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AATMA & Barber Pres. Pet Crow/ Nervous Twitch/ Grotbags
November 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm£5.00
Aatma & Barber presents
Derby based Pet Crow formed 3 years ago, and in that relatively short space of time they’ve caused a stir.
Having drawn comparisons to a wide range of artists such as The Julie Ruin, MC5 and Sonic Youth, their sound is an energetic and groove-laden mix of garage-punk/rock with nods to riot-grrl, pop, and surf.
Pet Crow featured in publications such as Louder Than War, Upset Mag, New Noise, The Revue and The National Student. They’ve been featured on such shows as Radio X (formerly XFM), BBC 6 Music (Marc Riley) and Amazing Radio.
The first album “A Simple Guide to Small & Medium Pond Life” was released on 12″ vinyl via indie label Reckless Yes in Feb 2017 and their first 7″ single ‘How Are You Wired?’ & ‘Scrape Yourself from the Floor’ was released through Too Pure Singles Club in August 2017.
‘Scrape Yourself from the Floor’ was played on BBC Radio 6 by Marc Riley, reached #58 in the official charts (physical sales) in September 2017, and was featured on Vinyl Factory’s records of the week list.
LP: ‘A Simple Guide to Small & Medium Pondlife’ was included in Loud Women’s best albums of 2017.
“Rapturous guitars and so much more going on there” – John Kennedy, Radio X
“Fun, Frenetic and full of verve” – Upset Magazine
“A band on the rise and one you will love and adore in no time at all” – Circuit Sweet
“The unexpected LP that is likely going to gatecrash playlists for ages. Already in ‘addiction mode'” – New Noise Magazine
Pop-Garage-Punk 3 piece from Leeds.
“Paying homage to the Ramones and their favourite 60s girl-groups via the medium of punky pop songs. And, make no mistake, that’s a perfectly fine thing to be. There’s actually a bit more to the Twitch than that might suggest, though – that extra bit of proficiency and imagination a band needs to make them stand out.”
(Louder Than War)
When a band proclaims themselves “The Greatest Band in the World” and nobody opposes it then it’s probably true. If you were stupid and small minded you might say Grotbags played pop punk, when in fact what they actually do is pump out expertly designed and highly crafted pop rock.