February 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
£4.50 Advanced, £6 OTD
SBD presents The Wholls, The Keepers, Garden, King Purple (Lab)
SBD presents: The Wholls, The Keepers & more (IVW show, The Lab)
Thursday February 1st
Independent Venue Week 2018 Show #1!
The Wholls
“Destined to become the biggest band the UK has produced in years” – BBC Introducing
“This is a BIG record by a band called The Wholls” – Huw Stephens, Radio 1
“I’ve been blown away by The Wholls” – NME
“With one of the most accomplished and direct debut singles we’ve heard in a long time. Anthemic, radio friendly, tightly produced and packing a sucker punch of a chorus” – Record Of The Day
“Emerging and electrifying Brit rockers are all set to do a Slaves” Mikey Johns, This Feeling
This rule-breaking band began their career by sneaking into their manager’s grounds and setting up a full PA without invitation. It was clear these guys were never going to go unheard. Their energetic and edgy live performances have gained them a reputation as electrifying. The Wholls’ live shows make punk rock look like a picnic – performed with an energy and enthusiasm rivaled by nobody.
2016 saw The Wholls performing all the key UK festivals culminating in BBC Radio 1 choosing the band to represent the ‘best of’ Reading Festival where The Wholls dominated the BBC Introducing stage to rave reviews. After their appearance at Leeds Festival the following day the band flew out to Germany to play a sold-out show at Headcrash for their appearance at Reeperbahn Festival. Over 200 people were turned away after queuing round the block to get in, but those who managed to squeeze in – including Sony Music – witnessed an unforgettable performance. The Wholls signed a licensing deal with Sony in November 2016.
The Wholls completed their first European tour supporting ‘Royal Republic’ March 2017 playing to crowds of up to 3,000. Back in the UK the band have been taking in major festivals – including two stages at the Isle of Wight – and have recently played Reading, a Kaiser Chiefs support gig and TRNSMT. Fresh from the success of a near capacity headline show at the O2 Academy in Oxford they then embarked upon a UK headline tour in September.
The Wholls live at Reading Festival
‘X21’ music video

The Keepers
Formed in 2015 by Jordan Jones in Northampton, The Keepers are a fusion of 60’s pop melodies and psychedelia, 70’s punk energy, 90’s britpop sing along ballads and 00’s indie rock.
The Keepers released their debut EP ‘No Exit’ in October 2015, and have since been gigging and touring all across the country consistently, bringing their share of retro goodness to people everywhere. Playing sold out shows at prestigious venues such as The Picturedrome and The Craufurd Arms, supporting the likes of Noasis, The Total Stone Roses, Inspiral Carpets’ frontman Tom Hingley and The Karpets, The Jam DRC and VANT, The Keepers are definitely making a stand on the national retro and indie scene.
Sponsored by Hofner Guitars and all artwork done by Nallie’s Sketchbook.
Garden – Band
Making waves all over Northants and the Midlands in 2017, this young four-piece are about to become the central focus of your musical universe. The debut EP ‘City People are Weird’ is out now.
King Purple
Corby alt-rockers doing great things locally and set to shine in 2018.
Happening at The Lab
95 Charles Street, Northampton NN1 3BG
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets £4.50 from http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-wholls-support-at-the-lab/the-lab/1168997 and https://www.wegottickets.com/event/421197
£6 on the door