with: The Whipjacks
Thursday 1 November 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
£8 in advance £10 on the door
Soaked in electric crescendos and folk tinged sing-along anthems, Shred Kelly is known for their high energy live show that ignites dance floors with their alternative folk sound. Over three albums and countless tours, the five British Columbians have developed their signature sound by taking inspiration from the mountains they hail from and the people who inhabit them. Shred Kelly has seamlessly fused traditional instrumentation with modern rock, presenting a sound that is both unique and compelling.
Shred Kelly has produced their most ambitious project yet with their fourth album Archipelago. The collaborative song writing of Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert, Ty West, and Ian Page-Shiner have pulled inspiration through individual experiences and musical influences. The result is a dynamic and cohesive collection of dreamy, yet explosively exciting songs dipped in themes of relationships and the world in the modern age. Using traditional instrumentation at the base of the songwriting, the album explodes into a symphony of sounds incorporating banjos, ukuleles, synthesizers, guitar hooks, harmonies and pulsing beats.
“Boisterous, in-your-face folk music” – Exclaim!
“Cutting through the haze of indie folk rock with a wide variety of tones and moods that could please even the most uncompromising of listeners” – Aesthetic Magazine
“If joie de vivre needed a soundtrack, then it should definitely be Shred Kelly, as presented at their live show at Nexus. What the band offered to the crowd blew me away even in the second to last row.” – Kult-Tour-BS
“Shred Kelly play fresh, catchy, fast-paced folk-rock with lots of memorable hooks and a good shot of pop appeal. Although they sometimes strike thoughtful tones, the music of Shred Kelly spreads energy, vigour and optimism. No question: This band has a future.” – Musikwoche
“An indie folk band with banjo, mandolin and synths displaying as much swing as a shotgun ride on the mogul piste.” – Piranha
Pounding Drums, driving Bass and screeching Guitar flit hand in hand with melodic Mandolin, partial nudity and attitude filled lyrics.
When The Whipjacks hit the stage, it’s time to raise your drink and try not to spill it on your mates, which is easier said than done.
The Five piece band hail from the lazy little city of Worcester and over the last few years they have worked hard to earn their place in the world of live music. A place they continue to prove they deserve with appearances in place at festivals such as Nozzstock, Mello festival and Lakefest.
The Whipjacks bring a foot-stomping, rampage of energy to the stage and the emphasis of their brand of ‘Speed folk’ is entertainment, not self indulgence.