Having been on hiatus for a couple of years, recently reformed Punk boys, Poison Hearts are due to make themselves heard twice in the next week or so.
Formed in 2006 the band has been through numerous line-up changes before settling on their current incarnation. Their debut album and only release so far came in the shape of 2008’s ‘True Necromance’, which came out on the Monochrome Records imprint.
The first of the two shows in question takes place at Amber in Douglas on Saturday. Support for this event comes from Amber regular and local Ska, Punk and Reggae DJ, Shaun Hogg. The doors open at 8pm and this event is free entry.
The second show will take place at The Rovers Return, also in Douglas, on Thursday, May 29. This event is also free entry. Support for this show comes from new Indie band, Dead Youth.
Formed from the ashes of Uber Room in 2013 by long time collaborators, vocalist/guitarist, Geoff Murphy and bassist, Scott Beecroft, for any fans of the latter day Uber Room, stylistically Dead Youth still retain some of the big riff influence of Queens of the Stoneage and bands of a similar ilk, but now seem to be mixing it up with dare I say it, a slightly softer and more melodic side. I believe there’s an EP in the works and further dates booked, which also include shows during TT fortnight.
For more information on the band, please visit www.facebook.com/pages/Dead-Youth
Heading north now to Ramsey and Bar Logo, where this Saturday Prog Rock boys, Kvarken make an appearance at what’s now becoming a regular venue on their gig schedule. If you’re a fan of Genesis, Marillion and Yes, then this is certainly for you.
With TT now almost upon us, it’s now the busiest time of the year for a lot of the bands on the island.
As with previous years, the outdoor stages at the Bushy’s Beer Tent in Douglas and on the beach in Port Erin are due to kick off the TT gig proceedings from this Sunday onwards.
For further info on who’s playing on either of those stages, please visit www.facebook.com/events/1606925612865962/
I’ll also be previewing the other various gigs taking place during race week in next week’s column.
Steve Leach brings the latest rumblings, murmuring, news and views on forthcoming events in and around the Manx music scene. Help support the scene by emailing email@example.com