REASON 13+ THE INSTITUTES + THE REBEL DIVIDE + DAN O'CONNOR

Reason 13 stand out from the crowd! Hard riffs fused with strong melodies make this band a complete sound.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason 13 Links: Facebook

Listen to ‘Lebona Mary’ below:


Plus support from THE INSTITUTES

The Institutes started writing together last summer and had their debut live performance in August last year. From then on they’ve gone on to perform with Kings Of Leon at the Genting Arena and the superband YOTA (Gorillaz, Beady Eye), playing up and down the country. The Institutes debut single, ‘Million Miles’ was recorded and produced by Gavin Monaghan (Editors). Self released in February 2017, it enjoyed critical acclaim from the likes of Owen Morris (Oasis) who hailed it as “epic with stunning melodies” and Richard Manama rather (Embrace) describing it as “Immense”.

Drawn together by music that is as eclectic as it is themed, The Institutes are a thoughtful and innovative quartet. Melodic, energetic, peaceful and furious in their exploration of love, life and the social structures that bind us as much as they divide us. The Institutes seek textures in their hooks and rhythm in their wrath. Drawing from the traditions of English sounding melodic guitar based bands, their set is front-loaded with the most creative songs, but the entire track listing stays sincere. Moments feel appropriately urgent, whilst almost immediately becoming intimate and brazenly honest.

The Institutes Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Million Miles’ below:


Plus support from THE REBEL DIVIDE

The Rebel Divide are a three piece indie rock band formed in 2015 from Birmingham.

The band consists of Andy Bean (vocals/bass) David Owen (vocals/drums) and Jon Lee (guitar). Forming their own sound of bass driven rock and roll with catchy riffs and big choruses, their music takes influences from bands such as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Palma Violets and The Vaccines to name just a few.

The Rebel Divide Links: Facebook

Listen to ‘Crimson Tears’ below:


Plus support from DAN O’CONNOR

Equipped with only an acoustic guitar and a humble Midland accent, the singer-songwriter from Wolverhampton is anything but conventional. Untainted by the sways of the industry, Dan O’Connor’s lyrics are honest, insightful, uncensored and often pertinent, pulling no punches on past relations.

Without ever having had a guitar or singing lesson, Dan mastered his trade busking the bustling streets of Birmingham and Liverpool. Both his YouTube videos and local performances eventually attracted the attention of music production companies propelling him to the grand final of Open Mic UK in January 2017.

Songs fuelled by heartbreak, loss, and that all-too-familiar vibe of a twenty something nomad who is a little bit lost have seen Dan compared to the likes of rapper and fellow Midlander, Mike Skinner (aka The Streets), as well as the ‘folk-infected pop singer’, Passenger. Encompassing that sorrowful sound with wit; songs are performed on stage as they were written in the confines of the bedroom – raw and acoustic.

Dan O’Connor Links: Facebook

Watch an acoustic version of ‘Circles’ below: