Fresh Lenins presents We Are All Mad Here


What to expect: madly good bands, bottles of stuff asking to drink them, best hat competition and (i) logical puzzles. For an evening nothing will be what it is, because everything will be what it isn't.

Dawn breaks through hazy skies to haunting, watery harmonies as the folding sirens entrance you into rippling lakes, lakes that evaporate into tantalising clouds that build high into space until metamorphosis takes place; heaviness pounds to the ground in a storm of clattering groovic tangles, shuddering fuzz, dazzling licks and shimmering screams of mayhem and grace.

is a multi-genre fusion band from Canterbury combining Funk, Progressive, Psychedelic, Fusion, Rock, Latin, Balkan and Afrobeat styles. In the past we have supported Caravan, Alice Cooper, Nuru Kane and Syd Arthur.

Heavy hitting and hooked-filled rock out of Boston.
Originally established as ‘Pat & the Hats’ in 2012 to support the release of Gochez’ chamber-pop debut, Heavy Loader, the band released both a full-length record (Fake it till You Make a Hit 2014) and a follow up EP (Pat & the Hats 2016). They quickly became a regionally recognized name receiving a New England Music Award for ‘Best Pop Act’ in 2014, a nomination in the same category in 2015, and accolades from regional press outlets in NH, MA, VT and beyond. “The band has a polyglot of influences, from late ‘70s punk-pop to more modern acts like the Flaming Lips, all rooted in classic sensibility… (M. Witthaus The Hippo Press).” The diversity in the indie/pop-rock band’s sound nudged them into a variety of showcases and festivals, sharing bills with Lucius, Lake Street Dive, and the late Charles Bradley. 2018 holds no lack of momentum for the freshly rebranded Hats, as they prepare for the release of their next full-length album.

"Best New Band in New Hampshire"
-New Hampshire Magazine 2014
"Best Original Band"
-Hippo Press 2014
"Last Band Standing- New Hampshire"
-New England Music Awards 2014
"Best Pop Act"
-New England Music Awards 2015
"Best Pop Act" Nomination
-New England Music Awards 2016
"Runner-up Best Original Band"
-Hippo Press 2016

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