Jay Vee & The Cardinal Sins Thee Windom Earles
Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. We cannot issue refunds to under 16s who are not accompanied by an adult.
Formed in 2012 in London. Jay Vee & The Cardinal Sins are - well, another bunch of white boys with guitars. Why should you give a shit, you ask? Because smart rock'n'rollers are a dying breed these days! Frontman and songwriter (and, for the record, lapsed jazz pianist) Jay spent his formative years drifting through London's scuzzy punk, garage and rockabilly scenes (he currently wrangles guitar for grease-fiends The Spacewasters, and spent five years tearing up the UK and Europe with psychobilly party-starters Death Valley Surfers), absorbing along the way a cocktail of influences that'd make most polite types vomit in their mouths a little bit. The psychic residue of this foul brew - made flesh in the form of a power trio - resembles a lunatic's attempt to stitch the ragged truth of the modern world into the booze-sodden DNA of garage punk. Screaming, jerking, sweating profusely and dressed head to toe in black, the Cardinal Sins have thrilled and confused in equal measure from London to Southend (also Belgium, once), and now have their sights set firmly on - er, everywhere else.
From Manchester/Salford we present THEE WINDOLM EARLES Trash. Sleaze. Exotica. Greasy like that hot dog that's been under your chaise tongue for several weeks, Thee Windom Earles are equal parts garage scuzz, rockabilly lunacy and fever-dream surf-a-go-go.
Thee Windom Earles have recorded five lifetimes-worth of messy sex, greasy food, shit jobs, girl trouble, boy trouble, single entendres, hair products and, above all, rock and roll salvation. The album, Mai Tai Pink Eye, laid down in one hot day in July 2018, is a red-eyed testament to the redeeming power of three-chord psychosis and transistor fuzz set to a Benzedrine beat.