THE JACK FLETCHER BAND+ DEAF BALLOONS + KARKOSA + SHAUN KELLY & THE RETURNED GIFTS

The Jack Fletcher Band play their single launch for ‘Has It All Gone Wrong’ which will be released on the day of the show.

The indie-rock four piece from Wolverhampton are what can only be described as real – with their stripped back guitar music, midlands twang and their live for the moment attitude.

After the split of his former band The Town, lead vocalist Jack Fletcher began his solo career before meeting fellow band members Tom Robinson (drummer) and Henry Bradley (bass) on a music technology course at university. From this friendship and the introduction of George Hadley (lead guitar), The Jack Fletcher Band was formed – combining influences from mod bands such as The Jam & The Who with the rock & roll sounds of Led Zeppelin & Jimi Hendrix.

To date these ‘Black Country lads’ have played numerous festivals and venues including Lakefest (supporting the likes of Primal Scream, The Coral, Cast and Star Sailor), Party in the Pines Festival, where they supported Twisted Wheel frontman Johnny Brown who has since played alongside them at their own headlining gig; and Wolverhampton’s Slade Rooms where they supported Ocean Colour Scene’s Steve Craddock.

The Jack Fletcher Band Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Has It All Gone Wrong?’ below:


Plus support from DEAF BALLOONS

With a range of influences including; Pixies, Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, New Order and Sonic Youth, Wolverhampton 4 piece Deaf Balloons deftly steer between melodic pop hooks and driving grunge riffs that will leave your ears ringing for days.

Deaf Balloons links: Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

Listen to ‘Next To Me’ below:


Plus support from KARKOSA

Karkosa are an indie/alternative rock five piece from Birmingham, who write and perform their own songs. The band’s development was kick started when original members Michael Warnock, Jack Warnock and Louis Walsh were joined by lead guitarist Tom Rushton and bassist Ryan Trott. Since then the band have been gradually growing their fan base around Birmingham’s music scene.

Karkosa Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Listen to ‘The Devil’s Greatest Trick’ below:


Plus support from SHAUN KELLY & THE RETURNED GIFTS

Singer/songwriter Shaun Kelly leads this new collective of musicians emerging from the ashes of the indie B-town scene in the heart of the UK. They have been collaborating on new sounds that mix elements of west coast guitar pop with classic British melodic agendas.

The debut single ‘Debt Of Silence’ came from nowhere and instantly made single of the week on the James Whale Radio Show. Their latest release ‘Cadillac’ is an all-out up beat blast of indie rock that sets the bar for what to expect from this eclectic new outfit. They launch their debut LP later this summer.

The Returned Gifts Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Let’s Go To Rome’ below: