Since Sean and I decided to put on an indie night with live bands at The Works, New Slang has become a feature of Kingston night life and Kingston indie music. We’ve seen some of our favourite bands in the world play on our door-step (Vampire Weekend, The Cribs, Maccabees, Alkaline Trio, Friendly Fires, Hot Chip, Frank Turner, Bombay Bicycle Club and, er, Wheatus spring to mind) We’ve had some amazing nights, loads of dancing, loads of fun, loads of stress, made the best of friends, made new enemies, moved venues twice, booked a hypnotist for a night club (terrible idea) had 22-many DJs, live karaoke and tribute nights!… had 3 games of SKATE, put out numerours 7”s on New Slang Records, hosted some incredible New Years Eve parties, and been blessed by having a consistently great crowd over the years, who enable us to do what we do.
While we’re here and celebrating doing this for FIVE YEARS, i’d like to publicy thank everyone who’s been involved in working hard to make it what it is, but particularly Sean Leahy, Dave House, Danny Sloan, Oscar, Tim Parker, Baylis, Mike, Salty, Tom Pennington, Aaron, Colleen, Jane, Dan Tuck, Joe Murton, Sean Haughton, Milly, Punk Steve, Tall Dave, Ollie Thorn, Gary Ekins Guildford Dave, Mike Treat, Del, AD, Skye, Lewis Chaplin, Harry Orso, Piers, Alice, Harriet, Dasha, Hessleworth, Sheby, Guildford Dave, James Perou, Mark Jackson, Scouse Jack, Sean Sheehy, Andy Telling, Ben Lucas, Ska Steve, David Barrow, venue bosses Ian, Jason, Steve and Mark and anyone else i (hope i havent) forgotten.” - jt / new slang
In the five years we have been doing this Slow Club have been one of our favourite bands so we are delighted that they will be performing and celebrating with us… we’re sure we can persuade them to do a ‘Happy Birthday’ song. If The Wombats can, then Charles and Rebecca can…
Support comes from local duo Young Romance (Ex-Momeraths!)
Not only that but expect a whole lot of birthday celebration fun, games, extra guests, blasts from the past, cake, the infamous Jack Penata, the New Slang Zebra and plenty more….
After the bands we love to play dancey indie until 2am! Check out the birthday playlist:
Birthday Bicycle Club / Five Door Cinema Club / Fiver Brother / Bloc Birthday Party / Crystal Fivers / Mystery Gifts/ Los Cinqesinos / Party Brut / Hot Cake De Party / Cinq Turner / Shin Digs and more!
Tickets are priced at £5. That’s a pound for each year!
Doors at 9pm. Please Note: The Hippodrome is an 18+ Venue, Valid PHOTO ID will be required