The Dollymops formed in Oxford in early 2018 bringing together the laconic, witty cynicism and catchy hooks of guitarist and lyricist Tom Hadfield, the irreverent, high energy vocal stylings of Sean Stevens and the punchy, energentic rhythm section of Louise Gwilliam and Simon Calver. The band quickly established themselves as one of the best loved on the much revered Oxford music scene, bringing an intensity of energy to their live sets which sets them apart from their musical peers and with three well received EPs already under their belts, and more to come in 2020. Now signed to FourTwenny Records, this promises to be a breakout year for the band.
Spirited, anthemic, and immediately memorable — English singer-songwriter DD Allen’s undeniable voice and immersive storytelling have earned widespread recognition on both sides of the Atlantic. In his new EP ‘Bad Love’, Allen delivers a visceral sound full of energy and intent — a style he passionately refers to as “Heartland Rock and Roll”. Inspired by America’s finest, including Ryan Adams, Tom Petty and early Springsteen, there’s also a nod to early British rock and roll with the guitar sound of The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street era. Recent live performances include two shows supporting LA band Vintage Trouble in Holland, headline performance at Grooves on The Green festival, and a sold-out headline show at The Lighthouse in Poole.
Lanterns are an indiepop trio from Accrington. Lanterns are inspired by a vast array music including math rock band ‘toe’ to the likes of 80s pop band, ‘tears for fears’. The result is a unique blend of feel good indiepop vibes mixed with unconventional timings, reminiscent of early foals and two door cinema club.
Singer-Songwriter Jess Hannam captures life, love and longing. She writes as an alternative to diary entries; her music is sure to captivate you and keep you wanting more.