Indie Midlands presents A VOID + special guests
? A VOID
A chaotic, beautiful take on post-punk…
“Hailing from both Paris and London, A VOID are responsible for buzz-saw grunge pop that combines bitter grit and a self-effacing lyrical charm which results in some of the best alt. rock that you’re likely to hear. Vocalist Camille Alexander possesses riot grrrl charisma that frankly surpasses any kind of categorisation when taken in tandem with her nakedly personal lyrics, giving their ever-accessible songs a perennially dark heart. Their recently self-released debut album, ‘Awkward and Devastated’, is a vital listen and is available from their website, via Bandcamp, and the usual digital platforms.”
Highly recommended for fans of Sonic Youth, Reuben, Hole, Deftones, biffy clyro, Babes In Toyland, Nymphs, L7, Hawthorne Heights, Jean-Louis Murat, Tomme de Savoie, etc.
? MeMe Detroit
Self-described as uplifting angst British/Colombian Latina, MeMe Detroit sits somewhere between sleazy grit rock grunge and power indie.
The band consists of MeMe on vocals, guitars and synth, Kallum McEwen on drums and new addition Steve Hildebrand on bass. With over 200 gigs under MeMe’s belt, they have become known for their high octane, fully-immersive shows.
Championed by BBC Introducing as well as landing regular airtime on Kerrang! Radio, Janice Long’s show on BBC Radio Wales and very recently being picked for Tom Robinson’s Fresh on the Net’s Fresh Faves with brand new single “Can’t get you out of my mind”, MeMe and her band are fast gaining traction on the UK music scene.
“…The only track I’ve had on constant repeat this week! AMAZING!” JFlames – Fresh on the net (“Can’t get you out of my mind”)
“This is the kind of person you get jealous of because they’re an incredibly talented singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer…” Janice Long – BBC Radio
Exhaler is a three-headed apeoid gestating in the cosmic womb; an art-rock experiment from the Midlands of nowhere; a spangled conglomerate of puss and goo dancing through the Void.
It exudes glistening melodies, lurching riffs and laments to being lost in space. Brandon Robinson’s guitar work creates heavy walls of fuzz, phasing seas that float, and solos of sporadic exuberance. Gliding atop this, Liv Barlow’s vocals undulate between indifference and reverence. Underneath, Fred Ensor’s drums provide a spasmodic heartbeat of accented rhythms and erratic flourishes.
Having jammed with each other in some form or another since in year seven, some nine years ago, Exhailer’s work is deeply rooted in their close friendship and their need to express themselves authentically. Their sound was forged in a million escaped school lunch-times, spent hiding in the music rooms, immersing themselves in vast and varied inspirations; from the neo-psychedelia of Wand, Pond and Post-animal, to the doom of the Melvins, the crunch of Queens of the Stone Age and the edged alt-rock of Pixies and the Wytches.
Independent and strictly DIY, the trio do everything – writing, recording, mixing, mastering, releasing – themselves. After a long period of preparation and planning, they are ready to excrete all their angular treats, to regurgitate a soup of psychedelia, and vomit their bilious fuzz-rock sludge.
? SPIT BAND
Brand new four-piece band hailing from Stourbridge and taking influences from bands such as Sonic Youth and Movements.
Spit have already created a buzz locally through their live shows but expect a release soon!
Photo above © Wildblanket Photography