The Fuegos / Brightlight City / Hit By Sticks / Oh Standfest
Fri 15 Mar 2013
At 08:00 PM
The Hawk’s Nest Album is still available for FREE download here:
They are ridiculously catchy, primed with harmonic hooks aplenty that will have the Kaisers gnashing with envy. A truly expansive sound that’s sweetly blistered with a subtle post punk austereness with layers upon layers of jagged riffage and set to a pulse pounding panic stricken indie pop dynamic. The kind of searing seduction only ever found on records bearing the name Shortwave Fade. They venture into territories more commonly associated with the White Rose Movement, with a subtle early career Cure like edge to them.
Their debut single ‘Pressure’ was self released at the end of 2010 and can be heard on the cult British film 'Jack Falls'. They have just been shortlisted for MTV Breakthrough competition. You can vote for them here: http://brandnewunsigned.mtv.co.uk/brightlightcity
Synth based rock four piece hailing from South London.
Hitting the ground running in 2011, their first full year, the band kicked off the Spring in Leicester Square, London after the release of their début single Against The World, which charted at an impressive #3 in the Tourdates.co.uk Original Unsigned Chart. They went on to clock up some impressive performances in Hoxton, Camden Dingwalls and The HMV Forum, Kentish Town before the summer was through. They featured heavily on internet radio, including a live to air session (where the band first met Steve Honest) for Recharged Radio in June. The season wrapped up with second single release Money, which went straight to #1 in the TOUC and held the position for 5 consecutive weeks.
In the Autumn months of 2011 the band recorded their début EP 'Every Boy Dreams' with Steve Honest at Hackney Road, and this saw the introduction of extra vocals and instrumentation from Dawn O'Leary & Jade Brightwell, who would later join the group permanently. The release was launched 11th November 2011 (ten days after its worldwide digital release through the band's own label 'Night Hawk Records') at Electrowerkz, Angel with support from the superb The Tuesday Club and nate_seacourt.
2012 saw the signing of the band's first deal, with F2Z of Brazil, for exclusive distribution rights throughout South America for the 6 piece's début full length album, to be released in early 2013. The band have recorded some demos for this set with Adam Helal, which can be heard on various websites, but never saw an 'official' release.
December of 2012 marked the release of their first ever music video, interestingly enough for their first ever single 'Against The World'.”
“London beardy performance poet & shouter of words, Oh Standfast takes pleasure in making the supposedly normal slightly absurd and vice versa. Topics range from life sized models, speedy boarding passes, romance, bags for life, youth, travel, celebrity judges and well... modern Britain in general, it all gets a fair mention.”