Friday, 11 July 2014

Owls (Polyvinyl, USA)

Look at this beautiful poster Rupe did for the Owls show!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Tim Kasher (Cursive / The Good Life)

Couldn't be more excited to put on this show! Tickets are available HERE.

Default This are super proud to present:

TIM KASHER (Cursive / The Good Life)

Tim Kasher seems to never rest. Since 1997, he has written and released 12 full-length albums both as a solo artist and with his bands Cursive and The Good Life, and has crisscrossed North America and Europe countless times on tour. His newest album, sophomore solo effort Adult Film, began coming together in late 2011, just shortly after Cursive finished recording their seventh LP I Am Gemini (Saddle Creek, 2012). Kasher continued to work on it over the next year before heading to Electrical Audio studio in his adopted hometown of Chicago, IL in spring 2013.


Derby's purveyors of sad pop



August Actually are an apocalyptic folk rock fourpiece from Nottingham, who play songs about psychic torture, American presidents and, er, love. This will be their 50th show, and also the 3rd anniversary of their first gig.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Next show: USA Nails, Vincent Vocoder Voice & JazzHands @ Old Blue Last

Bloody hell, here's a noisy little treat for you. 3 great bands for the price of... Nowt! It's another great free show!

It's on a Sunday eve so we will aim to finish by 10pm so you can all go home and get in your PJ's so you can be ready for Monday. We're pretty nice like that.

Here's the bands:


Dirty, dischordant, psychedelic, kraut inspired rock featuring current and ex members of Kong, Oceansize, Silent Front, Death Pedals and Hawk Eyes. Expect loud noises.


Self described suburban gothic post-hardcore. Eerie undertones and multilayered arrangements. One to watch for fans of the pAper chAse, later Brand New and Cursive.


Insane 6-headed noise-rock behemoth from Liverpool, basically sounds like the bastard child of Hella, Lightning Bolt and John Coltrane. Have an EP called 'Smelly Envelope' which should be enough for you to want to watch them in itself.

There it is. Doors at 7:30pm, see you there!

Thursday, 19 December 2013


So it's that time of year again when everyone reflects on the past 12 months and rounds up their top ten records of the year. And we're joining in!

In no particular order:
  1. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt (Wichita)
  2. Deafheaven – Sunbather (Deathwish Inc)
  3. Modern Life Is War – Fever Hunting (Deathwish Inc)
  4. Crash of Rhinos – Knots (Topshelf Records)
  5. The Front Bottoms – Talon of the Hawk (Bar None Records)
  6. Owen – L’Ami du Peuple (Polyvinyl)
  7. Jon Hopkins – Immunity (Domino Recording Co)
  8.  John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts (Bella Union)
  9. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold (What’s Your Rupture)
  10. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd)
There's been tonnes of great music this year, and I've also discovered loads of older records I've never got round to listening to before and bands that completely passed me by last year.

When Rupe has finished essay hell I'll get him to post his too.

Default This has been pretty quiet on the gigs front this year as real life kind of took over, but we did get the chance to work with some awesome bands - as you can see below! Rupe's band Bloody Mammals have been busy gigging and will be recording new material next year.  I've also been  busy repping shows for the awesome Parallel Lines Promotions. Go check them out if you haven't already!

We'll be doing a few more shows in 2014, so get in touch if your band is touring.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Tangled Hair added to the Owen line up!

Hugely excited to announce that Default This favourites Tangled Hair have been added to the Owen show, making this gig one of our favourite line ups ever! Check out the awesome poster by Rupe below. Tickets are still available but flying out - so make sure you get yours here to avoid disappointment:

Monday, 4 November 2013

Fundraiser for the Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre

Really pleased to be a part of organising this fundraiser for the Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre.

RAPE CRISIS SOUTH LONDON (RASASC) has been the Rape Crisis Centre for South London since 1985. They are an independent organisation based in Croydon providing a high standard of professional, specialist support to female survivors of sexual violence. RASASC also provides the national Rape Crisis helpline on 0808 802 9999 for female survivors of sexual violence, calling from anywhere in England and Wales.

They do absolutely fantastic work, and it would be amazing if lots of people came down to support them. There are some brilliant bands playing (see below!) and the lovely Beth Siveyer from Girls Get Busy Zine is DJing. You can get tickets for just £4 here:

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