Hailing from the moors above Manchester, Stepford Wives combine youthful optimism with mercurial wisdom to serve up raucous, intelligent guitar music that packs a powerful punch. For fans of Joy Division, Talking Heads, The Clash, Interpol and Dead Kennedys, Stepford Wives blend post-punk attitude with a 21st century outlook.
Plenty of bands begin at school, and so did Stepford Wives, but not in the conventional way: two ex-students started jamming with a teacher and discovered a mutual love of loud, blunt music. Needing some melody in the madness, they brought in fourth member, Dom, and Stepford Wives were born.
In 2019, the band released their first single, 'Follow This Way'. Thanks to this track and their raw, energetic gigs, Stepford Wives quickly caught the attention of radio stations, promoters and the press. 'I Can’t Fight', the bands second single, made Indie Rocks Radio's Top Ten Singles of 2019 and Louder Than War called them 'Ones to watch 2020'.
Highlights of 2020 included signing a development deal with Salford's A1M Records and releasing their 4-track EP. 'All On Me', the lead track from the EP was featured on Sky Sports Soccer AM and is a favourite of their Spotify playlist.
Stepford Wives are looking forward to taking their incredible live show on the road, and making 2021 their year, and we are excited to have them headlining what is looking like the first gig we can confidently say will definitely go ahead next year as planned.
Over 18's only.
Joining Stepford Wives are:
Woman You Stole - Lo-Fi Mancunian 3-piece to be played really loud
Pleasures - The Mancunian pulse of dance and despair running through the reanimated corpse of punk, playing loud and lively tracks inspired by an eclectic musical footprint.
Pool Sharks – Come down early to catch lively out of towners, 4-Piece Garage Rock band from the Calder Valley