Acclaimed band head for Belper venue

Formed from the ashes of such classic Midlands bands as Tower Struck Down, Jugopunch and of course The Clay Faces, Headsticks make their Belper debut on Saturday, April 12, at The Queen’s Head.

From the outset in late 2012, the band quickly moved beyond their native Stoke, gaining plaudits all the time for their passionate performances, sharply pointed lyrics and infectious melodies.

Comparisons with artists as diverse as Billy Bragg and The Housemartins were inevitable and now after countless festival and club performances and with their debut album nearing completion, Headsticks are one of the most talked about new bands on the scene.

Opening for last year’s Tolpuddle festival, they received a rapturous response and cemented their reputation as a classic festival band.

Now on the verge of national recognition, they appear in a far more intimate setting at the Chesterfield Road-based venue.

Support is from Chris Butler and performance poet Dwayne Reads, ensuring a varied and enthralling evening.

Entrance is £7 on door or by advance tickets. Doors open at 8pm. More information is available at