Birmingham and Bristol-based Genuine Panama do a wriggly, indie-soul type of business. Brass sections and bass solos meet pop-ready lyrical melodies, hitting some uncharted sweet spot between Bombay Bicycle Club and Lettuce.

Since forming in 2017, Genuine Panama’s early gigs in art galleries, cramped cafes, and car park rooftops have given way to rambunctious headline slots around the country, including a sold-out show at The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham.

Their debut EP ‘Itchy Teeth’ was released in summer 2019, along with an outlandish music video involving an insatiable, purple-headed riff-bandit. Latest single ‘The Crease’ was released in March 2020, and with plenty of songs still reserved exclusively for small venues across the UK, Genuine Panama are preparing to release more music throughout the year.

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Genuine Panama Links: Instagram | Facebook | Spotify | Website | YouTube

Check out the official video for ‘No Good’ below:

Formed out of a group of friends studying at UoB, Sriracha People are a 6-piece band bringing their loves of neo-soul, disco, jazz and club music together into their own spicy sound. After picking up momentum in the University music scene the band are ready to bring their tight grooves and funky moves into the city.

Sriracha People Links: Facebook | Instagram

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Big Sky Orchestra Links: Facebook | Instagram