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Yes! We're back with three whole days of great shows downstairs at The Hope & Ruin, all for FREE! We're also teaming up with Musicians' Union on Friday to bring you a killer show on that day.
Bully: I love Bully the way I love Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr and the Breeders. Their sound takes me back to the stripped down and thoughtfully engineered songs that haunt me long after they’re gone and never get old. Another good reason to be with Sub Pop, who have always been associated with music that is built to last. - Patty Schmel. http://www.bullythemusic.com/
The Buttertones: On The Buttertones newest LP Midnight In A Moonless Dream, they digging deeper and discover something dark. If previous LP Gravedigging felt like an oversaturated spaghetti-western desertscape, Midnight is much more biting—music made for the swampland that spit out Australia’s mad Scientists, or for the Mickey Spillane night city where the Cramps met all those garbagemen and werewolves. https://buttertones.bandcamp.com/
DARK HORSES blend psychedelia, rock and electronica with moving image, monochrome lighting and photography. Currently recording their third album following on from 2014's critically acclaimed Hail Lucid State, produced by Death In Vegas' Richard Fearless and tours with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Dandy Warhols. http://darkhorsesmusic.com/
Say Sue Me are a surf-inspired indie-rock quartet from Busan, South Korea. The band just debuted at SXSW where NPR selected them for the hot 100 acts to see at SXSW. Say Sue Me’s second album "Where We Were Together" came out last month. https://saysueme.bandcamp.com/album/
Dude York: The Seattle-based trio debut album Sincerely is one that couches its themes of anxiety and eroding mental health in rock tracks that amp up the sweetly melodic crunch of powerpop with massive distortion and bashed-to-heck drums. http://dude-york.com/
Holiday Oscar: During the demise of previous outfit Big Sixes, guitarist Charlie started writing his own tracks whilst adopting the Holiday Oscar nom de plume. Wry observations, very much taken from everyday, modern life enveloped in a familiar and warm 70’s folk sound is the backdrop for much of the new material. http://holidayoscar.com/
The British Musicians' Union was established in 1893 and represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors and genres of music. As well as negotiating on behalf of its members with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services tailored for the self-employed by providing legal assistance and careers advice for professional and student musicians of all ages.
We are delighted to be able to help bring bands to The Hope and Ruin during The Great Escape 2018 and hope you all have a great gig.
Love Thy Neighbour's unofficial TGE party.
Downstairs at The Hope
Thu 17 - Sat 19 May
2pm - 8pm