Generator, the UK’s leading music development agency based in Newcastle, brings an explosion of new music to Roundhouse Rising for the first time, playing host to 4 of the best emerging artists in the UK, unearthed through The Tipping Point, Generator’s innovative new music blog, including Jetta, Death At Sea, The Lake Poets and Eliza & the Bear.
Liverpool-based singer Jetta delivers an incandescent blast of bass-heavy indie-goth on her debut single ‘Start a Riot’. An introspective love song rather than a generational call to arms, it’s nevertheless an ultra-confident introduction to one of the most exciting emerging artists we’ve heard in years. Marrying the dark, leftfield vibe that catapulted Florence Welch to superstardom with the kind of chorus that Kelly Llorrena would tear her lungs out for, ‘_Start a Riot_’ is nothing short of magnificent. A precociously talented singer who’ll soon have the world on their knees, for Jetta the riot starts here.
Death At Sea drastically raised the bar of expectation for Liverpool’s thriving emerging scene with the release of ‘_Sea Foam Green_’ in 2012. The band soon gained the attention of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, the NME and just about every influential tastemaker in the industry. Their brand of lo-fi handpicks from the best of rock and pop, with the passion, charisma and ambition so often missing in this genre.
Seen by many as the North East’s brightest young singer-songwriter, Martin Longstaff and his band of musically inclined friends, The Lake Poets, have been building steadily over the past 18 months with critically acclaimed single ‘_City By The Sea_’, support slots with Ben Howard and Willy Mason and a sell-out headline show at The Sage Gateshead. Martin’s vocal is hauntingly beautiful and his honest and personal songwriting has created a buzz too strong to be ignored by the likes of 6Music and Amazing Radio.
The Tipping Point first unearthed London band Eliza and the Bear back in August as countless blogs and DJs picked up the scent of ‘Brother’s Boat’ with a plethora of positive reviews. The band have since been working with producer Peter Miles (Dry the River, The King Blues, Canterbury) to develop their oxygenated brand of uplifting song. Upcoming double A-side single ‘_The Southern Wild’ / ‘Upon the North_’ will be released by Generator in February and cements the band’s status as one of the UK’s most promising young bands with guitar-driven indie-folk hooks reinforced by beautifully orchestrated horns, punctuated rhythms and the emphatic vocals of lead singer James Kellegher.
This event continues on* Sunday 17 Feb at The Sage, Gateshead* with Eliza & The Bear, Death At Sea and Amy Holford. Purchase tickets for Sage Gateshead