“If people can feel like something is happening and they’re catching the tail of something, then that’s what we want and that’s what we want people to take from our music; that something is happening and it’s a big massive fucking party,” declares frontman Conrad Ellis, the driving force behind Cheshire’s modern indie heroes The Luka State.

Armed with a cannon of indie anthems both Blossoms and Catfish And The Bottlemen would kill for, 2017 is shaping up to be a breakthrough year for The Luka State. Since the Winsford four-piece formed in 2013 they’ve bulldozed house parties across the land, hooked up with Game Of Thrones stars, launched their own music show on YouTube and popped up in the critically acclaimed John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy. Now The Luka State are determined to gatecrash the UK Top 10 as they ready their debut album Fall In Fall Out for release later this year.

They’ve already kick started 2017 with two immense singles, ‘Lies! Lies! Lies!’ – described as “firing with the pent-up rage and energy you’ll find in early Supergrass and Manic Street Preachers tracks”; ‘Bring This All Together’, described by BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson “better than Kasabian”, a Track Of The Week at Radio X, and a track so anthemic it’s been used by Sky Sports, BT Sport, and both BBC and ITV Sport to soundtrack their recent coverage.

The Luka State Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Bring This All Together’ below:

Plus support from THE SEAGULLS

In August 2017 The Seagulls released their latest LP Blood Orange –  their second full-length album release following 2015’s debut Desert Eleven and lead single, ‘Happy’.

After the release of their highly anticipated debut album and fresh from support slots with SPACE and The Monochrome Set, the band hit the road headlining major venues across the UK including sold out shows in London, Leeds and Manchester and gained a dedicated following. Labelled by fans as “tropical pop” the band has been making waves up and down the country over the last few years with their 60’s influence and stylistic attitude making it impossible to take your eyes off them.

The Seagulls Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Happy’ below:

Plus support from FLO

Midlands-based quartet FLO began in late 2016 when school friends Derek Matthews and Tom Parkes who had been writing music together for 6 years decided it was time for change. They enlisted the help of Tom Reilly and Jack Marlow and spent a 3 month stint writing music in a shoddy lock-up overlooking the industrial landscape of Birmingham, transferring their bedroom concept into something more tangible.

Now fully formed, their sound relies heavy on pop-saturated hooks with a mellow synth backdrop influenced by acts such as The Cure, Bon Iver and Hippo Campus. The band has received multiple plays on BBC Introducing and their debut EP Blue will be released on the 1st December 2017.

FLO Links: Facebook | Twitter

Listen to ‘Arc’ below:

Plus support from BRAINS FOR BREAKFAST

Brains For Breakfast are an indie pop band from West Midlands, blending influences from artists such as Frank Turner and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly with strong original songwriting and feel good vibes. They have toured twice in Switzerland this year and have released a live ukulele album entitled Uke-nited Kingdom. They will be recording new material for a new album sometime next year.

Brains for Breakfast Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘No Fear Over Here’ below: