Shenanigans Music are proud to bring The Cravats to Claptrap the venue, Stourbridge. Support on the evening will come from Turning Black Like Lizards.
Formed in Redditch, England in 1977, these dada fuelled, Jazz-Punk colossals soon became firm John Peel favourites with their unique brand of sax-riddled, bass-laced punk weirdness, doing 4 sessions for the great man and releasing numerous records on Small Wonder, Crass, Glass and Corpus Christi between 1978 and 1985, as well as, ‘Séance’, a collaborative single with Paul Hartnoll of Orbital in 2006.
The band also released two double CD retrospectives on Overground Records. The 32 track 'Land of The Giants' compilation and the band's first 1978 LP, plus all Small Wonder singles, on the 'The Cravats In Toytown' CD which includes a bonus disc of the original 8-track master tapes re-imagined by legendary Crass mainman, Penny Rimbaud. The Cravats In Toytown LP was also re-released on vinyl by Overground in March 2015.
Applauded by such luminaries as Mark E. Smith, Jello Biafra, John Peel, Steve Albini, Mike Patton and Henry Rollins; the band reformed in 2009 in order to play select shows in the UK and abroad. They have since performed at the Rebellion Festival 5 years running, played as special guests of Steve Ignorant at the final Crass - Last Supper show, at the Steve Albini-curated ATP, the critically acclaimed Incubate Festival in Holland, the Unpleasant Meeting Festival, Paris and have recently supported Sleaford Mods amongst others.
After 2 critically acclaimed 7" singles (Jingo Bells & Blurred) released in 2016 on Overground Records, the band recorded a new LP (the first in 37 years) called, 'Dustbin of Sound' which was released on Sept 29th 2017 on vinyl and CD through Overground Records.