As a brand Dr. Martens is intrinsically linked to music, with gig goers all across the world continually adopting DM’s as their uniform. The Stand for Something Tour 2015 salutes these music lovers by bringing exciting headliners such as Palma Violets, Dutch Uncles and Twin Atlantic to intimate venues across the country for up close and personal live performances.
As a long-term supporter of The Joe Strummer Foundation, a charity whose mission is to help reduce poverty and create social mobility through music, Dr. Martens have invited fresh new talent from the foundation to be part of the tour and perform across the country.
Schnarff Schnarff took to the stage in Glasgow with Dutch Uncles and United Fruit. Still to come are The New Thieves supporting Palma Violets and Best Friends in Norwich, Life supporting Twin Atlantic and Creeper in Leeds, Bear Chest to support The Wytches and Demob Happy in Sheffield and R51 play at home in Belfast ahead of Lonely the Brave and Only Rivals.
About the bands:
Schnarff Schnarff – A ‘staccato grunge pop’ rock quintet from the Highlands who base themselves in the Southside of Glasgow.
“We stand for change and a bid of bringing rough, genuine, grungey music back to the masses….some day….some day!!!”
The New Thieves – Formed in early 2014, The New Thieves are an unsigned guitar band from the New Forest and Brighton.
“We stand for the moment.”
Life – Four workers from Hull who flirt with pop culture, twisted word plays, wasted youth and the horrors of 21st century consumerism.
“We stand for Realness, Hull punks 4 lyf.”
R51 – R51 are an alternative rock band from Belfast, NI. Formed in 2013 with their debut single “Boxkite”.
“We stand for freedom of expression, speech, and equal rights for all.”
Bear Chest – Creating man rock from a small room in Sheffield, this 3 piece will disintegrate your socks, not just blow them off.
“We stand for creating intense live performances and satisfying a crowd.”
For more information on the tour and tickets click here.