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Death of Guitar Pop

April 15, 2022 | 19:30

£25

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Death of Guitar Pop are a 2Tone inspired, Ska/Pop duo (Silky & Top Kat) from the sunny county of Essex. The duo dropped their debut single ‘Rickety Old Train’, along with its ultra low budget accompanying video (which involved the pair, suited and booted, running through Romford market in a cardboard train), in late 2016 and immediately struck a chord with the Skinhead & Mod subculture. Their online presence grew rapidly throughout 2017 with further singles ’69 Candy Street’, ‘Welcome Back’ (which includes a video directed by and starring The Inbetweeners star James Buckley) and their superb collaboration with the original rudeboy himself, Neville Staple from The Specials, ‘Suburban Ska Club’. The summer of 2017 saw the band’s army of loyal fans crowd fund the cash needed for the band to record their debut album, ’69 Candy Street’, which was met with glowing reviews, receiving the public approval of both Pauline Black (The Selecter) and Dave Wakeling (The Beat) whilst selling thousands of copies. Naturally, their debut live show announcement was greeted with huge anticipation and the pair put together the stunning, 9-piece band (featuring horn section The Mafia of Bad Manners fame) that first wowed audiences at a sold out show at Oslo Hackney and brought the songs to life in a live environment. Since then the band have played a series of sold out headline slots at the likes of Dingwalls, The Dublin Castle and The Macbeth, and progressed to playing slots supporting some of the genres greatest names such as Bad Manners, The Dualers and Neville Staple. In 2019 the band raised funds for their second album ‘In Over Our Heads’ which saw the pair further refine their infectious blend of classic Ska rhythms and singalong choruses. This album also included the 2018 summer hit ‘Ska is the Bollocks’ with its audacious, hilarious video turning more than a few heads. Death of Guitar Pop describes themselves as ‘DIY and proud’ and are embarking on a series of self-promoted shows, throughout the UK and beyond.

Details

Date:
April 15, 2022
Doors:
19:30
Cost:
£25
Event Category:

Organiser

Ska Club Essex
Email:
bookings@skaclubessex.com

Venue

The Leadmill
6 Leadmill Rd
Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) S1 4SE United Kingdom
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Phone:
0114 272 7040
Website:
https://leadmill.co.uk

Disabled Access

The Leadmill offers a free companion ticket for disabled customers which must be booked in advance. To apply please email ticketing@leadmill.co.uk with proof of disability once a general admission ticket has been purchased.Examples of accepted proof: Disability Living Allowance (DLA) / Attendance Allowance (AA), Personal Independence Payments (PIPs), Blue Badges & The Access Card. We will review an application without the recommended evidence on a case-by-case basis.