Monday, 2 July 2018
Cockwomble - Henchmen
New band, great name, topical song. Cockwomble are a post punk trio from Brighton featuring a line up of Ali Gavan (vocals/guitar), Vicky Smith (bass) and Leah Dennison (drums). Those that have been paying attention may have seen Vicky featured on here before with her other band, The Ramonas. Supposedly, Ali and Vicky asked Leah to join them after seeing a picture of her bum on the internet and they chose their magnificent name after seeing former pig bothering pm David Cameron described as a ham faced cockwomble.
A great name is all well and good but it's nothing if you can't back it up with your music. I think it's safe to say that this is going to be a band that will be fine on that score. They say their music should appeal to those amongst you who are fans of the likes of IDLES, Ramones, Undertones, Adverts, McClusky, Peter Paul & Mary and Husker Du.
Their single (check it out below) will be officially released on July 27th, 2 days before they play their debut gig at Brighton's Cowley Club. You can get more info here : https://www.facebook.com/cockwombleband/ and here : http://www.cockwombleband.com/
Rumbling basslines and snappy, intelligent lyrics are very much the order of the day. "If you work for Captain Hook mate, you're basically a pirate." I was only following orders has never quite cut it. This is Henchmen....