with: Dead Dads Club + Kick The Clown
Friday 24 May 2019
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£3 in advance (only available from the bands) £5 on the door
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.
Dead Dads Club return to the Marrs bar with new addition Jim Smith (formerly of nuns of the tundra). After having played the majority of their recent gigs outside of their home town, they’ll be bringing a number of new tracks to please your rock n roll minds, with a hint of attitude to back them up.
Kick The Clown are an outfit from Worcester and Cardiff. The band was formed in 2016 and consists of White Noise (George Ormerod, vocals), Guisseppè (Matt Tyler, guitar), Strange Dog (Joe Cummings, drums) and Sour Mash (Dan McLaren, bass). In the last two years, the band has built a strong following in the West Midlands through constant touring and sharing stages with Karkosa, Soeur, Ivory Wave, The Cosmics, The Dickies, The Ramonas, Fight and Fires, and Straight for the Sun among others. Their presence has been praised as “loud”, “energetic” and “in your face” but it is not enough to fully describe the essence of the group. They combine swagger, rare charisma and DIY ethos to create controlled chaos on stage.
The band claims every inch of the floor as their own, bringing wild melodies, shouts, sweat, pain and clown masks to enthral the audience and drags them (kicking and screaming) into an alternative musical dimension. Mixing a variety of genres such as old school punk rock, hip-hop, metal, hard core and even jazz, Kick the Clown are becoming a phenomenon on the indie circuit. They released their debut 6 track EP “Car Bomb” at the O2 Academy in Birmingham in late 2017 and a double A-side single “39 Steps/No Way Out” in 2018. In November 2018, they were featured on Public Pressure’s first “Subcultures #1” cassette tape documenting the best emerging artists in the punk underground. The band is currently working on new material to be released later in the year and they are touring extensively.