Demob Happy at The Rocking Chair, 10.04.14

Following 2014’s blistering debut single ‘Succubus’, Demob Happy will play The Rocking Chair on 10th April.

Tickets are onsale now from The Harley with no booking fee, or online.

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Demob Happy left the UK’s small venues smouldering last year after unleashing their impulsive garage rock wrath on their debut October tour. Last year’s scuzz-ridden debut single ‘Succubus’ was met by a wave of acclaim from the likes of the Guardian, NME, DIY, Q, Classic Rock and many more gaining them a spot in the NME’s ‘50 New Bands Set To Storm 2015’ list, and a date at DIY’s ‘Hello 2015’ show at the Old Blue Last this month supporting Girl Band. ‘Succubus’ also received airplay from BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe and Phil Taggart.

Whether it’s battling in court for their gear back from the noise police, making music videos on a £10 budget, or recording and producing everything they do themselves, then returning the gear to the shop afterwards for a refund – Demob Happy didn’t get it easy, they just made it look that way.

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Waxahatchee at The Harley, 18.06.15

We’re delighted to be able to welcome Katie Crutchfield’s Waxahatchee to The Harley. The Wichita Recordings-signed band will play on 18th June in support of their third full-length, Ivy Tripp.

Tickets are onsale now, and are available at The Harley in person with no booking fee or online.

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Since leaving her childhood home in Alabama, Crutchfield has drifted between New York and Philadelphia but chose to return to Alabama to write her first two albums: American Weekend, her debut filled with powerful lo-fi acoustic tracks full of lament, and Cerulean Salt, a more developed and solid narrative about growing up. Both are representations of a youthful struggle with unresolved issues and unrequited feelings.

Her latest record, Ivy Tripp, drifts confidently from these previous albums and brings forth a more informed and powerful recognition of where Crutchfield has found herself. The lament and grieving for her youth seem to have been replaced with control and sheer self-honesty.

With Crutchfield’s vocals in full bloom, we are given a record that feels more emphatic and pronounced.

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Turbowolf at The Harley, 16.04.15

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Bristol rock band Turbowolf will play The Harley on 16th April 2015, in support of their forthcoming second album Two Hands, set for release just before the show on 6th April.

“A tasty thick soup of distorted boogie rock, psychedelic weirdness and snarling punk attitude [...] Turbowolf truly excel.” – Kerrang!

“What makes the concept of Turbowolf [...] so exciting is their ability to further develop upon [their] influences, resulting in a creatively unique and engaging style, far removed from any of their contemporaries.
Through [their] self-titled debut, the band have set the benchmark for British music at an extremely high and thoroughly merciless level.” – Punktastic

Advance tickets onsale from Friday 19th December online or in person with no booking fee from the venue box office.
18+, more on the door

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Blossoms at The Harley, 21.02.14

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Blossoms, a mosaic-pop five piece formed in 2013, will return to Sheffield on 21st February c/o The Leadmill, following their set at 2014′s Tramlines.

“Manchester’s Blossoms offer a lighter take on psychedelia, one that’s steeped in classic British pop songwriting” – NME

“Not content with being lumped in with Manc music’s current psych revival, Stockport five-piece Blossoms have opted to invent their very own sub-genre: Ethereal Nostalgic Sonance.” – Manchester Evening News

“Psych-pop riffs, vocal melodies, a film noir meets 60s aesthetic, a range of audible references from Arctic Monkeys via Abba to The Doors – Blossoms are Stockport’s newest (and arguably finest) musical export.” – MCPR

Tickets are onsale from Wednesday 17th December online or in person with no booking fee from The Harley. Over 18s only, more on the door.

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Mr Scruff at Queens Social Club, 20.03.15

Signed to Ninja Tune since 1998, and the host of his own tent at Big Chill since 2010, Mr. Scruff is famed for his all-night-long DJ sets, cheerfully spanning blues, jazz, soul, funk, 60s R&B, disco, boogie, deep house, reggae, ska, rocksteady, dancehall, electronica, electro, hip hop, African, Latin, drum & bass, breakbeat and more.

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Over the years, his Keep It Unreal sessions and tireless gigging have bolstered his standing as a passionate digger and collector and an unrivalled selector of the good stuff.

As a producer, he makes music that draws on these influences, with a large dose of cheek and good humour and the addition of his own animated illustrations.

His albums Trouser Jazz (2002), Keep It Solid Steel (2004), and Ninja Tuna (2008) cemented Scruff’s rep as a premium freaker of frequencies, the latter featuring collaborations with the likes of Quantic, Danny Breaks, Alice Russell, Andreya Triana, Pete Simpson, Kaidi Tatham and Roots Manuva.

After receiving a mighty nudge by the giant elbow of Ninja, the majority of 2013 was spent in the studio recording new album Friendly Bacteria, featuring Denis Jones, Matthew Halsall, Phil France, Vanessa Freeman & Robert Owens.

Tickets are onsale now from the website or in person with no booking fee from The Harley venue box office. Over 18s only, more on the door. No refunds will be issued for incorrectly booked tickets.

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