Combining a slacker persona with a distinctive fusion of originality and homage, Phil Madeley’s music is born of equal parts disdain and anger for the current state of play. Wrapped up in his laid-back, Neil Young meets Jamie T, grit-edged soft rock, are the pressing and serious issues of present-day alienation, loneliness and mistrust, resulting in songs that want to offer as much refuge as they do commentary.

Having cut his teeth as a solo performer, his commanding live act is captivating and exciting, drawing comparisons of Jarvis Cocker. Phil has shared bills with other notable up and comers such as Sugarthief and Violet, leading to live shows which drum up the clout they deserve. On the back of sessions at RAK studios, his long awaited debut single ‘21st Century Witch-hunt’ will be released 31st May.

Phil Madeley Links: SoundCloud | Facebook | Instagram

Midlands indie quintet Violet come drenched in big sounds with an indie spark, blending sugary sweet pop melodies with heavier 90’s grunge influences. Pedal immersed guitars combined with intricate drums and powerful basslines intertwine to create a unique ethereal, yet captivating sound.

Violet arrived with their debut single “Feel” in late 2017, which received a feature on Huw Stephen’s Radio 1 show. The track was followed by the singles “Jaded”, “Heaven Adores You” and “Wilt”, all of which received acclaim from Clash and Dork while being rotated heavily on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6music show.

Their upcoming EP illustrates a breakthrough and a clear vision in the bands sound. It’s set to be released at the end of 2019, with the first single “Pure Blue” to be released on the 20th September.

“Ebullient energy and rambunctious riffs, the taut rock energy of Violet’s songwriting is matched to some deft pop moments.” – Clash Magazine

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Watch the video for ‘Heaven Adores You’ below: