Collapsed Lung + special guests The Defekters

  • Date: March 24, 2016
  • Time:20:00
  • Location: Bedford
  • Venue: Esquires
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The Pad Presents:
COLLAPSED LUNG + Special guests: The Defekters
8pm, Thursday 24th March, Esquires Bedford

Recently re-activated (not reformed!), Collapsed Lung play Esquires on Easter Thursday 24th March, with very special guests to be announced!

Best known for their Euro 96/Coca Cola tie-in “Eat My Goal” (which charted in both 1996 and 1998), they also released two albums – Jackpot Goalie in 1995 and Cooler in 1996 – on Deceptive Records. While often humorous both on record and onstage, they also explore themes of suburban / new town disaffection and absurdism through thoughtful (and sometimes abstract) lyricism. Musically, the underpinning was always classic hip hop beats, but overlaid with bass, guitar and sampladelia betraying a wide pallette of influences – everything from 60s and 70s movie soundtracks to spiky post-punk. At one point they even covered “Connection” by their labelmates Elastica to great effect.

New and previously unperformed material is already featuring in their live sets, new records planned in the not-too-distant future.

In recent years, vocalist Jim Burke has found great success as Chap-Hop cabaret trouper Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer. Guitarist Steve Harcourt also plays in Papa Shango as well as being involved in film-making and radio. Bass player Jonny Dawe is in art-bient band Oskar, and DJ/Producer/Vocalist Ant Chapman plays guitar and sings in Arndales.


Tickets are available now from Seetickets.com:

Also available from Monday 4th January from:
Esquires Bar, Boutique Planet and Marios Hair