The Future Shock is a live music collective based in Guernsey, organising promotions, tour bookings and events in the UK and Channel Islands with a stylistically eclectic approach and forward-looking philosophy embracing rock, metal, punk and indie. For September 2012 The Future Shock has scheduled a tour across the country that culminates in Guernsey and Jersey. The Jersey show is the final date in this ambitious programme, and Asylum is helping to stage the show at Live Lounge, St. Helier.
The event takes place on Sunday 30 September 2012 from 7.30pm until about midnight. Entry is £5. Five excellent bands are lined up: Nightworkers, Last Of The Light Brigade, Of Empires, Harlequin Knights and Beau Fiasco.
Jack Moullin – vocals
Jamey Exton – guitar
Rowan Reddington – guitar and vocals
Joe Haberfield – synth and vocals
Alex Roberts – bass
Jonny Ross – drums
“Nightworkers have emerged from the insomnia of a town that never sleeps. Taking influence from rock ‘n’ roll’s finest craftsmen including Primal Scream, Rolling Stones and Brian Jonestown Massacre, their unique blend of electronically pulsing, guitar driven hypnotic rock creates a stampede of sonic ecstasy. They have kept close to them the identity and beliefs of great guitar bands that modern music has lost along the way. Nightworkers not only demonstrate a brave, solid sound but visually seduce you through the intensity of their performance and the strength and belief behind their songs.” ~ Sarah Wade, Disorder magazine
Last Of The Light Brigade (Guernsey)
“Last of the Light Brigade formed in 2010 and following the amicable departure of guitarist Joshua Moore settled on the more angry three-piece set up for which they are best known. Having recorded the album The Ones You Left Behind at the analogue Gizzard Studios in London, their own distinctive brand of British rock has seen them carve out a niche in Guernsey’s music scene and earn acclaim from Radio 2’s Janice Long and local luminaries The Risk. In 2010 they supported Paul Weller at the Jersey Live festival, and last year shared the stage with Ocean Colour Scene at the inaugural Guernsey Festival of Performing Arts.” ~ Dominic Laine
Of Empires (Guernsey)
George Le Page
“Born as a result of the all-inspiring state that is intoxication, like the spawn of an accident that happened one fateful night but one that you’ll never regret. Of Empires have only just entered the world and their declaration: To embark on a stripped down, no bullshit rock ‘n’ roll. Reminiscent in places of the hard rock sounds of the 1970s, a genuine and authentic sound driving the pure fundamentals of that rock ‘n’ roll tradition which we all believe in.” ~ Of Empires
“With their new take on the hard rock sounds of the 1970s, debut single I Am The Night certainly hints this is a band worth watching.” ~ Tommy Girard
Harlequin Knights (Jersey)
Marcus Harley – vocals and keyboards
James Dolan – guitar and vocals
Gary Law – bass
Leon Bouhaire – drums
Marcus is well known as a vocalist in the stylish and successful big band Inside Job. James is a maverick singer-songwriter who blazed a trail of magnetically indecorous indie rock in The Author and The Tracys. Gary’s supercooled bass grooves made unforgettable impressions in the performances of Velofax, Methylated Spiritualists and Bubblebrain. Leon is a powerhouse drummer who has worked with BlackStats and The Audio. Together they are experimenting with an unconventional new sound uniting rhythm ‘n’ blues and progressive rock.
Beau Fiasco (Jersey)
Hannah Campbell – vocals
Steve Catterson – keyboards
Sam Robinson – drums
Matt Munro – bass
Rhodri Hart – guitar
Beau Fiasco have been playing on and off since January 2012 working on dreamy indie pop, and band members have previously played in The Mulburys, Honey Bun and Hip Hoperation.