IVW20 Discovery2 ft Mount Forel, Mark Shepherd, Solpsiche, Off The Plot
Thur 28th Sep 2018: Gramercy Park, Itchy Teeth , Laura Elvin + Martyn Peters
September's Discovery showcase features indie rock from Sheffield based Gramercy Park, Itchy Teeth who create freak out instrumentals and noisy pop, Laura Elvin fuses elements of jazz, classical, rock and pop plus Welsh rock singer, songwriter Martyn Peters. Dj Delphi will be spinning tunes throughout the night.
A three piece indie/rock act influenced by The War On Drugs/Ryan Adams & Bears Den, They hail from Sheffield and since starting in 2016 they've played over 50 gigs including festivals such as Tramlines, Willowman and sell out shows at Leadmill. They've recorded and performed in New York.
Like Kings of Leon meets The Kooks, there’s lyrical guitars with a bit of Northern grit in the vocals.
“From what I heard tonight, I think these guys are going to go far” - Never Enough Notes
Part garage, part experimental pop, Itchy Teeth continue their idiosyncratic deconstructions of music and their lives with a new single called 'Brian Wilson is Still Alive' - after a year containing 150 gigs around Europe, it's clear that their weird experiences have crept into their sound. The London/Margate/Germany based band have moved into more psychedelic and strange territory than their previous album, it's clear that Itchy Teeth have tackled their second record with an 'anything goes' attitude. Extended songs, freakout instrumentals and noisy pop, Itchy Teeth are building on the 'our life is pretty weird right now and I feel like telling you all about it' school of thought.
"A band dedicated to the preservation of the song.” Gary Crowley, BBC London
Idiosyncratic singer-songwriter Laura Elvin fuses elements of jazz, classical, pop and rock, her multiple talents have captured the attention of music heavyweights and she now counts Island/Mercury Records' CEO David Massey among her biggest backers.
On her new single 'Wonder' Elvin creates something truly spellbinding with her haunting, operatic vocal taking centre stage from the offset, sounding akin to the likes of Florence Welch or Kate Bush., The use of a custom built music box introduces an intricate simplicity to her songs.
"...I love its' twinkling, ethereal music box melodies..." - Hoxton Radio
"Laura Elvin creates idiosyncratic alt-pop like nothing we've heard in a long time..." - Vinyl District
Originally from North Wales, singer, song writer and multi instrumentalist Martyn Peters moved to London to promote his debut album 'Veins'. He's performed at Wrexham's Focus Wales, won best male artist at theRadio Wigwam Online Radio Awards 2017 .
'Veins' features ten original tracks written and arranged by Peters, following themes of love, loss, optimism, friendship, social interactions and relationships.
'..... his commanding tones rifled into the outer reaches of the venue....this is the kind of act we need more of, go and discover him for yourself.' Mark Andrews