Pioneers of agit-rawk, Loci wield music writhing with energy and intent offset by dreamy shoegazing. Loci have toured across the country shaking the apathy from the indie-saturated music fans. This is musicwith edge, with dark intelligence and a sarcastic smile.
New State Radio
New State Radio are a hard-hitting four-piece political rock band from Newport, South Wales. Original members Richie Whittaker (Vocals/Guitar), Adam Brustad (Drums), and James Sadler (Bass) have recently been joined by Simon Strickland (Guitar)
The band formed in the summer of 2006, while the news was dominated by the Israeli bombing of Lebanon. Outraged, the band wrote ‘Lebanon Is Burning’, immediately setting out their stall as intelligent, uncompromising artists. They released the brilliantly received Broadcast News EP in early 2007, with songs such as the Orwellian ‘Not Far From Fiction’ and World War I tribute ‘Sons to the Guns’ grabbing the attention of BBC Wales among others. This was followed by a UK tour in Summer 2007, taking in venues such as the Water Rats in London and the Cavern in Liverpool, and also organising a successful gig in aid of Stop The War, during which they collaborated with Manics-connected Welsh poet Patrick Jones and were interviewed for The Big Issue Cymru.
New State Radio continue to expand their fan base while throwing their support behind causes such as No 2 ID (a campaign against the introduction of compulsory ID cards and a DNA database) and Love Music, Hate Racism. They also continue to be outspoken critics of the war in Iraq, the rise of the BNP, and ‘New’ Labour’s relentless attack on the working-class. With a new record and tour planned for the end of 2008 and a more expansive sound through recent addition Simon Strickland’s guitar, NSR hope to spread their message further afield for a long time to come!”
“Tune in to New State Radio”, “Truth and justice in various tempos”, and “Music affects every corner of society and, with conviction, can change it. We think the rest of our generation feels the same. How do you feel?” Pepto Dismal
The Auto Dropouts
The Auto Dropouts are the latest in the new wave of fine bands to come from Scandinavia. Superb musicians and songwriters, they have absorbed the best from British and American music and popular culture, and given it a quirky and melodic northern twist. The result is a unique blend of classic catchy pop and heart-wrenching rock torch songs. The Swedish 5 piece invade our shores with 2 gigs in London but you can catch the Auto Dropouts as they drop into Wales for the first time with a very special visit to Le Pub in Newport on Friday October 3rd when they support the rather wonderful and strange Loci. Also on the bill are New State Radio and Lil Deaths.
Lil Deaths are a dynamic indie rock powered trio from Newport, Wales.
The mixture of genres comes from each of the members varied influences and induvidual backgrounds; creating an unique and original style of poptastic vocal harmonies with a driving rhythm section and flowing bass lines.
Doors 20.00, Tickets £3.00 Doors £5.00
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