Live Music

Live Music Session #27 – Larkham & Hall + Canute’s Plastic Army

Due to illness, Larkham & Hall had to cancel their appearance at this show (we rebooked them for September), so Canute’s Plastic Army stepped up to headline, and the wonderful Sumita opened proceedings. Legends!

Live Music

The Swindon Shuffle

Shuffle 2017 Flyer v1-2We are super excited to be hosting 3 sessions of the brilliant Swindon Shuffle music event this year (it’s 11th!!)

Our amazing headliners will be True StraysDREUW and Ruby Confue and we will also be hosting the talents of: Bradley CowtanEmily-Jane SheppardOli NormanMolevilleGrassGoblinNick FelixCanute’s Plastic Army, The Hall Brothers from Raze-Rebuild and Steve Cox from Mr Love and Justice.

WBB 5 Knuckle 2

It all takes place for us on Thursday 13th July, Saturday 15th July and Sunday 16th July. Full times and details are on the event pages. Entry is free and we will be collecting money for the Shuffle Charity, Swindon Mind. In addition, we will be serving the official Shuffle Ale – 5 Knuckle!


Live Music

LIve Music Session #11 – The August List + Canute’s Plastic Army

The brilliant Oxford duo The August List have long been favorites of Ed’s and he has managed to bag them for a show for us this month –  Thursday 22nd June to be precise, from 8.30pm. It is free entry but as always we encourage artist donations.

Their debut album ‘Oh Hinterland’ still rates as one Ed’s all-time favourite listens, and recently released follow-up ‘Ramshackle Tabernacle’ takes their amazing and unique sonic template and polishes it up, exchanging some of the untamed rawness of the first record for a more controlled approach that is able to be directed more accurately, a musical sniper rifle rather than shotgun.

Musically the husband and wife duo have a beautifully creaky “back porch” style, all analogue and rustic with a real backwoods feeling. Yet, this backwards country music still manages to have startling rock ‘n’ roll attitude as acoustic guitars, kick drums, harmonicas, found instruments and their voices are deployed with verve and passion on songs concerning the frailty of human existence, the awesomeness of nature and other fun things.

The music has a sensitivity and reverence to place and time that somehow makes the songs fit all places and all times with an authenticity in the lyrical aspect of the writing, the words chosen fit the style and feel of the music perfectly. This is analogue music of wood, and strings and breaths of air that is all about simpler days, troubled ages, youth and twilight years; yet it fits into a modern, digital word with barely a murmur. This is music for those who still read books, speak on a telephone and listen to vinyl records without denying the march of progress.

Support comes from the the soaring, passionate vocals and dynamic, intricate acoustic guitar of Canute’s Plastic Army, an acoustic duo who share a love of dark and twisted bluesy folk music.

Event information page | The August List’s Facebook page  | Canute’s Plastic Army’s Facebook Page