With Bands & Books 2 happening this Friday from 7PM it's time to reveal the full lineup, we have a packed show crammed full of band & book goodness featuring:
We Used To Make Things
"We Used To Make Things are an 8 piece who delve into the world of sweet pop music mined from the classic canon of Kinks, Zombies, Blur and The Beatles. Powered by brass and a kicking bottom end you are likely to find their uplifting music taking you to a place usually reserved for the likes of The Arcade Fire and The Muppets. At the heart of all of this though, are set simple, catchy and infectious songs that are also rolled out for intimate acoustic sets."
Bruno Vincent is the co-author of several bestselling humour books including Do Ants Have Arseholes, as well as a collection of macabre tales for children called Grisly Tales from Tumblewater. His latest book is called A Christmas Carol II: CONTAGION.
Tied To The Mast
Tied To The Mast are a multi-faceted vessel which rides the tempest of sounds from North West Seattle (cemented by Pavitt and Poneman at their Sub Pop desk) before swigging the last dregs of José Cuervo tequila from Josh Homme’s Rancho De La Luna studio, and then shaking off the hangover with a bike ride on Brighton seafront with Gaz Coombes. This is a British band with a difference.
Dog Binary author Alex Macdonald (he's the one in the middle) will be reading from his new book, we asked him for a bio and received the following information:
"Like: Murakami, Kurkov, Houellbecq, Chandler, don't like the Clergy, the Queen of England"
We assume his dislike of the Clergy is directed at the religious leadership and not the Oregon based alt/punk group of the same name, but this is Bands & Books so we remain open to both interpretations.
Nikesh Shukla is the author of the Costa First Novel Award-shortlisted novel, 'Coconut Unlimited' ('...a riot of cringeworthy moments made real by Shukla's beautifully observed characters and talent for teen banter.' Metro) and the Channel 4 Comedy Lab 'Kabadasses' starring Jack Doolan, Josie Long and Shazad Latif. His writing has featured on BBC2, Radio 4, and BBC Asian Network. He has performed at Royal Festival Hall, Book Club Boutique, Soho Theatre, The Big Chill and Latitude. He likes Spider-man comics. A lot.
As well as all of these wonderful acts, we will be listening to music selected by Hatty Ashdown (music "themed around Les Dennis Autobiography 'must the show go on?' Or The Smiths 'All men have secrets') and Tim Wells ("expect soul, (proper) R&B and a splash of blues") And of course, some Book Themed Mixtapes. See you Friday!
Times: 7PM-1AM (main performances between 8-11)
Venue: The Victoria Pub, 110 Grove Road Mile End: MAP
TIP: you can order delicious food from the venue or there's a chippy across the road