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Thur 19th Oct 2018: Smiley & The Underclass, Single By Sunday, Lowly Hounds, Vains

October's Discovery showcase is a celebration of punk attitude and music for the 21st century. Smiley & The Underclass a punky, reggae outfit produced by Mick Jones & Nick Manasseh, Glaswegian power, punk pop rockers, Single By Sunday,Lowly Hounds play alternative rock and Vains have created a Doo Wapp punk sound. Dj Delphi will be on the wheels of steel throughout the night.

Advance Tickets £7 at or Door £10

Date: Thursday 19th October, 2017

Doors: 7.00pm Show starts: 7.30pm

Venue: 229 The Venue, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

Tel: 020 7631 8379

Tube: Great Portland Street


Emerging from the smoke of 2014, Smiley & The Underclass are a four piece punky reggae explosion with a sound and look that could only have come from 21st century London. Thrashing garage guitars collide head-on with socially conscious lyrics and a dubwise rhythm section to put holes in your shoes and thoughts in your mind. Think Bob Dylan meets The Clash and King Tubby in a dark alley with razor-blades! The world is in chaos, but love is on the horizon. With their debut album: Rebels Out There (recorded with Mick Jones (The Clash) and UK Reggae pioneer Nick Manasseh, Smiley & The Underclass symbolise this transformative time, with a raw potent new sound to awaken roots rebels and punk rockers of all ages. The revolution is here - tune in.

“Dynamite ... Potent protest music for the times” – Duff guide to Ska

“Perfect blend of righteous reggae and punk attitude” Vive Le Rock



Single By Sunday are a four-piece pop rock band from East Kilbride, Glasgow. They kicked off 2017 by headlining the O2 ABC (mainstage – 1300 cap) in Glasgow. Formed in July 2015 they already command an enviable social media following. They were winners of #CapitalsOneToWatch competition and played the prestigious Scottish Music Awards in aid of Nordoff Robbins. The band played an impressive 25 shows in 2016 and also made it to the finals of the Scottish heat of Hard Rock Rising 2016. Included in the bands gigging repertoire are 3 sold out headline shows, one at King Tuts, Glasgow, the O2 ABC, Glasgow and the Electric Circus in Edinburgh. The band blend the fun and excitement of early Blink 182 records with Scottish swagger. The band list a wide range of influences such as The 1975, 5SOS, Paramore, Green Day and the list goes on. Comparisons are already being drawn between S.B.S and the likes of McBusted and The Vamps. They are also referred to as the “Glaswegian 5 Seconds of Summer” by their legion of super fans. “We don’t mind that at all” Jonny adds “They’re all great bands doing what we want to be doing; touring, recording and entertaining their fans.”

They have released two EP’s to date; ‘Get Up Get Out’ which features two heart-thumping joyous pop rock songs ‘Single By Sunday’ and ‘Get Up Get Out’ and the epic EP ‘Atom Bomb’. They also released their single ‘Romeo’ on iTunes over the summer.

“Likened by Paulo Nutini and named by Capital FM radio as Scotland’s best unsigned band, Single By Sunday have been called “The Glaswegian 5 seconds of summer” – Daily Record



British and Brazilian (Brazitish) 2 piece alternative rock band, Lowly Hounds, is the child of Nick V and Miggy. Having gone through different line ups and toured around the world the duo settled on utilising technology and explosive playing to represent their music. Energetic, heart on sleeve live performances hammer home the musical bromance and dynamic songs reminiscent of Supergrass and Fleetwood Mac. Mixing a vintage sound with groove and synths the two guys are pretty sure they are going to change the world – forever.



Vains compromise of Will Thackeray; vocalist and guitars, Joel Mayes; vocalist, bassist and Sean Poole; drummer. Together they have created Vains who make Doo Wop Punk music. With Will and Joel’s duel vocals and their inspiring poetic lyrics, the trio have been likened to The Libertines. The band have been turning heads with the two tracks they have dropped online ‘Chemicals’ and ‘Into The Darkness’. They are gaining a strong following and have played shows for Vice, Camden Rocks and Lost In The Manor.

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