Halcion is a Brighton based indie / dream pop band, formed of Jersey boys Rory Mitchell and Sam Bowen, who began as an acoustic duo and formed the full band at Exeter University, adding Ben Leftley (drums) and Luke Colwell (bass) to the lineup. Their sound is energetic but atmospheric, alongside haunting vocals from an enigmatic front man.
London based four-piece outfit deafpony blend the sensibilities of current indie pop with the soundscapes of late 90s alternative rock and grunge. This creates a stark contrast between the upbeat, catchy soundscapes and the deeply personal, emotional lyrical content of their songs reminiscent of artists such as Death Cab for Cutie. Musically, they have been compared to Catfish and the Bottlemen and Bombay Bicycle Club as well as further-field artists such as Turnover and We Were Promised Jetpacks.
Midnight Medicine is a two-piece alternative rock band hailing from South Coast of UK. Formed in early 2017, they quickly built a strong following on YouTube,Spotify and Soundcloud with the release of their debut album 'Mayonaka' and it's leading single 'Lucy and the lifeboats', gaining over 40,000 plays collectively. Callum Dalton (guitar/vox), Marcus Swadling (drums/vox)
Their influences include Mac Demarco, The Kooks, The Black Keys, Kings Of Leon, White Stripes, Nirvana, Foo Fighters and King Krule.
Tayne is the creation of Matthew Sutton. Taking inspiration from Pop and Experimental backgrounds, Tayne creates a Pulsating, Drone, Synth-Pop sounds with haunting vocals and an industrial feel.
Shevek is Tristram Bawtree of Eyes & No Eyes (Willkommen Collective), singing songs about care-work, the Id, and trying to act natural when you feel unnatural.
He combines the hushed romanticism of Nick Drake with the sonic inventiveness of Arthur Russell or Mount Eerie.
Born out of a love for Shoegaze Indie sounds, the Glass Horses are: Pat (bass), Tel (guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals), James (drums), and Noga on lead vocals and guitar. Debut single releases in December 2016 were followed by a further single, Stepping Stones, in April 2017. A whole host of gigs are also planned throughout summer 2017 and beyond, with an anticipated new .E.P. release also due out in late 2017.
Formed only in 2016 and the current line up having been together for even less time, Lemondaze are at a high. From playing their first gig at a tiny Cambridge cafe to expanding out to London and Cambridge's more popular venues, Lemondaze are making their way round the musical circuit. Back in April they released their self-titled debut EP which earned them radio play and was highly acclaimed by the local scene. The washy and fuzzy wall of sound was largely inspired from bands like Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine and Ride who were at the height of the 90s shoegaze scene.
Personal Propaganda Machine are an electronic duo from London. They combine motorik beats, shimmering guitars and sweeping synths to create psychedelic krautrock that has seen comparisons to Neu!, Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, along with The Cure, Soft Cell and Cocteau Twins. They will be launching their second album 'Episodes' on Thursday 24th August at The Workshop on Old Street.
4 Piece band from Reading.
MUFFIN is a sonic slice of grungegaze baked to perfection. All from different corners of the UK meeting in Leeds, the boys have racked up shows at venues throughout the country and don't show any signs of slowing down. With a few released singles now under their belt, their explosive live show is definitely not one to miss. Rumour has it they give out free muffins....
'Oozing with confidence and attitude, Muffin’s performance was quite unforgettable' - The Gryphon