When you think of the terms “rock club night” or “alt club night”, you’re probably thinking of a bar that rarely steps out of the comfort zone of classic rock a la Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, or AC/DC. Or, you’re probably thinking of a playlist that is definitely going to shove in some staple ‘Fat Lip’ and ‘Chop Suey!’… every… single… time. But what about ones that champion in fresher and more current bands?
Step in Deadbolt, who came to be back in 2011. Though maybe not the first to do it, they certainly set the trend in the Northern capital of Manchester. Here they are, still going 5 years later, after a location change and even starting to step into the festival market, and they’ve got a birthday celebration in their sights to mark the occassion. So, we spoke to founder and director Liam Connolly to take a look back at the past half decade, and also share what kind of party he has in store.