Quality noise promoters Restless Bear celebrate the launch of their new EP with an all day event at St Mary’s Creative Space this coming Saturday.

The new release is a split vinyl featuring RB labelmates DEH-YEY & Gravves who both feature on the excellent bill.

The event starts at 3pm and goes all the way through to 11pm.

You have options ticket-wise including, uniquely to Chester, a ticket/vinyl tie in advance deal which is a ridiculously reasonable tenner.


Here’s your link. 

We caught up with Chris Bear, who despite not actually existing, was able to tell us more about the event:

“…Restless Bear is returning to the beautiful St Mary’s Creative Space nearly one year on from where we began.

This time to launch our record label with Gravves and Deh-Yey releasing the split vinyl.

These two artists have been heavily involved and supportive of the Restless Bear cause in Chester.

They have gifted us tracks that are better than most music out. It was a no-brainer to sign them and have them release this on vinyl with us….”

So yeah. There you go. 

The event lineup is one of the tastiest in Chester this year:

3:45pm: HEY BULLDOG:

Currently making waves on 6music, Radio X and the legendary station KEXP, the future looks bright for this Manchester trio.

4:45pm: EARLS:

EARLS are an up and coming two piece made up of Anthony Lamb and George Prosser, long time friends who met at secondary school in the West Midlands.

They describe themselves as “Skum” punk. Their songs are simple, powerful and memorable.

Anthony plays his guitar in a unique stripped back style while the drummer, George, holds everything together with primal, aggressive beats.


Championed by publications including Louder Than War, MCR Live and No Fun Magazine, the Manchester-based quartet have a real penchant for the pulse of punk, merging their favourite sounds from the last 50 years of punk and psychedelia.

If the Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Sonics had a baby, Springfield Elementary would be the fruit of that labour.

6:45pm: CRAPSONS: 

Despite the flimsiest of Chester connections, they are championed by us on a regular basis.

A punk rock duo hailing from the Wirral, they consist of Markey on Vocals and Bass, and Gilbert on Vocals and Drums.

Well known for their on-stage energy, Crapsons cross over heavy, distorted punk riffs with comical, tongue-in-cheek lyrics, singing about every day pressing topics from death, sheds and biscuits.

7:45pm: CHUPA CABRA:

It feels like this popular local band have always been here.

To quote their FB ‘About Section’ :

“…One generation or another’s alienation, derangement and dirty washing, projected back at you through Chupa Cabra’s Nauseating, salivating, hypnotizing, no good sucker-punch-piss-yourself polystyrene agitator Blues….”

So yeah. I’m sure you’re none the wiser.

To be fair, if you consider yourself a local music fan and haven’t heard these urgent garage noise merchants, then you really need to have a word with yourself and quickly.

9pm: DEH-YEY:

The Restless Bear 2-piece describe themselves as ‘full of dark guitar riffs and animated drums’ and they’ve been building a loyal fan base regionally since 2016, due to their scintillating live performance and clever wordplay.

Hopefully you’re already familiar with the digital release ‘Danephesians 4​:​31’ that dropped last month, a fucking angry, loud beast with echos of the heady days of ‘Bleach’ by Nirvana.

Faithful and fantastic production from Tony Draper.

10pm: GRAVVES: 

Emerging from North Wales, the band released debut EP Rattle in 2017 through Liverpool based Loner Noise Records.

Singles ‘Tribes’ and ‘My Pet Rihanna’ received widespread airplay by the likes of BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Wales, Amazing Radio and Kerrang! Radio.

The tracks also made waves online, described as “a bratty, scuzzy brand of balls-out grunge rock, bursting with snarling punk attitude”

2019 has seen them release the ridiculously good ‘Steady As She Goes (& Dies) on Restless Bear.

So that’s your Saturday sorted. A load of live quality. A weird buffet and a piece of vinyl. For a tenner. 

See you there. 

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