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The Fun Die Young / Unfairground | CRASH Presents

Unfairground is the debut EP from the fresh new Pop Punk ensemble The Fun Die Young. The energy behind each of the 5 tracks on the EP is pure electric, it’s clear that the band has poured every ounce of their heated souls into the making of their pioneering sound.

Avalanche Party / Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh | 30th of January

Independent Venue Week was treated to the most bacchanalian celebration of our wee isle’s most impassioned, stalwart and maverick musical establishments at Sneaky Pete’s on Tuesday with a trio of acts dead set on razing the locale to rubble.

One Last Thrill / Face It | CRASH Presents

Andover’s smashingly steadfast rock outfit One Last Thrill kick off their year with single Face It on February 2nd, accompanied by a launch show at The Winchester Gate in Salisbury. The release is the first of a planned triptych of singles scheduled to crash down later in the year, culminating in their third EP.

Sextile / Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh | 23rd of January

Where did all this smoke and darkness come from? ‘Hey everyone, we’re Sextile and we’ve come all the way from Los Angeles, California.’ This introduction, boldly belted by lead singer Brady Keehn, in tandem with the first six seconds of sonic madness, adequately solve the mystery of the atmos-shift.

81 Acoustic / 81 Renshaw, Liverpool | 19th of January

81 Renshaw Street; Liverpool’s local, famous for its independent, quirky charm supplied a dry mouthed audience with a line-up of thirst quenching musicians in the form of Gal Pal, Evil Pink Machine, Lotus Bay, Anaisa and Gill Guillermo.

Emily Magpie / The Mother’s Ruin, Bristol | 16th of January

An ambient, soulful, techno-poppy chimera of fun, her music makes for quite the live experience. Listening to her, you’re not quite sure whether to shake and move or stand and sway.

Everything Else / The Mother’s Ruin, Bristol | 15th of January

Bristol is in the midst of its ‘Free For All’ festival, a month of free music which, this year, sees performances from over 150 artists. On the 15th I went to see Everything Else.

Hi, Charity / Hi, Charity | CRASH Presents

Liverpool’s answer to The 1975? Liverpool based Hi, Charity released their eponymous debut EP on January 3rd, and have found their sound with an infectiously catchy brand of pop rock.

The Visual / Translation | CRASH Presents

Translation is the recently released debut EP from Amsterdam-based duo ‘The Visual’.

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