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Bleached Friday 23rd August at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Celebrating the release of their new album, Bleached play in the shop. Don't You Think You've Had Enough? is the third full length album from the awesome garage-indie-punk-duo and we're delighted to see them return to Banquet. The resulting LP is explosive, grappling with the past; its twelve tracks mark some of the sisters’ most visceral, rawest songwriting to date -- and some of their best. The work glimmers with inspiration found in touring with the likes of The Damned and Paramore. That arena-ready pop, incisively catchy, was a palpable influence helping to push Bleached’s sound in a new direction. "Writing these songs while sober became somewhat of a spiritual experience,” Jennifer says. “Like I was connecting with a power greater than myself. I had to let go, trust the process, and allow an energy beyond my control to be present." In-store Grade C. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Don't You Think You've Had Enough? from us. All albums + tickets are for collection from the shop on the day of the in-store, please bring your order number with you. CD | LP
Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties Saturday 28th September at Banquet Records, 12:00pm During Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties UK tour, we're delighted to welcome the story-telling emo-folk-punk side project of Dan Cambell from The Wonder Years back to the shop. Routine Maintenance marks the second full length from the unique concept side-project from Dan Campbell. Continuing on Aaron’s story from 2014's full length We Don't Have Each Other and 2016's Bittersweet 7”. Detailed and poetic folky-emo-rock that fans of The Weakerthans, The Early November, and of course The Wonder Years will enjoy. In-store Grade A. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Routine Maintenance from us. Albums will be posted, tickets are for collection from the shop on the day of the in-store, please bring your order number with you. CD | LP
Nervus Monday 30th September at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Days after the release of their new album, Nervus visit Kingston to play in the shop. Tough Crowd will make the third full length release from the Watford-based indie-punks, signed to Big Scary Monsters and follows on from their awesome 2018 record Everything Dies. This will be the band's first Banquet in-store and we can't wait to have them here. If you're into the likes of Against Me!, Alkaline Trio or Milk Teeth should be into this. Where once, songwriter-in-chief Em Foster (vocals/guitar) furiously wrote and recorded songs in her bedroom, as a type of personal catharsis, looking at the personal, and then the immediate politics of identity, gender and queerness - this third album took a different journey, using a whole new collaborative process and approach. As a result, this their third record, speaks differently to their older work. Indies exclusive LP is on 'frosted clear w/ red splatter' coloured vinyl. In-store Grade B. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Tough Crowd from us. Albums will be posted, tickets are for collection from the shop on the day of the in-store, please bring your order number with you. The Album is released 27th September. CD | LP