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Roses and Pirates are a 4 piece, all girl folk/rock band from Milton Keynes. Their music combines catchy acoustic riffs, powerful drums all complemented by the Roses' vulnerable vocals. Creating melodies that are quicker to catch than a bus. They have supported the ‘Bluetones’ and shared the stage with X Factor's Lucy Spraggan and were branded “tenacious” by UK’s G3 magazine.
Their music combines heavy guitars, punchy synths and big vocals to create catchy songs that are full of energy. The band has a unique style described as “powerful, entertaining and mesmerising” and is quickly becoming recognised for their strong live performances.
The Seagulls are an alternative indie/punk/funk band with hypnotic, psychedelic overtones layered over hefty drum and bass lines. They originally gained their name due to unpredictability and raucous noise. Hear their debut single Pretty Girls free from their Facebook.
SPL (Sound Pressure Level) are an urban group from London, their influences come from a selection of genres; Hip Hop, Dub Step, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Rap and Grime. SPL's debut album fuses these genres to create a unique and innovative sound. Tipped by Yahoo music and BBC Introducing as the band to watch for 2013, this group is defiantly one to get down and watch.
Rainmaker are a British band who are fast becoming recognised for their melodic brand of alternative rock. Combining solid musicianship with mature songwriting, Rainmaker are an ambitious and confident outfit with genuine aspirations to take their place among the great bands to come out of London.
Nobodies Birthday are a five piece indie rock band from Reading who draw inspiration from a wide range of artists such as Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, The Jam and Kasabian. The band, however, retain a completely fresh and unique sound with high energy live shows that will get any crowd on their feet. They will bring their live show to this venue on a night not to be missed.
Island Cassettes are an indie rock band from Kent, their music is a fusion of indie pop, folk & south african music accompanied by upbeat yet melancholy lyricism.
Described by the local press as one of “The South East’s most exciting upcoming bands”, The Breakdown take their influences from Foster the People, Bombay Bicycle Club and Kings of Leon, creating a new blend of atmospheric, dance-infused indie rock.
Methodemic from the surroundings of Birmingham was formed July 2013 and been writing gritty heavy rock mind blowing tunes. They don't cover one genre of music but their tunes are very catchy and technical. Their first EP Aftermath will be released in October with their album late next year called Trapped Inside.
These 20 something lads are producing old school rock and mixing it with an array of different hints of musical characteristics such as blues, groove and grunge. It is these different vibes heard throughout their tracks that make Rivera ooze cool, with their laid back grungy approach.
Banana Leaf Canteen 412-416 St John Street
Just like the branches in Hampstead & Battersea, cheap but lovely, quality filling food. More Indonesian stylee.
La Forchetta (specials from £6) 73 Upper Street
The owner claims "The best pizza bases on Upper Street"...see for yourself.
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