The birth of the UK event in January 2015 saw two sold-out shows featuring the likes of The Fat White Family, Ghostpoet and Teleman at Village Underground. Twelve months on sees a similarly varied line-up that includes the return of Infectious’ Bloc Party, much vaunted newcomers Wichita’s Oscar and Blaenavon from the Transgressive stable alongside Play It Again Sam’s newly signed FEWS. Representing Heavenly Recordings are TOY whilst recent addition to the Stolen Recordings roster, Thomas Cohen completes the line-up.
Following a series of sold-out US and European shows Bloc Party are gearing up for the January release of their fifth album HYMNS via Infectious Music. HYMNS is a rebirth for Bloc Party. After 16 years as a band, countless world tours and awards and four studio albums, Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack are taking it back to where it all began, putting together a sublime new album that began with the two of them sharing ideas in a studio. Bolstered by new members Louise Bartle and Justin Harris, the result is a record that sounds like a band growing and changing, pushing new sounds via new approaches, and resulting in bigger, better, stronger Bloc Party.
Hailing from Hampshire, this youthful trio made their debut via Transgressive’s paradYse imprint soon followed by a string of memorable sold-out shows that rapidly marked the teenagers as ones to watch. With a raft of national radio support and recent live sorties with the likes of Foals and Oscar, 2016 is gearing up to be a pivotal twelve months.
Newly signed to Play It Again Sam, this US /Swedish four-piece arrive on the back of a handful of UK live dates, their label debut The Zoo picking up playlist status at 6music. Currently in the studio adding the final touches to their debut album, with producer Dan Carey at the controls you can expect it to be one of the most impressive releases of 2016.
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