Square_H_White R home recommended_events search_white ticket_shop trending_events
What's On In Bristol Buy Gig Tickets Trending Bristol Gigs Recommended Events in Bristol ADD EVENT
Headfirst Bristol:
Bristol Gigs Bristol Clubs Events
Saturday 11th May 2019

Lewsberg & guests

— Rough Trade Bristol
Fantôme & Rough Trade Bristol present
price: Tickets Below


Fantôme present the debut Bristol outing for Rotterdam's art-rock/post-punkers Lewsberg.

Saturday May 11th - 7.30pm
Limited £4 early bird tickets available
£5 adv


Lewsberg from Rotterdam are a four-piece rock group named after writer and fellow
Rotterdammer Robert Loesberg, famous for his dangerous novel Enige Defecten from 1974. That is the greatest source of inspiration for the band: the counterculture and big-city cynicism of the 1960s and 1970s. After putting out The Downer (ep, cassette) and Non-fiction Writer (single, 7'') in 2017, Lewsberg released their self-titled debut full-length in the Netherlands in 2018. Nine rudimentary and repetitive rock songs, full of a tough, nonchalant intensity. The English lyrics, delivered with a heavy Rotterdam accent, show a tendency towards existentialism and black humour. The album will be re-released worldwide in January 2019.

“Rotterdam Talking Heads/Television enthusiasts jut out with a riveting chugger of blase threat and moral ambivalence.” —

“The laid back, soft-spoken Non-Fiction Writer and the more rocking Terrible are warm,
bare-bones, know how to let loose a two-note or ragged solo, and just sound right.” —
Brooklyn Vegan (US)

“A fresh delicacy and bedsit-poet romance is emerging from the misty ports of Rotterdam.” —
Gigwise (UK)

“Lewsberg are one of the more interesting bands to come out of a city currently enjoying
something of an alternative musical renaissance. Lewsberg are exponents of a measured,
arty-but-inquisitive sound that is slightly at odds with the brazen racket made by the likes of their city peers. Those who dig [...] the Velvet Underground or that very early Modern Lovers sound will surely be drawn to this.” —
Louder Than War (UK)

Artist Videos:

Lewsberg – Terrible
Lewsberg – The Smile (original edit)
Lewsberg – Non-fiction Writer
Lewsberg, full set live Utrecht 11-11-2017, Le Guess Who - Le Mini Who

Artist Audio:

The Smile (original edit) - Lewsberg
Non-fiction Writer - Lewsberg

Tickets for Similar Events:

Sylvette, Olive Haigh + Guests at Cafe Kino in Bristol
Sylvette, Olive Haigh + Guests
Manchester art-rockers Sylvette come to Bristol for a night of orchestral wonder - with local support.
Southbank Ceilidh with the Sou'Westers at SouthBank in Bristol
Southbank Ceilidh with the Sou'Westers
Bust those winter blues with a Sou'Westers ceilidh!
Raise the Bar (Feat. DIZRAELI + more) at Arnolfini in Bristol
Raise the Bar (Feat. DIZRAELI + more)
Spoken word and acoustic music combine as Raise the Bar presents DIZRAELI, plus incredible support acts.
Omar Souleyman + Flamingods at The Marble Factory in Bristol
Omar Souleyman + Flamingods
Syrian-born dabke pioneer
Indigo ft. Daisy Chapman at The Square Club in Bristol
Indigo ft. Daisy Chapman
Enchanting vocals & Nyman-esque piano
Kasai Masai at The Old Market Assembly in Bristol
Friday 22nd February 2019
Kasai Masai
First class exponents of the soukous style of music, Kasai Masai aren’t known for doing things by halves.
Vinyl Staircase at The Old England Pub in Bristol
Friday 22nd February 2019
Vinyl Staircase
Fresh from supporting Wolf Alice, the indie foursome make their debut Bristol headline
Adrian Cox presents: Profoundly Blue at Jam Jar in Bristol
Friday 22nd February 2019
Adrian Cox presents: Profoundly Blue
Celebrating the traditional hot jazz music of Louisiana-born clarinettist Edmond Hall