Pay*ola’s pre-release party at Hagues Bar

LOCAL promoters SO:NI hold the latest in their monthly series of showcase gigs at Hague’s Bar in Lisburn on Thursday April 26.

The show will be headlined by Lisburn/Belfast rockers Pay*ola, who are hosting something of a hometown ‘Pre-Release Party’ for their forthcoming Hope and Design EP.

The boys returned to gigging in mid-2011 after a break enforced by an injury to guitarist Nick Joseph, and have been making up for lost time with shows all over N.I, as well as Germany and Scotland.

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The new EP features 4 of their finest songs to date, which are all streaming at www.reverbnation.com/payolarock - and this will be the ever first show during which they play all of the new tracks together.

Widely renowned as a quality live rock act, Pay*ola give every show their all, and it’s always worth catching them in such intimate surroundings!

Special guests on the night are Lisburn’s own The Couth – an alternative post-rock quartet with spiky, catchy tunes, the band are currently celebrating being added to the bill of Sunflowerfest 2012.

The lads are building a growing following, and a unique sound of their own - this will be a big year for The Couth.

Also on the bill, and playing their first ever Lisburn show is brand new Belfast outfit Superfiction.

This female-fronted melodic rock outfit features in their ranks Moira native Ali Brown – a one time Guinness World Record holder for non-stop drumming! Their sound is direct and immediate, and delivered with punch and passion.

Opening the show is Lion Man – AKA Mark Heffer – a well known fixture on the Lisburn scene as a member of Whanau, and an ex-member of Deadlights. This is the debut of his new solo alter-ego!

Doors 8.30pm, Admission is only £4.50, and for all info on SO:NI shows join them on Facebook by searching Soni Live.

The team are also working hard on Sunflowerfest 2012 – the initial line-up of which can be seen at www.sunflowerfest.co.uk – weekend tickets for the 17th-19th August, including camping can be purchased at all SO:NI shows.