A Genuine Freakshow
Free Before 9pm, £4 thereafter
A Genuine Freakshow are a 7-piece pop-infused, post-rock cannonade with mass appeal. Songs born
of their broad range of influences from Elbow and Radiohead to Mogwai and Explosions In The Sky are
accompanied by lush orchestral arrangements and the sincere falsetto vocals of Timothy Sutcliffe.
This gives the music they create a blend of classic pop with unpredictable structures and epic climaxes reminiscent of Arcade Fire, Mew, and Sigur Ros.
Based across Bristol, Reading, Oxford and London, hardworking and dedicated to their cause, they have relentlessly taken their eclectic and engaging live show to venues up and down the country, successfully exposing their music to a wide audience.
In April 2007 they self-released and sold 200 limited edition copies of their debut 3-track EP 0.008%, which
included a guest appearance from Mike Siddell (Hope of The States, Lightspeed Champion). In 2008 the two singles We Are The Undercurrents and Holding Hearts made their way to fans in nearly every European country and further beyond thanks to the band’s use of the internet to generate a global fanbase.
The singles also attracted the attention of local and national radio, earning the band multiple airplays and
appearances on BBC Berkshire, Oxford, and Bristol. BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson invited the band to be guests on his Introducing show, and included Holding Hearts in his “Best of 2008” broadcast; most recently they were played by Steve Lamacq’s BBC Radio 2 show.