Angry motoric loop-driven post-punk rock three-piece band, Interrobang, are superimposing their sounds on the Westgarth Social Club in Middlesbrough next month.
It’s an interesting lexical decision by the band to name themselves Interrobang. In standard UK English grammar, and any derivative, the Interrobang is a non-standard punctuation mark used to combine the function of a question mark (?) and an exclamation mark (!) to add simultaneous excitement and disbelief towards the rhetoric.
This positive combination of emotion is certainly to be found in Interrobang’s performances and musical style. Being a post-punk rock band, the experimental aesthetic that is brought with that is bound to astound and awe, generating sounds from the crowds such as “What the F***?!” and “Am I really hearing this?!”
Dunstan Bruce and Harry Hamer (both former Chumbawamba members), alongside ex-Regular Fries guitarist Stephen Griffin, created Interrobang back in 2012. They formed with a vision to create something that speaks to the generation who grew up in the shadow of punk and those who had dreams of rebellion.
In the present moment, they reject the idea of nostalgia, currently existing in their maxim of “no looking back, this is all forward, forward motion.” Their lyrics are inspired by the stigma around being the age of 50, simultaneously creating a ‘crass punk blues sound.’ The concept of the ‘mid-life man-crisis’ is a central theme of which Interrobang put through with brutal honesty.
Interrobang will play the Westgarth Social Club in Middlesbrough on Saturday 7th April, with support coming from Flies on You, Year of Birds, Lost on Me and Cherry &Peesh.
Advance tickets, priced at £10.00, are available from bigfigurepromotions.co.uk or by contacting Stephen on 07769258035. Doors open at 6:00pm. Tickets on the door will be priced at £12.00.