April 2014

This week at The Boileroom..April 30, 2014

Thursday May 1st – Bob Log III

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The legendary masked guitar bandit heads to the venue for what we’re sure will be a completely unforgettable night. Bob Log’s an act who’s career has largely gained a following through his always unpredictable stage-show, usually involving members of the audience. Adorned in a crash helmet and full blue jump suit, the enigmatic Mississippi punk blues artist is hard to pigeonhole. With his mad-cap style and now infamous songs like ‘Boob Scotch’ and ‘I Want Your Shit On My Leg’, this is a show to satiate your curiosity and discover a pioneer from truly out of this world. Tickets are almost completely gone, act fast!

Friday 2nd May – Boom n Bass Presents Lyrical Culture: Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band

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This is a set be a solid night full of good, dancy vibes. Macca B, the lyrical wordsmith, headlines a night celebrating the man’s exact craft – lyrical culture. Accompanying the renowned crowd controller are Apex Zero and resident Boom & Bass DJs

Saturday May 3rd – The Safety Fire, hosted by Progressive Promotions

Local promotions collective Progressive Promotions are bringing a host of hard-hitting heavy tech-metal to the venue. London based progressive metal band The Safety Fire have quite a burgeoning following for their innovative brand of expansive high-energy music. The group are riding high off myriad support slots for Rise To Remain, The Arusha Accord, Bleed From Within, and Xerath up and down the UK and an appearance at Sonisphere, they’re are now ready to take the helm on their own tour. They’re joined by Freeze The Atlantic, who take their place on the always glowing Alcopop records roster and are prepping release of their new self-titled album. Capping off the bill is Crown Me King and the excellently named Throatpunch City

Sunday May 4th – 90s Club Night

Get ready to get loose and party like it’s 199whatever on Bank Holiday Sunday. Cheap entry, cheap drinks, huge nostalgic tunes and good vibes ’til 1am. Dig out your old 90s clobber, stick on The Simpsons and head down!

 

Bank Holiday Monday May 5th – We have TWO shows on

The first of which is at The Boileroom featuring Belgian indie/electronic/hip-hop ensamble Pale Grey.

The second being an exciting stripped-down set from Lewis Watson, the budding young singer-songwriter currently sweeping the nation with his heart-warming, soulful songs and stories.

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Find out more on what’s on this month with the interactive poster linked below. Digital!

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Monday 28th April – Johnny Borrell

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An indie household name following his success with Razorlight, Johnny Borrell brings his solo show to The Boileroom in support of his debut record going it alone ‘Borrell 1’. As a man used to to the dizzying highs of headlining Reading & Leeds festival and topping the UK charts, Johnny’s had time to reflect on his illustrious past and is now embracing the intimacy of smaller venues. His rock band frontman bravado is truly stripped back to reveal a more humble, honest side to a man truly embracing his own musical whims. Expect eccentrically titled new singles “Pan-European Supermodel Song (Oh! Gina)”  and “Cyrano Masochiste”, and perhaps the odd Razorlight blast from the not too distant past.

Support comes from The Flacks and Sara Robalo

Tickets are £10 adv or £7 with NUS on the door

Tuesday 29th April – Hannah Dorman EP Launch

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Local singer-songwriter Hannah Dorman‘s new EP ‘Do You Wanna Play’ is a perfect blend of country and pop-rock, and she’ll be unleashing it at The Boileroom on Tuesday. Support comes from two more wonderful local acts: Aimee Gould and Following Foxes

Tickets are £4 adv or £3 for ACM students

Wednesday 30th April – A Foreign Affair 

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Students of ACM in Guildford are taking over this Wednesday for a bumper night of up and coming young artists. Performing on the night are: Ripple Green, Mack Hofberg, Sophia Wells, Ella Barber, Joy Surrender and Jess Hearn. Tickets are just £1 on the door, and if you’re still not convinced watch Ripple Green’s self-made very creative trailer for Wednesday.

 

Thursday 1st May – Bob Log III

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Eccentric somehow doesn’t quite justify Bob Log III. Adorned in a crash helmet and full blue jump suit, the enigmatic Mississippi punk blues artist is hard to pigeonhole. With his mad-cap style and now infamous songs like ‘Boob Scotch’ and ‘I Want Your Shit On My Leg’, this is a show to satiate your curiosity and discover a pioneer from truly out of this world.

“And then there’s this guy named Bob Log, you ever heard of him? He’s this little kid — nobody ever knows how old he is — wears a motorcycle helmet and he has a microphone inside of it and he puts the glass over the front so you can’t see his face, and plays slide guitar. It’s just the loudest strangest stuff you’ve ever heard. You don’t understand one word he’s saying. I like people who glue macaroni on to a piece of cardboard and paint it gold. That’s what I aspire to basically” Tom Waits

Support comes from Thomas Truax and RAD FRU

Tickets are £10 adv – here

Friday 2nd May – Boom n Bass Presents Lyrical Culture: Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band

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Star of the underground and master of dancehall Macka B leads a night devoted to celebrating lyrical culture. Joining the renowned wordsmith on the night is the up and coming Apex Zero and Boom n Bass DJS.

Tickets £10 adv – here

Saturday 3rd May – The Safety Fire 

London based progressive metal band The Safety Fire have quite a burgeoning following for their innovative brand of expansive high-energy music. The group are riding high off myriad support slots for Rise To Remain, The Arusha Accord, Bleed From Within, and Xerath up and down the UK and an appearance at Sonisphere, they’re are now ready to take the helm on their own tour. They’re joined by Freeze The Atlantic, who take their place on the always glowing Alcopop records roster and are prepping release of their new self-titled album.

Rounding off the bill are the fantastic Throatpunch City and Crown Me King

Tickets are £8adv – here

Sunday 4th May – I Heart The 90s

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If you’re craving a time when The Simpsons was still funny and grunge was on the radio, then come and reminisce at our 90s night. We’ve got all the important music of the 90s covered: Britpop, Shoegaze, Indie, Hip-Hop and Pop will all be spun by our DJs. So forage in the back of your wardrobe for those clothes you’d thought the ages had forgotten, and come party like it’s 1994.

Free Entry before 8.30pm // £3 after on the door

TALL SHIPS SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT + THIS WEEK AT BOILEROOMApril 23, 2014

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

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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.

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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

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“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.