The Molotovs

18th March 2023

, 19:30

RockNRoll/Post-Punk/Indie trio The Molotovs are fast gaining a reputation in London and beyond for their high energy, explosive performances that leave nothing in the dressing room. Arguably the most hardworking young band currently on the UK circuit, The Molotovs have performed close to 200 gigs since forming in mid-2020 and show no signs of stopping with a steady flow of sharp, punchy originals merging with iconic covers from the 60’s to present day. Guitarist/songwriter/lead vocalist Mathew Cartlidge delivers with a swagger reminiscent of the late Wilko-meets-young-Weller, whilst bassist/backing vocalist Issey Carts bops and struts in pure rock-chick, Blondiestyle. Drummer Ice Dob is the powerhouse driving the beat home with a ferocity Moon would undoubtedly smile down upon.

Described by Pete Doherty as “fucking ace!” after they ended 2021 on a high supporting The Libertines on their¬†Giddy Up A Ding-Dong¬†tour, The Molotovs certainly appear to be on the rock radar; crowd spotted and name checked by Billie-Joe Armstrong in front of 90,000 people at London Stadium in summer 2022, support slots with Clem Burke and former Sex Pistols Paul Cook and Glen Matlock, and on tour with The Vapors in early 2023.