On Saturday 8th August we welcome back Florida Ska Punk renegades Victims of Circumstance to The Soundhouse Leicester!

Founded in 2005 in Clearwater, Florida, Victims of Circumstance is a punk-ska band known for blending pop-hooks with a unique style of ska. The current line-up includes band members: Michael Smyth (vocals & guitar), Glenn Stewart (drums), Lindsey Pittard (bass), Jason Atheney (saxophone), and Devin Johnson (trumpet).
The VOC, as they are known by fans, built a loyal following while playing around their home state of Florida before setting out on a tour that ended with an invitation to The Mighty Mighty Bosstones tenth Hometown Throwdown in Boston, MA in 2007.
Victims of Circumstance has performed with numerous international acts including Voodoo Glow Skulls, Big D & the Kids Table, The Pietasters, Whole Wheat Bread, Everybody Out!, The Toasters and others.
On October 25, 2011 they released their self produced album Acupunkture and received rave reviews such as – “This album is Great!. It stands up with the best in the genre.” – Tim “Johnny Vegas” Burton of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
Victims of Circumstance continued touring to support Acupunkture. In July and August 2012 the VOC completed another successful 3 week European tour which included playing at the worlds biggest Punk Rock Festival, “Rebellion”, in Blackpool UK. The VOC also provided support on their tour for bands such as MXPX, Snuff and the Creepshow.
In 2014 Victims of Circumstance released their fourth studio album No More Heroes. One reviewer noted that the new album “delivers even more of the catchy, fast-paced, horn-driven punk many have grown to expect from Victims Of Circumstance. And as always, there are a few bouncy ska songs thrown in for good measure.” Online punk news organization, Dying Scene, selected No More Heroes as their top pick for best punk-ska album of 2014.
In early 2015 the VOC announced their third European tour to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
“The Victims of Circumstance manage to keep things entertaining with their total disregard of genre boundaries.”
“(Victims of circumstance are) both catchy and clever.” Punk

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