Our new venue, The Old Bus Depot, is now officially open!
We’ve had a few gigs so far but we were really lucky to apply and win an arts council bid to put 50 gigs Around The Sun this year!
We’re starting with Friday 13th May with our 50 gigs launch night with the incredible 94 Gunships, Sancho Panza, Beejarabit and Alt Blk Era!
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“This Nottingham collective have been wowing local gig goers for the past couple of years. Reference points include The Coral and Doves while the yin/yang opposites attraction dual vocalists Will Jeffery and Rob Davidson create is worth the admission fee alone.”
– Dom Gourlay, Drowned in Sound
Imagine the soundtrack to a Quentin Tarantino film about Tom Waits’ life, set in the East Midlands.
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Sancho Panza are a low-fi indie-rock band from Nottingham. Emulating sounds from the early 90s Manchester scene and progressive 60s bands such as The Doors and Syd’s Pink Floyd they are the most exciting group to come from the city of Robin Hood in the past decade. With growing audiences each gig, they recently headlined Saturday night at the vastly attended annual Riverside Festival in their hometown on the Indie stage. Now with two singles released under their belt, available to stream on Spotify, and an EP in the works, 2019 has been a consistent and confident start for the guys. Their first single ‘Rearrange the Diamonds’ had radio play along with high-praise from local legend BBC Radio Introducing… Dean Jackson. Looking to tour their latest work beyond the Midland’s keep an eye out for gigs around the country in 2020.
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“It has taken UK singer-songwriter-everything-ist Beejarabbit – better known to her friends as Becci Johnson – a healthy while to breathe life into this mesmeric solo project. It’s also meant that the music, evocative and deliciously layered, arrives fully formed. It’s been worth the wait.
Baby I’m In Love, the first single and video, comes with indie rock shadows and piercing melodic sunlight. There are strange and perhaps conflicting emotions at play within its choppy, assertive and fragrantly tuneful grooves.
With Becci performing or arranging all instrumentation it is inevitably an intensely personal work – it also means that vocals, guitar and drums segue into an animated whole that catches fire almost instantly. With bass heavy propulsion and a song construction that tips the hat to goth-pop protagonists The Cure as well as present luminaries like Wolf Alice, there’s also a furtive sense of the unknown. This road might just take you to unexpected destinations.
With lines like ‘it all breaks down’ and ‘there’s no such thing as love’ as steely context, the song pivots into a contrastingly ethereal refrain Its choppy guitars and hum-along, echo chamber hook, achieves that rarest of things – it’s simultaneously happy and sad, like a memory of childhood or a sudden, unbidden thought about a deceased parent. This strange quality is the privilege of only a few – instinctive rather than something you can learn – but Becci’s unique slant on indie-pop, punk and rock, brings it into the kind of focus that makes you hit that metaphorical play button time after time. It’s an interesting and emotional trip to take, so go on, plunge right in.
– Kerrang legend /Steve Beebee
ALT BLK ERA
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Trap Metal at it’s finest, Alt Blk Era play alternative music filled with operatic sounds, harmonies, heavy basslines, dark strings, and rock– where their storytelling transports our listeners through worlds filled with both fantasy and hard-hitting realities.
New on to the Notts music scene, their plan is to release music each month.
You’ll be hearing a lot more from these ladies, give em some support and come see their first Notts gig!
Join the event and get your tickets here!