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Funeral Shakes Thursday 22nd February at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Tickets and albums for collection at our shop on the evening of the in-store, please bring your order number with you. Just after the release of their debut album Funeral Shakes play in the shop. The Watford rock 'n' roll supergroup celebrates their debut album, the band is made up of members of Gallows, Nervus and The Smoking Hearts, combining together to make a solid set of abrasive and riffy punk-rock. You want to listen to the negative stuff, all wrapped up in a happy tune.” Funeral Shakes guitarist Simon Barker is the first one to admit that his new band’s self-titled debut album is not for those who bask in the glory of love. You know, like Peter Cetera’s saccharin anthem from The Karate Kid Part II. Nope. They’re songs for those who’ve taken a proper beating by heartache, picked themselves up, dusted themselves off and limped home. In-store Grade C. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Funeral Shakes from us. CD | LP
The Magic Gang Thursday 15th March at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Tickets for collection at our shop on the evening of the in-store, please bring your order number with you. Right before their 18+ show at New Slang, and the release of their debut album, The Magic Gang play in the shop. The band have been creating a big buzz with their addictive indie-rock / slacker-pop anthems that has garnered them the nomination for Best New Artist at the NME Awards. We're excited to have such a promising and exciting band visit Kingston. With youthful exuberance and a catalogue of life-affirming slacker pop anthems, it’s no wonder that The Magic Gang are at the forefront of 2018’s breaking guitar bands. Recently nominated for Best New Artist at the NME Awards, The Magic Gang release their self-titled debut album on Yala! Records. Collectively the album presents a twelve-track snapshot of everything that The Magic Gang are about. In-store Grade C. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of The Magic Gang from us. CD | LP
Tangled Hair Saturday 17th March at Banquet Records, 1:00pm Tickets and albums for collection at our shop on the afternoon of the in-store, please bring your order number with you. The day after their debut album is released Tangled Hair play an early set in the shop. Celebrating their long-awaited debut album, the mathy-indie trio come to Banquet for a lunchtime set, bringing their blend of intricate and clever guitar work. If you're into the likes of Tall Ships, Tellison, TTNG or American Football then give these guys a listen. Indicative of their ability to weave moments of blissful release inside rousing, exhilarating unravellings, the band say that it’s a strong gateway to a new record they’re extremely happy with. “We are totally in love with the whole feel and sound of it,” they say about the We Do What We Can LP. “Without trying to be pretentious, the aim was always to capture the sound of ‘us’ if you get what we mean – like someone did a really really good recording of a band practice. We think we caught that.” 1:00pm start with all ages welcome. In-store Grade C. Priority will go to those who order We Do What We Can from us. LP
Casey Saturday 17th March at Banquet Records, 5:00pm Tickets and albums are for collection at the shop on the day of the in-store. Please bring your order number with you. The day after their second album is released Casey play in the shop. The Welsh post-hardcore band garnered a great buzz and following with the release of their 2016 debut album Love Is Not Enough, they now return with their second offering Where I Go When I Am Sleeping. This is raw and direct post-hardcore, injected with emotion and full of contrasting sounds. If you're into the likes of Touche Amore, La Dispute, Departures, More Than Life or Foxing then this isn't one to miss. In-store Grade B. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Where I Go When I Am Sleeping from us. CD | LP