Such a mixed bag of shows coming up as Vant, Sleaford Mods and Creeper each play release shows supporting new albums.
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. 7:30 doors 8-8:30 Trash Boat 9-9:40 Sum 41 The Hippodrome, 1 St James Road, Kingston, KT1 2AH Sold Out
Sleaford Mods / New Slang Thursday 2nd March at New Slang, 9:00pm On the eve of the release of their new album English Tapas, Sleaford Mods make their long-awaited Kingston debut! One of the most incisive bands of current times, their music is far from pigeonhole-able, mixing indie-rock, electronica, punk, hip-hop and angst-rock. At a time when too many bands are ignoring the political and socio-economic impacts of life in the 2010s, that's not an accusation that could be levelled at the duo. Subjects range from working life, unemployment and calling out idiotic celebrities to humorous observations of the frustrations of modern life. This band has never been more relevant, and we're looking forward to their first Kingston visit. Jason Williamson discusses ‘English Tapas’: "Andrew walked into some random pub and saw "English Tapas" scrawled on the menu board. Underneath this beautiful coupling of words were it's components, half a scotch egg, cup of chips, pickle and a mini pork pie" It says everything about this fucking place. It's comedy, it’s make do, it's ignorant and above all, it's shit." After the show, it's New Slang as usual where you can expect to hear the likes of Jamie T, Vant, Scroobius Pip, Parquet Courts and many more until 2AM. Album + ticket combos are available from £9 or tickets can be bought 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
Circa Waves / New Slang Thursday 16th March at New Slang, 9:00pm The week after their second album is released, Circa Waves return to Kingston to perform at New Slang. The new album Different Creatures will be the follow up to the band's impressive top ten debut Young Chasers that came out in 2015, since then they've amped up their sound and are coming back a bolder version of themselves with an album full of huge songs. We're excited for the new record and another Kingston show. “All of us wanted to make a massive change and bring in these different songs. We played indie songs before and I wanted to progress. The first album felt like a daytime record and this one’s based in the nighttime, if that makes sense. This one’s a lot more about the demons that I face – a lot of love, loss and anxiety. It’s also about the issues that everyone feels like they’re going through together at the moment. We’re in this weird time of change and everything has become different.” After the show, it's New Slang as usual where you can expect to hear the likes of Catfish & The Bottlemen, Sundara Karma, Courteeners, Two Door Cinema Club and many more until 2AM. Album and ticket combos are available from £10 or tickets will be available seperately 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
While She Sleeps Saturday 15th April at The Hippodrome The eagerly-awaited return visit from While She Sleeps in support of their new album, You Are We. Last year, the band announced that they are recording an album and going forward on their own, without a recognised label. They built a studio in an old barn and recorded the new album and stripped everything back to their roots. You Are We will be the bands third album and we can't wait to hear it, and to see it played live. “There’s always been a very DIY aspect to this band so going it alone a bit more now just reiterates that to everyone. The Barn was a very important place for us – it’s where we grew as friends and it was where we hung out and could be creative – so the idea with this new space is that it gives us a lot more creative space. There’s a studio and live room, and we have space now to achieve what we want to achieve as a band. This place is going to house us for a good few years.” - Vocalist Lawrence ‘Loz’ Taylor Album + Ticket combos are available for £14 or tickets can be bought separately HERE Doors: 7:30pm (TBC) This is a 14+ show but please still bring photo ID, anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The Hippodrome, 1 St James Road, Kingston, KT1 2AH CD | LP
Gnarwolves Monday 15th May at The Fighting Cocks The return visit to Kingston from Gnarwolves, the skater-cru-punks. You can pick up a copy of their new album Outsiders, out the week before with your ticket to the show. They're no strangers to Kingston and they were last here at The Fighting Cocks in 2016, We don't really mind where they play though, but this venue is definitely the one that suits them best, expect this to be a party. Proper raw and melodic punk - one of the UK's best. Stage times TBC but we expect doors to be at 7:30pm The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ venue. Please bring photo ID to 56 Old London Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6QA CD | LP New In
Creeper Tuesday 18th April at Kingston College A few weeks after the release of their highly anticipated debut album, Creeper are returning to Kingston! The band were last in town in 2015 when they played at New Noise, since then they've garnered a cult following, have toured relentlessly and put out some brilliant releases. The debut album Eternity, In Your Arms is sure to be one of our albums of the year. The band play melodic goth-tinged punk rock filled with harmony, in-depth concepts and huge choruses... fans of AFI, Alkaline Trio and Misfits will be into this. "The idea is that you press play and you can exist in that place for a little while and escape there. That's what we try to do with our records, because that's what our favourite records did for us." - Will Gould Kingston College is Kingston's best medium-sized venue. Right in the middle of town, it's all ages with great sight lines and sound. Follow the signs on arrival to the main reception area at Kingston College, KT1 2AQ We're super excited to have such an important and fresh UK punk band play there, it's going to be special. Album + Ticket combos are available from £15 or tickets can be bought separately here Stage times TBC but we expect doors to be at 7:30pm ACT at Kingston College, Kingston Hall Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2AQ CD | LP
Knuckle Puck / Wallflower Friday 9th June at The Fighting Cocks Knuckle Puck are back in the UK for a run of small venues and we're stoked they're calling back at The Fighting Cocks. We're big fans of the band, and recent album Copacetic shows why. Progressive pop-punk you've seen on tour with State Champs, Neck Deep and Seaway, the last Fighting Cocks show sold out long in advance, and we know this will too. Alongside this the band are bringing out a new 7" titled: Calendar Days / Indecisive. Stage times TBC but we expect doors to be at 7:30pm The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ venue. Please bring photo ID to 56 Old London Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6QA New In