Still finding it a little hard to re-adjust to real life after the long weekend? Well, if you’re still in a mood to party – and why wouldn’t you be? – then you’re advised to make with all haste to the Sebright Arms in Hackney, east London, tonight (April 18) to catch seven of the best new bands all on one bill. And it’s cost you niente, bupkiss and zip because it’s all free.
All of the bands are going to act as a precursor to this summer’s festival season and will be appearing at the Great Escape, the Isle of Wight Festival, Glasgow’s inaugural TRNSMT and the Reading and Leeds Festival.
So who’s playing? You can expect Welsh trio Trampolene who are fronted by the Libertines’ tour poet, Jack Jones, and they count Carl Barat and Ray Davies as fans. Coming off the back of a European tour are The Wholls who were picked out by Radio 1 as the ‘Best of Reading 2016’ and have recently signed to Sony Music.
Elsewhere, Sheffield’s Bang Bang Romeo will be bringing huge, female vocals with spiraling guitars and reverberating basslines, while Birmingham’s Broken Witt Rebels specialise in Nashville-inspired blues-rock.
Also on the bill are White Room who are set the support Paul Weller this month. Meanwhile, The Blinders have been receiving radio support from both BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music. And last, but by no means least, are psychedelic folk-rock band The Sundowners. Label mates of Liverpool’s masters of psych pop, The Coral, their second album is due out in May and has been produced by James Skelly.
The whole shebang is brought together by the good folk at Jack Daniel’s and it’s headed under the banner Jack Rocks (see what they did there?).
So, how to make sure you get in to what promises an action-packed evening from the stars of tomorrow? Simply drop a polite email in your neatest typing to firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll sort you out. Subject to availability an'all that so you’d better get your skates on.