Badliana is a Bristol-based singer and rapper. Combining elements of trap, grime and alt. R&B, Badliana creates a fierce fusion of soundscapes that compliment her smooth, sultry vocals effortlessly. Her debut EP - released via female-led label Saffron Records - received praise from the likes of Mixmag, Crack, Clash, BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1 XTRA to name a few.
“Art for me has been about expressing emotions I can’t explain another way. These paintings highlight my issues with barriers and hidden anxiety and mental health. How people see me is one thing - but internally I sometimes feel completely different. I use art as a way of expressing things that aren’t always easy to discuss.” Big Jeff
The aim of this work is to surprise and challenge the viewer. It is intended to instigate conversations.
ESSIRAY - aka Rachel Murphy - is currently based in Dublin where she writes and produces her own music. She has already received praise from the likes of Hot Press, Nialler9 and HRMNY Presents. This year, ESSIRAY hopes to continue to captivate listeners with her unique blend of shimmering indie-pop.
FELIX is an Indie-Alt singer/songwriter, based in Bristol, whose music fuses anthemic arrangements with raw lyricism. His debut single 'Leaving' is out 17th May 2023.
Unrelenting and direct, Bristol’s Hypothetics have a sound that pushes the four to the extremes; as engaging with driven outbursts of noise as they are with thoughtful progressive ideas, we see a band that are happy not settling. Self starters from the off they have built a solid (and growing) fanbase in and around their home city becoming regular players on the gig circuits there while writing and recording out of the creative hub of Factory Studios in Bristol (IDLES, Squid, Massive Attack).
INDIGOS are an Alternative Pop Rock duo consisting of Sophia Barnes (lead vocals + guitar) & Jack Croft (backing vocals, guitar). After self-releasing 2 singles, INDIGOS were picked up by record label Club AC30, who went on to release their debut self-titled EP in 2020, co-produced by Lee Kiernan of IDLES. Their music blends elements of 90's alternative rock and heavy pop to create a sound that while nostalgic, is very much their own.
Keir is the Bristol artist behind the exposed, yet powerful, new single, Paranoid. Paranoid is an anthemic, choral-led expression of crippling fear mixed with the excitement you feel when entering a relationship. Keir has produced emotively engaging releases like Shiver and Say Love since his debut in 2019. Since then, this artist has amassed over 3 million streams on Spotify alone. After signing to Vertigo Records at Universal Germany, Keir has demonstrated international appeal with his music.
Made up of three brothers from Canterbury, lotusbliss is a uniquely DIY indie band that focus on an ambient, yet sleek musical delivery. Thunder in the Room is the last single from the band before their explosive, tightly executed EP released early April and aptly named Bittersweet.
Drawing inspiration from sixties psychedelia, specifically the jazz-infused Tropicalia movement, Melotone are a band interested in texture and ambience rather than ego. Now signed to Think Twice Records, the quartet are excited to introduce listeners further to their unique blend of jazz-infused psych-rock.
Sisters Alannah and Felicity Jackson merged talents in 2018 and have since been performing and writing under the title of Miss Kill. Encapsulating the work of a full band, Alannah holds lead vocals and merges roaring riffs on a Japanese Stratocaster, whilst Felicity provides harmonies, simultaneously thrashing a Vintage Premier kit. Combining influences of Alternative, Garage & Grunge Rock, the young Bristol duo hold an extensive fan base with a substantial following in the U.S.
Samantha Lindo is a new wave jazz and RnB artist of dual British & Jamaican heritage, recently featured on the BBC Sounds Hot List curated by BBC Introducing & BBC 6Music. She is described as having a voice that is ‘hauntingly flawless’, ‘having crowds mesmerised within seconds'. Her music is a fusion of jazz and soul with an indie edge.
Despite being in the early stages of the musical project, Single Ruin landed himself a tour support with Fickle Friends and headlined Swedish festival Solbergfestivalen. His previousr eleases tell alt-pop stories of struggling relationships with developed creative production togive these seeming simple topics a unique edge.
Sleep Walking Animals
Born in Manchester, UK, Sleep Walking Animals are bonded by a deep sense of brotherhood. Their lyrics echo a bygone era yet are moulded by the zeitgeist and are underscored by almost filmic compositions. They have sold out venues across the UK and have aired on national TV and radio, most notably on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch and Tom Robinson's Introducing Mixtape.
A real pre-Avatar conundrum that Stealing Sheep, with the help of Bob Earland, Dick Mills and Roger Limb from the Radiophonic Workshop, unravel. ‘La Planète Sauvage’ an ethereal excursion that’s narrated by Roger Limb; like a futuristic Martin Denny, or Dr Who gone ambient techno, with a hint of Forbidden Planet 50 years on. It’s an analogue swirl set in an off-world paradise; a field recording from the future.
This is a creative, generation-spanning, union brought together to score this unique cult film. Don't miss a night of dazzling audio-visual delight with art-pop trio Stealing Sheep and legendary electronic pioneers The Radiophonic Workshop.
Courageously authentic and possessing an artistic soul reminiscent of the icons who have shaped music today, Svetlana encompasses the spirit, lyrical ability and passion to create a unique legacy as a singer and songwriter. Svetlana has performed as a support act for Maverick Sabre and her recent singles have been supported by the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio London and KISS FRESH.
The New Cut
Alt-rock, Bristol based 4-piece The New Cut are an upcoming band, currently studying in Bristol. The band's rousing melancholia and wry lyricism echoes a puckishness similar to the likes of Parquet Courts, with a sweet solemnity drawing similarities to The Monochrome Set, in equal measure. The New Cut are set to release their debut EP in spring 2023.
Tina expected her songs to find their home in the church halls she grew up in, but it wasn’t until she began performing on the London open mic circuit that she cut her teeth as a performer. Since then, she's honed her craft into a treasure trove of songs that are bold, compelling and refreshing. Tina has already been featured on Spotify's New Music Friday, Alt. Pop and Mellow Pop playlists.
A refreshing mix of retro and modern influences, Toby describes his sound as “a modern British take on neo-soul built on a foundation of frank queer storytelling. Toby’s love of the creative process has led him to take photos of the likes of already legendary Drag Queen Bimini and London Trans Pride founder Lucia Blayke. His previous supporters include the likes of Dazed, NOTION, Clash Magazine, Earmilk and GX Magazine.