After a brief hiatus while recording their new album “Back To The Drawing Room”, Smokey Bastard are taking to the road to officially launch it and kick up a folk-punk frenzy like they’ve never been away.
Formed in early 2007, Reading-based Folk-Punk outfit Smokey Bastard started with the intention of being the UK’s answer to the likes of Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly.
After self-releasing their debut album, “Propping Up the Floor” in 2009, Smokey Bastard began incorporating influences from further afield resulting in 2011’s “Tales From The Wasteland”, released on Bomber Music.
Now, after touring the UK and mainland Europe, playing a live Maida Vale session for the BBC Radio 1 Punk Show and countless festival appearances, Smokey Bastard will be released their third offering “Back To The Drawing Room” on Bomber Music after a hugely successful Pledge Music campaign.
With a more progressive approach to rhythm and song writing, Smokey Bastard are pushing the limits of what you thought Folk-Punk could be.
We’re delighted to be hosting them in their second home of Bristol at the Stag and Hounds on Old Market.
Plus two fantastic local supports to kick the night off:
Rambling, shambling, cider slurpin’ folk tales from THEY SHINKICKERS – a rarely seen side project of Jamer from The Surfin’ Turnips.
And top notch urban ska vibes from the much loved MUFF SAID. Bring yer dancin’ shoes.
What better place for a Halloween get together than a haunted village hall in deepest, darkest Dorset…?
As well as the Halloween staples of dressing up, looking scary and getting riotously drunk we will also be bringing you top notch live music from the locally renowned (and definitely not Afear’d) Skimmity Hitchers plus the fantastic Jawbone and DJ Dapper DAN!
£8 advance (plus b/f) from Bristol Ticket Shop in person or online: http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/eventdetails.aspx?e=10358
£10 on the door
A wild and unholy mash-up of Irish & West Country cider-folk-punk, served with lashings of booze and a moshpit to match!
Pheweee, this is gonna be good…
Neck: Taking their lead, both musically & ideologically, from the other mighty London rebel bands – The Pagues and The Clash – NECK ‘carry the torch’ a stage further with their own, unique London-Irish brew of wild, swirling Traditional Irish music & raucous, full-on Pink Rock : rip-roaring, irrepressible ‘Psycho-Ceilidh!’
Surfin’ Turnips: Proper job scrumpy punkers from old Bristol town, these boys are cult legends in the South West. Fusing The Ramones and The Wurzels in an orgy of fast riffs, cider and marrow dancing, you’re not truly from the West Country until you’ve seen them play.
Mick O’Toole: Blending Irish, cider AND punk rock elements into one glorious package, these upcoming rascals from Wiltshire are fast building a reputation as a crackin’ live act. Recent shows at The Fleece and supports with legendary punks UK Subs have shown the world that they mean business.
The venue operates an 18+ policy too so please bring photo ID on the night.
Often described as two of the hardest working musicians on the circuit and clocking over 1,500 shows between them, Gaz and Funke are bringing their unique mix of folk-punk anthems and mechanical alt-blues beats to some of the UK’s finest independent venues.
With the final tour date (Bristol Fleece) selling out 4 months in advance, a pair of critically acclaimed albums and a summer of festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Beautiful Days and Boomtown Fair, be sure to catch their last shows of 2015.
We had a great time this summer with Benny Mayhem, recording his new EP in the Fuelled By Cider studio and promoting him at various venues in the South West (including our very own Outcider Festival!).
If you want a little more insight into our favourite acoustic punk troubadour then check out this short interview filmed in the Fuelled By Cider studio:
We’re hoping to host Benny on his next trip over from Australia so watch this space! In the meantime you can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and all the usual suspects…