Gigs / Thee Deadtime Philharmonic

Thee Deadtime Philharmonic

Date: 24th Mar 2018 (20.00)

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Relentless gigs all over the UK, including all the major cities and the nowhere towns, where most bands don't bother to go has gained the band an ever growing army of dangerously devoted fans. Their militant working class stance caught the eye of Clash legend, Mick Jones who took Deadtime out as special guests. Since the tour Murdoch has recorded a single and album with The Tribunes..out on Honest Jon's Records, containing Mick Jones rhythm section from Carbon/Silicon. The Clash connection continued when Strummerville (The Joe Strummer Foundation For New Music) invited Deadtime into the family by funding their first single, double a-side 'Moths/Spine' with producer Paul Tipler (Idlewild, 80s Matcbox, Dr Feelgood,Elastica) Strummerville also added 'Spine (demo) to their prestigious DIY download page. Deadtime held the No.1 slot for nine months in the Strummerville chart. Among other supporters of the band is Michael Davis of the legendary MC5. Deadtime continue to receive outstanding reviews for their high octane, raw, emotive live shows. International and national radio airplay for the band has been given by Don Letts, Jarvis Cocker and Tom Robinson (BBC Introducing/BBC6) to name a few. Deadtime have also appeared on Channel 4 (Strummerville Sessions) and had Michael Socha from This is England/Being Human appear in their 'Bad Lad' video, as he was a fan and wanted to be in the video.

Based in ex mining town Swadlincote, South Derby. Still on its knees from Thatchers strangle hold on the working classes. Murdoch's songwriting reflects the carnage left behind.

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'Great band and one of the very few genuine working class critiques of our lives in music out there today. You'll get more out of this than pretending to read Marx' - Dr Lisa Mckenzie (Author, Academic, Russia Today, Guardian)

'I love this lot. Musically and lyrically brilliant' - Tom Robinson (BBC6, Activist, Songwriter)

Great working class band, documenting the times we live in' - Mick Jones (The Clash) 'Excellent' - Jarvis Cocker


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