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  • Tragedy : March 2017 Return

    Be afraid, be very afraid – assume the position, your fun overload for 2017 is confirmed!

    Tragedy – the band that was born out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal are back!
    Hitting up Think Tank on March 1st, 2017, they provide the most fun you can have with, or without, your clothes on.

    If you’ve been under a rock and missed their amazingness – they were originally a heavy metal tribute to the Bee Gees but have grown into something much much more, a bigger beast and the ultimate disco-metal party band.

    They broke the internet with their cover of ‘You’re The One That I Want’ (see below) –  and are of course coming to break hearts and minds yet again.

    Tickets available online from www.seetickets.com and local record shops.

     

     

    VH1
    “You’re the One That I Want” Heavy Metal Tribute to ‘Grease’ is as great as it sounds. They created a music video for the cover, and it is exactly what you’d think a heavy metal version of Grease would look like. Between the crazy outfits, wild hair, air guitars, and locker room parties, the only question left to ask is, why hasn’t this idea been adapted into a full length movie yet? We want more!”

    Metal Hammer
    “Camp as a row of tents, and with more hooks than hell’s cloakroom, Tragedy guarantee it.”

    Tiny Mix Tapes
    “Tragedy manage to dwell in the realm of novelty while far exceeding their worth as a concept…the aesthetic is somewhere in between the flamboyance of the disco-era Bee Gees and the flamboyance of mid-eighties hair metal, with some extra flamboyance thrown in for the sake of flamboyance.”

    The Sun, UK
    “Hard riffs, tight white flares, and even tighter octave-scraping harmonies…essential listening.”

    Loudwire
    “One of the hottest videos on the internet. These kids aren’t the leather jacket-wearing greasers from the ’50s, but rather a modernized hard rock band of brothers attending the Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation high school. When the leader, Disco Mountain Man, arrives back in the halls, he’s greeted by his buddies who ask him what he’s been up to all summer. And much like Grease, it’s revealed that he met up with a girl. But this is no poodle-skirt wearing young lady. Instead, it’s an anarchy-loving blonde bombshell decked out in black and red. What follows is a re-imagined version of the song, with an ominous opening bass line and killer vocals from Mountain Man reminiscent of some of ’80s metal.”

    Village Voice
    “Everyone from Feist to Tom Jones has covered the disco hits of the Bee Gees, but perhaps no one does those gooey soft-rock numbers better than Tragedy…Shiny costumes, dramatic eye makeup and headbanging hilarity…”

    Metal Rules
    “The greatest heavy-metal-meets-disco party you could possibly wish for.”

    Kerrang
    “Back in the dark days of disco, the Bee Gees were the shit, despite having massive teeth, bigger hair and a falsetto only dogs could hear…with the righteous power of heavy metal, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong mixes Guns ‘N’ Roses swagger, the Scorpions’ sense of pomp and Judas Priest-esque vocals to create a sound that is exactly like The Darkness!”

    Billboard
    “Decked in their hair-metal finest, with no can of Aqua-Net spared, Tragedy frolic on the beach, woo their ladies and then unleash their thrash chops in the most anarchistic pep rally this side of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The result is hilarious and arguably even more heartwarming than the original, not least for the visual pun unleashed on the line ‘it’s electrifying.'”

    Guitar World
    “Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond has indeed pulled off a spot-on hair-metal spoof of the song, complete with a locker-room scene that takes place at Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation High School.”

    USA Today
    “A note-perfect hair-metal spoof of You’re the One That I Want, complete with a locker scene set at Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation High School. Only instead of pony tails and poodle skirts, the girls have teased hair and tattered Hot Topic outfits. You’ll never see Danny and Sandy the same after this metal ‘Grease’ cover.”


  • Dorje Return set for Sunderland Show

    Dorje
    live at Sunderland Independent

    May 27th 2016

    After two great shows last year, Dorje return to the region – this time hitting up Sunderland Independent – in order to be closer to fans who couldn’t quite make it last time and close enough for those who could.

    If you’re unfamiliar with Dorje, they’re a great modern technical band – not too dissimilar to Alter Bridge or Incubus, they are also really well connected to their fans – harnessing social media and holding many clinics and Q+A sessions. Dave “Chappers” Chapman is a complete guru when it comes to guitars and gear (and even built a custom range based on fan feedback!) and this really helps turn them into an approachable, professional and quality band.

    Check em out here : http://www.dorje.tv/ or on Rob’s youtube channel here 

    Tickets are £10 in advance from www.seetickets.com – Reflex -etc
    You can also pick up VIP tickets for just £20 (includes meet and greet, poster, entry, etc)


  • Ayria / Inertia return for co-headline show with special local guests

    ayriaposterIn 2014 we hosted a double-header of two great electro bands, Ayria and Inertia. It was very well received and a good fun night.

    Well… we’re doing it again.

    June 9th we welcome back Ayria and Inertia for their joint 2016 tour. It’s in support of new material from both bands and is dubbed the ‘Paper Dolls’ tour.

    Ayria recently released an EP, ‘Feed Her to the Wolves’, which contained two new songs – you can stream or buy it here – her new album Paperdolls is out this Friday, April 22nd.

    The most recent video from Inertia is for ‘Dark Valentine’ – you can view that here

    They will be joined by local synth duo Eurasianeyes – check them out here

    Tickets are just £10 in advance – you can purchase from www.seetickets.com or locally from Reflex Records