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.

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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

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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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Sly & The Family Drone at Xmas Cocktail

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The irreverently named Sly and the Family Drone will bring their brand of uncut industrial noise to the Xmas Cocktail lineup at the Hare & Hounds on 13 December.

The band eschews conventional structures in favour of the ‘telepathic ebb and flow of hypnotic drums, tumbling electronic scree and modulated, obscured howls of rage.’ A head banging highlight of Supersonic Festival 2014, the band were later asked to join the Supersonic-curated stage at RITUAL CVLT FEST in Barcelona alongside Nicholas Bullen, co-founder of Napalm Death.

Here is some footage shot from their incredible set at Supersonic 2014, it was filmed and edited by HTF Media with the help of  students at BCU and supported by SAM.

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Glatze at Xmas Cocktail

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Primed for mayhem, one-man-band Sam Underwood – AKA Glatze – will bring his self-titled brand of ‘Romany Surf Step’ to the Supersonic / Milque & Muhle Xmas Cocktail on 13 December.

Featuring eclectic aural samples, theremin and a live selection of tabletop tat, Glatze’s unique, eponymous EP earned him slots supporting Japanese noise-rock band Melt Banana.

Expect a stage littered with dolls and masks – a welcome change from the usual half-empty can of Red Stripe.

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Rainbow Grave at Xmas Cocktail

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Rainbow Grave – rising from the ashes of local bass-heavy band Backwards – will be performing as part of our Xmas Cocktail at the Hare & Hounds on Sat 13th Dec . The latest project from serial performers Nathan Warner (co-founder of Milque & Muhle record shop and formerly of Backwards, Beestung Lips) and Nic Bullen (formerly of ’80s  grind core outfit Napalm Death), Rainbow Grave are Hate Sludge akin to Stickmen with Rayguns and Kilslug.

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If you’re desperate to see their first ever show – they are performing at the Hare & Hounds this Sunday with New York’s Hankwood and the Hammerheads
Further info here

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Supersonic + Milque & Muhle Xmas Cocktail

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By far the best description of our forth coming event by the very talented writer/artist/musician Poppy Twist  (of Tablescraps fame) for the latest Brum Notes magazine.

Paddy Steer and Glatze are for you if you’re feeling that “all bands with drums, guitar and bass are so over, man… give me theremin, xylophone and an assortment of mutilated dolls any day.” Paddy Steer’s set up looks a bit like one of those automaton bands that you see at the edge of a pier or whatever…with, like, a monkey on drums. Which is obviously good. Glatze self-describes his ‘thing’ as Romany Surf Step. I don’t know what that means but I’ll take his word for it. Glatze means ‘bald’ in German, which, to be fair, is 100 per cent accurate labelling. I like the cut of this man’s jib.
The Lowest Form and Palehorse are ear-melting, spittle-soaked hardcore bands from the capital. Both have impressively evaded the usual music industry hype-train, so this is your best chance to see two incredible bands that you may not have heard of before. Listen to Lowest Form’s ‘Negative Ecstasy’ EP online (it’s out on Iron Lung records), to prepare yourself.

Ravioli Me Away are kitsch as f*ck and they give me a Slits Tradition-era Slits vibe. Imagination is their best song on Soundcloud at the moment. It samples a David Cameron speech and has the funkiest bass I have enjoyed this side of the 80s. Rainbow Grave is the new project of Nathan from Milque & Muhle and Nick from Napalm Death, which is precisely as good as it sounds.

Hordes are the blackest black metal and (along with Table Scraps) are representing Birmingham on the lineup. Sly & the Family Drone were a big hit at Supersonic last year with their unique brand of uncut industrial noise. I expect lots of headbanging. And then there’s us. We’re a noise-punk band and we’re ace. In other words, expect ringing ears long after the last Xmas dinner sandwich is polished off on Boxing Day.

Read the full interview HERE
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Paddy Steer at Xmas Cocktail

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Manchester eccentric Paddy Steer will soothe the ears at Xmas Cocktail (Hare & Hounds, 13 December) with an aural landscape described, intriguingly, as a ‘Swiss Cuckoo clock made of egg boxes and horse hair, glued together by an African Moog player in a Vietnamese iron monger’s shop.’ With a set up reminiscent of a circus sideshow automaton, Steer applies his deft hand to xylophone, percussion, synth, Hawaiian guitar and a vocoder to produce his playful, cartoony textures.

Paddy last played in association with Capsule at the Grand Cross Fayre, Stoke-on-Trent.

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