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Pull Up The Roots – SULK + SOLDIER + HOWLIN’ CIRCUS + THE 335

This months Roots is packed full of potential headliners

SULK- 10:30pm
SOLDIER – 9:45pm
THE 335 – 8:15pm

£5 entry…
We predict this to be a very busy show so you’re advised to get your tickets in advance as ticket holders get priority entry.


We’ll be filming the gig for the second edition of Pull Up The Roots TV presented by the wonderfully talented Red N Pink…​sic

Live performances + interviews + more new features!

Check out last months show…



SULK – 10:30pm – Back by popular demand!

We’re very happy to have Sulk back on the Roots stage as is the bar manager at The Monarch! Big fan!

– Upcoming single ‘Wishes’ out soon!
– New website being launched soon!
– Debut video shot on super 8 in Ibiza out with the website!

‘Names to watch…Sulk
Fly Magazine. May 2011

‘Sulk are the band generating heat’
i-D Magazine. May 2011


SOLDIER – 9:45pm

Birmingham band Soldier hit the Roots stage on the main support slot. No other London dates planned so don’t miss your chance to see them live.

“Soldier sound a bit like Supergrass and they’ve got really hooky tunes. The singer’s voice is something else and he’s pretty ballsy. I love his name too. He calls himself Scott Balboa, after Rocky. How cool is that?”
Lee Newell from Brother on his favourite new act – NME

Check out Soldier’s Music Glue site…
– FREE downloads of ‘Broken Bones’ + ‘Lifeline’


HOWLIN’ CIRCUS – 9pm​cus

We’ve been chasing this band for a while now and have finally got them onto the Roots stage!

“Conjuring images of cattle ranching in the Summer, Howlin’ Circus combine raucous guitars with melodic vocals, tales of trepidation and unexpected harmonies…
it is in this era of instant gratification that the band, inspired by generations of emotion and energy, is bound to leave a lasting impression on the heart.”


THE 335 – 8:15pm​p

Rock n Roll legendary London 3 piece THE 335 open the show so get down early.

‘This is Raw Rock n Roll at its most organic level’

“The 335 are great!”
Alan McGee (Creation records and Oasis legend)


The Monarch
40-42 Chalk Farm Road




Photos from June Roots

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Check out our new online music show

This is the new online music show Broccoli Music presents… Pull Up The Roots coming from The Monarch in Camden.

Each month the show will feature bands from the UK music scene. Expect live performances and interviews with guest presenters Red N Pink.

This show features:
Sissy & The Blisters

This is a pilot, the show will evolve as we go!

Part one

Part two


Roots this month: SISSY & THE BLISTERS + Electrixcity + Shields + Sabres

Broccoli Music presents..PULL UP THE ROOTS @ The Monarch, Camden

Live sets from
SISSY & THE BLISTERS + Electrixcity + Shields + Sabres
+ Jessica Loveday Berlin Davies will be there presenting the new online show available on the Broccoli Events youtube channel

Advanced tickets guarantee entry

More on the bands:

Sissy & The Blisters (10:30pm)

Sissy and the Blisters are a four piece garage punk combo hailing from London. They have released two singles to date, the most recent ‘We are the others’ released March this year recorded at the legendary Toe Rag studios in London.

Check out the video

Fans of garage rock take note, there’s organs, heavy guitars and dark vocals, a band not to be missed!!

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Electrixcity (9:45pm)

ELECTRIXCITY (ee-lek-trik-city) are a NEW, female-fronted Electro / Punk / Trash / Pop outfit from London, UK.

A blend of old-school 70s New York Punk, 80s New Wave, 90s Britpop, and 00s Electro.

Check out the video for LADYKiller

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Shields (9:00pm)

Shields are a quartet from Newcastle upon-Tyne. Their innovative beat-driven pop music is characterised by rich, intricate melody and harmony. Distinctive percussion and synth lines define and complete their unique sound. Shields have recently shared the stage with the likes of Everything Everything, Aliens, Field Music, Futureheads, Franky and the Heart Strings and The Holloways to name a few. They continue to build on their reputation as a band that create a party atmosphere at every live show.

Check out their promo video

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Sabres (8:15pm)

Coming from in and out of the cracks of London and bringing with them their fast paced driving rhythm and sound with spacey synths and keys, baggy shoe gazing guitar riffs with lyrical vocals and melodic harmonies.

Check out some of their tunes on their Facebook page

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For industry guest list RSVP

For enquires and bookings

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The Monarch
Thursday 16th June 2011
£5 Entry
40-42 Chalk Farm Road


SISSY & THE BLISTERS @ Next month Roots

Cant bloody wait to see this band play for us June 16th – tickets on sale now!

Sissy & The Blisters


KAV @ Roots August 18th 2011

Hailing from Leicester & spending most of his time between Los Angeles & London, KAV has found his home in pure song- driven Rock N’ Roll with an electro-under-current.

KAV has been described as many things; ‘A Latterday Jagger’ by the Guardian UK & ‘One in a million artists’ by Kerrang Radio’. Sounding somewhere between Bob Dylan, Primal Scream,Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Rolling Stones Them Crooked Vultures & The Stooges.

KAV has had many supporters over the years from the likes of the late Tony Wilson, to Howard Marks (Mr Nice) who he recently collaborated with his release ‘The Mr Nice EP’, surrounding the release of Howard’s biopic film ‘Mr Nice’.

Working & touring with various musical greats over the past few years, his influences come from far & wide. He has an unrelenting dedication & passion for music.

KAV has not only played guitar for the legendary Happy Mondays, but he helped reform the band with Shaun Ryder in 2004 & co-wrote single Playground Superstar & album Uncle Dysfunktional.

KAV’s track Blaggers N’ Liars. Video shot & edited by Martin J Pickering
remix by our good mates Infadels members Matt Gooderson & Richie Vernon of Infadels.

Playing live at Pull up the Roots
Thursday 18th August

Tickets on sale now!


Special set by Bibelots this Thursday

This Thursday at Roots:

BIBELOTS unplugged – 9:45pm

Bibelots will be playing one of their infamous stripped down/acoustic sets as a warm up gig before they play The Garden stage at Isle of Wight (along side Charlatans, Ian Brodie…)

This is what you can expect to see

for more info check out the website


Sulk are back at Roots!!

We are over the moon to have Sulk back at Roots July 21st, they played for us at the start of the year, insanely brilliant band, make sure you come down and check them out!


Bleech @ Roots this Thursday!

2011 sees Bleech releasing their debut album NUDE and expanding their tour to the States. The band has been named the new face of Kangol Headwear’s AW11 global campaign – See them live @ The Monarch this Thursday

Tickets on sale now




Tickets are now on sale!

This is going to be a very busy show so be warned ticket holders get priority entry!

£5 entry


THE DASH – 9:45pm
THE VOXX – 9pm
ECHOES – 8:15


Headlining the show…


2010 was a massive year for The Lysergic Suite, and according to band founder Gren, things have only just started. The debut E.P “Ghosts On Crusade” which features the legendary Tom Meighan from Kasabian is out now and the band are now in the studio recording their debut album.

Recorded in the bands own studio in Leicester, The E.P is a mix of dirge guitars and chemical synths… But then it would be, as it was mixed by Tim Holmes from “Death In Vegas” at The Contino Rooms, London. Contino was host to “Liam Gallagher” for Scorpio Rising and Iggy Pop for “Aisha”.

The album, due out mid 2011, also features Jay Mahler (KASABIAN), Kav (ex HAPPY MONDAYS), Tim Holmes (DEATH IN VEGAS) and Dodger (THE BLACK DOVE EXPERIMENT).


+ support from…


Their infamous live performances leave the stage in ruins as blood, beer and sweat coat the remains of smashed and battered instruments. Seeped in passion and honesty and coated with a thick layer of London dirt, the music comes straight from the heart of every underground gutter punk club, without ignoring the impact of the unforgettable chorus.



The Voxx are a London based 3-piece who have been causing a buzz over the last couple of years with some mesmeric live shows throughout the UK and Europe. The trio comprising Mikey Buckley, Claude Trejonis and Daniel McLean have already played with the likes of The View, Band Of Skulls and Babyshambles, as well as at the Nu-Glam festival in Frankfurt, and VIP-IN Music in Zagreb. Their headline shows have been rapturously received, and they have just self-released their debut album.



Dark Indie Electro collective comprised of former Kid Harpoon guitarist Gavin, bassist Jordan, drummer Fabio and former The Strays guitaist Andrew. Sampling cornish waves with big beats, poetic lyrics and good time dancing tunes, this band embodies new eclectism heading towards post punk with a cheerfull outlook.


The Monarch
40-42 Chalk Farm Road




See you at the bar!