‘Atmospheric indie-pop in the vein of WU LYF”’- NME

Support from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and John Kennedy of Radio X saw the art-rock band Field Studies make numerous national festival appearances last year, including a slot on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury and an acclaimed appearance at Y Not Festival (described by BBC Introducing’s Emma Clifford as ‘spellbinding and incredible to experience’).

In May 2016 the young 4-piece released their second EP Rainmaking honing their atmospheric craft exploring more raw, bleak textures. The record was self-recorded, inspired by the organic, layered approaches to recording employed on records like Talk Talk’s Spirit of Eden and Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

Drowned in Sound, Line of Best Fit and BBC Introducing all speak of the band highly. Supporting the likes of Girl Band and playing to new audiences in Croatia and Slovenia the band are firing on all creative cylinders.

Field Studies Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Listener’ below:

Plus support from SEMANTICS

Forming in August of 2014, 4-piece Semantics are a product of their individual combined styles, emotions and influences.

Their debut EP was released in July of 2016, and was described as being an ”opaque, but inviting, listen, creating swathes of mystery” (Counteract) and one that ”will shake those who seek ‘a different sound’ to their core” (Quays News).

”For those who still associate Birmingham with the bright colours of B-Town, Semantics will offer plenty of food for thought – be careful, though, their jagged rhythms might leave quite a lump in the throat”. Louder Than War

“Spellbindingly gothic. Allow yourself to be enticed” – Music Take a Bow

Semantics Links: Soundcloud | Facebook

Listen to ‘Ocean’ below:

Plus support from SHALLOWS

Four piece formed in Birmingham and Wolverhampton, blend a mix of influences like Slowdive, diiv, Interpol, Joy Division and Editors to create an ambient and melancholic take on Shoegaze and post-punk.

Shallows Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter 

Listen to ‘I’ll Never Know’ below: