Next week, on Friday the 2nd of June 2017, Milburn will be playing a massive, outdoor, hometown show at the Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield. Supported by ‘Reverend and the Makers’, Manchester’s ‘Cabbage’ and recently announced Tom Grennan to open the show. We give you a bit of an intro on the supports and we’ve also picked our favourite songs from the bands.
It’s hard to believe that Tom Grennan is only 21. Bedford-born, Tom is a bluesy, soulful mash of indie, songwriting, genius. The past year has seen him graduate from University with a drama and physical theatre degree, to later burst onto the music scene with his collaboration ‘When it All Goes Wrong’ with electronic giants, Chase and Status. He then toured with them, later on, last year. He also opened up for The Libertines at Brixton, has a practically sold our tour under his belt and performed for the new music TV show ‘This Feeling TV’ down in London last month. We cannot wait to catch him again.
One of the freshest, idiosyncratic talents to come out of Manchester. Frustrated by the lack of bands saying anything meaningful and lashing out at the world’s many injustices, Cabbage are made up of Lee Broadbent (vocals), Joe Martin (vocals, guitar), Eoghan Clifford (guitar), Stephen Evans (bass) and Asa Morley (drums). In the past year, they’ve covered some of history’s most recent controversial events and issues, taking on everything from political corruption, to Jimmy Saville’s covered up atrocities. Not to be missed live, the band are a mind blowing, fearless mash up of inexhaustible pandemonium and subversive humour. Check out their recent release ‘Gibraltar Ape’.
REVEREND AND THE MAKERS
Full of catchy hooks, great bass lines and a satirical sense of humour throughout, the band’s debut album in 2007 ‘The State of Things’ helped cement their name on the British music scene. The album featured the UK Top 10 single “Heavyweight Champion of the World” and gave a critical and comprehensive view of English society. The band consists of Jon McClure, Ed Cosens, Laura McClure, Joe Carnall and Ryan Jenkinson. The band released their follow-up album, A French Kiss in the Chaos in 2009, where they supported Oasis on their final tour, at around the same time. The band have gone on to release another two albums, @ReverendMakers and Thirty-Two.
Sheffield favourites Milburn are thankfully back. The guys stormed onto the scene way back in 2001 when after years of friendship Joe Green, Tom Rowley and Lois Carnall decided to form a covers band. Lois’s younger brother Joe joined later to play bass and they started writing their own stuff. They released their first demo ‘Steel Town’ in 2001 and steadily gained a loyal fan base. Milburn’s debut album released in 2005 and the album featured the singles ‘Cheshire Cat Smile’ and ‘Send in the Boys’. Milburn have been compared to the likes of The Jam and The Libertines with their eclectic riffs, and great punk bass lines. Firm favourites include ‘That’s Not The Only Way To A Man’s Heart’ and ‘Dancing on the Kitchen Floor’ (My favourite past-time….)
Milburn went on to release their second album ‘These Are the Facts’ in 2007, preceded by the first single ‘What Will You Do (When the Money Goes)?’
After a record sell-out 3 day Milburn gig-fest at the O2 in Sheffield last year, the boys are back, headlining the Don Valley Bowl.
Milburn announced that the second single to be taken from their third studio album. ‘Take Me Home’ is available to stream on Spotify and can be purchased from iTunes here…..
Due to phenomenal demand, extra tickets have been made available.
Tickets can be purchased from http://www.seetickets.com/event/milburn/don-valley-bowl/1050874
17:00 Gates Open
18:30 Tom Grennan
20:15 Reverend & the Makers