Be sure to keep your eyes open and ears tuned in for more from Ticketmaster and TicketWeb Artist Services. Here are the highlights from December:
Trudy and the Romance
The Liverpool trio are currently making waves thanks to their cinematic indie sound and persuasive live shows. Described as "mutant '50s pop", Trudy and the Romance (shown above) specialise in a ramshackle but cinematic sound that’s made BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq declare himself a bona fide fan. Jangling guitars and yelped vocals make the band’s three-minute perfect pop offerings essential listening for fans of the Libertines, early Maccabees and the likes of The Big Moon and Yak. Expect pleading lyrics and melodies that half-slur and half-soar in equal measure.
Check out new single Twist It, Shake It, Rock & Roll here and catch the band on tour next year:
- Fri 26/01/2018 – London, The Lexington
- Fri 02/02/2018 – Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon
Demob Happy are Brighton’s premier purveyors of fuzz rock and grunge. They burst on to the scene in 2015 with their So Recordings released debut Dream Soda featuring buzzsaw singles like Succubus and Junk DNA. Their brand new album Holy Doom is out 23 March 2018, with new tracks Be Your Man and Dead Dreamers available now. 2018 promises to be their biggest year yet!
Watch the video for Be Your Man here.
Kerri Watt, a Scottish singer-songwriter best known for her single Long Way Home, which was A-list on Radio2 when released in 2015, has just completed a 16-date tour of the UK. Kerri is the latest artist to be confirmed for Ticketmaster’s curated Acoustic Lates events at the Natural History Museum, performing on 14 December alongside Welsh band CwCw (pronounced Cuckoo) and London’s VIØLETS.
Watch Long Way Home now here.
New For 2018 campaign
Last week, Ticketmaster UK unveiled its major new artist campaign for 2018 – its New for 2018 list!
It features ALMA, IAMDDB, Lil Xan, Pale Waves, Sigrid, Tom Walker and Yxng Bane. You can see the whole campaign, hear music, plus read interviews and features on the artists themselves here.
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