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The North’s leading metropolitan festival showcasing new music in various venues, all day, across Leeds is back in May 2019!
The festival will take over a variety of venues and spaces throughout the city of Leeds and aim to showcase the best new emerging artists alongside more established acts from around the world.
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Sundara Karma are the young four piece alternative band from Reading who entered the rock arenas straight from their A-Levels. They soon gathered support from BBC Radio 1, while The Guardian likened them to Arcade Fire and U2. They scored a UK top 30 album with 2017 debut 'Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect', while their dreamy, almost psychedelic sound has been described as ‘the sound of Summer’, but will cater for all seasons!
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The brain-child of disillusioned drummer Joseph Mount, Metronomy are an alternative electronica group producing funk-infused beats, android-esque vocals and highly addictive bass-lines.
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An soulful indie-blues singer-songwriter from Bedford, Tom studied acting at university, had a brief job at Costa Coffee then trained to be a professional footballer. This was all about to change, however, when his vocal talents were first discovered at a party while singing a cover of 'Seaside' by The Kooks after a few drinks too many. He then went on to become guest vocalist on Chase & Status's track 'When It All Goes Wrong' and his success story continues. Pretty soon Elton John was ringing him up to tell him how much he liked his music.
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Brighton-based Shoegaze-tinged leftfield melodic alt-pop. The sultry vocals have been described by some critics as a 'gangsta Nancy Sinatra', with the cool pout of Lana Del Rey and hints of Warpaint.
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Dream Wife started out as a fantasy… literally. Icelandic singer Rakel and British musicians Alice and Bella played their first show as part of a performance project at art school in Brighton. Stuck in dreams of 90s club kid nostalgia they continue on making music, embracing their love for edgy pop. Dream Wife name David Lynch's women as a big influence; 'powerful and seriously f***ed up'. They play with the aesthetics of the 1960's yé-yé girls movement, along with current influences such as Sleigh Bells, Le Tigre and Grimes. Dream Wife ooze with girl power; infecting the crowd with their trademark 'poolside pop with a bite.' The music juxtaposes simple pop hooks, beats, cutting riffs and dreamy vocals.
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Taking their name from the late comedian Bill Hicks' alter ego, Goat Boy, Goat Girl are an all-female indie-rock band from London, UK. "Straight out of South London and determinedly DIY, Goat Girl are feisty, furious and fearless. Their incendiary rock, with shades of mid-noughties Cat Power and Medway garage girls Thee Headcoatees, challenges everything from national apathy to the perils of public transport" - The Guardian.
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Ibibio Sound Machine
Fronted by London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West-African funk and disco and modern post-punk and electro. Weird and wonderful folk stories, recounted to Eno by her family as a child in her mother's Ibibio tongue, form the creative fabric from which the band's unique musical tapestry is woven. Evocative Nigerian poetic imagery set against an edgy Afro-Electro soundscape by producers Max Grunhard, Leon Brichard and Benji Bouton give the band a unique space within the current wave of modern Afrocentric sounds sweeping across the globe.
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Birmingham grunge-pop quartet Swim Deep's own brand of fuzzy grunge influenced pop has been making waves across the UK, putting them at the forefront of the blossoming West Midlands music scene.
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"Sounds like the middle ground of hip-hop, indie and slacker-rock for fans of Jamie T and Beastie Boys" - NME The members of Leicester 5-piece Easy Life have a shared love of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk and Punk, creating a musical melting pot of genres with laid-back smooth grooves, all delivered effortlessly by front man Murray.
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Island Records signing Elli Ingram started posting covers on Youtube at 18. Influenced by Amy Winehouse, her biggest influence, alongside Lauryn Hill, Fugees, Billie Holiday and D’Angelo, Elli delivers soulful, feel-good music, along with a love of hiphop.
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Gengahr create effortlessly smooth and melodic indie-rock that journeys along a laidback sun-kissed path with a sound that could easily stem from influences drawn from icons such as The Smiths and Modest Mouse, to the more recently revered Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Youth Lagoon.
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Bristol-born Lauren Aquilina is a songstress armed with melancholic piano-driven melodies driven by lyrical content delivered with an overwhelming underlying honesty.Lauren’s pop-tinged songs referencing loves lost and memories made are sure to resonate with all who hear them.
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Four-piece Marsicans from Leeds play upbeat indie meets dirty pop. Their driving, harmony-laden sound and exciting live shows are earning them a reputation as an emerging force in British music. The guys take their influences from the Beach Boys, Bombay Bicycle Club to Paul Simon. "The Leeds quartet have refined a sound that infuses Britpop with a little Vampire Weekend-style globalism." - Entertainment Weekly (USA)
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Kyle Miller aka Aeris Roves is a singer-songwriter from South Yorkshire and lives in Greenwich, South East London. Kyle’s influences include Frank Ocean and Ed Sheeran, as well as Soul music, which he grew up listening to. Kyle is currently working on his debut EP, an as yet untitled collection of tracks, which are all self-produced. The multi-talented singer has recently performed at venues including Birthdays in Stoke Newington, Borderline in Soho and The Garage in Highbury & Islington. His sound has been described as a fusion of Soul and RnB and his singing style has been compared to that of a young Craig David.
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100% live hip-hop.
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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.
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Named after a Nigerian state capital, Benin City is Theo Buckingham on drums, Tom Leaper on tenor sax, and Joshua Idehen on rhymes. Joshua met Theo Buckingham at a squat party. They struck up a loud friendship and decided to make more organised noises together. They drafted in Tom to arrange their babble into music. Voila! As a band, they've been played and championed by Jon Kennedy, Jon Hillcock, Scroobius Pip and Eddy Temple Morris (XFM) Edith Bowman and Tom Robinson (BBC6). They have gained accolades and fans for their energetic live performances, having supported Soweto Kinch, VV Brown, Moko and Youngblood Brass band.
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Indie-rock 3-piece from Essex.
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Dancing On Tables
Dancing On Tables are a five piece vintage indie rock band hailing from Dunfermline in Scotland, entertaining in venues across Scotland. Alongside their own headline performances, they have also supported some exciting names in music: Embrace, Will And The People, Model Aeroplanes and Fatherson to name a few. "Chock-full of gutsy guitar hooks, driving drums, vocal and guitar distortions, wrapped in an undeniably charismatic, angsty Scottish accent" - Gigslutz
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A journey through melodic, psychedelic pop is what’s to be expected from Stockport four-piece, Fuzzy Sun. The freshly formed line-up, fronted by the lulling vocals of Kyle Ross, sees a distinct and original take on chorus-heavy reveries. Daisy Valentines bold and melancholic synth, coupled with sweet and seductive harmonies is equally complemented by Lewis Jobson & Mitch Bancroft’s strong soothing groove through the rhythm section. Fuzzy Sun bring you contemporary pop, infused with psychedelia, dipped in naughties R’n’B nostalgia, with just a hint of disco flare.
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Gently Tender features ex-Palma Violets Sam Fryer, Pete Mayhew and Will Doyle alongside The Big Moon’s Celia Archer and guitarist Adam Brown.
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Giant Rooks are an indie pop band from the city of Hamm in Germany. Founded in 2014, they gained attention in 2016 at the NRW KULTURsekretariat, winning the newcomer category of the popNRW-Preis. The group is composed of Frederik Rabe, Finn Schwieters, Luca Göttner, Finn Thomas und Jonathan Wischniowski.
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Brooklyn mutant funk duo Greatest Hits are made up of Tyler Thacker and Zak Mering who create songs which you might hear on the dance floor of John Hughes movie. Mixing Disco, old school Hip-Hop and feminine nasals in their most recent 'Freak Funk Boy 7' they're now set to release their forthcoming EP on Maman records.
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Formed in May 2017 in Bristol, through friendship, and a desperate need for artistic and sonic self-expression, Heavy Lungs went on a frenetic spree. From the first packed out show at Crofters Rights, to recording an EP in 3 days, a raucous set at Simple Things, to supporting Idles then Metz. This is the beginning. This is Heavy Lungs.
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Horror My Friend
Emerging from the seemingly sleepy suburbs of Adelaide, Horror My Friend's approach to noisey, indie-rock is youthful and idiosyncratic. Deftly occupying the grey area between post-punk, shoegaze and 90’s style indie rock, the trio (Josh Battersby, Tom Gordon and Sam Kolesnik) break new ground with their raw, yet melodic songwriting, bolstered by frenetic, energetic live performances.
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This five-piece from Birmingham have been making waves with their indie-funk style since they began in 2016.
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Alternative indie / folk two piece from the London borough of Camden. 'Jim and Daniel grew up partying together. Now singing together, they create songs with a strong narrative and a sweet purity runs through their acoustic sounds. Proudly representing their Camden roots, the North London twang is carried through their songs. Beauty is formed through their simplistic way of arranging a song, stripping back to basics of an instrumental and a vocal. The kind of raw vocals that warm your belly and make the hairs on your arms stand on end.'
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An alt-rock four piece from Melbourne, Australia.
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Indie-rock singer raised on the Isle Of Wight. "If you like Jamie T and The Big Moon, I suspect this will be up your street. She’s fab" - Clara Amfo, BBC Radio 1
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Malena is an Argentinian born artist, producer and film maker. Influenced by guitar players such as Blake Mills and Venezuelan American singer-songwriter / visual artist Devendra Banhart as well as the psychedelic and dreamy sounds of Tame Impala, Beach House, Malena explores a free thinking and forgiving approach to her work.
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No Hot Ashes
No Hot Ashes are a four-piece band from Stockport (Manchester) comprising of Isaac Taylor (Vocals,Guitar) Luigi Di Vuono (Guitar, Vocals) Jack Walsh (Bass) & Matt Buckley (Drums). A band conceived through a love of 70s & 80s Disco & Funk they bring a contemporary twist on the genres with a seriously tight rhythm section, infectious funky guitar riffs and gritty, raw vocals with lyrics about love, heartache, getting pissed and politics. Their sound is fresh and exciting and certainly sets them apart from an over-saturated market. They have amassed over 1 Million streams on Spotify and have supported bands such as Spring King, Blossoms, The Amazons & Prides on their UK Tours. As well as this the band have sold out their hometown of Manchester 650 capacity Club Academy. They have been booked for major festivals such as Reading Festival, Kendal Calling, Y Not Festival, Neighbourhood Festival & Tramlines.
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RAE (formally ørmstons)
RAE was announced to the world in January 2020. A time for a clean slate and a new journey. Jess, Will, Bob and Jamie are no strangers to being in a band together, previously know as ‘Ørmstons’, they have grown together as friends and musicians and are ready to take the next leap into the big black pit, or as its normally called - the music industry. Their music takes a spin on indie/pop and indie/rock – the best of both worlds. Lyrically, they touch upon all the issues we face as we grow up, love and heartbreak (which we will go through over ad over again in our lives), politics, mental health. The band aspire to be as raw and real as they can be in both person and in their music.
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Retro Video Club
An indie rock band from Edinburgh.
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Tarantino/Lynch style, Spaghetti Western inspired psych music that rocks hard and heavy. They are the leather jacket wearing, chain smoking, hard rocking siblings to bands like Starcrawler and Black Honey, seemingly raised on a diet of fuzz guitar riffs and hopeless tales of murder. A chemistry reminiscent of The Kills sets them apart with sparks flying between frontwoman Kitty Arabella Austen and co-lead Jon James Tufnell as they trade riffs and vocals with an intense fury highlighted by the raw, analogue production. "...pure cinematic Ennio Morricone rock n’roll" - The VPME.
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Hailing from various parts of the UK, ramshackle Indie six-piece Sports Team met whilst studying at Cambridge. They’re now based in Harlesden (west London), tucked 'between the McVities biscuit factory and an evangelical church'. Channeling a lyrical cynicism that touches on young-professionals and provincial clichés, with influences ranging from indie pioneers Pavement, through to 90s post punk also-rans The Family Cat, Sports Team have cut through the ranks of London’s live scene and become one of the country’s most exciting and important discoveries.
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Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam
A three piece alternative pop band from Birmingham.
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Formed at London's prestigious Royal Academy of Music, when Oscar Gormley (vocals, guitar), Sam Becker (bass), Charlie Woof-Byrne (keys) and Jake Brown (drums) began noodling around together away from their formal classical training, Sun Silva are a band based in precision and technical prowess, meticulously brewed into something even bigger and greater than the sum of its many parts. All four members are proficient piano and guitar players, while the quartet's various studies ranged from classical percussion to baroque bassoon.
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Dream Pop four-piece from Bristol.
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Tamu Massif didn’t come around in an instant. Originally writing his songs on guitar, Dave Dixon realised there was more to his music than the usual acoustic-rouse and began experimenting with sounds old and new, incorporating psychedelia, lo-fi indie, electronica and bedroom pop Written, recorded and produced at his home in Weston-super-Mare before being mixed in Bristol with (Perfume Genius, Youth Lagoon and PJ Harvey collaborator) Ali Chant, his material is a mirage of thick vocals, reversed guitar and Logic-heavy inspiration.
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Self-dubbed “council-punk” four-piece band The Dunts were born from an increasingly fertile working class creative environment in the Scottish city of Glasgow. Their sound often swings from chaotic, anarchic basement punk and psych, through to more mainstream-leaning forays into melodic indie, infusing The Sex Pistols and The Clash’s London-era punk with the dynamic output of contemporary post-punk and garage bands.
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Whilst keeping a relatively-low profile, Liverpool trio The Mysterines have managed to gather a fair bit of buzz for their impressive, punchy live shows, having supported the likes of Miles Kane and fellow Introducing-alumni The Vryll Society. Their songs are fierce, high-energy affairs underpinned by relentless bass and drums, and bolstered by lead signer Lia Metcalfe's snarling vocals. Hit play, sit back and prepare to bang your head.
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The Pearl Harts
THE PEARL HARTS' unique brand of rock set them off to a whirlwind start; they were hand-picked to open tours with both Garbage and Skunk Anansie within their first couple of years of existence and also won many media champions including the likes of NME, Clash, Kerrang Radio. Being 100% DIY makes these achievements all the more impressive. Having met on the road playing in former bands, lead singer/guitarist Kirsty and drummer/vocalist Sara ran away from their previous lives to become music outlaws on their own terms. Utilising heavy guitars, bouncy grooves and combining Kirsty and Sara’s wide-ranging vocals, THE PEARL HARTS create a unique and innovative barrage of sound.
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The Skinner Brothers
Formed in London in 2017, after deciding a life in music might mean they’d never have to work a real job again, The Skinner Brothers gained notoriety after joining The Libertines on their Tiddeley Om Pom Pom seaside tour on a personal invitation from Carl Bârat. With influences ranging from Sinatra to Oasis, The Skinner Brothers don’t really sound like anyone else.
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Thyla creates a unique blend of folk and alternative styles pleasing and captivating to the audience. Raspy raw vocals are driven by bass, drums and electric guitars creating an exciting contrast of genres and influences. The songwriting is heavily influenced by the likes of Joni Mitchell and Bjork whereas the band are drawing influences from acts such as Buke and Gaze, using edgy tones and rhythms to drive the music. This is not an act to be missed.
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An indie / new wave band from Glasgow of whom NME said 'The four-piece are fun and theatrical, sporting eerie stage personas'. 'Gnarly, gothic indie bedlam with a side order of glamour, Walt Disco thrive on unpredictability, on that sense of glitter-fuelled chaos.' CLASH
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Raw, fast, energetic punk rock from this young Irish band.
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Zuzu's hook-centric indie rock assimilates the noisy spirit, tunefulness, and swagger of the Brit-pop and Merseybeat of her hometown of Liverpool.
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Hailing from the Peak District, Drenge are brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless who peddle a fine line in punked up blues-rock mayhem. "Drenge are a formidable, exciting live band, whose eruption of garage, grunge and space rock combines with Eoin’s Damned/Misfits-style crooning to turn the jam-packed audience into a heaving mass in minutes" - The Guardian.
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Kae Tempest is a published playwright, poet and recording artist. Their playwriting credits include Wasted (Paines Plough) Brand New Ancients (BAC) and Glasshouse (Cardboard Citizens). They have written poetry for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Barnado’s, Channel 4 and the BBC. They have worked with Amnesty International to create a schools pack helping secondary school children write their own protest songs. Kae is a two times slam winner at the prestigious Nu-Yorican poetry cafe in New York and they have played all the major UK and European music festivals either solo or with their band Sound Of Rum. Their poetry book/CD/DVD package Everything Speaks In Its Own Way was published on their own imprint Zingaro in 2012. Kae's 2014 debut album Everybody Down became a Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize nominee. Each track on the album correlated with a chapter in their debut novel, The Bricks That Built The Houses, while the follow-up, 2016's 'Let Them Eat Chaos' entered the UK Top 30. 2019's 3rd album, The Book of Traps and Lessons, continues their rise to both critical and commercial success.
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Very little has stood in the way of young North Shields artist Sam Fender and his rapid ascent since 2018. Having toured the UK and Europe relentlessly, building himself a loyal, passionate army of fans, Sam writes honestly and candidly about subjects of social and generational significance, broadly drawn from his experiences growing up in the North East of England. Sam wraps his pertinent words in rousing, propulsive, arena-sized guitar anthems and delivers them directly with a cavernous, powerful vocal.
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Sheffield's The Sherlocks are not any old four-piece Indie-Rock band. It's a family affair, with the band containing two sets of brothers! Brothers Kiaran (vocals/guitar) and Brandon Cook (drums) are joined by brothers Josh (guitar) and Andy Davidson (bass). Since forming in 2010 they have notched up over 500 gigs. They take their inspiration from fellow Sheffield stars the Arctic Monkeys, along with hints of The Jam, Courteeners and The Beatles.
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Parading within a brand of dance pop that sounds like Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder gleefully discovering house music via Dee-lite, and building on a run of breakthrough singles, Australian duo Confidence Man arrived properly with their debut Confident Music for Confident People.
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Fronted by charismatic vocalist/guitarist Mattie Vant and completed by Henry Eastham (guitars/ vocals), Billy Morris (bass) and Martin Söderin (drums), VANT have been compared to The Pixies with echoes of Queens of the Stone Age, yet frontman Mattie Vant takes influences from a vast spectrum of musical genres which are then all condensed into two-and-a-half minute onslaughts.
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A four piece indie band from the small town of Mullingar in Ireland. Bringing their own infectious blend of indie/rock, the boys have supported the likes of Pixies and Noel Gallagher before finally making waves on their own. With their blazing guitars, The Academic are very much inspired by bands such as The Strokes and at times are reminiscent of Co Down indie-poppers Two Door Cinema Club. The quartet went viral in 2017 when they used Facebook Live to create an audio and visual loop pedal effect for their single 'Bear Claws'.
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The Slow Readers Club
The Slow Readers Club are a Manchester based four piece who specialise in indie electro doom pop. 'Intense, collar tugging urgency is interpreted by the emotions of young lovers, separated by the thin divide of an airport arrivals gate, in a very different way to the stock broker waiting for the bell that closes a dirty day’s trading. Urgency, the sound of sand ebbing through the hour glass to the chaos of an urban rush hour, sums up the music of The Slow Readers Club. In their former incarnation, Omertà, two thirds of The Slow Readers Club line up were loved and lauded by fans and industry figures who saw the same depth in their music as exists in the sounds of Interpol, Nick Cave, Arcade Fire and other contemporaries. The Slow Readers Club maintains these irresistible, crowd-pleasing sensibilities whilst nursing tender hearts.'
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Carving out a genre-defying space for themselves in our musical landscape, Elder Island captivate with shapeshifting songs. The Bristol trio’s sound cherry-picks and transforms elements from genres as diverse as electronica, indie, pop and neo-soul.
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Skinny Living is a pleasant blend of vocalists, songwriters and musicians; namely Ryan Johnston, Will Booth, Danny Hepworth and Rhys Anderton with different musical backgrounds and influences. Skinny Living's story is one of struggle, troubling situations and relentless hard graft. It’s also one of synchronicity, chance meetings, and unflinching belief that their glorious acoustic soul - with its echoes of Bill Withers, the Isley Brothers and Paolo Nutini – will out. As it is doing, with a timeless, gentle beauty and lyrical wisdom far beyond the band’s years.
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Indie-rock three-piece from Limerick, Ireland, now based in London. They met and formed when bonding over cheap vodka and the sound of The Velvet Underground. Their musical heroes also include Patti Smith and The Cure. whenyoung are led by female vocalist Aoife Power, whose dreamy, heart-in-the-mouth vocals fizzle between swigs of Guinness and infectious guitar riffs. Aoife mesmerises on stage, and critics have compared her to "Suzi Quatro in her heyday".
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Apre are the refreshingly, tightly-sealed writer, production and multi-instrumentalist London duo who first met at Chess Club. They were introduced through the owner Sue, who let them use the back room of the club to start making songs and rehearsing their creations live. Already, the pair are showing a retrospective eye for detail, mixed with a slight sense of the surreal, creating alternative, wonkie electronic indie music.
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DIY praised female fronted, 4 piece, alt rock / indie pop band, BLOXX are known to fuse grungy undertones with classic indie-influenced melodies to create their unique, yet comfortably familiar sound which is most evident within their live shows.
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Cavetown is the project of young Oxdord bedroom singer-songwriter and musician Robin Skinner. From singing the Harry Potter theme at the mere age of two, to being taught the acoustic guitar by his father at the age of eight, to gradually building a YouTube following of over 300,000, Robin has seen himself grow from out of the bedroom and into the world. With nods to the late great Elliott Smith, his music captivitates audiences, combining his nostalgic and introspective lyrics with gentle vocals.
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Glasgow’s C Duncan, is the son of two classical musicians. Surrounded by music throughout his childhood, Christopher initially took up piano and viola. His teens led him to school bands, learning to play guitar, bass and drums, but did little to quell his fascination with the composition and performance of classical music. He eventually enrolled in Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama to study music composition, where his pieces were performed by various ensembles across the UK. To hear C Duncan’s music now is to grasp those two common threads between his interests in classical and modern music. The pieces that made up his 2015 Mercury Music Prize nominated debut LP 'Architect' were formed from lush choral harmonies and acoustic instrumentation, textured like contemporary dreampop and all recorded at home in Glasgow on his bedroom studio setup, gradually built up one layer and one instrument at a time. His 2016 follow-up 'The Midnight Sun' continued in a similar vein but with progression. The results of this methodical and isolationist recording process give us charming lo-fi folk with the harmonic width of choral composition, the sweetness of barbershop and the rough eloquence that has so readily soundtracked Glasgow over the past decades.
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Formed in 2013 on the sunny streets of South East of England, Indoor Pets (formerly Get Inuit) play dirty and cheerful indie guitar pop. Frontman Jamie expertly navigates his way around raucous guitar movements and pummelling drum work, delivering some of the finest guitar pop. "They show off their anthemic capabilities and fondness for intriguing song titles, shrouding meaty riffs and huge hooks” - NME
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Fatherson are a four piece alternative / indie band based in Glasgow and formed in Kilmarnock. They have been making waves in the Scottish music scene following a string of supports with bands such as Frightened Rabbit, Panic! at the Disco, Feeder, Twin Atlantic and Idlewild.
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Following on from a breakthrough 2018 that saw Larkins make their mark on the UK new music scene, the Manchester-based four-piece are gearing up for a loud future. Born and raised in Glossop, Josh (vocals) and Dom (guitar and synths) began playing music together at school. The band started to blossom when they started studying at college together, sneaking into the college studio after hours to record what they had written in English class. Henry (bass and synths) and Joe (drums) later joined the band, bringing variety with their funk and rock influences and Larkins were finally able to create a sound that they had pictured in their heads.
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Fantastic hooks and melodies, a staggering live show and a healthy dose of organised chaos gives you just a glimpse into the world of RedFaces. RedFaces are Harry Lyon, Isaac White, Charlie Yapp and Ryan Laycock. a gang of lifelong friends from Sheffield who have immersed themselves in the classics, drawing influence from the '60s, the '90s and occasionally the noughties - they are quickly winning fans, friends and plaudits across the UK and becoming one of the most talked about unsigned bands in the country. RedFaces are (and always will be) indie rock n roll.
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Based in West Lothian, Scotland, this four-piece who grew up together are taking the Scottish scene by storm with their anthemic, sing-along indie tunes.
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AK Patterson has been dubbed ‘a woman possessed’, disappearing to a place of fierce enchantment when she sings. At the heart of each performance is her unique vocal style. One that evolved from her upbringing in a jazz-centric household, and influences from Bjork, Jeff Buckley, Ella Fitzgerald and Portuguese Fado musicians. There is an artful process to her songwriting, which she likens to her previous experience as an oboe maker, “stooped over her instrument, fixated upon the details, meticulously crafting”. Almost as a method actor might prepare for a role, she thrives on stepping into the shoes of characters, testing out their boundaries and mining them for inspiration. An accomplished guitar and fiddle player, she and her bandmates, Alfie Weedon and Nat Reading, build a rich musical world. Weedon provides backing vocals and versatile double bass playing. He also brings an international suite of influences to the band. Reading’s restless multi-instrumentalism with cello, clarinet or guitar adds textural depth and heightened light and shade to the band’s sound. AK Patterson’s charged delivery cast against a backdrop of haunting and skilful instrumentation, makes every performance an absorbing experience, sucking you in with melancholic lyrics and then out of the darkness - a burst of savage, unfaltering honesty and release of untamed emotion.
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Alex was raised in the sleepy Hertfordshire town of Hitchin, but moved to Brighton to realise his musical aspirations in a more creative and exciting environment, before relocating to North London in 2016. His emotive melding of rock and soul has spurned a completely organic rise to prominence that few singer/songwriters have experienced
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Brand New Friend
Brand New Friend are an exhilarating indie pop brother-and-sister-fronted foursome from Castlerock, Northern Ireland featuring Taylor Johnson (vocals and guitar), Lauren Johnson (vocals and keyboard), Aaron Milligan (bass), and Luke Harris (drums). With hints of Ash and Los Campesinos! but with an even more infectious blend of joy and sad, Brand New Friend only need a few minutes of your time to have you joining in on handclaps and harmonies.
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Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard
Cardiff band making indie dream pop with songs that explore weighty concepts of time, money, politics and vanity.
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Aka London based musician Ed Cares who works as a nanny, looking after three kids who he road-tests his music on before it reaches our ears. That time spent with youngsters gives his music a sense of honesty and innocence that's not only welcomed. Influences range from The Strokes and Hives to David Bowie.
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Curb just do their thing. They write songs, rehearse them, and played them in public. Songs about love, hate, hope, friendship, and all the everyday things which millions of us make up our lives with. No spin, no trendy scene, just quality tunes delivered with flair, tightness and the right amount of volume.
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Death By Unga Bunga
Death By Unga Bunga are a Psychedelic Punk band from Moss, Norway.
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Declan Welsh & The Decadent West
Singer/songwriter telling stories about being young in Glasgow. His songs range from an ode to having a sub par night out to a call to arms against the fascists in our midst and everything in between; the only common thread being catchy tunes and relatable, witty observations on everyday life. Influenced by songwriters such as Billy Bragg, The Proclaimers, Jarvis Cocker and Alex Turner: Declan's music is about finding the beauty in the quirks of everyday life.
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A singer/songwriter from London whose influences include Carole King, Nick Drake and Paul Simon.
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Ed The Dog
After the break-up of his previous band Fish Tank, quitting his day job as an admin assistant, and the subsequent quarter life crisis, Ed Wetenhall retreated into his attic and began writing. With the few broken and battered instruments available, he used his crippling fears, dry wit, and tentative optimism to write and record an LP. The result of this self- imposed exile and reflection is his debut album ‘Shame’, a hook filled, lo-fi exploration into adulthood, anxiety and what it means to be a hopeless romantic.
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Everyone You Know
Everyone You Know are Rhys Kirkby-Cox and Harvey Kirkby, brothers from London. “Everyday poets, musical adventurers… they sound like nine at night and seven in the morning.” - Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6 Music) “Six tinnies from the local then down the Rave… it’s making that connection with people’s lives.” - Jack Saunders (BBC Radio One) “Everyone You Know is finest pop [sic] that nails down some of the most urgent issues of Generation Z.” - NBHAP
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Ferris And Sylvester
Ferris & Sylvester are a London based duo made up of Issy Ferris and Archie Sylvester. Their clever combination of Archie’s blues influence and Issy’s soft folk tone has created a distinctive genre of their own. In February 2018 the duo released the ‘Made In Streatham EP’, reaching No.1 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart. ‘Dreamy, deceptively lovely folk-pop that tickles the ear and softens you up for the thornier sentiments contained therein. Pretty as a California sunset. Gorgeously dusky singing voice and immaculate harmonies.’ – Rolling Stone Magazine
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Foxe (pronounced as fox) are a cross between a manly woodcutter and a pretentious art school, fitting since the band are fresh out of university. They play loud guitar based indie/pop music with choruses so catchy they haunt you while you sleep.
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Heavy Rapids are an alternative rock band from Glasgow, consisting of Dillon Squire, Johnathan Boyd, Antony Becirspahic and Jamie Crawford. It is inevitable that a group of musicians/friends will always have a wide variety of musical interests. This brings a great deal of ideas and new themes to their rehearsals and production. Musical influences such as Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Peace, The Courteeners, Tame Impala, The Who, Greenday, The Growlers, Pond, Bob Marley, The Strokes, Kasabian and many more!
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English born, Scottish raised singer/songwriter James Gillespie emerges as one of the most quietly explosive artists in recent memory with his debut release ‘What You Do’. Evoking the kinds of sounds that earned artists like James Blake and Hozier instant kudos, the artist making music between spaces has stolen the attention of an ever-increasing audience of fans through composing heartfelt stories about missing home and missing loves left behind; the new seductions of the city and the darkness within it. The innate feeling, gravel-pounded vocal and technical ability make up a uniquely engaging artist.
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Jesse Jo Stark
With a nod to rock and roll, blues, and old country, Jesse Jo Stark is the femme fatale alternative music has been starving for. If Nick Cave and Elvira had a one-night stand, she might be the resulting progeny. A lifetime music obsessive schooled at the altar of David Bowie and Fleetwood Mac and a born rock star, she represents the future of rock with a wink to its past.
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East London born and bred Jvck James is already creating a buzz with his blend of Jamaican roots and tasteful soul music taking in influences from the 90s greats such as D’Angelo and Lauryn Hill whilst giving a nod to the likes of Khalid and Frank Ocean. Graduating from ELAM (East London Academy Of Music), young Jvck has been mixing his studies with song-writing sessions for the last year, laying the foundations of what promises to be a very exciting next chapter in his life.
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Kwassa has been making music for as long as he can remember. He was still at school when he was part of the youngest band to play at Glastonbury, and has spent the past five years developing his sound. The result is a distinctive brand of pop inspired by 'travel, youth and a desire to use music to experience things bigger than what I knew'. That experience prompted a change of identify for the young musician, real name Scott Verrill. As KYKO, he quickly found an audience online who connected with his musical daydreams about life and love. He independently released two Eps that earned support from The Line Of Best Fit, Wonderland and Clara Amfo at BBC Introducing, as he racked up a total of 15 million streams. A gentle nudge of encouragement from his sister convinced him to start playing live shows, which resulted in him selling out London’s Omeara. The new name reflects his wide-ranging inspirations including the music he grew up with: Vampire Weekend and particularly their song ‘Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa’.
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'Satirical art-punk band from Bristol. Aurally assaulting our countrymen in the burgeoning age of misanthropy since the cold, cold winter of ’16.'
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LION, real name Beth Lowen, is a rising British singer-songwriter whose first offerings are ferocious jagged rock anthems. Combining bluesy riffs with soaring choruses and led by LION’s unique rasping howl and deft guitar playing, her songs are equal parts The White Stripes and Florence Welch.
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Lowly is a noise pop band from Denmark and consists of Nanna Schannong (vocal, guitar), Soffie Viemose (vocal, samples), Kasper Staub (synth), Thomas Lund (bass, Moog) and Steffen Lundtoft (drums). Their sound is melodic and eclectic as synths, beats and vocals each take up their space of equal importance in the mix.
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London-based producer and songwriter making smooth R&B-tinged electronic pop.
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Millie Turner is an exciting Pop prospect from London.
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Odina is a project that started not only at a point of emotional vulnerability, the breaking of a relationship; but also at a point of 'exile' when moving to a different country, from the sunny Barcelona to the rainy streets of London. Complete innocence echoes out the voice of the young Spanish artist. Influenced by Keaton Henson and Bon Iver amongst others, 2016 saw the release of Odina’s debut EP Broken, a project conceived in the intimate space of her small London bedroom that has managed to amass over a million streams on Spotify.
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'Out of the quiet town of Matlock come Patawawa - an electronic trio, featuring Sam Wilmot, Rory Lovatt and Beth Garrett, that blends beats to pump blood, glittered guitar riffs and basslines that bite. The three-piece have crafted a sound that stays true to the neon roots of funk and disco, but dress it with a cheekyness that could only have come out of Derbyshire.'
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Pizzagirl is the solo project of Liverpool based musician Liam Brown. Not a girl, nor having any affiliations with Pizza, Pizzagirl’s music ranges from quirky, ironic, 80s informercial-esque pop to darker and more introspective, European influenced electronica. With the help of a thrown together flatpack mini studio, Pizzagirl writes, records and produces all of his music and visuals from the comfort of his little bedroom in Aintree. Armed on stage with himself, his trusty strings, sweet synth and handy portable computer, Pizzagirl loves to shred some chords, meet some new friends and guzzle some slices in whatever small corner of the world he may find himself in!
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Mini Mansions is the dark psych-pop project of Los Angeles-based vocalist / multi-instrumentalist Michael Shuman (also of Wires on Fire and bassist for Queens of the Stone Age), vocalist / bassist / keyboardist Zach Dawes, and vocalist / keyboardist / guitarist Tyler Parkford.
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Shadowlark are Ellen Smith (vocals & guitar), Chris Quick (keys, programming & synths) and James Warrender (drums), a young 3-piece hailing from Leeds with a fascination for 80s synths. They create hypnotic and ethereal music for the now generation.
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Sophie And The Giants
Sophie and the Giants are practitioners of innovative, left-leaning pop: a raw fusion of collective influences, which range from the likes of Siouxsie Sioux to Blondie and Jamie T. The band was formed by Sophie (vocals), Chris Hill (drums), Bailey Stapledon (bass) and Toby Holmes (guitar) while all four of them were still at college. Shortly after, they moved to their adoptive hometown of Sheffield where they’ve been refining their intense, life-affirming sound and rapidly expanding set of songs which have since taken them on tour with the likes of Tom Grennan, Yonaka and Reverend and The Makers.
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Three indie heads from Oslo's musical underground having a blast making guitar-based indie rock.
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Spinn are a four-piece from Liverpool who create their own kind of jangly guitar pop. They are made up of lead singer and guitarist Jonathon Quinn, lead guitarist and keyboard player Andy Power, bassist and backing vocalist Sean McLachlan and drummer George Whitehead. "The band refer to themselves as the connoisseurs of Jangly Dream Pop and it's now apparent that we are graciously in awe of their haircuts and euphonious sound" - Purple Revolver
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Swimming Tapes are a London-based indie five piece releasing nostalgic, dreamy guitar music, drawing comparisons with the likes of Real Estate, Belle & Sebastian and Day Wave, who the band supported after the release of their self-produced debut track Souvenirs in summer 2016.
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Tamzene is a young singer-songwriter from the coastal town of Cromarty in the Scottish Highlands. A highly talented multi-instrumentalist, she started learning piano and violin when she was eight years old, encouraged by her saxophonist stepfather and salsa teaching mother. Aged 14 she further extended her musical dexterity by quickly picking up guitar and embarked on writing her own material. Her early influences came from hearing the Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin and Eva Cassidy songs played around the home and she quickly progressed to immersing herself in the sound of artists including Nina Simone, Birdy and Alicia Keys.
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Hull-born Leeds-based four-piece The Hubbards are a band with the world at their feet. Having already notched up supports slots for the likes of stadium stars Foals and The 1975, not to mention slots at BBC Radio 1's Big Weeked, The Great Escape and Dot to Dot Festivals, the mainstream success is very much theirs for the taking.
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Formed in late 2017 out of the Brixton Hill based Muddy Yard Collective, Wooze are the Korean/British duo of Theo Spark and Jamie She.
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Drenched in secrecy, Dboy are an illusive trio set to 'end sonic austerity' through rock ‘n’ roll and a loud sound. They were interviewed by The Sound last year and it is an absolute treat to read: 'While I do realize that this might be alarming, has total faith that the secrecy is in full accordance with the rock and roll mirror-house that is Dboy.'
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RuthAnne is an Irish singer / songwriter who started singing and songwriting when she was just eight years old, performing in musical theatre productions through her stage school and regularly taking the mic at karaoke bars, winning free drinks for her parents. Inspired by the likes of Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys, RuthAnne's 2017 solo debut found the missing link between gritty nineties RnB and seventies songwriter storytelling. In 2007, she achieved the ASCAP Songwriters “Best Pop Song” Award for Jojo, She continued with a string of smash hits including Britney Spears’ RIAA platinum-certified 'Work Bitch', One Direction’s 'Where Do Broken Hearts Go' and 'No Control', Pentatonix’s 'Misbehavin’, Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha’s 'In The Name Of Love', and many more. In 2017 she co-wrote almost half of Niall Horan’s debut solo album 'Flicker', including the US #1 hit 'Slow Hands' and the Maren Morris duet, 'Seeing Blind'. But now she has emerged from the background to perform herself.
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Formed in 2016, Inhaler is a four piece Rock and Roll Band from Dublin, Josh Jenkinson-Tansia, Robert Keating, Elijah Hewson and Ryan McMahon. Inspired by artists such as Joy Division and The Stone Roses, Inhaler hope to be able to bring Rock and Roll to the masses.
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Wovoka Gentle are an experimental folk three-piece from London, comprised of William Stokes and twins Imogen and Ellie Mason. Taking its root in folk and Americana songwriting, the Wovoka sound draws upon the psychedelic soundscapes of the late 60s as well as contemporary experimental, jazz and collage music; marrying classic instrumentation with sampling, analogue synthesis and sound manipulation.
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