James & the Ultrasounds head to The Fulford Arms this month


Monday 29th October – The Fulford Arms, £8.00.

If you haven’t yet heard James and the Ultrasounds, or seen them live then do yourself a favor and strap in. They’re brash yet thoughtful, with unpredictable guitars, a soulful organ and a pummelling, yet danceable, Memphis-Style rhythm. The four piece rock and roll band is the brainchild of James Godwin, a long-standing face in the Memphis music scene.

Godwin & Co. take you on a ride that blends garage, soul, punk, surf, country and good ol’ fashioned Memphis rock ‘n’ roll. There isn’t anything quite like them in Memphis or anywhere else.

On the heels of successful tours in the U.S. and Europe promoting their debut LP Bad To Be Here on Memphis’ own Madjack Records, as well as releases on Memphis-centric 7″ label Misspent Records, James and The Ultrasounds find themselves poised as one of the breakout acts from the Southeast in 2018.

The upcoming follow-up LP on Madjack records, 2018’s None Of The Above (produced by John Paul Keith) serves as a new testament to the band’s prowess, as well as Godwin’s vaildity as a songwriter. The latest 45 on Misspent Records, I Get The Shakes b/w Apocalyptic Love highlights Godwin’s early roots as a 4track/lo-fi enthusiast.

In support for the night, are York’s hellbound married couple band Snakerattlers, who have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT at this event. The couple has just returned from a tour of Portugal and this will be their first hometown show since May.

Opening up, it’s the trash endeavours of York’s latest Tim Fox project: Triangle Triangle Triangle. All in all, this looks like it could be a cracking gig with three fantastic bands on offer!

Assistant booking agent Dan Gott had this to say about the gig:

We’re delighted here at The Fulford Arms to be working with Punk Rock Blues to bring yet another fantastic garage rock band to York. James and The Ultrasounds come from Memphis; the American home of rock and roll, and are guaranteed to give a very real and honest performance of electrifying rock and roll. If you like your music served up with a trashy edge, then this gig is for you!”

For any further info check out their website: https://www.jamesandtheultrasounds.com or head to www.thefulfordarms.com