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Toundra + TBA Support

Toundra + TBA Support

Main Act: Toundra
Date: 8th February
Advance Tickets: £12
Venue: The Black Heart
City: Camden, London
Support: TBA

Desertscene are proud to announce that one of the leading lights of Spanish heavy, Toundra, will be hitting up The Black Heart on Friday 8th February 2018.

Formed in Madrid in 2007, Toundra rapidly established a name for themselves with 2008's self-titled debut; a record which lays the groundwork for the ever-present experimental aspects which permeate the band's output. Rooted in post-rock that has been psyched around the edges, Toundra's tone and execution make for spectacular live shows.

2015's IV - the band's first with their completed current lineup of Esteban, Macón, Alberto and Álex - and their latest release, April 2018's Vortex, show Toundra at their best; confident in their contributions to an ever evolving post-rock movement and heavier by the record .

An experience not to miss, be sure to catch Toundra and as yet announced support when they glide into The Black Heart on Friday 8th February. Book your tickets today.

Rescheduled: John Garcia & The Band of Gold w/Dead Quiet

Rescheduled: John Garcia & The Band of Gold w/Dead Quiet

Main Act: John Garcia & The Band of Gold
Date: 23rd February 2019
Advance Tickets: £20
Venue: o2 Academy Islington
City: London
Support: Dead Quiet
Doors: 7PM

Desertscene are proud to announce that stoner rock's founding father John Garcia is returning to London, this time bringing The Band of Gold with him on February 23rd at the o2 Academy Islington.

It's no secret the influence and longevity John Garcia has had within stoner rock and the wider underground. Since the humble beginnings of Kyuss (then Katzenjammer) in the late 80s, to Unida and Hermano, to his recent solo material, right through to the triumphant return of Slo Burn last year. he's lived, breathed and slept rock and roll, and he's done so surrounded by many of the best bands in the scene. No matter who he stands amongst though, his unmistakably powerful, soulful, gravel spitting vocals cut to the front.

This time, it's John Garcia & The Band of Gold who roll into London. Surrounded by a kickass band and afforded the freedom to play whatever he wants, this is sure to be Garcia at his peak. Playing tracks from his recent self titled and The Coyote who Spoke in Tongues as well as classics from his extensive back catalogue, it's always an event when John Garcia steps on stage.

Joining them for the show are Vancouver's Dead Quiet, a band rooted in a doomy classic rock. A slow moving, chugging Goliath of a band, Dead Quiet's classic stomp is perfectly complimented by ex-Barn Burner Kevin Keegan's inimitable vocals. Last year's Grand Rites, which saw the addition of Justin Hagberg on keyboards, is an utterly massive sounding record, which you should check out before the show comes around. Make sure you get down early for these.

It's gonna be a huge night at o2 Academy Islington on February 23rd. Book your tickets today.

Desertfest London 2019

Desertfest London 2019

Date: 3rd to 5th May 2019
Advance Tickets: Coming Soon
Venues: Various - Camden
City: London

The UK's premier underground festival Desertfest London returns for it's 8th edition from 3rd to 5th May 2019. Featuring the heaviest, fuzziest and trippiest stoner, doom, sludge and psych bands from around the world, out latest chapter of Desertfest is returning to Camden and shaping up to be our biggest yet.

First bands, tickets and general info coming in the following months. Keep your eyes peeled