China Bears were formed in Somerset in 2015 by twin brothers Ivan (guitar / vox) and Frazer (guitar). The line-up was completed after meeting bassist James and drummer Dean at university in Guildford later that year.
Perhaps unsurprisingly drawing influence from bands such as The National, Dry The River, Frightened Rabbit and Snow Patrol, China Bears create misery-strewn indie anthems combining ambient guitars, choral vocals and raw lyric writing. The end result is a fantastically precise sound which takes the original emo loud / quiet template of, say, Death Cab For Cutie, but adds a stadium-sized sonic sucker punch.
Flowerpot is an all female four piece alternative rock band currently based in Bristol.
A diverse musical background from members Daymond, Mirelle, Baker and Pearce create a bubbling cauldron fuelled with essences of grunge, metal, hard rock infused with a twist of indie. "The female answer to Nirvana" - Nat Shervington.