SKEGSS+ GAFFA TAPE SANDY + HIGH KNUCKS

Ben Reed (vocals, guitar), Toby Cregan(bass) and Jonny Lani (drums) – have charmed listeners with their warm garage-punk sound, selling out shows all across the country. The band have just wrapped a sold out ‘No Future’ regional tour which saw them sell out across the country. This regional tour followed their similarly sold out EP tour which came off the back of another sold-out regional tour. SKEGSS have their eyes firmly set on international domination, having toured Europe and the UK for the very first time last May, including the London Calling Festival in Amsterdam, and a UK tour planned for this coming May.

‘Spring Has Sprung’ , the lead single from their Holiday Food EP, spent the summer in high rotation on triple j, and ranked in their Top 10 of 2017’s Most Played Songs for over 8 weeks. This isn’t their first time triple j success with Skegss taking home the 2015 Triple J Unearthed Splendour in the Grass comp. The follow up single from the Holiday Food EP, ‘Got On My Skateboard’had a successful video with YouTube’s Aaron ‘Gocsy’ Gocs in a clip that reflected a nostalgic vision of youth, 90s fashion and bowl cuts, the song also places number 39 in this years Hottest 100.

SKEGSS have made a name for themselves with energetic live performances, garnering praise from The Music for their “infectious” on-stage chemistry and Moshcam who asserted they “seem to have some sort of hypnotic effect over their fans.” Skegss have played at festivals across the country and overseas including a headline slot at Sounds of the Suburbs, Splendour in the Grass and the upcoming Groovin’ The Moo circuit to name a few.

With an album set to be released this year through Ratbag Records, a UK tour which includes appearances at The Great Escape and Dot to Dot festivals, a single tour in June and multiple festival appearances – Skegss are one of the most energetic and exciting bands in Australia.

Skegss Links: Website | Facebook | Spotify

Watch the official music video for ‘L.S.D’ below:


Formed in 2015 by three friends with a desire to do something loud and exciting, GAFFA TAPE SANDY’s popularity quickly escalated thanks to a series of incendiary live shows and a seemingly endless succession of instantly memorable garage-punk/rock tunes.

The Brighton/Bury St Edmunds outfit’s brand of giddily frantic, high-octane hyper rock ‘n’ roll has already landed them support slots with acts including IDLES, Peace, Art Brut, Weakened Friends, SuperGlu, Bloody Knees and a UK tour with Indoor Pets.

Their debut EP ‘Spring Killing’ lead to them performing at Glastonbury Festival 2017, with their next single ‘Beehive’ gaining much support including Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 Tip Of The Week, before being included in NME’s 100 Essential Acts for 2018.

Then in 2018 they released their single ‘Meat Head’ before hoping all over the festival circuit, from Live At Leeds & Liverpool Sound City to The Great Escape & Latitude Festival, as well as their first international performances at Germany’s Waldstock Festival and Iceland Airwaves.

Gaffa Tape Sandy Links: BandCamp | Facebook | Spotify

Watch the live performance for ‘Beehive’ below:


High Knucks are a 5 piece punk rock band from Coventry. Formed in late 2016, they have played shows around the Midlands supporting the likes of Boy Azooga, White Trash, Pulled Apart By Horses, Bambara and The PINHEADS. The band released their first EP in June 2018 and are working on new material all the time. Expect high energy, punchy punk songs with big riffs. HKMF!

High Knucks Links: BandCamp | Facebook | Instagram

 

 

 

 

Watch the official music video for ‘Speed’ below: