Event Details

Imperial Wax + support
Fri March 4, 2022 8:00 pm GMT (Doors: 7:30 pm )
The Engine Room , The Old Maltings Building, North Shields
All Ages
Imperial Wax are the surviving members of the last and longest running edition of legendary Manchester post-punk band The Fall.

They play expressive fusion of garage rock and post-punk. 

Forming in 2018 – Guitarist Pete Greenway, drummer Keiron Melling and bassist Dave Spurr, formerly known as the last and longest serving line up of The Fall, were invited by Damo Sazuki to join him as “Sound Carriers” for a one-off performance at the White hotel in Salford. Rekindling their necessity for music, they set about searching for a vocalist. After a chance encounter at a pub in Colne and a lengthy conversation about the future of Imperial Wax, they decided to team up with Sam Curran, guitarist and vocalist from Leeds based punk band Black Pudding.

May 2019 saw the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Gastwerk Saboteurs, as where the singles ‘No Man’s Land’ and ‘Art Of Projection’. Later that year, amongst touring the UK, Ireland and Europe, John Robb’s Louder Than War released the double A side single ‘Bromidic Thrills’ and ‘Bloom & Wither’.

As touring and life ground to a halt in 2020, new ideas started to simmer. With the lifting of restrictions the band launched themselves into the writing of fresh material. Often too busy with a heavy, booming work schedule Dave turned over his bass duties to long time friend of the band and Black Pudding bassist Shane Standrill. 

With Shane fully initiated into the band via a short run of UK dates at the back end of 2021, Imperial Wax are currently working on their second LP.


Imperial Wax
Imperial Wax are noise rock & garage brawlers unafraid of a psych workout or a rockabilly dust-up.” (Nick Hutchings, Velvet Sheep) 
Imperial Wax debut album  ‘Gastwerk Saboteurs’ was released via Saustex Records in USA – recommended by friend of the band Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers, Melvins). Their follow up album is on course for 2020 after the band released the single ‘Bromidic Thrills’ on Louder Than War Records in October 2019.
The band have been regularly played by Henry Rollins on his US radio show.
The four-piece, comprises of frontman Sam Curran, along with Keiron Melling, Dave Spurr and Pete Greenway – three 11 year veterans in the longest serving and last line up of The Fall.
The band have been regularly played by Henry Rollins on his US radio show.
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