Venue: The Labour Club (Website)
Event: Masters of Budvar present
Location: 95-97 Charles St Northampton England NN1 3BG
THE POP GUN PLOT
Named after possibly the most fatuous assassination attempt ever, the Pop Gun Plot is the vehicle for the songwriting skills of Belfast-born Mairtin Burns. Inspired by the likes of the Monochrome Set and the Wedding Present, they play classic, melodic pop with a nervous edge and brilliant, witty lyrics that are reminiscent of Ray Davies. With a sterling album in the can, this show is part of the band's first UK tour.
BIG TIM SANSOM
One of Northampton's finest ever songwriters and wordsmiths returns to Masters of Budvar.
And, of course, we present your Superstar DJ,
JAMES ACASTER (The Wow Scenario)
It's all at Northampton Labour Club on Friday 1st September. Free admission, as ever, first artist on stge at 9:15pm, friendly people, pretty lights, bring all your pals to Masters of Budvar and show them all how cool you are.
The Popgun Plot hail from sunny West Belfast. The name comes from the failed assassination attempt on George III in 1794; the plotters were going to shoot the monarch in the neck with a poisoned dart from a popgun as he sat in the Royal Box of a theatre.
Frontman Martin Burns writes songs that reflect the humour of everyday life in the housing estates of West Belfast; joyriders, glue-sniffers, gambling addicts, valium addicts, alcoholics and promiscuous lemonade delivery men. And now that Martin works in the fancy pants world of the London media, he has turned to writing on such diverse subjects as PR girls, the mystifying preoccupation with designer labels, credit card debt, models with bad tempers, models with intellectual ability, Georgian Britain, the depletion of the rain forests, Claude Debussy, James McNeill Whistler and of course, death, or as he calls it ... the world's end.