Videos: Cleethorpes gig to promote Finest Hour's new single
A LOCAL indie and punk band hopes to be the subject of all music talk in the area when they come home to promote their new single.
The Finest Hour will perform their single All Talk, released on Preston-based record label Hey Bert Records – at a launch party, on Friday February 1 at Humberston's Beachcomber.
Supported by Scarlett & Saffron and The Electric Glow Of The Sun, the group welcomes new members, Sam Simmons on guitar and backing vocals, and Sean Blakey on acoustic guitar and percussion.
The Finest Hour's singer Rob Bywater said: "We've already begun work on album number two and we will be releasing our single on January 28.
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"After the Cleethorpes gig we will be playing in Doncaster, Sheffield, Barton, Hull and Cottingham.
"We're really looking forward to this gig. The last time we played locally it was a sell-out, so we've gone for a bigger venue this time and tickets are going really well so far.
"It'll be the first local gig we've done since our two new members joined the band, and the other bands on are both brilliant too – so it should be a great night all round.
"A big part of what we do is travelling to play in other towns and we all love getting out and about to different parts of the country, but it's always good to play a home gig, especially at a venue like The Beachcomber.
"Our new single All Talk was written late last year after a conversation at a gig and it is about the kind of person who everyone at some point gets stuck talking to, and you know from the second they open their mouth that everything they say is, at best, exaggerated.
"All Talk is a quick paced and a 'big' sounding track. It's got a catchy chorus and a good driving beat throughout."
Last year the lads headlined at Huddersfield Oxjam Festival as well as playing Manchester Academy 3 in November and finished the year with a hometown gig at a packed Mucky Muldoons, in Cleethorpes, on New Year's Eve.
Their single Janey was released in March 2012 and shortly after the band signed to Hey Bert Records for the release of debut album These Are The Good Old Days.
Drawing influence from indie, punk, ska and folk music, the band have toured the UK, covering the north and midlands, London and Scotland – taking in venues such as The Cavern Club in Liverpool, Half Moon in Putney, The Adelphi in Hull, Dry Bar in Manchester, Birmingham Barfly and Ginglik in Shepherds Bush.
Some less glamorous, but equally enjoyable gigs involved playing in a halls of residence kitchen in Salford, on an ice cream parlour rooftop in Cleethorpes and at a Kings Cross Travelodge at 4am.
Also rocking the stage will be Scarlett & Saffron, who formed in March last year. The band consists of Rob Boswell on guitar and vocals, Jamie Parker on lead guitar and vocals, Olly Croft on bass, and Louis Kershaw on drums.
They take influences from American punk rock bands such as Alkaline Trio, Matt Skiba And The Sekrets, The Gaslight Anthem, plus The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, and The Rolling Stones.
Another band to watch is The Electric Glow Of The Sun, who have worked hard in the practice room for a long time perfecting their sound.
Songs range from dark to dreamy and uplifting.
All Talk will be released on Monday, January 28 and will be available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon as well as on limited edition CD.
Doors for the launch open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £5.
They are available from Rob on 07926 094513; Inkworks, at 31 Alexandra Road Cleethorpes; 12 Bar Music, High Street, Cleethorpes and from www.event-tickets.org.uk
View this article online at www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk to see videos of The Finest Hour.