GIG – Lowly at The Railway Inn- Saturday 29th October 2016

lowlyLowly is a five-piece noise pop band from Denmark. They appeared out of nowhere in April 2014 with the release of the bewitching ‘Daydreamers’. The sound, already so rich and full, was like being put under a magical spell.
Initially brought together – in hindsight I’d suggest by a visionary alchemist – purely to fulfil part of a short music project at the school they all attended, Nanna, Thomas, Steffen, Kasper and Soffie immediately found the chemistry so many musicians search years to find. The individual influences of each, so different it seemed to begin with, truly give Lowly that unique sound, one that has been developing over the course of the last year.

In the fall, Lowly released their EP “Sink Way Into Me” and the single “Fire” was described as “ABBA’s Super Trouper remixed by Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker” by Ed Nash from The Line Of Best Fit.

The music is at times intricate yet deep and sensual, the fascinating rhythms of drummer Steffen create a perfect counterpoint to the gorgeous melodies of Soffie and Nanna.

The overall effect of this in tandem with the liquid bass and keyboard lines create a set that has you on the verge of crying and dancing all at the same time. There isn’t a band out there today like them, which is thrilling. To make music that is both emotional and influential at this early stage, shows that Lowly are a band of limitless possibilities.

From The The Railway website

GIG – The Japanese House at The Joiners – Saturday 29th October 2016

the-japanese-houseBrooding with melancholic beauty, ‘Still’ serves as a perfect introduction to 19-year-old London based artist The Japanese House and her debut EP, ‘Pools To Bathe In’.

Produced by The Japanese House (Amber Bain) alongside George Daniel & Matthew Healy, ‘Pools To Bathe In’ pushes the parameters of alt pop, pulling together a host of unlikely influences to create something personal and entirely unique.
From The Joiners Website

GIG – Black Foxxes at The Joiners -Wednesday 26th October 2016

black-foxxesWith an aim to play what comes naturally, as loud as possible and with absolutely no gimmicks involved, South west three-piece Black Foxxes have pricked the ears of Kerrang!, Rock Sound, MusicWeek, The Independent and Punktastic, among many others, in their short career to date.

Their debut EP ‘Pines’ (which was released at the tail end of 2014) received praise across the board and Black Foxxes’ unique and unflinching brand of heart-wrenching rock has found continuous support from BBC Introducing in Devon, with high praise coming from BBC Devon presenter James Santer. More recently, the band’s tracks have been gaining ground at BBC Radio 1 with plays from Jen & Ally, Daniel P Carter, and Phil Taggart.

Wielding their dynamic mix of raw noise, pure melody and utterly immersive vocal breaks, Black Foxxes thrive on playing live and always ensure that everyone present will remember them, no matter what.

From bands website

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GIG – Gavin James at The Wedgwood Rooms -Tuesday 4th October 2016

gavin jamesGavin James is an Irish singer-songwriter. In March 2013 and March 2016, he won the Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year award. In July 2015, it was announced he would be a supporting act for Kodaline, Tori Kelly, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran on their tours.

James released his debut album Bitter Pill on 20 November 2015 through Warner Ireland. It was awarded Platinum certificate for sales in Ireland. Subsequently Bitter Pill has won the Choice Music Prize for Best Single released in 2015.

In May and November 2015, James appeared on James Cordon’s Late Late Show  and Jimmy Kimmel in December 2015. In January 2016 James appeared on the BBC One Show, C’est A Vous and RTE and was included in Buzzfeed’s  and The Sun’s ‘Ones to Watch 2016’ lists.

In 2016 James performed at RTÉ’s Centenary Concert to mark the 100 year anniversary of Ireland’s Easter Rising.

Spotify have announced Gavin James to be a ‘Spotify Spotlight Artist of 2016′. On January 21 James set off on his debut European headline tour, starting with three sold out back-to-back dates at the Olympia Theatre in Ireland. James travelled back to America to support Ben Rector on his US tour in March 2016. James’ cover of David Bowie’s “Changes” relaunched the new Virgin Radio UK at 11am GMT on 30 March 2016, he later performed live and was interviewed for the show.

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GIG – The Spitfires at The Joiners – Saturday 1st October 2016

spitfiresThe Spitfires are a four piece band from Watford.

Their work ethic and powerful song-writing mixed with their acute social commentary and lack of mainstream industry industry support has made this fiercely independent band one of the most popular and vital underground bands in the UK today.

This attitude has earnt them a dedicated following and sold out shows across the UK and abroad. Following up the critically acclaimed debut ‘Response’ which saw the band enter high in the UK Album Charts and reach Number 6 in both the independent and vinyl charts – The Spitfires return with their much anticipated second album ‘A Thousand Times’ out August 26th on Catch 22 Records.

From band website

GIG – The Lottery Winners at The Joiners – Sunday 25th September 2016

lottery winnersLottery Winners is a four member indie pop band from Leigh, Greater Manchester.

The band was formed by Thom Rylance (Vocals/Guitar), Robert Lally (Guitar/Vocals), Katie Lloyd (Bass/Vocals), and Joe Singleton (Drums).

In 2016, they were signed by music mogul Seymour Stein, the man responsible for Madonna, The Ramones, Talking Heads, The Smiths and many others.

Lottery Winners started based on Thom and Robert’s friendship as they both shared a passion for music, could play guitar and sing. But neither knew anyone with a bass, until a few seconds after their ‘Bassist Wanted’ poster was placed on the notice board of Heybrook Music, Leigh’s only guitar shop.

The 15 year old Katie Lloyd just happened to be in there at that time on that day. The band was completed when Joe Singleton received a phone call from Katie, high-school best friend, insisting that he to should join the band. After many declinations, he agreed.

“Somewhere on the musical spectrum between the blithe of the Beach Boys and the suffering of the Smiths”. – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music

“The most infectious few minutes of indie-pop you’ve heard in a long while”. – NME

“Some of the most gloriously British guitar-pop we’ve heard in years”. – Q Magazine

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