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Percy, Perspex and the Suburban Toys
Fri Sep 6 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Our first gig at the Victoria Vaults and it is FREE ENTRY!!
sadly TED KEY and the KINGSTONS had to pull out of this show because of medical reasons but, never mind here is a CRACKING line up of some of the the best Post Punk, Ska and Trad Punk in the region!!!
“Percy deliver a twisted but humorous tale of small town humanity in punky rasping Yorkshire tones. Discordant nasty and great fun – your can really hear the venom!” VIC GALLOWAY
Percy are proving to be tenacious musical survivors – typical Yorkshire Terriers – scruffy and soft looking from a distance but surprisingly quick with a bite and lots of unexpected noise close too! ” TOM ROBINSON BBC 6 MUSIC
Founded in York in May 1996. Percy are an evolution of the North of England’s post-punk indie pioneers. Percy challenge style and are difficult to categorise as musical genres get used and abused with little mercy. Punk, Reggae, Swing, Glam, Surf, Indie, and even Country all get a turn and provide a lo-fi underpinning to a collection of wry narratives; Colin’s lyrical vision of today’s England includes call centre drones, getting old, Doncaster working mens clubs, Politicians, Payday loans and prescription pills. Often a bleak landscape but there’s more than enough black humour to raise a smile. The press description of Percy’s music is as imaginative as the music itself and the band seem to collect ace straplines such as ‘The Kinks of Punk’, ‘A Yorkshire version of the Sweeney’ and Steve Lamacq’s own ‘Toe tapping jaw droppers’.
Perspex are an outfit who won’t stay in the wardrobe – always changing their colours, wrestling with mr sonic possibilities upon an old sofabed made from chart hit formulas and fuzz pedals. Through a love of angular guitar music, 70s krautrock and 60s girl groups, The golden boys have crafted what they call “plastik muzik” – a term coined on pink sugar paper in the arsehole of a 7 day brainstorm. After gigging up and down the country, a tightness has been reached, an act has been born
Jesus On The Valium
Suburban Toys are a female fronted ska-punk band, playing their own songs that have been influenced by original punk rock, 3rd wave ska, and with a new-wave flavour. New release “Out of the Blue” available at https://suburbantoys.bandcamp.com/releases