30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

Are You Listening? Festival Christmas Bash

£5 on the door (cash only)

Three Are You Listening? Festival guests return to play our Christmas Bash at the Rising Sun Arts Centre. As always, all in aid of Reading Mencap.


"snarling, hedonistic Garage rock"

Brighton-based Australian indie-rockers Animal House create a raucous, energy-fuelled sound. 

Their songs are filled with witty lyrical storytelling, racing riffs and infectious choruses. With its undeniably catchy, high-energy garage-infused sound, reminiscent of the likes of The Strokes and The Raconteurs.

Animal House have already supported the likes of Courtney Barnett, Surfer Blood and Drenge to name a few. They have also received praise from the likes of BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac, BBC6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Sean Keaveny, NME, DIY and Clash.

Animal House enjoy a party and you are all invited.


Kill Committee are a musical manifesto of hope with a set of three minute post-punk anthems - cut through with stolen hooks from the '60s, the bubbling subversion of early Teardrop explodes and the underdog swagger of a down and out Ian McCulloch demanding to be crowned King.From the garage underground of the sixties, the best bits of post-punk, and the definitive list of the only bands that have ever mattered. Kill Committee.


Oxford's Self Help return to Reading. The unusual combination of a fierce female rhythm section and the shouty but sensitive boys on guitar soon started to make waves and attract the attention of local Oxford music hero Ronan Munro, BBC’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson.


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