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AIH: Hardly a Party 2017, Art Is Hard presents: Hardly a Party

  • Sunday 27th August 2017

ART IS HARD RECORDS PRESENTS: HARDLY A PARTY

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To celebrate the 7th birthday of Art Is Hard Records we're hosting a festival with some of the label's finest, bands we admire and artists we've always dreamed of seeing live.

Hardly a Party will take place on Sunday 27th August across three stages at The Louisiana and Thekla Bristol on Bristol harbourside. 25 artists will be playing in total and advance tickets are available now for just £18:http://bit.ly/HardlyAParty

Our current lineup is as follows:

BEACH FOSSILS / ULTIMATE PAINTING / HAPPYNESS / GIRL RAY / BEST FRIENDS / JOEY FOURR / PERSONAL BEST / BIRDSKULLS / ORO SWIMMING HOUR / PENELOPE ISLES / TWO WHITE CRANES / NUGGET / HEAVENLY BODY + many more to come!

Here's a breakdown of the acts playing:

Beach Fossils | https://beachfo.bandcamp.com/
We're longtime die hards for BF's dreamy soundscapes so it's an host them.

Ultimate painting | http://ultimatepainting.band/
From the ashes of Veronica Falls / Mazes / that Jack Cooper tape we put out as our fifth release comes this hyper-prolific project, soon to release their fourth album in four years.

Happyness | https://happynessmusic.bandcamp.com/
College vs 70's rock enthusiasts with a wonderful second album under their belts.

Girl Ray | https://soundcloud.com/girlray
Power trio from London signed to Moshi Moshi Records making sweetly sour lo-fi heartache pop.

Best Friends | https://bestfriendspartyhard.bandcamp.com/
Back in the biz after a year out but don't worry, there'll be no gap year stories just rambunctious riff heavy garage pop and new hits.

JOEY FOURR | https://soundcloud.com/joeyfourr
Holy crap, it's Joey Fourr!

Personal Best | https://personalbest.bandcamp.com/
Hometown heroes who have started off the year by touring with Mitski and releasing a split single with Bruising.

BIRDSKULLS | https://soundcloud.com/birdskulls
Veterans to the AIH community, free pizza to anyone that wears their vintage Birdskulls beanie hat.

Oro Swimming Hour | https://soundcloud.com/user-28281430-297156325
A brand new and suitably exciting signing of ours, stay tuned for more from these two very soon ..

Penelope Isles | https://soundcloud.com/penelopeisles
Astounding live and on record, these Brighton whippersnappers have featured at every event we've hosted over the past two years - we couldn't let this year be any different.

Two White Cranes | https://twowhitecranes.bandcamp.com/
Previous hometown hero, heading back for more 6pm singalongs.

Nugget | https://soundcloud.com/nuggetbristol
Excellent Bristol based songwriter writing excellent Bristol based songwritings

| Heavenly Body |
Mystery project from a mystery person with a mystery supergroup backing band???

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