Halloween is our favourite time of year as it gives us the opportunity to dress up and decorate and generally get into the spirit of the season! We always put on a gig at Halloween and this year is no different. We’ll be at the wonderfully supportive Poco Loco in Chatham, where entry is always free and the music can go on until just past Midnight.

We’ve got 3 local bands playing and a band from Canterbury coming down to play for us. It all starts with Simon Williams (The Reactor Core is Splendid) and John Newman (Black Light Brigade) playing together as Motown Fire Department. You can listen to them here: https://motownfiredepartment.bandcamp.com/releases

Then it’s the beautiful weirdness of Honey Ride Me a Goat. Mad jazzy math that gets nice and heavy played by a dude who dons a flashing headset that looks like something out of a Guillermo Del Toro film. Check them out here. https://honeyridemeagoat.bandcamp.com/

Third, coming all the way down the A2 from Canterbury, it’s Mass Lines, who play cool DIY punk influenced by Hot Snakes, Fugazi and The Sans Pareil. Some of them are also in Great Ancestors, a band who played for us in the early days of Motherboy. Go listen to them here: https://mass-lines.bandcamp.com/

Last up, it’s our regulars, Punching Swans, playing their usual heavy wonky punk with surreal lyrics and frantic drums. They played a cover of Ghostbusters at last year’s Halloween shenanigans, which went down a storm. Hopefully they’ll do something similar this year. They’ve been played on Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and XFM recently, so enjoy seeing them in the intimate space that is Poco Loco. Listen here: https://punchingswans.bandcamp.com/

Friday 30th October, Poco Loco, Chatham, 8.30pm til late. FREE ENTRY!!

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