Venue: The Labour Club (Website)
Event: Masters of Budvar
Location: 95-97 Charles St Northampton England NN1 3BG
I HAD AN INKLING
This young trio are based in Manchester, though they feature the talents of Leeds-dwelling Northamptonian Richard Morris, a fine drummer and guitarist whom you may recall from God's Acre or, more recently, Saab 77. With a new record out, the band are embarking on a UK tour, and this is the very first night. Expect rough, angular jams with mad flashes of musical wit and - indeed - trombone. As www.manchestermusic.co.uk put it, "Riffs are highly distinctive and geared to some freaky dancing. Similarly, there is an attractive sense of humour present. I Had An Inkling are probably what Wire or PIL would sound like today."
Artist Website: www.ihadaninkling.co.uk
Geoff Bland and Adam Mustin are a powerful ambient folk duo from Kattering. Exceptional guitar playing and show-stopping singing combine to give their dark original material a real emotional charge. Melodic but wildly intense, these dark horses could turn in one of the surprise performances of the year.
and, of course, your superstar DJs THE RETRO SPANKEES
Northampton's best-loved yelp-punk popstars empty the contents of their very mental record collections all over the Labour Club floor, unleashing mystification and delight for all.
Artist Website: www.theretrospankees.com
Admission is free, as ever. The doors are open from 8:00pm. The bar is open until midnight. Thornfield onstage at about 9:00pm. I Had An Inkling onstage at about 10:00pm It's going to be a night not to be missed.