PARADISE: Born in Oslo of a fortuitous meeting and instant connection, Paradise was formed by Sivert Høyem (Madrugada), Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey) & Rob McVey (Marianne Faithfull band). The band is a darkly enigmatic proposition whose live performance strips back the social mores of the internet age, relying instead on simplicity and presence. Paradise can be accepted both to reflect the times or alternatively as an escape from them, engagement and detachment in tandem. The medium is the luxuriant sound of rock music in all its visceral joys, the message is resistance and anger, but also empathy and consolation.
JOHN J PRESLEY- an English gent with a penchant for fuzz.
"Music needs a new dark lord..." Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1
"An oasis of calm amongst the torrent of noise." The Times
"If Bukowski was to join a band of our time I think it’d be this one. The vocals remind you of Tom Waits or Johnny Cash, while the guitars have the same drive, as Jack White’s or the Black Keys do, only much dirtier. Plus there is a very strong folk element to it, which makes it just that much more intriguing and a bit poetic, whilst never losing its energy. The kind of music you imagine Jack White would cream his pants over." MusicNTing Blog
Ushering in an indie revival’ – Best Before Blog
‘Artistic pop music’ – No More Division
Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£8 on the Door
Tickets: £7Adv + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk