KING KRAB + FREE GALAXY + THE ESCAPE PLAN + DEATH BY STAMPEDE
King Krab are a four piece rock band straight out of Birmingham, UK. Formed in 2012 by Ad Radovanovic and Al MacDonald, Stu Benton quickly joined the ranks after on vocals.
Playing small gigs around the local area they quickly built up a following of fans, usually filling the limits of the room they were playing.
First EP was recorded and released as the B-Side The Sea EP. More shows followed with fans craving more material so back in the studio they went, where the Trove EP was formed and released as a 6 track EP with the B-Side tracks added to it.
Following a departure behind the kit, Matt Thompsett was brought in on drums to form the current lineup.
King Krab are starting to turn heads in the music World and people are starting to take note. Headline shows at the Roadhouse, Sunflower Lounge and O2 Academy in Birmingham have got people talking with more shows to follow. The band are currently in the studio recording their brand new EP, probably their heaviest yet.
Take note people, this is the year of the Krab!!
Watch and listen to ‘Tumbleweed’ below:
Free Galaxy are a 4 piece alternative rock band from Kenilworth. Taking inspiration from bands such as Foo Fighters, The Smashing Pumpkins and Lower Than Atlantis, they released their debut single ‘Everlasting’ at the end of 2017 across all major music streaming platforms. Since forming in 2016 they have played at many reputable venues across Birmingham, Coventry and surrounding areas including The O2 Academy, The Kasbah and Hare and Hounds.
Check out the video to ‘Everlasting’ below:
The Escape Plan is a four piece, experienced, alternative rock band. High energy, fast paced, riff rock with melodic vocals.
Watch the official lyric video for ‘I Am No Shakespeare’ below:
Joseph Hicklin is a singer/songwriter from The Black Country who performs under the moniker “DEATH BY STAMPEDE“. He writes about love and labour, losing hope, regaining hope and his experience of the people and the country around him. His simple style of ‘one-man-and-his-guitar’ highlights the lyrical content of his music and is a subtle accompaniment to his powerful singing voice. Yet when playing with a band, the power and grit of the drums, bass and electric guitar give the music a whole different dimension.
“Brilliant singer songwriter – in the best tradition of Dylan. Feisty, tuneful, passionate. I love his work…” Adrian Goldberg BBC WM
“Wraps you up in his multi faceted and authentic inky depths, leaving you dishevelled and haunted in the most disarming of ways. This man is not to be missed or messed with. The climatic urgency of his vocals nail you to the crosses you thought you’d long left behind. Spellbinding, anchoring, bewitching, an example of love at first note.” Treehouse Sessions, Birmingham
“You can hear Devendra Banhart in his vibrato, but vocally he comes closer to the tone and high-reaching power of Jeff Buckley […] A whole host of ghosts hang on each breath he takes. There are earthy reminders of Josh Ritter and Kristian Mattson in his songwriting, which when looked at further hint at the depravity of Bukowski and occasionally the old-time romanticism of Waits […] After being stalked by demons, shedding his skin and exposing his skeletons he accepts this inescapable adversity as commonplace and puts everything into perspective” David Weir, Folk Radio
Watch the official music video for ‘Raging Bull’ below: