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
- Sullivan & Gold Release NEW Video For Glory March 4, 2014
- Smalltown Bands On Tour In March March 4, 2014
- Bring The Noise Reviews MTC Album 'Everything I've Learnt' February 26, 2014
- More Than Bullets And Bombs Features Jetplane Landing February 26, 2014
- More Than Conquerors Feature In Kerrang! January 24, 2014
- 4 Or 5 Magicians
- Alan MX
- An Emergency
- And So I Watch You From Afar
- Axis Of
- Clone Quartet
- Crooked Mountain, Crooked Sea
- Die! Die! Die!
- Fickle Public
- Fighting With Wire
- Hooray For Humans
- Jetplane Landing
- Let Our Enemies Beware
- Little Bear
- The Moi Non Plus
- More Than Conquerors
- Negative Pegasus
- Our Krypton Son
- Public Service Broadcast
- Sullivan And Gold
- This Town Needs Guns
- Various Artists
- We Versus The Shark
- The Young Playthings
4 Or 5 Magicians Adventuring Alan MX Album Album Launch Album Review And So I Watch You From Afar Andrew Ferris Artrocker ATL AU Awards Axis Of Backlash Cop BBC Big Cheese Magazine Blog Boots & Bones Breakfast In NYC Bucko Cahir O'Doherty Calories Carousel Catalonian Love Song Chordblossom Clone Quartet Daily Mirror Die! Die! Die! Don't Try Drowned In Sound Dutch Easy Meat Els Quatre Gats Eurosonic 2012 Everything I've Learnt Feature Feldberg Fickle Public Fighting With Wire Finding St Kilda Finding St. Kilda Floating Omen For Foes Glasgowbury Harmony Hot Press Independence Month 2012 Interview Irish News Jamie Burchell Jetplane Landing Just Like I Got Used To Saying Courteney Cox Arquette Kerrang! Kittens Got Claws LaFaro Let Our Enemies Beware Letters EP Little Bear Live Live Review Looming Man Vs. Monster Mnemotechnic More Than Conquerors Negative Pegasus Newsletter NME Once Like A Spark Oppenheimer Our Krypton Son Our Kryton Son Playlist Plutonium Pre-Order PSB Review Psychic Energy Public Service Blogcast Public Service Broadcast Raife Burchell Review Rock Sound Session Single Single Mothers Smalltown America STA Is Ten Sugar Sullivan & Gold Sullivan And Gold The Bronx The Moi Non Plus The Young Playthings Tony Wright Tour Video Warpsichord Weather Underground Well-Oiled Machine Who Invented Love? Zero For Conduct