Many things can make you feel 16 again. Kissing girls, chatting to girls on the phone, and for me recently, looking at girls in magazines… I of course refer to Decade’s feature in, FRONT.
It has literally been soo long since I bought a lads mag in Ducks, that I actually had to ask the Saturday girls where they were kept. Funny thing being under previous owner, Mr Duck. I distinctly remember him refusing to sell me the FHM with Louise Rednapp (then Nurding) on the front cover, as it’s content was deemed “unsuitable for a chap your age.” I strangely had more respect for him for that, and promptly nipped off to WH Smiths to get my fix.
So why did I break my decade long break between lad mag purchases? Simply because non-other than our home grown heroes DECADE gracing it’s inner pages. The brief interview with front man Alex Sears gave me a chuckle and showed us a nice preview of their next video. Well worth £3.99 or what ever I paid, especially since there was an 8-page feature on the coolest UK underground punk band, GNARWOLVES.
We’ll call that a double win for Devizes.
From our touring acts, to touring acts coming through town, we have Xtra Mile’s CRAZY ARM in Devizes TONIGHT. The band are on their 5th date of this “Southern Wild” tour (poster should be to your right, if you’re reading the website, and your screen resolution is the same as mine…) and they should have the physical pre-release copies of the album if you fancy it. They’re playing the record through, having been promised some a cappella, Banjo’s and 4 part harmonies?!
If you got the press release mail out, you may already be familiar with the song, Remembrance. Which is probably one of the best arranged folk songs I’ve heard. Lush vocals, effective simple musicianship and a whole lot of feel.
So hopefully I’ll see you all tonight – doors at 7, show starts at 8 (like every good punk show). Support from Calne’s Mick O’Toole and Wroughton’s Jimmy Moore.
Entry is free, so won’t cost you a dime, and you know what? You’ll leave richer for the experience. Promise.
I’m literally having to pinch myself. Not because I’ve managed to pulled off another significantly cool tour to run through Devizes, but also at our placing between Southsea Fest & Old Blue Last. After one of the coolest UK festivals, and before one of the coolest venues in the country. Well done us.
To be honest, if the shows weren’t well attended, or in fact any good – we would of all given up a long time ago. It goes without saying now, that if there’s a gig at The Lamb, it’s probably worth bothering with – This is no exception. There is a press release floating about, which you are welcome to forward to mates, or request from me – it has all the relevant links, and posters!
It’s because of all this recent activity that I’ve managed to bag another utterly amazing tour ready to roll into Devizes in December. If you’re a fan of underground punk music, you’re not going to want to miss this. Especially if you’ve been to any UK festival this year. So please go and join the Sheer Music Facebook group, to be the first to get the invite!
Official announcement will be made on October 7th.
How ever, it’s the CRAZY ARM tour that is exciting me now. In little over 2 weeks this 5 piece country folk punk act, will be hitting Devizes. It’s a show I’ve chased for a while now, having known it was coming up, and when you consider the other acts we’ve had from Xtra Mile, Devizes really is punching above it’s weight. Long may the uber cool, intimate, real shows continue.
Crazy Arm play The Lamb, Devizes, Sunday 15th September 2013. Support from Calnes, Mick O’Toole and Swindon’s Jimmy Moore. Entry is FREE from 7pm. Bring your friends, and come hang out!