Hotly tipped band to play at The Fishpond

The Fishpond in Matlock Bath plays host to a gig on Saturday, March 22, by The Retrospectives, the second date on their extensive UK tour.

From the British invasion bands of the 60s to the punk and new wave of the 70s, The Retrospectives were raised on the music of their parents. 

Inspired by the likes of Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty, this energetic three-piece have spent the last two years touring relentlessly, driven by a belief that guitars still have a vital place in popular music. 

Sheffield has long been home to one of the country’s most vibrant music scenes and, named by Q Magazine as one of the city’s top five bands to watch, The Retrospectives are now at the forefront. 

Following the addition of Paul Jackson on drums, 2013 was their biggest year to date. The release of their new EP Turn Me Up saw them take to the stage supporting The Boomtown Rats, Night Engine and Paper Aeroplanes, as well as opening for Bruce Foxton’s From The Jam at a sold out show at the famous Cavern Club In Liverpool. 

It’s clear their hook-laden, off-kilter, power-pop is starting to turn heads in the right places.

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