They started building a reputation through their impressive live concerts, arresting harmonies and skilled tricks in guitar playing. Now the Smoke Fairies return with an updated sound. Their new eponymous album leaves us in such an immersive state of mind it might as well be the best they’ve done yet.
William Blackaby (vocals, guitar), Philip Havard (guitar), Matthew Paisley (drums), Gary Saloman (keyboard) are the official band members of North London’s Shy Nature. Formed in the beginning of 2013, the alternative group released the debut EP later that year only to discover a bit of the sweet taste of the spotlight.
Pixel Fix are a four-piece group based in Oxfordshire. Marcus (vocals, guitar), Clem (lead guitar), Rob (drums) and Jarred (bass) incorporate the gang whose sound is essentially marked by guitars and dashes of electronic music.
Lively, powerful, hypnotizing - they’re The Jackobins. This quintet has just released their self-produced first EP and is already making fuss all over Liverpool’s music scene.
You will feel originality, identity and attitude while listening to them. What you see is what you get. The Shed Spiders is the name of a new group from Wirral, North West England, trying to achieve their goals based on their talent, only. No imitations.
Dirty Thrills have been discovered and soon labelled as one of the most exciting rock ‘n’ roll groups recently joint to the UK music prospect. Lead by Moody Blues’ son, the newcomers came out of the box in 2012, showing the most savage, sensuous and crude side of old school blues is still hip.
Max Wheeler and Victoria Port form the Anushka duet. The Brighton-based musicians’ work displays both skill and class. Bass music has a lot to gain from the pair’s creativity. We’re telling you their songs could make British dance floors the most charming ever.
Elephant is a duo comprised of Amelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck. Rivas has described their work as “an accident that actually turned out pretty well”. This accident’s success formula resides in Amelia’s delicate vocals surrounded by poignant minor details in their songs’ melodies.
In 2012 Belfast-born siblings Thom and Lucy formed Southern. This Liverpool-based group’s eponymous EP has had a bombastic reception and the tunes that followed have made the point even clearer: they’re here to stay and not about to get ignored by the big figures in the showbiz.
Real inspiring contemporary music has been done lately in the UK. One more example of that is the British band Pylo. Formed in 2012, the group of young men was perhaps far from imagining that the desire of resurrecting their background of influences’ legacy would make them the next big thing.