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 ‘the 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 McKenzie.
The Clarions, a three-piece alternative rock band from the North East England, who first started gigging as a duo in late 2014. They developed their own sound over the following year, a unique blend of alternative and traditional rock. Think Velvet Underground meets Patti Smith, with nods to Nick Cave and Galaxie 500!. Adam joined the band on drums in early 2016 bringing the final dimension to The Clarions music.
The Clarions have performed across the North East and in London working with promoter Absent Kelly. 2016 saw the band playing at the Surf Cafe Primavera Festival; five gigs at The Cluny (one of the main music venues in the North East), including a headline gig as well as supporting The Filthy Tongues and Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip; and performances supporting the Oxjam Charity
Their demo EP, ‘Avoid Your Future Self’, was released in April 2016, with a launch party at a packed Cluny 2 in Newcastle to celebrate. Picked up by the BBC Introducing North East team, the EP got a great review in NE Volume magazine.
Hard work and passion for their music has resulted in exciting times ahead, with Ugly Man Records (Elbow, I Am Kloot, Man From Delmonte) looking at releasing their future music, and a three-way tour with Liverpool band Cascadia Fault Line and Stoke on Trent’s CAMENS in the autumn.