We’re absolutely buzzing to introduce our brand new late night live stage… The Dive Bar ⚡
We’ve teamed up with cutting edge music mag Dork to bring you genre bending acts, electric performances and the very best new music 🎸
Once the sun goes down, leave your inhibitions at the door as The Great Brain Robbery return to present The Rock ‘n Roll Pharmacy. Expect cabaret, secret sets and much, much more 🌚
If you know your Roadhouse from your Slim Jim’s, you’ll feel right at home in The Dive Bar.
Snapped Ankles outsider status has always allowed them to hold a mirror up to society. Now the boundaries are not so clear. In the four years since their debut album Come Play The Trees was released, their cult has flourished. With gigs at BBC 6 Music Festival, a sold-out UK tour plus an iconic roundhouse show back in October, those who have witnessed the shamanic ritual of their live shows will attest, they are a truly unique, communal experience. Their Teutonic forest rhythms and post-punk lightning will make you want to move your feet!
London-based six piece Melt Yourself Down incorporate elements of afrobeat, punk, jazz and funk to create dizzying and unique rhythmic melodies with an infectious energy. As The Dive Bar’s first Saturday night headliner, the dance floor will be bouncing as they bring their “Nubian inspired party-punk music” (lead saxophonist Pete Wareham’s words) to Standon Calling.
There aren’t many bands that blur the lines between punk and grime as effectively as London duo Bob Vylan. Outspoken and engrossing in equal measures, their lyrics convey the angst and discrimination at the hand of a corrupt system. Bob Vylan are here, angry, loud, vital and it’s already too late to stop them.
Angolan-Portuguese singer Pongo – Diva of a mestizo and progressive Kuduro, writes and interprets her own songs. Pongo incarnates the renewal of the genre, mixing the combination of her African roots, langa, zaïco, with EDM, bass music, dancehall and tribal pop. Her powerful, rhythmic but equally fragile and sensitive voice draws us into her universe, to the confines of dance and saudades.
The beginning of 2022 sees Nuha Ruby Ra release her new single ‘My Voice’ on Brace Yourself Records. The new single, follows last year’s ‘How To Move’ EP, released to critical acclaim cementing Nuha as one of the most exciting and provocative new acts in the country. The pulsating and dark, avant-pop of ‘My Voice’ has Nuha shape-shifting through the accompanying video like a Lynchian dream. Nuha Ruby Ra is touring this year with the likes of Yard Act, Warmduscher and Bambara as well finally making her Standon Calling debut.