Pistola Kicks plan self-destruction
Their urgent, expansive take on indie might sound like a twelve-lane highway but Sheffield’s Pistola Kicks are going to feel like forty miles of bad road by the time Tramlines is done with them.
While most artists would be happy occupying a single spot at a music festival, the Sheffield three-piece are going all out and performing a daunting five times in forty-eight hours for this year’s Tramlines.
Starting at the Forum on the Friday the band have a lie-in Saturday morning then scoot across town to The Sheffield Music shop for an open-air lunchtime acoustic set, another unplugged session at Henry's in the evening, before a full midnight gig at The Frog and Parrot on the Saturday night and a final, triumphant, performance at Trippet’s Wine Bar on the Sunday evening.
The unplugged performances will see the band perform a selection of their highly acclaimed ‘Los Pepe’ sessions – acoustic takes on their ‘plugged in’ classics and specially written material, performed with an in-house string section.
In a drive to document their lengthening beards and shortening tempers, The Kicks are inviting audiences to film their tramlines sets and submit them to YouTube with the best movies making an appearance on the new Pistola Kicks website, due to launch shortly.
Pistola Kicks at Tramlines:
Friday 22nd July
7.30pm – The Forum (Division St)
Saturday 23rd July.
1.00pm – Sheffield Music Shop (Ecclesall Road) – Open-air ‘Los Pepe’ session in association with Tanglewood guitars.
7.00pm – Henry's (Cambridge St) – ‘Los Pepe’ session.
Midnight – The Frog and Parrot (Division St)
Sunday 24th July
7.30pm – Trippets wine bar (Trippet Lane) – Los Pepe session