The award-winning Barnsley Rock and Blues Venue will be showcasing four up-and-coming young and relatively unknown bands this month, at an event called Fresh Meat.
Also on the bill are Bull In The Whisky Shop from Manchester. This will be a sort of homecoming for the band’s guitarist and co-vocalist Emily Carney, who moved to Manchester from Barnsley for university nearly two years ago. The band fuse grunge and shoe-gaze and are influenced by the likes of Sonic Youth, Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine.
Also playing are 10 Flaws Down, an alternative rock band with members from all four corners of South Yorkshire, and Outsider, a three piece band influenced by Nirvana and Deftones.
Organiser Jason White says, ‘it’s rare that I put on gigs with lesser known bands, but I felt it was time to show off some new talent and the four bands we have on are a good example of what it out there. If you are a follower of local band Black Vines or you are into bands like Royal Blood, Allusondrugs and Queens of the Stone Age, then you’ll really like a lot of what we have on offer.
Fresh Meat takes place on Friday 13th February at Barnsley Rock and Blues Venue (formerly The Polish Club) and will start at 8pm.Entry is just £2.