The Raptor 'ESCAPISM' Album Launch!
RAPTOR + Stone Cold Fiction + BullyBones + DJ Fiddlestix
Donut Records are proud to host Bristol psychedelic dons 'RAPTOR' for their Debut Album Launch!
Plus some amazing support guests at one of Bristol's most beloved venues, Rough Trade Records!
Friday 17th May 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Rough Trade Records, 3 New Bridewell, Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2QD
RAPTOR STONE COLD FICTION BULLY BONES + DJ FIDDLESTIX
•••RAPTOR••• Described as an assault of fuzz driven guitar grooves and hard hitting drums, Raptor have been stunning the UK with a barnstorming wash of heavy psychedelia from the moment they hit the scene in 2015.
Comprising of brothers Kurt Fletcher, Adam Fletcher & Nick Osborne, the trio's mind-bending stage performance has seen them open for artists including Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Mick Ralphs (Bad Company/Mott The Hoople), The Groundhogs, Dr Feelgood and John Bonham's Sister, Deborah.
Having signed with Brighton's Don't Tell Anyone Records in 2018 (who released King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's Polygondwanaland) and touring the UK, Raptor are set to release their new LP this May 17th at Rough Trade Records, Bristol.
"Amazing." - Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
"Raptor in the House! Yeah man, I love those guys, they're f***ing awesome!" - Scott Holiday (Rival Sons)
"A must see band, stunning E.P and brilliant live show." - Verden Allen (Mott The Hoople)
•••STONE COLD FICTION•••
Formed in Bristol 2015, Stone Cold Fiction create an ever-evolving sound, best described as loud psych rock. The trio, known for taking the DIY approach, self-manage and run their own label 'Don't Tell Anyone Records'. Following the success of 2017's self-titled EP and a relocate to Brighton, April saw the band work with producer Marc Jones (The Heavy, Kill it Kid) with the release of new single 'Two Step'. This led the band to a headline tour of the UK, along with performances at Dot to Dot and Bristol Harbour Festival, both venues reaching capacity during the band’s performance. Selling out the launch show in Bath, Stone Cold Fiction released single 'Closet Psycho' in the thick of festival season, before headlining two sold-out shows in Luxembourg. The band is currently in studio hibernation recording their debut album.
A fast and raw garage/punk outfit who will get a little sweaty action in to start the night!
"Bullybones remain the most exciting underground UK band making brand-new-retro rock’n’roll and still scratching at the doors of the Music Bizness" - LOUDER THAN WAR
Formed in 2015, Stone Cold Fiction hail from South West England and quickly made a name for themselves by delivering a unique blend of thick, riff-infused rock in it’s varying genres.
After working with producer Marc Jones (The Heavy, Kill it Kid), Stone Cold Fiction are deep into their most ambitious year yet. Following the success of 2017's self titled EP, April saw the band release new single 'Two Step'. This release led the band to a headline tour of the UK, along with performances at Dot to Dot and Bristol Harbour Festival, both venues reaching capacity. Selling out the launch show in Bath, Stone Cold Fiction released single 'Closet Psycho' in the thick of festival season, before headlining two sold out shows in Luxembourg. Prior to recording their debut album, the band are set to end 2018 with a tour of the UK along with a new single and video.