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We’re thrilled to announce that Tall Ships will be returning to The Boileroom on Thursday 19th June!

Still riding high off the success of their debut album ‘Everything Touching’ released on Big Scary Monsters back in 2012, Tall Ships have now become infamous for their adrenaline packed live show which has delighted the masses filling out XOYO and our own Boileroom last year. Their mix of relentless walls of sound and deep complex layers of guitar woven post-rock enthrall and mesmerise in equal measure. Snap up your tickets quick!

Tickets start from £10 adv –  here


This week at The Boileroom

In the not so distance future we have some equally ace shows lined up, here’s the details of what to expect over the coming week.


Wednesday April 23rd – Blitz Kids:

Undoubtedly the best band to come out of Crewe in recent years, Blitz Kids arrive fresh from touring with All Time Low ready to bring their brand of melodic high-energy rock music to The Boileroom. Bringing the crowd pleasing effortlessness they’ve displayed at festivals like Sonisphere, Slam Dunk and Download, and fresh from releasing their second album ‘The Good Youth’ on Red Bull Records, Blitz Kids are ready to fully realise their potential.

Support comes from Fort Hope & I Divide
Tickets from £6 on the door.

Thursday 4th April – Young Kato:

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If quick thrills indie-pop is your bag, then Cheltenham’s Young Kato tick many of the right boxes. Radio exposure on BBC Radio 1 and XFM, Check. Support slots with the likes of Bastille, Peace and You Me At Six, Check. The sort of catchy, indie-pop earworm songs that just beg to be rattled off on stage, Check. Backed up by Pixel Fix and The White Bicycles on the night, this may be your chance to witness one of the next big indie acts grasping up towards the next rung on the adoration ladder.

Tickets available here

 Friday April 25th – Velvet Goldmine:

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Indie club night Velvet Goldmine returns to The Boileroom, determined to showcase the best new breaking bands and local acts. On Friday, Fickle Friends will showcase their chops that lead to their single ‘S W I M’ amassing 400,000 plays on soundcloud. They’ll be joined by London’s Paper Boats, Violet Skies and DJs till late.

Tickets £5 adv – here 


Saturday 26th April – Leatherat

We’ve got plenty of folk coming on Saturday. Established venue-trawlers Leatherat are set to bring highlights from their four albums of Levellers inspired folk-rock, showing why they’ve become stalwarts of the folk-festival circuit. They’re accompanied by The True Deceivers a band on the frontier of the Surrey folk scene, and STEViE One Bloke One Mandolin who’ll display his own unique raw and honest troubadour act.

Tickets from £7 adv – here 

Sunday April 27th – Ezio


“Deep, honest, emotional songs that hit a raw nerve.” This is what Ezio want you to expect of them. The guitar-lead two piece are making music so moving that they managed to sell out Shepherd’s Bush Empire on word of mouth alone. Get ready for full on immersion, you may feel things you didn’t know you could feel.

Lewis Watson to play St Mary’s Church!April 22, 2014


“His big word of mouth following could make him the next Ben Howard.” – The Independent

 “Looks set to replicate Ed Sheeran’s success… his emotionally open storytelling qualities will resonate with the A Team singer’s huge fanbase.” – Sunday Times Culture

 “Anthemic, starry-eyed, arms-round-your-mates choruses… there’s a husky maturity in his voice.” – The Telegraph

 After five Top 10 EPs at iTunes and a huge social media following (including almost 6 million plays at YouTube), Lewis Watson builds towards the June 16th release of his debut album ‘The Morning’ with the single ‘Stay’ which is out on April 21st on Warner Bros. Records. ‘Stay’ is available as an instant grat track for those who pre-order the album.

Fans can purchase a bundle for £10 which contains a T-shirt, digital album pre-order and a live EP direct from his website here. The bundle will also contain a ticket to an intimate show at St Mary’s Church in Guildford on 5th May; in the form of an email order confirmation which they will need to print out and present to door staff along with ID. This show is 14+, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Stay’ demonstrates Lewis’s evolution as a songwriter with a rich, nuanced production contrasting with the stripped-back acoustic approach of much of his prior material. ‘Stay’ was inspired by a dream and, as Lewis laughs, Tenacious D’sTribute’: “A girl was playing the most beautiful song that I’d never heard before on a pedal steel guitar. I remember telling myself to wake up and write this song. It was like a lullaby – the more she played, the more relaxed I felt. But when I woke up I’d completely forgotten the song…. So Stay is about the girl and that song and about how I wish I could remember it.”

The accompanying video – the most obviously narrative and cinematic of Lewis’s to date – was directed by ‘Submarine’ actor Craig Roberts, who was chosen for the strength of his idea. Indeed, it wasn’t until the pair met that Lewis recognised him. Model Ellie Burton plays Lewis’s love interest in a video that was shot in eight hours in a graveyard in Cardiff.

Lewis will further preview ‘The Morning’ with an intimate run of church shows in May. Joined by his regular band, Lewis will play the album in full in a unique acoustic environment. Entry to the ticket is free when fans buy a specially designed t-shirt from Lewis’s official website, with the t-shirt acting as a ticket on the night. The shows will all be recorded with highlights collated on a new digital EP which will be sent to everyone in attendance shortly after the dates are completed.

Another exciting new development in Lewis’s career comes with the news that he’ll appear in the film adaptation of John Niven’s cult Britpop novel ‘Kill Your Friends’. Lewis joins an ensemble cast that includes Nicholas Hoult in the lead role of Steven Stelfox as well as a hugely talented ensemble cast including Craig Roberts and James Corden. The film is set in London, 1997 with the British music industry enjoying a winning streak. A&R man Steven Stelfox is slashing and burning his way through the music business, a world where “no-one knows anything” and where careers are made and broken by chance and the fickle tastes of the general public.

‘The Morning’ demonstrates Lewis’s growing powers as a songwriter. It combines fully-realised reworkings of select songs that emerged as sketches on his early EPs (notably ‘Into The Wild’ and ‘Windows’) together with the best of the sixty unreleased songs that he wrote last year. The newer material – including ‘Holding On’, ‘Outgrow’ and ‘Castle Street’ – takes Lewis’s stripped-back guitar-and-voice roots and constructs a richer, more textured sound around him.


Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo will be performing with support from Christian Kjellvander on the 20th November 2014. General admission: £12

You can buy tickets now from our website here or from SeeTickets and WeGotTickets.

2014 has already been a busy year for Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo and there are no signs of it quietening down any time soon… with a special limited edition vinyl release for Record Store Day, and Emily writing her first score for a feature film starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen due in UK cinemas later this year, they have now announced a UK tour for November.

Touring with their core line-up, Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo features Emily Barker on vocals and guitar, Gill Sandell on accordion, piano and flute, Anna Jenkins on violin and Jo Siverston on cello and bass. They will be supported on all dates by acclaimed Swedish singer/songwriter Christian Kjellvander. Emily met Christian on one of her many trips to Sweden – here’s a video of her cover of Christian’s beautiful song When The Mourning Comes:

Let us know if you’re coming by joining the facebook event, or tell us on twitter.



We’re pleased to let you know that Neon Waltz will be playing at the Boileroom on the 7th May 2014.

Neon Waltz are a powerful 6 piece psychedelic indie rock band who write & play their melodic, sun-drenched, sonic soundscapes in a remote croft, located in the wilderness of Caithness, Scotland. You can find their music here. Alongside them, also playing are local heroes Mellor and Bordeauxxx. You can buy tickets now at SeeTickets and WeGotTickets.

Let us know if you’re coming on the Facebook event page. We hope to see you there!



We’re very pleased to announce Boom & Bass are returning to the venue in association with Kane FM to bring you a solid night of bass-filled music to Boileroom on May 2nd.

“Lyrical Culture” is a celebration of just that; Lyrical Culture. It’s a conscious recognition of communicating through music through the medium of the voice. Performing on the night are the endlessly talented Macka.B & The Roots Ragga Band as well as hotly-tipped Apex Zero and Boom & Bass resident DJs.

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