Drastic Action All-Dayer: The Primevals, Marcel Wave, Yaang etc

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When everything is grim, it’s time for Drastic Action.
Live music is the answer. All day. All night.

Sat 29th June.

2pm - 11pm.

The Ferret, Preston.

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THE PRIMEVALS - canonised as 'Garage Rock Greats' by Stewart Lee who has included them in a series of shows he's curating in London. 

The longer they go on, the more It seems like The Primevals are living up to their name, a missing link back to what we are only now realising was a glorious unrepeatable period of garage rock brilliance in the mid to late 80s, characterised by bands like The Gun Club, The Cramps and The Scientists.
Aa Stewart Lee said yesterday, "Glasgow’s gutterbilly veterans lay widescreen Americana and free jazz flavoured freak-outs over a durable garage punk template. Immortal and imperious at last, now The Primevals really are what they once merely dreamed of."
featuring the guitarist and bass player from Sauna Youth and the other guys from the slightly less well-known Cold Pumas, backing up the striking wordscapes of Maike Hale-Jones. Early Fall is a definite musical touchstone. Album out on Upset The Rhythm records in June, Marcel Wave cannot be missed.
Forming in 2017 when Davey Moore (vocals/sampler) met Oliver Duffy (Guitars/vocals) at a rhythmic awareness class at the University of Salford - and later completed by Ben White (Ex-Working Men’s Club) on bass duties - the trio have steadily built their reputation for furious, high-energy, live shows, powered by the rocket-fuel combo of pulsating drum loops, clangorous guitars and a wicked sense of humour.
Autocamper formed in 2004 to perform jangle pop shanties in exchange for free passage on merchant sailing vessels.


Big Boy Foolish are Ricky Dinneen and Liam Heffernan, a post-punk duo from Cork, Ireland. Ricky was famously in Five Go Down To The Sea?, one of the most shambolic and chaotic of the mid 80s indie acts, a time when there was a lot of competition for that accolade!

Five Go Down to the Sea probably started the nutty Irish boys Eire/London connection that eventually produced more successful acts Stump and Sultans of Ping in their wake. Applying the 'original is best' rule means that FGDTTS were obviously better than both of them. Big Boy Foolish plough a similar furrow to FGDTTS, meandering rambling music and off the wall lyrical concepts. Once you manage to tune into their frequency, it's an addictive proposition.

Big Boy Foolish rarely play in the UK and anyone with an interest in what John Robb has termed the 'Death to Trad Rock' scene should make sure they catch their set at Drastic Action.

Music | Big Boy Foolish (bandcamp.com)


Psych-influenced ramshackle three piece from the North West of England, on a quest to upset and annoy as much of the music industry as possible.


Cultpop from the pagan valleys of East Lancashire & The Spaces Between Spaces. "...overlapping layers of voices carry drifting melodies that drape over the mesmeric musical fabric... Filtering pop-focused writing through a kaleidoscopic musical lens.” - Plastic Mag


Bingo Bay are an alt/rock/pop band from Preston, formed in 2005 by singer/songwriter Kevin Cross. Catchy, melodic songs fused with elements of pop/punk/garage and funk with the odd ballad. 'We follow our own pathway regardless of fads and fashions.'


Wonderfully discordant no-fi antifolk featuring intimate world building and great storytelling, with lyrics about visiting her grandma and the like.

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+ Preston's own DJ DAVE CHAMBERS (ex-Cornershop & The Common Cold, currently UHR & Beach Mountain) on the wheels of steel / moulded plastic.

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The Primevals
Marcel Wave
Big Boy Foolish
The Bordellos
The Tearless Life
Bingo Bay
Martha Maclaren
DJ Dave Chambers
£8 Advance

Sat 29th June.

2pm - 11pm.

The Ferret, Preston.

All ages welcome - under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Accessible ground-floor venue, stage, bar & facilities.

Dog-friendly venue.

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