Girlschool 2018 features legend Shirley Manson performing Garbage songs with string quartet, harp, and the Girlschool Choir...and a v. special secret guest. In a word: unmissable.
As former guitarist and vocalist for Dirty Projectors, Amber's sonic prowess needs no introduction. Her solo work is a rich and dynamic tapestry of sounds, weaving in inflections of 50s doo wop, 70s folk, R&B pop harmonies and dusky off-kilter art rock.
Formed by singer/songwriter duo, sisters Iman and Siham Hashi, were born in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Fleeing their homes to escape civil war, their family relocated to Toronto as refugees. Their music holds all the power, courage and resilience of their journey: a drum heavy fusion of world, hip hop and pop music.
Lush and hypnotic, Akua's "remote soul" music takes listeners deep into haunting layered vocals, blissed-out melodies and washes of otherworldly electronic soundscapes. Her live shows typically silence her audience, leaving them breathless and awe-struck, so best come prepared.
A local legend, when Zuri takes over the ones-and-twos, no one is safe. Her DJ blends of wild party music, frenetic Cumbria beats, and just damn good taste, will close our opening night proper.
This LA-based indie-pop singer, songwriter and performer has released two full-length albums and several EPs, each brimming with upbeat sounds and heartbreaking lyrics that push their self-titled genre "lovesick pop" to new heights.
An incomparable harpist living in Los Angeles, Mary Lattimore experiments with her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand harp and effects to birth music that's meditative, melancholic and life-affirming all at once.
Lesser Pieces is the electronic project from New York-born Egyptian singer-songwriter/composer Diane Badie & Irish multi-dimensional producer Mike Slott. It's the culmination of the duo's musical history - a vulnerable yet euphoric statement on modern pop music.
With a family whose roots run deep in reggae + dancehall music in Jamaica, these singer/songwriter twins were raised around legends like Shabba Ranks and Patra. Their musical style is a fusion of reggae, urban, rhythmic and a tasty tease of 90's R&B girl group.
Pinky Pinky is a 3-piece proto-prog inspired rock band living in Los Angeles featuring teenagers Isabelle Fields (18, guitar), Eva Chambers (18, bass), and Anastasia Sanchez (19, vocals, drums). The trio preach nothin' but good clean fun. Keep your eye on this lot!
Led by Whitney Bell feat. Ashlee Marie Preston (Trans activist, Speaker, and Assembly candidate) and Vera Papisova (TEEN Vogue).
STRONGER: A TALKING CIRCLE
Join Danna Takako and def.sound in a circular dialogue about representation, intersectionality and our responsibility as artists in an ever-shifting world.
The circle will open with a sound meditation and close with performances from Shaprece and Sylvia Sylvia.