This event brings some of the best talent from the University of Winchester’s music programmes together with some of the best up and coming bands from the South of England. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
The night will feature a whole host of talent from the local area such as:
WREN: Hailing from the South Coast of England, WREN blends velvet vocals, hypnotic bass lines and sweeping guitars to submerge you into the electronic undergrowth. As a one womxn DIY run project, WREN is set to dominate in 2022, ready to release two EP projects this year. Live performances include sold out shows in hometown Southampton with plans to tour this year. Festivals such as Carfest South, Victorious, Bestival and Lamertree. Wander into the WREN experience. In WREN’S words “Join the collective – Feel empowered, be authentic, but most of all be kind.” ♫♪♪
Night Thieves: originally born late 2017 and consist of Jess Moyle (Vocals), Paul Andrew(Guitar), and Rick Hunter-Burns (Bass). The Londoners draw in from Royal Blood, Architects, Biffy Clyro, Spiritbox and Incubus, but the band have certainly crafted their own sound, aided by their impressive and distinctive use of gigantic drop-tuned riffs and ultra-hooky vocals lines. ♫♪♪
Scott Freeman & the Tokyo Sex Whales: Never has there been a more perfect blend of indie pop hooks and thrashing acoustic guitar. Scott Freeman has toured the UK grassroots scene consistently for eleven years, enthralling crowds with his boundless energy and his sing along choruses built for stadiums. With his recent single ‘Lets Go‘ played on the BBC, Scott is primed to make an even bigger impact on the UK music scene in 2022. ♫♪♪
Eliza Houghton: Eliza Houghton primarily focuses on an alternative folk style of music, taking influence from artists such as: Radiohead, Haley Heynderickx and Daughter. She is hoping to finish and release her debut album soon but for now they are mainly focusing on writing new material.
Rose’s Diary: Rose’s Diary is the hottest new indie rock band from Fareham. Inspired by the sound of late 90s/early 2000s rock such as The Strokes and Radiohead, front woman and lead songwriter Rose Allnutt started the project as an outlet to express herself and an aim to create the kind of music that makes you feel like the main character in a coming of age movie. The band’s debut single,’Superhuman’ was picked as tune of the week by BBC Introducing Solent upon its release, and they have been making a name for themselves in the Portsmouth/Southampton music scene with recent performances supporting SINS, Waseremono and Tugboat Captain. ♫♪♪
Joel Stobbs: Joel Stobbs is a singer/songwriter currently at the University of Winchester. His music style is indie rock influenced by the sounds of The Beatles and Arctic Monkeys, and he has been songwriting since the start of the pandemic.
WYSE: Wyse’s emotional intelligence is the catalyst for her projects. She is driven by a need to express difficult truths, by a visceral need to communicate the life she lives in the time in which she finds herself. Her music showcases poignant lyrics propelled by infectious melodies, unexpected rhythms and percussive interludes, growling guitars and swelling synths. The digital, electronic and acoustic textures are tinged with an uplifting melancholy and an emotional vulnerability. Her musical influences inspire a bold quest for sonic experimentation and relatable intimacy. ♫♪♪
Alex Webb: Is influenced by indie and punk bands that he grew up listening to and he loves acoustic covers of songs. “I usually play sad or emotional songs with my acoustic because I love the vibe they give when playing and singing. I do try and play some upbeat songs from punk bands, but sad pop really hits differently.” Some of Alex’s biggest musical influences include Green Day, WSTR, JAWS, Don Broco.
Dulcet Thing: A 4 piece alternative band who are currently studying at the University of Winchester. They are a band with influences such as Black Peaks, Reuben, InMe and Can’t Swim.
18+ Not suitable for anyone sensitive to strobe lighting. More details about the acts on After Midnight Blog
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