Lo-fi punks and grungy guitars – here’s just some of the best emerging bands you can catch at HSS17
If you didn’t think your Humber Street Sesh schedule was already packed full of amazing bands, the team are going that extra mile this year by curating an extra stage especially for 2017.
The Everyone Back to Ours stage throws together the very best emerging bands from all over the UK in one place and celebrates those who have continued to involve themselves in Hull’s music scene.
So who can you catch? Here’s just a selection of bands you can catch on the Everyone Back to Ours Stage at Humber Street Sesh 2017.
10.30pm – 11pm
Over the last 12 months, Hull’s own Vulgarians have been touring extensively across the UK. The group have played numerous shows including the Great Escape Festival, the build up to the Radio 1 Academy and have recently come off tour with surf-psych trio The Wytches.
Their headline set will include a fresh bunch of tunes which feature on their new album.
Guitarist Luke Ellerington will also be performing with his post punk garage band Cannibal Animal at 9pm on the Fruit 2 Stage.
Head over to Witchgirl Recordings now and you’ll also find an old school cassette run of their track Almost-Instinct, Almost True released on 1 August.
9.40pm – 10.10pm
Kagoule are one of the most exciting bands to break out of Nottingham. The group have been playing together since they were teenagers and are tipped to be massive.
Fiercely independent, their name was chosen simply because they wanted “something with ‘O’ in the middle to look good on posters.” They describe themselves as representing “the sound of boredom, three fifteen-year-olds wanting to do something”, taking influence from dark folk and post-hardcore from the likes of Fugazi.
To be honest, any band that’s referred to as creating tunes that “wriggle and writhe like an angry oiled up cat” by Louder than War, are bound to be worth the watch.
POST WAR GLAMOUR GIRLS
8.50pm – 9.20pm
Now here’s one band you really can’t afford to miss. Hailing from Leeds, Post War Glamour Girls are a strong group of musicians who carry a truly, gorgeous sound. Their music, much like their videos always deliver a strong message, especially through the dominating conviction of vocalist James Smith and his Northern-twinged vocals.
Be sure to clear some space in your HSS schedule for this bunch, they’ll shake you up in the right way.
THEE DEADTIME PHILHARMONIC
8pm – 8.30pm
Hailing from Derby, Thee Deadtime Philharmonic are a high octane, raw band who deliver emotive live shows.
Their working class ethic has captured the attention of people such as Clash guitarist Mick Jones and they’ve even appeared on Channel 4’s Strummerville Sessions. The group have achieved international and national radio airplay with a devoted fan base all over the country.
7.10pm – 7.40pm
False Advertising are an alternative, DIY trio from Manchester who have just announced their biggest ever UK headline tour and the release of a fresh EP this autumn.
The group who flit between loud, grungy outbursts alongside more chilled tracks recently appeared on BBC Introducing Manchester for the first time after playing various festivals up and down the country.
Their album I Would Be so Much Happier If I Just Stopped Caring features five tracks and will be available exclusively at their September/October shows on a shiny limited edition cassette.
Singer, Jen Healey will also be speaking on the DIY: Doing it Yourself Panel this Thursday (3 August) at 2pm, for the 53 Degrees North conference at Hull Truck Theatre.
4.40pm – 5.10pm
Lo-fi punks Mouses from Billingham in County Durham are best described as the offspring of the Jesus and the Mary Chain and a seriously twisted and distorted version of Weezer.
The duo have built a growing reputation for their unique sound, combining surrealist lyrics and playful melodies in a whirlpool of fuzzed, frenetic punk rock.
After Humber Street Sesh they will be returning to Hull to play The Sesh at The Polar Bear on 29 August.
3pm – 3.30pm
Team Picture are another Leeds based group who describe themselves as one part post-punk, two parts fuzz.
Their music creeps up on you with its haunting vocals, slightly reminiscent of Chelsea Wolfe with a lo-fi edge and bass lines which dance around stripped back drums.
Although still a fairly new band on the Leeds scene, they’ve already received airplay from the likes of Steve Lamacq on Radio 1 as well as playing festivals up and down the country.
Humber Street Sesh 2017 takes place at Hull Marina on 5 August.
You can also download the official Humber Street Sesh app for free, which is available via Apple and Google Online stores.