The line-up for Puzzfest has been announced.
Friday 1st May
Funkside Soul Band – 9pm Start
Saturday 2nd May:
10pm – Late: The Jokers – “When we were kids we were inspired by seeing a great rock and roll show that would take you out of your everyday normal life and leave you on a high. There would be the buzz of the crowd, stacks of amps, fireworks, explosions etc…That is what our band is all about – fun and great song craft.”
9pm: Dick Venom & The Terrortones – Pervomatic purveyors of this planet’s most penetrating garage-punk pleasures. Welding unmatched theatrics to their own reinvention of B-movie shlock-horror and glam, their Alice Cooper meets Stooges meets Cramps sound and presence marches over and past the music of their mentors. Since 2010, Dick Venom & the Terrortones have been quenching this nation’s insatiable thirsts for everything gluttonous in glamour and trash… Blasting their way through UK venues and festivals. Regularly handpicked as supports to The Meteors, The Rezillos, Boppin’ B, Demented Are Go, Lawnmower Deth, Savage Messiah and so many more, this stage battering, genre crossing, ungodly foursome is truly a spectacle and a force to behold.
8pm: Avalanche Party – Avalanche Party is garage-punk hopped up on adrenalin and amphetamines. Their sound is intense and immediate, So new yet so familiar and brimming with an urgency that explodes off the stage like the front lines of a war you didn’t even realise was being fought. Every note played through white knuckles, every word spat through gritted teeth. The beats blast like cannons while the guitars stampede like spooked stallions surging ever onward, snorting, snarling and tearing apart everything in their path. The Pistols, The Clash, The Stooges, The Damned; They’re all there but twisted into a much leaner, much fiercer beast. This is punk at its most feral, garage at its most primal, this is rock’n’roll in its most fearsome form, with its teeth bared spitting like a cornered pit-bull.
7pm: 0f Allies – Of Allies marches into the UK alt-rock scene hanging onto the coat-tails of British break-out bands like I Divide, Lower Than Atlantis and Blitz Kids.
6pm: Harry Bird & The Rubber Wellies – Travelling folksters Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies present their intimate cabaret of joyful sing-a-long choruses and general participatory fun. Pirates, lizards, cracks in the wall and Basque cyclists all inhabit the songscape. And let’s not forget that Beard Snood. Based in Bilbao and Dublin they have spent the last five years touring Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe playing bars, cafes, theatres, circus galas, festivals and folk clubs alike. Their debut album, “Long Way to Be Free”, appeared in 2009 on Hot Drop Records followed by “The Bones on Black” in 2012. A third album is due for release in 2015, all being well.
3:00 – 4:30pm – Beatitudes Acoustic Stage
Sunday 3rd May:
10.15pm – Late: Crosscut Saw – Individually and as a band, they have a solid musical pedigree, having steeped themselves in the recordings and traditions of a great musical heritage, they have worn the boards in countless venues for many a year.
“We tend to shun the temptation to talk about past successes, celebrity endorsements and awards and concentrate on the next performance.”
A Crosscut Saw gig is a hoodoo rollercoaster of pure primeval power. No hype, no image, no posturing, no deception, just true alchemy. No two performances are ever the same, even the musicians themselves don’t know what potent brew will be cooked up. Nothing can be written to give an adequate impression.
“You have to be there in the moment, you have to feel it.”
Crosscut Saw are a four piece blues band from Yorkshire.
Alex Eden – guitar, harmonica and vocals
TJ Norton – harmonica
Richard Ferdinando – drums
James Heggie – bass guitar
“I can say this, they’re incredibly rare, they’re the real deal.”
9pm: Regiment – We Are a Rock band who go by the name of Regiment. We play alot of Rage Against The Machine and AudioSlave but also Write Our Own…
8pm: Bobbie Peru – Bobbie Peru is an eclectic rock band formed by Robert Genovese in Manchester (UK) in January 2006. Bert is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who is originally from Waterbury, Connecticut, USA then was signed by Manchester UK label Storm. The music is heavily influenced by indie, garage and post-punk movements. Their sound is an unpredictable mix of stabbing/distorted guitars, social commentary and an abrasive rhythm section. – https://www.facebook.com/BobbiePeru/info
7pm: Goy Boy Mcilroy – Goy Boy McIlroy are a neo-gothic, alt-blues band that create a carnival atmosphere whilst purveying a sinister soundscape of raw drive and industrial ambience. Their energy and unsettling charm draws you ever closer as they relentlessly provide chills and thrills in equal measures. The avant-garde exterior occupies your gaze allowing the music to surround you, knock you off your feet and drag you into the darkened alleyways of your imagination. – https://www.facebook.com/goyboymcilroy/info
6pm: Forever Cult – ”…a clattering, visceral affair that shares an urgency with Leeds-based peers Eagulls and perhaps even an appreciation of noise similar to Hookworms.” – Artrocker
5pm: The Rubber Sound Experiment – ‘New band The Rubber Sound Experiment fuse Post-Rock instrumentals that grow to peaks of intense soundscapes and good old fashioned Alternative Rock.’
3:00 – 4:30pm – Beatitudes Acoustic Stage
Tickets: No tickets are required
The Puzzle Hall Inn
21 Hollins Mill Lane
Sowerby Bridge HX6 2RF