Brooklyn's Jeanines specialize in ultra-short bursts of energetic but melancholy minor-key pop. With influences that run deep into the most crucial tributaries of DIY pop — Messthethics, the Television Personalities, Marine Girls, early Pastels, Dolly Mixture — they've crafted a style that is as individual as it is just plain pleasurable. Alicia Jeanine's pure, unaffected voice muses wistfully on the illusions of time, while My Teenage Stride/Mick Trouble mastermind Jed Smith's frantic Motown-esque drumming and inventive bass playing provide a thrilling rhythmic foundation.
This ragtag team came together from across the wilds of London to play their own brand of spooky confessional punk. With heart, power, and oh so many feelings, they hope to one day master playing really, really fast. Breakup Haircut formed for First Timers 2019, and have since been described as 'instantly charming', 'a mix of nihilism and slapstick guaranteed to put a smile on your face', and 'a pop punk version of the Scooby Doo gang'. Defined by fierce basslines, humorously relatable lyrics, and a vehement determination not to recycle the same three punk drumbeats, they've been making pals, taking names, and solving mysteries left, right, and centre.
Athabaska are Roxy Brennan, Faith Taylor, Jacob Wills, and Mike Boyle. The band formed in January 2019 to bring together folk, indie and heartland rock. The seeds of the project were planted in 2009 when Jacob and Faith began playing together as students – over the years they played and sang together on a variety of stages, markets, bookshops and living room floors. After spending three years playing in the indie DIY scene, Faith began importing some of these sounds into the project, and what became Athabaska expanded to include Roxy and Mike.
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