Huge brass hooks, big bass-lines, dirty, raw, soulful vocals and infectious rhythms. Consisting of members from several top underground uk acts, Royal Gala have recently worked with MTV (USA),The Invisible Circus, Lost Vagueness, Electric Picnic, Shambala, Beatherder, Boomtown, Square Festival, Sheep Music Festival, Riverside Festival, Brisfest and played with The Correspondents, The Apples, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Destroyers, Pama International, The Specials, Zion Train and Manchesters mighty Unabombers among many others. Playing a genre defying cocktail of Dirty Electro, Latin and Brass laden orchestral grooves the band are about to finish their second studio album. Watch this space….
‘Fully-blown soulful tropical gangster-type sound’
‘This is a band that will keep you up on the dance floor dancing in to the small hours until your feet are numb and your clothes are soaked through with sheer joy and abandonment’ – (Leftlion)
‘Royal Gala blend hot-steppin’ ska with hard hitting soul and percussive loops to create a non-pretentious funk hybrid that could start a revolution’ – (Scene Magazine)
Carefully crafted melodic electronica and dance music, songs that are suited to the stereo or to the dancefloor.
Tray has performed for Notts promotions and label Wigflex, alongside world champ scratch DJ Switch, for The Invisible Circus at Boomtown Fair, Headstock Festival, Y Not Festival, for VICE magazine at Rescue Rooms and at Brick Lane’s 93 Feet East.
“Grinding electronica, both soothing and vital, if this is the future, we like it muchly”
Play Music Magazine
“Tray Electric… multi-talented, with an array of clever sound trickery…”
Choose Mirth. Choose a weapon. Choose life on the high seas. Choose booty. Choose banging whores on an unexpected flexible rota. Choose pilfering the navy’s rum. Choose ivory backgammon boards. Choose Matey Bubblebath and Pop-up Pirate. Choose tug of war with your Grandma. Choose battling with octopi in the Adriatic Sea. Twice. Choose a wench. Choose Judy Dench. Choose a tankard. One has a rat in it, easy lad! Ye surely get the point…
They come from distant shores ‘cross stormy waters with tales of nautical misfortune that will shake you to your earthly core. Theycan be seen from a close distance at local grog houses bellowing Post-Nautical Anti Shanties!
Beautiful Music About Terrible Things
“We begin with a piece of music that is the perfect storm of brilliance, but even more than that, even more than being a fantastic stand alone track, this is a sign post to a distant place where the word greatness is painted in 12 feet tall letters.” This Reality Podcast
“With sharp cheekbones and an even more piercing jolt of fiery, spiked guitars blended amidst a cloud of dreamy post-rock, there’s something immediately bewitching about the sound of LDS. This is the perfect setting for the gothic burlesque dancers that twirl around the stage – sensual and dazzling. Carrying the spirit of Jeff Buckley to great heights with an enthralling sense of Muse’s operatic melodrama and a dash of Ennio Morricone’s atmospheric soundscapes, their set is an impressive exercise in eclecticism and raw-nerved talent” Left Lion
Unashamedly influenced by the heavyweights of pop, punk and grunge, the Smears have stamped a stiletto heel right through the heart of it, added louder guitars, driving bass lines, pounding drums and venomous vocals.
Through out this time, the Smears have taken the UK by storm, never leaving an audience unsatisfied. Their fearless ability and unapologetic attitude grips the audience from beginning to end and leaves them begging for more.
With the imminent release of their album ‘Hell in High Heels,’ the girls are stepping it up a notch and are more than ready for it. Are you?
“The Smears are not for the faint hearted as they demolish any preconceived ideas you might hold about a ‘girl group’. The lyrics set the mind racing as rapidly as the beat fires up the adrenalin. Spiky, raw and irresistibly alluring; that’s what makes The Smears the hottest female group to come out of this Country .” Dean Jackson BBC Radio Nottingham
“The Captain of The Ship EP owes a debt of gratitude to the likes of Morrissey and The Long Blondes, as well as an endorsement from fellow kitchen sink dramatists The Heartbreaks” – Drowned In Sound
“The signs are already clear: this is a band with a future.” – Nottingham Post
STAGE TWO (Downstairs)
“…this is prog at its most enjoyably visceral, least tediously art-school…”
-Rock Sound Magazine
Pilgrim Fathers have turned their back on po-faced tough-guy metal and trekked off across the random landscapes of zonked-out rock’n’roll … and you know what they say about the road less travelled, right? Right – so get walking.
-The Dreaded Press
New purveyors of raucous punk rock from Nottingham. Expect crowd surfing and total aural assault. Not to be missed!
One of the Nottingham underground’s best bands, having toured across the country to rave reviews The Wickets are catchy and melodic rock with a twisted and original edge.
Cable35 are an alternative rock band formed in Malta, now based in Sheffield, UK. Drawing their influences from punk rock and alternative bands such as The Pixies, Nirvana and The Ramones.
Flying Robot Pimp was formed out of the charred fiery mess of rubble and debris that was the result of the atom bomb style explosion of two seminal bands Allotment Dogs and the mighty mighty powerpop outifit Cho Cho San.
The remaining members of those two bands that were left standing after the fall out decided to band together into a tight knit fighting unit in order to survive in the Mad Max style Futuristic apocalypse style world they now found themselves inhabiting.
Their only means of defence against the angry hordes of baying music fans that surrounded them at every turn was to pick up their instruments and blast out power pop tunes. These seemed to placate the haters and they quickly rose to the top of the pile to become seen as demi gods in this hostile land, after the breaking down of all the major religions there was born a new religion, “Pimpular Robotism” and its followers were to be known as “Robotists”.
Miss Chief . .loves to play a scrumptious pick & mix of tunes, from feisty funked up breaks and old skool hip hop to bubbling hot electro, nu disco, indie and so much more..!
With Kitty Kate .. her perfect accomplice who is keen to experiment and take risks gives her unique sound. Loving alsorts..from dirty beats, sleazy and swinging electro, to chunky phat breaks…never fails to get a room bouncing!
No stranger to the turntables their dedication earning residencies with the notorious and much respected LEFTLION crew, the infamous RESCUE ROOMS, and the wonderful BODEGA..with more to follow soon!
With guest slots at a selection of Nottingham’s finest venues including ROPEWALK, MARKET BAR, ALLEY CAFE, THE MAZE, THE ORANGE TREE, THE MALT CROSS, CABARET, SEVEN, and DOGMA; and the world famous RED BULL.
Alongside kickin sets at NOTTINGHAM PRIDE, OXJAM, WATERFRONT FESTIVAL, HOCKLEY HUSTLE, THE LITTLE WOLF PARADE,
GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES…and most recently…. BRANCH OUT FESTIVAL!
“So if its a memorable night of unstoppable tunes you are after then look no further as… Stiff Kittens are guaranteed to deliver”!
AMUSEMENT PARK PARKS ON FIRE DJs!