Melbourne’s DIY indie outfit, The Stroppies, signed to Tough Love Records are set to release their debut album ‘Whoosh’ in March 2019. Championed by BBC 6 Music, the band’s Lexington, London gig has already sold strongly, and a UK tour will include dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Brighton and Bristol.
Fantastic Mr. Fox / PG / 89 minutes
Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers -- Boggis, Bunce and Bean -- who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost.
Hannah Walker will be interviewing Alex Collier, animator, illustrator, writer and all round good egg!
Following an eight-year stint as co-editor and cartoonist for Viz comics, Alex moved into writing children’s TV comedy.
As an animator, he has produced comedy films with Vic Reeves and Ross Noble.
As an illustrator, he has been published in a series of best-selling Harper Collins books
Basically, he will do absolutely anything he can to avoid real work.
There will also be a Q & A session at the end for you to ask your burning questions.
DOORS 8pm SHOWTIME 830pm
APPROX RUNNING TIME 60 minutes
As “Max Atom’ in the 70’s new wave band The Rezillos, Trevor Sewell tasted chart success, but this likeable Tyneside born and bred guitarist, vocalist, writer and producer is more at home playing the blues.
Winner of 9 major awards in the U.S.A and 4 times nominated in the British Blues Awards. Sewell’s music has not only been recorded recently by several American artists but is also featured on numerous major compilations alongside legendary artists such as Robert Johnson, B.B King and Howlin’ Wolf.
We’re thrilled to bring Trevor to Bobiks, where he will be accompanied by drummer, Trevor Brewis.
A double bill featuring two of the Oscar nominated Sylvain Chomet’s films, Triplets of Belleville/Belleville Rendezvous & The Illusionist.
Rushmore / PG / 93 minutes
Rushmore chronicles a year in the life of Max Fischer, a student at Rushmore Academy, one of the finest schools in the country. Max loves his prestigious school. He is the editor of the newspaper and yearbook; founder of the debate team, the dodgeball society, and the Max Fischer Players; and president of the French club, German club, chess club, and practically everything else. Max is applying for early admission to Oxford. Harvard is his safety. However, he is also one of the worst students in the school. Threatened with expulsion, Max begins a new pursuit: falling for a first-grade teacher. But when Max's tycoon mentor starts an affair with the teacher, it triggers a war between Max and his friend.
HOLY NOW make indie pop music built around captivating melodies and heartbroken lyrics. Songs about an unwillingness to grow up and stagnate. Timeless pop music with intimate melodies, yelling drums and sprawling choruses. Jangly fuzz pop where euphoria meets insomnia.
Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, the band’s debut album "Think I Need The Light" was released 27 April, 2018, via Lazy Octopus Records.
Newcastle based indie rockers Dog Years create a diverse and relentless racket: melodic and vitriolic, jagged and jangly, furious and forlorn, laced with sweet boy/girl harmonies from husband and wife Simon and Carly Fee. Each song bears the hallmarks of Dog Years' warped lyricism and straight-up pop sensibility.
In 2007 award-winning songwriter, Katie released her debut solo album. Bridges, to much acclaim, leading to her sharing stages with the likes of Karine Polwart, Kate and Anna Mcgarrigle, and Ray Davies. She’s back, now with her Navigators and new album And Then.
The Grand Budapest Hotel / 15 / 98 minutes
Recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop ofa suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
Our Oliver & Hardy Double Bill features the 1937 classic, Way Out West, alongside the 2019 biopic in which Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly play the inimitable movie icons.
As a performer, Bridie is best known for her band, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, a folk influenced trio based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. They achieved national recognition after winning the 2013 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, having beaten over 8,000 contenders to secure the prize of performing on multiple stages at the legendary festival.
As a solo artist, Bridie has collaborated with an eclectic range of acts and artists including Louis Barnabas, The Cobweb Orchestra, live artist Lady Kitt and many more.
When they draw the map of authentic Americana, historians may not previously have thought of using marker pins for the cities of Leith, Edinburgh and Dundee. Now they'll have to, to record the rapid rise of Roseanne Reid.
Following a couple of acclaimed EP releases, Trails — the debut album by the Scottish troubadour and eldest daughter of The Proclaimers' Craig Reid — announces the official arrival of a singular new voice in folk-roots music.
Here is a little miracle of gentleness, tenderness and intense, traditional Frenchness. It was an Oscar nominee for best animated feature in 2016, losing out, probably unjustly, to Zootopia. The screenwriter Céline Sciamma has adapted the 2002 novel Autobiography of a Courgette by Gilles Paris for this beguiling stop-motion animation; director Claude Barras makes his feature debut.
This gritty, fast-paced, and innovative police drama earned five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay , and Best Actor (Gene Hackman). Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle (Hackman) and his partner, Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider), are New York City police detectives on narcotics detail, trying to track down the source of heroin from Europe into the United States.
Duncan Lloyd is probably best known as the guitarist and musical driving force behind Mercury Music Prize nominated band, Maximo Park, but Lloyd’s frenetic outpouring has also seen him busy with various projects including Decade In Exile, Nano Kino, experimentalists Res Band, and solo work under his own name. It is his solo work which now calls for our attention, with the release of new album ‘Outside Notion’
A rare public outing for District Attorney, the band made up of luminaries from former great local bands such as Minotaurs, The Union Choir, Deadly Friend, The Dark Sky Singers and others. Joined for this gig by esteemed local producer and former The Railway Clubfrontman/guitarist, Martin Francis Trollope.
The band are currently in the studio, working towards a debut album.
Bird in the Belly spent 12 months recording songs and stories that have either never before been recorded or are rarely recorded - all set to contemporary folk music, in the hopes of reintroducing these songs back into the folk canon. The resulting debut album 'The Crowing' was released March 2018, to rave reviews:
"Folk album of the year so far." ***** Martin Townsend - Editor, Sunday Express (25 March 2018)
"Strong folk a-cappella singing - distinctively contemporary and earthy vocalising - haunting fiddle playing - timeless acoustic guitar picking - and classic rocking rhythms" 4/5 - Colin Bailey, R2 Magazine
"A musically diverse, fresh and compelling set of songs [...] a fascinating debut from a distinctive new group" - Songlines Magazine (June 2018)
Purveyors of original genre-bending music,Port Erin are a band of three made of two brothers–– Reuben Myles Tyghe, vocals and guitar, flanked by Jacob Myles Tyghe on bass and Cerys Brocklehurst on drums. Now residing and writing in the city of Bath, they hail from Broughton Gifford (a very small Wiltshire village tucked away in South West England) where they formed in January 2007.
Davey Woodward fronted indie bands The Brilliant Corners and The Experimental Pop Band. His current band are called Karen. The Winter Orphans are a group of friends realising the potential of his solo songs. Davey lives in a tree house somewhere in Bristol. England.
Hailing from the North East of England, Nano Kino is the creation of Sarah Suri and Duncan Lloyd. Bonding over a mutual love of Cocteau Twins and early 4AD, their music's ethereal blend is majestic and entrancing. Sarah’s vocals complemented by Duncan’s guitars create an inimitable sonic panorama.
On bass, Andy Martin & Tom English plays drums, live, they bring together these intricate mystical soundscapes to form perfectly crafted songs
Since the release of Rose Tinted Spex, Robert has achieved critical acclaim as a talented, versatile guitarist and musician. He has worked with the horn section of reggae superstars UB40 (Brian Travers, Martin Meredith and Laurence Parry) on the track Cayenne Pepper, and is going from strength to strength asserting a new breed of instrumental rock,blues and funk music.
Leeds based Roller:Trio returned in June 2018 with a new album, a new sound, a new line-up. On their previous two albums Roller:Trio stunned audiences and won great critical praise for their mix of high-octane technique and deceptively catchy tunes. Chosen for a BBC Introducing showcase at Band on the Wall in 2011 by tastemakers Gilles Peterson, Mike Chadwick and Kevin LeGendre, they subsequently won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award and their eponymous debut album was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize. That same year they were also nominated for the MOBO Best Jazz Act and Jazz FM Best Newcomer awards.