Dave Mcpherson

Tickets sold in blocks of 2. When you make one booking you will purchase 2 seats.

InMe frontman Dave McPherson is coming to the Portland for a stupidly intimate but Socially distanced show. The show will also be streamed, so be prepared to end up immortalised on camera...

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 6 Nov 2020 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Oh Sees

"At their best, Oh Sees songs evoke matter in flux. Their music hints at lurking violence, a lazy simmer always threatening to boil over. They?ve honed this sound for about 15 years under a series of similar monikers?as OCS, The Ohsees, and Thee Oh Sees, among others?with about an album a year since 2006?s Grave Blockers. Despite dabbling in krautrock, psychedelia, and punk, they?ve remained remarkably consistent. This is to say: They sound unfailingly like themselves, and Face Stabber further solidifies their identity?raucous, driving, and atmospheric, a heady brew of weeded-out insouciance and wah pedals." Pitchfork

Cambridge The Junction, Sun, 15 Nov 2020 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Nigel Clark (dodgy Acoustic)

https://www.facebook.com/dodgyuk/

Your safety is of paramount importance to us and therefore, across the venue, we have reconfigured seating to ensure that audience bubbles are seated at least 1m apart. This includes respacing rows in the stalls to guarantee a 1m distance in front and behind and beside each group. An audience bubble must be a group of 6 people or less from a single household or support bubble.

Nigel Clark, lead-singer of indie band Dodgy will be playing a raft of socially distanced solo shows in Autumn 2020.

Nigel?s first solo album Make Believe Love is out in December 2020. The album was written and recorded in 2000. Nigel returned to his home city from London after breaking up with Dodgy. Ready to do something new and fresh with friends, some of Birmingham?s finest musicians, this album was produced and mixed by Nigel Clark & Jerome Di Pietro in the Custard Factory in the heart of town.

A self-financed album, Nigel was freed from any industry input and emotionally connected yet still raw. Once completed there wasn?t the funds to see a tour come together or do an album release. It became a cathartic expression sitting on a shelf, only listened to and loved by close friends and the musicians involved in the collaboration.

Dodgy were together for seven years in the 90?s, releasing three albums totalling over a million sales worldwide. Their 1994 breakthrough, gold-selling second album Homegrown features the hit single ?Staying Out for the Summer? which was the band?s first Top 20 hit single. They quickly followed up in 1996 with album number three ?Free Peace Sweet? which spawned the hits ?In a Room?, ?Good Enough? (which is officially one of the most played tracks on British radio in the last 20 years) and ?If You're Thinking of Me?.

Bury St Edmunds The Hunter Club, Fri, 11 Dec 2020 at 6:00pm buy tickets

Nigel Clark (dodgy Acoustic)

https://www.facebook.com/dodgyuk/

Your safety is of paramount importance to us and therefore, across the venue, we have reconfigured seating to ensure that audience bubbles are seated at least 1m apart. This includes respacing rows in the stalls to guarantee a 1m distance in front and behind and beside each group. An audience bubble must be a group of 6 people or less from a single household or support bubble.

Nigel Clark, lead-singer of indie band Dodgy will be playing a raft of socially distanced solo shows in Autumn 2020.

Nigel?s first solo album Make Believe Love is out in December 2020. The album was written and recorded in 2000. Nigel returned to his home city from London after breaking up with Dodgy. Ready to do something new and fresh with friends, some of Birmingham?s finest musicians, this album was produced and mixed by Nigel Clark & Jerome Di Pietro in the Custard Factory in the heart of town.

A self-financed album, Nigel was freed from any industry input and emotionally connected yet still raw. Once completed there wasn?t the funds to see a tour come together or do an album release. It became a cathartic expression sitting on a shelf, only listened to and loved by close friends and the musicians involved in the collaboration.

Dodgy were together for seven years in the 90?s, releasing three albums totalling over a million sales worldwide. Their 1994 breakthrough, gold-selling second album Homegrown features the hit single ?Staying Out for the Summer? which was the band?s first Top 20 hit single. They quickly followed up in 1996 with album number three ?Free Peace Sweet? which spawned the hits ?In a Room?, ?Good Enough? (which is officially one of the most played tracks on British radio in the last 20 years) and ?If You're Thinking of Me?.

Bury St Edmunds The Hunter Club, Fri, 11 Dec 2020 at 6:00pm buy tickets

Nigel Clark (dodgy Acoustic)

https://www.facebook.com/dodgyuk/

Your safety is of paramount importance to us and therefore, across the venue, we have reconfigured seating to ensure that audience bubbles are seated at least 1m apart. This includes respacing rows in the stalls to guarantee a 1m distance in front and behind and beside each group. An audience bubble must be a group of 6 people or less from a single household or support bubble.

Nigel Clark, lead-singer of indie band Dodgy will be playing a raft of socially distanced solo shows in Autumn 2020.

Nigel?s first solo album Make Believe Love is out in December 2020. The album was written and recorded in 2000. Nigel returned to his home city from London after breaking up with Dodgy. Ready to do something new and fresh with friends, some of Birmingham?s finest musicians, this album was produced and mixed by Nigel Clark & Jerome Di Pietro in the Custard Factory in the heart of town.

A self-financed album, Nigel was freed from any industry input and emotionally connected yet still raw. Once completed there wasn?t the funds to see a tour come together or do an album release. It became a cathartic expression sitting on a shelf, only listened to and loved by close friends and the musicians involved in the collaboration.

Dodgy were together for seven years in the 90?s, releasing three albums totalling over a million sales worldwide. Their 1994 breakthrough, gold-selling second album Homegrown features the hit single ?Staying Out for the Summer? which was the band?s first Top 20 hit single. They quickly followed up in 1996 with album number three ?Free Peace Sweet? which spawned the hits ?In a Room?, ?Good Enough? (which is officially one of the most played tracks on British radio in the last 20 years) and ?If You're Thinking of Me?.

Bury St Edmunds The Hunter Club, Fri, 11 Dec 2020 at 6:00pm buy tickets

Green Mind: The Event That Never Happened

Help us through the Covid-19 crisis by buying tickets for #TheEventThatNeverHappened - an event that, you guessed it, will never happen!

Buy as many tickets as you like at the prices below and your donation will be helping us survive this difficult period.

WeGotTickets have been supporting grassroots and independent events for almost 20 years and hope to be able to do so for at least 20 more. By paying a small booking fee during this period of uncertainty you're helping to ensure they are here for your favourite venues and promoters after all this madness ends.

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Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 1 Jan 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Green Mind: The Event That Never Happened

Help us through the Covid-19 crisis by buying tickets for #TheEventThatNeverHappened - an event that, you guessed it, will never happen!

Buy as many tickets as you like at the prices below and your donation will be helping us survive this difficult period.

WeGotTickets have been supporting grassroots and independent events for almost 20 years and hope to be able to do so for at least 20 more. By paying a small booking fee during this period of uncertainty you're helping to ensure they are here for your favourite venues and promoters after all this madness ends.

'Tickets' for The Event That Never Happened are Donations made to the event organiser. Booking references generated for The Event That Never Happened Donations do not offer right of admission to any events and are non-refundable.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 1 Jan 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Green Mind: The Event That Never Happened

Help us through the Covid-19 crisis by buying tickets for #TheEventThatNeverHappened - an event that, you guessed it, will never happen!

Buy as many tickets as you like at the prices below and your donation will be helping us survive this difficult period.

WeGotTickets have been supporting grassroots and independent events for almost 20 years and hope to be able to do so for at least 20 more. By paying a small booking fee during this period of uncertainty you're helping to ensure they are here for your favourite venues and promoters after all this madness ends.

'Tickets' for The Event That Never Happened are Donations made to the event organiser. Booking references generated for The Event That Never Happened Donations do not offer right of admission to any events and are non-refundable.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 1 Jan 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

The Lovely Eggs

http://www.thelovelyeggs.co.uk/

The Lovely Eggs are back on the road in 2020 as they announce a string of tour dates around the UK!

With observational and often surreal lyrics about life The Lovely Eggs have a powerful raw sound that creates the sonic illusion of a band twice their size. The result is a mix of heavy psych, pop and strangeness and they have become known for their ferocious yet joyous live performances.

Their new single This Decision is out on January 10 followed by their new album I am Moron produced by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT, Tame Impala, Mogwai) in the Spring.

With much support from BBC 6 Music and Radio One the band continues to sell out gigs across the UK without the help of management, booking agent or record label support.

They are selling out bigger and bigger venues and more eggheads are joining them in their crusade against bullsh*t.

Support from THICK RICHARD and DOG DAISIES

Cambridge The Junction, Mon, 15 Feb 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Kneecap

https://www.facebook.com/KNEECAP32/

Kneecap are two MCs, Móglaí Bap and Mo Chara, along with DJ Provaí, who have become an underground hit, earning praise from fellow rappers within the exhilarating Irish hip-hop scene. The west Belfast group began when Móglaí Bap was out spray-painting with a friend on the eve of an Irish Language Act march in Belfast.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 15 Feb 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

King Charles

https://www.kingcharlesmusic.com/

King Charles is an extraordinary man. He doesn't look like anyone you know, he doesn't think like anyone you know and he doesn't make music like anyone you know. How often, in these days of near fatal over saturation, days where you feel that, perhaps, there's just nothing new out there to spark your imagination, can you say that? Glorious psychedelic folk from this highly rated indie-folk solo act.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 17 Feb 2021 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Black Country, New Road

https://www.facebook.com/BlackCountryNewRoad/

Black Country, New Road sound like a proper filthy juggernaut of a band, a real experience to behold. At times, colossal metal riffs mangle with frenetic jazz freakouts; occasionally film noir string motifs are motored into the urgent present with a razortight rhythm section

Cambridge The Junction, Thu, 18 Feb 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Lanterns On The Lake

https://www.facebook.com/LanternsOnTheLake

"Listening to Beings though makes one thing abundantly clear: Lanterns on the Lake are one of Britain's most crucial bands of the present moment." - Drownedinsound.com

"(Beings) dwells in a cloudy blend of dreams and creeping nightmares, unsettling yet captivating." - All Music

Support from HILANG CHILD

Cambridge Storey's Field Centre, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Grant Lee Phillips

https://www.grantleephillips.com/

I'm drawing on the urgency of the moment,' reflects Grant-Lee Phillips. 'The things that eat away in the late hours...' That urgency inspired the headlong rush of Widdershins, in which Phillips invests the insight, nuance, and wit that has distinguished his songcraft over the past three decades in a riveting dissection of today's fraught social landscape. With more than two decades' experience first as frontman of the acclaimed Grant Lee Buffalo then and accomplished solo artist, Phillips awakens comfort and hope by shining light into darker corners. 'I hope to express my faith in people, my faith in the good ideas we're capable of, and that regardless of what opposition we face, the fact that we can surmount these things,' he concludes.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 2 Mar 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Peggy Sue

https://peggywho.com/

"...a record of soulful depths and heady, emotional highs. From the haunting, melancholic gospel of 'Come Back Around' to the campfire simplicity of 'How Heavy The Quiet That Grew Between Your Mouth And Mind,' the band's pace and drive never let up. The sultry doo-wop of 'Longest Day Of The Year Blues', meanwhile, may well be the catchiest tune you hear this winter." NME

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 3 Mar 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Bambara

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

https://www.facebook.com/BAMBARA.band/

One thing you won't be able to avoid on Bambara's Stray is death. It's everywhere and inescapable, abstract and personified - perhaps the key to the whole record. Death, however, won't be the first thing that strikes you about the group's fourth - and greatest - album to date. That instead will be its pulverising soundscape; by turns, vast, atmospheric, cool, broiling and at times - on stand out tracks like 'Sing Me To The Street' and 'Serafina' - simply overwhelming

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 5 Mar 2021 at 7:00pm SOLD OUT

Happyness

http://www.facebook.com/HappynessMusic

The ever evolving HAPPYNESS return. Founded in 2013, the group - consisting of core members Jonny Allan and Ash Kenazi - have acquired consistency in the ways they express their creativity; be it the standard album release formula (their two LPs 'Weird Little Birthday' and 'Write In' have each accrued critical acclaim) or through Kenazi's recurring South London based drag clubnight 'BDE'. Their now signature alt-rock stylings are laden with vulnerable vocals and charmingly laid-back guitar riffs, treading similar paths to that of predecessors Yo La Tengo and Grandaddy.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 10 Mar 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Black Foxxes

https://www.blackfoxxes.com

Over the course of two albums (2016?s ?I?m Not Well? and 2018?s ?Reidi?), Black Foxxes main-man Mark Holley established his band as a potent creative force, carving out a signature spot on the emotive rock ?n? roll map backed by strong, growing support from fans and media alike.

With singles / videos such as ?Husk?, ?I?m Not Well?, ?JOY? and ?Manic In Me?, the clip for which was filmed in Iceland, a key source of influence for Album 2, it became increasingly clear that Holley is an artist prepared to shed protective layers ? an artist with plenty to say and a particular way of tapping into thoughts, feelings and fears.

And now, with Album Number 3, the Bristol-based singer / songwriter / guitarist has done even more to bind music and personal message into a cohesive body of work ? nine compelling tracks recorded quickly with a brand new rhythm section (drummer Finn McClean and bassist Jack Henley, a longstanding friend), plus a trusted team member in producer / mixer Ade Bushby, who helmed the desk on both previous outings.

From the very start, the intention was to keep instinct, musical integrity and the chemistry between the players right at the fore, with no second-guessing of the market and no attempt to stem or to edit the musical flow ? a flow that takes in synths, distorted vocals plus a battery of left-field sounds (inspired by Bristol?s alternative DIY culture), along with a broader range of lyrical subject matter.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 12 Mar 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Egyptian Blue

https://www.facebook.com/egyptianblueinc/

Egyptian Blue make music that is uncompromising yet uplifting. They channel modern anxieties and nervous energy into razor sharp guitar lines and post-punk grooves. Crafted originally above a jeweller's shop in Colchester, the band then decamped to Brighton (UK) to develop their sound. Egyptian Blue are signed to Yala! Records.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 at 7:30pm buy tickets

This Is The Kit

https://thisisthekit.co.uk

This is the Kit is the musical project of Paris-via-Bristol singer/songwriter Kate Stables who sings and plays banjo and guitar, sometimes solo and other times in other guises: duo, psychedelic rock-formation, 4-4-2, unplugged acoustic gigs, choir workshops, home shows, busking etc. If you thought you didn?t like the banjo, This Is The Kit will prove you wrong as Kate rips forward with a hypnotic twang pattern and a voice of rare beauty, accompanied by a backing band of minimal psychedelia.

Cambridge The Junction, Wed, 17 Mar 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Robyn Hitchcock

https://www.robynhitchcock.com/

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).

Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in ?Storefront Hitchcock? an in concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.

Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ?paintings you can listen to?. His most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. Out on April 21 2017, the album is produced by Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs). Hitchcock describes it as a "ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove."

It has received rave reviews from UNCUT, Rolling Stone, Paste, Tidal and more.

"A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop this side of Revolver. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings..." - Rolling Stone

"These 10 gems slither, rock, roll, glide and shapeshift, coalescing around Hitchcock?s typically anxious, strained but striking and immediately identifiable vocals." - American Songwriter

"Beloved of everyone from Led Zeppelin to REM, Hitchcock has only enhanced his status with this wonderful outing." - Hot Press

"Witty, moving and seriously catchy, Robyn Hitchcock is a glorious return for a man who wasn?t really gone in the first place." - Paste Magazine

Seating is unreserved.

Cambridge Storey's Field Centre, Sat, 20 Mar 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Ren Harvieu

https://www.facebook.com/renharvieu/

'Accessibly sumptuous...between easy-listening seductress and torch-song belter, her voice is soulful and dreamy with just a tang of something muskier in its sweetness.' - The Daily Telegraph

'Hers is an arresting voice, soft and sweet, but dark in hue and sharp with melancholy, like a vinegar smoothie.' - NME

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 at 6:30pm buy tickets

October Drift

https://www.facebook.com/octoberdrift/

An immersive wall of distortion envelopes the powerful fragility of frontman Kiran Roy's vocals, while he paints a verbal landscape of introspection, despair and hope amid a sonic palette that evokes both the driving, spacious absorptivity of My Bloody Valentine and the poetic, visceral honesty of Nick Cave's lyricism.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 1 Apr 2021 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Penelope Isles

https://www.penelopeisles.com/

Hailing from the Isle of Man via Brighton, Penelope Isles is the collaboration of brother and sister Jack and Lily Wolter.

The band mix waves of ambient delays and fuzz guitar noise, sonic dynamics and melodic pop hooks entwined with girl-boy harmonies. Their self-produced home recordings portray an honest lo-fi approach when capturing their own music. Their live set is hypnotic, captivating and moving, smeared with glistening psych, dreamlike chimes, and potency that will transfix and satisfy.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 6 Apr 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Daft Funk Live

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

https://www.daftfunk.co.uk/

Daft Funk Live are no tedious tribute. They take the songs of Daft Punk and bring 7 grand of constumes and lighting to bring a completely convincing take on the disco house masters.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 9 Apr 2021 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Avalanche Party

https://www.avalancheparty.com/

?The most exciting rock & roll band in the UK right now?
BBC Radio 1

?A tsunami of mega riffs and eardrum-popping bass lines. Definitely don?t want to wear your Sunday best to one of their raucous gigs?
NME

Avalanche Party is feral garage-punk rock & roll from the North Yorkshire Moors. Their sound is intense and immediate, so new yet so familiar, brimming with an urgency that explodes off the stage like the front lines of a war you didn?t even realise was being fought. Every note played through white knuckles, every word spat through gritted teeth.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Dream Wife

https://dreamwife.co

?New wave structure meets punk blatancy and 21st-century gender fluency? - New York Times

"[Dream Wife] combine sticky pop flourishes and bruising sounds with brazen self-assurance....extending the continuum of uncompromising feminist musical statements with refreshing directness.? - NPR Music

"Part It?s Blitz!-era Yeah Yeah Yeahs, part long-lost Cardigans B-side, their second track of the year is a strawberry-sweet, hazy ode to times gone by? - The Guardian on ?Hasta La Vista?

"Punk rock trio Dream Wife make music that flips a middle finger to convention.? ? The FADER

"The art-school project that?s evolved into one of indie-rock?s most politically dynamic emerging acts" - Entertainment Weekly

"Dream Wife just want to dismantle the patriarchy. The U.K. art punks make music that?s roiling with feminist rage and Spice Girls attitude" ? Rolling Stone

"The girl gang proving there?s force in femininity. Dream Wife create pop anthems for the Instagram generation" - Dazed

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 at 7:30pm SOLD OUT

Mystery Jets

https://www.mysteryjets.com/

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

It's hard to believe that it's been ten years since Mystery Jets broke surface with their debut album, Making Dens. Of all the acts that sprang into life in The Libertines' Fagin-like wake, Mystery Jets were always the hardest to pin down. A Syd Barrett-enthralled troupe fashioning delightfully skewed, potting shed psychedelia out of playful wonky pop and unashamedly proggy flourishes from their Thameside hideout of Eel Pie, the South London island that played midwife to the British R&B boom in the early '60s.

Cambridge The Junction, Fri, 23 Apr 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Roddy Woomble

https://www.roddywoomble.net

Roddy Woomble is widely regarded as one of Scotland?s finest songwriters.

Known for his enigmatic lyrics, warm baritone voice and consummate gift for a tune, Roddy has released five solo albums to date - 'My Secret Is My Silence' (2006), ?Before The Ruin? (2008, with Kris Drever and John McCusker), 'The Impossible Song & Other Songs' (2011), 'Listen To Keep' (2013), and ?The Deluder? (2017). Roddy?s first poetry collection ?Instrumentals? was released in 2016.

For the past two decades Roddy has also been the frontman of much loved Scottish alternative rock band Idlewild, releasing eight studio albums, and touring worldwide as a headline act, but also in support to R.E.M., Pearl Jam and U2 amongst others.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sat, 8 May 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Scott Matthews

If there?s one quality that defines the career of Scott Matthews it?s this: evolution.

The singer/songwriter has challenged himself creatively during a career that has been characterised by rare quality. As Matthews gears up for the release of his seventh studio album, new horizons loom into view as he finds different ways to cast a spell.

The quality of Matthews? craft is a given. The Ivor Novello-winning artist is part of a lineage that includes such greats as Buckley and Drake, John Martyn and Paul Simon. With guitar in hand and a voice that conveys raw emotion, he has long been established as one of the world?s foremost purveyors of song.

Introspective and reflective, combining blues and folk, mixing the ethereal with the empyrean, Matthews is a musical alchemist who transforms base metal to gold. He has expanded his sonic palette while making his new record, introducing new moods and musical textures as he addresses universal truths.

Stowmarket John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Thu, 13 May 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Tom Robinson - 71st Birthday Tour

Although many of Tom Robinson's 70s contemporaries such as The Jam, Elvis Costello and Ian Dury have spawned tribute bands, to the best of his knowledge no such act has ever attempted to cover his own back catalogue. Which of those songs, he wondered, would a Tom Robinson tribute band choose to assemble a full-on crowdpleasing set?

There'd have to be the songs co-written with Elton John and Peter Gabriel. Also those unexpected comeback hits of the 1980s such as War Baby and Atmospherics. Not to mention the stone-cold punk-era classics that launched his career: Motorway, Power In The Darkness, Up Against The Wall, Too Good To be True and of course the anthemic Glad To Be Gay.

In May 2020 the veteran broadcaster and songwriter will mark 70 years on the planet by embarking on a month-long tour with his incendiary live band playing highlights from his own 45 year career in music. There may not have been a Tom Robinson tribute act until now - but as the chorus of his debut single puts it: "2-4-6-8... ain't never too late".

Cambridge Storey's Field Centre, Sat, 15 May 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Broken Witt Rebels

https://www.facebook.com/BrokenWittRebel/

"One of the best new live bands in the country, it's a matter of time before they explode onto the big stages" This Feeling

'There's something about this type of music that feels raw, Southern, and whiskey-soaked. I can't get enough' Indie Shuffle.

The arrangement of James Tranter's dominant, layered guitar work, Danny Core's strong and unique vocals, Luke Davis's muddy harmonic bass playing and James Dudley's drumming groove are the framework of a band that's enchanting and irresistible.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sat, 22 May 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

The Night Cafe

https://www.facebook.com/nightcafeband/

"From the emphatic and high-powered 'Mixed Signals' to the somewhat softer, yet equally effectual 'Addictive', the set is a seamless display of stalwart power-pop. There's a beautifully indescribable simplicty to their performance with each track easing effortlessly into the next, despite the undeniable versatility within much of their music." Yorkshire Evening Post

Cambridge The Junction, Mon, 24 May 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

S-x

S-X is a singer, songwriter and producer, born and raised in Wolverhampton. In 2010, S-X shot to the top of the UK production scene after releasing one of the biggest Grime instrumentals of all time, 'Woooo Riddim'.

With a Grammy nomination and production credits for Childish Gambino, J. Cole, Lil Wayne, Skepta and many more, S-X is now an artist releasing tracks such as 'Plans' and 'Still I Get'.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 26 May 2021 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Fenne Lily

https://www.fennelily.com/

In a time of over-production and over complication, Fenne Lily brings a rawness and open honesty to the equation which is both refreshing and compelling in equal measure.

Fenne wrote and recorded the material that would form her debut album ?On Hold? between the ages of 15 and 20, while touring the continent with and lending her dulcet tones to the releases of rising alt-stars such as Aldous Harding, Charlie Cunningham, and Marlon Williams. Leaving school to spend her formative teenage years on the road, Fenne walked an uncertain path, playing truant from art college to immerse herself in a life of self-taught musicianship.

The result is a tapestry of heartache and comprehension, realised in record form with the help of friend and musical ally Tamu Massif, members of Champs and legendary producer John Parish. The latter helped add permanence to ?Brother?, a song written in a drunken black-out and nearly lost to the ether, devoted to the one boy who?s never let her down. This intimacy in the album has resonated strongly with the global online community and has received over 100 million streams, despite being self-released.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 27 May 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

https://cyhsy.com/

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah?s 2005 self-released ground breaking debut album is hailed as one of ?The 50 Most Important Recordings Of The Decade? by NPR.

In the ensuing years, Ounsworth has continued pushing himself creatively, releasing further acclaimed CYHSY full-lengths (for which he again wrote all of the music and lyrics) issuing two solo projects and touring all over the globe.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 22 Sep 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Braids

https://www.facebook.com/braidsmusic/

Braids began teasing their new album last fall with the release of "Eclipse (Ashley)," a song dedicated to Standell-Preston's best friend that sinks deep into a feeling of reverie for nature, the love found in friendship, and the vital essence of personal reflection. It was praised by Pitchfork, Stereogum, Paste, and The New York Times who stated "Raphaelle Standell-Preston sings with openhearted earnestness."

A luscious and expansive release, Shadow Offering leads us through a sonic tapestry of narrative. With heartbreaking honesty and precision, listeners traverse a nuanced and complicated world: one full of beautiful contradiction. Although the album directs itself at the failures of people to love and be loved, it also seeks to restore justice and attain blissful union. Its arc crests through the dark towards the light and learns how to dance with the dizzying rhythms of the heart. The songs bubble, sustain, dissolve, expand, and retract.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sat, 23 Oct 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

The Dears

http://www.thedears.org

Formed in 1995, The Dears released their first, ultra lo-fi album, End of a Hollywood Bedtime Story, in 2000. The orchestral, dark pop sound and dramatic live shows cemented The Dears at the foundation of the then-emerging Canadian indie-rock renaissance.

In 2001 and 2002, they released two separate concept EPs, Orchestral Pop Noir Romantique and Protest, respectively. In 2003 they released their second full-length album No Cities Left in Canada, and a string of highly anticipated shows at SXSW '04 prompted the international release of No Cities Left with Bella Union. Gang of Losers came in 2006. In 2008 the group partnered with Dangerbird Records to release Missiles, followed by Degeneration Street (2011), Times Infinity Volume One (2015) and Times Infinity Volume Two (2017). In 2019, Murray A. Lightburn released his solo record, Hear Me Out.

The Dears have toured the world over, including performances on Letterman (twofold), Jimmy Kimmel, Jonathan Ross and at Glastonbury, T in the Park, Wireless, Montreal Jazz Fest, Siren Festival, Coachella, Austin City Limits, V Fest, Reading and Leeds, Les Inrocks (France), Montreux Jazz Fest, Istanbul Jazz Fest, Pop Montreal, CMW, NXNE and countless appearances at SXSW. They have shared stages with Spiritualized, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Daniel Lanois, Rufus Wainwright, Zemfira, Bloc Party, Keane, Morrissey, The Tragically Hip, Metric and Death From Above, to name a few.

'The Dears don't disappoint.' - The Independent

Support from PERFECT SON

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sun, 28 Nov 2021 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Uk Subs + Freedom Faction

Doors 7.30pm
Freedom Faction 8pm
UK Subs 9pm

https://www.facebook.com/UKSubs/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

It's December so we've got the mighty UK Subs back for their annual Christmas show. Expect attitude, moshing and all your favourite punk anthems.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 9 Dec 2021 at 7:30pm buy tickets