Animal Breakdown combine a blend of indie rock with a dash of powerpop, an unhinged nostalgia of 80's post punk/new wave. Formed out of the ashes of family tragedy, broken hearts, violence and unemployment brothers in arms Martin, Josef and Marco needed to exorcise some demons and inject some joy and direction into their lives.
Founded when most of its members remained on the bridge between adolescence and adulthood, SWAY’s embryonic stages saw the band wrestle to come to terms with what they wanted to be as they idly wandered between genres and niches. Built upon influences ranging from boisterous indie rock to deeply introspective shoegaze and post-punk, their perseverance and ardent determination that was bred from playing in local Paisley venues soon spawned a prodigiously talented unit that managed to amalgamate their diverging tastes into an invigorating sound of their own devising.
Bridging the divide between Soul, Funk, Garage, Punk and Rock & Roll may seem like a tall order on paper – but as audiences across Europe attest, MAIORANO do it with gusto.
With their sound so difficult to define, and a name initially tricky to pronounce (it’s “My-Oh-Ra-No“, in case you were wondering), it’s a welcome relief that the music is so easy to love. This is especially true of their live performance, as charismatic frontman Alex commands the stage with a missionary zeal whilst the band delivers tight rhythms, soulful grooves and soaring brass backing.
Pretty Cartel are a 5 piece Indie/Rock n Roll/Mod from the City of Belfast. Formed in 2012 the bands first single "The Busker" became an instant hit on local radio , and went on to be the soundtrack for the BackinBelfast campaign on TV/Radio and online. The band Released Tales of the working class - Their Debut EP In 2013 with stand out tracks receiving critical acclaim from Belfast and the mainland.
"The Lapels have swayed from the popular alternative route, as their music is infused with influences from too many greats of the 60's, bringing a classic yet contemporary sound to the music scene".
Leicester-based four-piece AVNT GARDS combine the ethereal with the punchy, taking you from spirited highs to soulful lows. With influences from Stevie Wonder to Radiohead, AVNT GARDS are guaranteed to rekindle your lust for spine-tingling rhythms and enigmatic melodies. With deep roots in the Midlands, their soul-shaking tones capture both the subtle ennui and innate, unearthed, raw emotion of the region. The band simmer with drive and a tenacious approach to their art.
We are The Greedy Souls, a 4-piece rock band from West Yorkshire. We are 4 lads with a love for music and ready to smash 2019!
"The Greedy Souls bring their own uniqueness to the rock and roll musical table. What they have to offer is something strong, sprightly and infectious."
"With this level of skill, strong sense of artistic purpose, perseverance and drive, there’s no reason why ‘The Greedy Souls’ wont actually rule."
Sweetness are an upbeat jangle pop/rock trio, combining witty lyrics with infectious guitar riffs. Bringing deeper teenage insight to modern indie, the Sheffield band released their debut EP, 'An Honest Man', in July 2018.
Track 3, 'Woman Delayed', has been featured multiple times on BBC Introducing radio shows, with a great reception to its bouncy vibe. The band are set to release their new single, "Pretty" on March 1st, which they believe shows great development in their music style, as they grow into their own sound.
The Face originated from Hornchurch in East London and were part of the 1979 Mod revival.
They played their self penned songs on the London gig circuit from August 1979 when they made their debut supporting Paul Jones (Manfred Mann) and The Blues Band, through to February 1980 when they played their final gig headlining at Ilford Town hall.
Their music resembles the 60s beat genre, but with a definite 70s new wave influence to give it a hard edge and high energy.
Originally hailing from Guildford, Cascade are a band cut through the noise of the current rock scene to provide uncompromisingly direct and catchy songs that will be sure to help them build on their already dedicated following.