‘The Stingrays - emerge from the Japanese punk underground to play the Bolt’
Hot on the heels of their 7th tour across Japan, The Stingrays make a welcome return to the Thunderbolt and a rare appearance in Bristol, the city they were formed in back in 1977.
The Stingrays contributed ‘Sound’ to the seminal 1979 Bristol compilation “Avon Calling” , John Peel described their Countdown Ep released on Fried Egg Records as, “Excellent”. Theywere an integral part of the Bristol punk/new wave scene, playing one of the last punk shows at the Bamboo before it was burnt down, a recording of their chaotic live show at the Dugout in 1977 has been released by Bristol archive records. They were among the first punk bands to play at the Trinity Centre as part of the early Rock against Racism shows. In 2003 their Countdown EP was re-released by the Japanese 1977 Records label
The Thunderbolt gig will feature material from their new LP “Ticket from Home” recorded in Osaka with legendary punk engineer Ippei Suda. The Stingrays are hugely influenced by the Japanese Live House scene both in terms of performance and song writing and are becoming increasingly influential on the Japanese punk – high energy- power pop scene.
Tickets £5 in advance - £7.50 on the door.
Selected tracks from Ticket from Home can be heard at The Bristol Stingrays
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