With The Chapman Family, Wet Nuns and White Rabbits

Next month's Relentless Energy Session is just around the corner and to tantalise your aural tastebuds, here's a sneak preview of what's in store....

The Chapman Family
Aside from the Parmo—that culinary staple which shamelessly marries escalope of chicken, béchamel sauce and creamed cabbage-Stockton-on-Tees has relatively few claims to fame. The Chapman Family are one the North east’s finest cultural treasures and one of the three acts confirmed for September’s Relentless Energy Session. You may be surprised to learn that their choice of familial moniker is not in place simply for effect: Kingsley, Paul, Pop and Phil are a band of brothers who have been making music together since 2006. The hyperactive lovechild of The Futureheads, Gallows and Interpol, The Chapman Family’s live performances are truly unmissable: their 2008 performance on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury set the wheels in motion for their continued reign as one of the best contemporary exponents of brash indie with a serious post-punk edge.To hear the band click HERE

Wet Nuns
The image of a wet nun may be perversely arousing to some, but the sight of this Shefffield duo will probably douse the flames of sexual desire fairly sharpish. Cut through the bravado and underneath you will find a band who closely follow in the traditions of Blues greats like Muddy Waters rather than rock and roll giants Metallica. Snarling, sweaty, boisterously hurling expletives at you like great big lumps of molten rock, you will either find Wet Nuns ridiculously offensive or ridiculously appealing. One thing’s for certain however, they will most definitely entertain you. To hear the band click HERE

White Rabbits
The headline spot of next month’s Relentless Energy Session has been reserved for epic New York band White Rabbits. This stadium sized band are used to playing stadium sized shows (they are about to support Muse on tour), so we feel pretty privileged that they are making the transatlantic leap to play to the crowds at the Relentless Garage. Known best for their innovative cover songs, ever expanding line-up and penchant for on stage instrument switching, White Rabbits make dark and dirty sounding indie post-punk, on a similar vein to The Walkmen or current darlings Erland & the Carnival. To hear the band click HERE

The next Relentless Energy Session takes place on Thursday 9th September. If you fancy hopping on down, get your tickets HERE, they’re a steal at just a FIVER.

Words by April Welsh

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