Get to Know: Pearl and the Beard

Forged in the bright lights of New York City, Pearl and the Beard are three voices, one cello, one guitar, one glockenspiel, one melodica, several drums, one accordion, ninety-six teeth, and one soul. The folky-blues-rock three-piece have done a number US tours as well as having a brief stint in the UK last year.

It's fair to say that Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price and Jeremy Styles have an original sound and are known for their incredible live performances, which captivates audiences from start to finish. The band have a distinctive, sun-kissed sound prevalent on their record 'Killing the Darlings' (out now on 'Family Records'), which has garnered critical acclaim aplenty.

pearl and the beard

The video for lead single 'Prodigal Daughter' is gracefully charming, capturing the world of a little girl. Haunting, but soulful the video for 'The Lament of Coronado Brown' was featured on NPR's (National Public Radio) music webpage 'All Things Considered'.

Pearl and the Beard are currently on their Spring 2012 American tour, but are heading over to the UK to play all three dates of Dot to Dot festival:

Bristol - Saturday 02 Jun 2012
Nottingham - Sunday 03 Jun 2012
Manchester - Monday 04 Jun 2012


carl thomas, vinyl countdown dj and all-round hero, is doing something else that is brilliant for charity.

he's already got john travolta and phil collins tattoos; as we said hero.

this time YOU get to choose which celebrity he's going to have on his body forever and ever.


more info:


free for friday

this friday we have three amazing bands playing and it's absolutely nothing to get in.

first up we have one of our favourite new bands wanderlings:

next up we have the inimitable parks:

...and headlining are the nme-championed childhood. catch them here before they're on a massive stage at splendour.

happy hour drinks from 5pm 'til 7pm too...

dot to dot 2012

we're super excited to announce the first acts for this year's dot to dot festival...

the drums, pulled apart by horses, dog is dead, willy mason, summer camp, lucy rose and thepetebox are joined by kyla la grange, pearl and the beard, wonder villains, vadoinmessico, broken hands, deaf club, dirty goods and ryan keen!

plus many, many more.

tickets: http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/event_ate_13024a.html

free vice magazine / noisey event!

we've got an amazing free entry, free booze party next wednesday, featuring:




sign up for free drinks vouchers: http://www.vice.com/en_uk/issuelaunch

facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/events/187016951397795/