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DV8Fest: Hawk Eyes + Wet Nuns + Black Moth + Monster Jaw + The Unkindness Of Ravens + The Franceens
Since being founded in 2010, DV8Fest has brought over 120 over the best bands and performers to York's best live music venues.
The festival has included headline performances from Gary Numan, The Psychedelic Furs, Terrorvision, EMF, Utah Saints and more but also prides itself on championing many of the UK's best upcoming acts including O.Children, The Chapman Family, Cold In Berlin and VuVuVultures.
But the best thing about DV8 is that it can't be spoilt by the weather and you wont need binoculars to see the bands. As a Metropolitan festival they make use of some of the UK's best live music venues, allowing you to get up close to the acts and not having to worry about what the weather is doing!
Formerly known as Chickenhawk, this Leeds 4-piece make explosive hardcore rock, at times veering on the doom-laden past glories of Sabbath, combined with hints of Prog and odd time signatures, bringing to mind a sound that's somewhere between Soundgarden and Oceansize. "Mixing tech-metal guitar riffs and brutal drumming cements their reputation as unrelenting noise merchants" - Rock Sound
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Named one of NME's "Bands To Watch For 2012", Wet Nuns are Rob (Guitars) & Alexis (Drums) who have carved a niche for themselves citing women, death, beards, skulls and whiskey amongst their influences. Stomach-churning guitars and ugly drumming produce the trademark lo-fi blues-stoner-punk sound has made the Sheffield/Leeds duo begin to make a name for themselves as one of the loudest two-piece bands ever.
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Taking influence from proto-punk acts, 90s grunge and stoner rock, drawing out the darker elements and combine them with the heavy riffs.
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Male/female swamp duo in the style of The Kills.
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