Next Almost Famous line-up revealed
The showcase will take place at the 229 Club, Great Portland Street, London, on 27 March. Entry is free and based on a first come first served basis, but you must be on the guest list to attend the gig. Guest list registration is now open, so apply for tickets here.
Doors open at 7.00pm and the first and is on at 7.40pm.
Over the last few years Almost Famous has built up a reputation for showcasing an eclectic mix of upcoming talent. Previous performers have included Luke Sital-Singh, The TenFiveSixty, James Jay Picton, Mercury-winning Speech Debelle, Kill it Kid, Jamie N Commons and Bobby Long, whose music is included in hit vampire flick Twilight.
Little Night Terrors
Artist low down:
British born by way of Norweigan and Pakistani parentage, Nadine Shah is a fast emerging songwriter who owes her haunting musical styles to the likes of Bat for Lashes and Nick Cave as much to her upbringing by the North Sea. Last year’s EP Aching Bones set out Nadine’s stall as an artist dealing in otherworldly, brooding sounds. Produced by Ben Hillier, who has previously worked with The Horrors and Depeche Mode, the release has done much to set critics’ tongues wagging with a recent performance on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6 Music show and a freshly confirmed slot on the Emerging Talent list for this year’s Glastonbury. Her debut album, Love Your Drum and Mad is hotly anticipated for this year.
Little Night Terrors are the Leicester-based brothers Andrew and James Stone and Dan Holyoak who write songs they describe as ‘pure pop dynamite’. Taking their musical inspiration from Hunter S Thompson and the old-fashioned format of tape decks, the group have spent much of the last few months making music and losing their minds with Arctic Monkeys producer Simon Barnicott in a remote Kent farmhouse. Last year the band self-released two singles – Pocket Rocket and Young Lion – and went on tour with the likes of The Vaccines and fellow emerging artists, 1975. 2013 should see more releases and even more live gigs.
Terry Cowley, Gareth Jones, Steven Owen and Dylan Tattum are the young music makers in Bluebottle Veins, a foursome from North Wales intent on bringing back some colour to the cheeks of rock and roll. Although only having been together since May 2012, their raucous blues noise has garnered plenty of praise, most notably from Louder than War’s John Robb. He said the group: ‘are part of something quite brilliant- a new rush of bands taking the electric blues and giving them a teenage rush’. A debut EP from the band is in the works.
Bill Ryder-Jones, one time Coral guitarist and now solo artist in his own right, will be DJing between the live bands on the night.