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Hunny Friday 28th February at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Whilst in the UK for a support tour, Hunny stop by the shop to play an in-store set. The debut full length album from the awesome California indie-punks is titled 'Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.', produced the by the Grammy-Award winning Carlos De La Garza (Cheerry Glazerr, Paramore, Culture Abuse). Inspired by their love for ‘80s new wave and ‘90s pop, Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. is an endless back-and-forth between heavy-hearted lyrics and bright-and-shiny melodies, lovesick confession, and addictively dancey rhythms. With the album centered on a narrative Yarger sums up as “I love you and I want to die,” HUNNY wrote most of the songs on acoustic guitar, deliberately channeling a raw vulnerability into every line. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. embodies the wildly frenetic energy of HUNNY’s live show. As Grimmett explains, the band introduced that element with their ever-communal live show in mind. “We really love the emotive aspect of playing a show. For this record, we really took the time to think about what we were going to give them to sing, and made sure that it’s something with real feeling and meaning to it.” In-store Grade B. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. from us. All albums + Tickets are for collection in the shop on the day of the event. CD New In
Dr Rubberfunk Saturday 29th February at Banquet Records, 4:00pm Following the release of his new full length album titled My Life At 45, the awesome Dr Rubberfunk stops by the shop for a Saturday afternoon set. Having established himself in funk, soul, blues and jazz circles with a ton of high calibre releases, the good doctor holds a reputation for quality productions, with a hands-on approach, both in front of, and behind the mixing desk, as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and producer. The new album brings together stunning vocals from John Turrell, Izo FitzRoy and Stephanie Whitelock, whilst the instrumental tracks, showcasing the talents of long-time collaborators Jim Oliver, Jonathan James and Ben Castle, make it clear just what a crack production outfit the Doctor has put together. In-store Grade C. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of My Life At 45 from us. Albums will be posted unless you select 'Collect In Shop' when checking out, tickets are for collection from the shop on the day of the in-store, please bring your order number with you. CD | LP
Kate Tempest Friday 6th March at Banquet Records, 6:00pm On the day of release of her new 7", Kate Tempest pops by Banquet for a signing session. ‘Unholy Elixir’ and ‘People’s Faces (Streatham Version)’ are new takes on two stand out songs from the latest album, The Book Of Traps And Lessons. Produced and Mixed by Dan Carey. Priority to the signing is given to people who order the new 7" from us. Entry is via order number, please bring yours with you. The 7" will be to Collect In Shop on the evening of the event. 7"
Porridge Radio Wednesday 11th March at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Celebrating the release of their debut full length record titled Every Bad, the indie / post-punk fuelled quartet from Brighton, Porridge Radio visit Kingston to play in the shop. Every Bad is a personal and intimate record, one born of soul-searching down at the beach. But its reach can (and should) be much further than that. These are lyrics that can unite friend groups and create manifestos to pin to bedroom walls, and the music that backs it all is widescreen, bright, and ambitious enough to take Porridge Radio to rooms as big as they deserve to be in. If the recent London show is anything to go by, the messages of this band are ones that can provide real, tangible hope. Across Every Bad, and in the very fiber of Porridge Radio, is the kind of fire that makes you get up and try all over again tomorrow. In-store Grade C. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Every Bad from us. Albums will be posted unless you select 'Collect In Shop' when checking out, tickets are for collection from the shop on the day of the in-store, please bring your order number with you. CD | LP