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DANCING YEARS+Fold+From the hills

Saturday 1st November 2014 8pm
DANCING YEARS + Fold + From the hills
£6adv/frequent doggers.£7 full/£5 low income/JSA free


HAFDIS HULD + Gareth Scott

Thursday 30th October 8pm to 10.30pm
Al Campello Night: HAFDIS HULD + Gareth Scott
£6 adv/frequent doggers/£7 full/£5 low income - limited capacity (Archway Room)

Hafdis Huld returns to the UK this spring with an entrancing new album written and recorded entirely in her picturesque wooden house in the mountains outside Reykjavik. The album will be released on 28th April (on Reveal Records for UK and OK!Good Records for USA). Appropriately called ‘Home’, this is a beautifully stripped back production with a simplicity and directness that showcase Hafdis’s pure and assured vocals to perfection.

As her worldwide fans have come to expect, there are songs that tell stories, songs that tap straight into the emotions and her trademark deceptively simple songs with a darker undercurrent. Every song has a story behind it; first single, ‘Queen Bee’ was written as a ‘thank you’ gift to a neighbouring farmer for giving her a dog but there’s a sinister element that belies the seemingly charming portrayal of a local beekeeper.

Once again, Hafdis has co-written with array of top class names include Ed Harcourt, Nik Kershaw, Boo Hewerdine, Tim Gordine, Calum MacColl and long time partner and musical collaborator Alisdair Wright who also produced the album. This is Hafdis’s first original new album in 4 years; after her 2010 much-synched album ‘Synchronised Swimmers’ she returned to Iceland and recorded a well-Feb-14Feb-14received album of traditional Icelandic songs. 

Following a break to have her first child, she now makes a very welcome return to recording and touring. In May 2014 she will be touring the UK supporting Boo Hewerdine, before heading 
off for dates in Europe and the USA. She will return for a UK headline tour in the autumn.


The Bang Tidy Burlesque Charideee Ding Dong

Roll up, roll up for the first Bang Tidy Burlesque in over 2 years! This time we're raising money for The Disabilities Trust in support of Paul Hobart (who is running the London Marathon for this amazing charity next April)

You can look forward to all the usual Bang Tidy fabulousness - with a bill packed to busting with burlesque, music and cabaret shenanigans. All acts have been hand-picked by Heidi Bang Tidy.

Tickets on sale now via Ticketsource priced £10 each with a modest booking fee to cover payment charges x

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TENDER PREY + The Stray + The Tiny Minds

Friday 3rd October
TENDER PREY + The Stray + The Tiny Minds
£6adv/frequent doggers/£7 full/Low income £5/JSA free

Tender Prey, aka Laura Bryon, is a Cardiff based musician who mixes garage blues, 70’s girl group clangs and lo-fi grooves, to create pocket melodies to dance, drink and wrestle to. She is self releasing her debut EP The Tequila Worm EP via bandcamp this June to celebrate her forthcoming support shows with Cate Le Bon, and has already garnered 6 music radio play and a Marc Riley session.Tender Prey’s inaugural album Organ Calzone, which was recorded by Steve Black (Sweet Baboo) and features Emma Daman Thomas from Islet on drums will be released on Bird Records/Finders Keepers in the Autumn.


STEVEN JAMES ADAMS (ex-Broken Family Band/Singing Adams) + support

Thursday September 11th 8pm
El Campello Night: Steven James Adams (ex-Broken Family Band/Singing Adams) + support
£5 advance / £6 on the night - limited capacity (Archway Room)

Recorded primarily at Steven’s house in Walthamstow, London with further sessions taking place at co-producer Neil Rogers’ Cambridge studio and elsewhere, House Music draws on a wealth of influences without ever sounding second-hand. House Music was originally conceived as a stripped-back home recording, but soon grew into something more textured and far-reaching, showcasing both Adams’s songwriting prowess and his perceptive lyrics. The cover features an original work by acclaimed artist Dan Hillier.

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ALLUSONDRUGS+The Terry Logan Band+The New Remorse

5th September 8pm
ALLUSONDRUGS+The Terry Logan Band+The New Remorse
£6 adv & frequent doggers/£7 on night
JSA – free/low income & students £4

 A trippy injection of bulldozing riffs, hypnotic vocals and mosh pit igniting fury... Grunge revivalism is in rude health, thanks to riff-hungry bands such as Allusondrugs" - Q Magazine

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TINY RUINS + Pocket Hercules


Thursday 4th September 8 till 10.30pm
El Campello Night: TINY RUINS + pocket hercules
£6 advance/£7 on night, limited capacity
 (Archway Room)

On tour from New Zealand. Playing in an intimate 60 capacity space, on Bella Union Tiny Ruins

"Her voice, somewhere between Karen Dalton and Nathaniel Rateliff, is filled with contradictions - fragile yet forthright, vulnerable but fiercely determined."

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Pinked Floyd

Saturday 28th of November
Doors open 7:30pm

Tickets £7 in advance - available from:
Arden Road Social Club
Revo Records, Halifax
Jumbo Records, Leeds Floyd

HOPE & SOCIAL + The Little Giants + 47 Seconds Late

Hope & Social

A Doghouse promotion.

The return of Hope & Social to play for us for the first time in 3 years. Always, a great gig!

Advance tickets £9 from ticketweb, Jumbo Records Skipton Sound Bar & Revo Records

Members £9 on the night. Join via ticketweb for £10 for cheap entry for all our gigs.
Frequent Dogger cards no longer accepted.

What the press said about H&S...
"a big sound from this impressive outfit...inspired, anthemic, great" - Q magazine
“Brilliant, uplifting and inclusive. That was amazing, here’s your cheque” - Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival

No age restrictions.

FOLD+SEAZOO+Saints Alive

 For the final Doghouse gig in our 10th year we are really pleased for the first time in a long time to give the first band with local connections a headline slot as they go on tour to promote their debut album. 

“That was kinda bad right there.”
— Huey Morgan, BBC 6 Music
“So interesting, so original”
— Dave Rowntree, Blur, XFM
“Witty & satisfyingly groove-led.”
— The Guardian

Fold are a funk & hip-hop influenced
experimental four-piece based in Leeds.
Inspired by Public Enemy among others
they explore the natural rhythms of
speech by building their tracks around samples
with a strong social conscience. Unlike most
forms of live music that incorporate samples
Fold perform everything on stage live in order
to preserve a sense of natural groove, unity &
spontaneity in line with their funk forebears.
Fold have been receiving considerable support
from BBC 6 Music featuring regularly on Gideon
Coe‘s show along with plays from Huey Morgan,
Don Letts and Lauren Laverne. XFM have also
shown their appreciation with frequent plays
from John Kennedy and the honour of both
record of the week and one of the top records of
2014 bestowed by Blur’s own Dave Rowntree.
Fold’s EP collaboration with acclaimed poet Mr
Gee (formerly of the Russell Brand Show) earned
them an Independent Music Award. They have
both remixed and supported Public Service
Broadcasting and were interviewed for The
Guardian website having been voted to the top
of The Guardian‘s Breaking Bands series.
Known throughout Yorkshire Fold are becoming
a staple on regional radio and perform regularly
across the region at independent venues
including Brudenell Social Club (Leeds), The
Doghouse (Halifax) and 360 Club (Leeds).

On the same bill we have a double headliner with Welsh band SEAZOO. They will be coming to us fresh from a 6 Music session and festival appearance at Green Man Festival 
'Car Deborah' is the brand new EP by North Wales' indie believers SEAZOO. It consists of five tracks of gently fuzzy, mildly irked alternative thrummings with glowing guitars and lo-fi sensibilities. With typically rakeish behaviour the lead-off tune is actually track 4, the carefully battered 'Martyn And Jayne', which comes with its own suitably fuzzed-up video project. 

Pretty impressive for an act which started out as nothing more than a bedroom recording project in 2013 and which for a while consisted of two humans and a charity shop teddy bear. Surprising momentum built however, as their homegrown Grandaddy / Yo La Tengo / SFA-inspired recordings began to gain support from the BBC.

Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Mark Radcliffe have all played previous tunes from the 'Ken' EP and the 'Dog Hotel' single last year as well as January's 'Panda Pains' release. Rather excellently, Marc Riley invited them to perform a live session for his 6 Music show in March this year. They accepted, ferociously.

The band have brightened up Greenman, Festival No 6, Lost Map's Howlin' Fling on Eigg, Swn and even the legendary basketball court that is Maida Vale Studio 3, in 2014. The new EP, 'Car Deborah' is out now on the loveable Label Fandango. Again, recorded at home when the neighbours were out.

Opening up we have Saints Alive:
On April 1st 2013, the band was in the early stages of development. As a three-piece we found multiple gigs across and beyond the Halifax area, including secret rehearsals for the 'Tour De Yorkshire' opening ceremony. However due to multiple complications and raging hormones within the band, we decided to go our separate ways...

When suddenly as if by magic, the request for a return gig in mid-2015 caused the reformation of Saints Alive! Returning to the stage (with a little more facial hair) is: Tim Rothery on lead vocals and guitar, Charlie Nuttall on drums and Matthew Bean on bass and backing vocals. However you may count 4 of us? The addition of Evan Tate came in early 2015, during the reformation of the band. As a guitarist and backing vocalist, Evan brings depth and evidently adds to our unique style and sound.

£5 members
£6 advanced
£8 on the door

Advanced tickets available from Revo Records Jumbo Records and ticketweb. Doghouse Memberships from Ticketweb and Revo only.


THE WAVE PICTURES + Sonic Pye + MT Wissenberg/Skull Wagon

Back by very popular demand...don't miss out if you didn't catch them last time.
Arden Road Social Club 8 till late. £7 advance and members (on the night), £9 on the night.

Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon is the new album from English national treasures The Wave Pictures, due for release on Moshi Moshi in February 2015. The album was co-written and produced by one of their all time heroes Billy Childish and every note tingles with excitement at the collaboration. Bursting with energy and ignited with a garage-rock spark, the album rings loud and bold, showcasing Dave Tattersall’s searing guitar solos and sharp lyrical wit. Tattersall describes the experience of working with Billy Childish like this:

“We first met Billy in his painting studio in Chatham. It's daunting to meet your heroes, but he was great – just chatting away in his overalls and beret. Everything from that point on seemed so easy and so exciting. Billy is inspired. He knows exactly what he's doing.”

The Wave Pictures trio - Jonny Helm, Dave Tattersall and Franic Rozycki - love a good collaboration and over the years have worked as backing band to musicians such as Daniel Johnston, Stanley Brinks and Darren Hayman. Having formed when Dave and Franic were teenagers in 1998, they have always been incredibly prolific, with Dave writing so many songs that the band have made at least one album every year since they moved to London in 2006. Their varied discography captures a range of styles and influences, from garage rock to afro-pop to country punk, all recorded live with few overdubs. They never use keyboards or guitar effects pedals yet they have all they need to create the perfect rock and roll record.

Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon really lays its influences bare. Those who might not usually look past Tattersall’s distinctive vocal stylings might miss hearing touches of The Who in the title track or The Troggs in “All The Birds Lined Up Dot Dot Dot”. Tattersall swears that the song “I Could Hear The Telephone (3 Floors Above Me)” is; “The Wave Pictures in a nutshell: The Modern Lovers with Rory Gallagher on lead guitar.” It was while recording the song “Frogs Sing Loudly In The Ditches” that Billy commented that the band sounded like “a weird Cream” and proceeded to put the heaviest, bassiest feedback under it. He also suggested doing two Creedence Clearwater Revival songs back-to-back, as Dave reminisces, “He said 'that way people will know you've really got an issue!' and burst out laughing.”

In the studio they were joined by Juju Claudius who sang backing vocals on many of the songs and was a huge part of the character of the album. Yet it was Childish’s involvement that really shaped the record. The album was recorded entirely using Billy Childish’s equipment, including his 60s Selmer amps, a 60s drum kit and his rocket-ship shaped guitars. As well as producing the album and co-writing the songs, Billy plays guitar on several of the tracks including “Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon” and the giant riff on first single “Pea Green Coat”.

Billy Childish helped to bring out a different side to The Wave Pictures and inject a renewed enthusiasm to the recording process. Tattersall said that he; “was a joy to work with and we love the record. It was the most fun we've ever had making a record and to us it's the most exciting sounding thing we've ever done.”

"Dave Tattersall is the greatest guitar player of his generation"Marc Riley
“The Wave Pictures are currently conjuring the most gleeful, magnificent pop in town.” - The Guardian
"Not only did I appreciate his take-no-prisoners musical stylings but also the imaginative lyrical ideas I found mighty refreshing. This is a man who clearly harbours no ambition to be seen hobnobbing with Dido at the Met Bar and has opted instead to plough a righteous but lonely furrow." - Nick Lowe

Biogs for Sonic Pye to follow.

WILLIAM D DRAKE + Postcards From Jeff + The Tragics

William D Drake

£6 adv / £7 on door / £5 doghouse members
tickets and memberships from and Revo.
Tickets only from Jumbo.
+ DJ parkbench martin

William D Drake:

Anyone who cares about proper songwriting should take a look at what he’s come up with. Adventures in harmony and melody are rare these days; his arrangements glisten with bowed saw, dulcitone, choral vocals, classy clarinets…
...This is Drake’s fifth solo album, and it’s possibly his finest... heartfelt and memorable … an accomplished and blatantly enjoyable set.
Louder Than War
…Drake’s folk-flavoured melodies, creaky shanties and sublime hooks are revealed in all their glory… the excellent Revere Reach – his fifth solo selection is destined to win many new admirers.
…. Revere Reach is Drake’s most satisfying solo album yet. The keyboard maestro has created a musical landscape that’s vivid and intoxicating. Climb up and enjoy the view.

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TOSHES + Hopper Propelled Electric + Regiment

The 1st Doghouse gig of the Autumn season. On tour from France, we welcome Toshes.

“A masterpiece – 10/10” – METAL TEMPLE
“A tortured monument made of cleverly layered harmonies and sonic explosions” – INDIE MUSIC (FR)
“Highly catchy, heavy yet not difficult to listen and very energetic” – METAL RECOMMENDATIONS (UK)
“It’s not just alternative rock or […] a little stoner […] No, these cats also implore some heavy metal, psychedelic influences and something straight out of the eighties” – STONER HIVE (NL)

£6 Advanced
£5 Doghouse members

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Doghouse: Laurel Canyons + The Orielles + St Somebody

Friday 31st January 2014
Laurel Canyons, The Orielles, St. Somebody
£7 on the door - £6 frequent doggers / concessions

At a time when redefining genres is ever more improbable, Laurel Canyons deliver a familiar yet refreshing take on a quintessentially American sound with all the character and vigour that emanating from the North of England brings. Expect magnificent songs that deal with everyday honest realities, like getting by on your wits, falling in and out of love, and making the best of the hand you’re dealt with.

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Freddie Says Relax: 80's Theme New Years Eve Bash

freddie says relax - 80s theme nye party


Good day one and all! - We're celebrating the end of an old year and the beginning of a new one. 
It's going to be fantastically decadent. 

People will remember the legend of this party for years to come.
We'll have drag artists, strippers, unicyclists and drag artists and possibly snake charmers. Rumour has it that there may even be a naked fat lady smoking cigarettes in her crotch.

People may comment years later... "It never happened. Well, I never saw it." 

Do join us and be part of the madness.

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Halifax Music Heritage Trail: The Kinx

Saturday 22nd March 2014
The Kinx
£8 advance booking - £10 on the door

Part of the Halifax Musix Heritage Trail launch weekend: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Kinks playing Halifax (on the day they went to number 1 with ‘You Really Got Me’ we’ve got the UKs number 1 Kinks cover band, The Kinx (as endorsed by David Davies).

Doghouse: Inca Babies + Sam Forrest + 32:20

Friday 4th April 2014
Inca Babies + Sam Forrest + 32:20
£8 advance booking £7 concessions / frequent doggers - £8 on the door
+ DJ Set from Ragged Richmen

The story of the Inca Babies began in the now-legendary deck access flats of Hulme in Manchester, intended as post-slum clearance ‘cities in the sky’ for young executives but quickly decaying into cockroach-infested concrete flats inhabited mostly by students, squatters, drug addicts and dealers.

The band was formed by Harry Stafford (guitar), Bill Marten (aka Bonney) on bass, Julian Woropay (vocals) and Alan Brown (drums), taking influences from Link Wray, The Cramps, The Gun Club and The Birthday Party. This was an unusual stylistic mixture for Manchester music at the time, more closely associated with Joy Division, The Fall and The Smiths.

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Doghouse: The Lovely Eggs + support

Doghouse: The Lovely Eggs + support
Friday 8th November 2013
£6 / £5 for Frequent Doggers

“You won't hear another band like this anywhere between now and the the end of the millenium. The Lovely Eggs are just brilliant!”- Huw Stephens, Radio One

“They have the off the wall look that is perfect pop and the cutting stripped down dynamic of a cool art crew in love with underground rock n roll”- John Robb

“This my friends is f***ing brilliant. it’s grunge – but not as you know it”- Everett True

The Lovely Eggs are an underground punk rock duo from northern England.

They have a fierce punk rock ethos that music should have no rules.

For Holly and David being in a band is a way of life. True to this, they live the way they play. Fiercely, constantly in search of the good times.

With observational and often surreal lyrics about life The Lovely Eggs have a powerful stripped down sound: one vintage guitar amp, one Big Muff distortion pedal, a guitar and a drum kit.

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Doghouse: Electric Soft Parade + Support

Doghouse: The Electric soft Parade + support (details to follow)
Friday 25th October 2013

‘The track is gorgeous, pitched exactly halfway between Belle And Sebastian and Harry Nilsson’ – Time Out

‘The White brothers' harmonies are as tight as ever’ – Independent

‘The Band are trailing the records with the sighingly graceful, Pastels-tinged pop of ‘Brother, You Must Walk Your Path Alone’… Buoyed by country-ish guitar licks and a wryly melancholic vocal from Thomas… it’s a satisfyingly mature turn from the band, and bodes well for the album’ – The Fly

Following a 6-year hiatus, The Electric Soft Parade return with what is arguably their best album to date, IDIOTS, on 17th June 

"And now it's back to work, as if I never left". 

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Doghouse: John Grant - Halifax Minster

John Grant

The Doghouse are delighted to announce a return performance by John Grant at Halifax Minster


Sunday 20th October 2013 7pm - Candle-lit show in the beautiful surroundings of Halifax's 12th century Minster. There will be a bar on the evening serving real ale. Tickets £20.25 are available below

Ticketweb ---- Doghouse

It’s been an extraordinary journey for John Grant, from a point where he thought he would never make music again or escape a life of substance abuse to winning awards and accolades, collaborating with Sinead O’Connor, Rumer and Hercules & Love Affair and having his music featured in the award-winning film Weekend.

It’s a journey that’s taken him from his birthplace in Buchanan, Michigan to be raised in Parker, Colorado, studying languages in Germany and, after his band The Czars split up, basing himself in New York, London, Berlin and, most recently, Iceland, where the bulk of Pale Green Ghosts was recorded. It’s also been a journey from The Czars’ folk/country noir to the lush ‘70s FM alchemy of Queen Of Denmark to the astonishing fusion of sounds that lifts Pale Green Ghosts to even giddier heights.

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Doghouse: Louis Barabbas and the Bedlam Six + Support


Friday October 11th 2013
Louis Barabbas and the Bedlam Six + Support - details to follow
£6 / £5 for Frequent doggers

Many believe that the number of love songs in the world far outstrip the number of things with which one can fall in love. That is why Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six are doing their very best to readdress the balance, penning twisted dirt-swing about lust and loathing, served up on an exuberant gobbet of malicious delight.
Stories about grieving lovers, thieving lovers and deceiving lovers seep from their songbook like a putrescent parade of painful parables. It’s strangely beautiful – but not very.

Whilst relentlessly peddling their peculiar brand of Lyric-Driven Dirt-Swing™ (an incomparable rendering of jive-smitten cabaret blues) Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six have captured the imaginations of every species of listenership – both at home and overseas.

Since forming in late 2006 their music has infiltrated almost every creative niche, being adapted into animated short films, burlesque routines, musical theatre, fringe festival revues, documentary soundtracks, motion picture scores and even a comic strip.

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Halifax Music Heritage Trail

Halifax has a rich & diverse musical heritage with many famous artists playing a wide range of venues. Some current, some unfortunately no longer in use. The trail launch weekend begins on Thursday the 30th of March, includes a film, a photography exhibition, the trail itself and a gig here at Arden Road. For more info click here to visit the website.

Arch-Way Community Project

The Arch-Way Project is an organisation that aims to improve and enhance the lives of the people in Calderdale using Music, media and the arts as vehicles to achieve this. We are a not for profit community group providing a wide range of activities designed to enrich and benefit the lives of our members.

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