First up we had Tuval, who delivered an intriguing mix of melancholy beachside vibes amidst delectable funk teasings.
Their immediate aura had us nodding towards other summertime rockers such as Mac DeMarco and early Tame Impala, however their subtle guitar licks and swaying rhythms brought them forward with a notable resonance.
Next up we had Youth Sector, who took affirmative command of the stage with their unapologetic vocals and dominant aura.
For a band in their early years, they delivered a very strong performance, tickled with tastes of The Hives that coupled toe-tapability with a die-hard commitment to making noise. Songs such as ‘Dig It and Repeat‘ showed an impressive depth of layers and dynamic songwriting, placing them alongside more experimental pop groups such as Everything Everything.
The Golden Age of TV gently brought us back to their notably-tender harmony of pop-rock and funk; a sun-kissed dream that had us harking back to the glossy 80’s.
Their 2017 release ‘Dust‘ had the growing crowd sauntering within their captivating embrace. With the weather outside evidently on their side, it was admirably easy for The Golden Age of TV to win the crowd over to their positive sound. From their notably-polished performance, the Leeds quintet are set for a big year ahead, with their 2018 release ‘Beast‘ showing a promising sign of things to come.
Our headlines Valeras came out to an eager audience; there was a palpable tension in the air for the quickly up-and-coming alt-rockers.
Their style was a perfect evolution of the night’s movement through the alt-pop and rock genres. With an intriguing mix of charged, explosive highs and intimate lows, their performance kept the crowd enthralled till the last note.
2017 favourites ‘Knives & Flowers‘ and ‘Colour Me‘ delighted their devoted crowd – two assertive, commanding tracks that helped set a base for their current surge in popularity. Their latest release ‘Louder‘ also continued this charge, pushing their fanbase to further limits with a confident appeal.
As a perfect complement to their live presence, Valeras commanded stage and audience alike with a far-reaching accessibility. With this in their back pocket, it’s almost too easy to see their trajectory grow over 2018 and into the future beyond.