The Clause are a four-piece from Birmingham who bring together the swagger of the 60s, the rolling groove of the 80s and the riotous verve and attitude of the 90s. Pearce Macca (front man), Niall Fennell (drummer) Jonny Fyffe (bassist) and Liam Deakin (guitarist) effortlessly combine huge hooks with gritty verses, indie sensibilities and rhythm and blues groove and melodies to create an altogether different beast.
The music defies categorisation, rolling seamlessly from crashing percussion to huge, swinging bass. There are epic singalong choruses destined for stadiums and packed festival main stages, and darker, edgier moments evoking late night cruises down dingy back streets. The band have been together since they were kids and they have matured into one of the UK’s most exciting new bands.
Back in 2017, Tucked away in the North West of the country, 4 lads from the different regions of Liverpool decided what they were going to do with the rest of their lives. Following in the footsteps of giants, and chasing nothing other than ambition and an unconditional love of music, Tom, Sam, Owen and Lewis started a band.
The Kairos quite simply grew up on Liverpool's omnipresent music scene. Spending their most formative years playing clubs on Seel Street in the city’s ropewalks district. Clubs synonymous with Liverpool such as The Zanzibar, Heebie Jeebies and The Arts Club. As word spread, the momentum behind the group snowballed and The Kairos found themselves with a small, devoted and organic following.
The bands focus on song writing led them to developing an atomic sound, attested by Gigslutz as ‘Scuzzed up, fuzzed up, Scouse Rock ‘n’ Roll”. The group released their debut single, Money Mind, in the summer of 2019 which set a blistering benchmark for the songs that followed, as well as establishing their proud influence of British Indie Rock. A string of stellar releases only convinced more fans to join the Kairo bullet train with Teetotal, Round The Bend and Time Keeper. Their track, Lazy Lethargic, aided the band in storming their first festival appearances at the Isle of Wight, Truck Festival and Bingley Weekender. This all culminated in the band's first UK tour with championed new music organisation This Feeling, selling out cities top to bottom, London to Glasgow. The whole shibang.
Their aptly named EP Better Late Than Never was released on the 19th May 2023, which was then followed by their biggest home town show to date at Hangar 34. Soon enough, there will be no escaping their name. Make sure you were there first.
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Following packed out shows at this year’s Isle of Wight & Great Escape Festivals, the fierce female alternative duo comprising members Ailis Mackay (vocals, guitar) and Hayley Tait (guitar, backing vocals) are firmly making their mark on the UK alt-rock scene. Quickly gathering pace amongst key tastemakers such as Louder Than War, Atwood Magazine and GigSlutz, they have also been praised by Radio 1’s Nels Hylton as ‘one of the most exciting acts to come through Radio 1’s Future Alternative'.
“These girls mean business. Showing us why they are one of the most exciting bands to come through Future Alternative. A two piece with the world at their feet and the appetite for chaos” - Nels Hylton | Future Alternative | BBC Radio 1
Gothic poetry spat over disco Nirvana. Putting the ABBA in Black Sabbath. The Dead Freights are set to release their debut album. With dark humor and passion they confidently touch on personal struggles, external battles and explore those thoughts that keep us up in the early hours of the morning. Facing the complexities of today’s world they push back from an overly sterilised generation of music. The Freights stand out as one of the most exciting bands emerging from the UK, delivering real emotion and musicianship.
"A volcano of charming guitars, solid friendships and rock 'n' roll excess" // Guestlist
"Charming, charismatic, full of strut - see them once and you're hooked" // Gigslutz
"From the first few grinds of the cogs of string and drum-skin, it is clear that The Dead Freights are a well-oiled, versatile and powerful machine." // Louder Than War