South West Showcase with BBC Introducing
Thu 01 Feb 2024
All ages | Standing
£6* (£5* concession)
A big showcase of the best new bands in the South West, curated by Daniel Pascoe of BBC Music Introducing.
Hailing from Devon, UK, Tors are a dynamic trio known for their emotive lyrics, anthemic choruses and angelic harmonies. “Anything Can Happen”, the title track of the band’s upcoming EP, is an uplifting anthem that has generated viral success for Tors and showcases their powerful hit-making ability.
Tors has performed sold-out shows with artists such as Tom Walker, John Newman, Walking On Cars, and Picture This. More recently, they supported X Ambassadors on a UK tour as well as Duncan Laurence and Sam Ryder across Europe, the success of which has secured them a place as main support on Sam Ryder’s UK tour in March 2023. Tors will be following their “Anything Can Happen” EP with a series of headline shows in the UK and Europe in the summer of 2023.
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FFO: Tame Impala, Radiohead, Eels
Pattern Pusher are a band from the South West of England. Holding their own against a sea of guitars, the trio stack nostalgic keyboard sounds and layers of effects to create their own brand of alt-rock.
After cementing themselves as a euphoric live act, one not to miss, the band turned their attention studio-wards. Honing debut album, The Great Letting Go, for the past two years in their Exeter studio.
Some of the first ideas can be traced back to a hazy summer’s afternoon deep in Cornwall where the band, waiting for their gig to begin, huddled over drinks and a guitar birthing the album’s title & song Miss You On Sundays. A contrast to when the boys wrote The Hills, watching blizzards blow from the warmth of their alpine chalet in French town Morzine, Ben C drumming along with wooden spoons.
These travels and experiences bleed into the music, saturating it with psychedelic moments, performed with enthusiasm akin to the 90s Britpop movement. Dynamics await the listener, with explosive Edge Of The World making way for shadowy Hotel Room. Analogue & warm live takes merge with digital processing in a sonic collage exploring the line between production & performance.
Alex, Ben & Benjamin’s journey has led them to share stages with Wolf Alice, Supergrass & The Lottery Winners, play Boardmasters, Leopallooza & Bearded Theory and tour across the country.
Pattern Pusher have grown, exploring a new heartfelt, steeped side to the unbridled joy of their early years. Expect contrasting emotions, higher highs and new depths.
Liang Lawrence is a 22-year-old singer-songwriter currently creating and performing in the uk. her debut ep ‘letters to myself’ was released in august 2023 and racked up over 1 million streams in a matter of weeks. liang grew up in eight different countries before she was 18, and was drawn to music at an early age as a source of grounding consistency. teaching herself to play guitar and write songs from her bedroom, she found in music a way to express feelings and find a place for the messy emotions of everyday life. liang’s raw and honest tunes lean into indie folk and soft rock territories in the vein of Clairo, NIKI, Julia Jacklin and Lizzy McAlpine. liang supported Adam Melchor on his latest european tour and has played alongside artists such as Sophie May, Isabel Pless, Ten Tonnes, Will Joseph Cook and Olive Klug.
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Saff Juno is an independent artist, aiming to create a safe space in the community around her music, where all feelings are celebrated. Having released 5 singles since 2020, all exploring her journey with mental health, Saff hopes to open the conversation worldwide. Following on from 2 successful self-organised tours in 2022, her dynamic 4-piece indie-pop/rock band are eager to hit bigger stages with her new material in anticipation of her debut EP in February this year. FFO Wolf Alice, beabadoobee, AURORA and Jeff Buckley.
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