LISTEN UP MUSIC proudly presents:
with LISTEN UP DJs late night indie disco until 3am
*Under 18's must be accompanied by and adult and leave the venue immediately after the gig (Vela Incidents performance)
VENUE: AATMA MANCHSTER
DATE: SATURDAY 6th Nov 2021
VELA INCIDENT (SPOTIFY BIO)
Whilst to many other acts, 2020 will be seen as the year when music stood still, it was the year Vela Incident, originally from Port Talbot, burst onto the Indie Music Scene with a bang.
Although originally formed over 20 years ago, lockdown gave Matt Bradley (Vocals), Patrick Oliver (Synths, Organ, Piano), Adam Cardy (Rhythm Guitar) and Adam Tweed (Bass) the opportunity to put some serious time and effort into the band. With the addition of David Flynn (Lead Guitar) in early 2021, the line up was complete.
Releasing material originally written as teenagers, Vela Incident revised and reworked these songs, releasing Perfect Flaw, Hey You, Home and Queen of Liverpool in quick succession. Their anthemic, ambient, melodic and carefree sound marries nicely with a Britpop vibe bringing something new to the arena and has been enthusiastically received by an ever expanding loyal fan base.
Unbelievably, less than 6 months after reforming Vela Incident are already grabbing the attention of big radio stations with their singles, Queen of Liverpool and Double A side, For All Lost Souls/The Switch, being played on BBC Introducing and Radio X.
With many more songs ready to be recorded and released over the next few months, 2021 is bound to be a busy one. Ideas are already in place to release a series of EPs and getting out on the road. #uppaVela
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BRIDGES (SPOTIFY BIO)
Frontman Ethan Proctor’s warm vocals are at the forefront, reminiscent of Frightened rabbit's Scott Hutchison or Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull, though it’s within the bands synergy where the real moments are born. The sound is melodic with thought provoking lyrics, following a mantra of honest writing that brings the stories to life. They are an outfit that values the importance of holding back so a moment connects, just as much as the release of crashing waves of synthesisers and distortion.
After touring with The Slow Readers Club and performances at Glastonbury that year, the band produced their second EP with Dan Young (October Drift). Mixed by James Kenosha (Dry The River / Dinosaur Pile Up), it followed a theme of communication. Mental health awareness is an important ideal to both the band and the community building around them. At the end of 2020, the band released Until now, a collection of their first EP's on vinyl.
While 2020 was a set back for most, Bridges used the time to learn. Self-taught, they produced tracks with help from Ash Scott (Memorist) and Ivan and Frazer Proctor (China Bears), mixing with engineer Joe Marsh. Despite almost entirely recorded at home, the result is far more complete than expected. An albums worth of music recorded, though not yet wanting to release a full body of work, a select a number of these tracks will be released in 2021.
Go Long is released on 5th May 2021.
LOSSLINE (SPOTIFY BIO)
Lossline are a band formed in 2020. When they started writing they had no ambitions to record an album. The songs grew organically after being sent forward and back again through the internet. Lossline didn't even realise that they had written an album until a friend told them they had. Taking influences from UK and American folk, rock, indie and alternative music they make sad songs that rarely get above 120bpm.
SAM LAMBETH (SPOTIFY BIO)
Combining the eclectic roots rock of Counting Crows, the big-hearted bristle of Bruce Springsteen and the country-tinged crunch of Tom Petty, Sam Lambeth is one of alternative music's most promising and potent songwriters.
Over a decade-long career, Lambeth has enjoyed media exposure through NME, Kerrang! and Louder than War, as well as radio play on BBC Radio One and BBC 6 Music. As a performer, he has supported established acts including Evan Dando and The Lemonheads (respectively), The Bluetones and We are Scientists, as well as critically lauded artists such as The Orielles, Bully and The Night cafe.
His first band, The MonoBloggers, released two EPs between 2009 and 2012. Led by Lambeth, the four-piece showcased Lambeth's now-established ear for melody, recalling the sparkling pop of R.E.M. and Teenage Fanclub. The MonoBloggers were hailed by NME as 'grunge rock brilliance', enjoyed UK tours and resulted in Lambeth playing his biggest gig - in front of 24,000 people at Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux Stadium in 2014.
In the summer of 2020, Lambeth worked with renowned producer Ryan Pinson (Riscas, The Jack Fletcher Band) on the first EP under his own name. The first taster from this record, ‘When Love Ain’t Enough’, received critical acclaim upon release, reaching a global audience and achieving over 50,000 streams.
The second single, 'The King (You and Me)' is out now and has once again enjoyed widespread praise.
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