COME PLAY WITH ME
Drahla are the band on everyone’s lips, with an electric stage presence and growing reputation. Following from recently supporting The Cribs in Leeds, they will be hitting the Night & Day with their fuzz-filled tracks, that have gained support from the likes of Radio X and BBC Introducing.
“Drahla are part of this milieu, with their post-punk skronk matching demented riffery against free jazz saxophone.” Clash Magazine
Magic Mountain are the supergroup side project of Lins Wilson (Grammatics), Nestor Matthews (Sky Larkin, Menace Beach), and Tom Hudson (Pulled Apart By Horses). Hot off the back of their latest release Zodiac through Come Play With Me, Magic Mountain are definitely not a band to miss!
“As brilliantly fuzzy and full of melody as all of its members’ other projects, [Zodiac is] a thunderous beginning for yet another brilliant band from Leeds.” DIY Magazine
Traditionally conjurers of dark tones and brooding soundscapes, The Boxing embrace the kaleidoscopic potential of their psychedelic flourishes with latest release ‘Tame’. As lead-singer and guitarist Harrison Warke elaborates: ‘Most of our songs are written in a dark room without windows, but a hint of light managed to creep into this one. There’s a bit of sweet among the usual sour.’
Completing the line-up are drummer Charlie Webb and bassist Henry Chatham, generating a invigoratingly expansive sound for a band of just three people.
Drawing comparisons to the likes of W.H. Lung, Eagulls or The Vryll society, The Boxing are a fine addition to the burgeoning the current nouveau psych scene and Leeds’ blossoming alt.rock renaissance.
“The Boxing deliver a knockout blow” DIY
“Discontented, psych-tinged numbers” DORK
“Fizzing and crackling with fresh ideas” Clash