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Focus #9: 485c

485c are interesting and compelling, from their name to their sound they evoke a sense of excitement. With an energetic rock sound to die for it is clear that the band are onto something special. Having formed aged 12, early in their school careers, 485c have slowly evolved from being a cover band to a […]

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Focus #8: The Shimmer Band

Where do we even begin with The Shimmer Band… They’re refreshing, honest and pure example of all the things the modern music scene is missing. Their synth, electronic sound mixes guitar and effects to produce a cacophony of musical genius. With touring and releases becoming all the more regular, it is already clear that the […]

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Focus #7: The ‘Jack Rocks 7′

We normally associate each edition of our ‘Focus’ series to just one artist however, the ‘Jack Rocks 7’ is a concept not to be missed and features SEVEN of the greatest upcoming bands in the country. The roster has been handpicked by Jack Daniel’s to play the Jack Rocks Tent at each of the four […]

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Focus #6: Alexandra Savior

One can only wonder how Alexandra Savior is already not one of the most prominent female artists in the world however, with an incoming debut album and many upcoming sold out shows it is clear that this will not be the case for much longer. Savior’s elegant songwriting ability mixed with a sound which creates profound, […]

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Focus #5: Cabbage

It takes a lot for a band to burst onto the scene as rapidly as Cabbage have. Across the country their reputation is frantically growing; with an instantly recognisable sound and chaotic live shows it is clear that 2017 is the year of the Cabbage. Like many, Cabbage are emerging from Manchester’s world renowned local […]

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Focus #4: Crosa Rosa

Nottingham’s local music scene is one of the UK’s greatest, a hive of emerging, interesting talent. At the forefront of this is Crosa Rosa whose intriguing sound is symbolic of their massive potential. Featuring three members and a heavy, effects dominated sound it is perhaps fair to describe the band as an engrossing amalgamation of The […]

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Focus #3: The Blinders

To many, The Blinders are perhaps the torchbearers for modern political punk rock music. Based in Manchester, the vast potential of the alternate band gives reason for their already strong following throughout the country. It is obvious that they are set to take 2017 by storm. Their sound is heavy, dark and intriguing and righteously […]

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Focus #2: Habitats

It’s fair to say that Habitats’ sound is quite the rarity. Not only does it provide a persuasive edge of tropical groove but it also co-aligns itself heavily with the melodies of modern day indie music. Perhaps one of the most exciting up and coming bands in the country right now, Habitats already hold two […]

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Focus #1: Sisteray

To many, the modern music industry is bleak and unforgiving. Not only does the British music scene struggle to nurture and prioritise the growth of small bands, it also favours the rich, bigoted institutional record companies. However, with such a strong message of unity and anti-establishment hints, Sisteray’s punk rock ethos is a much needed […]

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