Head-Kick Records+ ASK ELLIOT KJAERRA AVALYN
INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK
Electro-pop Scouse starlets Monks take over the building on 4th February to showcase the best that their new label Head-Kick Records has to offer. Making up the bill are your friendly neighbourhood indie band Ask Elliot, Norwegian/Liverpudlian dream pop duo Kjaerra, and Avalyn, a quartet that mixes ethereal 90s shoegazing textures with elements of 80s post-punk. Hosts and label leaders Monks will also be on hand as DJs throughout the night as we go on a journey with the current wave of Merseyside’s dreamy noisemakers.
Tickets on sale now.
Head-Kick Records is the imprint of ascendant indie five-piece Monks, who are spearheading a breezy new wave of dreamy new Merseyside sound. Their own disco-influenced dream pop sound has been picked up nationally for its earworm capabilities, and its extended into the live arena as they continue to amass an energised live audience at their buzzing shows.
Monks are using their growing influence to help the careers of their peers and bring a greater visibility to some of the music they’re surrounded by on the Liverpool scene. Releases from Ask Elliot and Static Tide join the band’s own material on the label, which is fast becoming a stamp of quality on the emerging indie community.
Future Yard presents
Head-Kick Records label showcase
+ Ask Elliot
+ Monks DJ set
Friday 4th February 2022
For Independent Venue Week 2022
75 Argyle Street
Tickets available online in advance or on the door. Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm.
If you have any specific access requests, please read all of the details about accessibility at Future Yard here.
Ask Elliot are a four-piece indie band based in Liverpool, fronted by Ream Radomes with Liam Shields on drums, Tom Houghton on lead guitar and Archie Rimmer on bass. Though rooted in indie music, Ask Elliot’s releases to date have shown a variety of influences from pop to rock; and on recent releases Flowers Of White and Settle Down, country and disco as well. One thing that remains a constant in their music is a youthful energy both sonically and lyrically.
Since their first gig on the last day of 2018, they have played some impressive shows with support slots for the likes of Clean Cut Kid, Bloxx, Spinn and Monks and sold out headline shows at Liverpool’s O2 Academy 2, Arts Club Loft and the famous Zanzibar Club.
Combining elements of synth-pop and disco, Scandi-Scouse duo Kjaerra consists of vocalist/keyboardist Maria Røsholt and guitarist Nathan Johnson. Shiny, self-referential and brimming with lovelorn abandon: their songs evoke the beauty of nature and are delivered with a metropolitan elan Writing and producing their own music, Kjaerra is working towards their debut release in 2022.
Avalyn formed in late 2021 after long-time friends Andy Power (Guitar and Vocals) and Ben Croft (Lead Guitar) decided to start writing together due to them both being dissatisfied with their previous musical efforts. Influenced by the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive and Lush the pair began writing several original songs on their guitars. Cain Garcia (Drums) and Emily Turnbull (Bass and Vocals) were enlisted to create the line-up and establish the band having met Andy through the local music scene.