Mowbird are a surf-punk quartet from Wrexham who will be performing live at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester on Friday, February 5.

Formed by Ben Sawin (vocals/guitar) and Mike Smith (bass) with the later additions of Suzanne Dempsey (organ/vocals) and Ben Valentine Trow (drums/vocals), they self recorded and self released four EPs (Excellent, OK; Ilk; We Sell Maternity Swimwear; and The Quiet Despair Of The Starship Enterprise) before signing to Cardiff based Shape Records.

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Debut album Islander was released in February 2014, preceded by single Happy Active Horse Organ which garnered radio play by Huw Stephens (Radio 1), Bethan Elfyn & Adam Walton (BBC Radio Wales) as well as Tom Ravenscroft and Marc Riley (6music), the latter for whom the band recorded a session and led to a collaboration with fellow Welsh popster Sweet Baboo in 2015.

Entry is free to their Chester gig before 10pm, £4 thereafter. Call 01244 390090 or visit