1 NSY270918.png Years & Years / New Slang Thursday 27th September at New Slang, 9:00pm With their new album out now, Years & Years play at New Slang to celebrate its release, with a special stripped back show. The hugely anticipated second full length album from synth-poppers Years & Years, titled Palo Santo follows on from their massive breakthrough 2015 debut Communion. Addictive and heavy stylised synth-laden gems, we're super excited to see this band return to Kingston. A band always intuitively connected to great, homespun British pop classicism, ‘Palo Santo’ is an album that confirms Years & Years’ ascension to the world stage. At the core of it all is Olly Alexander, a once-in-a-generation front-man who understands more than most his responsibility as a pop star. His personal leap forward in scope and ambition is reflected in the album’s colourful mix of collaborators, which range from Kid Harpoon, Greg Kurstin, Julia Michaels and Justin Trantor to Steve Mac, Jessie Shatkin and Sarah Hudson. On ‘Palo Santo’, Years & Years’ impact on pop feels truly tribal, one in which the minority is always the majority, and everyone is welcome. Including both ‘Sanctify’ and current top 10 single ‘If You’re Over Me’, the album is out this week. After the show, it's New Slang as usual where we'll spin tracks from some UK garage legends and head to more usual New Slang songs from the likes of Jamie T, The Wombats, Wolf Alice, CHVRCHES, The Vaccines and many more until 2AM. Albums+Tickets are available from £15 or more ticket options are available here. If you choose Collect In-store as your delivery option your full order, including tickets, will need to be collected from our shop rather than from the venue. Banquet closes at 7pm on Thursdays. New Slang is (now) held at Pryzm, 154 Clarence Street, Kingston Upon Thames (KT1 1QP) Pryzm is an 18+ venue. A valid Passport or Drivers License MUST BE SHOWN. It doesn't matter how old you look or if you're a regular customer / one of our best friends, photo ID is required for entry to 18+ events at Pryzm. No photo ID, no entry. New Slang ticket CD | LP
2 TV170718.png The Vamps Tuesday 17th July at The Rose Theatre Doors 7pm. Please don't queue before 6pm as you'll be moved on by Rose staff / police. Stage time is 8pm. The gig will consist of a short set followed by a Q&A and then a few more songs to finish. Each ticket holder can submit one question for the Q&A and questions will be drawn at random to be put to the band. Write your question on a postcard-size piece of paper and drop it into the box on your way into The Rose. ___________ Tickets have been allocated Downstairs (standing), then Circle (upstairs). If you would prefer an upstairs, seated ticket, please leave a note in the Comments box at check out. All levels at The Rose have excellent views and nobody will make you stay seated in the upper area. PLEASE NOTE: If you choose Collect In Shop as your delivery option your tickets will need to be collected from the shop rather than from the venue. Banquet is open until 6pm on Tuesdays. Just after the release of their new album, The Vamps return to Kingston for an acoustic set. The pop-rock sensations are back with the Day Edition of Night & Day, they played a sold-out release show at The Hippodrome last year for the Night Edition, but this time they're going to take to the stage at Kingston's premiere venue, The Rose Theatre. Lead single Just My Type demonstrates their infectious and massive mix of sparkling pop that's sure to become a summer-time anthem for many. This is an all ages show but please still bring photo ID if possible. Under 14s must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Albums+Tickets are available from £12, more ticket options available here. The Rose Theatre, 24-26 High St, Kingston, KT1 1HL   CD | LP
3 TE230818.png Trophy Eyes Thursday 23rd August at The Fighting Cocks Following the release of their new album, Trophy Eyes play in Kingston. The Australian punkers return to The Fighting Cocks to celebrate the release of their highly anticipated third full length album The American Dream. Merging anthemic pop-punk qualities with some heavy, modern alt-rock. Fans of Trash Boat, The Smith Street Band or The Menzingers should give this lot a listen. The American Dream is about restoring quietness after upheaval and unrest. Despite living in an age of hellfire, Trophy Eyes still have a positive outlook on the future. Their new album will feature a sense of renewal while giving fans optimism. Additionally, The American Dream is an intrinsic look on Floreani’s personal growth. “This record is about my life in present time and a reflection on who I was and how I got here,” he says. “As much of the other Trophy Eyes works have been about the hate, violence, addiction and heartbreak I fought so desperately to leave behind, this record is about shedding one’s past, transitioning from boy to man, making a home and wanting nothing more in life than to sit and enjoy the silence.” Times TBC but we expect doors to be at 7:30pm. PLEASE NOTE: If you choose Collect In-store as your delivery option your full order, including tickets, will need to be collected from our shop rather than from the venue. The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ venue. Please bring photo ID. The Fighting Cocks is at 56 Old London Road, Kingston, KT2 6QA   CD
5 BM120918instore.png Boston Manor Wednesday 12th September at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Just after the release of their new album, Boston Manor return to the shop. Following on from their incredible and critically acclaimed debut full length Be Nothing, the Blackpool alt-rockers are back in Kingston for an all ages set in the shop to celebrate the release of Welcome To The Neighbourhood. Branching well out from their pop-punk roots, the newer songs are sounding like an energised blend of alt-rock soaked in darkness and melancholy. We're big fans and you should be too, make sure you check this lot out if you're into the likes of The Wonder Years, Black Foxxes, Movements, Elder Brother or Knuckle Puck. In the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, Blackpool was this booming town. It was a holiday destination, a place where you can go to forget all your troubles and now things here are just so f*cked up – there are huge drug problems and a 40 per cent unemployment rate in the winter. It was once this beautiful thing and it’s become a little bit broken." But the theme is also laced with hope. “I’m just trying to draw attention to a few issues,” continues Henry. “The things that are important to my generation are just so trivial in my eyes, but who am I to say? I can’t really offer any immediate solutions, but I can try to throw a bucket of cold water on some of my peers, to just get them to feel more and think more and not be so apathetic.” In-store Grade B. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Welcome To The Neighbourhood from us.   CD | LP
6 BM120918.png Boston Manor Wednesday 12th September at New Noise Just after the release of their new album, Boston Manor play at New Noise. Following on from their incredible and critically acclaimed debut full length Be Nothing, the Blackpool alt-rockers are back in Kingston to celebrate the release of Welcome To The Neighbourhood, by headlining our punk/emo clubnight, New Noise. Branching well out from their pop-punk roots, the newer songs are sounding like an energised blend of alt-rock soaked in darkness and melancholy. We're big fans and you should be too, make sure you check this lot out if you're into the likes of The Wonder Years, Black Foxxes, Movements, Elder Brother or Knuckle Puck. In the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, Blackpool was this booming town. It was a holiday destination, a place where you can go to forget all your troubles and now things here are just so f*cked up – there are huge drug problems and a 40 per cent unemployment rate in the winter. It was once this beautiful thing and it’s become a little bit broken." But the theme is also laced with hope. “I’m just trying to draw attention to a few issues,” continues Henry. “The things that are important to my generation are just so trivial in my eyes, but who am I to say? I can’t really offer any immediate solutions, but I can try to throw a bucket of cold water on some of my peers, to just get them to feel more and think more and not be so apathetic.” Doors & Stage times are TBC, but we expect doors at 9:00pm with the band on at 10:00pm. After the show, you can stick around for the club night, we'll be playing a range of punk through to ska and back to emo, you can expect to hear bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Modern Baseball, Funeral For A Friend, Less Than Jake, A Day To Remember, Reel Big Fish, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, The Used, You Me At Six, Refused and obviously much more! Albums+Tickets are available from £10 or more ticket options are available here. Please note: Bacchus is an 18+ venue, so please bring photo ID or you won't be able to get in!   CD | LP
7 TB290818.png Trash Boat Wednesday 15th August at The Fighting Cocks Following the release of their new album, Trash Boat play at The Fighting Cocks. They're back with their highly anticipated second full length album titled Crown Shyness, following on from their class 2016 soupy-produced debut Nothing I Write You.... this offering gives more of their punishing and aggressive blend of emotive, angst led pop-punk, that's heading into heavier and more post-hardcore sounding territory. If you're a fan of Boston Manor, The Wonder Years or Knuckle Puck then give this a listen. They've played in Kingston it's great to have them return. "In terms of the last album, the way that I write is very introspective. I enjoy being very heavily self-reflective on the things that are happening around me and the interactions and relationships that I have with people. I enjoy putting a microscope on them and trying to figure them out. It tends to come out in song pretty well and makes for a very engaging and emotional performance as well as great songs. So I wanted to just continue doing that." Times TBC but we expect doors to be at 7:30pm. After the show, we'll give you a wristband to get you into New Noise for free, we'll be playing a range of punk through to ska and back to emo, you can expect to hear bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Modern Baseball, Funeral For A Friend, Less Than Jake, Boston Manor, A Day To Remember, Reel Big Fish, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, The Used, You Me At Six, Refused and obviously much more! Albums+Tickets are available from £11 or more ticket options are available here. PLEASE NOTE: If you choose Collect In-store as your delivery option your full order, including tickets, will need to be collected from our shop rather than from the venue. The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ venue. Please bring photo ID. The Fighting Cocks is at 56 Old London Road, Kingston, KT2 6QA   CD | LP
8 DH090818.png Deaf Havana Thursday 9th August at All Saints Church Just after the release of their hugely anticipated new album, Deaf Havana return to Kingston for an intimate and stripped back set. The incredible alt-rockers are back and they're returning in style with their fifth full length album, Rituals. They've injected a huge dose of anthemic pop and experimental electronics into their already towering songwriting. Following on from their alternative version of All These Countless Nights and a spellbinding show at The Union Chapel, the new album sees plenty of themes of religion and has a had a big influence in pushing their sounds, having them play at Kingston's All Saints Church will be a truly beautiful and cathartic show. Rituals is the result of throwing out the ‘Deaf Havana rulebook’: first; James picked the song titles, second; he wrote tracks that fit the theme of those titles, third; everything was written on the computer, then the band came in to play all the parts. Working like this felt like working backwards to James, who had previously only written songs on his acoustic guitar, with continuous input from the rest of the band. They set themselves a deadline of April to finish writing, and if any of it was any good, they would make it available by August. No more waiting half a decade for people to finally hear any music. Times TBC but we expect doors to be at 7:00pm. Check back. All Saints Church, 14-16 Market Place, Kingston, KT1 1JP (next to / opposite John Lewis) Albums+Tickets are available from £12 or more ticket options are available here. PLEASE NOTE: If you select Collect In-store as your delivery option at checkout, your full order - including tickets - will need to be collected from the shop rather than from the venue. Banquet is open until 7pm on Thursdays.   CD | LP