Blossoms Thursday 13th February at New Slang, 9:00pm (18+) A handful of tickets have been kept back for over the counter sales this weekend, but other than that, this is now sold out. New Slang Ticket CD | LP
The Xcerts Thursday 28th November at Banquet Records, 6:00pm As part of their UK tour for the tenth anniversary of their adored debut full length album titled In The Cold Wind We Smile, The Xcerts make a welcome return to Kingston to play an acoustic set in the shop. In The Cold Wind We Smile showcases a charming set of songs from the Aberdeen alt-rockers in a crossover between indie-rock and emo-punk. Fans of Deaf Havana, Biffy Clyro, Twin Atlantic and Jimmy Eat World should check this out. LP is pressed on 180g white vinyl, includes a fold-out poster + download code. CD features a bonus disc of extra tracks. In-store Grade B. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of In The Cold Wind We Smile (10th Anniversary) 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
Vinnie Caruana Sunday 15th December at Banquet Records, Midday With his new solo EP out now, Vinnie Caruana plays an acoustic set in the shop. You'll recognise Vinnie as the frontman of The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche and we're delighted to welcome him back to the shop in celebration of his new solo EP Aging Frontman. Not afraid to take himself too seriously with the title and cover artwork, the personal EP is his most accomplished and poignant solo release to date. Vinnie has this to share: “This is as personal as I’ve ever been with the listener. The people who listen to my music know me. I’ve personally met most of them at shows and we have a relationship. This is just another layer. I’m still looking for answers. We all are. We have to keep finding the beauty in life, no matter how hard life can sometimes make it for us. I want to keep being the best version of myself until I die.” This never-ending desire to find and hold on to beauty and peace of mind, despite the chaos and frequent ugliness of the world we all live in, is something that has always inspired Caruana to write and perform music, and to connect with his fans and this record is without a doubt the finest distillation of that ethos, and of Caruana’s formidable talent as a singer/songwriter. In-store Grade C. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Aging Frontman from us. All albums + Tickets are for collection in the shop on the day of the event. 12"
Tom Walker Thursday 5th December at New Slang, 9:00pm (18+) In the week that the deluxe edition of his critically acclaimed debut full length album titled What A Time To Be Alive is released, Tom Walker returns to Kingston to play at New Slang to celebrate the end of a triumphant year. Times TBC but we expect doors at 9:00pm with Tom Walker on stage at 10:30pm After the show, it's New Slang as usual where you can expect to hear the likes of The Cribs, Liam Gallagher, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Courteeners, Maximo Park and many more until 2AM. CD/ticket is £14 post-paid, and other formats and combos are available. New Slang is an over 18s event, and is strict on ID. Please bring photo ID with you on the night, whatever age you are. New Slang is held at Pryzm, 154 Clarence St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1QP New Slang Ticket CD
Jack Penate Thursday 28th November at New Slang, 9:00pm (18+) Celebrating the release of his long-awaited new album, Jack Peñate plays at New Slang. The long awaited third full length album from the awesome singer-songwriter will mark his first set of new music since 2009's Everything Is New and sees him return to New Slang 10 years after his last visit. The album doesn’t just draw on his musical journey of the past ten years, it brings in influences from the music he heard as a child. Loaded Gun has a prechorus that Lennon and McCartney would have liked to have written. As a child his brother would play him Jungle music. There’s elements of that too. His dad ran acid house raves – that’s in there. But perhaps, the most poignant track is Gemini. With nothing more than piano, vibraphone and drum beat, the words of Peñate’s grandfather, the writer and artist Mervyn Peake, are read by his uncle Fabian. And it’s not the only family tie. The artwork for the album, and the first video, has been done by Peñate’s cousin, the acclaimed artist, Eddie Peake. “We both grew up with an uncanny focus on what we wanted to do, but had never worked together,” says Jack. His work is both incredibly joyous and melancholy, and it does something to me that music does to me too.” Times TBC but we expect doors at 9:00pm with Jack Peñate on stage at 10:30pm After the show, it's New Slang as usual where you can expect to hear the likes of The Cribs, Liam Gallagher, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Courteeners, Maximo Park and many more until 2AM. CD/ticket is £12 post-paid, and other formats and combos are available. Albums and tickets will be posted separately, the album is released 29th November. If you select Collect In-store, your album can't be picked up before 29th November. New Slang is an over 18s event, and is strict on ID. Please bring photo ID with you on the night, whatever age you are. New Slang is held at Pryzm, 154 Clarence St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1QP New Slang Ticket CD | LP
Snow Patrol Thursday 12th December at Pryzm, 5:00pm (ALL AGES) Due to ongoing demand, a THIRD show will take place before the two already sold-out shows at Pryzm / New Slang! Following the release of their new Reworked album, Snow Patrol return to Kingston to play at New Slang. Reworked sees the band taking a range of their classic tracks and revamping them into alternative versions and we can't wait to hear them. Over a twenty-five year career, Snow Patrol have carved out a unique place for themselves. Since their 1998 debut, Songs for Polarbears, the band have racked up an impressive number of critical and commercial accolades. CD/ticket is £16 post-paid, and other formats and combos are available. Tickets and albums will be posted together - the album is released 8th November. Times TBC but we expect doors at 5:00pm and Snow Patrol around 6:00pm. This is TBC so please check back Pryzm is all ages for this show - under 14s must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult (18+). Over 18s should bring PHOTO ID (driving license / passport). Pryzm, 154 Clarence Street, Kingston Upon Thames (KT1 1QP) CD | LP
Chris Farren Tuesday 3rd March at The Fighting Cocks Chris Farren rounds off his early 2020 UK tour with a show at The Fighting Cocks. You can pick up a combo tickets for his latest album Born Hot. Times TBC but we expect doors to be at 8:00pm. The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ venue. Please bring photo ID. The Fighting Cocks is at 56 Old London Road, Kingston, KT2 6QA PLEASE NOTE: If you choose Collect In-store as your delivery option your full order will need to be collected from our shop rather than from the venue. LP
Polica Thursday 6th February at St John's Church Celebrating the release of their new album, Poliça visit Kingston to play at St John's Church. The American synth-poppers' fifth full length album is titled When We Stay Alive, and is sure to feature another dose of their spellbinding and mystical songwriting. The album's title references the idea of moving forward through life - our experiences, both good and bad - and what happens next with the strength we find. "I had been living unconsciously in past trauma," Leaneagh says. "I don't want to deny something happened - this is not about repression - it's about taking the power back from the past, holding the power in the present, and creating a new story for myself." Times TBC but we expect doors at 7:00pm with Poliça at 8:00pm. Please check back. CD/ticket is £14 post-paid, and other formats and combos will be available. This show is 14+, under 14s must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. St John the Evangelist, Grove Lane, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2SU Albums + Tickets will be posted together. PLEASE NOTE: If you choose Collect In-store as your delivery option your full order will need to be collected from our shop rather than from the venue. CD | LP