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Love Thy Neighbour's Unofficial TGE Show: Partner + Dama Scout + RVG + More

No Wristband, No Problem
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...


Partner: Partner is the "mature" effort of two best friends named Josée Caron and Lucy Niles. Borne of their bizarre and fortuitous friendship, Partner confidently harnesses the infinite power of Rock to explore a variety of niche yet strangely universal themes. Self described as post-classic-rock. Live they are a 5 piece and they shred.

Dama Scout: Alt-rock trio Dama Scout are a 'fascinating new band with an overflowing box of tricks' (DIY). They formed in 2016 and share a fervour for the raw sound of distorted 60s’ recordings and the dreaminess of late 80s’ indie-rock, whilst embracing the limitations of bedroom recording.

RVG: “RVG evoke 80s Australian bands that crammed garage rock cred with sun-dappled hooks, such as Sunnyboys or the Go-Betweens. What makes these songs so moving is not Vager’s voice itself but her delivery. Her fierceness, her flow and how clear it is she’s singing about what she knows.” The Guardian

Hollow Hand deals out sunny psych-pop in the vein of contemporaries Jacco Gardner and Ultimate Painting, with a reverent nod to Billy Nicholls, Roy Wood and Emitt Rhodes.

Red Deer People: Red Deer People have spent the last three years writing, recording and playing shows up and down the U.K. supporting Shonen Knife, Public Access TV and Ulrika Spacek. Musically they mix the motoric beats and driving bass-lines of krautrock, with effects-heavy guitars, and the experimentation and energy of post-punk.

Tiger Lion: Their distilled melodies flourish from St Vincent's asymmetrical purity to Tame Impala's hypnotic riffing intensity and crackle with Throwing Muses' bruised, cardiac fire across organic canvasses inspired by Blake and Turner.


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
Free Entry