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Rank #15 UK Bristol, UK Experimental / post punk / blues/rock

50% of sales go to the charity Oxfam America.

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Sounds Like: Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, The Fall, the Mountain Goats, Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel

Bio: Badgertrap is a one badger band driven by a bar-room guitar sound with off-kilter percussion, unusual samples and some of the darkest weirdest lyrics. Hal is often joined on stage by one or more drummers, Andrew Brown and Geoffrey Taylor. 2008 saw a giant badger Barry the Badger emerge invading t... See Full Bio

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We're number 24 on the ReverbNation Experimental charts for Bristol, UK! www.reverbnation.com/badgertrap


“Brilliantly unhinged music: idiosyncratic, shambolic, fabulously raw and direct, like Beck sparring with Mark E. Smith.” ”
— Kid Pensioner, Venue Magazine
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  • 2012

    Dec 5

    Bristol, UK | 12:00am
    The Arts House
    Bristol, UK
    Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:00am


    The official launch gig of new EP Yakface Lobotomy Episode. Badgertrap support includes: The Ghoulies (hammer horror with Daniel Linehan and Jim Evans) not to be missed inventive theatrical bad funny intense with subtle wit Liz Kearton (singer songwriter/multi instrumentalist) dramatic eclectic understated humour challenging light and funny Jo Cooksley (dark whimsy audience-led songs) dry wit wry smile warm generous sarcasm and James Boreham as 'Yakface'(a unique puppet master) a man for all occasionsloves themes and fancy dress more info below: The Ghoulies (Daniel Linehan and Jim Evans) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WSWXXhZA84&feature=related Provocative Hammer horror, lunacy and wild vocal gymnastics. With Dan's guitar there is a lot of play about on the neck which you would expect with a man in love with dracula. Ghoulies compatriot and Bristol folk secret Jim Evans will join the creature on guitar. -------------------------------------------------------- Liz Kearton (multi instrumentalist of Hmnahmna) http://soundcloud.com/liz-kearton Singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. A long-time primitive in the recording stakes which makes for interesting effects. Currently working on an album which ties together the problems of medicalization, existential theories and the film career and personal life of Peter Sellers. Working title “Peter Sellers as thematic device”. And selflessly devoted to bringing about the end of biopsychiatry. ---------------------------------------------------- Jo Cooksley (Yamaha laced musical comic) o Cooksley lives in Bristol with a Yamaha keyboard and a 15 year old Falcon bicycle. If Julia Davis, Andy Kaufman and Ted Chippington met her, they'd love her like a daughter. Expect to be bedazzled with audience-led songs, dark whimsy and remember, even if you don't get it, her legs are alright to look at. "Jo is an extraordinary act. I can't decide whether it's sheer laziness or downright genius"-Rob Coleman

  • 2012

    Nov 24

    London, UK | 7:30pm

    London, UK
    Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:30pm


    Shopping Bags Tour - pre-madness party BADGERTRAP PETE GIOCONDA JESSIE PIE DJ SMURTH The Constitution, Camden - 42 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0QT We're hiring the venue so it will be under our control. Creativity rules! Lovely intimate cellar bar, bohemian vibe, great sound, opens onto canalside at back.

  • 2012

    Nov 24

    London, UK | 7:00pm

    London, UK
    Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:00pm


    Shopping Bags Tour - pre-christmas madness party. BADgertRAP releasing new EP 'Yakface Lobotomy Episode' BADGERTRAP PETE GIOCONDA DJ SMURTH + more We're hiring the venue so it will be under our control. Creativity rules! Lovely intimate cellar bar, bohemian vibe, great sound, opens onto canal side at back.

  • 2012

    Oct 6

    Bristol, SOUTH, UK | 10:00am
    Grimsby Farm
    Bristol, SOUTH, UK
    Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:00am
  • 2012

    May 25

    Bristol, UK | 8:00pm

    Bristol, UK
    Fri May 25, 2012 8:00pm


    Dukemarmapantz , Gimpboy, Captain Grimace

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    top sett! soz, will get me coat ;-) nicely badgerdude
  • BADgertRAP (Artist) BADgertRAP
    toms, snare and yes you dare heckle cos they won't here you- BADgertRAP make a proper man noise , with primal beats and no messing around - catch us at the Golden Lion ton...
  • BADgertRAP (Artist) BADgertRAP
    Badgertrap is now outta of the studio and will be back playing live soon. New EP released in December will be rock n roll affair involving a Yak - and that is all we know ...
  • Pete Gioconda (Artist) Pete Gioconda
    Looking forward to the Shopping Bags Tour, Easter 2012, south coast of England. With Pete Gioconda, Gavin Clegg and more.
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