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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.
More bands to be announced...
Friday in collaboration with Musicians Union.
BA JOHNSTON: Andy from LTN's favourite show from 2017, anyone at the show will 100% agree. He is best known for his hit song "Deep Fryer in my Bedroom" and for once having crashed a snowmobile into the Canadian Prime Minister's pool. He can usually be found in Canada playing in some crappy bar for a nominal cover charge but has decided to branch out and play crappy bars in other countries. http://www.bajohnston.ca/
Hockey Dad: The two-piece surf rock duo have developed a knack for writing addictively catchy surf tunes and a live set to back it up, the pair have quickly worked their way through local bars & venues and solidified themselves as the hottest new thing. https://www.hockeydadband.com/
Pip Blom: The Line Of Best Fit: “A gigantic dollop of catchy pop pep” Based in Amsterdam, 20 year old Pip Blom writes, records and releases her own indie-pop tunes with a twist. Although she only started releasing her raw guitar power with catchy melodies early 2016, she has already supported Surfer Blood on tour and received acclaim from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, BBC 6Music’s Marc Riley and Gideon Coe plus massive support from American tastemaker radio station KCRW. http://pipblom.bandcamp.com/
Peggy Sue: After a three year break, 'Slow Fade' is an apt comeback for Peggy Sue; a melancholy celebration of patience. The single and upcoming album borrow in equal parts from the perfectly-constructed pop songs of the 1960s and the understated, noisey guitar experiments of 90s indie bands such as The Breeders and Blur. http://peggywho.com/
Abi Wade: Using cello, vocals, orchestral arrangements, choral ensembles, location samples, synths and piano Abi Wade explores human nature through real and abstracted personas on her debut album ‘Beautifully Astray’. http://abiwade.com/
Babii is one girl, using every limb available to make dreamy electronic music with an edge. The songs are based around themes of temptation, venomous relationships, and many other cruel wonders of this World, decorated and disguised with the dulcet tones of pretty singing and electronic textures. https://www.facebook.com/babiibabiibabiibabii/
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