Youngblood Brass Band flouts convention in an ecstatic, raucous, incendiary fashion, taking the form of a New Orleans brass band and morphing it into a punked-out hip-hop behemoth of groove and purpose.
Having sold out London’s Royal Albert Hall earlier this year performing as a trio, this tour brings the evolution of Nick’s second album, Wake Up Now, on a full circle journey from five-piece, to trio, and now right back to just Nick and his guitar.
The nucleus of Shadowparty formed when Josh Hager and Tom Chapman met in Boston, Massachusetts. Josh is a former member of The Rentals who currently plays guitar and keyboards in Devo. Tom Chapman is the former bass player of Bad Lieutenant who followed frontman Bernard Sumner to New Order in 2011 when the band reunited for a series of charity gigs. Completing the group are Phil Cunningham, Marion founding member and New Order’s guitarist since 2002, and drummer Jeff Friedl, who plays with Devo.
Born out of a shared desire to create, Stella Martyr formed in Exeter in 2012. Their sound might best be described as ‘Electronic pop music with guitars’.
Northern Irish band Therapy? blend the energy and catchy chorus of punk with the power of thrash metal to produce anthemic music beyond compare. The band’s line up now includes drummer Neil Cooper, singer Andy Cairns playing guitar and Michael McKeegan on bass.