Bad Cardigan are an indie/acoustic duo from East Lancashire, formed in the September of 2011. The duo is made up of Jack Anwyl and Tom Randall. Since forming, the band have performed over 120 gigs in a variety of different venues and festivals. In the June of 2012 they supported a band called The Levellers, and also opened for them at The Manchester Academy and the Liverpool O2 academy (they have since supported the band on a number of occasions). They cite artists such as Arctic Monkeys, The Kinks, Bon Iver and The Doors as influences. They are also currently unsigned. I love their sound, and their voices just mesh together so superbly but enough about what I have to say, why not check them out for yourself?
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This week sees the energetic four-man indie band ‘Catfish and The Bottlemen’ as band of the week. The current lineup consists of Van McCann (Vocals), Billy Bibby (Lead Guitar), Benji Blakeway (Bass) and Bob Hall (Drums). They are currently on tour [for tour dates and tickets click here] and are also in a multitude of festivals this year, such as Dot to Dot festival, Latitude Festival, Strawberry Fields festival and Best Kept Secret festival. 2014 is certainly their year, and it’s not hard to see why they are so successful with their energetic songs, catchy vocals, and the fact they’ve supported such bands as ‘The 1975’, ‘Little Comets’, ‘The Wombats’ and they’ve played club nights for Carl Barat (The libertines, Dirty Pretty Things). The fact they actively (and very frequently) engage with their fans certainly sets them apart from quite a lot of bands, they have a funny (and attractive) frontman, and of course who doesn’t love a band who’s band merch consists of a t-shirt with a sperm design on it? But enough of what I have to say, why don’t you check out their music and see for yourself?
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The photos used in this post have been sourced from the Band’s official Facebook page. Lineup information sourced from ‘The Guardian’