The Awkward Silences

Music for Inclusive Outsiders

16 March 2017 at the Gunners N5  The indelicates + Papernut Cambridge + The Awkward Silences

16 March 2017 at the Gunners N5  The indelicates + Papernut Cambridge + The Awkward Silences

Outsider Pop Nights

Outsider Pop is a night run by Paul and the band, which usually takes place on the third Friday of every month.  The night usually takes place at the Gunners, N5 1EN, which has an ace soundsystem.  The night is free entry and ours goal are as follows:

  1. We want every band we put on to be someone who we think could be someone's new favourite band.
  2. We want everyone who comes to have as much fun as possible.
  3. We want the night to be accessible and open to everyone.  We use venues with accessible entrances and accessible toilets.  We also use captioned lyrics for every one of our shows and invite every other band to have their lyrics captioned too.   You can find out more about the access info for the night here.

Every month we have a collaborative Spotify Playlist where we invite anyone who wants to do so to add songs along one three themes.  You can find out the dates, line-ups and playlists for upcoming Outsider Pops by checking our Live Dates page or our Facebook page.

Want to play at Outsider Pop?

We'd love to hear from acts who think they are right for the night.  If so, please email us at outsiderpopnights@gmail.com.  We try to only book acts we get really excited by.   Take at the bands below to see what we've put on before and that might give you an idea as to whether you're a good fit for the night.  

  1. Do you think the term "Outsider Pop" applies to the music you make?  
  2. Is it more important to you that the audience are impressed by you or that the audience are entertained by you?  As a rule, we tend to go for bands who'd answer the latter. 
  3. It's really important to us that we have captioned lyrics (i.e. lyrics appearing on a TV screen) for as many of the acts we put on as possible.  If I send you a template, are you happy to put the lyrics together and send to me a few days before the gig?  Again, we're probably more likely to put you on if the answer is yes rather than no. 

Want to get involved with the night in some other capacity?

If so, we'd love to hear from you.  Paul has ambitious plans for the night would absolutely love someone to get involved with co-promoting the night with him, especially someone who wants to get involved in the bookings, planning and the marketing side of the nights.  If that appeals to you, or you want to get involved in some other way, get in touch at OutsiderPopNights@gmail.com.

 

Who has joined us at Outsider Pop so far?

Feb 2016

Fightmilk - https://www.facebook.com/fightmilkisaband/

The Untitled David Bowie Covers Band

Dexy - https://twitter.com/DexyMusic

March 2016

The Ritornellos - https://soundcloud.com/theritornellos

Fax Telex 

Marlon Brando Island - https://soundcloud.com/marlonbrandoisland

April 2016

Papernut Cambridge - https://www.facebook.com/PapernutCambridge/

Luxury Flats - https://soundcloud.com/luxuryflats

Lumieres - http://lumieres.bandcamp.com/

May 2016

Special Love - https://www.facebook.com/speciallovejohnnydave

Eugene Ripper - http://www.eugeneripper.com/

David Cronenberg's Wife - https://www.facebook.com/davidcronenbergswife/

Terron

June 2016

Sergeant Buzfuz - http://www.sergeantbuzfuz.com/

Marlon Brando Island - https://soundcloud.com/marlonbrandoisland

Dexy - https://twitter.com/DexyMusic

July 2016

Fightmilk - www.facebook.com/fightmilkisaband

Keith TOTP & His Minor UK Indie Celebrity All-Star Backing Band - www.soundcloud.com/keith-totp

Storm the Palace - www.soundcloud.com/stormthepalace

August 2016

The Mooncubs - https://soundcloud.com/themooncubs/

Ten Yen - https://twitter.com/timtenyen

James McFadden - http://jamesmcfaddenofficial.com/

September 2016

AAG (All-American Girl) - https://www.facebook.com/AAGallamericangirl/

Picturebox - https://www.facebook.com/Pictureboxmusic/

Deerful - https://deerful.com/

The Reduced Emissions - https://www.facebook.com/redemissions/

October 2016

Cronenberg's Crooked Awkward Mistress - https://crookedtreetheatre.bandcamp.com

Tojamura 7 - https://tojamuraseven.bandcamp.com/

Men Diamler - https://mendiamler.bandcamp.com/

November 2016

Rapid Results College - https://www.facebook.com/RapidResultsCollege/

Extradition Order - https://www.facebook.com/ExtraditionOrder/

Gwen & The Good Thing - http://gwenandthegoodthing.com/

December 2016

Fightmilk - www.facebook.com/fightmilkisaband

Keith TOTP & The Minor Indie UK Celebrity All-Star Backing Band - www.soundcloud.com/keith-totp

Marlon Brando Island - https://soundcloud.com/marlonbrandoisland

January 2017

Scandinavia - https://scandinavia.bandcamp.com/

Picturebox - https://www.facebook.com/Pictureboxmusic/

Robyn Steward & The Hatonauts - http://www.robynsteward.com/

February 2017

Pit Ponies - https://www.facebook.com/pitponyrecords

The Silver Tears - https://www.facebook.com/The-Silver-Tears-1528712070783997

Shaun Grimsley - https://soundcloud.com/grimsleyreaper-1

March 2017

David Cronenberg's Wife - https://www.facebook.com/davidcronenbergswife/

The Perfect English Weather - https://theperfectenglishweather.bandcamp.com/

Menaces

April 2017

Live From Hamburg! The Fabulous Beatless

Robyn Steward & The Hatonauts - http://robynsteward.com

Jack Reynolds - https://www.facebook.com/JackReynoldsMusic/