I Am Aquitaine; purveyors of progressive pop and party rock have a reputation as a formidable live act and are renowned for getting the crowd moving. Catchy hook choruses meld with grooving bass lines, psychedelic space travel collides with heart melting blues, slick new retro wave and trip-hop soundscapes.
Alibi; 4 Astronauts blasting off with intergalactic hooks and other-worldly attitude, their energy laden shows have taken in Reading/Leeds festival and supports with Dodgy. Very much on the up, check them out www.facebook.com/TheOfficialAlibi/
Brunette; is a 20 yr old singer/songwriter from North London. Has supported Dionne Bromfield, written with Guy Chambers, pitched to Little Mix, opened for Krept & Konan and Melissa Steel at KOKO. Currently working with Cloud 9 Publishing (organised by Da Beat Freakz)releasing first official song 'Liar Liar' on 30th January, stay tuned for this power house debut and expect vocal gymnastics, heart and soul aplenty! www.facebook.com/brunettemusicuk
Kick Out The Jams & Rotor Videos and The Zine UK present Dead! + SONS + Aliibi Tickets £8 adv £10 door 16+
"At Reading festival last summer my mate took me to see them, and I remember being blown away. In terms of energy and live presence, Dead! are honestly one of the sickest bands I’ve seen. There’s so much abrasive attitude and cockiness to them, with blinding power and raucousness gracing their stages. Alex has this screwy manic sense of hectic insanity to him, with this mad deafening screaming on stage. His vocals are perfect too, a cross between singing and angrily spitting words into the mic. Tracks like Enough, Enough, Enough and Phantom went down incredibly well, with jumping and moshing from the crowd. It was a heavy cross of indie, punk and grunge, with a very fresh unique feel. The band completely dominated the stage, dimly lit lamps and roses on stage adding to the band’s unique aesthetics. Something More Original, Jessica, Alaska and Up For Ran$om were fucking class too, the crowd screaming the line ‘Up for ransom’ back to the band during the chorus. There’s a thrashing beat to their music which gives Dead! a manic moshpit inducing feel, the bass and both lead guitars further amplifying this. The line ‘you’re so handsome, you’re so fucking handsome’ in Up For Ran$om was spit into the mic with a blinding careless attitude, with heavy post metal riffs tearing through Alex’s vocal. Dead! killed it once more, and I left the gig feeling exactly as I did last year after the band’s Reading set; mesmerised, blinded, and sweaty. Big up Dead!" - indieunderground.blog
SONS Brothers Lee and Nick Meldrum burst onto the garage punk scene in January 2016. It’s been a high octane year for Brighton two-piece SONS, who have recently signed to emerging punk label Till Deaf Do Us Party (Frauds/ Night Owls).
Darlings of incendiary rock n’ roll club night This Feeling, all three singles have been heavily rotated by indie/rock radio luminaries Huw Stephens, John Kennedy, Alex Baker and Tom Robinson - as well as impressing the likes of Clash, GigSlutz and Vents Magazine. They have two live radio sessions under their belt, for Radio X and BBC Introducing.
Meanwhile, the band have taken their cacophonous live set on the road, gigging up and down the country with highlight sets at The Great Escape, Camden Rocks and most recently Reading Festival 2017.
With explosive vocal melodies and buzzsaw riffs that could wake the dead, if you like it loud, you’ll love SONS. FFO Nirvana, Drenge, The Wytches and Demob Happy.
“Every single tune they put out is a total punk banger isn’t it?" Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio.
“Sounding fantastic!... It’s yet another winner from SONS! A dynamic duo from Brighton!” John Kennedy, Radio X.
"Championed by BBC Introducing" Huw Stephens R1.
“I love angry music and that is expertly done...” Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1.
"It’s kind of noisy, it’s got heavy riffs and I love it!" Georgie Rogers, Virgin Radio.
"Fierce guitars, really dirty and noisy...” Melita Dennett, BBC Introducing South.
“Righteous guitar noise!! The rama-lama riffing is set against a hollering vocal that forces you out of your seat” Clash Music.
"What a year it’s been for Brighton’s garage punktastic soul brothers SONS with a flurry of monster new singles" GigSlutz
Alibi In 2015, four-piece indie-rock band Alibi were fairly fresh faces in the Hastings music scene, releasing their self-titled EP and gigging locally. Since then they’ve gigged extensively in the South East, performed on BBC Introducing the South and had their new single "Space, Man" played by Huw Stephens on Radio 1. BBC Introducing invited Alibi to play Reading & Leeds and made the single Space, Man Radio One Track of the week in the run up to the festivals.
"Alibi are the quintessence of home-grown rock music, embracing their roots visually as well as lyrically [...] In Alibi’s early material their influences are apparent, though recent tracks indicate a development in their own individual sound as their musical palette evolves." – Carolann Bossom, Caroljunk. “It will take some careful bomb disposal work to stop them from exploding onto the national scene before much longer. A classic case of 'catch them now before they're too big to play small venues anymore.” John Bownas, The Hastings Flyer. “"Lovers in the Dark" is the sort of sly guitar pop number that The Libertines could have written when at the peak of their powers [...] Alibi could very well hit big sooner rather than later.” Juliet Harris, The Stinger.... See MoreSee Less