SHAKSTER RECORDS IVW
The Kubricks + F.O.X
Entry Requirements: 18+
Shakster Recordsuk hosts a multi genre Independent Venue Week night as his final regular Friday night here at Bassment before taking up a new format...more to follow on that soon!
The Kubricks Hold on to your hats for another packed out affair, never a still body in the room when these guys play! "The Kubricks bring something surprisingly refreshing to the table. A gem of a band that makes ska and reggae seem like a perfect fit with 21st-century musical trends" “I can hear Madness, The Ruts, Squeeze and The Clash in there…” The Specials’ bassist, Horace Panter
F.O.X Female fronted synth pop act, F.O.X, have twice been invited to support Depeche Mode on their European stadium tours - both on Delta Machine in 2013 and Global Spirit in 2017. This resulted in the band playing to over 300,000 people across 8 dates. Other supports include Dua Lipa, Florence And The Machine and Tom O’Dell.
** LIVE SHOW RUNS 8PM - 11PM **
After the live show, Bassment residents hit you right between the hips with some timeless dancefloor bangers! PRINCE // BOWIE // BOB MARLEY // RUN DMC // NIRVANA // BLUR // OASIS // JAMES BROWN // BLONDIE // KENDRICK LAMAR // DON BROCO // DR DRE // MADNESS // THE JAM...
8pm - 4am £5 adv, £7 otd (live show + clubnight) £5 otd from 11pm (clubnight only)
After surfacing in 2013 with their debut EP, “Wasters & Wannabes”, The Kubricks soon became one of the must-see ska bands of this generation. Tracks from their debut release were supported by Huey Morgan (6Music) and Tom Robinson (BBC Introducing – 6Music), and The Specials' bassist, Horace Panter championed the band, claiming “I can hear Madness, The Ruts, Squeeze and The Clash in there…” The timing was perfect, and coincided with a new interest in ska music, as many of UK’s festivals began dedicating entire stages to the genre. Riding on the back of this wave, the band soon found themselves supporting legends such as UB40, Bad Manners and The Toasters, in addition to sharing the stage with The Skints, Buster Shuffle and Bombskare.
Produced by Toby Davies of Gentleman's Dub Club, the band’s first album "The Heist" was released in 2017. The UK’s longest-running skazine, Do The Dog, immediately commented that it was already, “A very strong contender for album of the year”, whilst Bucketlist in Canada called it, "A gem of an album that makes ska and reggae seem like a perfect fit with 21st-century musical trends.” Tom Robinson (6Music) immediately shared the track “Down With the Dogs” with his listeners, and BBC Introducing in Essex soon began supporting the album too.
The Kubricks have spent years developing their energetic live set, headlining their own shows and playing small and large festivals across the country. They have played to tens of thousands over the years with appearances at Wickerman (Scotland), Godiva, Bug Jam, Brownstock, The London International Ska Festival, Dance Ska La (France), Brentwood Festival and Boomtown Fair, amongst others.
The band are currently writing and recording their second album, set for release in 2019.
Find out more at (https://www.thekubricks.com/)
F.O.X are a female fronted synth pop act from Essex, UK.
Having released 2 albums – their debut ‘Chimera’ and follow up ‘Hypoxia’ the band have gained National and International praise along the way for their eye-popping, high energy live shows, major versus minor songwriting and use of electronics. “It’s a synth-tastic slice of pop – rather like The Gossip might sound if all guitars were suddenly outlawed” – BBC Radio 1 "It feels like you’ve been invited to the great disco on the Sun, and you shall dance on the stars until the grand supernova ends us all." - 1Q Music
The band are constantly touring the UK and abroad, their ethereal blend of electronics and dark pop gaining them multiple showcases at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas with Gibson making them their band of the festival. Vice, Spin and The Independent praised the band as ones to watch and a tour of 32 states followed with The Deer Tracks from Sweden.
Shortly afterwards the band were invited to support Depeche Mode on their Delta Machine stadium tour playing to over 150,000 people across Europe. Other supports include Dua Lipa, Florence And The Machine and Tom O’Dell.
Their most recent single ‘Half Way To Nowhere’ gained International support including MTV, VIVA and the BBC. It was included in Huw Stephens’ ‘Ones To Watch’ for 2017 broadcast on BBC World Service.
Winning Best UK Live act, they will go down in history as the first live band to play at The Houses Of Parliament. And probably the last…
"Sweeping, massive electro-pop" - Supajam
"Tasty!" - Jim Gellatly XFM
"Their debut album Chimera is a fantasy come true, a great pop band with great pop tracks. 9/10" - Liverpool Sound And Vision
"The world needs a band like this" - Ceasar Live N Loud
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/f-o-x-the-band
Facebook – www.facebook.com/foxtheband1
Twitter – www.twitter.com/foxtheband1
Website - www.foxtheband.com
Half Way To Nowhere video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiwq-OayPMc
Fall From Grace video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw8OMByrvpQ