Broadcast

Venue Cafe Bar - 427 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow - G2 3LG

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Friday 23rd June

Show Me The Body + Birdhead + Brain Fluid

The New York City punk band Show Me the Body made up of front man Julian Cashwan Pratt, 22, drummer Noah Cohen-Corbett, 20, and bassist Harlan Steed, 21 know something you don’t – Do It Yourself. For the last 2 years, Show Me the Body have been working on the fringes of the NYC music scene cultivating inclusive experiences for the youth and beyond.

They released their full-length debut, Body War, in summer of 2016. Body War is a abrasive yet compelling project that could only come from a city as wildly tumultuous as NYC. Their harshly distorted banjo riffs, mighty baselines, powerful drums, plus manipulated samples of the band’s own demos, combine for a full immersion experience.

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Saturday 24th June

Tiny Vinyl / The Claramassa / Colette Frances / Lizzie Reid

RCMS Promotions Glasgow presents…

Tiny Vinyl
+ TheClaramassa
+ Colette Frances
+ Lizzie Reid

Live at Broadcast
24.06.17
Doors 7pm
Over 18s
£6

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Sunday 25th June

Natalie Clark + Mick Hargan + Sean Kennedy

Scottish singer-songwriter Natalie Clark, who has reaped plaudits from Richard Branson and BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw, launched her self-released debut EP, Eagles, in Scotland before heading stateside. Recently selected as a KTLA Mercedes Benz “Artist to Watch” she was handpicked to open for the Grammy award winning Indigo Girls tour and has been recording in L.A. when not busy touring the US. Natalie was recently featured on Season 10 of NBC’s T.V. show, The Voice, where Christina Aguilera sang praises of her “cool, powerful voice.” and Blake Shelton referred to her verses as “incredible.”

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Monday 26th June

Dylan Jakobsen

The Boot calls him one of “10 New Country Artists to Watch in 2017” but he just sees himself as a go-getter. Dylan Jakobsen released his first single to Country Radio earlier this year and is now watching “Silverado” drive him into markets he could never image. His power house vocals combine with simple-yet-affective storytelling crafting the perfect formula for a song both modern and traditionalists alike can appreciate. Produced by Jakobsen himself, “From Where I Began” shows the emotional journey he’s taken to get to where he is today. With the help of 8 time, #1 award-winning mixer Billy Decker (Chris Young, Rodney Adkins, Parmalee), his debut album has garnered the attention of diehard fans, industry professionals and opened up opportunities for him performing alongside country’s biggest names. Now with a Top 50 single under his belt and over 40 states toured in the US, he’ll be taking his music overseas this June for it’s UK debut. For more information about Dylan Jakobsen, visit DylanJakobsen.com.

 

Support: Evangeline and A Feckless Boy

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Wednesday 28th June

TERRY

Love is a highway, but you’re not likely to find Terry there anymore. He’s on the train. Terry saw the light, and he put on his sunhat. Ring Ring… ‘If you’re carsick, get outta the car!’ There’s only room for one big pug in this doggy daycare. Terry’s taken to the night. Thank you nurse, I’ll see myself out. LOOK! There he is, peeping through the cracks in your screen. Nuanced. Mercurial. Free. Blowing you a kiss. Marcel Marceau, Shmarshel Shmarsheau! But Terry… How unforgettable.

What will you do when the cloud gives way? When the map leads you to a pile of potatoes? We wuz wrong. Hit me with your algorithm stick! Siri, is death an illusion? Siri, am I locked in a prison of my own making? Don’t pull that thread kiddo. Siri’s gone. Talk about truth! But when you’re ready for real answers… Talk about TERRY. Terry is getting ready, combing his hair, buttoning his jacket, turning the key in the door. “I’m doing fine,” sings Terry out loud, he knows.

Divide him into four and you get Al Montfort (UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver etc.), Amy Hill (Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living), Xanthe Waite (Mick Harvey Band) and Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell Street Bombings). Inevitably, Terry likes to make a noise. Drums, guitars and all his voices come into play, making a solid raft for Terry’s melancholic musings to navigate the languid rapids. This all unravels at its own pace, conducting a conversation with the commonplace. ‘Talk About Terry’ marks the band’s first venture into the recorded domain collecting together three of the greatest misshapen glam pop tunes Melbourne, Australia has to offer. Let’s sit up at the table. Let’s start the dialogue now, as Terry is well on his way.

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Thursday 29th June

Serenity Came Calling + Sworn To Secrecy

Serenity Came Calling hit the stage at Broadcast with Sworn To Secrecy as part of their co-headline tour for their upcoming release Whistleblower. Serenity Came Calling have only been a band for just over a year but have already made a ripple in the hardcore/metalcore scene playing consistently energetic shows which has drawn a big following in a small space of time. Their debut EP By Any Means is filled with meaningful lyrics and heavy riffs to get any crowd going.

Sworn to Secrecy are a 5 Piece Metalcore act hailing from Newcastle, UK. The band formed early September 2016, since then they have played countless gigs across the North East of the UK. In December 2016 Sworn To Secrecy released their debut single ‘Tie A Rope’ which was well received by early fans of the band. Additionally, in April 2017 they released their debut music video for their second single ‘MTF’ which received strong responses from fans.

Joining these two bands on the night are Glasgow’s own melodic hardcore band Horizons who in between their busy show schedule are also releasing some new material. We also have Bearers of the Divide and Eve, The Betrayer who’s big sound and heavy riffs will ensure the night starts with a bang!

Support: Horizons – UK + Bearers of The Divide + Eve, The Betrayer

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Friday 30th June

Legendary Shack Shakers

Described by guitar legend Jeff Beck as “a cross between the Yardbirds and the Sex Pistols”, Legendary Shack Shakers has obviously earned quite a name for itself. The band’s hell-for-leather roadshow is infamous for its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, soulful, dangerous, and fun.

Led by their wildly charismatic, rail-thin frontman/blues-harpist, J.D. Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers.

With the recent addition of Atlanta guitarist Rod Hamdallah and drumming wunderkind, Brett Whitacre, the Legendary Shack Shakers have quickly become known for providing some of the best entertainment (live or otherwise) that you can get for your hard earned money.

Founding member Col. J.D. Wilkes is the band’s vocalist and also plays the harmonica. Wilkes is noted for his wild stage antics, which have been compared to those of Iggy Pop, David Byrne, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Mark Robertson currently plays upright bass, and Brett Whitacre is on drums. Duane Denison, member of recently reformed The Jesus Lizard (and formerly Hank Williams III) joined the band in 2008. Current garage blues guitar player Rod Hamdallah joined the band early 2012.

The group initially gained notoriety when GEICO used their track “CB Song” on their “Sunglasses” television ad. Horror novelist Stephen King would later list the same track as among his iPod’s Top Five in a 2008 Entertainment Weekly article.

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Real Life Entertainment

Saturday 1st July

CSC Presents: Heavy Rapids (Single Launch)

Control Social Club presents:
 
A showcase to launch Heavy Rapids new single ‘Hugger Mugger;. Plus support from two of the countrys best up and coming moshers.
 
Saturday 1st July @ Broadcast, Glasgow.
 
Heavy Rapids
https://soundcloud.com/heavy-rapids
 
Real Life Entertainment
https://soundcloud.com/real-life-entertainment-552888064
 
Das Plastixx
https://soundcloud.com/das-plastixx
 
+++ Control Social Club (DJs)
 
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Sunday 2nd July

CSC Presents: Avalanche Party & More

Control Social Club presents:
 
The Yorkshire smashers Avalanche Party return to Scotland with a belter of a new single. With support from the cities finest Post-Punkers.
 
Sunday 2nd July @ Broadcast, Glasgow.
 
AVALANCHE PARTY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6X4iS9wG2I
 
Bluebirds
https://soundcloud.com/bluebirds-band/tracks
 
The Pale Kids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyyGni6deT0
 
FAT BLACK CATS
https://soundcloud.com/fat-black-cats
 
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Sunday 2nd July

Joey Landreth

Joey Landreth first gained prominence with his kith and kin in The Bros. Landreth, described by BBC’s Bob Harris as “Absolutely brilliant”.
The youngest brother, Joey, has been a guitarist since he was big enough to hold an instrument and as an itinerant side man in his teens and early twenties he grew up on the road, playing music across genres from gospel to country and developing a playing style that leaves people gawping in open mouthed disbelief.
With the rare ability to be at both vulnerable and open, yet seriously blow audiences away with his musical proficiency, great things are promised.

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Thursday 6th July

FOOTBALL, ETC.

Football, etc. have announced that they’ll be playing a Glasgow as part of a wider European tour this July. The dates will be in support of the Texan indie/emo trio’s upcoming third album, ‘Corner’, which will be released on the 26th May via Barely Regal Records (UK), Community Records (US) and Stiff Slack Records (JAP).

Support on the tour will come from Italian emo/math rockers Dags!. Their latest release is their 2016 debut album, ‘Snowed In / Stormed Out’, which was collaboratively released on Lose La Track (IT), Barely Regal (UK), Dingleberry records (DE), Neat is Murder (IT), Pundonor records (ES) and Gropied Records (FR)

 

Support: Dags! + UNDO

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Saturday 8th July

2325 + Violet

2325 and Violent hit the stage at Broadcast on the 8th July. 2325 are a five piece hardcore band from Aberdeen, who take influence from bands such as Ocean Grove, Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes, Black Tongue, Convictions and many more. This band are hitting the road after the release of their debut 2 track EP ‘THE ORDER’ which was released on the 18th March and are looking to get their sound in to as many ears as possible. Joining them is Violent which is a solo project of Dean Kerr Watson who is known also as the vocalist for Islasorna and guitarist for Shattered Horizons. If you like heavy guitar and jarring noises don’t sleep on this! Local acts still to be confirmed to top off what will already be a crazy night!

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Sunday 9th July

Spiral Oh Presents

Spiral Oh is a Glasgow-based zine and showcase night founded in 2017. With a strong DIY ethos, Spiral Oh seeks to champion the best new music from Scotland and further afield. The first ever Spiral Oh curated show SPIRAL SUMMER brings together an eclectic host of talent from across the UK.

Spiral Oh presents: Passion Pusher / The Ediots / LUMER /  Sweaty Palms(DJ)

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PASSION PUSHER
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Edinburgh’s ever prolific Passion Pusher releases his ‘proper’ debut LP Aquarium via Song, by Toad on June 16th, a collection of 13 songs recorded at The Happiness Hotel in Leith.

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THE EDIOTS
https://theediots.bandcamp.com/
Glasgow’s own Eddie Stewart brings the ‘jizztastic’ good vibes to the first Spiral Oh night.

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LUMER
https://lumeruk.tumblr.com/
Fresh from a set at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, and receiving support from the likes of Upset & DIY, Hull post-punkers LUMER play their first ever Glasgow show for Spiral Oh. Not ones to miss.

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SWEATY PALMS (DJs)
sweaty-palms.bandcamp.com/

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Tickets – £4 ADV / £5 OTD
via spiralohspiral.bandcamp.com

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Thursday 13th July

JT Forrest

Hailing from the east end of Glasgow comes a wave of acoustic guitars, electronic beats and synths in the form of Jt Forrest. Playing in and around Glasgow for several years in different guises, only recently has he settled on a style that feels all his own. Merging the sad of 90’s indie (Elliott Smith) and the happy of 60’s pop (Beach Boys), catchy choruses and thoughtful lyrics clash to create an intimate and poppy sound. First headlining show in his home town so expect a party.

SUPPORT FROM Gazing +
Craig Meighan Music

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Friday 14th July

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas Single Launch
Support from Carly Connor
Over 16s

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Friday 21st July

Colt 45

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Cumbrian punk rockers Colt 45 who are Simmering with righteous punk rock fury and street-smart angst grace us with their presence at Broadcast on the 21st July. Colt 45 have been a band that have played all over the UK between intimate shows and big festivals and are always a crowd pleaser with their stunning melodic punk sounds and tight love performances.

Joining on the night are Glasgow’s well known band Swallows who are known for their energetic performances and big sound which has made them a Glasgow favourite for many. We also have the Aggressive, Heartfelt Pop Punk from Glasgow, Northern Nightlights. Starting out in 2013 with a love for pop punk, hardcore, and DIY ethics, the boys got together to make music they always wanted to hear.

 

Support: Swallows + Northern Nightlights

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Saturday 22nd July

Foggy City Orphan

Glasgow’s Foggy City Orphan release their second single ‘Cheer Up’ on June 7th. Produced by Mogwai/The Phantom Band producer Paul Savage, ‘Cheer Up’ was single of the week on the Tom Robinson Show on BBC 6 Music with Robinson declaring ‘Excuse my French, but this is f**king irresistible.’ FCO will be playing at this years XPO North Festival before heading back to their hometown to play Broadcast on Saturday July 22nd.

 

https://www.facebook.com/foggycityorphan/

https://youtu.be/-TGqQrU8JUk

 

Support : Bad Mannequins

 

https://www.facebook.com/badmannequins

 

Doors 7pm

Over 18’s

Tickets £5

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Sunday 23rd July

A Night of Modern Psychedelia: The Kundalini Genie + The Valkarys + The Durty Wurks + Ghost Dance Collective

Join The Kundalini Genie, Ghost Dance Collective, The Durty Wurks and The Valkarys on Sunday 23 July for a night of modern psychedelia. Early birds will be treated to an improvised sitar and tabla performance by The Mad Peyote and the Interstellar Raga Machine. You won’t want to miss that! Cara-Jean Urban of Moonchild Makeup will be doing some very high quality, psychedelic face-painting, for free!!

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Saturday 29th July

Soldier On + Logan’s Close

Millennial Rock & Rollers are back with their latest single “SIXTIES GIRL” which will be released Saturday July 29th at Broadcast in Glasgow.

Only 100 limited edition copies of the single will be available on the night.

Support comes from the magnificent Logan’s Close.

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Monday 31st July

Skating Polly + Hands Off Gretel

Skating Polly, a sister duo from Oklahoma made up of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, formed in 2009 after a jam session at the girls’ Halloween party. After recording their debut album Taking Over the World in their living room. Their sophomore album, Lost Wonderfuls, (produced by Exene Cervenka of X and mixed by Kliph Scurlock of The Flaming Lips) was released in April, 2013. Their third album, Fuzz Steilacoom, released March of 2014 was tracked by Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening at Dub Narcotic Studio.

Raised on ‘70s punk and early-‘90s alt-rock, Mayo (age 15) and Bighorse (19) mine inspiration from artists as disparate as Johnny Cash, The Ramones, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Bikini Kill and saturate their own songs with a raw energy reminiscent of their musical heroes. Skating Polly takes a minimalist approach to songwriting, with the two self-taught musicians (Bighorse plays guitar, Mayo plays a guitar/bass hybrid called a basitar, and both girls play drums and piano) crafting super-catchy melodies mainly by “messing around with our instruments and figuring out how to make cool noises,” according to Bighorse. But despite their stripped-down aesthetic, their songs contain a rich emotionalism that’s at turns brutally in-your-face, gut-wrenchingly tender, and irresistibly fun. A critic described their single ‘Alabama Movies’ as “an undeniable piece of work…a knockout punch that pummels your rib cage into shrapnel shards for all its thunderous percussion, palpable tension and Kelli Mayo’s piercing, possessed vocals.”

Along with earning the adoration of Cervenka (whom they befriended after attending one of the X singer’s 2010 solo shows and playing their demos on a cell phone), Skating Polly has found fans and supporters in Rosanne Cash, Kat Bjelland and Lori Barbero (Babes in Toyland), Sean Lennon, Donita Sparks (L7), Kate Nash, John Doe (X), legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer and the actor Viggo Mortensen. They have shared the stage with punk legends like Mike Watt, and hit the road with indie heavy-hitters  Deerhoof, Kate Nash, Flaming Lips and Band of Horses.  The stepsisters typically optimize their travel time by writing songs on their ukulele.

Prolific songwriters who are constantly recording when not on the road, the duo is finalizing two new releases for 2015. In the meantime, they are hitting the road with Perfect Pussy in March. In May, they will play overseas for the first time when they tour the UK with the reunited Babes in Toyland.

Both Mayo and Bighorse are intent on ignoring what’s fashionable and staying true to their passion for challenging music with long-lasting appeal. “The musicians we’re most inspired by are the ones who keep on going and going, who devote their entire lives to coming up with new and different stuff,” says Mayo. “A lot of times at our shows people will come up to us and tell us, ‘Keep on doing what you’re doing, don’t ever stop’ and we’re just like, ‘Yeah—we weren’t planning on ever stopping.”

 

With Special Guests: Hands Off Gretel

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Thursday 10th August

Louise Distras + Strung Out Nights

After an outstanding tour with The King Blues, the powerhouse that is Louise Distras is back out on the road with 3 dates in Scotland across Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.
Tipped as a Kerrang! Star of 2017, Distras channels her anger, hopes and fears into anthems of love and fury for yet another let down generation.

 

https://www.facebook.com/louisedistras/
https://www.louisedistras.co.uk/
https://www.louisedistras.co.uk/videos

Support – Strung Out Nights .

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Monday 21st August

Tricot

Tricot are an all-girl Japanese mathrock band hailing from Kyoto, who have started making some serious waves over this side of the world. Having recently signed to UK label, Big Scary Monsters ahead of the release of their third full length, entitled ‘3’ set for a 19th of May release.

‘3’ is chaotic melody from start to finish. Mixing it up between furious guitars and growling bass to that of a more relaxed post-punk, occasionally even in the same song. This is not an album that will become tired easily, with deeply textured songs it is a highly interesting listening experience.

 

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Tuesday 22nd August

Listener

Black Sheep Agency are very proud to be bringing the absolutely superblistener back to Glasgow, mere days after their appearance at ArcTanGent Festival No5. Listener, famed for their incredibly passionate live performances and one-of-a-kind “talk music” will be playing Broadcast on August 22nd in a show that is absolutely not to be missed.

Support comes in the form of A Sudden Burst of Colour, The Eagertongueand Aidan Rivett.

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Saturday 26th August

Langhorne Slim

The Spirit Moves is Langhorne Slim’s newest collection of his now-signature, cinematic, joyful noise. Out on Dualtone Records August 7th, 2015, the album marks his second with rock-solid band The Law, and the highly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s critically acclaimed The Way We Move. Produced by Langhorne, The Law, and trusted cohort Kenny Siegal, the record was recorded with engineer Andrija Tokic at his East Nashville studio, the Bomb Shelter. A stunning portrait of Langhorne’s life in transition, The Spirit Moves offers beautiful glimpses of bold beginnings and risks taken, creating an ode not only to a better life, but to the vulnerability needed to live it. “By opening myself, I’m vulnerable and I’m fearful, but I start to get real. And in that realness, there is immense strength that I wish for everybody,” Langhorne says. “Maybe everybody’s scared to be a freak. But when you live as a freak––” he laughs––“it’s so much more fulfilling.”

www.langhorneslim.com
www.facebook.com/pg/langhorneslim

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Friday 1st September

Dave Arcari + Lucy Zirins

ALT.blues troubadour Dave Arcari launches his new album ‘Live a Memorial Hall’ at this special hometown show.
Special guest is Lucy Zirins.

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Monday 4th September

Scott Hirsch + Michael Chapman

After many years spent as a steadfast and inventive collaborator—not only playing bass and producing four albums with Hiss Golden Messenger, but in large part forging that band’s sonic signature—multi-instrumentalist, recordist, and audio engineer Scott Hirsch finally made a solo album, and it’s called Blue Rider Songs, released August 2016 on Scissortail Records. The album emerged from various personal contexts: a year of near-constant touring with Hiss Golden Messenger in 2015; a move with his family from Brooklyn to California, and the launch of his new Echo Magic West studio there; and above all, the process of making the self-titled Golden Gunn album with M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger and their mutual friend Steve Gunn. Hirsch wrote much of the music on that album, and watching Taylor and Gunn set words and vocals to his instrumental productions proved the necessary catalyst to take his writing and recording into fresh territory under his own name. Hirsch even reinterprets Golden Gunn standout track ‘The Sun Comes up a Purple Diamond’ here, repurposing Gunn’s lyrics, but attenuating the song into something even more heat-stricken and dilatory than the hazy original. Blue Rider Songs nods to the Tulsa sound and rural American greats like JJ Cale, drawing tangled traditions and tangents of North American vernacular music and in Hirsch’s inimitable aesthetic, brings in notably subtle contributions from old band mates The Court and Spark and HGM stalwarts Phil Cook (Organ and harmonica) and Matt Douglas (Sax), among others, along for the ride.

 

Support: Michael Chapman

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Friday 8th September

Chastity Belt

Taking cues from both the politics of the riot grrrl scene and the intricate, moody guitar-based sound of early-’90s Pacific Northwestern indie bands like Sleater-Kinney and Autoclave, Walla Walla, Washington-based Chastity Belt formed in 2010. The band consisted of lead vocalist/guitarist Julia Shapiro, bassist Annie Truscott, drummer Gretchen Grimm, and guitarist Lydia Lund. The group quickly integrated irreverent humor into its seemingly serious musical presence. Apart from witty and cutting lyrical content, the band named its first locally circulated demo recordings Fuck Chastity Belt and later shot press photos that portrayed Shapiro wearing a chastity belt made out of a raw steak. They continued this trend when releasing their proper debut, No Regerts, in 2013, subtly but intentionally misspelling “No Regrets” as one might on a horribly, ironically botched tattoo. The band toured heavily in support of No Regerts, and returned in early 2015 with sophomore album Time to Go Home on their new label home of Hardly Art Records.

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Sunday 10th September

Banfi

Making spiky, dramatic pop music, Banfi’s first official shot across the bows ‘Where We Part’ was posted on Soundcloud in April 2015, which led to the band signing with Communion Records. 2016 has been spent in the studio recording their debut album with producer Richard Wilkinson (Bombay Bicycle Club, Honne, Kaiser Chiefs) and the first release from these sessions, Happy When You Go, is out now!
 
‘Happy When You Go’ is a delicious earworm of a debut single, with its layers of guitar-inflected pop blending with bittersweet straight-talking lyrics. Banfi’s irresistible hooks and choruses take influence from left-field pop acts including Alt-J and The Knife as well as the minimal mathletics of Foals and the huge stagecraft of The Police. “The energy of The Police that is found in their live performance it’s something we want to try and put across.” said Joe.
 
Joe first came to the attention of Communion in 2012 off the back of an unsolicited solo demo. He released two EPs in 2013 – championed by Zane Lowe, John Kennedy and Mary Anne Hobbs, these acclaimed EPs were a distinctive hybrid of Joe’s influences from Nick Drake to the Deftones. Emboldened by critical acclaim, Joe went away to write and develop as an artist, and along with bandmates Aaron and Chris, Banfi was born.
 
Banfi have performed support slots with Bear’s Den, Nathaniel Rateliff and Amber Run, as well as numerous festival appearances including Citadel, Great Escape and Bushstock.
They will perform a headline show at The Old Blue Last on 29th November and undertake a residency at the same venue in the first 3 months of 2017.

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Wednesday 13th September

Tom Williams

It’s a strange story. A folk-rock band signed to Moshi Moshi, beloved of BBC 6 Music,
support act to Adele nearly make it in the business, but not quite. Their frontman packs it all in and turns to teaching, with no plans to make a record again. Then, in 2017, he produces the album of his career with the help of some school children, and a group of first year students from Leeds.
Tom Williams, formerly helmsman of Tom Williams & The Boat, wrote his fifth album All Change
in practice rooms across Kent, in breaks from teaching guitar and songwriting to primary and secondary school children. Lyrics came to him on the long daily drives from his home in Hastings. And the band? Music tech students,
who helped him out on an artist-inresidence programme. Not that you can tell. All Change is an album made on a shoestring that sounds like a big budget classic: areflection of Williams’ life-long love affair with 1970s American rock showcasing a new refinement to his songwriting, and a more commercial edge “a celebration of the big chord
change and the emotional sucker-punch line,”as he puts it. Think Asbury Park by way of Hastings – an unexpected trump card from someone who’d put rock and roll dreams to rest.

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Saturday 16th September

Spiral Stairs

It’s been eight years since Scott Kannberg, aka Spiral Stairs, released any new music. He knows that. The years just have a habit of slipping away sometimes.

‘The Real Feel’ – the Pavement guitarist and Preston School Of Industry leader’s 3rd album – arrived in 2009, just as Pavement were announcing a hugely successful burst of reunion shows through 2010. “Then, after the Pavement shows, I moved with my wife to go live in a house in the country near Brisbane, in Australia,” the amiable Scott remembers, of those years of seeming inactivity. “Then we had a kid, and that sort of got in the way. I tried to do music, but all of a sudden it was two years later and I’m mowing my lawn and tending my garden.”

A little while after that, Scott and family got bored of life in Australia and moved to Los Angeles. “I had the perfect set-up there, so I started work. The way I write songs is, I put on my electric guitar and walk around the house and play it and look at myself in the mirror,” he laughs, “and just make up stuff. But because the kid was off at school for three hours a day, I only really had an hour or so to do that. So it took a little time. It was my intention to have done at least a couple more records by now, things just got in the way.”

You can’t hurry genius – not even the genial, unforced and unpretentious genius that has long been Scott‘s forte. What’s for sure is his second album as Spiral Stairs, ‘Doris And The Daggers’, is worth the wait.
It’s some of the best music Scott‘s been involved with, and also some of the most personal and emotional music he’s ever written, reflecting the life changes that occurred over those eight years. During that stretch, Scott weathered the loss of friends, treasured the joys of fatherhood, lived life as an Australian and even ate haggis meat – experiences that inform these warm, sweetly melodic and soundly honest songs.

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Monday 18th September

John Murry

Life is Hard. With few exceptions, that’s how most people experience the days allotted them, and there are really only two approaches to this sad, sorry truth – defeat and a long, crushing slog towards the abyss or a scrappy, bruised knuckle will to live. Oh sure, there’s also denial and all manner of stupors one can knock their head into, but it’s the fighters, the ones who see it as it is and keep getting up and going at it, that inspire us. John Murry wears the mantle of working class hero poorly but it suits him, his big, battered lover’s heart leading the way into battle, his eyes clear and fists clenched even though he knows in his marrow that the war ain’t ever over ’til it’s won, and who the hell knows when Victory Day will arrive, if it ever does?

What you will hold in your hands, these four sumptuously rough-hewn gems, is kin to what Springsteen discovered on the dark edge of town, what Johnny Cash understood as the scythe swung near, what Warren Zevon knew in his cantakerous bones – i.e. that one must cry out, “I don’t wanna live! I don’t wanna die!” and then pour everything in them into making that cracked non-denominational prayer into a breathing reality. It seems simple enough but the barriers to molding such an existence are many, not least the trapdoors and barbed snares that abound in our minds. After embracing corrosive despair, Murry returns – scarred and scared, as a man should be after the roads he’s walked – to carve a path through the nightmare blues, knowing how love can torture an orphan one but still holding it as a torch against the shadows, warmth for those willing and able to come close, certain some light is better than no light, knowing we might not get it right but we’ll get it done just the same.

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micah

Tuesday 19th September

Micah P Hinson & The Holy Strangers

Micah P. Hinson ‘Presents The Holy Strangers’ – The new album, out 8th September 2017 on CD, 2xLP and digital download via Full Time Hobby. The new album is described by the artist as being a “modern folk opera.” Telling the story of a war time family, going from birth to love, to marriage and children, to war and betrayal, murder to suicide – spanning all of the strange and glorious places life can lead. We follow their story, we see their decisions, we see their faults and their beauty. We live with them, we die with them.

Two years in the making, Micah wrote and recorded The Holy Strangers in Denison, Texas, incorporating ancient reel to reels, analogue keyboards, old Tascam and Yamaha desks. The recording only entered the digital realm once pre-mastering took place.

Split across two pieces of the vinyl, the 14 tracks which make up The Holy Strangers are at times sparse and haunting; at other times luscious, maybe even euphoric. From the Johnny Cash-style country single “Lover’s Lane,” to the album’s broad, spoken-word centrepiece “Micah Book One”, The Holy Strangers covers a lot of ground over the course of its hour long running time, appealing to both long-time fans and new ones alike. Micah P. Hinson Presents The Holy Strangers is released 8th September 2017 on Full Time Hobby. Micah will be touring Europe throughout September and October with a full band.

 

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EMA

Friday 6th October

EMA

EMA began with the urge to self-exile. After the success of ‘Past Life Martyred Saints’ and 2014’s prophetic ‘The Future’s Void, EMA retreated to a basement in Portland, Oregon – a generic apartment complex in a non-trendy neighborhood, with beige carpeting and cheap slat blinds.

She returns with a portrait of a world both familiar and alien: ‘The Outer Ring’, a pitch-black world of half-empty subdivisions, American flags hung over basement windows, big-box stores and strip malls and rage. In a year dominated by working-class alienation, EMA — a Midwesterner who has never lost her thousand-yard stare — has delivered an album that renders American poverty and resentment with frightening realism and deep empathy.

Watch the video for the latest single ‘Aryan Nation’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTeqvdiLwmI

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Tuesday 10th October

Sløtface

Norwegian band aiming to make moshing safe for women and create the most joyous punk ditties you’ve heard since the 90s.

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fakear broadcast

Wednesday 11th October

Fakear

Electronic music like a journey without destination : here is the concept of the young French producer Fakear. Drawing his inspiration from world music and labels like Future Classic or Ninja Tune, he blends genres together within a clear and powerful music to create his unique stamp. During lives he gives all he has, forgets our space to build a new one, and vigorously takes the entire audience with him. After some prestigious gigs as support of Wax Tailor or Flume and in reknown festival such as Transmusicales, Dour or Les Vieilles Charrues, he can be found everywhere this year, throughout France and beyond…

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tour 2

Friday 13th October

HMLTD

Fresh off a sold-out headline date at Scala, HMLTD have announced their biggest shows to date with an October UK tour. Revealed during their highly anticipated performance at Field Day festival, the ten-date run will culminate with a performance at London’s Electric Ballroom on October 24th. Tickets go on sale June 7th at 9am.

This year has seen the London based, multinational six-piece emerge as one of the most original and closely followed new acts in the UK, receiving acclaim as well as a rabid, glitter-clad following for their shape-shifting, genre-defying sonics and mesmerizing, all-encompassing live shows, where the lines between performers and audience are ever-blurred.

The band’s latest single ‘To The Door’ and its flipside ‘Music’ have seen them flesh out their sound in exciting new ways, while continuing their relationship with video director Jenkin Van Zyl, for a surreal and hypnotic audio-visual assault on the senses.

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DietCig

Wednesday 18th October

Diet Cig

PCL presents
Diet Cig
Wednesday 18th October
Broadcast
18+ // 7PM
On sale now.

Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday.

Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman’s previous band for a lighter. The New York duo have since released the infectious, 2015 ‘Over Easy’ EP that introduced consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that never held back.

‘Swear I’m Good At This’ is the first full-length from the band and accumulates their tenacity for crafting life-affirming, relatable tales with a gutsy heart at their core. Luciano has the ability to write lyrics that are both vulnerable and badass, perfecting a storm of emotive reflection that creates a vision of a sweaty, pumped-up room screaming these lines in unison. Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess that you are.

But there’s also a deeper, more powerful fuck-you among the bangers that see Diet Cig grow into an unstoppable and inspiring force. “I’m not being dramatic, I’ve just fucking had it with the things that you say you think that I should be” spits Luciano on “Link in Bio”; “I am bigger than the outside shell of my body and if you touch it without asking then you’ll be sorry” she yells on “Maid Of The Mist”. It’s the sound of a band doing things on their own terms.

Wrapping up ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ on Halloween 2016, exactly two years after they finished recording ‘Over Easy’ on Halloween 2014, Diet Cig’s first, full-length LP validates the experiences of punks who aren’t always accepted first time around; the punks who throw their deuces up at the dominating bro-dudes and ignite the importance of owning everything that you are.

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Friday 20th October

JASMINE MINKS + THE JAZZ BUTCHER

Hailing originally from Scotland, the Jasmine Minks were the first band signed to Alan McGee’s Creation records. If you like your music to be proud, polemic and thought provoking then the Jasmine Minks are for you. Now, over 30 years since they first formed, the Jasmine Minks still bring new tunes to you here whilst also offering some harder to access tunes from the past – we hope you enjoy!

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acid mothers

Monday 23rd October

Acid Mothers Temple

R&R Concerts bring legendary Japanese psychedelic band Acid Mothers Temple to Broadcast on Monday 23rd October! Get your tickets early and make sure you don’t miss out on a night of head-melting psychedelia. Support TBA.

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tops

Sunday 19th November

TOPS

For Sugar At The Gate, their third and most ambitious album to date, Montreal’s TOPS peaced out to LA. They lived and recorded at “Glamdale”, a mini-mansion and former brothel located in the Jewel City, Glendale, CA. The unassuming record unfolds slowly, taking time to reveal itself. Like nearly everything TOPS does, multiple meanings overlap with the album’s title referring to orgasm, but also to carrot chasing, gatekeeping, and the social contract. All of TOPS recordings have been produced by the band, who have self recorded the majority of their work to date.

www.tttopsss.com

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