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Saturday 9 June 2018
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£6 early bird tickets £10 on the door
The self-released new five-song selection and sees the band delving into the traditions of hard rock and metal. Inspired by bands as diverse as New Model Army, Iron Maiden, The Stranglers, The Cult and Rush, the band’s focus for anthemic choruses, big instrumentation and rich vocal harmonies has gone up several notches.
“Gavin understood how we are all united by all things heavy” says drummer Tim Wilson. “We decided to push the electric elements of the band to the fore – drums, bass and guitar turned up to max with a hefty dose of keyboard and rich serving of vocal and harmony. It’s balls to the wall from the get go.”
Riot is the first record with new bassist Richard Corry (The Whiskey Syndicate) whose punchy, and intense playing provides a gun slinging attack alongside Tim Wilson’s pummeling drums.
Cementing all of this is Jake Brooks’ instinctive guitar playing combining an effortless mix of heavy riffs, textures and noises, Kat Davis’s 70s and 80s inspired synth sounds, and the band’s signature lead vocal, courtesy of Adam Broadhurst.
“This is a very English album for 2018”, comments lead vocalist and main lyricist Adam Broadhurst. “Riot is not an invitation to riot per se, but a reflection of the confusing and contradictory times in which we live.”