#AMBYSummer 2016: The Water Rats, London | Saturday, August 20th

A Music Blog, Yea? return next Saturday for the latest in our seasonal showcases of the best in young upcoming talent. This time we head to the historic but newly refurbished central London venue The Water Rats, where Bob Dylan played his first UK date, Oasis made their London debut and The Pogues played their first ever gig. All that and Karl Marx used to live above it!

Headlining the night fresh from summer festival appearances on the main stage at Y Not and Tramlines are Chesterfield four piece TRASH. They release new single “Give Up” on Clue Records the night before the gig which has been garnering them a lot of attention and has already been played out on BBC Radio 1 by new music champion Phil Taggart.

A line up that pairs too bands from the north with two bands from the south sees South West London upstarts Scoundrel bring their brand of anarchic punk rock to the heart of London town. Recently back recording a new EP at Smoke House Studios we can expect to hear a live preview of tracks from their forthcoming release.

Hartlepool’s PLAZA have just been feature as one of Gigwise’s Top Ten amazing new bands you should know about. Those who track their lively social media accounts will know that they too have been back in the studio, so we can look forward to new favourites in a set that sure to get The Water Rats rocking.

Opening things up and straight out of Epsom are indie rockers Tsar Bomba, fresh from a string of summer dates, whose brand mixes indie sensibilities with a political conscience that would be sure to get a nod of approval from Karl Marx if he’s listening in. So four great bands for £5 (£3.50 early bird) should make for a great Saturday night out.

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