They're capable of creating such a diverse sound, from heart-breaking acoustic tracks such as Afterthought that can silence any crowd, to indie, Strokes-eque anthems like It All Means Nothing To Me, feeding an audience's urge to dance.
Hailing from a burgeoning Leeds indie scene boasting the likes of ¡Forward Russia!, This Et Al and Duels, this unique band are currently readying their debut album, the follow-up to last year’s beautifully sinister and utterly compelling Progress Reform EP.
Gideon Conn is a rarity. His unique vocal delivery, lyrical intelligence, often fearsome rapping and scatting and the sheer enjoyment he conveys through his music mean that he’ll stick in your mind for a very long time to come.
Now fetching the crazy heights of 45 quid a pop on eBay, Second Minute or Hour gave us our first glimpse of what to expect from Mr Peñate. A perfectly crafted slice of heart-wrenching pop, played with boundless energy and enthusiasm, [it] was one of the singles of last year. Jack even went so far to attach one of his own personal, individual Polaroids to each 7".
In their thus far short career, [Sky Larkin] have been fortunate enough to support the likes of Broken Social Scene and Los Campesinos!, and it’s no wonder. They make sharp, insanely infectious indie pop that will have you bobbing your head to and fro with increasing intensity.
The band's live shows are never less than superb. Championed fiercely by High Voltage, XFM Manchester, the Manchester Evening News, and, most recently, the NME, their strident blend of dark electro-dance-rock-pop is making waves not only in Manchester and London, but, most recently, in Paris, where they’ve added to their devoted fan base.
There are certain cities you expect greatness from. London for one, along with Manchester and Glasgow, have become so well respected within the British indie...