Kiran Leonard is a mercurially talented 21 year old musician from Saddleworth, Greater Manchester. He takes inspiration from artists such as Mothers of Invention, Sufjan Stevens, Deerhoof, Albert Ayler, the Residents, Krzysztof Penderecki, the Beach Boys, Don Caballero, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Adrian Belew.
After releasing countless digital-only releases via Bandcamp, Kiran garnered much acclaim for his debut album Bowler Hat Soup, and later signed to Moshi Moshi to release second album proper Grapefruit. Both of these records featured x3 BBC Radio 6 Music-playlisted singles, and were crowned Album Of The Day upon their release.
Latest record Derevaun Seraun is in five movements, each inspired by a different piece of literature, arranged for piano, strings and voice.
Ubaldo is one of the many monikers under which Andreu G. Serra, a multidisciplinary artist from Catalonia, makes music. "Ubaldo" is for creating trembling ambient atmospheres and noisy luminous drones. Melancholic whisper, rhythm of water, the odd phrase mixed with hyperactive guitars.
Ubaldo is now based in Brussels, though still active in the Iberian Peninsula underground. Serra has also played as, or with, Odd Labu, The Noise of Mutt, Bimbo Picasso, and Ensemble Topogràfic, combining contemporary dance and sound. He plays in the duo Or sobre Blau, sharing feedback with guitar wizard Kiran Leonard. In 2014 he founded the experimental DIY label Boira Discos.
London post-punk three-piece Pozi. Pozi are drummer/vocalist Toby Burroughs, bassist/vocalist Tom Jones and violinist/vocalist Rosa Brook. They’ve been together little over a year, but have already amassed a wealth of material of thrilling threadbare urgency. Their superb debut album PZ1, is due for release on Prah Records early next year - a short, sharp shock of socially/politically conscious observational songwriting, informed by all from PiL to ESG, Devo, Wire, Television and David Bowie.