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Asylums Pledge Support For #Saveroadhouse Campaign

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Following the distressing news that The Roadhouse, one of Covent Garden’s oldest live music venues, faces eviction, the venue has curated a month of live gigs to raise awareness of the risk of closure, whilst also using it as an opportunity to further enrich the programming and support emerging and breaking new musical talent. Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout April, The Roadhouse will host #SaveRoadhouse - a free live early-evening music night featuring performances from some of London’s best up-and-coming musicians, with headline performances from:

The Wholls, having just concluded a sell-out UK tour, straight from having extensively toured Europe. Becoming one of the UK’s most exciting live music acts, their performances at the likes of Reading & Leeds festivals, Isle of Wight and Y Not Festival put them firmly on the ‘ones to watch’ map for 2018. Support comes from the equally sizzling-in-the-industry, Hello Operator, Bristol boys Fossette and Tom Forest.

China Bowls, a fusion of neo soul, blues and hip hop influences. She is a regular on the live scene and has played across the country, from Bristol's Colston Hall to Glastonbury, Boomtown and Bestival. She’s received Wordplay Magazine’s Amplify Artist of the month, as well as rave reviews from Drunken Werewolf and Live Magazine’s Mustafa Mirreh. Support comes from Romances and Manchester's Chloe Foy.

Asylums, building on gigs at Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds, with big love from Radio 1, Radio X and BBC 6 Music (‘Album Of The Day’), they are originally described as “Blur if they were raised in Seattle" or “the excitement you felt when you first heard Buzzcocks or Manics”, their development has taken them into the same epic sonic space as Foals or Arctic Monkeys – a combination of anger and experimentalism, of whispered secrets and musical mood swings. Support comes from Suspects and the Mick Jones' authenticates Tom Bright & The Dynamite.

Gabi Garbutt & The Illuminations, was hand-picked to support The Libertines on their seaside tour, after striking up a friendship with bassist, John Hassall. The two collaborated on her most recent single, however this show will also double-up as a single launch for new release, Lady Matador. Support comes from Penny Mob and The Severs.

KYLPSO, honing their craft performing at various club nights across London in the past year, the Bow three- piece consisting of Tom Greenwood, Hugh Fothergill and Rudi Falla have been forming a distinct sound in their east London studio with the songs translating into a vast and expansive live show.

Jungle Brown, celebrated for their dynamic approach to hip-hop, the three member group recently debuted at number 13 on the iTunes Hip-hop chart as well as charting internationally across Europe. They have been performing shows ever since and shared the stage with the likes of Ghostface Killah, EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, De La Soul and Prodigy to name a few.

Entry will be free, with the venue’s legendary 2-4-1 happy hour being honoured - making it one of the most-accessible and intimate opportunities for Londoners to enjoy breaking new bands and solo performers.

If landlord and developer Capital & Counties (Capco) is given planning permission by Westminster City Council to develop part of the building, the venue will have to close. Since the news broke, over 12,000 people have signed a petition calling on Westminster City Council to save The Roadhouse from eviction, with names being added almost every minute.

Tuesday 17th April: Asylums - as part of a Cool Thing Records Night; Suspects, Tom Bright & The Dynamite

Thursday 19th April: Gabi Garbutt & The Illuminations - Single launch, Penny Mob, The Severs

Tuesday 24th April: China Bowls, Romances, Chloe Foy

Thursday 26th April: The Wholls, Hello Operator, Fossette, Tom Forest

Entry is FREE. 7pm - 10pm, every Tuesday & Thursday throughout April. 18+ (ID must be provided)





Asylums Announce New Album

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Following the release of their brilliant debut album, Killer Brain Waves, Asylums return with the feel-good hit of the summer.  ‘When We Wake Up’ is built for throwing warm lager in the air at Reading Festival, for pogoing in your kitchen just because you can, for shoulder-barging your best mate on the dancefloor. But underneath the energy runs the intelligence of a band that are compelled to reflect the real stories around them.

Asylums have also announced the release of their highly anticipated album, Alien Human Emotions, which is set for July 6 release on much respected indie label (owned and run by Asylums) Cool Thing Records

Alien Human Emotions tackles themes of bitter sex and soured relationships which swirl over bleak analyses of a disintegrating social and political landscape. Frustrated rage writhes below the surface on every track and occasionally bursts through with a shocking intensity. But everywhere are hooks both musical and lyrical that demand repeat listens. The music seeping thru owes as much to the brooding darkness of The Cure as it does to the disjointed mind of Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne, both of which only add to the dark danceability of the album.

Track List:

1: Day Release To The Moon

2: When We Wake Up

3: Bottle Bank

4: Alien Human Emotions

5: Millennials

6: Napalm Bubblegum

7: Pause

8: Graveyard Tourism

9: Critical Mass

10: Homeowners Guilt

11: Sexual Automation

12: The Company You Keep




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