Shai Brides write pop music trapped inside a disintegrating world of extreme temperatures and ceaseless information, a barrage of bling light on both sides. Drawing comparisons to post-punk and the experimental indie groups of the 1980s such as New Order and Talking Heads, as well as newer alternative acts such as Everything Everything and St Vincent, they bring together whirling psychedelic guitars with glittering synths and blistering drumbeats. Their debut single ‘Joie de Vivre’ was named BBC Introducing West Midlands’ Track of the Month for September 2019 with Alex Noble labelling it “an exception…one of the strongest debuts I’ve heard in my time on this programme”.

2019 has already seen Shai Brides play supporting slots with highly-rated national up-and-comers such as Valeras and Larkins, alongside their debut headline show at The Flapper. With momentum on their side, now’s a good time to start paying attention.

Shai Brides Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify

Listen to ‘Joie de Vivre’ below:

Formed in Birmingham in 2019, The Reservoir Cats are a 4-piece indie funk band consisting of Tom Kerfoot (vocals/guitar/keys), Yusuf Khan (guitar), Sachin Chambers (bass) and Nathan Moorley (drums). The band released their debut eponymous EP earlier in the year, with influences ranging from Radiohead to Earth, Wind & Fire.

The Reservoir Cats Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify






Arising from the East Midlands, Boats On The Ocean are a new-born Indie Pop band formed in the early months of 2018. Gathering a variety of musical concepts, they create tasteful melodies, blissful harmonies, and rhythms forged to make audiences move. They have already supported touring bands like Larkins & The Pale White as well as performing on the main stage at Y-Not festival 2018, alongside Razor Light and The Manic Street Preachers.

The band has recently ventured off to Birmingham to take their career to the next level, expect bigger and better things from the band in the upcoming future.

The quartet consist of Frank Statham (Lead singer + Guitar), Cameron Mundie (Lead Guitar + BVs), Harry Fox (Bass Guitar) and Tom Spray (Drums).

Boats On The Ocean Links: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Flake is a 3 piece alternative rock band. Brum, born and bred, take your mom to bed, smoking in the shed.

Flake Links: Facebook | Instagram | SoundCloud