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THE MIRAMARS+ THE BOURGEOIS FOUR + HARRY DANIELS BAND + DEAF BALLOONS
The Miramars feet may be firmly planted on the concrete of Birmingham, but their hearts and souls are forever on the beaches of California.
Their sound is inspired by a deep love of 1960s instrumentals. Pounding surf rhythms, searing tremolo leads and an ocean of dripping reverb; moody tropical soundscapes with a pinch of latin spice; space-age twang and hot-rodded rock ‘n’ roll.
Ed Little and Gary McCrossan conjure up shimmering, intertwined guitar lines, while the hip-shaking bass of Martin Bristow and deft, jazz-inflected drums of Ben Little send out an irresistible invitation to the dancefloor.
Put on your board shorts – The Miramars are here to take you on a trip from the West Midlands to the West Coast.
Watch the video to ‘Shortnin’ Bread’ below:
From the crevices of the West Midlands, The Bourgeois Four are weaponised with an arsenal of punky bangers to lick your face off with.
Think Pixies mashed with The Smiths as George Michael zips up his flies while walking out of a public toilet, chuffing on a fat rooty-toot-totah.
It’s pre-post-punk punk with melodies as memorable as a moonage daydream, slamming you into a smooth hell of bouncing rhythms and monumental refrains.
“A ballsy front through a DIY ethic.” Brumnotes
“Somehow fuses spunky indie punk a la Young Knives at their finest with almost Sabbath-esque riffage.” The Hearing Aid
The Bourgeois Four’s second album, In Red on Blue is due out soon. Their debut, A Ninth Path is out now on Speech Fewapy Records.
Harry Daniels is a 23-year-old Singer-Songwriter residing in Cheltenham. Originally from Birmingham, Harry began his musical adventure listening and gaining inspiration from watching Later… with Jools Holland.
Harry released his first single since 2015, ‘Troubadour’ on the 10th February 2017. Since then Harry has performed in venues in the U.K. such as Cirencester, Birmingham as well as Venice, Prague and Amsterdam. Harry’s Songwriting takes influence from artists such as Scott Matthews, Lianne La Havas, Ben Howard and Joni Mitchell amongst many more.
With a range of influences including; Pixies, Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, New Order and Sonic Youth, Wolverhampton four-piece Deaf Balloons deftly steer between melodic pop hooks and driving grunge riffs that will leave your ears ringing for days.