Bisou Noir, a London based indie rock quartet are made up of Toby Spysznyk, Milo Burgess, Jake Tullett and Mikey Laws. All in their early twenties, they are brought together by a love for grungy guitar riffs juxtaposed against soaring melodies. Their songwriting, mainly conducted by Spysznyk and Burgess, blends the latter’s grunge, industrial guitar sounds with Spysznyk’s refined vocal resulting in a perfectly imperfect concoction of indie laced rock.
LONDON BASED - ALT/INDIE ROCK
CATCHY MELODIES WITH CHUNKY GUITAR RIFFS
Drawing inspiration from rockers like Tom Petty and Springsteen, to the upbeat driving rhythms of War on Drugs with a pinch of punk rock thrown in for good measure; rising from the ashes of the band's previous incarnations comes Hawks Monitor, ready to tell it like it is and have a blast while doing it.
Fronted by vocal powerhouse Anastasia Walker and featuring Ross Cameron (guitars) and Richard Gartland (drums), Bang Bang Romeo are a propelling force for female-fronted bands in a male dominated industry, and a strong and open voice for the LGBT community. Anastasia’s “once in 20 years voice” is unrivalled and the group’s larger-than-life performances are sending audiences wild up and down the country, leaving them with jaws dropped and often reduced to tears.
Joseph Doran is a loop station artist with influences from Ed Sheeran, Nirvana and traditional Irish music. What sets Joseph apart from the average singer/songwriter with a guitar is his ability to recreate a band sound as just one man, using the music technology equivalent of a pedal-board supercomputer at his feet. Bringing together a loop pedal, a vocal harmoniser and a chain of effects pedals into one large soundscape, is a talent that creates goosebumps according to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Doris Brendel is one of the most accomplished and exciting live singers on the scene. Apart from first-class musicianship, she puts on incredibly visual shows, with outlandish steam-punk costumes and even laser gloves!
Dead Slow Hoot - Est. MMXIII
Bittersweet, anthemic, melancholy alt rock made in Sheffield.
Dead Slow Hoot combine poetic lyricism with rich musical textures and sparse sonic landscapes to fill your ears with melancholy musings. After the release of their EP 'I Suppose They Were Better Off As Dead' in 2016, Dead Slow Hoot have progressed to playing larger and larger stages, receiving critical praise from the likes of Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6 Music in the process.
Acoustic Funk/Latin Singer-Songwriter from London
POLITIK is a female-led indie trio based in London, UK. Their sound is best described as alternative ethereal rock, drawing on influences from the likes of Florence + The Machine, The XX, Coldplay and Twenty One Pilots.
After graduating from their music studies, the trio ventured overseas with their band, honing their craft while travelling the coasts of Europe, Australia, Asia, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and the American east coast.
'I just like to create experiences in all forms'. Tzarina Nassor is a London based artist with an eclectic range. Despite her alternative sound, her musical journey started by picking up a guitar at age 8, strumming until she had a blister, and listening to classical music every morning and every night. Since then she has been composing, as well as songwriting, for 10 years and her style is as eclectic as her playlists. One can't pinpoint the quality but whatever the song you'll somehow know it's her.