Auricola Presents; SIN AMOR + Lower Loveday + Jace + All That Glitters + Chrissie Huntley


SIN AMOR : Indie/Folk sensibilities knitted seamlessly alongside glitchy rhythms and ambient washes, Sin Amor is an independent band formed in Bristol. 
Presenting dark and haunting lyrical imagery alongside surreal but catchy melodies that are reminiscent of artists like Bon Iver. With their album "Vide" due by the end of the year, Sin Amor will entice you with a heartfelt sound that touches on the fragility of the human soul

LOWER LOVEDAY: A musical storm is brewing... One that started way back in our early teens at school. Since then we have refined our sound, the basslines have got punchier, the beats meatier and the hooks catchier so... Grab your raincoats…

JACE: 18 year old JACE is a songwriter from the southwest fusing acoustic and alternative in carefully crafted songs. Currently residing in Bristol, her music is already making waves in the local scene’

ALL THAT GLITTERS: Bath based glittery post-rock Led Zeppelin, Sarah Clayton and fellow band members Theo Stevens, James Davis, and Craig Webber are definitely one not to miss.

CHRISSIE HUNTLEY: Last year Chrissie took the plunge- quit her job, packed her bags and headed for Bristol. Now studying music full time, not only has she beaten many of her demons, but has found true happiness, solace, herself, in her one true passion - music.

£5Adv £6 on the Door

THE GARAGE FLOWERS (London) + Velvet Hands + White Parker + JW Paris + Mitch Sanders


THE GARAGE FLOWERS: London based dirty-sweet drunken guitar pop anthems, chaotic gigs, big barnets, bigger ambitions.

"It won't be long before these Camden lads take over the world" - Gigslutz.

Velvet Hands: Fresh out of the traps, the London based youthful Cornish rockers have already been compared to The Stones, Jonny Thunders and The Strokes! The band have been played/featured on 6 Music’s Radcliffe and Maconie, Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson as well as Radio 1’s Phil Taggert & Huw Stephens and John Kennedy on Radio X. They have been BBC Introducing’s national Record of the week and Huw Stephens has them on his Radio 1, Best of BBC Introducing playlist. Just recieved album of the week by Huw Stephens of Radio 1!

“full of bolshy spirit”  NME

“we could be witnessing the emergence of another great British band. Jaw droppingly good”. Gigslutz

White Parker: Raw Rock and Roll band from Bristol formed by lead vocalist and guitarist Ben Cooling who enlisted Kit Lavis on bass and Alex Elvin on drums to blow out a few cobwebs and bring power, passion and honesty back into music.

Bluesy, anthemic rock and roll with a hint of 90s grunge. The archetypal thrashy three piece, created in a 24hr storage locker hidden in leafy Bedfordshire.

Mitch Sanders
Mitch Sanders is a passionate singer/songwriter from Bristol. Influenced by many genres; Rock & Roll, Blues, Soul, Folk, Indie and many more.

The night will be hosted by Blaggers Records' Alex Forde.

Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£5 on the Door

Tickets: £4 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008



EARLY HOURS (South Africa) + Sonic Sunrise + We Used To See The Sky + T.E.B.T


Early Hours are the first South African band to reach one million streams on a single track on both SoundCloud and Spotify with their single “Smells like Summer”.

This 2017 single also reached number one on the indie Rock Chart.

“Into The Wilderness” has had over 800 thousand streams and “Dance Along has had over 600 thousand streams.

Their debut EP was a global success having had over 5 million streams online. The UK was one of the top countries that streamed their music the most.

Early Hours have received tons of support from BBC 6 music and Spotify playlist.

They have played shows across The UK (sold out small shows in London and Liverpool), South Africa and America.




SONIC SUNRISE: Bristol based indie poppers that provide a sound akin to classic rock with a modern twist, taking a style unmatched and making it truly original!

WE USED TO SEE THE SKY: New 5 piece indie rock band from Bristol and we play original songs with a little bit of Gang Of Four, Simple Minds and Blancmange thrown in their texture!


Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission: £7 on the Door

Tickets: £6 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, High Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008



Hicktown Breackout come back to the Thunderbolt for their debut headline show!

HICKTOWN BREAKOUT: Bristol Country Music Band performing country and southern rock music from artists including Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Blackberry Smoke, The Cadiliac Three and Jason Aldean.

THE DISORDERLIES + DJ Chris Badley *** FREE ENTRY*** with donations!


THE DISORDERLIES: Totterdown/Knowle/Liverpool outfit thrashing out some classic bangers, dancefloor stompers and xmas classics as well! Expect energy, passion and a little bit of chaos!

CORNERSTONE: Young Bristol power poppers with originals and covers!

PUSHY MOTHERS: Bristol garage rock/freakbeaters with a set load of tuneful bangers including covers from the Standells, Underdogs, Kenny & The Kasuals, Count Five, 13th Floor Elevators and the Flamin Groovies.

DJ CHRIS BADLEY: Chris is a treasured community asset who  will playing well known Classics as well as some more obscure indie tunes. He never fails to get people up dancing! Seeing is believing!

 *** FREE ENTRY*** with donations!

STUART MOXHAM (Young Marble Giants) + Helen McCookerybook + Steve Bush and Fran Fey


 Bizarro Promotions Presents..

Three great acts, all in one night...

Stuart Moxham, songwriting founder of Young Marble Giants and The Gist, is also a prolific solo artist who rarely plays shows but is guaranteed to air a wide range of material which all sounds distinctively him. Drawing from his mighty back catalogue he covers all the bases in an impressionistic blur of short, emotive songs each of which is a little world of its own.

“Moxham is gifted in areas which most people don't even possess”
Johnny Black, Smash Hits (1983)

Helen McCookerybook was a John Peel favourite through the '80s and '90s, singing and playing bass in Brighton outsider indiepop/punk bands Jody and the Hooligans, The Smartees and The Chefs before forming her own sumptuous, country-inflected Helen and the Horns. She has more recently helped write women back into the official history of punk with her book 'The Lost Women Of Rock: Female Musicians Of The Punk Era', which has interviews with The Mo-dettes, The Slits and Dolly Mixture amongst others. Helen's songs are beacons of outside of everything lyricism, and her set shall consist of songs from her new LP 'The Sea' and classics of yore. 

Steve Bush and Fran Fey, have been writing, recording and gigging together for well over a decade now. Their first album,´Row of Ashes', was released in November 2008, with the follow up, ´Earl Grey and Leather´ released in November 2016. Steve Bush first stepped out in Bristol with Essential Bop - one of the city´s seminal new wave bands. His reputation for intense stage performances and ascerbic lyrics has not diminished since. In 2001, after many years in London, Steve – having just returned to Bristol - released the acclaimed ´Blossom Freak´ album. Fran hails from Wales. Proficient on guitar, mandolin, zither and ukulele, Fran has played all over the world, including jamming with Arab Musicians in Kuwait and playing echoing space music atop the Himalayas. He is an urban rustic and guru combined.

They are £7.00 in advance and £9.00 on the door.

Auricula Presents: FREQUENCY COWBOY + Pompadour + CS Fly + The Love Handles + The Proxy Youth


***Auricula Event Management Presents***

FREQUENCY COWBOY:  "Sam Hurt is a true original... his offbeat synth pop nuggets under the moniker Frequency Cowboy occupy a universe of their own” CLASH Mag

“The classically trained pianist is making waves with his own blend of idiosyncratic pop.(...)"Control" boasts a catchy, classic piano-and-guitar instrumental, and paired with Sam Hurt’s golden vocal, results in a tight indie-pop offering perfect for summer.”
Clash Magazine review:

Frequency Cowboy is the pseudonym for Somerset-based multi-instrumentalist and singer Sam Hurt. A classically trained pianist, his sound is based around his Wurlitzer piano which creates the backbone for his distinctive sound. 

Citing a wide array of influences ranging from Beck, Talking Heads and The Police, to Sir Was, Sonic Youth and Northern Soul, he is beaming his own brand of pop music from the City of Wells. He is joined in the band by multi Instrumentalist Rob Grist on Drums and vocals.

POMPADOUR: High energy indie rock band born in Bristol. Combining growling guitar solos, thunderous drums and melodies that seep into your brain, they are a band you certainly won’t forget anytime soon. Inspired by bands from Guns N’ Roses to Royal Blood, Pompadour is a crazy little lovechild of a wide variety of genres and bands.

CS FLY: Bristol three-piece playing soulful rock'n'roll with killer grooves.

THE LOVE HANDLES: Perpetual indie with a scruffy haircut.

THE PROXY YOUTH: “The current generation has been described as “apathetic, confused, frustrated and angry”. There has been so much going on in these recent years, not enough bands are coming out to speak their mind and talk about it. This is where new exciting rockers, The Proxy Youth come in. 

Formed at the end of 2017, The band have exploded into their music scene with their call to arms anthems focusing on the socially relevant issues of today’s youth, combining their own blend of punk rock, grunge and rock and roll, The group’s well known songs “Broken Britain”, “Teenage Angst” and “We Wanted More” are already gaining the hearts and minds of today’s disaffected kids and it’s not set to stop there! Make no mistake, this is the band of the future.”

£5Adv  £6 on the Door