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Alex Blood & The Diggers + DIA + Tom Jarvis + Kiwi - Thur 30th Oct 2014

Showcase of hotly tipped bands features Midlands, punk, pop reggae scoundrels Alex Blood & The Diggers, upcoming Scandanavian electro, pop artist DIA , quirky and hauntingly beautiful vocals from Kiwi and singer songwriter Tom Jarvis plus Dj Delphi

BUY TICKETS £5 We Got Tickets | Eventim | Skiddle or £7 on the door

Venue: O2 Academy2 Islington

Address: N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, London, N1 0PS

Tel: 020 7288 4403

Tube: Angel

Time: 8pm - 11:30pm


Alex Blood & The Diggers

Midlands punk pop reggae scoundrels Alex Blood & The Diggers back on the road with a cheeky little set of dates in their strongholds. It coincides with the release of their latest collection of material “Combat Flat Cap”

Alex Blood & the Diggers have being steadily building their movement across the UK for last couple of years. Their unique blend of punk, rock, rap and reggae, has forged a sound described as “impossible to pigeonhole”

Lyrical wit reminiscent of the classic punk poets comes mixed with an edge and urgency in the music that commands attention.

They’ve supported Labrinth, Chase & Status, Devlin, Asian Dub Foundation, 2tone legends The Beat, Dreadzone, Jerry Dammers of The Specials, headlining Night & Day in Manchester and The Jam Cafe in Nottingham and receiving rave reviews for their energetic and dance floor filling live and acoustic sets.

Formed by lyricist Alex Blood (whose solo career includes collaborations with international artists Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse, as well as touring the UK with Jay-Z).

"This isn't empty lifestyle prattle; Alex Blood is a masterful lyricist with a political edge and a story worth listening to." - Whats The Ruckus

“The energy as well is crazy, but it’s mesmerising. I missed him going onto the stage and as I made my way up from the green room, you walk past the side of the stage… well I just stood there in complete awe” - Alternative Student Guide MCR



DIA is an upcoming powerful electro-pop-artist.

The music is an upbeat mix of electro-edge-pop with a Scandinavian coolness and Japanese quirkiness to it. All music is written, produced and performed by the artist herself.

DIA is inspired by artists such as MIA, Outkast, Dizzee Rascal, the Knife and Grimes.

Her live performance is strong, vigurous and unique.

”it's great – modern, cool, catchy and original”

-David Balfe; founder of Food record label, former general manager at Sony Music

”it's inventive, has personality, the song is intriguing and pushes the edges a bit” - Allen Jacobs; former music publisher at EMI, Peer, Sony/ATV, Stage Three and Fairwood Music


Tom Jarvis

In 2010, after moving to Chester. Cambridge-born Singer/Songwriter Tom Jarvis made the conscious decision that music was going to be the driving force of his life up North.

In 2012 he released his debut EP ‘Make your own luck’ which was an iTunes chart success.

He’s performed at Beachbreak Live and The Beatherder Festival in 2013 and more recently completed a two week UK University tour playing 26 colleges. His support sets include John Newman, Example, Scouting for Girls,and Australian Singer/Songwriter Stu Larsen. Summer 2013 Tom’s second EP release ‘Dream life’ gained huge support from BBC Introducing.



Her quirky and hauntingly beautiful vocals, reminiscent of Björk, Kate Bush, Saint Saviour, Annie Lennox and Fever Ray, have found their groove in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist producer Maxime Raguideau-Obadia.

Having already performed at Shepherds Bush Empire and Bush Hall, the State of Alert EP is Kiwi’s first journey into recorded music.

''Dramatic and emotive'' Listen With Monger

''A unique artist where genres meet and are distilled into something new''

Steve Cole, Expansion Records


Summer Sizzler UK Festival Awards Nomination


Summer Sizzler has been successfully nominated in this year's UK Festival Awards in the following public voted categories:

Best New Festival

Best Metropolitan Festival

As an incentive, people that vote can enter the 'Dream Summer' prize draw to win 2 VIP tickets to every festival that wins an award.

Vote now at before 27th Oct 2014

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