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7pm, Wednesday 11 June 2014

Cartoon + The Step + Fuze + Black Hay + Airstrip One


1 Malden Road, London NW5 3HS

18 +

Tickets: £5 in advance, £7 on the door

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Cartoon is one of the great icons of independent music in Brazil. The band’s compositions mix well-thought arrangements with the vigorous energy of rock.

With 18 years of experience, four CDs released and thousands of followers in social networks, Cartoon assures that they are having the best phase in their career.

“Unbeatable,” Cartoon’s new album, is proof of that. The album was released in November 2013 and now the band follows promoting it worldwide with the Unbeatable Tour.

In the shows, the band presents the songs from the new album and also the classics that have made them such a singular chapter in the history of Brazilian independent music. Cartoon plays Classic Rock in a unique and distinctive way, working with unpredictable themes and sonorities that surprise the listener with high quality vocals and instrumentals.

The band already won many awards throughout its career, especially with the release of the first rock opera produced in Brazil, the album “Bigorna” (2002). Cartoon have performed in big venues in Brazil and had their first international gig in 2012, playing at The Canadian Music Week, one of the biggest indie music festivals in the world. The group also participated in two international Fairs: BAFIM, in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011) and MIDEM, in Cannes, France (2014). Now the group is en route to Ireland to play at the Youbloom Festival, in Dublin (June 2014).


The Step

The Step” is an indie/pop/rock band based in London made up of four guys, who are dreamers and passionate musicians. Their lyrics are introspective and bittersweet infused with insecurity and doubts as well as with the will to rise echoing blends of post-British indie and atmospheres coming from the Italian music they’ve been brought up with.

The Step are: frontman Stefano Donato, lead guitarist Oliviero Fella, Bassist Enrico Bartoli and drummer Carlo Andrea Salaris.



Fuze are a pop-rock band from Essex/London, UK. Their energetic and powerful live performances are complimented by their catchy songwriting and quirky persona. Since forming in 2009, they have been nominated for several awards; walking away with ‘Best Band’ twice and being crowned Essex’s ‘Battle of The Band’ winners in 2011. They have wowed audiences across the UK as well as supporting some big names on tour, such as McFly. Fuze are on the way up and have been tipped for big things. Fuze is: Ed Alston (lead vocals), George Kirchner (guitar/vocals), Jack Goldsmith (bass/vocals) and Keir Adamson (drums/vocals).


Black Hay

Black Hay have been described as “Worse than Leonard Cohen”, “A voice you’d roll over in bed for”, and “Garage rock meets jazz, rockabilly meets gothic and country meets punk.”

Black Hay comprises singer and songwriter Gideon K, guitarist Jack Kenny, and bassist Rotem Haguel.

The band plays a twisted, relentlessly grooving brand of rock n roll – guitar music you can dance to despite eschewing drums altogether.

Black Hay have recently released their debut album ‘Romantic Music For Perverts’. According to Neil at mynewfavouriteband “They sound like songs way beyond a debut from an unsigned artist”.