Culture Shock and Blyth Power

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Culture Shock and Blyth Power

  • Date: 09 - Mar - 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Malvern Cube
  • Artist: Culture Shock and Blyth Power
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Door open and bar 7.30. On stage 8.00

Culture Shock, the link between Subhumans and Citizen Fish, are back for a gig at Malvern Cube. A cult band in the mid 80s when they appealed to a mix of punks, new age travellers and assorted other reprobates with their mix of punk, ska and reggae they were a regular sight at free festivals.

During their career they’ve released five albums all on Bluurg Records. They also more recently released a box set, appropriately titled “Everything

Dick Lucas’ lyrics are mostly concerned with social and political issues, from cruelty to animals, Freedom, war, and social alienation, but are far from angry rants, often finding a positive and empowering perspective.

Blyth Power have been making and playing music for over 30 years. The band, named after a railway locomotive, were founded in 1983 by drummer, lead singer and songwriter Joseph Porter. “We resemble a unique blend of The Sex Pistols, Steeleye Span and The Rubettes,” said Joseph. “The harmonies and pop sensibility of the latter mixing with the crashing guitars and lyrical penetration of the former. I added my own interests in history and literature to the mix through lyrics coming up with a sound that is unique in British music.”

The current line up sees Joseph fronting the band on drums, Ann Hatcher on keyboards, Ben Baily on bass, with Hugo Hatcher and Dion Lay on guitar

With 15 albums to their name from the years of 1986 to 2023, Blyth Power have grown a loyal following.