THE LOUISIANA ALL-DAYER
+ Lice + Bubba + Flag Fen + Poisonous Birds + Ghost Of The Avalanche + Oh, The Guilt + October Drift + Human Bones + Oxygen Thief + Last Hyena
Entry Requirements: 16+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)
Join us for a night of celebration with our favourite Bristol bands !
-> Oh, The Guilt, Flag Fen, Ghost Of The Avalanche, Bubba, October Drift, Poisonous Birds & many more !
THE LOUISIANA ALL-DAYER
Poisonous Birds present 'Gentle Earth', a four-track concept EP that collides grinding, dystopian electronics with widescreen, cinematic grandeur. Saturated, industrial sound sculptures frame frontman and multi-instrumentalist Tom Ridley's pensive, wandering vocal, whilst drummer Finn Mclean punctuates the field of sound with heavy, visceral rhythm.
After 4 years immersed in Bristol's diverse music and art scenes, Poisonous Birds emerges as a focused project that knows exactly what it is, and exactly what it isn't.
"We've made precisely the record we set out to make. It's visceral, emotional and totally real. We're really proud of it."
The first single Old Sun is a rich, textured track featuring rubbery synth arpeggios that wouldn't be out of place soundtracking Stranger Things, whilst Tom's vivid lyrics and dreamy delivery crescendo into the biggest topline of the record.
Poisonous Birds use live loops and sequencing to reinterpret the material for the stage and deliver a beautiful and intense wall of sound with only two people.
Ghost Of The Avalanche
Oh, The Guilt
"...a muscular slug of sugar-coated power rock”- Q Magazine
“A flourishing reputation for live shows” - The Independent
Rising newcomers October Drift have gained a strong word-of-mouth following since exploding onto the music scene at the start of 2015.
Despite the early success of their incendiary debut singles – receiving support from Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy and Q magazine to name but a few - and string of sold-out gigs, this band still remain something of an enigma.
October Drift’s music is similarly ambiguous, characterised by their signature wall of sound guitars, soaring, ponderous vocals and driving, urgent drums.
The band have gained a reputation for delivering blistering, high-energy live shows. Indeed, their first tour sold out before even releasing their first single, such is the buzz around their live performances.
With a strong DIY ethos, the band record everything themselves in their own studio and even hand-make much of their own merchandise. This organic approach led them to a complete shun of social media throughout 2015.
But that’s all set to change as the band’s word-of-mouth following continues to grow and the music press begin to take notice of October Drift’s melancholic growl.
RECENT FESTIVALS - BBC 6 Music Festival – Brighton - Dot to Dot Festival – Bristol - Dot to Dot Festival – Manchester - Tramlines Festival – Sheffield - Camden Rocks Festival – London - Nozstock Festival – Hidden Valley - Always The Sun Festival – Guildford - Southsea Festival – Portsmouth - Twisterella Festival – Middlesbrough - What Became Of Us Festival – Oxford - What Became Of Us Festival – Leicester - Kaya Festival – South Wales
UPCOMING FESTIVALS IN 2017 The Great Escape Festival - Brighton Deer Shed Festival - North Yorkshire Tramlines Festival - Sheffield 2Q Festival - Derby Stockton Calling Festival - Stockton BlackThorn Festival - Manchester Live At Leeds Festival - Leeds more tbc
“A distinct lack of social media presence made sure early cuts were shrouded in a sense of mystique, serving only to heighten the growing buzz” - Line of Best Fit
"Brooding, personally-etched songwriting" - CLASH
"Blending meloncholic drone with visceral garage-punk, October Drift are a band you're going to absolutely love" - Gigwise
October Drift booking agent - Steve Zapp at I.T.B