Get In Her Ears Live at The Shacklewell Arms w/ Fightmilk, 24.03.2022

On Friday, we were back at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston with a total dream of a line-up. Fightmilk, Bitch Hunt and Sassyhiya treated us to a joyous few hours of live music. Huge thanks to them all, and to all the lovely folk who came out to support them and fill the venue… We’re still feeling all the feels, and are extremely grateful to everyone who made it such a beautiful night.

First up, Sassyhiya offer up their uplifting, jangly post-punk. Consisting of two former members of Barry (Kathy and Helen) plus Neil and Pablo, the band’s first ever gig proves to be a great success as the crowd smile and sway along to their twinkling hooks and buoyant, quirky energy.

Having last played live at a gig for us back in October 2019, it’s such a joy to welcome Bitch Hunt back to the stage. And what a wonderful return to live music it is. Radiating a blissful, cathartic energy they fill the venue with their scuzzy punk-pop offerings covering poignant topics ranging from men taking up too much space, to reflections on being non-binary and stirring odes to loved ones no longer with us. A truly euphoric set from these First Timers Fest alumni.

Headlining the night are Bitch Hunt’s Reckless Yes label mates, and total faves, Fightmilk. The third time they’ve played for us, it’s an utter delight to finally see them perform some of the tracks from their latest album Contender live, as well as some old favourites (and a couple of surprise covers!). Blasting out their anthemic indie-pop with an endearing tongue-in-cheek wit, each offering fizzes with the band’s trademark vibrant energy and colourful charisma. From fuzzy love songs to tirades against Elon Musk and bridezillas, Fightmilk bring a refreshing honesty and gritty raw emotion to their jangling melodies and the smooth-yet-husky charm of front-person Lily’s vocals, showcasing their ability to continuously refine their sound and, in the process, consistently continue to win my heart. Plus, I don’t think I ever thought I’d be aged 35 and in a venue filled with people joyously dancing and singing along to Wheatus’ ‘Teenage Dirtbag’, but I was and it was pretty magnificent.

Huge love and thanks again to all three bands who played for us on Friday, and to everyone who came out to share the music and good vibes. We’re taking a little break next month, but will be back at the Shacklewell Arms on 6th May with the return of The Menstrual Cramps, supported by pink suits and Queen Cult – nab your tickets on DICE now.

Photos: Jon Mo / @jonmophoto
Words: Mari Lane / @marimindles

LIVE (Photos): LIINES @ The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, 10.03.2022

On Thursday, one of our most favourite bands LIINES took to the stage at Hebden Bridge’s infamous Trades Club to treat the crowd of fans to almost an hour of all their brooding, frenetic material to date. A sublime night of the best live music. We can’t wait to see them when they’re back down south soon!

Our photographer Jon Mo was there to capture some of the action…

Photo Credit: Jon Mo / @jonmophotography

Get In Her Ears Live @ The Victoria w/ Fräulein, 21.01.2021

On Friday we were back for our first gig of 2022, at The Victoria in Dalston, and what a fantastic night it was! Huge thanks to the three totally amazing bands who played, and to all the lovely folk who came out to support them and fill the venue… We’re still feeling all the feels, and are extremely grateful to everyone who made it such a dream night.

First up, duo Naz & Ella kick things off beautifully. Exuding a captivating grace, they deliver their exquisite, brooding offerings with a subtle gritty edge, reflecting on poignant themes ranging from sexual harassment to animal cruelty. A truly stirring start to the evening.

Next up, First Timers alumni Breakup Haircut treat us to their joyous, scuzzy pop-punk. Exuding a vibrant energy, they deliver their uplifting, danceable offerings with an infectious wit and colourful charisma as the crowd bounce along in glee.

Closing the night are one of the most exciting bands around at the moment. Having been on my radar for over a year now, it’s a real honour to host one of duo Fräulein‘s first headline shows. Blasting out an immersive wall of grunge-fuelled splendour, each track oozes a swirling energy and raw, impassioned drive. As the stark power of front person Joni’s vocals ripple alongside gritty hooks and drummer Karsten’s immense driving beats, the huge crowd show their appreciation with whoops and cheers, and even a bit of a mosh. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – here is a band headed for big things, continuing to develop their epic musical prowess by the minute, and I cannot wait for their imminent world domination!

Massive thanks to the three incredible bands who played for us on Friday and everyone who came along! Join us for our next gig, on 24th February at Shacklewell Arms with Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business, Potpourri and BAXTR!

Photos: Jon Mo / @jonmophoto
Words: Mari Lane / @marimindles

Get In Her Ears Live @ The Victoria w/ Currls, 05.11.2021

Last Friday we were back for our first gig since February 2020 and what a glorious night it was! Huge thanks to the three incredible bands who played for each putting on a fantastic show, and to everyone who came out to support them and us in this first venture into hosting live music for over eighteen months…. We’re still feeling all the feels, and are extremely grateful to everyone who made it such a lovely night.

First up is the totally dreamy, shoegaze-tinged sounds of Schande. Treating us to a set of shimmering sonic delights old and new, they delive a perfectly head-bopping, heart-bursting set to start the evening.

Next up, The Other Ones blast onto the stage with their infectious riotous energy. With a playful charisma, they deliver their vibrant punk-pop with a swirling, gritty power as the crowd bounce and sing along in joyous unity (especially to a surprise cover of Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Torn’)…

Drawing the night to a euphoric close, headliners – Brighton’s Currls – treat us to their sweeping, empowering brand of garage rock. Propelled by an immense rhythm section, front woman Holly delivers soaring soulful vocals with an effortless grace and sparkling witty rapport with the crowd. A band to watch for sure, it’s an honour to host their first London headline show.

Massive thanks again to all the wonderful bands, and to everyone who joined us in our joyous return to live music on Friday! Hope to see you all next month for our next gig, our first ever at The Shacklewell Arms, on 3rd December with Belfast punks Problem Patterns, and support from pink suits and GUTTS.

Photo Credit: Keira-Anee Photography