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Wed August 28

THE NIGHT & DAY SHOWCASE

featuring KALEIDO + AMY JO + BUSHES + PET DEATHS

£6 // Doors 8:00pm


THE NIGHT & DAY SHOWCASE

KALEIDO

We are a 4 piece rock band from Nottingham formed in 2018. Kaleidø’s rock influence is exhibited through hard hitting riffs and melodies that bring a stadium worthy sound. Through guitar solos, roaring bass hooks, fanatical drumming and gritty, honest vocals the band have worked their way to headlining Rough Trade Nottingham the same year as well as local festival slots

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AMY JO

22-year-old singer-songwriter Amy Jo is no stranger to the live music scene. She has supported big names such as Rick Astley, Scouting for Girls, Stooshe and Toploader and is currently on tour with chart-topping band ‘The Christians’. Her self-penned songs are catchy, unique and cover a range of topics from love and heartbreak to social media and anxiety.

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BUSHES

Bushes. A 3-piece indie/alternative band from the Wirral formed in January 2017. Their sound is unique, tuneful indie guitar rock coupled with intelligent and thoughtful lyrics. It is the band members themselves who make Bushes come alive. Having formed in 2017, the band describe themselves as three best mates bringing it back to basics. These three Merseyside lads can confidently say they have now discovered their true identity and are looking forward to big things to come. Bushes are proud to announce it’s all about the music.

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PET DEATHS

Pet Deaths is the London-based musical duo of Graeme Martin and Liam Karima, who blend enchanting, ethereal concepts with poetic meter and hypnotic melodies to form exquisite, melancholic, celestial folk.

Having both moved to London in 2017, the duo formed following a chance encounter in Ladbroke Grove. Feeling equally cellophane new in the capital’s concrete fast lane, they agreed to meet regularly. Their subsequent writing and drinking sessions became a Zen-like philosophy by which to navigate their new homes, spending gloomy November evenings on their rain-soaked Ballardian balcony, experimenting with loops, drones and poetry.

Early demos made their way into the hands of Ian Davenport (Slowdive, Gaz Coombes) Producer at Radiohead’s Oxfordshire base, Courtyard Studios, beginning a relationship that sparked the process of recording their first album.

Creating the record was naturally a long process, a DIY labour of love and subconsciousness, recording hundreds of iPhone demos and reducing them into an album over the course of two years. The nine track album is an exploration of natural sound, experimenting with subtle beds of noise layered field recordings with dry acoustic sounds and vocals. Self-funded and produced over various long weekend sessions in the Oxfordshire get away, they were locked in at several points throughout the year, with no outside contact and an obsessive focus on what they were creating.

’’It is almost a concept album”, states Karima, “It starts at the paranoid beginnings of a ropey relationship and journeys through to the very bitter ends, starting at the top of the hill and ending back at the bottom.”

So far, live performances around the UK have been sporadic and often feature a constantly shifting line-up of special guests and collaborators. The mystery surrounding just what kind of set up the audience is in store for each evening adds to the intrigue, upping the ante on an already intimate, atmospheric and intense performance.

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