The Who Friday 14th February at Pryzm To celebrate the release of ‘WHO’ – The Who’s ‘best album since 1975….’ The Who announce they will play their smallest live shows in over 40 years! The date is set to mark 50 years to the day of their historic Live at Leeds show – 14 Feb 2020. These are never to be repeated intimate acoustic shows. "This album is almost all new songs written last year, with just two exceptions... There is no theme, no concept, no story, just a set of songs that I (and my brother Simon) wrote to give Roger Daltrey some inspiration, challenges and scope for his newly revived singing voice... Roger and I are both old men now, by any measure, so I’ve tried to stay away from romance, but also from nostalgia if I can. I didn’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable. Memories are okay, and some of the songs refer to the explosive state of things today." - Pete Townshend Times TBC but we expect doors at 7:00pm and The Who at 8:00pm. 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). To combat touts, customers will be required to give their name when purchasing tickets and will be required to produce photo ID matching that name for entry to the gig. Tickets are not transferable. The name of the lead booker will be on all tickets. Where more than one ticket has been purchased, all guests in the party must enter the venue together. To gain entry to the show, the lead booker must bring the tickets along with valid photo ID matching the name on the tickets. CD/ticket is £17, and other formats and combos are available. LPs are the picture disc edition. Albums and tickets will be posted separately. Tickets will arrive in the first week of February. 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. Pryzm, 154 Clarence Street, Kingston Upon Thames (KT1 1QP) CD | LP Sold Out
Easy life Thursday 9th January at New Slang A New Slang debut from the genre-busting Leicester crew Easy Life, here to celebrate the release of their new mixtape Junk Food. In the words of Easy Life, “Junk Food is the latest mixtape from your new favourite band…” and is due to release on Friday 10th /January / 2020. As per the band’s previous output it combines groovy elements of hip-hop, funk, soul, jazz and R&B into an infectious blend of modern essential pop – spearheaded by their talismanic singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Murray Matravers. 2 tracks taken from the mixtape. ‘Earth’ and ‘Nice Guys’, have already been named HOTTEST RECORD IN THE WORLD by Annie Mac on her BBC Radio 1 show. The latest track from the EP is a funk-laden groovy collab with Brit newcomer Arlo Parks called ‘Sangria’. The EP is completed by upcoming single ‘Dead Celebrities’ and 3 other brand new tracks. CD/ticket is £12 post-paid, and other formats and combos are available. Tickets and albums will be posted seperately - Junk Food is released 10th January. 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. Times TBC but we know this will run earlier than regular New Slang times. New Slang is held at Pryzm, 154 Clarence St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1QP New Slang Ticket 12" | CD New In
Loathe I Let It In And It Took Everything Hold tight for our pre-order, for now just click the Notify me button. Expected release day is 7th February. The hugely anticipated second full length album from the Liverpool-based LOATHE. Mixing up a massive range of influences to create a distorted, pummelling and melodic frenzy of visceral metal. Fans of Deftones, Lotus Eater, Code Orange and Glassjaw should check this out. “It is our pleasure to finally, after what may seem like a lifetime, reveal to the world our latest collective effort I Let It In And It Took Everything,” says the band. “An accumulation of passion, dedication, and love. Please listen closely and enjoy.” LOATHE's new material sees some of their most esoteric and experimental moments yet; winding from brutally unrelenting heaviness, to weighty post-metal and ethereal post-rock. 1. Theme 2. Aggressive Evolution 3. Broken Vision Rhythm 4. Two-Way Mirror 5. 451 Days 6. New Faces In The Dark 7. Red Room 8. Screaming 9. Is It Really You? 10. Gored 11. Heavy Is The Head That Falls With The Weight Of A Thousand Thoughts 12. A Sad Cartoon 13. A Sad Cartoon (Reprise) 14. I Let It In And It Took Everything… Sharptone Records Pre-Order
The Big Moon Thursday 9th January at New Slang, 9:00pm Celebrating the release of their new album, The Big Moon return to Kingston to play at New Slang for the first time. The Mercury nominated indie-pop quartet follow on from their critically acclaimed 2017 debut full length Love In The 4th Dimension with Walking Like We Do. Times TBC but we expect doors at 9:00pm with The Big Moon on stage at 10:30pm After the show, it's New Slang as usual where you can expect to hear the likes of Tame Impala, Sundara Karma, CHVRCHES, Bombay Bicycle Club and many more until 2AM. CD/ticket is £15 post-paid, and other formats and combos are available. Albums and tickets will be posted seperately, the album is released 10th January 2020. 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. 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 New In
Bad Luck Drug Phase 1. Impressive Depressive 2. Mean Dudes 3. Drug Phase 4. Sheep Song 5. Wish We Still Talked 6. P.S. Wiffle Ball Take This To Heart Pre-Order
Bombay Bicycle Club Thursday 16th January at New Slang, 9:00pm (18+) The night before their highly anticipated fifth full length album is released, the legends Bombay Bicycle Club return to Kingston to play at New Slang. The fifth full length album from the all-time great indie-quartet is titled Everything Else Has Gone Wrong and marks their first set of new music since returning from hiatus. We're super excited their back and this will be such a special moment. “This is an album for anyone who’s ever turned to music in a time of need. It’s about the solace one can get from listening to music or playing music. For me personally it's about the frustration of not being able to express myself to others, of leaving conversations feeling dissatisfied and misunderstood. Music’s the way I’m able to truly express myself”. Times TBC but we expect doors at 9:00pm with BBC on stage at 10:30pm After the show, it's New Slang as usual where you can expect to hear the likes of FOALS, Mystery Jets, Catfish & The Bottlemen, CHVRCHES, The 1975, Vampire Weekend and many more until 2AM. CD/ticket is £20 post-paid, and other formats and combos are available. Albums and tickets will be posted separately, the album is released 16th January. If you select Collect In-store, both album and tickets will have to be picked up from the shop but you can't get the album before the release date. 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 New In
Caroline Polachek Pang Caroline Polachek has already lived an extraordinary life in music: her previous band Chairlift formed in 2006 whilst Caroline was still in art school; and in 2008 the band was thrust into the spotlight when Bruises was synched in an iPod commercial as the Brooklyn indie scene peaked as an international export. Caroline's idiosyncratic vocal style and synth textures quickly became their sonic trademark, and continued to evolve through their three critically acclaimed albums into a new, more modular kind of pop experimentation. Caroline expanded into production in 2013, landing her first credit writing and producing on Beyonce's grammy-nominated self-titled album. Restless while making Chairlift's third (and final) record Moth, Caroline quietly fostered two side projects: baroque girl-group Ramona Lisa, and minimal synth project CEP. Moving fluidly through radically different genres, Caroline collaborated with dozens of artists (Blood Orange, SBTRKT, Charli XCX) ; sometimes writing, sometimes singing, sometimes directing videos, and sometimes all three. Chairlift disbanded in 2017 and Caroline feverishly began writing for her first solo project under her own name. For the first time, the DNA from these seemingly different projects fit together perfectly; the playfulness of Chairlift, the theatricality of Ramona Lisa, futuristic glimmerings of CEP, plus a new mastery of her voice and thick rolodex of keen collaborators. Fast forward two years spent manically between the studio and navigating a series of personal crossroads, and Pang marks the beginning of a new chapter. It is the most ambitious, hardcore and beautiful album of her career to date. With her signature 'organic autotune' and liquid lyricism finally center stage, the record positions her firmly as one of the most singular and captivating singers of a generation. Perpetual Novice
Boylan 2 Hrs Sleep Fire in the hole! Boylan's had less than two hours sleep. He's a man on the edge. Tensions are frayed. Patience is zero... The same number as the amount of effs he has to give about genre formalities. This is the result; a bubbling, toxic stew of no-rules bass that brings everything into the pot. Dubstep, breaks, grime, techno, jungle. Plus killer MCs like Riko Dan, Flowdan and Devlin. A remarkable free-for-all that brings the best of UK bass music together in a refreshing way, vibes range from the chainsaw bass and breaks swagger of "License" to the gothic theatrics of "Biblical Proportions" by way of the epic spoken word grime drama of "Start Up" with Flowdan. One of the best bass music albums of the year, Boylan should sleep well tonight. Nomine Sound
Banquet Staff Livvy One of our part-timers, Livvy runs across all the shop, helping our on the floor and serving customers as well as bits of social media and ordering in stock from suppliers.
Banquet Staff Joe R Trust. Our house, dance, hip-hop, dnb head knows what's up. You'll catch him on the shop floor a few days a week.
Banquet Staff Bonnie Our part timer Bonnie juggles a few Banquet shifts here and there alongside University, helping take the work-load of Max, Jane, Tom B and Jez.
Banquet Staff Jacob One of our mailorder part-timers, you'll also find Jacob helping at at New Slang / Pryzm gigs and chatting about the latest big indie releases.
Louise Friday 17th January at St John's Church Celebrating the release of her fourth full length album titled Heavy Love, LOUISE visits Kingston to play at St. John's Church. Heavy Love will be the first new album from the singer-songwriter in 18 years! and has worked alongside the likes of Jack Patterson (Clean Bandit), RAYE, Karen Poole and more to create it. “Making this album has been a real emotional and honest process for me. It’s been 18 years since I went into a recording studio, and with no expectations, I’ve come out with a body of work which I am so proud of. I can’t wait for you all to hear it!” Times TBC but we expect doors at 6:30 with LOUISE at 7:00pm. Please check back. CD/ticket is £15 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 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
Michael Malarkey Wednesday 8th January at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Following the release of his second full length album titled Graveracer, the americana influenced singer-songwriter Michael Malarkey plays in the shop for the first time. Graveracer tells stories that give us hell and gives us hope. First single 'Graveracer' is ‘reflective without nostalgia, forward-thinking without urgency, deeply rooted in the present: a raw vignette, a portrait of one human as a work in progress, as we all are.' A portrait of what it means to be human’' - Billboard In-store Grade C. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Graveracer 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
Kingstonian FC / Woking FC Sunday 15th December at King George's Field, Tolworth. Kingstonian's FA Trophy First Round Proper tie against Woking FC will take place on Sunday 15th December at King George's Field. Concessions: 60 and over / disabled / carer / student Under 18s free ONLY with a paying adult Kick off 3pm King George's Field, Queen Mary's Close, Hook Rise South, Tolworth, KT6 7NA If you choose Collect In-store at checkout, you'll need to pick your order up from our shop in Kingston before 6pm on Sat 14th December. Any tickets which aren't collected by then will be taken to the match and you can pick them up from 1:30pm onwards.
Thursday 2nd January at New Slang As loads of the original New Slangers have this week off work, we thought we'd take a trip down memory lane, back to the time and the sounds of where New Slang began. A reunion of sorts, we're going back to 2007! At midnight, we'll roll back the years for some tunes from the likes of The Postal Service, Futureheads, Young Knives, I Was A Cub Scout, Maccabees, Long Blondes, Dartz!, Gossip, Tellison, Does It Offend You. Yeah?, Jamie T, Good Shoes, Los Campesinos, Bloc Party, Kate Nash, Foals, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, The Shins and plenty more. You can expect to hear current staples as well from artists such as The 1975, Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club, CHVRCHES, Mystery Jets, Wolf Alice, Frank Turner and many more of course. Pryzm is an 18+ venue. A valid Passport or Drivers License MUST BE SHOWN. New Slang is held at Pryzm, 154 Clarence St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1QP