GIG NEWS: The 99 Degree play West Street Live Sheffield 1st September 7pm

The 99 Degree - playing Surf, Psych and Spaghetti Western influenced Garage-Rock - will be supported by Gregg, Vague & Able's Army. LSF has seen this band and they are well worth checking out


I saw The 99 Degree supporting The Fall – you can read my review here – and I was incredibly impressed – both by their music and by their performance. This is a band that performs. Given that this a free entry gig, if you’re in the area, why not check them out.

If you read my review you’ll see that I found it quite hard to describe their music – their own description ‘Surf, Psych and Spaghetti Western influenced Garage-Rock’ works but doesn’t quite encapsulate their ‘sound’ to my mind. You can listen to ‘Dead or Alive’ – one of my favourites on the night – below and come up with your own description!

The info

The 99 Degree are:

Vocal: Joe Sartini
Guitar and Vocal: Phil Turner
Bass: Paul Fetherstone
Drums and Vocal: Craig Trickett

The band are drawing comparisons with the likes of The Growlers, The Cramps, Love, The Coral and The Fat White Family; The 99 Degree’s music gives a nod to Surf, Psych, Rockabilly, 60’s Garage Rock and even Spaghetti Westerns and Horror films.


What people are saying

“The 1950’s surf/spaghetti western guitar sound permeates the tracks; this band are definitely ones to watch” – Louder Than War:

“Their joyful chaos sometimes evokes the early sound of The Coral while some imagine them
already direct competitors of London’s Fat White Family” – POPnews (France):

“Something is rumbling up North… sweeping the indie boys aside on the Manchester scene,
The 99 Degree are making waves with their psych/surf take on 60’s based garage punk” –
Interview with Dayz Of Purple and Orange:

“…with a vocalist that resembles a deranged wild eyed preacher from the old west. They play a reverb drenched set of garage rock crossed with the soundtrack from a trashy spaghetti western” – Review of their show with Kid Congo by The Punk Site (couldn’t have put better myself):



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