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ASYLUMS – Live acoustic in store at Pie&Vinyl

Tuesday 2nd August at 8pm - Priority access available, read article for more info. THANKING YOU

We can’t wait to introduce ASYLUMS to you guys… super intimate style, they could just be your new favourite band.

You can see the FREE ENTRY show at 8:00pm on Tuesday 2nd August at 8pm (we’ll be opening our doors at 7:45pm, with a first in the queue, first to be let in policy….)

BUT…We offer you the chance to secure a comfortable spot at the in store by pre ordering the debut album on luscious coloured vinyl  HERE

You’ll then be invited to arrive earlier than advertised to collect your record, and grab a spot near the front. We will e mail you details near to the time of the event.

The guys will be signing the LP’s on the night. We’ll also sell a few CD’s of the new album also.

So get your din dins at the show, and then tap your foot and synchronise your fork to mouth movements whilst your ears and belly harmonise together, and let ASYLUMS blow you away!

ANYWAY… more info on the new record below.


A brain in a microwave? A metaphor for our times. Killer Brain Waves.

Post-modern? Most likely. Sarcastic, energetic, manic, catchy, and fun? Most definitely. Written and recorded in the post-social networking malaise, Asylums debut album Killer Brain Waves is the sound of discontent right now. We’ve all had them. Those life-altering, world changing ideas. You know what? I’m gonna start that band, I’m gonna write those songs… And then, come the odds stacking against you. Maybe next year. But what about those absolute killer brainwaves? You know what? I NEED TO START THAT BAND I’VE GOT TO GET THESE SONGS OUT OF ME. Somehow, someway, but not sometime. Not next year. NOW.

From the very first demo to this very album, the band have done it all on their own fiercely DIY terms. And right now, doing everything their own way has meant that current single ‘Necessary Appliances’ is being championed by BBC Radio 1, 6Music, and Radio X, and a whole bunch of gigs beckons over Summer, including slots at Bestival and other prestigious festivals. Asylums have created a snapshot of a band and country in a state of change. They may have killer pop hooks, but there’s no bubblegum here – songs about the death of high street retail, austerity, and rampant consumerism, sit cheek by jowl next to tales of sex, outsider culture, and gender equality. With a social media blackout for the first three singles, Killer Brain Waves is the culmination of a two year slow burn – all this in the time that has seen other bands get themselves signed and disappear off the face of the Earth. A new song every three months, each with a new DIY video on a new theme, on their own Cool Thing Records label run out a spare bedroom in Southend-on-Sea. And it’s not just for Asylums – this album has secured Cool Thing a distribution deal with Brighton’s Republic Of Music; meaning that they can now give other bands a platform.  Some of the songs you’ll know. After all, five of the tracks on Killer Brain Waves went straight onto Radio 1, and the band have been playing the length and breadth of Britain supporting the likes of The Vaseline’s, Killing Joke, Ash, and Nothing But Thieves.

The rest of the songs – you may not know them yet, but you will very soon…

Pie&Vinyl Presents…SPECTRES with support Gun Shy and other act TBC

Friday 16th September - Doors open at 8pm. Tickets available in store or via (BRING ID.)

Spectres Drift Show poster



Pie & Vinyl Presents has a tasty treat for you this September. A ‘cathartic baptism in a sonic lake of unholy frequencies that will leave you acutely aware of the tenuous grip you have on mortality’ type of treat. Spectresare coming. Yum.

Hailing from the sleepy Devon town of Barnstaple the band decamped to Bristol to find an audience for their rabid noise rock / shoegaze mongrel. Taking care to maintain control on everything they put their name to they released their long awaited debut ‘Dying’ on esteemed indie Sonic Cathedral in 2015.

Meeting the challenge of its title, the album is an immersing exploration of life, death, insomnia and addiction set against a soundscape of grinding guitars, pummelling rhythms and disembodied chanted vocals which serve to soothe and scare in equal measure.


‘The stink of the corpse of rock has never sounded so good.’ – The Line Of Best Fit. 8.5 / 10.

‘Bristol noise-freaks’ debut is a deeply unsettling but utterly compelling listen.’ – NME Magazine. 9 / 10.

‘Despite the luxurious, audible excess, ‘Dying’ is a masterclass of refrain.’ – DIY. 4 / 5.

‘Disturbingly cathartic yet unnervingly compelling, Dying is a record that demands to be heard from start to finish.’ – Drowned in Sound. 8 / 10.

Be sure also to check out the ‘Hunger’ ep released in 2013 which as just good as anything on the album and the ‘Dead’ remix album which features new takes on the tracks from ‘Dying’ from Hookworms, Factory Floor, Andy Bell of Ride (band) and Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai amongst others. They are currently working up album number 2 and are taking time out from recording to play this one off show.

Live they deliver an uncompromising brutal performance, akin to Swans in the way build hypnotic maelstroms from the smallest of fragments before smashing them to pieces. The sound system at the The Roundhouse, Camden was given a thorough examination when they opened for Lush (band) recently so we expect an obliteration of the intimate confines atDrift – in a good way of course. To further increase the intensity of their onslaught they’ll be projecting visuals on the night too – they will not be Disney.

Opening and making their Southsea debut will be Southampton based grunge-gazers Gun Shy. Formed by former MILK TEETH guitarist Josh Bannister following his departure earlier this year, Gun Shy have already achieved a ton of exposure on the blogs and release the ep ‘First Transmission’ on Failure by Design Records on May 6th. Expect to see more from them soon. Lots more.


• Doors – 8:00
• TBC – 8:20
• Gun Shy – 9:00
• Spectres – 10:00
• After Party – 11:00 – 03:00

Entry to the after party is also included within the ticket price so you can keep going until 3am should you wish. Drinks offers starting from £1.50 will be available all night. Just over 100 tickets available so be sure to pick one up soon as they will move QUICK.

Tickets can be purchased instore at Southsea’s Pie and Vinyl in Castle Road for the top value price of £6 a piece or online via wegottickets using the link below. Being completely unbiased we suggest you get them instore as you’ll avoid a booking fee and can enjoy the wonderful grub and vinyl goodies on offer.

Finally – Drift is an 18+ venue so if you don’t bring ID you may not get in. BRING ID.

33 RPM This event is brought to you by Play Dead and Pie&Vinyl

15th July - 15th August 2016 - Come and enjoy the radical visuals on pieces of Shellac

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33 RPM…This event is brought to you by Play Dead and Pie&Vinyl.

We wanted to join together, as two independent small creative businesses in Southsea, and work together on an exciting and original project. We chose a theme that would play to both our strengths, and passion for art and music.

Play Dead have chosen 33 plus artists (from various backgrounds) to customise old or second-hand vinyl records and make something new and visually exciting with them. These will then be displayed at the Play Dead Gallery (131 Highland Road PO4 9EY), and a handful shown at Pie & Vinyl (61 Castle Road PO5 3AY), throughout the month of July.

Opening Night: Friday 15th July

On this evening, Play Dead will be opening the show, and you will be able to see all artwork for the first time, enjoy some free booze, and a short live acoustic set.

Hangover: Saturday 16th July

On the Saturday, we would encourage you to pop along to Pie&Vinyl to sample the Limited Edition ‘Play Dead Pie’, mash and peas… You won’t be disappointed.

Play Dead Gallery will also be open for Tattoos, Creative Fun, and music by a vinyl only DJ.

Artists involved include:

Mimic, Samo, Lex, Ooberla, Julian Kimmings, Kazland, M-One, My Dog Sighs, Stu Linfield, Midge, Los Dave, Wooden Beard, Lou Bliss, and many more…