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S*M*A*S*H

S*M*A*S*H

May 28th 2017 @ Prince Albert

Brighton, United Kingdom
I Was There
About S*M*A*S*H
Genres:
New Wave Of New Wave!!!, Indie Punk Rock
Band Members:
Ed Borrie, Rob Hague, and Salv Alessi
Hometown:
Welwyn Garden City - England

Formed in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, this trio, comprising Ed Borrie (vocals/guitar), Rob Hague (drums) and Salvador Alessi (bass), actually dates back t...
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Sunday, May 28th, 2017
8:00 PM
Prince Albert
48 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, United Kingdom
SPP- Presents are thrilled to bring S*M*A*S*H to Brighton!S*M*A*S*HFormed in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, this trio, comprising Ed Borrie (vocals/guitar), Rob Hague (drums) and Salvador Alessi (bass), actually dates back to 1984, when the UK miners' strike was in progress and irrevocably altered Ed and Sal's political ideals (although both were still schoolboys).Recruiting Rob from a nearby squat, Sal moved over from singing to playing bass when the original bass player failed to turn up for rehearsals. To this day Sal still plays the instrument "wrong side up". Their first gig did not take place until early 1992, and by the following year the New Musical Express had decided they sounded like "the Stone Roses on PCP', while two singles, "Real Surreal"/"Drugs Again" and "Shame"/"Lady Love Your Cunt" were released on their own Le Disques De Popcor Records. The second single was Single Of The Week in both the NME and Melody Maker. Its b-side was a repetition of Germaine Greer's celebrated feminist remark. Showcases such as the 100 Club's New Art Riot gig in December 1993 and the NME's On Into 94 event placed them within the New Wave Of The New Wave movement, a description that the band considered "bollocks". In truth, their reputation was built on tireless touring, and their popularity was enhanced by a cheap entry price policy.When S*M*A*S*H summoned the spit and snarl of classic British punk in the early '90s, the U.K press labeled them as part of "the New Wave of the New Wave," a nonexistent movement that the British weeklies used to describe young acts resurrecting the sounds of the late-'70s and early-'80s underground scene in England.British conservatives blasted the group's initial singles. In 1994, S*M*A*S*H signed to Hi Rise Records and released the EP S*M*A*S*H in 1994. The single "I Want to Kill Somebody" was a Top 40 hit in the U.K., but its controversial subject matter eventually lead to its banning. The band's debut full-length, Self Abused, was not a commercial success; however, the group remained a favorite of critics. The band recorded a single for Seattle label Sub Pop, but S*M*A*S*H remained virtually unknown in America. The EP Another Love Song E.P. followed in 1995 before the group released another single, "Rest of My Life," a year later. "Rest of My Life" turned out to be the band's final bow and they broke up soon thereafter. ~ Michael SuttonS*M*A*S*H ARE BACK! 30 years is a long time to be in a band. Especially when the glue that holds it together is a friendship that has survived any number of beginnings, endings, deaths and resurrections. A flicker of fame and a twenty year comedown. There are few things tougher than small town bonds forged in the crucible of solvent abuse and punk rock, but can the gang last forever? Do old friendships stand in the way of striking out and finding something new? What else is there? S*M*A*S*H's new album Goodbye W.G.C. finds the band at a crossroads. After a sold out show to 1,000 fans at Heaven and Flawed is Beautiful, the crowdfunded documentary that raised £25k to tell the band's story, they were finally able to put a line under the past and start to imagine a new future. But can you ever truly escape your hometown?Come along and find out! Experience the power and energy of a S*M*A*S*H live show at one of Brighton's most respected and popular small music venues The Prince Albert. Not to be missed!www.facebook.com/smash-54281614881/http://www.s-m-a-s-h.net/----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Support comes from Brighton's Dirt and Young Francis .DIRT ROYAL are a three piece Rock and Roll band from Brighton. Performing together since 2013, finding them selves in 2014 releasing their debut Album 'This is Now' with Time For Action Records. Embarking on several Tours around the U.K and Germany, receiving great results. The latest single 'Dr Weekend (Mr Week)' tells a story of a depressed man bored with his 9-5 job in the week. So bored to the point that come weekend repressed anger causes him to transform in to an abomination of a party animal embarking on a rampage threw various bars, clubs, street corners and gutters to find him self back at Monday morning where he started and relive the process all over again. Dirt Royal feel the new release is a successful progression from their Debut Albumwww.dirtroyal.co.ukwww.twitter.com/wearedirtroyalhttps://www.facebook.com/wearedirtroyal"Dirt Royal, great band from Brighton" - Steve Lamacq (6 Music)"Melodic and infectious is the flipside "It Was You", dealing about the yin and yang of attraction and repulsion, becoming defiant and self-deceptive towards its end"- Rolling Stone (Germany)"A really great Garage racket from Dirt Royal" -BBC Introducing"In my not so humble opinion i would say this band sounds like the Libertines Jamming with the Chords." -Street Sound Magazine"Dirt Royal, my personal favourite 'factory fodder' documents the modern day struggles of finding work." -Ian Markx Reviews"This is now" has speedy drumming, simple but ,melodic appropriate guitar riffs. Dirt Royals Rough harmonies give instant power to almost football chanting choruses that are straight away sing a longs." -Time For Action Records"I like your stuff, very Kinks. Tell Mick i said Hello"-Jimmy Pursey-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------YOUNG FRANCIS is a One Man Garage Punk Band.He performs with drums by feet, guitar by hand and vocals by mouth.There are no backing tracks, no loops, no pedals,just 2 minute songs about girls,hanging out and shit like that.Channeling the spirit of 70s American punk and 60s Garage.https://youngfrancis.bandcamp.com/https://www.facebook.com/yyoungfrancis/https://twitter.com/yyoungfrancis https://soundcloud.com/yyoungfrancishttps://www.instagram.com/yyoungfrancis
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About S*M*A*S*H
Genres:
New Wave Of New Wave!!!, Indie Punk Rock
Band Members:
Ed Borrie, Rob Hague, and Salv Alessi
Hometown:
Welwyn Garden City - England

Formed in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, this trio, comprising Ed Borrie (vocals/guitar), Rob Hague (drums) and Salvador Alessi (bass), actually dates back t...
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