Sunday April 12th – 3pm to 10pm
Indie Midlands Presents Seazoo + Special Guests
“Magical indie-pop” – DIY
“A five-part indie-pop explosion…an absolute riot” – Clash
“Wobbly synths and retro-feeling guitars that sparkle with nostalgia” – The Line Of Best Fit
Welsh noisy indie-pop maestros Seazoo announce their return with upcoming sophomore album set for release early next year.
Recorded at Big Jelly Studios with Mike Collins the group’s second full-length effort demonstrates a fresh approach and follows critically acclaimed 2018 debut LP TRUNKS, shortlisted for The Welsh Music Prize alongside acts including Boy Azooga, Gwenno, Gruff Rhys and Manic Street Preachers.
Heavily influenced by the likes of Yo La Tengo, Courtney Barnett and Grandaddy, the rousing five-piece have enjoyed significant support throughout the tastemaker community (Q Magazine, DIY, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, Dork) and across the airwaves (BBC Radio 1, 6 Music), with their glowing reputation as an exceptional live act leading to appearances at SXSW, The Great Escape and Green Man and slots with IDLES, The Lovely Eggs and Circa Waves.
Artio, alt-synth pop oozing out of Leeds. Made up of Hol Brazill, Ieuan Jones and Rob Arkle, Artio have a sound that leads you through rich sonic textures and haunting vocals, giving an overall unique and fresh feel to their music.
Hailed as “one of the most interesting up-and-coming artists in the Midlands” (MusicNotts), Derby-based singer-songwriter emzae is building a loyal following for her self-produced electronic pop which has received support from the likes of BBC Introducing and landed her slots at a number of festivals including Dot to Dot and Beat the Streets, where she played a popular set at Nottingham’s Rock City Beta. Emzae’s music has been described as “atmospheric and assured” (Mike Wright, Cambridge Music Reviews) and combines often ethereal, emotive vocals with thought-provoking, perceptive lyrics and intricate production, attracting over 20,000 listeners and Spotify editorial support for her track Lucid Dreaming.
Following the release of her infectious midtempo single As This Day Fades to Another in August 2019, which received coverage from Elevator Magazine, God Is In The Tv, Deer Du Bois, Glam Glare and Born Music amongst others, emzae embarked on a mini tour. Highlights included supporting rising band The Seamonsters at Birmingham’s Sunflower Lounge, along with dates in Manchester and Sheffield.
2020 is set to be exciting year for emzae, as she prepares to release more music, expand her live set and perform at more venues and festivals around the country.
Barefoot In Baltimore
4 piece Brummy alternative band influenced by the grunge shoe-gaze of the 90′s.
Idealistics are indie rock three-piece from Cambridgeshire. The band consists of Alexandra Hirsz (vocals, bass), Dominique Hirsz (drums) and George Gillott (vocals, guitar). Influenced by Manic Street Preachers, Suede, The Killers and Wolf Alice, the band has been performing since their mid teens, playing regular gigs at their “home venue” – The Portland Arms in Cambridge.
In 2018 they released their first EP “Grades in Ignorance” and played a fundraiser for Love Music Hate Racism. In December 2018, Ali Hirsz shared the stage with James Dean Bradfield singing “Little Baby Nothing” at a sold out gig in Newbridge, Wales. In February 2019, the band released a charity single “Here Come The Zebras” in support of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. On January 6th 2020 the band released their newest EP “Rain In Our Eyes”.
Idealistics have received backing from BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq), Radio X (John Kennedy) and many other radio stations. They have performed in Cambridge, Manchester, Liverpool and Wales. Being diagnosed with a rare form of EDS, Ali advocates on behalf of artists with disabilities and long term illnesses trying to improve their chances in the music industry.
The Five O Five’s
3 Piece Rock/Indie band based in Coventry.