Baby Shakes + More Kicks + Butch Kassidy
+ support: More Kicks
+ support: Butch Kassidy (formerly My First Moustache)
Baby Shakes are a rock n’ roll-punk band from New York City. Mary on lead vocals and guitar, Judy on lead guitar and vocals, Claudia on bass and vocals, and Ryan on drums. With catchy melodic vocals over dirty guitars and a killer rhythm section, their influences range from The Ramones and Slade to Chuck Berry and 60’s Motown girl groups. Formed in 2005, they’ve released 5 singles, a 10” heart-shaped EP, a singles collection, and 3 full length albums. Baby Shakes have shared the stage with The Romantics, The Boys, Shadows of Knight, The Undertones, Barracudas, Protex, Black Lips, Paul Collin’s Beat, Iggy Pop, among others.
More Kicks is an explosion of pop melodies and jet-fuelled guitar riffs. A two-and-a-half-minute More Kicks song can touch on classic 60s garage, 70s NYC rock and roll, jagged 90s guitar pop – all wrapped in a razor sharp bundle. A glance backwards and a decisive step forwards.
The band arrived at the end of 2017 on London’s garage scene. Debut 7” release ‘It’s A Drag’ was declared ‘Coolest Record in the World’ by Little Steven’s Underground Garage radio station as the trio toured Germany, Spain and laid waste to gigs and club nights across London. Second single ’I’m On The Brink’ lands in February 2019.
“A sublime blast of punk-tinged power pop […] recalls the energy and melodic hooks of Buzzcocks and early Supergrass” – Shindig! Magazine