CHRIS WISE & THE HIDDEN REVOLUTION + CAMENS + THE CLARIONS
CHRIS WISE &THE HIDDEN REVOLUTION
Chris Wise and The Hidden Revolution celebrate their first release with revered Manchester indie label Uglyman Records (Elbow, I am Kloot). With tracks ranging from anthemic sweeping epics through to snapping staccato pop, the three-piece showcase a diverse set of songs in each show. Having kept their toes wet in the live waters recently with festival and tour shows in Ireland, as well as local shows for Manchester International Festival, Neighbourhood Festival, and in support of Ocean Colour Scene at Manchester Apollo, the band are now embarking on a new chapter, ready to pull audiences across the UK into their world of sound.
“A band who should be selling out arenas” Music From Rainy Sies
“First class work from start to end. 5/5” Cool Manchester
“If you looking for the definition of anthemic, then THR may well just be it” Manchester Music
“The Hidden Revolution’s name is an apt one. What might seem like rock on the outside actually comes with a gently twisted heart, capable of sideswiping you as you sway along. They sound as if they have something mighty brewing. Who knows how big it could be if they manage to let it out” Chris Long / BBC Manchester
“The band played a very slick set that sounded like they were out on their gold album lap of honour” John Robb / Louder Than War
“Epic sound, one of the best new bands. It would be foolish not to expect bigger things for The Hidden Revolution” Mcr Music
Camens are a four piece indie/alternative rock band from Staffordshire.
Formerly known as LazyEye, the band rebranded in 2016 to avoid any confusion with an American band of the same name, and CAMENS was born, same line-up, same energy, same passion, same killer tunes… only bigger and better.
Debut single was picked up on by BBC 6Music’s Gideon Coe who described it as a “really strong debut, very well produced”, and Tom Robinson whose team chose it for Tom’s ‘Fresh On The Net’ listening post.
On the back of the single ‘Boys Will Stray’, the band got booked up for Latitude, Wilderness, Boardmasters, and Green Man Festivals, performing on The Hurly Burly Stage, as well as having interest from abroad.
The Clarions have gone from strength to strength since I first heard them and particularly in the last year they have developed their ‘art of song’ craft. They are one of the most important bands in the North East at the moment but you have to see them live to understand what I’m talking about” ~ Martin Metcalfe, The Filthy Tongues, & Goodbye Mr Mackenzie.
The Clarions, a rock/alternative rock trio from North East England, got together in early 2016. Since their demo EP was released in April 2016, they have developed their own style: a blend of alternative and traditional rock with a distinctive sound.
The band has performed in London and across the North East, including the Surf Cafe Primavera Festival, Oxjam, and headline shows at The Cluny in Newcastle, where they have also supported other artists, such as The Filthy Tongues and Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip.
Their last single, ‘Something Different’, was picked up on and played by BBC Introducing, as well as other local and national radio stations, and even reached the US via Blast Media FM, where it was played every hour on the hour at one point!