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Tom Speight Sunday 23rd June at Banquet Records, 5:30pm Following the release of his excellent debut full length titled Collide, the incredible singer-songwriter and Banquet friend, Tom Speight plays in the shop. Over two years, Tom independently released six EPs and saw his monthly listeners surpass two million. Five of the songs were playlisted by Radio 2 – he was Graham Norton's most played act of 2017 & only session of 2018. ''I wouldn't change a thing'' - Sir Paul McCartney In-store Grade C, no purchase necessary come on down!.
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 New In
Idlewild Sunday 25th August at Banquet Records, 1:30pm With their new full length album out now, Idlewild play an acoustic set in the shop in August. Following on from 2015's Everything Ever Written, the wonderful Scottish rockers bring their eighth full length Interview Music. “A lot of the songs are about dreams and dreaming and the thoughts and ideas that come from this state,” says Woomble. I live in the Scottish Highlands, and between there and California you’ve got two locations that can put you in a dream like state - driving down Sunset Boulevard as the sun sets or driving over the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula as the sun rises. The world seems unreal, magical. You’re dreaming through a landscape.” In-store Grade A. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Interview Music from us. Tickets are for collection in the shop on the day of the in-store, please bring your order number with you. Albums will be posted unless you select 'Collect in shop' when checking out. 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