- 28th April 2017
Rescue Rooms is a music venue with a difference. Since its inauguration in 2003, the venue has developed a reputation as an essential destination for those in tune with the movement of today’s captivating band-led scene.
Following the recent launch of our new kitchen menu in February, Rescue Rooms are looking for a highly motivated chef for 24 hours – 30 hours per week. We make all our food from scratch, from homemade pizzas, to delicious burgers and side plates. Shifts start at 1pm and finish at 10pm.
You will need to be highly organised, efficient and reliable to support the Kitchen Manager in the day-to-day running of the busy kitchen, and to get the food out on time and tasting great.
Essential skills of the Kitchen Team member:
• Have at least 1 years experience in the catering industry. • Enjoy cooking with fresh ingredients. • Have the desire to set and maintain your own high standards, always delivering above customer expectation. • Be organised, hard-working and reliable. • Be flexible and highly motivated to work within a small but dedicated team. • Have an understanding of current Food Hygiene regulations.
· Helping prep food for service · Cooking during service · Closing the kitchen down · Responsible for new menus during winter and summer
If you feel you have the desire and necessary skills to succeed as a Kitchen Team Member at Rescue Rooms then please apply with a cover letter and copy of your latest CV to:
Applicants must be 18+ years old.
- 19th April 2017
The ace up and coming The Amazons will be here on 6th October!! Here's the official announcement:
THE AMAZONS SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘JUNK FOOD FOREVER’
LISTEN HERE: https://theamazons.lnk.to/JFFSPR
*From the forthcoming self-titled debut album which follows on May 26th*
Announce huge autumn UK tour which includes London show at The O2 Forum
*Confirmed to feature on ‘Later… With Jools Holland’ later this month*
Just confirmed for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend
“It’s just real, proper, shout-it-out, ‘make your parents tell you to turn it down’ rock and roll” – Mistajam
“The most unanimously tipped young guitar band in the UK” – The Observer
“Gonna sound huge.” - Kerrang!
“Dark, predatory, and grungy.” – Metro
“Sweaty, heavy and ear-piercing.” – NME
“The Amazons are a band to keep an eye and ear on.” – Gigwise
“Broods, rattles, and rolls with the best of them.” – Dork
“One of the most exciting outfits on the live circuit.” – Drowned in Sound
“One of the best new bands around without question.” – Greg James
As the May 26th release of their eagerly anticipated debut album draws near, THE AMAZONS continue the upwards momentum that they’ve maintained throughout the year by sharing their new single ‘Junk Food Forever’.
In addition to the single, THE AMAZONS can now announce details of an autumn UK headline tour and two major appearances: a performance on ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ which will be televised later this month; plus the news that they’re confirmed for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend which runs from May 27th-28th.
A staple of the band’s incendiary live shows, ‘Junk Food Forever’ delivers an anthemic rallying call which underlines the band’s mission statement to reinvigorate rock ‘n’ roll. With a colossal hook and an energised quiet/loud/quiet dynamic, ‘Junk Food Forever’ feels like a melting pot of landmark artists from the alt-rock, British indie and grunge scenes.
“Junk food forever was written at a time when a lot of my friends were leaving Reading, going travelling, working or university. The song lyrically is very nostalgic, kinda written out like snapshots and memories. I didn't know where my future lay at the time and I was fearful of being left alone in my dead little commuter town.” says vocalist/guitarist Matt Thomson.
As with the rest of their self-titled debut album, ‘Junk Food Forever’ was produced by the Grammy nominated Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals, PJ Harvey) and recorded at the world famous Assault and Battery Studios in west London. The result is a collection that’s passionate, ballsy, tender and loud as hell. This is an album not just for the young, but the young at heart too.
It features many of the highlights that have soundtracked their rise to date – including the punk ‘n’ roll rush of opener ‘Stay With Me’, the playful rhythmic drive that underpins ‘Black Magic’, and the foreboding grunge of ‘Little Something’. With the brand new material just as essential, ‘Burn My Eyes’ recalls both Husker Du and Biffy Clyro with its cocktail of visceral aggression and melodic intent, while ‘Raindrops’ simultaneously showcases Thomson’s knack for introspective lyricism and emotive vocal delivery. The album comes to surprise conclusion with the lighters-aloft piano ballad ‘Palace’ which demonstrates another angle to band away from their fiery wall of sound.
It’s been a heady rise for the Reading-based quartet. The most hotly tipped guitar band of 2017 according to Music Week, The Amazons were shortlisted for the BBC Music Sound of 2017 poll, nominated for Q’s Best Breakthrough Act gong and made an appearance in MTV’s Brand New 2017 list. They also featured in Apple Music’s New Artists 2017 playlist and popped up in Amazon UK’s Ones To Watch and Deezer’s picks for 2017 polls.
Meanwhile the broadsheets and music press have been all over them, with NME, Kerrang!, Metro, Daily Star, Daily Mirror, Gigwise and Radio X all tipping them for greatness. Beat 1’s Zane Lowe is a huge fan, and so are Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, Clara Amfo, Nick Grimshaw, Mistajam and Greg James.
Completed by guitarist Chris Alderton, bassist Elliot Briggs and powerhouse drummer Joe Emmett, THE AMAZONS have been honing their music for a decade, but it wasn’t until Valentine’s Day 2014 that they finally hit upon their true sound, thanks to a consciousness-shifting Foals show at London’s Alexandra Palace. The quartet began listening to the deeply primal artists that originally made them want to start making music; Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin.
Having just completed a UK tour that was entirely sold-out in advance, THE AMAZONS will hit the road again in October for the first run of dates in support of the album. This upscaled series of gigs includes their biggest London show at The O2 Forum. The band’s summer festival schedule is also taking shape.
- 1st April 2017
Fancy working with us at Nottingham's best music venue, bar and club?
We are currently seeking:
Reports to: Rescue Rooms General Manager Venue: Rescue Rooms Location: Nottingham Salary: Dependant on experience
Known for offering top quality food, drink and music Rescue Rooms are looking for an Assistant Manager to join their high performing team.
We are looking for an experienced F&B Assistant Manager with a key eye for detail and an understanding of current and future trends in food and beverages.
This is a fantastic opportunity for manager with at least 2-years’ experience in an Assistant Manager position. The individual will have experience in a fast moving, hands-on, structured role within the bar/restaurant /nightclub industry.
You will always ensure great levels of service and lead and motivate your team by example using your own energy and passion to achieve goals
As Assistant Manager, you will be part of a team responsible for the daily operations and performance of this stylish bar, restaurant, live and club operation. Working alongside the GM, Deputy and Head Office teams, this is very much a hands-on position. Your main duties will include ensuring our customers are provided with top quality products and service. This role required working late nights and weekends.
The role requires a passion for customer focus and an eye for detail. There are great career progression opportunities for a vibrant and driven Manager.
* Personal license holder – (not essential)
* Experience in a food and beverage offering is essential, knowledge of upcoming food and beverage trends and knowledge of craft beers and beverages.
* Overseeing or liaising with the kitchen
* Knowledge of live music management is preferred but not essential
* To assist in controlling the financial performance of the business.
* Working knowledge wet stock takes and stockholding
* Handling deliveries
* Responsible for driving sales within the bars, through adherence of set KPI’s
* Recruiting, training and developing your team to achieve their personal best.
* Adhering to budgets, increasing profits and managing cash flow
* Adherence to company structures and operational specification
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. In line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility.
Please note that due to the volume of applications and CVs that we receive we may not be able to reply to every application. If you are successful in your application, you will be contacted via e-mail or phone and be invited to attend an interview.
To apply: email info(at)rescuerooms.com
- 29th March 2017
The UK’s premier festival for unearthing the best new talent, Dot To Dot Festival, returns to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham from the 26th-28th May for its 12th edition. After smashing record attendance, and marking a sell-out Manchester event in 2016, more of the same is expected for 2017, with a huge lineup of established performers and emerging artists from around the world. Dot To Dot, are delighted to reveal the second wave of artists to play this year’s festival, with more bands still to follow:
Hotly tipped four-piece THE BIG MOON open the list of new additions. Bold, articulate, and with an insatiable ear for melody, they are perfectly poised and ready for their Dot To Dot debut. With their highly anticipated debut album, ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’, scheduled for release at the start of April through Fiction Records, we’re sure you’ll be hearing plenty about these girls over the next few months. Manchester’s own THE SLOW READERS CLUB are also set for their first Dot To Dot appearance. Currently halfway through a UK tour, with sell out shows in London and Nottingham, we can’t wait to see a series of imposing live sets at Dot To Dot by this much acclaimed band. They’ll be joined by Stockholm’s JOSEFIN ÖHRN + THE LIBERATION, whose brand of radiant psychedelia stands effortlessly apart from the increasingly staid, and often paradoxically predictable, modern take on the genre.
The second wave announcement also includes: ANNA STRAKER, ARTIFICIAL PLEASURE, ATLAS WYND, AVANTE BLACK, C. MACLEOD, CALLUM BEATTIE, CONFIDENCE MAN, ELLIE ROSE, EYRE LLEW, GOTHIC TROPIC, HANNAH GEORGAS, HOLIDAY OSCAR, HUSKY LOOPS, INDIGO LO, ISLAND, JACK LADDER, JAKL, JESSE TERRY, JORDAN ALLEN, KUDU BLUE, LITTLE CUB, LITTLE HOURS, MIYA FOLICK, MYSTIC BRAVES, PIXX, SONDRE LERCHE, SORRY and TO KILL A KING. They’ll be joining SUNDARA KARMA, AMBER RUN, THE GROWLERS, LOUIS BERRY, HONEYBLOOD, PINEGROVE, CHERRY GLAZERR, TOM GRENNAN, PICTURE THIS and lots more on this year’s Dot To Dot line-up.
Previous Dot to Dot line-ups have seen performances from The xx, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, The 1975, Frank Turner, Caribou, Wolf Alice, Jake Bugg, SBTKRT, Florence + The Machine, Peace, Courtney Barnett and many, many more. With the emphasis on showcasing the hottest new talent on the planet, there will be lots more exciting additions to be announced for Dot To Dot’s 2017 line-up. Make sure you keep checking www.dottodotfestival.co.uk for all the latest news and ticket info. Also subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to keep yourself in the loop for all things Dot To Dot. Tickets are priced from £12 and available now through www.alttickets.com.
- 1st March 2017
After selling out the Union Chapel in London last year, rambling folk singer Will Varley announces his biggest headline tour to date, culminating with a show at London’s legendary Shepherds Bush Empire.
Momentum has been growing around the young troubadour since the release of his 4th studio album ‘Kingsdown Sundown’ and this year he is poised to bring his music to an even wider audience. The album was released in November 2016 to rave reviews, reaching number 5 in the Official Independent Album Breakers Chart and receiving four stars from The Independent.
Darkly comic, often politically charged and always emotionally loaded, Varley’s live shows have been drawing crowds across the world, and his headline tours have seen him selling out venues from Berlin to New York and everywhere in between. Last summer saw triumphant festival appearances at the likes of Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival, with packed tents shouting along to every word.
Tickets can be purchased from http://www.willvarley.com/
It’s been a meteoric rise for the 29 year old who started self-releasing his albums and travelling around England on foot only five years ago. Since then he signed a deal with independent music champions Xtra Mile Recordings and toured extensively across the UK, Europe and North America opening for supporter and label mate Frank Turner, Scottish heroes The Proclaimers and Billy Bragg.
Will Varley epitomises the DIY attitude. From the festival and record label he co-runs in Kent to his self-directed music videos which have clocked up millions of views online, Will revels in being a driving force in every aspect of his music. Since its release Will has been working on more new material and after lots of adventures abroad he’s hugely excited about returning for a headline tour in the UK this autumn.
“A serious new talent who has found his own, unique voice and will quench the thirst of audiences across the world" - Simon Nicol of Fairport Convention
“There’s a flinty, wounded edge to Will Varley’s delivery that recalls the Dylan of The Times They Are A-Changin’,” 4/5 - The Independent
“One of the best songwriters in the UK” - Frank Turner