Thur 28th Nov 2019: Discovery 2 Presents T. Thomason, Lucy Grubb, Orders, Pearl Fish
Thur 27th April 2017 - Discovery 2 Ft Hot Like Sushi, IMAN, Masta T, ET
April's Discovery 2 showcase features Swiss band, Hot Like Sushi who play electrifying, synthie, pop, indie rock, ET's songs are a mix of alternative, rock & soul, the supremely talented IMAN will be performing an acoustic set of her strong pop, dance and R&B influenced songs, soulful r n b vocalist Masta T and resident Discovery Dj Delphi
Hot Like Sushi are being tipped as one of the hottest bands to come out of Switzerland! There is an electrifying energy around this three-piece band’s live show that has led to a number of labels chasing them around Europe.
The band consists of singer/songwriter and guitarist: Elias Von Arx, who is the brainchild behind the band’s existence, Sam Schwalm,(Drums) and Luka Corman (Keys) Their music can be described as synthy, guitary
power-magic pop-rock with exceptional musicianship.
With their goals firmly set on conquering the shores of the UK and America the band makes a welcome return to the tapestry of the London scene at Discovery.
“Its very tricky in todays crowded market to be a 3 piece band with a unique sound and vibe but Hot Like Sushi have managed it. Tight musicianship and great charisma on stage – is it the Swiss air or something?”
Simon Gurney, BBC Worldwide
"Indie rocker and crazy-haired youngster Elias von Arx proved that his new band Hot Like Sushi is as promising as his former projects and unleashed a guitar-thunderstorm on stage.“ - NOZ
"Electrifying Indie-Rock that elegantly prances from synthie-pop with cheeky guitar solos to crushing rock rhythms -at least as hot as wasabi." - Evensi
Singer/songwriters Ed Tattersall & Alex Williams. Formed in November 2016 the two musicians have spent the last six months recording & filming with songwriter/producer Jamie Petrie. A video EP is soon to be released. From their first performance at the O2 Academy Islington warming the audience for the Irish masters, Hermitage Green & recently playing for Pixie Lotte at her London showcase it is clear the passion of ET is live & direct. With epic sounding songs such as Delicate Mind Ed shows a truly emotive vocal ability along with passionate lead guitar licks played by Alex.
IMAN began her music career writing for international acts on major labels including Ed Sheeran, Wilkinson and the producer Mike Dean (Kanye West, Jay Z, 2Pac, Frank Ocean). She established herself in the industry as both a talented vocalist, and a prolific songwriter, many of the records she has worked on have been certified multi-platinum and gold in countries around the World. As an artist in her own right, IMAN’s music has strong pop, dance and R&B influences. Known for her authentic British edge and distinctive, soulful vocals, IMAN has proven her talent as a strong live performer at festivals including Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend and the Isle of Wight Festival where she was invited to tour with Rudimental, performing material she had written for the band.
Off the back of her most recent releases music journalists have described IMAN's own music as a
"force of nature that might be unstoppable" - IX Daily
"Supreme pop talent" Clash Magazine
"The UK has a new vocal powerhouse, with a voice like honey" - The Most Radicalist
The MOBO AWARDS described her single ‘Naive’ as a "dreamy, ambient number with emotive vocals’’
Originally from Hertfordshire, Masta T is a soulful R&B lyricist whose most recent track from his Dynamics EP, 'Be Mine' was featured a number of times on BBC introducing. His live performances offers a mix of acoustic vocals, upbeat guitar and often incorporates audience participation. He's currently studying popular music in Cambridge, but when he's not making good use of University studio time he's out gigging as much as possible, often accompanied by acoustic guitarist Will Pears-Cooper.
"Masta T has a unique voice , with a bright future ahead of him. It’s always great to catch a live performance of his not only for his own material but to check out what covers medley he's going to add next." - Slatethedisco.com
"I'm loving the vibes of Masta T, especially on his track 'Take It Slow,' it makes you feel like you’re in July or August. Looking outside at the moment it’s pitch black and grey, and where I want to be now is somewhere where there's sun and heat!" - Gareth Lloyd, BBC Introducing.