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Huge congratulations to East India Youth, Jungle, Royal Blood, Nick Mulvey and Anna Calvi, all of whom have earned themselves well-deserved nominations for this year's prestigious Mercury Prize. Radio presenter and all-round champion of new music Steve Lamacq recently described the Mercury Prize shortlist announcement as being like "the music industry having their exam results read out in public". It certainly feels like that at Harley Live this year, where we were really excited to spot five Harley alumni on this year's list. East India Youth, Nick Mulvey and Royal Blood have all played storming shows at our place this year, with East India Youth causing a roadblock for his show and Royal Blood's Harley-filmed 'Little Monster' video having clocked up over 1.5 million views, and counting. Meanwhile, Jungle brought the party care of Semi Detached in late 2013, and Anna Calvi played on for us in spite of a broken hand back in 2011, around the release of her first record. Here's dishing out a big high five to all nominees. We look forward to bringing you loads more of the most exciting new music for the rest of this year and into 2015. Speaking of which, isn't it time you got yourself paid up for The Wytches (6th October) and Allah-Las (2nd October). Both shows look likely to sell out, so don't sleep.
You can catch us at the Drop Dead store this Thursday 14th August for their collaboration with B&B Gallery! The pop-up will showcase a ton of talent, from a plethora of local artists including Kid Acne and our very own Tom J Newell. We'll be hosting a bar, and Twisted Burger Company will be providing a BBQ to keep y'all fed. Hope to see you there!
Each Wednesday we operate a vinyl jukebox at the Harley; bring down any records you want us to play and we will spin them for you. No holds barred! Wax On Wax Off starts at 9pm with a vinyl raffle where we play a classic album in it's entirety. For every drink you buy whilst the record is playing you will receive a raffle ticket. At the end of the raffle a ticket will be drawn and one lucky drinker will win the album to take home! This week, as a Tramlines special, we'll be playing PUBLIC ENEMY - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. In previous weeks we have played: CHIC - C'est Chic PRINCE - Purple Rain Better still Wax On Wax Off is hosted by the lovely chaps from Huddle who will be filling in any gaps with all manner of classics, guilty pleasures and new disco gems until the early hours. It's FREE entry to all, all night long. Wednesday's just got a lot better!
This July, the world's largest cycling event will pass through Sheffield and, as part of the entertainment taking place across the City Centre to celebrate the launch of the Tour De France, the Harley Live and Tramlines team have programmed a huge lineup of some of our favourite bands. Headlined by 2-tone legends The Selecter (Saturday 5th) and local rock & roll duo The Hot Soles (Sunday 6th), the entertainment will be taking place all day and into the evening, with live coverage of the Tour De France from 10am each day on big screens in the Peace Gardens. As part of the party in the Peace Gardens, The Harley & Twisted Burger will be at The Peace Gardens serving up local ales and burgers. Best of all, the whole thing is completely free-entry.