Norfolk rock outfit Deaf Havana debuted in 2005 with a sound that combined post-hardcore with anthemic pop-punk, akin to contemporaries like We Are the Ocean, the Blackout, and Young Guns. Later, their sound changed somewhat drastically, echoing the hard rock anthems of acts like Daughtry, Shinedown, and Lifehouse.
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Dinosaur Pile-Up are a British alt-rock band led by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Bigland, whose riffy, grunge-inspired sound has earned comparisons to Nirvana and Foo Fighters. Following a handful of smaller releases, they issued a pair of well-received, hard-rocking albums in 2010's Growing Pains and its 2013 follow-up, Nature Nurture. Although Dinosaur Pile-Up's on-stage personnel has fluctuated over the years, the consistency of their studio sound was a result of Bigland playing every instrument on many of their recordings. However, by 2014 they'd settled on a lineup that included ex-Brownies drummer Mike Sheils and Bigland's longtime friend and former Tribes bassist Jim Cratchley, who appeared on later records like their 2019 Parlophone debut Celebrity Mansions.
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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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Press To MECO
Anthemic choruses, three part harmonies, powerful hooks and possibly the most highly charged rhythm section you're ever likely to hear define the unique sound of Press to MECO. Bands such as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Reuben and Manchester Orchestra continue to provide significant creative influence, but their biggest inspiration is rooted in the live circuit, feeding off audiences who are now singing their songs right back at them.
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- Stadium Way
- Milton Keynes
- MK1 1ST