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Emily Capell + Le Bete Blooms + Me & Deboe + Rich Stephenson - Oct 2nd 2014
October’s showcase of hotly tipped bands features blues infected indie pop from Emily Capell, La Bête Blooms with their snarling vocals, distorted guitars and plenty of feedback , Me & Deboe who play indie, folk , multi instrumentalist Rich Stevenson plus Dj Delphi
Emily Capell tells blues inflected, indiepop tales of life's frustrations and elations. Whether she's railing against the wrongs of the world, getting a little frisky or inventing a new dance craze, Emily will pull you in and spin you round so quickly you'll wonder why you ever bothered with dull generic boys with guitars.
She’s been endorsed by Daisy Rock Guitars, gigged solo at The 100 Club & Proud Camden, appeared at Standon Calling in summer 2013.
With her band, The Three Petes Sweet she released an EP at the beginning of 2014 which gained airplay on Amazing Radio as well as countless local broadcasters across the Uk. The EP gained further exposure when cassette label Post/Pop released two of the tracks as a highly collectable cassingle, solely available through Rough Trade. Her current acoustic single Who Killed Smiley Culture / Plastic is available on Blang Records
Recently, Sounds XP described Emily as ‘…probably the artist that Lily Allen wishes she was; alternative, witty, current and fresh’.
London Fields Radio said she made, ‘Amazing intelligent pop’ and the
UncoverA&Rt Blog said, 'Funny but fierce, an incredible guitarist with insane song writing skills and a beautiful voice to top it all off, '.
Hull based 5 piece, La Bête Blooms release their debut Ep this month produced by Matt Peel (Eagulls, Pulled Apart By Horses) the tracks snarling vocals, distorted guitars and plenty of feedback accompany a raw energy that the band are so well known for at live shows. Having supported Jaws, Pins and Nightflowers at the beginning of the year, as well as playing Tramlines Festival and Freedom Festival, the AAA date is part of their October UK tour.
They are receiving radio support form BBC Introducing & Amazing Radio.
"managing to carve their own niche in an increasingly crowded revivalist movement. Synergising elements of fabled artists such as Slowdive, Pale Saints and even the Pixies, this young band occupy an all-too-rare position in recognising those touchstones, without ever actually ‘borrowing’ from them." - Jonathan Cridford, One&Other
A simple combination of two voices and two guitars make up ME AND DEBOE : a cocktail of infectious rhythms, haunting melodies and clever lyrics is the potent result. Their growing reputation has taken their unique sound to nearly 500 gigs, radio performances and festivals both on an international stage and across the UK.
They released the self titled debut EP in 2013, with the single I For You Gave making BBC 6 Music Fresh On The Net: Fresh Faves selection.
They are currently touring Canada and America and then return to the AAA to perform tracks from their new EP,
Born and raised on the rural Yorkshire coast, Rich Stephenson is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. His diverse musical career has seen him pen tracks for E4 Skins, write songs for Bollywood and international ad campaigns as well as support Mercury Music Prize winners The XX. He’s done film music collaborations with Lemon Jelly, live sessions on Amazing Radio and festival appearances at Boardmasters,Beverley Folk and Wold Top Acoustic.
He will be promoting a cassette on International Cassette Store day and releasing his debut EP ‘I am Rich’ digitally at the end of October.
“Harmonies to die for… haunting arrangements and energetic live performances”
Alan Raw, BBC Introducing
“The new soundtrack to your lives… and my TV dramas.” Jack Clough, Director: Skins (E4), Beaver Falls (E4), People Just Do Nothing (BBC THREE)
“Beautiful… (he has) the independent and DIY approach the industry is lacking right now.”