METHODS + TITANS OF DOOM + EVER HYDE + KARL MONROE + THE DRAKELOW MAY
Methods are a Wolverhampton based five piece who create a sound that can only be described as dark electro indie pop. Influences are drawn from the likes of Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Primal Scream, Editors, Interpol and any other music that catches the creative ear of Methods. Not ones to follow the crowd, Methods produce a mixture of dark, gritty rhythms with a good helping of uplifting synths and guitars, topped off with some of the best lyrics around.
2017 saw the band solidify their sound playing a number of gigs testing it out and unleashing Methods to the world, the response has been good and momentum is gaining. The band released their first single ‘Sanctuary’ in August 2017, recorded with the legendary producer Gavin Monaghan at Magic Garden Studios. During December they supported The Twang on their 10th Anniversary Love It When I Feel Like This Tour. Most recently their music has been used by Wolverhampton Wanders FC on goal of the month and heard by thousands of people.
2018 is set for much bigger and better things. The band are constantly writing and recording new material and are currently working towards their next single release. Methods are the hardest working band around and 2018 is their year.
Titans of Doom are an alternative three piece from Birmingham whose style and sound has been influenced and shaped by hip-hop, drum and bass, metal, punk and hardcore as well as the grim realities of the second city and the wider modern world.
Their music is charged by the broken political and cultural landscape of 21st century Britain and their intention is to make sure that those who are pissed off stay that way and those who are not, listen up, pay attention and get pissed off!
Ever Hyde is a Birmingham based rock band. Think Smashing Pumpkins, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden playing classic rock and blues. Still not quite right but close enough.
Currently working on their new single/EP, Karl Monroe returns to the Sunflower Lounge with a mix of new and old tracks.
The Drakelow May was formed in early 2017 by songwriter Ben Webb and producer Jez Thomas both based in the West Midlands, UK. The name of the band comes from a local landmark (the Drakelow Tunnels) close to where the band recorded and wrote their debut release. The project has been described as a mix of London Grammar, Gomez, Mystery Jets and Imagine Dragons. Acoustic Rocktronica meets Folkstep!