Area 11 | Bristol
Bedlam Bookings Present
Support from OCTOBER DRIFT & Misery Kids
Plus local support Sinclair
The Fleece, Bristol
Doors 7:30pm // All Ages (under 16s accompanied by an adult) // £11 ADV or £13 OTD
Area 11 are a British four-piece band who to date have released two studio albums and three EPs. Both of their albums ‘All The Lights In The Sky’ and ‘Modern Synthesis’ have enjoyed chart successes usually unheard of for this breed of independent band. The group’s genre remains ever hard to define as their music ranges from sweeping electronic soundscapes to dance-rock anthems to understated acoustic songs. Suitably their songs range in concept from the cerebral and abstract to the nostalgic and personal.
Always looking to find new ways to share their music with the world, Area 11 embrace modern production and distribution technologies. They’ve had their music featured on some of the UK’s biggest YouTube channels as well as by leading Japanese video game companies and more traditional print and Television media including BBC1, ITV, MTV, Kerrang, Rocksound and Scuzz. Area 11 is Sparkles*, Jonathan Kogan (Kogie), Alex Parvis and Leo Taylor.
Selling out some of the best small venues in Britain thanks to a flourishing reputation for live shows – The Independent
Sugar coated power-rock – Q Magazine
Bellowing bluster of guitars and thumping instrumentation that should act as a vehement and fully-charged bridge into wherever they might head next - Gold Flake Paint
When October Drift appeared at the start of 2015 with their beefy yet melodic sound, they had the confidence to win over audiences. Since then, from multiple tours up and down the UK, to growing online hype around their sparse but eloquent releases, they are becoming a major success story on the independent circuit.
And while staying independent and playing every town and city that will have you isn't exactly the stylish thing to do, October Drift's irresistible combination of feedback and harmonies deserves to shake every room in the country.
With shows at BBC6 Music Festival, Great Escape and a slot on The John Peel Stage at this years Glastonbury Festival already under their belts alongside a cult fan base spreading the word, and a focus too few peers in their position possess, the immediate future is very bright (and very loud).
Misery Kids is a new UK alternative pop/rock band. Their debut shows featured two sold-out dates with Cute Is What We Aim For and WSTR. They have been in the studio working on new music and their second single Strays will be released in early 2019. Find their debut track Never Enough on Spotify and all other streaming sites. All social media @miserykidsmusic
Sinclair: Described as Indie on a comedown. Huge things in store for these guys.