North East indie five-piece, led by former Sunderland pub landlord Frankie Francis, who formed over a mutual love of the Housemartins and the Smiths. Think of these classic bands, combined with influences ranging from Orange Juice to Dexys Midnight Runners, Bobby Conn and Billy Childish, then add the Sunderland accents of the Futureheads or Maximo Park. Finally, complete with a hair quiff modelled on James Dean, some quivering hips and a gyrating bottom, and you’ve got The Heartstrings.
The Silence are a five-piece pop/rock band hailing from the North East of England.
The five quickly found their feet in the pop/rock domain. After touring Europe, Florida and the UK a number of times, it was time to begin writing a debut album, and so the band locked themselves away for seven months, before heading to London to record with Matt O’Grady (You Me At Six, Architects, Deaf Havana).
After releasing standout track Barriers as the first single from the O’Grady EP This Wilderness, guitarists Guy Taylor and Nathan Keightley were brought on board to give the band the dynamic of two guitars and complete the line up.
A five piece pop punk / rock band from Yorkshire whose influences include The Offspring, Blink 182 and Asking Alexandria.
A three piece band who are mainly influenced by the sounds of post-punk/cold wave and indie from 1978 – 1984 and the 90s American ‘Grunge’ and punk scenes.
Imagine David Bowie and Iggy Pop’s Berlin years mixed with a dash of Bolan glam, the disparate sound of Joy Division and early Cure, the energy and darkness of 90s ‘Grunge’ with the melodies of Martin L Gore and power of The Chameleons and Echo & the Bunnymen – this is Luxury Stranger.