January 5, 2018 – January 6, 2018
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!
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!
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 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!
December 31, 2017 – January 1, 2018
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.
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.
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***
NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED.
YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.
Sponsored by Sailor Jerry
November 25, 2017 – November 26, 2017
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
November 24, 2017
Jackknife seizure, Dogtown Dojo, Tenyson, gramma Vedetta, hosted by Just William. Heavy riffs and stoner vibes £5 all night!
November 4, 2017 – November 5, 2017
The Fighting Cocks Presents:
FREE ENTRY Punk rock n roll party!! Not to be missed! Bar open till 1am!!!!
March 11, 2017 – March 12, 2017
Ladies and gents! Chaos Theory presents a one-off special event packed with live music, film, spoken word, card games and other tricks, all draped in a haze of noir, blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll.
There will be an early opening treat for all of those in the café out front before the main performances begin…
Georges Kaplan Presents… with actor Phil Philmar: spoken word narratives of Georges with musical accompaniment and film projections. We will screen ‘Can’t Say It Is ‘Cause it Ain’t’ (90 seconds) and ‘How it All Began’ (2:41) followed by a montage of old films. There will be covers of Twin Peaks songs for the second half of this set.
The EP will be sold as download codes on custom-made playing cards.
Main venue space:
Jonny Halifax and The Howling Truth
Rock ‘n’ roll punk blues filtered through a psychedelic swamp.
Jonny Halifax (vocals, lap steel, harmonica, rhythm machine) and musical partner Marvin (guitar and percussion) conjure an unholy brew of Suicide, Captain Beefheart and sonic drone.
They’ve collaborated with Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood, have supported or toured with The Jim Jones Revue, Bob Log III, The Magic Band, Henry’s Funeral Shoe, Orange Goblin, HECK, Endless Boogie, Bad Guys, Cult Of Dom Keller, and have been well received at festivals ranging between Freakshow Fest (France), Glastonbury and Deep Blues Festival (US).
Described as akin to prime Black Sabbath re-tooling the Delta blues in a deserted Black Country steelworks, with Hammer horror appeal, expect murky scuzz and catchy riffs.
“Incredibly enjoyable” – MetalRecusants
Georges Kaplan Presents… (EP launch)
A musical duo hailing from London’s gnarled and twisting streets, who in all things take their cue from their leader Georges Kaplan.
Careering across the boundaries of blues, jazz, noir and punk, this piano and saxophone duo create a delightfully seedy atmosphere, calling back to the time of steamy alleys and underground hideaways.
One of the first bands to play at The Jazz Market in 2010, it will be great to see them launch their new EP ’4 Card Trick’ tonight.
This trio have been creating an unapologetic and relentlessly driving sound since 2011, and have recently been joined by Adam Betts (Three Trapped Tigers) on drums.
Their sound of timeless, menacing power is a rare combination of time-honoured rock ‘n’ roll antics, wholesome illustrative songwriting and blinding musicianship. Their raw, monster trucking, sexy terrain captures the spirit of Captain Beefheart, Muddy Waters and Albert Ayler at his funkiest, to brutal effect.
Having released two EPs: ‘Belly’ and ‘Pokie Eye’ in 2014; Snack Family have toured the UK and shared bills with the likes of Nissenenmondai, Gallon Drunk, Evil Blizzard, The Cesarians, Hot Head Show, Cowtown, Peluché, Eagulls, Dead Rider, Get the Blessing and many others; and appeared at Wickerman, Threadfest, Match & Fuse and Larmer Tree festivals.
Snack Family have recently finished their debut full length album: ‘Bunny’; which is hoped for a 2017 release.
“Replete with gravelly drumbeats, striptease guitars and the most gut-twisting Sax we’ve heard in yonks” – NME
“If Nick Cave was the lead singer of Morphine it would have sounded like Snack Family.” Noisey
“An unlikely middle ground between Battles and The Birthday Party.” The Quietus
January 26, 2017
In support of and dedicated to Minesweeper Collective, a NIGHT OF FUZZ & HEAVY GROOVE at mighty The Black Heart in Camden!
‘Abandon all hope, ye who enter here’
Yep, Dante was right! This one’s going to be a kick-arse gig from start to end, people. All we MUST ask you to do is not to tell your parents about it, but rather spread the voice out to your friends & pets, girlfriend, boyfriend, buddies, trip-buddies, f**k-buddies and inflatable dollies too
It’s FREE ENTRY and for goodness’ sake, you shouldn’t dare missing it!
Straight from Hell, the Bands;
Hard-hitting, drum-destroying rock & roll noise
“Progressive desert doom stoner groove noise sludge”
Yelled over filfy downtuned retro blues