- 24th April 2015
We're pleased to announce that Australian psychedelics King Lizard And The Lizard Wizard will be supported by the pop, lo-fi goodness of HOOTON TENNIS CLUB from Liverpool!
Find out more about the gig here: http://www.rescuerooms.com/gig-guide/1565/king-gizzard-and-the-lizard-wizard
- 23rd April 2015
HERE'S ALL THE INFO YOU NEED ON THE LATEST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR DOT TO DOT 2015:
FOURTH WAVE OF ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL 2015
RHODES // THE CORONAS
AMBER RUN // PINS // NOTHING BUT THIEVES
PLUS LOTS, LOTS MORE!
Manchester: Friday 22nd May 2015
Bristol: Saturday 23rd May 2015
Nottingham: Sunday 24th May 2015
Winner of ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ at UK Festival Awards 2013
Dot to Dot offers a unique experience for festival-goers and artists alike’ – efestivals
‘With a stunning bill and venues within yards of one another we’ll leave you to join the dots.’ - Clash
Winner of ‘Best Metropolitan Festival 2013’ at the UK Festival Awards, Dot To Dot Festival is established as the UKs premier festival for unearthing the hottest new talent around, alongside established acts from all over the globe. 2015 marks the festival’s 10th year and will see it returning to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham from the 22nd to 24th May. Dot To Dot’s ever eclectic line-up is set to make this landmark year one of the biggest and best in the festival’s history. Already confirmed so far is Nottingham’s latest success story Saint Raymond, critically acclaimed singer songwriter Rae Morris, Californian surf-pop duo Best Coast, the anthemic synth-pop of Prides and the notorious, visceral Fat White Family.
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER FOUR:
Kicking off the fourth announcement is Rhodes. The 25-year-old troubadour from Hitchin has had a busy 18 months, with three EPs under his belt already and an eagerly anticipated debut album on the way. His epic balladry has drawn comparisons to Jeff Buckley, as well as Sam Smith, who you may have already seen him on tour with.
Ireland’s biggest indie-rock exports of recent years The Coronas also join the bill. The quartet specializes in catchy guitar hooks and towering melodies, which saw them beat U2 and Snow Patrol to Best Album at the Meteor Awards in their homeland. Their most recent effort The Long Way has seen the group take a more ambitious approach to their songwriting under the guidance of producer Eliott James (Kaiser Chiefs, Two Door Cinema Club, Noah and the Whale).
Amber Run, whose debut album 5am has just entered the top 20 in the UK midweek charts, play a slick brand of indie-pop with choruses that clearly have stadium ambition. Built on a foundation of rock, Nothing But Thieves mix a colorful pallet of fervent riffs, effortless falsetto vocals and hints of electronica. Manchester all female four PINS play a fierce brand of post-punk, which is well showcased amongst the glitter and middle finger salutes of recent single “Too Little Too Late”.
Sundara Karma boast indie anthems with sun soaked guitars turned all the way up to eleven. 23-year-old rock & roller Louis Berry has been described as “channelling the energy of Jerry Lee Lewis through the story-telling of Dylan”
Further additions include the urgent, staccato cool wave of All Tvvins, the honeyed balladry of Martin Luke Brown, the melancholy minimalism of Robyn Sherwell, as well as A.O.S.O.O.N , Aaron Keylock, Ady Suleiman, Amy Yon (Bristol only), Black Honey, C Duncan, Creepoid, Dark Waves, Daisy Victoria, Dralms, Easy Life, H.Hawkline, High Tyde, Jamie Lawson, K.I.D, Ming City Rockers, Movie, NGOD, Nick Brewer, Nothing But Thieves, Pierce Brothers, PINS, Rag’n’Bone Man, Sam Sure, Seafret, Steve Parker, Sykes, Vaults and White.
Dot To Dot Organiser Anton Lockwood (of DHP Family) said: “We’re just over a month away until we bring you Dot to Dot’s 10th Birthday, something that we’re all very excited for! Of the latest additions to the line-up, one of our biggest ever to date, I’m delighted to welcome Rhodes to the bill who is set for big things for sure!”
For the uninitiated, Dot to Dot is all about bringing the best new music to some of the most forward-thinking venues in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham. One wristband gains you access to 14 hours of music across multiple stages around your city of choice. Always progressing, the Northern Quarter will this year host Dot to Dot Manchester. Considered the creative quarter of the North West, the area is synonymous with arts and culture and its high concentration of independent venues will be sure to showcase the hottest new artists around. For further line-up additions and venues be sure to check out www.dottodotfestival.com
Full Line-Up So Far:
SWIM DEEP // RAE MORRIS
HUDSON TAYLOR // BEST COAST
FAT WHITE FAMILY // THE WYTCHES
AMBER RUN // RHODES // HINDS
THE CORONAS // LAURA DOGGETT ⌃ // PINS
PRIDES // HONEYBLOOD // JOSEF SALVAT
DAVE ROWNTREE (BLUR/XFM) DJ SET x
A.O.S.O.O.N // AARON KEYLOCK // ADY SULEIMAN // ALEX BUREY ALFIE CONNOR // ALL TVVINS // AMY STUDT* // AMY YON + // APRIL TOWERS // BLACK HONEY // C DUNCAN* // CAIROBI // CREEPOID // CYMBALS EAT GUITARS // DAISY VICTORA* // DARK WAVES // DELAMERE // DRALMS* // EASY LIFE* // FLESH // FRANCISCO THE MAN // H.HAWKLINE* // HIGH TYDE //
HOLY HOLY // JAMIE LAWSON // KAGOULE // K.I.D // LAUREL // LITTLE MAY // LOUIS BERRY // MAN MADE // MARTIN LUKE BROWN // MENACE BEACH // MING CITY ROCKERS // MODEL AEROPLANES // NEON WALTZ // NGOD // NICK BREWER // NOTHING BUT THEIVES // OSCAR* // OSCAR & THE WOLF // PIERCE BROTHERS // PIXEL FIX // PRETTY VICIOUS* // RACING GLACIERS // RAG ‘N’ BONE MAN // REMI // REMI MILES// ROBYN SHERWELL* // SAM SURE // SEAFRET // SHELTER POINT // SINGLE MOTHERS // STEVIE PARKER+ // SUGARMEN // SUNDARA KARMA // SYKES // TEI SHI // THE AMAZONS // THE GRISWOLDS // THE HOTELIER // THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT // VANT // VAULTS ✕ // VÉRITÉ // VITAMIN // WALKING ON CARS // WHITE
Manchester & Nottingham ⌃ Manchester & Bristol *Nottingham & Bristol
+ Bristol Only ✕ Nottingham Only
Manchester – Friday 22nd May – Cathedral, Methodist Hall, Night and Day, Ruby Lounge, Soup Kitchen, Gullivers, The Castle Hotel, Cord, Mint Lounge, Kraak, Roadhouse, The Whiskey Jar, Kosmonaut.
Bristol - Saturday 23rd May – O2 Academy, Thekla, The Exchange, Louisiana, Trinity, The Fleece, Start The Bus, The Birdcage
Nottingham – Sunday 24th May – Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Red Room, Bodega, Stealth, Nottingham Trent University Union, Spanky Van Dykes
Tickets are priced at £25 and are available from www.alt-tickets.co.uk
- 28th January 2015
SLEAFORD MODS BRING IT HOME.
Words by Ajay Stevenson, photos by Liam Westnidge.
Last night, Tuesday 27th January 2015, was incredible.
We're very proud to have had Nottingham's underdogs Sleaford Mods play a monumental sell-out show on our stage.
It's a big deal, one of their biggest gigs yet, but you wouldn't know it. Frontman Jason Williamson casually strolls in a couple of hours before the gig & grabs a beer or two in the bar, which tells you everything you need to know - he's the normal, pint sipping every-man. Their appeal stems from this exact fact - disaffected Brits everywhere (not to mention folks overseas too) can see a bit of themselves in the scathing, discontented scowl of Sleaford Mods.
They take to the stage as the perfect duo. Jason's about-to-bring-the-truth-to-the-masses assured swagger versus Andrew Fearn's casual stroll to settle in for the night, bottle of beer in hand. Fearn's the man behind the relentless beats that give Sleaford Mods their unstoppable drive, and on stage he's clearly more than happy to sit back, standing behind his laptop, and let Jason let rip. It's actually refreshing to see him standing and head-bopping, enjoying their own music while swigging a lager, again making them seem more like punters than rockstars.
The extended set flies by, a tirade of thumping beats and basslines with punk poetry and shouted epiphanies on life, work and where we're at as a country. 'Ello Derby' Williamson says at one point, joking with the crowd, while his lyrics on the City Council and common sights to see while walking past Notts' Wilkos show that they have nothing but heartfelt, angry, emotional, twisted love for their city and it's people. They're local lads, and now they're taking the home-grown, uniquely Nottingham sound to stages across the world.
It's fitting then that their support, Kagoule, are making ripples too. While the older chaps of Sleaford Mods hurl their anti-establishment tirades with a world-weary anger, the young grunge-noise-makers of Kagoule bring a freshness to their 90s-influenced sound in a way that is defiantly Notts. The trio are self-confessed lovers of Smashing Pumpkins & Sonic Youth, and you can hear the adoration in their tunes. Re-use & recycle, take what you know, what you've grown up with, mess it around, put your own spin on it, and create something entirely new. Kagoule have nailed a killer combination of rock, grunge and punk that's gone down a storm when they've supported the likes of Drenge and Temples. Their live show is a chest-thumping wall of fuzzy, heavy guitar and pounding drums that easily fills our venue room and has managed to drag all our gig-goers down nice and early to make sure they catch the rebellious show.
All in all, an incredible night of music, with a sold-out, eager turn out from all corners of Notts. While we've seen the likes of Saint Raymond, Indiana and Amber Run rise up to take the pop-geniusness of Nottingham's songwriters to the national (even global) stage, it's now equally refreshing to see the underground, rebellious sounds of Sleaford Mods leading the way for other underdogs. After all, this is the city that raised Robin Hood, right? It's time for the modern musical equivalents to rise up and take on the world.
- 15th December 2014
We've been having a read of The Guardian's run down of the best albums and tracks of 2014, as voted for by their writers, and it's well worth checking out music fans.
Very pleased to say there's a fair few artists on the list that have either played here or will be playing here very soon, including:
Also check out Nottingham's own Ronika and Jake Bugg making it onto the list!
You can get a run-down of all the artists we've got coming up (all of whom are obviously worth checking out) and you can get tickets for the above acts via our gig listings: http://www.rescuerooms.com/gig-guide
Have a read of the Guardian's full run down here: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/dec/16/the-best-albums-of-2014-how-our-writers-voted
- 2nd December 2014
Tis the season!
Ho, ho, ho. The evenings are rolling in and it's getting cold outside... even more reason to head our way and hideaway in our newly decorated Scandinavian-retreat-style bar. Lovely Xmas decor, good drinks deals, excellent music and hopefully some mulled wine too.
Here's how our Christmas opening schedule looks:
Open as usual from 4pm everyday, with these special additions:
Weds 17th December - Pub Quiz Xmas Special
Thursday 18th December - Club Tropicana
Friday 19th December - bit of a Xmas shindig to celebrate the last day in the office for most people!
Saturday 20th - Stealth vs Rescued
Sunday 21st - Closed as usual
Monday 22nd - Acoustic Rooms Xmas Special!
Tuesday 23rd - Pressure in the bar
Wednesday 24th - closed - Christmas Eve!
Thursday 25th - closed - Christmas Day! Woo!
Friday 26th - a Boxing Day Party!
Saturday 27th - SvR as normal
Sunday 28th - Closed as usual
Monday 29th - Bar open
Tuesday 30th - Bar open
Wednesday 31st - NYE!!! We'll be open as part of Dollop.
Thurs 1st - Closed, recovering.
Friday 2nd - Bar Open and back to normal!!
Merry Christmas one and all!x