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Don't Worry Friday 22nd June at Banquet Records, 6:00pm On the day their new album is released, Don't Worry visit the shop for the first time. They're freshly signed to Specialist Subject Records, bringing a wonderful blend of emo soaked indie-punk on their debut full length Who Cares Anyway?. If you're into the likes of Martha, Fresh, Tigers Jaw or Slaughter Beach, Dog then this is well worth checking out. Melting indie-rock together with a distinctly more Stateside feeling emo palette, ‘Big House’ is concerned with huge, chunky melodies and choruses to be belted back after only one listen. In-store Grade C, come on down! New In
Wilko Johnson / Q&A + Signing Session Monday 25th June at Banquet Records, 6:00pm Following the release of his new album Wilko Johnson visits the shop for a Q&A + Signing. With Norman Watt-Roy and Dylan Howe also in attendance this should be an enlightening experience, that might even Blow Your Mind. The legendary, former Dr. Feelgood guitarist is back with Blow Your Mind, - an album few thought we'd see - 30 years since the release of his last set of original material. To celebrate this, Wilko visits Banquet for an insightful chat/Q&A and to sign copies of the new album. The former Dr Feelgood guitarist from Canvey Island was diagnosed in late 2012 with terminal pancreatic cancer. However, despite the doctors’ worst predictions, he continued to perform with a new lust for life and even made the most successful album of his career, the gold-selling ‘Going Back Home’ with the legendary Roger Daltrey. Following that album’s remarkable success he announced that thanks to a third opinion from a doctor moonlighting as a rock photographer and life-saving surgery, he was now cancer-free. With customary humour Wilko Johnson said of this late-career resurgence: “Man, there’s nothing like being told you’re dying to make you feel alive”. In-store Grade C. Priority will be given to anyone who orders a copy of Blow Your Mind from us. CD | LP New In