UNDER A BANNER AND HEADSTICKS at The Louisiana Fri 30 June 2017 from 7.30pm


with support from The Boot Hill Band and Urban Cohorts.

Acclaimed Midlands based hard rock folk band Under A Banner released their third album, The Wild Places, to much critical acclaim last September, the first album after being signed to Bad Elephant Music.

Incorporating a heady blend of influences from across the musical spectrum, Under A Banner combine intelligent composition with Adam Broadhurst’s coruscating lyrics, producing a hard, uncompromising sound with powerful injections of raw emotion. 

The band have embarked on a 20+ date tour across the UK through the Spring and Summer playing with the likes of New Model Army, Headsticks, The Leylines and Ferocious Dog.

Their previous releases have received considerable acclaim: 
- their 2014 album Close to the Clouds was described by Liverpool Sound and Vision as “an album of great maturity and depth”, and Midland Mosh praised their “great vocals, talented musicians, and a nice unique style”. 
- Under a Banner’s fourth official release, the 2015 EP Victory Time, was awarded a five-star review and the coveted accolade of EP of the Month by Ryan’s Gig Guide. 

The band have had considerable airplay on national and international radio stations including Planet Rock which culminated in a standout performance at 2016's Planet Rockstock weekend.

The Wild Places raises the bar even higher, with a much bigger sound stage, produced by Alistair Jamieson at Park Studios in Birmingham, and mastered by Jon Astley, who has worked with The Who, Peter Gabriel, The Rolling Stones and many others.

Be sure to catch them on the road in 2017.

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And Headsticks' bio: 

Headsticks' distinct brand of punked up roots rock and roll blends barbed lyrics, anthemic choruses, and addictive melodies to create passion infused performances oozing honesty, integrity and raw energy, all delivered with a wry humour! Live performances, as well as their debut album 'Muster' and follow up album 'Feather and Flame' continue to receive rave reviews from pillars of both the world of folk and world of punk and it is little wonder that their unique style is attracting attention from near and far as the band continue their epic crusade to say it like it is!

Formed in late 2012 the band boasts former members of some of the regions most successful folk crossover bands Tower Struck Down, Jugopunch, and The Clay Faces whose reputations are stand alone having played with some of the biggest names in the world of Folk and Roots.....now with a new vigour, and an even more passion infused delivery, these musicians bring something very new to the fore, and do so with the energy, enthusiasm, and belief that is far more than just another band performance.

Having released a well received debut three track E.P. in the Spring of 2013 showcasing songs from their live set of raw edged, protagonist gems, Headsticks set about further developing their repertoire and did so with characteristic gusto, winning friends and admirers across the country as they played festival after festival and gig after gig, supporting some of the most well regarded names in both the folk and punk/alternative genres to widespread acclaim, whilst at the same time earning positive reviews in both the folk and punk publications and sites, and airplay aplenty from stations and podcasts across the world.

Early Summer 2014 saw the release of their debut album 'Muster', instantly acclaimed, and by the end of the year having been regarded as album of the year by several publications and websites, and even being highly recommended in National newspaper 'The Morning Star' in their album of the year column. Airplay continued at a very pleasing rate, songs played on shows of all genres across the country, and way beyond.....and gigs continued to be well received as work began on an extensive set of dates through Spring and Summer 2015 including appearances at an abundance of UK festivals.

Spring 2016 saw the release of their second album, 'Feather and Flame', an eleven track album with which the band enhanced their growing reputation as purveyors of musical insubordination!!!...folk with a raw punky edge or punk with a folky twist depending upon your point of view.....delivered with rasping harmonicas, hard hitting vocals, driving guitars, commanding bass, and compelling drums, this is punked up roots rock and roll at its most heartfelt, yet at it's most uplifting and certainly at it's most honest and forthright.

Tickets: £9.00  

The Louisiana, Wapping Rd, Bristol.

This venue is a pub. Patrons ahould be Over 16, under 18s accompanied by an adult. The Louisiana is responsible for promoting some of the best new bands. It has been first port of call for The White Stripes, The Strokes, The Vines and Hot Hot heat to name a few. The venue has a well-earned reputation with its own in-house promotions nurturing the likes of Travis, Ezio and Witness.

Buy your ticket in advance. The venue capacity is a mere 120. For further details on shows or the venue: go to www.myspace.com/thelouisiana

Doors open at 8pm and there is a sound curfew at 11pm - As a general guide the headline band goes on stage around 10.15 and plays for 45 minutes.


Address: The Louisiana, Wapping Rd, Bristol. * Click on the address to launch google maps.