As the new talent search continues...
First Stay & Play At Aloft Gig Announced

As reported a few weeks back, the Play & Stay at Aloft competition has now kicked off and applications have been streaming in the door from a multitude of hungry talent. Here at Clash we are always searching for and discovering new talent to share with our readers. Aloft Hotels is giving you the chance to be a part of this exciting journey as they open the doors at Aloft London Excel on the 20th September.

Headlining the night will be:

The Naked Polaroid’s

Blue Lip Feel

Run Young Lovers

This is the first of a series of free gigs. The next London gigs featuring more shortlisted talent will be at Aloft London Excel October 11th and October 18th. The final gig featuring We are Scientists will be on November 1st.

If you are an aspiring artist and missed this first time round, then its worth a quick recap; Aloft Hotels have teamed up with American duo We Are Scientists and are encouraging unsigned bands to submit a demo, such as a track, video clip or simply a link to a Myspace page to In the end, We Are Scientists will pick the band that makes the greatest impression and ask them to join them in a specially created hotel room studio for a day writing and recording a new track. That new track will then be performed at a gig at Aloft London Excel alongside We are Scientists.

Even if you’re not in a band, then you’d do well to tell any mates or relatives who are about it – you never know, they just might owe you one day. There is still time to get involved as entries can be submitted any time up to and until 8th October. Make sure you attend the gigs coming up to support the artists as like the Roman Colosseum, the crowds always effect the Emperor’s decision.


One Eastern Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
E16 1FR

Time: 8:00pm

Price: Free

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