King’s Lynn skate punk stalwarts VANILLA POD are calling it a day having formed all the way back in 1995.
The past 20+ years have seen the band share stages with pretty much any punk band you can think of – No Use For a Name, Less Than Jake, Bouncing Souls and Samiam, to name but four – as well as countless festivals and worldwide tours.
Support from GRIEVING and HOLDING PATTERNS (ex Crash of Rhinos).
Kiran Leonard has announced a brand new album Western Culture, released 19th October 2018 on Moshi Moshi. Ahead of this, he shares its lead single “Paralysed Force”.
Kiran Leonard: “”Paralysed Force” is about how insecurities you should settle within yourself often get transplanted onto other people you know. Projecting the question towards another allows you to shirk responsibility for your own wellbeing, but all this does is suspend the issue at hand, and prolong an inevitable falling back.
“There’s also a sort of compulsiveness, a wanting to be suspended, that’s involved in it all, because sometimes it feels good not to have to think about yourself. I suppose the song’s about being caught between those two points — basically, that even if you know you’re being irresponsible (and possibly daft), there’s still a desire to give yourself up.”
The album Western Culture marks a huge sonic progression due, in part, to the involvement of his venerable live band (Andrew Cheetham on drums, Dave Rowe on bass and Dan Bridgewood-Hill on guitar, synth and violin) on record for the first time. It is also the first Kiran Leonard album to have been made in a professional studio.
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
They emit smelting loud, visceral political punk rock with enigmatic, psychedelic poetry and diverse, raw music which takes them over, live on stage, forcing them to pour everything they’ve got into frenzied performances, leaving only blood-stained instruments behind. This verging-on madness experience is shocking audiences out of austerity inflicted apathy, into instant obsession.
LAST GANG IN TOWN & 0161 FESTIVAL present… MOSCOW DEATH BRIGADE + THE RESTARTS
MOSCOW DEATH BRIGADE – Moscow Death Brigade is a circle-pit hip-hop phenomenon from Russia. Influenced by Drum’n’Bass, Dancehall, Techno and Grime, energized by a Hardcore-Punk attitude and layered with machine-gun Rap flow, the crew lyrically explore topical political and social issues. The result is a genre and scene-spanning explosive musical statement that speaks out against racism, fascism, sexism and bigotry and for rebellion, subversion, respect and unity.
Moscow Death Brigade has become one of the most active Russian antifascist bands, opposing all kinds of discrimination and fascism, organizing and taking part in benefit events and spreading the message of unity. From punx, skinheads and metalheads, to hip hop kids and graffiti artists, the crowd will be diverse, demonstrating that all of us are the parts of the same worldwide underground movement, based on friendship, mutual support and freedom.
After smashing it on Hangar 161 at Boomtown Fair this summer, Moscow Death Brigade are back for their first UK and Ireland tour and we can’t wait to bring them to Cambridge.
THE RESTARTS – The Restarts first crawled out of the North London Squat scene well over 20 years ago. Serial dole scroungers the lot of them, they named their band after the dreaded ‘back to work’ interviews and set about touting their stroppy four-chord punk to spiky-haired audiences around the world.
Clawing their way to the top of the underground pile, yet staying true to their ideals and the DIY culture at the true subversive heart of punk, the Restarts have toured all over Europe, the US and Canada, and with numerous releases have found themselves playing their part in the worldwide network of DIY Punk Rock.
Combining their socially aware lyrics with raw vocals and plenty of chorus “shout-a-longs” their abrasive yet catchy UK punk sounds are coming back to Cambridge. DIY political punk for the 21st century!!
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.