As well as the exciting one off collaborations between artists old and new in the Rough Trade anniversary series, we are pleased to be able to showcase some of the most exciting up and coming bands. Featuring two nights at Rough Trade East, as well as all day events at the Shacklewell Arms and new Hackney venue the Moth Club.
London Duo Ten Fé make darkly romantic electronic rock and roll and have been described as ‘wonderfully refined’; they will be joined by Manchester band Aldous RH, the alter ego of ex Egyptian Hip Hop singer Alexander, who creates blurry blue eyed soul and blissful ballads. Plus South London 5 piece shame.
Formation are heading out on tour with Jagwar Ma this October and so unfortunately their Village Underground show has been postponed. All tickets will remain valid for the new date – more info on when this will be very soon.
We’re thrilled to announce that Clean Bandit will be playing a show at The Roundhouse in Camden on 24 October!
As part of the Rough Trade 40th Anniversary series we are excited to be bringing together two iconic musicians for a very special Monday evening, Thurston Moore and Charles Hayward.
Moore spent thirty years fronting the groundbreaking and unaccountably influential Sonic Youth, in addition to numerous collaborative and experimental side-projects and running the SYR imprint as well as his own Ecstatic Peace label.
Hayward has been a prominent figure in British music for over 30 years, founding the Rough Trade signed band This Heat, as well as engineering sessions for everyone from The Raincoats to Everything But The Girl. Moore’s and Hayward’s shared dedication to the art of improvisation is sure to make this an unforgettable night.
Opening the series of events celebrating Rough Trade’s 40th anniversary is a night of collaborations at the Barbican, alongside pop up and spoken word performances, a Rough Trade shop and some afternoon sessions as part of the Battle of Ideas festival.
First up at the Barbican are post-punk bands The Pop Group and Protomartyr. Pioneers of the post-punk scene, British band The Pop Group formed in Bristol in 1977 out of a sense of disenchantment with the increasing conservatism of punk, and were signed to Rough Trade within 12 months of forming. Here they collaborate with US band Protomartyr, who formed in 2008 and have released 3 albums to date.
The event continues with collaborations between Scritti Politti and Alexis Taylor as well as John Grant and Wrangler (feat. Stephen Mallinder). British band Scritti Politti was originally formed in 1977 by Welsh singer-songwriter Green Gartside and first signed to Rough Trade Records in 1979. Here he collaborates with Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, whose latest album Piano came out in June 2016 on Moshi Moshi.
Wrangler is a new project, featuring members of influential acts such as Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire – whose association with Rough Trade goes back to the very roots of the independent scene), Phil Winter (Tunng) and Benge (John Foxx & The Maths). Here they team up with John Grant – American singer/songwriter from Denver, Colorado and former lead vocalist with cult favourites The Czars, whose third solo album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure received great critical acclaim. John Grant said: “As a huge fan of Cabaret Voltaire and electronic music in general for over 30 years, it is a huge honour and a dream come true for me to have the opportunity to collaborate with Wrangler”.
Stephen Mallinder added: “Joining forces with John seemed to be the consequence of like-minded spirits drawn together and the inevitable trajectory of our collective planets. We had a great opportunity to spend time working on something very specific and original – to literally bring together the raw elements common to all us – analogue synths, sequences, drum machines, fat basslines, weird noises, beautiful (and wonky) voices.”
We’re excited to announce that after an awesome show at the Pickle Factory earlier in the year, Nimmo will be playing a headline show on 20 October!
After selling out his show at Bermondsey Social Club we are pleased to announce that Jamie Isaac will headline Corsica Studios on 19 October
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this show has now been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please contact your point of purchase for a refund.
We’re excited to announce not one but TWO all-nighters at Brixton Academy on 14 & 15 October!
Tickets available via DICE at 9am on Friday 2 September