1 SG261120.png Sea Girls Thursday 26th November at Pryzm, 8:00pm PLEASE NOTE: date is subject to change pending government / Public Health England guidance around the coronavirus outbreak. If this event is postponed, we will let you know - please do not contact us until a rescheduled date is announced. Once announced, if you cannot make the rescheduled date refunds will be available. --- Celebrating the release of their new full length album titled Open Up your Head, the awesome and anthemic indie-rockers Sea Girls visit Kingston to play at Pryzm. With album Open Up Your Head, the band’s songwriting has elevated, with frontman Henry Camamile stepping into the spotlight as a genuine storyteller for his generation. The album is fit to burst with colourful melodies, guitar and synth hooks - an explosion of joyous indie rock held together to reflect Camamile’s darker songwriting on topics such as a previous traumatic head injury, the anxiety that ensued, and resulting adolescent vices. Times TBC but we expect doors at 8:00pm with Sea Girls on stage at 9:30pm CD/ticket is £14 post-paid, and other formats and combos will be available. Pryzm is all ages for this show - under 14s must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult (18+). Over 18s should bring PHOTO ID (driving license / passport). Pryzm, 154 Clarence Street, Kingston Upon Thames (KT1 1QP) PLEASE NOTE: If you choose Car Park Collection as your delivery option, your full order will need to be collected using this method, rather than collecting from the venue   CD | LP Pre-Order
3 TIIK221020.png This Is The Kit Thursday 22nd October at St John's Church, 7:00pm PLEASE NOTE: date is subject to change pending government / Public Health England guidance around the coronavirus outbreak. If this event is postponed, we will let you know - please do not contact us until a rescheduled date is announced. Once announced, if you cannot make the rescheduled date refunds will be available. --- To celebrate the release of their fifth full length album titled Off Off On, the ever excellent Ivor Novello Award-nominated songwriter This Is The Kit visits Kingston for a release show at St John's Church Since 2008’s debut album Krülle Bol, This Is The Kit (led by Kate Stables) have unpicked emotional knots and woven remarkable stories, but even by their high standards, Off Off On is a beautifully clear distillation of Stables’ song-writing gifts. By the end of 2018, the band had finished touring their last album, the talismanic Moonshine Freeze – leading to Kate’s Ivor Novello nomination, but when it came to Stables’ natural impulse to start the next record, her efforts were diverted by an invitation to join The National on the road for multiple tours and TV appearances – a continuation of the role she took on their album I Am Easy To Find. “It was so brilliant when I was writing to be away from my songs and the responsibility of being in charge of a band or a project – I think it really helped my writing and my getting through whatever I needed to get through.” Richly illuminating and acutely sensitive to the pulses and currents of life, Off Off On shows This Is The Kit overflowing with ideas. In difficult times, it’s a record that feels like a lifeline, moving against the tide, standing against the storm. Keep going. Times TBC but we expect doors at 7:00pm This show is 14+, under 14s must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. St John the Evangelist, Grove Lane, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2SU   CD | LP Pre-Order
4 GA290720.png Glass Animals Wednesday 29th July at Live-Streamed Stripped Back Performance + Q&A and Production Tutorial PLEASE NOTE: you'll need a Banquet account to access this stream, so please be sure you're registered and signed in before you place your order. This event is open to UK customers only. ----- Celebrating the release of their third full length album titled Dreamland, the ever-excellent electro-indie-poppers Glass Animals link up for a livestreamed session with a Q&A AND production tutorial! This is a limited-numbers event (/300). “The idea for this album came at a time of confusion and uncertainty. My best friend was in the hospital. I didn’t know if he’d make it. The future was damn scary and completely unknown. During those weeks in the hospital, it was so difficult to look forwards that I found myself looking backwards. Digging around in my mind, pulling up old memories, finding comfort in them even if they were uncomfortable in themselves.” Speaking to friends and family, I’ve realised that a lot of people are experiencing a similar sort of confusion now. Everything that we thought we could see clearly in front of us has been thrown into the air, and all the while, we can’t be out finding our footing. We can’t be out creating new memories, so…we’re diving back head-first into the old ones. I hear that in conversations. I see it in what people are watching on TV. In what we’re listening to. In what we’re eating. In dreams. Submit questions / shout outs / messages in advance via the comments box in the checkout. 7:00pm start (BST) Access details will be sent 20 minutes before the event. Please check your junk / spam folders if this doesn't appear in your inbox. Please sign in from 6:45pm and by 6:55pm at the latest. You'll be checked off as you sign in, so please ensure your screen name matches the name on your order.   CD | LP Pre-Order
6 DOC200CD.png Phoebe Bridgers Punisher Indies exclusive LP is on 'blue / green / swirl' coloured vinyl. The hugely anticipated second full length album from Phoebe Bridgers. We were big fans of her 2017 debut full length Stranger In The Alps and it's been excellent to watch her grow and release music through boygenius and Better Oblivion Community Center. For Punisher, she has grasped a formidable crew of guests including Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Conor Oberst, Nick Zinner, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Harrison Whitford, Christian Lee Hutson and more. Phoebe Bridgers doesn’t write love songs as much as songs about the impact love can have on our lives, personalities, and priorities. Punisher, her fourth release and second solo album, is concerned with that subject. To say she writes about heartbreak is to undersell her blue wisdom, to say she writes about pain erases all the strange joy her music emanates. The arrival of Punisher cements Phoebe Bridgers as one of the most clever, tender and prolific songwriters of our era. Bridgers is the rare artist with enough humor to deconstruct her own meteoric rise. Repeatedly praised by publications like The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, Pitchfork, The Fader, The Los Angeles Times and countless others, Bridgers herself is more interested in discussing topics on Twitter, deadpanning meditations on the humiliating process of being a person, she presents a sweetly funny flipside to the strikingly sad songs she writes. Fittingly, Punisher is fascinated with, and driven by, that kind of impossible tension. Whether it’s writing tweets or songs, Bridgers’s singular talent lies in bringing fierce curiosity to slimy and painful things, interrogating them until they yield up answers that are beautiful and absurd, or faithfully reporting the reality that, sometimes, they are neither. On the album’s epic, freewheeling closer, “I Know The End,” Bridgers orchestrates wails and horns, drums and electric guitar into a sumptuous doomsday swirl, culminating in her own final whispered roar. This is Punisher in a nutshell: devastating elegance punctuated by a moment of deeply campy self-awareness. Dead Oceans CD | LP
7 HAIM030720.png Haim / Ariel Rechtshaid / Rostam Batmanglij Friday 3rd July at A night with Haim - Virtual Live Performance + Q&A, 7:00pm PLEASE NOTE: you'll need a Banquet account to access this stream, so please be sure you're registered and signed in before you place your order. This event is open to UK customers only. ----- Following the release of their third full length album titled Women In Music Pt. III, the excellent HAIM link up for a live performance and album discussion with co-producers Rostam Batmanglij & Ariel Rechtshaid. This is a limited-numbers event and we don't expect tickets to last too long! Each album bundle will include a limited run of signed postcards. CD/ticket start at £13, and other formats are available. £2 from each purchase will be donated to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. “the mantra of this record is all about being fearless... feel like there are so many times when there’s that voice in your head going. ‘Be scared, be scared, stop, stop, stop,’ and with this record, we’ve shut that thing off so if one of us is like that, I have two sisters who say, ‘Keep going’.” Indies + high street retailers exclusive LP is on 'yellow' vinyl. Submit questions / shout outs / messages in advance via the comments box in the checkout. 7:00pm start (BST) Access details will be sent 20 minutes before the event. Please check your junk / spam folders if this doesn't appear in your inbox. If details aren't with you by 6:45pm, please email mailorder@banquetrecords.com with your order number. Please sign in from 6:45pm and by 6:55pm at the latest. You'll be checked off as you sign in, so please ensure your screen name matches the name on your order.   CD | LP Past Event