OPEN ARMS+ KARKOSA + MONDAY CLUB + MONTY TAFT

Open Arms are a four-piece upcoming indie pop band from Birmingham who have really started to cause a stir.  Since their formation in 2015, the quartet have been accumulating a “die hard” fan base of which numbers have been growing rapidly across both performances and social media.

“If you’re in a bad mood prepare to be lifted out of it” – Jack Parker, BBC Introducing

Taking a smooth mixture of upbeat indie pop, harsh guitars and killer rhythm, many have described Open Arms as the promising new sound of pop, having gained the praise and approval of some of the biggest names in popular music, including Lulu, Peter Andre and The Twang’s Matty Clinton, and sharing the same stage with a number of them too.

From receiving vivacious praise direct from esteemed members of the music industry, to the voices of audiences encapsulated with engaging lyrics and melodies who cannot resist the urge to dance, nothing can restrain the inevitable rise to the top for this band.

Open Arms Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter 

Watch the video for ‘Telescope’ below:


Plus support from KARKOSA

British indie-rock band Karkosa were formed in Birmingham in 2014 by brothers Michael and Jack Warnock. After recruiting Tom Rushton on lead guitar, Ryan Trott on bass and Will Clews on Keyboard, the band wrote and recorded a batch of songs in 2017 putting them online. Their melodic, propulsive rock sound is heavily inspired by Catfish and the Bottlemen, Royal Blood and Foo Fighters. ‘The Devil’s Greatest Trick’, the band’s inaugural release arrived in 2016 followed by ‘Monarchy’, ‘Sheffield’ and ‘Where the River Flows’ in 2017.

Karkosa Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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


Plus support from MONDAY CLUB

Since releasing their debut single ‘Let Me Know’ in early April 2017 and their recent acoustic video of ‘Carry On’, Birmingham based four-piece Monday Club have played a number of local gigs whilst continuing to develop and establish their sound.

The band have been working towards their self recorded EP that is looking to be released later this year.

Monday Club Links: Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

Watch an acoustic performance of ‘Carry On’ below:


Plus opening support from MONTY TAFT

Monty Taft is a indie/folk singer songwriter based in Birmingham. Since the release of his single ‘Delay’ in early June it has reached over 3000 streams on Spotify. Monty has played a large number of shows including Glastonbury. Back in 2015 his first single ‘These Walls’ was supported by Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1.

Monty Taft Links: Facebook

Watch his cover of Isaac Gracie’s ‘Terrified’ below: