Thur 28th Nov 2019: Discovery 2 Presents T. Thomason, Lucy Grubb, Orders, Pearl Fish
Thur 26th May: Kármán Line, We Are The Night, Dan Shears & The Velveteen Orkestra
Discovery 2 Showcase Ft Kármán Line, We Are The Night, Dan Shears & The Velveteen Orkestra
May's Discovery showcase features rocktronic pop from Kármán Line , We Are The Night, a 5 piece electronic, Kpop band , Dan Shears & The Velveteen Orkestra, one of London’s most interesting singers and captivating band plus resident Dj Delphi.
Venue: 229 The Venue, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN
Tel: 020 7631 8379
Tube: Great Portland Street
Kármán Line is an incipient Rocktronic Pop band based in London, England. After forming late 2014, the band quickly garnered media attention and was named a Top Breaking Band by The Guardian newspaper. Within weeks the band hit the studio with Grammy award winning producer, Adrian Bushby (Depeche Mode, Foo Fighters) making self-released demo recordings which immediately became a fan favourite and soon reached #1 on the biggest unsigned website Reverbnation charts. Their meteoric rise garnered the attention of several record labels and in early 2016 Kármán Line signed a deal with the hugely respected London based label, Wall of Sound. After labels and in early 2016 Kármán Line signed a deal with the hugely respected London based label, Wall of Sound. After signing their record deal, the band officially released the three song self-titled Kármán Line EP at their headlining show at the prestigious KOKO London for NME’s night. The band, who live together in London, are currently working on their debut album scheduled for release in late 2016.
“…there's a propelling energy to the London bands' blackened new wave, with some real substance beneath
all the polished, chimey guitars and belting vocals…” The Guardian
“…expansive, gently powerful pop/rock..” Hunger TV
We Are The Night is a 5 piece electronic, synth pop Korean band signed to Ruby Red Records. They’ve performed at numerous festivals in South Korea and won the prize of the week on Fuji Tv audition show and were immediately thrust into the limelight throughout Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Indonesia. Their single ‘Holiday’ was released in March 2016.
"We Are The Night have started to bring more of their rock sensibility to the table with some raw emotion expressed against a musical backdrop that could often pass for an Atari videogame soundtrack from the 1980s." - Kpopstarz
While weaving tales of love, heartache and fantasy with their intensely dark and ethereal style, Dan Shears & The Velveteen Orkestra are proving themselves to be one of London’s most interesting and captivating bands. Beautiful, flowing vocal melodies, with lyrics that bring to mind carnivalesque lullabies written by a much older soul, cascade over delicate and intricate guitar work, soaring vocal harmonies, a surging ocean of orchestral sound and songs so immersed in passion and pathos that they’re sure to haunt the memory long after the first listen.
"A true artist, a voice with a purity of tone I've not heard from a male singer before. A young man with a real potential for great success" - Mark Flannery (Producer:- U2, Black Sabbath, Sonic Youth, Def Leopard)