These guys smashed it at The Great Escape 2018 ...
London based blues/rock band Saint Agnes.
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Having been described by Louder Than War as ‘Tarantino/Lynch style, warped, twisted psychedelic, Western-inspired music that at moment rocks hard, heavy and Southern, and then the next drifts off into the desert, dazed by the scorching sun, dehydration, hallucinations and talking snakes territory’ Saint Agnes clearly make a big impact on all. Their killer riffs not only pull you in but leave you questioning where they’re going to go next; with live shows that feel like they’re shaking the Earth’s core and blasting you up to heaven, this is a band that will not only impact you in those present moments but will remain in your heart.
The band delve into spiritual ideals in ‘Sister Electric’ summoning feelings of strength and feeling possessed by your favourite song. They also show signs of realism on the pressures society puts on us to be a certain way in ‘Merry Mother of God Go Round’ demonstrating their ability to capture any feeling or important challenge we face in day to day life.
Their first single ‘Old Bone Rattle’ was released in 2014 shortly followed by the slightly melancholic but brooding, psych twisted ‘Beautiful Day For a Murder’. In 2016 they released two more killer tracks ‘Sister Electric’ and ‘Merry Mother Of God Go Round’, both having been highly praised by the likes of Clash Magazine, Classic Rock and more.
Support slots for the band have varied from psych legends The Jesus and Mary Chain, acid rockers Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats and Reef to lots of upcoming bands including L.A. Witch and Death Valley Girls.
After a run of dates in Europe last year in France, Italy and Belgium they’ve started the year with a 23 date tour ‘The Witching Hour’ around the UK including Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Brighton, London and lots more.
Merry Mother of God Go Round
Old Bone Rattle
Where Can I see them Live?
Saint Agnes will be ending ‘The Witching Hour’ tour with the final date at The Lexington in London for equality supporters We Can Do It. The band will be joined by a range of guests including psych rockers Psyence from Stoke-On-Trent, Sister Witch, Winnie and The Rockettes, The Widows and Noise Noir.
Tickets can be found here: ticketweb.co.uk/aneveningwithsaintagnes
Other dates and upcoming shows can be found here: ticketweb.uk/saintagnes