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Independent Venue Week at St James

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Part of Independent Venue Week

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We are really excited to be taking part in Independent Venue Week 2020!

Come and support your independent venue and listen to some great live music

BEACH RIOT

Beach Riot formed back in February 2017 and started playing live at beach bars, parties and venues on the South Coast to support two previous single releases that picked up natural support from John Kennedy at Radio X and BBC Introducing, followed by a number 12 on the Amazing Radio chart and a slot at Reading & Leeds Festival. With 10 months of consistent live shows under their belt now, the four-piece are prepped to release a 4-track debut EP on vinyl made up of finely tuned alternative rock and crunchy indie pop tunes.

Fronted by Rory O’Connor (guitars, vocals and songwriter) and Cami Menditeguy (guitar and vocals), and the rhythm section of Jim Faulkner (bass and vocals) and Jonny Ross (drums), Beach Riot’s line-up formed when Cami Menditeguy landed in London from her home country of Argentina in a bold move, as an 18 year old, to front a rock band in a new country. Living on a horse farm playing guitar alone for so long was no longer an option, so to find funds for a move, Cami made her flight money by gambling on racing horses and then picked East London’s music scene as her prime new location. Isolated in unknown territory for two years of being in the big smoke, the breakthrough came when meeting O’Connor at a local show where they realised they had a lot in common: Ice cream, weird guitars, PJ Harvey , Mudhoney, 4am mozzarella sticks, dark comedy, dungeons and dragons and Brighton beach hangover fry-ups. Beach Riot was then born and the gamble paid off.

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TRACK NOT FOUND

Guernsey three-piece track not found have just returned from their Autumn UK tour, released a single and are going back into the recording studio for the release of their second EP in January 2020. Since starting out in 2016, the band has gigged tirelessly in their local island of Guernsey and the UK. The performed at Liverpool Sound City in 2019 and have supported Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and Kind Nun.

2020 is already looking like a great year for the band, as their unique blend of genre-blending riffs and rhythms is getting more airplay and media attention. Look out for track not found at a festival near you soon.

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STONE COLD FICTION

Formed in 2015, Brighton via Bristol based Stone Cold Fiction have toured the UK and performed at notable festivals including Isle Of Wight, BBC 6 Music Festival and Dot to Dot. They have also played support slots for IDLES, Demob Happy and Cleopatrick. In 2018, the band worked with producer Marc Jones (Band Of Skulls, The Heavy) on a string of singles. The release of ‘Two Step’ and ‘Closet Psycho’ saw the band headline multiple tours of the UK, as well as Conges Annules Festival in Luxembourg. The last of the three singles ‘Drip’ was released in January 2019, closely followed by more shows, including a sold out performance in Amsterdam.

After recording and releasing the three singles, Matt, Alex and Stephen were ready to push their experimentation to new limits. The context of an LP allowed them new terrain on which to do this. Experimentation with ambience, groove, structure and time-signatures were to lay the foundation for their debut album.

‘Strange Times’ absolutely embodies the Psych-Rock experimentation and DIY approach that has come to define the band through its formative years. It began as a collection of musical sketches conceived by the band following their previous efforts and showcases various departures from their typical sound. Produced by Reuben Tyghe and working again with engineer Marc Jones, the songs were recorded live with minimal overdubs and additions to the mix.

At its most progressive the LP presents 10 minute soundscape ‘Landscape’ and Darkly-Ambient 7 minute ‘Avoiding In A Way’; and at its most concise, provides the forward-moving groove of ‘CCTV’ which premiered on BBC Introducing in the West and was quickly made BBC Radio Bristol’s track of the week. More Fuzz labeled the album “a really addictive album, 8 tracks combining modern alternative and neo-psychedelic approach to blues licks and heavy atmosphere.”

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