Writings

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Rope Partisan (Ghent, Belgium) GhostRun Mon 13th Jan 40-42 Chalk Farm Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8BG Doors 7:30pm FREE ENTRY No-one turned away for lack of funds, drop us a line on tommy@vestedinterest.co.uk —- Rope Come Closer Now by Rope Rope are three friends from South Wales who play their own minimal, powerful and precise brand of guitar music. Formed in 2015 from the ashes of Goodtime Boys and Hunger Artist, their live sets...

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This introduction is often saved for an apology about not finding the time to write enough. So here it is. We’ve a General Election in the UK on December 12th, and in-spite of the huge amount of Conservative populous and giant scary offshore owned ‘news’ groups, we’ve the first chance ever to elect a socialist government, with honest policies and their hearts in the right place. My fingers are crossed but nails, bitten right the...

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OVERO (Houston, TX) PUNCH ON! + special guest Tues 26th Nov New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay Warehouse District, London N4 1DN Doors 7:30pm Tickets: Dice – £7 adv (+£1 booking fee) No-one turned away for lack of funds, drop us a line on tommy@vestedinterest.co.uk —- Overo (Houston, TX) Overo by overo Overo from Houston, TX play a rare-breed of visceral emo hardcore. Made up from the ashes of football, etc & Perfect Future,...

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Vested Interest pres: GARDEN CENTRE BRUNCH ADULTS FOOTBALL Mon 17th June 2019 The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EB Doors 7:30pm FREE ENTRY Dice >> (reserve your spot)  Garden Centre Containing members in/out of King of Cats, Joanna Gruesome & Porridge Radio, Garden Centre are your resident mini-super group. Originally conceived by former-mini-train driver Max Levy, the outdoor-loving 5-piece concoct endearing pop-songs that are playful and melancholic, some so catchy they’ll be in...

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Vested Interest pres: HOLDING PATTERNS an extra special release show for ‘Endless’ + supports Sat 29th June / 8pm The Sebright Arms 34 Coate St, London E2 9AG FREE ENTRY RSVP >> Dice Centered At Zero by Holding Patterns Come celebrate the release of ‘Endless’ – the debut album by Holding Patterns out on Vested Interest (UK), To Lose La Track (Italy) & stiff slack records (Japan). Attendance is free, and we’ll have copies fresh...

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Vested Interest proudly presents: SLINGSHOT DAKOTA FRESH + more Thur 11th July 2019 96-98 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9JB Doors 7:30pm £9 advance tix >> Dice WeGotTickets Slingshot Dakota (Bethlehem, PA) Our favourite “blistering power-pop” two-piece return to London with a new album out via Specialist Subject Records here in the UK. Excited, much. Fresh (London) Jangley pop-punx from the smoggy city. Yeah, yeah, yeah! + more TBC

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It’s near impossible to read anything without a mention of or an allusion to, that 6-letter word, suffix ending -it. It will always be a stupid decision. These seasonal round-ups of UK bands used to be a semi-regular thing during my enthusiastic, soup-heavy lunch-breaks writing on Zine & Not Heard (the former resting place of this blog). Keeping with the format, here’s 5 new bands from UK shores you may not have heard. With bandcamp...

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The first time I saw Mat Riviere play was perched on the floor, keyboard precariously balanced on the seat of a wooden bench, in the garden of The Windmill in Brixton. It was part of an all-dayer, and the usual deal is that, for organisers, the venue will throw you a BBQ for the bargain price of £50, punters are told to eat as much as they like, or rather can. There are no food options...

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