Take a minute out of your day to watch this brilliant video from this years Tramlines Festival at The Bowery. What a weekend it was, and this video sums it up wonderfully.
So Tramlines is in the books for another year, and what an incredible time it was! Click here to check out pictures of the great weekend and all the lovely people who visited the Bowery over the course of the three days!
Boy have we got a line-up for you! This year we’ve gone all out for Tramlines, bringing you three days of amazing live music and DJ’s featuring some of the hottest acts around today….Check out the full line-up below, and we’ll see you all on the 20th! Read More
Peace front one quarter of a newly emerging and exciting music scene in Brum’, along with Troumaca, The Carpels and Swim Deep.
Although often compared with ‘hipster indie’ bands such as Foals, WU LYF and the late-Yaaks, Peace have strived for originality and a much more innocent adaptation of a style of music commonly perceived as arrogant. Like their comparatives, the band clearly have huge ambition, but they don’t want to rub it in your face.
I first came across purposely-misspelt demo ‘Bblood’ last April, and immediately found myself burst into air-guitar on the train home. It’s an explosive track with a catchy riff leading to an orgasmic eruption of addictive tremolo, which leaves its listener with nothing less than raised goose pimples and high satisfaction; and the layer upon layer of guitar tracks seem to deliver a different sound with each play.
Following almost a year of silence since ‘Bblood’ had been uploaded, the band announced a headline tour, and their inaugural single release ‘Follow Baby’. This has lead them to airplay on Radio 1, European support slots with Manic Street Preachers and a mammoth UK tour with Mystery Jets, ultimately gaining them a huge cult following.
Unlike their demo, ‘Follow Baby’ is a much more upbeat drum-lead track interlaced with rhythmic samba, much heavier gain and elements reminiscent of ‘Do You Remember’ by the Horrors. Lead singer Harrison projects, almost bellowing with passion, adding to the distinctive energy of the song. It’s an edgy but optimistic belter that has good potential to appeal to the masses.
The bands notorious compulsion to be unique was recently demonstrable when the band scored a record deal with Columbia, only to demand a clause in their contract (not for flash cars or a private plane) but their own billboard just off the B4100 in Digbeth. Exactly what the girls go for.
With the prospect of further releases on the horizon I’m interested to see whether Peace decide to maintain their current sound, or skew into other territories and experiment. Either way I’ve obliged myself to keep an eye on them. You should too.
Peace will return to the Bowery on Saturday 21st July for a free show at Tramlines, supporting Theme Park.
// Jordan White
Now with almost 8 years under its belt First Word Records has become one the biggest and most respected Funk, Soul & Hip Hop labels in the UK. Fast approaching its 100 release, ranging from the classic funk sounds of The Haggis Horns to the sample driven beats of Kidkanevil Originally based in Yorkshire but now residing in London, First Word Records has continually brought an exceptionally high quality of new artists and music to a worldwide audience.
While its artists tour the world supporting and collaborating with the likes of Mark Ronson, Roots Manuva and DJ Shadow the labels Yorkshire roots are kept strong with its weekly residency in The Bowery Sheffield. Catch Andy H & Clipboard playing brand new and classic music from First Word along with the very best in Hip Hop, Funk and all things nice from the rest of the scene.
Also an old School Hip Hop mix from Andy H here – How We Used To Live (Volume 1 – Hip Hop)
And more music & mixes from Andy H here…
New York four-piece Deadbeat Darling is spending time on both sides of the pond. After selling out some of NYC’s most prestigious venues over the course of the last 3 years, the band was signed by UK label Spearhavoc Records in March 2011, and promptly whisked away from Brooklyn to record in Wales with Grammy award winning producer Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Badly Drawn Boy). The album, titled “THE ANGEL’S SHARE”, was mixed by another Grammy award winner, Adrian Bushby (Muse, Foo Fighters), and is due out in early 2012. With a bit of downtown swagger and post-indie charm, their sound weaves together rock with hints of surf and dub. A native of neither extreme, their lifestyle toggles between Brooklyn dive bars and the mise en scene of the West Side’s fashion district; their live show is a sweaty barrage of unrestrained energy and mischievous sway that leaves little doubt as to why Deadbeat Darling has garnered such a rabid and eclectic following…
Uneven Blonde present:
Binary + Childhood at The Bowery, Sheffield on Friday 10th of February 2012!
“Binary are a London group with one song and a brooding anthemic sound which marks them out as something a bit special. Formed by molecular biologist David Troster back in 2010 they manage to go somewhere quite heavy without sounding overloaded or melodramatic. Best thing we’ve heard in a while.”
Having recently released their debut single ‘Prisoner’ on Luv Luv Luv to critical acclaim, we’ve been wanting to get them up to Sheffield for some time. You’ll have spotted them in just about every list of bands to watch this year, with good reason.
“London (via Nottingham) based Childhood have been sneaking their way out of the underground for nigh on six months now, drawing praise from The Maccabees and Alex Kapranos along the way. We think their latest track – Mount Chiliad (below) – is their finest yet.” – NME
You’ll remember Childhood from our 322 Festival last November, and we couldn’t wait any longer to get them back in for us. They could easily be on the top of this bill, so come and find out why.
The Bowery, Sheffield
8.00pm | 18+
Every Wednesday The Bowery is host to a night of music for, and I quote “YUH BOTTY POPPA”. OFFBEAT is basically really good music to bump yo backside too, what more can you ask for?! All this along with £3 vodka mixes, this is THEE place to be on a Wednesday night for good music, drinks and atmosphere.
Here’s a few tingalings of what to expect from the OFFBEAT DJ’s…
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