The Lounge Bar
Amery Street, Alton, Hants, GU34 1HN
Tickets £9 Adv from Seetickets or WeGotTickets. Doors 8pm
Hardwicke Circus is the first roundabout you hit when you drive into Carlisle, a fitting moniker for a band that is putting the Cumbrian town on the musical map.
Fresh-faced veterans of over 700 gigs, they recall 1980s Neil Young – who they’ve supported at London’s Hyde Park. Frontman Jonny Foster blends Elvis Costello, Joe Strummer and Bruce Springsteen; the fabulously named Lewis Bewley-Taylor plays every instrument that ever-contained keys; and Andy Phillips expertly blows flute, tenor and baritone saxophones.
They play indie rock with a confident swagger that manages to channel the post Altamont malevolence of the Stones, and the broodiness of The Doors into a modern indie vibe a la Futureheads and Vampire Weekend
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult