NEW BAYS+ FOX CHAPEL + INSTITUTES

The Buckinghamshire/Birmingham based five-piece formed in late 2012 and since then have released two EP’s, including ‘New Bays’ and ‘Crystal Blue’.  The band have performed alongside the likes of The Cribs, Kids in Glass Houses, Young Kato and Reverend and The Makers, playing at reputable venues up and down the country, including O2 Academy Oxford, The Half Moon in Putney, Nambucca in Islington, O2 Academy Birmingham and Esquires in Bedford.

Out on May 11th, the deeply independent outfit will release their latest EPReckless on their own VersicRecords imprint. The title track is a breezy piece of fuzz pop with a nagging melancholic feel, and is currently streaming on Clash. Shoegaze overtones and a vocal to die for, check it out below.

New Bays Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Reckless’ below:


Plus support from FOX CHAPEL

Fox Chapel produce energetic drum patterns, understated bass lines with surreal lyrics, all combined with riffs washed away with reverb to create their own addition to the noisy alternative scene. Their debut single ‘No Healing’ was released in June 2014 and they are currently in the process of recording their debut EP Frames, which will be released in early 2015 via Stalkers Records.

Fox Chapel Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter 

Listen to ‘Imagery’ below:


Plus opening support from INSTITUTES

Institutes are an exciting alternative rock band based in the West Midlands. Whilst only active since Summer 2013, the core of the band have previously performed and written together since their college days, creating a tremendous genuine rapport and synergy.

With a sound described as “kick-ass melodic indie-rock the likes of which have been gradually fizzling out since the Mushroom/Infectious glory days of the late 90′s/early noughties” (killing-moon.com), Institutes bring together influences from acts including Radiohead, The Joy Formidable, Rage Against The Machine, Massive Attack and Foals.

 

Institutes Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter 

Listen to ‘Eyes of a Dead Man’ below: