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Monday, September 25th, 2017
**HURTLING** Alt-rock influenced dreamnoise three piece from. Dark hued yet melodious, sometimes noisy, sometimes less so, taking inspiration from *The Breeders, Sebadoh* and *Warpaint* but making a sound that is all their own. Although Hurtling is relatively new band, all 3 members have a lot of musical experience. Lead singer/guitarist Jen Macro has played and sung live with a number of respected artists including* My Bloody Valentine, Graham Coxon, *and *Robyn Hitchcock*. Drummer Jon Clayton has run OneCat Studio in Brixton for over 10 years and has worked with artists including *Jim Bob (Carter USM), Charlotte Hatherley, The Monochrome Set* and *Chris T-T*. Simon Kobayashi (Bass) is founding member of *Smallgang* and *Splintered Man* and has lent his musical talents to *Shonen Knife, Crumbling Ghost* and *Kath Bloom*. https://www.facebook.com/hurtlingtowards/ https://soundcloud.com/hurtling-76527065/ **THE FICTION AISLE** The Fiction Aisle is the new project from Brighton-based musician/songwriter Thomas White. Formed in 2014 as a solo studio venture, the ensemble has now expanded to a 10-piece, combining rock instrumentation with woodwind, brass and electronics. TFA combines convoluted romantic songwriting with arch orchestral arrangements and modern ambient textures, taking cues from myriad influences - Noël Coward, Alison Goldfrapp, Irving Berlin, Broadcast. The Fiction Aisle released their debut album Heart Map Rubric in November 2015 to critical acclaim, the record quickly making it to the top of many end-of-year lists. "Big, cinematic music that's hewn in the shadow of John Barry, John Grant, Lloyd Cole and the Last Shadow Puppets, yet is very much its own creature. Much of it is a delicious investigation of old-fashioned pre-rock songwriting, but done from the heart rather than for kitsch kicksa gorgeous surprise." THE ARTS DESK "Musically striking, huge in scopeit pairs the retro-fetishism of Broadcast with the cinematic drama of a John Barry score, and the arrangements don't put a foot wrong." VIVE LE ROCK https://www.facebook.com/thefictionaisle/ **STEPHEN EVENS** Stephen EvEns (aka Stephen Gilchrist) has mis-spent the good years gifted him by touring the world and elsewhere as an auxiliary cog in the machinery of major indie-stardom. A sideman. A player, if you will. A sticks-man, a foil perhaps but never a session musician. No such thing. Look it up. Lucky enough to have stood for some years behind the likes of **Graham Coxon**, **The Damned,** **Charlotte Hatherley** and, for one brief week, **Cardiacs**, he has decided to shun the tourbus life and take a walk through his own songbook for a change. Putting down the drums sticks and arming himself with a battered guitar and a casiotone he decided to channel all his bitterness & resentment into songs rather than bottling it up. Breeding some kind of abnormal growth or canker. An album that took far too long to surface has now been coaxed out by the sympathetic ears of **Onomatopoeia Records**. The result is the album **Bonjour Poulet**. A 43 minute song book that mixes the spirit of **Yo La Tengo **and **Ivor Cutler** with broken friendships and human error. The songs are beautiful and the words are horrible. I don't know why you don't think that's a good thing. https://www.facebook.com/stephenevensmusic https://stephenevens.bandcamp.com/ https://twitter.com/stephenevens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8DhiJjnkng **GABI GARBUTT** Solo acoustic set. https://www.facebook.com/gabigarbuttmusic/