Thu 18th July 2019 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
Louisa Roach isn’t a protest singer. The ambitious, melodic psych pop this Merseyside artist makes under the moniker She Drew The Gun is too abstract for that label, more dreamy than didactic. But it’s fair to say this rising star – winner of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent contest in 2016 – works adjacent to that tradition, taking inspiration from the likes of underground folk legend Malvina Reynolds, and contemporary poets such as Kate Tempest and Manchester’s Toria Garbutt.
“I’ve always felt drawn to music that says something,” explains Roach, “music that goes beyond simple love songs. As a songwriter, you’ve got the whole spectrum of human experience to draw from; half of that is the bigger picture stuff.”
It’s mostly the latter that drives Roach’s music, from her promising 2016 debut, Memories of the Future ["Junkyard Scouse soul, built ingeniously on a Wirral council budget” ★★★★ Uncut] to her brilliant, forthcoming follow-up, Revolution of Mind, to be released October 5th on Skeleton Key Records. If there’s a central theme to this new record, says Roach, it’s liberation, in various guises: “Empowerment; resisting; arming yourself with knowledge; questioning the status quo, questioning your own state of mind and how it’s affected by the systems we live in…”
Listen to Revolution of Mind, with its melodic choruses and stream-of-consciousness style verses delivered in Roach’s cool, Scouse-inflected vocals, and it’s clear where She Drew The Gun hail from – spiritually and geographically. “I love 60s music and Psychedelia, I’ve also been inspired by Liverpool bands like The Coral, The La’s and The Lightning Seeds. I think we’re somewhere along that continuum.”
Sat 20th July 2019 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
A night of excellent live music with Coventry bands Wolf Suit & Fütumche!, also welcoming our friends The Sandells from Manchester.
£5 Advance Tickets / £7 OTD.
We are an electric, avant-garde rock quintet with leanings toward psychedelic and desert rock. Guitar and sax form colourful patterns and harmony, weaving through angular bass grooves, driven drums and punchy vocals. This is all warped together with a swathe off low riffs and psychedelic noises. Influences include Captain Beefheart, Queens of the Stone Age, Roxy Music, Bowie, Sabbath and Alison Mosshart.
The Sandells were formed in Manchester in 2006 by vocalist/bassist Tim Lyons (The Things/Harvey's Rabbit/Red Turns To) after stints in Fonik, and the free form Warrington Improv Collective, bringing him closer to the realms of experimental avant garde, and his interest in jazz.
Tim coined the tag "krautpunk" to assert the two main sensibilities that inform his music...that of the spirit and sound of 70s German bands such as Can and Neu!...and the attitude of Punk
Fütumche! are a three-piece post-punk outfit from Coventry. Their music is a whirlwind of eclectic soundscapes and influences.
Often described as unique, aggressive, sinister, and surreal, they incorporate lyrical themes that are unsettling and outside the norm of tradition.
Sun 28th July 2019 7:30 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
Bedlam Bookings Presents...
A night of alternative rock music featuring
Our City Fires
VENUE CHANGE (The Arches has closed)
Huge thanks to The Tin and The Coal Vaults for taking on the show.
Coventry // Sunday 28th July // 14+ (under 18s accompanied by an adult)
Doors open at 7:30 pm, bands start shortly after
Advance Tickets are advised
Mon 19th August 2019 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
Alex Rex performs songs of love, loss, and loathing.
Former Trembling Bells Drummer and Song Writer Alex Neilson returns to The Tin at the Coal Vaults as Alex Rex to perform his latest sophomore solo album 'OTTERBURN'
Out Now on Tin Angel Records.
Otterburn reunites Alex with a couple of his Trembling Bells bandmates; Lavinia Blackwall – her voice as true as church bells – and Mike Hastings – who is reaching Brian Jones levels of multi-instrumentalist brilliance. But this is a very different beast to the Bells. Otterburn has an ad-hoc intimacy and ability to make the epic seem small and the small seem epic that pitches it closer to Desire-era Dylan than Folk Rock aristocracy. The rest of the assembled company (Alasdair Roberts, Dave McGowan, Rory Haye et al) are among Scotland's finest.
Forged in pain and made in Glasgow, making a very decent case for the old adage about the cream rising to the top. Lap it up.
“Alex Rex’s Otterburn sees extraordinary folk drummer Alex Neilson push his solo singer-songwriter work even further, with an album stimulated and suffused by the sudden death of his younger brother.” The Guardian
"Weaving among dark thoughts, both comic and earnest, carried by loping and wistful rock" The 405
"Full of intrigue and mystery" Clash Magazine
GBP6.00 - GBP8.00
Fri 13th September 2019 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
If you ask the likes of Peter Buck, Scott Mccaughey, Willy Vlautin, Jay Farrar, John
Murry or Kathleen Edwards they’ll all agree that Peter Bruntnell is a writer with rare and mysterious qualities.There are many influences at work on his records from The Beatles to Big Star to Nick Drake (although they're not necessarily apparent, like the
best influences aren't),and when NME claimed that “Peter Bruntnell’s records should be taught in schools”, they were referring to the particular appeal of the quiet Devonian’s songwriting craft. Nos Da Comrade returns emphatically to the earliest days of Bruntnell’s career, a full-on electric psych-rock experience.
"Bruntnell has a remarkable knack for turning out big, dreamy, melodic, memorable songs" - MOJO
"his songs are warm and beautifully radiant"-Uncut
"one of the finest songwriters in Britain"-The Independant
"one of England's best kept musical secrets"-Rolling Stone
"lyrically ingenious and emotionally, intellectually affecting songs that bears comparison with
the all-time greats"-The Guardian
"this wonderful album demonstrates why his near-peerless songwriting should be cherished"-Q
GBP8.00 - GBP10.00
Fri 20th September 2019 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
COVtember 2019 in support of Coventry Music Museum. A weekend of music beginning on Friday 20th Sept - doors 7.30pm - with confirmed bands being -
Saturday 21st Sept - doors 5.00pm - with confirmed bands being -
Holy Thief (acoustic)
Suns of Rest
More to be confirmed soon.
Friday - £4 Advance /£6 on the door
Saturday - £6 Advance/£8 on the door
or buy a weekend wristband for just £8.00 in Advance
GBP4.00 - GBP8.00
Wed 25th September 2019 3:00 pm (3:00 pm DOORS)
Toby Walker will be teaching guitar lessons on the same day just before his gig at the Tin!
This is a rare chance to get a lesson with a nationally recognised guitar instructor, having taught at Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch, Woody Mann's Guitar Seminars, The Swanannoa Gathering, and the National Guitar Workshop. Walker also has eight instructional DVD's on Happy Traum's Homespun Music Instruction, and has produced hundreds of instructional videos on his own.
Wed 25th September 2019 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
Internationally acclaimed Toby Walker is an award winning, roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and songwriter who has toured the US, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Blending the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, old-time jazz and rock, Walker has his own style and has received numerous awards, including being the 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award in Memphis and the New York Music Award for best instrumental CD. Walker has also been inducted into the New York Blues Hall Of Fame.
Toby’s passion for blues, rags, folk, and other traditional American music drove him to leave an apartment crammed full of recordings, books and instruments for the Mississippi Delta, Virginia and the Carolinas where he tracked down some of the more obscure - but immensely talented - music makers of an earlier era. He learned directly from Eugene Powell, James "Son" Thomas,Etta Baker, and R.L Burnside, among others.
"If he doesn't get them with his phenomenal guitar playing or catchy songs, he gets them with his wonderful stories. True entertainers have an engaing spirit that puts a smile on your face. Arlo Guthrie has it. David Bromberg has it. And so does Toby. "
- John Platt - WFUV
"A fingerpicking guitar virtuoso"
- Happy Traum
Mon 28th October 2019 7:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)
Bedlam Bookings Presents
Fri 15th November 2019 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
Pitch Black are Michael Hodgson and Paddy Free. Having pumped their way through New Zealand’s electronic music scene since their inaugural performance at the annual Gathering New Year's eve festival in 1996, they have spent the subsequent years rousing dance floor punters, generating rave reviews, winning awards and gaining thousands of fans across the world.
Hard to box into a single audio 'genre', Pitch Black is a combination of musical journeys. Their sound is distinctive; ranging from organic ambient beginnings and layered soundscapes to skanking keyboards, cutting acid riffs and thumping rhythmic grooves, with dub being the glue that holds their sound together. One critic has described them as like "Orbital meets King Tubby, or Rhythm and Sound in Technicolor".
It is their live show that really makes Pitch Black stand out from the rest of the crowd, both sonically and visually. Their tracks take on an added dynamism and their performances reveal the dialectic behind the band - Paddy wants to do it for the crowd, Michael wants to do it to the crowd. Visually they are in another dimension thanks to Michael's cutting edge visuals.
They have toured the world relentlessly, playing everywhere from Amsterdam to Zagreb and the streets of Las Vegas to the Australian outback, supporting acts such as Coldcut, Skream, Easy Dub All Stars and System 7 along the way.
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