A celebration of Bristol from head to toe; the triumphant @katyjpearsonband heads up the bill on the back of her critically acclaimed second record, @lynkslynkslynks and @theyisgrove bring their big bad bad bad energy, resident good boy @williejhealey brings the breeze, plus @spinnynights curate our Dareshack stage with an exquisite, eclectic cast of localised champions / future genre definees, proving with certainty that Bristol continues to be a cultural thirst trap.
Post Macho Noise Pop trio “The Byker Grove Fan Club” Channel their fury via angular guitars, muscular rhythms, and sardonic vocals dripping with bile and malice.
In the heat of summer, and the tatters of “the dream”. Huw Allen (vocals and bass) Connor Dack (guitar) get hammered in a basement, writing cavemen riffs for meatheads. After a few weeks, a few hangovers, and the addition of Louis Lanfear (drums), the trio refine their irreverent blend of hardcore, post-punk, and Noise Rock, and somewhere in the process “The Byker Grove Fan Club” is born.
Drawing influence from the likes of PJ Harvey, Kate Bush and Florence + The Machine, Juju conjures up a melancholic, dirty alt-rock noise that will leave you humming for weeks to come.
Fusing world folk influences with progressive textures and explosive riffs, Jakabol are an experimental music group from Bristol. They forge genre-bending, kaleidoscopic music inspired by cinematic energy.
Fresh from the release of their highly acclaimed, Top 5* debut album, ‘Solace’, Held By Trees are excited to announce live dates this October. Praised by music journalists around the world, the live iteration of David Joseph’s instrumental project will include album contributors Robbie McIntosh on guitar, Laurence Pendrous on piano, and Andreas Panayi on flute and clarinet. Augmenting the line-up is James Grant on bass, Paul Beavis on drums and additional guests sitting in at different shows.
Thousand Yard Stare were originally active between 1989-1993, releasing a slew of EPs that reached the top of the Independent Charts, before signing to Polydor Records and releasing two LPs. They toured extensively across the world, including with James in the UK, Jesus & Mary Chain in Europe and Soup Dragons in the US, as well as coveted festival appearances at the likes of Glastonbury and Reading. …then, nothing. From nowhere, the band reformed in 2015 for a triumphant and rapturous one-off show in London, reviving a passion that had lain dormant for over two decades.