Gaffa Tape Sandy + Really Big Really Clever
20th September 2024 - 7:00 pm
Age Restrictions: 18+

Formed in 2015 by three friends with a simple desire to make loud and exciting music, Gaffa Tape Sandy’s popularity quickly escalated thanks to a series of notoriously incandescent live shows and a seemingly endless hit parade of instantly memorable garage-punk-rock tunes.

Their 2017 debut EP Spring Killing led to them performing at Glastonbury Festival, with their next single ‘Beehive’ gaining much support including Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 Tip Of The Week, before being included in NME’s 100 Essential Acts for 2018.

The Brighton/Bury St Edmunds outfit’s brand of giddily frantic, high-octane hyper rock ‘n’ roll has already landed them support slots with acts including IDLES, Peace, Art Brut, Weakened Friends, SuperGlu, Bloody Knees and UK tours supporting Indoor Pets and Skegss.

Regulars on the UK festival circuit, Gaffa Tape Sandy have appeared at the likes of Live At Leeds, Liverpool Sound City, Latitude and The Great Escape Festival, as well as a number of international festivals across Iceland and Germany. In 2019 they announced their signing with Alcopop! Records, who released their second EP Family Mammal on vinyl and digital platforms.

After successfully weathering The Great Pause of the pandemic—which dramatically cut short their debut UK headline tour and left them pondering the future of the band—as well as a break up between former partners and band members Cat and Kim, the three piece have emerged triumphant, all the better and stronger for their struggles, and raring to show the world how much they’ve grown, both as people and artists.

2023 saw the band kickstarting preparations for their forthcoming new release as they launched into a wave of live activity taking in a full UK tour supporting The Subways and several sold out nights supporting Mom Jeans within the first few weeks, followed up by a packed summer of festival appearances.


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Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JF
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