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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 Sissy & The Blisters

Red N Pink interview Sissy & The Blisters 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.

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


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