“Kaiser Chiefs have done rather well out of having ideas above our station,” decides Ricky Wilson, reflecting on the multi-platinum pop crusade that continues this summer with the release of brilliantly idiosyncratic pop record Stay Together — the follow up to the #1 album Education, Education, Education & War. “Making our first album, we weren’t trying to be the best indie band in Leeds. We weren’t even just competing with guitar bands. Almost by accident, we were competing with Girls Aloud.”
Funny how things turn out. Fast-forward twelve years and the country’s biggest girlband have split, reformed and split again. Kaiser Chiefs, meanwhile, have managed lose only one member and now present their sixth album. It’s a spiky, surprisingly romantic affair bursting with the verve, ambition and great tunes that first propelled the band to household name status, and it’s been produced — plot twist! — by Brian Higgins, the Grammy award-winning producer whose Xenomania hit factory conjured Girls Aloud’s record-breaking run of Top 10 singles.
Alongside euphoric lead single Parachute, Stay Together boasts a double-chorused title track that sounds like it’s been plucked from somewhere between the grooves of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, and takes the listener on a journey through pulsating electro (Press Rewind) and low-slung grooves (Good Clean Fun). And that’s before you even consider anthemic banger Hole In My Soul, a song so festival-ready it’s already packed its wellies.
“We noticed something on our last tour,” Ricky recalls, explaining the album’s genesis. “Before we’d go on stage we’d play an hour of music to get hyped up. We’d play the new release by a guitar band, and everyone would think it was quite good. Next thing you know someone’s thrown on Major Lazer and everyone’s dancing and going berserk. I remember thinking, one night, when all this was happening: ‘Do you know what, I don’t think we’re into making a standard guitar record this time round’.”
“People tell you that you’re only allowed one shot,” Ricky says. “But bands who get a second shot are the ones who fight as hard for their next chance as they did for their first.” And he references new song Sunday Morning when he adds: “I see ambition as being like fog: there’s something just out of reach and you can move forward forever trying to grab hold of it. But the important thing is that you keep moving forward.”
“We might never get to the point where we can sit in an armchair with our arms behind our heads and go: ‘lads, we’ve done it’. But at the same time, maybe that’s why, twelve years later, Kaiser Chiefs are still here.”
Sigma, like The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, and Disclosure, stand at that meeting point between dance music and pop, pioneers of a radio (and stadium) friendly sound that’s seen the duo shift over 4 million singles, clock over 308 million YouTube views, and play stages from London’s Brixton Academy, Roundhouse, and Fabric, to the UK’s Glastonbury (in front of 100,000 people), Reading Festival (where thousands danced outside of a packed Radio 1/NME arena), and further beyond with sold out shows across Australia and New Zealand, Amnesia in Ibiza, and EDC in America.
As Sigma’s profile has skyrocketed, Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie have found themselves collaborating with a dizzying array of artists, including Take That, Rita Ora, Paloma Faith, Labrinth, and most recently, Birdy. Their songs and videos have become events in themselves – the promo for ‘Find Me’ featured Millie Bobby Brown and quickly became the biggest global entertainment story on the day it was released – and they’ve achieved consistent chart, streaming, and radio hits alike (no other act has enjoyed as many UK national radio playlists).
Their debut album, ‘Life’ (Dec 2015) included 8 hit records (2x Platinum, 1x Gold, and 3x Silver), and as things stand, has now sold over 300,000 copies. The past 18 months have seen them play numerous live TV performances (BAFTAs, X Factor, TOTP, BBC Music Awards) and featured on the front (and homepages) of the UK press (The Times, The Guardian, Buzzfeed April 2016).
The album saw them continue to show their dynamic musicality across a whopping 20 tracks and featured further guest spots from the likes of Ella Eyre, and Maverick Sabre. Building on the album’s success, their ‘Life’ UK album tour sold out, before they embarked on their most ambitious festival season to date in Britain and beyond. With the global success of ‘Find Me’ (featuring Birdy) taking them into 2017, the boys are currently locked in the studio working on their eagerly-awaited second album, and preparing to make this their biggest year to date.
SCOUTING FOR GIRLS
Million-selling British pop band Scouting For Girls released their Greatest Hits in 2013, giving the band their fourth Top 10 album. Over the course of the last 10 years the band have sold over two million records, and racked up 4 Brit Award nominations, an Ivor Novello nomination and 4 Top 10 singles.
It has been a packed last couple of years with festivals and summer shows, including multiple outdoor shows supporting McBusted. They also supported Madness on their UK Arena Tour in December 2014.
2015 saw the band working towards finishing their 4th studio album, Still thinking About You, which was released in October 2015 and reached a top 15 spot in the charts. The album features the lead single ‘Life’s Too Short’ and their brand new Christmas single ‘Christmas In The Air (Tonight)’.
Hailing from West London, Roy, Pete and Greg have been friends since the age of five, and have developed in to one of the best live acts around. Principle songwriter Roy has also had recent cuts for acts such as One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Union J and Seafret, and is quickly becoming a key songwriter outside of Scouting For Girls.
Scouting For Girls are currently on their UK headline tour.
Born and raised in Camden London, 28 year old Charlie began his career as an MC with a radio show on the leading London pirate station, Raw FM before starting to write, produce and record his own records. In 2007 he started capturing his life as an independent British Rap artist on film with his online weekly show ‘Being Charlie Sloth.’ Combining reportage, guest stars, comedy skits and hidden camera pranks, the show was picked up by World Star Hip Hop and has gone on to become the most viewed weekly online Hip Hop show in the world averaging over 1 million views a week. It has also helped Charlie cement a career in TV Broadcasting presenting shows for Channel 4 and MTV Base.
In 2010 Sloth joined the BBC 1XTRA line up with the Friday Hip hop M1X and their Saturday morning show before landing his current prime drive time weekday slot on the station. A few years later (in 2013) he took over Radio 1’s legendary Saturday night Hip Hop show from Tim Westwood, positioning him as the new premier tastemaker for hip hop in the UK. Immediately making his mark on the show – which soon became the most listened to radio show on BBC Radio 1Xtra – Sloth imported his seminal ‘Fire in the Booth’ slot which showcases freestyles from the finest MCs from both sides of the pond.
The Cuban Brothers
An unstoppable, infectious force of nature, The Cuban Brothers’ unrivalled funk soul review blends sexy, soulful music with jaw-dropping b-boy action and riotous comedy. From humble beginnings Miguel Mantovani, Archerio Mantovani, Kengo San and Domenico have built Los Hermanos Cubanos – The Cuban Brothers – into a legendary outfit that continuously sells out shows across the globe.
Mike Keat (Miguel) started The Cuban Brothers after (in his own words) ‘watching dance music disappear up its own arsehole’ in the mid to late 90s. His love of b-boying, Latin music and character comedy inspired him to create an irreverent music-driven show to help him showcase his burgeoning talents as a singer, MC and dancer. After enrolling Archie ‘Archerio’ Easton (a former champion b-boy and ex-Prodigy dancer), Kengo ‘Kengo San’ Oshima (a dance student and earnest wrong-man) and most recently Domenico AKA Juan Erection, the four-piece has blurred historic fact and hilarious fiction with the three elements of entertainment – music, comedy and dancing – journeying on an endless foray into filthy fun and funky action.
Not only the entertainment of choice for Elton John, Richard Branson and Robbie Williams, the band has also supported James Brown, Chuck Berry, Fatboy Slim, De La Soul, Talib Kweli, and performed with the likes of The Prodigy, Q-Tip, Chic, Roy Ayers and Jocelyn Brown, as well as touring the world in their own right. Their residency at Rob da Bank’s celebrated Sunday Best parties led to the band hosting the main stage at Bestival, with their delirious rhythms, lightning wit, and gentle ribbing of world famous artists, plus a lot of inappropriate touching, endearing them to a constant stream of new fans. Taking the contagious dynamic of their live show into the studio the band’s debut album ‘Yo Bonita!’ features guest vocals from the likes of Mica Paris, Omar Kurtis Blow, Jungle Brother Mike Gee, Yolanda Quartey (Massive Attack) and KT Tunstall.
In the world of cinema Mike has acted in Plan B’s Ill Manors and performed one of the standout songs from Dexter Fletcher’s Sunshine on Leith, while the band enjoyed a starring turn in Nick Frost’s Cuban Fury. As hosts of the Gumball Rally for several years, the boys also starred in the seminal movie Gumball 3000 introducing them to millions as the main comedy element in the movie. Starring with Fatima Whitbread on the BBC’s Let’s Dance for Sport Relief, and high profile roles in Sky TV’s cult hit Pineapple Dance Studios and the BBC’s visual mixtape, No Hats No Trainers, took them to a whole new generation, while TV specials for Snowbombing & Bestival, and a plethora of talking heads appearances have kept Los Hermanos ‘on the box’, so to speak.
Future plans involve more comedy, more funk and more film, including the Cuban’s road movie ‘It’s A Long Way’, shot in Australia in 12 days and 100% improvised in the form of script and action. Already causing plenty of excitement, it features Mike Keat as yet another alter-ego, Barry Peters, on a pilgrimage to original AC / DC vocalist Bon Scott’s grave in Freemantle Western Australia.
Gentleman’s Dub Club
Formed in 2006 and now celebrating over ten years as a nine-piece, Gentleman’s Dub Club initially came together as a dub band, having been inspired by the scene in Leeds. Merging together dub, ska, reggae and electronic influences, it didn’t take long for the infectious sounds of GDC to become widespread, with their debut EP ‘Members Only’ taking the number one spot on the iTunes Reggae charts and getting radio love and support from David Rodigan.
The ‘Open Your Eyes’ EP (2012) saw the group’s iconic ‘High Grade’ single gain cult status, and following on from this came their first album ‘FOURtyFOUR’. With their reputation taking a strong hold, Gentleman’s Dub Club racked up additional, prolific Radio 1 support, backed P Money in a BBC Maida Vale session for Mistajam and begin notching up countless live shows with their unshakeable energy. To date, the band have played numerous international festivals, including Sierra Nevada World Festival (USA), Glastonbury and Secret Garden Party (UK), Outlook Festival (Croatia), Summer Jam (Germany) and Ostroda Reggae Festival (Poland), reaching more than 40 appearance a year.
Their second album ‘The Big Smoke’ landed late in 2015 on US label Easy Star, with them performing excerpts for David Rodigan back at Maida Vale. The distinctive, creatively charged sounds of the Club have hit over 3 million YouTube plays and inspired remixes from Prince Fatty, Nextmen and Manasseh, whilst they have taken tunes from the likes of London Elektricity and Alex Clare to put their own spin on.
Increasingly in demand as both a production and performance outfit, 2016 holds much more in store for the Gentleman’s Dub Club. Curating and hosting the main room in London’s Fabric this June is just one of the upcoming highlights on the horizon – watch this space.
The Stickmen are definitely the ones to watch for 2017. Not only are their sets a visual feast, but they combine a live element to their DJ Sets and play parts of the songs live using a drum kit as a sample pad.
As producers, this pair are not to be overlooked, with 4 DJ City top 10’s under their belt and their remixes being played on several of the major UK radio stations.
Having only launched in summer 2016, the future looks bright for The Stickmen.
Patrick Nazemi is one of those rare cases – an all-rounder who excels in every aspect of DJing. His skills and natural talent put him in a class of his own and have helped him to achieve a level of success and popularity that allows him to straddle opposite ends of the musical spectrum with ease.
His extensive touring with brands like Propaganda, Ramshackle and his own Brooklyn Zoo party outfit, together with huge support slots for acts such as Mumford & Sons, Zane Lowe, Fatboy Slim, The Libertines, Jungle, Stormzy, Skepta and countless more, demonstrate his versatility and universal appeal.
Meanwhile he holds down a summertime residency at Ibiza Rocks, one of the island’s most inclusive and diverse parties, playing to crowds of 3,000+ every single week. In 2016, he was also hired to play the warm-up sets at Craig David’s humongous TS5 parties, also in Ibiza.
Patrick has deep musical knowledge combined with superlative technical skills, great selection, an innate ability to reads crowds and tons of personality. With all of this and much more, he is the perfect DJ for every occasion…
Recently signed to Sunday Best, Rob da Bank’s independent record label, Alice Jemima merges sultry sweet vocals with contemporary electronic production, creating catchy yet intelligent pop that speaks of universal emotions. Initially breaking through via an enchanting cover of Blackstreet’s No Diggity – now tallying over 3 million plays – Alice has released three songs so far amassing over 2 million plays on Spotify, and releases her debut album on March 3rd 2017.
Wille & the Bandits
Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vain of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.
The use of more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences in the song writing often pushes them more into a world music or progressive category. Having toured with artists such as Deep Purple through to the John Butler trio and played major festivals across Europe, the band seem to leave an equally astounding impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds with their energetic and soulful performances.
They have received great critical acclaim, being voted in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and reaching number 2 in the UK blues chart with their first single on downloads alone. Now touring their third independently released studio album Wille and the Bandits fan base, repertoire of sounds, styles and innovation seems to be growing at an exponential rate.
The band are praised in the press for their albums; bursting at the seams with textures, originality and soul. Rock legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi have also praised the band’s musicianship and their unique edge to Rock and Blues.
It’s rare to find a band as dynamic as Wille and the Bandits, one that is just as comfortable and as impressive at both ends of the sonic spectrum. In the modern age of disposable music it is refreshing to hear a band that still value the art of creating albums and who continue to bring new instruments and ideas into their songwriting rather than settling for a tried and tested formula. Ten seconds of Youtube will not scratch the surface of the band’s sound and message; this is a band that is very much about discovery and one best experienced LIVE!.
REWS are a Huw Stephens’ “Tip Of The Week” on Radio 1 with their new single – “Miss You In The Dark”. Also played on Radio 6 with Tom Robinson and all 38 BBC Introducing shows! Tom said “They return in excellent form with another guitar driven, spiky, pop anthem.”
REWS are the sassy, high energy, pop rock duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill and beat-maker Collette Williams. Together they are creating a genuine buzz on the UK/Irish music scene following the release of their four recent singles. “Can You Feel It”, “Death Yawn”, “Shake Shake” and now the chart banging “Miss You In The Dark”. Across the summer Shauna & Collette have performed at a string of high profile festival performances including Glastonbury, Green Man & Kendal Calling to name but three.
Sound of the Sirens
Exeter-based duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood dovetail beautifully on their debut album, For All Our Sins, a beguiling acoustic pop collection replete with lyrical sensibility on tracks like the first single, Smokescreen (“Living beyond the darkness others create for us, and growing into something positive”), The Circus (“When everyone wants something from you, who can you trust?”) and Mr Wilson (“The chemistry of a new relationship, unsure of where it is going, but knowing that you want more from it”)
Already championed by Chris Evans – who declared himself “blown away” when he heard Sound of the Sirens for the first time, and subsequently invited them to perform alongside U2 and Take That on TFI Friday last year – they’re certain to broaden a burgeoning fan base on the back of For All Our Sins.
It’s a fan base built up not just over several sublime EP releases – but also through their live shows, which combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances predicated on energy, warmth, humour and, above all, real conviction. This is true whether Sound of the Sirens are playing the intimate environs of Exeter Cathedral, before tens of thousands at the Isle of Wight Festival or supporting Rick Astley on his UK arena tour.“
We work well together,” says Abbe, a graduate of Dartington College of Arts, who’s now a vocal coach and drama practitioner for Vocal Arts.“ We have fun and a shared vision of what we want our music to do and how we want it to influence people. Music moves people and can help people overcome adversity. As performers we have a responsibility to write music that will impact and not offend. If people are listening to your voice, use it wisely.”
She and Hannah – who studied performance art at Barnstaple College – met when they worked together at the Timepiece in Exeter, the venue which gave them their debut as Sound of the Sirens. Drawing on diverse influences, including Bob Dylan, Ed Sheeran, Joni Mitchell, KT Tunstall, The Carpenters, they write from a personal experience they feel others can relate to.“ We can also be quite inventive in our writing, using different text games to create a stimulus from which to write,” says Hannah.“
We definitely put our emotion into our music and publicly vent. We often put a positive spin on the sadness that life can bring, finding strength in doing so and hopefully helping others to deal with the same issues.”
One of those issues – mental health – is the subject of The Voices.“We’ve been moved by a mental health campaign, #itaffectsme, that’s bringing people together to be open about mental health issues. It’s also campaigning to get mental health awareness to be spoken about in primary school education to prepare the next generation. As teachers and musicians we feel this is brilliant.”
Sound of the Sirens want to both enlighten and entertain, and they want to do it with euphony. For All Our Sins accomplishes all of the above.
It’s hard enough to have one successful career. Having the strength to call time on it and start from scratch seems like self-sabotage. In Kate McGill and Dan Broadley’s case however, it looks like it’s going to pay off. Their early years – while exciting and substantial – now look like practice for the main event. The moment it was all building up to? Meeting each other and forming Meadowlark.
Prior to the band, Kate had clocked up tens of millions of views on YouTube for her catalogue of covers. She released an album, had tracks played on Radio 2, and spent a summer in Los Angeles writing with various renowned hitmakers. Dan, meanwhile, was playing in various rock bands and earning a reputation as a great director having made videos with the likes of Don Broco, Lower Than Atlantis and Mallory Knox. But Kate was feeling drastically unfulfilled, worried she was only going to be known for covering other people’s songs when she had so many of her own waiting for an audience. Dan, meanwhile, musical tastes changing and growing all the time, was lumbered with bandmates that would neither shift their focus or gig further than 10 miles from home. Something had to give. With both Dan and Kate hailing from Plymouth, a town with a relatively small music scene, it’s little surprise they already knew of each other.
Now living in Bristol, Kate speculatively contacted Dan wondering if he might be interested in collaborating. Sure enough he was, and soon after she was driving down to the south coast, where, after drinking a fair amount of wine to calm her nerves, they started jamming. Both enthuse how natural that first meeting was, and from then on, they’ve known working together was the right thing to be doing. Despite the advice of those around them claiming to know better, Kate and Dan threw themselves into it.
A matter of weeks after deciding they were a band – albeit a band without a name, finished songs or any recordings – they were asked to support Bastille. Suddenly the vague sketches of songs they’d created needed to be finished, and they had to find a name.
First things first Kate scoured every book she could find looking for inspiration, and stumbled across Meadowlark. It seemed a good fit. After all, meadowlarks are known for their song, and Fleet Foxes, a huge influence, have a song of the same name. Still toying with the idea, good old-fashioned serendipity stepped in. After Kate announced she was quitting her YouTube career with an impulsive Facebook post, one fan, among many of her hundreds of thousands of subscribers, replied with a link to a video to wish her well. Amazingly, despite the fact she’d told no one about the band name she was eyeing up, it was simply screengrabs of Kate cut with video a meadowlark in flight. Spooky, perhaps, but it was more than enough to seal the band’s name.
As for preparing for the Bastille show, the duo finished ‘Sail Away’, which made it to their first EP, plus a handful of other songs, and polished their sound enough to get through the gig. “It was a bit premature, but a really good break,” says Dan. “As a new band it’s so encouraging to be thrown into something like that. What if we’d turned it down? Those opportunities don’t come around very often.” They’ve since supported Michael Kiwanuka, Gavin James and Rae Morris, among others.
Off stage, their track ‘Eyes Wide’ was added to BBC Radio 1’s Introducing playlist, XFM’s evening playlist and featured on Hype Machine’s Top 20. They’ve also performed a session on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show, played Glastonbury’s Introducing stage, at the Great Escape, MAMA festival in Paris, Dot to Dot, and appeared on episodes of Vampire Diaries and Made in Chelsea. Proof that, whether Meadowlark were ready for that first live show or not, it was the right thing to do.
“We had some struggles in the first couple of years, working out priorities, finding that balance between taking it seriously, but not so seriously we lost friends and relationships,” says Kate. “I was coming out of this accomplished thing that I’d done. There were absolutely no regrets, but I wanted to get organised and carry on as I had been.”
Musically, their sound has simplified since those first writing sessions. They’re still exploring the space where folk and electronica meet, and while getting ever closer to the sound in their heads, one of the most important lessons Kate and Dan have learned is that less can be more. Another, perhaps above all else, is that ego should be left at the door – the song is always the most important thing. “We’ve got a really good thing going, and it’s completely shared understanding of what we want to do,” says Dan. “If a song just needs Kate’s voice and a piano, I will happily step aside and let that be, just as Kate will make room for me if it that’s what is needed. We think solely about the song and nothing else, we’re not precious.”
That philosophy came to the fore when the duo disappeared on various writing retreats around the UK. “We just look for cottages with pianos,” says Kate. Free from distractions and loaded up with ideas gathered from observing the world around them, they used such spaces to craft the songs that will appear on their forthcoming album, expected to be released in the early part of 2017. While deeply personal, there’s more to their writing than basic love songs. Matters of the heart are there in the background, but Dan and Kate are engaged, culturally aware, well-travelled people, always looking further afield for themes and concepts.
Recording these ideas took place during three 10-day long stints which saw them team up with producer JJ Mitchell in an old church. It wasn’t always easy, there were many long nights in the pub wondering if it was all going in the right direction, but they emerged with something truly special. “I remember it really dawning on us on the last night of the session that we’d made a record that we’re so proud of,” says Kate. “It was a hugely positive, enjoyable experience.”
It wasn’t just a case of committing their demos to record either. With a whole bank of instruments set up the pair and Mitchell dreamed up their songs all over again, trying out new ideas and experimenting. The hardest thing was knowing when to stop, but they got there. “Ultimately we can do whatever we want, because it’ll always be Meadowlark as long as it’s our music with Kate’s voice on top of it.
“That means we’ll always sound like us, no matter what.”
MAD DOG MCREA
Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.
It was at Glastonbury in 2013 (notably the Avalon Stage), the release of their ‘Happy Bus’ video, take-up from national radio from esteemed folk such as Mike Harding, and others… Matched with the unshakable dedication of their massive and loyal to the hilt, fan base that Mad Dog Mcrea began to become more than just a very popular, West Country festival act; – whilst obviously killing it live Mad Dog Mcrea, determined that their fans and media alike should see them as serious and acclaimed recording artists too.
Mad Dog’s new album ALMOST HOME, produced by Sean Lakeman, is an album fuelled with the all the essential Mad Dog energy and antics that the band have become known for Dave Podmore writes engagingly about Mad Dog stuff as one might expect, all night drives, police car chases Folk musicians, in particular have been playing tribute to the hero’s of WW1 of late MDM are no exception, offering up their bone chilling song – “You Can’t Find Me”. “The Sound” written by Seth Lakeman includes beautiful guest vocals from Suzi Mac.
In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in
Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea. are, in every sense of the word, a live, band ALMOST HOME encapsulates that and so much more.
The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump
British folk-punk for a summer’s afternoon, a sound forged in festivals and bonfires, with fiddle-driven rabble rousers and songs that stir the soul.
The Leylines was started by a group of West Country musicians driving home from a session at the legendary Sawmills Studios. Levelling The Land by The Levellers was on the car stereo. Something about the sound of the record, the rolling Cornwall landscapes and the smell of summer connected in writer and vocalist Steve’s head.
Steve, a product of council estates and stints in the Army, put his observations on the state of the nation into music and started writing. Adding the different musical backgrounds of band mates Matt (Guitar), Pete (Bass), Dave (Drums) and Hannah (Violin), The Leylines have created a style that combines the acerbic social commentary of the Mod and Punk eras, and a folk-rock vibe that will send you right back to those long, hazy festival days.
The band saying is: “If you wouldn’t go out and have drink with someone, don’t work with them.” With a fiercely loyal and ever-growing fanbase, The Leylines guaranteed to have their audiences up on their feet – and they will be having as much fun as their audience while they’re doing it!
The band are very proud to say that in 2016, on top of a packed gig list, they have been invited to play headline slots at Watchet Festival, Bodstock Festival, Hazy Daze Festival, Wistful Festival and more, also playing the mainstages at Something Else In The Dean, Farmer Phils Festival, Kindred Spirits Festival and Chagstock as well as many other festivals.
They have also seen a dramatic rise in nationwide following after playing alongside such chart topping bands as Toploader and Scouting For Girls, as well as festival favourites Mad Dog Mcrea, Ferocious Dog and 3 Daft Monkeys.