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May 11, 2018

Chaos Theory/Match& fuse present: The Display Team, Magnus Loom, Ms Mercy

Genre-fluid promoters of the weird and wacky Chaos Theory join forces with promoters of avant-garde jazz, prog and all manner of genre-colliding music Match&Fuse, to present a special lineup of audio oddities.

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The Display Team

Two years after Chaos Theory had the sheer giggly joy of working with this supergroup on their sold out album launch show.

Containing members of Nøught, Gong and Knifeworld, this prog-punk orchestra creates a heavy assault of surprisingly upbeat, melodic nonsense, resulting in something like a cross between The Specials and Mr Bungle.

“A beast with 24 limbs, and 6 brains fused into a sympathetic matrix of heady harmonies, ballistic brass, romping-stomping riffs and more “wonk” than a bad hedge.” – Sputnikmusic

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Magnus Loom

A heady mix of almost indefinable sounds, utilising heavy electronics, light-fingered instrumentation and falsetto vocals to result in a medley of experimental pop and punk. Of sorts.

“A cornucopia of brightly burning pitches and rhythms.” – Folk and Honey

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Ms Mercy (launch gig)

A new noise project of total chaos, rock, metal, noise, prog, punk and more, featuring members of WorldService Project. A brilliant FNM/SOAD/Bunglesque experience.

Start: May 11, 2018 7:30 pm
End: May 11, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: New River Studios
Phone: 07794 450127
Address:
199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: £6

May 4, 2018

The Facemelter at NRS

This month, Chaos Theory’s long-running event is in a different venue for a change! And all for an immense display of jawdropping math rock glory.

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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 blew us away at when playing with Zolle last year and with and at The Facemelter the year before. Come and wrap your noodles around this sound.

“A psychedelic, noisy twist on their math-rock sound.” – Atom Smasher Music

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Codices

A band we saw playing with Lost In The Riots last year, and one who’s made a strong start to their career with their debut EP ‘Illuminations’.

Sitting between exciting and pacey math rock and instrumental post-rock, they’re a hit with fans of any type of rock music.

“Reaching back into a time when math-rock and post-rock were closer than they are now” – Echoes And Dust

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A Werewolf!

A frantically awesome guitarist-drummer outfit playing what can only be described as a cacophonous mix of math rock and grindcore, with the party attitude of slam death metal.

Truly awesome stuff.

“Throws the listener around like a rag doll and is as majestic as it is uncomfortable.” – Louder Than War Magazine

Start: May 4, 2018 7:30 pm
End: May 4, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: New River Studios
Phone: 07794 450127
Address:
199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: £6

April 12, 2018

CLUB GEOFF at The Windmill

Club Geoff presents a new night of experimental alternative sounds with The Infinite Three (hypnotic psychedelic post-punk cosmic idiocy from ex-members of Cindytalk and GOD), Nasty Little Lonely (industrial post punk noisy stuff from Bristol) and Electric Elizabeth (investigative sounds from metal buckets, field recordings and beyond).

Start: April 12, 2018 7:30 pm
End: April 12, 2018 11:30 pm
Venue: The Windmill
Address:
22 Blenheim Gardens, London, SW2 5BZ, United Kingdom
Cost: 4

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 24, 2017 – November 25, 2017

Earthtide, Iron Bastards, Swearwolves, We Die Heroes FREE ENTRY

The Fighting Cocks & Bangers Embrace Presents:
A night full of heavy as fuck Rock n Roll!!! Featuring local heavy hitters EARTHTIDE and all the way from France via Southend we have Iron Bastards with feroucious fast paced rock n roll! Even more local demoltion in the form of Swearwolves and classic heavy rockers We Die Heroes! Are you ready? ARE YOU READY?!!
FREE ENTRY SHOW!!!!
Free Jager shots during Earthtide set!!!!
18+ Bring ID
Bar til 1am, last entry 11pm.

more info – https://www.facebook.com/events/181038282464754

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 24, 2017 7:30 pm
End: November 25, 2017 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Rd, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

November 20, 2017 – November 21, 2017

Fighting Cocks & Bangers Embrace, Kingston Presents – Sonic Boom Six, The Burnt Tapes, Just Say Nay, Our Lives In Cinema FREE ENTRY!!!

Fighting Cocks & Bangers Embrace, Kingston Presents

Sonic Boom Six
The Burnt Tapes
Just Say Nay
Our Lives In Cinema

FREE ENTRY!!! First come first served
Bar open till 12am!

Manchester’s Sonic Boom Six are described by Kerrang! as “taking ska, pop, grime, dubstep, punk & metal apart then rebuilding them as a hyperactive hybrid”.

Sonic Boom Six (often shortened to SB6) are a five-piece rock band from Manchester, United Kingdom. Their eclectic sound combines different elements of several genres and has been described by Kerrang! as “taking ska, pop, grime, dubstep, punk and metal apart, then rebuilding them as a hyperactive hybrid”.[1] Their lyrics tend to focus on social commentary with a live show known for “clashing activism and good times”. The band’s influences include Bad Brains, Public Enemy, The Fugees, The Specials, The Streets, and The Clash.

Start: November 20, 2017 7:00 pm
End: November 21, 2017 12:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Rd, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

October 7, 2017

Rockin’ The Mau Mau

An Alternative Gathering are back at west London’s finest dive bar and music venue to bring you an evening of alternative rock.

Yur Mum – An improbable band with an improbable name. Yur Mum is a blend of anything that’s loud, noisy and comes from the heart. They call it ‘road rage’ rock.

The Actions – “A dystopian dream that’ll pull you in and leave you wanting more ” – Gigslutz. “A massive sound you won’t forget about quickly” – Fame Magazine.

Holy Faction – NW London trio playing funky post punk material that captures the essence of Magazine, the groove of Killing Joke and a hint of Wire, alongside a magic of their own.

Elsa – London based Singer songwriter guitarist on the rock edge. Heartfelt songs from a place of emotional honesty. influenced by American rock (grunge/metal), classical and folk music.

Music From 7.45pm

£3 Entry

Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/2064386170455298

Start: October 7, 2017 7:45 pm
End: October 7, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: Mau Mau Bar
Phone: 020 7229 8528
Address:
265 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LR, United Kingdom
Cost: £3 OTD