Staffordshire rabble-rousing indie outfit The Shanklins played their first UK tour in 2016, alongside some familiar names. In addition, they released ‘Tell Me’, the huge summer sounding opening track from See Through.

The Shanklins, although young in age, are abundant and full to the brim with influences new and old and raw talent. Having been gigging now for half a decade, yet still only just hitting 20, these lads bring everything to the stage.

With 2016 seeing The Shanklins turning it up a notch, the band are set for further releases in the coming year.

The Shanklins Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Listen to ‘Tell Me’ below:

Plus support from HANKKS

HANKKS are an alternative indie rock band from Birmingham, formed in 2015. Taking inspiration for their name from admiration of the fantastic movie man that is Tom Hanks, the band consists of Ben James and Jacob Evitts forming a song writing partnership with a dual vocal sound, and two brothers in James and Harry Davison all adding their own thing to the mix.

With airplay from BBC Introducing & Amazing Radio, and after playing to increasing crowds in Birmingham over the last two years, the band are set to release a follow up to their debut EP Wilson.

HANKKS Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Amber Leaf’ below:

Plus support from PLASTIC FACTORY

Five piece alternative rock n roll band based in Birmingham. Formed January 2013, Plastic Factory have played multiple gigs at various venues across Birmingham and are headlining frequently. Their sets produce electrifying energy embedded with catchy riffs and lyrical prowess, all of which is warmly welcomed by a growing fan base.

Plastic Factory Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Listen to ‘Blitz’ below: