Date:Mon 19 Oct
Time:Doors 7pm
Price:£14 adv

Bambara – the Bateh brothers, Reid and Blaze, singer / guitarist and drummer respectively, and bassist William Brookshire – have been evolving their midnight-black noise into something more subtle and expansive ever since the release of their 2013 debut Dreamviolence.

Formed in Athens, Georgia the band have gradually grown their sound and with it an audience marked by a cult-like devotion to the band. With 2018’s Shadow On Everything, a narrative concept album that was their first release on stalwart Brooklyn independent Wharf Cat Records, the band made some major artistic strides. The album drew attention from critics, being dubbed “a mesmerizing western gothic opus” by NPR, and earning praise from likes of VICE, Bandcamp, The Quietus and Spin, and from Bambara’s growing circle of peers, with ex-tour mates like IDLES’ Joe Talbot and Daughters’ Alexis Marshall highlighting the album as one of the best of the year in interviews.


Selected praise for "Stray":


"Brooklyn based doom-mongers delight... Bambara are more than just modern-day vessels for vintage gloom."

Q ****


" intoxicating blend of surf-rock guitar and the blusterous post-rock drama of Lift To Experience; a bewitching blend that makes death's ominous presence feel that much closer."

Uncut 8/10


"Stray is a gripping experience, undertaken with a winning mix of high seriousness and black humour.“

The Financial Times ****


"Engrossing, dark and irresistible, Stray is a grandiose effort from an adventurous group, who just keep getting better all the time. Bambara remain a genuine force."

CLASH 8/10


"Bambara have gotten heavier than ever. Stray is ice cold and sharp as a knife's edge."

Loud & Quiet 8/10


"It’s a brilliantly realised amd cinematic album... their finest to date."

God Is In The TV 9/10

Doors & Bar open 7pm.

Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.

All prices shown include booking fees.


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