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17-year-old student from manchester with a passion for music.

Introducing Winstons Awake

Winstons Awake are a Cornish Grunge/Indie duo based around Truro. Members Robin Owen (Guitar and vocals) and Malcolm Shead (Drums) manage to fill their live performances with energy and passion. As for their music, the mix of powerful vocals, outstanding solos, and tune you can’t help but dance, this band could have a future few can match. With inspiration from such famous bands as smashing pumpkins, Blind Melon and White Denim, it would hardly be surprising if this band becomes one of the leaders in the British grunge scene in just a few years. small bands like this are proof that the classic style of rock can never die, merely change its look and lay in wait for the right band to come about.

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Check out their social media and

http://www.winstonsawake.co.uk

http://www.winstonsawake.bandcamp.com

http://www.soundcloud.com/winstonsawake

Facebook and Instagram @winstonsawake

Also, don’t forget to check out Robins Solo work below \/ \/ \/

http://www.romusic.co.uk

http://www.robinowen.bandcamp.com

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MY Pick For Top 5 Acts of Boardmasters

Disclaimer. Acts of all genres, popularity, and fame have been considered. These are my top picks and mine only. I have also ignored the headliners as everyone knows Two Door, Alt-J, Jamiroquai, slaves, Jake Bugg and the like will have had insane sets.

5. Will Joseph Cook

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Will Joseph Cook played the main stage at 14:15 on the Friday and for me was one of the first acts I saw on the weekend. His energy, vibrant music and charisma on stage made him one of my favorite acts of the weekend. If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t yet heard of Will Joseph Cook. be sure to check him out on youtube and Spotify.

4. Loyle Carner

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If you’ve been anywhere near the rap/ indie scene this year you’ve certainly heard this name before. This contemporary hip-hop artist from south London tackles difficult subjects with his smooth rhymes. The beats combined with his voice are bound to get you dancing. If you have any appreciation of rap then this artist is for you.

3. Winstons Awake

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That’s right, time for a small act. This Truro based duo blow me away with their live energy and attitude towards the music they were making. Their passion reflected in their music. With band members Robbin Owen (vocals/guitar) and Malcolm Shead (drums). This rocking duo is bringing old-fashioned grunge into the modern era and throwing around a bit of indie and folk while they’re at it. be sure to check them out on youtube along with Robbin’s solo ep as well. you might just find something you like.

2. Tom Grennan / The Amazons

These two acts were both incredible and impossible to split up since they performed one after the other at the festival.

Tom Grennan

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A man with a band backing him and his powerful vocals all the way and stopping at nothing to throw out tune after tune. This man will be staying on the festival circuit for a long time and I have no doubt in a few years we could see him headlining.

The Amazons

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I’m sure everyone heard the fuss when this band released their debut album just a few months ago. There was a lot of hype around it, and rightfully so. Their amazing album has just released the floodgates on this bands potential to perform live as well.

1. Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls

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If you’ve been to a festival in the last 8 years you’ve probably heard of Frank Turner and with good reason. With such incredible songs as “Get Better”, “I Still Believe” and “recovery” (shown in the video). His Punk attitude combined with a rock/Indie folk sound makes him very distinctive. With having seen nearly 500 different musicians live I know a good show when I see one, and I have got to say few come close to the dedicated, energetic crowd he seems to draw in. I don’t think it was possible to not to dance. Frank Turner has played over 2000 shows and his positivity, energy, and love for his music combined with having fun on stage was enough to make him my number one (nonheadliner) for Boardmasters 2017

This has been my BM 2017 countdown. I hope this opened your eyes to new music.

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Introducing: The Nix. + a brief interview

Introducing The Nix. They are rising band from Stockport with a unique blend of genres noticeable in each of their current songs, which is hardly surprising when you take into the classic rock n roll influences the band has.

I have chatted with the band and here is what they have to say.

Tell us a bit about yourselves?

“We’re a quintet from Stockport consisting of 3 guitarists, 1 bassist and drummer with 2 leading vocalists. 18-20 years young. Spending most of our time gigging around the North west.”

How did you all meet?

“We all met at Cheadle Hulme high school pretty much, when we were about 13-15. Tom and Nathan went to the same primary school and Hayden, Andy and Josh went to another one together. Started playing together in high school and have taken it from there. ”

Where Did the idea for the band’s name come from?

“We were just trying to find random words and put ‘the’ in front of it. We found the word ‘nix’ in a fashion book, thought it sounded cool. Apparently Nix is a German slang word for ‘nothing’. ”

Who are some of your main influences as a band?

“We have a variety of influences cause we all listen to so many different sounds. It ranges from psychedelia, dance and rock n roll.”

What would be your all-time favourite gig you’ve been to?

“We’ve all been to a couple mint gigs together like Tame Impala, The Strokes and Stone Roses. ”

Any upcoming music you’re currently working on?

“Yeah funnily enough we’re actually planning on being in the studio next week getting down some new tracks that hopefully will be out soon. ”

What’s your favourite record to listen to?

Andy:  “Nas – Illmatic”

Hayden:  “Frank Ocean – Blonde”

Tom:  “Radiohead – In Rainbows”

Josh:  “My Morning Jacket – Z”

Nathan:  “David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”

What’s your current favourite track you’ve recorded?

“Fear of Change”

What are the bands plans for 2017?

“Our plan is to gig massively and build a wider audience and try and get our music played on major radio stations to get people behind our tunes. Also to record more tracks and release them on music platforms so people have more to listen to.”

How would you describe your bands sound for people who haven’t discovered you yet?

“That’s a pretty hard one. We always have trouble with this question when it’s asked. At the moment it’s a pretty spacey groovy but it fluctuates between our influences.”

And finally any festivals or gigs you guys have lined up for this year?

“Our main gig to look forward is our double bill with our good mates Dantevilles, playing 2 nights with them at Jimmys. Can’t wait for that. We’ve got talks for more gigs over the summer so you’ll have to keep posted on our social media”

Make sure to follow the band’s social media to keep updated and check them out on spotify and soundcloud to hear what they have to offer. Including their latest track and the bands favourite “fear of change”.

Twitter – @thenixband

Facebook- The Nix

Instagram – @thenixband

Featured image sourced from the bands Facebook

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Introducing: Dantevilles

Manchester four-piece Dantevilles Released their new single Graffiti on the 02/13/17.

For those that don’t already know, Dantevilles are a four-piece indie band from Manchester consisting of members Connor Mcnicholas(bass and vocals), Jamie Gallagher (guitar and vocals), Paul Tanton (lead guitar) and Cory Devine (Drums).

With musical inspiration from such iconic bands as The Smiths, The Maccabees and The Stone Roses, this energetic young band is sure to follow in their footsteps.

Since they first appeared on the scene in 2014 with their first performance, they quickly showed their party vibe and fun style which has been present in every song released so far. In 2015, they released their first EP Tight Lips. With an upbeat and bouncy sound, they are never shy to show their groovy riffs which clash beautifully with their incredible vocals. No matter how you’re feeling this band is sure to get you up and dancing along.

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Graffiti is a fast paced and bouncy tune along similar lines to The maccabees and Little Comets. Showing off the bands stunning riffs, steady beat and the superb vocals of both Connor and Jamie, showing their incredible vocal range. All of this combined gives a fantastic vibe and makes this vital song for everyone’s playlist.

When it comes to meaning the band state “Graffiti’ is all about escapism. The actual art form of graffiti is about expression with the ability to stay discrete. It’s something completely original, individual and non-conformist… The song is about standing out above everyone else.”

This song is set to be the rumored first of a string of singles to be released later this year, but until then we will need to wait.

This track along with the bands earlier stuff is currently available on Itunes and Spotify.

Dantevilles are also heading out to do a string of shows soon. Catch them here:

March
25 Glasgow Mcchuills
26 Birmingham The Sunflower Lounge
30 Stowmarket John Peel Centre
31 London The Rocksteady

April
Southampton Joiners
Manchester Jimmy’s NQ
Manchester Jimmy’s NQ

Featured image courtesy of Glass Butter Beach

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