After March treated us to some incredible events, including Mahalia, St Patrick’s Day, Definitely Oasis and The Men That Would Not Be Blamed for Nothing, April has some big boots to fill. However, this April is shaping up to be an immense month of genre-spanning music for The Castle and Falcon.
Kicking off this month of music is Lucie Barat, a poetic, spoken word rock artist who has talent running through her veins. Sibling to The Libertines’ Carl Barat, Lucie’s sound doesn’t fit the rock mold. It’s political punk meets supercharged synth inspired by the likes of Patti Smith and Gil Scott Heron. Catch her with Echo Gecco on April 6th.
Keeping in the vein of synth are pop-duo Let’s Eat Grandma, an enigmatic teenage pop sensation whose sound is constantly evolving. Their debut ‘I, Gemini’ received critical acclaim for its intrinsic beats and trippy Grimm-esque lyrics, however their new material takes a leap into the concrete jungle, with R&B beats meeting quick wit. They will be performing on April 11th, showcasing material off their new album ‘I’m All Ears’.
On April 13th, The Castle and Falcon will be going on a trip like no other, spearheaded by Mik’s Artistic Ego Trip. The Leeds trio are influenced by comedy duo Reeves and Mortimer, combining their dry comedy with rock & roll. They’ve grown quite a reputation and praise from BBC 6 music presenters, and are guaranteed to be the most interesting and unpredictable band you’ll see.
The Castle and Falcon will also be home to some up and coming local music throughout April. Four piece rock and pop cover band No Silence will be performing on April 14th, alongside Maxwell Avenue, Stonecross, Sunday Service and Lavender Blue. Following them on April 21st will be Broken Looking Glass – a project that sees sweeping guitar melodies meeting driving rhythms. They will be supported by eclectic quartet The Institutes, post hardcore group Second Cities and loud, slightly ridiculous punk group Blick Black and the Chilliholers. Punks Alive will be celebrating their 20th anniversary on April 20th – hosting a weekender full to the brim with a plethora of hard hitting punk acts.
On April 26th, The Castle and Falcon are proud to bring Justin Nozuka. This singer-songwriter had a hit album at the age of 17 and by the time he was 21 had opened for Stevie Wonder. Now, Justin will be showcasing his nostalgic, summery acoustic tracks that reveal thoughtful, mature melodies.
Closing the month will be Louise Distras with The Pearl Harts – a modern day answer to the lyrical genius of Bob Dylan. Louise Distras has a punk flair matched with quick wit lyricism. She’s the sound of a revolution, channelling her anger, hopes, dreams and fears into into anthems of love and fury for a new generation. Make sure to catch the most exciting voice of UK punk rock on April 28th.
Tickets for all events can be purchased from See Tickets or on the door (subject to availability). We hope to see you down the front row!