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April 6, 2018 – April 7, 2018

Skinny Milk, Model Citizens, Suspects FREE ENTRY

The Fighting Cocks finally presents unto you an evening of duos, couples and twosomes, if you will.

It seems less is more these days and we’re going to let these three bands prove it.

We excitedly welcome back SKiNNY MiLK from Brighton. These two fuzzy psychonauts have played for us on various occasions including last years NYE party. Since then they have played and blasted every watering hole and venue in the UK, including being the backing band for Castle Face Records’ Male Gaze on their UK and Euro tour last month. Be sure to have your ear plugs in deep and your mouth guards in. You’ve been warned.

Support comes from Kingstons finest, Model Citizens. Beating you down with desert rock vibes, uncompromising charm and good looks.

And doubly excited to introduce Southends partners in crime, Suspects. We don’t know how these two have managed to stay under the radar for so long… But we’re glad they finally surfaced. Get down early to witness their shear power of punk and grunge rock.

Start: April 6, 2018 8:00 pm
End: April 7, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: the fighting cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston upon thames, kt2 6qa, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

March 24, 2018

The Fighting Cocks 18th Birthday Party w/ Henri Herbert, Love Me Tenders, Kit Trigg FREE ENTRY

Let us take you back to March 2000: We had just entered the new Millenium awaiting flying cars and hover boards, Bill Clinton was President of the USA and Blink 182s All The Small Things was kept off the Number 1 spot by Geri Halliwell. It was also the same year we opened the doors to you ‘orrible lot at The Fighting Cocks and so finally, the day has come… Our 18th year at The Fighting Cocks… so what better way to celebrate than with one of our good ol’ fashioned bottle breaking tear up!

We’ve smashed ourselves to get this little shindig together and we cant wait to celebrate this milestone with each and every one of you.

So whats on the agenda we hear you ask. Well…
Taking the stage we’ve got the one and only Henri Herbert And The Fury. The former Jim Jones Revue pianist has been busting pianos all over the world in recent years and we’re utterly honored to have him and his crew don our grubby little stage. Lets boogie woogie!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuDTdBqb01Y

In support we welcome back the rock n roll drum and guitar duo The Love Me Tenders. They seem to be playing relentlessly recently and we’re stoked they’ve taken time out of their busy schedule to party with us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GusVqjBM7is

And if that’s not enough… we also have BBC Music Introducing darlings KIT TRIGG to kick you into shape with some cool as all hell blues rock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkTKolH–V8

Thirsty for more? Well, to keep you warm we’ll be throwing around some free shots from our sponsors Fireball UK Whisky!

FREE ENTRY
Late bar till 1am
Bring ID to avoid disappointment.

Start: March 24, 2018 8:00 pm
End: March 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

March 16, 2018

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Witchdoktors, Kult 45s FREE ENTRY

The Fighting Cocks and Bangers Embrace are proud and excited to present to you an evening of true rock n roll!!

Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind
Singer/ guitarist Jim Jones’s distinctive musical history has spanned several incarnations including The Jim Jones Revueu, Black Moses and Thee Hypnotics. Now with his new band, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Jones and crew are sailing further into dark musical waters in search of rare and exotic beasts.

Taking the band name from a book of social psychology, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind — the latest manifestation of Jones’s ever-evolving sonic vision!!

Support comes from two of FCs favourite rockers and rollers the WitchDoktors and The Kult 45s.

And the icing on the cake? This a FREE ENTRY show!! So please get down early to ensure your place in the mayhem!

More info to come. Keep your fingers on the trigger…

Start: March 16, 2018 8:00 pm
End: March 16, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

January 5, 2018 – January 6, 2018

Moto Vamp, Buddha Blood, The Get Rids, The Insights FREE ENTRY!

The Fighting Cocks and Bangers Embrace invite you to the first gig of 2018 and its a cracker! FREE ENTRY FREE ENTRY FREE ENTRY with late bar till 1am!

Moto Vamp
Raw power injected rock ‘n’ roll fronted by Los Angeles blues punk siren, Lily Marlene featuring JD KickDrum on the drums, the elusive Jared Fisher on lead guitar and garage rock stylings from James Meynell on bass. Expect a lethal dose of Russ Meyer-moto babe-psychedelic-garage-punk-madness!

https://youtu.be/WkeKkQgU28c

Buddha Blood
Buddha Blood formed at a New Year’s Eve party in 2012. Realising that they all shared a passion for psychedelic fuzz and dreamy melodies, they locked themselves away in a countryside cabin for nine months to develop a sound influenced by collective favourites such as Stone Roses, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Tame Impala. September 2013 saw them burst onto the Brighton scene supporting Night Beats, Cosmonauts and Holy Wave. Expect driving yet melodic riffs as well as whirling, spacey vocals.

The Get Rids
The Get Rids are a garage rock band from Brighton, formed a year ago through a shared desire to play live music and slowly ruin our hearing by playing too loud at band practice. With a shared love of bands such as Devo, Hot Snakes and Michael Jackson, they met when they were playing in various bands in the Brighton punk and hardcore scene. Once formed they spent a year rehearsing, telling everyone that they were honing their set, but in reality were too busy drinking. Having already had their first track ‘Smile’ played on BBC Introducing South and by Tom Robinson on BBC radio 6; they have a video for their title track ‘Smile’ made by a friend in the business and and Two EP’s out called ‘Move Juice’ and Mood Juice. The Album is Recorded and ready for release soon. Here’s a taste https://youtu.be/ZizRysJWMEA

The Insights
The Insights are a London based 3 piece garage rock band with strong 60’s influences, great rhythms and banging tunes. Working on new album out soon. Not to be missed!

Start: January 5, 2018 7:30 pm
End: January 6, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: the Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

December 31, 2017 – January 1, 2018

NYE at The Fighting Cocks KT2 – BLUE CARPET BAND, SKINNY MILK, SWEET JONNY!!

We PARTY til the bell tolls!!! NYE 2017 Fuckers!!!

Here at The Fighting Cocks we pride ourselves on throwing the best parties all year round but nothing says celebration like NYE!! The beer will flow like wine and the whiskey flows like beer.

We’ll have live carnage from…..

The Blue Carpet Band
They havent stopped for the whole of 2017, playing every nook and cranny, bar and toilet venue of the UK. So were pleased as punch to have them play their last show of the year with us!

A powerhouse five-piece garage/ dirty rock’n'roll band. Classic blues-rock proponents such as The Yardbirds and early Rolling Stones mixing it up with New York punk and late 60′s protopunk. Think big riffs, 12-bar boogie and unstoppable energy.

SKiNNY MiLK
The band so nice we let them play twice (in 2 months!) After they played their last show we had several punters left with a hankering for this Brighton duo… dont let the name fool you, theres nothing skinny about these two noise makers… this is full fat psyched out fuzzed up garage punk.

Sweet Jonny
These guys may aswell become the FC resident band. We just fucking love them. Gutter garage rockers, sleazy n greasy with crackin hooks that’ll stick in your tiny mind till next year… hehe!

A FREE Sailor Jerry and mixer for each and everyone of you who ventures into venue… believe us, youre gonna need it with this lot.

All of this festivity for only a £5, bought in advance www.wegottickets.com/event/424985

***LAST ENTRY 11PM***
Late Bar!!
NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED.
YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.

Sponsored by Sailor Jerry

Start: December 31, 2017 8:00 pm
End: January 1, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: 5

November 25, 2017 – November 26, 2017

Nosebleed, Los Pepes, Violent Hearts, Love Me Tenders FREE ENTRY

The Fighting Cocks & Bangers Embrace Presents:

A KICKASS line up of DIRTY A.F Garage infused Punk Rock N Roll. FREE ENTRY!

Tearing their way down the country from Leeds we’re pleased as punch to finally have Nosebleed with us.

Los Pepes are bringing their powerpop to the Cocks and theyre bringing loud and catchy, youll be begging for more before their time is out.

Born in Las Vegas and brought back to Birmigham, The Violent Hearts play their cool as fuck rock n roll sprinkled with 80s goth and indie pop.

Opening the evening are power duo The Love Me Tenders. Smashing your lugs with 60′s Punk, Detroit Swamp Rock, Memphis Blues and Goddamn RocknRoll. Fuck yes!

Been gagging to get this bill happening and now its coming!!

Bar open till 1am. FREE ENTRY all night!

The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue
56 Old London Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT2 6QA

www.the-fighting-cocks.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/BangersEmbrace/

Start: November 25, 2017 8:00 pm
End: November 26, 2017 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Rd, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

November 24, 2017

Enter the dojo // a night of heavy riffs

Jackknife seizure, Dogtown Dojo, Tenyson, gramma Vedetta, hosted by Just William. Heavy riffs and stoner vibes £5 all night!

Start: November 24, 2017 7:30 pm
End: November 24, 2017 7:30 pm
Venue: The Scream Lounge
Phone: 07901875584
Address:
Croydon , Cr0 1dn , United Kingdom
Cost: 5

November 4, 2017 – November 5, 2017

The Zipheads, Sin Kings, Deathcaps FREE ENTRY!

The Fighting Cocks Presents:

The Zipheads
Sin Kings
Deathcaps

FREE ENTRY Punk rock n roll party!! Not to be missed! Bar open till 1am!!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1470360169722903

Start: November 4, 2017 8:00 pm
End: November 5, 2017 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Rd, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

August 4, 2017

The Facemelter: Zolle (Italy), Memory Of Elephants, Black Shape

Chaos Theory presents a night of incredible mathy punky jazzy noisey goodness in the August edition of their monthly night, brought to your ears from the recesses of Italy, Bristol and London

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Zolle

A manic, hard rock, math punk duo who create pristinely jarring beauty using copper drums and an aluminium guitar, and have just released their third album ‘Infesta’, recorded by Giulio Ragno Favero (Zu, Il Teatro degli Orrori, OvO, MoRkObOt, One Dimensional Man).

Sharing members with MoRkObOt, they’ve played alongside legends such as Obake, Zeus, Luminous Bodies, Casual Nun, Khünnt and Silent Front.

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Memory Of Elephants

A trio from Bristol who are insanely brilliant at making technically perfect math rock sound like noise and making noise rock sound like progressive perfection.

They absolutely killed it at The Facemelter last year and we can not wait to have them back!

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Black Shape

An awesome noise duo who have already kicked ass at The Windmill in Brixton. Born in the swamp three years ago, they’ve been trying to wade their way out ever since.

They’re recording a new EP with Wayne Adams at Bear Bites Horse Studio and will be launching it at The Facemelter!

Expect more scuzzy, sludgey noisey riffs.

Start: August 4, 2017 7:30 pm
End: August 4, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Black Heart
Phone: 020 7428 9730
Address:
3 Greenland Place, London, NW1 0AP, United Kingdom
Cost: £6

June 9, 2017

The Jazz Market: MoRkObOt, Shitwife, Warren Schoenbright

Chaos Theory presents a night of heavy noise, math metal, avant-jazz, electronica, hardcore and all round incredible musicianship!

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MoRkObOt

A completely perplexing trio from Italy, who’ve been going for twelve years. Their insane manic sounds, coupled with supremely tight musicianship, makes sure that audiences are blasted with an experience unlike any other.

Their dual-bass low-end sound shakes off any notion of sterile technicality, yet they still manage to deliver a perfect sound of interlocking slides, slams and slippery beats.

Listen to their latest album ‘GoRgO’ and come to witness this tornado of malicious psychedelia.

“Somewhere in the vortex of molten bass and schizophrenic time-signatures there’s a solid groove at play.” – The Skinny

“An effervescent cocktail of metal heaviosity, befuddling complexity and giddy punk intensity.” – Echoes And Dust

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Sh*twife

One of the most technically proficient bands ever to grace the stink of London. With the immense electronic prowess of producer Wayne Adams (Bear Bites Horse Studio, Death Pedals) and the driving intricate beats of Henri Grimes, one of the best drummers we’ve ever witnessed, Sh*twife build up noisey hardcore sounds that are awesome to dance to and awesome to stand there slack-jawwed and watch.

We’ve followed them around DIY parties in London for ages, and can’t wait to hear more bangers by these understated audionuts.

“The reward here – and Sh*twife’s ultimate sell – is hearing rock instrumentation grind against synthetic noises in a sweaty, twisted duel.” – Resident Advisor

“A dark visceral sound that gathers together the rage of Atari Teenage Riot, and the ferocity of Motorhead all fed through a laptop stuck on the ‘Gabba’ setting.” – Louder Than War Magazine

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Warren Schoenbright

A three piece experimental noise band who’ve been skulking through London’s murky underbelly for several years.

The release of their fifth EP ‘Subtropical’, which is the band’s first on Hominid Sounds, charts a new, heavier and more dense sonic direction. The introduction of spoken word offers a non linear narrative to the textural strata created by electronic samples, bass guitar and live drums. ‘Subtropical’ beckons one into a dark, distorted, swarming nowhere place.

“A deeply textural live experience” – Ave Noctum

“A beautifully minimalist atmosphere through their use of delicate electronics that were punctuated with bursts of fury.” – UK Scumscene

Start: June 9, 2017 7:30 pm
End: June 9, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Black Heart
Phone: 020 7428 9730
Address:
3 Greenland Place, London, NW1 0AP, United Kingdom
Cost: £7