New York garage punk trailblazers The Bobby Lees are set for three Irish shows. Formed in Woodstock in 2018, the quartet will play Whelan’s Upstairs in Dublin on July 1st, Limerick’s Kasbah on July 2nd and the Ulster Sports Club in Belfast (with support from Problem Patterns) on July 3rd. Ticket info for Dublin and Limerick is TBA. Tickets for the Belfast show, which is promoted by the ever-reliable Strange Victory, cost £10 and are on sale now. Check out The Bobby Lees’ new single ‘Hollywood Junkyard’ below.
Over the last couple of years, Belfast has suffered the loss of two much-loved record shops, Sick Records and Head Records. It was looking a bit grim for a minute there but fear not: on Saturday, April 13th – Record Store Day 2019 – a new independent record store will launch. The brainchild of Darren Smyth of local promoters par excellence Strange Victory, Jeff Doherty of Belfast’s Dragon Records and Sinead Green, Strange Victory Records will be Belfast’s only indie store stocking new releases alongside, in their words, “a plethora of curiosities and classic used vinyl.” Situated at 22 Berry Street, the store…