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Roots Oxjam Takeover – The Monarch – Camden 2011

So Pull Up The Roots is being taken over by Oxjam on Thursday 20th October at The Monarch in Camden.

What is Oxjam?

Oxjam is Oxfam’s month-long music festival. It runs all through October with hundreds of events around the UK, all organised by volunteers who know and love their local music scene, all raising money to save lives around the world.

Pull Up The Roots Oxjam Takeover is also listed here...

Live performances from…





Doors 7pm…
£6 entry…
£1 from every ticket is given to Oxjam…

40-42 Chalk Farm Road

Red N Pink will be down interviewing all the bands so you can catch these online on RootsTV after the event.




Red N Pink interview SULK

Red N Pink interview SULK at the Pull Up The Roots live night at The Monarch in Camden for ROOTSTV

Red N Pink interview The 335

Red N Pink interview The 335 at the Pull Up The Roots live night at The Monarch in Camden for ROOTSTV.

Red N Pink interview Soldier

Red N Pink interview Soldier at the Pull Up The Roots live night at The Monarch in Camden for ROOTSTV.

Roots next Thursday with Ex-Happy Mondays Kav

August Roots is another blinder and we cant wait to see all the bands live at The Monarch in Camden, if you cant make the show then make sure you catch it online a week later on rootstv.

Playing live:
KAV 10:30pm
RED N PINK- 9:45pm

£5 entry…
Get your tickets in advance as ticket holders get priority entry.


KAV – 10:30pm –

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.​ch?v=Zm34nBOtEY0

RED N PINK – 9:45pm​SIC

With a fusion of, Indie-Punk, Electro-Soul and Hip Hop, the pair have been delighting and exciting crowds across London with their energy-packed live show.

The girls have been presenting the online music show at The Monarch for 2 months now, its about time they took to the stage themselves with their full band.

Check out the video we made for their single ‘Badman’​t7JOr5uvk


Check out their video for Ride

NME – acts you must hear no4

“Fractures really would be insane not to release their tune ‘Alone’ properly2


We love this band, they have some great videos, check out ‘Special is you’

“Moon Visionaries describe themselves as writing, ‘indie-pop-walking-down-th​e-street-rock kind of songs’. This kind of sans-bullshit attitude is precisely what makes us smile about them. It’s the kind of unashamed, feel-good, glossy groove-pop that scores of ‘defiantly lo-fi’ bands probably wish they could muster, rather than having to hide their lack of choruses in lathering fuzz.”


Sissy And The Blisters – Let Her Go – Track Of The Day –

Broccoli favorites Sissy And The Blisters new single “Let Her Go” can now be streamed online exclusively as Q Magazines ‘Track of the Day’

Like “Cousin Sissy” in Hot Fuzz, Sissy And The Blisters confusingly feature no girls and from the fuzzed up sound of their guitar, the insult version of sissy does apply either.

Instead the Guilford band, signed to renown talent spotting label Fierce Panda, have crafted a new EP (out Otcober 3), of which this track Let Her Go is the lead, that envokes weather beaten leathers and motorbike fumes.

And it’s got good pedigree.

“Let Her Go is one of a few songs we wrote when we were really into the chord progressions that were used by The Ramones. It slowly developed into something totally different but kept those elements,” says organist Nick Benton.

“At one point we tried to change it so much that we went too far and had to strip it right back until we ended up with what you hear now. Lyrically it’s one of our favourite songs. Our singer James describes it as fear, self-sobatage, and the realisation you may have made a mistake.”

Click ‘here‘ to hear the track

Check out the video below from Rootstv when they played for us in June


NME loving Fractures – see them live @ Roots

Coming up at Roots next Thursday is the brilliant Fractures, they are currently all over NME.

NME – acts you must hear no4
Click ‘here‘ to take you to the site

“Fractures really would be insane not to release their tune ‘Alone’ properly”

Check out their video for Ride

Catch them live at Roots Thursday 18th August 2011 – tickets on sale now


Pull up the Roots – July online show

This July edition features live sets, music videos and interviews from SULK, Soldier, Howlin’ Circus and The 335 presented by Red N Pink in Camden Town.

Part One

Part Two

Next show is 18th Aug with KAV + Red n Pink + Fractures + Moon Visionaries – to get tickets go to

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



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