June 16, 2017 at Dark Horse Moseley in Birmingham.
We’re Lobster, a six-piece reggae and hip-hop influenced punk band from Birmingham. We’ve been together for about seven years now, honing our sound and plugging away, playing regular gigs in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands area, as well as various excursions to cities outside our home region.
Since forming we’ve released 5 DIY EPs and a single, with our most recent demo released just recently on the 28th October, for which we threw a big release party at the club night (“Lobster Shack”) that we run every three months or so at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath, Birmingham. As well as Lobster Shack, we are also blessed to have played at numerous local events and festivals in Brum, such as Reggae City Festival, Brum Punx Picnic, CoCoMad Festival, City of Colours, Simmer Down and Project Soundlounge, as well as numerous Leftfoot, Freestyle and Punks Alive events. Further to this we were asked to close the 2014 TEDxBrum event at the Library of Birmingham and have presented a live music showcase at the REP theatre. We’ve found that our sound fits in just as well at dub and reggae events as it does at punk gigs, and have shared the stage with bands from just about any genre you could care to name, from jazz and hip-hop to death metal and indie!
A further source of pride to us has been the numerous times that we have been lucky enough to open for bands and artists that have had an influence on our sound. We have shared the stage with the likes of Macka B, Solo Banton, Zion Train, Dreadzone, The Beat, By The Rivers, PAIN, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Sonic Boom Six, Inner Terrestrials, OPM and a number of others. We have experience of playing at festivals, including Glastonbudget, Nozstock, One Love and Outcider.