New band of the day: The Stags

Gimme Some Sex-Fizz…

“Gimme Some Sex-Fizz” is the motto of The Stags who hail from Wigan, the hometown of Northern Soul, of pies and of Uncle Joe’s Mintballs – if you had to describe them I would suggest The Banana Splits meets The Mohawks at Wigan Bus-Station!

To be honest there is nothing new about The Stags; they have been around in various forms of collapse for about 10yrs, but they will certainly be new to the majority of you…

The Stags are probably, or possibly not, musically inspired by artists like Georgie Fame, Lulu, The Sonics, Jimmy Smith, Shocking Blue, Young Rascals, The Shadows or The Easybeats.

The Stags are powered by the uniquely groovy sound of the a Hammond organ played by Reginald Steinway who is accompanied by Mr. Murdo Gloves (Bass), Kenny Roquette (Drums), Conway Castle (Gitarre) and singer Topsy Stag. It’s a heady mix of 60’s Garage, Beat, Mod-Instros, R&B, R’N’R or Power Pop – yeah, baby yeah!

Signed to Germany’s Soundflat Records they have so far released one vinyl only album ‘Do The Ton’ and more recently put out two limited edition singles, the first being a cover of ‘Moustache A Papa’ originally performed by Anna Bell, the second ‘Roller-Derby’ being released in conjunction with Sideburn Magazine – both are worthy of your attention.

Shake your body, move your ass, and feel the beat; it’s Stags time!!

Catch them live;

10th February 2012 – The Kazimier, Liverpool
10th March 2012 – The Stags Head, London, N1 5RA

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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