Here's the first announcements for Stagfest 2017. Taking place in the Stag And Hounds over the Easter Bank Holiday, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th or April. We hosting 50 bands, an ale festival, a bbq and fingers crossed loads of sunshine.
On the right is the current list of bands with links to each and at the bottom is a soundcloud playlist!
Stag people x
Hands Off Gretel - punk rock
The Broken Bones Gentlemen's Club
- Heavy punk riffing
Screamin’ Miss Jackson and the
Slap Ya Mama Big Band - folk, skiffle
The Plainviews - post punk
Rita Lynch - rock
The Tame - grunge
Sam Whitlock - acoustic, folk
Alkahest - rock
The Rupees - pop, rock
Welcome Back Delta - rock, stoner
Stone Theory - blues, rock
Nicholson Heal - folk, pop
IRK - heavy, noise
Lambhorn - math, shoegaze
DOT - noise rock
Foxhol - noise rock
You Dirty Blue - blues punk
Discount Columbo - pop
HUT - rock
Frequency Cowboy - pop
Hush Mozey - indie
OSCA - indie, rock
Deccan Traps - heavy, groove
As a few of you already know the stag and hounds will be handed back by ourselves at the end of May. But we're announcing it officially today so everyone is in the know. Through a series of events and circumstances (some out of our control) we have looked at the books and it's not viable for us to carry on to see the contract out. Our final weekend will be the 26th, 27th and 28th May 2017. Thanks for all the help and support over the last 6 year. We've had a right laugh and we'll be back in other forms and guises before you know it.
The Stag And Hounds Team
Friday 10th March: Buffalo Frame / Cloudy Apple / Chokobo / Elemento / The Dead Romantics / The Forgetting Curve / Thelema
We're pleased to announce our latest showcase night. This time around featuring Buffalo Frame / Cloudy Apple / Chokobo / Elemento / The Dead Romantics / The Forgetting Curve / Thelema. All for just £5! Tickets available direct from the bands.
More details and links below!
Buffalo Frame are a powerful, hard hitting three piece playing heavy blues/psychedelia.
'Chokobo' are a psych four piece trying to emulate (in musical terms) that feeling you get when you go in your kitchen but you're a little bit high and all the possibilities are a bit overwhelming so instead you leave but you're just really hungry but also too lazy.
A bunch of mates from Bristol (UK), fed up with the manufactured nonsense on reality shows who got together in the cold of a freezing warehouse to have a bash at coming up with their own tunes.
Inspired by their rock n roll heroes....and hailing from the West Country, Cloudy Apple was born to provide you with anthem-like tunes and smoking riffs that you won't be able to get out of your head!
Elemento is a 4 piece ambient rock band from Bristol influenced by Ben Howard and Deftones.
THE DEAD ROMANTICS
'The Dead Romantics are quickly establishing a name for themselves on the Bristol music scene, playing their own brand of Alternative rock, guaranteed to make you dance!'
THE FORGETTING CURVE
Surf Stoner Post-Rock Power Trio! Think Shellac playing The Shadows with a sprinkling of Kyuss for good measure! Angrily Angular tunes with surreal lyrics mixed up with quirkily timed instrumentals!
Jovial musical dreariness from 5 people with guitars and stuff.
Tickets £5 available from the bands
The Stag And Hounds is Proud to present: Naives with support from Fuck Art, Let's Dance, Sibling Of Us and Paragon Sea.
N-A- I-V- E-S are set to release their self-entitled debut album on 27 Jan 2017 London based duo N-A- I-V- E-S have already gained an impressive live reputation in the UK with support slots for the likes of Friendly Fires, Reptile Youth, Mystery Jets and Slow Magic. Furthermore their catchy singles W.I.G.O and Fashion Pineapple garnered them extensive radio airplay from the likes of BBC London, Amazing Radio and Radio Reprezent and have been reverberated on the high streets from the likes of Topshop and H&M. The band’s sound mixes hook laden synths with big tropical beats drums and funky bass perfectly showcased in Crystal Clear, the new vibrant single and its flamboyant video which will be premiered on 6 jan 2017. The song pushes their sound boundaries even further in uplifting electro pop affair confirming the band’s ability for a great hook and instant appeal with intricate production.www.naives.co.uk
FUCK ART, LET'S DANCE
Formed 2009 in the nordic city of Hamburg, FUCK ART, LET’S DANCE! takes on furious yet prolific synthpop combined with hefty beats and indie spirit.
"The sound of FALD! has power and moves forward. Strong dynamics coupled with a mysterious melancholy - Great!" Marcus Adam (Vice President Talent & Artist Relations, MTV North)
"Synthetic prettiness from the profanely named trio" Dean Van Nguyen (NME)
"Jerky 2-bit dance pop for indie geeks with colourful knit-wear" Jaimie Hodgson (NME)
Read more at http://www.nme.com/reviews/various-artists/15254#7UUKaRWuIpU0ATgf.99
Sibling Of Us
Synth Wave Rock Pop from Bristol UK. Inspired by huge 80s sounds mixed with a modern outtake on Popular rock and electric vibes.
After forming in early 2016 Siblings Of Us has continued to surprise the masses with a unique brand of live performances and self produced videos and tracks.
Paragon Sea throws a load of synths and electronics at some modern torch songs (redefined to evoke any feeling of loss and/or confusion) and then revels in the resulting poignant sonic collisions.
Pay What You Want Entry
We're pleased to announce our latest showcase night. This time around featuring Five Tail Fox / Pixi Encore / Racehorse / The Rupees / Wash / Zepher / 747. All for just £5! Tickets available direct from the bands.
More details and links below!
Five Tail Fox
5 piece, enigmatic Indie Rock band from Bristol with a live show not to be missed!
Pixi Encore are a new, vibrant band on the South West scene. Their thought-provoking lyrics, intricate vocal harmonies and feel-good grooves are sure to make you want to hear more.
Tough, driving alternative punk in the vein of Leatherface or Ship Thieves but with a strong melodic focus.
Our unique style is defined by a wall of snarling yet soulful vocals, atmospheric defining synthesizers, thunderous disco rhythms and thick, fuzzy guitars. We also like purple. - The Rupees
4 piece alternative rock/grunge band formed in Bristol in 2014. Taking influence from the 90's Seattle movement. Expect intensity and guitar solos.
Three piece Rock/Pop band from the UK.
Zepher consists of Welsh brothers Louis (vocals) and Toby Ellis (drums) and guitarist Shannon Edwards.
"Empassioned voices and guitars united in musical excellence" - Adam Walton BBC Radio Wales
New Indie band from Bristol. Links Soon.
Tickets £5 available from the bands
Snuff Lane loudly presents:
Landskap // Sedulus // Gallileous // Sail Band
The Stag and Hounds, Bristol
Sunday 19th February
Doors: 19:00 (TBC)
Tickets: Music Glue & Bristol Ticket Shop.
A complimentary balance of 70's folk doom and psych-space rock, alongside British prog-psych-metal. A harmonious amalgamation of rock and metal.
London based heavy rock project mainly influenced by late 60's and early 70's psychedelic rock.
Originally featuring George Pan (Father Sun, Dead Man's Band), Frederic Caure (SerpentCult, Thee Plague Of Gentlemen), Paul Westwood (Fen, Skaldic Curse), Kostas Panagiotou (Pantheist) and Jake Harding (Dead Existence, The Death Letter).
With Chris West (Trippy Wicked, Stubb, Dr Crazy) taking over bass duties in late 2015.
Washing esoteric atmosphere soaring through into glimpses of bright elevated magic. Reams of Hammond organ richness and velvet guitar tones conjure up an array of imagery, from doomy winter forest wandering, to prog-folk campfire jams, you're in for a treat from start to end.
(- Desertfest 2015 -)
Sedulus bring their own brand of dynamic, heavy grooves blended with ambient and psychedelic interludes from London, UK.
Having released a string of EPs, the band are releasing their debut full length album 'The Sleepers Awaken' in April 2016.
The last few years have seen the band supporting such acts as Crippled Black Phoenix, Church of Misery, Intronaut, Nebula, Karma to Burn & Ufomammut and appearing at Desertfest 2012, 2014 and 2016.
“..Wasting no time at all they launch into their half hour sonic assault of gargantuan riffs, and command full attention of everyone in the room from the word go..”
Amit Sharma, Thrash Hits.com
Polish cosmic pilgrims.
Gallileous is a pretty strange outfit from Poland, this ancient band was started in 1990 as funeral doom metal project but after long periods of silence and some lineup changes it turns somehow that their last full length album Voodoom Protonauts (2014) turned to be a cool stoner piece.
All vocals were performed by Gallileous guitarist Stona, and his work is really good, but take a look – another turn and Anna Maria Beata Pawlus-Szczypior has taken his place at microphone!
- It's Psychedlic Baby Mag
Sail is a Sludge band from Taunton, UK. Established 2016, the band (under the previous name 'Husk') toured from Falmouth to Nottingham and everywhere else inbetween. They released a full-length album (Seven Pyramids, 2013) and an EP (Upon His Mountain, 2015).
The band shard the stage with such names as Cambion, Beholder, King Creature, Space Witch, Cybernetic Witch Cult, Iron Void, Botanist, King Creature, My Silent Wake and Baron Greenback.
The band draw influences from modern sludge, post-rock and grunge movements, adding to the mix their love of classic rock and 70s psychedelia.
11th February! Charlie Don't Surf / Haytor / Moonlight Drive / Radiators / Slonk / The Garage Flowers / World's Best Dad
We're pleased to announce our latest showcase night. This time around featuring Charlie Don't Surf / Haytor / Moonlight Drive / Radiators / Slonk / The Garage Flowers / World's Best Dad. All for just £5! Tickets available direct from the bands. More details and links below!
Charlie Don't Surf
Charlie don't surf are a 3 piece indie punk band from Bristol. With an eclectic mix of influences ranging from Mac Demarco to The Flaming Lips and great chemistry between the band members, it makes a great watch for a live show. The group has also released a self titled EP that you can listen to for free on soundcloud or download for free on bandcamp
Haytor are a tweed-clad Bristol based pop-rock outfit, whose soaring choruses, and on-stage buffoonery are bound to get you up and dancing along with them. Drawing influences from artists such as The 1975, Coldplay and Queen, they combine the best of classic and contemporary sounds to create an eccentric and lively performance.
Bristol-based fuzzy garage four-piece - Kane, Scott, Nathan and Ash.
Joe from Milo's Planes/Let's Kill Janice/Me, You & Thomas does the loud version of his SLONK project, reimagining his lo-fi folk through the medium of fuzz and multiple amplifiers. Expect sadness and shouting.
The Garage Flowers
World's Best Dad
World's Best Dad began making their unstoppable brand of punk-rock noise around Bristol in late 2013. Two stellar EP's was followed by the seminal full-length 'There's Nothing Around Here Anymore' in December 2016, which was recorded at Bristol's Invada Studios. A live experience not to be missed - if you dig high-octane infectious riffs, explosive drumming and joyous, jugular vocals then World's Best Dad may well be your new best friends.
Tickets £5 available from the bands