Forging the explosive energy of hardcore, the subtleties of post-rock and the fractured song structures and complexities associated with math-rock, Talons possess a fascinating sense of urgency and drive, with a sound that both soothes and savages in equal measure.
Formed by brothers Rich and Neil Mandell and Phoebe Cross back in 2014, Happy Accidents craft the kind of earworms that will be rattling round your head for months to come – fusing their deep-seated love of 90s punk and indie, whilst still managing to sound as fresh as any of their contemporaries.
Quickly making a name for themselves in DIY punk circles, they’ve captured the attention of fans and peers alike with with their unique pairing of introspective lyrics with the biggest hooks they can muster.
Brighton-based alt-pop quartet Orchards are following in the footsteps of luminaries Everything Everything and Foals.
“There's more to Orchards than meets the eye. The band's whip-smart math-pop is all glistening surface and immediate melody, but beneath this chrome-plated chassis lies a complex rhythmic engine.” - CLASH Magazine
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.
Formerly known as Kamikaze Girls but changing their name to Cultdreams in 2019, this Leeds/London Riot Grrrl duo consists of vocalist and guitarist Lucinda Livingstone and drummer Conor Dawson. Together they have used music as a means to challenge attitudes and taboos surrounding mental health. Their aim has always been to show their strength and solidarity to other young people in the same position, through their vitriolic fuzz-rock and to work alongside other bands in the scene to help stamp out gender stereotypes in music for good.
Their sound is an amalgamation of their own pop sensibilities and 90s Riot Grrrl, citing the likes of Bikini Kill, L7 and Sleater Kinney as their main inspiration. The band’s raw live shows have become synonymous with the DIY/punk scene.
El Morgan is a singer songwriter based on the south coast of the UK.
" El Morgan's notoriously beautiful singing voice will melt your heart. Incredible storytelling about finding beauty underneath the drudgery of day to day life. Life affirming, powerful, energetic and emotive."
-Till The Wheels
Natalie Evans is an acoustic/alternative musician from Kent, UK. Heavy support has come from BBC 6Music's Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne, Guy
Garvey and Radcliffe & Maconie, Radio X's John Kennedy, BBC London's Robert Elms and BBC Radio 3's Late Junction with Nick Luscombe.