Far Caspian’s lo-fi foundations were built in producer and frontman Joel Johnston’s university halls, later joined by fellow band members Jof Cabedo (drums and vocals) and Alessio Scozarro (bass and vocals). Since getting noticed by blogs early on, the Leeds dream-pop outfit have been tipped as “one of the North’s best emerging indie bands of the year” by The Line of Best Fit, with live audiences responding just as positively on the band’s first tour with a number of sold out shows and appearances at tastemasker festivals such as Live at Leeds and Hit The North.
With tracks from their debut EP ‘Between Days’ and new hazy pop singles ‘A Dream of You’ and ‘Conversations’ receiving support from Radio 1, 6 Music and Radio X as well as picking up millions of streams across Spotify and Youtube, Far Caspian continue to make waves with their distinctively dreamy yet mellow guitar tunes.
“Far Caspian bridge the gap between airy indie-pop proclivities and the innermost threads of undiluted indie rock…their sonic tone is definite, landing somewhere between the styles of tranquil shoegaze and warm dream pop.” The 405
“Far Caspian look set to blossom into something special.” Clash Music
“A hazy indie bop that’s far more chill than the subject matter would suggest.” Dork
Signed to FatCat Records (C Duncan, TRAAMS, Sigur Rós) and now based in London and Brighton, Breathe Panel released their debut album on July 13th 2018. Recorded with Hookworms frontman and production wizard MJ at his Suburban Home Studio in Leeds, the band have drawn upon musical influences including Chris Cohen, Real Estate and Deerhunter.
Meeting at University, Josh Tyler, Nick Green and Benjamin Reeves sprung out of a vibrant scene of musicians playing and gigging together. Between writing in a shared house basement and taking long walks on the South Downs, Breathe Panel have crafted their own sound based around the intuitive songwriting partnership of Josh and Nick.
Recalling thoughtful days spent outdoors, Nick's vocals wash across bright, shimmering guitars and intricate drum patterns to create something beautifully expansive yet highly introspective. They combine writing about topics including anxiety, colours, people, memories and the cure of nature with capturing a sound that makes them feel good.
The Caress are an alternative five-piece based in South London, creating their own brand of melodrama, inspired by Scott Walker and Phil Spector’s wall of sound. Having worked with Eddie Al-Shakarchi (Boy Azooga ‘1,2, Kung Fu’) on a new collection of tracks, they released ‘Bruiser’ in January 2019 with support from 6 Music and BBC Introducing, followed by stand alone single 'Oh God (I'm Lonesome)' in March.