It’s unsurprising to hear Foster talk in such glowing terms about Dylan, and not just because, well, he’s Bob Dylan. Perhaps more than many other young bands these days, there is a deliberate low-fi, almost traditional rock’n’roll feel to the band’s music and aesthetic; The press has drawn comparisons between Foster and Mick Jagger, while others might look at the mops and leather jackets and immediately think of The Jam.” – GQ magazine on Hardwicke Circus
May 2021 will see the release of a new single , “Let’s Make New Mistakes”, taken from Harwicke Circus’ forthcoming studio album. Previous single “Walking On Broken Glass” saw radio play from 6 Music, BBC Introducing and a share from Huey Lewis!
Hardwicke Circus are set to release an extraordinary debut album – full of melody, beautifully crafted songs and clever lyrics. “Let’s Make New Mistakes” is a joyous slice of alternative pop with an outro that will stick with you long after the song has finished – uplifting and overlaid with the insightful, biting vocals of Jonny Foster.
Hardwicke Circus aren’t your average guitar band – a six piece collective from the wilds of Carlisle, a band who value the song above the single, a group who have a sound soaked with the classic sounds of rock n roll history but still sound completely of the moment, individuals channelling their differences into a similarity to become more than themselves. But more of that later…
The forthcoming album is a collection of songs about growing up in the in-between. From a town you only end up in by accident.
The band have honed their craft on the road. With over 700 gigs under their belt, including supports to Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Alabama 3, they had 165 shows lined up for 2020 including SXSW. When the touring was cancelled the band ended up writing and recording their debut album in a remote farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales on a hill above the river Swale (a la Withnail And I}. But more of that later.
An insight into the mid and influence of the band can be gleaned through the radio show presented by Jonny Foster, that was put together for their Patreon followers HERE<https://duffpress.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2e8abf58842c9dbf295c1e805&id=35ed87ef1f&e=b8ea0a3f44>.
The band livestreamed a full gig in July 2020 which you can see HERE<https://duffpress.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2e8abf58842c9dbf295c1e805&id=e776510c80&e=b8ea0a3f44>.
The band have also confirmed a series of gigs in Carlisle In July. The band will be playing the Church where Jonny and Tom’s parents married, and where they were both baptised, and the bands sound engineer will marry his fiancée before the gig! Updated July 2021 UK dates are as follows:
Sun 6th June 2021 Buttermere Bash Festival, Buttermere, Cumbria
Sun 13th June 2021 Half Moon, Putney, London
Fri 9th July 2021 St Cuthberts, Carlisle band promoted show
Tues 20th July 2021 Vinyl Trap, Preston
Wed 21st July 2021 The Horn, St Albans
Fri 23rd July 2021 Malle Mile, Grimsthorpe Castle, Borne
Sat 24th July 2021 The Old Rose & Crown, Walthamstow, London
Sun 25th July 2021 Harbour Arm, Folkestone
Tues 27th July 2021 The Prince Of Wales, Ledbury
Wed 28th July 2021 Holroyd Arms, Guildford
Thurs 29th July 2021 The Cavern Free House, Raynes Park, London
Fri 30th July 2021 The Magic Garden, Battersea, London
Sat 31st July 2021 The Eagle Tavern, Dover
Sun 1st August 2021 Kendal Calling Festival, Cumbria
Sat 7th August 2021 Wild On the Wall Festival, Carlisle
Fri 27th August 2021 Homestead Gathering, Hexham, Northumberland
Sat 28th August 2021 Solfest Festival, Silloth, Cumbria
Sat 25th Sept 2021 Green’s Hotel, Kinross, Scotland
Tickets and more information available from www.hardwickecircus.tv<https://duffpress.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2e8abf58842c9dbf295c1e805&id=4d4f360369&e=b8ea0a3f44>
Hardwicke Circus is Jonny Foster (lead vocals, guitar), Tom Foster (drums, vocals), Ben Wilde (bass, vocals), Lewis Bewley-Taylor (keys), Andy Phillips (saxophone) and Zack McDade (guitars, vocals).
“Let’s Make New Mistakes” is released on the 21st May 2021. It will be available as a stand alone single. The single and album will be released through the bands own label, Alternative Facts Records.
‘The Borderland’ released Friday 9th July 2021 on Alternative Facts Records. Pre-order now: https://slinky.to/TheBorderland