A BAND which has been described as the “Sex Pistols of folk” brings a hybrid of traditional-influenced sound back to a Bangor venue.

The Blue Sky Cafe is featuring a return gig by the Trials of Cato. Back by demand, the band's previous appearance proved "hugely popular."

The critically acclaimed trio is set to play at 7pm, on Wednesday, September 25.

Attracting nationwide attention, BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe has hailed them as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times.”

Cerys Matthews, of BBC 6 Music says they are “Fascinating stuff,” whilst The Guardian offers: “Swaggering”

fRoots says it is a“A band name on everyone’s lips…and few debut albums have as much vitality and impact.”

Songlines says simply they are “One of the most impressive debut folk albums of the year."

The rise of energetic trio on the UK folk scene has been the subject of massive critical attention.

The band plays homage to the folk tradition but with its own modern twist, and incorporates stomping tunes and stories.

The band comes originally from North Wales and Yorkshire, but was formed whilst the band members were living in Beirut.

They spent a year playing to Lebanese audiences at some of the country’s biggest venues.

Returning home from Beirut in the winter of 2016, they have since made a huge impact on the UK folk scene and the group performs tirelessly up and down the country at festivals and gigs.

The Trials of Cato's debut album Hide and Hair won critical acclaim and received repeated national airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.

Praised for the diversity of their material and influences, The Trials of Cato live show “invariably stuns audiences wherever they play,” according to FATEA magazine.

Whether plying their trade busking, performing in front of thousands at festivals across Europe, or frequently selling out their own shows, The Trials of Cato are definitely one to catch when they visit Bangor.

Tickets are £12, available directly from the cafe in person, online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/472947 (10% admin fee applies) or on the door on the night.

The doors open at 7pm and the gig starts at 8pm. There is a bar only and no food served.

The cafe can be found in the Ambassador Hall, at the rear of 236 High Street, Bangor.

You can see The Trials of Cato on You Tube: at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCLA_EG9BWo.