COMING UP: 02/03/15 – 08/03/15

Posted March 2, 2015

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London-trio Yak kick off a wicked week at the Waiting Room with their single-release party. Support comes from the brilliant Tusks and entry is free, so there is no reason not to come down! Tuesday night sees another release party, this time from Antimatter People and their 7” ‘No Need To Be So Small.’ Check out the video in advance of the show here.

And closing the live music this week we are super excited to announce that Laurel is playing a free entry show on Thursday. Expect some sultry, haunting pop from the Southampton songstress.



Posted January 28, 2015


We’re looking forward to seeing some of the most exciting new bands down here in February. Stoke Newington residents Gengahr come to The Waiting Room to play their first headline London show,  alt-pop singer Jay Brown joins us following the release of her excellent single ‘Diamond’ while Antimatter People celebrate the launch of their new record ‘No Need To Be So Small’.

Great tracks from those bands, alongside the likes of Stephen Steinbrink, Bobby Tank, and Fickle Friends are all on this month’s playlist.


Posted February 19, 2015



Join us for our new weekly night of free entry debauchery down in the Waiting Room basement. Expect to hear all your favourite dancefloor staples from indie, hip-hop, 80s pop and disco.

Take a listen to the playlist below for a sample of the night’s hits!

Coming Up: 16/02/2015 – 22/02/2015

Posted February 17, 2015


Eat Your Own Ears kick off events this Wednesday with a live show from co-headliners Bobby Tank and Ambassadeurs. Tickets are free, but last guaranteed entry is 8.30pm so make sure come down early.

Tom James will be performing on Thursday with support from Polly Money. Fresh off the back of last year’s successful EP release, Tom James will be showcasing his exceptional talents that extend far beyond an artist of his age. Tickets are £5 in advance.

Closing the week, the always brilliant Parallel Lines will be presenting Stephen Steinbrink on Sunday. Having recorded seven full length albums since 2007 with themes ranging from identity politics to technological isolation, you can expect a unique performance from this intriguing act.


Coming Up – 09/02/2015 – 15/02/2015

Posted February 9, 2015


This week sees a double header from London based singer-songwriter Tenterhook aka Archie Faulks. Popular demand has seen the need for two shows with us, presented by some of our favourite promoters Communion, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Thursday we’ve got the return of Tropical Waste. Tropical Waste is a radio show on NTS, music blog and party helmed by Seb and Iydes since 2010. In recent months they’ve brought us dance parties with Lotic, M.E.S.H and more.

For Friday Ample play present the new Charles Howl EP launch with support from Japanese alt-pop duo Yokan System.

Following the show we party with Dance Yrself Clean. A brand new FREE ENTRY night of debauchery down in the basement. Expect to hear all your favourite dancefloor staples into the small hours of the morning. On Saturday one of our longest standing club nights Playhouse round off the week.

Listen to tunes from the headliners below.


Coming Up – 02/02/2015 – 09/02/2015

Posted February 2, 2015

New Desert Blues

We’ve got a varied selection of gigs, film screenings and label showcases this week. We start with Hampshire based indie sextet New Desert Blues. The band will be playing a selection of tracks from their upcoming album and appearance at this year’s Great Escape Festival in May.

On Thursday, Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, Hannah in the Wars and Hatcham Social perform songs from the soundtrack to new series A List of Angels, while on Friday Left Alone present a Collapsing Market label showcase.

We round the week off dancing to the sounds of the 1980s discotheque with our friends Midnight A Go-Go.

Tickets for each show can be bought here. Take a listen to some tracks from the bands below.


House of Jealous Lovers v. Beach Creep DJs – Saturday 31 January

Posted January 26, 2015



Beach Creep and House of Jealous Lovers DJs face off at The Waiting Room from 11pm til late.

Tonga: Mike Skinner and Murkage – Friday 30 January

Posted January 26, 2015

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£5 Entry

Mike Skinner of The Streets is teaming up with Manchester art and music collective Murkage to present a heavy bass night, Tonga, at The Waiting Room.

Come early. This one will be huge.