PAPER BUOYS + SOCIAL CONTRACT
After packing out The Flapper and being shortlisted for Best Alternative/Indie band (BMAs 2019), PAPER BUOYS are back.
Highlights of 2018 included support from Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6Music Recommends show, Winning ‘Best Album’ at the Birmingham Music Awards as well supporting TOUTS and The Blinders.
PAPER BUOYS are nearing completion of their second album and will be releasing new material soon. More details to follow. The band will be joined by Social Contract at the Actress & Bishop on Friday 12th July.
Watch the official music video for ‘In Faith So Blind (featuring The Pagans SOH)’ below:
South London band Social Contract was initially founded online by Josh and Scott Roach (guitarist) while Josh was looking for housing in. Bonding over their mutual love of music they began writing music that reflected the environment they lived and later quenching a ferocious thirst for London playing live, they decided to recruit fellow musicians Bisque Wemyss (Drums) and Chris Coward (Bass).
Their incredible live sets on the New Cross scene quickly gained them an underground reputation, securing them slots supporting JAWS at Scala, and later being asked to join them on their November tour in 2017.
Previous releases ‘Citizen’ and ‘Six Pips’ followed, which gathered high praise and comparisons to Future Islands and Bombay Bicycle Club. Recently signed to indie record label Beatnik Creative, the South London quartet is now getting ready to release their upcoming EP ‘Common Tongue’ later this Spring, sure to cement their position as one of the most exciting alternative bands around right now.
Social Contract return with new politically driven single ‘Common Tongue’, the title track from their upcoming debut EP set to release this spring via Beatnik Creative.
‘A great deal of bite’ – DIY
‘Capable and confident of holding their own’ – Little Indie Blogs
Watch the official music video for ‘Common Tongue’ below:
After a sold out headline show at The Actress & Bishop in April, The Pagans- Shepherds of Humanity (S.O.H) are back at The Flapper!
The Pagans S.O.H are a five piece hailing from the Black Country in the West Midlands, a place often revered as the birthplace of raucous noise, given the musical heavyweights that have emerged from its industrial roots.
Whilst it would be impossible not to be influenced by the sounds of their fellow ‘yam-yam’ brothers, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, they are passionate about the diverse cultures of both their city and indeed their own band members so they fuse elements of hip-hop/funk/punk/ska/metal/jazz/reggae to create a truly original vibe. In fact, with The Pagans S.O.H it’s more than just making music. It’s a voyage of discovery, exploring where the realms of innovative sound will take us – whilst at the same time completely smashing through the barriers of genre.
They are not just a collective, they are a Pagan family and they welcome you all to strap yourselves in and join us on the ride. The Pagans are here and The Pagans are alive!
“Anyone somehow deluded into thinking there’s nothing new or exciting among young bands in 2018 need to spend just a minute watching this lot. So full of life and potential…” Dave Haslam, Writer/Broadcaster/DJ