Thursday 26th October brings us Live Music Session #15 which features one of the longest standing local bands. The Shudders are a mainstay of the local scene who have played all over the UK, their sound combining indie, country and rock influences. This will be a full band but stripped back show that we are sure will still be played with all their usual energy. Normally with a Shudders show you get 3 part vocal harmonies, screaming guitar, warm acoustic and a commanding rhythm section as they weave their rich tapestry of noise, a tapestry which could be described as combining strands of Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Bright Eyes and Wilco for those weaving enthusiasts out there. But, as this is an acoustic show, I think the emphasis is going to more on the vocal harmonies and warm acoustic guitar to portray the bands heart felt melodies.
The Shudders have shared stages with the likes of Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff, Chris Helme of The Seahorses, The Young Republic and Ox and have headlined events like The Radio 1 Big Weekend Fringe Festival and the Swindon Shuffle along with playing in venues across the country such as The Borderline and The Troubadour in London and The Fleece in Bristol.
Support comes in the fine shape of Scott Freeman, who plays an anthemic indie rock of thrashing acoustic guitar, tasty vocal hooks and wonderfully weird word- smithery. He has made a name for himself in the Hampshire music scene with powerhouse performances as a solo act and with his infamous backing band, the ‘Tokyo Sex Whales’.
As per usual, music from about 8.30 with free entrance and the tip hat doing the rounds. See you there!