Since their formation in 2014, garage rock band Saint Agnes have released four sell-out singles, a live EP and cemented their place as London’s most exciting live band. They are a 4 piece based in East London fronted by boy/girl duo Kitty Arabella Austen and Jon Tufnell.
Saint Agnes play blistering doom with Zeppelin swagger. They combine combining the churning fuzz bass of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club with the dark blues interplay of The Kills and The Dead Weather.
Latest single ‘Merry Mother Of God Go Round’ was the second in a series following up the success of ‘Sister Electric’, which sold out its lathe cut vinyl release on pre-order.
A strong London following has been built with a high energy live act playing headline shows at; Oslo Hackney, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen and the Sebright Arms. They have previously been hand picked to support LA Witch and Death Valley Girls who they are playing with on a European tour this summer. Festival appearances include Secret Garden Party, Cosmosis, Hackney Wonderland and Southsea Fest.
The band have recorded a live session for John Kennedy at Radio X and on the strength of it been invited to play his monthly showcase event. Other radio play includes; BBC Radio 6 (Lamacq), Virgin (Georgie Rogers), KEXP and Amazing Radio.
“Their raw chemistry proves as potent as ever as they dish out a grinding splurge of defiant rock n’ roll graffiti” Q Magazine
“Saint Agnes kick out the jams with a fervour and sense of purpose that’s genuinely refreshing by shoving the blues through a mangle of 70s influenced psych and metal and then spewing them out in a multi-coloured spray.” The Quietus
“Psych-rock four-piece Saint Agnes have created a unique cinematic sound and a rock ’n’ roll Gothic image to match.” The Telegraph
“Their performance is dark, raw and charismatic. I couldn’t get rid of the impression that here I am watching possibly a new star being born. The feeling that, now, on stage something as different as Nirvana back in 90s and as iconic as Florence Welsh, in the noughties is taking shape.” Rockshot
“For the first time today, we witness hired muscle been posted on the barriers stage front. This, if nothing else, should be taken as testament as to how hard this band have the punters rocking.” Backseat Mafia
Hey Bulldog are the saviours of Manchester Rock ‘n’ Roll. Favourites on the live circuit of their home town and gaining acclaim beyond its’ frontiers, their sound is a bluesy psych jambalaya of hot garage Rock riffs and saucy grooves.
Rob founded Hey Bulldog, named from the Beatles song of course, with the intention of making music that was a 100% representation of the music he wanted to make.
The remarkable quality of Hey Bulldog is their status as a power trio in an age which has forgotten the power trio. Each member is as highly skilled and as pivotal as the next. Together they take the sound higher and groovier. Rob provides the muscle, Matt the groove and Ben the fireworks.
The Bands’ last four singles all mixed by EMI producers Boe Weaver (Archie Bronson Outfit, Pete Molinari, Whyte Horses, Wolf People), have all been featured by BBC 6 Music and exclusively revealed on Radio X as John Kennedy’s Xposure Hot One’s.
The last single ‘Stranger’ made it’s way onto Seattle’s KEXP too. ‘Skyscrapers of guitar, the relentless scurry of the bass all captured. Each controlled detonation; each crack of the whip is here. ‘Divide And Conquer’ is a perfect exhibition for Hey Bulldog’s vision.’
Before that came the critically acclaimed Amazing Radio playlisted single ‘Under My Spell’ which was a synapse-burning ride through rock ‘n’ roll’s past, present and future.
They’ve been played by Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins BBC 6 Music, Radio X, Planet Rocks/Mojo Magazine’s Phil Alexander, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio.
They’ve been reviewed by Little Indie Blogs, Vapour Trail, Killing Moon and Backseat Mafia. Alongside their own headline shows to rabid fans they’ve supported Moon Duo, Syd Arthur, Joel Gion (BJM), Hooton Tennis Club, The Lucid Dream, 10,000 Russos, Spindrift, The Schizophonics and more, as well as breaking onto the UK and EU festival circuit.
Let Hey Bulldog show you what rock music can be.
“I really like this, there’s some great riffage on this track” Steve Lamacq // BBC 6 Music
“A Brilliant 3-piece garage rock band” Phil Alexander // Mojo Magazine
“Hey Bulldog are a great band, this sounds fantastic!” John Kennedy // Radio X Xposure
“The thing I love about Hey Bulldog is they have so many influences from across the rock spectrum and they seem to fuse them absolutely wonderfully into spine chilling results” Charlie Ashcroft // Amazing Radio
“You can have your money back if you hear a better guitar song than that all day” Chris Hawkins // BBC Radio 6 Music
“Some of the best garage rock on the planet” The Revue
“The most exciting band to come out of Stockport recently” One Great Song