Hyped to announce that Rough Trade’s Jeffrey Lewis is coming to The Harley in August!
Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book artist and an indie-rock musician. Beginning with homemade cassettes in the late 90s, and moving on to touring the world and releasing “proper” albums since 2001, Jeffrey’s now 15-year career has included sharing bills and tours with the likes of The Vaselines, The Fall, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Roky Erickson, The Mountain Goats, Daniel Johnston, Devo, Pulp and many other luminaries. In between his contemplative folk narratives and bashed-out indie-punk songs Jeffrey is known for often including a couple of his illustrated songs in each concert (what he calls “low budget videos”) sometimes covering historical topics (like “The History of Communism”), biographies (like “The Life of Barack Obama”) or strange flights of fancy (like “The Creeping Brain”). Appearing in the past as Jeffrey Lewis & The Jitters (featuring his brother Jack and David Beauchamp), Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard and other touring ensembles, his newest band incarnation is Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams (pronounced “drams”) featuring Mem Pahl on bass and Heather Wagner on drums.
Rough Trade Records (label of The Smiths, The Strokes, etc.) has released six Jeffrey Lewis albums to date; Jeffrey has self-published eleven issues of his comic book series Fuff, and Jeffrey’s writing, illustrations, comic books and music have been featured by The Guardian, The History Channel and The New York Times (among other places).
We’re super excited (also sad) to say that Sunshine Underground are coming to Queens Social club as part of their fourth album and farewell tour. It will be a last chance to see them so make sure you’re there!
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We’re delighted to announce that Wild Beasts will return to Sheffield this autumn in support of their forthcoming fifth record Boy King.
We’re delighted to have Teleman returning to Sheffield after their Tramlines appearance for a headline show at Queens Social Club on Friday 21st October. Their second album Brilliant Sanity is out now.
Onsale 18th May, 9am
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The art of songwriting has been the driving force behind Teleman’s second album Brilliant Sanity: the process of crafting of the immaculate pop song, the dogged pursuit of the perfect hook. The result is an album that appears fastidiously and impeccably made, but also charged with joy.
The band’s first record, 2014’s Breakfast, was a quite different affair, put together largely in the studio, with drummer Hiro Amamiya only joining the band a couple of songs into the session.
Since then, both the band and their songs have solidified. Now a four-piece made up of Sanders, his brother Jonny on synths, Amamiya on drums, and Pete Cattermoul on bass, the process of touring has honed them into a spectacular a live act.
Aldous Harding has been confirmed as support for Tiny Ruins on the 17th May. Also hailing from New Zealand, Aldous Harding’s songs are not for the faint of heart. Disarming in their desolate imagery and vulnerable instrumentation, they deal with the raw materials of life: birth, death, love and grief. Sometimes reminiscent of 60s-era folk singers Vashti Bunyan and Linda Perhacs, Harding’s work lies in more harsh terrain than her forebears – piercing the long history of the genre with a grit and sincerity rarely encountered.
Harding was discovered busking on the streets. It wasn’t long before her name became synonymous with both the vivid devastation of her wordplay and the stark intensity of her performance; a unique blend of fragility and sinewy, world-won strength that belies her youth.
Alongside Harding, Sheffield’s Caroline Francess will be supporting. She’s had amazing support recently and we can’t wait for her debut at The Harley!
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