Monday, 12 May 2014


Big Spaceship and Gig Barons Present:

Leeds unrelenting, unrepenting, unresenting noise rockers Blacklisters have been making sounds for a bit now. And every bit of that bit was bloody great.
Having shared the stage with countless amazing bands such as Unsane and Scratch Acid to name just a few, these guys have been around the block and then punched the block in the face and then came back smiling.
Their self-titled album 'BLKLSTRS' has received critical acclaim all over the shop, some have described it as:

"a veritable onslaught of dirty, filthy riffery, showing a complete disregard for health and safety, particularly when it comes to listeners’ eardrums." - Drowned In Sound


"Blacklisters appreciate the vitriolic rage they've unleashed" - The Sludgelord

If you haven't seen Blacklisters before and you in live in Leeds, just slap yourself in the face now. Come and see their widely talked about live shows in the flesh, it is the only way to experience Blacklisters in all their glory.
Along with sore ears, you could also leave with their stunning album BLKLSTRS, on 8oz of black plastic acrylic with a whole in the middle. Nuff said.

Watch their video for 'Clubfoot By Kasabian' here:

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Heavy riff chucking 3-piece from Colchester playing stoner rock like you've never heard it. Dubbed as 'stoner-noir' by the band, it encapsulates dark and sombre story-telling, coupled with humongous grooves and vocals sounding like they've crawled out of Buzz Osbourne's gut.
Their first album has received great praise for its originality and composition. People have likened their sound to Harvey Milk, Melvins, Unsane and Barkmarket. But the river runs deeper with Old Man Lizard.

"Old Man Lizard forge ahead into splendid originality and manage to effortlessly blend the profoundly mellow and the profoundly heavy" - The Sleeping Shaman

Old Man Lizard are planning both UK and European tours this year and with the release of their highly anticipated new album, I am sure they will be greatly received by their euro fans. They've shared stages with Arabrot, Dead Meadow and are booked to share the stage with Dopethrone and Conan this year. 2014 looks like its hotting up for this power-trio.

As far as experimental, dark and industrial noise goes, Rotten turn up the ante live. A one man creation utilizing a melee of gnarly signal chains, keyboards, samples and most of all, distortion. You may know him as the crazed frontman to Yugoslavian Boys or bassist from Carer, but on the 22 june at the Packhorse you will know him as Rotten; an explosion of harsh and thought provoking themes and textures lead along by visceral vocals and keyboard lines sounding as though they were written by an undead Rick Wakeman.

Barely audible swirling, distorted vocals, bass with big amp and distortion, one drums and another one drums. For fans of Zu, Shit and Shine, Godheadsilo am rep etc...

Sunday 22nd June
The Packhorse Pub
£3 adv (available shortly) £5 door

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