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Christmas At The Social

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Everything’s getting festive at The Social over the next few weeks, with plenty of excuses to come and get merry.

Tonight the Quietus are celebrating their Christmas with VÄLVĒ live + audiobooks DJs, Saturday is the big Social Christmas Market, and Rough Trade Books launch their third series with some seasonal merriment on the 10th.

Huw Stephens brings us a special Christmas edition of his consistently enthralling nights on the 11th and Amateurism bring a huge array of DJs no doubt dropping some Xmas bangers on the 19th.

Join us for a mince pie and a mulled wine, and as always loads of dancing!

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Sonny’s Favourites of 2018 Playlist

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“I’m much too forgetful/obsessed with the moment to be able to pretend this is any kind of definitive best of the year list, but this is what’s still swilling around in my brain at the tail end of it so that must say something! 

“Nice and eclectic, as it should be, I hope there’s some discoveries in there for you.”

Tracks from Dean Blunt, Nap Eyes, Homeboy Sandman & Edan and more, have a listen here.

This One’s For The Believers: Sound advice from Ted Kessler.

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Q Magazine’s Ted Kessler has some advice that most music fans can relate too:

“Therapy helps in a crisis. But when it comes to lessons in life, music has most of the answers.”

Here’s an article from Q’s editor that he wrote from The Guardian that pin points everything we love about rock ‘n’ & our beloved rock stars.

READ THE ARTICLE HERE

DOVES RETURN 🕊 A message from the band…

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“The waiting is over!

In 2010 Doves announced an indefinite pause. Nothing lasts forever. Doves will break their hiatus to perform for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, London on Friday 29 March 2019. Tickets go on sale Friday 9am.

More announcements to follow.”

🌴 Stranger Than Paradise Album of 2018 🌴

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2018 saw our good friends open a brand new record shop, ‘Stranger Than Paradise.’

It’s become our go to place to discover new sounds, the hottest wax in town & a new Friday party spot when they host late night events for our dancing needs!

Having only opened in April, the fabulous team at STP decided it was premature to celebrate 2018 with a whole list of records. (Although, we’re promised a few staff picks soon!)

Instead, they settled on one solid record that evokes their fondest memories of their shop opening it’s fine doors…

Soundway Records ‘Gumba Fire – Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie In 1980s South Africa’

READ ALL ABOUT IT & PURCHASE IT HERE

IT’S A BANGER!!

❄ Final Tickets & Full line-up revealed for Rough Trade Books Christmas Party ❄

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🍷RAISE A GLASS WITH ROUGH TRADE BOOKS THIS CHRISTMAS…THERE THIRD SERIES CHRISTMAS LINE-UP HAS JUST GOT BIGGER & BETTER…🍷

“Join us at the best bar in Central London to celebrate the birth of the third batch of Rough Trade Editions at our Christmas Party—we’ll have Charlotte Newman discussing how OCD exerts influence on all aspects of life with Emma WarrenMartha Sprackland reading her strange and transformative new poems, Luke Wright lifting the bonnet on a nation in desperate need of a service, Mathew Clayton on the infinite possibilities and connections of bell-ringing and Marcel Therouxreading his wonderful Christmas stories… plus we might have some very special guests joining us that we can now announce and they are…

David Keenan reading Autonomic Tarot upstairs in the bar (bookings essential!)

James Endeacott playing an exquisite set of choice records to get us in the christmas spirit.

Jarvis Cocker soundtracks a reading of his pamphlet with a special set of EURO records

so I suggest you just get yourself a ticket ASAP as we wouldn’t want you missing out or anything.

Obviously, a night not to be missed!”

🌟TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE🌟

⚡💃 Alway’s Dancing in 2018 – Katherine’s Playlist ⚡💃

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“My 2018 playlist is about my one true love, dancing. In the past year I have danced to each of these tracks whether it be down the street, in a field, pub garden, The Social, on & off boxes & hay bales, dancing to music is one of life’s great pleasures.”
 
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Featuring Ohtis, Santigold, Mattiel, The Goon Sax, Courtney Marie Andrews & more.
 
🔶 LISTEN HERE 🔶
 
📸Daisy Anaïs Cydney Goodwin at Sea Change.
 
📒 – Background used in the photo courtesy of Rough Trade Books, ‘Pessimism Is For Lightweights’ by Salena Godden (Katherine’s Book of the Year.)
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