+ Headshrinkers, Nuns of the Tundra
Date: Saturday 28 August 2021
Price: £8 adv
Picture Orwellian bleakness combined with Burroughs Beat pennings and add a sprinkling of post-punk. A concoction which we call Hallan. This Portsmouth based four piece take the mundanity of everyday life and perfectly regurgitate it into a semi-abstract and distorted frenzy of punk musings, and they are hitting the ground running in 2021 with their single ‘Hands Up’.
Built on a vision of capturing modern life within their music, Headshrinkers infuse the vulnerability of veracious poetry, backed by confrontational punk riffs and 60’s jangly guitars. Taking influence from the likes of Joy Division, Fontaines DC and The Blinders, they amalgamate these influences to create a whole new cacophony of sound. Their frantic, full-force live shows bombard the audience with Scarlett’s pummeling drums and Xavier’s pounding bass-lines, complemented by James’ searing guitar and Garran’s gritty vocal performance alongside his chaotic stage presence.
NUNS OF THE TUNDRA
Nuns of the Tundra are a 4 piece alternative rock machine, well known for their explosive and unpredictable live performances, and fuzz pedal-laden psychedelic records. Originally from Worcester, Nuns have gone from strength to strength, headlining venues such as the o2 Institute in Birmingham, the main stage at festivals such as Lakefest, and culminating in being championed by Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq and Andrew Marston on BBC Radio 1, 6 and Introducing respectively.