The Scene: Punk pile-up as four acts share the bill

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Punk lovers are in for a treat as four artists come together for what should be a gig to remember.

Peterborough punks Turn And Run headline the bill at the Voodoo Lounge at Mama Liz’s in North Street, Stamford, tonight.

They will be joined by Sweet Empire, a Dutch band with a political and social message, Peterborough favourites The Deadites, and Stamford-based folk-punk singer Andrew Cream.

Turn And Run formed in 2010 from the ashes of metal band Khalo and hardcore punks Hellion.

Singer James Gardner said: “We were just five very good friends who shared the same view on music, which is loud, melodic, hard hitting punk rock.

“Our aim in the band is to make the hairs on people’s necks stand on end.”

The band takes influences from Thrice, Verse, Underoath and Have Heart.

James, guitarists Dan McIntyre and Karl Hilbert, bassist Jake Falco and drummer Gerry Harrison will be turning up the volume for tonight’s show.

They will be supported by Sweet Empire, a Dutch band who are touring the UK.

Guitarist Jort van de Ven said: “We play punk rock music with a political and social message. We’ve been told we sound like Descendents or Dag Nasty but we think we sound more like Bon Jovi meets Queen.

“We’ve known each other for a long time and have all been in bands from our local area just north of Amsterdam. When those bands fell apart we decided to start this band and try to give it the best we’ve got.

“We’re very honoured to be able to play places far from our homes. We hope the gig in Stamford will be the best of our tour.

“We’re looking forward to playing our set and meeting some old and new friends. We hope we can all enjoy ourselves on the night, then we’ll be happy.”

Peterborough favourites The Deadites will add to the noise, bringing their mix of punk and ska to the stage.

The band are regulars of the Peterborough scene and were frequent performers at Club Revolution before it closed down.

And opening the bill will be Stamford-based punk folk singer Andrew Cream.

Andrew was a member of horror punks The Ruined before setting out on his own.

His style now shares more in common with Billy Bragg and Frank Turner than The Misfits and The Offspring, but the singer-songwriter will still kick things off with a bang.

Doors for the gig open at 8pm and entry is £5.

For more on each of the acts, visit their websites.

Turn And Run

Sweet Empire

The Deadites

Andrew Cream

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