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  • INDIE BASEMENT: DEAD KITES @Hope & Anchor

    Full Line Up: Dead Kites, Puppet Mechanic, Swan Kings, WildingRaising JupiterFlo Gallop, Finola

    Islington’s famous Hope and Anchor sees us bring another line up of fantastic talent from around the UK and beyond!

    Our headliners for the evening is Maidstone quartet Dead Kites. This group specialise in crafting alternative indie folk that is captivating and delicate. They’ve already got a loyal following on their local scene and now they’re ready to show that Capital what they’re made of!

    Oxford’s Puppet Mechanic will be there too. The art/folk five piece craft lo-fi melancholic tunes with distinctive vocals, reminiscent of The National, that has seen them feature on numerous local festival line ups.

    Local North London six piece Swan Kings will be bringing their brand of alt/indie to the stage. Reminiscent of Arcade Fire and Radiohead, these guys play complex, yet catchy rock.

    Joining us from Swindon for the show is Wilding. Singer-songwriter George Wilding and his band play driving alt/indie that has recently seen them booked for an exclusive Sofar Sounds Session.

    Joining us all the way from Ireland for the show is alt/rock band Raising Jupiter. Expect a rare opportunity to see a stripped back take on classic rock.

    Kent singer-songwriter Flo Gallop is also on the line up. Flo has impressed us before and her acoustic pop is infectious and her powerful vocals are truly memorable.

    Described as somewhere between Dolly Parton and Lana Del Rey, and First Aid Kit meets Rex Orange County is Finola. This Manchester songstress is known for her captivating vocals and is one to watch!

    Hope & Anchor, 207 Upper Street, London, N1 1RL

    7pm – Late

    £8 OTD / £6 ADV

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  • SONIC SKETCH: MOOSEHEAD @Notting Hill Arts Club

    Full Line Up: MooseheadDjuno, Delphis, Benji Riggs

    For one of our last shows before Christmas, head down to Notting Hill Arts Club on 16th December for a handful of charming indie.

    After impressing promoters Absent Kelly at previous shows, Moosehead return, this time to top the bill. These local lads are promising an electrifying set of their Funky Garage Rock, that they’ve honed playing around the London circuit, including at high profile venues like Islington’s O2 Academy.

    Joining us from Southampton is Djuno. The quintet play infectious indie rock by blending together raw, emotive lyrics, systemic guitar riffs and powerful drumming. This signature sound has seen them gain some fantastic reviews, airplay on BBC Introducing and spots at their hometown’s legendary venue, the Joiners.

    We’ll also be joined by Delphis. This rousing singer-songwriter duo specialise in crafting distinctive acoustic jewels, strewn with elements of folk and Celtic music.

    Opening the show is Benji Riggs, a singer-songwriter from London who play upbeat, fun and catchy pop rock, that has seen him bag slots at well renowned venues like Dingwalls.

    Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3JQ

    6pm – 10pm

    £8 OTD / £6 ADV

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  • ABSENT KELLY INTRODUCING: THE ROOFS @Surya

    Full Line Up: The Roofs, Nunchucker, Mad Mary, Demur, Mercy Ankama

    As one of our last shows of the year, we’re bringing a super strong bill to King’s Cross’ Surya this December.

    Topping the bill is local Camden lads, The Roofs. These four guys play fun, upbeat, infectious indie rock ‘n’ roll that has seen them bag slots at legendary venues like the Water Rats. Expect this band to put on a real show!

    Classic rock ‘n’ roll quintet Nunchucker will be providing support. These guys may be relatively new to the scene, but are already turning heads with their high octane hits!

    Cambridge quintet Mad Mary will be there too. Their singalong choruses and catchy blues inspired indie has seen them bag an invite to play a Sofar Sounds session.

    Joining us all the way from Manchester for the show is jangly indie trio, Demur. These three guys have crafted themselves a unique sound which we think will see them achieve big things!

    Opening the show is Mercy Ankama, a London based singer-songwriter, with a soulful voice and big dreams! With her first EP now out, there’s no better time to check her out!

    Surya, 156 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JL

    7pm – 1o:30pm

    £8 OTD / £6 ADV

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  • ABSENT KELLY INTRODUCING: WITCHINGSEASON @229

    Full Line Up: Witchingseason, The Atoms, Slobheads, Hollow Illusion, Reveal the Beast, Another Summer

    Our last show of the year at the West End’s 229 promises to be a rocking affair.

    London alt/rock trio Witchingseason headline. We’re sure these guys are heading for greatness, having had numerous fantastic reviews for their fuzzy, grungy rock from the likes of Kerrang. They’ve also gained airplay on Radio 1, Scuzz and Planet Rock and have drawn comparisons to the likes of Queens of the Stone Age.

    Joining us all the way from Leeds, after impressing us at a previous show, is The Atoms. This quintet play “Grandiose, synthesised, heavy Rock”, that has seen them gain a name for themselves on their local scene, and play at Elland Road to over 2000 people!

    Slobheads are two self-proclaimed scummy ‘geezas’ that play trashy punk rock noise. These South West London lads have impressed Absent Kelly before so we’re expecting big things from these rough around the edges punks.

    Joining us all the way from Norway for the show, are Hollow Illusion. A hard rock duo that are on a mission to tour the world, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to see them in the Capital!

    West London old school heavy rockers, Reveal the Beast are also on the bill. This trio have been selected to play some high profile events including Bloodstock’s Metal for the Masses and the O2 Academy Islington.

    We’ll also be joined by Another Summer. The local London trio will be bringing with them their brand of classic pop/rock to the show.

    229, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

    7pm – 11:30pm

    £8 OTD / £6 ADV

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  • ABSENT KELLY EMERGING: THE PALMERS @O2 Academy2 Islington

    Full Line Up: The Palmers, Victors, Kevin & the Vandals, Republic of Red, Milo Gore

    Our first O2 Academy show of 2018 promises to start things in style!

    After impressing promoters Absent Kelly on numerous occasions, The Palmers return to top the bill! This fledgling bluesy indie rock five piece are already turning heads with their high octane performances and charming stage presence. They’ve already gained support slots alongside big names like Frankie and the Heartstrings and we’re expecting big things from them!

    Joining us all the way from Leeds for the show is Victors. This indie/pop quartet play uplifting, dance-ready tunes, reminiscent of The 1975, and already have quite a name for themselves on their local scene. They’ve supported up and coming names including Youth Club, and are definitely ones to watch.

    Bringing their brand of anarchic indie rock ‘n’ roll to the bill is Kevin & the Vandals. The Basingstoke quartet promise to deliver their sound with tonnes of attitude and energy.

    If you like new music, you won’t want to miss Republic of Red! These guys are pretty much brand new to the scene and are ready to show what they’re made of with their brand of alt/rock.

    Cornish indie/folk singer-songwriter Milo Gore with be there too. For uplifting and charming indie/folk, look no further! Milo’s original sound has seen him feature on BBC Introducing!

    O2 Academy2 Islington, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, London, N1 0PS

    6pm – 1opm

    £10 OTD / £8 ADV

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  • ABSENT KELLY INTRODUCING: BREACH 22 @229

    Full Line Up: Breach 22, Nunchucker, The Getaway, Scuffle, Whataboutery

    229 in January sees the return of an Absent Kelly favourite, joined by a ton of great support!

    Breach 22 top the evening’s bill after impressing promoters Absent Kelly before. Originally from Bristol, but now based in London, this four piece play Indie/Rock influenced by the likes of Foo Fighters and Green Day. Full of driving guitar lines and catchy vocal hooks, it’s easy to see why the band have been bagging radio airplay and slots at high profile venues including the O2 Academy Islington, The Louisiana and Mr Wolf’s.

    Classic rock ‘n’ roll quintet Nunchucker will be providing support. These guys may be relatively new to the scene, but are already turning heads with their high octane hits!

    The Getaway are an atmospheric quartet from Suffolk who’s driving guitars and epic synths build to create a truly anthemic sound.

    Rowdy, alternative Brighton four piece Scuffle will be there too. These guys mix elements of indie, jazz and punk to create a totally unique, lo-fi sound.

    North London’s Whataboutery is a trio who play melancholic bluesy folk. With vocals reminiscent of Editors, these guys are showing a lot of promise!

    229, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

    7pm – 11:30pm

    £8 OTD / £6 ADV

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