Headsticks are back to rock Belper in their own unique way

Headsticks are live in Belper this weekend
Headsticks are live in Belper this weekend

Headsticks return to Belper this weekend with their vibrant blend of folk roots and punk energy.

The group’s new album Feather and Flame, has already received rave reviews across the music press.

And they will be showcasing it at this latest gig in the town at The Queen’s Head.

Formed in late 2012 from the ashes of Tower Struck Down, Jugopunch and The Clay Faces, the band swiftly moved into the festival scene.

They opened at Tolpuddle in 2013 where their Stoke on Trent sound clearly lifted the crowd and won them new fans.

Their first album, Muster, followed a year later with new material honed by a busy touring schedule.

Occupying the zone where folk and punk collide, the album demonstrated the band’s ability to channel traditional themes into a new and striking brand of rock & roll.

Reviews made favourable comparisons with both The Jam and The Levellers while acknowledging the uniqueness of the Headsticks sound.

The new album has caused even more of a stir with praise for the band’s ‘addictive melodies and barbed lyrics’

Nearly four years on ,the band now deliver their very own blend of roots rock, punk and ska with outstanding vocals and commanding musicianship.

Support for this latest visit to Belper comes from Chris Butler, whose own recorded output has not gone unnoticed.

And there will be new Butler tunes for the faithful to savour.

The gig takes place on Saturday, May 14 and tickets are £7.