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Liz Lawrence Saturday 26th October at Banquet Records, 6:00pm The day after the release of her new album titled Pity Party, Liz Lawrence stops by the shop. You'll recognise her as a longtime collaborator / touring member of Bombay Bicycle Club. 'Pity Party' is the new album from Liz Lawrence. Liz dug deep and discovered her own sound, taught herself how to produce and soon realised that she had become good enough to make her own music in the way she wanted to make it, on her own terms. The fruits of her labour are brought together for this new album. She wrote six of the songs in just five days (while holed up in a dilapidated friends’ house in Cornwall) - proving that forcing herself out of her comfort zone and embracing a solitary existence - for a short time at least- reaped huge benefits for her personally and musically. In-store Grade B. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Pity Party from us. Indies exclusive LP is on white vinyl. Albums and tickets for collection at our shop on the day of the in-store, please bring your order number with you. CD | LP
Bellevue Days Friday 22nd November at Banquet Records, 6:00pm To celebrate the release of their debut album, Bellevue Days play in the shop on the day of its release. The debut full length record from the Croydon based alt-rockers is titled It Can't Possibly Go Wrong Ever, offering up an infectious mix of modern British rock with indie-punk sounds. If you're into the likes of Lower Than Atlantis, Mallory Knox, Deaf Havana or Biffy Clyro then you should definitely check this out. “It seems like the whole world is kinda falling apart in every direction you look, doesn’t it?” vocalist Alan Smith comments. “For me personally, I took a long look at the world around me and I just kinda realised how f*cked up it’s become. I usually try to steer away from politics in music; I ain’t no Bob Dylan (just yet). I find it hard not to put my personal experiences and feelings into songs—from depression, to family issues, to deaths - as that’s usually the only thing I can really go off, but on this record there are a few more stories which I imagine from other people’s points of view, which was an interesting and refreshing perspective.” In-store Grade C, come on down. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of It Can't Possibly Go Wrong Ever from us. All albums + Tickets are for collection in the shop on the day of the event. CD | LP