Formed in Bradford in 1980, New Model Army’s beginnings were inspired by Northern Soul, Punk Rock and the incendiary atmosphere of the times.Since then, they have had a long, creative and eventful journey.
They have been massively influential in ‘post-punk’, ‘folk-rock’, ‘political-rock’, ‘goth’, ‘metal’ and all kinds of musical sub-cultures but they have steadfastly refused to belong to any club or style that would limit them.
Even without a specific ‘genre’ audience, New Model Army still have album sales in the millions, have attracted some of the biggest producers on the planet (Glyn Johns, Tom Dowd, Andy Wallace, Bob Clearmountain, Joe Barresi) and have built up an almost religious devotion amongst fans. There are very few bands in NMA’s position of being able to record and release what they like when they like, while maintaining a worldwide following and all without making a single artistic or commercial compromise.
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Support from The Virginmarys:
The Virginmarys are a brotherhood of raw power, huge riffs and seamless musicianship, between drummer Danny Dolan and guitarist/vocalist Ally Dickaty.
Having played with Queens Of The Stoneage, been championed by Slash and collaborated on stage with Frank Turner, goes a little way to showing the diverse appeal of their music.
After releasing three critically acclaimed albums playing as a trio, Ally and Danny have decided to take on the next phase of the band as a power duo and this will be the first chance to see them in this format.
Starts: 8pm (Support)
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
Price includes £1.50 booking fee
This event is promoted by The Apex