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Alcopop Does Wales

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Alcopop! Records is an independent record label run by Jack Clothier and Kevin Douch. The label began in Autumn 2006 as an affiliate or sister label to Douch's main outfit Big Scary Monsters Recording Company. Now its own entity, the label is almost 100 releases old and works with the likes of Johnny Foreigner, Anamanaguchi, Fight Like Apes, The Crimea, Stagecoach and Get Inuit and The Spook School.



The Spook School - The Spook School are a four-piece band from Edinburgh, Scotland. The name is a reference to the Glasgow School. The band's lyrics explore "gender, sexuality and queer issues" with themes such as "fluidity and the lack of a binary in gender"


Special Guests - The Darling Buds



Formed in 1986 in Newport South Wales, The Darling Buds soon became part of the UK's rising indie pop scene. Constant touring and a successful batch of indie releases resulted in a deal with major record label Sony-Epic and a string of hit singles and albums followed, as well as prolific touring at home and abroad.

Over the course of 3 albums the bands style constantly evolved from the quick burst twee pop of debut 'Pop Said', into the groovy psychedelics of follow up 'Crawdaddy', and finally the cruelly overlooked alt-rock classic 'Erotica'.

The band called it a day in 1992 due to waning interest in the UK and business complications in the US, where ironically the band's popularity was soaring.

Following a 17 year silence, in which all the members remained close friends, an offer was made to reform for a tribute show in memory of the late John Sicolo, the TJ's club owner and long time friend and champion of the band.

A line up featuring original singer Andrea Lewis, as well as former members Paul Watkins and Matt Gray, were joined by drummer Erik Stams and bass player Julian Hayman for the event, which originally intended as a one off, turned into 2 other spin off shows, one at London's 100 club.

Inevitably this led to more offers, and eventually another London "one off" gig was arranged by indie promoter Mute Elephant, with original Bass player Chris McDonagh re-joining at this point.

Following the amazing success of this show the band tentatively agreed to carry on, albeit selectively. An appearance at Indie Daze Festival at London's Forum and 2 back to back sell out shows at London's Lexington were enthusiastically received. Various festival appearances followed including Indietracks and the band's first trips abroad for over 20 years, to New York Popfest and Spain's Lemonpop festival.

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