SPOTLIGHT ON: ALLIGATR+ GLOSS + NAUSEA + GASFOODLODGING
Birmingham Promoters present a new weekly night at a brand new venue within the O2 Institute, The Blue Room.Formerly called The Congregation and The Dragon Bar, the venue is on the first floor of the O2 Institute Birmingham. Access is through the main entrance on Digbeth High Street.
Every week Birmingham Promoters will showcase the best & most exciting local acts from across the West Midlands in an exclusive new venue.
This week features…
Alligatr are not just your usual Indie band from Leicester. Combining their influences of jungle and dance with rock and jazz, they have created a unique vibe which makes their songs sound far from the bland and the obvious.
The band have recently signed to The Honey Label and are expecting to release their debut EP A Little on the Side in September 2016. They have already received positive reviews from the likes BBC Introducing and various national magazines prior to radio release.
Listen to ‘Reminiscing’ below:
GLOSS are quite simply unlike anything you have heard or seen before. Imagine a cross between Ian Curtis and James Brown – you will come fairly close to lead singer Niall Godfree. Add a band who are making music like Foals, but twisting it into a sound which can only be described as a throwback to late 80′s post punk. You have GLOSS.
GLOSS have recently signed to The Honey Label and are due to release their debut single ‘Medicine Ball’ in October.
Gasfoodlodging are a 3 piece alternative countrified/indie-fied band based in Birmingham who were formed by singer/songwriter/guitarist Dave Griffiths, featuring Ray Conlan on drums and Robert Mchard on bass. Influenced by Chuck Prophet, The Kinks, Lou Reed, Green on Red, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan. Their high-quality original songs written by their founder, Dave Griffiths, make a lasting impression as they continue to reach a wider audience.
Their new album Corporate Disease is due out this October.
Watch the video for ‘All for your Country’ below: