Showcase for Sheffield record label Blang

Sheffield and London-based record label Blang is presenting a one-off showcase night of the bands that it represents.

Monday, 16th September 2019, 12:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 1:22 pm
The band Sheepy, who appear at Record Junkee, Sheffield as part of a Blang record label showcase

The indie label is taking over venue Record Junkee on September 24 for a headline set from Sheepy, plus support from French riot grrrls band Les Becasses.

Blang say: “Currently something of a best-kept secret, Liverpool’s Sheepy infuse their sticky bubblegum punk with sweet Kinks-style 60s melodies and wonderfully messy wig-out sonic thrills.

“Comprising of Luke Jones (vox/guitar), Ollie Phillips (drums), Katy McGrath (bass) and Villy Raze (guitar), the quartet have received national radio play and acclaim from the likes of 6Music’s Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson & Gideon Coe; plus Frank Skinner and Dave Gorman.

Jazz tuba player Theon Cross

“Currently recording their third album for Blang Records, this is an unmissable first opportunity to hear their exhilarating new material ahead of the flock.”

Sometimes a pun is just too good to resist.

They continue: “Support comes from fiery French favourites Les Becasses.

“Made up of Parisiennes Marion (vox.guitar), Christophe (bass) and Aurelie (drums), the trio play high velocity power-pop/riot grrrl songs that definitively all clock in at under three minutes.

“Fresh from France's super-cool underground circuit, rumour of the three-piece is breaking out across the Channel and the band will perform in Sheffield as part of their very first UK tour.”

Record Junkee is on Earl Street, off The Moor.

Book tickets online from www.skiddle.com and find out more about the label on www.blangrecords.com

*Tuba player and composer Theon Cross, member of Mercury Prize-nominated bands Sons of Kemet and Seed Ensemble, is performing a solo headline tour, playing Bungalows and Bears on September 26. Theon’s latest album Fyah combines jazz with Caribbean dub, dance music and grime.