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Desertscene Apparel Launch feat. Nick Oliveri Death Acoustic

Desertscene Apparel Launch feat. Nick Oliveri Death Acoustic

Main Act: Nick Oliveri Death Acoustic
Also Featuring: Family Woodard DJ sets
Date: 30th November 2017
Advance Tickets: £5
Venue: The Underdog Art Gallery
City: London

Desertscene & Desertfest are proud to announce the official Desertscene Apparel Launch Party on 30th November at The Underdog Art Gallery and Bar

Not only will you get a chance to pick up some classic & out of print Desertscene and Desertfest garms, denim jackets and awesome poster art - but we will be launching a whole new apparel range in collaboration with some incredible artists and musicians.

To top it off we have invited the legendary Nick Oliveri to play his Death Acoustic for what will be an exclusive London appearance. The night will also play host to a first look at the Desertscene Apparel range, which features two designs by some truly noteworthy artists, plus a limited run of pieces designed in collaboration with Nick himself. We'll also be keeping the party going until late with DJ sets from Family Woodard.

Get down for the first of many Desertscene parties taking place over the next 12 months, we have a lot to reveal... 

There are limited tickets at £5 - follow the link to get your tickets, but be quick or be disappointed as capacity is extremely limited. Book your tickets now.

Greenleaf & The Atomic Bitchwax w/ Steak

Greenleaf & The Atomic Bitchwax w/ Steak

Main Acts: Greenleaf & The Atomic Bitchwax
Date: 1st December 2017
Advance Tickets: £14
Venue: The Underworld
City: London
Support: Steak
Doors: 7PM

Desertscene, in association with Sound of Liberation, are pleased to announce we'll be bringing the monster line-up of Greenleaf, The Atomic Bitchwax and Steak to The Underworld on the Friday 1st December.

Starting life as a side-project of Dozer's Tommi Holappa and Bengt Bäcke - as well as Daniel Lidén of Demon Cleaner and Peder Bergstrand of Lowrider - Greenleaf have grown far beyond the side-project monicker into one of the leading lights of the European stoner rock scene.

Spanning almost two decades, the band has seen quite a revolving door of members, but for every lineup change Greenleaf has seen, they've added more to their sound; as their extensive back catalogue shows. From 2000's self-titled EP, right through to 2016's pounding Rise Above the Meadow, Greenleaf's hard rock/stoner hybrid has evolved and grown; and that sound is best experienced live. Their domination on the very first day of the debut incarnation of Desertfest London in 2012 was, for many, the first great memory taken from the annual juggernaut.

Not only are Greenleaf in town but they'll also be joined by The Atomic Bitchwax. Formed in 1993 and originally starting life as a jam band, The Atomic Bitchwax have grown into one of the signature bands of the stoner rock scene. Celebrated for their tripped out licks and driven songwriting, TAB's influence on the noughties stoner scene is undeniable. From those opening few distorted seconds of 'Stork Theme' on 1999's self-titled, right through to the closing moments of 'Ice Age (Hey Baby)' on 2015's Gravitron, Bitchwax have always brought the killer stomp.

Throughout their first four releases - the numbered years - Bitchwax made their presence felt by writing timeless anthems for the scene, from 'Shit kicker' to 'Liquor Queen' to 'Hey Alright'. In 2011, they released The Local Fuzz, a sprawling monument to the riff of almost preposterous proportions; an experimental 40 minute instrumental track of over 50 riffs that pushed TAB further out into the reaches of psych than any of their previous recorded work. By the time last 2015's Gravitron rolled around though, Bitchwax were back to their traditional style whilst holding on to the intensity of their previous album.

As if we weren't already spoiling you enough, we've added London's straight up stoner maestros Steak to the bill too, meaning the riffs are gonna be brought from bell to bell. So to get in on what's for what's sure to be the hottest night of December, book your tickets today.

Mars Red Sky

Mars Red Sky

Main Act: Mars Red Sky
Date: 18th December 2017
Advance Tickets: £12
Venue: The Black Heart
City: London
Support: TBC
Doors: 7PM

Desertscene in association with Snuff Lane are proud to announce the return of French stoner psych heroes Mars Red Sky to Camden's Black Heart on Monday 18th December.

Founded in Bordeaux a decade ago, Mars Red Sky ignited a spark through in the stoner scene with thickly layered riffs and floating psyched out melodies. It was 2011, however, which saw the band ascend with the release of their eponymous debut full length. A shot in the arm to European psych, swimming in a different direction to the standard flow of the scene, MRS rightly earned the attention and support slots of mammoths of the underground, Kyuss Lives and Sleep. Following up with 2014's excellent Stranded in Arcadia, Mars Red Sky quickly became not only one of the hottest bands in the French stoner scene, but one of the most exciting in Europe.

By 2016's Apex III - Praise for the Burning Soul, Mars Red Sky had grown into a band unafraid to take influence from ever more delicate sources. Though don't be fooled into thinking the heavy root of Mars Red Sky's sound disappeared; the meaty hooks are still the foundations upon which the band builds. 

An absolute treat to catch live, we couldn't be more hyped to bring Mars Red Sky back to London. With support acts yet to be announced, we're set for a psyched out night at The Black Heart. Don't miss out, book your tickets today.