The Dirty Truth are a 6-piece band that have recently hit the London gig scene again since adding their horn-section. A band that you can't help but dance and sing with, also having songs of great depth and meaning. With Ska, Punk, Indie and Rock influences, along with big choruses and a thumping rhythm section, its sure to be a big end to the night with The Dirty Truth.
"Stop Press! are a soulful rock/reggae/ska 4 piece who are currently writing & touring in quality venues in the London are. Described by 'Do The Dog' Magazine as a" fab ramshackle collision of indie & ska with dreamy female vocals", Stop Press! portray a fun, energetic and relevant take on Modern England as a whole.
This four-piece punk rock outfit from Bournemouth have played all over the South Coast and have taken their infectious, catchy and bouncy sound with them all the way.
Having formed just over a year ago, Escapefrom’98 specialise in giving you an awesome show, sing-along lyrics, bouncy tunes and leave you humming throughout the night, and the next morning
Ultimately, this bunch of jokers sound like Offspring mixed with Blink 182, and they’ll take you on a trip down late 90s pop-punk memory lane.
Ghouls are a 6 piece from North West London whose sound derives from an array of musical influences ranging from Gypsy, Punk, Ska, Hip Hop, Soul and Garage Rock. Their eclectic musical sound is mixed with honest storytelling calling to mind modern greats such as The Skints, Gogol Bordello and Arctic Monkeys.
Long ago when the Earth was new, the land was dark and the sky was grey. The youth sat restless and unfulfilled, the old resigned to wait for death, whilst the sound of plain and joyless tones drifted across the evening gloom. It was a time for heroes. It was a time for Soma Rising. Born from the ashes of Athos, 5 men came together from across Essex to change the face of music; to bring hope to the youth of today with a mix of rap, reggae, rock and general weirdness. Lost in the musical desert, looking for the new sound? Come to the oasis of Soma Rising, and you shall be well cared for.
Managing to be both intense and dance-able and insanely catchy, it carries the Imperial Leisure guarantee of crowd and band alike having the time of their lives.
"Managed to catch Imperial Leisure in Bristol the other week. Got to love a bit of Ska!!! The band was full of energy, very tight and with a great front man. all in all a 10 out of 10. They must have spent a fortune on champaign and beach balls both of which were thrown out into the audience. Am now a proud owner of 'Death to the one trick pony' their latest Album." (PRrecords)
The Episodes have been around in parts for around 10 years, but only now with a new singer and bass player have they really come together to make music and to generally entertain and have fun. The Episodes all from London combine a 60s influence from guitarist Howard and Drummer Rich and combine it with the rock/indie feel brought to the band by Greg the singer, Andres the bassist and Paul the second guitarist.
The Episodes music is a combination of Indie rock with a 60s kind of vibe, with a bit of ska music thrown in for a bit of fun.
Tommy, Finn and Tiny used to be in the metal band 'Feral' until late 2010. The band played many shows and also had a demo. Ben and Tommy met at school in a music class where Ben showed Tommy (a drummer at the time) how it was really done! The rest is history! The band started after a gig that 3 of the guys helped Tommy do. From that point on they have been writing songs and defining their new breed of ska.
East London’s Rags Rudi is a six piece ensemble playing a head-nodding, feet-sparking cocktail of ska, hip-hop, dub and punk.
Rags Rudi have played across the UK at festivals, events, club nights, squat parties, and on the street.
The East Collective is an ensemble of gritty beats, funky bass, melodic keys and soulful vocals blended together to form a unique sound. After years of relentless struggle for fame and fortune lead guitarist and singer Fionn Craven realised he needed a little help from his friends. At the same time Harry 'Dubstepper' Hughes was finding his way through the open mic scene boxing beats like it was going out of fashion.