Details from our 4th show are below:
We are a new-rock duet from Stoke-on-Trent, England, comprised of Olly and Brandon, both aged 20.
We've been making waves all across the UK in the last 12 months since the release of our album 'GET DUCKED' which released on 1st September 2019, amassing over 100K streams across all platforms!
After a rather large hiatus, and a change in format and direction, we are now releasing our first new music in over 14 months on November 29th.
BAND: Without Andrew
TRACK: Don’t Turn Away
Without Andrew are:
Without Andrew are a four piece punk rock band from Manchester, blending together the sounds of older punk rock with the more modern day pop punk of Green Day and Blink 182, as well as the vocal stylings of The Used, Creeper and Secondhand Serenade. Their new single ‘Don’t Turn Away’ is released on Monday 26th October. The song was born from songwriter Mat messing around with an acoustic guitar, singing the first line of the song and knowing there was something to build on. The song became a love story about the challenges between connecting and co-existing in a world so vast. Mat says of the single: “‘Don't Turn Away’ is a massive step forward in both our writing and performance ability, showing that we are able to write songs with impressive, difficult vocal melodies and interesting guitar parts that show off the ability of the band. I believe this is our best song to date."
BAND: The Institutes
SONG: All That You’ll Ever Know
CONTACT: Coventry’s finest anthemic rock n roll combo THE INSTITUTES release their
soaring new single ALL THAT YOU’LL EVER KNOW on Friday 13th November.
Vocalist Reid Zappa Currie: “It’s the sound of 4 lads in a freezing cold garage in
Coventry, feeling like we’re looking through a keyhole at a better life, and
dreaming, with knife edge hopes of escaping, to get a taste of ‘living in paradise’ ”.
This is the INSTITUTES first single for 42's Records.
SONG Hand And Compass
CONTACT - My name is Jesse and I play in a band called “BEDFIRES”. We are an experimental punk rock entity based out of Colorado, US and we would love to be considered for Telescope Unsigned.
SONG Darkness Falls
CONTACT York based anthemic rock n rollers SKYLIGHTS release their EPIC 2nd physical single DARKNESS FALLS on Friday 23rd October
This cinematic track, was produced during lockdown, vocal-
ist and lyricist Rob Scarisbrick: ‘I think the song captures the fear and emotion felt by many around the lockdown. It brought the best and worst out in people. Their debut physical single “ENEMIES” hit number 2 in the UK Physical Singles Chart in June, held back from the top spot only by Fontaines DC. In 2021 Skylights will embark on a tour (some dates already sold out) which will see them play Leeds Uni, Aberdeen, Glasgow, London and Dublin, as well as Live At Leeds, Hit the North, Sound City and Bingley Weekender. Infusing Britpop and post punk influences, Skylights have fast built a reputation as a ‘band of the people’ through live shows, an appearance on SOCCER AM (click to view) and relentless interaction with a growing hungry, loyal and passionate fanbase , which includes a surprisingly eclectic array of sports & media celebs including the BBC’s Mike Bushell, Josh Warrington, Guy Mowbray, Gaetano Berardi and Westlife’s Nicky Byrne to name but a few.
BAND PreHistoric Animals
CONTACT For Fans of Muse, Tool, A Perfect Circle
”What happens when you love classic progressive rock, alternative rock and brilliant pop music? You make it very hard for yourself..... but despite that, PreHistoric Animals have gained huge success in all these areas. When they released their second album, The Magical Mystery Machine (chapter 1), they were praised by both the audience and the reviewers.
Samuel Granath and Stefan Altzar created the first album - Consider it a work of art in 2018 and when it was time for touring Noah Magnusson and Daniel Magdic (Ex. Pain of salvation) joined the band. The first Magical Mystery Machine tracks were written in 2019 and the album was released on September 30th 2020.”
BAND - Counting The Killers
SONG: Counting The Killers
UK band COUNTING THE KILLERS release their third single from the e.p HIDDEN IN THE OPEN.
With 6 tracks being released on a monthly basis, this track titled HEAD ABOVE WATER deals with depression and is a departure from the bands usual heavy vibes such as WINTER (August release) and CTK (September release)
Downloads from the bands website are being donated to two mental health charities and HEAD ABOVE WATER merchandise from the bands shop are going too.
BAND Emperor of Ice Cream
SONG Everyone Looks So Fine
CONTACT Rarely (if ever) has a band’s debut album taken as long to reach its fans as No Sound Ever Dies by Emperor of Icecream; but perhaps theirs is no ordinary story. The album’s title alludes to the feeling within the band when a 2020 newspaper article elicited an emotional response from followers and ensured Cork’s FIFA Records thought it prudent to get the band members sitting around a virtual table.
Now based in Cork, Waterford, New York and Amsterdam, respectively Eddie Butt, John ‘Haggis’ Hegarty, Graham Finn and Colum Young, resolved to both delve into early releases from Emperor of Icecream and return to studio to put the finishing touches on a album that was shelved 25 years ago, when they prematurely parted company with their label, Sony Records.
They discovered a treasure trove of recordings and unfinished ideas that still sounded remarkably fresh despite the passing of time and began the process of completing a project that they had left Cork for London to work on during a heady period in the mid-nineties. Fledgling riotous performances and early demos had piqued the interest of several record labels, but Sony pipped them all to the post with a promising development deal, and the lure of London captured the imagination of the four young Cork musicians.
It resulted in three extremely well-received EPs (Overflow, William and Know Me) and recordings began with 'Fast' Eddie Clarke of legends Motörhead, who has contributed work on three of the new album’s tracks. No Sound Ever Dies kicks off as it means to go on with the title track from the William EP, and what follows is a musical petri-dish of shoegaze sounds, with touches of psychedelia and classic indie rock.
The two singles ‘Lambent Eyes’ and ‘Everyone Looks So Fine’ (which both enjoyed Number One positions in digital charts) are two gems on a rollercoaster Side A, while ‘High Rise Low Rise’ slows the pace down a little with its chilled Disintegration-like resonations. ‘Again and Again’ picks the pace up once more before the epic closer ‘Grow As You Are’ brings things to a crashing and fitting finale. Twenty five years in the making, the appropriately-titled No Sound Ever Dies is testament to that very notion, and a poignant end to this chapter for a band who may have once burned out, but didn’t fade away.
SONG: Carried Away
We are FAZE, a 5-piece neo-funk fusion band from London. Inspired by funk, feel-good and alternative artists like Parliament, Thundercat and Hiatus Kaiyote we write wacky, original tunes and are just about to release our debut single ‘Carried Away’ on November 12th.
Our track has been described by music blog editors as ‘Vintage funk’ and ‘Avant-garde’
As a new young band kickstarting our career your support would be crucial in pushing out our music to new ears and helping us build a fanbase!
So far we've been lucky enough to land a feature on a Sky TV Channel with a recent lockdown cover we did, as well as features with Totally Wired Magazine and Music Republic Magazine in the works.
career is Jack, Joe, Jonny, Tom.
releasing some new music in early 2021
BAND: Vanishing Lines
The VanishingLines is the brainchild of Ian Smith, ably assisted by Stephen Lawrie
(Telescopes) and Jake Taylor. ‘No Replacement Found’ is the debut album, a brooding
drone masterpiece recorded at The Kingdom of Heaven in deepest, darkest Shropshire, England. These are not so much ‘songs’ as feelings. Each piece is drowned in feedback and repetition, subtle nuances leap out at every listen providing space and claustrophobia in equal measures. Third Eye Mind.
BAND: James Saturn
SONG: I’m So Blue
I actually recorded this song in my car on Garageband, I've got more songs for an upcoming EP which were recorded exactly the same way.
I decided I really wanted to make a go of my music career and started song writing in my 20's. I now have my first single 'I'm So Blue Without You' out on all platforms and am currently trying to self promote it.
You can also find me on instagram @jamessaturnofficial, Twitter: Jamessaturn5, Facebook:jamessaturn1990 and TikTok: Jamessaturn.
BAND Elizabeth Lucy
‘Elizabeth Lucy is a singer/songwriter from London, England. She loves writing music, talking about music and just really loves music okay? She originally started uploading her original songs to YouTube as a teenager and has since moved towards wanting to write for other artists. Her debut single Ablaze shows her skill in writing in a commercial style. She believes there is a song for every occasion and if she can’t find one, she’ll write one.’
BAND Enola Gay
SONG Birth of A Nation
Belfast noise rock outfit ENOLA GAY release pulverising debut single “The Birth of a Nation”
Quickly making a name for themselves in Ireland, noise rock/post-punkers Enola Gay have
released their highly-anticipated debut single. Playing previously with Dundalk’s Just
Mustard for what was only their second gig, the Belfast quartet’s debut single
“The Birth of a Nation” comes in the wake of the death of George Floyd, with lyrics
addressing systematic oppression and how racism still spreads in the streets of Belfast. An
experimental remix has been made by PRS Techno Act of 2020, Mount Palomar, available October 9th .
Belfast based post-punk/noise rock 4 piece formed in late 2019. Socially aware vocals and a bed of reverb soaked buzz-saw guitar layered on top of a driving rhythm that draws as much
inspiration from left-field electronica as it does from post punk heroes of the late 70s / early 80s.
Enola Gay have already crafted a unique sound, described as a blend between Girl Band and IDLES, that has drawn widespread acclaim from key industry figures and music fans both north and south of the border. Opened for Just Mustard for what was only their second gig. They have recorded with Chris Ryan (Robocobra Quartet) who also recorded Just Mustard’s NME acclaimed album ‘Wednesday’.
BAND Broken Boats
SONG A Balloon Above Me, Guiding
An original, lyric-driven, alt-synth indie 5-piece band from East Kent, England, influenced by Joy Division, The National and everything between. Nick Cave, The Smiths and more.
SONG I’m Not Happy
CONTACT We are a three piece punk band from Leeds comprised of 3 16 year olds. For the past two years we’ve been playing around Leeds including reading and Leeds fest and have been doing everything we can to get our name out. In February we released our debut ep “possibly armed probably not”
We have been described as “the fury of black flag and the nagging repetitions of the fall”
Band: No Murder No Moustache
Band: Serial-Killer Product Placements
Creepy Whisper is a spooky 2-track folk punk / murder folk fusion, inspired by the advertising industry, a dismembered gingerbread man, and a certain album cover from the 80's
Anti-establishment inclusive Punk Rock with Celtic influences. Sometimes acoustic, sometimes not, always #punk
BAND: The Worn Roses
The Worn Roses are Shrew wranglers from the West Midlands. Brought together by their love of singing, ale, and story telling, this year they decided to act upon the oft-mentioned suggestion "we should form a band" and form one. So far their rehearsals are filled with laughter, beer, and songs about depression and ghosts. Sober was written by Fay Epstein and produced by Dan Rosewarne, and is the first completed recording in their fast-growing catalogue of folky music. They draw their inspiration from an eclectic library of pop, rock, goth, jazz and folk, as well as horror, poetry and real life. They like lists and commas. The Worn Roses are Joy Mills, Dan Rosewarne, Fay Epstein and Charlie Rosewarne
BAND Are We Static
Wigan, England’s Are We Static roar back with “Wildfire”, the first proper single from their sophomore LP, Accepting The Universe, out in November on Vibrant Sky Records. An ode to the sometimes explosive father/daughter relationship, “Wildfire” is an uptempo rollercoaster ride, with plenty of energy and dynamism to spare.
SONG: The Current
Slackrr, of Southampton, are one of the hardest working punk rock bands in the UK, right now, and are quickly and deservedly building a loyal audience.
‘The Current’ is their next release, it is a single that promises to turn heads, so we are absolutely thrilled to be promoting this for them.
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BAND: SAINT SEVERIN
TRACK: The Knife Barry Adamson remix
CONTACT: Dug up the spirit of Rock'n'roll. Took a selfie. - On Bandcamp & Spotify
Saint Severin is the artist and hip priestess Siena Barnes (vocals and words) and reformed swamp-rocker Paul Pascoe (production and 6 string red guitar). File under "no wave glam goth”! Debut single "The Knife"is out now featuring a killer remix by the baddest of bad seeds Barry Adamson. Described by Phil Newall in Louder Than War as an “ultra-noir porno romp.” We like that!
BAND Tall Stories
Tall Stories are based in Birmingham, and fast made a name for themselves in the burgeoning local scene. Following a breakneck summer,
the band entered a writing period, during which they recorded Concrete Heads, and had a line-up change,welcoming a fourth member James Marson on lead guitar. 2020 saw the band forced to reschedule live dates and instead commence writing on their debut EP. However, the band are never inactive, and the Black Lives Matter protests drew them out of isolation, with Louis performing an acoustic set live on Instagram to raise funds for the Stephen Lawrence Trust. Tall Stories are now ready to resume playing live, whenever that’s possible, with live bookings being made for the end of 2020 and early 2021.
BAND Tanuki Pups
SONG C O F F E E
CONTACT - Instagram, streaming platforms
From the Daphne EP
BAND Hindu Needle Trick
SONG Still I Want More
After two self-produced albums, The Hindu Needle Trick decided to step it up a notch. Enter producer
Jesse Maes (Hypochristmutreefuzz, Sophia) and engineer Bert Vliegen (Teen Creeps, Sophia), who did a
fine job at highlighting all of The Hindu Needle Trick’s strengths: 8 songs featuring catchy choruses,
razor-sharp guitars and warm grooves.
The Hindu Needle Trick has been touring Belgium and Holland since 2013 with catchy and boisterous
pop songs with a twist of indie rock, a pinch of folk and a whiff of punk. They also did their fair share of
recording, resulting in a self-titled EP (2013), 3 studio albums: “Albert Street” (2014), “Animal Life”
(2017) and “Creatures Of Convenience” (2020), and one digital live album (2019).
BAND Tommy Jones & The Troubadours
SONG Looking for Tomorrow
I'm a singer songwriter from East End of London. I became a solo artist back in 2019 after many years of gigging the UK venue and festival circuits,This year I was meant to be recording a follow up album, but due to covid restrictions, it's been stalled for release until next year, but the album is really taking shape, with bigger guitars and a wall of sound... Its shaping up to sound like the classic 90s bands such as RIDE / THE VERVE's A STORM IN HEAVEN Album
BAND The Nightmares
We just self released our debut album on Friday (25/09/2020)
We are The Nightmares, we met in a graveyard 3 years ago and started to mix disco with fuzzy riffs to create our weirdo sounds. We are all tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theories and this has leaked it's way into our debut album "See You Later Savages". The title which was taken from a mysterious time capsule found under an American school.
Savages is an 8 song burst of adrenaline. Coming in smashing your ears and leaving before you can even say hello. Over the 8 songs on Savages we wanted to show off the things that we do best! With a whole bunch of heavy riffs, funky bass-lines and pounding disco drums.
BAND Trevor & The Joneses
SONG Get It!
CONTACT - Bandcamp
TATJ are an indie psychedelic folk punk alternative garage hard rock and roll headphone-music band that coagulated in Las Vegas, NV. They have 2 full length albums out including a vinyl release on a shared label with The Zombies. "Get It!" is due out 10/23/20. The next full length record will be the 2nd featuring John Fallon of The Steppes as a member, and will feature Dick Valentine of Electric Six doing lead vocals on a song.
Trevor Jones: guitars/vocals/melodica/keyboard/synths/harmonica/percussings/guiro/jaw harp
Chris Montijo: drummings/percussings
Joe Lawless: guitar/keyboards/vocals/synths
John Fallon: bass/guitar/percussings
Favorite bands/influences: The Replacements, Oasis, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Stone Roses, Styx, Curtis Mayfield, Happy Mondays, Broken Bells, The Smithereens, Gin Blossoms, REO Speedwagon, April Wine, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Neil Young, Nada Surf, Ride,
BAND Like Roses
Emotionally driven alternative rock from Berkeley, CA
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Hello! Here's all the info and links for the bands we played during Unsigned Show #1
Ed Richards - Bass / Vocals / Keys / Writer / Producer - Tien Ren - Guitars / Sonics - Timmy G - Drums (Live and Studio contributor)
Info: Southampton-based three piece Superdrone embark on more dreampop/shoegaze with fourth album, SOLARGAZE, released in June 2020. For fans of MBV, Slowdive.
There’s nothing wrong in trying to emulate your musical heroes but to Superdrone, those bands were pushing boundaries, using the latest technology and taking music to places it hadn’t gone to before. “We love those bands but why stop there?” muses Ed Richards (vox/bass/songwriter). “Technology has moved on so much….let the music evolve too.”
Recorded during COVID lockdown via the power of the Zoom platform.
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Band: Dead Rituals - new EP entitled “II”, out on 23rd October, so we get the exclusive!
SONG: Broken Memories
Info - Dead Rituals is a band based in Naples, Italy. Their music blurs the lines between various genres, including punk, shoegaze, and pop.
Singer and songwriter Andrea Caccese recorded the first work on laptops and in random rooms, while traveling throughout the world. These new songs came out of a studio environment, filled with analog instruments and effects, making for a more intuitive, collaborative, and immediate approach.
Contact - www.deadrituals.com
4 piece experimental grunge outfit based in Bristol.
Track info: Melt moves away from our shoegaze inspired debut album, taking its inspiration from Queens of the Stone Age and Sonic Youth.
Signaling a stark direction change, Melt precedes a new ep that builds on these influences.
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BAND: The Kecks
SONG: All For Me - out 23rd Oct - another exclusive!!
Cross continental Garage Rock purveyors The Kecks have emerged from Hamburg lockdown with their most self aware, emotionally powerful and poignant work to date, with new dark, raw, twisted, romantic fantasy ballad All For Me. Having once again teamed up with producer JB Pilon at London’s Buffalo Studio, the band have indulged a much wider array of their influences with this release, exploring the more flamboyant pop elements of their sound likened to the likes of Bowie, Pulp, and The Last Shadow Puppets.
Being hailed by Consequence Of Sound as “The Strokes of Hamburg” - The Kecks could actually lay claim to being the least German band in Germany, with a cross continental lineup of members originating from Australia, the UK, Austria, and southern Germany. Having initially been founded on the back of a FlixBus on their way to see The Growlers play in Berlin, The Kecks have since established a reputation for writing brutally honest and somewhat unconventional indie-rock that has landed them on Radio X, BBC Radio 6, Amazing Radio and Spotify editorial playlists.
BAND: The WRST
TRACK - Rheumy
WRST (pronounced "the worst") is a four piece garage, groove, gutter, gentleman's band based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Formed in 2016 by a gross adoration for each other, nothing made more sense than to mash their musical styles and turn them into songs. Their influences include Fiona Apple, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, dive bars, Looney Tunes, and that little voice in your head that never shuts up.
Their debut full-length album "12 Legged Luncheon" is set to release early 2021.
Contact: you can find content like new music videos, live recordings from The Dave Cave, and a link to our free demo at www.theworstforreal.com
Great video on YouTube too!!
BAND: The Northern Riots
Track - Little Smile
The Northern Riots are an explosive Leeds based band originating
from Scarborough. Fusing heavy, guitar driven indie and an old
school rock and roll vibe, the Riots create a truly original and
beautiful wall of noise. The Riots spent the last 2 years relentlessly
gigging, perfecting their craft and enthralling audiences. With
charisma, enthusiasm and confidence the Riots keep people on
their feet and moving throughout the performance with masses
BAND: 95 All Stars
The 95 Allstars are an alternative rock band from the UK and are made up of Rich Morgan (bass and vocals), Tim Lee (guitars) and Dan Bradley (drums). The band have been together for a number of years and are currently releasing a number of singles before our full album which will drop in early 2021. So far we have released Where You Got Me, Stalemate, Opposites, Hands High, Skin and Bone and now...our new single Expectations. All of these tracks are on Spotify, Itunes, YouTube, Deezer, Amazon Music etc...just search for The 95 Allstars. Also, check us out on Instragram!
BAND: The Boy Apostate
TRACK: On Holiday
Boy the Apostate is Dominic Kennedy - born and raised in Bradford, now living in Da Nang in Central Vietnam. After years of busking in Leeds and London with folk rock-n-roll band Ogre Melodies, boy the apostate is Dominic’s move into a more electronic, DIY sound. Thousands of miles away from his usual network of friends and fellow musicians, Dominic used Vietnam’s two strict lockdowns to teach himself how to make music electronically, with influences including disco, late noughties indie and twentieth century newsreel footage.
CONTACT: Youtube & Spotify
BAND: Deaf Deaf Deaf
post punk music from Greater Manchester
CONTACT: https://www.facebook.com/Deafthree and on Spotify
TRACK - Into You
Sven are a four piece rock band made up of Steve (Vocals/Guitar), Joe (Bass/ Vocals), Jesse (Guitar) and George (Drums). Formed in Portsmouth, UK in 2017, they bring together a mix of shoegaze, grunge and raw emotion.
BAND: Lo Rays
Glasgow-based band Lo Rays combines energetic alt-rock with dark synth pop. The mash of heavy breakdowns and haunting beats ranges from soft and sweet to intimidatingly powerful within a heartbeat.
The Finnish singer and songwriter Laura moved to Scotland to follow her dreams of making music professionally. The band describes themselves as ”soft cotton candy and dark Scandinavian pain” because of her dark and dynamic voice.
Lo Rays has supported the likes of Saint Agnes, Estrons and Wild Front. Their recent single ’Stain’ was released in April and saw the band taking a step towards a more diverse and mature sound.
ON NEXT WEEK’S SHOW - Slackrr, Broken Boats, The Nightmares, Trever & The Joneses, Hindu Needle Trick, Career and more
If you are an unsigned band, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org