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A NIGHT OF SYNTH POP @ THUNDERBOLT BRISTOL

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•• The Prosaics ••
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Booted in Dr Martens, upcoming artist: 'The Prosaics' revamps 80s synths and Morrissey-esque lyrics, into modern indie-pop hits. 

Songs of English grit and whimsy paint the slate skies and drizzle of the industrial Medway Towns (as the Northern 'mad-chester' scene did some 30 years ago). 

Frontman A.G. Williams' baritone voice croons scathing and darkly humorous observations of a tiresome world, infested with fickle television 'idols', political despair and chart music. 

With his talented band, the trio have headlined and performed at various festivals and venues across the UK, alongside esteemed acts such as The Magic Gang, The Amazons, Mystery Jets etc. Their following in the local scene is constantly growing and they are thought of as a group with a bright future ahead. The band appeared on tour in the Summer of 2018 following the launch of their self-titled debut EP in Camden (singles from which can be found on Spotify, iTunes etc) and their full album 'COLDSAW' is scheduled for release in 2019.

The Prosaics songs are far from prosaic. In fact they're hardly prosaic at all...

For fans of: For fans of: Blossoms, Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode), The Smiths, Noah & The Whale, The Killers, Joy Division, The Wombats, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Elbow

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•• Fourth Engine ••
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Fourth Engine are synth-pop duo Russ Dallen (Engine 1) & Rachel Trimble (Engine 2).

Hailing from Bristol, their emotive lyrics and passionate vocals merge seamlessly with classic 80s synth roots and more recent dancefloor influences to form a musical soundscape which is at once melancholy and thoughtful, yet also uplifting and edgy. 

Formed in 2015, their debut EP “Breakdown” – released in 2016 – covered such concepts as self awareness, psychological emasculation, and the fickle and shallow nature of the pop music industry. The pair made their live debut at The Tunnels in Bristol, in February 2018, at the launch of local synth-rockers Sinestar’s third studio album “A Million Like Us”, and have been gigging both released and new material around Bristol and beyond since. They are currently working on new material for their first album.

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•• In Palms ••
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Starting in the early summer of 2017, Irish-born Ryan Gillian steered away from previous bands in Bath to start his solo dreampop project. Gillian spent the summer crafting music that would become the residents of a solid debut repertoire. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Gillian wears his influences on his sleeve (think Wild Nothing, The War On Drugs, From Indian Lakes) yet creates entirely new worlds within his ethereal dream pieces. 

Growing up in and around the coasts of Belfast, the raw beauty of the northern Irish landscape is reflected in the sincerity of his vocal deliveries, which soar over the pacific atmosphere of the music. 

When recording, Gillian becomes every band member: drummer, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, singer and everything in between. Having taught himself piano and drums at an early age, his meticulous and often introspective songwriting skills developed hand-in-hand with his passion for multiple instruments.

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+SPECIAL GUEST
•• Alex Calver ••
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Slam fanatic Alex Calver, has been dominating the South West with his poetry for the last two years, before branching out across the UK, performing alongside some of the biggest names in the country.

Turning heads across the UK, through performing at Edinburgh Fringe's acclaimed BBC Slam, Raise The Bar's Annual Showcase, Shambala Festival and the Roundhouse Slam, Alex's poetry takes you on a journey into the very core of his being before casting you back into a slightly more woeful reality.

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

Tickets: £4 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, High Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk