6 BCZOOM210820.png Biffy Clyro Friday 21st August at Zoom Session, 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. ----- Celebrating the release of their new album, the inimitable Biffy Clyro link up for a streamed session. This is a limited-numbers event (/300). The new full length album from the every-excellent Scottish rockers is titled A Celebration Of Endings, and offers another dose of their huge, alternative rock-driven tunes with soaring melodies and thrashing instrumentation. Following on from their 2016 studio album ‘Ellipsis’ and the 2019 soundtrack 'Balance, Not Symmetry'. The band’s approach to opus eight was simple. Keep things fresh and maintain the wide-eyed wonder of what they do. Surprise themselves and each other. Push things to their furthest extremes. Their first building block in embracing the new was to turn to an old friend. “This is a very forward-looking album from a personal perspective and a societal perspective,” explains frontman Simon Neil. “The title is about seeing the joy in things changing, rather than the sadness. Change means progression and evolution. You can retain everything you loved before, but let’s lose the bad shit. It’s about trying to take back control.” TIME TBC but we'll aim for 7:00pm (BST) - please check back. Access codes will be sent 20 minutes before the event. (Please check your junk / spam folders if they aren't appearing 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. Indies exclusive LP is on 'blue' coloured vinyl.   CD | LP
8 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
9 DEMRECBOX48X.png Bob Mould Distortion: 1989-1995 8 LP Set: Bob Mould’s career began in 1979 with the iconic underground punk group Hüsker Dü before forming the beloved alternative rock band Sugar and releasing numerous critically acclaimed solo albums. Volume one in this new series covers 1989 to 1995, beginning with Mould’s first post Hüsker Dü album Workbook and continuing through to Sugar’s final studio album File Under: Easy Listening. Each album is presented with brand new artwork designed by illustrator Simon Marchner and pressed on 140g clear vinyl with unique splatter effects. Includes a 28-page companion booklet featuring: liner notes by journalist Keith Cameron; a foreword by writer and actor Fred Armisen; a tribute from Richard Thompson; lyrics and memorabilia. Mastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering in Boston. Featuring an array of bonus tracks including Sugar’s 1995 collection of B-sides and non-album tracks Besides, along with Distortion Plus: 1989- 1995 a new and exclusive collection of rarities and collaborations (pressed on clear vinyl). 750 copies worldwide and includes a 12”x12” screen-print of the new Copper Blue album cover, hand signed by illustrator Simon Marchner and Bob Mould himself. - 24 CD Boxset: 18 studio albums together for the first time, including every Bob Mould release from the iconic Workbook (1989) right up to the acclaimed Sunshine Rock (2019). Plus the complete Sugar discography and long out-of-print electronic projects Loudbomb and Blowoff. 4 live albums from across Mould’s career - LiveDog98, Live At ATP 2008, Live At The Cabaret Metro, 1989 and Sugar’s The Joke Is Always On Us, Sometimes. Distortion Plus: 1989-2019, a new and exclusive collection of rarities and collaborations across 2 CDs. Highlights include ‘Dear Rosemary’ (Mould’s 2011 collaboration with Foo Fighters), the previously unreleased original demo of ‘Dog On Fire’ (theme from the Daily Show) and live tracks from the 2007 ‘Circle of Friends’ concert film. Mastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering in Boston. Includes a 72-page companion booklet featuring: liner notes by journalist Keith Cameron; a foreword by writer and actor Fred Armisen; contributions from Richard Thompson, Shirley Manson, and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino; lyrics and memorabilia. Demon Records CD | LP Pre-Order
10 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