Live Preview: Tribes and Keep Shelly In Athens play ‘Start The Bus’, Bristol – June 11th



Musicology: 4 blokes in a guitar, bass and drum band playing 4-chord singalongs for students.

Label: Rough Trade

From: Camden, London

Sounds A Bit Like: The Libertines, Oasis, Brother

Playing At: Start The Bus, Bristol, 10pm – 3am, £3/£2


Tribes are a marketer’s dream. They ostensibly write songs aimed at that most elusive and profitable 16-24 year old demographic. Simple and generalised lyrics about defiance and being misunderstood. The youth-market accommodates individuals who are constantly experiencing significant milestones in their lives, and Tribes are making sure they are there with them every step of the way.

Have a listen to a preview of their début EP We Were Children below, released via Rough Trade and Island Records on June 13th.

What’s more, downtempo electronic outfit Keep Shelly In Athens are supporting!

Their “Hauntin’ Me” 7″ single is out now on Transparent. Video by Jamie Harley.

Keep Shelly In Athens – Running Out Of You

Stuck with what to do this Saturday night? If you’re in Bristol head to Start The Bus on Baldwin Street for a “Coming Of Age” blowout.


-James Godwin, June 10th, 2011

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