Black Casino and the Ghost are an alternative rock band consisting of Elisa Zoot (vocals, piano) Ariel Lerner (guitar) Gary Kilminster (bass) and Paul Winter-Hart (drums, also member of British band Kula Shaker). The band was formed in London, England. They released an EP called “Falling into pieces” in 2011 and an album, “Some dogs think their name is no”, in 2013. Their second album “Until the water runs clear” will come out in 2015. An eclectic mix of delta blues, piano-led ballads, alternative rock and cinematic orchestral arrangements, Black Casino and the Ghost’s music is about isolation, disorientation, lust, and how to fly a plane through turbulence without spilling your coffee.
Tall Poppies are an alternative four piece based in East London. Fronted by Australian twin songstresses, Susan and Catherine delivering catchy tunes and luscious harmonies. They are backed by Diarmuid gracefully pulling at heart strings on violin and Doug injecting the energy on drums. The new EP has been recorded with Paul Tipler (The Horrors, Elastica) in the depths of South London. It will soon be ready to release in 2015 – stay tuned!
Broken are an Original UK metal band with a different flavour. An interesting sonic blend of new and old style metal with a melodic twist. Broken bring heavy grooves mixed with catchy vocal lines and provide a fresh distinct sound to the UK metal scene.
Ed Stones and The BD3. If you like your retro, metro, dubiously hetero, smacked up, jumped up, mulleted, cosseted,
fashionista, too cool, new school, pretty, shitty, processed, hydrogenated, reconstituted, fat-free, colourless, odourless, flavourless, ‘I can’t believe it’s not rock n roll’ leftovers (may contain traces of hair, teeth and eyeballs), then get yourself to an unmentionable fast food outlet and carry on pretending that what you’re eating even knows what a cow looks like, because you won’t like this band. But if you want to taste something straight from the ground – raw, fresh, filthy and still alive -
then come closer …
The Expelaires. This is maximum rock and roll mania!For Fans of / Inspired by The Sex Pistols, MC5, The Stooges, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Magazine , Subway Sect , John Barry , Chic.
Formed 1978 in Leeds, members have played in a number of bands, such as Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, The Mission, The Vaynes, Music For Pleasure, Liquid Head, Danse Society & Groovin’ With Lucy.
Gonzo’s are an alternative rock band from Leeds. They play a hybrid of punk, grunge and metal, and their single ‘Collateral Damage’ is available now from iTunes, Amazon and any other good online retailer.
James Holt is a singer/songwriter from Manchester and, with his unique blend of folk and alternative rock, is receiving attention and praise from music industry giants and the listening public alike.
James’ song ‘Whatever Happened to John?’ was chosen by Brian Eno. Brian Eno, a world-renowned producer, said of the track: “Brisk, funny, exciting. Great drumming. This track feels fresh and exciting to listen to”. James is particulary pleased because he recorded and produced the song himself. Brian Eno chose the song via the NOISE Festival 2014.
James J Turner is a Protest-Pagan singer-songwriter who delivers a powerful performance of acoustic Folk-Rock. James’s last album received incredible critical acclaim including being called the “best folk-rock album of 2012”, earning him over 20,000 fans plus lots of UK and European radio play (including mainstream and regional BBC stations), live radio sessions and key live gigs including a scheduled booking at Witchfest in London – the largest Pagan festival in the world – in November 2015.
From classic rock, to atonal jazz, the four Mad Dogs are Mad about music. Enthused and ecstatic, the live performances deliver a high octane, musical powerhouse in the form of a good old fashioned (metaphorical) kick in the knackers. Set up. Plug in. ROCK!
Being Mad about music, Mad Dogs have an eclectic taste, seeing through the past century with ease, the biggest influences being: Black Sabbath, Metallica, AC/DC, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Led Zeppelin, Kasabian, The Beatles, The Ink Spots, Jimi Hendrix, Jethro Tull, David Whitfield, Focus, Tommy Emmanuel, Fleet Foxes, Paul Gilbert and Pokey LaFarge. Mad!
The Pink Diamond Review. Transcendental psychedelic soundscapes, acid soaked guitar riffs with a neat blend of the blues, The Pink Diamond Revue add dark electronics that make for a truly unique experience.
Robyn Hunt. We are an acoustic duo singer song writers who perform both originals and a variety of covers. We are based near Doncaster, South Yorkshire and have performed at many different events and venues in and around the area from small private functions to large festivals.
Scarlet Starlings are London-based alternative folk band made up of cousins, friends and significant others. We grew up listening to our large musical family playing jangly folk music like Fairport Convention, Crosby, Stills & Nash and The McGarrigles. Granny Maisie, the family matriarch, taught each of us how to play on an old Takamine guitar held together by a piece of Meccano. Mike Scott brought his love of electro pop and Grant Lee Buffalo to the mix – he and Sara-Mae have been writing songs together for years. Now, we love bands like Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens, Conor Oberst and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
The band is Sara-Mae (lead vocals) and Mike Scott (vocal, guitar), Khalid Ham (bass), Amy Baker (percussion) and Talitha Gamaroff (violin, vocals).
Our music was on the soundtrack of 2011 Portabello Film Festival award winning documentary, ‘Hard to Get: From Patient to PinUp. Our song ‘Ransom’ was played on Gary Crowley’s BBC London Calling radio show. We have played at festivals Lakefest 2013, Shuffle Fest London 2013 and a variety of venues across London including The Old Queens Head Islington, Folklore at the Half Moon in Putney, Into the Warm at The Harrison Kings Cross and many more.
Skilf is a London based Rapper/Singer known for his heartfelt lyrics and distinctive vocals. From a young age Skilf was no stranger to the stage: a child actor performing at theatres and even starring in a full feature TV film. His passion for music was sparked a few years later as he started getting into Hip Hop and Garage, studying other rappers’ wordplay and art of rhyming.
He began writing, recording and performing – jumping on the mic over Garage/Drum ‘n’ Bass sets at house parties, open mic nights and pirate radio. His energetic delivery and ability to rhyme over different tempos and sounds grabbed people’s attention and gradually Skilf started getting booked for club nights, university shows and festivals.
Following a successful year in 2014, Leeds based rockers This City Limits are back with a brand new single, Too Scared To Swim. Recorded at Steel City Studios with producer James Hill, the track is taken from the band’s second E.P., which will be out later in the summer.Formed in late 2013, the band kicked things off with a 4 track E.P. entitled Brittle Brass & Broken Bone. In April 2014, the release of a follow up single, ‘Amputate’, marked a new point of departure for the band, as they garnered attention from national press and radio. Supported by Christian Carlisle of BBC Radio Sheffield, and Tom Robinson of BBC 6 Music, the band spent the latter half of 2014 playing as many shows as possible.
Variously described as sounding like a cross between classic 90s emo bands like Brand New, and modern British rock groups such as Mallory Knox, Lower Than Atlantis and We Are The Ocean, This City Limits work hard to balance between musical power and energy, and sensitive melodic expression. As such, you can expect soaring, powerful vocals, combined with distorted guitars and hard hitting drums.
After months of writing and recording new music in Los Angeles, California with producer Noah Shain (Dead Sara, Orson), the duo are ready to unleash their new sound to the world.Expect a fresh take on rock and roll: soaring melodies, heavy White Stripe guitar riffs and licks, distorted Karen O vocals and Lena Lovich squeaks peppered with Gwen Stefani white girl rap.
2014 saw The Treated complete our first full year as a live act and we had a great time along the way. Regular shows at the legendary Hebden Bridge Trades Club saw us support, The Amazing Snakeheads, The Wedding Present and Jeffrey Lewis and the JRams, to favourable reviews.Our sound has been described as ‘oddball pop’ and while the pop element really comes through on our recordings (leading to airplay on the likes of the BBC introducing service and Amazing Radio), live we are a lot heavier.
The Treated comprise of Stephanie Green, Tom Pullan & Mark Woolsey.
Infectious Manchester-based indie blues-rock outfit Turrentine Jones formed in the late 2000s around the talents of Julian Neville (vocals, guitar), Thomas Scotson (electric organ) and Rich Watts (drums).
The trio, which has drawn comparisons to everyone from the Strokes and the Rolling Stones to Booker T & the MGs and the Doors, released its debut EP, “le Debut,” on their own label Monkey Junk Records in February 2012, and followed a series of download-only singles, Show Me Mercy (2012), Della May (2013) and Electric Angel (2013) respectively in anticipation of a full-length studio album in 2014. That debut, Our Days, appeared in the this August, showing up on shores worldwide one week later in conjunction with the band signing a deal with Rough Trade and appearing on the BBC Introducing stage at . From the album, Moonlight is on Yer Side, the band’s first single, was recorded at Toast Recordings in .
The Unknown Stuntmen are an ever evolving collective of busking musicians and singer-songwriters that simply want to tell a story through song. With entertainment and self fulfilment fully at the core of their existence they embrace an umbrella of genres but mainly acoustic folk with hints of vaudeville and swirly blobs of psychedelia.
Using spongy layers of grooves filled with catchy hooks and decorated with a blend of lyrical icing they have been popular around their local area with many festival appearances, pub gigs and radio shows. They now wish to explore the nation and share the cake that is The Unknown Stuntmen.
Victors are a 4 piece pop rock back from Leeds who have been going for about a year we have just released are new single “stay with me” that has been played on radios around Leeds and recently just played a show on made in Leeds TV we want people to have fun at are shows and hopefully you enjoy us.
We also have some fabulous DJs to keep us entertained between bands: Adam Carney, Louis Jackson, Stephen Lo, Jack Junior, Thomas Whiting, Reece Thorpe, Woody and Miss B.