Post-punk blues from the hills of Tuscany

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The Greystones offers a double bill of Anglo-Italian rock ‘n’ roll on Saturday.

It marks another visit to Sheffield by Europe’s finest post-punk blues outfit Stiv Cantarelli and the Silent Strangers.

The tour will be promoting their Three Sides EP, featuring the album tracks Mahogany Jones and Hundred Thousand Stones, alongside a brand new song, Ten Minutes’ Drive. The EP is being released digitally by Stovepony Records and distributed by Cargo from this week. Special limited edition tour CDs featuring three different cover designs and different tracklisting will be available at the gig.

Stiv formed the band with pals Antonio Perugini and Fabrizio Gramellini and an abandoned church in the middle of Tuscany’s Romagna hills provided the perfect scenery for a series of recordings.

Alongside them will be Roaming Son, a Sheffield based band that mixes earthy heartfelt vocals with twangy dirty guitars, greasy bass and jungle drums to create a sound that is influenced by the classic rock’n’roll recordings of the Fifites and Sixties but while adding a distinctive modern flavour.

The band recently recorded their debut EP ‘History Of Violence’ at Sheffield’s Club 60 studios and it is released this month.

Opening the show will be a relatively new face to Sheffield, solo act Dirdsbead who takes inspiration from the likes of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Bert Jansch plus some more contemporary artists such as Elvis Perkins, Josh T. Pearson and Sharon Van Etten. Having previously played in bands, this new project has already resulted in the release of his debut EP.