**This show has been postponed to Saturday 22nd May 2021. All tickets remain valid. If you can’t make it to the new date, refunds are available at point of purchase**
Built on a vision of capturing modern life within their music, Headshrinkers infuse the vulnerability of veracious poetry, backed by confrontational punk riffs and 60’s jangly guitars. Taking influence from the likes of Joy Division, Fontaines DC and The Blinders, they amalgamate these influences to create a whole new cacophony of sound. Their frantic, full-force live shows bombard the audience with Scarlett’s pummeling drums and Xavier’s pounding bass-lines, complemented by James’ searing guitar and Garran’s gritty vocal performance alongside his chaotic stage presence.
Named after Jools Holland and being inspired to do so after watching a performance by guests of the show – Shame, Joolstake shape in the formation of a sextet and proudly demonstrate their stance on socialism, public figures and the importance of well-being.
The band naturally exhibit a raw wave of well-layered and harmonised noise, drawing influences from artists such as The Cure, Parquet Courts and The Fall. Inspired by The Beat Generation movement, their debut single ‘Hysterical Starving Naked’ is a toast to Allen Ginsberg’s work, which is the driving force behind their protest for cry against all exploitation. A day after it’s release, the track was added to Spotify’s editorial ‘New Punk Tracks’ playlist and Jools’ sound was catapulted into the ears of over 150,000 followers of the playlist.
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Sleep Patterns’ melodic indie style is characterised by dreamy, reverb-drenched guitar and vocals, eccentric lyrics and infectious drumbeats.