MELTING VINYL PRESENTS:
GAFFA TAPE SANDY + DEMONSTRATIONS + RADIDAS
Three piece garage rock band, Gaffa Tape Sandy, spew out glorified noise for your amusement only!
Formed in 2015 by three friends with a desire to do something loud and exciting, their popularity quickly escalated thanks to a series of incendiary live shows and a seemingly endless succession of instantly memorable garage-punk/rock tunes.
The Brighton/Bury St Edmunds outfit’s brand of giddily frantic, high-octane hyper rock ‘n’ roll has already landed them support slots with acts including IDLES, Peace, Art Brut, Weakened Friends, SuperGlu, Bloody Knees and UK tours supporting Indoor Pets & Skegss. Their debut EP ‘Spring Killing’ lead to them performing at Glastonbury Festival 2017, with their next single ‘Beehive’ gaining much support including Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 Tip Of The Week, before being included in NME’s 100 Essential Acts for 2018.
The past two years have seen them performing all of the UK festival circuit, from Live At Leeds & Liverpool Soundcity, to Latitude & The Great Escape Festival, as well as a number of international festivals across Iceland & Germany. In 2019 they announced their signing with Alcopop! Records, with their second EP ‘Family Mammal’ released on Friday 26th July on vinyl & digital platforms.
“Exquisitely brash garage rock from Bury St Edmunds!” – Glastonbury Festival
“Get to know Gaffa Tape Sandy now, because soon everyone else will and you’ll feel really left behind. (In other words: they’re really great)” – BBC Introducing
“A dubious name, infectious melodies and punk rock sensibilities – what more could you possibly want from a band?” – The Line Of Best Fit
“The trio make sugary, garage-rock treats that are both rollicking good fun, and also a right old mess, in the best possible way.” – DORK Magazine
“Urgent and riotous garage rock that packs both bark and bite.” – NME Magazine
Demonstrations are an alternative dark guitar pop three-piece based in Brighton, UK, combining eclectic influences of 80s synth new wave and indie rock. Building a collection of singles over the past few years Demonstrations have been making waves with their 80’s spangled synth dreams, embellished with a dark twist of gritty guitars and bittersweet tones. The band began as a bedroom project four years ago by creating self-produced demos, they spent an entire year rehearsing and writing before playing their first shows towards the end of 2017. Following multiple successful singles, Demonstrations continued to explore electronic genres and spent the rest of 2019 carefully curating this sound and the use of samples, synths in an intensive writing process that revolutionised their set. The band debuted this exciting direction through the release of ‘Clang!’, with an electrifying sold-out single launch at The Hope & Ruin with Stoked and Broke. The single received fantastic feedback after it caught the attention of BBC Introducing’s Melita Dennett, who featured the track on the BBC Introducing: The South radio show. Demonstrations’ release ‘King Craig’ is a wild dive into indie punk, with disco beats and a turbulent effects loop creating a rollercoaster experience into Demonstrations’ ever-evolving sound. Over lockdown, unable to put their usual energy into live shows, the band instead focused their creativity into creating a completely DIY music video to accompany ‘King Craig’ – the single and accompanying video is out now on all major streaming platforms
RADIDAS is an electronic dance duo based in Brighton, UK – their sound can only be described as an Ibiza sunrise sound-tracked by the Cocteau Twins, with the infectious pop melodies of Tame Impala. Their thumping bass, 909 kicks and atmospheric synths create a totally unique and immersive sound. By infusing contemporary dance with underground psychedelia, RADIDAS has a futuristic take on modern disco. The band began as a self-produced project four years ago in their hometown of Maidstone, Kent; where they spent several months developing their unique sound by experimenting with loops, synths and samples via home recordings. They released their debut EP ‘Dream Button’ digitally and as a limited vinyl pressing in July 2016 and have since played alongside the likes of Wolf Alice, Lets Eat Grandma, and Bat for Lashes at Dreamland Margate, as well as supporting slots for STATS, Indoor Pets, Bloody Knees, The Eskimo Chain, Two Tribes, LELO and Merlin Tonto. Their singles ‘Miles Per Yeah’, ‘Shockwave’, Do It’ and latest release ‘Daisy Chain’ have all featured on BBC Introducing Kent. RADIDAS kicks it up a notch for 2021 by setting aside their live drum and guitar setup, focusing the sound more towards their electronic disco roots. Favouring drum machines, samplers and synthesizers to help realise their vision and bring their futuristic disco vibe to life.
Melting Vinyl looks forward to welcoming each of these artists to The Komedia this October in a celebration of our staff and their associations.
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN OUR MAIN SPACE – KOMEDIA DOWNSTAIRS
AGES 14+ (UNDER 16s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)