COLLARS / VANITY FAIRY / SUBSTATION
Based in rural Cambridgeshire, Collars is made up of Dan and Kane. Together they play their own brand of indie-punk driven by vocals, guitar and pared-back drums. Dan sings, writes and hammers a bit of synth, while Kane plays guitar and beats at the same time thanks to some drums he’s engineered to play with his feet. The results? Wholesome indie like your mama used to make! If your mama was Karen O and your grandparents were the White Stripes.
Having supported Girl Ray, Let’s Eat Grandma, Audiobooks, Katy J Pearson and Insecure Men, so far, 2022 has been a bit of a whirlwind for divine disco diva – and recent Moshi Moshi signing -Vanity Fairy. Her debut EP, Love From Above lives in a space of pulsating four-on-the-floor rhythms, probing Moroder synths and ascendant sugar-sweet strings. Fairy, with her shimmering vocal falsetto (which has been compared to everyone from Kate Bush to Grimes to Barry Gibb) spins a nostalgia-laden world that plays with kitsch-pop tropes and revels in the hedonistic indulgences of classic disco.
A failed actor, writer, administrator, waitress, seamstress, builder and decorator, Vanity Fairy now has her hopes pinned on international pop stardom.
SUBSTATION are an indie rock band formed at Queens Road Studio in June 2017. The original members include lead vocalist Lily, guitarist and backing vocalist Jack and drummer Isaac. September 2018, bass player Harry joined and the band developed a new stronger sound which has been developed further when Cameron joined in April 2019.
In the past 12 months (since April 2018) SubStation have written and developed a prolific range of songs. Their EP ‘The Yellow One’ was released in November 2019 0n QRS Records and In December 2019 they were in the BBC Introducing studio where they were interviewed, played 3 of their tracks and competed against the BBC team and Horse Party in the Christmas special. SubStation were also voted 2nd in a poll of the best EPs in East Anglia 2019. A pretty good year!
The band are renowned for their dramatic and powerful lyrics, written by Lily, overlaid onto heavy riffs and intricate melodies creating powerful tunes.
“The Lyrics are dark and captivating. Lily’s voice is addictive.” Battle of the Bands BSE Judging panel.
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