Blang takes over the legendary Hope & Anchor venue in Islington every Wednesday in October to finally celebrate the release of five lockdown albums.

Blang Blang Baby every Wednesday in October at
Hope & Anchor, 207 Upper Street, N1 1RL (4 min walk from Highbury & Islington tube)
Details & ticket links below.

October 6th
Sheepy 10 pm / Trailer Crash 9 15 pm / Blang: 16 Years Of Outsider Music (film screening) 8 15 pm
Liverpool’s punk-pop earworm merchants Sheepy released third album Get Out My House on Blang in late 2019. “There is no doubting their ability for writing short, punchy hook-laden songs that will have the mosh-pit bouncing” (Norman Records). Trailer Crash are Blang-man JJ Crash’s new Hitchin-based garage groovesters. Vagrant Lovers are Glaswegian electro-punk musician Gil De Ray and poet/novelist Kirsty Allison, who Irvine Welsh has called ‘the greatest cultural beacon this planet has produced’. Enjoy living up to that one Kirsty!
Tickets £7.50 in advance from Dice  (no hidden extras).   £ more on the door.
Doors 7.30 pm

October 13th
David Cronenberg’s Wife / Jellyskin / Nat The Hammer
Scalpel-wielding post-punk surgeons David Cronenberg’s Wife released 4th album The Ship (Necrologies) in 2020. “Staggering brilliance” (Louder Than War). “I won’t hear a bad word against them” (Indiependent). Jellyskin are a fantastic electronische duo from Leeds. Nat The Hammer fronts The Reverse who released the Which Way Out album in 2020. “At times as humourous as Brit-pop once was, at others a hard to swallow overview of adult life” (Recless (sic) Reviews). “A dash of darkness and a lot of sardonic humour 9/10” (Alt Together).
Tickets £7.50 in advance from Dice (no hidden extras).   £ more on the door.
Doors 7.45

October 20th
Sergeant Buzfuz / Lucy’s Diary / Slate Islands
Sergeant Buzfuz released the Fox Pop album in 2020. “A host of melodies that recall the wistful observations of The Kinks” (God Is In The TV). “Fills your head and heart with joy” (Angry Baby), “Wrapping a fiery political core inside layers of charming, playful psychedelic folk-pop” (Joyzine). “A perfectly crafted antidote to chart pop” (Beehive Candy). Lucy’s Diary return after a long absence with more entries from the post-punk journal. Celtic noirists Slate Islands preview songs from long-awaited debut album The Corner Of Your Eye.
Tickets £7.50 from Dice (no extra booking fees). £ more on the door.
Doors 7.45

October 27th
The Awkward Silences / The Faux Fibbers / Pink Eye Club
Paul Hawkins, the Alan Bennett of outsider pop and his merry band of wonk-pop provocateurs The Awkward Silences released their eponymous album in 2020. “Their catchiest, most unusual work to date” (Joyzine). “Daring instrumentation…daring lyrics…5/5” (Alt Review). In the same year The Faux Fibbers released Learn To Lie, an absurdist blues-pop album to lose your trousers to. “Like a less bitter Half Man Half Biscuit, serving up slices of gentle absurdism in a way that’s altogether charming” (Freq). Electronica mischief-maker Pink Eye Club is newly signed to Blang, expect the unexpected from him!
Tickets £7.50 from Dice  (no hidden booking fees). £ more on the door.
Doors 7.30