Band full of spirit, charisma and power

Emperor the Stag
Emperor the Stag

The four-piece Indie band aptly named ‘Emperor the Stag,’ take their name and play with the same spirit, charisma and power of the so called ‘emperor’ stag, who lived on Exmoor Moors.

The stag, believed to be Britain’s largest wild animal at that time, was illegally shot and killed in 2010.

Be the first to hear tracks from their new album ‘Fantasy to Bleak,’ when they play in their home-town at Eastbourne’s Under ground Theatre on Saturday, February 8.

The band’s debut album ‘Speedwell Drive’ demonstrates that they are a group that has found their own distinctive sound.

You can hear the low register vocals of Nick Webb and Indie sounding guitar and rhythm of Alex Spiers, Rob Barid and Harry Whitburn.

Some tracks from the album are described as reminiscent of early Coldplay (before it stopped being cool to think they were good).

Or put simply, ‘their work lets the music speak for itself.

They are a band to watch, full of potential and fire, and already earning themselves a reputation and a large following.

They have received BBC airplay, have been compared to American garage rock heroes, ‘Death Cab for Cutie’ and British anthem stompers, ‘Doves’ and play venues in Brighton and London.

Critics have likened them to ‘Arcade Fire and Macabees.’ So catch them at the UGT before they hit the big time and their ticket prices soar.

Emperor the Stag are at The UGT on Saturday, February 8, doors open 7pm. Tickets £4 in advance, £5 on the door. Buy at the UGT on Fridays (10am-12.30pm) and Saturdays (10am-4pm); at any UGT event; online at; via Oxboffice on 0845 680 1926 (plus ticket agency fee); from Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre; or on the door.