Sentric Music’s ITC Showcase – Sunday 18th October @ Electric Boogaloo
The line up has been finalised after competition winners MidiMidis caused nothing short of a ferocious debate within Sentric Towers over who should take the elusive fifth slot. Thank you to all who applied, it truly was a hard decision.
So the line up as it looks now:
All kicking off at 7pm @ Electric Boogaloo, just across the road from the ITC Head Quarters – The Midland Hotel.
The Federals – Exploding out of the soulless back streets of York, The Federals bring a vitality, urgency and immediacy to the music scene. Fast and furious, these four angry youths are putting the rage into garage with an arsenal of spiky potential rock n’ roll classics.
Gallops – “Gallops, who have inherited more than horsey wordplay from their successful precursors. While they’ve harnessed the jerky propulsion of Foals, the riffs-as-rhythm of Pivot and the synthy tomfoolery so beloved of Battles, it’s all built on a bedrock of post-rock and they’re not afraid to unleash guitars as heavy as, say, Russian Circles (NME).”
Jamie Ley – Jamie Ley was born in the eye of a hurricane and he swears that the wind was whistling in C sharp major that day. Swapping between a variety of instruments including piano, ukulele and guitar whilst wooing audiences with his Buckley-esque vocals, Jamie Ley’s soulful creations certainly stir the emotions.
MidiMidis – MidiMidis are two brothers-in-law who spend an obsessive amount of time in various bedrooms experimenting with retro MIDI and 8bit sounds from the likes of their AMSTRAD CPC 464 and ZX SPECTRUM. They are the only band who compose all of their songs using 8bit and MIDI whilst adding late 70’s New-York style guitars and crooning vocals.
Dirty Goods – Dirty Goods are an elctro-pop/dance two piece from South Wales. Formerly of “super scratchy indiests” (NME) Jump The Underground. Influences are drawn from many a musical genre but sounds of Chromeo, Daft Punk, Pheonix, Basement Jaxx can all be heard. Safe.
Want to know why these guys are ones to watch? Then listen here and quench that curious thirst of yours…
Not an artist but want to check out In The City? This year the UK’s international music convention launches its new, open to the public, ITC Live Wristband – bringing 150 bands over 3 days to the streets of Manchester.
Showcases confirmed alongside Sentric Music’s include NME Radar, BBC Introducing, Xfm, Popjustice, SJM Concerts, Now Wave, Big Scary Monsters, Swn, Front Magazine, Love Music Hate Racism, Same Teens, Future Sounds, Drowned in Sound, Rock Sound, Fierce Panda, and Murkage.
Quite simply you’ll be seeing the crème de la crème of the unsigned music industry all for just over £20 if you buy one now!
It’s going to be a good one this year. Sentric Music are going to be there so come and say hello and watch one of us show just how ignorant we actually are about this Music Publishing business as we take a seat on the panel: “PUB-LABEL-UBISHING – DEFINING THE LINES OF THE FUTURE” Read here for more information.