TRUDY AND THE ROMANCE
There’ s a storm brewing over this year and in its eye is where you’ ll find Trudy and the Romance, concocting a veritable witch’ s brew of lovelorn sea shanties and mutant rockabilly pop for all the doo-wop digging rockers who thought these isles would never be hip and happening again.
Their march into infamy has not been a long one. Throughout the past year each successive release has earned them new acolytes in the press and on the wireless. They were part of DIY’s class of 2017 as well as NME’s round up of acts to explode this year. Strong support has come from Radio 1, Radio X, Beats 1 and 6Music (where they were Steve Lamacq’s artist of the week) and fashion tastemakers i-D have also sung their praise. Not content to claw their hooks in the media alone, Trudy and the Romance have caused a pestilential stir on the Spotify viral charts, clawing up to #7 with the salty six-stringed soul of ‘ He Sings’ . Their latest single ‘ Sandman’ also sat at #7 on Hype Machine and helped them cap off their year as the fourteenth most blogged artists of 2016.
Following an incredible response to their self titled EP in 2016, New Luna are on course for an explosive end to the year. A display of the possibilities still offered by guitar, bass, drums and an idiosyncratic frontman, what impresses most is the band’s off-kilter approach to pop songwriting.
Formed in early 2015, post-punk and dream-pop inspired New Luna introduce a fresh take on alternative rock. Sharing tastes in artists such as Radiohead, Joy Division and Bombay Bicycle Club, the four-piece have performed at UK festivals such as Y Not and Truck, as well as a DIY Magazine showcase and Manchester’s Deaf Institute. Following the release of their debut EP in December, New Luna maintain their forward momentum with a UK tour and support slots with Happyness and Trudy and the Romance booked for 2017.
Prey For Darwin
Leeds Based band specialising in time warp grunge slop heart pop noise.
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The Vanity Project https://thevanityprojectmanchester.bandcamp.com/releases
The Vanity Project can’t sit still. Using a loop pedal and far more instruments than it’s wise for two people to play, this duo write apocolyptic disco jams about corrupt politicians and anthemic ballads about the death of idealism. Having drawn sonic comparisons to Blur and Everything Everything, their gigs are a colourful explosion of balloons, party poppers and razor sharp wit. Winners of the 2016 national iSessions contest, they’ve been written about in the Independent, played on Radio 6 and garnered praise from the likes of Marc Riley and Everything Everything frontman Jonathan Higgs.
Ginger Snaps http://smarturl.it/GSPhatKids
Ginger Snaps is multi-instrumentalist singer and producer Jay Brook from Northampton. Whilst also being a main writer for the Radio X play-listed ‘OhBoy!’, Jay & his writing partner Lee Irons have spent time in their Northampton Lab cooking up a brand new sound.
“Baggier than a vintage shop’s sale rail and laced in all manner of swirling psych, Ginger Snaps’ breakbeat pop is as flexible as they come.” – DIY
“Ginger Snaps dwells in slacker climes, matching fuzzed up riffs against boom-bap hip-hop beats. Re-calls everyone from Beck to De La Soul, but really it could only come from the mind of a certain Northampton dweller” – CLASH
“If there’s a band that’s needed right now its Ginger Snaps; melding oldskool hip hop breaks with modern day pop sensibilities” – BBC Introducing