Two of Sheffield’s best up and coming bands are heading to Lichfield.

Mabel Love and oBLONG will be playing at the night hosted by Wonky Hi Fi at the George IV tomorrow (September 19).

Mabel Love have influences such as U2 and Echo and the Bunnymen, while obLONG list roots in “everything from Velvet Underground to the Ramones to The Prodigy and back via Leftfield”, meaning another night of top notch live music is in store for Lichfield fans.

A £3 entry fee is being charged to get into the venue’s back room and see the bands and a spokesman for the night explained:

“We’re not hoping to make any money out of this – the door money is being used to pay the bands expenses because they’re travelling from Sheffield.

“As an added bonus, local favourites Meberob will be kicking things off for us from around 9pm.”


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2 replies on “Lichfield audience gets a chance to catch Sheffield bands”

  1. This is a top new venue bringing new bands to Lichfield. The room is tight and with the right act and audience there are sure to be some memorable nights to come. Local act Meberob kicked off with his poetic lyrics and fine quitar work. Catch him when you can or listen on My Space http://www.myspace.com/meberob. The Sheffield bands started with Mabel Love the front man Richard Rice created an image of a young Jim Morrison with vocals to match, touches of Lloyd Cole mixed with Nick Cave gave a darkness to their tunes but lively guitar work and tight backing produced an unusual sound. One word to describe oBLONG ……noise! Driven by a self indulgent guitarist.

  2. mmm I wonder who wrote that comment – Both bands were well rehearsed and very tight live. Not so sure i agree with the comment about Oblong who i thought were excellent and yes very noisy. I got a feeling Mabel Love will be going places. Looking forward to the next instalment.

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