Nottingham lo-fi grunge trio Cai Burns, Lucy Hatter and Lawrence English are Kagoule. Sound-wise they recall the energy and ideas of Bikini Kill, the sugar-dusted grunge of Smashing Pumpkins and the angular rhythms and confrontational post-hardcore blueprint of Fugazi and Slint with Dinosaur Jr. stepping on the pedal. In 2014 Kagoule signed to legendry extreme metal label Earache, where they share a home amongst sonic pioneers such as Napalm Death, Godflesh, Fudgetunnel and Carcass.
The Ninth Wave are a noise pop four piece from Glasgow influenced by 80s new wave and goth pop music creating their own unique identity. Brooding synths, jagged guitars and female against male vocals carve this sound. They have been compared to the likes of Pixies and The Cure.
Dry Cleaning are a 4-piece from South London channeling post-punk and new wave pop with a side order of low slung Americana. The create mostly spoken lyrics to a bed of crunching guitars, sounding like a female-fronted version of The Fall and hints of the mid-90s band Linoleum.