Four bands heralded as “the new tide” of street-rock will perform together for the first time this Saturday 7 May.

THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS (pictured), ALIAS KID and ALL THE KING’S MEN co-headline London’s Pipeline club in a gig supported by Vive Le Rock, Louder Than War and Street Sounds. Brighton’s highly-rated DIRT ROYAL will kick off the night.

The groups have been praised as a fresh generation rising up to challenge bland, manufactured, corporate Simon Cowell-approved pop.

Alias Kid are Creation Records founder Alan McGee’s latest Manchester protégés. They released their first album Revolt To Revolt last year and have just finished a sold-out UK tour. Tom Meighan from Kasabian reckons “Alias Kid are the band rock and roll needs.”

Brighton band The Bar Stool Preachers released their debut album last month and have been wowing audiences all over Europe with their charismatic performances. We described them as having, “All the energy of the Specials in their heyday.”

Moston-based All The King’s Men are making waves with their heartfelt hard pop sound and are already headlining local festivals. Louder Than War say “All The Kings Men are a truly exciting prospect”

Dirt Royal have won critical praise for their high-energy Clash-influenced garage-pop sound. Acid Jazz guru Eddie Pillar says the band has “a raw live energy that many young band’s lack”. Street Sounds likened them to “The Libertines jamming with The Chords”.

Promoter Emma Rule says: “We need new energy and these bands supply it – that’s why the real music press are behind them.”

Tickets priced £8.33 are available here.


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