Winter is Coming… October and November at The Castle and Falcon
Are we a bit late on the bandwagon for the Game of Thrones references? Probably. However, we’re dead ahead of the curve with new music, and October and November are looking like two months you do not want to miss…
Kicking things off with a show that sold out almost straight away, whoever managed to bag tickets to see Jim Bob from Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – lucky you! The lead singer is now embarking on a solo tour, showcasing music from his eight solo albums at his Birmingham show on October 10th.
The next band firing on all cylinders are Dublin’s newest post punk prophets The Murder Capital. The bold, bolshy five piece have recently toured with the likes of Slaves, Shame and Fontaine’s D.C and now they’re about to embark on their biggest headline tour to date. Fans of the above bands and gritty, real punk, make sure to bag a ticket to The Murder Capital on October 12th.
Brand new band on the block Good Cop Bad Cop. Born and raised in Sheffield, Joe Carnall (Milburn) teamed up with Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders to create this brand new project, ‘residing somewhere between man and machine.’ With the release of their debut album in March, Good Cop Bad Cop have that perfect blend of vintage tinged electronic and melodies akin to the glory days of The Strokes. Catch them live on October 14th along with their brand new material.
The following weekend leaves no holds barred with two huge acts from other sides of the stratosphere. Australian indie-psychers Psychedelic Porn Crumpets crash land on October 18th, bringing along their third album ‘And Now For The Whatchamacallit’. The lead single, the erratic but infectious Bills Mandolin features Billy from Birmingham band Bad Girlfriend (Easter Hott Date), well worth checking out!
The day after we’re treated to one hell of powerful and soulful voice from Anastasia Walker of Bang Bang Romeo. Dubbed ‘this generation’s Amy Winehouse’ and hailed as having a ‘once in 20 years voice’, Bang Bang Romeo are a pop-rock force to be reckoned with and a champion voice for the LGBT+ community. Mark October 19th in your diaries as an unmissable date.
Closing off October we have Honeyblood, a once four piece gone solo and spearheaded by the genius that is Stina Tweedale. Her new album ‘In Plain Sight’ is making shockwaves through the indie charts and getting critics’ tongues wagging. With entrancing optical illusions at the forefront of the new album, you’ll easily get lost in Honeyblood’s sometimes gritty, often cryptic but always enticing blend of indie and rock. Catch Honeyblood live on October 25th.
Jumping straight into November feet first are Coventry band FEET, embarking on their biggest headline tour to date, rolling straight out of festival season and intense studio sessions to unveil their debut album… ‘What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham’. Expect weird, wonderful, funk tinged and contemporary indie on November 2nd.
Finally (for this list anyway) we’re lucky to host the return of Spector. Their debut ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’ in 2012 shot straight to number 12 on the UK album charts, with similar success with 2015’s ‘Moth Boys’. Their upcoming album ‘I Won’t Wait’ has been highly anticipated by critics and media fans alike, as Spector’s amalgamation of The Strokes, Roxy Music, Pulp and Frank Sinatra has the world hooked. Join in the conversation on November 7th.