Get ready for our new music all-dayer as Stay Fresh Fest takes over Deaf Institute on Saturday 8th February with a wild rock’n’roll line-up serving up everything from rapid-fire rockabilly to droney psych sounds. Check out our playlist to to find out more and read all about the bands on the line-up…
Mt Fuji are a ten-legged groove machine who have one brilliant tambourine shakin’ single “Do Down Easy” under their belts. Fusing our favourite elements of funk and rock n roll we guarantee you’ll be shuffling your butt muscles along to their infectious grooves.
Handsome, thuggish, brutal and tender are a few adjectives that spring to mind when listening to LONESUM, the latest single by this bunch of Manchester lovable rouges. Spitting out snarly post punk ditties is bang on the money right now and we think Bleach Boy are easily contenders for best in show. Shower them with kisses.
Now this is a band that know their way around a packet of king size rizla’s and a neat melody. Bringing garage rock vibes to our stage are the wonderfully named Springfield Elementary who sadly don’t hail from our favourite yellow coloured town but bring equally bright sounds with their fuzz-soaked psychpop tunes.
Hot from giving Melt Banana a run for the sonic-audio endurance test money, rhythmic noise terroists Binge play loud, fast and downright nasty pattern laden rock n roll, just how God intended it to sound. Earplugs are available behind the bar.
ALL GIRLS ARSON CLUB
Bursting onto the scene last April with their ‘Dark Fruits’ EP, this feisty, female three-piece style infectious comedic lyrics with fun punk melodies to great effect. With songs inspired by that of Wetherspoon’s weekly, discount, Indian offerings, their music hits a romantic chord within you that’s leaves you wanting more and more of their relatable, quirky lyricism. As they ever so surely add themselves to the flourishing list of great Sheffield bands, watch this space in 2020 for All Girls Arson Club!
FKA Danxia, Holy Drone are a the 5 piece Warrington based band formed in 2015 that site experimental acts such as Sunn O))) and Eternal Tapestry in their influences. The haunting vocals of lead singer Emma Bate-Nilsson, alongside the encapsulating dark melodies and undertones of the rest of the band deliver a sense of journey to their songwriting narrative. Having changed their name in June 2018 the band have gone from strength to strength being described as ‘a complete force to be reckoned with that have plenty of steam in them to go all the way with their project.’
When it comes to DIY bands you don’t get very more to the core than Grave Goods. With all band members residing in different countries the three musicians come together rarely to practice and perform, but nevertheless with outstanding results. The Manchester, Dublin and Belfast based trio deliver their post punk inspired minimalist rock flavours with just the right amount of style and just the perfect quantity of aggression. It’s not an everyday occurrence that Grave Goods come to town, so count yourself lucky!
Politically charged, testosterone-filled and ready to say f**k you to anyone in their way, Fighting Rhythm were formed shortly after the initial failed attempt at Britain’s escape plan of Europe. With their music singing loud and proud with fuzzy guitar breakdowns aplenty, they’re sure to cause a stir when they jump on stage. Citing Rage Against the Machine, IDLES and Ty Segall as their influences, their no holds barred approach is sure to set them apart in their beloved North-West bubble.