Thomas Barber

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Thomas Barber - Punk New Wave Post-Punk Garage Rock Alternative Punk Live Act in Middlesbrough

Thomas Barber Short Info

The same week as their first ever gig in 2014, a support slot for Fat White Family, Fleckt Pets' first DIY show in Middlesbrough was shutdown mid-set set by armed police. It can only be assumed that the powers that be got wind of the iconoclastic, subversive and downright strange punk party that was about to be exposed to the public.

Their energetic live shows, punctuated by frontman Tom Barber's wanderings through the crowd, into toilets, climbing up walls and wherever else he can get has earned them a strong live reputation, with NARC Magazine declaring: "They've built a fearsome reputation for being one of the most energetic and unrestrained garage punk bands around."

Their live reputation and debut EP 'This is our punk' bagged them a spot at Long Division Festival in 2015, a gig at the iconic punk night Garageland in Camden and a support slot with The Rezillos in December. The band also support The Membranes in March this year.

'War Cry', Fleckt Pets' second EP is out at the end of February (press release below).

Fleckt Pets Share New Video and Announce EP Release Date

"The kind of songs that will make you want to stand on your desk during the math test and dance. It’s eccentric, dark and political– garage punk at its best," Heatwave say of the new 'War Cry' EP.

Fenders and fuzz dominate this dark but hooky record with trashy riffs hinting at funk, soul, garage and a smudge of country rock all harnessed by basic punk rock values and a have-fun-or-don't-bother mentality. Politics and personal stories merge on this record as frontman Tom Barber spits, snarls and screams brutal honesty, dragging you into his troubled world of booze, violence and frustration.

The front cover of the album features the warmonger Tony Blair with Fleckt Pets bassist Calum Piercy as a child. This is a real photograph taken in Calum's hometown (and Tony Blair's former constituency) Sedgefield.

Fleckt Pets are best experienced live, so the music for the EP was recorded live in a single room by David Curle at First Avenue Studios in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, with vocals added afterwards.

Fleckt Pets release the 7-track EP 'War Cry' on Friday 26 February, with the title track's music video available now here: http://bit.ly/1Pfs7Bi

The same week as their first ever gig in 2014, a support slot for Fat White Family, Fleckt Pets' first DIY show in Middlesbrough was shutdown mid-set set by armed police. It can only be assumed that the powers that be got wind of the iconoclastic, subversive and downright strange punk party that was about to be exposed to the public.

Their energetic live shows, punctuated by frontman Tom Barber's wanderings through the crowd, into toilets, climbing up walls and wherever else he can get has earned them a strong live reputation, with NARC Magazine declaring: "They've built a fearsome reputation for being one of the most energetic and unrest...

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Past Gigs Thomas Barber

  • 11 | 2017 Fulford Arms, York Behind The White Door
  • 10 | 2017 Music lounge, Stockton on tees Burn down the disco
  • 10 | 2017 Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough Lunar Tricks 3
  • 10 | 2017 the black bull, Gateshead Dead Cliques day out #3
  • 10 | 2017 Stockton on tees Ku bar
  • 06 | 2016 Fulford Arms, York Behind The White Door
  • 06 | 2016 Wakefield Long Division
  • 05 | 2016 Bank Top Tavern, Oldham Evil Music Live
  • 02 | 2016 Captain Cook Inn, Staithes
  • 01 | 2016 Imperial Hotel, Stanley
  • 01 | 2016 Bank Top Tavern, Oldham Evil Music Live
  • 01 | 2016 Fulford Arms, York Behind The White Door
  • 12 | 2015 The Westgarth, Middlesbrough The Rezillos, The Franceens, Fleckt Pets
  • 10 | 2015 The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees We Shall Overcome
  • 10 | 2015 Bank Top Tavern, Oldham Evil Music Live
  • 10 | 2015 Jamcafe, Nottingham
  • 09 | 2015 Puzzle Hall Inn, Sowerby Bridge
  • 09 | 2015 The Unicorn, London Garageland
  • 08 | 2015 The Princess Alice, Middlesbrough Into Teesside
  • 07 | 2015 The Westgarth, Middlesbrough w/ Fever Dream
  • 06 | 2015 Wakefield Long Division

Discography Thomas Barber

  • 2016 War Cry EP | Moon Skull Records
  • 2015 This is our punk EP |

Media

  • Video Fleckt Pets - War Cry
  • Video Fleckt Pets - Now's Your Ch...
  • Sound War Cry
  • Sound Aitor, Please Don't Leave M...
  • Sound Now's Your Chance

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Origin

  • Middlesbrough GB

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Tom Barber Vocals
  • Calum Piercy Guitar
  • Dean Stockdale Bass
  • Dave Purton Drums

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