2.30pm Crystal Balloon
Crystal Balloon have emerged as a developing force musically in the past year or so. With their debut EP ‘Hurricane’ produced by George Shilling released on July 15th, they have emerged a much stronger and better band since last autumn. This is reflected in their recent live gigs. They are an alternative/melodic rock outfit featuring 2 guitars, bass and drums, and great song writing.
”Stirring power pop excellence” BBC Radio Wales, Adam Walton
”Strongly American influenced melodic rock” – Behind the scenes Gloucs.
Catch them on their upcoming 6 date tour in September
Pandemick are a 4-piece hard rock band, originally formed in 2008. The band enjoyed great success during 2010/2011, coming runners up in the national Live and Unsigned competition in which the boys played the NEC in Birmingham twice, the Bedford Corn Exchange and the 02 Arena in London twice. Pandemick have not performed a concert other than a few charity events for over 3 years now. The boys are making a comeback this summer and hoping to kick on from where they left off. The band has a unique line up as the lead singer is also the drummer and the boys at the front provide great interaction and stage presence. Pandemick is spreading again.
4.30pm Plain Royals
Plain Royals, Bristol’s best kept indie secret, have exploded into colour across the south west. Their debut EP, Baldwin’s Loft’, encompasses their sweet tempered yet anthemic sound that has been compared to the likes of The Smiths, Arctic Monkeys and Two Door Cinema Club. With riffs tighter than security at The Tower of London and lyrics oozing with honesty their live performance is a spectacle not to be missed.’
5.30pm Glass Peaks
Having been founded by close friends Lewis (vocals, guitar, synths), Jake (guitar) andGrant (drums) just a few short months ago, GLASS PEAKS are quickly earning themselves a reputation as one of the South-east’s hottest new talents.
With the recent addition of Alfie on bass, the fourpiece from Kent dive into the realm of
self-proclaimed ‘melancholic alt-pop’, derived from influences such as Joy Division and The Smiths and resonating the sound of contemporaries like Ben Howard, Foals, The Maccabees and White Lies. Sonically the group pen beautifully unpredictable and dynamic songs –Lewis’ evocative lyrics are consumed by waves of moody, syncopated guitar licks, progressively erupting to a serendipitous full-scale wall- of-sound induced by pounding drums and driving bass lines.
Although their influences are clearly defined, it’s evident GLASS PEAKS are determined to stamp their own mark on the scene. The music is an earnest marriage between raw, energetic passion and methodical, thought provoking articulation. As the band become increasingly revered for their powerful live show, it’s easy to hear and
see why so many people are already captivated by their sound
6.30pm Native People
Hotly tipped indie-electronic four piece Native People return in 2016 with their fresh new single and sound, ‘Don’t Save Me’ released as part ofKilling Moon’s January Compilation Album.
Youthful and full of ambition, Reuben (22), Luke (22), Connor (19) & Hudd (19) have combined classic 80s synths with fresh indie-electronic ties
drawing influence from contemporaries like Shura, Friendly Fires and Two Door Cinema Club. Don’t Save Me is no exception, every inch the
summer anthem with sharp guitars, warming synths and melodic vocals
arriving in time to welcome lighter evenings and hotter days.
Support for the four piece has grown rapidly since the release of their
debut single, Calm Forever which saw the lads secure titles such as
Record of the Week (BBC Introducing Kent) and Discovery of the Week
(Amazing Radio) plus feature on the likes of Clash, AMBY & Spindle.
The quartets vivacious live set saw the lads sell out Club NME at London’s prestigious, Koko and caught the attention of indie experts Propaganda.
Eager to get their new show on the road, Native People will be heading
back out in the van on a UK tour in June/July 2016 and making an
appearance at many-a-festival this summer.
Passionate hard-rock trio from the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Toadstool stir up a cauldron of sounds, mixing a retro, sepia tone of the 60’s, a pinch of groovin’ blues and a 21st century crunch of their own. Big riffs, drums and vocals. For fans of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath