Dramatic Synth Pop
Artio are a synth pop act from Leeds, UK. Made up of Hol Brazill, Ieuan Jones and Rob Arkle, being described as having a sound that leads you through rich sonic textures and haunting vocals, Artio have an overall unique and fresh feel to their music.
"Hol’s voice is frankly incredible. It’s big, yes, but it has this tone that is captivating."
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Originally from the Lake District, Paradaeis often wrote songs whilst staring out across the moving scenes of her home province. Since moving to Leeds she’s plugged in to the mains and supercharged her music with synths, sub bass and beats to create soundscapes that draw you into her world of spirituality, nature, heartbreak and strange dreams.
Fran Bundey is a Leeds based electronic vocal looping musician who likes to make a massive noise. Through the use of 2 iPads and a TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch Fran layers up beats, harmonies and sounds creating groovy beats and vibey, euphoric choruses. With influences like Kimbra, Imogen Heap, Grace Savage and Daft Punk, Fran aims to challenge the status quo, act as an innovative sonic explorer and add a human element to electronic music. This is why all Fran’s tracks are recorded live in one take, celebrating the imperfections which add interesting nuances to the groove of the music.It is important for Fran as a solo female artist using technology to make lots of noise, occupy space and build platforms to champion and inspire others.
High-octane art-rock squeezed out of Leeds
Idyllic and melodic, a hypnotic blend of guitar driven alternative music. Their eclectic sound, and explosive palate of fruitful synth and bold bass, has made inroads into the music scene and is quickly becoming their trademark.
‘An energetic 21st Century reimagining of vintage XTC crossed with the bubbling synth fuelled attitude of the B-52’s’ – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6
Having released four critically applauded singles, the band continue use experimental nuances and time signatures in a pop context to compose a delightful mix of addictive songs. With an intricate and intelligent set of writing skills, they continue to excite and engage audiences, delivering a vibrant and energetic live show.
‘One of the most exciting new bands around today’ – Alan Raw, BBC Introducing
Complex & Wonky
Hailing from the majesty of Teeside and now residing in the urban metropolis of Leeds, Uncle Buzzard are a five piece band with a special talent for blending floating guitars with a solid rhythm section and crystal like vocals. The "Buzzard" continue to make waves in the local music scene and are a must see act on the live circuit. Think King Crimson and Unknown Mortal Orchestra for a starting point on and you won't be disappointed.
Peace Frog, are a four piece indie band formed at Leeds Beckett University in 2016. Drawing influence from artists such as Paul Simon, Little Comets and Bombay Bicycle Club, their unique and colourful sound has created a buzz in the local scene within the last year.
Having recently been featured on Steve Lamacq's BBC Radio 6 music show, and BBC Introducing West Yorkshire, the band are excited to see what the future has to offer!
"Their music is already at such a high standard, but i have a feeling their music will only get better" - Shake the Amp
Synths Ukes & Adventures
LUKA is a solo artist based in Leeds and London UK. With a distinctive voice and a authentic quirkiness in terms of production and song writing, LUKA is at the beginning of her musical journey and has a great deal of potential.
LUKA's debut single ‘Play Thing’ lives in a stripped back setting. Faint whispers of an instrumental backdrop create a hypnotic atmosphere, but the track’s heartbeat lies in LUKA’s gorgeous synth coated vocals. This simple yet brilliant touch gives ‘Play Thing’ a futuristic, almost extra-terrestrial feel and speaks for LUKA’s unbound creativity'.
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Songwriter & Producer
Joegarratt is a multi instrumentalist and producer based in Leeds UK. With over 2.5 Million streams on Spotify. Joe has recently worked with artists Leowi and Tisoki and his production and top line writing skills are very much in demand. Joe is one of the latest editions to the Monomyth family and his single "Swim Inside" Feat. Eskimoh is already catching the attention of a world wide audience.
Cat Una has blossomed from a humble solo acoustic singer-songwriter into a mature act, adding new members to her band that have each perfected their instruments thus giving her live shows a new depth and excitement. "CAT has a voice that will sing you to sleep and then stab you in the heart”…” With that comes a whole new sound that is reminiscent of the smooth band you would find in a 1920’s smoke-filled jazz bar; and it’s a breath of fresh air against the hoards of alternative-indie bands that dominate the local music scene. Following on from recently supporting the BBC 6 Music favourite Tom Williams on tour, Cat Una has released three e.p.'s and a handful of singles on Monomyth Records and in turn gained support from the BBC resulting in a live session of her own as one of BBC Introducing’s Artist of the week.
Venus Grrrls are a 5-piece all girl rock band from Leeds advocating women in alternative music. They strive for a safer, diverse music scene, and are consistently aiming to bring a positive energy of feminism and activism through hard hitting punk rock influenced music, with an electronic and astrological twist.
With support slots for the likes of 'All Time Low' and multiple festival appearances already under their belt, Venus Grrrls are set to take the world by storm.
Trippy Hip Hop Improv outfit from Leeds UK
A hip hop, jazzy jam experience, Space Dolphin aims to bring people together through the love of live music. Born from a mutual love of groove and improvisation, Space Dolphin have been playing up and down the U.K., collaborating with a plethora of talented musicians and MC's expanding their sound, ensuring each performance is as unique and bespoke as the tastes of each collaborative member.
2018 has seen Space Dolphin perform with the likes of Fold for the launch of their new E.P. 'Written In The Sky' and the likes of Motormouf, and Phenician Gold with their monthly hip hop nights 'More Than Soul' and 'Beats & Bars' hosted between Nottingham and Leeds.
Glitter Drenched Punksters
Purple Thread are a 4 piece glitter-drenched rock n' roll band from Leeds known for their eclectic brand of blues infused guitar pop.
Leading their audiences through a genre-defying sea of gritty, groovy noise, the band have rattled their way through blistering live performances up and down the country. Prone to the odd mid-song poetry break, mean riffs, and inescapable hooks, Purple Thread are rapidly forging a name for themselves as one of the most energetic and captivating live bands on the circuit.
Blissed Out Future Folk
Will is a singer/songwriter based in Leeds who has already amassed millions of Youtube views and gained a loyal worldwide following.
‘It’s so easy to relate to the beautiful stories he paints with his music, which certainly makes him one to watch. He showcases effortless ability to display vulnerability and raw emotion through his songwriting. The perfect imperfections in his charming melodies set him apart from the rest..’ Ones To Watch.