~ Tuesday, July 29 ~
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YOUNGBLOOD BRASS BANDwww.youngbloodbrassband.comYoungblood Brass Band flouts convention in an ecstatic, raucous, incendiary fashion, taking the form of a New Orleans brass band and morphing it into a punked-out hip-hop behemoth of groove and purpose. The ten-member ensemble, born in Madison, Wisconsin, now hails from all over the US (Madison, Brooklyn, Nashville, Minneapolis, Chicago) and has been unleashing their crash course in genre-bending on stages worldwide since 2000. What other band can claim the honor of having their music spun by DJs like Questlove (of The Roots), working with hip-hop luminaries like Talib Kweli, having their original compositions performed by student marching bands and jazz ensembles around the globe, and still not be out of place at a punk festival? What other band brings together the ostensibly disparate worlds of the trombone geek and the backpack b-boy? Youngblood has headlined countless tours in the States and abroad, selling out dates in over 20 countries. Their festival résumé reads like a list of the heaviest music events in the world: Roskilde, Glastonbury, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, SXSW, CMJ, North Sea Jazz, WOMAD…ad infinitum. Whitehot live shows secured the band’s status as an incredible group to witness, whether in an intimate club setting or in front of thousands on a festival stage. YBB’s debut album Unlearn was released independently in 2000, featuring collaborations with Talib Kweli (the underground smash “Ya’ll Stay Up”), Mike Ladd, DJ Skooly, and Frank Zappa vocalist Ike Willis. The attention garnered led to a signing with Ozone Music NYC, the revolutionary avant- hip-hop label that introduced the poetic talents of Saul Williams, Company Flow (El-P), Antipop Consortium, Mr. Lif, etc. Their acclaimed follow-up (and Ozone debut), 2003’s center:level:roar (which also spawned their now-standard brass band anthem ‘Brooklyn’) saw the band globetrotting to sold out audiences. Youngblood released two more albums on their own Layered Music imprint: Live. Places. (2005) and Is That a Riot? (2007), both of which accelerated their notoriety as the world’s preeminent live brass band. YBB also continued engaging in frequent educational work, stopping at high schools and universities to offer workshops on New Orleans music history, jazz improvisation, hip-hop culture and the creative impulse. It is through this work that Youngblood acquired cult status among young musicians. Perhaps the world secretly desires a music that is intense, danceable, intelligent, and devoid of the self-consciously vain irony that prevails in most current entertainment. Perhaps there is also something to be said for just quality musicianship, over-delivering on stage, and sticking to one’s guns regardless of what’s currently fashionable. Youngblood’s new album (the first in 5 years), Pax Volumi, sees the band partnering with Tru Thoughts, the Brighton UK label that includes a roster ranging from deep soul (Alice Russell) to hiphop (Ty) to straight-up New Orleans brass band (Hot 8), and the pairing couldn’t be more apt. This album sees the band finally achieving not just its musical but its production aims, capturing the live intensity of the stage as well as crafting beats and rhymes that bang right out of the speakers. It’s almost as if they spent the last 15 years getting ready to become THIS Youngblood Brass Band; as though everything in the past had led up to the creation of an album that defies classification, an album that couldn’t be made by any other group. On stages in the states and overseas, the verdict has been issued: the band has never sounded so good.Whichever it is…the roof-tearing shows, the educational aims, the small town roots, the no-smirks honesty, the fist-pumping anthems for cool kids and geeks alike, Youngblood Brass Band has become an institution, one that demands to be seen and heard. Rigorous dancing is also acceptable.SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER THEKLA BRISTOLThe Grove, Bristol BS1 4RBDoors 7:00pmAges 14+Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 881

YOUNGBLOOD BRASS BAND
www.youngbloodbrassband.com

Youngblood Brass Band flouts convention in an ecstatic, raucous, incendiary fashion, taking the form of a New Orleans brass band and morphing it into a punked-out hip-hop behemoth of groove and purpose. The ten-member ensemble, born in Madison, Wisconsin, now hails from all over the US (Madison, Brooklyn, Nashville, Minneapolis, Chicago) and has been unleashing their crash course in genre-bending on stages worldwide since 2000. What other band can claim the honor of having their music spun by DJs like Questlove (of The Roots), working with hip-hop luminaries like Talib Kweli, having their original compositions performed by student marching bands and jazz ensembles around the globe, and still not be out of place at a punk festival? What other band brings together the ostensibly disparate worlds of the trombone geek and the backpack b-boy? 

Youngblood has headlined countless tours in the States and abroad, selling out dates in over 20 countries. Their festival résumé reads like a list of the heaviest music events in the world: Roskilde, Glastonbury, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, SXSW, CMJ, North Sea Jazz, WOMAD…ad infinitum. Whitehot live shows secured the band’s status as an incredible group to witness, whether in an intimate club setting or in front of thousands on a festival stage. 
YBB’s debut album Unlearn was released independently in 2000, featuring collaborations with Talib Kweli (the underground smash “Ya’ll Stay Up”), Mike Ladd, DJ Skooly, and Frank Zappa vocalist Ike Willis. The attention garnered led to a signing with Ozone Music NYC, the revolutionary avant- hip-hop label that introduced the poetic talents of Saul Williams, Company Flow (El-P), Antipop Consortium, Mr. Lif, etc. Their acclaimed follow-up (and Ozone debut), 2003’s center:level:roar (which also spawned their now-standard brass band anthem ‘Brooklyn’) saw the band globetrotting to sold out audiences. 

Youngblood released two more albums on their own Layered Music imprint: Live. Places. (2005) and Is That a Riot? (2007), both of which accelerated their notoriety as the world’s preeminent live brass band. YBB also continued engaging in frequent educational work, stopping at high schools and universities to offer workshops on New Orleans music history, jazz improvisation, hip-hop culture and the creative impulse. It is through this work that Youngblood acquired cult status among young musicians. Perhaps the world secretly desires a music that is intense, danceable, intelligent, and devoid of the self-consciously vain irony that prevails in most current entertainment. Perhaps there is also something to be said for just quality musicianship, over-delivering on stage, and sticking to one’s guns regardless of what’s currently fashionable. 

Youngblood’s new album (the first in 5 years), Pax Volumi, sees the band partnering with Tru Thoughts, the Brighton UK label that includes a roster ranging from deep soul (Alice Russell) to hiphop (Ty) to straight-up New Orleans brass band (Hot 8), and the pairing couldn’t be more apt. This album sees the band finally achieving not just its musical but its production aims, capturing the live intensity of the stage as well as crafting beats and rhymes that bang right out of the speakers. It’s almost as if they spent the last 15 years getting ready to become THIS Youngblood Brass Band; as though everything in the past had led up to the creation of an album that defies classification, an album that couldn’t be made by any other group. On stages in the states and overseas, the verdict has been issued: the band has never sounded so good.

Whichever it is…the roof-tearing shows, the educational aims, the small town roots, the no-smirks honesty, the fist-pumping anthems for cool kids and geeks alike, Youngblood Brass Band has become an institution, one that demands to be seen and heard. Rigorous dancing is also acceptable.

SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER 

THEKLA BRISTOL
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
www.alt-tickets.co.uk
www.gigantic.com
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881


~ Tuesday, July 22 ~
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INDIANAwww.facebook.com/indianathegirlThe song ‘Gabriel’ by Joe Goddard made more of an impact on some than others. It was May 2012 when local girl Indiana recorded a stripped back version of the song on her phone, unbeknown to her that this would cause a doppler effect still resonating to this day. The video in which she accompanies herself on piano, was spotted on YouTube by the song’s original writer John Beck, who originally clicked on it expecting a laugh. Instead, he was blown away by her stunning vocal range, and decided to make contact. Their co-writing partnership resulted in four stunning singles throughout 2013 and a million-plus YouTube views. It actively forced her obsession with ‘Gabriel’ full circle. Joe Goddard went on to remix Indiana’s 2014 hit single, ‘Solo Dancing’.Teaching herself piano at home, the 26-year-old mother of two began writing songs in 2011. Her singing voice possesses the restraint and technique of someone classically trained, without ever having the lessons to show for it. She recalls the moment she made the vocal breakthrough: “When I first started singing, I could only hold a note, and I would get so lost. Eventually, I started to hear more tone coming out. The more I took myself away from everything going on and got lost in the music, these things started happening: the vibrato, the tone, the breathiness. It started once I’d found a connection with the music I was singing.” These home-grown vocals are emotionally charged, and play off fragility and power in a tonal tussle.Her voice might grasp ears, but it’s her story-telling lyrics that are truly carving her niche, and as Indiana’s debut album ‘No Romeo’ displays, she doesn’t do formulaic love songs. “The title is a pseudonym I give myself” she explains. “These may appear to be love songs but look closer, chip away their exterior beauty and reveal an inner darkness. I am No Romeo.”WEDNESDAY 05 NOVEMBERTHEKLA BRISTOLThe Grove, Bristol BS1 4RBDoors 7:00pmAges 14+ Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 881

INDIANA
www.facebook.com/indianathegirl

The song ‘Gabriel’ by Joe Goddard made more of an impact on some than others. It was May 2012 when local girl Indiana recorded a stripped back version of the song on her phone, unbeknown to her that this would cause a doppler effect still resonating to this day. The video in which she accompanies herself on piano, was spotted on YouTube by the song’s original writer John Beck, who originally clicked on it expecting a laugh. Instead, he was blown away by her stunning vocal range, and decided to make contact. Their co-writing partnership resulted in four stunning singles throughout 2013 and a million-plus YouTube views. It actively forced her obsession with ‘Gabriel’ full circle. Joe Goddard went on to remix Indiana’s 2014 hit single, ‘Solo Dancing’.

Teaching herself piano at home, the 26-year-old mother of two began writing songs in 2011. Her singing voice possesses the restraint and technique of someone classically trained, without ever having the lessons to show for it. She recalls the moment she made the vocal breakthrough: “When I first started singing, I could only hold a note, and I would get so lost. Eventually, I started to hear more tone coming out. The more I took myself away from everything going on and got lost in the music, these things started happening: the vibrato, the tone, the breathiness. It started once I’d found a connection with the music I was singing.” These home-grown vocals are emotionally charged, and play off fragility and power in a tonal tussle.

Her voice might grasp ears, but it’s her story-telling lyrics that are truly carving her niche, and as Indiana’s debut album ‘No Romeo’ displays, she doesn’t do formulaic love songs. “The title is a pseudonym I give myself” she explains. “These may appear to be love songs but look closer, chip away their exterior beauty and reveal an inner darkness. I am No Romeo.”

WEDNESDAY 05 NOVEMBER

THEKLA BRISTOL
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+ 

Advance tickets available from:
www.alt-tickets.co.uk
www.gigantic.com
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881


~ Tuesday, July 15 ~
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CLASSIC ROCK & METAL HAMMER PRESENT: LORDS OF THE RIFF 2ANTI MORTEMwww.anti-mortem.comFormed in 2008 and fronted by vocalist Larado Romo, ANTI-MORTEM’s line-up includes older brother-guitarist Nevada Romo, guitarist Zain Smith, bassist Corey Henderson and drummer Levi Dickerson. With over 300 shows to their name, these Chickasha, Oklahoma natives (aged between 18 & 22) spent their formative nights and weekends woodshedding their sound on the concert stage they built themselves in the Smith family barn (originally intended to store an old car collection). While Zain’s parents were away working on the weekends, ANTI-MORTEM would turn their barn rehearsal space into a makeshift venue and hone their chops by inviting friends and family in Chickasha over for an afternoon of gravel-throated vocals, crunch-laden riffs, thick grooves, and some good ol’-fashioned Southern hospitality.KYNGwww.kyngband.comKyng is a Los Angeles-based metal band consisting of Eddie Veliz (vocals, guitar), Tony Castaneda (bass, backup vocals), and Pepe Clarke (drums). The trio’s newest album, Burn The Serum, was released on April 15, 2014 on Razor & Tie Records. Burn The Serum was recorded at Grandmaster Recorders LTD and Sword & Shield in Hollywood, California and Studio 606 in Northridge, California. James Rota and Andrew Alekel co-produced the album. Rota is known for Fireball Ministry while Alekel is known for his work on Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age recordings. The group formed in 2008 and their debut release, Trampled Sun, was released on September 27, 2011 on Realid Records. The band signed to Razor & Tie Records in August 2013.LIONIZEwww.lionizemusic.comThe Maryland-based band formed in 2004, learning to play music by jamming and listening — really listening — to each other. But now, ten years later, the band has matured into a much more powerful, tight unit. Lionize still hammer out most songs in the studio and rehearsal room from the basic spark of an idea. Jetpack Soundtrack, their fifth album and first for the Weathermaker Music label, is no different.“There’s really only so many ways to work on music. You just have to play it, then work on it,” says bassist Henry Upton. “We just exhaust all our ideas and put them down.”The band obsessed over thirteen songs, working off four notebooks crammed with ideas, ultimately narrowing the finished album to eleven tracks. Pre-production became a never ending process of upping the musical ante. Eventually, chasing perfection stopped only when producer Machine finally told them to leave.FRIDAY 14 NOVEMBERTHEKLA BRISTOLThe Grove, Bristol BS1 4RBDoors 6:30pmAges 14+Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 881

CLASSIC ROCK & METAL HAMMER PRESENT: LORDS OF THE RIFF 2

ANTI MORTEM
www.anti-mortem.com

Formed in 2008 and fronted by vocalist Larado Romo, ANTI-MORTEM’s line-up includes older brother-guitarist Nevada Romo, guitarist Zain Smith, bassist Corey Henderson and drummer Levi Dickerson. With over 300 shows to their name, these Chickasha, Oklahoma natives (aged between 18 & 22) spent their formative nights and weekends woodshedding their sound on the concert stage they built themselves in the Smith family barn (originally intended to store an old car collection). 
While Zain’s parents were away working on the weekends, ANTI-MORTEM would turn their barn rehearsal space into a makeshift venue and hone their chops by inviting friends and family in Chickasha over for an afternoon of gravel-throated vocals, crunch-laden riffs, thick grooves, and some good ol’-fashioned Southern hospitality.

KYNG
www.kyngband.com

Kyng is a Los Angeles-based metal band consisting of Eddie Veliz (vocals, guitar), Tony Castaneda (bass, backup vocals), and Pepe Clarke (drums). The trio’s newest album, Burn The Serum, was released on April 15, 2014 on Razor & Tie Records. Burn The Serum was recorded at Grandmaster Recorders LTD and Sword & Shield in Hollywood, California and Studio 606 in Northridge, California. James Rota and Andrew Alekel co-produced the album. Rota is known for Fireball Ministry while Alekel is known for his work on Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age recordings. The group formed in 2008 and their debut release, Trampled Sun, was released on September 27, 2011 on Realid Records. The band signed to Razor & Tie Records in August 2013.

LIONIZE
www.lionizemusic.com

The Maryland-based band formed in 2004, learning to play music by jamming and listening — really listening — to each other. But now, ten years later, the band has matured into a much more powerful, tight unit. Lionize still hammer out most songs in the studio and rehearsal room from the basic spark of an idea. Jetpack Soundtrack, their fifth album and first for the Weathermaker Music label, is no different.

“There’s really only so many ways to work on music. You just have to play it, then work on it,” says bassist Henry Upton. “We just exhaust all our ideas and put them down.”
The band obsessed over thirteen songs, working off four notebooks crammed with ideas, ultimately narrowing the finished album to eleven tracks. Pre-production became a never ending process of upping the musical ante. Eventually, chasing perfection stopped only when producer Machine finally told them to leave.

FRIDAY 14 NOVEMBER

THEKLA BRISTOL
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 6:30pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
www.alt-tickets.co.uk
www.gigantic.com
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881


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CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMENwww.catfishandthebottlemen.comThe band consists of Van McCann (lead vocals), Billy Bibby (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass guitar) and Bob Hall (drums). The band members all moved to Llandudno from different areas including Sheffield and Accrington. Van moved from Australia at a young age where he met a busker named ‘Catfish the Bottleman’, who he credits as the inspiration behind the band’s name.The band signed to Communion Records in 2013 and throughout 2013 released their first three singles: “Homesick”, “Rango”, and “Pacifier”. In 2014 the band signed to Island Records and on March 17, released their first single of the year, “Kathleen”, produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Adele) and are set to release their debut album later this year. All of the singles released were premiered as Zane Lowe’s hottest record in the world and were playlisted on Radio 1. “Kathleen” ranked at number one on MTV’s hottest tracks in April 2014.Catfish and the Bottlemen will be performing at over 30 festivals in the UK/Europe this summer including Reading & Leeds, Latitude, Kendal Calling, Tramlines, Ibiza Rocks, and Governors Ball in New York City.THURSDAY 04 DECEMBERTHEKLA BRISTOLThe Grove, Bristol BS1 4RBDoors 7:00pmAges 14+Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 881

CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN
www.catfishandthebottlemen.com

The band consists of Van McCann (lead vocals), Billy Bibby (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass guitar) and Bob Hall (drums). The band members all moved to Llandudno from different areas including Sheffield and Accrington. Van moved from Australia at a young age where he met a busker named ‘Catfish the Bottleman’, who he credits as the inspiration behind the band’s name.

The band signed to Communion Records in 2013 and throughout 2013 released their first three singles: “Homesick”, “Rango”, and “Pacifier”. In 2014 the band signed to Island Records and on March 17, released their first single of the year, “Kathleen”, produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Adele) and are set to release their debut album later this year. All of the singles released were premiered as Zane Lowe’s hottest record in the world and were playlisted on Radio 1. “Kathleen” ranked at number one on MTV’s hottest tracks in April 2014.

Catfish and the Bottlemen will be performing at over 30 festivals in the UK/Europe this summer including Reading & Leeds, Latitude, Kendal Calling, Tramlines, Ibiza Rocks, and Governors Ball in New York City.

THURSDAY 04 DECEMBER

THEKLA BRISTOL
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
www.alt-tickets.co.uk
www.gigantic.com
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881


~ Monday, July 14 ~
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JESS GLYNNEwww.facebook.com/JessGlynneWho knew a trip to Pizza Express could inform a young teenagers life so greatly? One evening in 2003, Jess Glynne’s parents returned home from a night in Soho with a signed CD by a new singer they had seen performing at the restaurant’s regular Jazz night. “It had such a profoundly immediate effect on me,” remembers Jess of her parents playing Amy Winehouse’s debut album, ‘Frank’. “I’d always loved the big pop vocals of Mariah, Beyoncé and Whitney, but hearing a woman’s voice that was basically a jazz vocal, so full of individuality? Then realising she was British and still a teenager? That was the moment I knew I wanted to be as singer too.”Glynne is a woman in possession of a rather fantastically distinctive vocal herself. You’ve already heard the 24 year-old’s richly evocative voice on Clean Bandit’s No.1 classical-dance smash ‘Rather Be’, which is the highest selling January No.1 since 1996 with sales in the UK alone of over 600,000, earning platinum status.THURSDAY 23 OCTOBERTHEKLA BRISTOLThe Grove, Bristol BS1 4RBDoors 7:00pmAges 14+ Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 881

JESS GLYNNE
www.facebook.com/JessGlynne

Who knew a trip to Pizza Express could inform a young teenagers life so greatly? One evening in 2003, Jess Glynne’s parents returned home from a night in Soho with a signed CD by a new singer they had seen performing at the restaurant’s regular Jazz night. “It had such a profoundly immediate effect on me,” remembers Jess of her parents playing Amy Winehouse’s debut album, ‘Frank’. “I’d always loved the big pop vocals of Mariah, Beyoncé and Whitney, but hearing a woman’s voice that was basically a jazz vocal, so full of individuality? Then realising she was British and still a teenager? That was the moment I knew I wanted to be as singer too.”

Glynne is a woman in possession of a rather fantastically distinctive vocal herself. You’ve already heard the 24 year-old’s richly evocative voice on Clean Bandit’s No.1 classical-dance smash ‘Rather Be’, which is the highest selling January No.1 since 1996 with sales in the UK alone of over 600,000, earning platinum status.

THURSDAY 23 OCTOBER

THEKLA BRISTOL
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+ 

Advance tickets available from:
www.alt-tickets.co.uk
www.gigantic.com
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881


~ Monday, July 7 ~
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SCOTT BRADLEE & POSTMODERN JUKEBOXwww.facebook.com/postmodernjukeboxScott Bradlee has long had a love/hate relationship with pop music.Growing up as an aspiring jazz pianist, Scott was not interested in listening to anything that might appeal to those that he deemed to possess a less than refined palette of musical taste. This willful ignorance continued for some time; it was not until he began making YouTube videos (and subsequently receiving requests for modern pop songs) that Scott decided to drop his preconceived notions and examine contemporary pop with an open mind.What he found is that, despite his initial aversion to the stuff Scott was hearing, he was unable to truly categorize this as “bad music” without first defining a set of arbitrary, culturally-defined criteria. Furthermore, the fact that such a rigorous vetting process exists for the output of major labels indicated that these songs and artists certainly RESONATED with the culture of our times–no easy feat, in and of itself. As a relentless devil’s advocate, Scott then found that by simply altering the context of such songs, he could find quite a bit of artistic merit inside of them.His goal with Postmodern Jukebox is to get his audience to think of songs not as rigid, ephemeral objects, but like malleable globs of silly putty. Songs can be twisted, shaped, and altered without losing their identities–just as we grow, age, and expire without losing ours–and it is through this exploration that the gap between “high” and “low” art can be bridged most readily.SUNDAY 15 FEBUARYTHEKLA BRISTOLThe Grove, Bristol BS1 4RBDoors 7.00pmAges 14+Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 881

SCOTT BRADLEE & POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
www.facebook.com/postmodernjukebox

Scott Bradlee has long had a love/hate relationship with pop music.

Growing up as an aspiring jazz pianist, Scott was not interested in listening to anything that might appeal to those that he deemed to possess a less than refined palette of musical taste. This willful ignorance continued for some time; it was not until he began making YouTube videos (and subsequently receiving requests for modern pop songs) that Scott decided to drop his preconceived notions and examine contemporary pop with an open mind.

What he found is that, despite his initial aversion to the stuff Scott was hearing, he was unable to truly categorize this as “bad music” without first defining a set of arbitrary, culturally-defined criteria. Furthermore, the fact that such a rigorous vetting process exists for the output of major labels indicated that these songs and artists certainly RESONATED with the culture of our times–no easy feat, in and of itself. As a relentless devil’s advocate, Scott then found that by simply altering the context of such songs, he could find quite a bit of artistic merit inside of them.

His goal with Postmodern Jukebox is to get his audience to think of songs not as rigid, ephemeral objects, but like malleable globs of silly putty. Songs can be twisted, shaped, and altered without losing their identities–just as we grow, age, and expire without losing ours–and it is through this exploration that the gap between “high” and “low” art can be bridged most readily.

SUNDAY 15 FEBUARY

THEKLA BRISTOL
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7.00pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
www.alt-tickets.co.uk
www.gigantic.com
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881


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TESSERACTwww.facebook.com/tesseractbandTesseracT are excited to welcome Ashe O’Hara into the group as their new vocalist. Ashe’s power, emotion, and diversity will help to continue the distinctive yet ever evolving TESSERACT sound. Comments Ashe: “I have always been an admirer of their work so it’s pretty awesome to be passed such a challenging flame. I am very aware of the anticipation and I am certainly feeling the weight of it; but I am equally excited for what shall be an amazing and shithot experience!TesseracT adds, “We realize that the vocalist search seemed like it took a long time, but we wanted to make sure that we found someone who was a perfect fit both on stage and in the studio and Ashe is just that. We very much appreciate the patience and support our fans have shown us and look forward to the next TESSERACT chapter. ‘Nocturne’, is one of the most uplifting and exciting pieces of music we have created. It faithfully continues down the same vein of groovy”ANIMALS AS LEADERSwww.facebook.com/animalsasleadersAnimals as Leaders is a Washington, D.C. based instrumental progressive metal project formed by guitarist Tosin Abasi in 2007. Their self-titled debut album was released in April 2009 by Prosthetic Records.Animals as Leaders was formed “out of the ashes” of guitarist Tosin Abasi’s previous band, Reflux. The heavy metal record label Prosthetic Records saw Abasi’s guitar work and asked him to create a solo album for them. Abasi initially declined, feeling such an endeavor would be “egotistical and unnecessary”. When Reflux disbanded, Abasi decided to take the label’s offer. The name Animals as Leaders was inspired by Daniel Quinn’s 1992 novel Ishmael, which addresses anthropocentrism. Abasi coined the name as a reminder “that we’re all essentially animals”.SUNDAY 09 NOVEMBERTHEKLA BRISTOLThe Grove, Bristol BS1 4RBDoors 6:30pmAges 14+ Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 881

TESSERACT
www.facebook.com/tesseractband

TesseracT are excited to welcome Ashe O’Hara into the group as their new vocalist. Ashe’s power, emotion, and diversity will help to continue the distinctive yet ever evolving TESSERACT sound. Comments Ashe: “I have always been an admirer of their work so it’s pretty awesome to be passed such a challenging flame. I am very aware of the anticipation and I am certainly feeling the weight of it; but I am equally excited for what shall be an amazing and shithot experience!

TesseracT adds, “We realize that the vocalist search seemed like it took a long time, but we wanted to make sure that we found someone who was a perfect fit both on stage and in the studio and Ashe is just that. We very much appreciate the patience and support our fans have shown us and look forward to the next TESSERACT chapter. ‘Nocturne’, is one of the most uplifting and exciting pieces of music we have created. It faithfully continues down the same vein of groovy”

ANIMALS AS LEADERS
www.facebook.com/animalsasleaders

Animals as Leaders is a Washington, D.C. based instrumental progressive metal project formed by guitarist Tosin Abasi in 2007. Their self-titled debut album was released in April 2009 by Prosthetic Records.
Animals as Leaders was formed “out of the ashes” of guitarist Tosin Abasi’s previous band, Reflux. The heavy metal record label Prosthetic Records saw Abasi’s guitar work and asked him to create a solo album for them. Abasi initially declined, feeling such an endeavor would be “egotistical and unnecessary”. When Reflux disbanded, Abasi decided to take the label’s offer. The name Animals as Leaders was inspired by Daniel Quinn’s 1992 novel Ishmael, which addresses anthropocentrism. Abasi coined the name as a reminder “that we’re all essentially animals”.

SUNDAY 09 NOVEMBER

THEKLA BRISTOL
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 6:30pm
Ages 14+ 

Advance tickets available from:
www.alt-tickets.co.uk
www.gigantic.com
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881


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MOULETTESwww.moulettes.co.ukMoulettes released their third studio album and their first for Navigator Records ‘Constellations’ on June 2nd. Recorded in studios, churches, tunnels, workshops and bedrooms around Brighton, Lewes and South Wales in the summer of 2013, it is their most complete and ambitious album to date. Few bands are able to call upon such a willing, prestigious and diverse group of guests.The album features a chamber orchestra that includes performances from legends Arthur Brown and Herbie Flowers (Lou Reed, Bowie) and contemporaries Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets), The Unthanks, Emma Richardson (Band Of Skulls) and a host of players from Sweden, Germany, Greece, Holland, South Africa, Australia, Scotland and Bosnia. Brighton dub troubadour Faye Houston and dubstep producer Mike Dennis complete a supporting cast that emphasises the band’s incredible ability to blend their custom designed Cellos, Violins, Guitars, Drums, Bassoon, Double bass and synths into an incomparable pop/rock/folk package. Thus ‘Constellations’ crosses varied and expansive musical territory over its ten tracks. As songwriter, cellist and front singer Hannah Miller notes, “People have listened to Moulettes and heard Shostakovich, Miles Davis, Pentangle, Pink Floyd, Bjork and even Skrillex. That is where we’ve all come from…everyone shares in over 80 years of recorded music history”. Support from:LOTTE MULLANwww.facebook.com/lottemullanSATURDAY 08 NOVEMBERTHEKLA BRISTOLThe Grove, Bristol BS1 4RBDoors 7.00pmAges 14+Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 881

MOULETTES
www.moulettes.co.uk

Moulettes released their third studio album and their first for Navigator Records ‘Constellations’ on June 2nd. Recorded in studios, churches, tunnels, workshops and bedrooms around Brighton, Lewes and South Wales in the summer of 2013, it is their most complete and ambitious album to date. Few bands are able to call upon such a willing, prestigious and diverse group of guests.

The album features a chamber orchestra that includes performances from legends Arthur Brown and Herbie Flowers (Lou Reed, Bowie) and contemporaries Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets), The Unthanks, Emma Richardson (Band Of Skulls) and a host of players from Sweden, Germany, Greece, Holland, South Africa, Australia, Scotland and Bosnia. Brighton dub troubadour Faye Houston and dubstep producer Mike Dennis complete a supporting cast that emphasises the band’s incredible ability to blend their custom designed Cellos, Violins, Guitars, Drums, Bassoon, Double bass and synths into an incomparable pop/rock/folk package. Thus ‘Constellations’ crosses varied and expansive musical territory over its ten tracks. As songwriter, cellist and front singer Hannah Miller notes, “People have listened to Moulettes and heard Shostakovich, Miles Davis, Pentangle, Pink Floyd, Bjork and even Skrillex. That is where we’ve all come from…everyone shares in over 80 years of recorded music history”. 

Support from:

LOTTE MULLAN
www.facebook.com/lottemullan

SATURDAY 08 NOVEMBER

THEKLA BRISTOL
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7.00pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
www.alt-tickets.co.uk
www.gigantic.com
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881


~ Wednesday, July 2 ~
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GLASS ANIMALSwww.glassanimals.euOxfordshire quartet Glass Animals are Dave Bayley, Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer and Joe Seaward. They grew up together from the age of thirteen and started working together when Dave showed Drew some tracks.They self-released a 5 track demo in 2012 which form the basis of the‘Leaflings EP’, released via Kaya Kaya Records. It included ‘Cocoa Hooves’, ‘Golden Antlers’ and ‘Exxus’, later included on the ‘Black Mambo / Exxus EP’.Having left the confines of their creative hub in the woodlands of Oxfordshire (referred to as The Shed), the band took up residence at Paul Epworth’s London studio in the Autumn of 2013. ‘Psylla’ was released on November 11 by Wolf Tone (Epworth’s own label) backed with ‘Woozy (feat. Jean Deaux)’.The track ‘Gooey’ was premièred on February 13, as the second taster to their forthcoming début album, “ZABA”. Released on June 9th 2014, the 11 track record was recorded at Wolf Tone Studios in London, and produced by frontman Dave Bayley under executive production of Paul Epworth. ‘Pools’ was announced as the follow up single on April 16.WEDNESDAY 15 OCTOBERTHEKLA BRISTOLThe Grove, Bristol BS1 4RBDoors 7:00pmAges 14+ Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 881

GLASS ANIMALS
www.glassanimals.eu

Oxfordshire quartet Glass Animals are Dave Bayley, Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer and Joe Seaward. They grew up together from the age of thirteen and started working together when Dave showed Drew some tracks.
They self-released a 5 track demo in 2012 which form the basis of the‘Leaflings EP’, released via Kaya Kaya Records. It included ‘Cocoa Hooves’, ‘Golden Antlers’ and ‘Exxus’, later included on the ‘Black Mambo / Exxus EP’.

Having left the confines of their creative hub in the woodlands of Oxfordshire (referred to as The Shed), the band took up residence at Paul Epworth’s London studio in the Autumn of 2013. ‘Psylla’ was released on November 11 by Wolf Tone (Epworth’s own label) backed with ‘Woozy (feat. Jean Deaux)’.

The track ‘Gooey’ was premièred on February 13, as the second taster to their forthcoming début album, “ZABA”. Released on June 9th 2014, the 11 track record was recorded at Wolf Tone Studios in London, and produced by frontman Dave Bayley under executive production of Paul Epworth. ‘Pools’ was announced as the follow up single on April 16.

WEDNESDAY 15 OCTOBER

THEKLA BRISTOL
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+ 

Advance tickets available from:
www.alt-tickets.co.uk
www.gigantic.com
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881


~ Tuesday, June 17 ~
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KINNG CREOSOTEwww.kingcreosote.comKing Creosote is the stagename of Scottish singer-songwriter Kenny Anderson (from Fife, Scotland). Anderson began recording albums under the name King Creosote in 1995. Since then, Anderson has released over forty albums, beginning with “Queen Of Brush County” in 1998. During this time, Anderson has performed with Skuobhie Dubh Orchestra and Khartoum Heroes. He is also a member of Scottish-Canadian ‘supergroup’, The Burns Unit.A popular misconception is that this is the name of the band featuring him and not just his stage name. However, at live shows, he will usually introduce his band members by their similar pseudonyms - some fellow Fence Collective artistes such as “The Pictish Trail” (aka Johnny Lynch), On The Fly and Uncle Beesly, to name but the usual line-up.Albums include: Kenny and Beth’s Musakal Boat Rides (2003); Rocket D.I.Y. (2005); KC Rules OK (2005); Bombshell (2007) and Flick The V’s (2009).MONDAY 06 OCTOBERTHEKLA BRISTOLThe Grove, Bristol BS1 4RBDoors 7:00pmAges 14+Advance tickets available from:www.alt-tickets.co.ukwww.gigantic.comBristol Ticket Shop0844 871 881

KINNG CREOSOTE
www.kingcreosote.com

King Creosote is the stagename of Scottish singer-songwriter Kenny Anderson (from Fife, Scotland). Anderson began recording albums under the name King Creosote in 1995. Since then, Anderson has released over forty albums, beginning with “Queen Of Brush County” in 1998. During this time, Anderson has performed with Skuobhie Dubh Orchestra and Khartoum Heroes. He is also a member of Scottish-Canadian ‘supergroup’, The Burns Unit.

A popular misconception is that this is the name of the band featuring him and not just his stage name. However, at live shows, he will usually introduce his band members by their similar pseudonyms - some fellow Fence Collective artistes such as “The Pictish Trail” (aka Johnny Lynch), On The Fly and Uncle Beesly, to name but the usual line-up.

Albums include: Kenny and Beth’s Musakal Boat Rides (2003); Rocket D.I.Y. (2005); KC Rules OK (2005); Bombshell (2007) and Flick The V’s (2009).

MONDAY 06 OCTOBER

THEKLA BRISTOL
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:00pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
www.alt-tickets.co.uk
www.gigantic.com
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881