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Sounds likeThe Jam, The Libertines, Joy Division, The Stone Roses
LocationWest Midlands

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Underclass is the debut single from West-Midlands based four-piece Headshrinkers due to be released on 5th July 2019. The single was born out of mounting anger and dismay towards the current state of politics, encapsulating the growing decay of our society.

From the thoughts of a council estate, a working man’s mind trying to work out his place in this age of austerity, comes ‘Underclass’; a debut that is certain to resonate with the despondent folk of modern society. The voice of the ‘Underclass’ confronts the paradox of being an active cog in the very capitalist, commercial machine that controls them.

"You need to start a band with me!" solidified the beginnings of a line-up for Headshinkers following singer, Garran Hickman bumping into lead guitarist James Knott down their local pub. Affiliated by a shared music taste, a mutual determination to write great tunes and play live shows, the two had their sights aligned on recruiting a full band. After many writing sessions, they brought in bassist Xavier Al-Naqib, and drummer Matt Whalen to complete the line-up. Now with a new found sense of urgency and excitement, the newly formed band crafted a high-energy setlist and took to the stage.

Built on a vision of capturing modern life within their music, Headshrinkers infuse the vulnerability of veracious poetry, backed by confrontational punk riffs and 60's jangly guitars. Taking influence from the likes of Joy Division, The Jam and The Stone Roses, they amalgamate these influences to create a whole new cacophony of sound. Their frantic, full-force live shows bombard the audience with Matt's pummelling drums and Xavier's pounding bass-lines, complimented by James' searing guitar and Garran's gritty vocal performance alongside his chaotic stage presence.

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Date Friday 2 August 2019 at 18:00
Address The Sunflower Lounge, Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham, UK, B5 4EG
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