The Brit Award winning melancholic and emotional guitar-based band from Manchester, full of romantic realism and epic stadium anthems. Guy Garvey and the boys became the soundtrack to almost every major sporting event, fireworks display or emotional 'journey' on television with their symphonic powerful anthem 'One Day Like This' (plus they recorded 'First Steps' as the BBC theme for the 2012 London Olympics). Their impressive back catalogue includes 6 UK top 10 albums, with 2014's 'The Take Off And Landing Of Everything' and 2017's 'Little Fictions' both reaching the number 1 position.
2010 Mercury Prize nominees Villagers, fronted by the captivating Conor O'Brien, were billed in 2009 as the 6th 'best Irish act right now' by the Irish Times, before they'd even released a single song. A year later and debut album 'Becoming A Jackal' met with great critical acclaim, a brooding collection of fragile, emotional, dark and heartfelt songs blending acoustic, modern folk and alt-rock elements.
Fans of Sparklehorse and Neil Young will find much to love in Villagers, along with an inevitable comparison to Bright Eyes (both lead singers are even called Conor!).
London Indie four-piece formed by singer Catrin Vincent joined by Max (drums), Naomi (bass) and Jack (guitar) while they were studying music together at Goldsmiths University. Their sound draws in influences from Radiohead, London Grammar and Four Tet to Coldplay and Talk Talk.
"Llike Radiohead after five cans of fizzy pop. Rustic acoustic guitar meets inventive percussion and a brilliantly left-of-centre vocal, melting the past and the future together like alt-J at their best" - DIY Magazine.