General News

APPEARING ON Monday, January 28th, 2013

The Telford’s What’s On App [+]

Telford’s Warehouse in Chester, one of the north west’s leading live music venues, announces the launch of a mobile app for its customers. The app provides information about forthcoming events at the venue and is completely free to download. The app comes in Android and iPhone versions, both are available now.

The mobile application has been developed by Deeside based Samarind Limited, one of the UK’s longest established bespoke software houses. Samarind’s software director, Miranda Pothiawala explains: “We’re known for developing world class business critical software applications, both for Windows and the web, but we’re not yet widely known for developing mobile applications. We’re delighted to partner with Telford’s to develop something that’s actually very simple, but has a recognisable value. The sign of a good application is its usefulness and not its complexity, and so we hope that Telford’s customers will embrace this user-friendly gadget to keep in touch with events, wherever they are.”

Jeremy Horrill, Telford’s owner added, “Telford’s has been here for a long time, but we like to be in tune with our customers’ needs. We already have several thousand followers on Twitter and Facebook, and so the mobile app seems an appropriate addition. We hope all our customers young, and once young, will embrace this latest addition to our communication channels.”

To download the app simply visit iTunes Store or the Android Marketplace and search for “Telford’s”.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Catfish & The Bottlemen with support The Maydays [+]

Free Before 9pm. £4 Thereafter

Catfish and the Bottlemen are a rock and roll band. Four lads with songs that are loud, explosive, sexy and young – and full of guitars.

Songs about regular stuff, everyday tales of love and lust. What happens when the lights go down. All delivered with a bright-eyed charm which is all their own.

Relentless touring has honed an explosive live performance which belongs on a big stage.

Based around a nucleus of childhood friends who grew up and learned to play music together in Llandudno, North Wales, Catfish and the Bottlemen finalised their line-up just two years ago.
Since then they have pursued a relentless schedule of touring which has taken them to virtually every corner of the UK as well as Ireland, Austria and Germany.

“We are all about bringing back the buzz of live music,” says singer, guitarist, songwriter and all-purpose ringleader Van McCann, 20.

Elder statesman of the band is 22 year old guitarist Billy Bibby, the man who first taught Van to play. They are joined by bookish bass player Benji Blakeway, 22, and rock-solid drum-meister Rob “Dr Bob” Hall, aged just 19.

Don’t try and pin these lads down: while journalists compare them to The Libertines, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and The Kooks, their own listening is focused on classics like Van Morrison and Elvis Presley. Guitarist Billy cites Mark Knopfler as a hero.

Over the past two years Catfish and the Bottlemen have self-released two singles and two EPs as they have built a following of manic intensity. “When you have people who travel hundreds of miles to see you, that’s an amazing commitment,” says McCann. “It makes us even more determined to put on a great show.”

The Maydays

A five piece from Wrexham fronted by brothers Keano and Nick who create classic guitar music that oozes up beat pop sweetness!!

The Maydays bring a thoroughly dancable brand of jangly indie that’s made for the summer and provides the perfect way to loosen up at the start of a Saturday night.

Definitely one for those in tight jackets and skinny jeans feeling nostalgic for 2007.

“Arctic Monkeys/Libertine-esque. One of the tightest bands around, they put many of their peers to shame” Wrexham Music Magazine

“A clattering riot of guitars with down to earth lyrics. sure to do well” Shoot in Paris DJ’s

www.themaydaysmusic.co.uk


 
APPEARING ON Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

REPENT feat. The Black Butterfly [+]

Free Entry

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The Sound You’ll Hear (aka THE SUPREME TRUTH)

GOOD STRONG MUSIC. It will be both VARIOUS and EXTRA SPESH. We do not understand the point of Rihanna but we know that Wu-Tang are forever.

Humans (aka The GOOD and the BADASS)

We play music for good people who have ears and like denim: skinny jeans, baggy jeans, cut-off into hot-pants jeans. And jeans that have Nice’d Up a Dance or two in their time

Drinking (aka The RAPTURE aka The LIBATION)

Two pint buzz is the world’s best buzz: we sell pints. Two-cocktail buzz is also excellent and often too expensive: but not here. Two for one on a variety of lip-smacking brain-shaking cocktails.

Tequila (aka The TEMPTATION of Jesus Chris)

In the year 1600, Tequila was invented by crazy a Mexican especially for lco Cestrians. THAT’s YOU! Together we will celebrate the intelligence and kindness of Don Pedro Sanchez de Tagle by letting you pay 100pesos £1 for one Tequila. Mucho Calor: No Doubt.


 
APPEARING ON Friday, October 11th, 2013

TELFORD’S ANNUAL BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL [+]

Free Before 9, £4 Thereafter

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Friday October the 11th sees the return of Telford’s October Beer, Cider and Folk festival and this year as we’re also celebrating our 20th birthday, it’s going to be three day session!  That’s right from 6pm on the Friday evening until close of business Sunday night there will be top quality beer, cider and music on offer every hour we’re open.

With over 30 regional and national real ales and ciders on offer over the course of the weekend, as well as our usual selection of national and international beers, it promises to be a fantastic weekend. Throw in a selection of the best Live Music acts from Chester and the surrounding areas, including the likes of Rusty Mahone & Friends, Duncan Disorderly & The Scallywags, The Mark Henderson Band  & many more and the party is already in full swing. To finish off the mix we will also be serving an extended range of snacks.

Entry is based on our usual weekend club night, free before 9pm and £4 on the door after with the event running from 6 pm on the Friday until close at 2 am, from 12 noon on Saturday until close at 2am. We will have the bars open again Sunday from 12 noon throughout the evening so come down for our Open Mic session hosted by The Mark Henderson Band, with free entry all day.

Telford's Warehouse 20th Birthday Beer & Cider Festival Tasting Notes

Telford’s Warehouse 20th Birthday Beer & Cider Festival Tasting Notes

 

Live Music From – Duncan Disorderly & The Scallywags

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You’ve seen them at every festival. You might of even caught them
playing naked. EVERYONE knows the Scallywags. Bringing pure
happiness to the stage with each musician adding their touch. The
festival spirit is in their roots!! Wherever they go the party follows!!
Playing Stomping, Gypsy, Rumba, Reggae, Swing with a Shiny
African soul, heart felt harmonies, catchy melodies and a positive
message. The Scallywags Keep you dancing from dusk until dawn.
This is World Music, Party Music, Adventure Music.
Goodtimes music!!!

 
APPEARING ON Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Soar Angelic Festival – Chemistry Lane + Repent DJ’s [+]

Free Entry

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Bridging the gap between the intensity and momentum of a rock band, and the clinical electro loops of dance floor hypnosis, Chemistry Lane surf waves of paranoia that redirect your gaze toward the illusion, like slight of hand in reverse.

Influences range far and wide from shoegaze and orchestral post-rock bands like Slowdive, Spiritualized and Godspeed! You Black Emperor, to new wave groups such and Talking Heads and Echo and the Bunnymen.  Recent appreciation for bands such as Deerhunter and The Phantom Band have allowed the group to unlock a new direction.

Chemistry Lane combine the dreaminess of experimental indie with a layered instrumental depth of sound that results in powerful, almost hypnotic melodies and warm spine tingling atmospheres.

“Melody twists through a perfect storm of oceansize guitars, dark grooves and brooding beats.”


 
APPEARING ON Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Soar Angelic Festival – White Noise Sound [+]

Plus support The Wild Eyes

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

advanced tickets from www.gigantic.com / www.seetickets.com *

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White Noise Sound

Assembled in Swansea, Wales in 2006, White Noise Sound chose to isolate themselves from all around them while they conjured their own particular wall of sound – at once relentlessly pulsating and blissed-out.

Quickly the band began to incite label and media attention and their white-label demos started to receive airplay in the UK (from the likes of Steve Lamacq and Bethan Elfyn at BBC Radio 1), Europe and the US.

After honing their craft across the UK and through Europe – touring with the likes of The Warlocks, Spectrum, Mark Gardener (Ride) and the Super Furry Animals, and sharing the stage with members of Spacemen 3, Spiritualized and the Brian Jones Town Massacre – the sextet completed their debut album in March 2010 with the assistance of Pete Kember (Spacemen 3 / Spectrum / E.A.R) and magician Cian Ciaran (Super Furry Animals).

A month later, WNS signed to California based label Alive Records – whose back-catalogue, amongst many others, includes releases from The Black Keys, Beachwood Sparks, Iggy Pop and James Willamson, T-Model Ford and The Soledad Brothers.

The band’s eponymous debut was officially released 21.09.10 (US) / 17.01.11 (UK) to widespread critical acclaim and WNS toured through Europe in its support.

2011 / 2012 saw WNS collaborate with Belfast techno DJ Phil Kieran, the product of which was a Beatport chart-topping single – with remixes by the likes of Maya Jane Coles – and two exclusive live shows in Cardiff and at the MTV EMA fringe festival in Belfast.

WNS2, the band’s second album, was completed in early 2014; mixing and production duties were undertaken by Phil Kieran and Cian Ciaran with the release to follow later in the year.

 

The Wild Eyes

Hailing from North Wales, now based in Liverpool, the trio released their debut 7”, ‘I Look Good On You’, in 2012. This blazing nugget of garage rock delirium was backed with the hypnotic, krautrock inflected grooves of ‘Too Much’. Both sides received radio play on BBC Radio Wales and Merseyside, and led to acclaimed appearances at Liverpool Psych Fest, Focus Wales, Liverpool Sound City and the Liverpool International Music Festival.
An outbreak of gigs across the country saw the band earn a fierce live reputation, as they bared their awe at the still potent power of rock n’ roll, burning with an intensity born in the small towns of their youth. Sharing bills with acts as diverse as Deap Vally, Night Beats, Stealing Sheep and label-mates The Lucid Dream, the group made allies and won fans far and wide in their pursuit of aural transcendence. The Wild Eyes are drenched in reverb, mystery and sweat.

In late 2013 the band expanded into a four piece and entered the studio with local weird-pop heroes Clinic to commence work on their debut LP. An experiment in telepathy and alchemy, the result is due to be released in 2014. In preparation for its unveiling, the band are due to embark on a series of gigs across the UK, with festival appearances being scheduled for the summer.

Call it psych, call it art-rock, call it rock n’ roll, all petty fuss is eschewed by this band of obsessives, in love and enthralled with the purity and noise of pop music.

*guarantees entry after 9pm, non refundable for arrival before 9pm.


 
APPEARING ON Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Soar Angelic Festival – Three Dimensional Tanx [+]

Plus Support Balduin & Lords Of Thyme

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

advanced tickets from www.gigantic.com / www.seetickets.com *

Saturday is the climax of Soar Angelic with a whole day of goings on. The afternoon will see the dancefloor transform into a relaxed arthouse style cinema with retro, psychedelic and abstract cult film screenings complete with a snack kiosk serving flavoured popcorn. Plus a record fair will stand in our bottom bar area with stalls from VOD Music, Grey & Pink plus Woodstock Records. All this topped of with the evenings bands courtesy of Sunstone Records.

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Three Dimensional Tanx

These days, the music press is littered with bands described as ‘psychedelic’, ‘drone-rock’, ‘with hints of Krautrock’ and so on. In their own high-energy way, Lancaster/Manchester-based Three Dimensional Tanx have been ploughing this particular furrow for over 10 years now. During this time, they have been ‘sound carriers’ for Can man Damo Suzuki, performed at Tate Britain with artist Linder, played at a Spacemen 3 art exhibition at the request of Will Carruthers (Spacemen 3, Spiritualised, Dead Skeletons) and smashed it at 2013’s Liverpool Psych Fest.

Their live reputation is so fierce, that they managed to get a full crowd at Liverpool Psych Fest even though their set clashed with Fuzz and Hookworms. They’ve also played with bands like White Hills, Gnod, Trembling Bells, Lucid Dream, the Cosmic Dead, Helicon and many more from the UK’s psych-scene.

The band’s recorded work was on hiatus as former guitarist David Blackwell left to concentrate full-time on the Lovely Eggs. However, with two new members, the now 5-piece Three Dimensional Tanx set to work creating a new album for a new era.

Album opener ‘I Am Go’ is just over 2 minutes worth of psych-garage-rock. ‘Caterpillar’ is a stoned-groove that starts off almost ‘baggy’ and builds up so much it ends up NEU!-ishly monolithic. ‘Loose Id Syd’ encapsulates the MC5 and Stooges energetic riffing with early Who drums splattered all over it. Elsewhere, there’s the swirling, intense ‘Here Come the Flies’, the multi-layered onslaught of ‘Backwards Telescope’ the synth/sequencer/drum-machine-based ‘Clark’s Momentum’ and four more tracks that are all different but share the unique Tanx approach.

The dynamic rhythm section propels the band with a rarely encountered ferocity. All kinds of electric guitars, their trademark 60’s Philicorda organ, a host of synths, electronics, and even electrified zithers and harp make for a vivid soundscape. The vocals are sometimes deep in the mix, at other times biting like a rabid John Lydon. If the live sound is sometimes a wall of noise, then the studio album reveals the riffs, motifs, interplay and other subtleties. But this is committed rock n roll.

Balduin with Lords Of Thyme

Balduin was born in Bern, Switzerland in December 1978.

He wrote his first song at the tender age of 8. Later, as part alchemist, multi-instrumentalist, he decided to form his one-man band called “Creative Cookery”.

It’s not easy painting words for Balduin. Creative cookery with a drop of alchemy and nostalgic mellotronic ingredients? Lysergic meltdown of cinematic and psychedelic audiophilatelies.

The Lords of Thyme are from the Southern English Midlands. With an eye towards the crystalline acid folk of Pentangle and rougher hue of John Martyn and Mr Fox, these acid folk rockers are a welcome addition to the Sunstone catalogue.

They were formed after ex-Circulus members Joe Woolley, Tali Trow and Pat Kenneally decided to make a record together. Now bolstered by the pristine voice of folk songstress and Belle of London City Michelle Griffiths, the Lords are touring the UK to promote their debut single, lovingly mixed by John Wood (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Nico, The Incredible String Band)

The band plan to enter the studio after their UK tour, to work on a follow up, for release in the late summer.

*guarantees entry after 9pm, non refundable for arrival before 9pm.


 
APPEARING ON Monday, September 1st, 2014

Chester Food Assembly Launch with music from Ashley Fayth [+]

From 6:30pm

Food Assembly

Please join us for the launch of the The Chester Food Assembly on Monday 1st Sep 6.30pm-8.30pm. It will be an evening of tasting, mingling, music and learning more about the food assembly. Local singer Ashley Fayth will provide the tunes and there will be plenty of local food to sample. You will also have the chance to meet some of top food producers in Cheshire and the people behind the food assembly. It is a free event.

 

The Food Assembly is a new food model enabling people to buy local food directly from farmers and food producers online and collect the food from a local venue (Telford’s) where they can meet the people who made it. The Chester Food Assembly will be the second Food Assembly to launch in the UK and the first in the north of England. To find out more find them at www.foodassembly.com