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Well, all good things must come to an end, for now.

It’s been an absolute scream, with a bit of blood, sweat and tears thrown in for good measure! We’ve lost a couple of instruments, hearts, moments of self respect and dignity along the way… but that’s what it’s all about ain’t it? We’d like to thank you for coming along, showing your support and for being superbly patient with our new song utterances.

We’ll be right back after a period of silent reflection, pop tarts and recording sessions.

Anyway, we play the final show of our early 2014 tour next weekend in Brighton supporting the fantastical Sandweaver! Also on the bill are Port Rhombus, The Lazlo Device AND our good pals Dead Man’s Hands!

And before you have a moan about it, it’s only £10 return to Brighton AND it’s bank holiday weekend. Come join us by the sea for some fish and chips!



Nightmares Become Me presents ‘Carpe Carmina Live’

Firstly, thanks to all who made it to our Black Heart show a few weeks ago. It was one hell of a night, we’re still recovering from it. A special thanks to Marmaduke Dando, Dead Man’s Hand and Slow Ride (sorry, not Slow Drive) for making it so memorable! Oh, and here is some actual photographs of us by our new official photographer Min - HERE

Anyhoo, we’d love you to come along to our next show at The Enterprise in Camden on Saturday 5th April, we’re teaming up with fantastic music blog 'Carpe Carmina' for this one, with acts hand-picked by its creator Nessi and our ourselves! It’s guaranteed good times! All this, for a measly five English notes. Here’s the friendface event page. Below is a run down of the acts.

This is the last show we’ll be doing in London for a little while, since we’re off to record some new song-smitherys. We’ll more than likely be trying out a selection at this one, so swing by and give us your listening ears.

Hope to see you there.


The Unassisted
These 3 piece Vintage Indie Alternative rockers are one of the most exciting unsigned acts in Manchester. They’re due to release their debut EP “Revolution” in March 2014 and are among the select few that have successfully funded their project through crowd funding alone. In early 2013 they released a couple of home made tracks on Soundcloud that caused enough of a stir to get podcasts, radio shows and blogs all over the world to stand up and take notice.

" In The Unassisted I don’t see similarity [with The Doors]. I see progression. I see what I always dreamed The Doors would become had they continued to produce music along the trajectory they were headed"
A Music Blog Yeah – Canadian Music Blog


Hate Notes
Crunching Electro Indie 2 piece outfit from East London, Hate Notes are influenced by the likes of New Order, LCD Sound System and Bloc Party. After playing a string of London venues over the past 18 months, they are steadily growing their online presence and continue to grow a loyal London fan base. Releasing 3 singles in 2013, Hate Notes have also supported The Horrors DJ set and headlined The Shoreditch Showcase at Luxe, Spitalfields.
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/HateNotesBand
Sound Cloud http://soundcloud.com/hate-notes/

No One Sun
No One Sun formed in February 2011 in the North West of England after a chance meeting of Nick Noone and Jamie Hewson in a motorway practice room. The pair had been writing for years but the chemistry began between the two instantly. They went on to exchange a riff that went to become ‘California’. No One Sun are currently creating their début album titled ‘All We Rely On Is Stolen’

"Musically we are talking about well crafted indie/rock tunes with big anthemic chorus’, soaring guitar work and a foot stomping rhythm section. Along the lines of The Killers when they were the best English indie band to come out of America, before they went all Vegas, No One Sun have an unashamedly big anthemic sound, a hint of US rock combined with British indie melody and a great knack for writing a sing-a-long chorus." @Make_Louder review (A Little Bit Louder)

'CiderBeard' Joe Ressington
Drummer, guitarist, producer and occasional singer ‘Ciderbeard’ Joe Ressington will be opening up proceedings with a handful of acoustic numbers. Expect anger, angst and above all loathing. If ever there was a reason to skip dinner and come early this is surely it.



Hello you.

We’re sad to announce that The Murder Barn are unable join us at this wee shindig. However, we’ve managed secure a very worthy replacement in Dead Man’s Hand from Brighton. Show them some love here https://www.facebook.com/deadmanshandbanduk After witnessing their set this weekend, we know you’re going to love them.

Hope to see you there!

The Good Ship - 15th February

Pleased to announce our next show at The Good Ship with Belter, The Azaleas and Riverane.



Peace In The City presents a night of dark post punk and romantic 80s-tinged indie pop with live music from 8pm til 11.30pm and DJ Adam O (The Bandangos DJ) after and until 4am…

The Knievel Dead
A malaise of harmonious sound waves created by a darkly dressed quartet from the depths of Old London Town.

With lyrics sharper than razor-wire and tunes that stick the boot in, Belter is punk for grown-ups who like a dance.

The Azaleas
Radical romantic music with a twist of lemon.

Riverane are a guitar driven indie rock four piece from Cambridge.

+ more TBA

DJ Adam O (The Bandangos DJ)
Adam knows how to work a crowd, whether it is indie hipsters or electro addicts, he’ll pull out a tune that gets the room moving
Doors 7:30pm. £5 entry.

The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
07949 008253
Sandwiched in between and 30 seconds from The Luminaire and The Tricycle.
1 minute from Brondesbury train station. (North London line)
5 minutes from Kilburn tube station. (Jubilee)

2014 Tour Dates

Dear Patriots

We hope these words find you well and hope you’re well on your way back into work deluge, with your Christmas break is becoming a mere faded memory.

What’s happening with us? Well, our email account deleted itself, we’ve had several shows cancelled, moved & spontaneously combust, AND Val lost his favourite pencil sharpener. But he found it again shortly after, so not to worry.

Despite all of that, we do have a delicious run of shows coming up for your lonesome earlobes. The first of the year being for the ever-hospitable ‘Peace In The City’ @ Good Ship in Kilburn on Saturday 15th February! Come along and have a little dance will you…

Over and out.

The Knievel Dead


The Knievel Dead are a gloomy haunted malaise of harmonious sound waves created by a darkly dressed quartet from the depths of Old London Town.


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