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// Formed in 2000, Shy Child are an electronic pop duo from New York consisting of Pete Cafarella on vocals and keytar and Nate Smith on drums. In 2007 they released their best known singles ‘Noise Won’t Stop’ and ‘Drop the Phone’ as well as touring extensively, before opening Muse’s momentous show at Wembley Stadium. Heading in a slightly more disco direction for 2010, their latest single ‘Disconnected’ was iTunes ‘Single of the Week’ last month. Be sure to catch them at The Joiners on Friday 23rd April for some foot shuffling arms in the air electronic goodness!


Words by Elliot Muharrem & Danielle Marie Brackenbury.

Glamour of The Kill. Glamour of the Kill, just another one of those try hard metalcore bands? we think not. If screaming guys, moshing, stage diving and angry lyrics tickle your fancy, then these boys are the band to see this month. Originally named The Red Room Theory in 2004, Glamour of The Kill were officially formed in 2006. The four piece are made up of Davey “Death” Richmond, Mikey “Massacre” Kingswood, Chris “Carnage” Gomerson and Ben “Brutal” Thomson. Producing records that have elements of power pop, 80’s metal and modern day metalcore, make sure you catch them playing songs from their latest offering ‘The Summoning’ at The Joiners on Thursday 1st April.

Lisbee Stainton. Well-above average, 21 year old MySpace-discovered singer-songwriter Lisbee Stainton pops into The Joiners on Monday 5th April. Not only does this girl play her 8-string guitar with utter mastery, but she also writes songs of pure beauty; her lyrics describing London life, all things feminine, and observations of friends and lovers. The Radio 2-favourite has already played the 30,000capacity O2 Arena, toured with Joan Armatrading and released her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Girl in an Unmade Bed’. A super-hot prospect for 2010, her nostalgic English melancholy, with a soulful, undertow, and a sweet folk-pop voice will have you humming her tunes all the way home.

Walter Schriefels. Having played in successful bands through the duration of 3 decades, it’s safe to say Walter Schriefels can be described as verging on becoming somewhat a rock veteran. Being the ex-front man of Rival Schools, and also playing in Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, and Quicksand (amongst others); it’s also safe to say he has a back catalogue bigger than your Granny’s pants. Walter is releasing his debut solo album ‘An Open Letter to the Scene’ in April too, and he’ll be playing songs from it on Thursday 8th April at The Joiners. Come down to experience this criminally underrated legend’s indie folk rock goodness.

Little Comets. Gate Crashing University lectures, supermarkets and trains, Little Comets know how to start a party! Hailing from Newcastle, playing up beat, indie-pop that will make anyone want to get up and dance the night away. Formed in 2008, they’ve already received airplay from top Radio 1 DJs such as Zane Lowe and Sarah Cox, and have also reached number 1 in the independent music charts with their first single ‘One night in October‘. Latest track ‘Adultery’ was also heavily featured on NME TV, and the lads have just finished touring with Delphic. This buoyant bunch are playing The Joiners on Friday 30th April, which is just in time to get you in the mood for the sunny days ahead.


Words By: J Bloggs

Broken Links. Citing bands such as Joy Division, Gary Numan, Depeche Mode, NIN, The Cooper Temple Clause and ‘Holy Bible’ era Manic Street Preachers amongst their influences and despite only being together for just over a year, Eastleigh three piece Broken Links have the ambition to match the aforementioned influences and then some. Made up of Mark Lawrence (vocals/guitar), Lewis Betteridge (bass) and Phil Boulter (drums), Broken Links played over 40 shows in 2009. The band have also supported established acts such as British Sea Power, The Boxer Rebellion and My Vitriol, whilst picking up a host of die-hard fans along the way. Projecting a wall of sound certainly not expected of a three piece, they’ll be releasing their 2nd EP ‘The Fine Line Between Choice/ Decay’ on 26th April. Vocalist Mark describes; ‘We wanted to go a bit wild with the 2nd EP, and we’ve done exactly what we wanted to do musically, it’s a 41 minute ride to the dark side!!’. Bear witness to one of the most professional unsigned bands in the South Coast, as they launch their new EP with a headline show at The Joiners on Saturday 24th April.


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Words by Matt Riches & Zoe Whitfield.

Karnivool. @ The Joiners // 14/03

Normally when your debut is dubbed “a benchmark in rock history,”... then everything that follows is always going to be subject to savage scrutiny. However, with the hype that’s surrounding “Sound Awake,” Joiners was found packed to the brim with metal fans and Mothers Day dropouts, all earnest with anticipation to see one of rock’s most talked about newcomers: Karnivool. However, with an image change that drops the plugs for geek rims and locks for a slick-back, Ian Kenny might appear to have been affected by the intense hype that’s been surrounding the band. Yet launching into their patent hybrid of atmospheric and anthemic rock, the room spiralled into an Aussie metal mayhem that put the rigorous hype to justice Playing a massive set that turned between signature ‘Themata’ hits and current favourites ‘Goliath’ and ‘New Day’, Kenny’s tight vocals were met with an overwhelming chorus of sweat-drenched diehards in the crowd. Almost feeding off this energy, Goddard and Stockman played forth furiously on a smorgasbord of guitars, smashing intricate solos and incomprehensible harmonies. It may be one of best things gracing Kerrang’s good books, but leaving a sweat drenched crowd chanting for more is proof that Karnivool are well worth the chatter.

Delphic. @ Southampton Uni // 21/03

We don’t often leave our Joiners/Unit comfort zone, but Delphic’s sold out slot at Southampton Uni was undoubtedly worth the trek. Mere months after their last whistle-stop tour brought them to the fore-mentioned Joiners stage, it was a pleasure to have them back, post album release and with their mugs firmly on every Ones to Watch list of 2010. Support on the night came from Geordie boys Little Comets, whose charming brand of indie pop follows a ramshackle approach similar to that of Larrikin Love and Les Incompetants (RIP), while their blatant delight and utter content on stage had us salivating for their turn at Joiners later this month (April 30th). Delphic too, delivered a mighty fine performance complete with an impeccable light show. From former single ‘Doubt’ (played debatably early on) to the recently released ‘Counterpoint’ , waving arms and handclaps galore were apparent throughout from the heaving crowd. Taking the best bits of Friendly Fires, Klaxons and Bloc Party via New Order and with their own certain something, the Manchester trio tonight proved why their debut went top ten and the buzz about them is fast becoming inescapable.


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