SATURDAY 28TH AUGUST 2021
This legendary West Midlands born rock band are made up on Tim Burgess on Vocals, Mark Collins on guitar, Martin Blunt on bass and Tony Rogers on keyboard. With 22 Top 40 singles and 3 Number 1 albums, this band has come a long way since they formed in 1988 and have become synonymous with the Madchester scene. Despite the tragic loss of their drummer Jon Brookes in 2013, The Charlatans reconvened to record their 12th studio album ‘Modern Nature’ in 2015 which debuted at No. 7 in the UK charts, as well as releasing ‘Different Days’ two years later. Blending sounds of rock, Brit pop, psychedelia and the underground dance scene of the 90s, we couldn’t be more pleased to have this incredible band joining us in August.
Polemical frontman Jason Williamson and dexterous producer Andrew Fearn kick against the pricks with unrivalled bite and wit, railing against hypocrisy, inequality and apathy with their inimitable, scabrous sense of humour. This post-punk duo first formed in Nottingham in 2007 and have since released 6 incredible albums, becoming renowned and adored for their abrasive musical style and explorations of austerity-era Britain and working-class life. Their latest album “Spare Ribs” is the sound of a band so sure of their sonic terrain that they can now explore its outer regions. The album’s title emerged from the death toll of the pandemic and the idea of an expendable population. However, there’s no doubt that Sleaford Mods are an essential part of Britain’s musical anatomy.
Brian Christinzio, AKA BC Camplight, returned in 2020 with his new album ‘Shortly After Takeoff’, which forms the final chapter in his Manchester Trilogy. The album spans the genres, taking in singer-songwriter classicism and blending it with gnarly synth-pop and 50s rock’n’roll, all the while carried by his distinctive, flexible vocals and fearless approach to lyrical introspection. Expect a solid dose of gallows humour, vulnerability and armoured bravado from this sensational live performer.
“No is a power any time, any place,” intones Billy Nomates on No, the centrepiece of her upcoming debut solo album. As manifestos go, it’s unequivocal. She’s done taking s*** from the world. This fierce, funny, outspoken force of nature, who hails from Melton Mowbray in rural northeast Leicestershire, but now flits between Bournemouth and Bristol, has arrived to rattle cages. To sock it to bearded indie cliques, old boy’s clubs in thrall to the Eagles, and over-privileged rich kids who think they represent us all. “I wonʼt shave everything off, Iʼm not twelve,” she continues on No, defying the male gaze over a backdrop of stalking bass lines and art-punk riffs, before declaring: “No is gonna start a war, so die if you think it’s worth fighting for.”
Every so often, a band comes along that just seems to perfectly capture a moment in time, bringing together disparate threads to just nail a generation. Or two. The Clause are a stridently joyous four-piece from Birmingham who bring together the swagger of the 60s, the rolling groove of the 80s and the riotous verve and attitude of the 90s. The music defies categorisation, rolling seamlessly from crashing percussion to huge, swinging bass. There are epic singalong choruses destined for stadiums and packed festival main stages, and darker, edgier moments evoking late night cruises down dingy back streets.
Birmingham indie rock band Cage Park create a unique sound by combining intricate, bold guitar and drum rhythms with catchy, chirpy vocal melodies and lyricisms. The band channel a wide range of influences into their music and play shows with an energetic, lively performance. Formed in 2017 when they met at school, the band played under the name FLARES for three years, and were a key band on the Birmingham underground live scene. In December 2020, the band started out on a series of re-releases, consisting of five songs that have already gathered over 20,000 streams, 10,000 listeners and an official Spotify playlist placement.
THE PAGANS S.O.H.
The Pagans- Shepherds of Humanity (S.O.H) are a four piece hailing from the Black Country in the West Midlands, a place often revered as the birthplace of raucous noise, given the musical heavyweights that have emerged from its industrial roots.
Pagans S.O.H it’s more than just making music. It’s a voyage of discovery, exploring where the realms of innovative sound will take us – whilst at the same time completely smashing through the barriers of genre.
Welcome to The Nu. This futuristic music project has ambitions to reach Nu heights, creating pumping soundscapes for the 21st century; The Nu combines the electric atmosphere of the dance world and the raw energy of rock n roll to pioneer a fresh approach to music. Drawing inspiration from acts such as INXS, Crystal Castles and Jane’s Addiction, expect future releases to dive into countless spectrums of euphoria that has every intention of sparking that increasingly precious goose bump feeling.