IVW20 Discovery2 ft Mount Forel, Mark Shepherd, Solpsiche, Off The Plot
The Harlots + Kazo + Rosie & The Goldbug + Indigo Face + Whelligan + DJ Delphi: Thursday 28th May 2015
Our May showcase features rock n rollers, THE HARLOTS launching their new single, Stockport band KAZO, players of dynamic rock , Cornish purveyors of hectic electronica ROSIE & THE GOLDBUG, etherial vocals of INDIGO FACE and busking pop troubador , WHELLIGAN plus DJ Delphi.
Four young men from Stockport near Manchester who are playing it the old fashioned way. Learning their trade like the best bands did in the 60’s, playing gigs, where ever they can, crafting their live shows. Think early Led Zeppelin, mixed with The Red Hot Chilli Peppers with a sprinkling of Radiohead and you have some idea of what the guys are about.
In just under a year Kazo have been featured on countless radio stations in the UK, including the coveted ‘future classic’ slot on the North West’s largest rock station Real Radio XS performed at festivals and gigs around Manchester including an after show party for Noel Gallagher in Liverpool.
“Kazo’s songs stand by themselves. They’re dynamic and unequivocally unique. …. a band to watch out for.” - Dan Broad (Producer ofHappy Mondays, Peter Hook, Badly Drawn Boy, Johnny Marr).
Cornish purveyors of hectic electronica Rosie & The Goldbug are roaring into 2015 with a new record deal, live dates and a brand new single; 'Running In The Dark’. Drawing on the vintage eccentricities of Alison Goldfrapp and Kate Bush and dripping with insanely catchy pop hooks, 'Running In The Dark' is released on May 4th via Public Recordings. The brainchild of lead singer and keyboard player Rosie Vanier and named after an Edgar Allen Poe story, Rosie & The Goldbug first came to the nation's attention whilst still in their teens, with the release of their critically acclaimed debut, 'Rosie & The Goldbug’ Throughout 2015 the band will be taking their new songs on the road.
“Somewhere between Siouxsie & The Banshees and Cyndi Lauper having a sing-off with Kate Bush.” Q Magazine
“A throwback to more interesting times.” Simon Price, The Independent
"Kate Bush on crack with Goldfrapp on synths." The Guardian
Hailing from Birkenhead on the sunny North West Coast of England, Jamie Whelligan is a pop troubadour in the classic late 60s mode, with a penchant for crafted songs; combining sweet melodies with unusual arrangements.
After releasing two eclectic albums online (Salad Days and Pipes Plus), he has recently added "The Dancing Bear EP" to his canon; a 4 track EP filled with with lush strings and drenched in sun-kissed, West Coast harmonies.
With his trusty acoustic guitar and the help of his accomplices; Nick Frater (production/keys) Jack Wolvey (drums), Simon Hempenstall (bass), Helen McLoone (flute) and Dave O'Connell (lead guitar), Whelligan has recently began translating his recorded material to venues around London.
Whelligan also performs his songs as a solo artist; most notably and regularly as a Busker on the London Underground