Sounds of Misery

Hyperjax - Misery of Sound
Hyperjax - Misery of Sound
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Misery Of Sound is back tonight - with a double celebration.

First up, it’s five years since it began back in March 2006 and secondly it’s celebrating club organiser Andy Robinson’s 29th birthday.

The club night has also now moved venue from West Coast Cafe to its sister nightspot Beat on Corporation Street and has lined up three top live acts for the occasion.

Headlining are North West punk/rockabilly group The Hyperjax, mixing hard gritty rock ‘n’ roll with anthemic singalong choruses and intelligent lyrics.

Formed in 1996 by singer and guitarist Sam Woods, the band began gigging the traditional pub/club and rock circuit mixing traditional 50s covers with original compositions. Their debut album was released in 2002 on Raucous Records, to rave reviews, followed with support slots for the likes of Billy Bragg, Stiff Little Fingers and the late Joe Strummer.

After worldwide dates, several line-up changes saw a second album emerge in 2006, but a year later, just as the band was due to sign with Cherry Red Records, Sam brought down the curtain on the band.

After a break, he was back with a new line-up and a new sound, and The Hyperjax has been evolving ever since.

The next special guests tonight are French post-punk act Joy Disaster making their third visit to Blackpool. The band mixes post-punk from the 80s and dark modern rock music, and started life in 2005, becoming known throughout the international underground scene with three albums.

They are now preparing their fourth, which is seen as a major turning point in their musical history.

Opening the night will be gothic rock act The Last Cry. They formed three years ago and hail from Brighton and Lewes.

Tonight’s special Misery Of Sound is a free event to thank its supporters over the past five years.

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The night starts at 8pm and runs until midnight. 18+ ID may be required.