atom presents


Friday 13 MAY 2016


The Queen Is Dead Alternative 80s Party
Feat. Mike Joyce (ex-Smiths) + Never Stop DJs
Friday 13 May 2016
St Paul's Arts Centre, Worthing
Tickets £10 adv / £12.50 on the door
Ages 18+  

Monday, June 16, 1986. You get back to your flat, clutching your one purchase from your local record shop for the day. It sat on a shelf, The Smith's newest release. The pink text leapt out at you, the morbid image of a seemingly dead person spoke to you. You're young, misunderstood. You slip the disc from it's paper prison and lay it carefully on the turntable, you turn on the stereo with a slight buzz, and lift the needle. You drop it on the first track, on side A. The first sound you hear is a crackle, then the distant sound of someone singing, not Morrisey. And when Mike Joyce's pounding, speeding drums, combined with Johnny Marr's ethereal guitar gives way to Andy Rourke's Bass, drums, guitar and finally Morrisey's vocals, you're finally home. The Queen is Dead. Long live the Queen! The Queen is Dead! Long live the Queen!

Atom is inviting you back to the late 80s to sweat-shrink your Levi 501s at an Indie Disco that never stopped in 30 years. The Queen is dead, the seminal album by The Smiths, came out three decades ago, and we have the drummer that kicks off the album with a DJ Set that'll take you back to the very day you bought it. Whether it was the day it came out, or years afterwards, you won't want to miss this once-in-30 years experience. He'll be slipping discs as you break your backs dancing.

And as support, the inimitable Pete Fijalkowski (Never Stop) will be raiding his mammoth mind of music to get you ready for when Mike Joyce takes the decks.

An immersion tank of pure 80s indie nostalgia. Lock yourselves in for the night at a gig that'll be as intimate as the first kiss you had listening to There is a Light that Never Goes Out.