Artwork By Kieran Gabriel

8 years. 8 years of wonderfully idiosyncratic and lo-fi pop music that has stood the test of time and made a great name for itself in the process. Bristol-based independent label Art Is Hard may not be far off a decade in business, but from their output this year alone they’ve shown no sign of fatigue. And as they add further names to their 8th Birthday Party at The Victoria in London, the site of their first party, it proves that the label deserve to celebrate the depth and passion that they’ve exulted over these last few years.

Returning to the Queensbridge Road pub on Sunday 26th August with the already announced Abattoir Blues, Lazy Day and The Golden Dregs are synth-pop explorers The Death of Pop, the scrappy indie-pop of Garden Centre and Bristol’s very own Emily Isherwood.

The day will be preceded with a warm-up night at The Social on Saturday 25th and a hearty game of footy on the Bank Holiday Monday. Tickets are available now for £12 here.