Nottingham Pride Alternative Pre-Party

26 July 2019

Event Date
26 July 2019

Rough Trade

Venue Telephone Number

Venue Website

Event Cost
£6.00 -

5 Broad Street

Start your Nottingham Pride weekend in this alternative music zone! Join us for a special evening of live music from an exceptional line-up of LGBTQ+ musicians and DJ's. Join us and celebrate the talent in the local underground queer scene.

LIVE: Witch of the East • Baby Tap • Arch Femmesis • Susan


HOST: Nana (drag)


TICKETS: Buy on the door. £6 with £1 from every ticket donated to the amazing Notts LGBT+ Network (see below for more info).

SAVE THE DATE: Friday 26 July 2019

DOORS: 20:30 – 02:00

Witch of the East (grunge, industrial rock, dark pop):

Aeris Houlihan’s solo project Witch of the East (ex Chambers). After Aeris left Chambers late 2018 she decided to write a solo album. Aeris is a frontwoman who was born to be in the spotlight with lyric imagery rivalling that of the best horror movies.

The album titled (Queen of Insecurity) draws on the orgasmic din of Witchy, Grunge horror. A beautifully dark concept album that touches on industrial rock, grunge and dark pop. The combination is pure yet terrifying.

“Witch of the East has no limits, no compromises. It’s an honest interpretation of your surroundings. A harsh but beautiful world! Being free to say what you really mean! No matter who is listening.”

Baby Tap (techno/ rap/ cyber-pop):

Baby Tap is a producer and rapper from Nottingham. He began producing electronic music from an early age after finding demo software in a packet of cereal. Growing up in the era of the internet, he combined punk ethos from all directions and influences, including the digital hardcore movement, industrial, metal and hip-hop scenes.

Baby Tap's music is a cathartic and cacophonous blend of cyber-pop and noise music delivered in a playfully subversive and sexually aggressive manner somewhere between flamboyancy and demonic possession.

After a string of lo-fi demos delivered in the yesteryear, Baby Tap released his first full-length album 'Gem Pop' in 2013. It was a dizzy, noisy sea-punk and witch-hop tinged microworld. It was followed in 2017 by EP and mixtape 'The End Is Near' – a 30 minute release splattered with dirty hooks and dirty beats taking his sound in a more abrasive and satrical direction.

2019 awaits Baby Tap's second official self-produced LP 'Orion', from which the single 'Suffocate Me' has been released alongside a b-side, the single 'Rough Sex'.

Arch Femmesis (electro/ experimental):

Birthed from the underground queer scene in Notts, Arch Femmesis are a brand new electro duo fusing intensely senusal poetry with brooding, chaotic basslines. With underlying themes of personal empowerment and sexual assertiveness, their sets are a journey of hynotically dark exclamations laced with acerbic wit.

The duo have been gaining rave reviews around the Midlands for their extrovert and anticing performances, combining art, fashion and music into an immersive experience.

Susan (pop/ electro/experimental):

Susan is an experimental electro pop artist, led by the unique musings of singer/ songwriter/producer Chester Krikken, exploring the overpowering feelings of growing up different, documenting their utopian getaway. Sinister electronica loops and guitar riffs encapsulating poetic singing, kaleidoscopic dissonant noises and abstract vocal melodies. Taking influence from artists such as: Pulp, FKA Twigs and Lorde, Susan hopes to create a dark-pop sound with a hard hitting message.

Susan performed at Latitude Festival last summer and the next project will be a self produced mixtape titled ‘Spit on it’, set for release early this year.

Curators DJ BOZ and Baby Tap are delighted to donate £1 from every ticket sold to Notts LGBT+ Network:

“Notts LGBT+ Network’s role is to provide information and support to LGBT+ people in and around Nottinghamshire. Founded in 1975 and run entirely by volunteers."

Support your local LGBTQ+ music scene and local LGBTQ services.

Floor one at Rough Trade Nottingham is lift accessible and all are welcome.