The lowdown on the next edition of Free Vibes

We’re thrilled to present another bill co-curated with DJ and tastemaker Shell Zenner of Amazing Radio for Free Vibes, this month. As ever, four exciting young acts from the North West have signed on the dotted line and will be accompanied by DJ Shell Zenner, who keeps the independent music flowing freely ‘til late. The night is free entry, so you’ve quite literally no excuse to be elsewhere. If you need some convincing however, here’s an introduction to each.

Hannah’s Little Sister

Hannah’s Little Sister are based in Liverpool and fast earning a renown for their DIY rock aesthetic. Their outstanding single 20 was premiered by CLASH upon its release late last year, being described as ‘Naggingly contagious’  in an article praising its ‘barbed riffs and delicious melody, connected by some fantastic word play.’ Check it out here!

Julia Bardo

Manchester-based singer-songwriter Julia Bardo has caused quite a stir with her debut single, Desire. Sporting a sound that draws from ‘60s-era folk-rock and jangle pop, the Italian-born artist sings with an effortless and enviable grace. Also a member of Working Men’s Club, who support Pip Blom in Manchester soon, she’s an artist you’ll want to keep an eye on. Bardo played the unreleased Please Don’t Tell Me on BBC Introducing recently, as well as spinning the studio version of her debut single, Desire. Check it out 30 minutes in.

The Be Positives

Manchester-based four piece The Be Positives play rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly and country-infused music of a fine standard. With a full length debut album forthcoming on the Italian White Zoo label, the tastiest track you can hear from them presently is frontman Michael Seal’s recording of Circles, made in the 1947 Voice-o-Graph at Jack White’s Third Man Records HQ. We anticipate their first LP being of a slightly higher fidelity, but can’t deny the charm of this cut!

Josef Crow

Josef ‘J. T.’ Crow is an enigma we’re yet to be able to crack for you. No material to stream, no biography to pore over, he’s an artist keeping his digital presence to a minimum until the time is right. All we can say is that we know he can play! The rest is down to you. Come down and see his set, alongside three great artists, and you may just be glad you did.