DSS, DSS, DSS....!..... Ah, the familiar cries of drunken funk hungry Soul Fans. Music in itself one may argue... but merely the rude proclamation that something good is about to happen... Hailing from West Lothian (UK) unfamiliar revellers will be bombarded with a gargantuan dose of filthy, disco inspired bedlam. You see, this aint no technological breakthrough, neither is it a swaggering inde sing along or angst ridden power punk. This is the Dead Sea Souls.
I first heard of Poppy And The Jezebels back in September 2006 when they performed a live session for Mark Riley's BBC 6 Music radio show. The music is a glorious mix of 80's post punk, pop, Velvet Underground and even a splash of kraut rock for good measure. Their debut single can currently be heard on their MySpace page.... http://www.myspace.com/poppyandthejezebels
Elmo Logic are an alternative indie band based in Manchester. Combining intricate guitar riffs with driving bass lines and "penetrating vocals" they have been likened to such bands as Interpol, Bloc Party and The Maccabees. Playing together since early 2008 Elmo Logic are quickly building a name for themselves on the music scene. Whilst headlining their own gigs at various venues around the North West, and having played alongside the likes of Anathallo and Women, the fanbase is rapidly expanding.
The 3 members of Fangs first met whilst breakdancing ironically in the basement of a club that they heard Ian Curtis had once had a pint in. After complimenting each other on their use of eyeshadow, the two male members both attempted to seduce their future lead singer by performing 'the worm'. Once they had been helped off the floor, they conversed in halting tones (reminiscent of that employed by Deborah Harry of Blondie in hit song 'Atomic').
RBRBR are a three piece electro-pop group from Edinburgh, Scotland. Their music has been favorably compared to a number of current electronic artists including Black Affair, Matthew Dear, and Cut Copy. Their live shows bring energy and some dress up elements and dancers reminiscent of The Flaming Lips; which is even more apt, as their lyrical content has a somewhat psychedelic feel.