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Childhood friends Thomas and Frederik reconnected in London through a love of Frank Sinatra, Al Bowley, Erik Satie and darts. Each dealing with their own recent break ups and heartaches, they recorded a cover of Sinatras ‘In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning’ which inspired them to recruit long term friends Mike, Danny and Kieron and set to pooling together their own various odes to separation and loneliness under the name Hunck.
After NME picked up one of their early demos and they started to catch the attention of the public, they quickly found themselves performing at Green Man and Reading Festival and have recently supported The Lemon Twigs and Amber Arcades.
Thyla are a four 4 piece guitar band based in Brighton/ London.
Since forming in December 2014, they have self released 3 singles. The music lends itself to British New Romanticism and New Wave - Cross pollinating with early 4AD and Seattle Grunge. "Thyla can't put a foot wrong. Since the Brighton group's emergence, they have delivered 3 winners in a row, like an unplayable Roger Federer" DIY Magazine.
Alt-rock trio Dama Scout are a 'fascinating new band with an overflowing box of tricks' (DIY). They formed in 2016 - showcasing debut song “Forget It’s Good” in October exhibiting ‘colossal potential’ (Crack In The Road). This quickly caught the attention of new music blogs, BBC Introducing, NTS and Amazing Radio. Follow-up single “All In Too” with its ‘deliciously scuzzed-up strain of dreamy, shoegaze' (Line of Best Fit) earned further airplay and online reach.
Dama Scout started when Eva Liu (guitar/vocals) & Lucci Rossi (bass) began experimenting with unconventional approaches to songwriting. They share a fervour for the raw sound of distorted 60s’ recordings and the dreaminess of late 80s’ indie-rock, whilst embracing the limitations of bedroom recording. The trio was completed when childhood friend Danny Grant (drums) relocated to London bringing his atypical approach to playing while sharing the bands’ sensibilities.
The name Dama Scout came from Liu’s lifelong enchantment with ‘Scout’ from Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mocking Bird” prefixed with the duo-syllabic ‘Dama’ meaning woman or deer. The trio’s reference to the number ‘three’ (as heard throughout their music and lyrics) is also reflected in the three syllables of the name.
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