Thanks to everyone who made it down to Bedroom Bar for our new residency a couple of weeks ago. What a night – Mr Thing, Yungun, LeaLea Jones & Ruby Wood all smashed it – pow! Well, it being a monthly residency, the new show is only a fortnight away. This time around it’s Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra previewing their brand new album ahead of its release in November. Joining them on October 20th will be FW newcomers Border Crossing (DJ Set), plus the usual residents. The band will also be doing a hometown show the week before (October 13th) at DJ Lubi’s Rebel Soul night. With Nubiyan Twist, Stop Motion Trio, Tess Hirst and FW label boss DJ Gilla also on the bill it’s gonna be another fantastic night at The Wardrobe. Find out about the London show here, and the Leeds show here. Advance tickets for both are super cheap so get booking.
It’s a busy gig time for First Word, with plenty of great shows for you to check out. Londoners can see DJ Gilla at the UK Skate Film Festival afterparty, Dogjam in Brixton (with Paper Tiger and others) and Big Chill Bar with special guest Soulist (Souleance). Fellow FW founder Andy H has a ton of great gigs coming up, including an afterparty for the legendary Warehouse Project in Manchester. Looking further ahead, kidkanevil is launching his new project with Daisuke Tanabe (kidsuke) at Tempo Clash on November 16th. This is the same night as the Soundwave Reunion at The Scala, which features FW’s Yungun & Mr Thing, Frameworks (Live) and DJ Gilla, as well as Riot Jazz, Scrimshire, Dom Servini and loads more. Click the e-flyer below for discounted tickets! Keep an eye on the FW events page for up-to-date info – we’ll hopefully see you all soon!