Serafina Steer: 20/4/15

Posted April 18, 2015


English harpist Serafina Steer has had a truly impressive career. With three albums under her belt and collaborations with the likes of Patrick Wolf, Tunng, James Yorkston, Jarvis Cocker and Bat For Lashes, she is a hugely talented force. Steer’s clear voice, with its occasional, quite unplaceable regional burr, is one of the finest updates of the British folk tradition to be heard in years.

Steer’s sound roams the pop genre, from electronic lo-fi to avant-garde, and builds textures behind her quick-witted lyricism. She is anything but twee, instead she remains subversive and at times sensual, her femininity arching through her music.

The Magic Gang: 16/4/15

Posted April 16, 2015


Tonight Bad Vibrations are bringing Brighton’s The Magic Gang to The Shacklewell Arms to coincide with the release of their latest track ‘Alright’. With coverage from the likes of the NME, HUH, The Line of Best Fit and GoldFlakePaint, this exciting band presents a slack rock sound that draws you in with its pop sensibilities and addictive melancholy.

Live the band are known for their pure passion – expect musing lyrics, scuzzy garage guitars and a melodic rhythm section. Catch them at the Shacklewell ahead of their festival appearances at The Secret Garden Party and The Great Escape.

Girl Friend – April 27th

Posted April 16, 2015

We are super happy to announce that Girl Friend will be hitting up the Shacklewell on April 27th. This Manchester four-piece will kick off your week in style with their particular spirited, life-affirming sound that has its roots firmly in 80s synth-pop and 70s disco. The bands’ lush, epic songwriting has already drawn attention from the likes of Clash, The Music Ninja and The Line of Best Fit, the latter of which states, “These boys know the science of a great sound.”

Live, Girl Friend have received impressive reviews, and we can’t wait to see what they bring to the Shacklewell. Check out their blend of disco-pop below, and get excited for their show.

Krautrock Karaoke at the Shacklewell Birthday Party

Posted April 16, 2015


Next Sunday, Krautrock Karaoke returns to celebrate another year of life at the Shacklewell Arms! For two years Krautrock Karaoke has proven one of London’s greatest nights out, with local musicians playing a whole range of Motorik classics, everything from Faust, to Can to Neu!…

So how does it work? If you have a song in mind that you want to hear live, just post it on the event wall and the most ‘liked” songs will be performed live by the finest musicians around town.

So RSVP for a free ticket here, come on down, and close the Shacklewell Birthday Weekender in long, loud, anarchic style.

Coming Up: 13/4/15 – 19/4/15

Posted April 13, 2015


Kicking off the live music at the Shacklewell this Monday are Ex’s and FEWS. Off the back of their brilliant debut Ex’s have picked up attention from the likes of the NME and DIY Mag, and this exciting four-piece are going from strength to strength. FEWS have a similarly brilliant reputation with their unique blend of riff-heavy guitar pop that is both inventive and propulsive at the same time. And best of all entry is free, you just need to download a free ticket.

This Tuesday sees the monthly return of Fierce Panda vs Disorder at The Shacklewell Arms. This instalment sees the new Fierce Panda signing Kieran Leonard & The Horses pay a full band set, fresh from support Father John Misty and Ryan Adams, and before he plays with The Strokes at Hyde Park. Support comes from brand new band ALMA, and entry is free.

Marker Starling will be performing live on Wednesday alongside the release of his new album ROSY MAZE. A solo performer for much of his career, Cummings was frequently seen playing Melancholy Party Jams on a Wurltizer electric piano accompanied by a Rhythm Ace drum machine. More recently he has been supported by a band consisting of Jay Anderson (drums) and Matt McLaren (bass), both of whom play a prominent role in the new album.

On Thursday Bad Vibrations presents The Magic Gang. Currently on tour supporting Wolf Alice, this Brighton four-piece maintains their slack rock sound whilst drawing you in with undeniable pop sensibilities – we expect great things. Bête Noire, with support from the Climbing Boys, will be performing live on Friday. They create spiky, edgy, sultry and downright infectious music. With only two singles under their belt, they’ve already received support from the likes of NME, Clash Magazine, Artrocker and Xfm.

Stars in Their Eyes comes to the Shacklewell this Saturday: Local musicians perform full cover sets of their favourite band in support of rhythms for life, a charity that feeds Hackney’s homeless. Cover bands include The Ramones (made up from members of Sauna Youth & Sage), and Neil Young performed by James from Cheatahs. Tickets are only £4 so come down and support some wicked live music all in the name of a good cause.

After the downright success of their first all-dayer, Critical Heights are returning for a second day of musical fun on Sunday. Expect music from KEEL HER, Bruising, King of Cats, Thalassocracy, Sulky Boy, The Jesuits, Goddam Nobody and JUNK. Tickets are free and the music kicks off at 3pm.

Fluffer Fest

Posted April 9, 2015


Fluffer Records presents a 3 day psych/garage/punk 30 band festival at the Shacklewell Arms!!


Super Early Bird Tickets are available now

King Gizzard unveil new track ‘The River’

Posted April 8, 2015


Reptilian Aussies King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard have released a brand new track that is set to be the first quarter of their up and coming album Quarters! This summer lounger, laced with Sweet Smoke rhythms and early Doors vibes will be out on Heavenly Recordings and Castle Face Records this May. We were proud to of had them make their UK debut performance right here at The Shacklewell Arms last year,  you can catch them this time round on July 9th at Scala!

Critical Heights Nights All Dayer #2

Posted April 8, 2015

10359071_813124855389765_2610837096513556723_oAfter the soaring success of their first installment, Critical Heights is returning to The Shacklewell arms on April 19th with their second all dayer! Expect another full line up of odd-pop bangers, psychedelic smashers and some of the most exciting new bands around!

Eschewing technical ability in favour of short, jangly hooks we have JUNK, the scuzzy alt-pop trio from York opening the show! Following will be Goddamn Nobody, the moniker of Matthew Oliver who hails from our favourite musical town – Falmouth.

Bristol outfit Jesuits will take to the stage, combining elements of 60s pop and 90s grunge while other performances come from Sulky Boy, King of Cats and Bruising as well as Art is Hard records Thalassocracy!

We’re also pleased to announce that Brighton based lo-fi singer/songwriter KEEL HER will be headlining this months all dayer, bringing her contemporary indie pop and riot grrrl enegery to floor.

Things kick off at 3pm and of course, it’s all for FREE!

Join the event here!

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Coming Up: 6/4/2015 – 12/4/2015

Posted April 6, 2015


Nelson Can kick off the live music this Monday with a free show. After finishing their tour with Royal Blood, the Danish Trio are hitting the UK for the very first time. Their music is best described as a mix between Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Siouxsie and the Banshees, and with a live show that is labelled as ‘explosive’, this gig will be one to remember.

Fluffer Records take over the Shacklewell on Friday evening with the best in up-and-coming psych, garage & punk from across the country. Live performances from Claw Marks, Sewer Rats, His and Hers, The Rhubarb Triangle and Sunlight Service Group. Doors are at 8.00pm and tickets are only £5, so get yourself down for an evening of unmissable music.

Bad Vibrations return on Saturday evening to present Corners. The LA post-punk four-piece are one of the first bands to sprout from the Echo Park-based label Lolipop Records, and they are heading to the Shacklewell for the only London date of their European Tour. We are super excited to catch them live.


The Birthday Party

Posted April 2, 2015


It’s time to start getting excited about The Shacklewell Arms’ Birthday Party: 3 days of live music, art, records, food and karaoke!

On Friday, April 24th, This Is Postcards’ ongoing celebration of the Scottish indie scene brings legends TEENAGE FANCLUB to The Shacklewell Arms for an exclusive DJ set, with live shows from Kagoule, Boneyards & Sex Hands.

Saturday the 25th, London avant-rockers Cheatahs perform their ‘Circle In A’ project with special guests. Madrid’s garage rockers The Parrots provide support, with more bands to be announced soon.

For two years, Krautrock Karaoke has been one of London’s wildest nights out, featuring local talents performing Motorik classics. We close out the weekend with Krautrock Karaoke’s Shacklewell All-Stars All-Dayer on Sunday, April 26th.

Throughout the weekend, Bad Vibrations will showcase some of their all-time best artwork with a poster exhibition, and Black Wax Record Shack will sell a killer selection of garage, psych, post-punk, and indie vinyl. The concurrent Shacklewell Arms Ale Fest will ensure you stay refreshed all weekend long.

For free tickets to this event jump over to Billetto