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Allegory Cosmos Presents Ignite plus guests Kate's Party and Jobseekers

Ignite Biography
Genre: Californian Hardcore / Punk Rock or pure independent fast rock
Orange County, California (1993 – present)
Ignite is a melodic hardcore/punk band from Orange County, California, USA that formed in 1993. Much of their music is socially and politically aware. The band is highly connected to the straight edge scene because of past members being straight edge. Ignite actively support, and has given proceeds to organizations such as Earth First, Doctors Without Borders, Sea Shepherd, AMI and Pacific Wildlife. Zoli Teglas, the Hungarian lead singer, has a brother who is a wildlife preservation veterinarian.

Their breakout album came 1994, on Lost & Found Records called Scarred For Life. In 1997 recorded a split cd with a Portuguese straight edge band called X-Acto, and since then they became a big success in the European hardcore scene.

On July 20 2005, they announced a deal with Abacus Recordings, a subsidiary label of Century Media. The album Our Darkest Days was released on May 16, 2006. It topped the list of pastepunk.com ‘s top 25 albums of 2006.

Kate's Party Biography
Genre:  Alternative Female Vocal indie pop rock
It’s hard to quite put your finger on what genre Kate’s Party are. Originally formed as an all female acoustic 2-piece and drawing great influence from alternative rock music particularly from the 90s, the band soon expanded to include bass, drums and electric guitars and have since been compared to the likes of No Doubt and The Smashing Pumpkins.

After releasing their EP ‘Back Down’ on Toast Office Records in 2012, the band did a string of successful shows around the UK and Ireland including a support slot for Teenage Dirtbags WHEATUS and another for Japanese legends Shonen Knife. Their album ‘Hollow’ was released in March 2014 and has received rave reviews as well as airplay on national radio.

JobSeekers Biography
Genre: Hardcore Punk/Crossover/Skate-punk/Punk Rock
Formed in early August 2010, Jobseekers were originally a three-piece, Colin Kelly, Simon Maples and David Molloy, and were a moderately fast punk band. They played their first gig in October 2010 and followed that with another three before 2011. In late December 2010, the original bassist announced, with upcoming gigs, that his college work meant that he could no longer commit to the band, and so David and JobSeekers and David parted ways. Colin and Simon were forced into a difficult predicament; a big gig with no bassist. Luckily enough, Colin's best friend Tony Carberry had just moved up to the city and offered to play the upcoming gig, only two weeks away. With their nerves settled, the lads decided to go one step further, and added a second guitarist, Shane Kennedy, two days before the gig! The band instantly acquired a new dynamic and a penchant for playing ridiculously fast. The gig was a success, and since then the band have gone on to record their debut EP "As Real As It Gets..."

Eleven tracks in under fifteen hours...The EP lasts twenty-four minutes and 48 seconds.

In September 2011, there was a new addition to the band with the departure of Simon on drums and the addition of Matt Howard behind the kit. The new line-up turned out new material like there was no tomorrow.

The beginning of 2012 saw Tony leaving the band to pursue other dreams, and Chris Burke (Septic Pussy) joining and bringing a new slant to the band's dynamic. Then, in early February, Shane also left, seeing Daniel Knowles fill his shoes in guitar responsibilities.
JobSeekers released their debut album, "Heads On sticks", on CD with FOAD Musick on 2nd November 2012.

2013 saw the departure of Chris and Danny, and the arrival of Mark Derelict on bass. The band then recorded 7 tracks, before recruiting a second guitarist, Diarmuid Casserly, in October. The "JobSeekers" EP is set to be released on 7" in 2014.

Matt left for Canada in february 2014, leaving the job open for their good friend and drummer of fellow hardcore punk killers Excuses, Gazza Derelict, who fits in nicely. 2014 looks set to go fast.