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Introducing: Fears Chella

November 3, 2017 in News

Fears Chella are an indie/grunge/pop quartet from Manchester & Stoke-on-Trent. They released their latest single ‘Lush’ through Supa Rouge on September 15th, and the track has built up over 20,000 streams. Since the release, the band have supported the likes of The Big Moon and Get Inuit and are now releasing the music video for ‘Lush’ along with the dates for their first UK headline tour in March 2018, which will stop in Birmingham on 2nd March.

Directed and shot by Jodie Canwell (who has previously worked with The Big Moon, Clean Cut Kid and Fickle Friends), the band commented: “We wanted to create something that felt raw and emotive. Jodie was a perfect choice for us to work with. Her creative vision is inspiring and it meant we could embrace all the ideas we had”

Fears Chella Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Fears Chella play Actress & Bishop Birmingham on Fri 2nd March 2018. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Lush’ below:

Jared & The Mill to play Birmingham show

September 5, 2017 in News

Jared & The Mill is a southwestern indie rock band, formed in 2011 in Phoenix, AZ. The band has spent the past few years touring extensively through the venues, dives, theatres, festivals, and arenas of the U.S. and Canada, playing alongside new burgeoning bands and established acts, and developing a strong and rooted fan base along the way. The band has multiple and successful independent releases, the most recent 2016, Orme Dugaswas recorded and produced by Ryan Hewitt in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Orme Dugas blurs lines to the point where the ambiguity becomes an asset unto itself, a record that sounds exactly like Jared & The Mill to the returning listener but a little more gray to a newcomer. It’s not rock, it’s not country, it’s not folk, but it’s not quite pop. So where do they fit? They’ve opened for the Zac Brown Band, the War on Drugs, Allen Stone, & The Killers, to name a few, and while it’s an impressive list, it’s a still a grab bag. Their undefinable nature is also their strongest weapon.” – K.C. Libman Phoenix New Times

As the band has stated, “Our music has been called, compared and regarded by a number of different names and genres, and we’ve been influenced and shaped by many different events and people, but more than anything, we’d like to think that some shred of the Southwest — of our home — can be found in the heart of our music.”

Jared & The Mill Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Jared & The Mill play Actress & Bishop Birmingham on Mon 30th October 2017. Tickets available here.

Listen to ‘Keep Me Going’ below:

Model Aeroplanes announce Birmingham show

September 1, 2017 in News

Since forming in January 2013, Model Aeroplanes have released a string of singles that have seen them work their way into the nation’s pop psyche. After only eight gigs the band were hand picked to perform at their first T in the Park in 2013 and have since been on an epic rollercoaster of tours and festivals, gaining fans from around the country very early on in their career.

The band have been on a journey that has seen them support some of their favourite bands such as The ViewTwin AtlanticLittle Comets and hotly tipped newcomer Saint Raymond as well as their own sold out headline tour. The band have also been busy at other festivals winning crowds over at places like Dot-to-Dot, The Great Escape and Live at Leeds.

Having recently found a new home at Island Records, the rest of 2015 holds big things for Model Aeroplanes with a pile of further festival appearances as well as the release of their debut EP.

Model Aeroplanes Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Model Aeroplanes play Actress & Bishop Birmingham on Fri 24th November 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Whatever Dress Suits You Better’ below:

Kagoule announce show at Actress & Bishop

September 1, 2017 in News

From Nottingham, Kagoule have been slowly carving a name for themselves with a blend of post-punk, progressive indie, and ballistic originality. Getting their big break supporting Dog Is Dead, the trio recently played the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury and have toured with Kappa Gamma.

Fiercely independent and with a steadfast vision for the minutiae of every aspect of their presentation, Kagoule are band born out of the school-yard, the trio of Cai Burns, Lucy Hatter and Lawrence English coming together a half decade ago. “We represent the sound of boredom,” says Hatter, of the band’s inception. “The sound of three 15 year olds wanting to do something,” says Hatter.

Recorded while still in their teens, Kagoule’s debut album Urth draws on a wealth of unexpected influences – the best US underground obscurities of the 80s and 90s, the dark folk music of Pentangle and playing style of Bert Jansch, contemporary fantasy and sci-fiction literature, ancient wood-cut artwork and so much more. Sound-wise they recall the energy and ideas of Bikini Kill, the sugar-dusted grunge of Smashing Pumpkins and the angular rhythms and confrontational post-hardcore blueprint of FugaziSlint and fellow Nottingham band Bob Tilton, with a pedal rack (metaphorically) half-inched from Dinosaur Jr. But – crucially – perhaps only to those old enough to have heard those bands first time around.

Kagoule Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Kagoule play Actress & Bishop Birmingham on Fri 10th November 2017, with support from Catholic Action. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Magnified’ below:

King Kong Company live at Actress & Bishop

August 30, 2017 in News

King Kong Company occupy a vital space in the realm of the Irish music scene. In what can sometimes seem like a sea of acoustic, unflavoured bedwetters, their sinister, rhythmic beats and blistering live sets offer a breath of fresh air.

The 90s dance revivalists have gone from reliable cult act to perennial festival favourites since they made the decision to re-emerge in the last few years.

King Kong Company Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

King Kong Company play Actress & Bishop Birmingham on Fri 3rd November 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Donkey Jaw’ below: