Posts Tagged ‘Derby’

Image may contain: 4 people, closeup

The Struts launched their new “Sunday Service” live stream series on YouTube – complete with an impressive cover of the Spice Girls’ 1997 hit single ‘Stop’. Filmed from each of the band members’ individual homes in Los Angeles, the weekly live stream will be a regular series from The Struts while they are self-isolating, and will air on the band’s YouTube every Sunday at noon PST. In just a few years,

The Struts have found themselves massively embraced by some of the greatest icons in rock-and-roll history. Along with opening for The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Guns N’ Roses, the U.K.-bred four-piece was hand-picked by Mötley Crüe to serve as the supporting act for their last-ever performances, while Dave Grohl praised them as the best band to ever open for Foo Fighters. After making their full-length debut with 2016’s Everybody Wants, The Struts now return with asecond album “Young & Dangerous a sophomore album that cements their status as one of the most unstoppably passionate and endlessly thrilling bands making rock music today.

“As British boys, it will come as no surprise that we were all once enamoured with the Spice Girls”, shared frontman Luke Spiller in a statement about the song – which came off of the girl group’s sophomore album, Spiceworld. “This song still holds a lot of memories and is a true piece of pop perfection. Long live ‘Girl Power.’” Meanwhile, bassist Jed Elliot queued up the song on the live stream, saying “We wanted to pay homage to one of our musical heroes, somebody very close to our hearts. And this is a little something for you guys that are at home craving that little ‘human touch.’”

The band’s bouncy cover of ‘Stop’ would have made any of the Spice Girls proud. Elliot, who also manned the keyboards, sang sweet back-up vocal harmonies, while guitarist Adam Slack took a cue from the single’s original music video, offering his best dance moves.

This week is Episode 7 and a very special SundayService because we are celebrating our very own Jed Elliott who had a birthday on Friday and don’t miss Welsh lessons from Geth and a guitar rundown from Addo...The Struts present “Sunday Service” Episode 7.

SundayService Episode 6 coming in hot Featuring a long-lost solo piano version of One Night Only for all your pleasure. In addition to the performance, the inaugural edition of “Sunday Service” offered the Struts’ fans an intimate peek into the band members’ lives while in quarantine in Los Angeles,

THIS WEEK on SundayService: A look behind the scenes of recording “Somebody New”, a live performance of “In Love With A Camera”, and Adam and Gethin announce the cure for your quarantine blues.

The Struts and Sunday Service episode 4

The Struts Sunday Service Episode 3,

The Struts and their Sunday Service Episode 2

The Struts Sunday Service Episode 1,

Struts fans have plenty of content to enjoy while isolating amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to weekly “Sunday Service” episodes, Luke Spiller has been streaming “Quarantine Radio” live from his home every Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening at 7:30 pm PST. Additional inspired content has also been popping up on the band’s various socials, including a recent guitar tutorial from Slack.

Band Members
Luke Spiller – Lead Vocals
Addo Slack – Guitar and Vocals
Jed Elliott – Bass and Vocals
Gethin Davies – Drums.

Derby based Pet Crow formed in 2016 and set their stall out from the get go. Groove-laden, surf tinged garage rock to which you can dance.
2017 saw the release of their first LP ‘A Simple Guide to Small and Medium Pondlife’. Followed later that year by a 7” single ‘How Are you Wired?’, which found itself in the UK physical charts.
Since the last release Pet Crow have been very busy writing and touring. The resulting record ‘Take The Edge Off’ will be released in February 2020. With debut single ‘What We Doin’?’ released in November 2019.


Pet Crow are Danielle Ross, Dan Barradell, Sean Kenny, Conor Wallis and Sophie Prosay.
“Off kilter vocals grind against spidery guitar lines whilst a big bastard rhythm section pummel your ear drums in the most glorious way imaginable.

Image may contain: text

Image may contain: 1 person

Mighty Kids describe their music as “melancholic uke-pop”thankfully they’re much more interesting than that sounds. After a brief hiatus to work on other projects, including Grawl!x and the excellent, and un-googleable in a work scenario, Sex Jokes, the Derbyshire based trio re-convened, and finally got around to putting some music into the world, in the shape of their four-track EP, Wont You Reconsider?

Released on the excellent Reckless Yes label, Wont You Reconsider? covers an impressive amount of ground in its short run, as moments of melancholic bedroom pop collide with dance floor worthy bangers. The title track, Window is a wonderfully jaunty track about sleeping around until you realise the one you always wanted was already there; Fire And Moon is a joyous blast of chip-tune playfulness, while Hey Baby manages to be simultaneously strong and sad, as singer Shelley Jane Newman declares, “I remember the fights and how I could never be right, I looked for the answer in myself but it was not there to find, because it was just the me and you that wasn’t right”. They’ll break your heart, they’ll make you dance, those Mighty Kids made a mighty good record.


Released July 27th, 2018
Recorded by Mighty Kids at Snug Recording Co, Derby

Band Members
Shelley Jane Newman,
Kristian Podhorodecki,
Rob Newman,

DRENGE – ” Autonomy ” EP

Posted: July 24, 2018 in MUSIC
Tags: , ,

Autonomy EP

Drenge are set to release new EP ‘Autonomy’ on October 5th.

The indie punk duo are back, with new song ‘This Dance’ ending a three year wait for new material back in May.

They have released two critically acclaimed albums, Drenge (2013) and Undertow (2015), headlined shows worldwide and toured with the likes of wolf alice, the maccabees and arctic monkeys. Heading into the studio with Ross Orton, ‘Autonomy’ – their first EP release – features four brand new songs.

“We are very proud to unveil our first foray into the Extended Player format,” say the band. “Recorded at McCall Sound on Sheffield’s own Sunset Strip with Ross Orton. Autonomy showcases some of our recent work, by way of verses, choruses, middle eights and all that other stuff you learn at BRIT school.”

“There’ll be a run of Robot-Coloured ® vinyl which will be about the size and shape of a supermarket pizza. On the cover you can see our temporary mascot, DR3-NG3, a scientific research robot nearing the end of his functional capabilities and pursuing a quest for validation. Made in Sheffield.”

New song ‘Before The War Begins’ is “half a love-song and half a hate-song”

‘Before The War Begins’ is taken from the upcoming ‘Autonomy EP’ released 5th October 2018.

Image may contain: 4 people, people standing

The Struts are about to go back out on the road with the Foo Fighters armed with some new music. The glam-influenced band from Derby in the U.K, , Have just released “Body Talks,” the lead single from their upcoming second album.

Frontman Luke Spiller said in a press release that “Body Talks” was “a fully charged blues dance rock anthem that will have you moving across the room and straight onto the dance floor. Complete with some of the best guitars riffs of the past 10 years and guess what? This is only the beginning.” Details on the album, the follow-up to 2016’s Everybody Wants, have yet to be announced, but last month Spiller disclosed that the band was in the process of mixing it.

“I think everyone’s really going to enjoy it,” he said. “We were very much aware that even though the band has lived with the first album and the songs that come with it for quite a while, for everyone else, it’s relatively fresh. So I felt like it was really important to make this second album somewhat depart from the first one. Not a departure musically, I didn’t want to go completely left. I think it’s important to give people more of what they fall in love with.”

The band recently sold out four nights at the Roxy in Los Angeles,

No automatic alt text available.

The Struts have been getting some of their biggest exposure to date in the U.S. serving as the opening act on the Foo Fighters’ North American tour.

While supporting a major arena rock band historically comes with, at best, indifferent reactions from the audience, the quartet has been winning over audiences with its glam-inspired sound and image. For frontman Luke Spiller, it’s all because of their approach to their shows.

“I want to make sure everyone leaves with a big smile, everyone has their money’s worth,” he said “Most importantly, just fun. Forgetting about what’s happening and escaping for an hour and a half, or maybe more.”

That desire to please has led to a pre-gig routine that begins 12 hours before Spiller takes the stage. It includes, having girlfriend Linda Cartier begin applying his makeup at least three hours in advance so that it’s ready for the meet-and-greets. But he does find time to loosen up with an AC/DC playlist and a whiskey and Diet Coke.

Formed in 2009 in Derby, England, the Struts have since relocated to Los Angeles, and released their debut full-length, Everybody Wants, in 2014 to acclaim, with “Could Have Been Me” becoming a rock radio hit. Musically, they’ve drawn comparisons to Queen, particularly with regard to Spiller’s over-the-top vocals and stage presence.

It’s one that Spiller, who looks quite a bit like the moustache-free Freddie Mercury, welcomes, and last year he penned a Top 10 Queen song list for Louder Music where he eschewed their hits in favor of deeper cuts. “They brought me into a musical world that I felt a real connection to,” he wrote. “Everyone else was listening to indie rock like the Killers and Razorlight and the Libertines. I was, like, ‘No, this is my world.’”

Spiller has even sought out Zandra Rhodes, who designed costumes for Mercury and Brian May, on his mother’s advice. Rhodes created a pair of tops for Spiller, including, he noted, a “shimmering, cobalt blue frock with hand-painted gold accents.”

The Queen fixation has come in handy on the Foos tour, where Spiller regularly joined the band onstage for a cover of “Under Pressure,” with drummer Taylor Hawkins taking the David Bowie part while Dave Grohl gets behind the drums. One night’s performance was so intense that it led to Spiller having a sort of wardrobe malfunction.

“I remember I gave Taylor a quick hug, and as we were saying thank you to the crowd and I walked off — I hugged Dave Grohl, and he sort of said in my ear, ‘That was so great, man,’ and I was about to walk away. And he grabbed me again, and he was like, ‘You know what happened yesterday, after I got back to my microphone after ‘Under Pressure,’ there were sequins all over my pedal board.’

Last week it was announced that they will return as the Foos‘ opening act when the tour resumes in July. But between now and then, you can also catch them on the road, playing clubs and festival stages through June 3.

The Struts have also finished recording their second album, although it’s in the process of being mixed. “I think everyone’s really going to enjoy it,” he said. “We were very much aware that even though the band has lived with the first album and the songs that come with it for quite a while, for everyone else, it’s relatively fresh. So I felt like it was really important to make this second album somewhat depart from the first one. Not a departure musically, I didn’t want to go completely left. I think it’s important to give people more of what they fall in love with.”



PET CROW – ” How Are You Wired “

Posted: August 25, 2017 in MUSIC
Tags: , ,

The Too Pure Singles Club announce the forthcoming single from the wonderful Pet Crow. A band on the rise and one you will love and adore in no time at all

Derby-based Pet Crow formed nearly two years ago and in that relatively short space of time they’ve caused a stir within the scene .They’ve been featured on such shows as Radio X (formerly XFM) and Amazing Radio and shared stages with the likes of The Lovely Eggs and Menace Beach.
Pet Crow released their first full length album ‘A Simple Guide To Small And Medium Pond Life through independent label Reckless Yes and are about to release their first 7” single ‘How Are You Wired?’ ..

Having drawn comparisons to a wide range of artists such as The Julie Ruin, MC5 and The Sonics, their sound is an energetic and groove-laden mix of garage-punk / rock with nods to riot-grrl and surf-rock.

7″ Single out on Too Pure Singles Club in August 2017


No automatic alt text available.
So… here they are. The Fall with Mark E Smith are will be gracing the Woodland stage. And BBC Folk award winners Sean Lakeman and Kathryn Roberts are also due to play in the same sylvan setting (replacing the Nova twins who have a touring commitment). Third new act on the bill are Scottish indie boys Glasvegas.
Steve Blount, Bearded Theory organiser, “has this to say:
We are hugely excited to be welcoming Seasick Steve to Bearded Theory’’s Spring Gathering 2017. Along with our other headliners Madness, Skunk Anansie and Slaves –– not to mention more than 100 other acts over 6 stages, –we believe this is without a doubt the strongest line up we have ever put together”

Seminal British rock act Skunk Anansie, and punk duo Slaves will headline on Friday. And (personal favourites here) the wonderful Alabama 3 will be making a very welcome return.

Derby local punk heroes ANTI-PASTI have also been confirmed (replacing the briefly-announced Anti-Nowhere League). And Hollywood based rock, rhythm and blues band VINTAGE TROUBLE will be making a Sunday evening appearance. This act have supported The Who, AC/DC, Bon Jovi and Paloma Faith, and been joined in their own concerts by Brian May.

Skunk Anansie, and punk duo Slaves (below) will headline on Friday. The unique Magical Sounds tent with its mix of global psychedelia and dance will feature Banco de Gaia, Transglobal Underground, Ed Tangent and Hebden Bridge’s own Tetchi.

Tickets are predictably going fast, and congratulations to Bearded Theory for keeping the tickets affordable – a weekend pass with camping is only £110.25. That’s for FOUR days of music plus as much revelry as you can cope with .
As a massive thank you to all loyal festival goers, Thursday’s “bonus” Pallet stage line-up will feature virtually the entire 2008 Saturday Main Stage bill. Appearing will be these Bearded favourites: Dreadzone, 3 Daft Monkeys, Tarantism, True Deceivers,Hobo Jones & The Junkyards Dogs and more with Don Letts presiding, to help celebrate our 10th anniversary year.

Image may contain: text

Image may contain: 3 people, text

Derby groove and garage pop band Pet Crow has announced their debut album will be released next month via independent label Reckless Yes Records following UK tour, including dates with Menace Beach and Modern Rituals.

The band, who got together only a year ago dropped their debut EP in April via Bandcamp and album A Simple Guide To Small And Medium Pond Life is their first full length and physical release. With garage rock making a resurgence Pet Crow are standing out from the current crop – with drawling squalling vocals, playful chiming guitar and a rhythm section that is heavy on the cow bell and grooving on the bass lines.


A Simple Guide To Small And Medium Pond Life is released digitally and on limited coloured vinyl on 24th February via Reckless Yes Records