Coming Up: Shanghai Blues + The Cheap Thrills + Violet (Club CloseUp)

Looking for a midweek pick me up? You’re favourite Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen club night (If we do say so ourselves…) will be returning this Wednesday bringing you a dapper selection of artists to enjoy live, and as the warmer weather is finally starting to pick up, you have no excuse to miss out!

Headliners for the night are the impeccable Shanghai Blues who we announced at the beginning of the year as the latest addition to the CloseUp family. They’re a London four-piece who are rocking the boat on the circuit with their soaring indie sound led by raucous riffs, and charming vocals. They cite influence from artists like Kanye West and Jimi Hendrix through to Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Strokes and have backing from the likes of BBC Introducing and Clash magazine.  ‘Fall’ is their latest offering that’s full of those pounding guitars that we’ve known to love and follows on from the darker prowess of ‘Swim’, showing a strong growth from the band since the addictive ‘Run’ that kick-started their success back in 2016. They’re known for selling out their hometown shows, so make sure you don’t miss out. 

Regulars to BBC 6Music and BBC Merseyside, Liverpool quartet The Cheap Thrills are no stranger to the stage. Having been on the scene since 2010, the band are known for their explosive performance fuelled by jumpy bass lines, spacey guitar, synths and enormous drums all led by iconic Scouse vocals. They release catchy, pop-rock songs filled with earworms such as ‘Machine’ and ‘Tides’ which you’ll find on their 2017 EP ‘Glare’. This year they’ve graced us with the ridiculously enjoyable ‘Codependence’ and we know there’s plenty more where that came from.

Openers of the night, Violet, are a 5 piece from Midlands. Get ready to immerse yourself in swirling guitars, pulsating basses and Britpop-esque vocals. Imagine 90s Oasis had a lovechild with The Pixies and you’ve hit the nail on the head with Violet’s sound. ‘Jaded’ has remnants of ‘Where is My Mind’ whilst ‘Feel‘ has the anthemic charm of an indie classic. They’re a truly unique band who you will not want to miss out on.

Tickets for the night can be found on DICE for £6 here: https://goo.gl/YJ1hQm

Words By: @RosieChad

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