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Asylum Poll Winners’ Show at Live Lounge, Friday 15th June 2012

In all ages, asylum, bands, brighton, hove, jersey, live lounge on May 17, 2012 at 12:13

It’s been almost two years since Asylum produced a live event for the Live Lounge, Jersey. Friday 15th June sees the auspicious return, by public demand, of Asylum’s unique brand of eclectic live promotions. Following an overwhelmingly well subscribed recent poll to find the most requested live bands in Jersey, the top five acts chosen by fans are performing at the first of a series of shows that will run throughout summer 2012. It’s good to be back!

The Valentines
Stan Smith
Scruffians
Parker and The Flowing Wow
Gavin Tate of The Gaa Gaas

There are two shows on this date: Firstly, Asylum renews its commitment to Jersey’s vibrant youth music scene with the All Ages show from 6pm to 9.30pm. Scruffians, Stan Smith, and two UK acts The Valentines and Parker and The Flowing Wow will be performing at this show. There is a no alcohol policy at the early show, but in all other respects this show is the real deal – a concert rich in talent and excitement. Other forthcoming all ages shows will feature many more young bands of the Channel Islands, but this time we are presenting a near-mirror of the late show’s line-up. Entry for the all ages show is £2 on the door.

The late show starts at 10pm on the same night. Parker and The Flowing Wow, The Valentines, Stan Smith and Gavin Tate of The Gaa Gaas are the amazing acts, with support from the legendary DJ duo of Mr. Livingstone and Carlo Zen. In anticipation of a busy night, we’ll be opening the top floor bar as a chill area with some great DJing and sophisticated atmosphere to complement the frenzy of the live room on the middle floor. Entry for the late show is £7 on the door.

The Valentines, from Brighton, are renowned for their melodic brilliance, urbane attitude, and audacious splicing of doo-wop, garage rock and classic pop. Expect glamour and authentically stellar stage presence!

 

Stan Smith are Jersey’s undisputed masters of metal and notorious for the sheer power of their performances. Their live set is a technical tour-de-force and very heavy. They are signed to the crucial Rising Records label and are preparing to release an album in 2012.

 

Gavin Tate, a key figure of Bomp! the hugely influential St. Helier art pop collective, is based in Brighton where he directs his band The Gaa Gaas to ever-greater heights of phantasmagorical glamour. He recently performed at Gibus in Paris with a densely layered set of artful electronic noise, and will be treating the Asylum audience to a performance for drum machine, synthesizer, guitar and vocals.

 

Parker and The Flowing Wow are a band from Hove with great songs exhibiting a reverence for the classic signifiers of British indie rock: Psychedelia, keen melodic gifts and beautiful weirdness. Their sound condenses folk, pop and the enigma of surreal poetry. This band, liked by everyone that hears them, are currently finishing an album and it will be a marvellous thing!

 

Scruffians are the band that for Asylum’s comeback show represent the under-18s scene with poise and ambition. There is an alluring inventiveness about their songs which are melodically distinguished with clever interlocking guitar parts and a buoyant beat group swing to the rhythm section.

 

Asylum ran regular shows from 2008 to 2010, featuring the best alternative acts from the Channel Islands and UK, finally drawing the series to a close at its peak in October 2010. The reputation of Live Lounge as the premier venue in Jersey for live music is assured, and Asylum is proud to be back working with Flavio and his team to celebrate the diverse musical talents of the Channel Islands and invite special guest artists from the UK. For future events we’re planning to stage a team-up with the best bands from Guernsey, continue to support the youth scene, and welcome more great acts from across the seas.

Facebook event here

Poster designed by Luc Pallot

All band images © the respective artists.

Channel Islands live music poll for Asylum

In all ages, asylum, guernsey, jersey, music on April 5, 2012 at 20:11

We recently carried out an unscientific private poll to find which live music acts a few friends would like to see chosen from the set of musicians and bands either connected with or situated on a Channel Island. Here we’re asking anyone who wants to offer recommendations or opinions.

Acts can be groups or solo performers. Artists needn’t be based in C.I. but should be currently or at least theoretically contactable, able and willing to play gigs in Jersey at reasonably short notice – think about a month.

The Gaa Gaas (44)
Parker and The Flowing Wow (42)
Scruffians (36)
Stan Smith (22)
The Valentines (21)
Brave Yesterday (15)
FlashMob (15)
Pirate Video Company (15)
The Pirate Party Brigade (9)
Salem’s Lot (7)
Jaded Things (6)
Soulless Kings (6)
Teaspoonriverneck (5)
Bulletproof (4)
Top Buzzer (4)
Whitechapel Murders (4)
Any Given Sunday (3)
Chaos Theory (3)
Falenizza Horsepower (3)
Gum (3)
Nocturnum (3)
The Morves (3)
Beef (2)
Blackgrass (2)
Brobots! (2)
Dead wing (2)
Demise of Sanity (2)
Electric Brick (2)
Experience (2)
Heave (2)
Lifejacket (2)
Morning Face (2)
Oi Division (2)
The Cryptics (2)
The Meatballs (2)
The Wizz (2)
China Aster (1)
Echodeck (1)
Erebos (1)
Giles Robson and The Dirty Aces (1)
Gorey Inbreds (1)
Masticated (1)
Robert J. Hunter (1)
The Centeniers (1)
The JC Band (1)
The Phantom Cosmonaut (1)
The Seagulls (1)
Thee Jenerators (1)
Timmy and The Pelicans (1)

The numbers above represent popularity of bands in mentions or votes. Asylum is inviting bands that top the poll to work with us on a show in Jersey.

UPDATE 16:29 30/04/2012: On Saturday 5 May 2012 the poll will be closed and the top five bands in our chart that are available will be invited to perform at the show. We hope to announce the final line-up for the show on Ryan Morrison’s BBC Introducing in Jersey radio show on Saturday 5 May 2012.

Some commenters have said they are concerned about a few people’s multiple votes for the same band. To tackle this problem, we will be removing any votes of this kind that come from the same IP address. See reply by likeallstars, 30 April 2012 3pm, in the comments thread below for a more detailed response to this issue.

We are counting mentions in comments on this blog post, also on the Asylum Live Facebook page and suggestions that we receive in tweets to @asylumlive

UPDATE 21:18 30/04/2012: We have recounted the votes, removing 57 duplicate votes for bands sent from the same IP addresses. A database of all IPs is maintained for this poll, and any similar ‘spam’ votes will not be counted from now on. We keep available the option to post here anonymously, because we believe it is the right of every web user to be anonymous if they want to be.

Asylum late 2009 in pictures

In all ages, asylum, bands, blue note, jersey, live lounge, music on December 3, 2009 at 15:36

These three photos by Mikey Phillips are from a stunning set taken at Metal vs. Punk which can be viewed in Asylum Live Lounge Facebook album. For more information about the photographer and commission enquiries contact m.phillips@live.co.uk

Eddie Laffoley by Mikey Phillips - November 20th 2009

James Andrews by Mikey Phillips - November 20th 2009

Wasted Youth by Mikey Phillips - November 20th 2009

A collection of great photos by Danny Evans from Branchage In The Asylum on October 3rd can be seen at Branchage Film Festival. Click on the image below to view them all.

Branchage In The Asylum by Danny Evans - October 3rd 2009

Here are some more photos from a few of the highlights of the last half of this year.

Crowne - August 28th 2009

Gorey Inbreds - September 18th 2009

Livingstone and Almond by Sebastian Meyer - October 1st 2009

Stephan Metcalfe at Blue Note - October 31st 2009

Esther Rose Parkes at Blue Note - October 31st 2009

General Burg of The Coal Box Generals - October 31st 2009

General Shack of The Coal Box Generals - October 31st 2009

The Coal Box Generals at Blue Note - October 31st 2009

Brutus Stonefist - November 14th 2009

Asylum All Ages – Upped hate

In all ages, asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music on November 11, 2009 at 18:42

The last time we did an Asylum All Ages show, Sam Delanoe of Demise Of Sanity advised me that some of their lyrics could be deemed offensive and wanted to be sure it was okay to perform them undiluted. I thought the question was a reasonable courtesy and I told him it was fine. Metal and punk rock is an assault on the senses. It is a kind of art in which disturbances of emotion and devices of terrorising intent are important.

As well as Demise Of Sanity this show on November 20th also features Wasted Youth, Too Many Humans, The Revolt, Clockwork Sodomy and Critical Mass. The theme of the show is Metal vs. Punk.

Two of the bands that are playing at the All Ages show, Clockwork Sodomy and Demise Of Sanity, will be performing for Kenny’s Gig 2009 at Bar Rock on Sunday 15th November. Here’s a link to the poster for that event.

Sam’s question got me wondering, is there anything a band could say within the context of their art that isn’t acceptable?

Critical Mass changed their name for this date. Eddie Laffoley has written about it on the Facebook page for the event. He says, “Apparently we couldn’t play the gig with the name Die Inbred so we had to change it. It wasn’t my idea to change the name, was not appropriate or some bullshit! I mean we’re not condoning incest at all, hence Die Inbred. We change it and they still aren’t fucking happy! They said that Playing With Children and I’d Tap That 3 Year Old sounded too pedophiliac.”

Asylum All Ages – Metal vs. Punk – Friday November 20th 2009

In all ages, asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music on October 27, 2009 at 17:17
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Flame war - Poster designed by Sam Delanoe

This is a battle for supremacy between sneering, nihilistic no-wavers on one side and progressive art-metal fanatics on the other. For one night only, each of these two tribes seeks to prove the other should be dispatched to the softcore shitter. Who will win?

All ages welcome.

Wasted Youth
Wasted Youth MySpace

Critical Mass

Too Many Humans
Too Many Humans MySpace

Demise of Sanity
Demise of Sanity Facebook page
Demise of Sanity MySpace

The Revolt
The Revolt MySpace

Clockwork Sodomy
Clockwork Sodomy Facebook page

The show starts at five o’clock. Entry is three Jersey pounds. Strictly no alcohol allowed.

Thanks to La Motte Street for providing equipment.

Asylum All Ages, September 25th – latest news

In all ages, asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music on September 21, 2009 at 16:02

We’re very excited about the All Ages show at Live Lounge this Friday. All musicians remember the bands they were in when they were teens with great fondness. In many cases the experiments undertaken, styles absorbed, and alliances forged when young remain lasting influences throughout the rest of a musician’s career. We promote the importance of music among the youth of Jersey as a means of unmediated expression and social organisation. There is something about music culture that thrives in situations where young people are in other ways marginalised. Asylum is celebrating the remarkable creative achievements of some of the best bands on the scene with this unmissable show.

The line up for the evening, with set times, is published below.

5.00 Doors open
5.30 Demise of Sanity
6.10 Clockwork Sodomy
6.50 Patrick Star
7.30 Ashley Aziz
8.10 Whitechapel Murders
8.50 Wasted Youth
9.30 to 10.00 Too Many Humans

Demise of Sanity are Sam, Yannick, Dan and James. They describe their music as being like the sound of a baby being crammed into a duck! With razor-sharp riffs, powerhouse drumming and lyrics of bombastic fury, they’ll be opening the show with a big metal bang.

Clockwork Sodomy are Jordan Delap (vocals and guitar), Harry Gilbo (guitar), Ben McCarthy (bass), and Mikey Phillips (drums). They were booked for this show after Asylum saw them incredulously report on Junior Battle of the Bands 2009. Competition judges commented upon ‘inaudibility on an extreme level’, which is promising, but their name alone would have sealed the deal.

Patrick Star

Patrick Star

Patrick Star are Adam Bouteloup (vocals), Joe Hutchinson (guitar and backing vocals), Piers Le Moignan (bass and backing vocals), and Josh Renouf (drums). Their song Molotov is an impressive punk epic with exhilarating shifts of dynamics, febrile pop energy, and terrific, impassioned vocals.

Ashley Aziz

Ashley Aziz

Ashley Aziz are a ska/punk band with Ollie Crafter (vocals), Matthew Donoghue (guitar), Simon Sergeant (bass) and Robin Greatbatch (drums). They also feature Joe Hutchinson who plays some sweet saxophone on some of their ska songs. They all love each other dearly and Simon’s cupboards are always left open and empty after every garage practice. They take great inspiration from young Jimmy who is the band’s biggest fan along with Charlie Burgis.

Whitechapel Murders are a two basses and drums trio. This is their first ever show since forming in late 2008. With membership comprising players from Falenizza Horsepower and We Bury Our Own, they are no less than a Jersey supergroup. Themes tackled in their literate compositions are serial murder and state-directed thought control, and their sound is dense, dark and very heavy.

Wasted Youth

Wasted Youth

Wasted Youth is a four piece punk band with ‘Sexy’ Joe Richardson (guitar and vocals), Chris ‘Dave Fitzgerald’ Daniells (guitar and vocals) Max ‘Mickey Rockenstein’ Burgenson (drums), and ‘Captain’ Eddie le Miere (guitar). There is a charming lo-fi aesthetic at work in their recordings with titles like Fuck Salt and When You Fucked Grandpa exhibiting plunderphonic impulses and queasy wit. They are clearly a band who work to their own rules and that is to be applauded.

Too Many Humans

Too Many Humans

Too Many Humans, a hardcore punk band sounding like ‘an old school slap in the face’, are Justin (guitar), Ben (bass), Seb (drums), Josh (vocals), and Jelly Man (media direction). They were banned from Live Lounge at one time but all is forgiven now. Seb Gilmore’s commitment to the youth music scene and his insistence are what inspired the Asylum All Ages concept in the first place. They are worthy headliners of this historic show.

The show starts at five, so leave work early, skip tea, do whatever you have to do, just be there for all the bands. Please remember no alcohol allowed in the middle floor (stage area) and over-18s only allowed in the downstairs bar.

Thanks to Sam Mézec, Jo Walker and James of Foogie Brothers for their help with this promotion.

Jersey Evening Post, September 19th 2009

In all ages, asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music, press on September 19, 2009 at 01:30

Asylum All Ages, Friday September 25th 2009

In all ages, asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music on September 15, 2009 at 15:10

New wave order - Poster designed by Jo Walker

All Ages shows are mainly about showcasing talents of bands whose members are younger than the age usually allowed in licensed clubs, and welcoming all their fans. The manager of Live Lounge, as well as Asylum, supports all good music in Jersey and this All Ages show featuring six young bands, plus one more mature outfit playing their first ever gig.

Regular Asylum audiences and especially musicians who have played at past Asylum shows are very welcome.

The night is being co-promoted with a Facebook event by some of the bands here

The show starts considerably earlier than a regular Asylum show. Doors open at five and the last band finishes at ten. In between, seven bands will be performing in what is surely the freshest and most exciting Asylum night to date. Fans of new music shouldn’t miss this.

Entry is a sweet £3. Strictly no alcohol allowed.

Too Many Humans
Too Many Humans MySpace

Wasted Youth
Wasted Youth MySpace

Whitechapel Murders
Whitechapel Murders MySpace

Ashley Aziz
Ashley Aziz Facebook page

Patrick Star
Patrick Star MySpace

Clockwork Sodomy
Clockwork Sodomy Facebook page

Demise of Sanity
Demise of Sanity MySpace

Jersey Evening Post, April 4th 2009

In all ages, asylum, bands, jersey, live lounge, music, press on April 4, 2009 at 01:08