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

New Zealand’s Miss June is excited to announce new tour dates to support the forthcoming release of debut album Bad Luck Party.

Raised in the embers of punk rock and described as “some unholy union between Sonic Youth and Le Tigre,” the Auckland four piece harness jagged, noisy guitars filtered through the unrivalled stage presence of Liddell, guitarist Jun Park, bass player Chris Marshall and drummer Tom Leggett.

The band has built a reputation for fierce, formidable and head-spinning live shows which have caught the attention of acts like The Foo Fighters, Shellac, Wolf Alice, Idles and Die! Die! Die!, who have all eagerly harnessed their support on stage.

Combining elements of post-punk, no-wave and rock, Miss June hold close their DIY roots while creating a blistering, reckless sound full of melodic hooks and overdriven riffs that are at once immediately recognisable and yet entirely their own.

Miss June Links: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify

Watch and listen to ‘Enemies’ below:

Harico have burst onto the University scene combining elements of psychedelic rock, indie pop and disco sounds with a big stage presence and tight musicianship which has developed a loyal local following. Formed at UoB in 2017, the first three members bonded over music tastes and baked beans, and began jamming over demos in a small halls kitchen. Completing the line up with a skilled drummer at a Society event set the wheels in motion, and they don’t look to be slowing any time soon.

Harico Links: Facebook 




Watch and listen to ‘Dressed Up To The Nines’ below:

Flake is a 3 piece alternative rock band. Brum, born and bred, take your mom to bed, smoking in the shed.

Flake Links: Facebook | Instagram | SoundCloud