may, 2018

07may7:30 pm11:00 pmThe Spook School, Peaness, CharmpitDictionary Pudding presents 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm Upstairs

Event Details

Dictionary Pudding proudly present…

The Spook School
(Alcopop Records)

The Spook School are Nye Todd (guitar/vocals), Anna Cory (bass/vocals), Adam Todd (guitar/vocals) and Niall McCamley (drums). Since forming in 2012, they’ve released two records to critical acclaim: 2013’s Dress Up, a gender-binary eradicating release—noisy, cheery pop critical of social construction and its limitations, and 2015’s Try to Be Hopeful, a celebration of queer and trans identities from a place of newfound self-assurance. The band, whose name originates from the Glasgow School, have lived a lot of life since then: Could It Be Different? was written from space that follows aplomb. “You’re comfortable with yourself, as much as you ever can be but you have to live with that person anyway,” Nye says of the record, “There are more questions than answers. That’s why the title works well—it has that insecurity to it.” Adam agrees, “It also comes from a place of feeling like everything definitely isn’t alright now,” pausing. “Maybe things could change?”

“A theatrical indie pop band that embrace’s life’s misinterpretations and messiness…their noise-pop jams remain as joyful as ever” – Pitchfork

“The Spook School are that rare and beautiful thing: a band with something to say.” – The Guardian

“Societal norms and gender stereotypes are in the crosshairs of these threadbare tunes…trans love songs that hit home no matter your orientation.” – NPR

“Dance music for introverts, love songs for people who are too shy to be in love” – Stereogum

8.15pm Charm Pit
9pm Peaness
9.45pm Spook School


(Monday) 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm




adv £8.80