Saturday October 9th – 7:30pm to 11pm
Indie Midlands Presents Graywave & Lemondaze co-headline + special guests.
We are delighted to be bringing you two of the best UK shoegaze acts currently around in Graywave & Lemondaze for a special co-headline show. But that’s not all, we also have support from Oliver Beardmore and newcomer Gatáki.
Graywave is the solo musical venture of multiinstrumentalist Jess Webberley. The first single of the project, ‘Afternoon Escapism’was released April 2019 and has since then achieved over 2000 streams on Spotify.
Taking influence from the likes of Men I Trust, Slowdive, Crumb, and Widowspeak, Graywave aims to create music to make you feel as though you are elsewhere. The combination of dreamy chords, shoegaze inspired guitar leads and powerful vocals creates a distinctive, recognisable sound.
Graywave has been featured on the Brum Radio A-List multiple times and has had radio play from BBC Introducing. The most recent single ‘Before’ has been their most successful song to date, landing a feature on an editorial Spotify playlist as well as receiving glowing reviews and radio play globally. The artist has recently signed to Australian label ‘False Peak Records’ and released her debut EP ‘Planetary Shift’ on vinyl through them.
The 8 legged love child of shoegaze and post-punk, Lemondaze have been wooing venues across East Anglia with their MBV / Slowdive lemon flavoured dream pop grooves.
Originally from Birmingham, Oliver made his lyrical ambition known at a young age with a trio of singles in 2017 and 2018 that drew comparisons to the songwriting of indie staples such as Alex Turner and Noel Gallagher. The unrelenting gigging that ensued culminated in a raucous sold out headline show at The Rocksteady, London in December 2019.
After a hiatus from the studio, Oliver returned with ‘Fiesta’, the lead single from his EP that is chalked for release in 2021. Oliver’s new direction defines a sonic palate which places him at the end of a more avant-garde lineage: inspired sonically by shoegaze and dream pop royalty My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive but with a melodic sensibility more akin to Lorde and Lana Del Rey.
While the lead single is more of a jet-propelled pop anthem: the upcoming EP is expected to further explore combinations of prehistoric guitar walls and reverb-drenched synths, with ethereal hooks and traditional songwriting prevailing at the project’s core.
Beorma are Tom & Ferns, an indie pop/R&B duo based in Birmingham. Tom is Birmingham born & bred whilst Ferns is originally from Portugal. Both Tom & Ferns have been members of separate bands but they found musical love together during lockdown and began to collaborate sending ideas back and forth online, eventually coming up with the seven tracks that make up their debut EP ‘Virtual Emotionality’ which came out the end of January. Prior to the EP release they put out the singles ‘F U’ & ‘Right Behind You’ in 2020 and followed up with ‘Woman’ which was released March 5th in time for International Women’s Day and ‘Tears’ which came out in May.
Things are a little bit wild and crazy when Gatáki takes to the stage.