Sheffield 6-piece Screaming Maldini’s current single ‘Summer, Somewhere’ has created a huge stir this autumn.Featuring Gina Walters' stunning lead vocal, and distinctive multi-instrumental arrangements (“the poppiest, mostenergetic sound” The Guardian), it’s garnering rave reviews and hundreds of new fans. The CD single sold out within amatter of days.The track has been remixed by Matt Berry (IT Crowd/The Mighty Boosh) and Fridge Poetry (aka Junior Laidely fromJohnny Foreigner), and attracted support from 6Music & XFM.
They recently played a beautiful acoustic session forJohn Kennedy at XFM, which featured sublime 5-part harmonies and showcased the band's versatility and musicality.And they were The Guardian's Northerner Blog “New Band Of The Week” in the second week of November.
Matt Berry's remix was released on November 12thin aid of Amnesty International.The video for ‘Summer, Somewhere’ is an absolute must-see – a rip rolling adventure through a mist-laden Peak District.Written & directed by the band themselves; it has received 6,500 hits on YouTube in 4 weeks.Never content to stand still, the band can be found doing anything from performing a concert with a 40-piece orchestra,to unleashing a 30-strong singing flash-mob on an unsuspecting clothes shop in Sheffield! All 6Music's Tom Robinson could say was: “Wow!” February 4th, 2013 will see the release of Screaming Maldini's self-titled debut album. Packed to the brim with “ludicrously ace songs” (Heckler Spray), the band's endless inventiveness, imagination and ear for a great hook shines through the twelve songs.The album release and full UK tour will be preceded by the next single “The Awakening”, to be released at the end of January
The Fevertrees are the band they couldn't pigeonhole. The band has grown in an organic way around the eclectic songwriting team of singer Ruth Gardziel and guitarist Pete Gillon. This is the first band that Ruth has been in but the rest of the band has form, notably keyboard player Charlie Griffiths who has played in a string of highly successful bands in Liverpool and Manchester including The Mighty Wah and Black.
In January 2012 they released their debut album "Underground" which runs through genres for fun, from blues rock through torch song to gentle acoustic ballad, taking in flavours of jazz, latin and even prog along the way. They are currently writing songs for a second album and playing as many gigs as they can to spread the word further afield.
Virgin Voltz are Yorkshire born and bred, working class, typical four piece playing a ‘not so typical’ music style... each of us comes from different musical backgrounds, with guitar shredding riffs in a rock and roll blues style backed up by the heavy hammering of a punk drummer alongside the thump of rock bass riffs overseen by powerful indie rock vocals. When all combined, makes a definitive sound that is so addictive, you will be back for more! We have been together for a little over twelve months playing loud, sweaty, in-your-face, dancing-on-tables, jumping-around-like-punks, chanting-back-at-us, intimate gigs.