Fri 21 Feb 23:45pm

QUEER! Ft. Best Praxis, Upset Stomach, Whitelands

QUEER are back at Paper Dress for a Post-Valentines edition featuring blissful shoe-gaze from Whitelands, the indie sounds of Upset Stomach & powerful synth punk from Best Praxis.

£6 Advance tickets available here!

After the live music expect some of the best in 90’s Alt/Britpop, Riot Grrl, queer DIY, Indie, 60’s girl groups, Northern soul, 80’s Rock & Synth pop!


Best Praxis are a group of women and non-binary people of colour. They make dramatic, emotional synth-punk noise. Since forming at First Timers fest just under 3 years ago, they have taken their form of Synth Punk and played relentlessly around the UK from intimate gigs, up to large festivals.

This is their first London show since taking a short hiatus last summer.


A non-binary panic attack of colliding sounds, Upset Stomach is the apex where shoegaze dreaminess meets a hysterical woman.

Sometimes beautiful, sometimes frantic off the wall indie pop. However, they have something more to offer than that – they blend this with effects that whip up a shoegaze-y and sometimes plain oddball atmosphere, the vocals occasionally delaying, with fuzzed out cartoon riffs. They are a joy!


Whitelands started as a solo project which Etienne started during his 6th form lunch breaks when he was 18, that went onto form the ‘Old news’ EP released in February 2018. Focusing his efforts back in his bedroom he self-recorded his debut album, a 23-minute long concoction of indie-pop and Shoe-gaze ballads ‘Whitelands’.

Since the launch of Whitelands first album, Etienne was joined by 2 friends and they now perform as a 3-piece band.

£6 (+booking) or £8 OTD, we have a limited number of concession tickets available, please contact us for more info or if the ticket price is prohibitive for you.

After the live music, QUEER will be taking to the decks with Paul Michael Bowden (Set You Free, Homo Superior, Poke Newcastle) and Sam Fenn playing 4 hours of of the best in queer DIY, Queercore, 90’s Alt/Britpop, Riot Grrl, indie, 60’s girl groups, northern soul, 80’s rock & synth pop.

FREE ENTRY to clubnight from 11pm

Expect to hear:

Nancy Sinatra, The Jesus and Mary Chain, ESG, Young Marble Giants, Pavement, Frank Wilson, Belle and Sebastian, Martha, Richard Hell, The Velvet Underground, New York Dolls, Lung Leg, Bauhaus, The Breeders, The Spook School, Pixies, The Cure, The Smiths, Kenickie, Pulp, David Bowie, The Show-stoppers, Talking Heads, Betty Everett, Aretha Franklin, Suede, Placebo, The Kinks, Husker Dü, The Jam, Blondie, Patti Smith, Hole, Martha, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Generation X, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, Franz Ferdinand, Sex Pistols, B-52s, They Might Be Giants, James, R.E.M, Bis, Nirvana, Wire, Sonic Youth…

…plus a load of good stuff you might not have heard of.

QUEER is a straight-friendly event so all are welcome! Remember to invite all your friends/allies!