Posted by The Soundhouse on July 1st, 2015
The Soundhouse Leicester is delighted to announce that Beans on Toast plays on Friday 20th November!
“Cult legend and all round hero” LOUDER THAN WAR
“Behind the humour there are serious political messages of equality and general respect for one another.” CLASH
“Beans is all about the connection. It’s all about getting across simple but lost messages that we should be good and honest to each other and find value in what is really important.” MUSOS GUIDE
With his career being anything but an uphill struggle this last year, everyone’s favourite irreverent drunk-folk singer, Beans On Toast, returns from his most successful year to date with a plans for a full UK headline tour and new album at the end of the year.
An international man of music these days, ticking off live shows across large swathes of Great Britain, Europe and America as well as a special performance at South Africa’s ArikaBurn in the last 12 months, it is no surprise that Beans has turned his world wide credentials into tunes, telling his rambling stories about the people and places visited with the help of his trademark wit and side splitting humour.
This August will see Beans On Toast heading out to Lawrence, Kansas to record his seventh studio album, which will then come out on Xtra Mile Recodings on 1st December. Proving he is an artist that is ever evolving, this time he is teaming up both onstage and in the studio with the equally cutthroat counterculture act, Truckstop Honeymoon. A friendship formed at the UK’s Larmer Tree festival, and in the true spirit of camaraderie, the duo will be joining Beans and long-term trusted sidekick Bobby Banjo on stage as both his backing band and support for eighteen dates this side of the pond. This tour marks the next adventure for Beans On Toast.
£10 ADV tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am.
Posted by The Soundhouse on July 1st, 2015
The Soundhouse Leicester is delighted to bring an epic double headliner show with Samoans & Freeze the Atlantic on Saturday 24th October.
Rock Sound: “Carving a sound somewhere between ‘Ideal Height’-era Biffy Clyro and a more expansive ASIWYFA-esque post-rock landscape, there’s enough to entice fans of both the weird and the straightforward”.
Artrocker: “One of Cardiff’s premier math-rock bands Samoans always manage to do themselves justice live. The band have somehow taken their tech led math-core out of the niche and into the proverbial living room of folk; it’s a daring sound that splits away from the M.O.R. dregs of the commercial chart. On record they are big and bold but live they run at unparalleled breakneck speeds”.
The Guardian: “Infectiously loud and exciting brand of rock music. a great choice to watch live”.
Freeze The Atlantic
Since the band started in 2009, originally by Andy Gilmour (Hundred Reasons) & Guy Davis (Reuben), Freeze the Atlantic have seen three different vocalists and two different bassists. One would think these changes would destabilise a band’s motivation, but with version 4.0 of the band FTA are exactly where they want to be.
2012’s debut effort ‘Speakeasy’ was an 11 track pop-rock powerhouse, featuring many faces from the band member’s histories; and subsequently its future. It was a statement of intent for Freeze the Atlantic and, whilst critically acclaimed, was a sign that there was so much more to come. Numerous UK & Ireland tours followed, with breakthrough performances at prestigious festivals and plays by Radio 1 & Xfm further developing their sound and growing fanbase.
Now, with renewed vigour, 2014 sees the band release their second, self titled album. Writing a brand new record with a new line-up has brought fresh ideas and new elements to a refreshingly British sound. Heavier, smarter and more accomplished; it encompasses all of this bands writing abilities and represents their yearning for more.
£6 ADV. 7.30pm doors
Posted by The Soundhouse on June 26th, 2015
On Saturday 8th August we welcome back Florida Ska Punk renegades Victims of Circumstance to The Soundhouse Leicester!
Founded in 2005 in Clearwater, Florida, Victims of Circumstance is a punk-ska band known for blending pop-hooks with a unique style of ska. The current line-up includes band members: Michael Smyth (vocals & guitar), Glenn Stewart (drums), Lindsey Pittard (bass), Jason Atheney (saxophone), and Devin Johnson (trumpet).
The VOC, as they are known by fans, built a loyal following while playing around their home state of Florida before setting out on a tour that ended with an invitation to The Mighty Mighty Bosstones tenth Hometown Throwdown in Boston, MA in 2007.
Victims of Circumstance has performed with numerous international acts including Voodoo Glow Skulls, Big D & the Kids Table, The Pietasters, Whole Wheat Bread, Everybody Out!, The Toasters and others.
On October 25, 2011 they released their self produced album Acupunkture and received rave reviews such as – “This album is Great!. It stands up with the best in the genre.” – Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
Victims of Circumstance continued touring to support Acupunkture. In July and August 2012 the VOC completed another successful 3 week European tour which included playing at the worlds biggest Punk Rock Festival, “Rebellion”, in Blackpool UK. The VOC also provided support on their tour for bands such as MXPX, Snuff and the Creepshow.
In 2014 Victims of Circumstance released their fourth studio album No More Heroes. One reviewer noted that the new album “delivers even more of the catchy, fast-paced, horn-driven punk many have grown to expect from Victims Of Circumstance. And as always, there are a few bouncy ska songs thrown in for good measure.” Online punk news organization, Dying Scene, selected No More Heroes as their top pick for best punk-ska album of 2014.
In early 2015 the VOC announced their third European tour to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
“The Victims of Circumstance manage to keep things entertaining with their total disregard of genre boundaries.” ReadJunk.com
“(Victims of circumstance are) both catchy and clever.” Punk News.org
£6 ADV via SeeTickets.
Posted by The Soundhouse on June 19th, 2015
Strangling Vinyl Promotions and The Soundhouse Leicester are proud to present 90′s rap rock heroes Senser for a special show, including the return of original singer Kirsten Haigh tonight!
Sepia Sun & Great Imitation
Limited tickets available on the door. 7.30pm doors
Posted by The Soundhouse on June 16th, 2015
TONIGHT Trusty Husky brings American folk punk heroes Andrew Jackson Jihad to The Soundhouse Leicester as part of their UK Summer Tour.
Tour support – three piece girl free trio Hard Girls all the way from San Jose.
Local Support – Roboter playing the best of their debut ‘Memories and Scars’ extended player.
£8 ADV tickets via SeeTickets. £10 on the door.