INDIAN QUEENS + SAER + THE UPTONE GIRLS
Indian Queens, hailing from Hackney Wick, make music for people of the night. For those who live in a dream like state or those who use the dark to carry out their nefarious habits. The only light in Indian Queens world comes from a flickering street lamp or the dull glow of a mobile phone. It’s the music of Dickens East End before the gentrification.
Indian Queens thrive when they are on stage. Their dark, dreamy and hypnotic sounds echo Portishead and Massive Attack mixed with the modern edge and swagger of Warpaint and Radiohead.
Since Formation in late 2016, the band have been picking up high profile fans such as Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins, Bella Union) Theresa Wayman (Warpaint) and Robert Smith (The Cure), who invited the band to play the prestigious Meltdown festival this year along side artists such as My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails and The Libertines.
In London Indian Queens have a solid following, selling out headline shows at Sebright Arms and St Pancras Old Church in quick succession.
This year they were hand picked to support artists such as TT/Theresa Wayman (Warpaint), Amber Arcades, We are Scientists, Ash and Broncho. Indian Queens were also invited to play a special showcase at House of Vans which lead to them playing their own stage at this year’s Bestival. They also included their current tracks on their in-store playlists across Europe. Other Festival Appearances include Camp Bestival, Boardmasters, Meltdown, Leefest, EVOL and others.
After being John Kennedy’s Hot One on XFM twice in a row, he asked the band to play his own night sponsored by the station. Other Notable plays include Tom Robinson (BBC Radio London), Shell Zenner (Amazing Radio), Goldierocks (The Selector), Burberry Emerging playlist on Apple Music.
Watch the official music video for ‘I Get No Rest’ below:
Performing a blend of experimental-pop, soul and electronica, UK based singer, songwriter and producer SAER is forging a name through his musical collaborations and set to feature on new releases later this year.
An emotive singer with a distinctive voice, SAER’s songwriting embraces curiosity and vulnerabilities in human nature; delivered fluently with a haunting falsetto.
SAER is a multi-instrumentalist that moves effortlessly between stormy electronica soundscapes and minimalist, heartfelt laments. Influenced by the likes of Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake and Imogen Heap; with rousing piano with soaring vocals, SAER conjures a contemporary sound that is both unique and intriguing.
Watch SAER performing ‘Sign of the Times’ below:
Since the group was founded in 2010, they’ve gone from strength to strength. They arrange and choreograph all their own music, from Beyonce to their Drum and Bass medley. They’ve done wedding proposals, a concert in the Hippodrome and in 2017 they were selected to be part of BBC1’s Saturday Night singing show Pitch Battle. More recently, they worked alongside Deke Sharon and Universal Studios in the promotion of Pitch Perfect 3. Despite this, they’re still in their element singing in their home ground Selly Oak!
Listen to the amazing a cappella group below: