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Believe it or not it’s been seven years since the sudden death of the legendary broadcaster John Peel and the annual tribute shows dedicated to the great man are taking place across the land throughout October. B-Side at Bunters in Truro are hosting their own special night on Friday 21 October with a typically Peel line up…

Featuring Alt Indie, Punk, Hip Hop, Electronica with bands coming from as far afield as Leeds, the usual rotating decks with a whole host of DJ’s playing 3 songs each from whatever genre they care to as well as raising funds for the British Heart foundation, this year’s Bunters event looks set to be one of the best yet.

Although not a ‘headline’ type of event closing the show will be Leeds’ The Chevin. Recently signed to Fierce Panda the ‘Champion’ EP is their first ever release. It features ‘Champion’ which is insanely epic, manically widescreen, heroically uplifting and destined to soundtrack Goal Of The Month montages, X Factor breakdowns and all manner of valedictory celebrations for years to come. With the likes of Artrocker saying they’ll be as big as Two Door Cinema Club, The Chevin are about to shake the alt.rock world to its floundering foundations.

White Powder Gold are a new London-based duo who too are looking set to take over the world of indie. Their strong appreciation for dub step, electro, R&B and hip-hop, makes them stand out from the typical skinny jean-wearing indie crowd. Drawing influences from the likes of The Sex Pistols, The Beatles, Sizzla and Beres Hammond – WPG’s sound isn’t like anything else out there in the charts right now. Their uniqueness sets them apart from the rest but they’d be happy if their CD was filed next to the Friendly Fires and N.E.R.D in your local record shop.

Also playing will be firm local live favourites Hedluv & Passman who have already ripped up the B-Side stage twice this year with their Casio driven Redruth rap and energetic dance moves. Hedluv (back when he was a solo artist) made his Bunters debut at the John Peel gig in about 2006/7 so it seemed right to see him back on the bill; they’re sure to be a highlight of the night.

Also performing will be Falmouth University lo-fi electro rockers Chinese Sky Candy and opening the show in true John Peel punk rock style will be The Surgeons, Penzance’s legendary 80’s punks that are still going strong with a continual army of loyal supporters.

As previously mentioned you can expect a soundtrack of music from every possible genre; blues, hardcore, techno, soul, reggae, ska, jazz and more being spun by some of the South West’s finest DJ’s who have 3 songs each then move over to let another lose on the decks. There’ll be surprises, maybe even some played at the wrong speed!!

Doors 7pm, first band on at 8pm. £3 on the door (all profits to be donated to British Heart Foundation) get there early, limited space!!!