From Portland, OR. Unknown Mortal Orchestra is a three-piece project led by Ruban Nielson, who is one of the chief songwriters of prominent indie power-poppers The Mint Chicks.  At first the ‘band’ was just a song called Ffunny Ffrends, which found it’s way onto literally hundreds of music blogs in a few days after it was posted to a brand new bandcamp account.  Over the months that followed, the Unknown Mortal Orchestra gradually invited willing listeners into a world where junk shop record collections came to life and recombined in freakish new combinations. Eventually, in keeping with UMO’s enigmatic moniker, a self-titled 7” EP was released from behind a veil of secrecy by UK imprint The Sounds of Sweet Nothing in 2010, sounding like Captain Beefheart, Sly Stone and RZA jamming on a creepy, never released kid’s show.  The self titled album is out now on Fat Possum in the US and True Panther / Matador in the UK.


“a scruffy blend of shuffling funk and psych nostalgia” 8/10 NME


Oh what glorious days the mid 90s and mid 80s for guitar bands were, and for London four piece Fanzine this is something known well. An exciting prospect, their jangy guitars and impassioned lyrics are a fresh patchwork of Graham Coxon's solo work, The Lemonheads and Pavement.  Fanzine unveil their homemade video for debut single ‘Roman Holiday’. Set for release as a double A-side 7” along with ‘My Stupid Brain’, the single will be out on Fat Possum on November 22nd.



Novella are London-based Sophy Hollington, Hollie Warren and Suki Sou. They met in Brighton and formed the band in February 2010 after they all moved up to the capital. After spending months in each other’s bedrooms writing and listening to bands like Polvo, Guided by Voices, Broadcast, Calico Wall and My Bloody Valentine, they decided to put a band together themselves and began playing shows in Autumn last year. 

Having only played a couple of live shows this year, they have spent the past six months honing their sound and song-writing. The band recently recorded six tracks with Rory Attwell of Brattwell Recordings and their debut split release will be two songs from these sessions.


This show has a 16+ age restriction, tickets are priced at £9 and go on sale at 9am on Friday 23rd September from the following links: TicketWeb / WeGotTickets / SeeTickets

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

28 Nov 2011



32-37 Cowper Street



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