The Dead End Friends
Friday 4th September
Four Bars at Dempseys
8:00pm Ages 18+
£4 adv from
Fizzy Blood are a band born from ambition, determination and resilience. Based in Leeds, UK, their refreshing musical bravery has seen them shed any traces of the generic with their own brand of retro-inspired rock. Packed full of blistering riffs combined with a modern song writing ethos, they’ve succeeded in creating something that stands apart from the current trend of rock music and stands with one foot in the desert blues of Queens Of The Stone Age and another firmly planted in the soulful, punk infused rock and roll of Pulled Apart By Horses.
The five piece’s primary outing commences with an assured swagger, attributed to deadpan vocals, A Slippery guitar twang and a strutting rhythm section. The Bands live shows are akin to shaking up a bottle of cola and plunging in a tube of Mentos. Before you can blink, Fizzy Blood’s effervescent rock ‘n’ roll froths with an rampant urgency, where those deadpan vocals have transformed into a guttural howl and the Homme/Fallon bromance has turned ugly.
Only having been together a year the band have a number of UK Tours under there belts with bands such as Allusondrugs, Press To Meco, Freeze The Atlantic, Attention Theives, Weak Nerves, and Punk icons The Dead Kennedys, As well as appearances at 2014’s Download Festival and Londons KOKO.
“A superb debut…one fizzy, blood-y brilliant introduction” – Kerrang! [KKKK]
“Oddball rock…explosive and catchy” – Rock Sound “An unrelenting piece of punk-edged indie” – Clash Magazine
Drawn together through a cocktail of music, floral shirts, and Jagerbombs, Tarsiers began gigging in April 2013. Setting out with an aim to make music that was interesting as well as fun they found themselves often building song structures less stable than towers in Pisa.
Nevertheless, on a rainy evening in the Summer of 2013 they recorded their first demo, leading to them being Bethan Elfyn’s BBC Introducing Artist of the Week on BBC Radio Wales, featuring on Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net listening post, and being played by the Best of British Unsigned. Their second collection ‘The Solipstick Demo’ was released in February 2015.
“I thought that was wonderful… the whole overall thing was just rather strange but not in that kind of self-consciously strange way that some bands are… did lots of things I wasn’t expecting, reminded me of music that came out of German communes in the late 60s and early 70s for reasons that are rather inexplicable to me”
– Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
Formed in 2013, the members of the alternative rock band met through their love of music and grew up together – with a shared goal of a career in a band. The group consists of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Rory Kaye, lead guitarist Ben Clement, bassist Dan Ely and drummer Harry Ward.
They draw inspiration from a wide range of genres, with their sound progressing from light rock to a more aggressive sound, but still incorporating softer elements. Producing a similar sound to Biffy Clyro and Arcane Roots, the group is influenced by a vast spectrum of artists including Reuben, Michael Jackson, Architects and Eminem. Noizzle blog suggests, “Anyone who likes bands such as Arctic Monkeys and Royal Blood will enjoy Rory Indiana!”
The Dead End Friends
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