Show Stream are bringing together the ‘live’ and ‘at home’ audience by inviting you to the ultimate alt-rock D.I.Y show, with live music and an interactive onstage panel discussion, featuring D.I.Y musicians, artists and content creators sharing their experiences and thoughts on being an artist in the digital era.
Watch live sets from Manchester’s favourite alt-rock band False Advertising, and Leeds art rock three-piece Dead Naked Hippies.
Local artists will be exhibiting artwork throughout the evening in the bar area, helping to immerse you in an evening of inspiration, creativity and self-empowerment.
The ‘at home’ audience can purchase a virtual ticket to watch the show via a live video stream with live interaction with the onstage panel.
In the grand scheme of young bands to care about, Manchester-based alternative trio False Advertising present a tantalising prospect. With three years together spent bubbling under the surface of the UK music scene commanding kudos for their chaotic live shows and self-made releases, their niche is now carved, and the stage set for something bigger.
Rounding off last year with a full page feature in NME which praised their brand of slacker-rock as “delightful”, 2018 has seen the band hailed as a certified “band’s band”, with Robert Smith (The Cure) personally inviting them to play his own Meltdown festival, Steve Lamacq praising their ferocity upon catching their SXSW set, Everything Everything endorsing them as “their favourite new band” live on Radio 1 and guitarist Jen Hingley being voted 8th ‘Best New Guitarist In The World’ by Total Guitar.
The band were recently awarded PRS Momentum Funding for the release of their forthcoming album, which has been recorded at London’s The Church Studios and is set for release in 2019. You Said is the first taste of this forthcoming chapter, further fuelling the growing buzz surrounding the band, racking up 60,000 plays on Spotify in the two weeks following its release.
Venting heightened emotions of united frustration, whilst deftly mixing grunge with alternative rock. Lyrically half-pop-culture-junkie, half-moronic-anti-anthem, the instrument-swapping trio’s songs are laced joyful catharsis and dissonance, a rotating line up of front-person and drummer fostering both inclusivity and unpredictability.
Dead Naked Hippies are thrashing, screaming, art-rock outsiders. The trio, fronted by force-of-nature front woman Lucy Jowett, will lull you in with subtlety before unleashing their take-your-head-off wall of sound.
They were included in BBC’s Sound Of 2018 playlist and have received love from DIY, BBC Radio 6 Music, The Independent, KCRW, Dork, Clash, Metro, PRS Magazine and Help Musicians UK. The band are not afraid to tackle confrontational topics honestly, speaking about self-love, mental health, gender and many other things in an open and engaging way, both in their music and interviews.
Despite consisting of only three members, they are a force to be reckoned with live with booming drums, huge guitars and Jowett’s banshee-like approach hitting hard. They have shared stages with the likes of Dream Wife, IDLES and Queen Zee as well as playing Leeds Festival, 2Q Festival, Twisterella, Live at Leeds, Stockton Calling and more.
“(Dead Naked Hippies) take twisting, sharp-as-a-knife guitar lines and wield them like a weapon” – DIY
“Brutal yet remarkably precise” – Clash
“One of Leeds’ best up-and-coming bands” – DORK
“These guys are coming at you with a wall of sound, all driving guitars and booming percussion, bolstered by enigmatic front-woman Lucy’s powerful vocals.” – Metro