Championed by NME as 2012's brightest new hopes, and awarded a massive 8/10 for their debut album, ‘America Give Up’, Howler’s frenetic live performances and brilliant demos caught the attention of the legendary UK label Rough Trade, home to The Smiths and The Libertines. Describing the record, NME said “11 songs are full of energy, wit, fun, fuzz and fizz,” declaring, “This is rock'n'roll and it's exactly what the world needs.”
Lead singer Jordan Gatesmith says: “The UK has been good to us this year, and we’re looking forward to turning young people of Britain into a sweaty and excitable mess. See you in October.”
Fresh from releasing their new album, ‘Family’ (produced by Luke Smith, who oversaw Foals’ 2010 album ‘Total Life Forever’), Dublin-based newcomers The Cast of Cheers are second on the bill. The band have already supported Two Door Cinema Club, Django Django and Blood Red Shoes on tour, and with their ability to write massive indie-pop bangers, expect The Cast of Cheers to join the high-flying ranks of their headliner buddies very soon.
Completing the bill are Brighton-based Gross Magic, the brain-child of the hugely talented Sam McGarrigle, whose blend of lo-fi nostalgia recalls the carefree adolescence of Beck and early Nirvana.
The three bands will be picking up where previous NME tour acts – including Hurts, Crystal Castles, Marina and the Diamonds and Everything Everything – have left off, representing the hottest new music right now.
NME editor Mike Williams says: “2012 has been an amazing year for new music already, with so many amazing new artists of all genres emerging and threatening to shake up the establishment with their energy, ideas and undeniable talent. This bill represents the cream of the crop, and in headliners Howler we have a band that are genuinely one the most exciting acts to emerge in recent rock’n’roll history. I can’t wait for it all to kick off!”
Early gig offers - enjoy a drink on our roof terrace before the support band
Becks Vier 440ml
Bulmers Cider 440ml
House Wine 175ml
Vodka & Mix (excl. Redbull)
From 7-8pm Sunday to Thursday and from 5:30-9:30pm* Fridays (ticket holders only).
*if an early show is booked on a Friday the offer runs 7-8pm only.
Curfew is 11pm.
Tickets for this show are available from the box office at the venue at face value if you pay in cash. Please note promoters may increase ticket price if purchased on the night.