April 26, 2019
Math rock and post-hardcore four-piece Lost in the Riots make their comeback with storming new album Bonds.
They want to celebrate with you and are bringing Poly-Math and Fall Of Messiah for the ride. This will be the first place you can get your hands on a copy of the album.
Presented by Chaos Theory.
April 5, 2019
Chaos Theory presents an evening of noise, math rock, prog and post-rock, as we celebrate Bristol trio Memory Of Elephant’s debut album Beachballin’. This will be the first place you’ll be able to pick up a copy.
Memory of Elephants – Noisy cacophony, spliced with intricately complex composition, spliced with soaring post-rock jams. Always an amazing time.
HAG – Riotous punk and stoner rock from the London trio.
Upcdownc – Krautrock meets heavy sludge. After their brilliant set at 9 Years Of Chaos, we couldn’t wait to get them back.
- There’s a small step into the building with an additional two steps up to the bar level
- The live music venue is on the first floor, up two flights of steps
- There is a railing on the right side of the stairs up until the top five steps, when it stops
- There are ample unisex toilets on both floors
- There is a small bar in the upstairs venue, limited to five different brands of canned beer, cider and soft drinks
March 22, 2019
Chaos Theory presents the ideal soundtrack to your next intergalactic voyage, Welsh psych heavyweights Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard launch their third album.
Support comes from heavy stoner stalwarts Elephant Tree.
- The venue is located up a long, narrow flight of 27 steps, with a handrail running along both sides
- There are toilets for separate genders on both floors
- There is a bar upstairs serving spirits, wines and bottled beers
October 12, 2018 – October 13, 2018
Local Stoner Rock legends EARTHTIDE are back (with Jager) to bruise your soul with fat riffs of epic proportions!
The Fighting Cocks debut for the AWESOME heavy psych stoners Black Helium (not to be missed) and Nunchucker return to mess with your brain with their unrepentant Hard Rock n Roll!!!
If you dig fat heavy RIFFS then this has your name on it.
Doors at 8. Late bar open till 1am. The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ bar and venue…. pls bring ID to avoid disappointment.
Sponsored by Fireball Whisky
July 14, 2018 – July 15, 2018
COURTESY GROUP – Think Birthday Party meets Captain Beefheart and you won’t be far off. In town to launch their long awaited follow up to the acclaimed Tradesman’s Entrance album their second LP is entitled Second City Liquor and contains all the usual sonic bluster and acerbic wit you’ve come to expect.
“Here’s Hutchins, the howling faggot and pea-fuelled visionary, vindicated at last, and at his finest where precipitous and sluggardly guitars fabricate a kind of psychedelic drizzle, a dying sun glimpsed through an industrial smog.” Stewart Lee/ THE SUNDAY TIMES****
“Blue-collar Brummie Beefheart, mighty mangled tunes and riffage, great lyrics and attitude, a fine name: what more do you want from a group ?!” John Cooper Clarke.
THE DRIFT – Garage punk ensemble with a hint of Pixie-esque grit back on home turf to push their new CD of fiercely digested garage punk nuggets. Ex Deptford Beach Babes & Probing Cranks.
LOFE – Wholegrain and far from seeded and rising fast in the south yeast. Avant beats, elastic band bass and a lavish dollop of Quobble & speak. Ex Brain Of Morbius & One True Dog well and truly off the leash
DJ Hemming Tong until 2am punk/post-punk/charity shop finds
FREE before 9pm £5 after
June 29, 2018 – June 30, 2018
Proudly presented by The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue and Bangers Embrace Presents
No strangers to the dingy, damp and dark back room of the Fighting Cocks, the Skinny Milk double come to deliver another blast of psychedelic, fuzzed up freak out garage rock!
And they’re joined once again by our Southend two man squad, Suspects on Cool Thing Records. If you need a refresher course… imagine if QOTSA released stuff in the early 90s.
And we welcome first timers GLOO to Kingston. Bratty Britrock from the southern coast. These guys are not to be missed… take our word for it. You’ve been warned.
Doors at 8pm
Late bar open til 1am
The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ bar and venue so please bring ID to avoid disappointment.
Sponsored by Fireball UK
June 15, 2018 – June 16, 2018
Dog of Man bring the sound of the filth stricken basement, fizzing electric accordion and angular guitar together in a glorious cacophony of bitcrushed, ambient and melodic acid-punk that will leave your jaw hanging beside your pasty white ankles. https://dogofman.bandcamp.com/
Ham Legion play a collision of beaming up beat power pop, with grinding grungy outbursts, dramatic changes of mood, tonnes of vocals, sudden passages of twistingly epic prog then moments of restrained delivery and somber reflection. https://ham-legion.bandcamp.com
Crystal Piss: Local band playing garage punk. Piss to the wall, fuck em all! https://crystalpiss.bandcamp.com/releases
Hemming Tong: Bromley contingent reject plays garage punk/punk rock/post punk/new wave on vinyl!
Free before 9pm, £3 after
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