In support of their 5th album ‘Cotton Famine Road’ seaside punks Dischord will take to Bootleg Social to celebrate it with support from Snatch Game & Death Trails!
Blackpool, a town that was famously ‘built on cotton’, has always been Dischord’s spiritual home, but we’re also from Manchester and Glasgow. Our new album, ‘Cotton Famine Road’, is about that cotton Blackpool was built on and where it came from. It’s also about the lives of the Lancashire mill workers who spun it, and the countless reminders of slavery and empire in Britain’s landmarks and street names. As a band, we are famed for (and proud of!) our gloomy nihilism – but, for once, we have decided to take a hopeful, optimistic stance. David Olusoga said that his inspirational book ‘Black and British: A Forgotten History’ was ‘written in the firm belief that Britain is a nation capable of confronting all aspects of its past and becoming a better nation from doing so.’
‘Cotton Famine Road’, the fifth album by Dischord, was also written with that belief.
General ticket: £3 advance, £5 on the door
General ticket & CD: £13