Brighton-based punk connoisseurs, The Cravats, are set to make an appearance at Middlesbrough’s Westgarth Social Club on Saturday 2nd December. It will be the third time that Teesside has had the pleasure of playing host to the band, who’ll be accompanied by some extremely talented support acts.
It’s been 40 years since The Cravats fell under the influence of the punk rock scene in a Birmingham club. In 1977, Barbarellas nightclub was a hot spot for emerging talent – it was here that the likes of The Prefects and Suburban Studs graced the stage, both captivating and inspiring their audience.
Two years later, The Cravats recorded their first session for the John Peel Show on BBC Radio 1 and were duly offered a recording contract with Small Wonder Records. John Peel continued to rally his support for the group who would appear on his show a further three times across the coming years, as well as producing multiple singles and two albums. Now, 40 years later, they’re still producing new material as September 2017 saw the release their new LP, ‘Dustbin of Sound’.
It’s safe to say that The Cravats are well and truly back. Their raucous, sax-drenched sound is as staggeringly unique now as it was all those years ago, and will be sure to leave revelers buzzing with energy. Gig-goers can also look forward to sets from three critically-acclaimed punk rock bands – Turning Black Like Lizards, Pellethead, and Year of Birds.
This will be an evening of live music which will undoubtedly quench Teesside’s thirst for punk.
Tickets, priced at £10.00 in advance, are available from seetickets.com or the venue. Tickets on the door are priced at £15.00.