Coming Up: The Assist + RAFFER + Llovers (Club CloseUp – FREE SHOW!)

Hey, we have some exciting news for you! Not only do we love bringing you the best up and coming artists we can find, this time we’re doing it for free! On Friday 2nd November, Club CloseUp will be free entry for you to come and join the party and trust us you won’t want to miss out on the line up for this week!

The night will be headlined by “4 spicy chicken legends” (as described on their Facebook)  from Walsall, The Assist. Formed from mutual friendship and brotherhood, these lads have been absolutely smashing it on the indie scene. Think wailing synths, roaring riffs and an energy so contagious you won’t know what to do with yourself.

They’ve supported the likes of Rat Boy and Black Honey and have played some of the big name festivals including Isle of Wight and Reading and know exactly how to distribute their energy and passion from the stage right into the crowd.

Doing exactly what it says on the tin, their track ‘Wonderful‘ is the epitome of indie, with magical harmonies and infectious beats and ‘Love‘ has funk and soul undertones expressing more of their unique range. ‘All That I Need‘, also from their 2018 EP ‘Lost‘ will infect your mind and show you that The Assist know how to bring the party.


Support comes from the fantastic RAFFER, an indie-pop artist from Kent who self-produces music which combines elements of Soul, Hip Hop, Pop and Indie to create a vibrant sound. His music is clean-cut, powerful and upbeat as present in the likes of ‘Together‘ and ‘Fake It‘. His latest release ‘Foreign Air‘ with its 80s-style synths and unbelievable riffs truly show off his songwriting skills and that his talents know no bounds.

RAFFER has played venues all across the UK including packing out two headline shows at the former Barfly in Camden and has seen support from the likes of BBC Introducing and TMRW Magazine. He’s destined for big things so you won’t want to miss out this set.


North-East 5-piece, Llovers will be doing the honours of opening the show with their shimming indie-pop show. If you’re a fan of SPINN, RISCAS and Marscians, you’re in good company with these guys. Having been honing their craft over their last couple of years on the scene, the band have been endorsed by NME, Dork, CLASH and even made it onto Spotify’s ‘Hot New Bands’ playlist.

LLovers explore life and love through their lyrics and are experts at entrancing harmonies as noticeable in ‘A Second with You‘ along with its captivating jangles of the guitar. There’s also the beautifully atmospheric ‘Just Lust‘, released earlier this year that soars and dazzles. ‘Go Get Her, Go Getter‘ is the band’s most recent single and truly shows off those charming melodies they’ve perfected. Make sure you get down to doors to catch them.

Words by: @RosieChad

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