The Rock City archives: 2014

[SPUNGE] - 20th anniversary tour, Rock City Basement

  • Sunday 16th November 2014
  • Supported by: Dead Frequency
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20, no comeback, no split, no farewell, back to back years. 20 years of touring, recording, goofing off and loving every minute of it.

If you haven’t heard of [Spunge], or they’ve dropped off your radar, it’s because with a DIY ethic like they have, they could only ever stay in favour with magazines and music channels for so long.

But as you know, the music world has changed a lot in 20 years, going full circle & putting things back in the hands of the bands, and more importantly the FANS - where it should be, making them stronger than ever.

In that 20 years they have achieved a lot of things that most bands could only dream of, including:

Playing festivals - Reading and Leeds, Download, T In The Park and many more

Played alongside bands such as Greenday, Foo Fighters, Less Than Jake, Living End and Goldfinger

Having a UK Top 40 single with Jump On Demand

Being the #1 most voted for video for several weeks running on Kerrang TV

Having features in multiple music magazines in the UK and abroad

Headlined numerous tours and selling out venues all over the country

Touring Europe and Norway multiple times

Even creating their own record label

and much more, a lot of which they couldn't remember if they tried :)

Late last year (2013) they released their "Best Of" album through the fan funded PledgeMusic, asking the fans to help them choose the songs they deemed worthy of making the cut, reworking some and re-recording ALL the tracks. The result is something that captures the band on CD probably better than ever before; a fitting tribute to celebrate 20 years of [Spunge].

With a very well received tour last year to promote the new release going so well, 2014 doesn't show any signs of slowing down.

With shows being booked all the time and a 20th anniversary tour in the making for later in 2014 it's business as usual for [spunge].

As well as this they are working out plans to get in the studio again, writing and recording a Brand New album of Brand New material, hopefully for release at the end of this year.

 

All in all, not bad for a bunch of old blokes hey?

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