Yard Act, The Lounge Society, Falle Nioke, Lime and more TBA

Saturday 16 October 4:00pm
£15 +bf

21-22 The Centre, Margate CT9 1JG


Caring Is Creepy presents NEW IN TOWN.

An all-dayer showcasing some of the most exciting new artists to have captured our ears and hearts over this past year without live music in our lives.

Taking place at Elsewhere in Margate, New In Town also serves as a taster of what one would usually come to expect from Caring Is Creepy. The multi-venue music festival – curated by promoters Art’s Cool and independent record label Moshi Moshi Records – that we have sorely missed due to an enforced fallow year. 

Included in this line up are fast rising Leeds indie ‘supergroup’ Yard Act. The headliners, who are the epitome of a lockdown success having released a quartet of singles that have each graced the BBC 6music playlists. Yard Act’s biting cynicism and acerbic wit as illustrated through their lyrics, echo the thoughts and feelings of a restless nation and are matched by similarly barbed but severely dance-able guitar lines. The contagion of their brand of ‘post-punk’ has been far reaching and has made locked down feet and tongues shuffle and wag in unison across the board/bored.

Having cut their teeth at hallowed grounds The Golden Lion Pub (Tod Morden) and the Hebden Bridge Trades Club, The Lounge Society with their arty psychedelia, subsequently caught the ears of indie label du jour Speedy Wunderground who wasted no time in releasing debut single ‘Generation Game’ earning the young quintet significant plaudits with praise from Lauren Laverne, NME and So Young Magazine.

Meanwhile and closer to home, we are very pleased to play host to Margate based musician Falle Nioke. The West African born singer/songwriter and percussionist has become a mainstay on the radio airwaves following key collaborations with electronic producers Ghost Culture and Sir Was, which have so far been released on the pioneering and experimental Moshi Moshi imprint PRAH. Expect soul nourishing vocal melodies and spiritual musical moments outlined by smooth electronics and irresistible percussion. 

Brighton’s LIME have been making feet and ears tingle in a fresh and zesty way with their brand of disco inflected indie rock, surf pop, psych and everything in between. So far creating genuine fun at every turn with ambiguous lyrics that poke fun at the absurdity life offers “Why should I wear make-up when it’s all inside my head?” – we can’t wait to welcome LIME to their Margate debut and to hear whatever it is that they release next!

All of this and more to come as things unfold – we’re Art’s Cool and Moshi Moshi Records. Are you New In Town?