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Cherry Glazerr Monday 27th February at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Just before their sold out London show, LA indie-rock trio Cherry Glazerr make their Kingston debut in the shop. They just put out their second album Apocalipstick last month, it's critically acclaimed, guitar-heavy and unapologetically loud indie-rock and we're excited to have them in the shop. For fans of The Breeders, Thee Oh Sees, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Bleached. Society would deem that a prodigious girl can't be in a progressive rock band while also being in complete control of its creative vision, business plan and social messaging. Society is wrong. Clem, a 19 year old teen dreamed up Cherry Glazerr in her LA bedroom alone and is perhaps more capable of figuring a music career out than anyone who attempts this treacherous life path. And yet, she carries herself very lightly. “This one's going to be a flop!” she jokes, here to discuss the newly lined-up trio's second album, Apocalipstick. It's every bit as epic, funny, life-assuring, doom-defiant and flaming fire as that title sounds. What's more, it's the soundtrack to their collective rockstar evolution. In-store grade A. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Apocalipstick from us. LP + Ticket includes the indies-exclusive clear with pink splatter LP. CD | LP
Lewis Watson Monday 6th March at Banquet Records A couple of weeks before the release of his second studio album, Lewis Watson comes to perform in the shop. The Oxfordshire based singer-songwriter has played in Kingston a couple of times and it'll be a treat to have him back again to celebrate new album Midnight. Stepping away from the limelight of his first album, Watson went into the studio with a wealth of experience and new material and recorded this second album in just two weeks. In-store grade A. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Midnight from us! CD
Circa Waves Thursday 16th March at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Just ahead of their 18+ show at New Slang, Circa Waves will play an under 18's set. The new album Different Creatures will be the follow up to the band's impressive top ten debut Young Chasers that came out in 2015, since then they've amped up their sound and are coming back a bolder version of themselves with an album full of huge songs. We're excited for the new record and more Kingston shows. “All of us wanted to make a massive change and bring in these different songs. We played indie songs before and I wanted to progress. The first album felt like a daytime record and this one’s based in the nighttime, if that makes sense. This one’s a lot more about the demons that I face – a lot of love, loss and anxiety. It’s also about the issues that everyone feels like they’re going through together at the moment. We’re in this weird time of change and everything has become different.” In-store grade A. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Different Creatures from us. CD | LP New In
Blood Youth Tuesday 11th April at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Tickets for collection at the shop on the evening of the in-store. Please bring your order number with you. Albums will be posted. Just a few days after their debut album is released, Blood Youth make a return visit to perform in the shop. We're fans of Blood Youth, they've been touring and performing at festivals extensively the last year while also writing some punk anthems. They play a ferocious mix of melodic hardcore, full of heavy breakdowns and aggressive vocals with vulnerable and honest lyrics. If you're into the likes of Beartooth, Close Your Eyes, A Day To Remember or While She Sleeps, then you'll get into this. ‘Beyond Repair’ is an unrelenting assault of punch-to-the-gut riffing and Kaya Tarsus’ impassioned vocals that both tear and soar. Brutally heavy yet deftly accessible, the material of Closure showcases its creators’ state of mind, striking a compelling balance between fury and vulnerability. In-store grade B. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Beyond Repair from us. CD | LP