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From the ashes of a fallen giant, the embers continue to flutter past in the autumn breeze.  What started as a salvation has turned into an annual event thanks to the tireless efforts of a handful of impassioned souls, a few small-town-but-giant-hearted Kettering venues, and a bunch of truly awesome artists.

This week marks the return of last year’s hugely successful CTRL ALT-FEST DELETE festival. (Click HERE for tribe4mian’s pre-festival wrap-up posting of August 10, 2014.)

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Beginning on Thursday, October 15, and running through Sunday, October 18, this year’s event will once again be held in Kettering.  Thanks to the generosity of The Prince of Wales, El Rocko, The 3 Cocks, and The Yards, there will be free admission on all four days of the festival.

In lieu of entrance fees, it has been requested that people take a spin by the event organizers’ favorite charity, Johnny’s Happy Place.

Johnny's Happy PlaceCreated after the death of Johnny Mackay in October of 2014, JHP hopes to instill a sense of community and togetherness. JHP has opened a cafe, which runs on Saturdays from 10-4, where people can gather in a welcoming and imaginative space.

More details about JHP can be found HERE.  They are located at Keystone, 97 Rockingham Road, Kettering, and you can also visit them at their Facebook profile, HERE.

We do hope you’ll find it in your heart to make a donation to this wonderful cause.  In doing so, you will not only help to keep Johnny’s memory alive, but you will also be giving back to the people of Kettering and her surrounding visiting neighbors.

There’s still a few days left for the Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2 Crowdfunder to benefit Johnny’s Happy Place. Click HERE to donate to a most-worthy cause. A few GBP here, a few GBP there… it all adds up quickly! Pledges will be accepted through November 4, 2015.

“Ctrl Alt Fest Delete 2 is a festival held throughout Kettering to raise funds for a local organisation called Johnnys Happy Place. Johnny Mackay was a local man, who took his own life following a battle with mental health issues. His family have subsequently set up the organisation to raise funds and awareness of mental health conditions. The organisation is run solely by volunteers and family members. 

Through our festival, we are hoping to raise enough money to help the organisation, and maintain a centre that Johnny regularly used as a child, Keystone Youth Centre. Johnny’s Happy Place has a base located at Keystone, where people can eat and drink for free or donations, and where people with mental health issues can feel safe and welcome. This festival will be a FREE event to the public, there will be no admission fee to venues and all donations will go to Johnnys Happy Place. We hope to reach and help as many people as possible through our festival and any donation, big or small, will be greatly appreciated.

PLEASE COME ALONG TO OUR FREE FESTIVAL, AND DONATE TO HELP FUNDRAISE FOR THIS AMAZING ORGANISATION….THANK YOU 🙂 ” – CAFD2


Tribe4mian is happy to announce that we will be working in conjunction with The Blackout Radio Show with Mike Pougounas to bring you highlights of some of the musical talents that will be gracing the Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2. Tune in this Thursday, October 15, for the first airplay.

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The show goes on air through:

WICKED SPINS RADIO [UK] – CLICK HERE
Every Thursday at 9 PM GR | 7 PM UK | 2 PM EST/USA
Replayed every Saturday at 8 AM UK GMT and Tuesday at 11 PM UK GMT

KOWS 107.3 FM [California, USA] – CLICK HERE
Every Saturday night at 10 PM Pacific Time


And now, on to the Festival’s details…

Sunday night will be awesome in The Prince of Wales, Kettering, with Jacqui Vixen and Johnny Navarro as THE COBWEB ROCKING DEEPNIKS FROM DEEPSVILLE!… DEVILISH PRESLEY!  Everyone is thrilled that Sunday’s event has been added to their 2015 Farewell Tour. We’d also like to wish Ms. Jacqui a very Happy Birthday!  May all your dreams become reality!

To add even more excitement to the closing of the festival, the organizers are very excited to announce that their friends, Teresa Dead, Corin Zero, James Grave, Bex Noire, and Matt Macabre aka alt-wave rockers, ZEITGEIST ZERO, will be returning to Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete2!

This promises to be a night with one hell of a show folks!!  And it’s just the tip of the iceberg!  Keep reading to find ALL the bands/artists in this year’s lineup!

DATE:  15 OCTOBER to 18 OCTOBER 2015

LOCATION:  KETTERING, UK


VENUES


  • THE PRINCE OF WALES, KETTERING
    Dalkeith Place, Kettering, Northamptonshire
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  • EL ROCKO
    10 Ebeneezer Place, Kettering, Northamptonshire
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  • THE 3 COCKS
    48 Lower Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire
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  • THE YARDS
    Market Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire
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BANDS


AIDEN PRYOR

Aiden PryorAiden Pryor is a Rock Blues guitarist/singer/songwriter.

Currently making waves with The Aiden Pryor Band, he will be treating us to a short solo set before heading off to play at The 20th Annual British Rory Gallagher Tribute Concert!

Putting pure passion and feel into every single note Aiden Pryor creates an energy on stage like no other!

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BIGFOOT

10457772_1477024559206264_532328949657523195_nBigfoot are a 5 piece Hard Rock band based in Wigan, England.

Formed in spring of 2014 Bigfoot consists of members from various bands from the local scene combining powerful vocals, dual lead guitars and a heavy driving rhythm section. With influences stemming from many different genres from The Eagles to Pantera this is a band that can be appreciated and enjoyed by a wide range of music fans.

Since forming, Bigfoot have toured constantly around the UK and landed slots at the likes of Bloodstock Festival 2015 and Breakout Festival 2014.

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BLACK ACID SOULS

Black Acid SoulsBlack Acid Souls was formed by the force of METAL in August 2008. They unleashed themselves onto the public like a storm. Through extensive gigging and hard work they have tuned their performances to match their powerful tunes.

They’ve rocked with great bands such as Breed 77, Cancer Bats, Tesseract, Fony, Heavens Basement and SMT. Their track, “Life And Death” has been featured on BMX Legend Mark Webb’s Street Edit Video.

Their single release, “Precious Possession”, has been featured on Sky TV and was aired worldwide, including through the BBC and Kerrang.  Their debut self-released album was released on 14th September 2012, and is downloadable on all good sites. It was remastered by Pete Maher (Linkin Park, U2, etc.). Their New Album is currently being produced by Grammy Award Nominated legend Chris Tsangrides (Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, etc.).

With appearances at O2 Live Fest 2011, Headlined Artic Fest 2012, Metal Gods Fest 2012 & 2013, Really Red Roar Fest, HAMMERFEST V, Rock & Bike Fest 2013, RMC Fest 2013 & Rock Diabetes 2013 in the bag it’s one band you really don’t want to miss. Be prepared to be slapped in the face with this totally uncompromised form of HARD ROCKIN’ METAL!

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CHARLOTTE CARPENTER

Charlotte CarpenterNorthamptonshire-born singer-songwriter Charlotte Carpenter is a rising songstress, gravitating readily towards an abrasive, and exciting blues inspired sound.

Receiving airplay from Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne and strong support from indie and major publications such as For Folks Sake and The 405, Charlotte is steadily moving with a strong stride, refining her craft with every EP release.  Honing her stagecraft alongside fellow contemporary troubadours such as Marika Hackman, Ethan Johns and George Ezra, Charlotte’s spectral sound and live shows have won her considerable acclaim and demonstrate exactly why she will ‘soon be anointed alt’s newest darling.

Charlotte’s next release, The Fault Line EP, will be released November 13th via her own label, Let It Go Records which follows a six date November UK Tour.

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DANIEL WARDROP

Daniel WardropDaniel is a singer/songwriter who also plays instrumental compositions, reaching out to broken and damaged souls of this world. He has a very unique guitar playing style and lyrics inspired from the demons he has faced in his life.

He has been building guitars for 8 years, which has helped him to have a much more intimate relationship with the instrument and has developed a very percussive and unique finger picking style. He has released an instrumental album, “a world without us”, an EP, “a perfect view” on iTunes, and is currently recording his first songwriting album, “Demons”, ready for 2016.

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DAVE CLEMO

Dave ClemoDave Clemo is a sixty something singer/songwriter based in the UK. He grew up in West Cornwall, moving to London in the early 1960s when his father was promoted to engine driver and transferred from Penzance to Old Oak Common depot. He grew up surrounded by the sights and sounds of West London, with its many and varied musical and cultural influences. Back in the early 70s he was a member of West London based folk collective Captain Swing, playing local pubs and festivals, where he first learned to play the mandolin. After moving to Northampton he then formed Left Hand Drive, a twin guitar rock band, staying with them for a couple of years before forming a top40/club band called Conspiracy, which lasted for five years.

In the mid 80s he moved to Somerset with his young family and retired from performing for about six years. When he returned to music in the early 1990s he began writing songs and released half a dozen albums, playing all over the UK, in churches, pubs, clubs, festivals, theatres and even prisons. He also took up bass and played a number of tours, including a 30 date theatre tour playing Patsy Cline songs, and several tours with Australian singer/songwriter Nicki Gillis.

In between all that he had a year out while undergoing treatment for leukaemia. Happily he has now been in remission for five years. In his long career Dave has played pubs and clubs (including the world famous Marquee Club in London’s Wardour Street), theatres up and down the country from Aberdeen to Worthing and festivals the length and breadth of the UK. He’s played on park bandstands, in churches, on the back of lorries and recently began performing in house concerts (which he loves!). His music contains elements of country, folk, and gospel. Over the years his voice has mellowed to an expressive baritone that can convey a range of emotions. His songs are tuneful, lyrical and honest. He says “It’s taken me 40 years to sound like myself, so I’m not going to try and sound like anyone else now!”

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Def GoldblumDEF GOLDBLUM

Hailing from Nottingham, and fusing Hip Hop, Rock, Metal, Funk, and Jazz, the 3 Skinheads and 1 MC will undoubtedly get you Jumping Around!

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Dem Urban FoxesDEM URBAN FOXES

Dem Urban Foxes are a duo of foxy fellas playing foxy tunes!

if you’d like to know more about urban foxes, then click HERE

If you’d like to know more about Dem Urban Foxes, come see them play live!

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DEVILISH PRESLEY

Devilish PresleyDevilish Presley was formed as a two-piece by Jacqui Vixen and Johnny Navarro in 2002 and they were soon adopted by the UK goth scene with the albums Rust Garden (2003) and Disgraceland (2004) – but they very quickly widened their appeal with the critically acclaimed album Memphisto (2005). In 2008 Johnny was chosen as back-up guitar player by Meteors frontman P.Paul Fenech and toured Europe with him. Later that same year Devilish Presley were the support act on a major UK tour with The Damned.

Having been away from the live scene for almost three years, Devilish Presley return with a new album ‘Electric Ballroom’ in 2015 which will be entirely financed by their fans (on the Crowdfunder site).

Once dubbed ‘the hardest working band in Britain’, the band’s days of relentless touring are over and their live appearances are now rare.

Devilish Presley Are:
Jacqui Vixen: Vocals
Johnny Navarro: Guitar

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DIVINE SOLACE

Divine SolaceDivine Solace is a 4 piece progressive metal band from around Northamptonshire, UK, founded by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Ben Hughes in 2008. Joel Anderson was the first to join, initially on keyboard before transitioning to guitar in 2013. After recruiting Dan Merrey (bass) and Jake Patrick (drums) in early 2010, the band was finally solid, and they started rehearsing their material heavily.

As of late 2015, the band are currently working on releasing their first album (with Ben handling all the recording/mixing duties at his home studio) all the while playing shows to keep themselves in shape and in the public eye.

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Easy TigerEASY TIGER

Easy Tiger boasts an impressive line-up, including current and ex-members of Doozer, Blacklight Pioneer, Pandora’s Box and the one and only Raging Speedhorn!

They promise to deliver with their set of Hard Rock Covers, so make sure you don’t miss these guys at Ctrl Alt-Fest Delete 2 on Saturday 17th October!

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ELLIOT FRISKIN

Elliot FriskinA singer/songwriter and local boy, Elliot spent the last four years playing live venues up and down the country. Running a host of successful live music nights in Leicester and playing the festival circuit, he drew inspiration from heroes and mentors Peter Doherty and Carl Barat for better and for worse.  He was also inspired by The Smiths, Joy Division, Bowie and the rest of the usual suspects.

After huge success from his first EP, Elliot is currently writing and recording his debut album, with a release date planned for next year.  With songs peppered with popular culture, self discovery, and a particular local gentlemen’s club, Friskin is taking a break from writing and recording to make a rare live appearance at CTRL ALT-FEST DELETE2!

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Family of NoiseFAMILY OF NOISE

Family of Noise, purveyors of post punk/alternative rock instrumental noise nuggets and advocators of 3 being the magic number.

Recently impressed by The Cureheads as their support at The Zombie Hut, Corby, Northants. So much so that the lead singer described them as ‘Gothic Shadows’, and asked them to support them on future dates.

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FROM EDEN TO EXILE

From Eden to ExileFrom Eden To Exile are a new upcoming band hailing from the Midlands, looking to write intense music with freedom, without “genre” boundaries and ultimately music that sounds good!

With all members having such a wide range of influences and ideas F.E.T.E has a unique sound that is a breath of fresh air to “Metal” music.

Releasing their first single, “Pure Love” just to get the ball rolling and for you all to enjoy. They are a band with no limits when it comes to the music and sounds, or where they look to go in the future.

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FUELED HATE

Fueled HateA unique metal sound, made to blow heads back.

A five piece Hardcore Metal Band from Corby. Our members have all come from different musical backgrounds, fusing together influences from rock, metal, rap and more in order to create a unique and innovative (and not to mention heavy) sound that we are bringing to Northamptonshire and beyond.

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HAZEYJANE

hazeyjane“Intimate, acoustic sounds. Blending his signature, chilled-out originals with a wash of disarming takes on carefully chosen covers and a nod to singer-songwriter Nick Drake, Kettering-based hazeyjane plays laid-back, late-night mood music that won’t blow your socks off but might rock your world. Quietly.”

hazeyjane is Chris Brown.

Originally from the North East of England, he has played guitar since age 13, honing his technique over the years. After moving to the Midlands a while back, he started to write songs. Painfully slowly. Recently, however, after a change in circumstances, inspiration has mysteriously struck and his writing has become more prolific. Over the past year, hazeyjane has played feature sets for Wildfire Sessions, Kenneth J Nash, Ironside Music, Ni Ni Sessions and other promoters, as well as playing at local pubs, restaurants, open mics, festivals and other regular solo gigs in Northants, Leics, Cambs and further afield.

Both his vocal style and lightness of touch with his Taylor acoustic guitar have been acclaimed by many as distinctive and outstanding and particularly suited to quieter, more intimate surroundings.

His songs have had radio play on MKFM, PeterboroughFM, Tyneside Radio, Corby Radio and others. In the past year, he has made two live radio appearances on Stevie Rigsby’s Live And Local show on Corby Radio, and on Peterborough FM’s CityBuzz show.

Appearances at the White Ark/Deeds Not Words charity concert in Corby in 2014 and 2015 were accompanied by his songs ‘Happiness’ and ‘I Have No Name’ on the event CDs, produced by Mark Brennan.

hazeyjane is the name of two beautiful songs by Nick Drake.

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KENNETH J NASH

Kenneth J NashKenneth J Nash is a veteran of the music scene, years spent on the road as a musician and DJ has taken its toll on his personal life, and provided the impetus and material for his songs.

He draws on his influences (Cohen, Waits, Cash, Reed, Hardin & Cave) to write songs that capture the darker moments of his past. Love, addiction and regret feature heavily in his material as he narrates his personal journey through the human condition. “I find the whole experience very cathartic, to encapsulate pain into dark beautiful music”.

Over the last few years he has written and released four LP’s under his own name, (In the company of ghosts, Under a gypsy moon, We all belong & The brewer & the dealer) which feature some very talented musicians. He has played at Festivals, Folk clubs & Acoustic showcases throughout the UK and has been featured on radio, in press and on podcasts worldwide. His songs have been used on several compilation LP’s including Independent Music News who picked him as one their ‘artists to watch’ for both 2012 and 2013.

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KNOCK OFF

Knock OffFormed in sept 2013, KNOCK OFF are a hard hitting punk trio, taking influences from the early 80’s U.K punk scene.  Thirty years on and the country’s still a mess. KNOCK OFF’s sound is fueled by anger and disillusionment at a country going down the pan and life in general.

A raw and powerful sound mixed with anger, energy and passion, with stick in your head choruses, KNOCK OFF will leave their mark. It’s not all doom and gloom though, with the odd sprinkling of humour in the set, such as a heart-warming love song imaginatively called….Love Song and a song about fantasising over
sex dolls.

A KNOCK OFF gig can be described as an onslaught of hard and fast songs, a wall of noise designed to make an impact. With supports with Sham 69, The Business and The U.K.Subs already under their belts and a slot at Rebellion 2015, KNOCK OFF are aiming high. Jump on the bandwagon, before someone nicks the wheels…

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KRYSTHIA

KrysthlaKrysthla was forged into being during 2012 and proudly boasts four of the original members (Neil Hudson, Noel Davis, Carl Davis, and Wayne Minney) of UK metal legends Gutworm (SPV/Steamhammer and Anticulture Records 1998-2010) joined by Adi Mayes, influential former frontman of metal heavyweights Deadeye (2000-2009). After spending over two years writing and perfecting a new sound and crafting tracks worthy of taking on the metal world once again, Krysthla are already stamping their mark on the UK metal scene.

With years of experience both live (multiple tours and major festival appearances across Europe and the USA) and recording (Label releases with distribution through Plastic Head and music videos on MTV, Scuzz and Kerrang!) under their collective belts, they have the expertise and talent to lay down truly crushing performances

“An instant, unpleasant wake-up call that leaves you dazed and disorientated for ages afterwards” (9/10 live review Metal Hammer).

Krysthla released their debut full length album, “A War Of Souls And Desires” on 25th September 2015 via Initiate Audio and Media / Plastic Head (PHD) Ltd, which has already received rabid critical acclaim from the metal press. The album has been available for pre-order through Amazon and has consistently occupied a top 20 place in the Amazon hot new metal releases chart, based on its presales performance.

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MR HAT

Mr HatMR HAT… Play classic show tunes, old favorites and a few surprises, but at a million miles an hour (or as fast as the drummer’ll let em). It’s like an all-star band but without any all-stars 😉

Ctrl Alt Fest Delete 2 will be their highly anticipated first Kettering appearance!

The Mr Hats are
Rum Weasley – bass monster
Ash Hefty Hat – funny shape guitar
Jason Hat – the missing link between man and beast? Drum thumper
The Mrshat is Becky who brings an air of sophistication to the band…

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MusTasHMUSTASH

“Beer drinkin’ Country…

…not the other kind…”

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NUMB

NUMBFollowing on from a brief stand in session stint with rock heavyweight Stormbringer in 2014, guitarist Darren Caven-Quantrill is back with the soaring vocals of Lee Rayner, long time musical collaborator Byron (ex The Calling) and Damo Falkowski (former drummer of local metal heroes Deadeye).

Within 12 months, the unique sound and style of Numb has been forged and the Ctrl Alt Fest Delete 2 show will be a sneak preview of the band’s eagerly awaited debut album due for release in 2016.

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RELICS

Relics (cover)RELICS are a punk / hardcore band from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Since forming in late 2013 they have gone from strength to strength; self-releasing their debut EP “Beast Market” and playing up and down the country with the likes of Cancer Bats, Discharge, Agnostic Front, Baby Godzilla, Krokodil, Bastions and…err…MC Devvo. Amongst others.

Musically they’re a Frankenstein’s Monster of old and new; mixing the timeless bellow of Motorhead and Killing Joke with the modern snarl of Every Time I Die and Cancer Bats. Throw in a raucous live show and a complete unwillingness to take themselves too seriously, and you’ve got a Relics party. Where’s the beer?

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Run Your TongueRUN YOUR TONGUE

Kettering’s ONLY spoken word night. For all poets, storytellers, comedians, musicians, MC’s… or for those who just have something to say. Open mic slots available. What’re you saying?

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SIDERIAN

SiderianNorthamptonshire metal band formed in March 2015 featuring ex-members of Wolves Hunting the Wicked, Black Ink Sun, Fueled Hate and Dead Girl in the Water. Taking their cues from old style metalcore and featuring actual songs, the band swiftly put together a seven-song set to commence their assault on venues throughout the county and beyond.

Their debut EP “Cancel Your Future” was released in September 2015.

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STORMBRINGER

StormbringerStormbringer first came together in the summer of 2011 after a couple of Sunday afternoon beers between Dom and Ash. Both had just come away from their longterm projects, Deadeye and Nekkrosis respectively, and were looking to embark on a new journey. Dom was also a member of the critically acclaimed Viking Skull, who were between tours at this point so it seemed like the perfect time to start on something new. Dom then made the decision to contact Jon Quantrill, a lifelong friend and fellow musician (well, a drummer) to see if he would be interested in becoming involved in the new project. After a bit of thought Jon joined the band, followed by Darren McCullagh after hours of trawling the internet for a suitable and competent bass player.

Now the band had its musical core and powerhouse, the guys locked themselves away in a rehearsal room and started to jam out the first drafts of what were to become truly great songs.

At first, it was all about the music. The four members very quickly had a full albums worth of material and inspiration was at a high so they booked some studio time. There was now just one place left to fill – they needed a singer.

After about a year and with the music for the album already recorded, Stormbringer added the finishing touch to their line-up. Mike Stockley joined the band in the winter of 2012 after a mutual friend said “you have got to check this guy out”, and laid down the vocal for their debut album ‘MMXIII’. Mike was exactly what the band were looking for, a classic rock voice with a contemporary edge and a lyrical ability that was perfect for the sound the band had created.

With the full line-up in place it was time to go out and cut their teeth on the road. Traveling to all four corners of the country the band received rave reviews and played to rocking crowds. With the bands reputation growing stronger with every gig and the crowds getting bigger all the time, it became clear that Stormbringer was living up to its name.

After successful years of gigging, including shows at Download Festival and the main stage at Bloodstock, Mike sadly had other commitments and had to part ways with the band. Stormbringer faced yet another challenge, having another full album recorded, they needed to find someone who had the ability and talent to step up to the mark for the next stage in the Stormbringer journey.

After auditioning relentlessly they found Jimi Brown – formerly of Burn City Burn, and it was clear, even after the first audition, that this was the guy for the job. Jimi has proved himself as both a natural talent, a stand-out stage performer, and a stunning recording artist which was made evident with his performance on Stormbringer’s second release ‘Blood and Rust’, due out in late 2015.

The band live by their mission statement – “To rock as hard as we can, wherever we can and have a good time doing it”.

A must-see live show, which will absolutely not disappoint.

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SWITCHBLADE

Switchblade3 piece 21st Century Neo-Rockabilly.

With the former drummer form the Metoers heading the line-up, Switchblade’s raw enthusiasm will guarantee to get you a rockin’ and a rollin’!
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Switchblade CitySWITCHBLADE CITY

No messing, balls to the wall Rock’n’Roll from Kettering.

Riffs on riffs.

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THE ABRAHAMS

The AbrahamsThe Abrahams are everyone’s favourite five piece progressive folk rock skiffle beat combo. Local heroes in their own homes, they have a clear distinction for ale quaffing and general titillation of the finest degree! They have an indistinguishable style and never fail to amuse, albeit sometimes in a half hearted and inebriated manner!

If you’re easily led astray, then this is definitely the band for you!
And they also play some mighty fine music from time to time.

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The Exit PalaceTHE EXIT PALACE

Vocals- Marc Collins
Guitar- Scott Latta
Bass- Peter Stewart
Drums- Ben Twigger

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THE MISPELT

The MispeltFormed in 1998 as a 3 piece motorhead-esque punk rock and roll band, they reinvented themselves in 2008 as a 4 piece with a female vocalist and are now back as a 3 piece band. Loud, fast and curiously eclectic, The Mispelt combine throwaway snot-nosed bubble-gum power punk infused with flavours of metal and ska, knitted together with dark and sinister lyrical undertones. What other band can have the audience merrily singing along to tales of attempted suicide, random street violence and self harm?

The Mispelt have taken their blistering live performance around the length and breadth of the UK with outings to Europe and the USA. The band have played legendary venues such as 100 club, CBGBs and Scum and with equally legendary bands such as UK Subs, Stiff Little Fingers, Vice Squad, 999, Subhumans and Defenestration. The Mispelt have recorded 8 critically acclaimed cds, featured in countless zines, compilation cds, radio airplay (including Radio 1) webcasts and most recently we appear on the soundtrack to an award winning independent film.

The Mispelt have in every sense, been there, done that and bought the other bands t-shirts.

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THE REPLICATS

The ReplicatsAfter three years of intensive gigging around the UK, Corby’s very own Replicats finally cemented their reputation as one of the most exciting party bands on the circuit. Working solely through word of mouth, they played countless private parties and pub shows, relying on their high energy performances and choice song selection to win over new fans and secure more bookings.

Eventually the band’s reputation earned them the opportunity to play to larger crowds at many local and national festivals; including headline slots on the main stage at Weldonfest 2014 and the ‘IcOn Stage’ at Glastonbudget 2013; the UK’s largest tribute act festival. Having created quite a buzz and being more in demand than ever, they decided to take the next logical step – split up and sell their gear. Now 6 months on, with the prospect of free beer ringing in their ears, the boys are back for one night (afternoon) only. That’s providing they can borrow some gear.

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THEE TELEPATHS

Thee Telepaths (Sleeve)Thee Telepaths are a psych-driven fuzz & beat four-piece from Kettering with a big sound that owes a clear debt to the metallic proto-punk rock of The Stooges & The MC5, the 80s drone-fuzz of Loop & Spacemen 3, the wonky electronics of The Silver Apples & Suicide and the warped heavy psychedelia of Black Sabbath.

Since their first gig in May 2014 they’ve been kicking out the jams at venues around the Midlands, and have self-released one EP that’s now into several hundred copies up and down the land. In recent months they’ve played a number of festivals and on some excellent bills, sharing stages with Manchester krautrock collective Gnod, Rugby’s psychedelic back-porch blues men The Anteloids, electronic post-rockers Kontakte and ’80s indie legend The Jazz Butcher. Over the next couple they’ll be playing with UK psych-scene luminaries The Telescopes, One Unique Signal and The Underground Youth.

They have their first London gig in September 2015 and their second EP is due for release on Mighty Fuzz on vinyl, CD and digital at the beginning of December. The 4-track debut EP is available for free download for a limited time HERE.

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UNITRA

UnitraUnitra are an old school thrash metal band originating from Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Do you like pop? Techno? R&B? Well you ain’t going to like Unitra… We are the prodigies of metal, we are to music what Ron Jeremy was to the porn industry. We are a time machine fueled by rage, sex and alcohol. We’ll take you back to the times when Pamela’s boobs weren’t fake and David Hasselhoff was handsome and didn’t sing. Back to SEGA games and Ninja Turtles. Your ears will melt and so will your eyes.

WE ARE UNITRA, WE’RE COMING TO GET YOU, SO LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS TONIGHT.

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ZEITGEIST ZERO

Zeitgeist ZeroSince their inception in 2003 in Leeds England, their three albums releases have met with international critical acclaim, enabling the band to build up a loyal worldwide following. Their recorded output is impressively assured, genre-stretching and playful, but it’s in the live arena where the band really explode into vibrant existence. Because they don’t do gigs. Most definitely not. They put on a show.

Zeitgeist Zero perfectly manage to inhabit their own carefully constructed and intriguingly strange world. Their unique sound, darkly glamorous style and originality have received extensive favourable press coverage enabling the band to play several key festivals, including Whitby Gothic Weekend and the massive Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany. As independent artists the band has toured both the UK and Europe. They have also recently supported Toyah as well as performing as main support for The Cruxshadows on a tour of Germany.

Zeitgeist Zero have just released their new album Ghosts of Victory funded via an IndieGoGo campaign which raised over £4K in pre-orders from their die hard fans the Geist Army. The album was mixed by the legendary Steve Whitfield (The Mission, Terrorvision) and mastered by John Dent (Goldfrapp, PJ Harvey, Music Producers Guild Mastering Engineer of the Year 2015) and is available on CD and gatefold vinyl.

Members:
Teresa Dead – lead vocals and lyrics.
Corin Zero – guitars, synths, programming, backing vocals.
James Grave – synths & backing vocals.
Bex Noire – bass, double bass, bowed bass, backing vocals.
Matt Macabre – drums and percussion.

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Before I end this posting, there is one more photo that I’d like to share with you.  As many of you already know, we suddenly lost our good friend, Jez Keefe, on July 28, 2015. Jez was an amazing photographer and worked with some of the hottest bands around the UK.  He also was a contributor to tribe4mian along with his pogoing partner in crime, Dave.  It’s only fitting that I honor our friend by posting one of his Devilish Presley photos.

00 Jez Keefe & Dave at Devilish Presley

That’s Dave midair, with Jez behind the camera.

We’ll miss you forever, Jez.  Thank you for brightening up so many of our posts with your photos.

You can check out more of Jez’s work, HERE, at JEZ KEEFE PHOTOGRAPHY.

00 Jez Keefe with Devilish Presley00 Dave with Devilish Presley

Hoist the Sails! ❤


Many thanks to Lorna for working so closely with me to get this out to you. 🙂


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