Mike Skinner's project The Streets had an undeniable impact on the music scene, releasing 6 studio albums between 2002 and 2011. Debut album 'Original Pirate Material' was a brilliant blend of urban poetry, UK Garage, cut-up beats and a wicked sense of humour. Meanwhile follow-up 'A Grand Don't Come For Free' spawned the UK No.1 single 'Dry Your Eyes' and the album went multi-platinum around the world.
The Streets played what was meant to be their last ever gig at The Big Reunion 2011 at Butlins in Skegness, performing a set celebrating a decade of their career. However they have reformed for a one-off reunion tour in 2018.
Kate Nash is a multi-instrumental recording artist from London. With a platinum selling album and a BRIT Award tucked firmly under her belt, Kate is known across both the music and fashion industries as a forthright songwriter, unabashed feminist and front row style icon. Nash's biggest musical influences include grunge band Hole, and riot grrrl group Bikini Kill, crediting front woman Kathleen Hanna as her idol.
Fusing indie rock melody and attitude with dance rhythm, Reverend And The Makers is the brainchild of Sheffield musician Jon McClure, who recorded the original RATM demos with members of the Arctic Monkeys and Bromheads Jacket. The group uses a combination of indie rock, electro and funk to complete their signature sound.
The Mercury-nominated Scottish indie rockers formed in early 2006. Championed by music industry mogul Alan McGee, the band consists of James Allan (vocals), Rab Allan (lead guitar), Paul Donoghue (bass guitar) and Jonna Löfgren (drums).
Devonte Hynes of Test Icicles fame with new band Lightspeed Champion, making a genre-defying fusion of country, indie, lo-fi and experimental indie to produce something rather moving, powerful and sweet.
Influenced by the likes of Gang of Four, Fugazi, Idlewild, Q and not U and Trail Of Dead, and with one singer like Ian Curtis, TAV play jerky, angular Sunderland-via-DC rock with tempo changes a-plenty.
A group with more professionalism than many a charting band, it's Syris, with their indie-pop-funk laden beats, filthy guitars and dominating stage presence. Indisputable in their ability to rock out and entertain a crowd, Syris won't be stopped easily.