2 SICK MONKEYS
'2 Sick Monkeys formed in December 2000, as a live two piece bass and drums, primarily to support Darrin Mooney (Primal Scream) at a drum event in Swindon.
They have now played over 1,000 gigs, including 10 European tours and a tour of Japan.
Each year has seen a more-than-steady amount of gigs and (almost!) everywhere they've played they've been asked back.
They describe themselves as tight, melodic and in your face!
Basically……small outfit, BIG SOUND!!'
Happy Days (video)
We'll Free The Shit Out Of You (video)
+ GHOST OF THE AVALANCHE
'Ghost Of The Avalanche are a two-piece, noise-punk band from the south-west of the UK.
Built on a love of listening to 80s punk tapes and watching old horror films, GOTA formed their heartthrob noise-punk duo with the purpose of stripping music back to it's bones. The result is much like those early monochrome movies; a slick, eerie aesthetic on the surface, with a beast below.
Whilst drawing comparisons to bands such as Death From Above 1979 and The Bronx, the band themselves insist their influences lie in 80s and 90s hardcore punk (The Misfits, Rancid, The Ramones) and 50s pop (Fats Domino, Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison). It's this bizarre blend of sweet and sour that makes Ghost Of The Avalanche unique in their sound.'
“What a great noise – power, energy, commitment with a lyric that leaps straight to the jugular. For me this is pop songwriting at the diametric opposite end of the spectrum from Simon Cowell: fresh, vital, vigorous and huge fun, without an ounce of fat anywhere.” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“Loud as all hell and barely cognisant of everything else that’s happening elsewhere in music, they just want to make some brilliant noise, however they want. It’s amazing how much racket one bass guitar and a drum kit can make. The bass sounds like a room full of violently broken machines, thunderingly hammering away at each other. You really wouldn’t want to be in the same room as Ghost Of The Avalanche, for fear of blowing your eardrums or losing a limb.” – planetivy.com
"Ghost of the Avalanche are an explosion of gristled punk gnarliness. Armed with only a bass and a stripped down drum set this is how Death From Above 1979 would sound if they were raised on old Clash records. It’s fast, sweaty and delivered with love for raw, snot-nosed punk." – Bristol Live Magazine"
+ SKINPIN (Aus)
'Skinpin are a rhythm driven, noisy guitar, very fast punk band from Sydney.
They've recorded their 2nd album "So Turn It Back On" which will be released on the 5/6/15. With Wade Kieghren behind the desk at Linear studios. Delivering 15 blistering tracks with that familiar skinpin sound of melody and aggression. With everything increased a little bit more than last time (Shifting Sands) and culminating in the nine and a half minute groove jam to close the album.
Their mission statement remains the same: Have Band, Will Travel.
skinpin remain - by choice - on the never ending journey to write good songs and play as many shows as they can. However they will not sell pre-sell tickets and/or play in any so-called band competitions. This is not fashion! This is not sport! This is Music!'
→ Friday April 27th 2018 at Moles, Bath.
• Doors: 7pm / +14 (under 16's to be accompanied by and adult.)
• Entry: PWYW (Pay What You Want)
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