The band met while in SW France a few years ago. They gradually built up a following by playing as a covers band, in and around the surf resorts of France during the summer…then heading up to the Alps in the winter.
Don’t be fooled by the surfing and snowboarding bum vibe. It’s only made them more focused, tighter as a band, and incredibly ambitious. They tour the UK in March and release The Fall EP the same month.
Listen to: Medicine
Pretty Vicious are from Merthyr Tydfil. As a band they have some incredible potential to write huge indie dancefloor fillers. This has already been recognized by most of the major record labels, which has instigated a bidding war to sign the band.
Brad Griffiths, Thomas McCarthy, James Morgan and Elliot Jones are all between 16 and 18 years old. They only have a small tour planned around Wales so far this year, (with another new band The Hearts.)
Listen to: Cave Song
Port Isla met in Norwich, but are now based in deepest, darkest SE London.
They’ve already toured with George Ezra and James Bay. Had a personal invite to play Glastonbury. And made the XFm playlist. And I really rate them.
Catch them in the UK this March:
PORT ISLA TOUR DATES:
24 March The Lexington, London (headline show)
26 March O2 Academy 3, Birmingham (co-headline with Walking On Cars)
27 March Open, Norwich (co-headline with Walking On Cars)
29 March Deaf Institute, Manchester (co-headline with Walking On Cars)
30 March King Tut’s, Glasgow (co-headline with Walking On Cars)
Listen to: In The Long Run