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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

21st December @ The Enterprise, Camden

It’s that time of year again…
burying deep into those ever shortening pockets for that last scratched up half-penny bit, to buy that special loved one a shiny new carrot. Well, what can we do to ease your pain I hear you ask? We thought about allowing you a day off this Christmas. We thought about coming round and opening that difficult pickle jar (come on, it’s been there 3 years!). We thought about snogging that ugly guy from your office party so you don’t have to. We thought about filling your fridges with egg nogg and another fucking Christmas pudding that no one wants to eat. We thought about solving all of your problems in the bedroom. We even thought about devising a way that you could jump into your trousers in the morning, both legs at the same time! We thought about dressing up as Santa and hiding in your chimneys. We thought about starting meaningless arguments with all of your families, so you don’t have to. We thought about braving the crowds and doing all of that last minute shopping, while punching the guy in the face who very nearly nabbed the last model train set. We thought about sleekly assassinating every single person involved in The X Factor, and their families, to avoid that obviously predetermined, factory made manufactured bullshit Christmas number one   .. No, no, no, we’re not going to do any of that..
…what we are going to do is play for you, a fantastical free gig at our usual haunt!
** A 'Very Knievel Krampus' takes place on Saturday 21st Decemeber @ The Enterprise in Camden! **
We have with us our good friends Shriek of an Eagle and the ever formidable Marmaduke Dando sharing the stage.
Hope to see all of your lovely faces.


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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