So It Goes Presents The Bug Club + Autocamper

Music event

So It Goes Presents The Bug Club + Autocamper

Friday 17 May 2024

After their astounding headline set at SeekOut Festival in 2023, So It Goes are delighted to welcome The Bug Club to Clitheroe as part of the band’s ‘Rare Birds’ 2024 UK album tour. Support comes from Autocamper.

The Bug Club’s name does a good job of introducing the band and their music: a tight-knit, collaborative effort focussed on telling tales of the everyday that we often take for granted, shot through with humour and riffs-a-plenty. Comprising the creative trio of Sam Willmett (guitar/vocals), Tilly Harris (bass/vocals) & Dan Matthew (drums), The Bug Club formed in 2016 in the little-known rock n’ roll hotbed that is Caldicot, Monmouthshire.

The Bug Club are touring the UK following the release of their double album, Rare Birds: Hour of Song. In our opinion, the album is a triumph. It’s The Bug Club’s Hex Enduction Hour. South Wales’ Double Nickels On The Dime. It’s The Faust Cycle for people with shorter attention spans.

Peaked your interest? Why not buy a ticket & come along to their show at The Grand. If you do, you’ll find yourself entrenched in an immersive world of The Bug Club – it’s a pleasant place to spend a Friday evening in May!

Support from…. Autocamper

With enough melancholic charm and a cardigan collection that would make even Stephen Pastel blush, Autocamper are the perfect pop tonic to Manchester’s predictable post-punk machismo. Like a Northern kitchen sink rendering of The Vaselines’ call and response motif, vocal duties are shared by Jack Harkins and Niamh Purtill – their wide-eyed reflections on unrequited romances, bedroom tiffs and hungover misdemeanors effortlessly retrofits the jangle pop sounds of the ‘80s without the C86 revisionism; think Sarah Records-era The Wake fused with the shambling, melodic impulse of McCarthy and The Close Lobsters, but with one foot always firmly in the present.

Music for a new generation of the melody hungry and overstimulated, Autocamper make the everyday gorgeous, conjuring images of rain droplets pouring down bus windows on a grey sigh-ridden, pedestrian Sunday, or waiting in line at a service station the morning after the night before, lukewarm pasty in hand

Hayley Scott

‘Blanche’ was recorded at Withington Public Hall and ‘Budge’ was recorded in Arthur Arnolds bedroom in South West Manchester.

Harry Williams – Bass
Arthur Junior Robinson – Drums, Vocals
Niamh Purtill – Keyboards, Vocals
Jack Harkins – Guitar, Vocals

Info and booking

  • Standard £12.00
Doors Open:
Age Restriction:
14+ (14-17 year olds must be accompanied by adult)
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