Fresh Lenins presents IN FOR A PENNY IN FOR A POUND
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About the Event
A penny for your thought. Do you hate shop? Do you even (stephens) go to gigs anymore? If so, squeeze with us into the Rossi Bar on July the 31st for an onslaught of cinematic punk action courtesy of an evil version of a pop group aka the Sacarmanga six and a friendly local songwriter Stephen Evens and co.
THE SCARAMANGA SIX
TyrannoPop? Luxury Rock Noir? Schitzophonic Splattercore? – whatever you want to call it, this suave and enigmatic unit have carved their own scenester-defying niche since the mid-90’s as the most unique and creative underground rock band in the UK. Every one of these individuals is hell-bent on assaulting the ears of the unsuspecting with intense and preposterous rock and roll music. Add ‘prolific’ to their wild claims – over the last decade & a half, the band have relentlessly embarked on a rampant recording spree.
The self-styled ‘evil pop group’ have been tearing a hole in the arse of the live circuit over recent years with their incendiary rock rituals including key slots at many UK festivals (headline set at Leeds 2007 on the Introducing stage). Their previous few albums have pulverised the minds of critics and also seen releases across Scandinavia, the Germanic countries and Japan, all through the band’s own infamous label – Wrath Records. Bookings at some of the big European festivals have also transpired (Hove Festival, Norway and Peace & Love, Sweden). All the while they have been building up and grooming a legion of die-hard crackpot fans ready to creep out from under logs or something and support the band wherever they play. And when they play, THEY SLAY.
The Scaramanga Six make music to make mind movies to, and long may they continue. ” – THE QUIETUS
“Soulful and subtle, yet also adventurous and abrasive, The Scaramanga Six possess all the makings of a classic band.” KKKK – KERRANG!
“Rarely does such disregard for the basic principles of songwriting provide such exhilarating results” – ROCK SOUND
“As we tiptoe graciously through all the wannabe Libertines and second-rate U2s to find something genuinely original, unique and inspiring, it seems dear old Leeds has come up with the goods again – the intense-yet-aloof rock operas of The Scaramanga Six could be its most omnipotent discovery yet.” – DROWNED IN SOUND
“The Scaramanga Six exist in a weird sort of twighlight zone in the music spectrum, where the more experimental end of Ginger Wildheart’s catalogue rubs shoulders with The Cardiacs and The Fall, while Nick Cave looks on morosely” – PURE RAWK
“A cult phenomenon of a band known for their thunderous flamboyant style of rock; and a relentless presence in the Leeds rock scene since the mid 90s” – DROWNED IN SOUND
“Another great album from a band that really deserve a much bigger audience” – THE QUITEUS
“The guitars are tight, the melodies are memorable and effective and the production is spot on” – LOUDER THAN WAR
STEPHEN EvENS BAND
Your friendly local songwriter. He is here to entertain you, be that with a kick-ass pop group behind him at a rock venue or in a damp basement with his casiotone and beaten up old electric guitar. He does not know how best to promote what he does, but he does pay great care and attention to crafting his music so that it may be pleasing to your ears. So if you enjoy what you have heard, please explore further and please tell your friends. Stephen EvEns will now stop talking in the third person.
- general admission£6+£0.15 Service fee£6+£0.15 Service fee0£0