Leafy, suburban Surrey is not known for its embrace of alternative music scenes, but there is one redoubt amidst the conservative conventions of the county that bucks this trend, a citadel of rock and roll if you will and it is called The Fighting Cocks in Kingston. Described as “a haven for the inked, the pierced and the damned” by The Guardian, it plays a significant role in the burgeoning music scene in the region and this Wednesday, Miller Music Management are serving up a slice of the future at the venue by presenting a selection of the best un-signed rock acts currently emerging on the scene. They include the following bands:
Making his big debut, you don’t want to miss Midnight Mouth’s melancholic guitar skills in this special performance.
Hailing from Essen in Germany, Dote make their UK debut in support of their new EP. Already making waves in their home country, they are sure to make a big impact on these shores… with swirling guitars and thumping drums, their sound is reminiscent of early Foals.
“Where the gutsy politics of Sleater-Kinney meets the playfulness of The Ramones, their clever lyricism brings to mind The Buzzcocks” said Nightshift Magazine.
“Death & The Penguin juxtapose monstrous riffs and angular time signatures with stunning vocal harmonies and melodic pop entrapments to make their own brand of off-kilter math rock.” said The Line of Best Fit.
Tickets are only £5 in advance or £7 on the door and if you think you’ve got what it takes to perform at the next event in March, keep your eyes open for further announcements or come on down and introduce yourself.