IVW20 Discovery2 ft Mount Forel, Mark Shepherd, Solpsiche, Off The Plot
Thursday 25th Oct, 2018: Discovery2 Presents Model Society, Gon Von Zola, Diana Demuth, Obi’s Poetry
October’s Discovery showcase sees the return of surburban punks, Model Society to the Discovery stage, Indietronic act Gon von Zola, Los Angeles based award winning singer songwriter Diana DeMuth, spoken word artist, Obi and our resident Dj Delphi.
Suburban Punk outfit Model Society came together after meeting in the work offices of a publishing company and a shared love for bands such as Bloc Party, Blur, The Clash and The Pistols. With a collective musical radar and punk DIY ethos in hand the band set out on a mission to strike a chord and leave a lasting impression!
Lyrically they offer observations of 21st Century Britain all tailored with an upbeat sound and choruses to get you singing and pogoing along. Early performances at The Great Escape and City Showcase rubber stamped an already growing reputation as a must-see band and was eagerly followed up with debut EP ‘Inner City Kicks’ produced by Paul Tipler (Idlewild, Placebo)
A brit-wave explosion was soon to follow for these London natives catching the ears of 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins and BBC
Their latest single ‘Public Service’ produced by Fraser Smith (Shed Seven) has been picking up plays on Radio X, BBC 6, BBC London.
Punk rock ethics, social comment and escapist rock n roll. Someone gave Model Society the blueprint to conquering the world. New single 'Public Service' is an instant classic - Travellers Tunes.
If you’re looking for a track which alerts the senses, then Public Service is your antidote. - RAW Ramp
North London-based musician/songwriter/producer Gon von Zola is a Third Culture Kid with a UK band family and a Welsh riot grrrl songwriting sister.
100% DIY on his records. Songwriting friends and collaborators with Sue Denim of The Mighty Boosh and Robots in Disguise. Wrecking the UK's live stages with his gang of friends.
Gon von Zola is an Indietronic act. His single "Blue Is..." is currently out on Before Sunrise/Universal. Out of the box, right in your face!
Prepare yourself for lyrical blows to the jaw and some melody kicks to the groin.
Born in East Germany, Gon went underground in London, joined the squatting scene to survive and played his way through every club you've ever heard of.
Formerly known under his stage name The Budda Cakes, Gon has been championed by the likes of NME, Time Out, Uncut, BBC 6 to name a few, and has also supported Lykke Li, RiD, Kate Nash and Mystery Jets.
Diana DeMuth is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter by way of a small
town in Massachusetts. DeMuth started 2018 out on a strong note with the International Acoustic Music Award for Best Female Artist for her song The Doorway.
Diana began singing, writing, and playing guitar at the age of thirteen and performed live whenever she had the chance. After leaving college at the age of nineteen to pursue a career, Diana has since toured the country alongside her band, made top 30 on the X Factor (with applause from Simon Cowell), and recorded two full-length albums with Grammy Award Winning producer Jeff Bova.
“With both a voice and lyrical wisdom that sound beyond her years, DeMuth’s music is packed with the classic themes of a young songwriter; the joys of love, traveling, the pains of love, traveling again, and the ever poignant nod to your home town.” – The Deli
“There’s a gravity to her delivery that places her along a continuum of storytelling in music; a veritable road-trip soundtrack to leaving familiar places, people and heartache behind, healing and inevitably moving on.” – Caramel Animals
Obinna (Obi) Edeh, half Nigerian half Zimbabwean, born in Italy (Rome) has lived in South London since the age of 12 . Performing under the name of Obi’s Poetry, this Artist is a rare gem. His songs are a blend of powerful rhythms and lyrical display of social awareness through real life experience, combining spoken word, rap and melodies in a unique style.