Thank you once again to all of you DISers who came to our Vessels gig on Easter Sunday and making it such a good night!!
On Sat 2nd May (bank holiday weekend) we will be celebrating 3 years since our first gig and we love to see you there.
Playing are THE KABEEDIES + 4 OR 5 MAGICIANS + OUR HARBOURS + ATTENTION THIEVES + TIM AND SAMS TIM AND THE SAM BAND WITH TIM AND SAM + DJS
Also if you sign up to our mailing list on the night we will provide you with a link to a music mix of some of the bands that have played for us.
O and if you fancy reviewing the gig for your blog page etc let me know please.
Below is all the blurb...
Monkeysuit 3rd Birthday bash | 02.05.09 | Oakford Social Club | 53 Blagrave Street | Reading | Djs from 5 til 2 am and Bands from 6pm | FREE!
" The Kabeedies are a brilliant new band from Norwich!" - HUW STEPHENS (Radio 1)
"lo-fi indie pop sparkles with mischief, chaos... and so much energy you could stick a straw in them and drink pure Lucazade." – ARTROCKER
"a knack for writing catchy hook laden pop songs that belie they’re years" - GODISINTHETV
We welcome back the pop-punk 4-piece who played for us back in February.
They blew us away last time with their energy and showmanship. We knew we were witnessing something a little special when on that wet Sunday evening. The band got the crowd dancing and even singing along and we can't wait to have them back again!
They have supported the likes of CSS and The Futureheads and gained high profile gigs at Glastonbury and Latitude Festivals on the BBC Introducing stage last year.
They were also invited to record a live session for Radio 1's Huw Stephens at the famous Maida Vale studios, recorded a tv session for Channel M and have received loving applause from Artrocker magazine. A true feel good, party band!
4 OR 5 MAGICIANS
"the sort of lo-fi attack jam that Kurt Cobain would have creamed over" - ROCKSOUND
"lo-fi bedroom fuzz and glorious art-pop melody (think Supergrass meets Shellac)" NME.COM
"Marvellously cynical alt.rock grubbiness. More please!" - THE FLY
Brighton based 4 or 5 Magicians play concise, summery slices of indie-rock reminiscent of Pavement with a Steve Albini-style production edge.
They've toured with Los Campesinos and Johnny Foreigner, recorded a live session for Huw Stephens and having recently unveiled a selection of rapturously received tracks recorded with Ian Button (Death In Vegas).
The band are due to play the Great Escape festival and are picking up attention from the likes of the NME. Who recently gave a way a free download of their song 'Ideal man?'. A band with a promising future.
New post-rock band made up from former members of much missed Reading band The Defeat plus a couple of new faces. Who will be making their debut for us.
The band currently do not have any music on their myspace but we have no doubts that they'll put on a fine show.
These alt/indie are gaining fans with their catchy hooks and energetic style. The band have already received airplay on BBC Berkshire and are going from strength to strength.
TIM AND SAM'S TIM AND THE SAM BAND WITH TIM AND SAM BAND
"Ones to watch for the future" - XFM
"Like listening to Sigur Rós, without the worry of deciphering Hopelandic." - THE GUARDIAN
"a soundtrack to a glorious summer’s day" - BBC
An instrumental-acoustic band including many different instruments from guitar’s to glockenspiels and from flutes to harmoniums. Last year saw the band play all over the UK, including performances at Latitude and The Great Escape Festivals.
They’ve had airplay on Radio 1, Radio 2 and recorded a live session for Marc Riley's Brain Surgery on BBC 6Music, XFM and played a live session for Channel M TV.
THE OAKFORD DJ ALLSTARS featuring Ginger Olly, Marcus (MidiMidis), Mark is egg, Pete Wheeler, Plundercats and West Reading Galaxy djs.
Playing foot tapping tunes from start to finish.
+ Birthday cake.