Matilda’s Scoundrels + Pat Butcher + Henrietta Lacks
Anchored Scoundrels presents:
Matilda’s Scoundrels, Pat Butcher and Henrietta Lacks
Sunday, 3rd February 2019
The New Adelphi Club,
89 DeGrey Street, Hull
Entry: £5 on the door
This gig is part of Independent Venue Week, a 7-day celebration of small music venues around the country and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out.
Matilda’s Scoundrels hail from the south coast of England, a heady brew of folk driven aggro punk, they have been taking their sound to audiences across the country and to mainland Europe in the last couple of years. Playing festivals such as Boomtown, Rebellion, Beautiful Days and Mighty Sounds, they have built a reputation of rowdy shows with an air of fun and crowd participation.
A mix of traditional folk instruments and classic punk back line, blend with story telling lyrics, current affairs/important issues along with catchy choruses to make you drink, sing and dance. Known for their DIY attitude they have supported bands like the Levellers, Ferocious Dog and Street Dogs. Coming from do it yourself roots, they have had a string of releases and have just put out there debut album ‘As The Tide Turns’ on TNS Records. It’s no surprise that the momentum they have built is carrying them to bigger and better things.
— Pat Butcher —
When a band describes their own sound as “like the Mitchell brothers starting a riot in the Queen Vic” and posts photos of their fans simultaneously munching on carrots (mid-gig), it’s hard to imagine just what to expect from this lot. Thankfully, having seen these guys in their hometown of York, I can tell you now… this is not to be missed! Hardcore punk, through to ska jams, all encapsulated in the spirit of some seriously good fun. Their description wasn’t too far off!
— Henrietta Lacks —
Raw, fast, emotional hardcore band formed by members of the Hull punk scene. A last chance saloon of DIY and positive ethics mixed with songs that deal with depression, feelings and politics. A group well known for their high-energy shows, Henrietta Lacks blend hardcore punk, doom, and frantic time-signatures, making them favourites amongst many in the local DIY scene.
Independent Venue Week is a 7-day celebration of small music venues around the country and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out.
These venues give artists their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans, somewhere to get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England in the UK and also the wider music industry and brands globally, Independent Venue Week brings together these venues along with breaking and established artists, promoters, labels, media, bloggers and tastemakers to create a nationwide series of gigs.
These venues are the backbone of the live music scene in their country and Independent Venue Week wants to recognise all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future.