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“Plaintive but impassioned folk that instantly demands your attention” - CRACK
"You seriously owe it to yourself to listen to his stuff if you haven't already! For fans of Bon Iver and Iron & Wine, just don't expect a carbon copy; Stilts has far more balls about him than that!" - Line of Best Fit
We are very happy to announce that Philip Jonathan has kindly stepped in to support at short notice; Here's a tase of his gorgeous work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cei0b6yovTs&t=1s
“Think Baxter Dury’s warped kid brother.” The Times
“Syd Barrett meets Tom Waits”. Louder Than War
“Any ‘Best Albums of 2019’ lists that don't have Scott Lavene’s ‘BROKE’ near the top are bullshit” Dangerous Minds
Have we ever needed great storytellers so badly? Voices to snap us out of our collective grey funk, to pull us out of our narrow, hemmed-in worlds and to lighten our days and enlighten us with their perspectives, Immersing us in their worldview and history. People who can make us laugh, cry, gasp or nod sagely, to see our world anew and not feel so alone. We need stories, vignettes, new windows to look out of, and narrators to help those new visions make sense.
In short, we need Scott Lavene. Born and raised in Essex, but a man of the world who has wandered far and wide, Lavene’s a storyteller who can capture all the madness, joy and frustration of life while singing about worms writhing in the ground. Lavene’s been in bands since his teens, and as such we get a combination of wry observation, humble wisdom, unguarded vulnerability and unpredictable humour – in a music workshop for alcoholics and addicts, long after he’d bid farewell to childhood dreams of pop stardom, and the ghosts and demons that accompany those dreams.
Louder Than War - Live Review
Dangerous Minds - Recent Feature
"The songwriting and the vocal delivery are just so raw, heartfelt and beautiful that I find it irresistible" - Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music
"A perfect slice of alt.folk pop" Charlie Ashcroft - Amazing Radio
"Reminds me of Bon Iver, only with an English accent" - Louder Than War
Imperial Wax comprise of the last and longest serving members of The Fall.
Formed in 2018 – Dave Spurr, Keiron Melling and Pete Greenway joined forces with singer and guitarist Sam Curran to forge a unique sound infusing garage punk, krautrock, rockabilly, post punk and more.
**This will be an early evening show**
Imperial Wax will be playing material from their new album recorded during lockdown.
The debut album Gastwerk Saboteurs was released in May 2019 and was positively received – as were the singles ‘No Mans Land’ and ‘Art Of Projection ‘
The band are currently working towards their second LP (EP) and touring the UK in Nov/Dec 2019
“This is straight up infectious rock’n’roll filled with attitude and looking to get you to move” – Post Trash
“A modern take on post punk” – New Noise Magazine
“Just crying out for you to dance, shout and be battered down by” – Fighting Bordom
“To put it more plainly, the band succeeds at every approach it attempts” – Big Take Over
“Imperial Wax is a band with fire in their bellies, not some end-of-career cash-in” 8 out of 10 – the I Newspaper
“The idea of a band not looking for a fight but ready to end it if one should erupt ” – Uber Rock
“Relentless transmissions of anger, frustration and other volatile states. MES would approve ” 4/5 – Mojo
7/10 – Uncut
A new name for the 4 piece from the north east of England – after some odd and inconvenient digital cross-pollination with bands of a similar name, TV Death are the former Radio Silence lads.
“On the strength of this flawless debut EP, Radio Silence have the potential to be the best no-holds-barred rock & roll group to come out of Newcastle since The Animals. This is the start of something special.” - Louder Than War: https://louderthanwar.com/radio-silence-isolation-ep-review/
“Blustery guitars, manic drum hits, and combative Richard Hell vocals. 2021 is the new Orwellian 1984. And Radio Silence [TV Death] don’t like it all.” – Turn Up The Volume: https://turnupthevolume.blog/2021/03/25/combative-noise-frustrations-radio-silence-scores-with-debut-ep-isolation/
“..complete with riotous rhythms, surfs up guitar sounds, fuzzy intensity and brooding The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster-esque vocals. It’s a darkly refreshing and relevant listen..” – NARC magazine: https://narcmagazine.com/interview-radio-silence/