Today, our new music spotlight is on Askies.
Line-up: George Harris (Vocals/Guitar), Josh Steptoe (Lead Guitar), Ben Spruce (Drums) and Nathan Apps (Bass)
About: Askies distinct sound bridges the gap between explosive UK alternative rock, whilst backed by surroundings of a reminiscent jangly, indie groove. The outfit set about creating a captivating live show in late 2017 and have been gigging relentlessly up and down the country ever since. The quartet have most notably grown a following within their hometown of Leeds, after the gigging and releasing of their first two singles, ‘Mirror’ and ‘Bond’. With releases planned well into the summer months, Askies are set to complete the first saga of their musical journey, setting out their stall as an innovative but classic example of a new wave of guitar music. Having been heralded as ones to watch in 2019, the 4 piece are looking to stretch their music to wider audiences and carry on winning over crowds across the country with their new and energetic sound.
What Hidden Herd say: ‘Heaven’ explodes through speakers with an affirmative grace, before spilling into an undeniably-catchy collection of summer-ready guitars and George Harris’ hook-laden vocal charms.
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