The Songs of Praise annual Christmas Shindig; the only seasonal party you need in your calendar.
So that’s three of the finest rock bands on the circuit today, throwing in slices of boozy grooves, sleazy riffs, swagger, attitude and effortless cool. Singalong, gutter anthems for the perfect rock and roll shindig. Hurrah!
Secret Chord Records will be selling their wares and it is just a great excuse for all like minded souls to gather in one place and see the year out in style.
So if you have enjoyed the music we have brought you this year why not join us for some quality rock, booze and boogie on 15th December at our spiritual home of The Victoria, Swindon and don’t forget to book the next day off work.
Last Great Dreamers with their distinctly British take on power-pop are the antithesis of grunge and the best band you’ve probably never heard. They built a formidable live reputation in the mid 90’s with their shimmering glam style. Their debut album Retrosexual, a love letter to the early ’70s glam scene, caught the attention of Kerrang! magazine, resulting in an awards nomination for ‘best new band’ before tragedy and disillusionment forced the band to call it a day.
In 2014 they staged a fabulous comeback releasing an album of rarities, the critically acclaimed ‘Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven’ and have since in 2015 toured with Runaway’s singer Cherie Currie & in 2016 opened for bands such as the Darkness, Terrorvision, Hey Hello & Tigertailz and released 2 brand new singles ‘Dope School’, & ‘Glitterball Apocalypse’ both achieving no.1 status on the TBFM radio network charts.
On September 30th Last Great Dreamers released Transmissions From Oblivion; their first brand new album since they reformed through their own independent label Ray Records. They’ve turned up the dials to deliver an album choc-full of trademark hook-laden anthems. Spirited, diverse and occasionally dark, it promises to be one of the most talked about albums of the year.
Main support comes from old SoP friends Molotov Sexbomb, a band formed a few years back when 2 former members of Witney horror/punk band 10/90’s (an early 2000’s band) lamented a distinct lack of good an’ honest, feelgood rock attitude in a local music scene dominated by tight, crushing metal bands, and angsty, yearning artists with lyrics deeper than an infinite well.
Yearning for a return to catchy riffs, melodies, harmonies, and a no-nonsense approach to music without getting too serious about how it was perceived, they set about putting it into action. After writing a plethora of suitable tunes, they set down to doing some rehearsal time with a willing drummer (their old friend Murry also formerly of the 10/90’s).
Opening proceedings are Falls On Deaf Ears, a new band of familiar faces blending sleazy rock and riotous roll.
Tickets are £5 in advance from The Victoria or online at seetickets .com.
For full details click the event page here.