Supersonic 2015 dates announced

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We’re delighted to be able to announce the dates for Supersonic Festival 2015 11-14 June.
Early-bird tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 13th Feb via a Kickstarter campaign – when we reveal the first tranche of confirmed artists.
For now here is a little reminder of last years festival which sold out in record time.

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Sleaford Mods’ Sold Out Show

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We’re excited to welcome back Sleaford Mods to a sold out show at Hare & Hounds on Friday February 20th. Sleaford Mods are experiencing something of a meteoric rise, having just been announced for Primavera Festival and last year gaining accolades everywhere, including from Mark Fisher and Stewart Lee (not to mention some ‘beef’ with Noel Gallagher, perhaps a compliment in itself depending on your point of view).

Here is some footage from the duo’s blistering live performance at Supersonic Festival Limited Edition last year:

 

Support for Sleaford Mods this February comes from Rainbow Grave. From the ashes of Backwards, Rainbow Grave play Primitive sludge punk…Ugly guitars: distortion, echo, feedback…Low rent caveman hate music

Featuring:
Drums: James Commander
Bass: Nathan Warner
Guitar: John Doom
Guitar + Vocals: Nicholas Bullen (ex Napalm Death and Scorn)
Check out Rainbow Grave’s music below:

Last but not least, watch this space for an announcement about Supersonic Festival 2015, which will be coming soon.

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A Big Welcome to Harriet

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Capsule welcomes Harriet Coleman to the team. Having spent several years as a violinist, keyboard player, singer and arranger in indie pop band, Los Campesinos!, Harriet graduated in English Literature at Cardiff University in 2012. In the same year, she completed a production internship at Supersonic Festival. Since then, she has worked for Literature Wales, Hay Festival, Globe at Hay and Cardiff’s From Now On Festival.

Joining Capsule as Programme Assistant, Harriet will support us in the delivery of the 2015 programme. She will focus on marketing and promotion, as well as providing administrative support to the team and taking on the role of artist liaison at Supersonic Festival.

Harriet divides her time between Birmingham and the borders of Mid-Wales, where she helps her partner with his residential recording studio and plays music, chiefly in a band called Them Squirrels. She is also proud co owner of black and tan terrier, Bobby. There’s definitely a bit of sausage dog in his genes too, so he very much approves of her role at Capsule.

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Ben Frost show photos

Here are a few photos from the incredible show by Ben Frost and Greg Fox and Eastside Projects, Mothwasp performed a beautiful AV set using lofi layerings of transparencies which filled the gallery.
There is a nice review of the show here by Hickeysonic

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Xmas Cocktail photos

What party would be complete without men in pants, ladies with wigs and creatures from outer space – we had a blast witnessing a host of amazing performances and hope you did too! Huge thanks to the Milque and Muhle team and of course you guys for your continued support of Capsule and Supersonic Fest, here’s to an even better 2015.

photos by Katja Ogrin

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Hordes at Xmas Cocktail

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Local black-metallers Hordes will complete the lineup for Supersonic and Milque & Muhle’s Xmas Cocktail at the Hare and Hounds on 13 December. Described as ‘unmistakeably Birmingham’ in Terrorizer Magazine, the ‘churning, sludgy’ metal outfit played alongside Denim and Leather at a special Milque & Muhle curated event earlier this year.

Tickets available from theticketsellers

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Table Scraps at Xmas Cocktail

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Birmingham DIY punk favourites Table Scraps is the devilish duo of Scott Abbott (guitar/vocals) and Poppy (drums/vocals). Built uniquely over a stand-up drum kit and a single guitar fed hungrily through three amps, the band have attracted slots with exciting UK acts Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads and Slaves, as well as US Burger Records import King Tuff and Aussie rockers DZ Deathrays.

Following the release of debut single ‘Bug’ this year, Q magazine, the NME and Clash Mag all agreed that their Stooges-shaped racket (complete with an inspired puppet performance video) justified the hype. Another single will follow in early 2015.

Table Scraps will play at the Supersonic / Milque and Muhle Xmas Cocktail at the Hare & Hounds on 13 December.

Read a great interview with Table Scraps in Fused

Tickets available from theticketsellers

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Sleaford Mods back in Brum

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We’re delighted to welcome back Sleaford Mods in what will be sure to be a sell out show at the Hare & Hounds on the 20 Feb 2015.
Sleaford Mods started out sometime during 2006 whilst Jason Williamson was living in Nottingham. Born out of part frustration and part accident, it quickly found its feet as an aggressive verbal onslaught on all that is contrived and connected to the day-to-day hammer of low paid employment and domestic situations arising from that trap.

“Sleaford Mods snap at you, lumber at you, insult you, your friends, probably some of your family too. They’re a force of nature, of testosterone and English crossness; of bile and humour.” The Quietus

Be warned this show will sell out – ltd capacity
Tickets are available from HERE

Poster designed by the very talented David Hand and is part of our Supersonic Presents series.

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