In the early 80s, rockabilly music had a real resurgence. While Brian Setzer and The Stray Cats represented the commercial side of things, a year or two from their breakthrough, they were just one of about a hundred upright bass slappin’, retro haired combos tapping into a musical past. Boz Boorer’s Polecats, The Meteors and many others were making noises and The Klub Foot club became a hive of activity for fans seeking out these high energy sounds. 1982 also saw the formation of The Long Tall Texans.
Hancox – the band fronted by sometime Guana Batz frontman Pip Hancox – are about to embark on a four date whirlwind tour of the UK. To mark the occasion, the band have also filmed a live clip, which (along with the confirmed dates) can be seen below.
The Brains are coming to Europe this summer. The Canadian psychobilly-horrorpunk outfit will be playing six intimate shows in the UK (including one at The Underworld, Camden) between a run of shows in Belgium and Germany.
All confirmed shows are listed below. The Brains release their new LP ‘The Horror Within’ on April 15th.