STA is now Ten Years Old

This Ain't No Christmas Hamper

 

So Christmas is nearly upon us. Where did that come from? Who cares, when we've got our very own Christmas party? We're going to back to KCLSU (scene of This Ain't No Picnic) in London on December 14th for a half-day shindig, and we're very very very (x a lot) excited to announce that The Thermals will be headlining!?
 
The Thermals are from Portland, Oregon. Since forming in the early part of this decade, they've put out three LPs of super catchy indie rock through the legendary Sub Pop label, starting with 2003's lo fi classic 'More Parts Per Million' (recorded on a budget of $10 in a kitchen, apparently) and most recently 2006's 'The Body, The Blood, The Machine' (recorded in a real studio for lots more money). The band have spend most of 2008 lying low and working on their new record, but they're in Europe for a week in December to play some shows and preview some tracks from it. This is their only UK show on the tour and we're very pleased to have them play for us.??
 
Also confirmed for the show (so far!) are One Little Indian-signed French post-punk rockers Underground Railroad, Brighton-based Lonely Ghosts (featuring Tom Denney, formerly of Help She Can't Swim!) and punk rock tearaways Sad Shields, who may or may not be playing in the middle of crowd. We're not sure yet. There'll be a couple of more names announced as well, so please keep an eye on the STA site to find out who.??
 
Of course, this is a Christmas show, and where would a Christmas show be without decorations, mince pies and a raffle? Nowhere. Exactly.??
 
Advance tickets are onsale now from We Got Tickets and lastminute.com, priced at £10 each.
 
If you're a Last FM user, you can add the show to your calendar. The event will be over by 10:30pm for those who have to catch trains home and, as with STA Christmas shows of years past, proceeds from this event will be donated to Shelter. What chu waiting for, huh?
 
The Thermals: Official Website