May 2014


Kids Can’t Fly have created a unique brand of uplifting hard edged pop-punk with a distinct English twist and, of all things, a horn section. Jumping, thrashing, and sweating their way through live shows across the UK and Europe they have carved a name for themselves as one of the best known and most energetic unsigned UK Pop-Punk bands on the circuit.

Kids Can't Fly

Famed for frenzied beat downs, feel good horn lines, and huge harmonies the guys have been likened to an “English Fall Out Boy” and “Four Year Strong with horns”

The oversized 6 piece, all in their early twenties and each standing over 6 foot, have relentlessly over their 8 years together sharing the stage with The Blackout, Less Than Jake, Zebrahead, Lower Than Atlantis, Don Broco, Young Guns and many more. The band’s music videos have also been seen all over MTV Rocks, Kerrang, and Scuzz TV.

The crazy horn-driven Pop Punk band are to embark on their last tour this summer, playing venues throughout the UK, including the here at the Boileroom on the 22nd of July. You can buy tickets here, or visit the facebook event for more info.



Laura Veirs press

Catch one of the most inimitable songwriters of the last decade, Laura Veirs all the way from Portland, Oregon here at The Boileroom this October! Tickets go onsale this Friday 30th May from here, here and here.

Veirs has said that she didn’t seriously listen to music until she was in her 20s; instead, she just heard what was in her environment. She listened to folk, country, classical and pop music around the house and on the radio during her youth.

Attending Carleton College in rural Minnesota, Veirs latched onto feminist punk rock from the Pacific Northwest, eventually starting an all-female punk band called “Rair Kx!”. Laura studied geology and Mandarin Chinese. After college, she embraced older country and folk music. Her first foray into songwriting started with a geological expedition in China, where she served as translator. She was miserable and immersed herself into writing lyrics as a way of coping.

She put out her own self-titled album Laura Veirs, recorded live and featuring just her and guitar, in 1999. She has since made five highly acclaimed records with producer Tucker Martine. 2003 saw the release of Troubled by the Fire, a full-band effort that found the artist sharing the studio with such luminaries as Bill Frisell and violist Eyvind Kang. She signed to Nonesuch Records the following year with the atmospheric follow-up Carbon Glacier. Year of Meteors followed in August 2005. She collaborated with The Decemberists on “Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)”, from their 2006 album The Crane Wife. Her sixth record, Saltbreakers, was released worldwide on Nonesuch Records in April 2007.

Veirs’ seventh album, July Flame, will be released in January 2010 on her own record label, Raven Marching Band Records (in North America) and on Bella Union (in Europe and the rest of the world).

Praise for her last release, Warp & Weft:

– ‘Expansive and illuminating, creating a rich tapestry of ideas and idioms.’ – The Independent

– ‘A work of lyricism and maturity, this is one of Veirs’ finest yet.’ – Uncut

– ‘A creative and varied set of songs that spiral high and swoop low, sometimes both at once – and there isn’t a weak link amongst them. Mesmeric.’ –  The Line Of Best Fit

Heavy Highlights at The BoileroomMay 23, 2014

A Plastic Rose are an alternative rock band from Belfast; They a 4-piece band and are sick. They are performing at The Boileroom on Sunday 1st June. A free entry show with support from In Dynamics and The Cottonettes, here’s a taster for what your getting yourself into:

Black Dogs are an unstoppable heavy metal band from up north. They will be rocking the roof off on Monday 7th July; for a quick, sneak peek of the band Check out this video:

Acoda are a heavy metal band on tour in support to their new single and EP ‘round the sun’ check this out at :


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

JAWS to headline Velvet Goldmine on 24/7May 19, 2014

Hey there! We’re really pleased to announce  JAWS will be coming back to the venue. The band will be headlining a special 14+ Velvet Goldmine show on the 24th July at The BOILEROOM! (Re-scheduled from 22/03 due to illness)

Support comes from Folkestone’s Native People plus more TBC..

Ticket link + further info to follow