The Bug Club's name does a good job of introducing the band and their music: a tight-knit, collaborative effort focussed on telling tales of the everyday that we often take for granted, shot through with humour and riffs-a-plenty.
Comprising the creative trio of Sam Willmett (guitar/vocals), Tilly Harris (bass/vocals) & Dan Matthew (drums), The Bug Club formed in 2016 in the little-known rock n' roll hotbed that is Caldicot, Monmouthshire.
The band were signed by Bingo Records in Autumn 2020, and released their first single 'We Don't Need Room For Lovin' in Feb 2021. EPs 'Launching Moondream One' and 'Pure Particles' followed, along with standalone releases 'Intelectuals' and 'Two Beauties', building up to the release of debut album 'Green Dream in F#' by October 2022.
Initially championed by BBC 6 Music's Marc Riley, along with AdamWalton and Huw Stephens on Radio Cymru, The Bug Club have sinceearned the support of DJs, fellow artists and press worldwide. Sold-out tours across the UK and in Europe paved the way for a 2023 which will see the band play further afield to an ever-growing loyal fanbase, who can look forward to a number of new releases from the trio this year.
Three groovy peas in a far out pod!
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Saturday the 2nd of March 2024
The Bug Club
Corn Exchange Newport
£15 | 7.30 | 16+