Deaf Havana + Dinosaur Pile-Up + The Waiting Game

24.03.2017
Doors
19:00

Klinker

Aarschot

Deaf Havana

GB
  • Dinosaur Pile-Up

    GB
  • The Waiting Game

    BE
VVK: 
€ 15.00
Kassa: 
€ 18.00
Tickets Fatkat
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Hasselt

Deaf Havana

GB

Despite being a child of the 90’s, Deaf Havana frontman James Veck_Gilodi is without doubt, an old soul. At just 24 years young, the Norfolk native and his bandmates have already released two critically acclaimed major label albums, opened for Bruce Springsteen and Muse, completed a plethora of sold_out headline tours and played numerous high_profile summer festival slots. It’s the singing guitarist’s storytelling ability within his songwriting though, that truly sets the sextet apart from the crowd in a flourishing UK rock scene and has seen the band’s career snowball from humble beginnings. It should come as no surprise then, that the boy from Hunstanton cites the late, great American writer Charles Bukowski as one of his main influences, so much so that the man’s name adorns Veck Gilodi’s tattooed knuckles. “He’s my favourite writer, hands down,” James enthuses. “There’s no bullshit, no metaphors, it’s very black and white.” It was 2010’s breakthrough ‘Fools and Worthless Liars’ album that saw Deaf Havana flex their songwriting muscles and in turn brought their first taste of mainstream success. On album opener, ‘The Past Six Years’, Veck_Gilodi sung resentfully about friends in other bands and his frustration at his own bands fortunes. “These days my friends aren’t who they used to be. We were all sinners and drunks but now they’re too mature for me. Because Mike’s on daytime radio, John played Reading & Leeds, and I’m still play the Purple Turtle on New Year’s Eve.” A similarly poetic chain of events followed and within months of the opus’ release, his own band were enjoying regular Radio 1 playlisting, opening the main stage at Reading and Leeds and appearing on the covers of magazines. The Bukowski_like honesty and relatability in Veck_Gilodi’s lyrics that littered the band’s debut for BMG was ever present too on the band’s latest full_length, ‘Old Souls’. With subject matters such as deceased friends (‘Boston Square’), absent fathers (‘Caro Padre’) and small town mentality (‘Kings Road Ghosts’) to name a few, ‘Old Souls’ stormed the Official UK Albums Chart at number 9 upon release and saw the band headline both the Roundhouse and Clapham Grand in London as part of sell_out UK tours, the latter complete with a gospel choir and string quartet. Now, with the band coming to the end of their ‘Old Souls’ cycle, the frontman who previously sung about daydreaming of being “Kurt Cobain or Morrissey” and the toll an alcohol_fuelled touring lifestyle was having, is focused on album number four and “writing a great record, free of compromise.” On previous form, you’d be foolish to bet against them delivering just that and much, much more. 

Dinosaur Pile-Up

GB

A raw rockband fueled by powerchords, a little bit of Foo Fighters and Pixies! They have been rockoing out since 2007.

The Waiting Game

BE

The Waiting Game is a Belgian indie punkrock band that combines the creativity and experiences of 5 weathered souls from all over the (punk) rock and hardcore scene. Having conquered lots of hearts and stages with bands such as Campus, Get Off My Shoes and The Violet, the guys combine their strengths in an original and recognizable signature sound. Think fresh punkrock, emo and screamo with a strong 90’s vibe and an endless amount of passion. The intense live shows match the music perfectly. The Waiting Game loves small stages with a direct crowd connection, and believes in a one by one fan winning mentality. Going strong since the winter of 2012, the band has racked up quite a few great opportunities over the years.

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