The movers and shakers of the Bristol indie scene


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OK, se we haven’t yet announced plans for the summer, but fear not! All is well and the party continues.

After an immense party last week, we will be continuing with the good time vibes this week, bringing you all the great indie, alternative and electro tunes you will ever need to get your body poppin’ and your head wobblin’. Here’s whagwan:

Death From Above Club presents:

Your DJs for the evening are:

Resident at What A Drag, Twee In The Park, DFAC and more besides, this chick will be smashing the dancefloor with tunes to make you shake your arse in unimaginable new ways.

Go Ape, Lipstick On Your Collar and I Love Radio 2 founder, Gareth will demonstrate his immense knowledge of floor-filling hits by playing seriously excellent songs.

Thursday 25th June
10pm – late!

Entry FREE before 10pm / £3 after
Guestlist? Email us! dfac@theklabristol.co.uk

Mega-power-fun-time drinks deals ALL NIGHT!

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=60127694976

Watch out for sharks!


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June 21, 2009 at 9:34 pm

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Recommended: We Were Promised Jetpacks

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So I caught these young chaps playing the Bodega in Nottingham last week and they were ace. Scottish post-punk with a nice little motive angle. Imagine, if you will, Frightened Rabbit or The Twilight Sad with bigger balls and you’re on the right track.

Their debut album ‘These Four Walls’ has just been released on Fat Cat, so get involved. They’ve just announced a Bristol date in November too; make sure you’re down there for that!

We Were Promised Jetpacks


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June 21, 2009 at 9:24 pm

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Welcome the summer

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As we say hello to the summer, we bid a seasonal fairwell to the traditional Death From Above Club this week. Don’t fret though… Thursday nights won’t disappear. We’ll announce what’s going on this Friday, so keep ’em peeled.

In the meantime:

DFAC: The end of term party!

Yeah, they’re from Wales, but we can’t all be perfect, right? Just enjoy the electro pop hooks these four upstanding young men will be throwing out there. Someone from that BBC Radio 1 said that they put on a “thrilling show”, true fact!

After starting up ‘Batcave’ way back in 2007 and hanging out with bona-fide celebrities like Johnny Marr, CPG was resident DJ at the ill-fated Club NME Bristol and is now resident with us. Come and sing along with him.

In recent times, Gareth has become perplexed with his DJ moniker, perhaps you could give him some ideas? Boss-man of ‘I Love Radio 2’ and ‘Lipstick On Your Collar’, the G-man also used to run the excellent ‘Go Ape’ in ye olde Bath.

The ever-wonderful cake-baking Twee-lovelies join us once more to serenade your ears with fluffy indie pop and the like.

Thursday 11th June
10pm – 3am

 We have some guestlist action on the go too, so drop us an email to get discounted and guaranteed entry! The email is dfac@theklabristol.co.uk

Written by patpromise

June 7, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Recommended: Pulled Apart By Horses

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I’m going to get ambitious here: Pulled Apart By Horses are the best live band of 2009. Granted, only four short months have passed since I got too drunk to see at the turn of the calendar, but it’s highly unlikely an act with that volume and presence are going to turn up before the end of the year.

If you like your bands balls-out rockin’ with some arty rhythmic business to boot, a bit like Fighting With Wire, Mclusky et al, you’re in for a real treat. Catch them when they hit Bristol at Dot to Dot Festival on Saturday May 23rd. They will, without a shadow of a doubt, be one of the acts not to miss that day, especially with the venue they’re playing in…

Pulled Apart By Horses


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May 4, 2009 at 4:40 pm

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Live at DFAC: Panama Kings

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The first of our blog posts introducing one of our forthcoming live acts at Death From Above Club…

Panama Kings
Thursday 21st May

Panama Kings

Here’s some of the press these Belfast-hailing chaps have been collating over the last few months:

“WHAT THE BLOODY HELL IS GOING ON? There’s a point in ‘Young Blood’, about ¾ of the way through, where it breaks down into wiccy-wah, semi-on funkness and we don’t even feel sick. It must be because this treacly Modest Mouse-stumble pulls it off sublimely, by never sounding like anything other than Animal Collective being pinned down by a dribbling Brian Wilson and force-fed Flaming Lips b-sides.”
The Fly

“God save the Panama Kings. Long may they deliver their tremendously twisted songs. Sometimes you’re thinking of Modest Mouse and their intense ways. Elsewhere there’s a joyful discord that recalls Wayne Coyne. We can happily bow before the new regents of alternative quirk-soul.”

“Panama Kings have made an impressive impact on the NI music scene in double quick time… Onstage they have swagger and edge, coming across like an outfit who mean business rather than a collection of faux indie hipsters. There are a number of stand out tracks, with ‘Your Children Are Screaming’ already so seared into a section of the crowds consciousness they supply their own backing vocal to accompany the melody. It’s an all round convincing performance that justifies the buzz they’ve been building.”
AU Magazine

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May 4, 2009 at 3:38 pm

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Ah, hello there. We’ve been expecting you.

This is the new DFAX blog, which will run alongside the DFAX ‘zine and podcast which will be launched in the summer. You may or may not have guessed that it is linked to the king (or queen) of Bristol indie club nights, Death From Above Club, which you can find out more about here: www.deathfromaboveclub.co.uk

What should you expect to find here? Well, links to excellent new bands that you should hear immediately, reviews of records we’ve had a listen to our bands we’ve gone to see, illicit download links for happenin’ new remixes and potentially photos of cool people doing cool things or something.


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May 4, 2009 at 1:43 pm

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