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GIRL FRIEND + SHATTER EFFECT + TOKYO MARCHING BAND
‘Arrive Alone, Leave Alone’ is the new EP from Manchester’s GIRL FRIEND featuring Guardian New band of the Week favourite ‘Monte Carlo’, blog endorsed ‘Stop’ and two new tracks from this sleek disco-glittered four piece. Described as ‘honing in on the particulars of passion and desire’ by DIY Magazine GIRL FRIEND’s unique take on classic and refined pop has seen them pick up plays on XFM, heavy rotation across Amazing Radio, and touring to a rapturous response on European dates with the Kooks.
The band’s songs channel the muse of lead singer Amory, an individual painting himself in lyrics as a character in internal conflict; consumed by his own vanity and either maladjusted or hopelessly hedonistic. All these complex themes are delivered in palatable thrusts of pop decadence and light-hearted reflections
“A beachfront soundtracking mix of champagne-fizz synths and amorous longing” Q
“We are moved to controversially suggest that, in the pantheon of Manchester debut singles, it is in the ballpark of The Stone Roses’ So Young and Happy Mondays’ Delightful and within kissing distance of Hurts’ Better Than Love.” Paul Lester – Guardian New Band of the Week
Watch the video for ‘STOP’ below:
Plus support from SHATTER EFFECT
Shatter Effect create a wall of sound with hard pulsating rhythms, melodic bass, slamming guitars and fat analogue synths topped with Bex powerhouse vocal delivering deep and meaningful lyrics with raw emotion, alike to a female equivalent of Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode.
Their debut album, ‘We Are Warriors’ is set to be released September 25th and is now available to pre-order.
Watch the video for ‘Afraid’ below:
Plus opening support from TOKYO MARCHING BAND
TOKYO MARCHING BAND is a fresh and current electropop outfit hailing from the West Midlands, who have just released their first EP Monster on the back of critical acclaim from several BBC Introducing shows. They are now ready to capitalise on this praise by bringing their catchy yet thought provoking pop anthems to the masses.
“One of Tokyo Marching Band’s singles has already been the BBC Introducing Track Of The Week on BBC Hereford & Worcester. They absolutely rocked the joint at Hereford’s KJM Studios, where we had them in for a live session fresh off the back of the festival season”. Andrew Marston, BBC Introducing Hereford & Worcester
Listen to ‘Monster’ below: