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This Thursday we present 28 Costumes and more!

by Ben Davis on 14 October, 2007 | 2 comments

Liverpool’s indie-pop sensations 28 Costumes are on a roll. A bit of dark-rye, slightly poppy – everything roll. From dodging Jaeger-dousing fans in Germany to rivalling their antics in America, this darkly infectious four-piece from Liverpool are moving fast and cooking with gas.

Often called by peers as the hardest-working band in Britain, 28 Costumes have toured their socks off, garnering a UK and European-wide fan base while sharing the stage with the likes of Bloc Party, Editors, Futureheads, Maximo Park and fellow scouse popsters Hot Club de Paris and The Wombats. They were also headhunted to open for a reunion gig with former members of The Jam.

And how much do the Germans love these guys? For the third year in a row, they’ve been asked to play the mighty Rock am Rong Festival, and for the second time this year, the 28s join #1 German chart-rockers Mia on an extensive 4k-capacity venue tour across her homeland.

The fearsome foursome have also been specially chosen to play Ireland’s Cois Sharraigh Festival, gigging alongside music heroes Fun Lovin’ Criminals and The Coral.

“This is such an amazing time for us; we’ve had a great year so far” said 28 Costumes front man Chris McIntosh. “We’re dead excited to be making the best music possible and get as many people to hear it as possible.”

All this action, and 28 Costumes still find time to gig non-stop, record round the clock and make videos for their new album, due out later this year. Fuelled by Chris’ searing honesty, Tony’s sweltering guitar hooks and Ally and Geoff’s contagious rhythms, their gigs and records are joyous celebrations of dour England’s disappointments. 28 Costumes communicate the realities of life and make it good fun.

Some quotes:
“Frivolous, serious and totally genius.” ARTROCKER
“An engrossing journey… full of risks and ideas.” THE INDEPENDANT
“A raging tempest…with the ‘Epic’ dial cranked up to 11.” DAILY STAR
“Truly, this is a work of rare genius.” THE FLY

28 Costumes appear at Central Station on Thursday 18th October as part of the wrexhammusic.co.uk presents nights. Also playing are local bands The Eyelashes That Ate Manhattan, Gasana and Chester band Soft Lad. £3 entry with flyer, £4 on the door – you can print your own flyer off from wrexhammusic.co.uk. Doors open at 8pm.



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Ben Davis

Email: ben@wrexhammusic.co.uk

Ben is the founder of wrexhammusic.co.uk.


  1. did’nt realise that they were that busy!

  2. yup, they’ve had an awesome year

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