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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

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Getting There

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

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

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