Rozi Plain, Nat Johnson at The Harley

We’re very happy to announce that Rozi Plain will be playing at The Harley on Sunday 31st May, along with Nat Johnson.

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ROZI PLAIN
After getting a ton of BBC Radio 6 Music play for ‘Actually’ and being named ‘Single of the Week’ on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show, Bristol singer-songwriter Rozi Plain returns with her second album.

NAT JOHNSON
With her personal folk-pop and confessional country, Sheffield-based singer-songwriter Nat has been playing sell-out shows and gathering fans including Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe and Janice Long.

Advance tickets: http://harleylive.gigantic.com/rozi-plain-the-harley-2015-05-31-19-30
Or in person with no booking fee from the venue box office
More on the door
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Crazy P (LIVE), Queens Social Club, 30.05.15

British house & disco pioneers Crazy P bring their full live show to Queens this May.

Six albums and fifteen years in, the band are stronger and more relevant than ever. Playing in support of their forthcoming seventh album, expect a thrilling live show, which will prove why the trio are still see them regarded as one of dance music’s finest live performers out there.

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Upholding the heritage of soul, musicianship and songwriting that is an essential part of the fabric of house and disco, the band also stay current, letting those fundamental elements of the sound inform and mark out their take on the genre.

Advance tickets onsale now or in person with no booking fee from the venue box office, more on the door
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High Hazels single launch party, 30.04.15

The ace High Hazels​ will be returning to our place on 30th April for a big ol’ party to celebrate their new single ‘Valencia’. Tickets for the show are onsale now and are also available in person with no booking fee from The Harley​ box office.

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With acclaim for their eloquent songwriting and gentlemanly charm, James Leesley (vocals/guitar), Scott Howes (guitar), Paul Barlow (bass guitar) and Anthony Barlow (drums) are set to follow on from the success of their self-titled debut album, released in October of last year. The album was recorded with producer Matt Peel (Pulled Apart By Horses, Eagulls) and mastered by Robin Schmidt (The Coral, Jake Bugg).

The young quartet from Sheffield are boys who horde priceless guitars, but can’t afford the bus fare home, rehearse dry George Harrison barbs in the bathroom mirror, read the Angling Times, and go to their Nan’s for Sunday dinner.

Their artistry awash with the Steel City’s reputation for melancholy witticism and intricacy, High Hazels soar in melodies of everlasting wanderlust, as desires of blithe youth permeate in northern nuances both authentic and chaste. Dream pop powered by a lovelorn landscape, A. Barlow drums an upbeat anthem for the doleful, as Leesley’s vocals echo shimmering chords in a sunlit tenor.

“Hazy afternoons spent drifting through an ancient river bed formed the inspiration behind this song,” says P. Barlow.

“The river bed has now dried and is known as the ‘Garden of Turia’.

“Drenched with summery guitars and plenty of Valencian juicy oranges, the drums pound through the back streets and into the town square,” he says.

The release of ‘Valencia’ will be accompanied by an acoustic version of the track, as well as acoustic B-sides of their lead single ‘Misbehave’, and The Kinks’ ‘Waterloo Sunset’, which was first played on BBC Radio 2 for Dermot O’Leary. To celebrate the release of ‘Valencia’, High Hazels will be selling a limited run of 100 DIY handmade sleeves, featuring art drawn by the band.

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Lemuria/Dads at The Harley, 27.05.15

We are seriously happy to be able to welcome Lemuria and Dads to The Harley this May. The band play on Wednesday 27th May, and tickets will be onsale from Friday 20th February.

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Lemuria
Influenced by the likes of Lemonheads, Superchunk, Jawbreaker, and Hüsker Dü in crafting their own punky, melodic indie rock, Lemuria formed during the fall of 2004 in Buffalo, New York.
Lemuria’s first full-length record, Get Better, was handled by Asian Man Records and appeared in February 2008 to considerable praise and positive reviews. Pebble, the band’s second album, arrived in early 2011, followed by Distance Is So Big in 2013.

Dads
Indie emo/punk duo who formed in Piscataway, New Jersey in 2010.
After a handful of EPs and singles they released their debut full-length, American Radass, in 2012. Touring relentlessly, Dads built up their following and released the Pretty Good EP in 2013. Relocating to Ann Arbor, Michigan, they signed with California-based indie 6131 Records and released their second LP, I’ll Be the Tornado, in 2014.

Plus…
Personal Best
Spirited power-pop & blissed-out indierama from Bristol.

Advance tickets available in person with no booking fee from The Harley or online.
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Kiran Leonard at The Harley, 16.03.15

We’re delighted to announce that the awesome Kiran Leonard will be coming to The Harley on 19th March. Tickets for the show are onsale now online, or in person with no booking fee from the venue.

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Kiran Leonard is a mercurially talented 19-year-old musician from Oldham, Greater Manchester. The debut double Bowler Hat Soup was released in late 2013 as an original limited run of 300 vinyl copies, and his music has won acclaim from publications as diverse as The Guardian, NME, Pitchfork, The Line Of Best Fit, The Quietus and Mojo.

Three singles from the album were playlisted by BBC Radio 6 Music, who also featured it as an Album Of The Day, and Kiran was invited to perform on both the Marc Riley and Lauren Laverne shows. Kiran was also invited to co-present a special edition of the Freak Zone with Stuart Maconie, made a guest appearance on Steve Lamacq’s Round Table, and has performed live on BBC Radio 4′s Front Row programme

“Kiran Leonard makes manic, rippingly good music” – Drowned in Sound

“It’s worth reminding yourself that the swarming deeps, lo-fi thumbprints and careworn erudition of Bowler Hat Soup would represent a career-best achievement for a preternatural craftsman of any age” – Record Collector

“there’s so much depth (before we even get to Leonard’s fascinating vocal yelps and stream-of-consciousness lyrics) and variety it’s verging on the unbelievable that it was written before he was even out of school” – The Line Of Best Fit

“…without a doubt the most invigorating song I’ve heard all year” – Pitchfork

“He’s supremely, eclectically gifted – meet the Manc mutha of invention” – The Guardian

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