NS+V is back for 2017!
Our festival has always been about shining a spotlight on Norwich and showing the world just what a creative hub we are and this year is no different.
We hope you’ll enjoy a full day of conference on Friday 13th curated by CMU with the most up to date talks and advice from those really in the know. This coupled with three full evenings at Norwich Arts Centre featuring the freshest and most exciting artists around is going to make for a very special festival.
Look out for Peach Club and We’ll Be Detectives, two young bands in our Sonic Youths talent development scheme. They’ll be opening for The Big Moon and Peace respectively.
Our partnership with Cinema City Education continues with a very special Day Of The Girl screening of Girlhood followed by a Q&A at Cinema City and an evening of archive films at the beautiful Octagon Chapel with a live soundtrack performed by local musicians. The event will also take place at The Mo Museum in Sheringham a week later.
We'd like to give thanks to the members of our Young Comms team who have been working behind the scenes with us for the first time courtesy of Young Norfolk Arts Trust. Come and meet industry insiders face to face and see the most exciting live music in our intimate and beautiful venue.
Can’t wait to see you all! The Norwich Sound + Vision team
Girlhood plus Q&A
“One of the best coming-of-age movies in years” - Indiewire. Film screening In conjunction with Day Of The Girl Norwich. Q&A session with activist Dolly Ogunrinde.
Cinema City | 8.30pm £11.60 Adult, £10.60 Student/Retired
Diet Cig / Goat Girl + Sink Ya Teeth
Our musical line-up kicks off with a special double headliner from two awesome up-and-coming acts.
Hailing from New York, USA, Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess you are. Consisting of Alex Luciano (vox/guitar) and Noah Bowman (drums), the duo released their debut album ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ in April. With deep and powerful lyrics and spunky, sweaty, garage pop instrumentals, it’s the sound of a band doing things on their own terms.
Joining them in topping the bill, Goat Girl are based in South London and recently signed to the infamous Rough Trade Records. Despite having barely any material out, the foursome have been named as one of the most exciting new bands in the country, and have performed alongside the likes of The Lemon Twigs and Parquet Courts.
Sink Ya Teeth open the show. This Norwich band have been described as mesmerising and ferocious by fans and industry personnel alike. The two-piece possess a primal intensity that reflects their name, while their music melds repetitive electronic elements with snappy percussion.
Norwich Arts Centre | 8.00pm | £8 Adv, £10 Door
** CMU + FAC present MUSIC:DIY at NS+V Featuring Dave Rowntree (Blur), Roxanne de Bastion, and ShaoDow & Eckoes.**
Any artist who wants to make a living out of their music needs to think like a small business. Music:DIY will explain how you can make money from your music. This full day of talks and interviews from and with leading music businss experts will provide a practical guide to music revenues, music rights, promoting gigs, building a fanbase and connecting with the industry.
Music:DIY is presented by the Featured Artists Coalition, the collective voice for the UK artist community, and CMU:DIY, the education programme from leading music industry news provider CMU.
Norwich Arts Centre | 9.00am - 4.00pm | Seated | £10
The Big Moon + Get Inuit + Peach Club
Unstoppable London foursome The Big Moon have gone from unknowns to the forefront of British indie in less than two years and their unrivalled success is yet to be paused. Their debut album ‘Love in the 4th Dimension’ landed this year, and appeared on the shortlist for the 2017 Mercury Prize.
Get Inuit play dirty guitar pop. Their incendiary live presence has been showcased on tours with Spring King and Ash, while praise has come in thick and fast from Radio 1, Gigwise, XFM and more. These Kent scallywags will get your heart pumping for sure.
Norwich riot-grrrl quartet Peach Club don’t take nonsense from anyone. Their feminist activist ethos and unforgiving gigs (at home and across the UK) set them apart from other local acts. Fans of The Breeders, Hole, and Joan Jett, listen up!
Norwich Arts Centre | 8.00pm | £13 Adv, £15 Door
Peace + Gaffa Tape Sandy + We’ll Be Detectives
Saturday’s the big one, folks. Birmingham quartet Peace create drifting, melodic, indie rock. The band came together in 2010, releasing their debut LP ‘In Love’ in 2013, and its follow up ‘Happy People’ two years later, both safely scoring top 20 chart positions. As they gear up to release their highly anticipated third record, this intimate date is a unique opportunity to hear material new and old from these ever-evolving indie heroes in the making.
Gaffa Tape Sandy are a garage rock/punk trio from Bury St Edmunds. Their debut EP ‘Spring Killing’ gained radio play from BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music, culminating in an appearance on the BBC Introducing stage at this year’s Glastonbury festival.
Indie rock outfit We’ll Be Detectives have supported the likes of Tigercub and VANT. Emerging through NAC’s own talent development scheme Sonic Youths, tonight sees the band play their most important show yet.
Norwich Arts Centre | 8.00pm | £20
Sound Of Silents: Memories from the Coast
A selection of films of the Norfolk coast from the East Anglian Film Archive will be brought to life with live contemporary soundtracks by Roger Eno, Broads, Milly Hirst and Eastern Seaboard.
Presented by Cinema City Education in association with the BFI’s Britain on Film project and NS+V.
Friday 20 October The Octagon Chapel, Norwich 6.30pm | £10 For tickets visit norfolkcoastonfilm.eventbrite.co.uk
Friday 27 October Sheringham Mo Museum 7.00pm | £5 For tickets visit billetto.co.uk/e/sounds-of-silents-coastal-tickets-212179