We are incredibly excited to welcome Midlake back to Sheffield for one of a very limited run of UK shows this summer. The band will play Sheffield City Hall’s Ballroom on 8th July in support of their brilliant fourth record Antiphon, which is out now on Bella Union.
Tickets will be onsale this Friday (28th February) through the Harley Live box office, the Wick at Both Ends, the Old Sweet Shop, and City Hall’s own box office.
We’re seriously excited to have awesome scuzz-rock outfit TRAAMS playing at The Harley on 3rd May. The band will play for Semi Detached, whose run of ace shows continued this weekend with the Cheatahs/Shinies/Menace Beach triple header.
Advance tickets for the show are onsale now, priced at a measly fiver. It’ll be more on the door, so snap them up.
Having released one of our favourite records of last year with the Sea Of Split Peas double EP, we can’t wait for Courtney Barnett to play The Harley on 17th May.
“Barnett is a storytelling twenty-something singer/songwriter from Melbourne who writes matter-of-fact tales that unspool like barstool revelations and sound like some hybrid of Kimya Dawson and Kurt Cobain.” – Rolling Stone.
Welcome to the world of Courtney Barnett, a hot, hazy place where suburban banalities and mindless procrastination have never sounded so compelling.
The 26-year-old Melbourne-based singer has a nurtured a growing legion of devotees through a series of DIY releases that have been re-released worldwide to snowballing acclaim.
Singles “Avant Gardener” and “History Eraser” are vivid displays of her magic. Hook-laden fugs of country roots and discordant psychedelia with dream-like narratives.
Courtney is nominated for NME’s Best New Band at the 2014 NME Awards while and her sprawling, rocking live shows have seen her sell out tours in the UK, USA and back home in Australia.
It’s not long til Cheatahs‘ show at The Harley on 15th Feb. The band will be playing in support of their début album, which is coming out on Wichita on 10th Feb.
For a taster, head over to Pitchfork, who are streaming the whole record on the site now through their Advance feature.
As told by Wichita:
The long-awaited album is first and foremost an exploration of the possibilities of modern guitar music. A blend of ecstatic noise, ambient drone and visceral, ear-splitting alt-rock, combined with lyrics that touch on the complexities of relationships, nature, the city, memory, dislocation and self-identity, the self-titled record displays a giant creative leap from the lo-fi fuzz of the band’s first two EPs.
To make the record, Cheatahs, headed first to the country, spending a week in an old stone-floored cottage in Cornwall, where recording was punctuated by walks in nearby forests and evenings whiled away at an isolated pub. The second location, Dropout studios in Camberwell, home of friends Part Chimp, was perhaps the polar opposite, but no less conducive to the creative process – not surprising given that the band were given access to the full arsenal of ridiculously loud vintage amps that help create the brutal majesty of Part Chimp’s recordings. As with Cheatahs’ previous work, all tracks were recorded and mixed by bassist Dean and produced by the band.