LABEL MATES: 06/03/2015 – 15/03/2015

Posted February 24, 2015



Bad Vibrations and Sailor Jerry are absolutely ecstatic to bring together 9 of our favourite independent record labels, and our own, for 10 consecutive days of music, beer, and vinyl at the Shacklewell Arms.

With the likes of Froth, Mozes and the First Born, Comet Gain, Taman Shud and The Oscillation already, this one is not to be missed. Tickets above. Stay tuned for more information.

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Coming Up: 16/3/15 – 22/3/15

Posted March 16, 2015


Cajsa Silk will be soothing our souls this Monday night. The Swedish Songstress writes hauntingly beautiful and honest music, and with critical acclaim from the likes of NME, Clash, VICE, Indie Shuffle and The Line of Best Fit, we are super excited to see what she brings to the Shacklewell. Tickets are only £6, grab them quick!

Wednesday night sees the mercurially talented Kiran Leonard perform at the Shacklewell as part of his March tour. Check out his brand new EP in advance of the show here, and come on down for his truly unique exploration of prog-pop, scuzz-rock and a million places in between.

Low-fi pop act Gorgeous Bully continue the fun on Thursday night with a free show and support from Fever Dream and Thalassocracy. Pop Noire return to the Shacklewell on Friday night with live performances from two brilliant bands from New Zealand: A Dead Forest Index and Popstrangers. Tickets are only £5, and its guaranteed to be an ace start to the weekend.

And closing this week in style is the first of many Critical Heights’ all-dayers on Sunday. Performances from Grimm Grimm, Fake Laugh, The Death of Pop, Loaded, Yoofs, Home Clouds, O. Chapman, and Husband Material, and Art is Hard DJs will be rounding everything off. See you down there for a day of seriously good live music.

Heavenly Recordings at Label Mates

Posted March 12, 2015


Super excited to announce that Heavenly Recordings will be rounding off this year’s Label Mates Festival with an extra special headliner. You’re going to have to head down to the Shacklewell on Sunday to see for yourself, but we can reveal that they are a super exciting psych-rock quintet, who have received praise form the likes of Pitchfork, The Quietus and The Line of Best Fit. Expect a skilful fusion of shoegaze, C86 jangles, and drone from this brilliant East London band.

Coming Up: 9/03/15 – 15/03/15

Posted March 12, 2015


Label Mates continues at the Shacklewell this week so expect 7 jam-packed nights of music, beer and vinyl. Monday night comes courtesy of Odd Box Records, a DIY indie label with real commitment to the local scene. Live performances from Tyrannosaurus Dead, The Wolfhounds, and The Ethical Debating Society.

On Tuesday night Fierce Panda will be celebrating their 10 year Birthday with performances from Desperate Journalist and White Giant, and on Wednesday the ever-exciting Trashmouth Records carry on the festivities with Taman Shud, Meatraffle and Pit Pony Records.

Bad Vibrations will be bringing some old friends and brand new sounds to the Shacklewell on Thursday, the line-up will not disappoint! Friday night is hosted by Fuzz Club Records – they will guarantee a good start to the weekend with performances from Iceland’s Singapore Sling, Radar Men from the Moon and The Wands.

Faux Discx continue the fun on Saturday with a packed out evening of music. Come down from 5pm to catch Sex Hands, Primitive Parts, Sealings, Teardrop Factory, Royal Limp and Lower Slaughter. And rounding off the Festival on Sunday is Heavenly Recordings. With an all-dayer of bands and a very exciting headline act, we’re sure they’ll end everything on a high.

The Shacklewell Birthday Party

Posted March 4, 2015

The Shacklewell Birthday Party

Field Day London, Bad Vibrations, Lanazarote, This Is Postcards and Krautrock Karaoke have all joined forces to celebrate another year in the life of The Shacklewell Arms!

On Friday, April 24th, This Is Postcards’ ongoing celebration of the Scottish Indie scene bring BRIT and Grammy-nominated legends Franz Ferdinand to The Shacklewell Arms for an exclusive DJ set and live bands forthcoming.

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

For two years, Krautrock Karaoke has been on of London’s wildest nights out, featuring local talents performing Motorik classics. It only seems right that we close 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 be selling a killer selection of garage, psych, post punk and indie records.

The concurrent Shacklewell Arms Ale Fest will ensure you stay refreshed all weekend long!

For free tickets to this event jump over to Billetto:


Check out the video for “Controller” from Cheatah’s brand new EP Sunne.

COMING UP: 02/03/15 – 08/03/15

Posted March 2, 2015


Coming up this Wednesday at the Shacklewell is the Barringtone ‘Feverhead’ single release party. The trio create a heady mix of power pop, anthemic rock riffs, guitar/synth wig-outs and off-kilter vox, and with free entry make sure you don’t miss these guys. Support comes from Chorusgirl, Carl White, Darren Cullen DJ and Stephanie Walton DJ.

Post Louis, Felt Tip & Britain will be performing live on Thursday courtesy of the collective Snap, Crackle and Pop. It’s free entry, but make sure you come down early to avoid disappointment – this show is going to be wicked.

Friday night kicks of the Label Mates Festival (ten consecutive days of music, beer, and vinyl) with Burger Records. Expect a specially curated show from the Californians featuring Froth and Mozes & The Firstborn. Fortuna POP! carry things on with an all-dayer on Saturday with live performances from eight of their finest acts: Comet Gain, Withered Hand, Tigercats, Simon Love + A Little Orchestra, Evans The Death, Darren Hayman, Pete Astor and Bill Botting (of Allo Darlin’).

Label Mates continues on Sunday with Cardinal Fuzz. After a brilliant year in 2014 with releases from the likes of Kikagaku Moyo, Lumerians, The Heads, The Oscillation and a myriad of others, their evening featuring Anthroprophh, Dead Sea Apes and You’re Smiling Now But We’ll All Turn Into Demons promises to be awesome. And don’t forget, Label Mates continues for one more week…

Coming up: 16/2/2015 – 22/2/2015

Posted February 17, 2015


It’s shaping up to be a great week at the Shacklewell Arms. On Tuesday we have a free show from the ‘sci-fi-delic’ WARM GRAVES with support from the up-and-coming rock quintet Antimatter People.

Wednesday night comes courtesy of the brilliant Snapped Ankles, with Henge, We Wild Blood and Casual Nun providing support. Tickets are just £5, and it’s guaranteed to be a wicked night. The low-fi pop duo Tuff Love will be taking over the Shacklewell on Thursday for their ’Dross’ EP launch, with support from the excellent Lazy Day. It’s completely free, but make sure you RSVP to guarantee entry.

Your Friday night festivities comes all the way from Italy via the dream-pop act Be Forest. At only £7, these guys aren’t to be missed. And bringing this awesome week to close is Cult of Youth. The Brooklyn four piece will be performing this Sunday, and we’re super excited to see what they bring to the Shacklewell.

Coming up: 09/02/2015 – 15/02/2015

Posted February 2, 2015


Valentine’s Week at the Shacklewell Arms should be busy as always. Starting out tonight, The Twilight Sad play an invitation-only free entry show for their fan club as a Black Wax in-store.

Next up, alt-rock quartet Shy Nature are launching their brand-new ‘Birthday Club’ EP tomorrow night at a free entry show– and they’ll be selling it on limited edition 10″ vinyl ahead of its release on the 16th. Then on Thursday, we’re hosting a fundraiser for an independent short film, Desert-ar, which will feature live performances from Pink Film and Britain as well as DJs until late for just £5.

Friday, shoegaze-influenced Manchester band The Shinies are launching their new album, ‘Nothing Like Something Happens Anywhere’ with support from rising locals Loaded and Yowl, and it’s absolutely free. Afterwards, Night Terrors will be on the decks until 3am with a superb selection of psych, punk, indie and garage.

For Valentine’s Day, it’s an free all-dayer curated by Simon Love in conjunction with Fortuna POP!. Simon Love and The Old Romantics, math-rockers Cosines, and indiepop from The Fireworks, The Bobby McGeesTender Prey, Mr. Solo (Mikey Georgeson), and Alex and the Christopher Hale Band. Fortuna POP! DJs will return with their club night afterwards, spinning great records until 3am to close out the undoubtedly romantic evening.

Fluffer Arms Takeover: Love Buzzard, Venus Lyx, The Sewer Rats, Strange Cages, Fluffer Records DJs

Posted January 26, 2015


Tickets: £5 Adv

To finish things off for Independent Venue Week, Fluffer Records has staged another Shacklewell Arms takeover—it’s Love Buzzard’s first 2015 headline, and Strange Cages, Sewer Rats, and The Venus Lyx are along for the ride. Fluffer DJs will spin the best psych, punk, and garage until midnight.


House of Jealous Lovers Club Night – Friday 30 January

Posted January 26, 2015



Expect to hear alternative, psych, garage, and indie until 3am for House of Jealous Lovers’ return to The Shacklewell Arms.