Northern Exposure is quite possibly one of the best sources of new music in the country right now, their ambition matches a passion for new talent which is reflected in both website and other musical involvements.
Their Musicians Against Homeless charity gig at Sheffield’s Leadmill reflects quite possibly their biggest gig to date… and quite frankly a line up worth dying for. Check out our words below on Cabbage, Trampolene, Sheafs and Sisteray who will grace the famous venue on Friday 10th November.
Quite possibly THE breakthrough band of the year, Cabbage really have been onto something quite special in 2017. Famed for their high energy, mass intensity live sets and politically relevant lyricism the Mossley band are in the form of their lives.
Their recent ‘Healing Towns of Brexit Tour’ has been infamous in many ways and was entirely unique in concept. Cabbage are perhaps the most dedicated live band in the country right now, their touring commitments are second to none. Songs such as “Terrorist Synthesizer” and “Uber Capitalist Death Trade” are heavenly in the live setting, whilst “Dissonance” and “Kevin” are also personal highlights.
Their Sheffield return is highly anticipated, one can only imagine that their 2018 plans makes them destined only for larger, more cavernous venues.
The Welsh band’s Sheffield return comes only a few weeks after the release of debut album ‘Swansea to Hornsey.’ Trampolene are one of the most likeable, heartwarming bands on the planet, lead singer Jack Jones’ natural lyrical ability is impressive and touching.
At times their mix of bass and treble is ferocious, “Alcohol Kiss” and ‘Bourgeoisie Girl” are both firm examples of this. However, their effortless ability to tone down their sound to create mesmerising choruses is unparalleled, “Beautiful Pain” has all the hallmarks of this. “The Gangway” is another of their tunes which has anthemic potential, a true sing along!
We first caught Sheafs at North London’s Nambucca in September and were instantly blown away. Latest single “This Is Not A Protest” is a single which can only be played LOUD, it is effortless in both lyric and sound. Sheafs boast mass confidence and have every right to be content with their sound, it is already clear that they are destined to larger things!
“Nobody’s Watching” creates a frenzy of crowd activity in the live setting, it is famed for mosh pits and sing alongs alike. Bearing clear similarities to early Libertines/Arctic Monkeys, Sheafs are able to add their own individuality to a genre which is constantly evolving.
The London band are constantly on top form, well tuned and well practised. Sisteray have a loving following in the capital which is ever growing elsewhere. Their recent Paris trips prove that they are fated to big things, Sheffield is in for a treat!
Songs such as “Queen’s English” and “White Knuckle Joy Ride” taken from latest EP release ’15 Minutes’ are both exceptional. They mix punk-like guitar chords with relevant lyricism to create confident, energetic tracks which are best suited to the live setting.
Northern Exposure presents MAH w/ Cabbage, Trampolene, Sheafs and Sisteray takes place on November 10th:
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