Under A Banner and Headsticks
Doors: 19:00 - 22:00
Plus £0.80 booking fee per ticket
Incorporating a heady blend of influences from across the musical spectrum, Under A Banner combine intelligent composition with Adam Broadhurst’s coruscating lyrics, producing a hard, uncompromising sound with powerful injections of raw emotion.
Their previous releases have received considerable acclaim: their 2014 album ‘Close to the Clouds’ was described by Liverpool Sound and Vision as “an album of great maturity and depth”, and Midland Mosh praised their “great vocals, talented musicians, and a nice unique style”.
Under a Banner’s fourth official release, the EP ‘Victory Time’, was awarded a five-star review and the coveted accolade of EP of the Month by Ryan’s Gig Guide, and its tracks have had considerable airplay on local radio stations.
‘The Wild Places’ raises the bar even higher, with a much bigger sound stage, produced by Alistair Jamieson at Park Studios in Birmingham, and mastered by Jon Astley, who has worked with The Who, Peter Gabriel, The Rolling Stones and many others.
Headsticks’ distinct brand of punked up roots rock and roll blends barbed lyrics, anthemic choruses, and addictive melodies to create passion infused performances oozing honesty, integrity and raw energy, all delivered with a wry humour! Live performances, as well as their debut album ‘Muster’ and follow up album ‘Feather and Flame’ continue to receive rave reviews from pillars of both the world of folk and world of punk and it is little wonder that their unique style is attracting attention from near and far as the band continue their epic crusade to say it like it is!Formed in late 2012 the band boasts former members of some of the regions most successful folk crossover bands Tower Struck Down, Jugopunch, and The Clay Faces whose reputations are stand alone having played with some of the biggest names in the world of Folk and Roots…..now with a new vigour, and an even more passion infused delivery, these musicians bring something very new to the fore, and do so with the energy, enthusiasm, and belief that is far more than just another band performance.