Reading & Leeds 28-30 August 2009  

Punch and the Apostles

BBC Introducing in Scotland's Vic Galloway put this innovative wild bunch forward for Reading and Leeds. Brilliantly rousing, and gloriously anarchic, Punch and the Apostles are a truly hectic septet.

Drawing on eclectic influences as wide as baroque, Chicago jazz, funk metal, punk, blues, eastern European folk tunes and gentle waltzes, they are as theatrical and melodramatic as they come. There are touches of Queen here, some Gogol Bordello and maybe a little Antony and the Johnsons. It may sound like glorious lunacy, but their music is remarkably accessible, and they've received airplay on Radio 1, Radio Scotland and 6 Music.

This year, they're playing a succession of festivals before they unleash their debut album - produced by Mark Freegard (Manic Street Preachers, The Breeders) - on an unsuspecting world.

Set List

  • 1. Rockefeller City
  • 2. Can of Beans
  • 3. Neuf Janvier
  • 4. Asylum
  • 5. Gone to the Shops
  • 6. Always Model a Businessman
  • 7. Call of the Emperor's Men


    • 1. At 12:45pm on 31 Aug 2009, 0407098m wrote:

      is anyone else having trouble with these vedeos? not loading up properly for me, although all the other videos i have watched from reading and leads are working just fine.

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    • 2. At 4:54pm on 31 Aug 2009, orpheus777 wrote:

      Yes problems downloading. Drag the cursor on the menu bar right to the end of the song or a few seconds before the end and when it has come to the end it will give you a replay option. You should find when you press for the video to rplay it works perfectly

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    • 3. At 4:59pm on 31 Aug 2009, orpheus777 wrote:

      Quite simply the best band to come out of Glasgow in 25 years! Completely lacking in all the usual landfill indie cliche's that normally abound. This is a riot in the making. A band with all the right credentials to be both enthralling and genuinely influential

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