New Year Starts Here: Independent Venue Week

By: Karousel Music

January 16, 2017

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For our first show of the year we’re back with our friends at SESAC with our pals at Paper Dress Vintage; and tonight in support of the fantastic Independent Venue Week! Four hot new acts, eclectic as ever… great songwriters, musicians, performers - we’ve been rather looking forward to this one!

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So who do we got mister?

/// HEAVY HEART ///



"Their latest lush alt-rock single expands on the band's tremendous promise" - The Line of Best Fit
"A graceful and rewarding listen" - NME
"Think Belly and Throwing Muses...this will get under your skin on first hearing” - Turn Up The Volume
"A song that positively blossoms... another impressive stride forward" - GoldFlakePaint
"Sharp, piercing guitar notes rinse the scene, backed by vocals that fly straight up to the top of the mix" - DIY
“A heavenly, mellifluous dreampop collection" - Little Indie Blogs
"I’d liken the band to haze pop greats Pains Of Being Pure At Heart with a bit more bite” - Austin Town Hall
“You’re in the presence of a band that can captivate a crowd whilst connecting intimately” - HiddenHerd
"One of the most addictive songs of 2016, an unassuming and gentle dream-rock anthem, both melodic and atmospheric in equal measure" - Podcart
"A transcendental, mesmerising alt-rock track that will have you wearing out the repeat button" - Adventures In Music
"Reminds us of all of the awesome parts of the 90s, full of airy, dreamy, shoegazey goodness” - The Revue

One of our showcase regulars from an unnamed major publisher tipped us off about these guys, and we’re so happy they did. We’re utterly in love with them. Superb songwriting, and a vibe that makes you want to jack it all in and join a band again. There's some killer lyrics in here. Heavy Heart are a five-piece, female-fronted alt/dream rock band from London, formed in 2014. Throughout 2016, they wrote, recorded and released a new song each month, culminating in their first full-length release which will be available spring 2017.



/// BLOOM ///



Astral space-pop worthy of Bjork' - THE QUIETUS
‘A blissful audioscape worth exploring. - ART NOISE
'Vibrant, dynamic indie pop to see you through the darkest times’ - THE GIRLS ARE
'Complex and bittersweet’ - LINE OF BEST FIT
'The best of 80s-laced art pop – with just a hint of the weird.' - BRIGHTON NOISE
‘A sense of longing, reaching, hoping and emerging’ - BRIGHTON’S FINEST
''It is rare that I feel so loved by music.’ - TWO TORN HALVES
'From the off - the joy is infectious' - SOURCE MAG
‘Anthems for people that feel alienated by anthems’ - BEN GRAHAM

Feel good, bright, intelligent. Massive fans of the songwriting, there's so many tunes on this record. We met Bloom through our Industry Speed Dating event, and the links they sent through got us rather wound up. All DIY right now, but not for long, that's for sure.



/// AKA GEORGE ///



When AKA George launched his First Friday Season1, releasing a song on the first Friday of every month, every one of those songs was played by BBC Introducing. Last year he headlined the Silverhayes Stage for BBC Introducing and was hailed by Tom Robinson as the most exciting artist of the year. He also started First Friday Season 2 with Stone Cold Classic which debuted on BBC Introducing this month.

George is a prolific creator - writing & producing for other artists, as well as putting his own record together. We’re expecting big things in 2017.



/// BEACH FOR TIGER ///



London Psych rock band Beach For Tiger released their first track 'Coco' to much acclaim in October 2015, and in March 2016 their second single 'Afternoons In Space', was premiered by The Fader. The music video for the track, described by The Fader as ‘a song that could turn your day around’, premiered on EARMILK less than a month later, who said: ”... situated in a left-field dream-like state... oozing influences of both Tame Impala and Mac Demarco Beach For Tiger's prominent pop mentality comes through in a sublime and hazy fashion.’

The self-titled debut EP hit 21 in the iTunes Alternative Charts, with Clash saying: 'Beach For Tiger seem ready to turn day-dreaming into an art form'

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