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Three people sat down in front of a bright orange curtain, the person on the left is holding a small drinking glass

From the ashes of Ought, new project Cola rises. Following the break-up of the post-punk outfit last year, Tim Darcy and Ben Stidworthy teamed up with Evan Cartwright, of US Girls and The Weather Station renown.

Together, the trio combines resonant guitar grooves, tight angular rhythms and Darcy’s idiosyncratic wry vocals.

Having debuted the project with their track ‘Blank Curtain’ last autumn, Cola’s upcoming Deep in View will be their first full-length release.

The album sees their precise and adroit musicianship in fine form, conveying danceable art-punk with astute lyrical vignettes and a self-aware charm.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Standing event

Age: 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 19.30
Start time: 20.00

“The reverence of this album lies in the decree of magnetic alignment both in lyrics and sound…There is a frankness, a brilliant momentum that seizes and sets down all at once…A wake of minimalist rock”

Clash Music

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Blue Bendy

Though originally from ​all different parts of the UK, six-piece Blue Bendy met in South London, where they bonded over a shared love of bands such as Stereolab, Tindersticks and Boards of Canada,

The band’s shared sense of humour shines through not only lyrically but also in the playfulness of the instrumentation and melodies. Their live performances are different each time, with band members swapping instruments and experimenting with settings.

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The venue

Rough Trade Bristol

Getting There

Address: 3 New Bridewell, Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2QD

Rough Trade is located near Broadmead shopping centre, 400m from city centre bus stops and directly opposite The Lanes on Nelson Street.


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 Car parking

The closest public car parking can be found on Nelson Street (64m) & Rupert Street (119m).

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Rough Trade Bristol is in the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.


Nelson Street bus stop is directly outside of the venue (28m). The nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads (1448m).

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Rough Trade Bristol is fully wheelchair accessible. This is a standing venue but seating can be provided when needed.


This venue has accessible toilets suitable for wheelchair users.

Assistance Dogs

All assistance dogs are welcome. Please make the venue staff aware of your requirements when you arrive.

Hearing Facility

There is no induction loop facility at this venue.


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