Saturday, 9 November 2013


Big Spaceship Presents an evening of 70s drenched riff pie.

OWL (Oakland, US)

Owl hail from an area of America that has birthed some iconic bands from Sleep to Comets On Fire to Kyuss and Dead Kennedys. The Californian influence on today's music is massive, from the recent psych revival to hardcore punk and surf/garage rock present in so many new bands. Owl present a different ideal, still retrospective and psych-y, but sounding more like Sir Lord Baltimore or Spooky Tooth than Jefferson Airplane. From Rush-style widdling to early-Sabbath worshipping doom in the drop of a hat.They have toured extensively in the US, their infamous live show has journeyed through more than 100 venues (without a booking agent - good lads (and lass)). Be sure to catch this band on their first European tour, with their fresh enthusiasm and untainted spirit. Their first LP was a split label release with Magick Hermit and Lummox records in limited quantity in November 2012. They will have a new record by the end of this year which we at BS are very eager to hear.



A must for any Leeds music fan, MKBL encompass a masterful sound ranging from incidental meanderings to prog rock genius. With a new bassist from Pulled apart By Horses, MKBL are cocked and ready to unload their fresh cosmic debris all over our faces. 

+1 tbc

At Santiagos, 

£5 in
Thurs 12th Dec

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

OCTERNAL - All day event at The Brudenell Leeds

Octernal is a brand new all day event carefully curated by a group of promoters whom all of which want to rock your socks off. We all have our favourite artists that we want to share with you and Octernal Festival is our serendipitous vessel that will make that happen.

Taking place on the 19th October, across 3 stages; Brudenell Social Main Room, Brudenell Games Room and Left Bank Church, there will be a menagerie of acts ranging from bazouki rock to caveman battle doom, from psych folk to slacker indie, from drone to post punk. Every earholes a goal!

Octernal features more than 26 acts including:

Veronica Falls
Das Poltergeist
Holy Mountain

Big Joan
The Family Elan
Fever Dream
Get machine, Destroy!
Mother / Destroyer
The St. Pierre Snake Invasion

+ many more tbc…

Tickets available from:
Jumbo Records
Crash Records - 0113 2436743


 Big Spaceship Presents an evening of doomed cataclysms from the outer reaches of space...


We welcome back London's finest doom slayers with open ears. Last time was immense, its been far too long. If you're like us; suckers for planet smashing riffs, discordant chelping and brave song structures, Slabdragger will tick all the boxes. Having released two records and played with a menagerie of big bands on the heavy scene over the last 2 years such as Conan, St Vitus and big shows like Desert Fest, Slabdragger are certainly making a dent. Come and witness their heavy as sin live performance and be forever changed.


5-piece avant garde doom from Bristol. For fans of Neurosis, Khanate, Wolves In The Throne Room. "an atmospheric heaping of interwoven arrangements, detailed and droned stretches that subside into sludge filled chasms as the bass pushes you through the floor and lifts dust from the walls." -CVLT NATION


Leeds based blackened death metal 5 piece who endeavor to redefine the meaning of shred. Libre Necris have spent the last 3 years mastering their sound and layering the line up, which, was fairly recently completed by recruiting Simon Wright (Tangaroa/Canaya) on vocals.  The band have plenty gig notches upon their belt and have played some awesome supports slots for bands such as Anaal Nathrakh.  They are set to release their latest offering later this year on 10' vinyl, so keep an eye out.

+ 1 more tbc Santiago Bar Doors 19:30

Monday, 18 March 2013



A rare collaboration with Big Spaceship and The Gig Barons...

We bring you noise in the form of:

5-piece improv noise rock from Newcastle. Waheela emit a sound not unlike the stony cataclysmic void ensuing from a distant asteroid field. Beyond the physical boundaries there lies a faint but hectic echo of clattering events, flurries of frequencies and mind shattering consequences. Waheela take you inward to the chasms of your mind through feedback, psych drones and razor sharp wails.
If you like Krautrock combined with heavier tones, electronics and screamed vocals Waheela are for you.

Check out their soundcloud for loads of sweet live recordings and stuff:

Supported by ...

Noise Rock 3-piece from Leeds. Bass. Drums. Voice.
Get the EP here:

+ HIS HUMAN TORSO (cardiff)
“His Naked Torso isa outpour of stutter, awkwards and confuspeak. A theatre of da absurd. Relish in harsh tonals, dumb-dumb strateg, meatflesh, da internet pervers, yet celebrat just howa doo-doo up and bombad weesa real is. Afrikaans isa restless and staccato, punctuat with sound collage and far reach, disturb and ultimata, maxibig of funny-funny. Post coital guilt, which one da yousa internal voices to trust and da idea of mortality from da perspective of a gnat.”

At the Wharf Chambers

£4 in

Doors 19:30


 photo 72029f64-d1ba-45ed-b889-7f8b3eadf369_zpsc5967680.jpg‘Welsh power trio’ isn’t the sort of phrase you get to break out often, but it’s what you’re gettin’. ‘Never Turn Your Back On A Friend’ by Budgie is in my latest slab of purchases and delivers the sort of 70’s hard rock you want and expect from the classic guitar/bass/drums combo of that time. Geddy Lee style high vocals laid over straight weighty groove, interspersed with proggy tangents and clean haunting passages. The first and last tracks say it all:‘Breadfan’ and ‘Parents’ couldn't be more opposite on this album and yet fit perfectly within it’s all part of the journey. "

WORDS: Lee Jones: Space Truckin' DJ // Wax Bar Co Owner


At the beginning of March The mighty Limb traveled up from Londinium on the mega bus, gear and all, to play a Big Spaceship gig at Santiago's with Barricades and Back mass.  All the bands were killer but a special mention needs to go out to Black Mass who executed a serious face melting onslaught of frightening brutality.

When the gig was over I picked up this little gem from the band and what a treat it turned out to be.  An orange 7" vinyl, fold out poster, sticker and digital download coupon, all released on New Heavy Sounds, they even threw in a 3 track demo CD that was put out which hunter records.

Side A, Gift Of The Sun is definitely a triumph for the band, its not easy listing to this track without smashing your fist in the air and shamelessly banging your head. The first side of this record is produced by Ross Halden and the band, together they have perfectly captured the bass heavy fuzzed out tones found in their live performance with the right balance of riff clarity and outrageous filth.

Side B is made up of Quiet Earth and Dead Voice.  At 1:33 Quiet Earth is an obnoxious little outburst of solid bullshit free aggressive behavior, expressing the bands talent for cutting out anything they don't need, this is apparent in the next tune, Dead Voice which is a signature offering of their own brand of doom. As heavy as Limb are, they travel light, injecting no filler into their tunes whatsoever.

Side B carries a slightly different flavor, produced by Samir Eskanda and Tim Garratt as well as the band, Side B definitely holds a more DIY sludgy vibe. This is not to suggest that one side is better that the other but each side of the record holds a different mood.  Having that subtle nuance of dynamic not only in the music but in the styles of recording really is the cheery on top with this release.  This 7" beauty is available from the band or from New Heavy Sounds each can be found on bandcamp. Be sure not to miss these guys play the next time they pay us a visit.

WORDS: Dan Standish

Sunday, 3 February 2013


Big Spaceship Presents...

Welcoming to Leeds for the first time we have Liverpool 3-piece AEROPLANE FLIES HIGH.

'fuzz, dischords and vocal acrobatics'

Heavy noise rock in the vein of early nineties indie such as Dino Jr, Barkmarket

Currently touring the release of single, "Blossom":

Supporting them are Leeds own mayhem inducing heavy rockers SUPER LUXURY.

New addition of Leeds' fuzz wielding sons of bitches HUMANS AS ORNAMENTS.

more bands to be announced soon...

Saturday, 2 February 2013




These dudes have been going for about four years now and have all previously been in some awesome bands. Tangaroa, Year Of The Man, Imposters, Executive Distraction Tasks, Hot Prophecy and Daigoro. They have all individually mastered the art of heavy. There is nothing in Canaya's music that doesn't need to need to be there, this is pure refined balls out heavy metal.


Riff heavy 3 piece from Suffolk. Their self titled release needs to be in your collection, recorded in an old factory with some sweet fuzzed out drive, meandering guitar licks and some nice dynamic while the whole thing sounds kind of sleazy.


Earthmass began in 2012 and provide massive doses of heavy prog. In April of last year they released Lunar Dawn (Keep, Relics & Ritual) a tremendous first release displaying waves of spacey drone edged with a folk(y) haunting vocal intermittently crushed by a release of war bound riff.


Opening the show will be Leeds 5 piece post-metal/sludge machine BARICADES. Their demo 'homeward' is aggressive as fuck to begin with only to swerve though some nice melodic delayed guitar. Despite these moments of release, after listening to the whole thing I kind of feel like some ruckus. The demo is available on their bandcamp, name your price.

1st band about 8:30...ish
£4 entry