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The massively popular Roundhouse Rising brings an explosion of new music to Sage Gateshead for the first time in association with Generator, the UK’s leading music development agency.
Roundhouse Rising pioneers and platforms the best in new music across a wide range of genres and Generator will present four of the best emerging artists in the UK, unearthed through The Tipping Point, Generator’s innovative new music blog.
Part English, part Italian, Mausi are fronted by Milan born siblings, Daisy and Thomas Finetto. Well deserving of Amazing Radio’s ‘Tip for 2013’ accolade, the Newcastle band blend infectious melodies with stunning entwined harmonies to create their own unique slice of alternative-pop.
Inspired by the likes of Phoenix and The Naked and Famous, Mausi mix danceable rhythms with modest guitar parts and catchy boy-girl choruses, all laced with colourful pop-synths. It’s no wonder an A&R storm has been steadily growing around one of the UK’s most exciting new bands.
Eliza and the Bear
The Tipping Point first unearthed London band Eliza and the Bear back in August as countless blogs and DJs picked up the scent of ‘Brother’s Boat’ with a plethora of positive reviews. The band have since been working with producer Peter Miles (Dry the River, The King Blues, Canterbury) to develop their oxygenated brand of uplifting song.
Upcoming double A-side single ‘The Southern Wild’ / ‘Upon the North’ will be released by Generator in February and cements the band’s status as one of the UK’s most promising young bands with guitar-driven indie-folk hooks reinforced by beautifully orchestrated horns, punctuated rhythms and the emphatic vocals of lead singer James Kellegher.
Newcastle based singer-songwriter Amy Holford writes about the sort of things you wished you’d said but didn’t, a captivating voice and an even more captivating performance.
Amy is fast becoming one of the best female vocalists in the North East, after working with Mark Lowry (Shindig) on Generator’s UMT: VOX course her stunning vocal started to turn heads from the local press. She has since supported the likes of Newton Faulkner, Jake Bugg and Lucy Rose and has played at Evolution Emerging and Evolution Festival.
Death at Sea
Death At Sea drastically raised the bar of expectation for Liverpool’s thriving emerging scene with the release of ‘Sea Foam Green’ in 2012. The band soon gained the attention of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, the NME and just about every influential tastemaker in the industry.
Their brand of lo-fi handpicks from the best of rock and pop, with the passion, charisma and ambition so often missing in this genre. The band follows buzz-worthy sets at Live At Leeds and SWN Festival with a UK tour supporting Haim. New single ‘Drag’/‘Selfless’ is out on Kissability/Trangressive.