Smashing Lads

Live Act Indie Britpop
Smashing Lads - Indie Britpop Live Act in Manchester

Smashing Lads Short Info

Sunny, cynical, and bittersweet , Smashing Lads drive a welcome busload of melody, harmony, and tambourines into your head and park up. Once there, you'll be wondering how all the rest of the bands in the world have failed to come up with their songs, given their stripped down lyrical style, classic structures and bouncy rhythms. There is no fight to be rewarded when listening to Smashing Lads - you're given that privilege instantly.
Common themes reflect quintessential northernness, working life and the general challenges we all face. Plus dodgy uncles, thieving layabouts and the Women's Institute.
Nothing new to see here, but then all the best bands grab you when you least expect it. You might hear The Kinks, The Beatles, The Smiths, Motown and even a nibble of Philip Larkin and George Formby in there. Instrumentally accomplished with nicely judged solo flashes, rich acoustic/electric blends and cozy vocal harmonies.
Smashing Lads hail from Oldham and are currently rehearsing more tracks to take out to the masses.

Sunny, cynical, and bittersweet , Smashing Lads drive a welcome busload of melody, harmony, and tambourines into your head and park up. Once there, you'll be wondering how all the rest of the bands in the world have failed to come up with their songs, given their stripped down lyrical style, classic structures and bouncy rhythms. There is no fight to be rewarded when listening to Smashing Lads - you're given that privilege instantly.
Common themes reflect quintessential northernness, working life and the general challenges we all face. Plus dodgy uncles, thieving layabouts and the Women's Institute.
Nothing new to see here, but then all th...

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Past Gigs Smashing Lads

  • 11 | 2016 Salford The Kings Arms
  • 10 | 2016 Salford The Salford Arms, Salford Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Barnsley Live in Barnsley
  • 05 | 2016 Mossley Mossley Arts & Music Festival
  • 04 | 2016 Liverpool Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds Official Aftershow Party
  • 02 | 2016 Standish Standish Live
  • 01 | 2016 Barnsley Rock & Blues Venue
  • 12 | 2015 Rochdale Slice of Nice town centre event
  • 12 | 2015 Stockport The Spinning Top
  • 09 | 2015 Barnsley Underground
  • 08 | 2015 Wigan Wigan Live Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Wigan Vaultage
  • 07 | 2015 Chorlton The Chorlton Beer Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Salford The Salford Carnival
  • 06 | 2015 Stockport The Spinning Top
  • 05 | 2015 Sale The Sale Beer Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Salford The Kings Arms
  • 02 | 2015 Stockport The Spinning Top
  • 01 | 2015 Urmston Trafford Sound, Urmston Men's Club
  • 10 | 2014 Manchester Allotment Bar, OxJam Manchester Takeover
  • 10 | 2014 Salford The Eagle Inn
  • 09 | 2014 Monton The Park, Salford Music Festival
  • 08 | 2014 Manchester Night & Day
  • 06 | 2014 Middleton Carson's Bar
  • 05 | 2014 Manchester Retro Bar
  • 04 | 2014 Chorlton The Royal Oak
  • 02 | 2014 Manchester Dry Bar
  • 11 | 2013 Manchester Roadhouse

Media

  • Video SMASHING LADS - Smart Aleck
  • Video SMASHING LADS - Easier Said...
  • Video 2015-07-27 - Smashing Lads ...
  • Sound Forever Northern (Demo)
  • Video SMASHING LADS - Forever Nor...

Fan Radar

7 Fans
7,162 Views
2,015 Plays
965 Follower

Origin

  • Manchester GB

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Joe Whelan Guitar/Vox
  • Mark Burke Bass Guitar/Vox
  • Pete Wood Keyboards/Vox
  • Keith Unwin Drums/Vox

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