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National Record Store Day Gig

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Three of Cornwall's top up and coming bands are releasing singles to celebrate Record Store Day 2017.

Easy Action Records in Association with Music Nostalgia Truro present: The Red Cords, The Velvet Hands, Auction From The Promise Club, Rezner support, and Falmouth's Oh Darling! DJ's.

Record Store Day was originally set up to fly the flag for independent record stores countrywide drawing attention to the support they give to new music and to music lovers. Cornwall's Easy Action Records has enabled the release of limited edition, vinyl, picture sleeve singles from Auction For The Promise Club, The Red Cords and The Velvet Hands.

To celebrate the releases the three bands will be playing a special gig at The Old Bakery Truro on April 21st; Record Store Day Eve! The night will be opened by much vaunted Truro College band The Rezner and closed by Falmouth's "Oh Darling" DJ Stan Duke.

The three bands releasing Record Store Day singles with the help of Easy Action Records are Auction For The Promise Club, The Red Cords and The Velvet Hands. All doing well both in Cornwall and nationally, the night will be a fine example of how excellent the Cornish music scene is in 2017.

Headlining the night will be St Agnes's finest, Auction For The Promise Club. The band have played Bestival, Boardmasters, The Great Escape, Y Not Festival, Radio 1's Big Weekend Showcase, Looe Festival and in 2012 headlined the Emerging Icons Stage in the Olympic Park for the opening day of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Rock magazine Louder Than War said of the band; "Auction For The Promise Club are forging their own, unique brand of modern alternative rock, skilfully conflating radio-friendly melodies with a steely intent."

Falmouth's Red Cords are famous for their high energy performances, rarely does a track exceed 2 minutes, they keep the true spirit of punk alive and pumped!

Influential blog 53rd & 3rd said of them; "garage stompin punk fun!! These guys are putting it down fast and loud much in the style of the Oblivions. The Red Cords are doing garagepunk justice , you would be goofy not to give The Red Cords a listen, their EP is rockin…"

St Austell teens The Velvet Hands give EDF a run for their money on the energy output front. In the 18 months they've been together they've released 4 singles, played with Yak, The Bluetones, Wild Smiles and numerous festivals. The NME Radar spotting them just a few weeks after they had formed described them as "full of bloshy spirit" and Mikey Jonns promoter guru behind Cabbage, The Blinder, The Shimmering and others from the new London guitar scene said of the band in Gigslutz; "we could be witnessing the emergence of another great British band. Jaw droppingly good".

As all three bands have previously studied at Truro College, they thought it only right that the College's new breed; The Rezner should also get a chance to show what Cornwall has to offer, they will opening the proceedings at 8pm.

The night will be closed by ex Lost Dawn frontman Stanley Duke in his capacity as Falmouth's super cool "Oh Darling" DJ.

A fantastic night is guaranteed. There are only a very limited number of tickets available for the gig in Truro's new and intimate venue; The Old Bakery.

Doors open at 7.15. The venue has a licensed bar and proceedings will close at 1am.

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Earlier Event: April 20
As One Talks April 2017
Later Event: April 29