Yazmin Lacey


Yazmin Lacey sings with the directness and emotional clarity of classic soul. Having written in her bedroom for her whole life, she began to play acoustic shows in 2014. As her reputation grew locally in Nottingham, she came to meet the diverse group of musicians who would form her band.

Together, they've written an EP which combines Yazmin's incisive songwriting with the vitality of jazz. Her sound resonates with lovers of soulful and honest music. 'Brilliant singer/songwriter and great new name for the UK' Gilles Peterson July 2017.

Black Moon EP was recorded in a makeshift living room studio and selected by Gilles Peterson to be BBC Radio 6's Record of The Week (June 2017). It was produced by Yazmin and her band, talented multi-instrumentalists whose solo projects (Three Body Trio and Broadstrokes) are finding their own success.

After numerous high profile collaborations (Warren Xlnce, Congi) and support slots (Daudi Matsiko, Fatima, Low Leaf), Black Moon is Yazmin's first physical release and has already received airplay on NTS, Jazz FM, BBC 1xtra, BBC 1 BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 6 Music and more.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 21 Mar 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Roddy Woomble

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult


"Moving away from the folk styling of his solo output, and further again from his noisy past, Woomble has begun a new journey into the realm of classic songwriter. 'Jupiter' aside, this is a thoroughly grown-up, thoughtful collection with the capacity to become cherished." Drownedinsound.com

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sun, 25 Mar 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets


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Vök is a dream-pop/indie-electronica band formed in Reykjavík, Iceland, in 2013. The band was created when Margrét Rán (vocalist) and Andri Már (saxophonist) decided to enter 'Músíktilraunir' (English: 'music trials'), an annual music contest in their native Iceland. In just a few weeks, they had come up with an array of new tracks and ended up winning the contest. The band members hail from Hafnarfjörður, and they make music in both their native Icelandic and English.

When asked how they came up with their name, they replied that "It's one of those words used to describe something and has no equivalent in English".

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 26 Mar 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Josienne Clarke And Ben Walker

While much of their music is characterised by lush chamber ensemble orchestrations, what truly sets them apart is the combination of Josienne's divinely nuanced, emotionally affecting voice and Ben's intricately expressive, adroit guitar technique. They cite Sandy Denny, June Tabor, Nic Jones and Pierre Bensusan as respective influences but theirs is a captivating sound that's all their own.

Although Ben Walker (who grew up in Worcestershire) studied classical guitar from childhood and Josienne Clarke (from West Sussex) is a classical music degree dropout, both are keen to stress that they're bog standard comprehensive school kids who didn't benefit from a conservatoire education. The elegance and sophistication of their music comes entirely from their own discipline, rigour and craft. To emphasise the point, Josienne has been known to quip: We're not posh, just pretentious!

This self-deprecating humour is key to their much-loved live shows. Given Josienne's often devastatingly sad and poetic lyrics, and the frequently death and doom-laden nature of the songs they interpret, she feels it's only fair to lighten the mood. The misery, mirth and sheer beauty of their performances has taken them to such auspicious stages as Cambridge Folk Festival, Bristol's Colston Hall and London's Purcell Rooms. A far cry from the pub backrooms and sparsely attended acoustic nights where they began.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 5 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Shonen Knife

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This Japanese 3-piece punk-pop band have been performing for over 30 years, with catchy tunes coming on like a female Buzzcocks or Ramones. They were championed by the late Kurt Cobain, supported Nirvana in the States, and were personally chosen by Simpsons creator Matt Groening to play 2010's All Tomorrow's Parties festival and by comedian Stewart Lee to play 2016's ATP.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 11 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Alex Cameron


Under 14s welcome with an adult

"Cameron's obscure blend of synth-pop and neo-electronica, along with his dark, lurking persona seem to fit the criteria of a background character of a David Lynch film. There's something about Cameron that makes you want to learn more and more about him, creating a perfect illusion that there's more to his act than his music and his presence. However, his darkness gracefully fades on Forced Witness, an album that is clearly not as focused as Jumping the Shark, but rather, an album that broadens Cameron's horizons as, not only a musician, but as a showman. The mystery of Alex Cameron continues to be unsolved, but after Forced Witness, his identity and place in the indie world seems to be much clearer, and at times, all the more impressive." The Line Of Best Fit

Cambridge The Junction, Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Powderhead - Dont Let Them Win Album Launch



'It's loud. It's dirty. It smashes you over the head' - heavy classic rock at its best!

Powderhead are a new face on a classic scene, belting out raw, old-school rock that will get your head banging, your body moving and leave you screaming for more!

This Cambridge band began in February 2015 fuelled by guitarists Si Mortlock and Jose Solar and vocalist Helen Johnson's mutual interest in 80s and 90s rock and metal. But it wasn't until December 2015, when drummer Ollie Rose and bassist James Miller joined, that things really kicked off. With Ollie's energetic, thrash inspired beats and Miller's no nonsense, stoner rock minded bass lines, the band's unique style of heavy classic rock emerged.

Following the release of their self titled debut EP in May 2016, the band continue to write new material and have a string of gigs lined up this summer to showcase their head banging rock to audiences in the UK.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at 7:30pm buy tickets

October Drift


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'Selling out some of the best small venues in Britain thanks to a flourishing reputation for live shows' The Independent

'Sugar coated power-rock' Q Magazine

'Bellowing bluster of guitars and thumping instrumentation that should act as a vehement and fully-charged bridge in to wherever they might head next' Gold Flake Paint

When October Drift appeared at the start of 2015 with their beefy yet melodic sound, they had the confidence to win over audiences.
Since then, from multiple tours up and down the UK, to growing online hype around their sparse but eloquent releases, they've done just that, becoming a major success story on the independent circuit.
And while staying independent and playing every town and city that will have you isn't exactly the stylish thing to do, October Drift's irresistible combination of feedback and harmonies deserves to shake every room in the country.

With shows at BBC6 Music Festival, Great Escape and a slot on The John Peel Stage at this years Glastonbury Festival already under their belts alongside a cult fan base spreading the word, and a focus too few peers in their position possess, the immediate future is very bright (and very loud).

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 16 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Andrew O'neill's Black Magick Fun Hour

Award-winning comedian off telly and radio dabbles in the occult. What happens when you invoke Mercury, trickster god of the spoken word? A show that - in the words of Neil Gaiman - is "absolutely hilarious".

"As always, O'Neill is much more intellectual than he seems. While tales of Hermes helping to write his show and contacting the Moon Goddess on Parliament Hill might sound strange, you are left pondering the power of the incantation and rethinking the way jokes work. This is a strange broth of a show, with little bits of many things bubbling away in there, but it is highly enjoyable." - The Scotsman


Presented by Green Mind Gigs & Aaahh!!! Real Records

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 20 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Lost Horizons (simon Raymonde - Cocteau Twins/bella Union)


Currently celebrating 20 years piloting his revered record label Bella Union, Simon Raymonde has scaled another personal peak, a new collaboration with drummer Richie Thomas. They're called Lost Horizons, and their stunning debut album, Ojalá, released 3rd November on Bella Union, is a rare sighting of two gifted musicians who, for different reasons, have been largely absent from music-making for the last 20 years. Yet the record is proof of a telepathic relationship through music, established when the pair first became collaborators and friends in the eighties.

Ojalá also incorporates a heady cast of guest singers. Some are signed to Bella Union, such as Marissa Nadler, former Midlake frontman Tim Smith, Cameron Neal (Horse Thief), others are long-time favourites of Raymonde's (Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit and Ghostpoet), or newer discoveries (Beth Cannon, Hilang Child, Gemma Dunleavy and Phil McDonnell). And then there is the incomparable Karen Peris of The Innocence Mission, one of Raymonde's most beloved artists, in her first collaboration outside of The Innocence Mission and solo recordings.

Together, the Lost Horizons ensemble has created an hour of exquisite, expansive and diverse spellcasting, from facets of soul ('Bones', featuring Cannon, and 'Reckless', featuring Ghostpoet) to dreamier invocations like 'She Led Me Away' (featuring Smith) and Ojalá's lengthiest trip, 'The Engine' (featuring Hilang Child). There's the odd louder, faster detour, like 'Life Inside A Paradox' (featuring Neal, with Sharon Van Etten on backing vocals), but the dominant mood is a deep, rich melancholia.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sun, 22 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Kele Okereke


Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

As an artist, Kele Okereke has never stood still, relentlessly seeking new ways in which to present his luminous songs. Fresh from successfully reinventing his band Bloc Party last year, Kele has returned with his third solo album, Fatherland. The adrenalised electronics of his previous two solo records, The Boxer and Trick, are replaced here by a much more organic even classic sonic palette: delicate folk (Streets Been Talking), sumptuous soul (Do U Right), and insidious, dub reggae-meets-Weimar cabaret (You Keep On Whispering). It's all as far from Bloc Party's hectic wall of sound as can be imagined.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 23 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Grant Lee-phillips (grant Lee Buffalo)


Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

ID essential on the night for entry - this is an anti touting measure at the artist's request

"The music is played with laidback precision, immaculately arranged and produced with a consistently warm vibe." Record Collector

"a bittersweet study of fate and circumstance that resonates long after it's over." Uncut

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 24 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

An Evening With Nada Surf


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Nada Surf are excited to announce the first dates of their tour celebrating the 15th anniversary of their seminal album Let Go. The record was initially released by EMI/Labels in Europe and Heavenly Records in the UK in September 2002, and was then released by Barsuk in the US in February 2003. Billed as 'An Evening with Nada Surf', the band will perform Let Go in its entirety, and after a short break they'll return to play a second set. There will be no support on these shows.

"12 literate songs of consumptive love lives in imbalance, full of big melodies and enough wonder at the world to turn frowns upside down every time." - MOJO

"Virtually every song on Let Go hits its mark in one way or another, dispensing consistently remarkable moments that range from the sweet minor-key swoon of "Blizzard Of '77" and "Neither Heaven Nor Space" to the sleek, bouncy new wave of "Hi-Speed Soul." Examining relationships, fruit-fly swarms, and Cheap Trick lyrics with equally keen understanding, all while dispensing a disarming array of subtly endearing hooks, Nada Surf completes the evolution into a smart pop marvel before most listeners knew it had begun." - AV Club

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm SOLD OUT

Petrol Girls

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Petrol Girls are a feminist post-hardcore punk band, originally formed in London, with members from Austria, Lithuania and the UK. Now based all over the place and touring incessantly, the band are strong advocates of freedom of movement, anti capitalism and intersectional feminism. Rooted in a DIY music community that has always combined politics with punk rock, Petrol Girls are part of a counter culture challenging mainstream values like nationalism and the gender binary, and the oppressions that these ideals promote. With a diverse range of influences such as Refused, The Slits, Fugazi and Björk; and having had the pleasure to support bands such as The Dead Kennedys, Propagandhi, RVIVR, Anti Flag and Refused; the band are constantly developing musically as well as politically. Their music frequently toys with unusual time signatures and harmonic movement, with screaming and harsh angular rhythms to sad and desperate melodic moments or raging anthemic choruses. The lyrics grow from direct experiences and genuine questions, pushing beyond repetitive slogans to provoke meaningful conversations about what we're actually going to do to change something.


Presented by Green Mind Gigs & Aaahh!!! Real Records

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets



Gengahr create effortlessly smooth and melodic indie-rock that journeys along a laidback sun-kissed path with a sound that could easily stem from influences drawn from icons such as The Smiths and Modest Mouse, to the more recently revered Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Youth Lagoon.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Ciaran Lavery


Hailing from the small Irish village of Aghagallon, alt-folk troubadour Ciaran Lavery has channeled the quiet despair of isolation into timeless songs of beauty and heartache. Lavery has the ability to demand an audience effortlessly and truly captivates the spirit through expertly crafted songs and an astonishing voice filled with meaning, passion and heart.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 1 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

John Wheeler


Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Finding himself still alive, having failed to die from small pox, pancreatic cancer, or liver failure, The Hayseed Dixie frontman brings a new show for 2018 that draws from the last 18 years on the road.

Featuring songs and stories spanning the career of Hayseed Dixie and John's solo records the show is by turns humorous, irreverent, sardonic and absurd - just like life on the road.

John's playing a plugged in electric guitar and is joined by percussionist Pete Robbins, so this ain't no soul searching shoe gazing evening.
Come drink a few beers with them and rock your face off.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 4 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets



Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

Airways is an indie rock group with Jake (vocals/guitar) and Alex (guitar) from Peterborough, Jamie (Bass) from Birmingham, and Brian (drums) who moved from Chicago to join the band. After releasing their second single, One Foot, the band gained attention throughout the industry and supported Nothing but Thieves, The Hunna, and Sunset Sons on full UK tours. Airways also showcased in America at SXSW 2017 and is releasing their debut EP 'Starting to Spin' on May 19th.

Peterborough The Met Lounge, Fri, 4 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Sam Fender


Emerging Tyneside musician Sam Fender was a teenager when he began performing in pubs throughout town. He was spotted in a pub by Ben Howard's manager, Owain Davies, who then got him to support for Willy Mason.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 10 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets


"Vundabar's sophomore album, GAWK, was a charming, chaotic pile-up of surf-, math-, and art-rock. Though their songs are brimming with hooks, the Boston group's main draw is an unpredictable, fast-twitch energy that comes across best in dingy, airless DIY spaces. Acetone, the leadoff track from their upcoming LP, Smell Smoke, bursts with streamlined, streaking guitar leads and martial drum rolls, their you go to see them live rep finally captured in a crisp, three-minute pop song. Frontman Brandon Hagen's lyrics are harrowing: I don't want you to see the way I've been/Doled out a bleached persona, and the song's imagery was inspired by his experiences juggling his work as a caretaker for a loved one with the band's relentless touring. Vulnerable as it is, Acetone still ripsand offers new proof that Vundabar are just as compelling offstage as they are on." Pitchfork

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 11 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

The Monochrome Set


Under 18s welcome with an adult

It's 40 years since The Monochrome Set formed and the legendary band are on the road once more, bringing their hook-crammed melodies and dark sense of humour to The Portland Arms.

Featuring original members Bid (Guitar/Vocals) and Andy Warren (bass) with John Paul Moran (keyboards) and Mike Urban, who was previously in the band in the early 90s, on drums, The Monochrome Set formed in 1978 and were heavily influential in the 'post-punk' scene that evolved after the initial scorched earth of punk.

The band's early releases were on the legendary Rough Trade Label before signing with Virgin offshoot Din Disc. They also released several albums on the Cherry Red label, making a notable appearance on that labels' well known 'Pillows and Prayers' compilation.

Though The Monochrome Set split in 1985 the next decade saw several reunions for both live gigs and further studio recordings, their album release count now being well into double figures.

After a hiatus of over a decade the band reformed full time in 2010 and have since toured all over the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA, whilst also releasing four new, critically acclaimed, studio albums. This year, 2018, is the fortieth anniversary of the band's formation and they will be releasing a box set of their first four albums to celebrate this in February, that month will also see the release of their fourteenth, new, studio album, 'Maisieworld', both on the German label 'Tapete

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sat, 12 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets


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"The band's second album, Losing, is grimier and less sugar-slick than their 2015 debut, Feels Like, where songs like Trying and Milkman offered hooks so punchy they bordered on pop-punk. Here, by contrast, Bognanno seems frozen in the moment where she's poised to jump but hasn't left the ground yet, tensed and ready to strike as she sings out the snags in her interpersonal malaise. More second-person pronouns pepper her lyrics than ever, whether she's figuring out how to traverse a toxic relationship or nursing one hell of a crush. Her sandpaper scream is still the most immediately arresting element of Bully's music; when, on Running," she seethes, You say I'm running/But I don't care/I'll admit it/I get anxious too/Just like you, it lands less like a confession and more like an uppercut." Pitchfork

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 15 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Robyn Hitchcock


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 THE MAN UPSTAIRS is a bittersweet love letter to a vanishing world. Produced by legendary folk-rock svengali Joe Boyd (Pink Floyd, Nick Drake) the album was critically acclaimed by MOJO, UNCUT and THE QUIETUS.

"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

"As a performer, he's as much a wandering bard as a rock star." - The Believer

"Some spectral, lingering, emotional thundercloud hangs over The Man Upstairsharks back to that infinitely distant yet eternally resonant emotional big bang" UNCUT

Cambridge Unitarian Church, Thu, 17 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Robyn Hitchcock


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 THE MAN UPSTAIRS is a bittersweet love letter to a vanishing world. Produced by legendary folk-rock svengali Joe Boyd (Pink Floyd, Nick Drake) the album was critically acclaimed by MOJO, UNCUT and THE QUIETUS.

"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

"As a performer, he's as much a wandering bard as a rock star." - The Believer

Some spectral, lingering, emotional thundercloud hangs over The Man Upstairsharks back to that infinitely distant yet eternally resonant emotional big bang UNCUT

Cambridge Unitarian Church, Fri, 18 May 2018 at 7:30pm SOLD OUT

Charles Watson (slow Club, Surfing Magazines)


Charles Watson is a member of Slow Club and garage-punk sorts The Surfing Magazines, who has now settled down to focus on something a little different. with his solo project.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 21 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Jesus Jones


Under 14s welcome with an accompanying adult

90s indie-starlets, who produced a string of UK hits including Real Real Real, International Bright Young Thing' - and a US number 1 with Right Here, Right Now.

Cambridge The Junction, Wed, 23 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

The Lovely Eggs


Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

"One of the country's most beloved underground bands- NME

You won't hear another band like this anywhere between now and the the end of the millenium. The Lovely Eggs are just brilliant!- Huw Stephens, Radio One

The Lovely Eggs are an underground surreal-psych punk rock duo from northern England.
They have a fierce ethos that music should have no rules.

For Holly and David being in a band is a way of life. True to this, they live the way they play. Fiercely, constantly in search of the good times.

With 8/10 thumbs up from the NME and 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.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 29 May 2018 at 7:00pm SOLD OUT

Sean Mcgowan


You can sum up the journey of Seán McGowan, the son of the smith, with the title of his first EP on Xtra Mile: Graft & Grief. Work and stress. Life at the anvil and hammer, bearing the brunt of life's weight. Since 2009 he's been at that grindstone, gathering stories and carving melodies while working late nights in bars between shows armed with just an acoustic guitar. Somehow the perpetual new artist, even as others adorned with that title come and go, and Seán is still at it allowing the songs to pour forth like the finest lager.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Boy Azooga


'Boy Azooga, the psych-flecked musical vehicle for Cardiff's Davey Newington multifarious musical mission.

A prodigous musical talent, Davey Newington is a young man with much musical heritage. One of his granddads was a jazzer who played drums for the Royal Marines. Davey's dad (violin) and his mum (clarinet) both played, and met, in the BBC National Orchestra Of Wales. Davey himself took up drums at the age of six and also enjoyed orchestral engagement, playing in various Welsh Orchestra's and Jazz bands as a teenager.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 12 Jun 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

The Wave Pictures

To find the venue (it's very new!) use this link: https://tinyurl.com/ybhyoh89

As one of the UK's most prolific and beloved bands, it has become expected nay, the fans have demanded - that The Wave Pictures release several albums a year. This year, they are releasing two albums and they're kindly letting us know well in advance, so that we can set our calendars and save our pennies in anticipation. Starting with the spontaneous, recorded in one-day, minor-key, epic masterpiece that is Brushes with Happiness in June, the trio of Jonny Helm (drums), Dave Tattersall (guitar & vocals) and Franic Rozycki (bass), will be following up with Look Inside Your Heart in October.

Brushes with Happiness sees The Wave Pictures in contemplative and expansive mood. Mellower and more reflective than last year's rock'n'roll surf-garage-rock collaboration with Slow Club, as new band The Surfing Magazines, or 2016's blues driven Bamboo Diner in the Rain or 2015's Billy Childish produced Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon. This album is more akin to 2016's acoustic release A Season in Hull, which, like Brushes With Happiness, was recorded live in one room in a single January day.

Cambridge Storey's Field Centre, Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Josh Rouse


Like a baseball player who quietly hits 30 home runs every year or a golfer who regularly finishes in the Top Ten, Josh Rouse's continued streak of excellence is easy to ignore and maybe even downplay a little -- Tim Sendra, Allmusic.com

You don't have to work hard to enjoy Rouse's music. His songs present themselves to you with an open heart, an innate intelligence and an absolute lack of pretension. They are clear-eyed, empathetic and penetrating. Without pandering, they seek to satisfy both your ear and your understanding. The verses draw you in with telling detail, both musical and thematic, and the choruses lift and deliver. They resolve without seeming overly tidy or pat.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 11 Jul 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees are the latest incarnation of songwriter, singer and guitarist John Dwyer's group. Dwyer, who hails from Providence, RI, has been active on the San Francisco indie scene since the late '90s, working with several bands, including the Coachwhips, Pink & Brown, Yikes, Up Its Alive, and Swords & Sandals, among others, and he formed OCS initially as a vehicle for the experimental instrumentals he was producing in his home studio.

In time, OCS morphed into an actual band and worked under the usual flurry of names, most notably as the Oh Sees or the Ohsees, and eventually as Thee Oh Sees, featuring Dwyer on guitar and vocals, Brigid Dawson on vocals and tambourine, Petey Dammit on guitar, and Mike Shoun on drums.

Cambridge The Junction, Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets



Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Space have sold over 5 million records worldwide with titles including Spiders, Tin Planet Suburban Rock and Roll and Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab along with ten top 40 singles and a host of other single releases to-date with titles including Neighborhood, Female of the Species, Me and You Vs. The World, Avenging Angels, Dark Clouds and Begin Again.

Their Albums Spiders and Tin Planet have both been awarded double platinum discs from the BPI. The band continue to write gritty edgy pop songs that capture the imagination of the listener.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 14 Sep 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

The Wedding Present - The Tommy Tour

The Wedding Present released the album Tommy in 1988. Tommy is a compilation by The Wedding Present gathering their first four singles, their B-sides and selected tracks from two early radio sessions. It was released on their own record company, Reception Records.


Storey's Field Centre is Cambridge's newest venue and is located on the Eddington development, off Huntingdon Road in Cambridge. Stagecoach buses that stop near it include the Citi 5 and 6 (stops on Huntingdon Road), the Uni 4 and Guided Bus route U.

A map of how to find it can be found here - https://tinyurl.com/ybr38cfb

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 3 Oct 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Hunter And The Bear


The heroes British rock needs right now - The Huffington Post

Hunter & The Bear go into 2018 as they left 2017.. with throttle open and foot down.

Ending a massive year of touring and festivals last year with a sold out 15 date UK tour and the release of the crowd enchanting 'Skin Tight' in November, the band quickly got to work challenging themselves to raise their songwriting game once more. The first that their ardent fans will hear of their efforts will be new single 'Charlotte St' released on March 30th - a gritty and powerful pean to boy meets girl with an anthemic chorus and thunder in the rhythm section.

March sees the band play a sold out show at The Garage in London on March 2nd - their biggest headline show to date and Glasgow King Tuts on March 29th, a gig that sold out in less than four hours.

A summer of festivals and an eight date UK tour in October ensures that Hunter & The Bear will take another huge leap forward this year.

Cambridge The Junction, Tue, 9 Oct 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Fickle Friends

Fickle Friends are a '80s-inspired indie-pop five-piece from Brighton. Fronted by Natti, they describe themselves as, 'pop but with a slightly mental indie feel' and with those claustrophobic synths, scattered beats and a gigantic pop hook, she's not wrong. They have been making waves since they unveiled their debut single SWIM, which gained nearly six million plays on Spotify.

The band caught the attention of BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens, Apple Music's Zane Lowe and even captured the interest of Billboard Magazine in the US.

Cambridge The Junction, Sat, 20 Oct 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Uk Subs + Freedom Faction


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, 6 Dec 2018 at 7:30pm buy tickets