The Backroom – Whats On at The New Adelphi Club


The New Adelphi Club Website

The Adelphi is now a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. You can support this proud endeavour by becoming a member from the comfort of your armchair! Go to and follow the simple instructions.

You can also support us by purchasing Adelphi merchandise from our Tictail shop! There are three new t-shirt designs available, as well as mugs, and the last few copies of the 20th anniversary book:

Here are the listings for the week ahead (courtesy of Wendy Atkinson), plus diary. For more info on diary events, have a look at the website:

Sunday 18
Too Many Humans presents
A 5-piece alternative rock band from London, PHOBOPHOBES continue to forge their own path, taking whatever’s thrown at them and squeezing every ounce of inspiration from it. The band have a boundless DIY mentality which echoes through their every move. Having found home in the basement of The Brixton Windmill, the nucleus of South London’s gig circuit, they share the practise space with Fat Whites, Shame, Goat Girl and lots of others). Phobophobes feature original Fat White Family drummer, Dan Lyons, and Meatraffle’s organ player, Chris OC.

Nothing is stable, everything is usually on the brink of collapse, yet Phobophobes have dragged their weird and wonderful dark psychedelic rock’n’roll into the light of “Miniature World”, their debut album.

Miniature World’ by Phobophobes is released by Ra-Ra Rok Records on 10th November. It was recorded at Abbey Road, Utopia Village and Hermitage Works studios, and mixed by Michael Rendall and Youth, assisted by Jamie Grashion, at Meridian Studios. Mastering was undertaken by Nigel Wharton at The Edit Suite, London.

Support from Leeds Post-Punk’s FEHM, who combine influences such as The Sound, The Birthday Party, The Chameleons, New Order, and Lowlife to create music that is “startlingly brisk and wholly stark… the intensity of the delivery is married to a flood of fresh ideas” (Clash Magazine).

and Hull’s very own BDRMM. The ethereal sounds BDRMM are undoubtedly ghost-like. Or perhaps, how a ghost might sound at the head of a small, poltergeist, indie orchestra. With touches of pysch, splashes of serene, boyish vocals and mountains of otherworldly instrumentals (reminiscent of Mac Demarco, Day Wave and Beach Fossils) any house haunted by this lo-fi spectre is a house you’d stay the night in.

Doors 8 pm

£6 + BF from Hull Box Office

Monday 19
Musicians Night
With guest curator

Join us for our regular open mic night – a unique hub of experimental creative talent and the perfect place to test new material and share ideas, perfect your sound and meet other musicians.

All sorts of performers are welcome, as always. Whatever your style or standard, whether you are a comic, poet, magician or musician.
Come along and watch some of Hull’s finest and have a go yourself, three songs, poems, readings, rants or dances, the stage is yours.

Please arrive before 9 pm if you would like to play.

Free entry

Tuesday 20
Baddie Does Bingo!
It’s Bingo Number 12!!!! Hooray!
So to celebrate this one year milestone, there is a very special guest to add to the madness!

The mask-wearing, music-blaring, grandma-scaring Electro Legend that is EndofLevelBaddie

This is gonna be legitimately huge!
All the usual Electro Bingo shenanigans, just with an actually decent DJ instead of the normal pretender .

Banging prizes this month to go along with the Banging’ Choonz.

Wear you’re lucky pants and come ‘av a dance.

Doors 8 pm

£3 otd for 4 games, first game at 9 pm.

Wednesday 21
Black Kes + Rivers Johansson and Sarah Shiels
Lach is the mysterious founder of the Antifolk music and art movement and star of BBC Radio 4’s hit series ‘The Lach Chronicles’.

As a songwriter Lach founded the Antifolk art and music movement, which is cited as a main inspiration by hundreds of performers today from Beck and Jeffrey Lewis to Hamell on Trial, The Moldy Peaches and Regina Spektor in the US to the likes of Laura Marling in the UK. Lach has released six albums, as well as a new book of poetry to be published in January 2015 and a regular series on BBC Radio 4 called The Lach Chronicles which is currently on its second season.

Lach came to Greenwich Village (New York City) in the early 1980s, heading straight for Folk City. However it seemed Lach’s renowned punk/folk style was not welcome and so he moved to the Lower East Side, opening his own illegal after-hours club, The Fort. The same week Lach opened The Fort, Folk City held the New York Folk Festival, and so, Lach held the first New York Antifolk Festival. The first wave of Antifolk was born.

Now based in Edinburgh, Lach has been deeply involved in the city’s cultural scene – as executive producer of Henry’s Cellar Bar, in residency at Summerhall and in 2016 he was named creative director of The New Wee Theatre. He has starred in three series of ‘The Lach Chronicles’ for BBC Radio 4, and published a book – “The Thin Book of Poems”

“…like a Lower East Side rendezvous of Bob Dylan and Patti Smith. Like black snow, stalled subway cars and random violence, Lach is a Manhattan institution.”- NY Times

“Lach is incredibly bright, influential, funny, and he’s got his own, sort of, counter-culture charm. He is part of New York folklore.”- Suzanne Vega

He’s great!” – Bob Dylan

“The roots of modern songwriting: Dylan, Barrett, Drake and Lach!”- Timeout London

“Lach is so what the East Village used to be all about. He’s a gruff-and-tough punk turned poet with a heart of gold.”- Timeout New York

“Lach is a face-ache funny, beat-punk-unplugged joy!”-The Guardian UK

“The best punk rhythm guitarist since Johnny Ramone.”- Billy Ficca of Television

He’s fucking funny!” – Nikki Sixx (Motley Crüe)

Like a pound shop Flaming Lips, infamous skiffle-ruffians BLACK KES bring you more fun per square inch than a troop full of baboons in a ball pool. Hull’s – nay, the country’s – premium Avant gard /chicken in a basket rock n roll cabaret entertainment – guaranteed to thrill and entertain you.

Playing as a duo for the first (and last) time in a while, RIVERS JOHANSSON and SARAH SHEILS open the night with some blues-tradition inspired songs of death, misery and the dark of humanity

Doors 8 pm

£7 + BF from Hull Box Office

Thursday 22
The Piper
Nour + The Avenues
THE PIPER play psychedelic/Progressive Rock’n’Roll, influenced by the late 1960s underground psychedelic scene.

NOUR is a 3-piece alternative-rock / punk band with influences spanning the alt-rock genre, the band produces a blend of familiar styles, with an added experimental twist, likened to Fugazi and Agent Orange. Their eclectic live set encapsulates psych, shoegaze, hardcore punk, doom, and indie, alongside loud / quiet dynamics more reminiscent of ’90s rock.

THE AVENUES are an alternative indie band

Doors 8 pm

£3.50 otd / £3 adv from the bands

Saturday 24
Dusty Systems
Dusty Systems bring you a night full of jungle/ grime/ drum & bass/ reggae/ dub

DJ line up: DJ Connect/ Poison/ Shimah/ Mushtifa/ Eztee/ DJ Sus/ Pitchshift/ Lockdown/ Qwirky Ken/ Errant

LIVE GRAFFITI ART will be taking place outside by writers from around Hull, get down early to watch them before the sun goes down!

SHOOT THE BULL are bringing their ‘gastro pop up’ to serve you a delicious menu of street food. Have a sneaky peak at what’s on the menu in advance:

Starts at 4pm.

£3 otd or adv (+BF) from Hull Box Office

Monday 26 – Musicians Night. Free entry
Tuesday 27 – Fallen Idol + Vialetters + Freek
Wednesday 28 – Rebel Music presents American 60s folk icon, Julie Felix. Plus Dez Allenby & Adrian Welham & friends. £12 otd / £11 adv from Hull Box Office (booking fee applies) or The Adelphi (during opening hours 8 – 11 pm)
Thursday 29 – Budheron Promotions presents My Fake Empire EP launch + The Finest Hour + Vialetters + Brandon Neal. £4 otd
Friday 30 – Residents Association. £3 otd

Monday 2 April – Musicians Night. Free entry
Friday 6 – Haus: techno party. £3 otd
Saturday 7 – Easy Skankin. £3 otd
Sunday 8 – RM Hubbert
Tuesday 10 – Erin Bennett & The EB Band + Graham Graham Beck. £5 + Bf from Hull Box Office
Wednesday 11 – Brosnan single launch. With Serial Chiller + The New Republic. £5 otd
Sunday 15 – Whatever Happened to Vandal Raptor. A tribute to punk rock written & performed by Henry Raby, directed by Natalie Quatermass. With heartfelt story-telling, spikey spoken word & live music Henry rips through ideas of rebellion, growing up and friendship.
Tuesday 17 – Tom Walton & Kaizza B present Synergy with guests De La Bass & Pantano. £4 otd / £3 with a flyer
Wednesday 18 – Jack Conman
Thursday 19 – Polo + supports. £5 + BF from seetickets
Saturday 21 – We Are Awayke presents The Cesarians + The Dyr Sister + Flora Greysteel. £8 + Bf from Hull Box Office
Tuesday 24 – Screaming Tarts presents Shonen Knife + The Schoolgirls. £12.50 + BF from seetickets
Wednesday 25 – Screaming Tarts presents Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra + The Life and Times of the Brothers Hogg. £12 + BF from seetickets
Thursday 26 – A Hawk And A Hacksaw. £12 + BF from Hull Box Office
Friday 27 – Residents Association. £3 otd
Saturday 28 – I <3 Fonda 500

Wednesday 2 May – Have You Ever Seen the Jane Fonda Aerobic Vhs? £7 + BF from seetickets
Friday 4 – Holy Moly and the Crackers. £13 + BF from Hull Box Office
Friday 11 – Jacko’s Birthday! Music from Bunkerpop
Saturday 12 – Under The Influence presents Rascalton. £6 + BF from seetickets
Sunday 13 – BA Johnston
Saturday 26 – Kingmaker 4AD. £8 / £6 concs for NHS staff from Hull Box Office (booking fee applies)

Friday 8 June – Screaming Tarts presents Twisted Wheel + The Darlies + Rebel Sell. £10 otd/£8 + BF from seetickets
Saturday 23 – Under The Influence presents Smoove & Turrell. £10 + BF from seetickets

Friday 20 July – This Is The Kit. £13 + BF from Hull Box Office

Tuesday 7 August – Screaming Tarts presents Tragedy: All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees And Beyond + support. £10 + BF from seetickets
Friday 17 – Sunday 19 – Fast & Bulbous. Local, national and international Adelphi favourites now being booked!

Wednesday 12 September – Under The Influence presents Draper co-headlining with Man Without Country. £10 + BF from seetickets
Friday 21 – Screaming Tarts presents Ginger Wildheart. £15 + Bf from seetickets and Hull Box Office

Saturday 20 October – Ulltra Festival. Starts at 1:30 pm. £8 +BF from Hull Box Office