Clowne: Band’s profile set to explode

Last Days of Disco
Last Days of Disco

Global rock stardom is calling for local band Last Days of Disco whose debut single is released at the end of October.

The band have gigged all around the region at places like Clowne Miners’ Welfare Club, Stealth Rooms in Nottingham and Netherthorpe Secondary School where frontman Ben and guitarist Matt both went.

Their popular brand of glossy rock has even graced the stage of Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club.

“We haven’t had an awful lot of local gigs recently due to the fact that we’ve all been based in Liverpool for the past three years,” said lead singer Ben Weighill, 23, from Clowne.

“But every time we’ve had the chance to come back and play the response has been incredible.”

Ben met lead guitarist Matt Chambers, 24, at school. And they hooked up with bassist Eddie Wynne and drummer James Kelly at university in Liverpool.

Over the last year, Last Days of Disco have built a huge online following in more than 60 countries.

And they were recently the first unsigned rock band to have three singles selected to be played on the East-Midlands BBC Introducing show in the same week that they were uploaded.

Now they have been snapped up by London based record company The Preservation Society Presents, and a gearing up for the release of their debut record We Start Fires.

The double AA single side will be available worldwide on iTunes and Spotify from Monday 28th October.

The band are holding a celebratory single launch gig to mark the release on Friday 25th October at Harley’s Bar in Staveley.

The night will also be a fundraiser for the Ashgate Hospice, featuring live music from Last Days of Disco and support act The Natterjacks, and opportunities to win prizes.

Said Ben: “The fact that we’re releasing a single worldwide is amazing, but being able to celebrate this in a venue so close to home for two of us, and with a local charity, really is the icing on the cake.”