A benefit gig to raise funds for Hope Not Hate and Stand Up to Racism with four great indie bands!
ARREST! CHARLIE TIPPER
The band began life in 2013 as The Charlie Tipper Experiment, releasing the debut album “Mellow On” and a couple of terrific singles. In 2015 they gained a new member and changed their name to The Charlie Tipper Conspiracy, embarking on a 6-track mini-album “Ten” and a series of EPs which culminated in the release of the 2018 compilation “The Astonishing Rise of Charlie Tipper”, which received some great reviews in the online music press.
In 2018 the band recognised the addition of a seventh member by changing their name again, the “Arrest” in the current moniker being a nod towards their forthcoming movie soundtrack “Themes from Blizzard”, a story of various lives (criminal and otherwise) which come together in a snowbound motel during a fierce blizzard.
The band mixes the personal and the political to good effect, always with a melody and bringing noise or quiet as required. The influences of the American avant guard can be found, with the likes of the Velvet Underground, Galaxie 500, the Go-Betweens and Shack, all to be found mixed in amongst the real originality of their songs and sound.
2019 will also see the release of their fourth album “Red”, and set off on tour with the promise that all their earnings will be donated to anti-fascist organisations Hope Not Hate and Stand Up to Racism.
THE TOTAL REJECTION.
A garage-psych-pop band from Bristol.
Formed in 2018, the band feature many well known indie-faces who have made many records in many bands in as many years.
Their simple desire is to play garage rock music, taking their inspiration from 1960’s bands such as The Sonics, The Seeds, Electric Prunes etc, mixing it with the pop-punk bands of the late 70’s The Undertones (where the name came from!) The Milkshakes & Buzzcocks, and just a hint of Spaced Rock; Spacemen 3, Loop etc, while at the same time aiming not to look or sound deliberately retro.
Their songs are current. The lyrics are mostly about the now, the — what’s happening.
There’s nothing retro about their minds.
They released their first album on Raving Pop Blast! Records (Wrapping Yourself In Silver Foil Won’t Save You From The Blast) in 2018, which received critical acclaim, radio plays and has sold better than anyone, band included, expected!
January 1st saw the release of a limited edition 7” ‘ Bridget (Song For Billy Childish)’, which sold out in a matter of days.
The second album (Everybody Knows What You Don’t Know) will be released mid 2019, and promises to be a colourful pop explosion of sounds.
Live the band are exciting and fresh! With journalists comparing their raw energy to the likes of The Who in 1965 and the punk bands of the late 70’s.
GARAGE ROCK HAS NO PLACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THEM OUT!
Dark Twang from Manchester!
THE VAT EGG IMPOSITION
A music band made from Leeds based ingredients.