Such a mixed bag of shows coming up as Frank Carter, You Me At Six and Wiley each play releaee shows supporting new albums.
As It Is Sunday 22nd January at The Fighting Cocks, matinee show Due to massive demand, we've added an extra show. Just after the release of their second album, transatlantic pop-punkers As It Is make a return to Kingston to play a matinee show at The Fighting Cocks! Their music is a natural selection of feel good pop-punk that's sure to get your head nodding, food stomping or bouncing up and down, even if it's early in the day - this will be a fun show that you won't want to miss! "These are by far the most personal and honest songs we've ever written" As It Is vocalist Patty Walters explains. "We made a conscious effort to truly push ourselves musically and lyrically, to create something that didn't feel entirely safe or calculated. We wrote songs about our families, our personal lives, and our struggles more vulnerably than ever before, hoping to encapsulate sincere moments in our lives. We feel a huge sense of pride having created this record, and we're immensely excited to share it with the world. We love and cherish you all for supporting us and giving us this opportunity." Album + ticket combos are available from £11 or tickets can be bought separately HERE CD
You Me At Six Sunday 22nd January at The Rose Theatre, 8:00pm Only upstairs tickets are available now! Celebrating the release of their new album, Night People, You Me At Six return to Kingston! You Me At Six will be back in town just after the release of their fifth studio album, for an acoustic set at Kingston's premier venue, The Rose Theatre. The band have continually pushed their sound from pop-punk to the modern and very mature attitude-driven rock vibe that they have with the new record. We all know this will be the album that kicks off the year. Catch them at what is, for them, an intimate venue, before the arena and festival headline slots later in the year. CD/ticket bundles are available for £18, or you can pick up tickets separately here. Tickets will be allocated in order to downstairs standing, then middle circle, then upper circle. This is a 14+ show, with doors at 8pm The Rose Theatre, 24-26 High St, Kingston, KT1 1HL CD | LP
Toothless / Aquilo / New Slang Thursday 26th January at New Slang, 9:00pm The night before both of their debut albums are released, Toothless and Aquilo come down to New Slang to celebrate with a double release show. Toothless is the solo project from former Bombay Bicycle Club man, Ed Nash. He's no stranger to Kingston, but this is early in the days of this new moniker. Listen below to what to expect.. This is crafted melodic indie-rock, and should be great. Aquilo's sound focuses around extremely atmospheric pop with an ethereal feel, heart wrenching lyrics and elegant vocals throughout. Expect a captivating performance. After the show, we return to the more usual New Slang sounds where you can expect to hear the likes of Wolf Alice, Vaccines, Jamie T, Two Door Cinema Club, The 1975, Bastille, Sundara Karma and many more. CD + Ticket combos are available for £9 or you can buy tickets separately HERE Please Note: The Hippodrome is an 18+ venue. Valid PHOTO ID will be required. New Slang is held at The Hippodrome, 1 St James Road, Kingston, KT1 2AH New Slang Ticket CD | LP
The Skints Thursday 26th January at The Fighting Cocks In association with Independent Venue Week we're bringing one of our fave bands to our fave independent venue. It's been eighteen months since The Skints were last in town. Genre-fusing reggae, dub, soul vibes from the band that goes from strength to strength, town to town and festival to festival. That they're coming back to their old stomping ground of The Fighting Cocks is gonna be ridiculous! Support band: 8:00pm - 8:30pm Skints: 9:00pm onwards Please note: The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ venue, VALID PHOTO ID will be required
Deaf Havana Wednesday 1st February at The Hippodrome Bundle + Ticket includes a CD, a cassette tape, a signed LP and a ticket for the show. Following the release of their highly anticipated fourth album, alt-rockers Deaf Havana make a return to Kingston. There has always been something special about this band, way back into their early days as a hardcore band, right through continuous evolution into their current alt-rock sound. Now, Deaf Havana have established themselves as one of the UK's leading anthemic alt-rock bands alongside the likes of You Me At Six, Twin Atlantic and We Are The Ocean. We're excited to hear the new songs from 'All These Countless Nights' live, they won't let down. “This album needs to take us to a higher level, not necessarily in terms of chart positions, because I don’t care about that. I just can’t wait for people to hear the album. We appreciate the fact that everyone’s waited this out with us. It’s going to be great.” - James Veck-Gilodi You'll get a wristband which grants you free entry into New Noise, our pop-punk club night at bacchus after the show! Please Note: The Hippodrome is 14+ for this show, but please do bring PHOTO ID. Doors at 8pm (TBC). We expect the gig to end at 10:30pm CD + Ticket combos are available from £10 or you can buy tickets separately HERE The Hippodrome, 1 St James Road, Kingston, KT1 2AH CD | LP
The Thin White Duke / Old Slang Thursday 2nd February at (David Bowie Tribute band) Old Slang, 9:00pm Hang Onto Yourself as New Slang Ch-ch-changes to Old Slang as David Bowie tribute band, The Thin White Duke, come to perform. Join us to dance through the Fantastic Voyage of songs from The Man Who SHAPED The World. After the show, we'll dabble with a few Old Slang tunes from the likes of Joy Division and The Smiths, before we return to the more usual New Slang sounds where you can expect to hear the likes of Mystery Jets, Vaccines, Wolf Alice, Two Door Cinema Club, The 1975, Bastille, Sundara Karma and many more. Please Note: The Hippodrome is an 18+ venue. Valid PHOTO ID will be required. New Slang is held at The Hippodrome, 1 St James Road, Kingston, KT1 2AH New Slang Ticket New In
Sum 41 Wednesday 1st March at The Hippodrome 19/10/16 - This is now sold out Whilst on a massive European tour to celebrate the release of 13 Voices, Sum 41 come to Kingston for a 14+ show! The pop-punk / skate-punk champs have had a line-up tweak and are back with a rejuvenated sound. It embodies their former tongue-in-cheeky-ness with alt.rock and punk! These Canadians have been a consistent fixture on the mainstream punk scene for over 15 years and we're really excited to be welcome them to town! You can get the album and a ticket for the show for just £13, or the LP and ticket for £20, or tickets are available separately. 14+ show with doors TBC The Hippodrome, 1 St James Road, Kingston, KT1 2AH Sold Out