Like some sort of bizarre celebration for Guy Fawkes’ unfortunate passing, for some odd reason Dweeb are coming to twon on Weds 5 November. I’d like to make it clear that this is the new band Dweeb with the clever bits around their name that I canm’t find on my keyboard, and not the erstwhile local faux emo hairpin wearing worshippers of Manda Rin and Sci Fi Steve Dweeb…. whatever happened to them actually>
Anyway, this [dweeb] formed in Coventry, a city famous for being bombed, and then rebuilt without trees. Out of this unlikely rock incubator grew [dweeb]’s unorthodox talent and unique stage show, quickly drawing them attention as a band to watch. Since then singer/guitarist Tim Alford, bassist Matt Donald, drummer Dave Ashworth and the guitarist known only as The Badgerman have established a devoted and continually growing fan base through several years of dedicated gigging, both nationally and internationally – from their local toilet circuit to the London Astoria; from supporting the likes of Delirious? and Enter Shikari to headlining popular festivals overseas. All this, and their reputation for incendiary live performances, meant that thousands turned out to their UK album tour this year, culminating in a headline slot at Nth fest, which is fast becoming one of the UK’s most popular and talked about music festivals.
[dweeb] shortly caught the attention of the BBC, who invited them to feature in the documentary ‘Singing With the Enemy’, on which they were paired with a punk band for a week, given the challenge to bridge their differences and write, record and perform a genuinely genre-defying song. What the show portrayed was a group unerringly committed to their message: all four band members presenting a faith that is both alive and fiercely relevant in the face of those challenging it. Following their two critically acclaimed EP’s, of which all 2600 copies have been sold, [dweeb] signed to the independent label Risen Records, and released a debut album of brand new material. Where their past releases portrayed a band exploring the boundaries of their collective influences, It Came From Outer Space is the sound of a band stepping into their own identity, a heart-on-sleeve milestone of [dweeb]’s progress both musically and lyrically. Early reviews of the album have been overwhelmingly positive, and the band look poised to take another significant leap forward in their career.