A night of heavy rock music at The Chameleon Arts Cafe (above Clinton Cards on Market Square. Access in the alleyway alongside) FEATURING:::::
Pilgrim Fathers www.myspace.com/thepilgrimfathers
Coming on like prog rock giants Hawkwind but in the heavier, post-Sunn 0))) world, the Nottingham, U.K., act Pilgrim Fathers rightfully declare their sound “music for astronauts to die to.” Featuring vocalist Shelf, guitarists Feg & Rafe, bassist Sam Lloyd and drummer Kev Richardson, the band toured the U.K. both solo and with 65daysofstatic before signing with the adventurous label Undergroove. In early 2008, BBC DJ Daniel P. Carter gave the band its big break when he world premiered the track “Gold, GOLD!” on the Radio 1 Rock Show. They dropped their debut album, Short Circular Walks in the Hope Valley, in April and followed it with more touring, including gigs with Orange Goblin and opening in Europe for Monster Magnet. Following in the Hawkwind tradition of numerous side projects, Feg and Shelf are also involved in the Pilgrim Fathers offshoot Pilgrim Sons while Rafe and Sam make noise in JC Decaux and You Slut! respectively. ~ Freddie Mercury - Rolling Stone Magazine (US) ————————————————————————————————————————- ------------------
Ocean Bottom Nightmare www.oceanbottomnightmare.com
Ocean Bottom Nightmare formed in Nottingham at the beginning of 2007 out of a mutual desire to make quirky rock music. They cut their teeth playing a plethora of gigs around the UK with the likes of Future Of The Left, Baddies, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Pulled Apart By Horses, Gay For Johnny Depp, Tubelord and Blakfish, and quickly became renowned for extremely energetic, frantic and engaging performances. Aside from an exciting spectacle on stage, the music itself was able to garner a rare cross-genre appeal by combining the passion and raw emotion of punk and metal with a pop sensibility and a strong sense of melody and harmony. It was immediate and in your face, yet layered enough to reward repeated listening. “They’d be perfect on the Vans Warped Tour. And the Kerrang Tour in the UK: they’d be amazing on that.” - Mark Richardson (Skunk Anansie/Feeder) In 2009 they released their debut EP, ‘We Are Serious’: four tracks of distorted bass, three-part harmonies and manic screaming, with a touch of glockenspiel for good measure. Four concise tactical bursts of explosive alternative rock. The EP was met with critical praise: “Faultless… Possibly what an apocalypse should sound like.” - Sandman Magazine “This local three-piece fail to disappoint and constantly deliver a frantic flurry which will certainly bring the trio a colossal fan base. Rating: 5/5.” - Nottingham Evening Post “Judging from their savage burst of an EP, you can expect nothing less than a frantic storm of crashing guitars at ear-splitting volume.” - LeftLion Magazine ————————————————————————————————————————-
Alright the Captain www.alrightthecaptain.bandcamp.com
Alright the Captain are three badgers from Northern Ireland, Birmingham and Ilkeston who met randomly in the East Midlands, found that they had a shared love for bands like Hella, Squarepusher and Primus and decided to make their own loud experimental math-rock together. Spending their time constantly writing and touring the UK, Ireland and Europe the lads have self-released a couple of EP’s, the most recent “123.EP” was picked up and released in Japan by Linus records. ATC have also played with bands such as Mono, Zu , Holy Fuck, Ungdomskulen, And So I Watch You From Afar, Adebisi Shank, BlakFish, Shapes, Amusement Parks on Fire, Jeniferever, Maybeshewill and many,many,more. They’ve received various BBC radio plays and recorded acoustic sessions for BBC introducing and Balcony TV as well as featuring in forthcoming independent films by Beat24 and I’m Not from London.
£3/4 on the door