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Bury Tomorrow / Signing Session Tuesday 24th July at Banquet Records, 6:00pm PLEASE NOTE: this is a separate event from our Bury Tomorrow show at The Fighting Cocks later the same evening. If you have ordered an album + ticket bundle for the Fighting Cocks show, you're welcome to come along to the signing. However an order for the album+signing does not include admission to the show. Just after the release of their new album, Bury Tomorrow visit the shop for a signing session ahead of their 18+ show at The Fighting Cocks. The band were last in town in 2014, playing a double show at Kingston College, they're now returning with another offering of their blistering and supercharged blend of metal on their fifth full length album Black Flame. Any fans of Architects, In Hearts Wake or Parkway Drive should have this band on their radar. 6pm start with all ages welcome. In-store Grade C. Anyone is welcome to come but priority will go to those who order Black Flame from us.
Jason McNiff Sunday 29th July at Banquet Records, 4:00pm On the weekend his new album is released, Jason McNiff plays in-store at Banquet. Joy And Independence marks the 6th full length release from the London-based singer-wongwriter and he's teamed up with At The Helm Records for it. The Americana-influenced record contains 10 stripped back new songs alongside a re-work of Stuck In The Past. Joy and Independence was recorded in sporadic sessions over a 6 month period through 2017-18 at Sean Read (Rockingbirds, Dexy's) studio in Hackney, East London. It is an album that will have a broad appeal to all fans of acoustic music. In-store Grade C, come on down. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Joy And Independence from us. CD
Trash Boat Wednesday 15th August at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Following the release of their new album, Trash Boat play an all ages set in the shop ahead of their 18+ show at The Fighting Cocks the same night. 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 a couple of times and it'll be great to have them back here in the shop. "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." In-store Grade B. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Crown Shyness from us. CD | LP
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