Jenny And The Plants- nicely understated femme fronted rock pop with a nice light touch- something of The Pretenders, see also 10, 000 Maniacs and a bit of Fleetwood Mac. Nice, lilting melodic tunes with interestiing changes and piano flourishes care of the talented Plant lady. Acid Drop- Beefy psych rock with some fierce and fiery playing from all concerned. Pack a punch in an alt/punk singalong manner redolent of New Model Army meets The Wildhearts. Electric Fringe- up-beat skiffle-pop with a joyous jaunty old time music hall feel. Lonnie Donegan via Squeeze maybe. Good fun for drinking, dancing and romancing alike. Carnabells- Ah, what a joyous thing…up and at em breezy rocknroll cum pop…Unabashedly schmaltzy at times but always with a real vigour and heart about it. For oldsters and ‘vintage’ heads sure but the joie de vivre here is timeless and ageless..Sha Na Na meets early Flamin’ Groovies?
Link 182- “The real Mark Tom & Travis show” Link 182 is the UKs premier tribute act to Punk/Pop super band Blink182. A long set featuring all the faves is guaranteed. All the small things and plenty of biggies for sure…Kodiak Jack- Bluesy ‘real’ hard rocknroll doings with a lot of Sound Garden meets Tool commerciality via old skool classic rawkness. After recording their recent album with Brian Wheat of Tesla this lot are sharpened for mainstream success. “Suitably honed, their debut is assured and urgent” – Classic Rock Magazine “With a tight, slick sound to their music and production it is hard to fault” – Rock-Regeneration “Kodiak Jack have created a top notch debut album, chock-a-block with catchy anthems for a disenchanted youth of today” -UberRock.co.uk
The Running Guns- slide guitars doubled up for max blues rocknroll easy sleazy groovin… cool delivery on the Southern fried U.S rocknroll front- so we’re talking Allman Bros type fare, bit of Eagles at their Joe Walsh helmed best maybe. Done dang well, also for fans of Black Crowes or even Lynyrd Skynyrd. The ShangriLads- rancid overdriven guitars – 1969 Stooges drums and a space punk cosmic rocknroll vocal somewhere between Hawkwind and The March Violets- lots of Stoogesnesness….so utterably butt fuckingly enjoyable. The Vulz- Nice bit of garage punk. Classic formula, no mucking around. Lordy you gotta like it! If you didn’t you’d be a piece of discarded MDF. Chris Mossop- singer/songwriter originally from a small Scottish town south of Edinburgh but now lives in London. Chris’s steady rise recently saw him make an appearance on Radio Forth One’s in:demand unsigned act and was well received from the station’s DJ Romeo. “An absolute gem of a tune” “definitely one to watch”. Last year he also featured in the finals of the “Billy Kelly Songwriters award in Glasgow“ Influences include Paulo Nutini, Ray Lamontagne, Damien Rice, Ben Howard and John Butler Trio.