INTRODUCING - THE PAST TENSE
Saturday 11 May 2019
The Past Tense are a group of mates playing their own take on Powerpop/garage/mod/punk sounds .
‘WE are school mates playing in a band in our 40"s.lasted longer than many of our favourite bands /artists.
a collective love of all types of good music,mod,punk,psych,revival,motown,northern soul,jazz,house.
just interested in playing live and recording songs for ourselves and anyone else who likes our stuff’
60"s mod/beat 60"s freakbeat/psych
PLAYING Saturday 4th May 2019
White Canvas are a modern day originals Britrock band from along the South coast of England. Formed in 2017 they took their love for ‘good music’ along with influences including Oasis, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Jam to create a modern day sound.
With no desire to stay in the ‘South Coast bubble’ White Canvas are relentlessly working their way through the UK town by town.
Their first single 'Love's Around' (released September 2018) is an unapologetic nod to the Britpop era and is the epitome of what the band is striving for.
INTRODUCING - Molly Karloff
Formed in 2014 from the remnants of other bands who shared the same Oxfordshire rehearsal studios, Molly Karloff started life as ‘Conspiracy of Ravens’, after bassist Tom joined forces with songwriter and guitarist, Simon. The band immediately started writing material for their debut EP which was recorded live at Cream Studios in London, with producer Richard Aitken. Drawing upon a wide range of influences, the raw, hook-laden guitars were married with the bass-line grooves to produce a very unique sound that lies somewhere between Clutch, Rage Against The Machine & Alice In Chains.
A period of turmoil then ensued as disagreements between band members resulted in a succession of personnel changes, and the eventual temporary disbandment of the band. After a hiatus, Tom & Simon eventually put the band back together over a chance meeting in a Maplin store.
With a change of personnel, and new motivation as the band clicked together, they changed the name of the band to Molly Karloff to mark the beginning of a new era. With a wealth of new material and fresh new energy, the band release their debut EP, 'Dancing For Money' in September 2018 to a chorus of approval and embark upon a heavy campaign of live shows in support.
Described as a ‘triple force metal assassination’ by Heaps of Metal, the band rapidly attracted attention on their local live circuit, quickly headlining both The Bullingdon & The Wheatsheaf in Oxford as promoters took note of the overwhelmingly rapturous response from audiences. Building on their local popularity, the band began to play outside of their local area culminating in their debut live appearance in London only a couple of months after their debut show. The band continue to play live and write more material for further recording releases in 2019.
Who is in the band (breakdown of band members)
Simon - Vox/Guitars
Tom - Bass
Wojtek - Drums
• When you formed/started playing music
Originally formed in 2014, reformed in 2018
• Where you’re based
• Details of releases so far –
Dancing for Money - EP (Release 3/09/2018) - https://open.spotify.com/album/5d3iZLDsJTv1zHqgszZuWf?si=KzCl6iOeTgmxg_aY1OSauA
• Influences –
Across the band there are too many influences to list, but many have described our sound as a mixture of Clutch with Rage Against The Machine and some grunge bands such as Soundgarden or Alice In Chains in the mix.
• Stand-out achievements –
Headline acts for both The Bullingdon & The Wheatsheaf in Oxford only a couple of months after our debut live show. Press reviews & blog coverage is imminent
• Do you have an interesting back-story? This can be compelling and will help you stand out.
Simon was brought up in a devoutly religious family, rejecting religion fuels the music. Tom is fuelled by sausages. Wojtek play with pipes when not hitting his drums