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Thur 25th May 2017 - Discovery 2  Ft  Knites, Calva Louise, The Magnettes, Papillon

May's Discovery 2 showcase will be opening with a special violin guitar duo, Papillon (Anna Phoebe & Nicolas Rizzi) , followed by Swedish pop trio The Magnettes , hotly tipped Calva Louise who fuse surfy riffs & heavy grunge, pop rock band Knites return to the Discovery stage and Dj Delphi will be spinning tunes throughout the night.

Adv Tickets £7 at or Door £10

Date: Thursday 25th May 2017

Doors: 7.00pm Show starts: 7.30pm

Venue: 229 The Venue , 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

Tel: 020 7631 8379


Tube: Great Portland Street

PAPILLON (Anna Phoebe and Nicolas Rizzi)

Papillon is an acoustic violin guitar duo influenced by Eastern melodies set within cinematic soundscapes. Anna Phoebe has performed throughout the world with various artists (Jethro Tull, Roxy Music, Trans Siberian Orchestra) and is now carving a career with her own projects. Papillon have been performing their new material in a series of ongoing live concerts, and working on their debut album expected in 2017. Previous performances include main support for Bob Dylan at the Rock Legends Festival in Poland, the Songlines Encounters Festival at Kings Place in London, and performances in UK cathedrals including Winchester Cathedral and Liverpool Anglican. Papillon compose, produce and record their own material and write for film.

"Intricate melodies weaved within beautiful tapestries" - Songlines Magazine

"See Anna Phoebe as she prowls the stage and you can't take your eyes off her" - Evening Standard, Simon Broughton



The Magnettes were formed in Pajala, a small town above the Arctic Circle in Sweden, close to the Finnish border. This region has a minority language called Meänkieli, a language that was forbidden in Sweden until 1957 and today is spoken by only around 50,000 people. The Magnettes celebrate their roots and have adapted Meänkieli and their old folk music into a modern sound often called 21st Century glitter punk or electro pop. The band have already released 5 singles and performed in over 10 different countries. Their debut album “Ugly Youth” is due on June 30th.

After the spectacular ‘Killers In A Ghost Town’, Swedish duo The Magnettes came back last month with a brand new single. It’s ‘Hollywood’ – a super-kitsch electropop track that’s bursting with retro campery yet brimming with Scandi cool. There’s nothing else out there right now that sounds like this! - Scandipop

Swedish pop trio, The Magnettes are throwing a party for everyone who feels like they are having a bad day or week and want to throw it right back at the world. "Sad Girls Club" is their way of fighting back at all of the things in the world trying to bring them down. - Musictimes



Calva Louise fuse surfy riffs to fuzzy grunge pop. They’ve been heavily tipped as one of the 'Bands to watch in 2017' and called “the greatest indie rock band around right now” by The Metro. Having toured with Spring King they’re really making a name for themselves.

"Not only are they near-impossibly tight while taking most of their cues from fast-tempo US punk (think Dead Kennedys rather than Ramones), frontwoman Jess Allanic’s surf-rock guitar solos are pin-precise." - DIY Mag



Knites are a 3-piece band from London comprised of Andy, Rob and Ben. Combining 3 piece rock elements with electronic/pop influences creates KNITES unique sound, which has already proved popular with fans. Forming in 2015, KNITES have achieved a number of personal goals in a short space of time. From their distinctive songwriting they soon attracted attention from many of the major labels and have been working on material in London's EMI Studios, as well as receiving worldwide airplay from the likes of BBC and KRCW Radio. From first release ‘Set Me Right’ KNITES made a mark.

'Knites supported us at the Olympia in Dublin and went down very well, deffo won over the crowd, guys are real good.' - Mark Hamilton from ASH

'Its going to be exciting watching these guys grow this year' - Dont blog me, blog you:

'They are definatly going to be creating a buzz over the coming months' - Rockandroll creations

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