After knocking us for six last year with an exquisite support slot, The Bug Club return for their first RMH headline show!
Without a doubt one of the most compelling and catchiest bands on the rise. Catch them here before bigger venues come calling…
“The Bug Club seem to find a space that is able to be melodic, knowing and sometimes even quirky without it spilling into something too saccharine or cartoonish. It’s the roughness and the live feel that grounds those moments in something tangible and tarnished” – Louder Than War
To say that the exuberant appeal of The Bug Club’s live performances and songmanship has been spread by word of mouth is a bit of a contradiction, as you could never sum up the music produced by these three groovy peas in a far-out pod (musically and lyrically interesting, deliciously individual, stripped-back garage pop songs, which shimmy, bounce and slide from joyfully frenetic guitar riffs to melodious harmonies) in anything like one word.
Championed by Radio 6 (and Marc Riley in particular), Radio Wales and their growing, encore-insisting audiences, this three-piece pŵer trio has not seen their hometown of Caldicot, South Wales in some time. Not that they mind. Sam, Tilly and Dan who makeup The Bug Club, couldn’t be happier as “touring is the best bit” (Sam, vocals & guitar) and it’s clear that, in announcing a new 20-date UK tour this Autumn, the band are in no hurry to slow things down. Much better to be tearing through guitar strings and drumsticks, hanging out at the merch stand, mooching around new towns & cities and playing stripped-back & live – as Tilly (vocals & bass) says the band love the energy of playing their songs for the first time that day on stage so the energy is there.
The venues are getting bigger (although Cardiff is still the loudest audience so far), support slots are being swapped to headlines and the audiences are singing back their songs to them (even the in-betweeny words), so it’s no surprise that Dan (drums) cannot stop grinning. Winning hearts and minds, The Bug Club will have you clapping, cheering and singing along with them at an independent venue in a town near you this autumn. Fun tiiiiiimes!
“The simplicity is what makes it so loveable and addictive” – Slap Mag
“You’ve got to admire a band who have the chutzpah to think, ‘we need another verse? Let’s just sing the alphabet!’ and can pull it off as The Bug Club do” – Half Way to Blog