and samples and, quite frankly, the most refreshing album I’ve heard in a long time. Buy this album or a fairy dies.

The Vaccines


Prince Fatty

Come Of Age (Columbia)

Play For Today (Fierce Panda)

Versus the Drunken Gambler (Mr Bombo Records)

How do you follow a fantastic debut like What Did You Expect, and only a year later? A year used to be the expected time between albums, but now it’s almost unheard of. Well, they certainly haven’t let the awards and the praise go to their heads. The recent single, No Hope is far from the highlight on this album. Teenage Icon is The Vaccines are their best: simplistic but effective drums, rockabilly guitars and bags of melody to boot. And Justin Young has a distinct, rich and strong voice, unlike the attitude-in-a-bottle crap dished out by the bulk of bands groomed for the spotlight. The Vaccines deserve their success, good on them.

Hello 1999 mark II! Cult Britpoppers Ultrasound are back and they’re bigger and better and quite frankly, we need this now. ‘Welfare State’ is everything you want and more from an opening track, a late Britpop belter with iconic frontman Tiny courageously professing ‘No one ever cared about us...we crashed and burned, but then we had to return’. Witty lyrics, catchy verses and soaring choruses lead to unavoidable comparisons with the likes of Shed Seven and My Life Story. While this is one massive trip down memory lane, heck, they aint embraced Mac books or invested in a bunch of Moogs, but then the market is saturated with that stuff at the moment – this old skool 90s indie is a most welcome addition.

You have to hand it to Prince Fatty, he don’t half knock ‘em out. What with producing the amazing Hollie Cook and his own album as well as his collaborations, he must eat and sleep in the studio. For those new to him, he is pretty much the Don Dada of modern reggae right now and this album further cements that, another quality release with a few tasty covers thrown in for good measure, ‘The Whispers and the Beat Goes On’ is a killer choice and so well executed. Reggae is still very much killing dance music right now and with some well placed remixes this could easily be his first overground album. Whether the weather warrants it or not, you should check this.

Laetitia Sadier

The Fixx

The Egg

Silencio (Drag City)

Beautiful Friction (Hypertension)

Something To Do (Squarepeg Records)

She’s the voice of ‘90s Anglo-French revolutionaries, Stereolab, and this is her second solo album, since they were put on hold couple of years ago. On Silencio, she has a full band backing her, and the overall sound is not too dissimilar to Stereolab: a battle between ‘60s sweetness and experimentalism. Lyrically, it’s business as usual too: who else writes titles like Find Me the Pulse of the Universe? Unlike the earlier works of Stereolab, and despite the seemingly pop-like nature of her songs, their complex structures take a few plays to really strike home. This album proves that despite the substantial body of work behind her, she’s still got plenty of imagination to come up with new and exciting material.

It’s been a year of anniversaries, with a bunch of 10, 20 and 25 year reissues doing the rounds but The Fixx, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary have upped their game – rather than re-releasing an old album, they’ve created a new work of art. Predictably, it harnesses some of the 80s nu-wave vibe they made their name with, a Gary Numan/Depeche Mode feel, but this album is much more than recycled sounds. ‘Take A Risk’ combines that anthemic U2 sound with some Franz Ferdinand style vocal effects and guitars and drums which wouldn’t be out of place in a Guns’n’Roses set. ‘Follow That Cab’ could easily be a new Killers/Brandon Flowers song, which speaks volumes about their relevance/appeal today and with a name like The Fixx, the young folk need not know these guys are massive old timers!

The Egg is a name that’s being around for a while now and, in the past, has worked with such luminaries as David Guetta - but don’t hold that against him. House music isn’t known for great albums, it works much better as single tracks and remixes – a transitory art form; saying that, I found this a solid and well rounded package and one that, although not right up my street, one which did make me nod along and get lost in some of the deeper moments. It’s a quite a varied album with some non house tracks thrown in for good measure, but I would say shines in the deeper more hypnotic moments. If you prefer albums to singles and have a hankering for some head nodding house, you should check this.

Cate Le Bon

The Distractions

DJ Pandamonium

Cyrk II (Turnstile)

The End of the Pier (Occultation)

Sixteenth Letter (Top Billin Records)

Cardiff-based Cate first came on the scene when she appeared on Gruff Rhys from Super Furry Animals’ side project, Neon Neon. (Go search I Lust U by that band). Then came my favourite album of 2009, the achingly beautiful Me Oh My, on Gruff’s own label. Since then, she has ditched the dark folk-tronica, in favour of a style similar to The Velvet Underground & Nico. There’s still a dark and eerie vibe, but this time against a backdrop of electric guitars and drums. Earlier this year, Cate released a full album called Cyrk, and this 5-track EP of new songs serves as part two. I actually prefer the songs on this EP to its album namesake.

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Unbelievably. this is only The Distractions second album – released more than three decades after their debut; they’ve changed bass players to our very own Arash Torabi and have embraced 30 plus years of influences to grow their sound. ‘Wise’ is a slow and tender ballad of the ilk of David Essex’s ‘Only A Winter’s Tale’ (not necessarily a bad thing) and ‘When It Was Mine’, a tragic and poignant masterpiece. Lyrically it’s all good too, with ‘Too Late To Change’ employing solid rhyming to create a contemplative classic: ‘Although the tattoo may fade, it still shows the decisions I made’. Standout track is ‘The Summer I Met You’ – with sniffs of House of Love and The Wedding Present and vocals more akin to Richard Ashcroft - cracking punk-flavoured indie. are better live than on record.

Local legend that deserves to be a national one, DJ Pandamonium, comes more than correct with his debut album ‘Sixteenth Letter’. For those who don’t know, he recently won the RedBull Drop - beating some of the best DJs in Plymouth, as well as being a DMC Champ and resident for the mighty Top Billin nights. It has to be said the man is on fire right now. Let’s be transparent though, when I needed some tasty hip hop cuts and scratches added to my new tune this is the guy I went to. All that said it doesn’t mean he’s automatically a solid producer, the album however does. Punchy well compressed beats, with some nice samples that come across like original tracks, with all the right influences represented ATCQ, Dilla, etc. As a snapshot of the South West’s hip hop scene, this is an essential release and one hopefully that sees the rest of the country wake up to one our home-grown heroes.

Music Backbone


Cat Power

Joe Tilston

DJ Husband

Sun (Matador) joetilstonmusic

Rapid Ascent (Zone Traxx)

Like any muso worth their salt, Cat Power, aka Chan Marshall, is a law unto herself. She has defiantly marched to the sound of her own drum, incorporating forays into delta blues, urban swagger and idiosyncratic soul-searching along the way. Now, six years on from her last offering, she’s in total control and cracking out the moody global electronics to her heaving heart’s content. Writing, playing, recording and producing everything herself means that ‘Sun’ stays true to the CP vision, but don’t try this at home. Only a select few have got it right. And when it allows for emotionally taut confessions like ‘Always On My Own’ and the electroglitch of ‘Manhattan’, we’re thankful for the share.

If you’re part of a respected family of northern folk musicians and you’re also the bassist for a ska-punk crew, one could be forgiven for thinking that any solo excursion might be a little schizophrenic. Not so, our Joe and his debut album ‘Embers’. With no trace of Random Hand’s forceful defiance, these songs resonate with a different kind of intensity, one drenched in fiddles and female vocals, drones and dreams; the likes of ‘The Railway Children’ proving a weighty addition to the homegrown folk canon alongside father, Steve, and sister, Martha. Meanwhile, ‘Kings Of Industry’ reveals a likeness to Nick Drake as it casts its critical eye over the post-industrial fallout. Creative, unassuming and from the heart. Result.

Although having one of the worst artist names in existence, Australia’s DJ Husband is no stranger to the studio and knows what makes a dance floor rock. This is evident on ‘Rapid Ascent’, which is an energetic fusion of techno and hard trance that works rather effectively. Quirky basslines, a fierce kick drum, immense techno influenced percussion and a gorgeous breakdown come right to the forefront on this one, and it was one of the highlights of a recent set this reviewer played in Germany a few weeks back for Nature One Festival (and every set since!). Forthcoming on London’s Zone Traxx, check this one out as it will be huge over the winter season.

Munice Girls


Bad Robot 001

Revolution Summer EP (Specialist Subject)

The Dirty Onion EP (Bad Robot)

It’s easy to fall in love with Exeter trio, Muncie Girls, which is why a lot of people up and down the country and doing just that. They haven’t reinvented the poppunk wheel or anything, and they’re far too polite to make such a claim, but they play gorgeous new wave songs with restless guitar hooks and walking bass lines that ooze purpose and poise; songs written for everybody and not just some holier-than-thou DIY punk coterie. Lande Hekt’s understated croon is the clincher. ‘Feel It Soon’ and ‘Railroad’ are masterclasses in melancholic realism, straddling the learned line between Ted Leo and Sleater-Kinney with the developed ethos and execution of bands twice their age. Spectacular.

Hey bass player! You’re playing all the wrong notes! Hey singer! You’re not using your diaphragm! Hey drummer! You’re dragging and fluffing your fills! Hey guitarist, no more power-chords! Still, it’s not all substandard pub (hard) rock mediocrity chez Recluse. On their ‘Crooked Heart’ album the Cardiffians prove that they can draft a couple decent melodies on the likes of ‘All Of A Sudden’ and ‘Passing Cars’. The problem is, they don’t know what to do with them, so they lapse into Classic Rock Cliché at every stumble. If Recluse were competent, clever and passionate they’d be a great rock’n’roll band. As it is, they’re a keen bunch of average blokes with a ropey warbler. Which isn’t exactly Hall of Fame material.

It’s great to see a new label from the South West, especially one with a history of running quality nights and with such diversity on their début release. Exeter’s Bad Robot crew treat us to some warm grooves with ‘The Dirty Onion’. The original from Rowland The Bastard + The Geezer is a clanking, hypnotic slice of acid techno that builds really well. Remix of choice comes from Portugal’s A Paul who takes the original and adds his unmistakable sub orientated sound to it. There’s also Will Hazard who delivers a rocking percussive monster with a dark break and a Jungle vocal mix by Mandi Dextrous. This is available both on vinyl and digital so fear not fans of the 1210!

Cult of Youth

Veller Lia

Vilius J

Love Will Prevail (Sacred Bones) VellerLiaofficial

Boom / Drop’o’Phobia (Analogue Is Dead Sub)

They may name-check influences as diverse as neofuturists, Nový Svět, and anarcho-punk pioneers, Crass, but Brooklyn’s Cult Of Youth fail to deliver on their psyche-folk promise. Ticking the right boxes - wistful passages, tremelo mantras, grand proclamations, Velvet Underground affectations, fiddle frenzies - clearly isn’t enough. The tribal dirge of ‘Prince Of Peace’ and ‘A New Way’ are rendered impotent by an overwrought sense of self-importance. Meanwhile ‘Path Of Total Freedom’, despite the Zen overtones, is a standard punk-shanty stomp, while ‘The Gateway’ is a wonky homage to early Cult and New Model Army. Chief COY, Sean Ragon, probably sees himself as a post-industrial pioneer but, regrettably, this is more amateur than auteur.

There’s always room for some overblown psyche-rock around my gaff. Falmouth’s Veller Lia are blissful in their ‘70s-riven time-warp, yelping ‘Bacchus!’ at us amidst lots of fuzzed-out guitar and sixth form lyrics about losing love and getting high, with the odd Black Lips moment chucked in for good measure. There’s some sweet slide guitar on ‘Drama Drama’, ‘Camino’ sounds like a Love-esque, mariachi-pop vignette (until they spoil it by yelping “Ariba!”), and the guitars on ‘Harlequin’ muscle in with some satisfaction. It’s all a little bit ludicrous but I guess when you’re living off the second-hand fumes of a second-wave psychedelic blues-rock era, your grasp of reality is a little off the radar, in a good way.


Stay Free

Gallows (Venn)

Despite Frank Carter’s crypto-narcissistic demeanour, he was the personality and the smell of Gallows. With their third album it appears that there may be life after Frank but, apart from the incendiary ‘Last June’ and the bite of ‘Nations’, this isn’t the soul-stirring, spine-shattering monolith you might have been hoping for. Wade MacNeil at least sidesteps the media-friendly nihilism that Carter brought to the table but the tradcore shapes of ‘Vapid Adolescent Blues’ are nothing without that stroppy Brit snarl of old. And certainly nothing you haven’t heard a thousand times before. If it’s a towering inferno of punk filth’n’fury you’re after then you’re going to have to look deeper underground, or to the Gallows back catalogue, at least.

You can’t turn a corner without bumping into a fairto-middling punk rock ensemble making a formulaic racket these days. London’s Stay Free at least have the decency to name themselves after one of The Clash’s greatest songs and, crucially, on their ‘Black To Grey’ EP, they hark back to a time long before Hot Water Music gave bands a reason not to write their own tunes. Well, that’s until you hear song number three, ‘Heathens’, of course, which takes those weepy, trusty chords of Chris’n’Chuck and rearranges them to good but predictable effect. The end of the title track almost veers into Apologies I Have None territory, which catches you off-guard for a moment. No bad thing, of course.

This is an interesting two tracker on the more techno focused ‘Sub’ label from Holland’s Analogue Is Dead (ran by Thilo + Evanti), and that’s never a bad thing as the first release on the imprint stayed in my record box for a good six months or so and this will definitely follow suit. Produced by Lithuanian up and comer Vilius J, ‘Boom’ and ‘Drop’o’Phobia’ are two not too pacey techno productions both of which are aimed at the festival market, with deep subby kicks and unusual melodies throughout. Although it might not be the most accessible release for a peak time club set, it definitely has a place in the bigger more experimental sets and comes recommended!

Jack Wax - Wax Is All (D.A.V.E The Drummer Mix) (Flatlife) Yes OK, I admit I am a bit slow with this one, but a good track is a good track eh? Having pretty much overdosed on high quality techno of late what with Colabs, Unity and the massive techno arena at Nature One, recently one of the high points was seeing D.A.V.E The Drummer play a two hour set at Exeter Phoenix. This stood out as one of the tracks of the set, and it’s quite hard to characterise why. I think it’s the relentless chuggy percussion, dark twisted vocals and to top it all off old ravey acid stabs that really make it stand out in a cool fusion of old meets new, and without a doubt this went straight in the record box.

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The Drum, Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222,, 7.45pm, £13, 20 SEPTEMBER – 6 October

She’s the gritty, glamorous aviator - the fastest, highest, bravest woman in the world, but with one last race to go: to dream the impossible dream, to reach the unreachable stars. If NASA will let her – and if Congress plays ball. The Astronaut’s Chair, specially commissioned by the Drum Theatre, is Rona Munro’s second ‘space’ play following Little Eagles, about the space race in Russia, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company last year and directed by Simon Stokes, who most recently directed the hugely popular Drum productions, Horse Piss For Blood by Carl Grose and Chekhov In Hell by Dan Rebellato.


MONKEY BARS, The Drum, Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222,, 7.45pm, £13 When you’re a child you don’t really think... ‘cos you like to live like a child. Doesn’t really seem you’re just going to be an adult. Like time flies by and you just want... to, like, stay as a child, but you just enjoy things, the way it goes. Chris Goode, award winning writer of Keep Breathing, Henry & Elizabeth and Hippo World Guestbook asked 30 eight to ten-year-olds to talk about their lives. In Monkey Bars, adults, who are playing adults in adult situations, speak their words. A revelatory verbatim show that’s funny, touching


STOMP, Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, 7.30pm, £15.50 - £29.50 STOMP – the British theatrical sensation that has become a truly global phenomenon comes to Hall for Cornwall this September. If you have never experienced STOMP then this is your chance to see why this breath-taking show thrills audiences around the world. With

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its unique combination of theatre, dance, comedy and percussion eight performers use boots, bins, brooms and everything including the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel good rhythm. ‘Pure stage magic, you’ll be dancing in your seats’. Sunday Telegraph.

EVENT 22 Sept – 15 DEC Plymouth

IN PURSUIT OF ART, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, 01752 304774,, Admission Free A new exhibition, in conjunction with the National Gallery, which explores the links between Devon and the National Gallery’s first Director, Sir Charles Eastlake. It transpires that Plymouth was a hotbed of talent at the turn of the 19th century with Sir Charles Eastlake and painters Sir Joshua Reynolds, Samuel Prout and Benjamin Haydon all born or raised there. While Eastlake’s national legacy is well documented, his early beginnings in Plymouth are not so well known. So curators from the National Gallery and Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery have pieced together this story. The result is a sumptuous exhibition, which combines glorious Renaissance paintings on loan from the National Gallery London, with some ingenious local history detective work.

EVENT 23 September Plymouth

MELA, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, 01752 267131, 12 – 6pm After a hugely successful inaugural year in 2010, Plymouth Mela 2012 will take place on September 23rd in Plymouth City Centre Piazza and promises to be an explosion of colour and culture that will have the people of Plymouth dancing in the streets.

Mela is a free festival of theatre, music and dance showcasing the best of South Asian Arts and features a vibrant palette of cross cultural sound, colour and performance for all the family. Expect high quality acts, food, activity tents and much, much more! One of the main features of the whole day will be a Bollywood Dance Explosion, which will involve between 300 and 500 young people all dancing at the same time, animating the city

with the bright colours and rousing movement of Bollywood dance. Resist jigging your hips if you can!


JULIAN CLARY: POSITION VACANT, Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 2LL, 01872 262466, 8pm, £22 Julian Clary - “king of the double entendre”, “one of the last taboo-busters” and selfproclaimed national trinket - is going back on the road. This time he’s looking for love and he’s not leaving town empty-handed. Julian will be scouring the UK in search of love. Position Vacant: Enquire Within is dedicated to one thing. Finding himself a husband. It’s not that he’s desperate. But he’s promised to leave no straight unturned. “Because I’m still considered to be quite a catch and because the UK is noted for its heterosexuals on the cusp, there’s bound to be stiff competition”, says Julian. “Therefore I’ll be hosting ruthless elimination games. You can be sure of one thing. By the end of the evening, we’ll all be celebrating my new partnership”. A glass of Blue Nun may be available to those who make an effort or anyone named Jason. But please bring your own confetti.



Compiled by our resident film buff, John Barker

Released: 7 September Dir: Pete Travis Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey 2012/US/TBC

This comic book adaptation should banish memories of the Sly Stallone effort. This time Judge Dredd is played by Karl Urban (Bones from the Star Trek reboot) who should make this 2D character a bit more rounded, and certainly a lot less hammy than his predecessor. The film relocates Mega City from the UK to the US where Dredd is training a young rookie, called Cassandra Anderson, to be judge, jury and executioner when they get involved in a plot to stop a new street drug taking its grip on society. This looks like tremendous fun and should be more faithful to the comic book than previous adaptations.



Released: 12 September Director: Nick Love Starring: Ray Winstone, Ben Drew, Released: 7 September Damian Lewis, Hayley Atwell Dir: John Hillcoat Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman 2012/UK/ 112 min   This remake of the John Thaw crime-um-up and Guy Pearce stars Ray Winstone and Plan B or Ben Drew 2012/US/115 min as he will now be known. It centres on two In this film three brothers run a bootlegging London Flying Squad cops who basically go operation during the depression, up in the around ‘acting like criminals to catch criminals’ mountains of Virginia. But crooked Special (as the tag line tells us), which basically means Deputy Charles Rakes (Guy Pearce) is after a they beat people up and shoot them. This may share of the brothers’ profits and just to make things worse the local competition is muscling provide entertainment for those craving more in on their activities. Expect Tommy-guns galore Guy Richie-style shenanigans, but don’t expect too much. in this exciting crime thriller.




Released: 14 September 2012/US/93 min This looks like the kind of ghoulish fairy tale that director Tim Burton would have a hand in, but surprisingly it’s a lot darker than the King of Macabre probably would have produced. In the film a misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuriesold curse. This film should provide plenty of interest and entertainment for both parents and children.


Released: 28 September Dir: Paul W.S Anderson Starring: Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez 2012/Germany/117 min In this fifth (yawn!) sequel, the Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to transform the global population into legions of flesh-eating monsters. The human race’s only hope, Alice, awakens in Umbrella’s secret operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. This really is a guilty pleasure, but in 3D this could be as entertaining as taking out a zombie using a lawnmower!

Released: 7 September Dir: Joe Wright Starring: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson and Matthew Macfadyen 2012/US/130 min Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. Keira Knightley gabbles and garbles in period costume, but despite the heavyweight cast and gorgeous sets this may fail to set the box office alight.


Released: 14 September Dir: David Frankel Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell 2012/US/100 min Mature intelligent fare from Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones who after thirty years of marriage, attend an intense, weeklong counselling session to work on their relationship. This dramedy focuses mainly on the drama, don’t be sucked into thinking this is rom-com, as Streep and Jones excellently portray a relationship in its twilight.

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Live Sat 01 Falmouth RANDOM ACTS OF PANIC, Prince of Wales, 9pm, £free Plymouth JACK TUCKER Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free St Austell THE PORTRAITS Eden Café, Whiteriver Shopping Centre, £6/£5 in adv.

Sun 02 Exeter OPEN MIC NIGHT Walkabout, Fore St, 8.30pm-11.30pm Plymouth ALEX HART Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free

Mon 03 Exeter OPEN MIC NIGHT The Oddfellows, 7pm-12am, £free OPEN MIC NIGHT The Sorry Head, 9pm-11.30pm, £free

Tues 04 ACOUSTIC JAM Barley Sheaf, Church St 9pm, £free Open Mic, all musicians welcome Plymouth ACOUSTIC ACADEMY Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free

Wed 05 Plymouth CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, The Barbican, 8.30pm, £free. Our fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen. Redruth OPEN MIC / JAM NIGHT Gaslights Bar, £free, 9pm Open to all performers, turn up and play!

Thurs 06 Exeter LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Secrets for September, All Living Fear & Falling Trees. Falmouth GREAT WESTERN JAZZ COMPANY Five Degrees West 8.45pm. £free Live Jazz and Swing every week. Liskeard SKIN TIGHT Barley Sheaf, Church St 9pm, £free Tight and funky band Plymouth ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, The Fortesque, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1. Four live acts each week. OPEN MIC NIGHT Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free Truro LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians.

Fri 07 Bideford iFUNK Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Funk/soul covers band Bude CARPETFACE’s DJ residency Bar 35, 9pm-1am, £free. With b-boy funk, classic party hiphop, jungle, D&b, breaks, electro and dubstep. Exeter CABARET VOLTAIRE The Bike

Shed Theatre, £1, music from 10pm. Maybe Myrtle. This beautiful folk pop outfit caused a storm at Aeon 2009. Do come! MELOSA The Revelry (above Cellar Door), 10pm-late, £free. Falmouth EDISON LIGHTHOUSE, Prince of Wales, 9pm, £free Penzance RANDOM ACTS OF PANIC The Zero Lounge, 9pm, £free. If you like AC/DC, U2, Paul Weller, Queen and Bon Jovi then get down and rock out with these guys. Plymouth CY & CHRIS Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free FRESHLY SQUEEZED Annabels, Vauxhall St. Doors 8.30pm, show 11pm, £5 Seven piece hip hop, funk and soul band. PLYMOUTH PUNX PICNIC Porters, 21 Looe St, 9pm-12am, £tbc Returning for its 17th year, once again put together by volunteers in true DIY fashion with a great mix of national and local bands Headlined by Eastfield. More info at THIRST 4 LIVE Thirst, Vauxhall St, 9pm, £2 from 11pm. Shaldon KATZ Ferryboat Inn, 38 Fore St, 9pm, £free. St Austell HOLD THE SUN & THE SUM OF Eden Café, Whiteriver Shopping Centre, £6/£5 in adv. Truro B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 8pm, £free. Weekly indie night with bands and DJ’s. Guests tonight include a

Sat 08 Bideford KIERAN HALPIN Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Blues night Exeter KATZ Prospect, The Quay, 9.30pm, £free. Falmouth MAXIMUM GAIN, Prince of Wales, 9pm, £free Plymouth FREE CUBA PARTY B-Bar, The Barbican, 10pm, £free. Latin tunes and cocktails with our resident DJ playing the best in salsa, merengue, bachata, son and more. PLYMOUTH PUNX PICNIC Porters, 21 Looe St, 7pm-12am, £tbc Headlined by Gorgeous. More info at SAM MUMFORD & ANDREW MITCHELL Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free Torquay BIG WAVE TOURISTS One World Cafe, Abbey Park, £free. Support from Wolf + DJ’s from 7pm.

Exeter OPEN MIC NIGHT The Oddfellows, 7pm-12am, £free OPEN MIC NIGHT The Sorry Head, 9pm-11.30pm, £free

Tue 11 Bideford JAM NIGHT, Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £free. Exeter HOUSE OF KANE Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-12am, £3. Supported by Mr Voo and the Chairs – anight of heavy live rock, think AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple - the old school of rock LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, 9pm, £free. The Balding Beanstalk of Soul brings you the créme de la créme of Exeter’s acoustic scene with Matt Pocock & friends. Liskeard ACOUSTIC JAM Barley Sheaf, Church St 8pm, £free All players welcome, no need to book Plymouth ACOUSTIC ACADEMY Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free Totnes BUSK FOR BOOZE Castle Inn, 9pm, £free. Open mic night, musicians wanted, turn up and play.

Wed 12 Exeter I DIVIDE Cavern, Queen St, 8pm1am, £4. Supported by Chick Rides Artist. Exploding out of Exeter with blistering single - ‘The Arrival’, I Divide made an enviable grand entrance into the UK rock scene at the dawn of 2011, dazzling fans with aggressive and epic anthems that summon forth the finest moments of We Are The Ocean and Deaf Havana. Plymouth CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 8.30pm, £free. Fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen. Redruth OPEN MIC / JAM NIGHT Gaslights Bar, £free, 9pm Open to all performers, turn up and play!

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Exeter OPEN MIC NIGHT, Angel Bar, 32 Queen Street, £free. Hosted by local heroes Roger styles & Richard James. THE REVELRY JAM NIGHT The Reverly, The Quayside, 9pm, £free. Hosted by the amazing Sam Green VRGNS (US Punk) Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £4. from Orlando, Florida... Sam Johnson from Dead to Me and New Mexican Disaster Squad is bringing his punk rock fury back to The Cavern, with a backing Sun 09 band featuring Jamie from The Arteries and Exeter Reza from The Cut Ups! OPEN MIC NIGHT Walkabout, Fore Falmouth St, 8.30pm-11.30pm GREAT WESTERN JAZZ Plymouth COMPANY Five Degrees West JOE BIDDLE Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, 8.45pm. £free Live Jazz and Swing £free every week. PLYMOUTH PUNX PICNIC Liskeard Nowhere Inn, 3pm-late, £tbc THE NORMALS Barley Sheaf, Returning for its 17th year, once again put Church St 9pm, £free Awesome ska/ together by volunteers in true DIY fashion reggae band. with a great mix of national and local bands Plymouth Headlined by The Eyelids. More info ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar at Bar, The Fortesque, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1. Four live acts each Mon 10 week.

IWRESTLEDABEARONCE The White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 8pm, £9. The American fivepiece have announced a full World Tour and will be coming to the UK this September, joined by guests Oceano, Vanna and For All Those Sleeping. OPEN MIC NIGHT Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free Truro LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians.

Fri 14 Bideford NINE YARDS Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Rock and pop covers band Bude CARPETFACE’s DJ residency Bar 35, 9pm-1am, £free. With b-boy funk, classic party hiphop, jungle, D&b, breaks, electro and dubstep. Exeter ACOUSITC FESTIVAL Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 6pm, £16 for the weekend/£10 per night. Over 50 bands and artists playing on seven stages during the weekend. Tonight has Ryan Keen, Jake Morley, Skinny Lister, All the Fires, Marc O’Reilly, Alasdair Roberts, The Diamond Family Archive, Lux Harmonium, Lampliter, Blue Rose Code, Anja McClosekey and Sunday Skyclub. KATZ Farmers Union, 16-18 Queens Terrace, 9.20pm, £free. 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. Expect a lively atmosphere Funk/Ska/Blues/Acoustic in fact anything goes. Falmouth THE SHIRTS Prince of Wales, 9pm, £free Marazion FESTIVAL OF SPORT St Michael’s Mount, £20 which gives you access to the main stage, beach sports, St. Austell Brewery’s Bar and Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts, or it’s free if you’re doing one of the events. Music today includes Kezia, Moonlet & The Love Monks, Patrick James Pearson Band, Brother & Bones and Dry the River. Info and tickets from Newquay THE GUISE The Kings Head Acoustic duo playing chart and classic covers with a twist Penzance KEIKO RISE The Zero Lounge, 9pm, £free. Expect a stormin’ set from these boys as they cover Blur, The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Hendrix and more. Plymouth ALEX HART Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free THIRST 4 LIVE Thirst, Vauxhall St, 9pm, £2 from 11pm. St Austell KAJ SKJERVIK & TOM GALL Eden Café, Whiteriver Shopping Centre, £5/£4 in adv.. Torquay SUB TROPICANA Abbey Rd, 7pm, £free. Alternative 80’s night with The Lost Boys + DJ’s from 7pm free entry Truro B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 7pm, £2 inc free EP. Weekly indie night with bands and DJ’s.

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Live Bideford AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Indie band Bude THE ADVENTURES OF Bar 35, 9pm, £free. Funk, reggae and hip hop Exeter ACOUSITC FESTIVAL Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 6pm, £16 for the weekend/£10 per night. Over 50 bands and artists playing on seven stages during the weekend. Tonight has Smoke Fairies, Emily Portman Trio, Count to Fire, Philip Henry & Hannah Martin, Tom Paley’s Old Time Moonshine Revue, Albert, Zun Zun Egui, Sturle Dagsland, Paul Cook & The Chronicle, Wordly Savages, Like Spinning, Alex Lipinski, Harry Vinnicombe and many more. See for more info. Falmouth FLEETING GLIMPSE, Prince of Wales, 9pm, £free Honiton KATZ Volunteer Inn, 177 High St, 9.15pm, £free. Marazion FESTIVAL OF SPORT St Michael’s Mount, £20 which gives you access to the main stage, beach sports, St. Austell Brewery’s Bar and Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts, or it’s free if you’re doing one of the events. Music today includes The Struts, Steve Smyth, Ruarri Joseph and Reef. Info and tickets from Plymouth JACK TURNER Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free Torquay HAYDEN DAVIES Abbey Rd, 7pm, £free. Plus DJ’s from 7pm.

Sun 16 Exeter OPEN MIC NIGHT Walkabout, Fore St, 8.30pm-11.30pm Plymouth ANDREW WODERWICK QUICK Vauxhall Quay, 7.30pm, £free

Mon 17 Plymouth OPEN MIC NIGHT The Junction, Mutley Plain, 9pm RUN AWAY TOUR The White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 8pm, £8. Straight out of Southern California, the reggae/hip-hop/rock sensations OPM hit the ground running more than ten years ago and are still running hard! From their first major hit and teen anthem “Heaven Is A Halfpipe” to their most recent single “Feel the Vibration (feat. Jim Perkins)” OPM has been writing hit-after-hit for more than a decade. Their latest full-length release “Golden State of Mind” is sure not to disappoint. Old fans and new will dig their catchy hooks, sick beats, and dope rhymes.

Quay, 8pm, £free Totnes BUSK FOR BOOZE Castle Inn, 9pm, £free. Open mic night, musicians wanted, turn up and play.

Wed 19 Plymouth CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, The Barbican, 8.30pm, £free. Our fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen.

Thu 20 Barnstaple iFUNK Lilicos Tapas Bar, £free, 9pm. Bideford BEATFEST Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Three day rock, indie and punk festival Bude ACOUSTIC SOFA SESSIONS Bar 35, 9pm, £free. Exeter BLACKLIST ROYALS (US Punk) Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £5. Coming out of Nashville with heartfelt punk ‘n’ roll anthems big in sing-alongs and spiced with a country tinge, hailed by critics and fans alike, Blacklist Royals are standing proof that the great American rock and roll band isn’t a thing of the past. LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Billy Brandt, Rosie Eade, Ollie Bowern & Kas Walker. THE REVELRY JAM NIGHT The Reverly, The Quayside, 9pm, £free. Hosted by the amazing Sam Green Liskeard UNDER RAFTERS Barley Sheaf, Church St 9pm, £free. Its Matty B. the bar Manager and his band. Superb skills. Local talent. Plymouth FIREWIND The White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 8pm, £15. This band are a heavy rock five piece hailing from Greece, whose classic-rock undertones combined with elements of nu-metal and thrash, instantly makes them stand out from the crowd, support comes from Leaves Eyes. OPEN MIC NIGHT Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free Truro LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians.

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Bideford BEATFEST Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Three day rock, indie and punk festival Bude CARPETFACE’s DJ residency Bar 35, 9pm-1am, £free. With b-boy funk, classic party hiphop, jungle, D&b, breaks, electro and dubstep. Tue 18 Falmouth Exeter COLD FEET, Prince of Wales, WE ARE THE OCEAN Cavern, 9pm, £free Queen St, 8pm-1am, £12. Post Ilfracombe hardcore band from Essex, they are signed MAYBE NAKED The Live Lounge, to Hassle Records in the United Kingdom Buddies Bar £free, 9pm. and SideOneDummy Records in the United Looe States. The band has played hundreds of THE GUISE The Bullers Arms shows since their formation, including several Acoustic duo playing chart and festivals during 2008 such as Slam Dunk, classic covers with a twist Offset Festival, Middlesbrough Music Live, and LOOE MUSIC FESTIVAL £59 inc Taste of Chaos. camping for the weekend / £40 Plymouth no camping. Running over three days, ACOUSTIC ACADEMY Vauxhall bands playing on Friday include Plug1,

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FMC, Kirsti Robinson, Cantaloop, Dretonio, The Skints, Lost in space, Campany B, Tosh and Showaddywaddy. More info at www. Penzance TRAMPAGNE The Zero Lounge, 9pm, £free Stacey and the lads take a selection of classics from Dandy Warhols to Maroon 5 and make up a great set. Plymouth CY & CHRIS Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free HAMER & ISAACS BAND B-Bar, Barbican, 9pm-11pm, £3. JOHNNY AND THE GOOD TIME BOYS Annabels, Vauxhall St. Doors 8.30pm, show 11pm, £5 Soul and motown band ONSLAUGHT The White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 8pm, £12. Formed in 1982, Onslaught make heavy metal inspired by hardcore punk and influenced by the likes of Metallica, Discharge and The Exploited. See more info at myspace. com/onslaughtuk St Austell PEOPLES STRING FOUNDATION Eden Café, Whiteriver Shopping Centre, £6/£5 Tavistock MAD DOG MCREA The Wharf, 7pm, £12 in adv. With a fresh six piece and 3 albums, Mad Dog Mcrea blend 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. Totnes JAY TAMKIN BAND Studio Lounge 7pm, £5/£4 in adv. Truro B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 8pm, £free. Weekly indie night with bands and DJ’s.

industrial Birmingham, England. When The Beat rushed on to the music scene in 1979, it was a time of social, political and musical upheaval. Into this storm came The Beat, trying to calm the waters with their simple message of love and unity set to a great dance beat.

Sun 23 Exeter KATZ Exeter Chiefs RFC, Sandy Park, 4pm, £free. OPEN MIC NIGHT Walkabout, Fore St, 8.30pm-11.30pm Looe LOOE MUSIC FESTIVAL £59 inc camping for the weekend / £40 no camping. Running over three days, bands playing on Sunday include Two Spot Gobi, The Patrick James Pearson Band, Empire of Fools, Charlie Wingfield, Mad Dog McRea, Simon Townshend, Kernow King, Michael Semora, The Normals and weekend headliners, The Stranglers. More info at Plymouth JOE BIDDLE Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free

Mon 24 Exeter FULL FRONTAL Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £5. Presented by LiveLIVE Promotions, some of the hottest female fronted bands in the UK will be rocking their hardest to raise as much money for Breast Cancer Care as possible. Bands playing include Undercolour, Fel Fiasco, Lecarls and Zoltar Speaks

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Exeter CARINA ROUND Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £10. Carina Round had an innate determination and passion for music from an early age, which led her to record and self-release her first two albums, ‘First Blood Mystery’ and ‘The Disconnection. Falmouth Sat 22 DICKY SPELLMAN Toast, Church Bideford St, £free, 8pm. BEATFEST Palladium Club, Lower Plymouth Gunstone, £tbc. Three day rock, indie and ACOUSTIC ACADEMY Vauxhall punk festival Quay, 8pm, £free Falmouth Totnes BARFLY, Prince of Wales, 9pm, BUSK FOR BOOZE Castle Inn, £free 9pm, £free. Open mic night, musicians Liskeard wanted, turn up and play. YOUNG OLIVER & YOUNG Barley Sheaf, Church St 9pm, £free. Wed 26 Covers band Plymouth Looe CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, The LOOE MUSIC FESTIVAL £59 inc Barbican, 8.30pm, £free. Our fortnightly camping for the weekend / £40 no showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by camping. Running over three days, bands singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen. playing on Saturday include Sandfire Siren, Ten Zero One, Shamrock, Clare Stokes, Jay Thurs 27 Tamkins Band, Grooveyard,The Chocolatiers Bude and the Levellers. More info at www. ACOUSTIC SOFA SESSIONS Bar 35, 9pm, £free. Plymouth Exeter JACK TURNER Vauxhall Quay, ALBERT Mama Stones, £3, 8pm 8pm, £free BLACK LIGHT WHITE LIGHT JOHNNY AND THE GOOD TIME BOYS Annabels, Vauxhall St. Doors Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £4. Copenhagen, play bohemian 60’s style 8.30pm, show 11pm, £5 Soul and psych-rock with a modern Scandinavian motown band twist, packed with pop melodies in a dirty was SPARKFEST, Welbeck Manor, of reverb and tremolo. Support from Rosco Sparkwell, nr Plymouth 12pm(Sterling Roswell) 12am, £10. Bands playing include Sam London, psychedelic rockabilly founder Mumford & Andrew Mitchell. Tickets from member of Spacemen 3. LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE Tavistock HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, THE BEAT The Wharf, 8pm, £15 in adv One of the most influential ska bands of 8.30pm, £free. Guests Se What? And Addie. all time, the Beat hailed from working class,

Live THE REVELRY JAM NIGHT The Reverly, The Quayside, 9pm, £free. Hosted by the amazing Sam Green Falmouth LAND OF THE GIANTS Toast, Church St, £free, 8pm. Liskeard THE WIRELESS Barley Sheaf, Church St 9pm, £free. These Guys have done more gigs at the Barley than any other band. Come and see why. Plymouth ANTLERED MAN The White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 8pm, £6. Supported by We Are Knuckle Dragger and Romans. OPEN MIC NIGHT Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free Truro LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians. NOISE COLECTIVE Live Bar, River St, 8pm, £4. Hard core punk show featuring three hugely anticipated bands fresh from touring – Napoleon, Olympian & No Shelter.

Fri 28 Beer MARTIN WELLER Dolphin Hotel, Fore St, 9pm, £free. Bideford PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF MERCIA Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Pub rock and R’n’B band Bude CARPETFACE’s DJ residency Bar 35, 9pm-1am, £free. With b-boy funk, classic party hiphop, jungle, D&b, breaks, electro and dubstep. Exeter ROCK SHOW FRESHERS PARTY Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, 9pm-2am £6 in adv. Headlined by Daniel P Carter (BBC Radio1 Rock Show) who is revered the world over as one of the best Rock & Metal Dj’s of the modern era, he will be gracing the decks at this monster of a party. Expect massive anthems, sing along tracks and songs to slam your body too. Support comes from Exeter’s very own Mike James who will be broadcasting his weekly Phonic FM radio show live from the main stage and Exeter’s very own IDIOM DJ’s will be spinning tunes on the main stage . In the Bar Devon based outfit Codex Alimentrius will be bringing their Rock Band contest to the big screen (its out on all platforms so get your practice in now). Falmouth LIVE BAND Toast, Church St, £free, 8pm. Followed by The Fritz until 2am THE ELEVATORS, Prince of Wales, 9pm, £free Plymouth DAVID BENASSI Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free MAD DOG MCREA Annabels, Vauxhall St. Doors 8.30pm, show 11pm, £5 Songs of adventure, drinking, love and life in general. St Austell ALBERT JONES Eden Café, Whiteriver Shopping Centre, £5/£4 British singers/songwriter Truro B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 8pm, £free. Weekly indie night with bands and DJ’s. OFFICIAL LIVE MUSIC JD BIRTHDAY PARTY, The Office, 9pm, £5/£3 in adv. Bands playing include Black Friday & Blue Horyzon.

Sat 29 Bideford EDDIE AND THE HOTRODS Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Legendary post punk band, with support from Captal. Bovey Tracey KATZ Cromwell Arms, Fore St, 9pm, £free. Hayle ALBERT Salt Bar, £free, 8pm Falmouth DUELLING KAZOOS + BANDS Toast, Church St, £free, 8pm. BOOMSTICK, Prince of Wales, 9pm, £free Liskeard KERNUYCK Barley Sheaf, Church St 9pm, £free. Cornish Metal…and its not tin! Plymouth ALEX HART Vauxhall Quay, 8pm, £free COMPANY B Annabels, Vauxhall St. Doors 8.30pm, show 11pm, £5 St Austell KEZIA Eden Café, Whiteriver Shopping Centre, £6/£5 Camborne singer/song writer who gives great mesmerising performances. Wembury HAMER & ISAACS BAND Odd Wheel, 9.30pm-11.30pm, £3.

Sun 30 Bideford Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3. Exeter AHAB Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £5. Rootsy band who have played with the likes of Fairpprt Convention. OPEN MIC NIGHT Walkabout, Fore St, 8.30pm-11.30pm Liskeard Barley Sheaf, Church St 8pm, £free. Newton Abbot ALBERT Phoenix Records (In-Store gig), £free, 3pm ALBERT Jolly Farmer, £free, 8pm Plymouth JACK TURNER Vauxhall Quay, 7.30pm, £free MARDUK The White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 8pm, £tbc. Support from Immolation. ONES TO WATCH NEXT MONTH

5th October St Austell THE BIG AUTUMN BASH The Core, Eden Project, 7pm-12.30am, £15 inc seasonal supper of home-grown goodies! After the success of last years event where Sheelanagig raised the roof for a night of world music mayhem , gypsy jazz and Balkan bangers – this years Hoedown promises to take it up another notch with 15 piece outfit The Destroyers- An anarchic Orchestra of blazing passion and breathtaking originalityTurbo-folk-mega-balkan-punk-polka-poetry. Support comes from local folk band Blue Horyzon and an up coming duo Ukeladies. This shindig is to celebrate, promote and raise funds for the work of People and Gardens, a project based at Eden’s Watering Lane nursery that supports disadvantaged people in taking control of their lives. www.

‘You can wear sweatpants for all I care’

Question: What do you call a mawkish celebration of military might bathed in insipid deck-chair decadence with a flimsy Union Jack flag shoved so far up its arse all of its patrons are puking patriotic fervour like there’s no tomorrow? Answer: Music Of The Night (16-20th July). SETH LAKEMAN, THE MILITARY WIVES, THE SOLDIERS all the sponsors of this backpat-fest are so caught up in their own imperial mission they conveniently forget about the nations that we plunder and decimate in the name of hyper-aggressive global corporatism. And so on. You miss the three-guitar assault of THE BEDROOM PROJECT at your peril, as I just about did. On the strength of the brand new last song, they’re as focussed, precise and toweringly Fugazi-tastic as ever (White Rabbit, 28th July). From the ashes of Consolation Prizefighter comes THE JERKS: a two-man mountain of quickfire rhythms and Torche-like guitar washes with a playful air of punk rock charm. Neil Ewart’s intricate hooks and power chord outbursts channelling months of pent-up sonic stress. Stonercore trio, GUNS UNDER THE TABLE sported some spunky chunky riffage although the vocals could do with sprucing up a bit. Leaving London trio, MAYORS OF MIYAZAKI, to round things off with a stirling display of wrigglesome math-punk that straddled the line between knowing when to be clever and when to not give a blazing shit. Ok, so SNFU never played due to an overdose. We wish Chi Pig a full recovery. Instead we had a half-dayer of chiefly homegrown noiseniks to be proud of (White Rabbit, Plymouth, 4th August). BEAR FIGHT kicked things off in their inimitably abrasive style, DREXL hollered and pummelled to their hearts’ content, AS WE SINK flexed their sinewy sonic muscles, Exeter’s MUNCIE GIRLS supplied the bittersweet melodies and twisty guitars, Worcester’s FIGHTS & FIRES stomped about with modern punk abandon, Cardiff’s SOLUTIONS opted for slick and stylish, Southampton’s OUR TIME DOWN HERE brought the trad hardcore shapes, and Cornwall’s BANGERS grinned, grimaced and greatly impressed. From Arkansas, headliners, LISTENER, was something that you rarely see at punk rock shows. A Christian who you don’t feel the urge to slap. In fact, it’s hard to take your eyes of Dan Smith as he throws histrionic word-bombs out with all the unhinged grace of a man possessed. Whether the band are playing their tightly wound neo-grunge or whether he’s riffing solo, there’s no denying that what’s in his head needs to be brought out. Tour time again. Off to a super hot Brighton (10th Aug) to play with CAPDOWN. The skacore pioneers played to their strengths despite the fact that it all felt a bit too nostalgic. And in Cambridge (11th Aug) we were treated to the lovely SAM RUSSO, whose acoustic balladeering seems to be getting more introspective by the week. In Ipswich (12th Aug), a fundraiser for people with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Go look it up. Post-rock bands got a fair look-in with the predictable moodscapes of CIRCLES and the absurd effects rack overload of THE SHADOW PROJECT. I counted 38 possible foot pedal buttons for the diminutive main guitarist to push. Best of the day, pop-punk trio, VICTORY POINTS, frolicked in choppy RVIVR-esque waters, and the Tubelordy manoeuvres of GUNNING FOR TAMAR didn’t offend, despite the borderline hipsterism. In Norwich (13th Aug), at the hottest show on earth, FRANZ NICOLAY, was an inspiration. A neat line in street philosophy, a wonderful command of banjo, accordion and guitar, and clever world-folk songs that fell out of his mouth with consummate ease. Give this man his own TV show. Finally, to Cheltenham (14th Aug), where Austria’s THE LIBERATION SERVICE were winning new converts to their fiddlesome indie-punk revue. See-ya bye. Backbone (

Clubs MONDAYS Exeter

MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm2.30am. £4.50/£2adv available from reps and the student guild. Exeters biggest and best student night, every week is themed, check out the weekly themes on our facebook group - Monday Madness at Arena MONDAYS. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1am. £free. Cheesy pop mash up!

disco on 6th August.



MONDAYS. Mama Stones, 9pm1am. £3. Pop, dance and disco with Ollie B & Iain McKenzie. LGBT friendly night too.

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 and the balcony bar is hosted by Take Over Timepiece Tuesdays with chart, R’n’B and cheesey anthems. 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.



3rd Sept RAINBOW

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. 9.30pm-late. £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 MISBEHAVIOUR. The Beach, 10pm-late, from £4,. Party tunes at Newquay’s naughtiest nght... SUPER CHY MONDAYS. The Chy & Koola. 12 Beach Road. 10pm4am, £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! SUMMER SESSIONS. Level 3. 45. 9pm-2am. £free all night. Luke Gledhill & Tim Nice & Friends, Playing Funk, Disco, House, Electronica & DnB. FULL MOON BEACH PARTY. Berties. 10pm-late, £4 in adv. Party tunes, free glowsticks and good drink deals.


FUZZY LOGIC. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £tbc. Student night, big tunes, cheap drinks and loads of fellow studnets - what’s not to like about this?! WONKEYLEGS. Bang Bang. 2 Sherwell Arcade. 10pm– 4am. £tbc.The 10 year old club night rocks on every Monday with DJ Aldo Vanucci playing the biggest and best drum n bass and dubstep.

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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. Special silent

OFFICE PARTY. Fahrenheit, The Parade. 10pm-2.30am, £2/free B4 11pm. Commercial night.


SUMMER SIZZLER 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!


SUMMER BEACH PARTY Oceana, Barbican Leisure Park, 7pm-11pm, £9/£7 in adv. Special under 18’s night with giveaways, surf simulator, giant beach balls and Bristain’s Got Talent finalists, The Mend performing live.


MASH HITS Voodoo Lounge 8pm-2am. £free Night of mashed up musical mayhem.


RENAISSANCE. Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10pm-2.30am, £3. Chart hits & club classics.


STUDENT NIGHT. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1.30am. £free. In the main room they go bananas to all the student disco classics and current cheesey faves. In the Balcony Bar they get down to the very latest urban sounds with JSR. This is a night run by students for students and proceed go to support student societies. EXETER MIDWEEK MINCE. Club Roccoco. 8pm-late, £free. New weekly LGBT night starting on 8th June. LIVE MUSIC - OPEN MIC NIGHT. Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 8pm-late, £free. Hosted by Billy Bottle.

19th Sept THE OFFICIAL CABARET VOLTAIRE FRESHERS ELECTRO SWING PARTY Cavern Club, 8pm-3am £5 in adv. Mr Puckey, donJohnston & Dill Master Fresh will be the gentlemen in charge of the Electro Swing music machine, providing the best of all that is jazz & swing, cut with dance floor bombshells.

26th Sept THE DEEP END Cellar Door, 9pm-3am £7/£5 early birds Dubstep, grime, juke and bass music featuring Addison Groove and support from Mystery, Ollie 303 and more tbc. Falmouth

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!


MASSIVE UV FOAM PARTY. Berties. 11pm-4am £free B4 1am with handbag and heels! Party tunes with added foam... STOCK XCHANGE. The Beach, 10pm-late, from £4,. Party tunes and drinks from £1.


BIG WEDNESDAY. Ride Cafe. 45 Tavistock Place. 9pm-2am. £2. Hook up, kick back, rock out. £1 drinks deals; this night is rammed every week! The ultimate antidote to mid week blues! BOOGIE NIGHTS C103, Union St, 9pm - late, £3 NUS. Plymouth’s long running and most successful WEds studnet night is back for it’s 9th year. Founded by the legendery Kenny St James (RIP), expect theme nights, party games, and full on, no holds barred entertainment! COWPOW. The Dairy, 25 Bretonside. 6pm-late. Student night, chart popping classics, great student deals, all are welcome to join in the fun. DESIRE Thirst. Vauxhall St. 9pm2.30am. £2 from 11pm. DJ Jonezy and guests. NON-STOP MUSIC. Zero’s. 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-1am. £free. VIBE. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £free with flyer B4 11pm/£3. All your urban favourites from old-skool to new-skool, courtesy of your resident, DJ Jonezy Disco - Cheese and Party tunes all night long with John C With £1.60 drinks all night.


MOST WANTED. The Green Ginger, Winter Garden, Fleet Walk. 9pm-2am. £free. DJ Max every Wednesday night. £1.50 drinks deals from 6pm.


BASSOLOGY. Shiners, 19 Honey St. 8.30pm - 12am. £5. DJs Conscious D, Scruloose, Vincent Vega, J-Damm and Guests. MCs Demonic D and Stranger, bringing you some of the freshest sounds in DnB, Liquid, DubStep, Neuro Funk, Jungle and Urban Mash up.


REVERT. Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10pm - 2am. £5. Student/local night with all drinks £1.50 all night!


HELLZAPOPPIN! Cellar Door, 4

The Quay. 9pm-2am, £2/free B4 11pm. Funk, jazz and electro swing with DJ Dodgy Style. HOLD IT DOWN. Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 9pm-1am. £free. Funk, Soul, Jazz, Latin, Rare Groove and bits inbetween with Mr Onion Matt Anderson. FUZZY LOGIC. Arena Nightclub, Summerland St. 9.30pm-2.30am. £5.Without doubt the busiest student night in Exeter. Playing the biggest and best tunes, with some great drink deals!! SCANDALOUS. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 10pm-2am, £2 B4 11pm with flyer/£3. DJ JSR provides the upfront freshness and youthful vigour while Aldo Vanucci brings you the biggest and best joints around.


THURSDAYS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-late. £free. The best local D.J’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.


SHANGRI-LA Berties. 11pm-4am £tbc Shangri-la Cardiff, the biggest House Music Event in South Wales is coming to the coast of Newquay this summer. UV PAINT PARTY. The Beach, 10pm-late, from £4,. Party tunes and it’s gonna get messy, you’ve been warned!


COCKTAIL PERVERTS Thirst. Vauxhall St. 7pm-late. £free. ROCK SHOW. H20, The Barbican. 10pm-late. £2. New weekly rock night from Chris Wheelie and guests. Expect unk, rock, ska, reggae and more.


BLISS THURSDAYS. 43/45 East St. 10pm-3am. £5. DJs will be playing all the floor-filling tunes!


PUB STAR. Zafiro’s. River St. 7.30pm-late. £2 donation. Sing your heart out with some classic karaoke. WEEKEND WARM-UP. L2 Nightclub, Calenick St. 10pm2.30am. £free. Start the weekend early, special drink deals and resident DJ.

FRIDAYS Barnstaple

VENUE. The Venue. The Strand. 10pm-3am. £tbc. Party the weekend away with this commercial night of dance and chart tunes.


FUNKY FRIDAYS. Caesar’s Palace. King St. 11pm. £4. All the classics, a DJ and no rules whatsoever.


BACK TO THE CLASSICS Eclipse Nightclub. Victoria Square 10pm3am. £5/£3 B4 11pm. 80’s & 90’s night, over 25’s but mature over 18’s welcome.

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Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10.30-3.30am. £5. North Cornwall’s leading night spot with a capacity of 350 people and resident DJs Steve O...Smiffy and Wayne playing wide range of music from chart to dubstep and hip hop to house.


COLLISION. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-2am. £3. Expect everything from Indie anthems, alt Rock, Punk to Electro.... BUNGALOWED. Timepiece Balcony Bar. Little Castle St. 10.30pm-2am. £3 B4 12pm. Student night. Hip Hop, House, Electro, Dub Step. FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-3am. £free entry with sticker/wristband. Feel good party atmosphere, get down and party on the dancefloor with all your favourite music - the very best dance, chart, party and RnB - and all your shouts, birthdays and requests! ANGEL PRESENTS... Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 10pm-2am. £free. Different guests playing each week, check with bar for details.


Cavern Club, 9pm-3am £5 in adv. The Magic Hatstand is a unique night full of fun and mischief with a fabulous Psychedelic Hatstand at its heart.

21st Sept BIG HOUSE

PRESENTS TESSELA Cavern Club, 8pm-2.30am £4 in adv. Great party with Tessela, South London Ordnance, Juno Sutton, Dutty Dan, MTD and D-Beer.

28th Sept BIG HOUSE FRESHERS PARTY Cavern Club, 9pm-3am £5 in adv. Exeter’s newest House Night with DJ Tony Rayna. He has played in all the London venues - The Velvet Rooms - Leisure Lounge - The End - Camden Palace - Glasshouse Astoria - Browns - Garage Nation - Gas Club - Denim - Tiger Tiger - Funky Buddha - Movida - Pacha - House & Terrace Club195 - Epping Forest Country Club / Atlantis to name but a few… 5th Oct MAGIC HAT STAND

Cavern Club, 9pm-3am £5 in adv. The Magic Hatstand is a unique night full of fun and mischief with a fabulous Psychedelic Hatstand at its heart.


FRIDAY NIGHTS. Toast. 18 Church St. 6.30pm-2am. £free. Something different every week with Get Up To Get Down with DJ Boogaloo & The Reverend Al Bean from the Solo Collective on Fri 6th, Mongolian Disco Show with DJ Ollie Stratton ‘You gotta expect the expected and the unexpected!’ on the 13th. FRIDAYS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Only the best DJs from the area playing for your aural pleasure.

7th Sept SIMIAN SOUNDS The Watermans, 10pm-2am £free. 36 |


Expect beats, breaks, dub, tech, glitch and bass. DJ’s playing include Morphosis, Monkey, Digityl & Treazon.


FRESH FRIDAYS. Berties 9.30pmlate, £free. Fridays have a Fresh feel about them with amazing £2 drinks offers to start the weekend. If you’re a member It’s free entry with a new loyalty card all night . HOT TUB PARTY The Beach, 10pm-late, from £4. Party tunes and a hot tub in the club... I CANDY. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm-4am, £free entry with a handbag! Newquays busiest Friday night with the best in Chart, RnB, Dance and Party. ITS A FRIDAY THING. Belushi’s 9.30pm-late, £free. For up front House music and things connected with DJ Justin Harris. KOOLA ROCKS. The Koola. 9pm-3am, £free with VIP cards. All 3 rooms open / live music & DJ’s / Indie Electro mash-ups / Latin spirit / live dancers / cocktail lounge / happy hour 6pm - 11pm / special guests.

14-16th Sept BANGFACE Trevelgue Holiday Park, Porth 12pm-3am each night. £see www. The end of summer blowout as the legendary Bangface head to the South West and takes over Trevelgue Holiday Park in Newquay with guests appearing over the weekender including Aphex Twin, Die Antwoord, Egyptian Lover, Dave Clarke, DJ Yoda, Luke Vibert, Ray Keith, SL2, Remarc and many more. See website for more details. 21-14th Sept HARDCORE

TIL I DIE SUMMER GATHERING Trevelgue Holiday Park, Porth 12pm-3am each night. £see www. More hardcore than you could ever imagine by the sea and lovely beaches. DJ’s playing at the event (and free beach party too) inc DJ SY, Dougal, Re-Con, Breeze, Clarkee, Producer, Scorpio, Ramos, Joey Riot and Hixxy amongst others.


SOUND FRIDAYS. Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm4am. £5. DJ Boris & CQ take over the main room, special guests in room 2.


Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm-4am. £5 Sneaky Nuts Promotions are back with another night of all things House and Techno with resident DJ’s and special guests DJ Potter.

Polzeath 7th Sept RIDDIM UP Carters

8pm-late. £free DJ’s Tuskan & Steppin Razor.


CRISIS. White Rabbit. Bretonside Bus Station. £1. 12am-5am. An

eclectic hot mix of Indie/Punk/Rock/HipHop/Funk/80’s. Served to you by JC & OZ. DOLLY MIXTURES. Zero’s, 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-4am, £free B4 11pm/£4 after. Gay night with resident DJs Stev-E & Juzzy B play Cheese, Chart, R’n’B, Dance and Hard House. FRISKY. H20, The Barbican, 8pm3am, £free R&B anthems and chart music with James Jordan. FRIDAYS. Mutley Crown, Mutley Plain from 8pm-late, £free Different DJ each week playing a range of Trance, old skool, dubstep, house and urban. FUNKY FRIDAYS. The Treasury. Royal Parade. 9pm-3am, £tbc. Funky grooves. FUNKY FRIDAYS. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque, Vauxhall St. 8.30pm-3pm. £tbc. Funky grooves all night. FUNKY FRESIAN FRIDAYS. The Dairy. 25 Bretonside. PUNK ROCK DISCO. Jack Chams. 50 Ebrington St. £1.50 vodka and mixer all night. . REDEEMER. C103. 103 Union St. 10pm-3.30am. £2/members £1. Rock, Indie and Punk with DJ K-Rad, Dy Synn, DJ JJ and Aides over three rooms.

OPEN DECKS NIGHT. Blue Cargo / Club 7 Braddons Hill. 8.30pm1am. £free. All styles welcome. With resident DJs DJ R and Corzeneffect. Call Dave on 07990 790 888 for a set.

7th Sept QUENCHED Thirst.


Vauxhall St. 9pm-2.30am. £2 from 11pm. DJ Aaron Cook, Oli Power, Sean Moyles with guests for this deep house and techy night.

21st Sept MY HEROS

KILLED COWBOYS H2O The Barbican. 9pm-4am. £8.50/£7/£5. Guests with Jaymo & Andy George, Jac The Disco, Sean Moyle, Alex Tiernan-Locke & Chris Da Funk


FRESHERS SPECIAL Crash Manor. Union St. 10pm-5am. £6/£4 in adv Hard dance night with Anne Savage, Louk, Dantès, Matt Edwards, Kev Thomas, DriffT & Raze, Kev Hoskin & Xmoor Paul. More info at

28th Sept THIRST 4 CLUBBING Thirst, Vauxhall St, Barbican. 9pm-late. £5. Big night, big name guests, brought to you by Aldo Vanucci. St Ives

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


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.


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. FEEL GOOD FRIDAY. The Office. 10pm-late. £3. Start the weekend as you mean to go on with DJ Simon James.


Eclipse Nightclub. Victoria Square 10pm-late. £7/£5 B4 11pm. Chart and party tunes with guest DJ’s every week.


5th JACKEBEATS 1st BIRTHDAY. Newmarket Hotel,9m-late. £7/£6 in adv. Dubstep, D’n’B & Electro night with guests Distorted Minds, Biometrix, Maxxi P, Luka and more. 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.


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. 7.30pm2am, £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.

22nd Sept ELECTRO

CULTURE Exeter Phoenix, 9pm3am £5 in adv. Exeter’s newest House Night with

22nd Sept RINSE IT The

Cellar Door, The Quay, 9pm-3am £8 Dub, techno and bass with Ben UFO, (Hessle Audio), Mr Flax, Corticyte, El Bomba, Sarah B, Dephicit, alex 9, DJ Mac

& Crinan8.Falmouth SATURDAY. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Always a massive night@ Q with the DJs spinning the best music for you to dance and drink to. See weekly invites for line-ups!


Clubs 8th Sept OLD SKOOL DANCE RETROSPECTIVE The Sandsifter 9pm - 2am, £5. For those who herald the days when dance tunes had big piano breaks and hollering female vocals, then a night to rekindle those spinal shivers is upon us. The Middle Aged Ravers Society has organised an Old Skool Dance Retrospective in aid of Guests include DJ Loose, Jac Timms, Lee Norton, Brett Taylor, Henry Scrase, Ben Jordan and JP Rivett. All of the listed DJs were former DJs at The Venue, Penzance, or The Shirehorse, St Ives, and were wellrespected in their day. Newquay

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. 11pm-4am, £6/£4. Cornwall’s largest nightclub is back for the 2012 season with a brand new Saturday night. Fresh from residencies in some of the biggest clubs across the UK our main room Saturday night resident Video DJ Will.B is back for another season at Berties! Witness the future of DJing as DJ Will B mixes visuals, videos and your favourite music up together from a wide variety of genres including dance , R’n’B ♫, chart, party & floorfillers. PASSION. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm-4am. £tbc. Chart, dance & retro tunes to shake your booty with John London PARTY NIGHT. Koola, 12 Beach Rd10.30pm-4am. £tbc. Party night, with selected guests, see Chy Koola Facebook page for more details. SUMMER SESSIONS The Beach, 10pm-late, from £4. Party tuneson a Saturday night.


SOUND SATURDAY. Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street. 11pm-4am. £5 (non special guest nights only). DJs Boris & DS playing chart and commercial bangers!

8th Sept FRENDZY Secret location just outside Penzence, £15. Surf comp afterparty, nr St Buryan. Three areas of DJ’s, bands amd party shenanigans, free camping on site. More info, see Plymouth

SATURDAY FORUM. Jack Chams. 50 Ebrington St. Live show and DJ sets. 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. EB’S LOUNGE Ebrington St, 8pm1am, £free. Plymouth’s Mashup king, DJ Contort blending together 80’s / 90’s / R&B / Hip Hop / Electro / Dubstep FREE CUBA PARTY. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle St. 8pm. £free. Cocktails, Latin music, a steamy

atmosphere and dancing until late. PARTY NIGHT. Walkabout. Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, £free. Latest chart & dance hits with DJ Darren Watts. SATURDAYS. Mutley Crown, Mutley Plain 9pm-late, £free. 60s/70s/80s/90s Rock and Pop with DJ Neil and loads of drinks deals. SATURDAYS. Revolution. Derrys Cross. 8pm-2am, £free B4 11pm. A collection of party grooves, funky tunes, soul & old skool beats, RnB, Funky house, House & classic anthems over two floors. SATURDAYS. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque. 8pm-3am. £tbc. 2 floors of entertainment with live cabaret and discotheque. SHAKE Thirst. Vauxhall St. 9pm2.30am. £3/£2 B4 11pm. Resident Djs Aldo Vanucci and Kenny Hectyc. NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL THE 90’S C103 Nightclub, Union St 10pm-4am, £tbc. Two rooms of tunes with chart, party and indie rock.


C103, Union St 10.30pm-5am, £10£8 in adv. Another hard dance special night with Tidy Boys supported by the faithful Premonition residents. of Pete Kingwell, Tommie Quick, Dan Kelly & Nokturnal.

22nd Sept RINSE IT H2O,

The Barbican, 9pm-4am £10/£8 on the door Drum and Bass with Mampi Swift, TC, Cyantific, Mr Nice, Tuskan, Catalyst, Raggadee and MC’s J Man, Johnny G, Crisis, Delight & Jolla.

9pm-3am. £1. DJ playing chart, dance and funky tunes across the bay. KINDA FUNKY. Bohemia. 41 Torwood St. 10.30pm-4am, £4 B4 11pm/£6 after. 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.


plus residents. Pumping sounds, full UV decor, laser lighting and effects supplied by Grooveswitch & B-Line.



WORLD BEATS. Timepiece. Little Castle St, 8pm-1.30am, £free. Latin, Salsa, Afro Beat, Reggae, Arabic & Spanish.


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. Special guests on the 3rd with Fenton Gee, Dane Bowers and friends. CORNWALLS BEST SATURDAY. The Office. 1 River Walk. 10pm2.30am. £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.

Yeovil 8th Sept GROOVESWITCH

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.’

PRESENTS SOUNDWAVE Club Mermaid, High St. 9pm-4am, £5/£4 B4 11pm. Two rooms of the finest Old School, Electro, Techno, House, Trance, Dub Step and breaks, with Dj’s Ribbz, Wragg, Iain Cross, La Luka, Filth Infatuated Dj’s, Dj The Corbz, Medowz


NEWQUAYS BIGGEST FOAM PARTY The Beach, 10pm-late, from £4. As it says on the tin, with party tunes.



BALL UV PSYTRANCE PARTY C103, Union St, 10pm - 7am, £6 before midnight, £8 after Massive two room event with guest live act Mark Day. Psytrance, Minimal, Electro, Breaks, festival atmosphere, stage dancers, stalls, UV decor and facepainting.


The Voodoo Lounge, 9pm-4am, £5 all night. After numerous free parties, this is a one off special charity night with Mach One (co-founder the original Dreamscape events in 1991 and Revelation in 1992, one of the UK’s first underground music clubs) and Gez Varley - one half of the ground breaking Leeds based duo LFO, and is recognised as one of the most influential techno acts of the early 1990’s. MC for the night is MC Ribbz. This is the biggest real old skool night for years in Plymouth!

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.


SATURDAYS. Bliss. 43/45 East St. 9pm-3am. £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.


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Snapped Hed Kandi landed at Sound Penzance over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, we were there with West Cornwalls up for it clubbers.

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