INHEAVEN+ OTHERKIN + PARIS YOUTH FOUNDATION

INHEAVEN want to be the kind of band you’d have patched onto your bag at school. There’re shades of Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine on the nostalgic, cinematic ‘Regeneration’ – the first song Taylor wrote – though there’s a little more melody and a little more bite than the ‘90s shoegazers. Naming themselves after the infamous lady in the radiator scene from David Lynch’s Eraserhead, INHEAVEN wasted no time getting the word out – though in their own, unique way. They set up a mysterious website with hidden videos, made fanzines, produced their own artwork on Microsoft Word, and sent their songs to blogs around the world.

One of those to pick it up was The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas. “Rory Atwell, who mixed our first EP, forwarded me this email from Cult Records,” says Taylor, “and it said, ‘Us and Julian are loving these songs. Who are they? Where can we get a hold of them?” After a handful of correspondences, Casablancas’ label released INHEAVEN’s first single in America, and “from that point on it started rolling out of control.”

In a good way, that is. Now, after gaining support from NME, Q, The Independent and DIY, accumulating several hundred thousand YouTube views and Spotify streams, and – more importantly – accruing a loyal cult following, the band are opening for Circa Waves on tour. The band’s new single, ‘Vultures’, the video for which comprises crackling television screens, flashing up images of Theresa May and Donald Trump, demonic pigs, the US flag, Mickey Mouse, crossed out swastikas, and a woman with a gun to her head, on an endless loop.

Inheaven Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Vultures’ below:


Plus support from OTHERKIN

Otherkin are a four-piece punky new-wave pop band from Dublin, who manage to channel all the raucous spirit and energy from the last twenty years’ worth of British guitar bands.

Otherkin Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Bad Advice’ below:


Plus support from PARIS YOUTH FOUNDATION

Liverpool’s Paris Youth Foundation are fast on their way to joining that crop of young musicians ready to spearhead the British wave, if sold-out tours and banging tunes are anything to go by. With only their third track, the soaring ‘Lost Cause’, there’s signs that they could go all the way in the vein of similar chart-ready crossover indie-pop upstarts like The 1975 and Bastille. Sky-scraping riffs tower over the track, as do the thumping basslines, but it’s the modern twist on the lovesick tale that stand out as the song’s best quality.

Paris Youth Foundation Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Listen to ‘Lost Cause’ below:

This event is presented by Birmingham Promoters and This Is Tmrw.