We’re very pleased to announce that Hookworms will stop off at Queens Social Club on 26th October prior to the release of their second record, The Hum.
The band have announced The Hum, a new studio album due for release on Monday 10th November 2014 via Domino imprint Weird World (also home to Peaking Lights, How To Dress Well and more). The Hum arrives eighteen months after the band’s début album Pearl Mystic, a record which went on to become one of 2013′s most impactful breakout statements.
Event more ferocious and uncompromising than it’s predecessor, The Hum is available for pre-order now and you can stream the first track to be taken from it via the Domino website.
Plus support: Kogumaza
Kogumaza formed in Nottingham in 2009. They use primitive rhythms, patterns and riffs to create dense and mesmeric song-cycles. The band’s live sound is manipulated through dub delays and echoes, allowing what is basically a heavy rock trio to expand and willingly lose control of the sound they make as they make it.
The resulting music marries fuzzed-out psychedelia to an ambient aesthetic, placing the band somewhere between the infinite repetition of Moondog, the thick gloop of Master Of Reality-era Sabbath and the hypnotic pulse of Lungfish
Returning with his third full-length album ‘Chroma’, Domino Records signing Eugene McGuinness will stop off at The Harley this autumn as part of a UK tour in support of the record.
Recorded once again with the assistance of producer Dan Carey (MIA, Hot Chip, Santigold), Chroma builds on Eugene’s previous albums with a bombasti and distinctly English strand of lyrical pop songwriting that locates and celebrates the beautiful and the bizarre in modern life. Equally primal and playful, swaggering yet soulful, anthemic but sonically experimental, the album is available to buy now. Stream it in its entirety on Deezer.
Here’s the video for the first single to be taken from the album. Check it out for boys playing guitar and making daft faces.
21st October 2014
18+. No refunds will be issued for incorrectly booked tickets.
Tickets available here. More on the door.
UK indie outfit The Voyeurs (formerly Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs) will stop off at The Harley as part of a UK tour to support their recently announced new record. Rhubarb Rhubarb will be released on Heavenly Recordings on Monday November 10th 2014.
Explaining the title of the album, Charlie Boyer said: “People in playhouses have been using Rhubarb Rhubarb for centuries, it’s an old thespian trick. Actors would repeat the phrase to conjure up an angry mob. They believe that mumbling or screeching Rhubarb Rhubarb has the same confused qualities as an indistinct muttering or even a faraway outrage, it is used keenly wherever the script will allow.”
13th November 2014
18+. No refunds will be issued for incorrectly booked tickets
Tickets available here. More on the door.
Formed in Brighton in 2011, surf-doom trio The Wytches will stop off at The Harley this autumn in support of their début album Annabel Dream Reader.
The band have also released five highly acclaimed singles, beginning with the self-released debut ‘Digsaw’. ‘Beehive Queen’ and ‘Robe For Juda’, both released through Hate Hate Hate Records, sold-out picking up multiple plays at radio in the process. This was followed by ‘Gravedweller’, the first single released through their new label Heavenly Recordings, and the recently released ‘Wire Frame Mattress’.
Monday 6th October
The Harley, Sheffield
With their formation in 1964, The Skatalites changed first Jamaican, and then world music, forever.
We are incredibly proud to present a show on the band’s 50th Anniversary Tour at Queens Social Club this autumn.
Having worked individually as session musicians in Jamaica before the formation of the band, original members of The Skatalites backed the top singers of the day, including Toots and The Maytals, Delroy Wilson, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Peter Tosh, Stranger Cole, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe and Jimmy Cliff, to name but a few.
By bringing together the top musicians and styles of the time – fusing Boogie-Woogie Blues, R&B, Jazz, Mento, Calypso, and African rhythms – the band were instrumental in the creation of the first truly Jamaican music: ska.
2014 marks the band’s 50th Anniversary year – an amazing feat considering the hardship and obstacles both the band and its various individuals have had to deal with! With founding members Lester Sterling and Doreen Shaffer, The Skatalites continue as one of the rare original exponents and torchbearers of Jamaica’s signature sounds. The creation of ska – father of rocksteady, and grandfather of reggae – gave us the fundamental rhythm, spirit and infectious groove now set to reverberate around the globe for an eternity.
Sunday 23rd November
Queens Social Club, Sheffield