|The Black Light Parade in action!|
Saturday 3 April sees four of Nottingham’s best bands play at the Nottingham Arts Theatre to raise money for Amnesty International. The gig will raise money for the organisation that demands justice for human rights and will feature The Black Light Parade, Fists, We Show Up On Radar and Spotlight Kid.
The event is being organised by lead singer of The Dark Light Parade, Matt Holt, and also acts as the launch night for their new album.
Matt Holt states that they wanted to do something different to a standard album launch: “As a band we spend a lot of time discussing important issues and are constantly amazed by how small actions can make a big difference. I wanted to do something not just to raise money but also to show people how they can be involved.”
Also on the bill are Fists who are busy promoting their ‘Olympic Hits’ EP and played Rough Trade East in London recently; heavy shoegazer’s Spotlight Kid who themselves have a new EP out at the moment; and We Show Up On Radar who have just released ‘A Loaf Of Bread, A Container Of Milk & A Stick Of Butter’ and are fresh from doing a session for the at the world famous Maida Vale studios.
The event was to originally raise money for Amnesty's Stop Violence Against Women Campaign but as this ends in March the money raised will go to a campaign of Amnesty’s choice.
As the band do not play in Nottingham very often they carefully plan and promote the gigs and decided they wanted to use this energy for a better purpose.
Matt continues: “The purpose of this event is to have a great night but really to show people how they can be involved whether it be at a small level. Small actions can change lives.”
The event coincides with the release of The Dark Light Parade’s album in May. Tickets are £6 and can be bought from the Nottingham Arts Theatre box office on 0115 947 5925. All proceeds will be donated to Amnesty International UK. The quicker you book your ticket the better your seat!