Cro Cro Land festival launches in Croydon on 6 April, aiming to bring guitar bands back to the birthplace of punk music, and celebrate the area’s rich musical history, with gender equality at the heart of everything it does (in line with PRS Foundation’s Key Change initiative).
Here’s an introduction to some of the tantalising line up…
Blood Red Shoes – Eye to Eye
The alternative rock duo from Brighton, consisting of Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell, have just released their 5th album Get Tragic to excellent reviews.
Sisteray – Algorithm Prison
Sisteray are a four-piece rock band from London, who are proving themselves to be one of the most exciting live bands of the moment.
Nova Twins – Drums
Amy Love and Georgia South from South East London have been taking the underground scene by storm with their hard-rocking sound – named the ‘Nova Sound’ which has gnarly vocals with a hard bass driven centre.
Bugeye – Hey You
A supersonic power chord punk mash-up of Blondie vs. Pixies, Bugeye are an entrancing 4-piece disco punk band.
ARXX – Stuck On You
Hannah and Clara are a garage rock gal pal duo. 2018 saw them release their debut EP, featured on BBC Introducing radio, play 40+ gigs and festivals in the UK and Europe.
The Lovely Eggs – I Shouldn’t Have Said That
This underground surreal-psych punk rock duo from northern England, are known for their ferocious yet joyous live performances. The duo are one of the most exciting, innovative and genuine bands on the British underground music scene.
Bang Bang Romeo – Shame On You
Fronted by vocal powerhouse Anastasia Walker and featuring Ross Cameron (guitars) and Richard Gartland (drums), Bang Bang Romeo are a propelling force for female-fronted bands in a male dominated industry, and a strong and open voice for the LGBT community.
Fragile Creatures – Mess We’re In
The mighty Fragile Creatures are one of those rare beasts: a commercially viable proper guitar band. Covering themes as diverse as life, death, drugs, sex, dementia, Armageddon and Alan Turing whilst delivering their music wrapped up in the warming textures and tones of harmless rock’n’roll, in all its multifarious glories
Chorusgirl – In Dreams
London based band Chorusgirl make noise-pop, blending dirt, jangle and noise into a swirling & shimmering mix.
Tiger Mimic – I Took Off My Body
Tiger Mimic is a London-based Indie Rock band playing dynamic songs that tell sinister tales. Soaring vocals and intriguing lyrics glide across surf-tinged guitar, fuzzy melodic bass, and tight drum grooves.
Cro Cro Land takes place 6 April 2019 in Croydon, London, UK.
Tickets are available now – £26. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit crocroland.co.uk