Washing Machine proudly presents
BAG OF CANS
On Saturday 21st October we have a ludicrously brilliant triple-headline show starring BAG OF CANS (currently touring their astonishing debut LP ‘We Are A Band’), GABBY RIVERS (fresh from a summer spent tearing up festival stages) and SUBSTATION (playing – huge sob – their last ever hometown show).
BAG OF CANS are a five-piece band birthed from the effervescent swamp which is the Norwich music scene. They have weaved their way through the musical ranks on a sound described as “a gloriously surreal mix of old school indie, Weimar Berlin cabaret and Kinks circa Village Green Preservation Society”, garnering a reputation for their invariably hectic live shows and on-stage antics. Sinewy guitar lines glide between a relentless rhythm section and a penchant for indie-pop vocal-harmonies.
GABBY RIVERS never sleeps. Instead, she and her band spends their lives ricocheting from studio to support slot to festival to packed-out headline show, building a reputation as a must-see live act as they go. With her ability to address the trials and tribulations of everyday living through ridiculously catchy, infectious alt-pop hits, and with the unwavering support of BBC Music Introducing in Suffolk, Gabby’s relentless schedule has seen her winning huge crowds at countless festivals including Secret Garden Party, Reading Festival, Leestock, Wild Paths, Jimmy’s Festival, Sundown and numerous appearances at Latitude, including a headline spot on the Alcove Stage.
SUBSTATION’s astonishing run of singles during the first half of 2022 (‘Aphrodisiac’, ‘Beanstalk’ and ‘Tea’) and a sold out hometown headline show announced them as a truly exciting new prospect: each song a brooding, slow-mo gothic post-punk explosion that managed to echo 50 years of majesty and anger whilst bringing something totally unique and unabashed. So although we’re incredibly sad that this will be their last show before going on ‘indefinite hiatus’, we’re very glad that we get to host it. Expect an outpouring of amazing tunes, love and everyone at the Hunter Club crying their eyes out.
The night will be kicked off by brand new experimental duo SQUINADO, and the return of instrument-swapping funk-rock conquistadors THE ’07s!
All ages are welcome. Under-14s must be accompanied by a parent or carer.
There is a fully-licensed bar on the premises. No ID, no alcohol.
THE HUNTER CLUB IS A SAFE SPACE
We take audience safety very seriously at The Hunter Club, and strongly believe that gigs can and should be safe spaces, free from harassment, intimidation, prejudice, bullying and violence. We expect that all artists, venue staff and attendees will respect our values, and we have a zero tolerance policy towards those who do not. Anyone who endangers the enjoyment and safety of others at a Washing Machine night will be ejected and barred. It is unfortunate that in 2023 we still have to say this stuff, but we hope that by doing so we can help to create an atmosphere where everyone feels safe and able to enjoy themselves.