Broadcast

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

Sunday 26th March

Tales From The Wedding Present

As part of the BBC 6 Music Fringe Festival, The Wedding Present will play an intimate stripped down set & David Gedge will be interviewed by a special guest, as well as taking part in a Q&A session.

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Monday 27th March

Anelsis: Welcome To Bass (Live Surround Sound Experience)

Electronic Music Producer/DJ Anelsis presents his Acid House EP Welcome To Bass, performed live and in Surround Sound.

This unique performance will utilize a Quadraphonic Surround Sound system to provide a futuristic Electronic Music Experience. https://www.facebook.com/AnelsisOfficial/

With DJ Support from Fraser Whalen  https://www.facebook.com/FraserWhalen/

 

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Tuesday 28th March

Samantha Crain

PCL Presents

Samantha Crain

+ Chrissy Barnacle

Broadcast

28.3.17

“ To make an impact as an artist, you have to make people a little uncomfortable,” says Samantha Crain. The musician believed so strongly in this ethos, that she started by shaking up her approach to songwriting. By radically rethinking the way she wrote and recorded her fifth album, You Had Me at Goodbye (out March 24 on Ramseur Records), Crain has managed to put her wholly original aural fingerprint on pop music.

“ Oh, Dear Louis,” the release’ s first single, makes no mistake of Crain’ s new voice. Brightly harmonic, it deftly bridges the song’ s off-kilter rhythms with sharp strings. “ Many pop songs have a lot of cool key changes, modulations, clever lyrics,” she says. “ I wanted to show that pop music isn’ t usually common, uneducated, or uncreative.”

Until now, the musician’ s soulful-nightingale voice had been invested in plaintive, rootsy compositions cut from the Bob Dylan cloth. Based on word of mouth, the organic success of Crain’ s debut, The Confiscation, an EP of evocative narratives, had crescendoed into 2014’ s Kid Face, for which Rolling Stone singled her out as an Artist to Watch. By the time she dropped the gracefully outspoken Under Branch & Thorn & Tree a year later, Crain—who by then had toured with the Avett Brothers, First Aid Kit, and Neutral Milk Hotel—was anointed one of Oklahoma’ s most earnest, underrated storytellers since Woody Guthrie.

So expanding her repertoire with You Had Me at Goodbye was as much an exercise in bilking expectations as it was maturing into a gutsier artist. “ I got described as this girl who sits in a cornfield and writes songs,” she says. “ And I went with it, because I didn’ t really know who I was. I realize now that I missed out on a lot of creative freedom by treating my songwriting so preciously.”

Before penning this album, Crain began listening to a heavy rotation of Cyndi Lauper and David Bowie. She admired Lauper’ s brassy, unhinged singing style. “ Her voice does these things, swoops and moves around—it’ s a pure expression,” Crain notes. “ With Bowie, there was a weirdness to his music, but it was still pop. I was studying his key changes and his song structures.”

Weird is something she has always been comfortable with. Growing up in rural Oklahoma, “ I stuck out like a sore thumb in this conservative, Christian culture,” says Crain, who began by writing short stories as a teen, later fitting those wordsinto melodies. “ It’ s not particularly ‘ normal’ in this part of the country to walk around with yellow hair and be a liberal activist.” Much of You Had Me at Goodbye is about owning, mining, then accepting this difference.

“Oh, Dear Louis,” for instance, is technically about the topic of Crain’ s awkward, if well-intentioned, attempts at comforting a depressed friend. The track, she says, “ is how mixed up my brain gets when I’ m trying to figure out how to act.” She proudly adds that it is accompanied by an equally inappropriate B-movie inspired video: “ I wanted to have some fun with it, make it a campy, ridiculous horror film.”

Meanwhile, the seemingly chipper opening track, “ Antiseptic Greeting,” is actually a tongue-in-cheek retort to people who complain about her Resting Bitch Face. (“ People are out there living their lives, with things on their minds,” she says. “ Don’ t make it about yourself!” ) In contrast, “
Wise One” unfolds like an unlikely romance featuring an oddly charming clarinet solo. “ Every time I try to write a truly giddy song, it’ d end up turning into a break up song by the chorus,” she says, laughing. “ My idea was to start out negative, then see if it could successfully turn into a love song by the chorus.”

She gets away with the unexpected thanks to You Had Me at Goodbye’ s timeless, analog foundation, recorded by John Vanderslice (Spoon, The Mountain Goats). “ He’ s kind of become my recording guru,” says the indefatigable Crain, who penned the tracks at home over five months between shifts at a day job, then recorded the album in a mere seven days at Vanderslice’ s Oakland studio, Tiny Telephone. (The producer, who worked on her past two albums, this time imbued her acoustic-based compositions with a fuller sound using synthesizers, strings, and woodwinds.) “ He brings out the best in my creativity. It’ s like having another band member with you. He thinks in musical terms, not just in terms of frequencies.”

This also helped her be more free with her singing voice. The stark “ Loneliest Handsome Man,” about a melancholic friend, finds her tempering melody into a hymnal hush. One of the album’ s crowning achievements, “ Red Sky, Blue Mountain,” is a powerfully lilting lullaby. An homage to her Native American heritage, she wrote the song in her tribe’ s Choctaw language. “ I have started writing new traditional songs,” she says, “ in hopes that they will help keep our heritage alive.”

Eleven-or-so years into her career, Crain has found the deepest inspiration in just letting go. “ Now that I’ m older, I’ m figuring out how to relate to where I’ m from and how I’ ve grown up, in a way that isn’ t so simplified,” she says. “ I made this record as a healing mechanism for myself and to give people an idea of who I am, where my brain is, where my heart is.”

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Wednesday 29th March

Trudy and the Romance

+ Ayakara
“If anyone’s gonna do anything from Liverpool in the next 12 months, it’ll be this lot” NME
“the most urgent they’ve sounded on record, and undoubtedly them at their most enthralling. Clearly not bereft of vigour nor ideas, you can only wonder with what they’ll come up with next” The Line of Best Fit
“Sounding like a cross between Nick Cave and The Strokes… this track is an extraordinarily, upbeat” The Independent
 
There’ s a storm brewing over this year and in its eye is where you’ ll find Trudy and the Romance, concocting a veritable witch’ s brew of lovelorn sea shanties and mutant rockabilly pop for all the doo-wop digging rockers who thought these isles would never be hip and happening again.
 
Their march into infamy has not been a long one. Throughout the past year each successive release has earned them new acolytes in the press and on the wireless. They were part of DIY’s class of 2017 as well as NME’s round up of acts to explode this year. Strong support has come from Radio 1, Radio X, Beats 1 and 6Music (where they were Steve Lamacq’s artist of the week) and fashion tastemakers i-D have also sung their praise. Not content to claw their hooks in the media alone, Trudy and the Romance have caused a pestilential stir on the Spotify viral charts, clawing up to #7 with the salty six-stringed soul of ‘ He Sings’ . Their latest single ‘ Sandman’ also sat at #7 on Hype Machine and helped them cap off their year as the fourteenth most blogged artists of 2016.
 
The new year brings with it new challenges. With a support slot confirmed for those original masters of tumbledown northern rock The Fall, Trudy and the Romance are making friends in high places. March will see the release of a new EP which will be preluded by a John Kennedy live session for Radio X and their first headline nation-wide tour.

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Thursday 30th March

Altered Sky / Autumn Ruin / Witterquick

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Thursday 30th March

Downstairs: CSC Presents: Bad Girlfriend / The Pale Kids / Fat Black Cats (Free Entry)

Control Social Club presents:

A late night showcase w/ Birmingham’s Bad Girlfriends first Scottish show. Plus support from Two of the citys best Garage-Punk bands.


Thursday 30th March @ Broadcast, Glasgow.

Bad Girlfriend
https://soundcloud.com/adirlfriend
The Pale Kids
https://soundcloud.com/thepalekids/sally-1


FAT BLACK CATS
https://soundcloud.com/fat-black-cats

 

+++ Sweaty Palms (DJs)
Free Entry // Doors 11pm

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Friday 31st March

Miracle Glass Company

Having established themselves as one of the most exciting live bands on the Scottish music scene in 2016 (Nominated for Best Live Act at SAMA Awards 2016, ‘The best gig I’ve seen in years’ Vic Galloway at XpoNorth) MIRACLE GLASS COMPANY topped it off with the release of their Owen Morris-produced debut album ‘MGC 1’on VoxBox Records in October. Fusing psychedelic rock’n’roll with pop sensibilities, blistering musicianship and three unique voices,TheList said thealbum ‘conjures up memories ofthe Lennon/McCartney partnership at the peak of their powers’ and Scottish music guru Jim Gellatlynamed it as his album of the year, describing itas ‘timeless, a future classic’.

After completing a UK tour supporting the album release the band, comprising WILLIAM DOUGLAS (vocals / bass), ANDY DUNCAN (vocals / drums) and AUSTEN GEORGE (vocals / guitar), are reflecting on a whirlwind year with highlights including a live session for Vic Galloway’s BBC Scotland show,headliningthe TBreak stage at T in the Parkand being shortlisted by Paolo Nutini to support him at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.Having started the year playingat King Tut’sWahWah Hut for their ‘New Year’s Revolution’ Festival in January, tipping the bands to watch for the year ahead, they have gone on to play London’s legendary Dublin Castle,tour the UK with The Bluetones, fulfil a childhood ambition of playing Liverpool’s spiritual home of music The Cavern Club and take Scotland’s leading music convention XpoNorth by storm,recognised with thatwell-earned nomination for ‘Best Live Act’ at the SAMA Awards 2016. Atriple single release was chosenas an introduction to the forthcoming album, showcasing all 3 members on lead vocals: debut single Higher Than High was released on 3rd May -‘a psychedelic sun drenched beauty’ Netsounds, Big Beat on3rd June -‘ridiculously catchy’ Vic Galloway, and The Hidden Light completing the trilogy on 3rd July–‘swaggering, direct and pleasingly heads-down’ The List. This generated extensive radio play and positive reviewsand wastopped offwith a headline appearance on the T Break stage at Scotland’s biggest festival T in the Park and closing the Edinburgh International Book Festival as part of UNBOUND, curated by Vic Galloway. As purveyors of all things beautiful VoxBox Records recognised that MGC 1 deserved something a bit special and released the album on limited edition, heavyweight blue vinyl (as well as CD and digital), with a gatefold sleeve featuring photography by Owen Morris himself. The album release saw a sold out Cabaret Voltaire gig in Edinburgh followed by dates across the UK, including a packed Notting Hill Arts Club for the band’s first London headline show. As the band start to appear onnumerous ‘best of 2016’lists for both their live show and their album,2017 looks set to be a big year for MGC.

‘timeless, the sort of thing that conjures up memories of Merseyside in the 60s and the Lennon/McCartney partnership at the peak of their powers’ The List on MGC 1
‘three-part harmonies that would give Crosby Stills & Nash a run for their money… a new world class band’ Louder Than War “Miracle Glass Company are the next big thing” Mark Morris (The Bluetones)
‘The three best singers I’ve heard in a long time’ Chris Beltran, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
‘Together they produced insanewaves of majesty in vocal form’ Rebel Bear

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Saturday 1st April

Wojtek the Bear EP launch

Hot on the heels of their debut single “dead from the waist up” released in June of this year, Glasgow four piece wojtek the bear announce a free download of new song “the drunken sailor”.

Their previous release received airplay on Vic Galloway’s show on BBC Radio Scotland, was selected for the BBC Scotland introducing podcast, was song of the week on BBC Radio Gaelic and saw the band play live on STV’s “Live at Five” show.
Taken from the same sessions as their 1st single with Chris McCrory of Catholic Action, “the drunken sailor” is 2 and a half minutes of nautical-laced indie regret which has already been selected as one of BBC 6 Music Tom Robinson’s “Fresh Faves”
The band are currently back in the studio with Chris recording an EP due for release in early 2017.

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Sunday 2nd April

Jessy Lanza

Jessy Lanza is a producer and singer who comes from Hamilton Ontario, butstudied music at Concordia in Montreal. Her debut album which she recorded with partner Jeremy Greenspan from Junior Boys &’Pull My Hair Back’; , came out in 2013 to almost universal praise, she was featured in Guardian, Times, Dazed and Confused, Wonderland, Pitchfork, Fader and more, and performed on KCRW, arte.tv in Europe and Channel 4 in the UK.

She has toured with Cut Copy and toured the world with Caribou, as well as contributing a song to his 2015 album. In 2015 she also recorded singles with DJ Spinn and Morgan Geist as well as being short listed for the Polaris prize 2014 and performed on Canadian TV. The first single from her album ‘Oh No’ ; ‘It Means I Love You’,; was released in January 2016 to an excited audience and was immediately picked up for ‘Best New Music’; at Pitchfork, and was featured on ‘New Music Friday’; with Apple. Spotify and Tidal.

Her second album is due out in May 2016 and she tours the world with Junior Boys in February and March, touring solo for the remainder of the year from May

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Monday 3rd April

Victoria Sponge / Mooji / Semper Spero

£3 ENTRY, PAY AT THE DOOR

MOOJI: Glasgow-based four piece group MOOJI are a smooth and funky pop sound that needs to be heard. They’ve got hints of R’n’B stuffed together with classic rock riffs – prepare to have your skin set a-tinglin’.
https://www.facebook.com/MOOJIband/

Semper Spero: An Alt-Rock 3 piece with a shared ideology of musical direction & an empathetic understanding of song writing. The name is Latin for “always hope”, but you won’t have to hope for a good time with these guys – they are MENTAL. Well worth checking out.
https://www.facebook.com/semper.spero/

Victoria Sponge: A bunch of guys who love music almost as much as they do cake. With a Pop Rock sound, edged by the bluesy-est of funk, this group is definitely worth a listen.
https://www.facebook.com/viccyspongeband/

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Tuesday 4th April

XERO

XERO are a rock band formed in Newcastle, a powerhouse quartet consisting of Steff, Jamie, Jordan & Alex. Their music is fuelled by a mutual love for groove-based hard rock, a disdain for posing over playing and the intent to combine their myriad of influences to create a gap that hasn’t yet been filled.

After over a year of gigging relentlessly in the North, they decided to up sticks and invade the South of England to show them how it’s done.  2016 saw them release their first single, Wanna Play? on all major music sites which has earned them ‘Track of the Week’ on Amazing Radio’s Saturday Rock Show. XERO are currently on the brink of releasing their first EP, ‘SEQUENCE’ which sees them further develop their distinctive rock sound.

Sick of the constant homogenisation of modern rock music, XERO have stitched a sound, woven from the fabric of their influences, that can’t be found elsewhere.

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Thursday 6th April

Alt Waves: Olympus / Floss / Chris Capanni

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Friday 7th April

Bear Arms / Forest Fires / Bad Luck

Bear Arms will be headlining the night with support from aberdeens Forest Fires and Glasgows own BAD LUCK.

Ticket are £5 and available at nfpromotions.bigcartel.com or on the door. If you contact me I can also meet in Glasgow with tickets if prefered. All money made on the night will be donated to The Brain Tumour Charity.

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Saturday 8th April

Rusty Shackle

South Wales based indie folk roots band Rusty Shackle have beencaptivating audiences with their incredible live performancessince early 2010.Their shows blend well crafted catchy tunes with stunning high-energy level performances which will make sureyou’ll leave exhausted with their tunes swimming around your head for days afterwards.The six-piece group are made up of band members Liam Collins, Mathew Barkwick, Owen Emmanuel, Ryan Williams and brothers Scott and James McKeon.They amalgamate guitars ,vocal harmonies, fiddle, banjo, mandola, trumpetand percussionto create a sound that is unique to them and one that instantly fills you with emotion and energy. Rusty Shackle draw influences from Folk, Roots, Rock, Celtic and Old timeBlues.

Colin Hunter is a Singer-songwriter, musician, percussionist and record producer are a few of Colin’s attributes . He also plays drums in electronic rock group Crash Club and has been busy over the last few years recording, writing and touring festivals with the band as well as writing for TV, film and other artists.

Craig Borland is a bluesman from Glasgow

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Sunday 9th April

Saint Huck / The Step Brothers / Andrew Nicol / Alan Tennie

Full Pelt Promotions head to Broadcast on Sunday 9th April with the excellent Saint Huck plus 3 stellar support acts.

Tickets available from acts & via http://t-s.co/sai03

Price – £5 advance £6 otd // Doors 7PM // Over 18’s only

Saint Huck – Glasgow band Saint Huck; a blues/folk/country/americana collective, formed in September 2015 by Christie Connor-Vernal and Jamie O’Donnell of Rank Berry.

https://www.facebook.com/sainthuckband/videos/1906004696293949/

The Step Brothers are John Neil-Rice and Nicky Ferguson. Their smooth acoustic sound with heartwarming melodies and vocal harmonies pays homage to the likes of Simon and Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers. Their Scottish heritage shines through in their music incorporating many of the traditional qualities they have grown up with. It is real homegrown music from the soul of two young men with an immense love and appreciation for the art of song-writing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZUwUqDZ8Kw&feature=youtu.be
https://soundcloud.com/user-729941529/is-this-the-last-time

Andrew Nicol – Glasgow based singer/songwriter. Acoustic Americana songs about feelings and stuff
“…songwriter Andrew Nicol has really placed himself on display, portraying a youthful elegance that evolves into a matured vision of hindsight.” – Chris Kelman, Rave Child

https://soundcloud.com/andrewnicolmusic

Alan Tennie (Musician/Band) – 22 year old Singer/songwriter from Glasgow.

Debut EP ‘Never Mind the Rain’ now available on iTunes!

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/never-mind-the-rain-ep/id666831555

!!!!ONEVOLUME!!!!

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Wednesday 12th April

Quiche / Young Machetes

Quiche are set to headline Broadcast next month after recently headlining the King Tuts New Years Revolution fest.

Riffy dreampoprock’n’roll to get yourself excited about!

check em’ out here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWjfuhq4tJQ

Support comes from:
Young Machete
TBC

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Thursday 13th April

Loud Poets

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Friday 14th April

PINS

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Saturday 15th April

This Feeling presents The Phantoms

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Monday 17th April

Graeme Quinn & The Graeme Quintet / Brenda Xu / Blackletter

Join us for a night of music and laughter* with two of your favourite Glasgow acts and, all the way from Seattle USA, the fantastic Brenda Xu. Ticket’s are £6, available from all the acts and there will be link for online purchasing soon …
*laughter dependant on availability, a pinch of misery and introspection guaranteed.

Graeme Quinn & The Graeme Quintet

‘Graeme Quinn and The Graeme Quintet’ are an experimental rock act based in Glasgow, Scotland centred around the talents of songwriter and vocalist Graeme Quinn.

Following spells as an instrumentalist in various underground Glasgow bands, Quinn first stepped out in his own right early in 2014, honing the beginnings of his craft over 150 performances in that first 12 months. Regularly accompanied by Antipodean musical guru Gary Cushway on Piano and Accordion, the duo quickly garnered a reputation as a stand out performer on the local scene, quickly going on to share bills with local bands (Sinderins, Bella & The Bear, Finn LeMarinel) and win support slots with UK and International acts (Nadia Reid, The Travelling Band, Julie Byrne).

In early 2016 the twosome were joined by a host of musicians to form ‘Graeme Quinn & The Graeme Quintet’. Originally an amorphous and ever changing line-up, the band has since settled on the numerically inaccurate additions of bassist John Harvey, multi-instrumentalist Debs Mooney, and Cameron Linden at the reigns of the drum kit. Within that first year the band would go on to headline Glasgow’s legendary King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and begin to lay the foundations for their first EP, due for release in the coming months.
With a slot at this years 6music festival Fringe along with Jo Mango and Emme Woods, 2017 looks already to be gearing up for another big year for this talented troop of minstrels.
“The pureness of his performance completely silences the venue … Quinn has a knack for moving a crowd with his soulful deliveries.” – Rave Child

“Top marks” – The Skinny

“Graeme Quinn and The Graeme Quintet brought things down a pace with their finger-picked acoustic guitar and piano-dappled Americana, and sounded well-drilled” – Malcolm Jack, The Scotsman

Brenda Xu

Overflow is Brenda Xu’s fourth album and builds on the unique sonic landscape that she created on her last album with more complex song structures and musical arrangements.

“The thread that runs through all the songs is an overflow of emotion that we feel from daily life — from the drudgery of simple routines to the more intense moments that challenge our willpower and sanity,” said Xu. “It gets to be too much sometimes and we need a release. But along with longing and desperation, there is also a strength and power which resonates through these intense emotions. I hope that the album takes the listener on an emotional journey, with many glimpses of hope along the way.”

Xu, whose last album was described as “beautiful music that can calm the most savage beast” (Frontloader), has been building a steady following since her arrival on the Seattle music scene a few years ago. The momentum she created with the release of her last album, “For the Winter,” in 2014 has led to two successful western U.S. tours and a feature in the MTV show “Awkward.” Compared to artists such as Cat Power, Daughter, and Aimee Mann, her sound has been described as “treading the delicate line between washed-out ambient tones and carefully crafted acoustic arrangements.”

Blackletter

Americana three-piece. Sad songs you just might wanna dance to.

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Tuesday 18th April

Braving the Shave: Hirsute with Escapegoat and Madeleine Stewart & Rory Matheson

Tickets on the door, £7 entry.

Donate here: https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/dylan-cairns-howarth/

Sam Mabbett and Dylan Cairns Howarth will be shaving their heads for Macmillan Cancer Support, before playing in Hirsute with Michael Biggins and Craig Baxter.

A thunderous new trad trio from the RCS called Escapegoat. New album, ‘A Goat with No Name’ soon to come.

Madeleine Stewart & Rory Matheson are Madeleine Stewart & Rory Matheson.

All profits from the gig go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Thursday 20th April

Blake Morgan​ and Janita​

Strange Place​ presents:
Blake Morgan​ and Janita​ plus special guests
20th April

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Friday 21st April

SWAY “Planet Earth” Single Launch

Paraformal x Control Social Club presents

SWAY “Planet Earth” Single Launch

Plus Support
| DROWNED OUT |
| FABRIC BEAR |
| PLEASURE HEADS |

++ CSC (DJs)

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Saturday 22nd April

UK Country Live: Ashton Lane / Gravel Tracks / Hollie Atkinson

Ashton Lane are husband and wife duo, Esther and Tim O’Connor and they are part of a new wave of homegrown modern country music originating in the UK.


2016 saw them perform at the famous Country 2 Country festival in London, plus receive nominations in 2 categories at this years BCMA (British Country Music Awards) for best Duo and Best Song.

Their most recent album “Nashville Heart” received 5 star reviews in the UK press and radio support across the UK and Europe”

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Tuesday 25th April

Josh Doyle

Beyond Presents:

 

Josh Doyle is a British-American singer-songwriter and musician best known as a solo performer as well as being the frontman of UK rock group Dum Dums
In 2003, he and his wife sold and gave away all their personal belongings and moved from the UK to Nashville, Tennessee.
The next year saw him recording The End of Fear EP with college student Sam Shacklock, one half of Intramural (the other half be-ing Statistics frontman and Conor Oberst bandmate Denver Dalley). Doyle released the EP independently from his website, mailing each CD out by hand. An underground US following developed quickly, and respected zines such as Absolute Punk “a stellar debut, 8/10” and Sound The Sirens “a therapeutic must-have” gave high ratings. Using only MySpace and physical CD mail order sales (no touring, no digital sales, no radio) Doyle slowly but surely sold out of the first run of the EP, with help from a remnant of Dum Dums fans and a growing contingent newly discovered fans from the US.
In 2005 he played rough acoustic demos of new material to rock producer Joe Baldridge (Beck, Family Force 5, Jewel), who began producing his album, “The Long Distance Runner”, without a record deal or management. At the same time, he also played his first solo shows in four years in Tennessee supporting Imogen Heap. His new songs impressed sufficiently to obtain international management from Showdown in the US (Creed, Mutemath, Paramore, Family Force 5) and Radius in the UK (Imogen Heap, Dum Dums).
In 2009, Doyle parted ways with Joe Baldridge and Showdown Management frustrated by the lack of time they had for his project. The tapes for “The Long Distance Runner” were unfinished and tied up in contractual red tape though Doyle aimed to revisit them as evidenced in his liner notes on the Values and Virtues EP. Values and Virtues was released independently, funded by his fanbase.With the proceeds of those sales Doyle was able to tour the UK without a label or any sponsorship, testing a new way forward for artists who have fans but choose not to sign with a record label. Interview about his crowd funding project in Music Magazine
In 2010, Doyle had his songs featured on ABC TV show The Unusuals and in promos for the ION Network over all the US cable networks. He used the licensing fees to fund a home studio and began his “Songs From The Nuclear War” project in 2011, which itself led to a small scale Midwest US tour.
In March 2012, Doyle beat 17,000 other entrants to win the Grand Prize in the Nationwide 2012 Guitar Center Singer Songwriter Contest.
Doyle recorded his debut album in April 2012 with producer John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Alanis Morissette, Keith Urban) in Henson Studios, Studio D. The prize had stated that John record a 3-song EP, but impressed by Doyle’s body of work, Shanks decided to record an entire album in-stead “Every song was great. It became clear to me that Josh Doyle was a very impressive artist…he needed a statement that was as strong as it could be for the new journey he would be embarking on”.
Multiple Grammy-winner Shanks enlisted a legendary line-up, including drummer Matt Chamberlain, guitarist Dean Parks, keyboardist Patrick Warren and bassist Leland Sklar to serve as Doyle’s studio band, and the entire album took only about six days to complete tracking. Many of the ten tracks were recorded over six or seven takes, some only one or two. Leland Sklar (Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Warren Zevon) ex-plained the process; “There was just a magic that used to go on, and it still happens on occasion, like I was saying with this Josh Doyle… He came in the studio, and all it is is him playing acoustic guitar – done. No charts, no arrangements or anything. It was so on fire and so great that we cut 10 tracks and did his album. This guy just kept pulling songs – he was writing. Then when the guy sits down to play and we’d say, “Well, it’s just a run through,” every time he opens his mouth, it’s a performance

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Wednesday 26th April

Shame

PCL presents:
Shame
26th April 2017

Shame, five 19-year-old’s building their reputation as one of the best new live bands in London, are already cemented following tours with The Garden and Fat White Family and shows with The Fall, King Gizzard before heading off to Pitchfork Paris – not bad considering they hadn’t even released a single.

 

Support: FISH

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Thursday 27th April

Colours to Shame / Blackwork / Islasorna

NF Promotions is happy to announce Colours to Shame will be headlining Broadcast on Thursday 27th April. They’ll be joined on the night by Glasgow’s own Blackwork and Edinburgh’s Islasorna. This will be a great night and tickets available at nfpromotions.bigcartel.com at £5 each.

Colours to Shame;
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/colourstoshame/?fref=ts
Bandcamp – https://colourstoshame.bandcamp.com/
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/user/colourstoshame

Blackwork
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/blackworkband/?fref=ts
Bandcamp – https://blackworkband.bandcamp.com/
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBNoWk9OJsh1Zx_IdEv4mTA
Islasorna
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/islasornauk/?fref=ts
Bandcamp – https://islasornauk.bandcamp.com/releases
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCle2tWXviGuaUC5wm9K8Mig

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Friday 28th April

Scissorfight

PCL Presents

Scissorfight

 

New Hampshire punk rockers Scissorfight formed in 1995 in the town of Portsmouth. The original lineup consisted of guitarist Jay Fortin (who prefers the stage names Geezum H. Crow and F*** You), bassist Jarvis, and drummer Joel Muzzey. Blending extreme genres such as grindcore and post-hardcore, the band hired vocalist Ironlung (named for his ability to take in illegal substances) to “stand there and look scary.” Relocating to Boston, the band was not easily accepted by the local music scene due to their extreme behavior. At one show, Ironlung dislocated his shoulder and then spent the entire show trying to punch it back into place. Muzzey would leave the band soon after, and was replaced by Ironlung‘s brother Kevin J. Strongbow. They recorded their debut, 1996’s Guaranteed Kill, and found themselves getting quite a lot of press in the underground. The band followed it up with 1998’s Balls Deep, which received good reviews from mainstream publications. Their success in Boston was now quite impressive, and they signed to independent label Tortuga Recordings to release 1999’s New Hampshire. The radio play they received locally earned them a spot at the River Rave festival, where they performed with Cypress Hill and Stone Temple Pilots. They released a covers EP called Piscataqua soon after, and were featured on MTV’s You Hear It First segment. In 2001 they released two albums, the original Mantrapping for Sport and Profit and an album of re-recorded songs to be released in Britain called American Cloven Hoof Blues. A series of EPs (Potential New Agent for Unconventional Warfare, Deathchants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes, Vol. 2, and Victory Over Horseshit) followed, with the full-length Jaggernaut arriving in March 2006.

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Saturday 29th April

Messer Chups

Messer Chups is the low-brow musical concoction of Russian-born artist and musician Oleg Gitarkin, employing audio collage methods to create thick layers of sampling from trash horror films, cartoons, and other diverse sources. Surf rock drums, big-band influences, and cinema clips show the presence of Gitarkin’s western influences, but the band also incorporates antique synthesizers and animations samples identifiable with his Soviet childhood.

In addition to their committed studio presence, the band have toured extensively in Russia, Western Europe, and the United States. Not surprisingly, live shows breach the multimedia, treating audiences to hectic montages of the group’s most cherished works of cinema by directors like Ed Wood and Russ Meyer.

Presented by Mr D’uff’s Rock’n’Roll shows in association with Hepcat Tattoos

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Sunday 30th April

Stag and Dagger 2017

Stag & Dagger 2017
Sunday 30 April
Various Venues in Glasgow

First announcement coming soon..

First release earlybird tickets now on sale via Seetickets
http://www.seetickets.com/event/stag-and-dagger-glasgow-2017/various-venues-glasgow/1069697

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Monday 1st May

Simon Joyner

Simon Joyner is a renowned American singer-songwriter who first came to prominence during the Lo-Fi movement of the early 90’s alongside contemporaries mining similar territory like Will Oldham, Peter Jefferies, the Mountain Goats, Smog/Bill Callahan, and Dump. Joyner was championed early by the late British DJ, John Peel, who famously played Joyner’s 1994 LP, “The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll”, start to finish on one of his BBC programs, initially making Joyner more well known overseas than in his own country. Considered a forefather of the Omaha music scene, and primary influence on Bright Eyes, he’s been releasing critically acclaimed albums on various independent labels every few years for over two decades. He keeps a low profile and tours only occasionally, spending most of his time working and raising a family, allowing writing and music to remain an artistic outlet rather than an occupation.

Joyner is touring in support of his thirteenth proper album, “Grass,
Branch, and Bone”, out now on Woodsist, as well as his new book of selected lyrics, “Only Love Can Bring You Peace: Selected Lyrics
1990-2014” on Magic Helicopter Press.

https://soundcloud.com/woodsist/simon-joyner-you-got-under-my-skin
https://simonjoyner.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/simonjoynermusic/
Twitter/@simonjoyner1
Instagram @simonjoynermusic
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/simonjoynermusic/

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“Omaha has given us the reigning heir to Henry Miller’s dark emotional mirror, Townes Van Zandt’s three-chord moan, and Lou Reed’s warehouse minimalism: his name is Simon Joyner.” — Gillian Welch

“Pound for pound Simon Joyner is my favorite lyricist of all time. He
has shades of all the greats (Van Zandt, Cohen, Dylan) but exists in a space all his own … He truly is an American songwriting treasure. It is my hope that more people will discover his music and share in the unique joy that it brings.” — Conor Oberst

“Simon’s always been a secret handshake amongst me and my peers. He’s a pioneer. He’s helped pave the way for many people, myself included. He’s an artist in its purest form–for his only concern is crafting a perfect song–which he’s done time and time again.” —Kevin Morby

“Little bits of several folks that I like in what Simon does, but he
ends up being his own man, no question.” — John Peel

“It’s not critical hype to say that Joyner possesses the same
emotional depth as Leonard Cohen, or the same ability to tell a story. Here are the inhabitants of the boarding house in Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, still staggering or sitting wondering what’s become of their lives. Joyner’s characters tell their stories as if from shock, in the aftermath of their disbelief at the beginning of quiet, devastating acceptance.” — Thom Jurek @ All Music Guide

“For over twenty years, Simon Joyner has carved out a particular space for his own strain of music and storytelling … He’s equally adept at channeling characters who live with the long-term consequences of quotidian decisions and getting inside the head of those in darker territory.” — Tobias Carroll @BOMB

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Sunday 7th May

KISHI BASHI + TALL TALL TRESS

PCL presents
Kishi Bashi
Tall Tall Trees
Sunday 7th May
Broadcast
18+ // 7PM

Violinist, singer and composer, Kishi Bashi, released his sophomore album titled Lighght, in May 2014. Taking its title from the one-word poem by minimalist poet Aram Saroyan, Lighght (pronounced “Light”) continues and expands the sound of his critically acclaimed debut, 151a, which earned Kishi Bashi the title of “Best New Artist” for 2012 by NPR. Since the profoundly successful release of 151a two years ago, Kishi Bashi has toured relentlessly, captivating audiences across the globe with his loop-based live show, and fostering a groundswell of devotees.

151a was crafted over a four-year period while Kishi Bashi, the pseudonym for artist K. Ishibashi, was touring and recording with Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and of Montreal (where he was a full-time member and co-producer). In late 2012, after the success of 151a, Kishi Bashi decided to focus solely on his own music and began composing the new material, which led to the songs that are featured on Lighght.

Though violin remains his primary instrument and songwriting muse, Kishi Bashi has expanded his palette to include more diverse and nuanced instrumentation on Lighght. Bright and soaring avant-pop songs are prevalent, as are Eastern-tinged arrangements, gentle ballads, Philip Glass- inspired improvisations, and more than a few moments that flirt with ‘70s prog (in the tradition of ELO or Yes). If this sounds jarringly kaleidoscopic, that’s because it is. But it works.

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Monday 8th May

James Leg

+ The Bonnevilles

Keyboard player and howler John Wesley Myers, aka James Leg, (Black Diamond Heavies, The Immortal Lee County Killers, Cut In The Hill Gang) is back with a new brew of punk-ass blues.

The son of a Texas preacher, raised in the South on gospel music, James Leg has cut his new album in Chattanooga, Cincinnati, and Detroit, with a little help from his friends (Andy Jody, Johnny Walker, Left Lane Cruiser, Jim Diamond and others). “Below The Belt” is a record that hits where it matters : Straight to your heart, and down to your pelvis. It’s the kind of music that ain’t pretty but makes you feel good.

Rock and Soul all night long.

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Tuesday 9th May

Ducktails + James Ferraro

+ Typhonian Highlife

Ducktails is the solo side project of Matthew Mondanile, a member of Ridgewood, New Jersey-based indie beach bums Real Estate. While not too dissimilar in tone from the sun-kissed pop of his main squeeze, Mondanile’s work as Ducktails presents a more fragmented, mercurial version of the Garden State of mind. More synthetic, too, than Real Estate, Ducktails is all burbling analog synths, bedroom processing, and sunburnt soundscapes. The end effect acts as a sort of bleary aural Polaroid taken at a backyard party Real Estate just finished playing. Mondanile’s output under the Ducktails moniker has been prolific and perhaps a tad illusory; he has released numerous ultra-rare cassettes and CD-Rs, a pair of 7″s, and a pair of “official” LPs (a self-titled album on Not Not Fun and Landscapes on Olde English Spelling Bee, both in 2009). In addition to playing in several other projects, including Predator Vision and the Parasails, Mondanile released a split with Dracula Lewis in 2010, before releasing Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics, in 2011. The album took a more bare-bones approach, and marked a notable change in style for Ducktails. By the time 2013’s The Flower Lane arrived on Domino Recordings, Mondanile had moved even further away from his bedroom beginnings, recording more traditional mellow pop with a full band. A five-song EP, Wish Hotel, arrived later that year, retaining the same sophisticated style as the album that preceded it, as did 2015’s full-length St. Catherine. With producer Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck) bringing a touch of warmth and clarity to Mondanile’s sincere psychedelic tunes, the album also featured guest appearances by fellow experimental indie artists James Ferraro and Julia Holter.

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Sunday 14th May

The Molochs

First, let’s meet Moloch. You remember him, right? The ancient god, the child eater, the demander of sacrifice, the villain in Ginsberg’s Howl(and also real life) and now the personal antagonist of singer and songwriter Lucas Fitzsimons, who named his band the Molochs because he knew he’d have to make sacrifices to get what he needed, and because he always wanted a reminder of the Ginsbergian monster he’d be fighting against. And so this is how you make a record right now: you fight for every piece, and when Moloch takes apart your relationships and career potential and leaves you sleeping on couches or living in terrifying apartments and just about depleted from awful people involving you in their awful decisions, you grab a bottle of wine (and laugh at the cliché) and put together another song. And once you do that eleven hard-won times in total, you get a record like America’s Velvet Glory: honest, urgent, desperate and fearless because of it.

Fitzsimons came to his calling in an appropriately mythic way, born in a historic city not far from Buenos Aires and raised in L.A.’s South Bay—just outside of Inglewood—where he was immersed in the hip-hop hits on local radio. (Westside Connection!) The summer d before he started middle school, a close friend got an electric guitar, and Fitzsimons felt an enirresistible inexplicable power: “I’d go back home and I’d look up guitar chords on the internet—even though I had no guitar—and just imagine how I WOULD play them. I was slowly getting obsessed.” When he was 12, his parents took him back to Argentina, and on the first night, he discovered a long-forgotten almost-broken classical guitar in the basement of his ancestral home: “It sounds made-up, but it’s true,” he says. “I didn’t put the guitar down once that whole trip—took it with me everywhere and played and played. When I got back to L.A., I bought my first guitar practically as the plane was landing.”

This started a long line of bands and a long experience of learning to perform in public, as Fitzsimons honed intentions and ideas and tried to figure out why that guitar seemed so important. After a trip to India in 2012, he returned renewed and ready to start again, scrapping his band to lead something new and uncompromising. This was the true start of the Molochs: “It didn’t make any sense to not do everything exactly the way I wanted to do it,” he says. “I was so shy and introverted that singing publicly sounded like a nightmare come true. But I didn’t have a choice—I heard something inside of me and I needed to be the one to express it.”

The first album Forgetter Blues was released with Fitzsimons’ guitarist/organist and longtime bandmate Ryan Foster in early 2013 on his own label—named after a slightly infamous intersection in their then-home of Long Beach—and was twelve songs of anxious garage-y proto-punk-y folk-y rock, Modern Lovers demos and Velvet Underground arcana as fuel and foundation both. It deserved to go farther than it did, which sadly wasn’t very far. But it sharpened Fitzsimons and his songwriting, and after three pent-up years of creativity, he was ready to burst. So he decided to record a new album in the spirit of the first, and in the spirit of everything that the Molochs made so far: “I wanted to spend less time figuring out HOW we were gonna do something and just actually do it.”

The result is America’s Velvet Glory, recorded with engineer Jonny Bell at effortless (says Fitzsimons) sessions at Long Beach’s JazzCats studio. (Also incubator for Molochs’ new labelmates Wall of Death and Hanni El Khatib.) It starts with an anxious electric minor-key melody and ends on a last lonesome unresolved organ riff, and in between comes beauty, doubt, loss, hate and even a moments or two of peace. There are flashes of 60s garage rock—like the Sunset Strip ’66 stormer “No More Cryin’” or the “Little Black Egg”-style heartwarmer-slash-breaker “The One I Love”—but like one of Foster’s and Fitzsimons’ favorites the Jacobites, the Molochs are taking the past apart, not trying to recreate it.

You can hear where songs bend, where voices break, where guitars start to shiver and when strings are about to snap; on “You And Me,” you can almost hear Lou Reed’s ghost call for a solo, and on “I Don’t Love You,” you get that subway-sound guitar and find out what happens when Jonathan Richman’s G-I-R-L-F-R-E-N goes wrong. And of course there’s the charismatic chaos of bootleg basement-tape Dylan—always Dylan, says Fitzsimons—and the locked-room psychedelia of Syd Barrett, especially on “Charlie’s Lips,” Fitzsimons’ ode to—or antidote to—those times when he felt the bleakness completely: “Then a bird lands on a branch nearby, you hear leaves fluttering, you hear a child laughing … all of a sudden things don’t seem so bad anymore.”

So Moloch might still be out there, devouring his sacrifices, but the Molochs are still fighting, too. And that’s why Fitzsimons picked the band name—it’s so he remembers what he’s up against. He’s not celebrating the destroyer of youth and individuality and creativity, he says: “I’m just keeping him in sight so that he doesn’t win.” – Christopher Ziegler

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Monday 15th May

Pleasure House

Pleasure House had a whirlwind 2016 – after a successful debut UK headline tour combined with three sold-out hometown headline shows alongside supporting the likes of Sundara Karma, Swim Deep, High Tyde, Black Honey, Fickle Friends, Inheaven & more.

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Tuesday 16th May

CSC Presents: Soft Kill (USA) // Roxy Agogo // Kaspar Hauser

Control Social Club presents:

Soft Kill who’ll be taking a day out of their tour with Chameleons Vox to make their long awaited Scottish debut.


Tuesday 16th May @ Broadcast, Glasgow.

Soft Kill
https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/choke

Bio: Portland Oregon’s Soft Kill will be releasing their third full length album Choke on Profound Lore Records. Soft Kill began in 2010 by releasing one of the most highly regarded post punk albums of the last ten years An Open Door. Founding member Tobias Sinclair joins Conrad Vollmer (Warm Hands) on guitar and Owen Glendower on synths. Rooted in influences such as the Chameleons, Wire and The Sound the album branches out, pulling delicately from the foundational elements of Cocteau Twins and Spaceman 3. Choke places the listener deeply under water and leaves them gasping for breath, placing them above hope with tracks like On The Inside, which features the vocals of legendary Mark Burgess of Chameleons. The song draws from the first wave of post punk and slips seamlessly into the cascading and ethereal elements of early shoegaze. The opening track Whirl bleeds together the pop sentimentality of New Order with the dazzling Sheffield sound of Pulp. Lyrically Choke speaks on topics of loss and longing, and the choices we are all asked to make.

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ROXY AGOGO
https://soundcloud.com/roxyagogox

Kaspar Hauser
https://softpowerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/kaspar-hauser-e-p


+++ Control Social Club (DJs)

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Saturday 20th May

Homeshake

Born in the bleak isolation of the secluded prairie city of Edmonton, Canada, Homeshake’s Peter Sagar worked with friends in a number of local bands before picking up and moving to Montreal in 2011 to begin recording under the Homeshake moniker. Following two self-released cassettes (The Homeshake Tapes and Dynamic Meditation) and two acclaimed full lengths (In The Shower and Midnight Snack), Sagar cracks a window open with his third album for Sinderlyn – Fresh Air.

Started immediately following the recording of Midnight Snack, Fresh Air continues Sagar’s exploration of dreamy, downtempo bedroom R&B and draws inspiration from such disparate artists like Sade, The Band, Broadcast, Prince, and Angelo Badalamenti. As the title Fresh Air suggests, Sagar’s songs were created to clear his listeners’ minds of negativity. Full of smokey, laid back love songs and airy productions, Sagar’s decidedly stoned sound is a breath of fresh air.

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Monday 22nd May

Barb Wire Dolls

PCL presents
Barb Wire Dolls
Monday 22nd May
Broadcast
7PM // 18+

“Barb Wire Dolls are the most explosive and exciting new punk band I’ve seen in decades! They are gonna change the face of music and save rock and roll as we know it!” – Mickey Leigh/brother of Joey Ramone

Barb Wire Dolls are one of the most vital new bands in music today, representing all that is inspiring and furious about rock and roll. Hailing from an artist commune on the island of Crete, the band sold everything they owned and left crisis-ridden Greece in 2010 for Los Angeles, at the invite of legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. Upon their arrival in California, Barb Wire Dolls immediately sold out the world famous Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, boasting a live show that is second to none. The band has gone on to melt ears & hearts on 700 stages across 22 countries in just under five years – consistently selling out club dates in America, the UK and Europe.

“Barb Wire Dolls are pure, raw, in-your-face energy; their live performance was nothing short of amazing.” – Portland Music

Electrifying rock of this magnitude did not go unnoticed by the elder statesman of the Sunset Strip, the incomparable, irreplaceable Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead. After seeing Barb Wire Dolls live, Lemmy took an immediate interest in the band and placed them under his supportive wing. Ever since his early days, hanging with the likes of Sid Vicious and other punk icons, Mr. Kilmister loved punk rock, having even once penned a track entitled ‘R.A.M.O.N.E.S’ about his close friend Joey Ramone. Disgusted with the current state of rock music and its lack of true rebels, Lemmy saw that the Dolls were the obvious choice to help carry the torch of rock and roll as part of his label, Motörhead Music.

“If you were bummed that you missed out on the Sex Pistols and Black Flag because you were only one, or not even born yet, here’s your chance to catch one of the best bands playing that style today. From their music to their attitude, Barb Wire Dolls embody that same spirit of the late ‘70s punk scene.” – Washington Times

Recorded at Sonic Ranch (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ministry, Gogol Bordello) and NRG (Motörhead, Foo Fighters, No Doubt) studios, Barb Wire Doll’s sophomore album Desperate was produced and mixed by Grammy award-winning producer Jay Baumgardner (Bush, Evanescence, Lacuna Coil) and mastered by Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana’s Nevermind, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik, U2’s Pop). The ten song album contains gripping rock tracks,

empowering anthems, and hard-edged thrashers, all performed with the classic punk rock energy the band has become internationally known for. As members of Motörhead Music, Barb Wire Dolls are represented by Lemmy’s long-time manager Todd Singerman, Motörhead’s booking agents, and parent label UDR/Warner Music Group. Desperate’s release through Motörhead Music serves as an edgy, thrilling first chapter in the life of a label whose mission is to present the most fiery new bands in rock and roll.

“Barb Wire Dolls are the new face of Punk. The Dolls deliver real authentic punk rock with 70’s CBGB style swagger with an oversexed frontwoman who makes Debbie Harry in her 70’s prime look downright homely, while singing like Patti Smith channeling Johnny Rotten.”- Music Entertainment

Fronted by the whip-smart vocal and fashion icon Isis Queen (named after the Greek Goddess herself), Barb Wire Dolls intelligently weave sub-genres of punk, grunge, and metal, producing an urgent sound that is truly unique. The group’s dynamic musicianship is blasted forth by former pro surfer & skateboarder Pyn Doll on lead guitar, Krash Doll on drums, Iriel Blaque on bass, and Remmington on rhythm guitar. In 2012, the band encamped themselves in Nirvana noise-guru Steve Albini’s recording studio to produce their debut, Slit, over the span of just two days. Garnering critical acclaim and comparisons to the likes of Nirvana, Blondie, and the Ramones, Slit and its chart-topping lead single ‘Revolution’ powered the band to almighty festival headliner status (shredding fest-stages atop 12 countries), while simultaneously gracing the covers of 15 magazines. Few female-fronted punk bands in history have made a more immediate and tangible impact on their contemporary musical landscape.

“Barb Wire Dolls have emerged as the new voice of real punk rock with their mesmerizing, spellbinding exhibition of attitude-laden, high-octane punk rock.” – Metal Assault

Apart from touring on their own name and playing main stages at major festivals around the world including Riot Fest (USA), Rebellion (UK), Mighty Sounds (CZ), Brincadeira (SP), Foud’ Rock (FR), and Bochum Total (GER), Barb Wire Dolls have also co-headlined dates with the likes of GBH, Fear, Mike Watt, Sham 69, Discharge, Cockney Rejects, The Ataris, Murder Junkies, CJ Ramone, 999, Status Quo, Mushroomhead, and Candlebox, as well as playing direct tour support for Jello Biafra, NOFX, Descendents, Bouncing Souls, and Steel Panther.

“Barb Wire Dolls are punk rock all the way to the bone!” – Vice

In 2015, Barb Wire Dolls were bestowed the honor of headlining the annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash in New York City…and 2016 saw the invitation extended once again. Past headliners include Green Day, New York Dolls, Blondie, Cheap Trick, The Damned and Joan Jett. The Doll’s performances have attracted members of the Sex Pistols, Black Flag, Guns N’ Roses, L7, Blondie, Dead Kennedys, Aerosmith, Foo Fighters, Kreator, Sonic Youth, UK Subs, The Damned, and Die Toten Hosen, among others.

“Every few years or so a band comes along that changes the music landscape. They are different from the other bands that are out there. They bring something new and exciting to an otherwise generic music scene that the public has grown tired of. The Beatles did this, The Sex Pistols did this, Guns N’ Roses did this, Nirvana did this. But for the past 20 years no band has been able to stand out from their predecessors. No band has been able to re-ignite the music scene, to bring back the energy it once had…that is until now. With their sound, their look, and their attitude, Barb Wire Dolls are going to do what no band has been able to do within the last two decades…take the music industry by storm.” – Sugarbuzz

Desperate is being released world-wide this summer in conjunction with the band’s debut performance at Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the largest metal festival in the world. Out to smash all misconceptions about women in rock today, Barb Wire Dolls’ cultural and musical immediacy is not to be missed

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Thursday 25th May

Aldous Harding

PCL presents
Aldous Harding
Thursday 25th May
Broadcast
7PM//18+

4AD welcomes Aldous Harding, a remarkable talent from New Zealand. Today, she presents a powerful opening statement with a new song ‘Horizon’ and startling companion video.

Aldous Harding’s music is not for the faint of heart. Disarming in its desolate imagery and stark instrumentation, her songs draw from the core facets of life: death, birth, grief and love. There are few happy endings, but the power is in how Harding enters into battle; with a dancer’s grace and a boxer’s stance.

Harding initially ignited interest with her eponymous debut album released just two years ago. With echoes of folk luminaries Vashti Bunyan and Linda Perhacs, Harding’s work is one step removed from the modern world, but lies in more savage terrain than her forebears, wrought with a wry wit and tenacious gall.

For her 4AD debut, Aldous – real name Hannah – Harding has been working with award-winning producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse), and ‘Horizon’ offers an enticing preview of that collaboration. The confrontational accompanying video, directed by Charlotte Evans, and produced by Evie Mackay, stars a combative Harding and her mother in the New Zealand hinterland

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Friday 26th May

Five Cousins

Facebook: @fivecousinsband
Twitter: @FiveCousins

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Sunday 28th May

Realm of Torment / Drawn In / Full Contact / Chamber / xServitudex

Trial by Fire Presents..

Realm of Torment:
UK metalcore warriors return to Scotland as part of a 3 show weekender. New EP dropping imminently. Until then, jam their LP some more here:
https://ragehc.bandcamp.com/album/testaments-of-hope-despair

Drawn In:
Second City’s crossover riffers return from the dead to grace the stage once more. Recording new material currently, but until then, keep rocking their material here:
https://drawnin.bandcamp.com/

Full Contact:
Beatdown/Hardcore straight from the mean streets of Kettering. Listen here, particular attention to the split with BUH:
https://fullcontacthc.bandcamp.com/

Chamber:
Metallic Hardcore from the West Mids. Played a set with Bitter Youth up here in December, now they’re back with their debut EP on Rage Records. Become one with the mosh and listen up:
https://ragehc.bandcamp.com/album/void-of-hatred-2

xServitudex:
(First show) UK Vegan Straight Edge.

Broadcast
Sunday 28th May
£8 OTD

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Saturday 3rd June

ONRA (live)

Globetrotting producer Onra has staked his claim as one of the most exciting beat-makers of the past few years, thanks to releases like the 80’s Funk beat album Long Distance, various Boogie edits and his Chinoiseries collections (made with Chinese music samples found while traveling Asia).

His talent for delivering emotive, soulful hip-hop that really hits the spot is demonstrated through his multitude of releases since 2006. Hailing from Paris, Arnaud has produced six albums and even more EPs. Through his various releases, Onra evidently takes influences from a hugely eclectic range of sounds, from Jazz through to Funk and RnB; carefully and respectfully using these styles to craft a unique and refreshing take on traditional Hip-Hop.

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Sunday 11th June

Mannequin Pussy

Mannequin Pussy is an aggressive punk band with a vast dynamic range. They’re explosive, energetic and powerful performers whose personal lyrical content and concise songwriting makes for an intense, emotional listen.

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Thursday 15th June

The Bats

Five years after the release of their last critically acclaimed album, The Bats return with album number nine, “The Deep Set”. With the title conveying the long established and firmly embedded, it’s notable that it’s thirty years since The Bats began recording their debut album, Daddy’s Highway, in the living room studio of a friend of a friend in Glasgow. This time around they recorded in The Sitting Room, the studio-sleep out-garage next to Ben Edward’s house in Lyttelton, following in the footsteps of Marlon Williams, Nadia Reid and many others.

With Edwards help “The Deep Set” continues The Bats’ 21st century resurgence. Yes, this is The Bats so the chords still chug, the guitars chime, ring, and jangle, the melodies are clear and memorable, the rhythm section is unstoppable. But the band mines the darker, deeper sound that 2011’s “Free All the Monsters” revealed.

The songs remain reflective but that oft-expected sweet folksiness pops up less frequently. As the title suggests the music is richer, expansive, deeper. In their fourth decade as a band familiarity has come to mean a more careful treatment of each song. Is it maturity? It definitely translates into more depth and complexity but hey the songs are still as catchy as all hell. And as a lyricist, Robert Scott continues his mastery of the personal and pastoral, the landscape and longing.

As always the key to The Bats is the emotion that their (seemingly) simple songs carry. They continue to mine that Mainland melancholy; the kind that somehow never risks being depressing. But of course that means there is lament and nostalgia, even if it’s only for last night.

Taking us from the sunshine of Otago’s Taieri River to darkest Durkestan and apparently ending in the midst of contemporary New Zealand politics, “The Deep Set” continues the composed confidence of their recent albums with one of The Bats’strongest sets of songs, fueled by ever-more powerful guitars. If you grew up with The Bats their early recordings will always pull at your emotions but while less vulnerable and immediate than on their classic debut album, The Bats of the 21st century somehow manage to be more intimate and urgent.

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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.

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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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