A glimpse into Dom Saad's off-kilter, confounding yet beautiful soundscape
Magoo are very proud to present one of two very special album launch shows for Dom Saad's sophomore release, 'Young Rites'. As well as being Dom's first live performance, we've put together a lineup of sweet'n'soulful Bristol indie, perfect for a Saturday night in the height of summer. (It's only Croatia vs Nigeria that evening, don't worry it's not a big one.)
DOM SAAD & THE GOOD CIVILIANS
THE MALAGO BALLROOM
“concept album: Leam, I love you but you’re bringing me down”
- DomSaad, Jan 2018
After slowly honing his songwriting craft over the past few years with 2017's 'Ribs Are Roots' and 2018's 'Negatives EP'. June sees Dom Saad release his sophomore album, 'Young Rites'.
Taking inspiration from his hometown of Leamington Spa, 'Young Rites' is a collection of songs which evokes the wayward beauty, humour & horror that is often found hiding in the small moments of growing up within a medium-sized town in 21st century Britain. By imparting tales of night outs in Spoons or edge-of-town exploration with surreal modern lyricism, Dom finds a newness in the traditional pitfalls of navigating your youth - creating a work which intertwines the personal and the universal to great effect.
Backed by his band 'The Good Civilians', this is Dom's first live performance and promises to be a special night for all.
Bristol newbies The Malago Ballroom aren't a band to skimp on a big chorus. Their honest, emotion-filled indie rock goes big - and we mean big; through the window, past the trees, over the hill and straight into the middle of a bright, blue sky.
New single 'Too Tired to Sleep' is a rousing anthem which smacks of Frightened Rabbit or early-National, we're very excited to bring them to Rabbit for their first show here.
After releasing their 'Southern Shade EP' last year with Bristol's Breakfast Records and playing Russian roulette with bandmates, Green Hands are currently preparing to release their debut album this coming autumn.
In equal parts euphoric and melancholic, Green Hands aim for your heart and like the neediest boy on the Mbargo dance floor, they won't go home without it.
On top of being a crucial multi-instrumentalist in both Green Hands & The Good Civilians, James is also a strong songwriter in his own right and we're excited to see him strip it back and open the show with his own set of heartfelt folk-pop.
THE WHITE RABBIT
login with facebook
to see which of your friends are going