Melbourne’s DIY indie outfit, The Stroppies, signed to Tough Love Records are set to release their debut album ‘Whoosh’ in March 2019. Championed by BBC 6 Music, the band’s Lexington, London gig has already sold strongly, and a UK tour will include dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Brighton and Bristol.
Winner of 9 major awards in the U.S.A and 4 times nominated in the British Blues Awards. Sewell’s music has not only been recorded recently by several American artists but is also featured on numerous major compilations alongside legendary artists such as Robert Johnson, B.B King and Howlin’ Wolf.
We’re thrilled to bring Trevor to Bobiks, where he will be accompanied by drummer, Trevor Brewis.
Holy Now make indie pop music built around captivating melodies and heartbroken lyrics. Songs about an unwillingness to grow up and stagnate. Timeless pop music with intimate melodies, yelling drums and sprawling choruses. Jangly fuzz pop where euphoria meets insomnia.
In 2007. award-winning songwriter, Katie released her debut solo album. Bridges, to much acclaim, leading to her sharing stages with the likes of Karine Polwart, Kate and Anna Mpcgarrigle, and Ray Davies. She’s back, now with her Navigators and new album And Then.
”Here is an ascent worth following … and then some.” Folk Radio
As a performer, Bridie is best known for her band, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, a folk influenced trio based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. They achieved national recognition after winning the 2013 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, having beaten over 8,000 contenders to secure the prize of performing on multiple stages at the legendary festival.
Headclouds are a five-piece pop group from Newcastle-upon-Tyne
'All shimmering melodies, reverb-laden guitars and euphoric harmonies' - DIY Magazine
'Guitars drenched in a haze of drifting reverb intertwined with ghostly vocal harmonies' - The Line of Best Fit
‘I hear bands every week that try to do that jangly, mid-summer pop vibe… Headclouds are well above the lot of them’ - Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1
Duncan Lloyd is probably best known as the guitarist and musical driving force behind Mercury Music Prize nominated band, Maximo Park, but Lloyd’s frenetic outpouring has also seen him busy with various projects including Decade In Exile, Nano Kino, experimentalists Res Band, and solo work under his own name. It is his solo work which now calls for our attention, with the release of new album ‘Outside Notion’.
A rare public outing for District Attorney, the band made up of luminaries from former great local bands such as Minotaurs, The Union Choir, Deadly Friend, The Dark Sky Singers and others. Joined for this gig by esteemed local producer and former The Railway Clubfrontman/guitarist, Martin Francis Trollope.
The band are currently in the studio, working towards a debut album.
Bird in the Belly spent 12 months recording songs and stories that have either never before been recorded or are rarely recorded - all set to contemporary folk music, in the hopes of reintroducing these songs back into the folk canon. The resulting debut album 'The Crowing' was released March 2018, to rave reviews:
"Folk album of the year so far." ***** Martin Townsend - Editor, Sunday Express (25 March 2018)
"Strong folk a-cappella singing - distinctively contemporary and earthy vocalising - haunting fiddle playing - timeless acoustic guitar picking - and classic rocking rhythms" 4/5 - Colin Bailey, R2 Magazine
"A musically diverse, fresh and compelling set of songs [...] a fascinating debut from a distinctive new group" - Songlines Magazine (June 2018)
Over the past 12 years Port Erin have extensively toured the U.K. performing over 750 shows at some of of the U.K.’s most prestigious venues. They have made appearances at many UK & EU festivals including; Glastonbury Festival, played live sessions for BBC Introducing and their music has been aired numerous times on BBC Radio 6 (Guy Garvey & Tom Robinson). Since their formation, they have diligently been affirming themselves as one of the UK’s hardest working, most loved, unsung and underground DIY bands.
Davey Woodward fronted indie bands The Brilliant Corners and The Experimental Pop Band. His current band are called Karen. The Winter Orphans are a group of friends realising the potential of his solo songs. Davey lives in a tree house somewhere in Bristol. England.
Hailing from the North East of England, Nano Kino is the creation of Sarah Suri and Duncan Lloyd. Bonding over a mutual love of Cocteau Twins and early 4AD, their music's ethereal blend is majestic and entrancing. Sarah’s vocals complemented by Duncan’s guitars create an inimitable sonic panorama.
On bass, Andy Martin & Tom English plays drums, live, they bring together these intricate mystical soundscapes to form perfectly crafted songs
Since the release of Rose Tinted Spex, Robert has achieved critical acclaim as a talented, versatile guitarist and musician. He has worked with the horn section of reggae superstars UB40 (Brian Travers, Martin Meredith and Laurence Parry) on the track Cayenne Pepper, and is going from strength to strength asserting a new breed of instrumental rock,blues and funk music.
Chosen for a BBC Introducing showcase at Band on the Wall in 2011 by tastemakers Gilles Peterson, Mike Chadwick and Kevin LeGendre, Roller:Trio subsequently won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award and their eponymous debut album was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize. That same year they were also nominated for the MOBO Best Jazz Act and Jazz FM Best Newcomer awards.