Thursday, 20 October 2016

Rock Against Violence 2016

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Rock Against Violence 2016 is back for a 5th year and will take place on 10 November at the O2 Academy in Islington. The concert features stellar London-based bands, all in aid of Solace Women’s Aid

Headlining the evening will be one of Ralph's favourite London bands Hunter and The BearThey've featured regularly on Ralph's Indie Show on Radio KC and in the blog.

Hunter and The Bear are a four-piece whose combination of melodic sensibility with riff-heavy tunes puts them to the fore of the burgeoning guitar-driven music that is currently prevalent. 

This summer saw Hunter and The Bear setting out on an exciting and highly ambitious project. Anticipating their first full length record in early 2017, the band will release a single a month giving audiences a teasing insight into their work.

Of late they have set crowds alight at the UK's major summer festivals such as Leeds and Reading whilst also embarking on critically acclaimed headline tours of Spain and here in the UK as well as supporting guitar legend Eric Clapton on his most recent arena tour so their set at Rock Against Violence is one not to be missed!

Power of SolaceEstablished in 2011, Rock AgainstViolence has grown into Solace’s annual flagship music event, raising a staggering £23,000 in 2015. 

Mary Mason, Chief Executive Officer at Solace Women’s Aid, said: “We’re really thrilled and grateful that these talented bands are all helping us campaign against domestic and sexual abuse. There is such a widespread problem across the capital with thousands of women and children needing support after experiencing horrific abuse. Gigs like these reach new audiences and help raise awareness of the issues as well as the services that can support women and girls to be safe, recover and live independently free from abuse.” 

Advance tickets cost £15 and are on sale at 

Tickets at the door will be £20. During the show, there will also be a silent auction and raffle prizes to raise additional funds for Solace, including a Gourmet Society membership, a VIP personal shopping appointment with money to spend, private bartending services, collector's items, beauty products and many more.

Also playing on the night are...

Patch & The Giant who are currently gearing up to release their debut album, “All That We Had, We Stole” early next year. 

Folk Radio UK says about the band: “Tucked somewhere between the music of Balkan enthusiasts, Beirut and the rustic elegance of modern DIY folk”. 

Read more and listen to free tracks on their website.


We Use to Make Things who are an eight piece London-based indie-pop band with big horns, big harmonies and a healthy respect for a melodic hook and fat groove. 

Read more and listen to free tracks on their Facebook page.

The Wild Things are a four-piece alternative rock band from West London. 

Pulling from early influences as wide as the Beach Boys and Foo Fighters by way of a Weezer pop-tinged lean, the band’s recent output has seen them pull in a rockier, dirtier vibe recalling The Smashing Pumpkins and Band of Skulls via Wolf Alice. Read more and listen to free tracks on their website.

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