Much loved, metropolitan, mutli-venue music festival Neighbourhood returns in October. It brings with it the finest up-and-coming artists in 2019. Neighbourhood will be headlined this year by Miles Kane and The Sherlocks, and there are 100s of artists to see across the one-day event.
A fine day to discover your new favourite band or musician, Neighbourhood puts the spotlight on so many emerging talents. We’ve picked five of our favourites that we can’t wait to see live at this year’s event. So, grab your tickets today and make sure you don’t miss these artists.
Forming in Bath and drawing inspiration from the likes of The Cure and Cyndi Lauper, Swimming Girls have been described as a “dream pop delight” (HMV).
Rigorously touring their nostalgic pop across the UK, the up-and-coming band of four have so far this year played festivals such as Neverworld and Dot-to-Dot. They will also make appearances at Reading & Leeds before the summer is out. Their latest EP ‘Existential Fears’ was released in June, boasting a lyrically mature and infectious, synth-laden sound.
Last month, their latest single ‘Earth’ was named Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World on BBC Radio 1. Previously, Easy Life have seen nods from the likes of the NME and DIY Mag. They both admired the band’s effortless ability to break boundaries in terms of multi-genre appeal.
Multi-instrumental, multi-tasking and multi-talented… Easy Life have drawn comparisons to Chance The Rapper, Arctic Monkeys and Dilla. It’s no wonder their spring UK tour sold out entirely. In 2019, they’ve performed at the likes of legendary festivals Coachella and Glastonbury. Needless to say, Easy Life were a staple booking at so many UK festivals this summer. This included Latitude, Truck, Y Not, and Tramlines, to name a few.
Lo-fi indie-pop group Far Caspian hail from Leeds and formed when members Joel and Alessio met at Leeds College of Music. Their second and latest EP ‘The Heights’ is in part inspired by the music of the 1970s. It simultaneously showcases hints of synth-pop, creating a deeply affecting sound which touches on themes of love and loss.
So far this year they’ve been out and about touring the UK for headlining and supporting shows. They’ve featured on the line-ups of Hit The North and Live at Leeds Festivals, firmly cementing Far Caspian as a 2019 One To Watch and an acclaimed emerging act.
The first single from yellow-haired singer-songwriter Tessa Violet‘s forthcoming album ‘Bad Ideas’ came in the form of ‘Crush’. Violet explained the song was “a real honest reflection of where I was at the time, really yearning for the excitement of being pursued and desired while desperately wanting to play it cool”.
Impressively, she sold out her first ever headline shows, which included two nights at Camden’s Assembly Hall in London. Having previously been hailed as one of 10 festival acts to look out for in 2019 by Billboard, Tessa Violet has appeared at the likes of Lollapalooza this year, and has supported dodie on tour.
Expertly fusing influence from R&B, soul, gospel, and pop, Aeris Roves is a force to be reckoned with. Making waves far beyond his roots in South Yorkshire, the 20 year-old artist draws on his youthful experiences to create impactful and deeply resonating tracks. Now residing in South East London, Aeris Roves puts his meteoric rise to success down to the support network and infrastructure in place for hopeful musicians in London.
He’s performed alongside Omar Apollo, and featured on the Live at Leeds line-up this year. Aeris Roves will soon be gracing stages that mammoth those he performs on now.
Grab tickets to this year’s Neighbourhood Festival today, taking place across Manchester this October, and you could see these incredible artists and so many more.
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