AUTOPILOT + THE K’S + TINNED ASTRONAUT + RUBY BEACH + THE CREATURE APPEAL
Autopilot is a three-piece Indie band based in the Midlands. They have created a unique sound, blending rock guitars with big synth hooks to create huge choruses full of energy and melody. Blood sweat and beers go into all of their live performances and they’ve moved under one roof. Got no fans but their parents think they’re decent.
“Bloody Brilliant” – Andy’s Dad
“Too loud” – Jack’s mam
Watch their live performance of ‘Invincible’ below:
Forming in Earlestown in 2017 and growing up together in the shadows of two huge North West neighbours, Manchester and Liverpool, The K’s are proving that things can in fact actually grow in the dark.
The band’s debut single ‘Sarajevo’ was an instant hit on music streaming sites, picking up fans and playlists alike and was quickly followed by their first headline show at Manchester’s Deaf Institute selling out 2 months in advance.
Watch an acoustic performance of ‘Sarajevo’ below:
Tinned Astronaut are bringing their high energy performance to the British music scene with an alternative rock sound infused with post-grunge tones of the 90s. Hailing from Wolverhampton, the boys draw inspiration from the city itself. Reflected in the gritty riffs and raspy vocals, the music is undoubtedly urban, heavy and industrial, exemplified in tracks like ‘Upsetty Spaghetti’ and ‘KoKodamol’. 2018 promises to be an exciting and busy year. June will see them headline Wolvesfest, a celebration of music in the city, as well as the release of two new singles (yet to be announced). Hotly tipped to achieve great things, it might just be worth keeping an eye on this tireless four-piece as they continue to stir up crowds wherever they play. For fans of Wolf Alice, Radiohead, Green Day.
“A disarray of post-grunge alternative rock injected with shots of influence from the British music scene.”
Watch the official music video to ‘KoKodamol’ below:
Ruby Beach are an Alt Rock/Indie Pop band from Lancaster UK, creating guitar driven, atmospheric tracks layered with vocal harmonies. Their main inspirations are drawn from bands such as Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, London Grammar and James Bay.
Formed in early 2017, the band’s debut single Twenty Four immediately caught the attention of BBC Introducing in Lancashire, press and fans alike. The band went on to self-release two further singles, Take It Slow and Shoulders, before launching their debut EP, Leaves, in late Feb. With this catalogue behind them, the band are now turning their attention to putting together a comprehensive roster of live shows and festivals over the coming months; notable dates including a slot on the BBC Introducing stage at Highest Point Festival in May.
“Leaves has everything a debut EP should have” – Right Chord Music
“[The song] Leaves” is a sublimely subtle offering… a marked contrast to EP companion “Shoulders” – a surging track that showcases this band’s potential.” – One Stop Record Shop
“This is the standard of music coming out of the County” – BBC Introducing in Lancashire
Watch and listen to ‘Leaves’ below:
The Creature Appeal are an eclectic, four piece, indie-rock band, whose wild instrumentals and throaty, soulful vocals paint them as one of the biggest up-and-coming, independent bands of 2018. Although hailing from the small outskirts of Birmingham, their innovative voice and original songs add a local charm to their gritty, big city sound, creating intense indie anthems, fit for the summer playlists.