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Death of Guitar Pop
April 15 | 19:30£25
Death of Guitar Pop are a 2-Tone 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 single ‘Welcome Back’ (which includes a video directed by and starring The Inbetweeners star James Buckley) and their superb collaboration with Neville Staple from The Specials, ‘Suburban Ska Club’.
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.
Death of Guitar Pop play The Leadmill on Friday 15th April 2022