This year has seen Larkins make a huge statement as one of the most exciting and in-demand bands to emerge from Manchester in recent times.

The guitar-pop collective released their debut single ‘TV Dream’ on Good Soldier Records to an immense response from both fans and media, quickly clocking up over a million streams. The song proved a radio hit and featured on the playlists of Radio 1, BBC Introducing and Radio X, while the band have also received support from Zane Lowe on Beats 1.

The release led the band to sell out a landmark hometown show to 2000 rapturous fans at Manchester’s Albert Hall. Capturing the moment perfectly, Larkins release the live album Larkins: Live At The Albert Hall, Manchester. It is available to stream now and can be purchased physically from July 5th on CD, cassette and vinyl.

As an undeniable proven live force Larkins have sold out headline shows across the UK and Europe, and played their first US shows this year at SXSW Festival. The band are currently recording their debut album with producers Dan Nigro (A-Trak, Sky Ferreira, Lewis Capaldi) and Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Fun, Kid Cudi) – a record which is sure to send Larkins even further into the stratosphere.

“Manchester’s next arena act”Manchester Evening News

“”Manchester guitar-poppers Larkins make massive tunes with huge choruses made for the indie dancefloor”Dork Magazine

Larkins Links: Website | Facebook | Spotify

Watch the official video for ‘Sugar Sweet’ below:

Cherry Cherry are a five-piece Alternative Pop band from the West Midlands. Despite having a traditional line up, their sound is modern with a heavily electronic character that has been likened to The 1975 and Billie Ellish.

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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