Conceived in April 2008 by Vade Retro and Arcadia Noir, held on the second Saturday of the month at the intimate historic venue of The Minories in Tower Hill. Celebrating its 5th anniversary in April 2013.
Best described as an alternative night since its wide range of music (reflected by the wide range of people who attend) renders any other label too limiting. From old school goth and industrial through to the darker side of indie and metal, it's an unlikely mixture of styles of music which work, as evidenced by its continued popularity. Resident dj Vade Retro is joined every month by guest djs from the scene, meaning that no two nights are the same.
Reptile has been host to Gary Numan, Deathstars, Mark Burgess, (The Chameleons) Tony Pettit, (Fields of The Nephilim) Rusty Egan, (Visage) Ade Fenton...
Despite the celebrity visitors, surreal videos running through the night, and a dry ice machine that the Sisters of Mercy would be proud of, it seems that Reptile is best known for the complementary chocolates and cake. Extensive photographic evidence of all the nights from 2008 to the present is captured and displayed by Arcadia Noir on Facebook.