Wed 24th October 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

 

when touring with Idles, frontman Joe Talbot praised them with sincere admiration;
“The band that went on before us, BAMBARA, are one of the best bands we’ve seen in fucking ages,” he said. “We’re humbled to go on after a band like that.” 

 

Shadow on Everything, the third LP by Bambara and their first forWharf Cat Records, represents a decisive step forward for the NYC-via-Georgia trio. Frontman Reid Bateh, drummer Blaze Bateh, and bassist William Brookshire have always been adept students of noise rock and post-punk, mining the work of bands like Swans and The Birthday Party to construct what NPR called their "beautifully dynamic nightmares." Now, they've transcended their early influences to produce a Western Gothic concept album that sounds as big as the desert sky looming over its characters' lives.
As with all previous Bambara releases, the musical center of Shadow on Everything is its impossibly tight rhythm section. Blaze's frenzied yet metronomic drumming and William's prominent bass lines have plenty of personality on their own, but they also provide a perfect canvas for Reid's wild guitar squalls and howled vocals. While Reid's lyrics have always been a critical part of Bambara's songs, his voice is pushed to the front of the mix on Shadow, placing his damaged characters and seedy locales at center stage. A stridently experimental record, Shadow features everything from violin to cornet arrangements, and is meticulously interspersed with outre? ambient noise loops distilled down from hours of manipulated vocal collages that the band sifts through to find the perfect textures.
The production by Andy Chugg (Pop. 1280, Pill) is crisp and clear, giving life to the band's decision to foreground the vocals, but it splashes enough darkness on the songs to help them retain their pitch- black atmosphere. By far Bambara's most ambitious album, Shadow On Everything shows a band operating at absolute peak creativity and execution.
Bambara's pummeling and unpredictable live set has made them one of New York City's most sought after acts - having impressed noise-pop auteur Angus Andrew to the extent that he asked Reid and Blaze to join Liars as members on 2017's worldwide tour. Additionally, Bambara has toured the US and Europe extensively alongside the likes of LiarsMetzGirl BandAPTBSAlgiers and more.

GBP6.00
Thu 25th October 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

Coventry's number one glam-garage sex-and-violence dreamboats/shipwrecks.

It's 1997. Fin de siecle paranoia everywhere, prospects of renaissance wrecked between Chumbawamba at the Brits and 2K at Battersea. In a shattered bedsit, a teenager strings chords together on a beaten-up Squier, watching Russ Meyer movies on the nascent Channel 5 before going to turn tricks on Central Pier, sure the Golden Mile's illuminated but it doesn't light the darkness in his soul. In the Midlands a girl is grounded by the heaviness of the area's music and the prison of her body, drawn to bassy rumbles that compound the pounding in her head. In the North, rugby and docklands can't compete with Freddie or Debbie for one young ingénue. Any year now, the rise of Deathsex Bloodbath...

“This ain't rock and roll - this is sororicide...”

It's 2015. The Millennium Bug has become the Millennium bummer. Music hacks weep from exile on blogs. Kim ‘n’ Kanye bickering on Twitter fills newsprint but it doesn't fill the hole in the heart of the industry. When Deathsex Bloodbath, the biggest band of the 00s, faded from the scene, the business faded to grey just as Visage prophesised. This scene is an iron lung. Music used to be an archive of screaming orgasms. Now it's just screaming into the void, desperate for panache and verve (not The Verve, those lumpen luddites). Where art thou, Deathsex? The NME and the Melody Maker subjected the band to mealy-mouthed drone strikes from the IPC offices, but weren’t the rockist rockets just firing at themselves, since it meant that DSB vanished and took the music ragazines’ sales with them?

The time is right for Deathsex Bloodbath to declare war on terrible acts once more. They are armed to the teeth: red light/white heat from vicious percussionist Sororicide. Atomic regicide from mercurial guitarist Justin Appropriate. Switchblade, a singer as spectrally cosmic as a traveller from another world (which she is). And, of course, the hardcore core, the terrible two, Sadogasm and Masokiss. The planet needs DSB. The only question is whether it can still handle them.

GBP5.00
Thu 25th October 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

Coventry's number one glam-garage sex-and-violence dreamboats/shipwrecks.

It's 1997. Fin de siecle paranoia everywhere, prospects of renaissance wrecked between Chumbawamba at the Brits and 2K at Battersea. In a shattered bedsit, a teenager strings chords together on a beaten-up Squier, watching Russ Meyer movies on the nascent Channel 5 before going to turn tricks on Central Pier, sure the Golden Mile's illuminated but it doesn't light the darkness in his soul. In the Midlands a girl is grounded by the heaviness of the area's music and the prison of her body, drawn to bassy rumbles that compound the pounding in her head. In the North, rugby and docklands can't compete with Freddie or Debbie for one young ingénue. Any year now, the rise of Deathsex Bloodbath...

“This ain't rock and roll - this is sororicide...”

It's 2015. The Millennium Bug has become the Millennium bummer. Music hacks weep from exile on blogs. Kim ‘n’ Kanye bickering on Twitter fills newsprint but it doesn't fill the hole in the heart of the industry. When Deathsex Bloodbath, the biggest band of the 00s, faded from the scene, the business faded to grey just as Visage prophesised. This scene is an iron lung. Music used to be an archive of screaming orgasms. Now it's just screaming into the void, desperate for panache and verve (not The Verve, those lumpen luddites). Where art thou, Deathsex? The NME and the Melody Maker subjected the band to mealy-mouthed drone strikes from the IPC offices, but weren’t the rockist rockets just firing at themselves, since it meant that DSB vanished and took the music ragazines’ sales with them?

The time is right for Deathsex Bloodbath to declare war on terrible acts once more. They are armed to the teeth: red light/white heat from vicious percussionist Sororicide. Atomic regicide from mercurial guitarist Justin Appropriate. Switchblade, a singer as spectrally cosmic as a traveller from another world (which she is). And, of course, the hardcore core, the terrible two, Sadogasm and Masokiss. The planet needs DSB. The only question is whether it can still handle them.

GBP5.00
Fri 26th October 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

Ben Jenning's (The Anteloids) new project which provides pumping party vibes, stage costumes and Funk/Disko/Hip-Hop/Techno/Fun.


 

GBP3.00
Wed 31st October 2018 7:30 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Girl in The Armchair presents an evening of Horror this Halloween. 

We will be starting our night of terror with Ghost stories by our favorite female writers in the darkness of the Coal Vaults.

A screening of a small selection of mini- short horror films by filmmakers, followed by the main event the screening of cult horror debut film of Iranian filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”(2014)

“The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. - Kino"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YGmTdo3vuY

There will also be a spooky music video disco as well as a informal chat about the films afterwards.

Student: £3
Advance tickets: £5
On the Door: £7

Come in a Halloween costume to have a chance to win prizes.

The Girl in The Armchair film hallowzine will be available on the night and we’re currently looking for submissions.

HallowZine Call out

What’s your Favorite Scary Movie?
Who’s your top terrifying Women in Horror?
Want to share a Ghost story?

Girl in The Armchair are looking for submissions for our Halloween special zine. It can be a drawing, a piece of writing, an extract from your favorite horror story. Anything goes as long as it focuses of women in horror.
The zine will be available on 31st October 2018 at our Halloween screening at The Tin Music and Arts.
Send you submissions to Girlinthearmchair@gmail.com.
Deadline is: 14th October

GBP3.00 - GBP5.00
Fri 2nd November 2018 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)

 

 Luna Kiss have been revelling in a constant state of creative change for the last seven years. But it is only in 2017 that the Coventry quartet’s extraordinary, amorphous vision has truly come into sharp focus. Six years on from the release of their acclaimed debut album Echoes Of Sound, Luna Kiss are poised to return with a new collection of songs, Following Shadows.

Do not be fooled by the angelic appearance of Agoraphobia, these girls, they have indie garage rock in their blood. Despite their youth, they have won the Vodafoneyu Music Talent, which has led them to tour throughout Spain with top-level artists such as Russian Red or The Zombie Kids. 
With a highly explosive base, the pressure on the stage is the best mattress for powerful and forceful guitars. Among them, the very personal voice of Susana becomes hollow, with an overwhelming character that seduces the most demanding audience.

The Ellipsis have a creative fusion of indie and alternative rock fuel songs which are as catchy as they are melodically dramatic and lyrically insightful. Never creatively standing still, The Ellipsis persistently push and find evolution in their sound, resulting in tracks like the single ‘Wasted Potential Me’ with an equally dynamic video which has already won two national awards at The British Film Institute in London and their current single, ‘Cold Cactus’. 

 

GBP7.00
Wed 7th November 2018 7:00 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

'Facets' is a devised piece of theatre, centered around a dysfunctional in the 90s. 17 year old Nat takes us through the story of her brother and his suicide, whilst she and her family attempt to understand why he left. 

 

Using comedy, 90s grunge music and live singing, the Albero Theatre Company aim to use their new production to create conversations amongst audiences, about male mental health, by breaking down the stigma of what it is to be a man. 

 

£6 Door

£5 Door Concession

GBP4.00 - GBP5.00
Sat 10th November 2018 9:00 pm (9:00 pm DOORS)
GBP3.00
Fri 16th November 2018 7:30 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

NOVEMBER 16 2018 // DOORS 19:00

£3 ADVANCE // £4 DOOR

 

NIM CHIMPSKY

Acerbic danceable all-girl quartet. 50% dancing, 50% woe (woah!). First gig in Coventry with the new lineup!

nimchimpsky.bandcamp.com

 

YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER

DEBUT GIG! Beach-shack post-punk. Solo project from local bass-and-flounce-for-hire gadabout, expanded to a full band!

yearwithoutasummer.bandcamp.com

 

WE ARE A COMMUNIST

The glorious revolution of atomic surf-punk.

waac.bandcamp.com

GBP3.00
Fri 23rd November 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

Kitchen Club presents!
CHORUSGIRL (Reckless Yes / Fortuna Pop! Records)
MAMMOTH PENGUINS (Where It's At Is Where You Are / Fortuna Pop! Records)
+ TBC
Tickets £4 adv/conc, £6 door

We’re super-pleased to bring CHORUSGIRL + MAMMOTH PENGUINS to Coventry as part of their forthcoming UK tour!

"There’s no slack on the album--from the starting gate to the finish line, Chorusgirl bristle with static and nerves." Drowned in Sound 7/10 ('Chorusgirl' LP review)

CHORUSGIRL make noisepop, blending the sounds of Lush, the Cure, The Breeders, Pulp, the Bangles, surf, girl groups, melodies, dirt, jangle and noise. First album ‘Chorusgirl’ received great reviews from Drowned in Sound, Line of Best Fit, Allmusic and MusicOMH - we're delighted to welcome them to back to Coventry ahead of the release of their second album, due this Autumn.
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_7ud253Ciw

“Loud, thrashy heart-on-sleeve feet-on-the-dancefloor anthems giving modern life a wonderfully sharp once-over lyrically, while walls of warm and crunchy melody hit you head on. An infectiously catchy record and brilliant debut.” Louder Than War 8.5/10 (‘Hide and Seek’ album review)

MAMMOTH PENGUINS are a trio fronted by vocalist and guitarist Emma Kupa, formerly of Standard Fare (and currently also of Suggested Friends). Debut album ‘Hide and Seek’ received great reviews from Louder Than War, MusicOMH and Soundblab - they’ve also been listed as a recommended listen in the latest mailout from renowned comedian and music fanatic, *the* Stewart Lee! (http://www.stewartlee.co.uk/latest-news/)
Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnCxtfgDrIM

+ support TBC..!

GBP4.00
Sat 24th November 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

Praise  for  Yama  Warashi:  “This  is  dream  pop  from  another  realm  entirely”–  THE  SKINNY

“Liltingly  folky  and  malevolently  unhinged”–  LOUD  AND  QUIET

 

Yama  Warashi,  meaning  small  child  like  mountain  spirit,  are  a  Bristol  based  art  rock  ensemble  fronted  by  Zun  Zun  Egui’s  Yoshino  Shigihara.    Inspired  by  Japanese  folk  dance,  free  jazz,  tribal  African  music  and  heavily  saturated  in  psychedelia.    Lyrically  outlandish  and  charming,  melodically  addictive  and  mythical.  In  the  first  two  years  of  forming  the  group  have  released  an  EP  and  a  long  player  titled  ͚Moon  Egg͛on  Stolen  Body  Recordings  which  have  picked  up  support  from  BBC  Introducing,  the  British  Underground,  Radio  3’s  Late  Junction  and  BBC6  Music.    Their  music  included  on  Wire  Magazines  give  away,  heavily  discussed  on  the  blogosphere  including  The  Skinny  and  Loud  Quite.    Live  performances  include  Latitude  Festival,  Green  Man  and  support  slots  with  the  likes  of  Flamingods,  This  is  the  Kit  and  Dakha  Brakha.  In  2017  Yama  Warashi  were  awarded  the  PRS  Foundation  Fund  in  order  to  record  their  second  album  with  Ali  Chant(PJ  Harvey,  M.Ward,  Perfume  Genius)  at  Toybox  Studios.    The  new  record  due  for  release  in  2018  will  be  toured  extensively  through  out  Europe.

GBP6.00
Thu 29th November 2018 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)

Bit-Phalanx Music presents:
BARBARA MORGENSTERN - LIVE
"Unschuld und Verwüstung" (Innocence & Devestation) UK Tour '18

Critically acclaimed singer, producer and pianist, Barbara Morgensten, returns to the UK to mark the release of her new 10th solo album "Unschuld und Verwüstung" ("Innocence & Devestation" - Out Oct, on Staatsakt / Bit-Phalanx)

As a veteran of the German electronic music scene and founding member of Berlin's iconic all-female Monika-Enterprise label, Barbara's solo career has seen her collaborate with the likes of Robert Wyatt, Robert Lippok, Haushcka, The Orb's Thomas Fehlmann, gudrun gut and beyond across her 20+ year solo career. 

"Unschuld und Verwüstung" finds Barbara's signature piano lines, stellar production and ear-worm melodies exploring the nature of perseverance in spite of everything, the desire for a peace of mind, and rectifying wrongs despite the odds. Live, the album will come to life with the aid of Saxophonist, Christian Biegai and a host of Electronic wizardry. 

Supporting Barbara, Polish-born / Birmingham based duo Earth Is Flat / EIF will bring their "dub-influenced, experimental / electronic world music" with a unique show, following a string of recent successful UK festival performances. 

+ more TBA!

GBP6.00
Thu 29th November 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

Batsch are an indie pop quartet based in Coventry, England. Their smart, groove-oriented dance-pop takes nods from classic art rock like Talking Heads as well as modern contemporaries, such as Little Dragon and Dutch Uncles. The band formed in 2013 but the collaborations of singer/guitarist Mason Le Long, bassist Joe Carvell, drummer Matt Rheeston and keyboardist Andy Whitehead date back further. A previous incarnation of the band, DON'T MOVE!, released its only album, 'The New Pop Sound', on Tin Angel Records in 2009. All four members have also toured extensively with other artists, including Laetitia Sadier, Marker Starling, Devon Sproule and Nicholas Krgovich, many of whom are also on Tin Angel's roster, putting Batsch at the epicentre of the British label's cult international scene.

Batsch released their debut EP, Tiles, in October 2013 and its follow-up, also a five-track EP, Collar, in 2014. Their debut full length album, almost-eponymously titled Batch, was released April 2017 on Tin Angel Records. Its follow-up is hot off the press, so look out for new material late 2018.

"Delightfully off-piste electronic pop music."- Clash

"A mellow and tireless exploration into disco melancholy." - Artrocker

"..a dark disco classic..." - Subba Cultcha

"Bursting with ideas" - God is in the TV

"Quirky, cool and a little detached.." - Lost in the Manor

"..beguiling mixture of seductive indie and pop." - Raw Ramp

"This band is the very definition of eccentricity." - Holy Up Now

GBP5.00
Thu 29th November 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

Batsch are an indie pop quartet based in Coventry, England. Their smart, groove-oriented dance-pop takes nods from classic art rock like Talking Heads as well as modern contemporaries, such as Little Dragon and Dutch Uncles. The band formed in 2013 but the collaborations of singer/guitarist Mason Le Long, bassist Joe Carvell, drummer Matt Rheeston and keyboardist Andy Whitehead date back further. A previous incarnation of the band, DON'T MOVE!, released its only album, 'The New Pop Sound', on Tin Angel Records in 2009. All four members have also toured extensively with other artists, including Laetitia Sadier, Marker Starling, Devon Sproule and Nicholas Krgovich, many of whom are also on Tin Angel's roster, putting Batsch at the epicentre of the British label's cult international scene.

Batsch released their debut EP, Tiles, in October 2013 and its follow-up, also a five-track EP, Collar, in 2014. Their debut full length album, almost-eponymously titled Batch, was released April 2017 on Tin Angel Records. Its follow-up is hot off the press, so look out for new material late 2018.

"Delightfully off-piste electronic pop music."- Clash

"A mellow and tireless exploration into disco melancholy." - Artrocker

"..a dark disco classic..." - Subba Cultcha

"Bursting with ideas" - God is in the TV

"Quirky, cool and a little detached.." - Lost in the Manor

"..beguiling mixture of seductive indie and pop." - Raw Ramp

"This band is the very definition of eccentricity." - Holy Up Now

GBP5.00
Sat 1st December 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

Wesley Fuller Announces details of the release of his debut album, ‘Inner City Dream’

Listen to ‘#1 Song’ here:

https://soundcloud.com/1965-records/wesley-fuller-1-song/s-JP0bK

Wesley Fuller, the Perth-born, Melbourne-based power pop boy wonder, has announced details of the release of his debut album. Inner City Dream will be released on 1965 Records on Friday 22nd September 2017.

Very much a ‘solo’ affair, the album was written, recorded, produced and mixed at various studios, including his own home set-up, around Melbourne.

The album also features bassist Brendan West & guitarist Liam Hopkins from Fuller’s live band and vocalists Cate Woodfield & Simone Kieruj.

Fuller has also announced details of the release of the first track from the album, #1 Song, a track which sees him turning his observational eye towards the far off universe that is the upper echelon of modern pop - “I think everyone in the scene knows to a certain extent that it's all bullshit. So why take it too seriously? You've got some artists with 20 tracks in the Top 30. The gap between the big stars and the indie bands are worlds apart,” he explains. “There's really no money in music at all unless you're at the very top. To get there you have to compromise your dignity and be prepared to release some pretty pedestrian shit.”

Coming a year on from the brash debut EP, Melvista, Inner City Dream features twelve tracks of swirling psych, jangly pop and punchy, crunchy glam that show off Fuller’s broadening sonic palette and his progression as a writer and producer.

He explains: “Melvista was really my first solo expedition and I was learning as I went along. I think by the time I came to record the album I had a better technical knowledge of what I was doing. There's probably a wider span of influences on the album. I wanted to showcase every aspect of my sound.”

As well as his steady diet of 70s junk shop glam and bubblegum, Fuller’s regular DJ slots around the Melbourne rock scene’s favourite dive bars produced a new fascination for the polyrhythmic ways of Talking Heads during their late-70s/early-80s peak. It inspired Fuller to make tunes of his own that would make people boogie.

Lyrically, Fuller has also progressed. Moving on from the teenage lust of much of Melvista, Inner City Dream presents the worldview of a young man trying to come to terms with his place, both physically and symbolically.

Fuller has already started demoing tracks and playing with ideas for his second album, though it may be some time off. The concepts on Inner City Dream and world events have started him thinking about what else could be around the corner.

“I think the next few years will be a very interesting time for pop music. The world is in a crazy state right now and it feels as though something will have to give pretty soon. There's plenty to write about. But do people want to hear protest songs or do they want to escape reality? Perhaps there's a new sound around the corner. Who will turn on the light?”

GBP5.00
Fri 7th December 2018 6:30 pm (6:00 pm DOORS)

Live on stage bands and friends perform their Chirstmas gig!

GBP2.00 - GBP3.00
Sat 15th December 2018 7:30 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Everything Aside have announced the departure of bass player Nathan Gummery and a change in direction. They're keen to 'give him a final show he’ll remember for the rest of his life' so don't wait to buy advance tickets because they won't be around for long.

 

This will probably be the last time you hear any prophets/everything aside songs, and will therefore be a special memory for everyone involved.  Support from Operation Guillotine and All The Rest

GBP3.00
Mon 31st December 2018 9:00 pm (9:00 pm DOORS)

The Tin and Kitchen club come together to bring you an indie disco shindig to send the year off with a bang! Grab tickets before they sell out for a spot here at the end of the year!

GBP4.00
Wed 16th January 2019 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

Clarinettist Adrian Cox started playing music aged 6 and turned professional at the age of 15. He has toured Europe extensively over the past 19 years and is "London's most charismatic reedsman" (Time Out London).

Over his career he has performed with artists including Wynton Marsalis, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Dr. John, Maceo Parker, Ronnie Wood, Guy Barker, at countless sell-out shows including Ronnie Scott’s, The Barbican, and The Lincoln Center (New York).

Adrian is influenced by the great New Orleans clarinettists such as George Lewis, and at present he is touring a show called "Profoundly Blue" which celebrates the music of his favourite clarinet player Edmond Hall. His 2018 tour had rave reviews as well as a feature on the Cerys Matthews show on BBC Radio 6.

Cox is also a member of UK jazz act Kansas Smitty's House Band, where his distinctive sound and songwriting accomplishments are invaluable to the group.

Adrian's love for the clarinet is eminent in his soulful and inspiring playing, and he will lift any bandstand. 

“If you were to describe Cox’s playing in one word you might use ‘hot’” -

Ricky Riccardi, Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum, New York.

 

Students and people of low income are applicable for concession tickets

GBP5.00 - GBP8.00
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