Listen Up are proud to present three of the most exciting new artists around:
Arcade State* The Shop Window & Jay Tennant
Followed by Listen Up indie disco until late.
Saturday 19th March 2022
33 Oldham St, Manchester**
*Arcade State are replacing the originally billed band Crimson Bloom
**if there is sufficient demand for tickets the venue will be upgraded to Aatma on Faraday St on the same evening)
Alternative Rock/Pop band | Glasgow | UK
Arcade State formed in April of 2019 as a 3 piece , however they went through a change of line up in 2020 replacing the drums and bass with new members and adding a keys player.
They recently gained airplay on BBC Radio Scotland via BBC Introducing and received great feedback.
The band from Glasgow’s first release with the new line up is their single “The Rabbit Hole” taken from their upcoming EP titled Volume I. The single was released on the 18th December 2020 and it brings a fresh sound for the the quartet.
They then released another from the EP. Arcade State unveiled new song “Follow” in January 2021 as they kicked off the new year where they left off in 2020.
The penultimate track from VOLUME I is called “Begin to Break” this one was out on March 5th 2021.
“Land With Me” is the latest release and completed the release of the debut EP on April 2nd.
Arcade state have recently introduced a 5th member who will play lead guitar and are in the process of recording some new tracks which the band will look to release the last quarter of 2021.
Influences: Twin Atlantic, Biffy Clyro, Fatherson, The Xcerts, King of Leon, The 1975, Nirvana, Idlewild, Talking Heads, We Were Promised Jetpacks , Frightened Rabbit , The War on Drugs , The Paper Kites , Sam Fender
Ciaran Murray – Vocal/Guitar Jordan Murray - Drums David Daly – Bass Scott Frank - Keys/Synth/Vocal Andy Arthur - Lead Guitar (source: Spotify)
THE SHOP WINDOW
The Shop Window are a four-strong IndiePop/Jangly guitar band, fronted by partners in musical crime; Carl Mann and Simon 'Syd' Oxlee. Their journey began over two decades ago when they landed their first record deal in the mid-late 90s in previous project Westpier, label mates with Sleeper on Indolent Records (BMG). Once Westpier folded, Carl ended up depping on guitar for Sleeper. Around the same time, Carl also ended up playing guitar for Kylie Minogue for TV performances, gigs and a tour of Australia, and even co-wrote a track that ended up on a Kylie B-Side in 2000. Following a long span of time spent on opposite sides of the world, Carl found himself back in the UK with music in mind. With old friends Martin Corder and Phil Elphee, a recording session in 2019 brought six strong songs to fruition. Carl invited his old friend Syd along to sing some harmonies, at which point they realised they're a bit like strawberries and ice cream - good on their own, but much better together! In 2020 the band recorded another 8 songs in between lockdowns to complete their debut album ‘The State Of Being Human’. (source: Spotify)
“A magnetic shadowman with a swooning vocal...” “Jay Tennant could be the one...” “A powerful new voice in British independent music...” - Henry Yates (NME, Total Guitar, Classic Rock) Vision. Passion. Melody. Music as a way of life. This is the world of Jay Tennant, an enigmatic singer-songwriter from the English heartlands. Walking the tightrope between the bleak and the beautiful, Jay Tennant wraps heart-tugging existential drama into thrilling widescreen epics with sky-scraping choruses. Exhilarating singles ‘Modern Heroes’, The Stranger’ and ‘Sirens’ are a case in point. Blending a starry-eyed vocal swagger reminiscent of an early Richard Ashcroft with a rare lyrical insight, Jay Tennant’s is a voice that demands to be heard. With sparkling post-punk guitars, hook-laden bass and contemporary electro beats completing his signature sound, Jay Tennant is an exciting prospect for any fans of the anthemic 80’s, the darker side of the 90’s and modern-day indie. With two very well-received solo albums ‘From The Far Field’ and ‘Escape Routes’ under his belt, a loyal social media following and having gained regular radio-play on BBC Introducing Coventry & Warwickshire, the scene is set for the release of Jay’s 3rd solo album in 2021. A towering record of crepuscular suburban hymns, ambitious and futuristic in scope and packed with soaring dancefloor-ready anthems - it might just be his masterpiece. (source: Spotify)
NOTE ANY U-18s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AND LEAVE THE VENUE AT THE END OF THE MAIN EVENT (CRIMSON BLOOM CONCERT)
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