Live at Inspire: May 28th

For our next gig, Creature Lab will be teaming up with The Siren to take over Inspire - a venue in the base of a 13th Century church spire - on May 28th. We're really proud of the bill which includes you some of the finest bands from the city and beyond. We've previewed the lineup below...

Headlining will be the excellent Ghosts of Dead Airplanes who are warming up for a "dirty, miserablist summer" (their words not ours) ahead of the third instalment of their Yr Welcome festival over in Birmingham.

CLR will be represented by our very own Gunther Prague. If you're taking the trouble to read this, your probably know them by now: deliberately awkward, louder than necessary, they're that Ligs band

We are particularly excited about getting a look at Oxford's Cherokee: an all-out two-man attack of distorted bass and drums. Here's a live performance of their song "Smoking Gun" .

Another band warming up for bigger things this summer are Ravens: Cov's own post punk favourites who have just been announced for the main stage at this year's Godiva Festival.

Jaghana will bring us their dreamy pyschout rock fresh from what we understand was a pretty special show in at the South Bank Club in Bristol at the end of March. Hear their "Forest Behind The Dreams" EP here.

It is really good to see Delightful Young Mothers back in action after a quiet few months. Don't make the mistake of thinking that an accordian player is out of place on this bill. Cedric's punk inspired songs will change your mind if you're still not sure, we promise.