The Tubs
23rd October 2023 - 8:00 pm
The Hope & Ruin

Love Thy Neighbour Presents


London-based Welsh band The Tubs released their debut album, Dead Meat, in January via Trouble in Mind. Owen “O” Williams and George “GN” Nicholls, the primary songwriters from the group Joanna Gruesome, formed the band in 2018 following a trip to Llawr-Betws caravan park.

The Tubs are also 3/4s of the “evil” Sniffany & The Nits, as well as the decidedly less evil Ex-Vöid. Despite three bands’ sonic differences, there’s a similar derangement at play beneath The Tubs’ jangle. The Tubs make music that incorporates elements of post-punk, traditional British-folk, and guitar jangle seasoned by nonchalant Flying Nun pop hooks and contemporary antipodean indie bands.

“The Tubs come on like spiritual heirs to The Soft Boys. There are scrappy, noisy, punky elements, but these are side-by-side with the folk-rock feel of prime Richard Thompson or even early Steeleye Span.” – Uncut

“A bracing idea, brilliantly executed by these Welshmen in London: Richard Thompson’s withering precision meets The Feelies’ overdriven jangle” – Mojo, 4*

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