Raised on a diet of The Clash, The Jam, Specials, Billy Bragg and other such politically-charged, punk-ignited British pop, Southampton-born troubadour Seán McGowan had been playing up and down the UK for five years, and DIY released two EPs (given away / sold on a pay what you want basis at shows), before catching the ears of the music industry at 2013’s Great Escape festival.
An appearances on Billy Bragg’s Left Field stage at Glastonbury that year saw Seán exposed to his biggest audience yet, and touring / playing shows with artists the likes of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, The Rifles, Beans On Toast and Frank Turner.
Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 20 Feb 2019 at 7:30pm
“The pig has several connotations. Most civilisations and cultures have seen them as arbiters of fertility, virility, strength and abundance. The Buddhist tradition swings the other way, seeing the pig as ignorant, illusory, greedy, lustful. Other religions see them as unclean. Then there is the Celtic fable of Manannan, who owned a herd of pigs that never dwindled – they were forever replenishing their numbers.
I could go on. The point is that the pig is multifaceted and almost indefinable – a shifting construct for people to hang their hopes and fears on. It is also a heave bag of flesh that wallows in mud and s*** all day until taken to the slaughterhouse. A myriad of strong, indelible, contradictory images, fit for a Newcastle heavy psych band that can’t reign in their swine (although they have reined in members of likeminded noisemongers Khunnt and Blown Out).” The Quietus
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Following on from their critically acclaimed debut album, Super Natural, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind has announced details of its hotly anticipated follow-up, CollectiV, and a UK tour. The single, Sex Robot, will precede both.
Released on 08 March 2019 on Ma§onic Records via Cargo, CollectiV is a veritable sonic feast. Made from only the finest ingredients including rock’n’roll, chain gang chants, mutant soul and gospel, as well as the band’s own heavy lounge, this is the best release yet from singer Jim Jones, whose career has seen him front the legendary bands Thee Hypnotics, Black Moses and The Jim Jones Revue.
THE CREEPSHOW – What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger! For the past 12+ years The Creepshow from Montreal, Canada, have been smashing the whole damn world in the face with their brutaltasticmélange of punk, country, psychobilly and good old-fashioned rock n’ roll.
They’ve toured the world, sold a metric shit-ton of records, garnered millions of video views and blown the faces off a ga-zillion fans. The Creepshow has performed in more than 50 countries and shared the stage with Rancid, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, Tiger Army, Sham 69 and Reverend Horton Heat just to name a few…
With the debut of their first album “Sell Your Soul” in 2006, The Creepshow was immediately catapulted to the forefront of the bourgeoning international psychobilly/punk scene and opened the door for them to bring their eye and ear scorching live show to the four corners of the earth. The release of “Run For Your Life” (2008 Epitaph/Stomp), “They All Fall Down” (2010 Epitaph/Stomp) and “Life After Death” (2013 Stomp/Sailors Grave) further cemented the band as one of the most impressive, critically acclaimed and well-respected touring acts out there.
Which brings us to their most recent epic release “Death At My Door”. Ten tracks of raging, bloodcurdling and raucously rebellious fury showcase the very best from this roadharderned group of beautiful misfits. The haunting vocal stylings of Kenda Legaspi soar seamlessly over Chuck Coles’ buzzsaw sharp guitar lines and the ragtime gospel organs/keys of the Reverend McGinty; all the while held together by the hard-driving stand-up double-bass slapping rhythms of Sean McNab and the impossibly violent percussive assault of Sandro Sanchioni on drums.
If you’ve been lucky enough to catch them when they played on Last Gang’s stage at Boomtown Fair you know you’re in for a wild ride, so don’t miss their Cambridge debut!
LAST GANG IN TOWN DJs – Punk & beyond….
The return of the semi-legendary, melodic punk noise of Keith’s Shed. Expect Buzzcocks-like classic sing-along tunes, gratuitous swearing and general good natured craziness. A quality night is guaranteed!
“Bonkers Record of the Week” (Steve Lamacq)
“A wry set of low-budget garage punk rock spiked with sarky narcissism and some fine rickety tunes. It’s messy but then so are many sources of pleasure” (Select)
“Unashamedly silly punk. Despite their determination to arse about, they have great songs. Sounds better after consuming six pints of lager.” (E.P. Magazine)
“Punkish loonies … highly entertaining … full of Buzzcocks-style songs with loads of humour” (Cambridge Evening News)
With support from Goddamit Jeremiah, who play sweary, quirky punk about love and hate, pterodactyls and taxidermy.