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RAT BOY

RAT BOY’s rebellious collision of genres has won an army of kindred spirits following a crazed summer in which he provoked chaotic scenes at the Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds festivals, completed his biggest UK tour to date.

Throughout his tracks to date, RAT BOY has continually evolved his style from the hip-hop/punk fusion of ‘Sign On’ through to boisterous big beat with ‘Move’ and the trap/funk/folk mash-up of ‘Get Over It’.

In addition to his music, RAT BOY’s skills extend into other disciplines including artwork, video production, prop design and fashion. His clothing line SCUM mixes 70s gangster chic with in vogue skatewear, and his creations have been snapped up by fans who have stayed behind after gigs to buy his limited edition designs.

Last year, he was named on both the BBC Sound of 2016 longlist and the MTV Brand New for 2016 shortlist, and also won Best New Artist at the NME Awards.


Árni From The Vaccines

The music made by Árni carves out a space of its own. Is it Woozy Sci-Fi Popicana? Depresso Tropicana? It’s sound that grew out of endless days The Vaccines’ bassist spent in his junkyard of a studio, a place full of off-brand organs, ‘80s synths and a laissez-faire approach to creation. Taking a profound musical detour from his other band, Árni explains, “everything I write sounds like a soundtrack to an early morning space age pool party” and what began as a novelty has shifted into something with its own offbeat life. Just don’t call it a solo project - that implies some sort of finish line.


Moriaty

Blues duo with a difference... the difference being that they are not confined by the 2 piece shackles. The raw energy that comes from these two has already attracted festival slots, high profile shows and celebrity fans and with the dramatic rationality of Conan Doyle in the back of their minds... combining it all with an aptitude for showmanship is kinda the point.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/moriatysounds


Tiny Folds

Formed in 2014, Tiny Folds are a synthpop trio from Teignmouth, Devon who have already gained acclaim from BBC Radio 1 and are making big waves in the southwest.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/tinyfolds


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Samantics

Samantics plays ukulele infused hiphop, or Ukuliphop for short. With just one man, a loop pedal and an ever expanding selection of instruments he creates everything live on stage. Samantics is not your stereotypical rapper; he's not into maiming and murking Gs but he loves gaming and slurping tea. His energy and dedication when performing leaves audiences transfixed; whether building up each individual layer of his track with precision or delivering thoughtful, honest and engaging lyrics, it's difficult to look away. Samantics is certainly one to watch.

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Suburban Symphony

Suburban Symphony formed in January 2014; with an aim to write songs with memorable vocal melodies, memorable bass and guitar work, three part harmonies and pounding beats.

Forming from bands such as Bashphelt, Pipeline and Stilts; their previous experience enabled them to get up and running quickly and by October 2014, the band had written 14 songs prompting them to record their debut album.

While performing regularly in the North where they hail from, in 2016 they also performed further afield at Camden Rocks and Lowde Fest.

The band’s debut singles and album are to be released in 2017.


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Kissin’ Kippers Fishin’ Club

The last two years have been nuts! Playing just about anywhere that will have us…and anywhere that will have us back. In truth, KKFC have been together for 20 years, and in that time have managed to embrace and combine every musical genre that has ever mattered. Influences in electro, dance, jazz, funk, R&B, folk... the list goes on.

‘To some they become a guilty pleasure, for others they are just plain addictive. This 5 piece have squashed themselves into some of the smallest and oddest spaces you can conjure up for a band to play in. Originating from Staffordshire, KKFC have supported Nigel Clark (of Dodgy fame) for one of his acoustic sets and appeared at a few impromptu gigs in his local pub on open mic night. Culminating in supporting Dodgy at The Garage Highbury, London in late 2015.'

The music we create is totally original. We play together in some place or other 2 or 3 times a week. We’ve gigged all over and people like us, always wanting more and always asking us back.

Kissin’ Kippers Fishin’ Club have also supported Mark Morris (The Bluetones), John Power (Cast), Marquis Drive, Jay Lewis (The La’s)…plus many more.


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Red Right Hand

Torbay alt-rock outfit, Red Right Hand have been relentlessly gigging the South West hard over the last two years and have seen their audiences grow as their live shows have gone from strength to strength.

Now armed with a brand new 3 track E.P, accompanying music video to lead track 'Get Stung' and an album in the works, this noisy little trio are planning to take their unique brand of garage rock & roll to a wider audience.


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KNIEVIL

KNIEVIL are a four piece alternative rock band based in Torquay  Devon, they formed in 2015, their sound is made up of, hard hitting drums, driven bass, catchy guitar & raw vocals.


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Danny Williams

Danny Williams is a budding Torbay based singer-songwriter and  jazz pianist who uses both attributes to form a blend of indie, pop, ambient and bluesy music. His music never fails to include deep, meaningful themes  as diverse as the melancholic life of an aging singer-songwriter, political power struggles and the realisation of an afterlife. He gets great enjoyment out of writing his own lyrics which are inspired by the world around him. Dan has already performed many times as lead singer with the local band Riftwood, covering a whole range of pop and rock songs such as Jimi Hendrix and John Mayer but is looking forward to an opportunity to perform as a solo artist.


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Record Street

Formed in 2016 Record Street are a 4 piece indie band from up north near Burnley. The band is made up of three Brothers Lewis, Danny, Brandon Bannister and a good mate Danny Brigg!


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TOURIST

A blend of melodic, dreamy beach-pop with a darker, more sinister edge, Torquay five-piece Tourists combine elements of shoegaze and 80’s synth-pop with deeper-rooted post-punk influences. Following a successful 2016, the band recently played a live showcase for BBC Introducing and a gig for BBC Radio 1’s The Academy. Their previous single Cut and Run landed in Spotify’s Global Viral 50 earning over 450,000 hits, with following singles Quiet Room and Drive becoming favourites among top music taste-makers. The band are currently focusing on writing new material and are set to record their debut album in 2017.


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Radiosaurus

A hard-hitting alternative rock band from the South-West of England. Blending the melodic euphoria of prog/psych rock with the intense, heavy dynamic of hard/garage rock, we never fail to deliver an over-the-top energetic live show. Currently working on material for our 3rd studio EP, we have been lucky enough to feature regularly on BBC Introducing among other radio stations. Enjoying a fantastic rapport with local venues and having played several festival slots across the South-West of England, we're aiming high.


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Dead Ground

Raw riffs and intense melodies performed with a hard-hitting honesty and presence. This reckless three-piece sets out to instill a buzz into each and every member of their audience, whether by their powerful riffs pumped out by drummer Jake Friese-Greene and bassist Ed Tucker or the intensity of frontman Ollie Harris' heartfelt melodies and guitar lines.

Dead Ground was formed in Exeter in late 2014, and after a great response to their initial release and a growing fanbase, things are beginning to get bigger and better.


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Pattern Pusher

Pattern Pusher are an experimental pop four piece from the South West of England. Inspired by the likes of Radiohead, James Blake and Alt J. Devoted to cats (except Benjamin who is terribly allergic), sponsored by Jordan's granola and wearers of scarves. 

After recording in early 2016 with John Cornfield (Muse, Supergrass, Stone Roses) and playing a refreshing show at Beautiful Days the band have retreated into the studio and are currently self-producing their inaugural EP, to be released in 2017.


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Big Fat Astronauts

"'Great energy, great vibe... I love it when bands go outside the box" - BBC Introducing Devon.


Thomas Kavanagh

After performing as the lead singer for the rock group ‘I Divide’ for 8 years, he’s now doing things alone. 

His recent track ‘Best Of Me’ made the cut for ‘Track Of The Week’ on BBC Introducing in Devon, back in 2016. 

He’s recently completed self-producing his debut EP ‘Pathfinder’, which is set for release in March 2017.

Thomas takes influences from a variety of modern pop and rock bands, such as The Script and One Republic. He’s often praised for the diversity in his voice, showing that he can easily flip between gritty high vocal hooks and melodic lows. 

He’s hoping that 2017, with the release of his new EP, is going to pave the way for bigger and better things.


ROCK | METAL| POP-PUNK


MOSH & HTF MAG Presents...

HTF Magazine's huge rock site MOSH will be getting your adrenaline pumping and the the mosh pit swirling as they bring some of the UK's hottest rock, metal and pop-punk acts to the Grinagog stage. Are you prepared?

MOSH: http://mosh.hitthefloor.com  | HTF Magazine: http://www.hitthefloor.com

Hacktivist

To progress, risk comes before reward, and convention must give way to invention.

In a scene saturated by sound-alike bands, the time has come to evolve or be left behind. Hardwiring huge, devastating grooves with intelligent and insightful rhyme, Hacktivist are not afraid to split opinion. This is a sound to unite - a new way for a new age. There's safety in numbers, but Hacktivist are carving a path of their own.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/Hacktivistband

HECK

Presented by MOSH / HTF Magazine

Link: https://www.facebook.com/abandcalledHECK

DEPARTED

Presented by MOSH / HTF Magazine

South west British Rock band DEPARTED ft ex "The Treatment" lead guitarist, Ben Brookland, "Empire of Fools" frontman Mark Pascall and ex "Blackwater" brothers Connor and Howie Spring. Taking on influences ranging from Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Slash, KISS, to Incubus, John Mayer!

2016 has been a fantastic ride for the band seeing them traveling thousands of miles and opening for the likes of Status Quo (at Parc y Scarlets Stadium, Big Country, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Chuck Mosley(Faith No More) John Coghlan, Bad Touch, Massive, Mitch Malloy (Van Halen), Broken Witt Rebels, Aiden, Graham Bonnet Band as well as appearing at many festivals including Hard Rock Hell, Looe Music Festival and making their first appearance overseas!


Link: https://www.facebook.com/departedbanduk/

Evarose

Presented by MOSH / HTF Magazine

Oxfordshire quartet Evarose released their long awaited debut album, ‘Invisible Monsters’, on June 24th 2016. The all-female rockers who have notched up shows alongside the likes of Deaf HavanaAgainst The Current and Mallory Knox amongst others, as well as some well received EP’s along the way, have been away for the best part of a year working on the full-length and are nowback on the road and heading to Grinagog!

With their album receiving a 4K review in Kerrang! Magazine, and being labelled ‘Rock’s Coolest Girl Gang’, these are one band not to miss!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/evaroseband

 

COPE

Presented by MOSH / HTF Magazine

COPE are a 5-piece punk/hardcore/riff cocktail from London, formed in 2015. The band mix their love of punk, metal and all these fast & heavy, to create a unique blend of self-described, ‘Heavy Punk’. Having strong political beliefs and the desire to spread a positive message, COPE use their music as a way to promote change & awareness of what they see in today’s world. COPE has 2 meanings, the first and most obvious, how do YOU cope? The second being the band’s mantra, ‘CHALLENGE OPPRESSION / PURSUE EQUALITY’.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/copetheband/

Someday I

Presented by MOSH / HTF Magazine

Someday I are a Devon based 4 piece rock/pop-punk band that channel their own unique mix of of infectious medodies and pounding rhythms. Oozing with confidence, Someday I deliver an engaging and energetic performance that has already seen them share the stage with acts such as Lonely The Brave and We Are The Ocean.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/somedayimusic/

The Dreamer Within

Presented by MOSH / HTF Magazine

Combining their love of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) with blistering guitar riffs, ruthless breakdowns and catchy vocal melodies, The Dreamer Within won’t leave you standing still for long!

Hailing from Exeter, UK, the 5 piece “Electronicore” band make serious use of electronic elements to create a diverse atmosphere; one minute you can imagine yourself raving in Ibiza, while the next you’re showing off your best air guitar skills. Expect soaring technical leads that will find you searching for guitar tabs immediately and synth lines that wouldn’t be unwelcome on the latest EDM/Trance Anthems Compilation!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/thedreamerwithin

Torre Valley

Presented by MOSH / HTF Magazine

With chunky chords and catchy choruses, pop-punk/emo kids Torre Valley have been making a lot of noise in their local scene recently. Having also set off on a UK tour last year, Grinagog will see the guys take on their debut festival performance.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/Torrevalleyuk/

 

THE HUGE 'PARTY HARD' AFTERPARTY

Torbay's legendary rock night 'Party Hard' will be hosting the MOSH stage after-party and are roping in a few friends to make this the biggest party ever!

Firstly, The Mike James Rock Show will be hitting the decks fresh from their show on Phonic FM & Total Rock to bring you some of the biggest rock/metal bangers around, and, for the first time EVER, Exeter's mighty Altern8 rock night will be going head to head with the Party Hard boys to take the party to a level never seen before.

Expect all the biggest tunes from the world of rock, metal, pop-punk, emo and alternative until 3am!

Prepare to get wild!

Party Hard: https://www.facebook.com/partyhardtorbay/

Altern8: https://www.facebook.com/ALTERN8CLUBNIGHTS/

Mike James Rock Show: https://www.facebook.com/themikejamesrockshow/


Sköll

Sköll are a four piece folk metal band hailing from Devon UK. From humble beginnings here in Devonshire performing to enormours crowds of - well - farm animals, Sköll brings a heavy and exciting style of folk metal to the scene here in the South-West.

Sköll are currently working toward recording and releasing their debut album over the next year. 

Sköll will be playing several shows around the UK in 2017, Supporting Lagerstein on two of their shows from the "Rumming Around the UK" tour and making an appearance at Warhorns Festival.”


Engraved disillusion

Formed in March 2008 Metal quintet Engraved Disillusion hail from the South West [UK], amalgamating into an exciting and formidable metal juggernaut. They [Engraved Disillusion] never fail to impress and provide an impressive powerhouse of a show that is brimming with spine-tingling melodies, devastating riffs, poignant solos, powerful vocals and structural twists that leave the crowd wanting more.