HELLO! Another week, another stack of great shows happening throughout the rest of this month in Guildford. We have one of our most eclectic selections of music over the next 10 days; ranging from the electronic, bass-driven sounds at the Outlook Festival Launch Party to the face-melting heavyness of Palm Reader to the folky grooves of Tom Williams and The Boat. We’ve got all sorts, so be sure to check all the acts passing through and swing by for some good times and some great noodles!
Friday, May 23rd – Outlook Festival Launch Party
To celebrate the impending launch of the 7th annual Outlook Festival we’ve teamed up with Ultra Clean Events and In-Reach Magazine to bring you the finest selection of local of DJ and MC talent. Including the likes of Ant TC1 (Dispatch Recordings/Metalheadz), Billion & MC Sense (Fathom Audio), Synergy 90 minute set (Subterra, Bazil & Lean), Arkaik (Diffrent Music), Hyroglifics (Proximity/Diffrent Music), Cursed (Ultra Clean)
All this, plus the chance to win a pair of tickets to the festival in Croatia make it a little more than a bit tempting. See ya there!
Saturday, May 24th – GU1 PUNX/Genrebomb present a night of riffs and destruction
Local promotions collectives GU1 PUNX and Genrebomb have teamed up to bring you a hectic night chok-full of riffs and rock-based entertainment. Headlining the show we have Palm Reader, a band from the local area doing some truly impressive things. Having appeared at legendary festivals such as Sonisphere and Download over the summer of ’13 this is a band we’re truly proud to be bringing to such an intimate setting.
Also on the bill are Eschar, We Never Learned To Live, the almighty Flesh Trench and secret special guests JåBõøōô who sound an awful lot like that band Yearbook…
The show goes on ’til late and the one and only DJ FIRST FOUR METALLICA ALBUMS will be spinning some tunes alongside the resident Hazard DJs. PARTY!
Sunday, May 25th – Hool-A-Palooza! (Macmillan Charity event)
Hooligan Promotions, in associations with Spiral Studios, are proud to present the 2nd annual all day music event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The show features performances by a whole host of great local acts all playing for the same great reason, to give cancer the boot!
Performing throughout the day we have Tree House Fire, Hearts Under Fire, Darko, Miss Vincent, Drones, The Wonder Beers, The FAiL, Geistfight, The Rocco Lampones & MoCara. Sweet! As well as all this great music (for the more than reasonable £10 entry fee) there are raffles throughout the day to win some great prizes from the event’s sponsors. Head down, hangout and support this great cause
Monday, May 26th – Craft Club
We’re back with another instalment of Craft Club. It’s like Fight Club except you’re encouraged to tell as many of your friends as you can and there’s no punching and no Brad Pitt (sorry ladies)
Tuesday, May 27th – Steph Macleod and Matt Kerr
Steph Macleod is a Christian singer/songwriter who hails from the city of Edinburgh, but is making his way down south for a performance in Guildford. Steph has been writing and performing his music throughout the UK since 2006. Recently Steph, has been appearing all over the country in solo gigs and at festivals with his band including Belladrum, Retrofest, Spratton festivals. Winner of the Berlin’s Troubadour international songwriter contest Steph Macleod is a talented singer/songwriter whose music lies rooted in the Blues/Folkrock/Aamericana genre. His song writing is inspired by the unsweetened reality of life, if you like bone dry honesty, foot-tapping tunes, and a bit of originality, you’ll love this!
Wednesday, May 28th – Tom Williams and The Boat
Catchy, folky and at times anthemic; Tom Williams and The Boat are an act (pardon the pun) making waves across the country. With the release of the band’s new album Easy Fantastic only last Monday, this is an act at the height of their excitement. Even a cursory listen to the third album by TW & TB reveals that this is a band dramatically waking up to new possibilities: a band surveying the good things that came to them with 2012’s Teenage Blood album – the strong BBC 6 Music support; their growing reputation as an incendiary festival act – and allowing their self-belief to grow a little stronger.
Support from Uncle Luc, Lee Martin and Tom Gatens
Thursday, May 29th – Howling Bells
Gorgeous shoe-gazey dream sounds from the Sydney-based Quintet. With the release of their fourth studio album ‘Heartstrings’ just around the corner (June 2nd), the band have plenty of new material show off. If you’ve been enjoying the music The Horrors have been putting out as of late you’re going to love this!
Support comes from Climbing Boys (also on Birthday Records) and Hannah Lou Clark
Friday, May 30th – Sons Of Icarus
Local lads Sons Of Icarus are in the house, bringing their huge classic metal sounds to the venue alongside Fighting Wolves, Goth rockers Frantic Alice and hair metalers White Pigeon
Saturday, May 31st – Natives
and finally, we have a great +14 show on Saturday week with Natives headlining the bill.
SO MUCH GOOD MUSIC! Be sure to check out some of the acts and head along to a show
With love, your pals, The Boileroom team x