Goose Island Presents NME Radar Sessions: What went down at the thrilling new music night

Wednesday night (May 1) saw the inaugural Goose Island Presents NME Radar Sessions at Goose Island’s Brew Pub in Shoreditch, London. Over 100 fans packed into the venue to sample some of Goose Island’s tasty collection of craft beers, IPAs, lagers and more, as well as Radar Red IPA, a unique brew made especially for the night.

There was great music, too. Glasgow’s Lucia showcased the raucous indie-rock songs that are making them hits across the country, while London band Talk Show brought a darker edge. Everyone had a ball, and there’s photographic evidence below!


Goose Island’s Brew Pub in Shoreditch was taken over Wednesday (May 1) for the first Goose Island Presents NME Radar Sessions, a combination of great beer and new music.


There was a special beer brewed for the night, too. A lip-smackingly good Radar Red IPA.


London’s Talk Show opened the proceedings with a set of striking, new-wave nodding punk full of big hooks.



The Radar Red IPA was on tap all night for the excited revellers.


The band raced through their killer debut single, ‘Fast and Loud’, with razor-sharp guitar lines amid frontman Harrison’s energetic performance.


Fans packed out the venue to sample Goose Island’s variety of beers, IPAs and more.


Glasgow band Lucia commanded the crowd with a rousing performance including their break-up banger ‘Blueheart’



It’s the first of many gigs for Lucia this year, including various festivals all over the country. It was a great chance to see an exciting band in intimate settings.


After racing through ‘Talk Is Cheap’ and ‘Summertime’, Lucia got up close and personal for the band’s final song.


There was goodie bag for attendees featuring select Goose Island beers and more. Cheers to that!