A very happy summer solstice to everybody, hope you’re all having a great summer and enjoying the weather. We are busy preparing for our next live appearance at “Day of the Goths” – an all dayer, which is a fundraiser for this year’s Goth City Festival. The event also features some fantastic bands, namely Zeitgeist Zero, Quasimodo, The Lost Souls, Jan Doyle Band and The Black Riders Cult as well as DJ’s to follow well into the night. Door price is £10 and doors open at 5pm. We’re really looking forward to returning to this cracking venue. It’s currently the only date we have in our calendar so if you want to catch us any time soon, we’ll see you there 😉
Following on from our previous announcement of our spring/summer gig programme, we are saddened to announce that the Gene Loves Jezebel tour has been cancelled. Therefore, our York appearance is not happening unfortunately. Hopefully we can re-arrange something at The Fulford for a later date since we were looking forward to playing there.
However, we will still be playing on Thursday 27th April a bit closer to home at The Packhorse, Leeds. We have been kindly invited to headline Goth City’s “Black Mass Against The Cuts III” event. Also on the bill are Viet-Bong, Jan Doyle Band and DWB13X which will make for a fun and varied bill. Entry is £5 and as is usually the case for Goth City events, all proceeds go to PAFRAS, which is a cause we fully endorse.
The 29th April gig at The Underground, Bradford still stands and we will be bringing you a full headlining set, containing some of our new material as well as old favourites from the album. Support comes from Bradford newcomers Crawlform. DJ Mark (Songs of Preys) will be finishing off the evening with a goth/alternative set until the small hours. Entry for this one is FREE and the venue is open late, so get down for a bank holiday weekend party with us.
Regarding the 8th July gig at Wharf Chambers in Leeds, we can now confirm that the event will be Goth City’s “Day Of The Goths”. This is an all day event, which is a fundraiser for this year’s Goth City Festival. We were honoured to appear at last year’s festival as well as enjoy many of the other bands and bills. It’s a cracking line-up, which also features scene favourites Zeitgeist Zero, Quasimodo, The Lost Souls, Jan Doyle Band and The Black Riders Cult as well as DJ’s to follow well into the night. Door price is £10 and doors open at 5pm. We are really looking forward to this and are hoping to have something brand new to release on this date. More news on that later.
Details of these and all other dates can be seen on our gig list so please do keep checking back.
Summer 2016 is shaping up to be a good one for us with a single release last week and some great gigs coming up.
As we reported a few days ago, we released a second single from the forthcoming album “Time and Tide”. “This Rising Sun” is a song which we’ve been playing live for a couple of years or so and one which has been very well received. We initially released it via Bandcamp and shortly afterwards, it was made available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play and a host of other online outlets. This was shortly followed by our previous EP “Trust” being added to the same outlets. So, give us a spin on Spotify. If you like what you hear, show us some love and buy the songs. If you are a DJ who is interested in giving us some airtime, either live or on the radio, then please get in touch and we will provide you with free promo copies. This Rising Sun is an online release only until the album comes out and we have limited copies of “Trust” left on CD which will be available at the gigs whilst stocks last.
Saturday, 9th July sees us return to The Exchange, Keighley for the first time since 2013. The Exchange is a great little place, tucked away in the back streets of Keighley town centre. The team who are behind it are some of the nicest people you could hope to meet and the main guy Michael “Mouse” Watmough has been a good friend of mine for about 20 years now. He does a fantastic job. We are lucky enough to once again be playing with the fantastic The Danse Society, whom we were fortunate enough to support back in January at our last visit to Carpe Noctum. Also on the bill are the fantastic Haworth band Black Horse Fairy with their spellbinding mix of steampunk folk rock. This will be a night of great music. We’re on first so try and get there early doors. Tickets are £5, which is very much worth the price of admission for The Danse Society alone.
Saturday, 23rd July, we are introduced to great new Bradford venue called The Underground. Situated on Duke Street, the building itself has in the past been no stranger to live music. However, after being left in a severely dilapidated state for many years by the previous tenants, it was recently taken over by brothers Nigel and Matthew Booth and given a brand new lease of life and some much needed TLC. We are very much looking forward to playing and checking out the venue. We are playing with up and coming band F.A.N.S. who have been wooing a few key music industry bods over the last couple of years including 6Music’s Steve Lamacq. Their style is modern dark indie with shades of post-punk very reminiscent of Joy Division.
Saturday 30th July we return to The Fenton in Leeds. We love The Fenton as a favourite Leeds drinking destination and great small venue. The event has been put together by Goth City Promotions, whom we are very much in support of due to not only their grassroots support for bands but also their work for PAFRAS, which is a charity very much close to our hearts. Also on the bill are Leeds goth trio Quasimodo and Staffordshire’s The Glass House Museum.
Saturday, 20th August sees us back at our regular stomping ground, The Black Swan in Bradford. Also on the bill are Stoke-on-Trent gothic rockers Lupine, who are celebrating 18 years of existence this year. As is often the case at The Swan, it’s an Under The Gun night with DJ Pinkabelle playing a wide selection of goth and alternative tunes until 1am. As always, entry is free.
In other news, work on the album continues in the background. It’s now at a reasonably advanced stage and all being well we should be able to get it somewhere near finished over the summer. In addition to this, the follow up release is currently being demo’d as new material continues to develop.
We hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are enjoying ours!
We are extremely pleased to announce our inclusion on the first Leeds Goth City Festival. This is a project which is being organised by Goth City Promotions whom we have played numerous gigs for around the city of Leeds. There are some fantastic acts on, spanning three weeks in November. We are on the bill for the main event on the 26th at Wharf Chambers. Stage time is still TBC but keep checking back for details.
Unfortunately the gig we were supposed to be playing at The Doghouse in Notts on 12th December has been cancelled. We’d really like to play somewhere though so if you have anything we can jump onboard, then please get in touch. Cheers! 🙂
This 3rd October, we are extremely pleased to be returning to West Yorkshire’s premier goth and dark alternative club night Carpe Noctum. We’re very happy to be sharing a bill with Rhombus and Dead Eyes Opened.
We are fans of both bands and were fortunate enough to perform with them last September at the first Library, Leeds based Carpe Noctum. At this show, Rhombus were on as the stripped down acoustic-esque outfit, Grassby and Walker but this time, they’ll be performing with their full line-up.
This show is scheduled to be our album launch night so we are aiming to have CD’s and Merch available for the first time (more news on this later).
Carpe Noctum is always an early start for the bands and since we’re on first, we’ll likely be onstage at around 7.30pm. Admission is £5 on the door all night.
It will be our first gig in quite some time so it would be great to see a few faces early doors!
We have been invited by Steve Blackman to play at a 50th birthday bash at the 1in12 Club, Bradford on 4th October. The birthday bash is for Paul Hoggarth and Caroline Morgan and whilst we don’t know them, we are more than happy to help them celebrate. It’s Dawn of Elysium’s first time at the 1in12 and we’re looking forward to playing.
This is an all-day event and we are delighted to find out that TV Smith (The Adverts) is on the same bill. We are fans of TV Smith and I can certainly say he has been an inspiration to me musically. It is quite an honour to be sharing the same bill. We are on early doors for this, down to play at 1.25pm. There are a lot of bands to get through and Steve runs a tight ship, so it is unlikely to run late. Tickets are £10 on the door, £6/7 members/guests and tickets can also be purchased in advance from We Got Tickets for £7 + booking fee.
Big thanks to Steve for inviting us to play, come along if you can make it.
Next up is an appearance at Bradford’s newest flagship rock night. Trap Door has started running at The Mill on the last Saturday of every month and commenced in August. We have heard excellent reports from the first one and we are delighted to have been invited to play at this one, which will be the second. We’re playing with Bradford rockers Sweet Exile. Entry will be £5 on the door (£4 NUS) and there is a club night until late.
If you are coming to watch us, we’re on at around 10pm. On entry, please tell the person on the door that you are coming to watch Dawn of Elysium due to the way their band payment system works.
Hope to see you all there on the 27th to support this promising new night.
We are extremely pleased to announce that our next gig will be playing the opening slot for the newly relaunched Carpe Noctum club night. Carpe Noctum is a goth/dark alternative live and club night which has been in existence in one form or another for 10 years. Up until recently, this has been a Bradford based event. However, Carpe is taking up a monthly residency at The Library in Leeds to follow on from the recently closed Flock club night.
The first one is on 6th September and also on the bill are Dead Eyes Opened and Rhombus’ Grassby & Walker. This will be our Carpe Noctum debut and we are very much looking forward to kicking off an exciting new era for the club.
Bands will be on stage from 7.30pm and we’re opening up. Admission is £5 and after the bands, the club night runs until 2am.