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Catch Bully with Kid Wave at the scholar Bar at the Leicester 02 Academy,
Having interned at Steve Albini’s studio, Bully frontwoman Alicia Bognanno is a musical force to be reckoned with – writing, singing, playing and recording all of Bully’s material. And yes, Albini is a fan of the Nashville-based band too. He told us he’s “rooting” for them in 2015. We can’t argue with that.
Nashville rockers Bully, who were in Austin for SXSW, are currently on a tour with JEFF the Brotherhood which wraps up mid-April. , but Bully are set to tour the UK  stopping here next month for their first UK tour, playing

After their UK tour, Bully will be back in NYC for the Northside Festival, playing the big 50 Kent show on June 13 with Best Coast, Built to Spill and Alvvays.

 

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Pinkshinyultrablast, are a five-piece band from Saint-Petersburg in Russia. Hailing from a city more synonymous with the State Conservatory rather than a gang of shoegaze addicts, they’ve been compared to Lush. But this is no mere throwback tribute – due to their sharp, icy electronics and ability to subvert the genre, bringing something new to the table. They possess not only the spirit of late 80s/early 90s British bands like Ride, but also machine-made sounds of the same era from Sabres Of Paradise or Global Communication, not to mention wider vibrations like Cluster, Popul Vuh, Terry Riley and Philip Glass.

Disdain for a stagnant scene can often be a driving force of creativity; the band say of St Petersburg that, “we realized the local indie scene was totally boring and wanted to play something radically different.” That vision has been realized – this is a sound brimming with playful melody and finely-crafted songwriting. Imagine the scope of a Caribou record, fronted by Elizabeth Fraser soundtracking a grizzly Raskolnikov crime.

The band take their name from an Astrobrite album, an act who were, according to the band, instrumental in how they “researched spaces between ambient, heavy guitar and pop music.” The spaces are what stand out, the production creates a dream-like affair, while space to breathe and reflect on the beauty of the music is accommodated. There exists a sparseness to their sound, that, in turn gives spaciousness, even expansiveness. The album is full of melodic gems, rich with complexity, while underpinned with a beauty that both beguiles and entrances. Everything Else Matters evokes the spirit of bands like Slowdive and Cocteau Twins, but at the same time remaining undeniably modern.

Everything Else Matters is a co-release with Club AC30 in the UK in a limited edition of 600 copies worldwide with mp3 download. There will be unique colored vinyl per label — 300 copies on amber glitter for the US and 300 on starry sky glitter for the UK.

Pinkshinyultrablast are Igor – bass, Lyubov – vocals, Sergey – drums, Rustam – synths and electronics and Roman – guitars.

 

Put on your favorite pair of ripped jeans, and prep for an epic solo dance party in your bedroom—it’s what London-based Kid Wave would want. Although there isn’t much to their latest video, “Wonderlust,” (the four-piece essentially just rock out), watching it will make you feel all warm and fuzzy. And you will start to uncontrollably sway your head from side to side. The song is emotionally gripping as Emmery’s low voice rises behind the wave of crashing guitar chords. Similar to the nostalgic nature of their glam gloom sound, the video has a dated quality to it as the camera spins around in a hazy, faded out state.

Consisting of Lea Emmery, Serra Petale, Harry Deacon and Mattias Bhatt, the band originally comes from the likes of Sweden, Australia and London. With a steady following on the Internet over the past two years, enough sold-out shows in the U.K., and a cool label behind them (Heavenly Recordings), it’s only a matter of time before all eyes are watching them.

Kid Wave’s debut album Wonderlust will be released June 2nd via Heavenly Recordings. Until then, we’ll be playing this video and bobbing our heads non-stop

Kid Wave’s new single “Wonderlust” is released on Monday 30th March.

We’re very pleased to be able to add six more acts to the music programme for 2015… BO NINGEN, TOY ,BLOODY KNEES, BRAWLERS, YR FRIENDS (Alexei Johnny Foreigner) SPEAKING IN ITALICS Check the Line-Up Page for more details, music and videos Tickets are on sale right now for just £30 Handmade is a Music and Arts Festival held in Leicester, UK. We fill spaces across the city with awesome new and underground music, stand up comedy, art, film and photography.

The first festival ran in May 2013 and has since been headlined by Dutch Uncles, Dry the River, ASIWYFA, Shonen Knife, Rolo Tomassi, iliketrainsWe Were Promised Jetpacks, Nine Black Alps, The Twilight Sad, Tall Ships and Sam Duckworth.

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Handmade is curated by The Robot Needs Home Collective and Maybeshewill with a lot of help from good people at Firebug, The Cookie Jar, Magic Teapot, Big Scary Monsters, Alcopop, 2000 Trees Festival,ArcTanGent Festival, The Attic Arts Collective, Leicester LoFi, The Short Cinema and We The Conspirators amongst countless others.

This years festival takes place on the weekend of the 1st – 3rd May

You’ll receive a handy clash finder in your programme when you arrive on site, but we wanted to give you ample warning of what to expect at this years Festival. (Please note that there are likely to be minor scheduling changes so this isn’t quite the last word! We’ll make sure it’s updated here as well as on your clash finder or indicated around the venue if it happens last minute.)

An important thing to note is that although we’ve tried to avoid this as much as possible, once a venue is full, entry may be on a one in, one out basis. We recommend that for popular sets you aim to arrive as early as possible to avoid dissapointment.

FRIDAY 1st MAY

DOORS 17:00

O2 ACADEMY 2: QUEENS HALL
18:00 – 1830 – HOOTON TENNIS CLUB
19:00 – 19:30 – AUTOBAHN
20:00 – 20:30 – FRANCISCO THE MAN
21:00 – 21:30 – HONEYBLOOD
22:00 – 23:00 – EAGULLS

O2 ACADEMY 3: SCHOLAR
18:30 – 19:00 – DARK DARK HORSE
19:30 – 20:00 – BABY GODZILLA
20:30 – 21:00 – BAD//DREEMS
21:30 – 22:15 – CHILDHOOD

O2 ACADEMY 4: THE CAVE
19:30 – 20:00 – GET INUIT
20:30 – 21:00 – DELTA SLEEP
21:30 – 22:15 – THOUGHT FORMS

ACOUSTIC STAGE
20:00 – 20:30 – TE MORRIS
21:00 – 21:30 – GRACE PETRIE
22:15 – 23:00 – SAM DUCKWORTH

FIREBUG
23:30 – 04:00 – PLUG Silent Disco Afterparty
With DJs from PLUG, Power Ups! and Firebug’s Rock Night

CINEMA
17:00 – Close – Cinema Programme

SATURDAY 2nd MAY

DOORS 16:00

O2 ACADEMY 2: QUEENS HALL
18:00 – 1830 – SAMOANS
19:00 – 19:30 – MAX RAPTOR
20:00 – 20:30 – CLUBS
21:00 – 21:30 – TOY
22:00 – 23:00 – BO NINGEN

O2 ACADEMY 3: SCHOLAR
16:30 – 17:00 – FAUX PALMS
17:30 – 18:00 – FREEZE THE ATLANTIC
18:30 – 19:00 – WOAHNOWS
19:30 – 20:00 – TELLISON
20:30 – 21:00 – TALONS
21:30 – 22:15 – TALLSHIPS

O2 ACADEMY 4: THE CAVE
17:30 – 18:00 – GRAWL!X
18:30 – 19:00 – LUKE LEIGHFIELD
19:30 – 20:00 – EX COMETS
20:30 – 21:00 – LTNT
21:30 – 22:15 – NAI HARVEST

ACOUSTIC STAGE
18:00 – 18:30 – MOUNTAIN TOP JUNKSHOP
19:00 – 19:30 – TBA
20:00 – 20:30 – WEIKIE
21:00 – 21:30 – PETER WYETH
22:15 – 23:00 – YR FRIENDS

CINEMA
16:00 – Close – Cinema Programme

SUNDAY 3rd MAY

DOORS 16:00

O2 ACADEMY 2: QUEENS HALL
17:00 – 17:30 – ALLUSONDRUGS
18:00 – 1830 – BRAWLERS
19:00 – 19:30 – BLOODY KNEES
20:00 – 20:30 – GOD DAMN
21:00 – 21:30 – FUTURE OF THE LEFT
22:00 – 23:00 – SLAVES

O2 ACADEMY 3: SCHOLAR
16:30 – 17:00 – BEST FRIENDS
17:30 – 18:00 – CHARLIE BARNES
18:30 – 19:00 – VANT
19:30 – 20:00 – LUSTS
20:30 – 21:00 – BRUISING
21:30 – 22:15 – MENACE BEACH

O2 ACADEMY 4: THE CAVE
17:30 – 18:00 – RICH LIST
18:30 – 19:00 – JUNIORS
19:30 – 20:00 – WAKING AIDA
20:30 – 21:00 – BUENOS AIRES
21:30 – 22:15 – SPEAKING IN ITALICS

ACOUSTIC STAGE
17:00 – 17:30 – TIM OT
18:00 – 18:30 – HOWARD JAMES KENNY
19:00 – 19:30 – KATIE MALCO
20:00 – 20:30 – BROKEN OAK DUET
21:00 – 21:30 – THEO
22:15 – 23:00 – CHARLOTTE CARPENTER

ATTENBOROUGH ARTS CENTRE
19:00 – 22:00 – Tetrad Performing Arts

CINEMA
16:00 – Close – Cinema Programme

FIREBUG
23:30 – 04:00 – PLUG Silent Disco Afterparty
with DJs from PLUG, Maybeshewill and Rich List