Cerebral Ballzy + Bloody Knees + The Tendons – Bedford

  • Date: August 7, 2014
  • Time:19:30
  • Location: Bedford
  • Venue: Esquires
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The Pad Presents..


We’re dead chuffed to announce that one of USA’s hottest punk bands is visiting Bedford Esquires on Thursday 7th June.

Cerebral Ballzy burst onto the UK scene with the release of their 2011 self titled debut album, headlining an NME tour and playing festivals worldwide including Reading & Leeds, Sonisphere, Pukklepop and Latitude among many others.

Recently they featured on the front cover of the NME with long term friend Julian Casablancas and have toured with the likes of The Strokes, Blag Flag, The Horrors and Black Lips.

We’re expecting a busy one, so advance tickets are advised! Spread the word, share the event and pop out some invites – This is going to be a hectic show!


Many think former Mayor, Rudy Giuliani killed crime in New York City but he didn’t – he just moved it. If you read the fine print there’s still a murder a day in the Big Apple, but they’re in East New York where all the junkies and perverts from the old Times Square now reside.

In the centre of this rotten part of town, a gang of teenage punks calling themselves CEREBRAL BALLZY have emerged to start a band that sound exactly like their surroundings. Obsessed with skating, pizza, beer and Beavis & Butthead re-runs, these aren’t college kids who think “the slums got so much soul.” CEREBRAL BALLZY were born and raised in New York’s asshole and instead of crying about it, they scream their way through a sprawling mess of 80s-hardcore and punk rock, that sounds like the Beastie Boys doing drunk-covers of Bad Brains.

Led by frontman Honor Titus and bassist Melvin Honore, the band work to restore something golden to New York’s Punk Rock history – BALLS! – blasting through 12 tracks in under 20 minutes on their self-titled debut album.

Recorded in LA with producer Joby J. Ford (The Bronx, Trash Talk), the album tells the story of broken homes and broken bones with tracks like INSUFFICIANT FARE and DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO. Already dubbed “New York’s next great band” by UK music-bible NME, BALLZY have toured the UK and Europe twice, performing with Anthrax, Fucked Up and OFF! and continue their never-ending tour of America, jumping headfirst off every monitor and into every pit covered in puke.


Full support line up to be added soon

Tickets are on sale now from Seetickets.com:

Doors open 7.30pm

This is a 14+ ages show – Under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult