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That Fucking Tank

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That Fucking Tank / IEPI / The Broken Oak Duet / Transmissions

8pm, Thursday October 16th
The Firefly, Worcester.
£5 entry

For this very special event, Surprise Attacks are teaming up with The Task In Hand to present an incredible line up in what may well be one of this year’s best shows!

Headliners That Fucking Tank have become one of the most notable two-piece noise rock acts in England, as well as long-term advocates of the DIY ethos in music.
They have performed in the UK and Europe with bands such as Yourcodenameis:milo, Lightning Bolt, Oxes, Melt Banana, Don Caballero, and appeared at the 2008 Reading and Leeds Festivals.
In November 2013, the band received press attention for their UK-wide tour with Foals, a nod to their connection with Foals’ former band The Edmund Fitzgerald which emerged from the same scene and era. That Fucking Tank are also known for their unusual equipment, set-up and style, among them the use of the Baritone guitar.

Intricate, intense, and heavy, do not miss out on seeing this band in such close quarters!


Main support and tour buddies are the awesome IEPI from Banyoles, Catalonia, Spain.
IEPI play a frantic blend of math / jazz / funk / punk and goddammit they are intense!


Worcester’s very own The Broken Oak Duet are masters of their craft: Taut and chunky as hell instrumental rock. Baritone guitar and drums work tirelessly creating a beautiful Math / Noise sound that we are dubbing “ARHYTHMETIC”.


Opening up are locals Transmissions.
After two years of sporadic rehearsals, tweaks and changes, Transmissions make their debut with a soulful & passionate take on post rock with a definite 90′s DC groove.



Olympians play The Firefly

Posted by thetaskinhand under Inca Hoots, Olympians, The Joy Of Sex (No Respond)


Where: The Firefly, Worcester. WR1 2SE.
When: 20:00 Friday, April 19th, 2013
Artists: Olympians, Inca Hoots, The Joy Of Sex
Cost: £3 in advance. £5 on the door.

Olympians are a music band that started in a basement in Norwich around two years ago with a guitar, bass, some drums, and a song about the board-game Risk. Now equipped with another guitar, two keyboards, a glockenspiel, a trumpet and four bellowing voices, Olympians just keep on growing. Their sound has moved from twiddly guitar-pop to brass-infused synth-drenched megatunes, exploring everything from drones to barbershop harmonies along the way.
“Lighthearted and exciting…calamitous yet incredibly tight.” – Drowned in Sound
“Mathy pop music at its most glorious, hipshaking, best.” – The 405
Inca Hoots take a fresh and intelligent approach to songwriting with the understanding that you, the listener deserve more than one “sound” replicated from track to track.

“Inca Hoots are a four-piece hailing from Worcester. They combine a number of different influences and genres to create a unique take on the indie genre, incorporating everything from electronica to samba! Their debut album, Creatures, is a jaw-dropping release.” – Rhythm & Booze

The Joy Of Sex are a brand new group, featuring ex-members of Midlands’ bands KGB Slideshow (championed by Alan McGee (Creation Records / Poptones), The Guardian, 6Music and BBC Radio 1) and Evilwitch (saluted most recently by BBC Hereford & Worcester, Joyzine and Sonic Mouth).

“The Joy Of Sex are one of the most refreshing and promising bands to hail from Hereford and Worcester. Bringing to mind the likes of The Young Knives and British Sea Power, whilst unmistakably in a league of their own.” – The Task In Hand

The Firefly,
Friday, 19th April 2013
Doors open at eight with a five pound entrance fee.
Advance tickets (three pounds) available from

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Win tickets for Humanfly, The Broken Oak Duet and Hey You Guys!

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We have Humanfly, The Broken Oak Duet and Hey You Guys! playing The Marrs Bar next Friday, 22nd March. Tickets are £4 from, Rise Records, The Marrs Bar and Music City, or it will be £6 on the door which will open at 8:00pm. Not sure weather to come yet? Check out these live videos from each band.

To win 2 free tickets go to and share the post about this competition. here is the post

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Humanfly YouTube playlist

Here is a YouTube playlist featuring Humanfly, The Broken Oak Duet and Hey You Guys! Playing The Marrs Bar, Next Friday.

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Hey You Guys! To support Humanfly

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Hey You Guys! consist of Pete Adams on vocals, Dave Draper on guitars, Oly Edkins on bass and Ben Pemberton on drums. These four have been in (or are current members of) a shed load of Worcester’s most popular bands over the years: This Wicked Tongue, Age, AWWBLOT?, Lost Boy Scout and Expedestrian. A mix of talent that produces hard edged, shouty pop rock that will get your feet moving! Hey You Guys! Say

The Marr’s Bar,
Friday, March 22nd 2013
Doors open at eight with a six pound entrance fee.
Advance tickets (four pounds) available from


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The Broken Oak Duet support Humanfly

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The Broken Oak Duet will be main support for Humanfly at The Marrs Bar, Friday 22nd March.
The Broken Oak Duet are baritone guitarist Tom Morgan and drummer Howard James Kenny. How two men can make such a massive sound yet keep it so tight is a mystery!? Instrumental riff-meistery and tub-thumping drums collide to make a one hell of a beautiful noise.

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Posted by thetaskinhand under Humanfly, Wes Dance (No Respond)


Where: The Marr’s Bar, Worcester. WR1 1TA.
When: 20:00 Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Artists: Humanfly,
Cost: £4 in advance. £6 on the door.

Humanfly have been a staple of the UK music scene for well over a decade now. They have never been ones to stand still though. Having shared the stage over the years with the likes of Earthtone9 and Maybeshewill.
Over the course of their career they have progressively changed their style, metamorphosing from sludgy hardcore, through monolithic post-metal riff-fests, to their current form on new album ‘Awesome Science’ (Brew Records, Feb 2013) as colossal prog monsters.
If you think of King Crimson covering The Mars Volta and vice versa then you’d be close, but not quite there. Yes they’re prog, but this is a different beast to those oft preconceived ideas of 70′s cape wearing keyboard conundrum, Rick Wakeman and Peter Gabriel’s Genesis. Big bonecrushing riffs are tempered with screaming, noodled knots of guitar, pounding drums and driving bass…

The Marr’s Bar,
Friday, March 22nd 2013
Doors open at eight with a six pound entrance fee.
Advance tickets (four pounds) available from

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Mike Watt tomorrow, only a few tickets left.

Posted by thetaskinhand under Mike Watt, Skewwhiff, The Broken Oak Duet, Virals (No Respond)

Only 45 tickets left online for Tomorrow, Mike Watt with Il Sogno Del Marinaio, at The Marrs Bar, with Virals, Skewwhiff and The Broken Oak Duet. Doors open at 8:00pm and it costs £9 to get in, or you can still buy tickets in advance for £7 from, Rise Records, Music City and The Marrs Bar.

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Thanks, Gallops and Mike Watt

First of all thanks to everyone that came to the Owen Tromans gig, it was a huge success. Thanks to Richard Clarke and the Rafters and Wes Dance for supporting, also The Firefly for being such good hosts.
Unfortunately Gallops have had to cancel their show in March, but they will be re scheduling for the end of June. A show will be going ahead on Friday 22nd march at The Marrs Bar, we will have details very soon, The Broken Oak Duet and Hey You Guys will still be playing.
This Thursday we have the mighty Mike Watt playing with Il Sogno Del Marinaio at The Marrs Bar, tickets are still available from but they are selling very fast. Support comes from Virals, Skewwhiff and The Broken Oak Duet.

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Richard Clarke & the Rafters music video

Two days to go until Owen Tromans, Richard Clarke & the Rafters, Co-pilgrim and Wes Dance at The Firefly this Friday. Here is a video from our faithfull cites very own Richard Clark & the Rafters, made by Bad Crow who are also local, so check them out for all your video needs. There are still a few tickets left so snatch them up now for £3 rather than £5 on the door from

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