Posted by The Soundhouse on June 24th, 2016
Strangling Vinyl Promotions presents the return of Senser on Friday 9th September!
Senser incorporate their unique fusion of rock, metal, hip hop and alternative electronica, staying true to the sound they have been producing since 1989.
Senser became known for their political lyrics and a huge live sound which gained them headline slots at major UK and European festivals. Senser achieved worldwide success with debut album ‘Stacked Up’ in 1994, which peaked at number 4 in the UK album charts. They subsequently split up having toured half the planet.
After a long hiatus, in 2009 Senser wrote and recorded their fourth studio album ‘How To Do Battle’ working with producers Neil McLellan (The Prodigy), Jason Wilcox (You Me At Six, Reuben, Fightstar) and New York hip hop producer Scott Harding (Wu Tang Clan, New Kingdom). The album achieved major success with the rock press and fans and put the band back on the festival and touring circuit.
Planet Mosh summed it up perfectly: “With Senser back from the 90′s, I was worried that they might have brought the 90′s sound with them, they didn’t. The delivery was superbly tight and the room erupted into a mosh pit. This wasn’t 90′s, this was Senser showing other bands how the transition over decades can be done perfectly. Fully retaining their powerful roots yet managing to make every track sound fresh and new. Quite an achievement.”
2011 saw the band release the ‘Biting Rhymes’ EP – a collection of classic hip hop covers recorded in true Senser style. This release saw the band complete a successful and highly praised UK tour scoring rave reviews in the alternative rock and metal scene. Senser were also joined by dynamic guest vocalist Imma, adding her own superb twist on Kerstin’s euphoric sound.
2014 saw the band re-release their seminal debut album Stacked Up, the remastered album will feature all the original tracks with new artwork plus a bonus album of remixes, demo’s and new tracks from Senser’s unreleased 1995 second album.
The band are now back to most of their original line-up and this is not a show to be missed!
Temple of Lies & SKAM
£12.50 ADV. 7.30pm doors
Posted by The Soundhouse on June 21st, 2016
Strangling Vinyl Promotions presents Welsh Indie pop legends The Darling Buds on Saturday 17th December celebrating their 30th anniversary!
Influenced by the catchy simple sound of the early Beatles, the band created melodic, hook-driven, short-duration singles. They were considered part of the short lived “Blonde” movement , but also referenced the C86 scene of a few years earlier.
The Darling Buds formed in Caerleon near Newport, South Wales, in 1986, by the then 19-year-old Andrea Lewis. Their debut single, “If I Said”, was released on February 1987 and was well received. The group re-released the single on an established label, Native Records, receiving radio play on John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 show. Signing with Sony in 1988, several singles preceded their critically acclaimed 1989 debut LP, Pop Said. The album ultimately reached the Top 30 in the UK Albums Chart, and the band appeared on the cover of Melody Maker twice.
The band will be playing ‘Pop Said’ in full, along with other favourites.
Promises to be a Christmas cracker!
French Leave & Yodaclub
£13.50 ADV. 7.30pm doors
Posted by The Soundhouse on June 17th, 2016
Strangling Vinyl Promotions presents an awesome co-headliner with Muncie Girls and Skating Polly tonight!
Born in punk shows and dive bars to three driven teenagers in 2012, Muncie Girls embodies the classic punk rock story in a modern context. Fuelled by discontent and anxiety, the Exeter trio eloquently addresses modern living as a self-aware young adult. The result is an ambitious and poignant rebellion against social norms that touches on everything from politics to interpersonal relationships. Ultimately, what sets Muncie Girls apart is bassist and lead vocalist Lande Hekt´s unique perspective and its impact on her understated lyricism. Hekt´s dry, unembellished writing style is, in many ways, reminiscent of classic American literature a trait exceptionally unusual for a punk rock band from Exeter.
In support of their debut album “From Captain to Belsize” and off the back of receiving some great reviews, don’t miss one of the bands of 2016!
Not heard Skating Polly yet? You really, really should. The sister duo from Oklahoma scored 4Ks for their brilliant album The Big Fit back in April thanks to their killer combination of fuzz and pop melody.
Unqualified Nurse Band & Roboter
Tickets on the door.
Posted by The Soundhouse on June 2nd, 2016
We have rising snot pop stars FLESH tonight!
“They aren’t holding back are they? (Dead Lonely) is a swaggering piece of snotty pop’” STEVE LAMACQ
“FLESH are pretty aggy & pretty brilliant” HUW STEPHENS
“Sounding like classic Manchester music” RADIO X
“Make your own mind up with these Manchester grungers – we’re on board.” DIY
“A band whose music simply oozes urchin grittiness” MANCHESTER EVENING
Fresh from a major headline tour and some big support slots with the likes of DMAs and Darlia; Snotpop’s finest quartet FLESH finished their mammoth 2015 by supporting fellow social commentators The Enemy.
From major airplay from Radio X, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and Introducing, FLESH packed out shows across the country and received a lot of love from press from the likes of DIY, Line of Best Fit, GigSlutz, Manchester Evening News and more for the release of their first label EP (W8 4 ME / DEAD LONELY).
Hazza, Robbie, Cozza and Jon are currently in the process of writing and recording more of their snotty, smutty new wave Britpop and Madchester beats and their live shows are something not to miss!
The Lids & RINSE
Tickets on the door. 7.30pm
Posted by The Soundhouse on May 27th, 2016
Delighted to welcome The Hosts to The Soundhouse TONIGHT as part of their UK tour in support of their brand new album ‘Moon’!
‘Baby Move On’ is the first single to be launched off ‘Moon’, and sets the velveteen stage perfectly with its raucous wall-of-sound lushness and gigantically ace key changes which garnered playlist action from BBC 6Music, Single Of The Week on Absolute and stacks of plays from John Kennedy at Radio X and Janice Long over at Radio 2. Next up comes the second single. ‘Make My Heart Turn Blue’, which is an exuberantly odd take on classic Rock’n’Roll melodramatics, slightly like David Lynch rewriting the ‘Grease’ screenplay.
The Hosts have previously spooked the masses playing with the likes of Richard Hawley, The Walkmen, Paul Weller, Suede, Cold War Kids and Cherry Ghost.
“The Hosts’ output is redolent of Roy Orbison crooning mournfully yet manfully over mountain-high rhapsodies worthy of Spector.” – The Guardian
“Demand more magic from your music. If you want nothing less than brilliance, give The Hosts a chance and they may just be the band for you.” – www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk
Rum Weather & Morning routine
£6 ADV via SeeTickets or more on the door.