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Based out of Birmingham, Peace create drifting, melodic indie rock that merges the crawling atmosphere of classic post-punk with the pop-oriented bounce of modern bands like Vampire Weekend. Formed by brothers Harrison and Samuel Koisser, on vocals/guitar and bass, respectively, as well as guitarist Douglas Castle and drummer Dominic Boyce, the band came together in 2010 before gaining recognition among the UK. press with its debut outing, the Delicious EP, then going on to score two UK top 20 albums.
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Rat Boy (real name Jordan Cardy) is a man painting a picture of being young in suburban Britain, following in an illustrious line of great urban storytellers from Squeeze to Blur and The Streets. The music Rat Boy uses to spread his messages is a neat, powerful brand of indie hip-hop rock, all samples, sound effects, slashes of guitar and machine beats. After making waves with his Top 15 debut album ‘Ssum’, he took a leftfield turn by teaming up with his hero Tim Armstrong (Rancid, Transplants) to create the punk ‘n’ beats mayhem of the ‘Internationally Unknown’ mixtape. One to watch, probably over your shoulder, in the dead of night, after the pubs have shut, the fights have started and the chip shops are doing a roaring trade.
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The Scottish shimmering indie-rock four-piece landed themselves a Mercury Music Prize nominated no.1 debut album 'Hats Off To Buskers' in 2007 and have never looked back since. They celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2015 and the tenth anniversary of their debut in 2017. These guys might wear the same jeans, but five albums later their infectious blend of clashing guitars, swirling melodies, unexpected crescendos and psychedelic vocals show no signs of stopping, with a continual reputation as a captivating live band.
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Billie Marten is a young and talented modern folk singer-songwriter from Rippon, North Yorkshire. She has been making music since she was nine and was first discovered when her mother put a video of her singing on YouTube, so her grandparents could watch it in France. Although intended for them, it went on to receive hundreds of thousands of hits! She has received BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music airplay and has toured with fellow folky singer Lucy Rose.
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Solo artist from Northampton. His slick guitar and key work, paired with a sincere, soulful vocal gives him an impressively versatile range. Citing influences in the shape of the ethereal soundscapes of Bon Iver, London based pop duo Oh Wonder, and the electronic soul elements of a Chet Faker. His 2016 debut EP 'Burn It Down' amassed over 4 million streams and hit the top spot on the iTunes Singer Songwriter charts. He went on to play support slots for Lana Del Ray and Birdy.
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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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'Cabbage are a neo-post punk band from Manchester, whose drum beats a different beat and whose musical axis free-wheels along its own off-centred path. A truly original band, Cabbage is steeped in satire and diverse musicianship. With Lee Broadbent on vocals, Eoghan Clifford and Joe Martin on guitar, Stephen Evans on bass and Asa Morley on drums, Cabbage appear to be making it all up as they go along, through all their evolving creativity and bursting spontaneity.'
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"UK indie troubadour, a little bit oikish and with a nifty talent for mainstream melody" - NME. Young Hertfordshire Indie-Rock singer-songwriter Declan McKenna began booking his own gigs at the age of just 14, recording whole albums in his bedroom and winning the Glastonbury Emerging Competition back in 2015. His first self-released single 'Brazil' got the attention of Columbia Records and he went on to score a no.16 hit on Billboard magazine's Alternative Songs charts. Since then, Declan has worked on new material with producer James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, and Florence and the Machine) and entertaining the masses with his energetic live shows.
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A lo-fi /dream pop artist from New Zealand.
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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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Jaws are an indie rock band formed in Birmingham in 2012 after singer Connor Schofield had posted a demo online that received enough positive feedback to encourage him to start a band with friends from Halesowen College. They have often been identified as part of the Digbeth-based B-Town scene. Their sound definitely draws influences from the Shoegaze scene with hints of 90's alt-rock and grunge found on labels like Sub Pop. "Seductive with swirling guitars complemented by lead singer Conor Schofield’s beguling vocals. It’s a single of self determination, reminiscent of The Smashing Pumpkins softer work from the ‘Siamese Dream’ period" - The Sphinx.co.uk
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The Amazons are a blistering, melodic rock quartet from Reading. Fusing the sheer force of Nineties punk and grunge (Nirvana and Rage Against The Machine) with the melodic sensibilities of more contemporary acts like Bombay Bicycle Club and Tame Impala, The Amazons are beauty and aggression wrapped together harmony.
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Hailing from Birmingham, the indie four-piece gang have gained a fierce live reputation. Inspired by a universal love of Britpop and 90's American college rock, combined with jangling guitar steps into psychedelia. 'An undeniably resplendent sonic melange of all the best bits of Blur and Supergrass' - The Line Of Best Fit
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Young upstarts The Strypes are a four piece rhythm and blues band hailing from Cavan, Ireland, formed in 2011 by Ross Farrelly (lead vocals/harmonica), Josh McClorey (lead guitar/vocals), Pete O'Hanlon (bass guitar/harmonica) and Evan Walsh (drums). The group viciously hammer out no-nonsense blues influenced by the likes of Dr. Feelgood, Chuck Berry, The Yardbirds, The Rolling Stones, Little Walter and Bo Diddley. They have picked up some famous fans, with the likes of Jeff Beck, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher, Dave Grohl, Roger Daltrey and Miles Kane all expressing their love of the band.
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The Big Moon
The Big Moon are a young London pop-punk four piece consisting of Juliette, Soph, Celia, and Fern. Musically they’re somewhere between PJ Harvey’s more widescreen rock moments and Howling Bells’ ragged intensity, but with a crackling girl-gang energy recalling Elastica.
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Listening to Zak Abel's strong, distinctive and soulful vocals with influences from the likes of Bill Withers and Gil Scott-Heron, the listener would think he was older than his years. This North Londoner has been writing since he was 15 and signed his first record deal at 17. His debut release Higher with Wookie gained huge specialist support, and Zak has since been building quite a profile, having been guest vocalist with Bondax this summer, and most recently performing with Gorgon City.
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Signed to Sunday Best, Rob da Bank’s independent record label, Alice Jemima merges sultry sweet vocals with contemporary electronic production, creating catchy yet intelligent pop that speaks of universal emotions. Alice has had major support from Radio 1, Amazing Radio, Virgin and Radio X in the UK while also being playlisted in Australia on Triple J and in Germany on Radio Eins.
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Bad Sounds, brothers Ewan and Callum started on different musical paths before the band was born, Ewan was keen on making hip-hop beats and playing with samples, Callum was more engrossed in the soul, pop and R’n’B of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Curtis mayfield. They started making music separately but it was only after spending time apart and coming back together to combine their musical tastes that they got serious about playing in a band together (adding band members Olivia- drums, Sam- bass and Charlie- guitar). The combination of Ewan and Callum’s differing styles coming together create the colorful and unique world that is Bad Sounds.
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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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Broken Witt Rebels
Birmingham quartet who combine the power and intensity of indie rock with the finesse and delicacy of soulful blues. “There's something about this type of music that feels raw, Southern, and whiskey-soaked" - Indie Shuffle
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A Leeds-based indie rock trio 'sporting stately, delicately-arranged pop that’ll slap you round the face with a fish'.
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Mixing warm tropical grooves with infectiously raw guitar melodies, Cassia, best served with white rum, have grown to be one of the most buzzing bands coming out of the North of the UK.
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A four piece, indie rock band from Leeds.
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Following critical acclaim, Cults are less of a cult, more of a worldwide success story! The New York duo of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion gained support on both sides of the pond including the influential likes of Pitchfork, Gorilla Vs Bear, NME and the Guardian. Their sound takes in retro influences, from '60s girl groups like the Shangri-Las and Shirelles to the quirk and psyche sounds of early Pink Floyd, combined with haunting '80s style synths.
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Three piece indie band from Blackpool, these snotty-nosed boys are grunge enthusiasts with eardrum-gnawing riffs, taking the Nirvana template but adding a hint of Britpop swagger. They met while working as cleaners at their sixth form college after studying for their A Levels. 'Cleaning' the music room was an opportunity for lead singer Nathan Day to finally show people some of the songs from his lifetime body of work, and the band quickly fell into place.
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Dan Caplen possesses a talent for yearning, confessional lyrics wrapped within a blend of neo-soul and R&B influences - all delivered with the gravelly blues tones of an artist twice his age. Born to a mother from the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and an English father, Dan’s sound is equally as inspired by the leftfield pop nous of James Blake and SBTRKT as it is by John Legend’s emotionally honest R&B. Most of his current material has been crafted alongside his friend and producer Hoost, while other collaborators include Stephen McGregor (Lianne La Havas, Ne-Yo), Dave Tozer (John Legend), James Newman (Rudimental) and Simon Aldred (Sam Smith).
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Declan J Donovan
Growing up in Harlow, Donovan could never have imagined becoming a singer-songwriter. But the first track he ever wrote – ‘Fallen So Young’, written especially for his brother’s wedding – propelled him to success after he uploaded it to Soundcloud. It garnered a million plays within six months. Self-funded tours around the UK and Europe followed before Donovan signed a record deal in Germany. In 2018, he was one of the only unsigned acts to play BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend, appearing on the bill alongside Taylor Swift, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith and more. He has spent seven weeks at Number One on the European Border Breakers Airplay chart as well as being Top 20 in the European Airplay chart. In Germany, he’s had a Top 10 hit and more than 25k radio plays, Top 10 in the Shazam charts and received more than 10 million streams of his single Pieces on all platforms.
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This four piece Brighton band have the perfect balance of pop style vocals and well timed breakdowns, ensuring that their tracks never leave it's indie rock vibes. This talented band sound a bit like early Strokes with a dash of Queens Of The Stone Age. "Demob Happy are rock giants in the making" - NME. "A mega-dose of Muse-nodding stadium ambition" - DIY
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Estrons are an alternative rock band based in Cardiff. Fronted by Canadian-Swede Taliesyn Kallström, they bring punchy melodic songs, combined with powerful vocals, loud guitars and busy beats that vary with the drummer's rum intake.
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Brighton based band High Tyde have an infectious sound filled with uplifting vibes and great energy. The young and passionate Indie-Tropica four-piece were named as one of THE bands to watch by BBC Introducing.
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With influences ranging from Nick Cave to Talking Heads and a jaw dropping live show that harks back to '80s glam-rock, HMLTD are out to get you while you're young. They've been working up a name for themselves across London with songs that defy convention and fly on a tangent, an acid Mike Patton lounge imagination, and pure glam fireworks.
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Megan and Lily formed IDER in their bedroom in North London and arrived in 2016 with their silken debut track ‘Sorry’, catching the attention of songwriter and producer Shura, who went onto produce ‘Does She Even Know’ from their debut EP 'Gut Me Like An Animal’. The pair soon found themselves catapulted into the spotlight after receiving monumental radio praise for each of the tracks featured on this EP.
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IDLES are a heavy post-punk band from Bristol. They want to entertain and hurt in equal measure. They believe that art and violence work. Their spirit colour is coral pink. One of them loves queuing, one struggles counting, one has been arrested 8 times, one doesn't like music and one puts sausage rolls on his pizza! 'IDLES are hard to capture, because they're not Fat White Family, they're not Sleaford Mods, they are very much their own incarnation of uncompromising rhythmical punk rock. Lyrically, a mixture of dry obsessional humour and poetic slogans. But, best of all, they really get the adrenaline pumping' - Steve Lamacq, BBC6 Music.
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An alternative / indie four-piece from South London where great pop melodies meet with walls of guitar and epic drums. Think all things shoegaze, punk, and dream-pop.
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London-based singer/songwriter who first found fame as A$AP Rocky's new protege after a chance meeting on the streets of London.
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Soul-centred and heart-felt singer songwriter from Nottingham. A then rather unknown artist in 2015, his song No One In Heaven was a surprise choice of Taylor Swift when she put it on a Spotify playlist for her millions of fans. Since then he's signed to VirginEMI and had huge support from BBC Radio 1. "With a beautiful voice similar to Ben Howard and Jason Mraz, and a guitar-style that is perfect for a summer’s evening, he’s got all the quality to become a real star" - Coca-Cola
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'A British singer songwriter preaching a rich soulful take on a modern day decent into hell.'
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A young singer / songwriter from Leicester who is emotively experienced enough to deliver a catalogue of enigmatic song narratives which ponder relationships and personal issues – yet there’s a raw relatable realism to his lyrics accompanied by his harmonic-folky soundscape which transports you somewhere earthy, wild and idyllic – just you alone with your thoughts… and Leo’s invitingly raspy and soulful vocals, of course.
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An acoustic folk / pop duo from Donegal.
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Born in Malaga, raised in Spain and spending 10 years in Stockholm, soulful singer Mabel has finally placed her roots in London. Daughter of Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey, she was raised in a home with a bass heavy recording studio. She started playing piano at the age of five, inspired by R&B and choreographing routines to Destiny’s Child and Lauryn Hill with her sister. As a teen she avoided the musical path of her parents but then enrolled to study production and music theory at college in Stockholm but later changed her mind, and in 2015 she released her debut single Know Me Better which became a BBC Radio 1 Track Of The Day. After bubbling around the lower regions of the charts, in 2019 she had her first UK top 5 single with 'Don't Call Me Up'.
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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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Stockport's Rory Wynne has been a truly independent pioneer from recording all his own tracks, playing all the instruments as well-being his own press officer. A true rock 'n' roll talent.
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'The Blinders are a three-piece alternative group from Doncaster who are now based in Manchester. The band attempts to be in your face at all times, smelting loud and visceral political punk rock with enigmatic, psychedelic poetry and tones. Their diverse, unique combination of raw music creates the ‘Punkadelic’ sound which forces the trio to give everything they’ve got in their frenzied performances, leaving only blood-stained instruments behind.'
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The Luka State
With Conrad Ellis on lead vocals and guitar, their previous incarnation, The Targets, they played alongside the Subways, The Sounds, and Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly amongst others. Now they plan to be bigger and better as The Luka State.
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A 60s inspired pop / post-punk / garage / surf trio from Halifax. Keen lovers of DIY and the Riot Grrrl scene, they met at a house party and formed the band, despite two of them having never played instruments before! They bring to mind classic DIY girl bands like Marine Girls and Dolly Mixture, along with the lo-fi alt-rock sounds of the Pixies and Breeders. Their lilting harmonies, jangling guitars and pounding wave-like bass sounds have been winning them devotees from across the UK.
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The Pale White
This emerging Newcastle trio are the lads to propel rock music back to the summit. When they adopted the name The Pale White in 2016 - which 'alludes to the bright light people claim to see before they die' - everything fell into place. A string of demos in the shape of ‘Let You Down’ and ‘Second Place’ followed and support slots with bands like Band of Skulls, Maximo Park and more became a formality, in addition to a string of their own sold-out shows in the city. Born and raised in the North East, the trio are proud of their origins, but are beginning to see the bigger picture. 'Being from somewhere like this is more important than being a small fish in a big pond. We've got the potential to break out of the city where no one's done anything for a while'. Having already featured in NME’s 10 new guitar acts to get excited about right now! who proclaimed 'Blending Queens of The Stone Age, Black Keys and old-school blues, debut single ‘Reaction’ is a thrilling introduction for a band shaping up to be the next Royal Blood', the band have also picked up tastemaker support online from The Independent, Wonderland, CLASH amongst many others. Support at radio includes BBC Radio 1 Introducing, with live versions of ‘That Dress’ and ‘Turn It Around’ recorded live from Glastonbury broadcast on Huw Stephens Radio 1 show, and a Radio X (X-Posure) Evening Playlist for ‘Turn It Around’ and ‘Reaction’ and 6Music.
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The Welwyn Garden City trio (Billy Lunn – guitar/vocals, Charlotte Cooper – bass/vocals and Josh Morgan – drums) started playing in their local area in 2003 and, after beating 5000 applicants, they were picked by Michael Eavis to play at Glastonbury. Hype surrounded them in the wake of that performance, and judging by the relentless urgent energy and polished songwriting they are able to conjure up, it seems justified.
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The Vryll Society
This Liverpool psych-pop quintet’s unique eclectic sound has already seen them heavily tipped by BBC Introducing and championed by the likes of Huw Stephens (Radio 1), Phil Taggart (Radio 1) and Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music),
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In a country that boasts an ever growing and internationally acclaimed electronic music scene, the boys from Byron Bay have earnt their place as one of Australia’s most promising young acts.
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Manchester all female punk band. Expect big grungy riffs and a totally manic performances.
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Ex-architecture student bringing UK R&B, old-school Soul and Jazz into the 21st century, the Liverpool based singer, songwriter and producer has drawn comparisons with the likes of D'Angelo, Anderson Paak & Thundercat. A true artist, he oversees every element of his music and has taken a conceptual approach to his music, live shows and artwork. 'For all those pining for Frank Ocean, this will fill the void' Annie Mac
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Flyte is a young alternative four piece from London. Rooted in classic pop songwriting and propelled by the sound and sensibilities of New Wave, Flyte's songs are infectiously melodic and compellingly lyrical.
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Lo-fi electro drums, grungy guitars and the odd lashing of synth from Sweden. Seamlessly switching from mellow, beautifully constructed melodic instrumentals into wild, explosive moments of raucous brilliance. “Sporting the slacker sentiments of Mac DeMarco and the untameable riffs of Pavement...Francobollo’s charm is their ability to scuff over the details and initiate you into their irresistible movement of not giving a s**t” – London In Stereo
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Heavy of heart and soul, young British artist Isaac Gracie writes soaring, emotional guitar songs with a melancholic intensity. With a poet’s economy, he uses his words sparingly, shirking any desire to be overly-confessional. Despite this apparent heaviness of heart, there’s a playfulness to his songs too, usually reserved for the melodies.
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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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'Judas are a four piece indie rock band hailing from all corners of the UK, based in London. The band have been together for around two years and have accomplished much in this time; releasing their self titled EP, performing at major festivals including Isle of Wight, Kendal Calling, Sound City, Y Not, Truck Festival, Tramlines and have even performed on the Main Stage at Leeds festival 2016. Furthermore they have played at many nationally renowned venues such as KOKO, Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Islington Assembly Hall and the Cavern. Alongside this JUDAS have many live performances up and down the country under their belt, including a live set on Soccer AM last year with Circa Waves. Furthermore the band have had numerous airplays on BBC introducing and XFM, as well as performing live for BBC introducing. Judas’ sound is most commonly compared to a combination of U2 and Kings of Leon with anthemic songs, huge sounds and timeless melodies making up the core of their repertoire. With other influences such as Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay and Stereophonics, Judas create their unique style and deliver it live with exceptional energy and precision.'
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Man & The Echo
Man & The Echo are Gaz, Fush, Joey and Chris. Formed in Warrington in 2014. "Tight, lean arrangements, and a lyricist from a tradition that spans Jarvis Cocker, Paul Heaton, Billy Bragg and Alex Turner. Resolutely northern, there's no whiff of the all-pervasive public school privilege here. Man & The Echo write fantastic, immediate songs with that rarest of things in modern music: An opinion."
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Nathan Ball is quite simply an extraordinarily talented songwriter. His beautifully written, self-penned songs reveal the humanity of a man who sings about the world as it is – and how he’d like it to be. A highly skilled guitarist, his use of open tunings and intricate, finger-picking style make every note from his acoustic guitar shine. Frequently compared to folk legends such as Nick Drake, John Martyn and Cat Stevens, Nathan still manages to create his own unique sound – a blend of poetic lyrics matched with a powerful and distinctive voice. A self-professed ‘bare-footer’, Nathan’s ‘bare feet and bared soul’ have become a trademark on the underground festival circuit.
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Neon Waltz are a powerful six piece psychedelic indie rock band who write and play their melodic, sun-drenched, sonic soundscapes in a remote croft, located in the wilderness of Caithness, Scotland.
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Nikhil D'Souza is an Indian playback singer, songwriter and guitarist.
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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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Formed at the start of 2014, October Drift may be a little known and mysterious project at the moment, but they wear their heart on their musical sleeves. They’ve been digesting a stock of Smashing Pumpkins, The National and My Bloody Valentine records, constantly rehearsing and playing under the radar shows – which have gained them a word of mouth popularity. Continuing to shun social media, appearing clandestine behind ambiguous placards with mysterious balaclava-clad characters appearing through the cities they play, the band continue to communicate with their fans purely one-on-one.
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Supported by Huw Stephens on Radio 1 and given a spin by Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6, Oddity Road defy their young age to deliver heavy riffs and tight infectious songs influenced by bands such as Kings Of Leon, Foo Fighters and The Killers. These hard working young lads from Sheffield have gigged relentlessly up and down the U.K. and supported numerous bands, including mates The Sherlocks. With wider critical acclaim further cementing their assured confidence this unsigned band are destined for bigger things.
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'Never listen to people who want to change your music. With that advice from a fellow musician Amsterdam based Pip Blom started making songs. First with a three string Loog guitar with the 14 track demo album Short Stories as result. Some years later, the sound has changed completely. Gone is the ‘girl with little guitar’. Enter electric guitars, bass and drums. But it is still Pip.'
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A flamboyant glittery punk-pop band from Liverpool who formed in 2016, bringing much-needed pandemonium with their ferocious live shows. "Like that b**tard child of Johnny Rotten and Brian Molko, who had an affair with David Bowie, held hands with Kurt Cobain, flirted with Billy Corgan then copped off with Joan Jett"– Velvet Sheep
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Glasgow Punk band.
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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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River Matthews is a folk-soul artist from Woking.
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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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Fronted by the ambitious Henry Camamile, Sea Girls are a London-based four-piece (originally hailing from Kent and Leicestershire), who deliver simple storytelling songs and arena-ready anthems. The band play tightly honed tunes, with their fans chanting back every single word. "Sea Girls are poised to become one of the biggest breakout indie bands. With sell-out shows up and down the nation and bangers-a-plenty coming, their path to becoming British indie stars is very much on the cards" - NME
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Sheffield's SHEAFS pack punches with blistering riffs and instantly addictive hooks that hark back to the glory days of regional indie in their 4-minute whirlwinds of guitar-led goodness. They're already gaining hype across the blogosphere thanks to killer tracks like Mind Pollution and This Is Not a Protest, and now's the time to catch them before they're selling out arenas across Europe.
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Strange Bones consist of the Bentham brothers - Bobby (vocals, guitar), Jack (guitars) and Will (bass), and Nathan Sanderson (drums). They collectively grew up on an awe-inspiring diet of everything from 70’s street punk to jungle. Singer Bobby Bentham describes the band as “a commentary on the hyper-normalisation of modern society, our reliance on self-medication and self-built technological utopias in a world of accelerated modernity.” Hypnotised by performances from the likes of Black Flag, UK-Subs and Hawkwind, the sense of community combined with blistering energy is something Strange Bones endeavor to recreate at their notoriously ferocious live shows.
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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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Searing Scottish indie band making heavy soul-fuelled rock influenced by the likes of The Smiths and The Clash. With a punky, psychedelic feel to their music, The Xcerts sound is both truly original and consistently passionate. Expect fervent live shows and arena-sized tunes.
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The Old Pink House
A four piece 'cosmic pop' band from The UK.
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English quartet Yonaka combine heavy riffs, melodic hooks, and on-stage punk furor like the wild spawn of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Royal Blood. The Brighton-based band, comprising vocalist Theresa Jarvis, guitarist George Edwards, bassist Alex Crosby and drummer Robert Mason, met in college while each member played in different bands. They got together in 2014 and quickly gained a reputation for their formidable live shows.
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Yorkshire-born artist Yungblud is young Dominic Harrison. Spoon fed music like The Clash, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan since birth, he’s been playing guitar and singing since he can remember. As Yungblud he has created his own blend of alternative rock: poetry, guitar-hooks and break-beats. "A unique sound that incorporates disco style, danceable beats, rap, rock, reggae and a dose of punk. The live show is the most exciting we saw" - The Skinny
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A punk rock trio from Derry, Northern Ireland with talent that belies their teenage years. The three members of Touts had to sit their GCSEs in 2017 while simultaneously shooting videos and performing for their fast growing fan base. The band have generated a huge buzz with supports from Radio 1's Huw Stephens, Radio X's John Kennedy and hitting the best new breaking artists playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.
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An indie rock 3-piece from Edinburgh who formed in January 2016 and burst onto the Scottish music scene with hooky choruses and radio ready tunes.
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Babyteeth, Chris Wise And Hidden Revolution, Dan Stock, David Kennan, Feet, Sink Ya Teeth, Stereo Honey, The Howl & The Hum, Ten Tonnes, David Kennan, Feva, Fine Creatures, Flat Line Stereo, Fling, Hak Baker, Haunt The Woods, Heavy Rapids, Hey Charlie, Jackie Williams, Joe Joseph Jones, Lyra, Nilufer Yanya, Party Hardly, Team Picture
- M1 5NP