LIVE in Barnsley, the town’s first metropolitan free music festival sponsored by Fenton and Fenton Roofing Specialists, is now in to its third year and is set to take place again this summer on Saturday 20th June. This year there are 14 venues and over 120 bands taking part.
This week the organisers announced another batch of bands for this years festival;
Bi:Lingual from West Yorkshire, who describe themselves as rock n roll hip hop and are Dylan Cartlidge, George Louca, Aaron Lythe and Stephanos Louca. Playing live regularly across the North of England they are also scheduled to play this years Stockton Calling Festival and Long Division. Their 6 Track EP ‘Doppelgänger’ is now available to buy on Bandcamp.
Soul Fire Saints are from Sheffield and began life over 3 years ago. Consisting of Taylor – Vocals, Ol – Guitar, Andy – Guitar, Jow – Bass and Lee – Drums they say they are 5 normal(ish) working class lads who write & perform theirr own unique brand of heavy riff-rock, fusing together a massive yet melodic sound with razor sharp lyrics and edgy in your face vocals. They have played various festivals including Tramlines, Mosborough Music Festival and last years LIVE in Barnsley. Gigs coming up include touring with Cheltenham band ‘Crooks’ and Aussie Rockers ‘Electric Mary’.
Those Delta Wolves are Aaron, Ben, Jonny, Mark. They told us they formed in 2013 under a full moon, forging tracks from blood, sweat and the tears of unicorns. Which is nice. Influenced musically by blues, rock n’ roll, punk and grunge, the band have create a raw, electric, guitar driven sound. Singer/guitarist Jonny Von Grun told us he likes “loud noises, milk and If you meet him he advises you don’t make any sudden moves as he will chase you and he used to run 100m in about 11secs…” The ‘Fire Is Spreading’ EP was recently unleashed on the world, check it out.
Brave New Storm from Sheffield will bring their unique form of modern-folk music merges violins, mandolins and cellos. They set all this against minimal harmony-led ballads, creating epic cinematic sounds and versatile soundscapes. Their music has captivated festival audiences at The Wireless Festival, Tramlines Festival and Napton Festival and won them awards such as Tuborg ‘King of the Stage’ winners 2012 and Sheffield Battle of the Bands winners 2012. They have recently made the next big step in their career and agreed a record deal with Sound-Hub Records for their first release – due Spring 2015. The band say they are influenced by Death Cab For Cutie, Mogwai, Bombay Bicycle Club and Tegan and Sara. BBC Introducing’s Christian Carlise described them as “A fantastic new folk band on the scene”.
Fighting Caravans are a 5-piece Alternative Rock band from Leeds are creating a bit of a buzz in their home city right now. Formed in early 2014, the group describe themselves as tacky disco meets political and spiritual disdain with Americana/Blues overtones. They told us, “We’ll be heading into the studio in May to record our debut EP which will be released in October and supported by a tour that includes some European dates. The band are also set to play at Hull’s Tribfest this year. Their track ‘Bootmakers To The King’ is available on Bandcamp now.
Debonair a new London based trio of 2 singers and 1 rapper, mixing Urban, Commercial and House music. They told us,”Unlike other Urban acts we incorporate dance, smooth vocals, rap and a Live band which give us an edge to other acts. Our last show was in December at the 02 academy Islington. With new releases already undergoing recording and a lot of plays on the BBC introducing and BBC 1xtra we’re really hoping 2015 is going to be our year”.
Soul Fire Saints https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iS9Lb8uLjM
Those Delta Wolves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqUejMqZQzY
Brave New Storm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqr9YtK2prY
Fighting Caravans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbt49RX9hos