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ULTIMATE PAINTING – Live In Store Show – Free Entry @ 8pm Monday 24th October

Free Entry @ 8pm Monday 24th October - Priority entry available

A HUGE in store announcement for you chaps…and also one of the staff’s favourite bands around at moment.

The guys also recently played to a packed sold out show at the Islington Assembly hall , and three albums in and we still can’t shake those dreamy melodies out of our heads!

We are very excited to announce ULTIMATE PAINTING, live in store @ 8pm Monday 24th October.

The guys released their third album Dusk’ on Trouble In Mind on 30th September – and you can pick up a copy on LP with Download code or CD, and have it personalised by the band on the night.

It’s free to get in of course, but only to the first 60 odd people. We will open our doors around 7:50pm, and it will be on a first come first served (let in) basis:)

OR don’t queue and pre order using our Click&Collect service HERE to guarantee your entry and collect at the instore.

We’ll also be selling our famous pies, and refreshments before the show – so a perfect chance to get some great foods whilst you watch on…

Incredibly witty and inspirational pie names and filling coming soon…We may even be selling the Ultimate Pie. Imagine.

More news on the band below.

Enjoy and see you there!


London group’s third album.  Recorded by guitarist James Hoare in his London flat.

Dusk is the third album from London-based duo Ultimate Painting, a ten song set that expands the group’s sound from their self-titled debut and their critically acclaimed sophomore effort Green Lanes, about whose tunes Pitchfork raved their “deceptively simple interplay slowly worms into your synapses…” Dusk heads along the same path, albeit in a slightly different direction, forging to new territory by heading inward. Most groups would kill to have one talented songwriter in their ranks, but Ultimate Painting are lucky enough to be comprised of two singular voices in Jack Cooper and James Hoare. The pair ’s distinctive song writing styles began to blur a bit with Green Lanes, but on Dusk it ’s hard to tell where Cooper ends & Hoare begins. Their tunes weave in & out of each other like the duo’s respective six-strings, spiralling around each other in a laconic dance. Album opener ‘Bills’ dives head-first into a crystalline pool of jangle, furthering the duo’s rep as purveyors of the Verlaine/Lloyd legacy, but despite the evident influence of American guitar pop both past & present, the group’s recorded an album that feels decidedly English. Cooper ’s abstract poeticism balanced perfectly alongside Hoare’s alluring & universal pop leanings. The group’s discovered a simple lushness in Dusk’s arrangements, sometimes only with subtle additions like Hoare’s recently acquired Wurlitzer piano that drives tunes like ‘Lead The Way ’ or washes underneath others like ‘Monday Morning, Somewhere Central’. They ’ve tapped into the subtle grace that infects the mood and emotions experienced at times like sunrise & dusk. Hopefulness. Resignation. Ennui. A breathing in. A breathing out. Dusk was once again recorded to tape by guitarist James Hoare in his London flat. The casual setting allowed the sessions & songs to unfold naturally, with the two of them accompanied by recent live drummer Melissa Rigby, who drums on the entirety of Dusk. Her skills lend a rhythmic elasticity to songs like ‘A Portrait of Jason’ and ‘I Can’t Run Anymore’, with jazzy undertones that break from the band’s previously unadorned 4/4 leanings. Dusk feels different and cements the group’s presence in the modern world guitar pop, finding voice in the allure of quietude.



PILL & Barbudo @ The Grave Maiden – Friday 28th October at 8pm. FREE ENTRY (incredible scenes)

PILL & Barbudo @ The Grave Maiden – Friday 28th October at 8pm. FREE ENTRY (incredible scenes)

Pie&Vinyl in store outside…

PILL & Barbudo @ The Grave Maiden – Friday 28th October at 8pm. FREE ENTRY (incredible scenes)

We have a REAL Horror show for you! We are delighted to announce our latest instore OUTSIDE at the Grave Maiden. (See what we did there)

On the Mexican Summer label, and recently supporting Parquet Courts all over Europe, we bring you the band PILL from Brooklyn, NYC.

They will be ably supported on the night by new band BARBUDO.

All of this for and free entryJ

The show will take place upstairs at the Maiden, and the capacity will be a tight 65 people. First come first let in.

To gain priority entry (you will be guaranteed entry, before anyone else – we simply send you an e mail explaining how you do this) – reserve a copy of the new record for collection on the night. They will even sign it for you, and it’s a special listen. We’ve even made the price as LOW as can be, because we want you to listen to it £13.99 – LP&DL Code.


The reason this isn’t happening in the shop, Let us explain…

We would never want to compromise a band’s sound and if they weren’t happy to strip sound back, then neither are we. But just how can we let their psychedelic wall of sound be free without our lovely neighbours down the road wanting to kill us?

At a venue that’s slightly better equipped to deal with NOISE and BODIES, somewhere we really like and therefore we hope our customers really like. And to make up for lack of pie, somewhere you can have an amazing beer – Hi There THE WAVE MAIDEN.


This show is in association with 101 Reykjavik and Southsea Sound.


Look out for the FB event here: and more details on the bands below!




Convenience skids like a garbage truck with no brakes, barreling through passages of guitar chording bent at the wrong angles and ring-modded riffs aligning with Benjamin Jaffe’s expressive sax before splitting apart into chaos. Veronica Torres assumes double-duty between vocals and bass, while Jon Campolo plays three instruments in the live setting and Andrew Spaulding four, including circuit-bent noise rigs of their own invention. Veronica’s words are delivered with the speed and frenzy of someone with their life on the line, but she’s also able to slow things down in a gesture of dominance, confidence, and trust. This band is wise enough to know that safety is fleeting, so they take their digs when and where they can.


Given Pill’s backgrounds, their music advances a notion of what the punk spirit of NYC might be: the capture and distillation of the energy and friction that comes from living amongst so many people in such a confined space. The idea seeds in free jazz and improvisation; reached adolescence in galleries and loft spaces in the ‘70s; found politics in squats and independent spaces; and it grows stronger the more these several sensibilities are practiced ands stewed. Call them No wave, post-punk, noise; they are immune, content to head off in a direction of their own design.

Have a listen here:



Have a listen here:

Pie&Vinyl Present BLOOD SPORT – Battery Hens and Aaron Udy

Friday 25th November, 8pm Doors - £5 on the door or tickets available on-line


Pie&Vinyl Presents Blood Sport, Battery Hens and Aaron Udy in one continues loop of sound…

Friday 25th November, 8pm Doors – £5 on the door or tickets available on-line.

Ticket Link:


Pie & Vinyl Presents returns to Drift on November 25th to bring you a head spinning selection of post punk mutant disco delights.

Heading up the bill we have unique ‘aggro-beat’ act Blood Sport. Forming in Sheffield in 2010, the trio have forged an arresting sound practice from within the city’s industrious art/music community. 2016 saw the fruition of a year’s work in both the live and recorded realms, with their excellent new record Axe Laid To The Root released on Blast First Petite.
Blood Sport have a relentless, heavily structuralist live show, a wall of noise and rhythm delivered with ferocious intensity, girding and grinding the audience into movement. With a background playing squats, raves, art happenings and clubs, the band has increasingly sequenced their set for the dancefloor.
“If groups like This Heat created the template for template-destroying music some 40 years ago, then Blood Sport are their contemporary spawn, continuing such annihilation with gleeful abandon and head-spinning flair – creating their own sound, and space, to operate within.” – The Quietus
“Like Golden Teacher jamming with Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force and 23 Skidoo, the trio skilfully navigate disparate, worldly influences to forge a blistering and deeply infectious sound driven by pounding drums, chipping guitars and yelping, urgent vox for a very direct, Northern English sort of chop up.” – Boomkat
Support comes from Southsea fx pedal aficionados Battery Hens. Much fancied thoroughbreds of the scene they already have 2 excellent eps under their belts. They are an incendiary force live with a sound taking as much from techno and free jazz as it does the more familiar noise and industrial post punk touch points.
Performing between and amongst the bands to provide a seamless transition between the nights acts, we have Southsea techno producer Aaron Udy. Aaron spends much of his life in a darkened room extracting horrific sounds from a range of technologies. His hybrid DJ and live performance will see him improvising material as well as relying on his own extensive back catalogue and some of his favourite tracks from the world of techno and experimental electronic noise.
On top of all this we will also have Southsea’s Play Dead Arts Collective on board brining the sweetest eye candy projections.
• Doors – 8:00
• Aaron Udy – 8:00
• Battery Hens – 8:45
• Aaron Udy – 9:30
• Blood Sport – 10:00
• After Party – 11:00 – 03:00
Finally – Drift is an 18+ venue so if you don’t bring ID you may not get in. BRING ID.