Empire Light Split Up

The Canterbury based indie band Empire Light have announced they have come to an end.  Empire Light had been together for nearly a year and played venues across Kent and London.  The bands announcement has provoked outbursts of sadness and surprize from fans.  They will be playing no future dates.

Empire Light

The band have left behind a five track E.P you can hear on their Facebook page.  Empire Light have also released the track Too Old For Buses on their Bandcamp page available for free download.  Too Old For Buses is a driven indie rocker with suble guitars and a big chorus.

Drummer Matthew Webb has two other projects, female fronted rock band Rexon and dirty rock band The Eyes.   Watch for project from the other members of Empire Light.

David Horn

Empire Light on Bandcamp

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The Gig Guide: 19th -25th November

All the gigs!  Yes, we have quite a few things to keep you busy this week!

Starting with Tuesday in Canterbury at The Beercart.  A loud and heavy night of rock and metal awaits as Mistik Sin, Crashgate and Blacken the Name kick out the jams like bosses.

Wednesday it’s off to The Forum in Tonbridge Wells for another big gig.  Atlantica, Careless Rumour, NOD and Pleasure Set will make plenty of loud noises!

Thursday it’s back to Canterbury and The Beercart for some vintage sounding tunes.  All orginal bands with a foot in the past Wild Child, The Eyes, Wires Faulty and Generation Graveyard will make one awesome night.  Alternatively head back to The Forum, Tonbridge Wells, for Lureno, The Orange Circus Band and The Good Ship.

Get all acoustic on Friday at Imperial Sounds.  Happening at the Mercure Hotel, Hythe see Ted Clark and Paul Brasington, The Paul Dunton Ensemble and The Alex Beharrell Band.  Fancy a little more grr?  Head back to the Forum for two gigs, at the same time! Maybe clone yourself to.  See The Burlesque Fever Show + Constance Peach + Doll Baby + Kitty le Creme + Freya Fox + Alethea Rose and Miss Chantilly Lace  or HONNINGBARNA and Tonight We Ride.

On Saturday Folkestone’s Rokanrolla has the awesome Project Plenty, Fish Tank and Es Muss Sein.  In Ashford get acoustic sounds with Live in the Living Room presents Jordan Mann, Small Crusades and The ALex Beharrell Band at Platform 5.

There’s even a gig on Sunday!  At Sellindge Village Hall stand up to Meningitus with help from Vicky Barker and The Mushrooms.

What have we missed?  See full gig listings here.

The Gig Guide: 22nd – 28th October

Another week, another host of gigs to sink your ears into!

On Tuesday you have two extremes to choose from!  In Ashford catch the touring French band Francois and the Atlas Mountains supported by the amazing Coco and the Butterfields and the Intermission Project.  Click here for more.  Happening at St Mary’s Church it’ll be a folk/acoustic feast!  Alternatively get some hardcore going in your life in Canterbury at The Beercart Arms.  Check out the mighty Dead Reckoning, Blind Ambitions, Sincerity and At Worlds End.  Click here for more.

On Thursday ShyChlo are at The Walmer Castle in Deal with Commit This To Memory (they’re first gig!).  Sure to an awesome show check it out, details are here!

Friday leaves you with more choices to make.  Check out some reggae/dub vibes with Kotchin and the Kings of Evil, Dread Zone and Ben Russel and The Charmers at The Westcoast Bar, Margate.  Information is here.  In Ashford?  Join Electric River at The George and soak up the ska.  If pyscadelic how you’re feeling though Syd Arthur are playing at The View and Bar Below, Folkestone.  Click here for the deets.

Saturday is a big one for Halloween.  In Ashford, both at Platform 5 check out two events.  The first is an acoustic Halloween Event including KP and Squiz, Jordan Mann and Fred Clark.  Find more here.  On the other side though is Raise the Roofs Halloween special and fare well event featuring Empire Light, ShyChlo, Blacken the Name, Circle of Rage, Vivid Nation, Ziphedz and The Eyes!  Find information here.  In Maidstone check out the amazing Mofos at The Druid Arms.

Find all our gig listings here.

Stay safe and party hard slurm!