gig preview ~ four reasons you can't miss modern life is rubbish | 'project zambia'

This month's Modern Life Is Rubbish see's three quality local acts coming together in aid of charity. With all proceeds going to a team travelling to Zambia, in Southern Africa, it will be a valuable chance to see music benefiting a worthy cause. Free on Saturday night?

Here's why we believe it's worth coming down....

#1. Three excellent acts.

The rise of singer-songwriter Andy Bell has even surprised himself. Raised on a diet of 60's pop classics and 90's indie, a young Andy taught himself guitar whilst spinning retro vinyl gifted to him by a friend. Eventually taking to the streets of Belfast to ply his trade, the musician's relentless dedication to performing is now wielding results, as his gigging schedule is now busier than ever. Tipped by many as an artist with a big future, this may also be your last chance to catch him as a solo artist, as rumors of a full band continue to gather pace.

Bell himself remains humble of his achievements, "I've had a great time with how everything has gone these last couple of months, its been amazing to finally meet the right people helping me get noticed and I feel as if I'm getting closer and closer to where I want to be...It's been an absolute pleasure."

The Quartel too are an act of serious ambition. For a young group, their CV makes for an impressive read; with gigs in The Ulster Hall (amongst others) and big support slots validating the hype. Now weeks away from the release of their highly anticipated 'Stuck In Gear' Ep, expect to see a band brimming with confidence and new material.

In what promises to be an electric climax, headlining the night will be Cusacks Well, one of the countries most established mod bands. The gig will be an emotional affair for the band, marking their return from a hiatus which see's them return with a brand new drummer. Formerly of the much loved indie-rock act Paper Man, Saturday will see David Hunter making his debut for the band and return to the stage ~ a prospect he's clearly relishing.

"I'm really honored to be kick starting my drumming again with such a great group of lads, and to get the opportunity to headline for such a great cause just makes this night even more special!"

With such an established reputation to uphold, Cusacks are likely to accommodate fans both old and new, crowd favorites like 'Mr Clean' surly in the running to make the setlist. 

Though this doesn't mean they'll shy away from the odd curveball..."In regards to new material we are recording our new Ep and there are gonna be two brand new tunes premiered on Saturday, so we can't wait to drop them"

There you are. Cusacks Well are back. Don't miss it.

#2. Indie Soundtrack

Not content with the quality local acts on offer? Fear not intrepid indie kid, as there's salvation for you yet. Modern life Is Rubbish prides itself on updated playlists each month of the bets in alternative//indie music. Some old, some new and some local. This is the only club night in Belfast you can walk in to and hear Kate Bush, The Smiths, Smashing Pumpkins & Hot Cops all in a row. 

Dance your troubles away with us!

Ju suis indie...Morrissey's dulcet tones are never far from a Modern Life playlist.
#3. Pearce ~ The best bar man in Belfast.

No disrespect to other bar men in Belfast, but Pearse is a joy. At any given Modern Life Is Rubbish show you can expect to see him rapping, break dancing, back flipping and occasionally, when the moment's right, pulling pints.

#4. It's for a great cause.

As we've said earlier, all proceeds are going to a group to help fund house building in Zambia. Something we fully support and want to help as much as possible!

So really, you've no excuse not to be there. See you Saturday night...

Taylor Johnson

Check out Cusacks Well's debut single below⁞►

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