Our Kid Darren’s top three must sees:
The Harley / Sunday
A lovely heartfelt new pop quartet with a penchant for all things seaside gloom, transforming northern dismay into alluring and musically brilliant melodies. We’ve followed these guys for a few years now and they never fail to put on a show.
Sheffield Cathedral / Friday
One of the greatest bands to see live and a local bunch of lads at that. Liam is captivating, fronting the group of astonishing musicians. They took the main stage by storm last year which included a quick surf across the crowd. Check out their recent release ‘WDYRWMTB’ available now on orange vinyl via their website or I’d expect during and after their shows this year.
Bungalows and Bears / Sunday
Following a successful headline tour earlier in the year which saw the 4 piece North London group drop into our humble abode at The Great Gatsby, this group has grown in following, notoriety and found a fair few influential fans along the way. Their debut single ‘Fluffy’ premiered on the New Music We Trust section with Huw Stephens. With tracks described as ‘balls out, shameless and heartbreaking in 3 minutes,’ these guys are one of our top tips.
Gal Dj and all round Beyonce lover chirps in with her weekend choices:
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The Great Gatsby / Friday
Signed to Bella Union records, this Manchester quartet are one of the most exciting new bands around. They manage to combine mystery, psych rock and an intense ethereal quality unlike anything we’ve heard in quite some time. With song titles like Lonely Sexy Death, i mean, c’mon, cool right? They’ll be playing in the sweatbox upstairs at Gatsby, so get there early and get involved.
Doritos Mariachi Band
Revolucion De Cuba / Sunday
The guys from the Doritos advert. We kid you not. The only thing that could top these amazing Me-Hi-Cans doing covers of pop gems, would be them giving out free crisps during their performance. The very best way to start the Tramlines Sunday night mash up, Mariachi style.
The Lost Brothers
The Folk Forest / Saturday
The forest ‘aint folk for nothing, and these guys epitomise the heart and soul of this storytelling genre. The duo will captivate you with beautiful melodies and tales of home. A welcome escape from the madness of the city centre, get yourself a pint, head to the forest and let these boys transform your day with a profound sense of beauty.
We’ll be djing on Friday night, and lurking around for the rest of the weekend. Come say hi!