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PLUG Silent Club Night NYE Party

Tuesday 31st December
Firebug, Leicester

Plug returns to it’s regular New Years Eve slot at Firebug.

Three channel silent disco. We’ll be pulling out all the stops to make it our best NYE yet.

£10 deposit / £5 returned

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Peaness

Monday 27th January
Firebug, Leicester

Formed late 2014 in Chester university digs, the three-piece band Peaness write catchy, fuzzy, harmony driven indie-pop songs about love, friendship, frustrations, Brexit and food waste.

With their debut album due early 2020, the band are cited as ones to watch for the year ahead.

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Nervus & Itoldyouiwouldeatyou

Thursday 6th February
The Soundhouse, Leicester

“…with such a deft grasp of songwriting, Nervus occupy a field of their own here.” – Kerrang
“‘Everything Dies’ is just the start of something brilliant for one of the nation’s best new bands.” – Upset
“…Nervus are striding out as one of Britain’s most important punk bands.” – DIY
“…every single song on Everything Dies is an absolute banger.” – The Mind Noise Network
“Nervus are outstanding. They are fresh, catchy and have a message which is damn important.” – Ramzine

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VLMV & Codes in the Clouds

Thursday 2nd April
Bishop Street Church, Leicester

VLMV (pronounced “Alma”) released their critically-acclaimed debut on Fierce Panda Records in August 2015, followed by a collection of remixes, and the 2018 album Stranded, Not Lost.
Formed by Pete Lambrou and joined by fellow Codes In The Clouds member Ciaran Morahan, the UK-based duo deploy loop stations, delay pedals, piano and strings to create expansive, lush songs described as “quietly epic…like a beam of light through a dark, cold night.” (BBC6 Music). The Independent praised the group’s debut record, calling it “Breath-taking in its scope…a shimmering soundscape of delicate ethereal beauty.”

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Battles

Tuesday 5th May
The Y Theatre, Leicester

Battles return with their fourth album ​Juice B Crypts​ ​via ​Warp Records​. Following in the wake of its complex, mind-bending predecessors ​Mirrored​, ​Gloss Drop​, ​and ​La Di Da Di​, the new full length is a sensory overload of information that throws everything you thought you knew about the storied art-rock supergroup into flux once again. The band’s redefined line-up of ​Ian Williams (keys, guitar, electronics) and ​John Stanier​ (drums) is at the core of the covertly named ​Juice B Crypts, which was​ ​produced and mixed by ​Chris Tabron​ (​Trash Talk​, ​Beyonce​, ​Mobb Deep​, ​Ratking​)​. Marrying synthesizer loops, cut-throat drum patterns, and cyclical riffs, the album flirts with new technology, questions of authenticity, and the technicalities of reinventing the wheel at the eleventh hour.

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Grace Petrie

Friday 22nd May
Haymarket Theatre, Leicester

Leicester’s own Grace Petrie has announced a huge show at the city’s Haymarket Theatre, marking her first hometown headline show for two years, and a triumphant culmination of the touring for her 2018 crowdfunded album ‘Queer as Folk. 2019 saw her head out on an arena tour in support of Frank Turner and Jimmy Eat World, and join The Guilty Feminist tour, including a visit to Leicester’s De Montfort Hall.

A folk singer, songwriter and activist, Grace has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly since she first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare. She has racked up tour supports with Emmy the Great and Billy Bragg, and made her mark in the comedy scene supporting comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long. She has also collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk, including Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger.

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Forgotten Futures

Saturday 30th May
Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

A new all day event from The Robot Needs Home Collective taking over all of Attenborough Arts Centre – Hall, Galleries and Studios – and filling them with music and art – often simultaneously.

More info and our first line-up announcement coming soon.

Early Bird tickets on sale now.

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