The dark lords of the underground, Great Western waited two years until they even created a demo. Finding inspiration from old favourites such as Thin Lizzy, Black sabbath, Danzig and Pentagram. These guys know how to bring the riff, but its not just another nostalgic look at the past. Hard rock is of course here to stay, trolls, nymphs and demons unite!
Kurtz craft a primal punk aesthetic, then they go and throw in super loud soundscapes. Starting off as an improv duo, the band was quick to refine their lo-fi grunge experiments in the first soundmaker release ‘+1’. On record they switch between fun up tempo riffs and slow rolling deep rhythms. Keen to work with others, they have been seen to promote the band as a collaboration project, most recently working with Neotropic and Bradford Bahamas. As a live entity, Kurtz keep the elements of what made it so fun to pick up a guitar and a pair of drum sticks when you were a kid!
Woe consists of three core members Sami, Joss, and Matt along with a revolving cast of other characters. They began in 2008 providing a live soundtrack to a play on the Edinburgh Fringe and followed that with a long and fruitful series of collaborations with Alaskan oddball storyteller Guy Jackson- The First Woe. Out of this grew Woe’s chaotic live set of songs awash with multiple drummers and gratuitous amounts of fake blood- The Second Woe. The final song to emerge from this second manifestation of Woe is Ezekiel, which refines both the chaotic and fragile elements of their music. Now out from hiding, the third coming of Woe is bigger & bolder. The music teetering on the edge and the instruments threatening to explode at any given moment.
Bullet Proof Vest are a full bore, flat out 3 piece from New Cross, South East London. They sound like the heroes of your 15 year old self having a bar brawl, with soul!
Popskull are a heavy metal inspired pyschoblues two piece (Rufus’n’Ben) from South East London who play Loud’n’heavy.