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Independent Venue Week is nearly upon us. One of the big bands dawning the stage at The Lincoln Imp will be Pop Punk bank “A”.
Chances are if in the early 2000’s and owned a Kerrang album you have probably heard of “A” or at least a song by the band. The band hit commercial success with Hi-Fi Serious, which was their third album, released in 2002.
It was preceded by their biggest single to date, “Nothing”, which became the band’s first and only top ten hit when it reached number 9 in the UK singles chart. “Nothing” was followed by top 20 hit “Starbucks”, named after the coffee chain.
The tour following Hi-Fi Serious saw the band playing their largest venues to date.
Their single “Nothing” appeared on various video games. So their tracks own some of our nostalgia. Whether it be sitting on your PS1 or out at The Baths Hall rock night or even just at home in your room with your latest Kerrang compilation.
Daniel.P.Carter of Radio One rock show was one of the original members of “A” but as with most bands, members change throughout their music career.
The band did split back in 2005 but later reformed in 2008. Since then the band have again replaced members and in February 2018, “A” embarked on an 8 date UK tour in support of the band Hell is for Heroes, In which the band was joined by new bassist, Dougie Poynter, who most people will know for being a member of Mcfly. Obviously “A” is a bit of a style switch from Mcfly so don’t expect to be hearing about girls with 5 colours in her hair.
“A” went on a 9 date tour playing the album Hi-Fi Serious in full, with support from Wheatus and InMe.
And now Scunthorpe is lucky enough to experience that well known pop punk sound again.
Whether you’re a fan of “A” or just a pop punk lover it’s going to be one you won’t want to miss.
And if your going because you think Dougie from Mcfly is hot?….well fair enough each to their own but don’t forget to listen to “A” first.
The Lincoln Imp is a special place to those gig goers in the area. We’ve met so many talented people there through the years. It’s important to remember your favourite commercial band probably played the Imp or somewhere just like it back in their home town.
So support live music and independent venues. That’s what it’s all about after all.
Support will come in the form of Local band WEIRD WOLF.
Tickets are: £20 or you can buy a week ticket which allows you to attend every gig that week at The Lincoln Imp for £45. Tickets are online at seetickets.com and from the Imp.
See you there 🤘
To get you started here’s “Nothing”: