Their sound veers from slow, dark, heartfelt acoustic numbers through to fast, intense, guitar-driven abrasive pieces. There's elements of Northern England 'Americana' in there, strains of indie-blues, alt-folk, a medley
of musical contradictions ....
Described by John Peel on BBC Radio 1 as "the greatest undiscovered band",Calvin Party recorded several sessions for him, managing to secure two coveted BBC Radio Festive Fifty slots. Previous releases include the albums "Lies
Lies & Government", "Life & Other Sex Tragedies" and 2004's "Never As Black", all for Liverpool's Probe Plus label.
John Donaldson's distinctive vocals and performance, are backed by Dave Thom on guitar and Cathy Brooks on bass. Drummer Dan Hadley and Kerry Graham on percussion/backing vocals complete the line-up.
Having just completed dates with The Wedding Present and Half Man Half Biscuit in the UK, Calvin Party head off on a series of dates in Holland and Germany after their Rocket Festival appearance.