Saturday 3rd of March 2018
Surya, London

With support from:
Arcades, Dead Natives

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Doors open at 7pm
Venue and Locality: Surya, London
Postcode: N1 9JL

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Following a successful run of gigs and festivals in 2017 earning plaudits for their hypnotic live shows at Isle of Wight and Reading Festival, Brighton four piece 'Of Empires' are set to release double A-side singles, 'Waist Up in Gold' / 'Gunslingers' in 2018.

'Waist Up in Gold' leads with a middle-eastern psych hook, bolstered with a thunderous surf-rock pulse, themed by singer Jack Fletcher's spiritual trip into a hyper-real wonderland.

With ‘Gunslingers’, the subject is war and the media coverage that defines them. It explores the chaos of foreign intervention and the gung-ho approach akin to a spaghetti western. On a sonic level, the band anchors its garage rock sound and psych-pop hooks with raw, live and low-fi grit.

'Waist Up in Gold' / 'Gunslingers' will be available via Idle Times Records February 2018.

ARCADES - have swallowed up the Indie music scene and spat it back out with a whole lot of attitude. It’s a blend of powerful, rock n roll anthems and a whole lot of stage presence.

After hinting that new music was on its way, their first offering came in the form of the pumping indie anthem ‘Phantom’. Since the release back in May it has been a very exciting and busy year for the 5 piece Leicester band. ARCADES made an explosive impression on those that attended the shows on their UK tour in May - starting in London with a sold out This Feeling night at the WaterRats - ARCADES went head-first into the summer, taking their energetic, unpredictable stage show onto some of the UK’s biggest festival stages. Throughout the summer they performed at Isle Of Wight festival and YNOT and are now finishing 2017 off with a run of dates across the country.

On their weeks off of being on the road, the band wasted no time and headed straight for the studio where they recorded their next single ‘The Queuing People’ due to be released in early 2018. These sessions also included four unheard songs that are ready to be released next year, to which the public are eagerly fastening their seatbelts awaiting their arrival.

Phantom has had airplay in the form of BBC Introducing (Dean Jackson) Radio X (Jack Saunders) Boogaloo Radio (Katie Owen.) The band have been very well received by blogs and online magazines also. Some examples below:

“Arcades debut single combines Blossoms pop sensibilities with the monster strut of Kasabian and the subtle delicacies The Last Shadow Puppets, class. Arcades, are a Rock N Roll new band from Leicester to get very excited about indeed. Ones to watch” [Gigslutz]

“I’d describe the band as full of attitude with soaring anthemic tunes and an indie-glam rock style. Elaborate stage performances come from enthusiastic frontman Tommy Cobley which results in an overall explosive band energy. The band have been on our radar a while now after seeing them perform at a This Feeling night at WaterRats in London, then at Isle of Wight Festival and YNOT. Based on those brilliant performances we 110% recommend you get to see this band live” [Northern Exposure]

“Leicester’s Arcades gives us some meticulously crafted indie with a vocal akin to Tim Burgess from Tommy Cobley. The Jagger dance moves are out to play and Christ, if anyone can give us a lesson in the art of a good coat, it’s this guy” [Foxes Magazine]

“Arcades soar through their set with Madchester-esque vocals and Jagger-like dance moves” Isle Of Wight review [CLASH MAGAZINE]

Dead Natives

Dead Natives are Liam Dutch, Robbie Ferguson, Adam Payne and Colin Marshall - a four-piece indie rock band from the UK.

With soaring guitars and vocals coursing with attitude Dead Natives adopt elements of psychedelic rock and modern brit-pop.

'Serious Business' - BBC Introducing

"Soaring and anthemic, London’s Dead Natives are proving themselves at the top of their game" - Gigslutz