Thursday 5th December, Luton

We're delighted to be returning to The Hat Factory in Luton, courtesy of the fine folk at UTTER! Spoken Word. This event is 'Utter Lutonia 25' (aka 'Utter Abandon' because it's not just a spoken word event - there's, well, a band on). Hosted by the real Lee Nelson - the poet, not the comedian - Utter events are always worth the trip. The Hat Factory, 65-67 Bute Street, Luton LU1 2EY. Thursday 5th December, doors 7.30pm. £5 / £3 conc. 


Thursday 22nd February, Fiddler's Elbow

A fine bill at the Fiddler's Elbow, as our mates The Reverse launch their new single 'Abstract Heart' with support slots from I Am Aquitaine and our good selves!                   The Fiddler's Elbow 1 Malden Road, London NW5 3HS.  Thurs 22 Feb, doors 7pm (music 8pm), £6


Saturday 7th October, Oxjam Clapham

Slate Islands will be playing at the wonderful Oxjam Clapham one-day festival, when gigs will be happening at various venues around Clapham right through the afternoon and evening, to help raise money for Oxfam.  (Well, three quarters of us will be playing; we're Al-less, alas, on this occasion.) Tickets are available here and are valid for all events on the day. You can pay on the door on the night, but it's worth booking in advance to take advantage of our special Blang Records discount rate! Check out the full line-up here ...we're playing at The Sun, rounding off the night after a set from the magnificent Scrappy Hood.

Oxjam Clapham @ The Sun, 47 Old Town, Clapham, London SW4 0JL. Saturday 7th October, 9.45 pm


Saturday 10th February, Wardown House, Luton

UTTER! Lutonia and Luton Culture present 'Light/Shade' at Wardown House Museum & Gallery. We're the only musical act of the evening, on a bill with two magnificent spoken-word performers: Deanna Rodger and Rosie GarlandThis promises to be a special evening in a special location...Wardown House is a lovely old building and we'll be performing in the beautiful Murray Barford Drawing Room. Wardown House, Old Bedford Road, Luton LU2 7HA. Saturday 10th February; doors 7pm (show 7.30pm). £8 / £5 conc. Further information here.

Thursday 1st June, UTTER! Lutonia

Three quarters of the band (minus Al, who's otherwise engaged that night) will be playing at The Hat Factory as part of 'UTTER! Lutonia 15' - 'Luton's very own home for poetry, spoken word, the sharing of ideas, the exchange of wisdom and total freedom of thought and expression'. Hosted by the very fine Lee Nelson (the poet, not the comedian), this promises to be a grand night for language-lovers as well as music-lovers, so come on down! Also on the bill will be wordsmiths Slippy Skills; Mp Yamfam; Nakiliah Tumaini; Grace Froggatt; Ian McEwen . UTTER! Lutonia 15, The Hat Factory, 65-67 Bute Street, Luton LU1 2EY. Thursday 1st June, 7.30pm. £5 / £3 conc.