LARKINS+ THE HUBBARDS + SHAI BRIDES

Fresh off the back of a breakthrough year that has seen them headline Manchester’s Albert Hall, Larkins have released their latest single ‘Not Enough Love’ alongside announcing 7000 ticket UK tour, by far their biggest to date.

This follows on from a year which saw their music pick up significant support from Radio 1, Radio X, BBC Introducing and Spotify and Apple Music. The four-piece stole the show on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds festivals this summer in what felt like them laying down a marker of things to come.

With music produced by Dan Nigro (Freya Ridings, Sky Ferreira), Chris Zane (Friendly Fires, Passion Pit) and mixed by Andrew Dawson (Kanye West) the bands ever developing sound and fanbase in further evidence of the excitement that Larkins are creating. Led by a vibrant guitar lines and refreshing productions.

Larkins Links: Website | Facebook | Spotify

Watch the official video for ‘Hit And Run’ below:


Hull’s premiere slacker-pop band The Hubbards return to Birmingham as part of their run with the mighty Larkins. Expect some bigger tunes and snazzier dance moves than the last time they were there in the City, which was probably when Alex was still at Uni there. Since then they’ve frequented Festivals (BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Live at Leeds, The Great Escape, Y Not, Dot to Dot etc), had tunes played on Radio 1, 6Music, Made in Chelsea, Spotify’s New Music Friday/The Indie List and been hailed Ones to Watch by Huw Stephens & Amazon Music. They’ve sold out shows in their own right, including al their recent tour of Manchester, Glasgow and Hull. You’ll also be pleased to know, Alex got a first.

The Hubbards Links: Website | Facebook | Spotify

Shai Brides are a group from Birmingham who write hectic pop music. 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. Beginning as a solo project operating out of a university bedroom before evolving into a five-person collaboration, the band has gone on to play shows at prestigious venues including the Sunflower Lounge and their lead vocalist’s back garden.

2019 has already seen Shai Brides play supporting slots with highly-rated national up-and-comers Valeras and Orchards, alongside venturing for the first time into the studio to record material for their first single, to be released in the Autumn. With momentum on their side following a successful summer of releasing new music with their ‘Bridal Sketches’ project, now’s a good time to start paying attention.

Shai Brides Links: Facebook | Instagram