December 2013

Independent Venue WeekDecember 17, 2013

We are proud to be one of just 18 independent venues from around the country taking part in the first ever Independent Venue Week in 2014! We join venues as South as Plymouth’s Tiki Bar and as North as Glasgow’s King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, we will be part of the 6 night long celebration of independent live music with some truly top acts for you to come down and enjoy here at The Boileroom on the 31st of January. With support from the likes of Moshi Moshi Records, Domino Records, Drowned In Sound, Marshall Amplification we are very excited to be a part of this fantastic week and announcing our line up, watch this space!

“Independent Venue Week is a fantastic idea. Small venues are the lifeblood of British music. There’s a particular kind of excitement when you go to a gig at these venues. They’re visceral and intimate.” – Phil Selway, Radiohead

“The struggle to compete with large, sponsor-backed venues makes it a tough and challenging time for independents. Combine this with bands finding it harder to tour due to limited revenues and rising on-the-road costs and we can all see what a difficult climate live venues find themselves in. There’s never been a more important time to highlight the importance of these treasured places; getting people excited about discovering new music up close and personal and reigniting fans passion for gig-going.” – Sybil Bell, Independent Venue Week Co-Founder

“Without small, independent venues, there’d be no small, independent bands, and without them there’d be no big acts either; these places are the lifeblood of any music scene, and any music fan should care about them and support Independent Venue Week.” – Frank Turner

Coming up this week!December 16, 2013

Producer, performer. multi-instrumentalist, Emily Wells will be headlining the Boileroom tonight! Described as a ‘feral Nina Simone’ by her critics, she also contributed to the score of Chan-Wook’s recent psychological thriller Stoker, starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, and Nicole Kidman.

Supporting will be the lovely locals Martha Paton and Dan Gordon (Track Of Words) as one of his first shows as a solo singer-songwriter.

Tickets available here, here and here.

On Wednesday we have local hardcore lads who’ve been making some noise on a national scale this year with appearances at Download, Reading & Leeds, and all over Europe, since their stunning debut album Bad Weather was released earlier this year, Palm Reader make a welcome return to the venue after supporting Gallows back in August here! With support from The Catharsis and Stallone – this show is gonna be sick!

Tickets available here, here and here.


The marvellous Ugly Duckling will be back next March 25th – tickets now onsale here, here and here.

And the wonderfully trippy The Red Paintings will be taking to the stage in February next year, tickets on sale here, here and here.

The live show features visual content which includes unique projections along with human body and canvas painters who join the band on stage collaborating in real time to create artworks that reflect the band’s music and energy. Artists are sourced with the aim of finding struggling but talented painters and providing them with a new platform to showcase their work. For consideration, visit the band’s Facebook page and/or email to submit three jpegs of your art.


We are soo excited for tonight’s show! Hardcore troublemakers POLAR. make a welcome return to The Boileroom for their first hometown show in over a year – from the sounds of their epic new single Glasscutter, their new album due for release next year is gonna be intense!

Tearing it up alongside our headliners, are Black Futures, Boileroom faves Subsource’s new moniker – come on down and see their new direction here at the Boileroom first before they head off to do some sold out shows supporting The Prodigy!

Belgium noise-makers Now, Voyager will also be supporting alongside local lads A Room Swept White – this is a show not to be missed! Few tickets left here, here and here – or buy a bundle deal ticket here for tickets to see POLAR. tonight and Palm Reader on 18th Dec here at The Boileroom for a mere £10 – our treat! x

Coming up this week: Hey Vanity, POLAR, Hacktivist, and more!December 9, 2013

Another jam-packed week this week!

We ease into this week with Falmouth folk duo The White Bicycles EP launch party, with support from local lovelies Abi Bowden (if you caught her stunning set on the Surrey Sessions stage at Magic Summer Live this year you know you’re in for a treat!), Andy Ruddy, and the Peacock Affect. Doors from 7pm tonight, tickets available on the door, or available online from here, here and here.

On Tuesday Hey Vanity make a welcome return to the venue, with main support from local Riot Grrls Hearts Under Fire – it’s been a while – looking forward to this one! Support comes from The Timing’s new guise Rival Empires, and Fake The Attack. Tickets available from here, here and here.

Hacktivist kick off the weekend – a few tickets left for this one now here, here and here. Sign up to our newsletter before Tuesday for a chance to win a signed vinyl of their self-titled EP from the band! Support comes from the Mighty The Algorithm, (if you missed their stormer of a headline show with Progressive Promotions earlier this year now’s your chance!), and local heroes Doomed From Day One are back to boot!

Saturday night sees the glorious return of POLAR as they play their first hometown show in 2 years – this is a show not to be missed! They’ll be joined by Subsource’s new moniker as Black Futures, as well as local stalwarts Now, Voyager and A Room Swept White. Few tickets left here, here, and here, or buy a ticket for this show and Palm Readers show next week for a bargain £10 with our ticket bundle deal here – ltd amount left!

Sunday The BIG Show have their 80s Xmas party on Sunday playing all the hits – big and obscure – from the decade. If you’ve always wanted to try playing in a band live onstage – now’s your chance! Register here to strut your stuff onstage with the BIG show live band – 80s style!

NYE 2013 Cocktail MenuDecember 8, 2013

New Years Eve is approaching fast and we can’t wait for you to join us in celebrating at our F. Scott Fitzgerald, Beautiful and the Damned themed night of live music, cabaret, cocktails and more! (On sale now!)

In anticipation we’ve finalised our list of delicious light and dark cocktails to tempt you. As Fitzgerald very wisely puts in the novel, “Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.” x

NYE Cocktail Menu:

Fidel Castro
– Love or hate him, he is the personification of Light & Dark
White rum
Dark rum
Mango juice

White Russian/Dark Russian
– Release your inner Cossack with either the pure and snowy White, or the dangerously decadent Dark Russian
Baileys original/chocolate

– Brazil’s national cocktail. Fresh and light
heavenly enough to challenge Christ The Redeemer in Rio!
Lime Juice
Sugar Gomme

Dark & Stormy:
– Does what it says on the tin. Dark, fiery and not for the feint of heart.
Kraken Rum
Lime Juice
Ginger Beer

– For those that can’t pick a side, light and dark together.
Peachy Nipple – Archers, Baileys
– Dark through and through.
Mini Guinness – Black Sambuca, Baileys
– Angelic in colour, devilishly strong.
Shakey Joes – Blue Bols, Banana Bols, Baileys