Sheer Music Present… Alpha Male Tea Party (ArcTanGent warm up) w/ Hoggs Bison

Ex-Devizes, now-of-Trowbridge based promoters Sheer Music are delighted to be bringing their first full-electric band show to Trowbridge’s esteemed Village Pump venue, when Liverpool based noise-monster Alpha Male Tea Party perform on Wednesday 16th August.


mid-week show, wehear you collectively cry! In back-water Wiltshire!? Well yes, we haven’t quite lost our marbles, but when you’re offered the chance to support a cutting edge band from far away, then we feel duty bound to put Wiltshire on the map, and give us a good reputation amongst the wider scene.

Signed to Big Scary Monsters, AMTP play avant-garde noise rock. Often without a singer, the bands tones, rhythms and pounding drums put them akin with other, much respected bands like You Slut!That Fucking TankRUNwalkPart ChimpAnd So I Watch You From Afar and more besides.

For more information on AMTP, visit their Bandcamp here –

And all that will make sense to you if you’re a fan of ArcTanGent festival. The sister festival to Cheltenham’s 2000 Trees, ATG is based just outside Bristol and annually caters for the most daring, cutting edge and interesting bands on the UK circuit.

What a show to return with then, and hosting it in the county town of Wiltshire. Trowbridge is a much derided scene in our musical conscious, having lagged behind Swindon, Salisbury and Devizes for the past decade. However there are changes afoot. With loads of opportunities, new promoters and a new sense of purpose, trust us when we say this is the beginning of something exciting!

Providing support for the evening is one of Wiltshire’s own noise-math bands, Hoggs Bison. Also largely instrumental, the Chippenham-come-Bath based band share similarities to Wiltshire’s finest noise-rock outfit Thought Forms, whom they undoubtedly owe a huge debt. Hoggs Bison are also performing at ATG, which means we can be proud that our young artists are mixing it up with the larger national acts in their own back yard.

To find out more about Hoggs Bison, visit their bandcamp for a free MP3 download, here,

TICKETS for the show are priced £5 advance or £7 on the door and being mid-week it’s early start and early finish

Doors 7.30pm
8 – 8.30 – Real Terms
8.45 – 9.15 – HOGGS BISON
9.30 – 10.15 – ALPHA MALE TEA PARTY

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