Prancey Dog and Richyy Hetheringtin are very proud to announce the third HAPPY SUNDAYS event. Gigs for young people to watch young acts supporting a more established act. Tickets are available now with competitively priced tickets to encourage young uns to attend live music events (although anyone is welcome).
Serfa are dark and emotional they are honest with lyrics that powerfully chronicle internal challenges. Their post-rock influences come through strongly and the music supports builds the sense of suspense and disquiet.
Fans of: Slint, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Cure
SID BANO SAYS HE IS NOT SID BANO AND THAT YOU WOULDN'T LIKE HIS MUSIC. IT'S NOT FOR YOU
Bad Amputee are the masters of space and time. Their music is a beguiling mix of the most beautifully powerful slowcore interlaced with English Folk sensibilities. Almost defining a new musical genre. Once you hear what they have produced it’s hard not to wonder why no one thought to try something like this before, yet it seems quite unique. When you know the band is led by Phil Tyler’s guitar and vocals the origins of folk and slowed shoegazing guitar become more apparent.
For fans of: Cath and Phil Tyler, Codeine, Spraydog, Galaxie 500
Seazoo is a noisy indie-pop group, influenced by Yo La Tengo, Courtney Barnett and Grandaddy.
2018 saw the band release their first studio album, ‘TRUNKS’, to much critical media acclaim and also shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize. The band has enjoyed significant support from BBC Radio. Plays by Huw Stephens (R1), Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne, Radcliffe and Maconie, Cerys Matthews (6Music), and also 3 prestigious live Marc Riley sessions at BBC Media City and Maida Vale.
The track ‘Roy’s World’ featured in ‘Best of Recommends’ - records of the year by BBC 6 Music (2017). It will be used through 2019 by the BBC 6 Music early breakfast show as its primary ‘bed-track’. Alt J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton played Seazoo on BBC Radio 1 as a future breakthrough band.
Seazoo has a reputation for being an exceptional live act, appearing at Green Man, Festival No.6, The Great Escape, FOCUS Wales, Swn, Truck and Indietracks. They have toured during 2017/18 as a headline act in the UK, and were also main tour-support to The Lovely Eggs, and also played alongside Circa Waves, Peace and Idles.
Seazoo is currently finishing their second album at Big Jelly Studios with producer Mike Collins (Girl Ray, Pip Blom).
Lady Di will be supporting Seazoo. Royal rock from the makers of Bearsuit - inspired by Dinosaur Junior, Urusei Yatsura, The Breeders and Sonic Youth. Norwich trio Lady Di promises dumb-ass slacker rock, drunk summer nights, chaotic noise, cherry lip balm & hearts on fire.
It's a massive Prancey Dog "welcome back" to Mush, the Leeds band that specialises in wryly-observational, exquisite lo-fi guitar pop. Now signed to Memphis Industries, MUSH's debut album "3D Routine" arrives in Febuary. Following on from their Induction Party EP, Mush is circulating their own sonic mythology, blurring the lines between abstract surrealism, existentialism and social commentary. Like its predecessor 3D Routine is a sensory overload of clattering, hooky, guitar work. However, this time space emerges between the onslaughts and in this respite, room is found for new emotional depth. More expansive than ever before, 3D Routine manages to maintain the rawness of a classic debut but it's experimentation and variety portray a band unlikely to rest on their 'guitar band' chops.
Formed in Leeds 12 years ago, but like Gang Of Four, born in a variety of other places, Cowtown plays econo, dynamic, over-stimulated rock music that embraces a heavily abridged history of rock n’ roll. Serious about fun, the band are a firm favourite of BBC 6 DJ Mark Riley, performing music with an emphasis on positive expression and confronting collective anxieties, creating live shows that focus on what they enjoy and discarding the rest.Picking up from 2013’s Dudes Vs. Bad Dudes (released by TAAE and the band’s own label City Hands) their latest offering is wildly economic, clocking in at 23 mins across 12 tracks. Drawing influences from bands like The Coneheads, Devo and The Breeders, as well as films such as Teen Wolf and Ghostbusters, songs are later distilled into their absolute fundamentals. It’s not about what they want but what they need, with the delivery being as urgent and tightly wound as possible.
Support from the wonderful Swine Tax and the fabulous Hannah D'Arcy (of GGAllan Partridge).
WELCOME BACK to Milky Wimpshake. Formed in 1993 by Pete Dale and Joey Ramone (not THEJoey Ramone; she officially changed her name to that for reasons which are obscure). In 1994, Christine Rowe joined the band on bass. Joey left in 1995 and a number of drummers have appeared over the course of subsequent years. The band has an enthusiastic following, numbering the late John Peel and Iggy Pop (who recently professed his enthusiasm for the band on his 6 Music show) among its fans. In 2014, Alexis Petridis compared Milky Wimpshake to Arctic Monkeys in the Guardian on grounds of both bands’ longstanding reputations.
Wimpshake recorded for the Fortuna POP! label for 15 years, gigging regularly with labelmates Spook School, Martha and others from the UK’s current crop of younger DiY punk-related groups. Milky Wimpshake are considered grandees of the UK DIY scene, indeed, having survived as a group from the heyday of Riot Grrrl through to the present with gigs every year and regular record releases over the last 25 years.
A massive Prancey Dog "WELCOME BACK" to Darren Hayman. This, unbelievably, will be Darren's first show at The Cumberland Arms.
Darren Hayman returns with the new album Home Time, due out on 3 April via Fika Recordings. An autobiographical album about break ups, the record is tender, honest and frequently funny. Darren set an 8 track, acoustic rule for the record. Everything sounds warm, close and intimate. Darren’s own love-worn, London voice is joined on every song by the sweet antipodean tones of Hannah Winter and Laura K, recording artists and songwriters themselves with Common or Garden and Fortitude Valley.
When Darren Hayman made his debut in 1997 with the acclaimed indie band Hefner his lyrical remit was the broken hearted. His early songs told the story of the lonesome and lost, and broken dreams of love on the back streets of London. After Hefner, Hayman’s palette grew to include a unique take on place and memory. In the early 2000s he wrote a trilogy of albums around the history of Essex. In 2012 he made an instrumental album describing the tranquillity of Lidos. In 2016 Darren was awarded ‘Hardest Working Musician’ by the Association of Independent Music for his epic project on Thankful Villages, the 55 villages that survived the Great War with no casualties. His most recent record, 12 Astronauts, tells the personal story of the only men to have walked on the Moon.
Support from the truly wonderful Dressed Like Wolves.