Music in Mind Presents…
Alt rock // Shoegaze // Space pop
FFO: Wolf Alice, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, The Pixies
Following his departure from Leeds based psyche-grungers Allusondrugs, Damian Hughes launched his new fuzzed out space pop project, Hypnosister. Combining the fuzzed up, spaced out guitars of My Bloody Valentine with the huge rock choruses of Nirvana and the heart wrenching lyricism of Neutral Milk Hotel, Hypnosister makes an massive noise that is as striking as it is unforgettable.
Having released an EP, several singles and played a slew of shows last year, Hypnosister has already attracted the attention of the likes of XFM’s John Kennedy, Punktastic and Upset Magazine. 2019 will see Hypnosister hit the road bringing it’s own brand of space rock to cities across the UK and beyond.
“Damian Hughes has launched a brand new, brain melting space rock project Hypnosister, and it’s here to stand out” – Upset Magazine
“Killer alt-rock vibes all-round, as per” – Soundsphere Magazine
“The fuzzy pop of Wolf Alice, raw power of Nirvana, and atmospheric shoegaze of My Bloody Valentine. You need this in your life!” – Leeds Music Scene
“It’s a glorious noise, fusing layers of guitars, perky drums and pop melodies like a boss.” – Listen With Monger
We Are Southpaw
Indie // Rock // Power pop
FFO: The Futureheads, Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys
Southpaw are a three piece alternative indie rock band hailing from Leeds. Southpaw combine rappy vocals, fast paced punky guitar, funky bass lines and blistering drums to create a sound BBC introducing’s Christian Carlisle says is impossible to ignore.
Alt rock // Power pop // Indie
FFO: Muse, Placebo, Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Panic State are a London based three piece alternative rock band comprised of Tom Horton (vocals and bass guitar), Scott Dunleavy (guitar) and Daniel Tweddle (drums).
Heavily inspired by British bands such as Muse, Nothing But Thieves and Royal Blood, the trio have settled into a form of pop-rock focused upon catchy hooks and offset with gritty guitar riffs and powerful drumbeats.
Originally formed as a secondary school cover band by Tweddle and Dunleavy with a close school friend, the band turned to creating originals and settled on the name Panic State in 2014.
Horton joined the band in late 2015, first as a bassist and then also as Lead vocalist, and the trio soon went on to support big names like the Hoosiers and the Blockheads across the London scene.
Alt rock // Grunge // Punk
FFO: Nirvana, Janes Addiction, The Offspring
Alternative Rock/Grunge three-piece based around the Leeds/West Yorkshire area. Performing a high energy arrangement of primarily originals,
Taking inspiration from bands such as Misfits, Nirvana, as well as a few local favoruites. Currently comprising of members: Tye Jozefowicz on the vocals, Jack Hendy on percussion, Rob Arkle with a fusion of both rhythm and lead guitar and Ethan Mumby-green on the bass.
Age restrictions: 16+
This Event has been created by BACKSTAGE ACADEMY Students studying Live Events Production and Production and Stage Management Courses. The Event is part of a Module titled Production Planning and Realisation that contributes to the students Degree. The Students have chosen to proudly support Mind – The charity for Better Mental Health. The students have obtained various sponsorships from some of the most prestigious companies within the Live Events Sector in order to put on the event.