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From David Letterman to Hull… Eagulls headline Adelphi for Independent Venue Week

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Independent Venue Week

Hull, UK: Tickets go on sale today for acclaimed Yorkshire band Eagulls, headlining Adelphi’s Independent Venue Week (IVW) celebrations exclusively ahead of their 2016 tour.

The Leeds band will play on Tuesday 26 January alongside local band, LIFE, as part of a week full of events at the venue on De Grey Street, Hull. Tickets are available from priced £8 + booking fee or £10 on the door.

Now in its third year, Independent Venue Week is back taking part from Monday 25 – Sunday 31 January 2016 with a week-long series of gigs all around the UK. The 7 day long campaign which runs nationally but with a local grassroots focus has grown again from last year with 120 now venues taking part, from Aberdeen to Exeter and Belfast to Norwich.

Since releasing their self-titled debut album in March 2014, Eagulls have appeared on both Later… With Jools Holland and The Late Show With David Letterman in the US, sold out shows in Leeds and at London’s Scala and blown away festival crowds at Latitude, Bestival, Field Day, End of the Road, Coachella and Reading/Leeds festivals.

Their 2016 tour is an intimate run of smaller towns and cities as part of a busy year when the band will release their second album on Partisan Records, announce more touring in the UK, Europe and the US and play festivals across the globe.

Polly Sowden, spokesperson on behalf of the Adelphi, said: “We’re delighted to secure Eagulls exclusively ahead of their small venues tour and before they’ve announced international festival dates. Other than Salford, this is their only northern date, so we’re expecting a sell-out. Alongside local guys LIFE, it’s set to be a great night.

“Independent Venue Week celebrates small venues such as the Adelphi, which have proved significant cultural breeding grounds and haunts for artists, designers, poets, actors and comedians. The very make-up of a venue environment with small audiences inhabited by the next generation of young intelligent politically aware creatives invites a challenge to the current trends, styles and dominant attitudes.

“This week is another great chance for us celebrate what’s unique and special about the club. Support your local venue. Long live the Adelphi”

Alongside Eagulls, Hull punks, LIFE will take to the stage, fresh from making Radio 1’s best of BBC Introducing list 2015, as part of their tour in support of Independent Venue Week which will see them travel across the UK.

During the tour, LIFE will also be running free workshops for young musicians in each city as a way of reaching out, sharing their own experiences and ideas to help encourage creativity. Stuck in an industry dominated by co-writes and privilege LIFE aim to bring something authentic, relevant and refreshing to the party.

Join the conversation on social media #IVW16.

Line up for the rest of the week:

Workshop #1 – Live Touring – Theory
Saturday 23rd January, 10am-4pm, FREE
The Warren Young People’s Project, Hull, HU1 3DR

Open to young people age 14 – 24 interested in the music industry – our guest tutor will go over all elements of live touring and what it involves, giving top tips to access the industry.  Limited places available. Contact

Daniel Knox
Saturday 23rd January, 8pm – onwards £TBC OTD
The New Adelphi Club, De Grey Street, Hull

Long known for darkly distorting traditional American popular song styles, Daniel Knox employs a new, more wide-ranging sonic palette on his latest work. His music features his powerful and unique baritone with an array of brass, strings and synthesizers.

Musicians Night
Monday 25th January, 8pm – free entry

The Adelphi open mic night is probably the longest running live music night in Hull (established 1984). Every Monday we turn on the PA, set up the mics and wait for the cream of local talent to entertain us. We welcome stand-ups, poets and all kinds of performers as well as musicians, of all styles and standards.

Night Flowers & Dead Hormones & Serial Chiller
Thursday 28th January, 8pm – onwards £5 OTD
The New Adelphi Club, De Grey Street, Hull

part of Independent Venue week 2016, Night Flowers will be heading back to the Hull Adelphi. “..a simultaneous surge of fuzzed guitars and harmonized vocals that recalls shoegaze without its defense mechanisms, or twee indie-pop with more muscle.” – PITCHFORK

Support comes from Dead Hormones: and Serial Chiller:

Residents Association
Friday 29th January, 8pm, £3 OTD  

The Residents are back once again to bring you a riotous night of dancing, smiling and sweating it out with some of the loveliest people in Hull! Expect the usual choice selections of tunes from a constantly evolving roster of quality DJ talent.

Workshop #2 – Live Touring – Practical
Saturday 30th January, 4pm-8pm
The New Adelphi Club, De Grey St, Hull

A more practical experience of a venue and how it works, leading up to a show. Andy Dimmack will show attendees how it works and let them witness a load in and soundcheck.

The Pub Corner Poets Slam Night
Saturday 30th January, 8pm
The Adelphi’s new theatre company in residence will host a night of live performance…music, spoken word, theatre, open to all.